the headlines this hour an artsy e.u. officials seek to reassure people that the. presidency is costing lives but there are signs that the damage to public trust has already been done. since it has been shown that there are people who have unfortunately died after getting vaccinated it seemed the risk is low in their best interest i think we don't know what to trust between the dark. germany reveals plans for talks with moscow by russia. as long as it gets approval from the e.u. . a feud is brewing between turkey and
the e.u. after the blocks commission chief was not a. bus. carrying 2 russians and the american. with the international space station just days before the 60th anniversary of the 1st manned space flight. just after 5 pm on friday here at moscow this is the international a very warm welcome to you. we saw the program in europe where governments are split on whether to restrict the use of the. job on thursday the european commission warned that without a unified response public confidence in an occupation could falter so we hit the streets of paris for reaction. to deal with it's confusing yes because to say that
the laws change from one country to another while the product is the same we wonder on which study they are based those who had complications were rather young so they said let's stop it for the young but not for the old well i mean it's weird their management of the thing is not clear. for me there is a risk since it has been shown that there are people who have unfortunately died after getting vaccinated it is important to get out of this health crisis and therefore we have to weigh the benefits and the risks of saying the risk is low in their best interest i think so they are never going to say that the risk is high and so that's right that doesn't surprise me confusing there is a bit of confusion we don't know what to trust so i feel a bit of the dark concerns over a potential link between astra zeneca and rare blood clots is exposing the latest divisions within the e.u. after the book's agency that evaluates in supervises medicinal products may once
again said the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks but saying that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect not although we're convinced that measures have been taken it's eerie in spain of joined ranks with germany deciding to limit the job to those who are over the age of 60 belgium has followed suit with province now only recommending astra zeneca for those over $55.00 but those difference is a causing a headache for brussels it's worried that without a common policy towards astra zeneca trust in vaccinations could be the route it commissioner he just as its member states to ask experts to work with came up to the hokie coherent approach across the region through their guidance and analysis the issue of the 6 truly important we want to avoid. force of 6 nations however it
may be that this ship has already sailed here in front there have been reports of people not turning up but they could be vaccination if it's astra zeneca and confusion over who should and who shouldn't have it is right there is also a question to be lost about why certain countries are making unilateral decisions against evolution of the may you know what certain may be simple the head of germany's vaccine commission said the a.m.a. evaluates vaccines based on what's of benefit to all in the e.u. individual countries though can be more picky in germany we have a slightly different situation because we're not so dependent on the astra zeneca vaccine and we can postpone vaccines and thereby achieve the same effect but in the end we still have the risk of these serious side effects in a certain age group over in the u.k.
a new restrictions on astra zeneca or even tighter than those that have been taken by the european neighbors the previously the u.k. dismissed questions raised about the jab now the government committee is recommending that healthy people 30 are provided with a different fact seeing adults who are age 18 to 29 years old should be offered an alternative covert night in fact seen in preference to the extra zeneca vaccine regulators are now would find using that astra zeneca provides another update on possible side effects and while for some the idea that they have a toy any chance of developing a fatal blood clot may be too much others say that they will gladly take the risk in the beads to put an end to the current nightmare so all of the will be out see paris so germany's health minister has announced the country is now in talks to buy the sputnik the shock from russia once the vaccine has approval mr spann expects
deliveries as soon as possible more on the story now here's our correspondent peter on. well what we are seeing is the early stages of talks between germany and the russian direct investment fund for the for berlin buying doses of the sputnik the vaccine these talks were called firmed by health minister yen spahn on thursday. the e.u. has said that the sputnik vaccine will not be part of the joint procurement programme for vaccines that system this all for $11.00 for all system of the e.u. commission buy is in vaccines and then it distributes them so what this is seen is germany take an independent route in which they are looking to to buy the sputnik vaccine we've heard time and time again from angola merkel that she was keen to use the sputnik the vaccine once it gets the emmy approval and certainly that is what we heard from the end spawn again on thursday saying that once the european
medicines agency give sputnik the the green light germany is more than happy to use it the announcement from the end spun that germany as they could treat would be in negotiations to buy sputnik became shortly after market zada who's the leader of the state of bavaria said that the variac had agreed what he called a preliminary deal with russia to buy 2 and a half 1000000 doses of the sputnik vaccine you know we're doing to give sputnik it's approved in europe then bavaria will receive additional vaccine doses so i think it's 2500000 doses probably in july through this company that is operating in bavaria to then once again increase the additional capacity for vaccinations. while looking at the reception to the sputnik vaccine here in germany it's pretty positive you go of polling shows 55 percent of germans say they'd be more than happy to take a sputnik jab politicians and local leaders as well also on the side with getting
the sputnik the vaccine into the arsenal that germany can use against the corona virus we vaccinate vaccinate vaccinate but when we need is the quantity and that's why the german government should finally sign contracts for sputnik they should do their homework. every available vaccine has to be used russia is a great land of science and i don't have the slightest doubt that scientists there are capable of producing an effect of facts ian not everybody is as positive as stefan viol who is the leader of the state of lower saxony said that his state wouldn't be entering into any side deals like that very or done saying they would stick to the agreement that had been agreed with the european union also there was an air of caution from un spahn the health minister announced that these talks were going on to buy sputnik he said that it's never mind any debate about whether germany should buy the code but not could all well prove to be
a mirage because what was important was whether germany could receive doses of the job in the next 2 to 5 months because if they can't they already have deals in place that would provide germany with what they see is enough maxine's to vaccinate their population what they need is these jobs in the immediate time for in an immediate timeframe in order to get them into people's arms straight away the sputnik vaccine from its phase trials its face 3 trials receive just over 91 percent effective rate against the covert 19 vaccine that was according to statistics that were published in the lancet medical journal. well meantime san marino is set to become the 1st nation of western europe to use sport nuvi is its primary vaccine the microbe state which is within italy has just received another 37000 doses of the russian vaccine and one senior official told us why they turned
to moscow. ok we thought our daughter's fed up we face a delayed to supply of the 1st doses of the pfizer vaccine which were covered by protocol agreements but when. the pen demick forced us to session or other solutions on the market through cooperation with the russian direct investment fund we managed to pare new doses of this politically vaccine and start our vaccination campaign vex nations are now primarily being carried out with sputnik the. we had an opportunity to receive scientific proof that this is a good and reliable vaccine and this is also confirmed by our own internal research of antibodies which measures safety and efficiency of the up to date we have had absolutely no problems some minor reactions we have detected to comply with standard reactions to mean a station which include low grade fever chills and so on right now we have no
problems with san marino hopes to initially boost its vaccination campaign and bring it to a close by the end of may. home to around 34000 people and most adults are lining up for the job the ministers tell us they've been working well with with moscow. we are definitely happy with the vaccine and are surprised at how good our cooperation with the russian fund has been we saw the professionalism of the fun's workers and their willingness to help as well as quick supplies of the chaps it has been a very good experience of cooperation and i hope we will do it again in the course of future vaccination campaigns. of course our flight to gives coronavirus has some particularities because we're a small states with limited resources our health system has limited capabilities to confront the situation caused by this is where it's crucial for us to immunize our population as soon as possible when we thought there are existing vaccines on the european market is limited which complicated the start of our vaccination campaign
we decided to contact the russian direct investment fund regarding sputnik the. the european medicines agency is still considering whether to approve the russian vaccine process and go on to war for several months now already and one former italian m.p. told us the regulator needs to act faster. i think that europe is the jewel matcher to give india out through asia. can you get a political point of view of jesus to be that you do and then that point of view i referred to being that it is not so important because or even. if you were a commercial reason it would be to all of the it is a very bad i know that a wheel a speed up but in case they do not. do that anyway our government is that governments should go along and choose what they want. the passions
are running high between turkey and the e.u. ankara has summoned the italian ambassador off of the country's prime minister called president of the one a dictator and it all started with a very public and highly embarrassing mishap over seating will because joining us in the studio to break this down for us hi it's good to see you so my goodness allegations of chauvinism are being bandied about turkey says it's all an honest mistake you've just got to remind us exactly what rory well if i was to teach you a lesson of diplomacy modern diplomacy so to say in 2021 i'd tell you rory when you are inviting high ranking guests please stay away from using sofas stick to the regular chairs please this is the state of diplomacy we are having right now some are calling it a circus already some are calling it absolute absurdity because it's all the chairs
fall or rather or so for this whole scandal has already been dubbed sofa gate that something that began this tuesday there was a high ranking meeting between the most senior e.u. officials and the most senior turkish officials the head of the european commission and the president of the european council went to turkey. to meet the president and the ministers there but for some reason for their lane there was no chair so she had to sit on a sofa right across from the turkish foreign minister and according to diplomatic protocol he holds a lower rank and she does and then boom that's how the scandal began and now the european parliament is demanding public debate to get to the bottom of this situation but then i can tell you that the harshest reaction came from italy and its prime minister and this is exactly what mario draghi said. i
absolutely do not agree with no one's behavior and i was very sorry for the humiliation the european commission president under lane had to suffer let's call them what they are dictators with whom one nonetheless has to coordinate. dictators wow no surprise turkey wasn't happy with that at all there was outrage and almost immediately like you said the italian ambassador was asked to show up at the turkish foreign ministry for a very serious conversation but regarding the sofa again on turkey saying that the meeting was held according to protocol no violations. stumble. through turkey especially in meetings held in turkey applies the protocol that is in line with international protocol rules as well as world renowned turkish hospitality traditions always extremely accusations against turkey within the
framework of the importance we give to women and other issues. but rory let's go back to brussels because what's even more ridiculous such high ranking officials as the president of the european council they were asked to explain themselves why he didn't stand up for his e.u. colleague well here is what the answer was. i was convinced that any reaction among the commons could be perceived as lism there was a risk of provoking an even more serious incident which would reduce the already fragile challenge of having listening to the relations with turkey. well as we just heard the chances of good relations are already fragile so i guess sofa aside what was the actual purpose of this meeting in ankara warry don't giggle because the actual purpose was to mend ties between turkey and the so this is where it all
began and how it's gotten even worse i mean. over the last decade or so the relations between turkey and the word difficult but then you see the 2 top sides decide to come together see what they can try and do about it and then come so for gate yes of course there are difficult issues like issues of migration border control customs arrangements and they were expecting to discuss these kind of things and possibly build new bridges overcome does the disagreements and it looks like what they'll have to do now is sort out so for gate instead of all that . thank you. and you a 3 man crew has just arrived at the international space station soyuz rocket dr few hours ago after a flight straight from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan so to russians all know it's a pita to put off most and then the american is
a valid they have not so they're all now all the little space station during that time there they'll be overseeing the arrival of a new lab module named science the soyuz spacecraft of the trio sent the trio to space was named after the 1st human in space yuri gagarin and decorated with his portrait constantino rushkoff was at the launch site as the crew took off. you can go into iraq with the war if that means to it's not just injuries or the firing and the rocket is going to. take you to. wow i mean we had amazing sight to see and everyone here at this viewing area are
thrilled to see the rugged heading into space but i got to tell you something there are a new 3 people on earth there are more focused than the crew on board that saw use rocket because the 1st 10 minutes after takeoff are considered to be the most dangerous of their entire 6 or even 10 month stay in space now let me tell you few words about the crew so this time we have 2 russian cosmonauts 11 of the skin peter do broth and then one american astronaut mark bundy hey despite investing heavily in space x.'s dragon program the united states and nasa are still dependent on russia and pays the country to sand their astronauts into space earlier today they follow the same traditional route that each cosmina takes while ed baikonur 1st they left the hotel to the famous soviet song usually this is a very emotional moment because this is when family members get to say their final good bye bye to the cosmos before they leave our planet but these time they were not even allowed to come to the cause of
a job because of the pandemic and for the 1st time in history the traditional press conference with the crewmembers was held without us without media presence online only also because of the safety reasons but we were managed to pass our questions to the crew members anyway and. from one hand i very much like a families from relatives and friends to be here to at least. with them through the glass so they could see our lives when the other one the notes here makes me a little relieved because the situation is still difficult everywhere and i would not want to risk that because we can safely fly on to do a job without worrying that something happened to them here when we are all having to deal with the challenges associated with covert i just feel very fortunate that i have loved ones like my family and friends. even though they can't be here they're still able to communicate with me and share their support both main and backup crews were vaccinated in advance of the american stigma dearness shots while
the russian state sputnik the bottom line is that at this point no one wants to lead covert which has cost a lot of trouble on earth and to space now of course this launch comes at the 60th anniversary of yuri gagarin's flight which made him 1st ever human in space and this date april 12th is going to be widely celebrated across russia anyway you know this place baikonur where yuri gagarin journey started is by far the most the bast place to feel this connection with the history of space exploration which as you just saw is still unfolding. so indeed the rocket did take off from the same side from where the soviet cosmonaut yuri gagarin made history it was the morning of the 12th of april 961 is full stop one craft took off so filling the earth for 108 minutes the fibroid an instant fame and 6 decades later his name lives on.
now mission used to be the last and cosmonauts soul minutes before they blasted off from a to the star he says to this day he still remains anxious. i'm head of department of the list of transport launch equipment to buy i can offer 12 years now the 1st 4 years i was an engineer on the launch team i took part in many crew launches when i started working with the cosmonauts they seem to be more nervous than everyone else worrying that everything went world even after 12 years the nervousness is still there it never goes away the duty of care is always there but it's not so apparent with time because you become more experienced and you know what to do and how to approach situations as for the cosmonauts they're always include mood they're always smiling especially if there are foreigners among the crew you always passes with jokes and laughter no panic of the operations crew the last people to walk the cosmonauts from ground 0 to the spacecraft and wave them goodbye because men also
in a good way because they've been honored to travel to space and carry out experiments serving our country. the latest flight to the ice as continuous and enduring tie up between the world's leading space powers russia and the us which has gone on regardless of political differences we heard from ken about our socks a former nasa astronaut he gave us his views on that cooperation garren anniversary . we have a great working relationship with their russian counterparts we love working with them we've worked together for a long time now we know each other's weaknesses we know each other's strengths you know and just like in any any friendship sometimes you don't agree about things that happens and and then we have this great way of working through those types of disagreements we talk to each other we try to convince each other one way or the other and we find a good resolution to the problem. i'm so proud to have been able to be here in kazakhstan and see the launch pad were
a year you could car and launched it was a wonderful experience you know that 1st step must have been a ferry ferry hard. imagine but it's also hard to take next steps right sometimes on a journey it's the most important step to starting but then it's hard to do each step after step after step after step and we're in that process now and it's great to have partners to work with us we support each other as we keep each other going down the road so that we can go further and further out into space together. as we gear up for the historic anniversary of the 1st up manned space flight we'll have special coverage for you over the coming days. it is all of the international russia's foreign ministry has warned against the use
of force in ukraine southeast this comes as fears are raised that a military buildup on the border may lead to an escalation in hostilities more on the story now with r.t. is donald quarter. we just heard from russia's foreign ministry that kiev is creating hysteria around an imaginary russian threat near the conflict zone of don bos it comes after ukraine has built up its own military forces on its line of contact with the self-proclaimed people's republic's done yet scuttle guns take a listen to the spokeswoman from the russian foreign ministry of and see what she has to say about it. even if you live in de lucia of the possibility of the military solution to the conflict in the southeast of the country on the troops and equipment being drawn in there and she steered by the mythical russian threat isn't actively whipped out in the media is the heart of also mentioned that the military drills that are taking place in russia on its border of near the conflict zone are not being conducted on the scale any larger than what we've seen over the past
several years now this is likely a response to accusations by nato of quote large scale russian military operations there now we also heard from a kremlin press release that there was a meeting between them or putin and the german chancellor angela merkel apparently both leaders are quite uncertain about the situation with putin laying the blame for the recent escalations on kiev's recent provocative actions at the line of contact and also said that direct communication is necessary with on yet skin lugansk and that there are special status should be legalized moscow and berlin all did agree though that negotiations need to be intensified and this kind of talk of resolution is something that is really a welcome change to the tension we've been seeing over the past several weeks what with joe biden promising unwavering support to kiev and russia saying it will protect its people in the event of an all out military assault by kiev against the people's republic so this may be may very well be and an escalation of tension that
we're seeing in this armed conflict in done by us. news coming out of the u.k. today the husband of queen elizabeth the 2nd prince philip has passed away at the. age of 99 years 2 months short of his centenary a people have been gathering outside windsor castle all day for the role of residence where prince philip died this morning 3 weeks off of being discharged from hospital that you could have ever had undergone treatment for an infection and a heart procedure although the exact cause of death has not been disclosed a people are leaving flowers at the entrance to windsor castle and buckingham palace meanwhile tributes flowing in from around the world the russian president vladimir putin sent a telegram to queen elizabeth expressing his deep condolences over the passing of her husband philip had been the queen's partner since 1947 and is the longest serving console in the country's history and the prince retired from rural judi's just 4 years ago but he had been suffering failing health since then.
well 1st they came for the gas guzzlers then plastic straws then it was your cutlery now they're literally coming for children's dreams the mayor of the french studio has literally warned quote kids shouldn't even dream of flying and she then scrapped funding for the aviation clubs. she tossed on her bomber jacket hit the runway and had a chat with a flight instructor and examiner. how are the show you willing to sacrifice to save the world air travel is a major contributor to climate change that's a fun book and told us to give it up and now a green mare in france has told kids to flood what about flying.
their young environmentalist mare over the french city of what is here a one. has said that kids should give up their dream of flying in france of all places the whole we were mad last the birthplace of the creator of the little prince and twang to scientific super leave leo and all alone cournoyer who is 31 years old has said and i quote we must protect the children from some dreams sadly aviation must no longer be part of the dreams of the children of today and then she went and slashed government funding through the local flight clubs in her area because in her opinion government money shouldn't be spent on a sport that has a carbon footprint so i'm off to meet a flight instructor and examiner edgy law to find out what he thinks about the idea
of stuffing flying this french mad this french politician has said children shouldn't even dream of fly. without as everybody knows you still can come short form from a crucial point of your own in $25.00 in one hour in russia has more pollution than the whole of the g.i. for a small aircraft so the m 25 being the big ring road as a means to keep where you have international viewers seems to be green right around us a little london so that's more pollution and one of our what we have e.g. i carry it for you ok ga be your new id.