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ah, ah ah, this is it renews life from berlin, the term and defense, a dramatic escalation in the crisis over ukraine, the pentagon, sens, 3000 troops to beef up the american presence in eastern europe. russia denounces the deployment as destructive and likely to increase tensions. also coming up israel back pedals on vaccine passes. experts say they could create a false sense of security because the amazon variance is infecting even people who are fully vaccinated. cases they're still at record levels. hospitals struggling to
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keep up. ah well, hi, thank you so much for joining us. or we opened this broadcast with les developments in the crisis over ukraine. the kremlin is calling a decision by the us to send extra forces to europe, a quote, destructive step. earlier he was present, joe, by an approved a deployment of 3000 troops to eastern europe, amid rising tensions with russia. $1000.00 of those troops will be sent from u. s. army bases in germany to romania. an additional 2000 will be sent from the us to germany and portland. they're expected to arrive later this week, or this announcement is in addition to the 8500 us troops put on alert last month. and the pentagon says the personnel, the troops will not fight in ukraine, but are being sent to reassure nato allies as concerns grow over conflict with
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russia. the current situation demands that we reinforce the deterrent and defensive posture on nato's eastern flank. president biden has been clear that the united states will respond to the growing threat to europe's security and stability. our commitment to nato article 5 and collective defense remains ironclad. as part of this commitment and to be prepared for a range of contingencies, the united states will soon move additional forces to romania, poland and germany are at. we have team coverage for you did use. terry schultz is in brussels, where nato is headquartered, and oliver salad is in a washington oliver. want to go to you 1st. why this deployment now has the security situation changed? layla, you just heard the pentagon spokesperson john kirby is speak. so he basically outlines
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that this decision comes as a response to the ongoing russian troop build up. not only in western russia near the ukrainian border, but also in bella, rural. so russia continues to send troops into the area. and that, of course, is a concern for the united states as well for its allies with kirby also said as of u. s continues to be not sure if who didn't really decided to invade ukraine, but it certainly has the cap capability to do so. and therefore, he made clear that these troops, the 3000 troops that are sent to the region now are not sent there to engage with russian troops. neither are they sent their to enter ukrainian soil. so what we are looking here at right now is a symbolic move, given that some 60000 us troops are already stationed in europe. an additional 3000 is really not as much as a big number. also, if you consider that a 100000 russian troops are waiting on the other side. so the ultimate goal here really is, is a troop deployment. in order to deter russia from sending its troops to the ukraine
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to raise that price tag should put in decide to do so. and if necessary, also to defend neighboring nato countries. terry and brussels could we see nato ascend additional resources to eastern europe. well, layla, every time the u. s. makes a move and says that it is in support of nato. that of course, boosts nato's deterrent and reassurance effect. and certainly when you send us troops, it has a quality that i think anyone in nato would, would admit, raises the stakes for moscow quite a bit. so this is in, in defense of, of nato. but yes, i do expect to see other nato allies step up as some have done in recent days. the u. k. has announced a significant new deployment doubling its forces in estonia, for example, sending new defensive equipment. the netherlands and denmark are sending fighter jets and frigates and another thing that i expect to be coming down the line later
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this month is that defense ministers will meet here in brussels, in the middle of the month. and i would expect that there you will see a force approved for romania, like the enhanced for forward presence. i units that we have now in the baltic states and poland. this is something romania has asked for for a long time. france is willing to lead it, and i expect with all the pressure now from the kremlin, the uncertainty that we will see that approved at the defense ministers meeting here in brussels. later this month. social reporting from brussels in oliver salad from washington. thank you both for your coverage. showing us now is what trisha keesa vetter. he sits in the german parliament for the opposition party, the christian democrats, and is a member of the buddhist talk. foreign affairs committee, very warm welcome to dw sir. now, as you've heard, the u. s. says these troops that will be deployed this week will not be fighting in ukraine, but in your assessment, is this the right moment to be deploying
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u. s. troops to germany? well, i believe this is a strong symbol to the european allies. it's a moderate and deliberate step and it should encourage european pardon us to stand together. and as is a symbol for cohesiveness, it's less assigned towards russia. it's a sign of solidarity to the european nato member states, and i think this is a good sign. it's moderate, it's deliberate. it's not as color, tory, but how do you think it will be perceived by the kremlin? i mean, the us, their state department has talked about the need for de escalation with this deployment. does it risk escalating tensions? no, we should ask russia why they deploy more than 100000 troops. and by the end of february, more than $150000.00 troops, about 60 percent of their ramp lent forces. this is as colored, tory,
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and it's quite clear that we repeats are really nervous. and we see this as an escalation without any need. russia has breached the budapest memorandum ukraine has handed over more than 20 years ago. it's nuclear weapons, and now it lose the sovereignty and territorial integrity. so we, europeans must stand together and it's a sign of solidarity to it from the united states, to as europeans. it's not as color, tory to russia, we should ask russia, why do you escalate at the ukranian border? are you worried that germany could become a kind of a launch pad for any military activity? if the security situation in ukraine deteriorates? germany has a task and a mission and we should stand together with our allies and germany has received security for more than 40 kids within nato. and now we should become a security provider. so i really am grateful for this american and
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engagement 3 years ago with trump. this was inevitable. and so we see that by in fosters the transatlantic relationship. and germany must play a role in it. a to that. and sir, is it time that germany steps up to the plate and does itself more to support ukraine militarily? well, german, he acquired empty stock files regarding ammunition and other equipment. so we should reconsider a reform of our armed forces and we should become more reliable in encouraging and supporting our eastern neighbors. and what is also at stake is a to improve diplomacy. so i am really grateful for the foreign minister that she travelled to a russia and to ukraine. and i ask all our shows the chancellor not only to travel
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to washington, but also to ukraine to kiff, and that we become a strong european voice, which is also listened to by putting we, europeans need a stronger own commitment. so that not put in and by negotiate or about the security and future of europe. we not really need to take over the us offer for of for a stronger european force and the european defense. and we should take care and in westmore, in our own security, and there is germany really in the forefront to improve its own security and conclusion is to fulfill its commitments, to fulfill its commitments, to that end as well. and in conclusion, my final question to you, is there anything that germany can do to offer the russian president a president vladimir put in so he can climb down from this situation without losing face? i believe it's not up to germany to do us. it's up to potent,
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but what we need is that put in the class the exercise as ended, and he declares this escalation as an exercise. this would be helpful. on the other side, we need a new one, eco, she ations about conventional and nuclear troop reductions. we need trust building measures. we need a new system of armaments control. i believe this could be if the crisis is overcome. i hope so. that than we start a new negotiation agreement on conventional disarmament in europe. what i shaquita vetter is a lawmaker in the german parliament for the opposition party, the christian democrats, and he's also a member of the bone to stock foreign affairs committee. sir, thank you so much for taking the time to speak to us, preciate it. thank you. good evening. let's bring up this be now with the other
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stories in the headlines right now. the european commission has given the green light for some nuclear energy and natural gas investments, to be labeled as sustainable official say private investment can contribute to climate goals. the critics warn lately the legislation jeopardizes the target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2015. austria says it is considering a legal challenge to the ruling women study women students rather are back at some of of guns done universities. any significant concession by the taliban colleges in around a 5th of the provinces have re admitted women, but classes are segregated. the telephone rulers have been under pressure to improve women's rights and seizing power. last here, germany in the us have rejected the word apartheid in connection with israel. amnesty international published a report accusing israel of practicing segregation, dispossession and exclusion against palestinians. amnesty said its findings were
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based on the seizure of palestinian land and the forcible transfer of people. israel has rejected the findings to ladies precisely. israelis may soon be able to put away their vaccine passes. israel was one of the 1st countries to introduce the pass, but starting sunday, the pass will only be required in high risk areas, such as hospitals, where health care workers are battling record cove 19 infections. since the early morning, dea, a leland has been on duty on a cove at ward, an elderly patient needs oxygen and some comforting boards. the coven, warts at this hospital in tel aviv are extremely busy, isabella. there are a lot of cases in pick. we have new and takes every day for when one is released. another is submitted at night till i numbers are on the rise. we always experienced
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a delay or even when the general infection rate seems lower, we at the hospital are still dealing with the higher numbers from the 2 weeks previously on them, on the phone with william other fame valley finish wine. though over all on the grown infection rates show signs of slowing down. the number of patients and hospital remains high is where it was one of the 1st countries in the world to roll out to rapid vaccination program. over 65 percent of the population have been vaccinated twice, but only 48 percent have had a 3rd booster shot so far. in january, those and the most vulnerable categories were offered a 4th. oh, i began, as i thought, tell ethical talk during this wave of most of our patients have been elderly. it reminds us of the flu or the complications are comparable. people are dying now. the way they would die from the flu shot also the rest of your people are dying of
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armor chron. m, i was from your 3rd, i'm a fan. most patients on this board a vaccinated elderly people with underlying health conditions working on the ward is exhausting for every one. adding to this hospital it's like other institutions are struggling with stuff shortages due to the highly contagious ami grown variant . high numbers of doctors and nurses are in quarantine issue. okay, and what's depakote? it's the 1st time we've been at full capacity here in israel, but we're dealing with it with him. that's just how it is, is the say. and it's our job to look after patients and i love them, but it's definitely hard. and there's a lot of gardner among the staff, a selection like what it got to let's of a theme. obama save a whole day. we have to work very hard until with them, but we're happy to do what's necessary lawful. but yes, it's exhausting and, and it doesn't look like it's going to end soon. although i am personally cautiously optimistic. i mean, shit, garrick, across the healthy museum,
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hold on 2nd. for now everybody here must keep going, do the best they can for the ongoing influx of patients. and hoping that the peak of the current wave will soon subside. stick with us doc comes up next. and i'll see you tomorrow with the green you feel worried about the planet me to on the old hosting the on the green fence, both cost and to me it's clear remains to trade. join me for a deep dive into the green transformation for me for you, for the plan ah .


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