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dare to ask in ah, pat lines right now here. what anti international vladimir putin arrives in india on only his 2nd trip abroad since the pandemic. and it comes just a day ahead of the president's plan video chat with joe biden. this with the message from joe biden to western media goes into overdrive with allegations of an imminent invasion of ukraine. europe in the grip of a winter of discontent over soaring energy prices, a group of monitoring fuel poverty warns that household heating bills and the u. k . could soon doubled and vaccination, a cooperation the only way to beat the pandemic. that's the warning from the president of the international federation of the red cross speaking to us here at
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odds heat in moscow. ah, well, it's a busy monday and that's how we like it here. what are you international? welcome to your headlines like from moscow. vladimir putin has now arrived in new delhi, where he and indian and prime minister never indra mowdy are holding a bilateral meeting. the 2 leaders are expected to exchange views on key international issues, including a joint work within the g 20 the bricks group. and also of course, i hope the shanghai cooperation organization. the s c o. rushers for an defense ministers are also that they touched on just a day earlier and have already met with their counterparts. more details right now without correspond that his artes don't mind cuz there's a lot of significance concerns district. but indeed, this is russia, presidents on the 2nd floor visits during the pandemic are the 2 leaders of our
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russian india were supposed to. nita in 2020 as a response to the render mode is a visit to the economic form in nav lighting, vos taca. unfortunately, the global pandemic had al thirds of those plans center. the meeting is taking place right now. indeed, the russian representation is quite quite big there in india, with the foreign minister, sergey, loud rav and russian defense minister survey showed both arriving to speak with their indian counterparts out as for vladimir putin. in recent days, he stressed the talks about the importance of development of relations with india and his 1st that the country of india is one of the most authoritative centers of multi polar world. at the moment. now tra,
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as for the trade relationship between the 2 countries, well, it's been growing recently as well. if we're talking about the 2021 numbers, they are at 8800000000. and the corporation between the countries is also on the large scale in nuclear energy and in space as well to name just a couple. now like you said earlier, are russian foreign and defense minister met with their agent counterparts in that 2 plus 2 of formats and they discussed key originally regional issues and those include the asia pacific and the situation in central asia as well as discussed a key original issues including the situation in the asia pacific and in central asia as well. russian foreign minister, sergey laval stressed that the 2 countries will stand together in the face of attempts to change a dialogue to some other kind of different formats. we resist with expressed our
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serious concerns to our indian friends about the activities that united states is engaged in hair under the banner of the so called indo. pacific strategies are creating closed block structures here. now the russia in the us summit is taking place ahead of let him have pollutants on line thoughts with his american counterpart, joe boyd and, and a recent escalations of tensions regarding ukraine. meanwhile, back in india earlier, russian defense minister, sergey shy. go said that cooperation between russia and india is that growing each a year and it's in an old time high. now certain contracts and protocols had been signed during this visit regarding a small arms and also military operations. of course, we will hear more details about that when we hear the joint statements of russian president vladimir putin and indian prime minister there and remedy. so let's get
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some expert opinion on this right now and speak to dr. swam charlie, a professor and dean of the jan dal school of international affairs, joining us life, her naughty international, a very good afternoon to you. so this is a only president putin's 2nd trip outside of russia during the entire pandemic. i think moscow is, is perhaps placing quite a lot of importance on this i, dr. i was just saying to my corresponded earlier that i don't remember the last time i've seen putin laughter off. enjoy you in the same place more or less the same time. yeah. i mean, india is the grounds, little are central now for the water, you know, fugette and i think president building mentioned in his opening remarks with prime minister molly that russia considers india to be a great power. and she wants to be in russia itself, india and of course china and the us and all of these should be counted as significant boards that have their own respective zones of influence. so i think he
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has shown that additional care and concern for india. he's always been attending, attentive to our needs, our national security issues for our defense, the requirements. whenever, you know, we have been having facing crises with our neighbors, russia, to support us through thick and thin. and i think prime minister movie also mentioned that he started young children to be used to russia, india video, friendship and cooperation was signed in 1071. and then 20 years in the strategic partnership as the browser like this. so, you know, the world autos have changed, it was a bite on order than unipolar. now we are going again towards a multi point order with russia, india. it looks like the more stable and the reason is simple. the convergence is because our leadership to understand each other, there's a history of trust. and there's also really pragmatic. you know, they look at the bilateral ties as a somewhat different from our relationship with other significant partners. and we understand each other's compulsions. you know, we understand why it has a problem with the west and understand why we have
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a problem with china. so in that sense, it's mature. and one partnership based on the neutral understanding and idea said human long ago, i was gonna mention that in just a few moments when i will ask you a question about the potentially delicate dawns. putin has to do a bit of intellect future and immediate it between that of a, russia, india and china as well. but before we get that, the, i want to ask you talked about having issues with the west. i mean, do you think a strong partnership between india and russia could impact new deleon relationship with washington? i think you part hyphenate the to but what i think for, for russia, it helps to show is that it's not only china. it also has india on a site, and that helps to counter you know, any less than adams to isolate russia. india has never gone along with any american initiatives to isolate or to impose sanctions or do like what russia they did that in 2014. also. after the crimea was reintegrated russia back obama
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constriction are reminded that we should join sanctions and by god, russia, we never did that. and even when we look important measures in the community to individual, as part of india and abrogated the article 370 in 2019 russia was one of the 1st can be said, we understand what national security. so i think the western pressure on russia unfortunately, should not be in my own view. and many of wasn't india believe that, frankly, you, but you was, wants to counterbalance china. why russia, for what? why are they driving russia? china's embrace and that's for thinking in india, so we would hope that better sense prevails. we are also talking to the west on the issue of sanctions treating sanctions on india because we are buying the s 400 from russia and we'll go to them with russia. it's a special partnership. we can never abandon them. and in fact, lava was saying to be the lead, i heard that, you know,
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the india must be appreciated because an independent power and writing might have a partnership with us. that is blossoming doesn't mean that we will not pick a little sovereign positions in our national interest that perhaps washington doesn't. it doesn't want you guys to be independent perhaps and be strong as well. because, you know, you're talking about the s c o, the shanghai cooperation organization, you're talking about the bricks, nations as well, you're talking about energy and security and military deal is being done in that part of the world. and what we're seeing here is essentially a coagulation of partners in that part of the world really coming together. and many analysts, even the bbc today, is warning. this is the future of the new world, dr. charlie, what do you say to that? well, rory, i only say that, you know, biden will dig him so deeper into a hole if he's not able to come up with a modest we've ended with russia. our view in india is that russia should not be nice by should not be been lives for no, for the russian must be understood. the security concerns must be given in their
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due consideration in eastern europe and in returning, you know, it will help us yesterday, and i think they'll be very narrow minded, and them being appropriated by domestic factions in the democrat party in the us that are very, very hostile to russia, but here in india we are totally different view and explaining to the americans many times that you know, you are shooting yourself in the union by going to aggressive and russia. and that's not good if you have a grand strategy that he was at henry kissinger, 19 seventies. you know, if it's a triangular thing, you need to make sure that you are aligned with the countries. you don't have a significant problem, but not it should not be a significant problem for the west. bridger didn't talk about, you know, of the west. and he said that our left on france, you still have us to the, my friends. so hopefully they can work out something that could be good for, as in india to well, maybe, maybe they want to make a child maybe that some competition that america is the biggest arms export or in the world. russia is number 2. so perhaps langley virginia is not going to
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appreciate it when other countries are buying weapons from russia. i wanted to ask you about this delicate dance of letting me put in india and china, as you well know how these classes, these board of classes and doc, and the kimber layers. on june 2020, it took 12 rounds of meetings between india and china to actually find some sort of resolution to that obviously. rusher it's friends with india. russia was friends with china. they both won the s 400. it putin doing a delicate dance right now. to, to engage with friends, both in india and china. do you think? well, it's amazing the board, china do not mind russia playing a constructive role as a facilitator or as an interlocutory, if not as a mediator. the thing is that, you know, in india have conveyed our concerns about our own security that are being hampered by chinese actions. why russia and in fact, the r i, c, russia, india, china, and the briggs forums have been the platforms. we are actually many of the core
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agreements, what we think would be china and india were signing, last year there was a 5 month agreement to be escalate dentures. so russia has been playing this role even in 2017. there was a get chinese military at the tri junction with vote on and then also russia came into play and helped to resolve which so we don't mind that. in fact, it shows that i showed importance as a diplomatic player on the world state. and because what sites have on mutual trust in russia, i think this is the definitely an enhancement tool for russia saw forward. we seem to be, you know, maintaining stability in the region, or we don't want war with china. but we want them to respect those sovereignty, and that's what we're telling the russians and russians have been very helpful in getting the message across. and also from that side to the site. it's really interesting. this meeting is happening now over the next 24 hours. they are in india, but with these russian officials basically the 3 most important men from moscow flying to where you are now. it's fascinating stuff. i talked to where i'm charlie, a professor and dean of the school of international affairs. thank you so much.
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moscow meantime has robust claims as poise to invade ukraine, saying they bet no relation to reality and adding that it's the americans who are acting belligerently in that region. that is as western media and politicians wretched up speculation about a possible full scale war record. and some reports, a european intelligence agencies, okay. that, and version of events, very little credibility that is until washington, stoughton, many allies were not convinced that serious things were happening. we were surprised about this intelligence gap. how and why the u. s. we're seeing things that we were not seeing if i have to compare san bites from before this info. and then at the nato meeting in riga, there was a big shift towards the u. s. version of things. the new wave of tensions comes as the us on russian presidents prepared to hold a video call on tuesday. and apparently joe biden is in no mood to negotiate. yes,
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oh. of course, the diplomacy is out and red lines are there to be crossed when the big bad wolf is planning a land grab ring a bell. a similar warning came in the spring when russian troops gathered for snap training exercises. and again, when military drills were conducted in crimea, and only recently moscow was supposedly the mastermind of a qu, in key of remember the currency of no mean either because it didn't happen. in fact, none of the predictions came true, but this time apparently it's different. this time, it's the real deal, and to feed the fair, even drawing up the cremins battle plans the new year offensive. and for the umpteenth time this year, russia is forced to defend the presence of its own troops on its own land. russia is not
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a threat to any country. the deployment of russian troops on the national territory is our sovereign roy and no one's business. it is nato on its members states a recklessly moving their military forces on infrastructure to the russian borders . so what is washes red line, us spy pained jetting towards russia's borders. passenger jets with hundreds of civilians on board, diverted because a nato re complain was too close and wouldn't respond to ground control. the actions by the u. s. air force created the threat to civilization and the fact that the catastrophe was averted over the backseat doesn't mean that the u. s. and nato can go on the risk in people's lives with impunity. the latest american war ship sailing into waters bordering russia. what issues was nature? you know, a u. s. warship has now entered the block. see what we can see it through binoculars or the cross hairs of a defense system system. a better one or multiple missile systems just across the face. it would be awesome with him. look at where nato's military infrastructure is
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located, just a short distance from our borders. in romania, poland, worship, lansing, we saw defense systems have already been deployed and they can easily be converted into offensive missile systems that targets us. it only takes a matter of minutes to change the software. now, instinct tells me that if a russian destroy was spotted steaming into new york harbor, it would be a flaming red line for washington. but believe it or not for us all, this is a pink line at best. the real issue is nato, or rather, nato's expansion and expanded it has from this humble state in 1990 to this empire in 2020. now, back in the day, russia was promised, nato would grow, not one inch eastward of berlin. wel, that's berlin. so no, it's not an inch. it's over a 1000 kilometers. and now it's knocking out rushes door. ukraine joining
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nato and we've been talking about it for a long time is a red line for us. the continual drawing of keys into the military over to the alliance, the de facto start of natives, assimilation of the military infrastructure of this country. and the desire to turn it into a foothold for confrontation with russia could all cause severe negative consequences and destabilize the military. and political situation in europe, but lucky for nato, it's got a get out of jail free card. because in politics whoa promises are made to be broken. where is that? where is that written down? where is that from? was written down and under the religious friend of mine, wounded rich girl and that you didn't call erica, want us not to do it in the mean time, the u. s. unfazed by its terrible track record l predicting russian behavior is covering its bases and drawing up some economic sanctions. you know, just in case i'll throw nothing screams diplomacy more than getting your threats in a row before high stakes meeting. and if all this thought about
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a full scale invasion has got you wondering what is going on, check out the views of scott ritter on our website. he's an ex u. s. intelligence officer. he's not buying what the tabloids is selling. going to read about it a lot, c u dot com right now. now on the program here on our t, brits could soon have to pay double to heat their homes. that's according to the u . k. fuel poverty monitor, citing a planned increase to the energy price cap. next april. the cost of living in the u. k is at its highest level in a decade with household energy bills, the biggest driver, when the costs of essential services go up. those on the lowest incomes get hit hardest. it's estimated some 4000000 british households are currently behind on their energy bills and each and every winter, 10000 deaths nationally caused by cold homes. the latest polling suggests half of the country is more worried about the cost of heating than it is about cove it by
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james madison. the founder of a company that provides emergency heating to the elderly says the u. k. government simply put is not doing enough to help those in or facing fuel poverty. few quite sure the united kingdom is but he should be it because the usage is very high. the cost is very high with people that have to pay 3. he think the whole all put on the table, in my opinion, my honest opinion, the government are not taking any steps at all to reduce you or food publicly within the united kingdom in the correct manner. meanwhile, across the channel as much warmer outlook. that's because the government's there are dishing out aid to help poor homes as well as businesses get through the winter . a correspondent charlotte dubin ski takes a good look. has the bitter cold hits europe. everyone is doing their best to
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stay warm, but as natural gas prices are 5 times higher than they were a year ago, there is a real concern that states across the block could face shortages or even potential blackouts. many including luca here in paris face a winter full of difficult decisions. ciscano dish. oh no. yeah. and we have already received a reminder for the charges for heating once that's increased, while at the same time we have less heating. so myself and several tenants are really worried about the choices we will have to make. people are already having difficulty, so it's not easy. we feel a little neglected. people living hand to mouth is worrying a, becoming more normal in some of you rips richest nations. that the principal to literally feel safe will have to make choices. we will have to buy cheaper foods that are less nutritional math problems like that. people will lose their health.
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one, tens of millions of people in europe are already living in energy poverty. and there are fears that this figure is about to see a steep rise. europe's energy crisis has been building for months. now. governments across the block of try to put in place measures in an attempt to alleviate the strain on households. for example, here in france, the poorest households are to receive a one off payment of a 100 euros to help them shield. from those price rises, italy is put in place a 3000000000 euro aid package. while the spanish government has passed emergency measures that redirects billions of years from the profit of energy companies to consumers in a bid to lower their bills. yet despite such measures, men, sir, they simply will not be enough. what is the structural problem in an achieve
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policies, shaping and policy making in many countries is who is really in charge. we have an interaction of various authorities, bodies. and on the other hand, we have seen various governments being very much occupied with stem cells. so there is an energy in my eyes, it's still not yet having to priority it should house throughout the e. u. member states are facing the same issue over various sources of energy, including natural gas. why? well, although the pandemic, so large scale industry and even workplace is pretty much closing down when the locked downs were lifted, the demand short, straight back up. and the companies just haven't been able to keep pace to add to that. but you is also trying to move towards renewable energy, such as wind power, yet low winds. in 2021 have meant that they've been less renewable energy being
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produced. these have always been to the dates, bits and of generation where experts have been warning against a possibility or even broke ability of a standstill in the world of renewables. photovoltaic, and wind fox, the one that is now in the thought of come back is nuclear. and the i always say within the european union, not only that, we don't dispose of a common attitude policy. we don't even dispose of something like a common energy mentality as may say. because that is a completely different attitudes to for instance, nuclear energy, l, east and west of the rhine, some e u countries, i'm the u. s. still opposing rushes, please lord street to pulling blind saying it would make europe fall to rely until
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russian guess others who say the link is vital so that people can hear homes at reasonable prices. such political games could end up pushing more people into fuel poverty. this winter, and even cost them that life's chill the t blue sky r t. paris failure to provide equal the world wide access to vaccines may result in new strains. emerging about the warning from the president of the international federation of the red cross. i had a good chat with him really very, very recently for about 25 minutes. actually we discussed a cove id and also the migrant crisis and eastern europe hero. so makes ups and there was some county 9 european union for example. we administer that though dosa, while in africa we sta, louisa raised that tisa temper, sandy boonies, engrossed with 0 percent. so the something that says moral gas at the what we are
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ready to rule so far, we are ready to scale up our activities in africa, by deity, the shoes about our audited, the, the vaccines to have access to the vaccines. we have to put pressure on the pharmaceutical companies. there, you will be an union, the united states, u. k. we invested the b on solve dollars sa ends, researcher due to the dual to make this vaccine accessible. so why the poorest counting the developing counties that, that does not derive that to have access. so i think these, it should be a common goal, not something that said belong to the, to the, from a central, you know, company is the beginning. they believe me, i did it on them. it has been politicized to look at they, they did, they did the level of the fake news or their day even political lisa had to spread around the world. so this is something that unfortunate has been pretty decisive. bukasa, it has to do with the fear of the people. it's up to the political leader to follow
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they, they advise is coming from the scientific community to least and not to them, to walk with them, to avoid the total, to vote at the, on the same level and is also the media is an important responsibility. this and tv community and people the media and the government continuing to ring the alarm bells over this very end. but we're having the w h o. the chief australian medical officer and the south african medical association saying don't panic. what do you say we should follow the. the advisors coming from the debris had shaw and this and d. v. community so dwarfed. and if we're needing a lead us and the government's out substituting a there this and given community in dealing with a call in 19 and, and this is the, the deal to may davie and sat in terms of our over i did did, did the reason why we have these new vari answer, so we have called it will give me davy to insulate. so without, i brought my boxy nation without giving access to any human beings up to the vaccines de risk of neil volumes. sir. phase age of very high aga,
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and we can not blame most of these in other aspects of it, for as is any, some of concern, windata, we can not blame the south africa scientists at all to ha, for a heavy anger or open the door as with the st if your community about these new discovery callbacks i think was i was it was a dea, unfortunately is not working as expected. so the number of distribution, all of the vaccines so i'll go own my callback. so he is, i ism, is not so high aga, and i, we, we expected much more ride themself, general she from the international community. and, and they had the idea that was a good idea. he was due to give the priority and things of distribution. my callback, sir, to the medical doctors to that note says that i am working on the front line, but unfortunately this is workinger less if you keep a sense or fire. so then i'm by saturday, very, very law and that is issa,
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eyes and not did aspect to the international committee should take as easily in consideration. so we have to do more intensive distribution and giving access the bellow, split gross with this both with international federation. i think that the moment they're doing a i good job of course disease now not to meet 10 more long term solution idea, hosted in a shelf dera, but so far they are in a warm environment and, and we are engaging in attic discussion we day made a man, the government of mendoza told to find either solution out for them and put on the unfortunately we don't have access said to the board to unfortunately am not even andy's. i said he's on a full consent for myself, that i'm not surprised about european you and your name and their worker's county ira reacting in dealing with the human beings. this is, and i'm wondering for lucian got about humanity because he's not about every county has the right to set up policies for migrations. we have not question. it's about i
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added the humanity on which we have to, to treat every human beings. this is the only point that we are raising the conversation continued in full online at odds. he dot com. thanks for joining us here for the news on the monday program. what arte international coming up, if you're on the u. k. renegade, will be next for you. but our viewers over archie international, you are going underground. ah, join me every thursday on the alex simon, sure. i'll be speaking to guess in the world. politics sport. business. i'm sure business. i'll see you then. mm. ah i. ah,
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