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announcer: and now, "bbc world news". ♪ >> welcome. you are watching "bbc world news outside source." ukraine's president issues a statement preparing his country for a russian vasion within 48 hours. volodymyr zelensky declares wednesday a day of unity. g-7 nations step up their warnings to russia as u.s. intelligence says moscow continues to expand its military force near ukraine's borr. >> we are on the edge of a
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precipice, but there is still time for bladder britain to step back. >> the anti-doping agency says it is disappointed after a 15-year-old russian ice skater is allowed to compete in the olympics despite failing a drug test. we start in ukraine and what many are calling a make or break week in this crisis. we could see a russian invasion as soon as wednesday. the u.s. has announced the closure of its embassy in the ukrainian capital. moscow has said a diplomatic solution is still possible. what we're zelensky has made a televised address to his people,
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declaring wednesday a day of unity. this is a remarkably different statement from his previous ones. >> there have been two developments this evening, one a presidential address in which volodymyr zelensky urged calm, said we are strong, we are together and said from where 16th, wednesday, the day american officials seem to be indicating could be the day that russia decides to attack, president zelensky has declared that a day of unity. this was accompanied by a presidential decree outlining how that day of unity will remarked, with the national anthem, the raising of the flight over government buildings, the holding of gatherings outside of western embassies. all marks a change of tone in it
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that it sounds defiant, whereas a couple of days ago, president zelensky was just talking about home, having -- talking about calm, having different information, not seeing it the way britain and the u.s. were seeing it. david he has t heard before -- maybe he has heard something he has not heard before or he is saying, you are talking about for where 16th, we will put on a show for you. >> france is running all elements are in place for a major offensive in ukraine. the warning from the u.k. foreign seetary. >> russia is the aggressor. they have 100,000 troops lined up. they need to de-escalate.
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it will be a cost to russia if they invade, in terms of the war but also the sanctions, which would be severe and would target oligarchs and companies across russia. >> diplomatic efforts ramping up. earlier, olaf scholz met with volodymyr zelensky. here is the german chancellor speaking after the meeting. >> we also see great value into discussion where all states can talk on an equal footing in order to resolve security issues. we call on russia to make use of the existing office of dialogue. >> at the center of all of this is ukraine's desire to join nato. russia has long and exposed. this map shows a no's expansion. russia also -- already shares a
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small part of its border with nato countries. if ukraine were to join, it would increase the number of the countries in the alliance on russia's borders. >> the position of this house is clear. we are with ukraine. [applause] ukraine is a sovereign state that must be free to decide on its future for the benefit of cakes people. no one shod undermine that right. >> she says the eu is a controversial that's also on the agenda is a controversial new pipeline called nord stream 2 two. it will deliver gas to europe from russia via germany.
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if russia invades ukraine, one way or another, restrictive will not move forward -- nord stream 2 will not move forward. it is important for both countries. germany has been criticized for putting part of its energy security in the nds of vladimir putin, a message echoed by the u.k. prime minister. >> all european countries need to get nordstrom out of the bloodstream. yank out that hypodermic feed of russian hydrocarbons. we need alternative sources of energy and needed to get ready to impose severe economic consequences. >> we are going to return to our diplomatic correspondent in tf. -- in kiev.
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>> and invasion could take place at the drop of a hat. everything is ready. it just requires vladimir putin to give the go-ahead. the assely of forces around ukraine it can only in the view of western intelligence officials have one purpose, an invasion. they think that could unfold with a lightning attack on the have -- on kiev in the coming days with the aim of disabling the ukrainian government. other russian forces could command from the east of the country to cut off some of ukraine's most capable military forces. not a lot of detail about how they think this invasion is being and. officials are saying still we do
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not know whether vladimir putin intends to do this, but they do think that his decision will come soon. >> all along, russia has denied it is planning and invasion -- an invasion, but if you compare this image to this weather, take this month, you can see military equipment has increased dramatically. the u.s. puts the number of russian troops at 103,000. -- 130,000. military drills near the border. these pictures earlier today. >> western leaders may be warning of an imminent military invasion in ukraine, but moscow dismisses that as height.
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if you look at the way state media has spent covering ukraine, the picture presented to the russian public is the polar opposite. according to that kremlin picture, it is america who is the aggressor pouring weapons into ukraine. it is nato that is threatening russia by expanding eastward. still, that does not explain why moscow is amassing troops near ukraine's border and has launched military exercises in the region. what is a vladimir putin's aim? no one is sure. some think this is all about russia trying to force ukraine back into moscow's orbit. some believe the kremlin's objective is to carve out a new sphere of influence in europe,
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to dismantle the post cold war security order and to push nato back. today, with moscow sensing a lack of unity in europe and that america is a too busy with problems at home, a resurgent russia may feel this is the moment to take action, but how would the russian public react? it is hard to seat the public supporting a large-scale conflict. many have said they see ukrainians almost like brothers. the are deep, historical ties. but it will not be the public that decides this. it will be the president. so what next? that may depend on whether vladimir putin is willing to compromise over ukraine and european security, even if he
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does not get an end to nato enlargement eastward, whether he is willing to reach a deal or determined to continue with coercive diplomacy. >> the diplomacy continues. we are expecting a statement from the u.n. secretary general. live shot from u.n. headquarters. he h been talking to foreign ministers of russia and crane. -- ukraine. the world anti-doping agency is disappointed that the 15-year-old russian ice skater kamila valieva has been allowed to compete despite failing a drug test. they said the dumping of children was evil and unforgivable and promised to investigate properly. >> i am disappointed by the
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ruling. it is a matter of conscious that the panel decided not to apply the terms. from her perspective, this is a controversial ruling. >> the court of arbitration made thdecision after a hearing which ruled that exceptional circumstances meant that kamila valieva should not be suspended. it pointed to issues of age and the timing of the testing results. >> we in charge of this matter has decided to let kamila valieva continue her participation in the olympic games. it means that no professional
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suspension shall be imposed. >> this means that the russian figure skater will compete in the event that starts on tuesday, but issue gains a medal, there are no guarantees she will not be stripped of it once the anti-doping process is complete. >> in explaining its decision to allow kamila valieva to continue competing, the panel relied on a series of exceptional circumstances, including the fact that she is only 15 and the fact that her positive drug results came back midway through these games, meaning she had little time to mount a defense they sent provisionally suspending her would cause irreparable harm, but the world anti-doping agency is saying the
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panel relied upon exception that does not exist and that mandatory provisional suspensions apply to minors. the u.s. paralympic committee is that athletes were being denied the right to know if they are competing on a level playing field. the committee has decided it will not hold a medal ceremony in figure skating, won last week by russian. it says that in the women's singles event, if kamila valieva finishes in the top three, they will not hold eighth m -- a medal ceremony. so she has not been cleared of scandal. >> you are watching "bbc world
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news outside source." ballade where zelensky statement preparing his crush -- his country for russian invasion within 48 hours and declaring wednesday a day of unity. we are expecting the u.n. secretary general to read a statement on ukraine. a look at the live shots there. we are expecting antonio guterres to speak imminently. he has been speaking to people from ukraine and russia. earlier, he had said he is hopeful that this will not escalate. we are just expecting an update from the u.n. that is the lift shot as we are expecting and terrace to speak -- antonio guterres to speak
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shortly. to protest against covid. the canadian broadcasting corporation reporting justin trudeau plans to invoke the emergencies act. afp says canadian police have invested 11 protesters of the u.s. border. all of this follows police clearing a blockade of a border bridge between canada and the united states. truckers have been protesting against a mandate for covered vaccines. the premier of ontario. >> i received recommendations on a plan to safely reopen our economy and remove ontario's vexing passport system. i have accepted these
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recommendation today's announcement is no because of what is happening in ottawa or windsor but despite it. >> i asked katie fraser about the measures justin trudeau is introducing. >> this emergencies act was created in the 1980's. this legislation has not been invoked before in canada. so it is hard to try to figure out what exactly trudeau is going to attempt. this replaced a war of measures act in the 1980's. this measure is temporary, only for urgent and critical situations that seriously endanger people's lives. he does need to work with the provincial leaders on this.
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it gives special powers to the prime minister and leaders, but what exactly that like is not entirely clear. >> but i am assuming there is support for this. doug ford has been outspoken about the protesters, the blocking of trade routes. it has been devastating for canada. >> here in windsor, ontario, there has been a terrible blockade. protesters have blocked the entrance to the ambassador bridge. that bridge is key to international trade, for the movement of goods, food, especially for the automotive industries. that border had been blocked for six days. poce were finally able to move protesters out the way and reopen this international border crossing.
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these measures are in part because of the protests in windsor, also for the protests in ottawa. there has been occupation there for couple of weeks now. this is a response to those orders, but it is something the canadian government has been hesitant to do. this act is only for very severe issues and cases. it has never been used before. it replaced an act set in the 1980's that was only used during the flq crisis. it is hard to say exactly how far the prime minister will go because we have not seen it before. >> the but hate in canada has sparked similar movements -- the lock hate in canada has sparked similar movements in elgin.
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police filtering traffic because they are worried this convoy would enter the city and block its streets. >> we want our freedom, your freedom. my daughter is vaccinated. she is half scottish. i said, it is ok. but no one ever will force me into anything like that. >> we are against the form the territories has to fill in before entering most european countries. we are asking for the restoration of traveling within the european union. one of the basic principles of europe is free movement. we believe that is severely hampered. >> we have seen some of the protests on the u.s.-canada border, also in belgium.
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they are also happening in new zealand. demonstrators outside parliament for almost a week. this is how authorities are trying to disperse them. ♪ i'll never be with you ♪ [chanting] james blanche, also baby was played in an effort to repel e protesters, but it has not worked well as a deterrent. playing music to discourage people from hanging around is not a new idea to at this article from 2008. it reported that possible music
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was being channeled on the two in london. it said the scheme is designed to calm the hoodie generation and passengers frustrated at delays and overcrowding. german authorities have played you sick in a berlin underground station to drive the homeless away. here is a music psychologist. >> there is some research that has shown it can be effective. some reasons are the ways in which our bodies respond to music. we all have different tastes, partly because we have different associations, feelings attached to certain his act. you are not going to find a piece of music that repost everybody. i would probably go along with
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what early and tried to do and choose something atonal, uncomfortable foremost. -- for most. >> the super bowl took place on sunday. it was again he by the los angeles rams -- was won by the los angeles rams. it was record-breaking because of the a billion dollars that were wagered -- $8 billion that were wagered. sports betting was effectively illegal in the u.s. until 2018. for more, david shen. >> until a decade ago, the nfl had been very adamant in its opposition to sports gambling.
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they said it would besmirch the integrity of the game, they were worried it might introduce outside bad influences. there were other reasons. but while they were baffling and that, they were at the same time conceding that gambling had become more ingrained in american life, was becoming more acceptable, especially with the crease in state lotteries, making it commonplace for people to wager on different things. by the time the supreme court ruled that states other than nevada could introduce regulated gambling, the nfl and other sports leagues were desired to the reality that it would be a natural increments so they might as well cash in. >> are authorities concerned about problem gambling? it ian issue in europe. >> because it is so new, i do
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not know if one can say it has become the kind of problem that it has become in europe, but certainly a lot of people have en looking to europe in terms of lessons that could be learned. the nfl has been working with an advocacy group called the naal council on problem gaming. they launched a campaign called to warn people about knowi your limits in terms of gambling, to advertise various 1-800-help lines for people to turn to. they are wary of what has happened overseas and are addressing it. >> thank you, david for talking us through the record breaking
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