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still. remembers a victory day in world war two celebrations across the country in a massive military parade of course now sixty seven years. old former prime minister yulia timoshenko was moved from. the opposition leader had been on a hunger strike following claims that she was abused by prison guards more details to follow in just a few minutes. the u.n. envoy to syria civilians are in danger accusing damascus of failing to. what the regime says.
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it is a pleasure to have you with us. today. life for you in moscow today is the day when millions of russians once again remember the heroic deeds of their grandfathers who put an end to the bloodiest war of the twentieth century the victory day parade and honor of the defeat of the nazis has taken place on moscow's red square it was a the usual impressive display of military might. he was there to witness the event . this year's victory parade has come to a close on red square in the center of moscow celebrating the sixty seventh anniversary of the role played by the soviet union and the victory over nazi germany during the second world war now the parade was started off by the newly elected president vladimir putin he paid homage to all of those who helped to win
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that victory all of those years ago this year fourteen thousand troops marched across red square to the iconic center of the russian capital and they were followed by some pretty serious military hardware armored vehicles high tech tanks and followed up by again by strategic missiles the parade was closed out with a flyby from military helicopters bearing the flag of the russian federation as well as the banners of the defense ministry and the army the navy and the air force around fourteen hundred veterans were in attendance to to witness this year's parade many of them had actually taken part in the thirst parade to commemorate the victory in world war two back in one nine hundred forty five some of those coming straight from the front to march across red square that day now the celebrations
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here in russia and in moscow continue throughout the day here in the capital they come to a conclusion with a fantastic spectacular fireworks display at ten pm local time just making sure that this day is a celebration as well as a commemoration of the sacrifice paid for the freedoms we have today. that is pretty all of our reporting right there well of course it wasn't just a soviet troops that sacrificed everything to stand up against the nazi threat and more than sixty thousand british sailors braved subzero temperatures in the arctic in order to keep supply lines open to russia during the war however the epic efforts of remained largely ignored until now that is now with us reporters artie's ivor bennett the worst journey in the world was how we churchill described it the ten day through hell the arctic convoys were a vital lifeline of supplies to the soviet union with britain's east an ally in the
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grip of a nazi onslaught that just nineteen john c. is was a gunner on board one ship braving fierce seas bitter cold and a treacherous route infested by german u. boats never to be written in the can you just imagine. wives come in that. there's a block of flats you've just passed his who the wife say just picked us up picked us up just marketing ploy just take it perry mind we were fourteen thousand per year very dark hallway and you know we've been lifted out because you could hear the screws turn in at the war. below and in the water this is the very ship john says done his job was to man the end of the guns against the heavy enemy fire from above but the onslaught came from the sea to the huge icy waves with the warmth even a ship this size just over eight hundred ships were dispatched in total in the convoys
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but one in eight never made it back britain lost three thousand men in what was known as the most hostile theater of world war two the waters so cold that falling in meant almost certain death yet those behind the mission never ordered the men it sent john received medals for other campaigns the fourteen but he's still missing of the one that matters most a large field discussed it while being trained i mean there's only a few of us left now. a more well into our it is. not frightened now and i mean come on this way i know. someone we did i didn't say i got lent pacific defense medal i've got all the campaign the campaigns are been in play over them only five to one of an english.
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medal for their ration cards but that could soon change prime minister david cameron's finally ordered the medals review after years of campaigning from veterans they haven't been on it so far because of bureaucratic red tape limiting war heroes to one medal per campaign medal rules also mean a stint on the convoys wasn't long enough to meet the six month minimum and impossible targets given the extreme conditions of the arctic this is gusting and to my mind here the fact that it's been it's taking so long is really heartbreaking because over the years we've been campaigning for this medal many many of these veterans have and have now passed away and the absolute tragedy if this would be if we do get to a situation where the medal really remains the barriers and the uptick with actions are allowed that medal and there are none of them alive to receive any of the sixty six and a half thousand men who sailed on the arctic convoys just two hundred remain like john they've just been offered another medal by russian government for ever in debt
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to this service on top of the two it's already awarded to john will find out in september if he is to finally receive what he really wants but for other aging war heroes like him it could be too little too late either bennett's r.t. london. now r.t. is coming to life in the heart of moscow is good to have you with us today we are going straight to breaking news here on the program in indonesia are searching for a russian built sukhoi superjet one hundred plane which has lost contact with the port support of there were forty four people on board the plane which has yet to go into service had been on a demonstration tour to a number of countries that have been returning to an airport when contact was lost we will bring you more on the story on this breaking news as soon as we get it here on are today. now ukraine's jailed former prime minister
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yulia timoshenko has been moved from prison to a local hospital the opposition leader had been on a hunger strike for nineteen days claiming abuse in an earlier attempt to move a concern over her treatment has caused diplomatic tension with ukraine postponing a regional e.u. summit after several states pulled out in protest with the latest from kiev is r.t. is i like to ski. huge emotional ukraine's former prime minister now serving seven years in prison for abuse of power has been transferred to a clinic where she will be observed her spinal hemorrhage which has been reported for the last several months will be observed by a german doctor she insisted that this must be a german doctor and that no ukrainian doctor will have access to her treatment now certainly this comes after a great deal of controversy surrounding this little eyes ation of tymoshenko in fact on april the twentieth she was meant to be transferred to a hospital but back then she claimed the prison guards physically abused her punch
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ernest almost landed several punches on her body and the photos of her bruises were made public on the internet now we understand that she has finally agreed for this treatment for how long this will last and whether the doctors would be able to finally cue her off for spinal which is certainly remains unknown but definitely this is a big development in the story well those physical abuse the report the physical abuse by prison guards on timoshenko certainly cause lots of controversy abroad with some politicians on the highest levels and european countries saying that they will boycott the year which went to twelve football championship which is starting in a little more than a month from now and those politicians who did the german chancellor angela merkel the highest ranking politicians in the netherlands in the czech republic in germany so it is unclear whether whether this development in the story whether the fact of hospitalisation will ease the tension whether those politicians who are willing to boycott the euro twenty twelve will decide to come here eventually but certainly
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this is something of a big step forward in this story because for up to this moment. the authorities have been saying that they will not allow you to machine go to be treated by any foreign doctors on the ukrainian soil or anywhere abroad we even heard an offer from. which you have to michigan treated in russia but the authorities in ukraine denounce that such possibility could even happen so certainly we waiting to see for any reactions from europe but hopefully most of the politicians will change their opinion and will be able to come to the euro twenty twelve period in month time. parties alexia reporting right there from kiev now it's of letting me of putin settles into his role back at the top of russian politics groups of opposition activists have continued their isolated walks and sit ins across the center of moscow they've been going on now for the past three days protesters have joined a sanctioned communist rally in the city and marching along with them at the scene
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azziz jacob graves. officially this rally has been tired of the company's party of course it has got a story about boxing champion of the great victories so here and here but it also is a very normal day party with our first woman being standing against the do more let since it's a place back in this time by ms allegations of the total fraud and then of the only ones who do this are those in the crowd at the moment so using the state of the science in running a correspondingly already i go so close charlie among those who are right women soldiers associated for free and fair elections have a sleep out there that's partly because i've been struggling on the back of the presidential elections in march to bring together a number around and i've watched it all so i won't see seems to be shown on that
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because that is principally against a you know gratian of blood i'm a person as president it's something i stood against for a while now we have seen the stage in these talks they say it was just yesterday but people amassed near a local square in central moscow and therefore any political slogans is this risk arrest these are sites and demonstrations that what they do is they see unlike other mass now the number rests on the back of this two hundred is the official figure for just yesterday alone although protesters put the figure much higher than that you know among them they have so the head of the left from the left front government he has been detained on a number of occasions he stood attention and he say he may go on hunger strike also alexina bounty anticorruption for you know for someone who's not a few people very active and we think you know you guys you know say see why yes he has feet now speaking to some of those in the crowd associated with the what
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removal for free and fair elect. it seems they want this right to do to another and again this cat and mouse game with police they sit down and if they get moved and they go elsewhere over this action comes on the back of quite a markedly violent demonstration that took place on sunday just ahead of the inauguration of that of a person as president that's still clashes between police and protesters injuries being sustained on both sides with the high level of the rest of the protesters and police saying that some of the demonstrators were quite fun and i you know as they try to rip off their right. this is r.t. back to our breaking news for you this hour reports that contact has been lost with a russian built super jet aircraft. and now joins us live on the program with more details on this developing breaking news situation tom good to see you what else do you know about this that we haven't already covered here. well the jet was on its
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way back to an airfield in indonesia as part of the demo tours it was making of a number of asian and southeast asian countries the last minutes the lot of the flight that we know about the jet reportedly asked for a lowering of its altitude it was an amount in this region that permission was granted and then shortly afterwards in a very mountainous area of indonesia with one mountain over six thousand feet the plane disappeared off the radar that's all that's known at the moment the search is out to try and find what may have happened to the plane the soakaway one hundred superjet was part of a revamping of the russian aircraft industry and it was a flagship model to try and sell to many new markets it was russia's first fly by wire plane a very modern model that was hoped to try and break into a very competitive world market forty four people were on board the whereabouts of those people on the plane are currently are known as are what may have happened to
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this aircraft all right out is our tom bottom there live for us in moscow thank you . for at a quarter past the hour here in moscow a bomb has detonated in syria just moments after a u.n. observers team which included the bodies chief monitor passed by six soldiers a squad in the convoy were said to be an injured it comes after envoy kofi annan said damascus was failing to hold the violence and war is peace plan is the last chance for the country to avoid civil war with details of syria's response artie's guy in a chicken. we've heard the syrian ambassador to the united nations say that a number of regional powers are sponsoring terror in syria to undermine kofi annan . he said the syrian government remains committed to the plan but it faces a surge of terrorist attacks including suicide bombings. d.v.d. and said it has the confessions of dozens of individuals involved in terrorist
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activities upon the order of thirty countries here's what he said these terrorists did not come into syria. by using parachutes. they came into syria through the syrian borders with the neighboring countries so it's not a secret anymore who is behind these groups the. who are giving orders and try to work through these terrorist. leave. he also accused turkey of harboring armed groups which are infiltrating syria committing crimes and returning back to turkey because syrian ambassador said what also undermines kofi annan his plan is the inflow of arms into syria now both the syrian ambassador to the u.n. and even the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. noted that there has been a decrease of violence in syria but the international envoy kofi annan said there
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is still a profound concern that syria is descending into full on civil war up to one hundred international observers are already working there the only said the number will reach three hundred by the end of the month so there's going to be more eyes on the ground as of now he said and i'm going to i'm going to quote here there have been worrying episodes of violence by the government but we have also seen attacks against government forces troops and installations it's very interesting how the u.s. ambassador susan rice responded to the claims made by the syrian ambassador she brushed off the question about terrorists and then she went on talking about those who took up arms to fight for their rights a very dubious question arises here is it an attempt to justify violence on one side while. the other being exclusively the syrian government susan rice confirmed it in a way with her latest statement by putting all responsibility in the hands of the syrian government and never not once mentioning the armed groups in the opposition
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with this regard and that despite the fact that the u.s. has accepted kofi annan plan which addresses all sides of the conflict not just the syrian government. right there in just a moment the world update but for now israel's politicians have voided the need for early elections after the ruling coalition announced it had struck a surprise deal with the opposition party but the country's military leadership still isn't seeing eye to eye with lawmakers accusing them of being hysterical over the perceived threat of iran policy takes a closer look usually it's all secret service that's eavesdropping on others this time it was the other way around in what was supposed to be a closed form in the form of security chief was caught saying this maybe i'm seeing very difficult things i don't believe in the prime minister and not in the defense minister i've seen them from up close they are not people that i trust to lead the state of israel into in advance of this magnitude the strongest criticism so far
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from someone in the know putting the growing rift between israel's political and military might over whether or not a techie ran out into the open. it's more. maybe not polite but i prefer them in the sense of the sense of those who speak the truth. well i think what we're seeing first is that this government doesn't really engage with the country as a whole this hasn't been a public discussion as to whether israel should launch a strike against iran and there's also a feeling that within the government itself it's only barak committed the of themselves who are making these decisions has been no why did among the smaller security cabinet or even the why to copulate the israeli politicians are near hysterical when it comes to iran and they've more than hinted at a military strike is under consideration were determined to prevent iran from
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developing nuclear weapons we leave all options on the table. and containment is definitely not an option. section in life. yet. even. if. it is. for the first time ever the head of the israeli army while still in office has broken rank and thrown doubt on with iran is in fact planning to go nuclear iran is going step by step to the place where it will be able to decide whether to manufacture a nuclear bomb it hasn't yet decided whether to go the extra mile but will israel go the extra mile and decide to bomb iran until. the military or the security establishment the stalk the government and its almost
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all of the leaders of all the military and security establishments were replaced recently the question is what will their presence establishments say and will be on subi supported by the government will make a divide between the two sides even deeper the temperature is rising ahead of nuclear talks slated to happen later this month in baghdad but also on this point there's disagreement with intel of is in a circle some high ranking israeli officials say pressure against iran is bearing fruit one is also official line is that it won't be can't buy negotiations policy r.t. television. in just a moment we'll get back to our breaking news on r.t. about a missing airliner somewhere near jakarta and more on that in just a sec for now though where we'll start with venezuela for the world update the clashes have erupted in a venezuelan jail between inmates and troops the prisoners opened fire on guards who then responded with tear gas riot follows the government's decision to close
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the prison over recent. complaints of overcrowding at least eight were injured including the relatives of some of the inmates who had gathered outside. the would be suicide attacker and for all the airline bomb plot was reportedly a double agent all along a cia operative who is said to have in full traitor al qaeda in yemen and expose the plan a bomb concealed in underwear was meant to have blown a u.s. airliner from the skies on the first anniversary of osama bin laden's death a similar scheme was used in december two thousand and nine but failed when the explosives did not detonate properly. are back to our breaking news this hour here on our reports that contact has been lost with a russian built sukhoi superjet aircraft. joins us on the program with more on this developing story tom can you enlighten us what exactly do we know so far.
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well. the jet was returning to an indonesian airfield it was over a very mountainous area when the in the last moments of the flight the pilots were reported to have asked to lower their altitude from ten thousand down to six thousand feet that was granted they were in the process of turning and of lowering altitude when the plane disappeared from the radar it was a very mountainous area and all four of these at the airport now say that the plane would now have run out of fuel it's on know the whereabouts of the plane the one hundred super jet was an attempt to try and rebound the russian aircraft industry is a very new model it's been marketed in a very competitive place and this aircraft was on the demo top of lots of asian and southeast asian countries that had already been to pakistan and my own mark some of those prospectively countries looking at placing orders however the feet the fate
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of this aircraft is currently unknown and the search has started to try and find what may have happened to the second or i to art is our top button there with the latest on the breaking news of a missing russian airliner somewhere near jakarta tom barton thank you. now tens of millions of pounds of u.k. aid money has been spend forcibly sterilizing indian women many have died being mistreated causing outrage from those who suspect britain simply wants to curb the country's population for tyria motives. has the details of this controversial program. they've on t.v. a twenty five year old mother of three is living in one of india's poorest states just a few months ago she went for an operation to be sterilized unable to afford or access other forms of birth control baby thought the operation would help her family but it went terribly wrong to. give the game consciousness around twelve or
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one in the night i was made to lie down on a bench i was bleeding heavily on that day i came home without being given any medicine. as mandated by the indian government and its attempt to curb india's growing population around a million women from the region are sterilized every year she says around eighty women were operated on at the school in just three hours in january after mr liz ation camp took place at the school the police raided the offices of a local ngo and allegedly found video that proves that mistreatment of these women a new report also shows that many of the n.g.o.s the indian government uses to run sterilization camps are actually being funded with aid money from the u.k. . britain has donated millions of pounds to india since two thousand and five to fund sterilizations a newly released documents shows that the u.k. is interested in reducing india's population to cut down greenhouse gases and combat global warming. smooths of this.
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moves of. good news so to guard my moods your own greenhouse emissions through excessive use of it ngugi you see that the poor. guesses this is to be unacceptable. woman who having more than it's a reality that anger is women's rights advocates who are determined to stop improper sterilization they say. doctors are under pressure to fill quotas and get bonuses for reaching them but many women are rounded up without proper knowledge of what is going on and are operated on in horrific conditions some have even died from excessive bleeding after the operation they do believe the. need to live so that it begins as a skeptic something societies that would look at
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a lot like that even for four days after four days they're supposed to be sick and . nobody calls that one up is dead while the campaign is far from over one message here is clear that britain should stay out of this baby will never forget what happened to her that day. and i still suffer from pain and discomfort now there's clotting and a lump has formed i'm unable to do any work for the government its job is done another woman who won't add to india's burgeoning population but for the dehumanizing experience has left her feeling more of a number than a citizen preassure either r.t. bihar india. oh i do stay with us here on out in just a moment i will update you on our top story. the.
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culture is that so much in a moment taxpayers' money lending institution is it has a lot of people at area turning to the russian presidency for the third time but a mere putin has pledged to unify the country and continue reforms to expand the economy. is he.
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in the. same. wealthy british style holds a spot on the right of. the british. markets why not scandal. find out what's really happening to the global economy in cars a report on r g.

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