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of course, with good care of all the secret of the friendship with dogs and us starts february 25th on d, w. ah, an already anxious world. now even more uneasy, russian president vladimir putin officially recognizes the independence of to break away regions in eastern ukraine. before putin's announcement, russian state media had been issuing an ominous barrage of unsubstantiated reports about ukrainian aggression in the regents claiming key ab had shelled civilians, blowing up a border post and sent agents into russia so called false flags. u. s. officials have been warning would be used by moscow as a pretext for military intervention. ukraine has asked for emergency assistance
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from the un security council, but to night many fear the country has now edged even closer to war. a michael oak, who in berlin, and this is the day, ah, war is looming again in europe, and the risk is anything about it. if russia is to face a trade ukraine, joining nato demonstrates to our country will grow exponentially. i asked you to recognize that done yet to people's republic as an independent democratic legal, social state. it put it basically ukraine does not need these territories. or it started in 2014. we see this information campaigns which is cyber attacks with
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also on the day the chaos in canada has settled down for now, truckers that had paralyzed the capital for weeks in protest against pandemic measures have been cleared. but prime minister trudeau says the fallout from the mask demonstration is far from over. there is a lesson for all of us in what happened this month. we don't know when this pandemic is going to finally end. but that doesn't mean we can't start healing as a nation, and it starts with all of us to our viewers on p b. s. in the united states and all around the world. welcome. we begin with the crisis in ukraine. russian president vladimir putin has decided to formally recognize to break away regions in the eastern top dumbass region of ukraine,
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the self proclaimed peoples republics of dun yeske and lou. hans, the move has further increase tensions in a crisis that the west fears could result in war. many observers believe putin will use the recognition as a pretext to send troops into the separatist regions, which the rest of the world still see as part of ukraine. here's what vladimir putin had to say earlier, should earn your credit. mm hm. but yet i think it is necessary to make a long overdue decision to immediately recognize the independence and sovereignty of the done yet people's republic and the lu, hans people's republic. i asked the federal assembly of the russian federation to support this decision and then ratify the treaty of friendship and mutual assistance. with the 2 republics. these 2 documents will be prepared and signed shortly. so immunization and for those who seized and hold power and key if we demand an immediate cessation of
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hostilities. otherwise all responsibility for a possible continuation of bloodshed will be entirely on the conscience of the regime ruling on the territory of ukraine. while declaring the decisions made to day, i'm confident in the support from russian citizens and all the patriotic forces of the country. thank you for your attention. meantime, the united nations, as reacted, says it's urging russia to adhere to international agreements regarding the disputed regions in eastern ukraine. the united nations fully supports the independent sovereignty and territorial integrity of ukraine within its internationally recognized borders. as stated very clearly in relevant general assembly resolutions. and again, we would encourage everyone involved to refrain from many unilateral decision or unilateral action,
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so that could undermine the territorial integrity of ukraine. and the implementation of the misc agreements i think is endorsed by the security council and with regards to the status of it and to get the ukrainian perspective on all this, we're joined now by maria's all kina political analyst at ill cooter of democratic initiatives foundation. vladimir putin has recognized the independence of the hans people's republic and the don't nets people's republic. these break away regions are already controlled by pro russian rebels. so why is this move by the kremlin so significant? what did mean, 1st of all, there are no pro russian rebels governments in the occupied part of done this because these people from the very beginning were citizens of russia. and so there
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is no, let's say, separate republics. there is 3030, which is temporary occupied by russia. so this recognition, this recognition, of course, change every scene starting from the military situation on the ground and ending with diplomatic dimension. so from military point of view it not just it not, it doesn't only not decrease the level of the actually the scope of fred's off escalation, new military activity on the ground. it on the contrary, increased that kind of perspective and probability of kind of perspective because as of now, according to this decision, russia has legit them as justifies according to its own rational legislation. the possibility of usage. an open usage of russian troops on these territories. and tomorrow they will, science so called treaties, which will definitely include so possibility of defense support. actually,
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this is military recruitment ominous and troops. and taking that into account in taken into a problem that according to position of the self proclaimed republics, then tear it that it should be not limited to their current borders, but should include all the don bus region. so it means last 2 thirds of the region which is now controlled by ukrainian state because current public republic, they are constantly just 30 percent of the territory offered on bus. so they will try to occupy, in our opinion, to high extent it's, it is likely to as possible, they will try to grab new territories to extend, you know, the 33 of these, so proclaimed publics. and so this is, so this is essentially, this is essentially as you see, the of land grab and yes, of course. so of them is, this is leonard. i went by put in 2014. let me, let me ask you this. why did moscow recognize what i should say?
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why didn't moscow recognize these regions before? now, in your view? exactly, exactly, because the previous plan, which was in, which was almost perfectly implemented by moscow, was to arrange the great that the state is under the control of ukraine. back but according but on russian conditions and majority of those conditions were included in political provisions of means efforts signed again under the circumstances of heavy silence in the bonds a 2015 so called 2nd means credit cards. and the 1st one 1st means protocol. it was signed in september 2014. again. i'm in the light. you guys that deal with several, at least several hundreds of ukrainians weren't simply shell because russia pro missed so called green corridor for, for, for the 2 grandchild, surrounded by regular russian army. but didn't follow his, it's permission, it's
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a promise. so since that time, efforts were not implemented fully because ukrainian position was this security provision sci fi, the militarization of the region with all of forces should come 1st as it to state . that means that humans and over the should have been returned on the for ukraine, as it stated in 1st means of course, like the 1st over there what it should be given to the s a c and then to ukraine. when russia never lead to the security provisions be implemented as 1st steps and in see that the political provisions about special stages should be implemented without security guarantees. but it's not. you know that miss. ok. let me ask you, there are some, what options does the government and key have have to respond with what actions, excuse me, what options does key of how to respond to this? so key it has a number of options. so not, not very long, but, but still,
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so 1st of all, we have to appeal to our western partners and state that these decision of russia killing actually means anchors and current framework for negotiations. should an increase in the probability of escalation should be treated as enough reason, enough set of reasons to launch those sanctions which were promised against 20 and including personal sanctions against him and his assets. and he's the closest around the, for instance, for all the people we have seen today during the security council. at the same time, we have to appeal under the umbrella of united nations, in my opinion, to start negotiations that we have already paid about start of negotiations according to will that there's no miranda. but at the same time, i think we have to appeal about possibility of some kind of international
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contingent as of now on the division line. so because the grain sees that, that, if we launch the international mission piece, building peacekeeping mission, it showed up to rate i'm the whole tenant, occupied the bus. but as of now, after the city commission on the side of we can, we have to have a force and we have to push the idea, it least to have a some kind of international mission on the division line. this is not ours understood. let me, let me, let me get another question in here for you on this 8 years ago as you very well know your training president, victor, yoko, a coverage fled key of after you was overthrown and pro democratic a protest. the might on revolution. of course, explain what viewers, what that moment represented for ukraine's relationship with russ with russia as we are seeing it now developing in real time. and so it
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was a trigger, i mean, the euro. my dad was a trigger for russians to started their aggressive policy in korea and in the very east of ukraine. because renew, for instance, after you are my done was and next so quickly and so organized that it simply could not be organized for russians during several days, like they pretended. so the crucial point was really so called euro my damper revolution of dignity, which started as a massive protest in ukraine as a peaceful mass rally and protest in ukraine in response to young call. which decision not to sign the association agreement between ukraine and european union association agreement, which was for almost 8 years in prepared and will absolutely ready for signing in v . but, you know, quote which you consulted, he's russia counterparts, went to russia, head consultations. and after that, he came back and decided to and i'm surprised, actually,
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unexpectedly for the members of his party. also were they witnessed about that or. c not to sign dissertation agreement and people just reacted with mass protest, which at some point and it became the object for shelly. and we still don't know who shell it was like a secret story. and some of the only some of the people were under the trial is responsible for you know, ordering and implementing the shelling against peaceful protesters at. c the at the very end in the, on the $19.20 a february, it was around $100.00 protesters inside you on main square. my down were killed by snipers. and as a result, couple of days later, an excellent annexation of me a stop to will stop by rushing and big capture of administrative beauty started in
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then. yes, ross, after week after that we had so called self proclaimed republics, announced and established that is maria. i was or i'm gonna, i'm gonna have to ended there. we could talk to you all night, but the, maria's ok, no. really appreciate your time political analyst at the end, goal, kosher of democratic initiatives. foundation ah, credit suisse is one of the world's most important private banks or financial institution that usually offers its wealthy clients, a high level of privacy and discretion because of switzerland, strict banking privacy laws. but a massive data lee has exposed the details of thousands of client accounts. and now the bank faces allegations it's being used by dozens of criminals to manage their cash. almost 50 media outlets were involved in the international investigation
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known as we secrets. they accused the bank of dealing with war criminals, corrupt autocrats and drug dealers, credits. we said it strongly rejected the allegations in a statement. the bank said the matter is presented or predominantly historical, in some cases dating back as far as the 1940s. and the accounts of these matters are based on partial inaccurate or selective information taken out of context, resulting in 10 days. this interpretations of the banks business conduct for more, we're joined now by one of the investigative journalists involved in the us. we secret david pag from the guardian newspaper. david, welcome to the day, what is in the leak data? what does it tell us about credit suisse and how it operates? good evening. well,
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the leaks covers around 800000 accounts and about $30000.00 clients at credit suisse, totaling around a $100000000000.00 swiss francs. there's not slightly more predominantly we see in that leak. and a series of work with michael, problematic clients, some times declined to simply very high risk. i bet you of the fact that they are politicians in countries where corruption is endemic. in other cases, we have clients who were convicted of crimes or pitches have been convicted of crimes including financial crimes. shortly before the bank accounts. and, and in other cases, we have case, we have instances where the accounts can appear to have been provided even where allegations have been made. and there are questions about how quickly the bank are there not laws or, or systems in place to prevent a bank like credits. we're dealing with criminals in the listed funds yet there are, every country in the world has laws to this effect. switzerland is no different.
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however, these laws do not seem to have worked in enormously successfully in this instance. different countries will have different standards for this sort of thing and switch and certainly interests that has very high standards. however, this is perhaps one in a series of expertise is about the swiss banking sector. the last time we did an investigation of this nature was the hsbc swift bank subsidiary in 2015. what can you tell us about the whistleblower who lead to the data? a for these reasons, we're not in a position to say a great deal about that whistleblowers in some risk if we identify them. what we can say is that the data that they provided was given to investigative journalists, who don't eisen in germany. they, they, and be organized crime and corruption reporting project. share that with the media partners. you mentioned in your introduction the was about as issued
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a statement explaining anonymously why they've done this. and they have spoken about that belief. this spanking secrecy laws are immoral and are being used effectively as a cover. this allows for switzerland to remove money from the developing world. david, as we already mentioned, credit suisse rejects these revelations, saying they are predominantly historical. these are old account, and that they're no longer active. would you say about that? well, i mean, for started cindy, not true. i didn't quite understand what the bank is saying. this mean in the statement they said they were talking about cases, the guy back to the 1940 s. i mean, this is just wrong. i mean, some of the data goes back to the 940. but the earliest case that we have written about, i think, is the 1990 s, the sons of honeymoon barracks, the former gyptian dictator, and everything else we've out
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a subsequent to the year 2000. and so i do not understand what the bank is saying is, i don't think that's a fair response at all. now the bank also says on the one hand that they cannot talk about specific clients. fair enough, but they say that all conclusions are tendentious. they have not identified anything specifically that we have got wrong. now we're not saying that everyone here with credit suisse criminal. it's not legal to have a swiss bank account and it's not legal to be applied to credit. we certainly not. but what we can see is that in even this quite small slice of credit, which is current data, there are several highly problematic customers. so you know that we do about it only being a small some of the client base doesn't particularly help them. if we, if we were to see the complete picture, what else would we find? let me ask you one more question here that this wish banking sector relies on banking secrecy laws to attract and retain wealthy clients. do you think investigations like us we've secret will force or we think of how the banking system operate?
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that's possible. switzerland has already been embarrassed repeatedly in several years, particularly over the last 2 decades. brace rowland removing money from particularly the developing world. and the country now insist that it has substantially reformed its laws and that is shared information with other countries. that is partly true. however, there is information sharing agreements that switzerland says it has signed. did not generally apply the developing world. does an interesting question about where this goes. today, the european people's party, the largest parliamentary grouping in the european parliament called the europe and commission to consider whether switzerland should be considered a high risk country for money laundering. if that would be very significant development if that preceded. the 2nd question is quite how the swiss government will react this league whether they will consider this a credit suisse problem, switzerland problem, or if they will try to in some way. not deal with the findings. we have to wait and
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see how this with government be axes, understood that david pag investigative journalist at the guardian newspaper. many thanks for your time. thank you very much. ah. well, for the 1st time in weeks, the streets in and around the canadian parliament in ottawa, or quiet hundreds of trucks, it occupied the area in a protest against a vaccine mandate and other pandemic measures. on friday authorities launched the largest police operation in canadian history to end the blockade. around 200 protesters were arrested and the final rigs were towed away on sunday. the protests inspired similar convoys in europe and new zealand, and prompted the canadian government to invoke the emergencies act for only the 2nd time in the countries history. here's what prime minister justin trudeau had to say . you know, these past weeks have been incredibly difficult for the people of our capital city
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and even stressful and disturbing for all canadians. the situation is not anything anyone wanted and quite frankly, not anything we'd want to see. again, there's a lesson for all of us. and what happened this month? we don't know when this pandemic is going to finally end. but that doesn't mean we can't start healing as a nation. and it starts with all of us. we're joined now by evan dyers, senior reporter with a c. b. she in auto a well, well, evan, it's finally over. how damaging have these protests been? well, they've had a pretty severe effect on the economy. not so much. actually, the occupation of the nation's capital ottawa, the bill for that is not actually in yet so there were certainly some major police and expenses and businesses downtown were close for about 22 days. but the more
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expensive blockades were actually those at the border because they closed bridges where hundreds of millions of dollars a traffic goes over every day. so it's not an economic impact, but i'd say it's more destructive, social and political impacts for one thing we have the emergency exact. so we have a form of emergency law. currently in place in the country. it's exacerbated social divisions, partners and divisions within between parties between the governing party and the principal opposition, especially the conservative party has to some extent cited with the truckers, evans from the perspective of the protestors that these blockades achieve anything . they certainly have the whole we're looking at them. yeah, i think you have to say that the let's put it this way where at least it, there was, there were a number of restrictions that were listed provincially and in canada where we have a federal system, not on my germany's the provinces have a good suitable amount of power over things like public health restrictions, and we saw a number of provinces moving to lift restrictions while these convoys protests were
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occurring. in almost every case they said this is not us capitulating or giving in to this kind of pressure. but also some of the provincial premier speed reference the public mood while making these changes. and i think it would be difficult to argue that they didn't have an impact. we've also seen the federal government, which is really the target of these protest coming out and announcing at least a timeline for some changes, something which they had previously been reluctant to do. and we actually, we also saw the prime minister just to say for the 1st time that these restrictions will ultimately end all of them. and at least, you know, he referred to a desire and said that the federal government always had a desire to get past these restrictions and returned to pre kobe normalcy. so i think it'll be hard to argue that they didn't have any impact at the same time. the movement through its behavior sort of discredited itself. i mean alienated the majority of public opinion. you know, the protests were initially aimed at
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a vaccine mandate for a cross border truckers as well now. and other cove in 1900 vectors. but they grew into something bigger. what kind of long term political impact could they have? well, it really brought a sort of a trumpet kind of rhetoric into canada in a way that it was already present. but it's now more present. there's more distrust from that part of the canadian population towards people like me who are referred to as mainstream journalists that there was previously. and this probably will exacerbate that. i think also the, you know, the level of rhetoric as when one sees this kind of disruption, you know, when people are so inconvenient that they were in ottawa, for example, tempers tend to fray on both sides. and now we see the emergencies that come in, which of course feeds into some of the paranoia that exist on the other side as well. and which people can now point to and say you see that, you know, government has pictorial agenda. so for people on both sides, there's been
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a kind of a polarization and a radical lighting effect that will undoubtedly linger. i think everybody in the country i recognize this is not helped to heal dimensions. that's evan dyer, senior reporter, with cbc ottawa. many thanks for your time and perspective, sir. thanks. that was the day as ever the conversation continues online. you watching the doesn't ah, with
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b, o. ah, this is t w. news alive from berlin. anger in the west as rogers leader recognizes to break away regions of ukraine as independent states. vladimir putin is decree, is criticized by france and germany. the u. s. and european union are preparing punitive sanctions. also on the program, england scraps its last remaining corona virus restrictions. even people with coven 19 will no longer have to isolate the british prime minister shazad to move away from government control to personal responsibility. but.


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