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someone was supposed to, but i the the us on vales, the possibility of another round of sanctions against russia just 4 days after that putin biden's summit in geneva. the mound, in spite of the optimistic messages from both died also in the stories that shape the weak moscow sets a grim record of the daily number of covert 19 cases, swords to an all time high. the cities mirror has an onset rust of new measures and region of central. italy wants to welcome tourists who receive rushes. sputnik v, sharp. stop this. by the luck of approval. so far from the european medicines
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agency or regional counsellor spoke to r t. we all know works and therefore just ration of the european union policy towards the russian federation. devastating floods leave one person dead to missing on twisting for injured and southern rushes, crimea province authorities that clara states of emergency are correspondent reports from the region. so this is what some of the streets here and y'all look like right now. i mean, you can hardly call it even a street. you could probably take on the store and so on a canoe or something. i with the top story for the past 7 days and ride up to the moment developments to welcome to the weekly an rti. i'm in a new the u. s. government has said its drawing up yet another round of anti rushes
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sanctions. it's happening despite largely operate messages. having emerged from the biden summit, which took place just 4 days ago. russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman has condemned the move saying moscow will be forced to retaliate. we have always given a consistent response to legal actions of the united states. it is strange that some people in washington enjoy this obstacle course so much. american idealogues have revealed themselves. they need all of the fuss around supposed poisoning as a tool for solving the problems of their own non competitiveness. it is a surprise and you know, given this latest twist that we're seeing right now, it seems that you know, the relationship between russia and the us. they are not going to improve anytime soon. in fact, they can get even worse, because jack salad the u. s. national security advisor has just said on seen and that they are the biden's administration is preparing new sanctions against moscow
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. we are preparing another package of sanctions to apply in this case as well. we've shown all along the way that we're not going to pull our punches, whether it's on solar winds or elections interfering or no valley. when it comes to responding to russia's harmful activities, it will come as soon as we have develop the package is to ensure that we are getting the right targets. and when we do that, we will impose further sanctions with respect to chemical weapons. this comes on the heels of the geneva, somewhere between vladimir putin and joe biden, where they had their 1st face to face meeting since the american president took office. and you know, both sides hailed as talk as constructive and overall positive. and even though there were, there wasn't any major break through, at least it seemed that 2 leaders. we're committed to try to improve the poor state of the bilateral relationship between russia and the us. and which is just days after the summit, the senior american official announcing that they will prepare new,
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that they're going to prepare new sanctions and not just with regard to lexi and the valid. he also reaffirm that they will continue to impose several sanctions against companies that are related to the north stream to gas pipeline. so, you know, that's a stark contrast to how the russian side acted. after the summit in geneva, lab reputed, for instance, he obey defended joe, by no means allegations he's facing at home, that the u. s. president might not be in his best, physical or mental shape. you know, he's often seen not being able to read properly. probably teleprompter or you know, losing sense of direction but that are my food. and after this summer he basically talked joe biden, up, your billing, you could give mister and there was no hospitality on the country meeting was very constructive. our views differ on many issues, but i believe both sides have shown a willingness to understand each other and to bring on different positions close
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together. image that is being drawn by the media kind of low you into a full sense of security. but there's no reason for that whatsoever, because is a professional, and you've got to be very careful with him in order not to miss anything. he doesn't miss anything, i can assure you. so i can tell russian official policy maker. they can feel a bit confused after this about face jack sullivan, the u. s. the, the national security advisor. he talks about new anti russian, russian sanctions like, you know, the summit never happened. and you know, it is especially bizarre if, especially if you recall what the americans talk to for the summit. so they were talking about predictable and stable relationship between the us and russia. that's something they are seeking. and what they're doing right now after the summit, it doesn't necessarily falls under the category of predictability.
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well, let's welcome independent journalists, martin summers onto the program for his take martin, good to see you. what do you make of the timing of this? and it's been from jim sullivan, you know why grow up new sanctions? just days after the summer and also the exact day, the russian ambassador was reinstated in washington. well, i think it shows disarray. only us side. it was always going to be very difficult for boyden to make any kind of concessions, because there's a huge lobby inside the united states, based within the, the sort of security operators and the media who are determined to sabotage constructive relations between russia and the west. we know that provocations are organized under the heading of operation beluga. the russians will be very well aware that there's a constant attempt to undermine into relations. the same sean,
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this is sort of gets a frame. yes. it makes just common sense to talk to each other. so of course we've had the meeting last week, but i can't say on terribly surprised to see that the reiteration of little skeleton, which is now become endemic. well, after the geneva summit though, joe biden said, quote, it's inner interest to see the russian people do well economically. he also said it will take 3 to 6 months to assess whether the talks with boot. and whereas success could further sanction to undermine both of those goals then well, i'm sure it almost certainly would. and i think the fraction which you're pushing for a sanctions, they weren't very happy perhaps of the meeting took place. so therefore, they've carried out their machine nations in order to prevent anything positive coming out today. i mean, the obvious thing that they've picked up,
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or is the fact that the sanctions over around the milled stream to pipeline with somewhat lifted on a thinking, a sense not probably going to be completed now because the germans wanted to be completed. and the russians call really for joining them. but it's a very tricky situation. whatever the russians do, they're not going to get what they want. you know, they've tried space construction as they can, but they're up against, you know, some pretty died in the wall forces. yes. interesting so far us sanctions over them, the volley case, they've been quite limited. you've a few officials, a few state companies, small. the companies really blacklisted in march. do you think there's a reluctance in washington up the highest level to any real damage or is, is there as you're, as you're seeing an ideology from people within us establishment you know,
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pushing to and fro either way either. yeah. well, i think it's fairly clear that there's a huge struggle going on behind the scenes about what the direction of travel should be here. you know, in a, in your better circumstances. you've got a parliamentary election coming up in russia. and that would be an opportunity for russia to demonstrate its democratic cadet credentials for as i'm sure it will be a free and fair election. it's all, it's all intents and purposes where the wide spectrum of political positions represented. and of course, in a more stable world of the, regarded as an interesting thing that western politicians will be watching to see develop just as they watch elections and countries like germany. but if you asked the average person in the street, is there going to be an election in russia? they wouldn't know, because they just told every day the russians a dictatorship putin's a murderer. and of course, this kind of rhetoric traps even if they wanted to this kind of relentless rhetoric
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as trach, western politicians and diplomats in a, in a cul de sac. they don't seem to be able to answer martin much appreciate your time and your thoughts. thanks very much independent journalist martin summers live on r t q. well, presidents burton unbuttoned spoke for 3 and a half hours in geneva on wednesday on our team was there in switzerland following all the developments. here's a quick recap of how the day unfolded. the who's the i have no illusions following the meeting, the, the old or new that can't be any illusions at all by and said he didn't bay russia
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by the way. that was a joke. well, let's delve into the main takeaways from the day the leaders agreed to hold consultations on strategic stability and nuclear arms control. the also discuss the possible prisoner exchange agreed to return their respective ambassadors to their hostess. there was no breakthrough on cybersecurity though they agreed to start regular consultations on the issue, not as for stumbling blocks here, pertinent biding, raise, concerns about human rights in the other country. the also failed to come up with any concrete action plan for ukraine. as mentioned, our team was in geneva with peter and saskia. fronting our coverage long couple of weeks ago about high school that falls a round. of course the big russia us summit was building. now it's over, don,
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president biden, president putin, they sat down, they talked, i'm really the bottom line is look like ties between the 2 countries. up better today and really look like the best you can. hopefully we're never going to move mountains in terms of the problems that exist, but what we have seen at them say that they'll read ignite diplomatic relations, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not to say that, but at some point it's going to happen. we'll see a rushing in washington us, some of that back in moscow. the very basics of diplomacy when it comes to just how they viewed one another. we heard from joe biden saying that it wasn't ever going to be friendly really, but it was, it was positive, it was certainly positive. and we heard from me a person saying that it wasn't again, it wasn't context, the wasn't somebody school ring more points that we don't know when a profi the job wasn't to get one or someone out. it was sent pete to become and just been communication able to have an open frank dialogue to dissolve to in the
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future. and to do that without any hostility. and that's what we heard from your billing. mister, there was no hospitality on the country. our meeting was very constructive. our views differ on many issues, but i believe both sides have shown a willingness to understand each other and to bring our differing positions close together. there wasn't any, any strident action taken where we disagreed. i disagree, stated where it was, where he disagreed, he stated, but it was not done in a hyperbolic atmosphere. both presidents have now left. we watched both aeroplanes fly away. we've actually got a pretty good view and it comes to plain spot. i mean, i know the geneva runway, like no one else travel controls gotten nothing on may. the lucian 96 isn't blowing . 74704. now, i can see them from about 10 kilometers away out of new stream. but actually the security has been something so note, but for the soldiers,
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we sold the police. we saw the boat going mad on the lake. the storm set over the lake just behind us, your engine, even city, looking resplendent. it has been roasting, but i want to say it's pathetic fantasy absolutely perfect for the heated tubes. and i think they probably walk heated bite and himself gave him and that there were some things that he was not willing to negotiate through to moist. also, you know what, we have different views on this. we don't have to look i to i but we still have to protect our own people and protect global security. now course, the best person place to tell us everything about, especially president putin's press conference, was more at god who himself was literally in the hall. i believe he's got a chance to all president putin. a question himself. what would be difficult questions that vladimir putin face, that which joe barton had the good fortune to escape with questions about the opposition. vladimir putin pointed out the protesters and the rest of following the
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venture capital hills that they faced as much as 25 jail. you 5 years in jail for a political protest the year, but do budget said that there's new comparison to because they're criminal. but alexis, the bully, who was convicted in serving a 2 year sentence for the violation of his early release. so he was convicted by russian court, and vladimir putin here says that, you know, americans are comparing what happened the capitol hill to the treatment of election yvonne and saying there's nothing in common. but the nation is just, you know, by going on non systemic opposition. and the citizen you've mentioned, this person knew full well that he was violating russian law. and he knew for well that there was a warrant for his arrest. nevertheless, he came back to russia and he deliberately wanted to be arrested. so he did what he
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wanted to do. what else can we say here? one of the things both leaders agreed on is to barger buttons, was they need to be rules of the road. so that as a rule to how booth countries should behave in case they come into this agreement over something that the dispute your outside conflict, ab resolve them as a civilized partners. i would say fred's thoughts, but they need a framework of how to behave. and so that to happen, those countries need to be held equally accountable. it wouldn't do a foreign country gets away with doing something and the other doesn't feel bad and said phrase the who's quite disturb live. and he said, how would the united states feel if it was by the rest of the world as meddling in for an election? which much of the world sees the united states as do it. but in this rate, that meant to us, which is russia, is accused of being predictable. by the way,
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how is russia planning to j. vladimir putin odds the smog should 3rd story, he's given us. now, when you say the west believes that russian foreign policy is unpredictable, that will let me send the park back to you. the u. s. leaving the abm treaty in 2002 with absolutely unpredictable. what are they doing? it for that's undermine the basis of international stability in the area of strategic security. then withdrew from the i n f treaty in 2019. there's nothing stable about that. the open sky treaty withdrawal has nothing stable about it and almost nothing left. thank god. in the field, a strategic stability, mr. by taking a completely adequate decision to prolong the new start, treat for 5 years. and you know, if you take the situation with ukraine with crimea, that's where this all sounds right. what they will about endorsing the qu, they talk when the ex president, yanna covey agreed with all the demands of the opposition. he was basically ready
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to abandon power, undeclared, new election in about 3 months. no blood hills coolers needed that lead to known consequences. southeast of the country then crimea, and you think it's also predictably, no, i don't think so. what do we do at the end of the day? what happened here in geneva? these in touch summit was basically a trust building exercise. very few specifics with agreed upon, if any they agreed to talk about many things to work on, many things, but ultimately it is a trust exercise. it is about laying a foundation on which russia the united states can rebuild relations. i wouldn't say build on relations because there aren't much left to speak off there, there in taxes. whether it worked through a button says we'll find out within the year. but let's see results from the, from all the tool from all the agreements and for the criticism the both sides had
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for each other. but the message is, the preliminary. it was successful. i got to spend the day in the villa where hawks were taking place. this was billed as a heavy weight clash of the titans. perhaps we weren't expecting any major results, but certainly looking much between 2 political big guns. what they did say, both of them was that they talk to not just the president biden, the president, but joe biden demand, glad to meet the man when they agreed on things that they could cooperate on. they talked about those when they disagree. they made sure that both of their points were made as forcefully as they could. joe biden, the u. s. president saying while it was over record, it's unlikely that they're going to be embracing one another and swaying side to side anytime soon. i don't think he's looking for a cold war or the united states. i don't think it's true. but as i said to him, i said your generation of mind about 10 years apart, this is not
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a could by moment is used to say back in the sixty's. united states like less huggy love each other. but it's clearly not in anybody's interest. your countries are mine for us to be in a situation where we're in a new cold war living all know the russian region of crimea has declared a state of emergency amid severe flooding. that's left at least one person dead and $24.00 injured. almost 2000 people have been evacuated from their homes. ortiz eager sit down with reports from crimea. ah, with me. so this is what some of the street here and y'all look like right now. i mean, you can hardly call it even
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a street. you could probably take on the store until on a canoe or something. i mean, just walking around here is already a challenge. it's a challenge to keep your balance alone. in fact, on top of that, i can feel large boulders every once in a while, hitting my feet and legs. now speaking of the st, well, the ground floor of the residential buildings here are gone. there are no more. and this is obviously hugely distressing to the locals. so this is where the army and the emergency workers have focused their efforts right now. in 2016, this man's house was destroyed by fire. so we families started from scratch. the final touches had been made just days before the flood hit. it all happened all too fast. oh yes, a bucket. i have a dog and he start deducting strangely at 4 30 in the morning. so i took it outside my door saved us. the rain was so strong by 6 o'clock, the water had reached its banks. i will call my son and we started to stop the water from entering our home. but nothing could stop it. we could only grow about
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documents and not fit. we lost everything new. could you disaster like this has never happened before. i hope no one will ever have to go through. what we did is the tragedy was making our authority to help us to help the people, the emergency ministry and the army have had to join the efforts to deal with the aftermath of the flood. as a software, we are clearing the drainage system, removing debris from the flood, so the water drain away more quickly. efforts are aided by volunteers. in this school, even the little ones have come out to help to the best of their ability, stopping the special debate and that was completely loaded. rescue work is pumped out the water and we scooped out the salt and mont. now we are taken out of the furniture to see what we can to use. our children came to help asking us to give them a job. they carry out toys. we gave them simple jobs. so this is what
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a beach here normally looks like this time a year. but this is what it actually looks like right now. it was supposed to be the beginning of height to receive and, but obviously that will have to wait. now. i'm a good done of reporting from crimea. see, feel ahead. the russian capital is tightening its coven restrictions due to a spike in case numbers. we've got that story on more few. after the shortest of breaks. ah ah, ah, you'll media a reflection of reality? in a world transformed what will make you feel safer?
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moscow. her set a grim record in new cove infections registering more than $9000.00 cases in the 24 hour period. new restrictions are being brought in, including limiting non emergency medical care for on vaccinated patients are t's, live, drink, o can tell us more. less than 2 weeks ago, the numbers in moscow were plus $2900.00 cases. and there you have it this friday and new sad record of more than plus $9000.00 in a whole country like mexico for example. this figure is 2 times smaller. so what is going on? it looks like the new delta varian which are recreate with an is taking its toll on the russian capital. according to the mayor of moscow, almost 90 percent of the new infections in the city are the new delta variance. and
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because also we're going to see them, the delta strain spreads foster, and the worst thing about it is that the person needs strong immunity twice as many antibodies to resistance compared to the original hand viruses. so essentially we're going through the same thing again, but with more severe consequences, the government has come to the understanding that the pace of the vaccination has been very slow and now they are rushing to change that. now here's one of the ground breaking decisions, introduced by the medical authorities and the washing capital. in moscow, free non essential care in the hospitals will only be provided for those who have been vaccinated. everyone will still get the emergency treatment if it's required. if you are a patient with the cancer or with blood diseases, you will still get all the necessary treatment. but in other cases for non essential care, like i said, a jab will be required. patients have
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a weekend immune system for them could be 900, is especially dangerous. it is impossible to avoid all contact with them or to isolate them. all those who can have the job for special reasons will still be admitted to hospital and emergency medical care will be provided with the exception to everybody regardless of vaccination status. i campaign in the city to promote booster jabs will also begin in the near future at the moscow's mayor office announced mandatory vaccination for 60 percent of the staff in the service sector. so it looks like the russian capital is bracing itself for nothing less but a real vaccination boom. when vladimir approved as press secretary dmitri passcode was asked about what the kremlin makes of the new spikes and the measures, here's what the spokesperson replied. does get even worse and he tuition is due to 3 things, the absolute nihilism. that is people failure to comply with restrictions,
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the low vaccination rate and the slight nature of the virus. in the meantime, the existing anti covert measures in the russian capital have been extended till the end of june, namely, the closure of bars, restaurants and clubs during the night. and also a 3rd of staff members being required to work from home. in addition to that, the moscow mayor's office has also bad mass gatherings of over 1000 people. besides this dance floors and football fans, those will also have to be shut down for now. once again, i'd like to point out that so far, these are the measures that have been announced for the washing capital. this isn't on a federal level just yet, but we have received a warning from the authorities that all. busy of this could be extended to other regions of russia if that is required. so this is a possibility in the near future as well. a region of central italy wants to allow
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tourists who receive the russian sputnik v. cobit shot to visit the mark. a province is urging the government to open up the entire country to such travelers. we heard from the local counselor who came up with the initiative. most everyone knows the effectiveness of scrutiny on neighbor san marino was vaccinated with nick, but we are not supposed to allow citizens of san marino to into italy. now our region tends to open up to continue welcoming russians and we want to maintain relations with russia. we are friends with russia and we want to continue business in the tourism sector, russian citizens on tourists, even if the vaccinated cannot come to italy. and this is cause tremendous economic loss because italy attracts the loss of russian tourists each year. it comes a week after the european parliament gave final approval to the new digital certificate scheme for cobra. 1900. it includes data on pcr test antibodies and vaccination, but only for shots approved by the european medicines agency. so far,
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the regulator has approved for vaccines, russian, chinese or indian jobs are not among them go more, i'll see again, sees it's become a highly politicized issue. much you should know. my opinion decision is close to political reasons. and these are not medical reasons because the way it works and therefore it is probably a continuation of your opinions policy towards the russian federation. i have absolutely no sir, that we are protecting the interest of more k b. 2 of protects on the conflict with the interest european system will european citizens, but we are primarily residents of the market. and so we have our interest, especially in such absurd situations, like the one we're talking about. and that takes us right to the break back in 30 hope you control me then the.


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