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[000:00:00;00] ah, ah ah, this is dw news life from berlin to night, a dramatic escalation in the crisis over ukraine. the pentagon is sending 3000 troops to romania, poland in germany, to beef up its presence among natives, eastern european border. russia denouncing the deployment, calling it destructive. it says it will only increase tensions. also coming up, israel back pedaling on vaccine pass is saying they will no longer be required except at hospitals. the move comes despite exploding numbers of new corona,
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virus cases across the country. and count down to the winter olympics and the world is focused on shine of human rights abuses and it's skyrocketing coated. 19 cases is the actual sport in danger of becoming a side show. blue i'm re gov is good to have you with us on this wednesday in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over ukraine. you, as president joe biden says, he's sending 3000 troops to strengthen the american presence in eastern europe and to reassure nato allies of america's commitment to collective defense. the pentagon emphasizing it is not sending troops to ukraine, but adding today's announcement is meant to deter russian president vladimir putin from invading ukraine. the kremlin has already denounced the move as destructive,
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saying it's likely only to increase tensions another day, another increase intention over ukraine. the u. s. is sending 2000 soldiers to poland and germany, while another 1000 moved from germany to romania. 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. the pentagon made it clear that no us soldiers will fight in ukraine. he did ukrainian president vladimir zalinski said diplomacy comes 1st, but no options are off the table. me. we only think about t some with we only think about the return of our occupied territories and only
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through diplomacy, lamentation of shall issue. the issue, we will not give up with a single piece of our land to day yolanda. we will not give up our territories when they read them, no matter what the prize lee, your captain off. ah jeez, but i would nibble on despite zelinski reassurances. others are preparing to do battle. if it comes to a fight, the click go boxing brothers one. now the mayor of give both signed up for the army other calling we milt week and an aggressor have to understand you, they do it activity, aggressive activity against your brain. you have to pay huge price for that. would it have to pipe leak documents confirmed by the pentagon, reveal the back room diplomatic efforts to avoid war. the u. s. offered russia access to inspect key military sites in return for a d escalation. russia says it has no intention to invade ukraine. but these
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pictures released by russia's defense ministry showing joint combat drills with bell. ruth sent a clear message. russia is not backing down. all right, we've got some coverage of this development tonight. i want to bring in a very on oliver south. he's in washington and connelly is covering events for us in keep in ukraine to you both. it's good to see you all over. let me start with you. why this deployment now, i mean, have the security situation changed or are we talking about purely symbolic moves here? as a bit of both brand, really the pentagon spokesperson a john kirby earlier said that it's a response to that russian troop built up that we're seeing. we saw satellite pictures earlier today showing that to russia continues to add forces to bela roles . and of course, to that, a broader region between russia and the ukraine. and that's a concern, of course, with the united states where it's nato allies as well. and that is met now with
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a troop of build up of the united states. but of course, i'm very much smaller scale and therefore, yes, in part, it's also a symbolic move given that 60000 u. s. troops are already stationed in europe, the 100000 russian soldiers on the other side of the border and 3000 u. s. troops is really not big of a number that we're seeing here. assent and deployed by the united states. and nick, the pentagon spokesman, today made it clear that the u. s. is not sending any additional troops to ukraine . so what does today's announcement mean then, for the situation on the ground there? why think it just shows to ukrainians once again, what's the value of needs? a membership is and the numbers in ukraine for nature, membership were not particularly high before russia and its crimea back in 2018. started that separatist campaign in the east. and you, ukraine basically has been convinced by blood in the future the last 8 years that this is in alliance with being in, in that it makes a difference being outside,
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am the block. and i think the cranes have been happy to see us deliveries of ammunition of weapon system, those the javelin anti tank missiles in recent weeks from the u. s. also from the u . k. but beyond that, the ukrainians are now very clear that apart from weapons and cash, they're on their own. and it, in the short term, the medium term they'll have to a stand up to russia on their own without boots on the ground from the u. s. or other western allies and you will, they can do at this point is hope that this passes for now and at some point and russia will be distracted, they will be able to join nato with some of the alliance that puts more comfortable position in oliver as it stands right now, we know that 8500 troops are on high alert in the us for a possible deployment. now we've got 3000 that we know are going to eastern europe . do we know exactly how long they're going to be stationed there?
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the official tag is, is just a temporary, a deployment. of course, we don't know for how long because what the us eventually wants to reach an agreement following the diplomatic effort that we've been seen over the last weeks . but of course, that implies that putin de escalate that he changes course, that he drops his maximum demands that we've heard. and that are, of course, russia wants to ban the ukraine from joining nature, something that nature won't accept. so we are really very much in a stalemate here right now, and it doesn't look like things are getting a clearer as we speak. we're looking at that russian troop build up. so it's rather likely that we're seeing the tensions getting more severe before we see any kind of the escalation. oliver's al, report tonight from washington, that currently be the latest from keith to both of you gentlemen. thank you. everyone. take the story now to poland. i'm joined now by what a slot for gill. he's been a member of the polish parliament for the governing law and justice party. he joins
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me to night from war. so it's good to have you on the program. let us talk about numbers for a moment. here a 1000 troops going to poland from the united states. is that just a drop in the bucket for you? good evening. hey, it's a pleasure to be with you. now, it's not the, it's not the drop. it's an extremely important from our point of view, from the point of view of our central european allies. it shows the unity and strength of nato. the strengthening of the eastern flank in this situation is extremely important. we have diplomatic talks on one side, but on the other side today, i believe that there is a western alliance. extremely, extremely important. the us says that these troops will not be going to fight in ukraine. but in your opinion,
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is this the right time to be sending troops to, to eastern europe? i mean, there is the possibility that these moves could escalate, instead of stabilizer deescalate, do you agree? i don't agree though, and i would say there is no better time than right now for, for strike, for new american presence on the, on the ground here in the, in europe. because we cannot let being taken hostage by the russians by, by 2 teens propaganda and putting aggressive polish. we have to show our rank, we have to show our decision ness and we cannot as their west, as the alliance we can on to be. and becky, enough all the time,
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the nato police opened earth is something that, oh, alliance members agree own. and we have to send a very clear message to the kremlin that ukraine try to determine that there mean a future too heavy territory complete. and then the pre, from any aggression is, is the key to proper or the relationship, the relationship between russia and the wet. and we know mr. forget that russia does not see it that way. we have the illegal annexation of crimea as one example to prove that. i know you are, your country shares a border with ukraine. how big is the concern, or the fear that if russia were to invade ukraine, that, that military conflict could then spill over into poet
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we share a border, not only for ukraine, but we've russia itself as well. but most importantly, we, for hundreds of years of history, we have for russia in its different form though we can, we can talk from our experience that the inter, realistic politics will be followed by russian government and seal. it helps to leave the stop by and by a. ready very strong western rethought we all hoped for de escalation by the show of strength. and then the ability to respond is also extremely important when it comes to and to the me, the escalation of possibilities. i still hope that this is just a power play from,
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from flooding. let me put in and that he wants he wants attack ukraine, but in this case, in this case, well, i don't, i don't think poland would be president directly to our current thoroughness. the concerns of older baltic states are real because it may seem very different from power, east. berlin or washington perspective. broad right here on the, on this part in this part of europe and that does the russian, fred, it's, it's real. yeah. and that's why it's very important that we hear views coming from countries such as poland, but a lot foggy, a member of the polish parliament for the governing law and justice party. mr. forget, we appreciate your time and your insights tonight. thank you. thank you very much. his roundup mailed some of the other stories that are making headlines does our the european commission has given the green light for some nuclear energy, natural gas investments,
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to be labeled as sustainable officials. a private investment can contribute to climate change goals. the critics warned the legislation jeopardize the target of achieving carbon neutrality by the year 2015. ostrich says it is considering a legal challenge to the root. biddy guns has become the 1st is really defense minister to visit bahrain. it's the latest high profile diplomatic trip. since the countries normalized ties, israel's reconciliation with several arab nations broke with decades of arab lea consensus against recognizing israel until it signs a peace agreement establishing a palestinian state. the british government wasted 8700000000 pounds. that's over 1000 euros on unusable personal protective equipment. during the 1st year of the pandemic, that's according to health department accounts. the government says its approach
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was necessary to get p p to the front loss. israelis may soon be able to put away their vaccine passes. israel was one of the 1st countries to introduce the past, but beginning on sundays, the past 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, j leland has been on duty, unequal fit, ward, and 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 seen because 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
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experienced a delay or even when the general infection rate seemed lower, we at the hospital are still dealing with the higher numbers from the 2 weeks previously over the phone with william at i hain 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 a 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, fil, ethical talk during this wave of most of our patients have been elderly. it reminds us of the flu. 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 armor crohn. m. i was from your thermal fan. most patients on this board
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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 . i numbers of doctors and nurses are in quarantine issues. 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. that's just how it is, is the se, and it's our job to look after patients and and of them. but it's definitely hard. and there's a lot of barna 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 with them, but we're happy to do what's necessary lawful. but yes, it's exhausting. and it doesn't look like it's going to end soon. although i'm personally consciously optimistic and the shit danica is healthy museum, said for now everybody here must keep going,
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do the best they can for the ongoing influx of patience and hoping that the peak of the current wave will soon subside. what earlier i spoke with none of the beat of it and epidemiologist, you sit on an expert panel advising the israeli government on code 19. he told us why the government decided to ditch the vaccine pass for places such as restaurants and bars. the green pass actually was introduced in order to have the say to be different, logical spaces. it was not introduced in order to enforce vaccination vaccination are extremely important. they saved the news when, according to our estimate about 20000 death em. but currently with the army crumb and with the fact that the people vaccinated they, they,
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they probably from the hospitalizations and death but much less so being infected. so we need to adopt the green path. we don't want to abolish it altogether. we want to keep it also for the future is needed in the country. probably this is best to have it either the voluntary measure or when you have high risk situation touches hospitals or homes. oh, are the a high risk activities, but 2 nations are very, very important. we are now in the really unprecedented situation and we need to adapt the kind measures to the ology a we need to vaccinate. we need to still use the mask, of course, and then i think that the, by the fact that we adopting the green past the very both of those implemented the trust of the public in that was not of the v. t of it's speaking with this earlier, his round of now of some of the other stores that are making headlines this hour.
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at least 26 people have been killed in the democratic republic of congo after a high voltage power cable snapped and sell. it happened on the outskirts of the capital kinshasa thought he said, the cable hit homes and a market killing several people buy electrocution. the u. s. actor in t v talk show host will be goldberg, has been suspended by the abc network following her remarks about jews in the hall . the calls old bird said that the holocaust was, quote, not about race, but about man's inhumanity to man. she later apologized after a fierce backlash. germany of the u. s. a rejected the word apartheid in connection with israel. amnesty international published a report accusing his real practising segregation, dispossession and exclusion against palestinians. and these, these, as its findings are based on the seizure of palestinian land and the forcible transfer of people. israel has rejected the report as he was
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a respect to the venezuela, even before friday's official opening the beijing winter olympics, they are mired in controversy. concerns about human rights abuses and a high number of corona virus cases threatened to overshadow the games. almost $3000.00 athletes will be competing for glory, but some are worried that the competitions the, the actual sports are at risk of becoming a side show. millions have been invested into making sure beijing 20 to 22 is successful. sports fans can enjoy ever a 100 events across a range of disciplines. but the build up to these games has been about so much more than sports politics. for instance, some nations have declared a diplomatic boy called over human rights issues, including the us and great britain. they will send competitors, but no ministers or officials. environmental concerns have also been raised with organizes reportedly spraying more than
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a 1000000 cubic meters of artificial snow to competition site. china has been criticized over the impact of this process. meanwhile, organizers have threatened athletes with punishments for any behavior or expression that they deem to be in breach of chinese law. i'm going to expect the i o c to rigorously enforce its own rules, limiting protests, say, show that you've been in the olympic child thing. there are very strict rules. so for the middle ceremony and during the competitions, they cannot express their opinions down the town. besides from china, shipper and one other occasion, it's like a press conferences or during interviews and it's offering to address their opinions but they need to be responsible for what they say. the sound thought she was. i don't know if i was young, but i don't know if i also do to cove it athletes and journalists will be kept in secure bubbles,
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while no spectator tickets will be sold to the public organizes say, health and safety up paramount. bela of the course cove it council measures are still on top of our agenda. we actually young. we have been taking effective measures and everything is under control without a safe games. there would be no games. so we will make sure that the health and safety of all participants is our top priority conscience fund, actually, more than 30 new covey cases were reported to olympic authorities on wednesday alone. and as many feared athletes to seeing that preparation, disrupted by tights, quarantining rules off to coming into contact with someone who tested positive last week. belgian skeleton writes a kim mailer man's has shared the distress. this has caused her on social media. some of you have read the good news that i was sent out of isolation facility.
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we thought this men silence and i to return to the olympic village and will be cheated maximum as a close contact. am on the way to the village. ah, we did not turn to the village, but the ambulance went to another facility where i am now the i o. c has since promised to return, mail amends to the olympic village. but such distressing episodes could have consequences on performances. as expected, the pandemic is proving to be one of many headaches for organizes of beijing. 20. 22. columbia is facing a dilemma over want to do you see them behind me? dozens of hippos. the animals were brought there by the notorious drug lord pablo escobar. he was killed by police almost 30 years ago in since then, a growing population of the pack
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a derm. it's been taking over the countryside near his former ranch. our reporter traveled to many in columbia to discover white scientists inactive as are divided over how to deal with the animals a legacy of drug kingpin pablo escobar and a problem that has grown over the years, columbia's hippos. now the largest population outside of africa, which is their natural habitat. the so called king of cocaine brought 4 of the packet arms to his ranch. they've now multiplied to more than 90 and a causing havoc. they like it here, especially in high summer, when the hippos gather reno ballet, they swim out there and then reappeared somewhere else. well, they rammed my boat and ticketed over because you can't see them at night. like i know the mails are so aggressive, but one hit my boat with
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a big bang. i'm young men, but when will i will? i can only i glenmarie the hippos in columbia. and now the subject of public debate . animal rights activists insist that the large mammals are completely innocent. but environmentalists criticize the effects, the hippos have on the ecosystem, and the indigenous foreigner. scientists support an end to the hippos. don't them a lot, or is it from those hoping on follicles sounds rather harsh, but we must clearly state that it must be done. i think that we from the academy must be able to explain why this must be done by necessity, or even if no one is happy about it, no one wants to kill the hippos. but it's the lesser of 2 evils. in this scenario, mild men, order and owners, another almost the environmental agency has started with harmless birth control,
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a contraceptive that works with both male and female hippos, willa see, the medicine donated by us animal welfare authorities is given by injection. moreover, caldwell now we must wait and see how the medicine works. then we will know if it really will lead to fewer carves than america's carolina policy. but young hippos often disappear even without medication. the semi aquatic animals have achieved a kind of cult status among people who wished to imitate pablo escobar. yeah, i those gay killers too. if the little ones have already been taken away, there was sold. there are a lot of rich people in this country who wants to have something like this. the last young hipaa was brought to a man who is said to be very powerful. own people with boy rosen. so now
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there is a market for these exotic animals in columbia, and they lack natural enemies. that's why this is the largest, hypo population outside of africa, where they are indigenous you're watching the w news coming up next on conflict zoned. tim sebastian turns the spotlight on one of russia's talk foreign policy experts. i'll see you again. that helps me out with
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with who into the conflict zone with sebastian best monitoring international concern? no, but tens of thousands of russian troops along the border review. craig, we talked this week to a respected foreign policy. i'm listed more, the other, the,
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the west misunderstood russell position, and just propane, this is the current situation. conflict on next, on d, w. o . n gemini, with me, at any time in any place. easy means fiona velez. yeah. but like a little don't move the thing along to the is the combo t from super. let's eat c o for ty, early interactive exercises. everything is online, mobile and interactive land gym and to free with the w. sometimes a seed is all you need to allow big ideas to grow. we're bringing environmental
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conservation to life with learning pass like global ideas. we will show you how climate change and environmental conservation is taking shape around the world and how we can all make a difference. knowledge grows through sharing, download it now for free. as mounting international concern over tens of thousands of russian troops. doug in along the border with ukraine, russia and nato have traded warning, each side claims it being threatened by the other. but in the west, one question dominates, what we'll vladimir putin do next. we talk this week to our respective foreign policy analyst. they must go to other louisiana. has the west misunderstood russia's position and just how dangerous the current situation is it dangerous?


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