government forces are currently battling terrorists nikki haley then at least a barrel of accusations against the government dollars. this is no ceasefire this is the assad regime for iran and russia continuing to wage war against their political opponents. last time i promise to count how many times the u.s. envoy would mention brush or during his statement i counted it's twenty two russian the rush rush rush rush rush rush in russian russian russia crushed russian russian russians and russian russian the russian the russian russia russia russia and the russians it was done for political purposes only and not as it can for civilians we spoke to an expert from damascus university who said civilians in kuta are living in dire conditions on vats what the un security council should be concerned about. we know that there is a question when we are defeating terrorism in the media before they will leave this
is the same story with these two bottles. we know from our experience a lot of evidence is a lot of be able to look at what happened with them with these terrorists they where the hostage is nothing but let me quickly hear the other side where is these western campaign why they are not to have been these people who are docked more than one week in a complaint that they are interested in. a diplomatic row between russia and the u.k. over the poisoning of a form of double agent continues to escalate on saturday moscow announced it would expel twenty three british diplomats in response to a similar move by the u.k. so because colin powell and his daughter were poisoned two weeks ago in the southern u.k. town of salzburg artie's jacqueline who got looks back at how the scandal has developed. in a span of less than a week u.k.
russia relations have been pushed to the point of an all out diplomatic war with no one looking ready to back down the screwball poisoning has created this massive divide between the two countries and despite the fact that the investigation is ongoing and scotland yard themselves have said that it may take weeks if not months to complete the politicians were much quicker it is highly likely that russia was responsible we do hold russia culpable culpable culpable for the attempted murder is cake is culpable our quarrel is with putin's kremlin and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision moscow was quick to bite back slamming the ultimatum put forward by theresa may and calling the claims shocking and unforgettable meanwhile one's voice has been echoed across the world very sad situation certainly looks like the russians with the idea that with high probability the traces lead to russia everything leads us to believe that it's indeed russia that was behind this attempted assassination leads us to believe high probability traces those terms are wearing thin on moscow whose requests for
evidence have been ignored when it comes to russia the proof doesn't have to be in the putting it seems. something by the way in the kind of smug sarcastic response that we've heard from the russians that to me but tokens that indicates their fundamental guilt. we've received very detailed information about this case which suggests that there is no other plausible alternative explanation. here track console spread has taken place against the backdrop of a reckless cut them off russian behavior much of the case against russia seems to hinge on the nerve agent in question called no we check but everyone seems to have forgotten that a former russian chemist who's accusing moscow of the attack himself published the formula in full in a book back in two. thousand and eight which is surely one of the reasons moscow
has demanded to be provided samples of the agent used to poison screwball and his daughter poisoned with a navi shop a military grade nerve agent of a type developed by russia. if britain is so confident that it was not a choke gas then that means they have the chemical formula samples and the ability to produce it we requested the russian government to provide an explanation by the end of tuesday the thirteenth of march on how this russian produce nerve agent could have been deployed in salisbury. they provided no credible explanation we're ready for open and constructive cooperation we don't speak the language of ultimatums and we won't allow anyone to speak to us this way and similar queries coming from jeremy corbyn in parliament were ruthlessly jeered and shot down by his fellow politicians has the prime minister taken the necessary steps under the chemical weapons convention how has she responded to the russian government's request for a sample has high resolution trace analysis been run and has that revealed any
evidence as to the location of its production all the identity of its perpetrators is a consensus across the back benches of this house a really sorry that the consensus does not go as far as the right honorable should . encourage you could have taken the opportunity as the u.k. government has done to condemn the culpability of russia. at this point london has ordered twenty three russian diplomats and their families to leave the u.k. suspended all high level contacts between the two countries and announced a partial boycott of the upcoming world cup for their part in moscow answered in kind when it comes to expelling diplomats shut down the british council and plans to close the british consulate in st petersburg and then of course we have more nations ready to impose sanctions in solidarity with the u k. against russia between flying accusations threats and diplomats being declared persona non grata
the question becomes when will this tit for tat and and who will be last standing this is a carefully constructed drama it's part of the propaganda campaign that is building building now for several years in order to justify the actions of nato britain the united states towards russia this is extraordinary you so you have an attempted murder. you have a crime scene and you have no evidence but you but you have not and neither do you have a motive why on earth would russia on the eve of the lexer and all the staging the the world the world cup want to destroy if you like its international law with which such a crime would make sense but there is plenty of motive on the other side russia being effectively pushed into a corner with these actors asia this is part of the propaganda campaign i can tell
you that i'm a journalist who spent almost all my career working in the mainstream in britain. and this this is a propaganda campaign promoted specifically in the media and make up my britain's top diplomat boris johnson has claimed that moscow is retaliatory measures will only harm russians themselves and leave them isolated while the russian ambassador to the u.k. has called for a strange in the standoff earlier before my german foreign minister. likened the script hollowed case to a lousy james bond film that's. it's almost like a spiral of mutual accusations and self-fulfilling insinuations see it all reminds me of a bad james bond movie each side is paranoid each side pursues its own conspiracy theories. as mentioned since the u.k. blame the kremlin for the incident london's allies have thrown their weight behind
their claim as well arty's ego does down off takes a closer look at some of the evidence being touted. russia these cells bury poison or everyone seems to have made up their minds and the u.k.'s foreign secretary was blodgett cool inventive stereotypes in its blatant russian this the nerve agent sends a signal to all who may be thinking of dissent in the intensifying repression of putin's russia nobody chalk the new noxious scare a nerve agent with obvious russian ness the chemicals even being featured in a t.v. spy thriller in a standoff between the u.k. agents and russians the show is marketed using the slogan diplomacy is overrated here it's live about something called love. because it was and it had to look at all through it. as a currency. to see.
your rational thought that if you're finding dr market force again we ought to be taking another tour for ourselves d.v.d. and cinema have made the secret service's poisoning people plot an international feature after all even the most british of all agents james bond has also found himself amid some talks and driven storylines. so are we having a case of blatant bone business here but this is of course all fiction it didn't happen in reality you avoid the culprits with the tainted record the one that stands out is the cia one of the key targets cuba has of late come undone t. fidel castro among the hundreds of alleged assassination attempts were cigars laced with poison and
a contaminated pen so could these cells prove poisoning be blatant american ness one could stretch this logic beyond any reason. say for example the u.k. has been honing its skills in the death by chemicals business since shakespeare's macbeth busted blatant englishness the cia james bond shakespeare one thing all of my theories have in common is an insane age of conspiracy we're not taking them seriously neither should anyone but when it comes to russia and proof well we've already heard the d.n.a. arguments in the election meddling scandal the story corps practices of the russians who typically almost genetically driven to co-opt. perpetrate international law is being substituted for hashtags ash tag russia did it as tag highly likely.
it is r.t. international polling stations have just opened in moscow for the country's presidential election but with russia's spread across eleven time zones in some regions the vote has already been in full swing for half a day now just a moment we can go live to call in bray and a dear a tutor from our special studio right in the heart of moscow.
because it is decision with our coverage of the russian presidential election live from red square in the heart. with capital now let's just get this out of the way early on the sun for you it's pushing minus twenty here in moscow right now but voting started a few minutes ago but think of the people in the very far east you know because for most minus thirty five seconds so we've got to be lucky have money so. we called in very lucky indeed and we've got front row seats we will bring you all the latest from the. election silence has been in effect since saturday meaning campaigning as well as news coverage of the candidates and then manifest. so until the polls close this evening we won't be able to tell you any more about those vying for the leadership of the world's biggest country but we can tell you a bios is the organization on the progress of the votes as it takes place nationwide now this year's election is being monitored by
a record number of foreign observers there are over fifty eight hundred registered for this election as well as more than one hundred forty thousand observers from within russia but you don't even need to be at the polls to see what is happening when you don't indeed you can watch the voting process from the comfort of your own as we please i'll say that just once as the vast majority of polling stations are equipped with cameras streaming everything online did i think we can take a look at a couple of them now if you doing any web watching this weekend let's show you some pictures now from polling stations from within moscow where we are from what i can see in a few election officials from the c.d.c. waiting for those first voters to stray because it is still early here it's only twenty past day there's only been voting for about twenty minutes or so be handed ballots and then heading to those booths in order to make their choice in this first round of the russian presidential election and we've been very lucky so you obviously do a lot of preparation on this ologies been working very hard before the election we spoke with people from all walks of life about their hopes had of the big events.
a lot of them were just such sleazy legion of the. old yet it was just a lot of elite league like the one in the city deal with the oblivious to their boots up to the field athletes are going to lose most of the game the dragons toward this but this feeder summerson on the most read of the political structure the specifics of that it might see if it actually stood out because if it did serve up an emphasis on the loose interest of the science i just going to. get all cynical and i would have the stories in the news i mean you must know some people are stressing about what to look at us and i started seeing some national story is that i'm thirty and some. of it would be shit now for some of them all because of the internet it's easy to assume.