place is, are really a market is a private arena, a wild, where a single company controls the distribution of all day. the products and the infrastructure of our economy is loose. the will know, according to amazon. ah, personal views that can cost you your job in the headlines or whatnot. see like german and navy, admiral steps down through spock. diplomatic route by publicly saying crimea is now a pot ball. russia. meanwhile, a quote, a useful meeting with a candidate exchange of opinions at a critical moment. that's how the russian u. s. foreign policy chiefs described brown to of that tolts in geneva. this week, which i did come, i made a rising tensions over ukraine and the issue of nato expansion. we recently notified congress of our intent to deliver and 17 helicopters populated round about the escalation told us joins other nato member states and ramping up supplies of
weapons to key. but tells russia to pull back its own troops on its own soil. and a fight of fact checking russia lashes out at u. s. officials on the media. but pushing fresh unproven claims against moscow. published right ahead of those crucial security tools with itself to scroll through a couple of random pages to be sure, none of the provisions stand up to any critical analysis. in many cases, it is simply alive with top storage over the weekend. today's main headlines here. 119 international, an awful lot to discuss with you today. it's good to have you with us. so it looks like even showing the slightest support for russia can cost you dearly in the current political climate. a german and navy chief has had to resign. after saying crimea is now part of russia and the west should stop demonizing vladimir putin.
you can imagine his words spoke, a major diplomatic backlash with more details. here's peter oliver, vice admiral k. r. him shown by caused big shocks on saturday evening, as he stood down from his role as chief of the german navy. it follows comments that he made about the russian president vladimir burton and the ongoing tensions between russia, ukraine and nato. following this fall out from what he said and everything revolving around it, he felt his position had become untenable. i have just asked the federal minister of defense to release me from my duties as inspector of the navy with immediate effect. the thoughtless comments i made in a neon security and military policy are increasingly weighing on my office in order to prevent further damage to the german navy. i consider this a necessary step. the federal minister has accepted my request when it all relates the comments that shown by made while he was in india speaking to a defense think tank. he was speaking about crimea,
which he said would remain part of russia also about the russian president. vladimir burton, who he said only wants respect and probably deserves respect, is falling pressure because he can do it is easy to give him the respect he needs. and also his us economy. appearance was gone. another commer, this is, this is the fact once the video became public, there was outcry from sections of society saying they're shown by how to go more than an embarrassment what the german maybe commander says here on the label. utterly unacceptable, there must be consequences. but this is not the position of german foreign office vice admiral playing down the russian sabre rattling. this is a shocking statement. this crimea was annexed by russia. it almost sounds like god, blood for putting fire hen and navy chief must not play his own foreign policy.
game in a crisis. clearly vice admiral shaunberger thought he was off the record, but he was also fundamentally wrong on prospects of appeasing russia. ukraine is also not happy with what has gone on. in fact, the foreign ministry in t f is calling on germany to officially distance themselves from their fall, the navy chief and what he taught to say they saying that these comments went on to undermine the sovereignty of ukraine. a foreign minister there, calling them on acceptable. but this is just the latest issue that we've seen very recently between kiev berlin just last week. there were problems over the fact that burly doesn't want to send weapons into ukraine. also, germany has locked the sale of a stony and weapons that were german made to ukraine. this su concerning the now former navy chief just the latest and was becoming
a growing number of problems. former austria and foreign minister current can isolated, surprised by the scandal around the now former boss of germany's navy. it's a pity, there is some to know what the ability of to, to, to pronounce opinions to have some sort of pluralism of opinions. i don't hear that before the mistakes to install as it is pronounced by the german media by the international media bar and large. i mean, where is the crime? the whole thing to turn that into something like breaking international use that to turn it into a headline in days like so, we're really, everybody, i would say i should have other priorities. simply every flexion of very cumbersome situation. earlier in the week, the top diplomats of russia and the us tell the 2nd round of security talks in switzerland. a washington has now promised to provide moscow with
a written response to the cremeans concerns next week. but here are some of the key points of those talks. ah, not here, any reasoning, justifying the american position on the russia ukraine border. only concerns, concerns, concerns poop, bush and officials. i've never threatened ukrainians as a nation, not even once. president zalinski who has been under the wing of our west and colleagues who patronize encouraging any sorts of action publicly said that if any ukraine citizen regards himself, russian, he should get out of ukraine. z regional for you, who is the one making threats and what can these threats possibly lead to? that is the big question is we will not go back on the fundamental principles that we have are and that we are committed to defend. and one of those is
a narrows opened, or russia has amassed very significant forces and ukraine's order and continues to do some 100000 troops. most recently, including forces deployed to beatrice. russia has addressed every concern which has been voiced, they admit that it's our own territory. still say that there are too many troops, and then immediately in the same sense. and they say that whatever americans are doing with their own shoes in europe, that work is not of our business. we do not claim any spheres of influence, but what nato is doing in regards to ukraine is clearly showing that the alliance sees it as a sphere of its own influence. it reflects the mentality of the west and community fully confident in its exceptionalism. they can do anything, and the rest of us,
only with the permission. and in yet another wave of accusations against russia, the british foreign office claim drugs gathered evidence of a plot to install a pro moscow government in kiev. all russia has slammed all this as nonsense. the misinformation spread by the british foreign office is more evidence that it is the nato countries lead by the anglo saxons, thus escalating tensions around ukraine. we call on the british foreign office to stop provocative activities. stop spreading nonsense and concentrate on studying the history of the thomas will yoke awhile. so there's no evidence published. supporting this claim or brittany has already called her the escalation and london says, one of the potential candidates is former ukrainian mp. give any more, i have something that seemed to have taken him by surprise. seeing as he's been banned from russia since 2018 was not only the u. k, which are moscow believes as bog down and so called fake news. i just hours ahead of this week, security talks,
the u. s. state department outline what it cited as examples of russian disinformation in a report that presents his opinions as facts or ushers for minister was critical of both the content and it's timing it tomorrow. you've got loaded rosie, but the lease documents which the u. s. state department has of course, prepare deliberately for today's meeting. a simply impossible to read. it's enough to scroll through a couple of random pages to be sure. none of the provisions stand up to any critical analysis. in many cases, it is simply a lie. and response or russia has drawn up its own fact checking list and accused washington of a toxic campaign against russia. so let's just for a moment here, compare both of the 2 stances. without is moran gas, d f. you may have seen this list. oh, fantastic. expose a of russian fiction. that's a good read, bold print and a world painted in black and white. simplified pre digested and regurgitated
russians. bad americans, good lito does not encircle russia. nato enlargement is not directed against russia. over the last 20 years old nato coalition potential has been a mass on its eastern flank. the lances expansion towards russian borders is accompanied by the creation earned modernization of military infrastructure. russia has 60 neighbors in the ninety's, only one of those was a nato state that it became to poland joined. then it became 5 with ukraine and ga, potentially joining that would be 7 with all the perks that carries like us bases and troops. pray tell how is that not the dictionary definition of encirclement? russia is use a statement from high level officials as well as this information and propaganda
outlets to intentionally spread outright falsehoods, to attempt to create a pretext for military action. we all know how the u. s. uses different information to create a pretext for invading independence states. the irony seems lost entirely on the us state department. we still remember collin bow, wright, sadam. hussein has not. verifiably accounted for even one teaspoonful of this deadly material. the chief of the state department. where then of all around 2 decades ago, lying to the world about saddam's weapons of mass destruction. and setting the stage for the invasion of iraq, which killed an estimated half a 1000000 people. because i don't believe that russia has come close to that level of misinformation. there are no credible reports of any ethnic russians or russia. speakers been under threats from the ukrainian government
violations of the right self. the multi 1000000 russian speaking population in ukraine have reached an enormous level. the government wps discriminatory laws on language education and so called indigenous peoples driving the russian language. out of all the spheres of life, ukraine is not that democratic paradise. the washington portrays it to be and is one of the most corrupt countries in the world, say various reports, a country where the leaders of the 2 biggest opposition parties are right now, being prosecuted and persecuted, a say to keep them out of power. a country where opposition media has been forced to shut down one after the other or tact without any sort of international reaction . ethnic russians are no longer recognized as native residence. the russian language, the native language of a 3rd of the ukrainian population. as now forbidden and schools and government in
coffee shops in supermarkets. yes, russians in ukraine are very much the de finish it of persecuted. nature never promised not to admit new members. on the 9th of february 1990 u. s. secretary of state, james baker said, during the meeting with the soviet foreign minister, edward shivered. not say about the ironclad guarantees that nato jurisdictions and military units won't move an inch eastward. it's a sorry world where, where russians know what the state department said better than the state department . the shame, the director of the cia robert gates famously warned against the expansion of nato because and i quote gorbachev's and others were led to believe that that wouldn't happen. west german, foreign minister hantz dietrich denture, and i quote,
this is to a large crowd. nato should rule out any expansion of its territory towards the east moving it closer to the soviet borders. i have much more just not enough time, but it is remarkable how a document that sets out a fight rush and this information bathes and basks in so many lies of its own. or even r t has become a target of the accusations from washington over the u. s. t. a deposit insisting that our t and our fellow news outlet us sputnik. a use disinformation to advance rushes foreign policy brushes, dis, information and propaganda ecosystem. the usa department has something to say in their brand new report that stopped for a moment and enjoy top people did devote their time and passion. after all, heroes, 3 favorite parts partying sputnik frequently give favourable coverage to
organizations such as the week meeks, that have received information from hack his working correction and telecom services to the people in the state department or on number one, funds. reading and watching only r t and sputnik otherwise. how can this be explained? a blow for julian assange and for press freedom. julian, a sans he infuriated washington, now he's facing life in prison. julian assange indictment failed to mention with helix video that exposed us war crimes in iraq. there are several indicators that share our tea and sputnik. i'm not analogous to journalistic lee independent media outlets such as b, b, c, and morrison america. first, artie and sputnik black, b, b, c, and voice of american transparent organizational and financial structures. we never lie about our budget. however, the u. s. agency for global media u. s. a g does. well, i don't know exactly what they invest in r t and,
and screwed neck and in other russian media. but i know that it's more than what the united states government and best, of course, are media and russian is 10 times a 100 talking. it's around a 10 x factor. absolutely less follows of dollars. in 2019 usa gym allocated $808000000.00 to his networks. while in 2019 artist budget was almost 316000000. combining it with the budget of rusty se wasn't near it was only 430000000. or here we have to agree with people in the state department of is definitely not the same in likely attempt to damage the reputations of may done revolution activists, ukrainian leadership and the ukranian armed forces in the eyes of both ukraine's allies in the russian population. the criminal pushed the narrative, the new an autism was rampant in ukraine, cried to during and after the annexation of crimea. why isn't anyone questioning
this narrative, brutal attacks on roma people, l g, b, t, people, and rights activists happening on the rise in recent months in ukraine. the government has taken little action in response, which cannot but embolden and encourage the attackers message to the us state department question more. will i? speaking of the last point i mentioned in that clip of the u. s. state department accused russian media portray ukraine is a nazi state. one of the articles presented as evidence was written for aussie by paul robinson. problem here is note that the government is a fascist john to the is clearly an enormous exaggeration. despite restrictions on the use of the russian language, in the recent repression of some anti government, meet or personalities, ukraine remains rose, be free and open society. it's not remotely fascist. an article i wrote in which i actually say that the idea about the training government is fascist,
is an enormous exaggeration. and that ukraine is not remotely fascist. specifically what i say in the article, and yet this article is linked to in the state department report as evidence on t is spreading the false narrative that ukraine is a fascist state or was the article in fact as the direct opposite. and then was more of a similar sort of statements on the next page about something else. the story about a boy who was killed in a rebel occupied don't bass, and the russian press reported bad time. he'd been killed by ukrainian drone. the state department report says that the o s. c. investigated and stated that the boy was not killed by a drug and event provides a link to the o. s c e report. but when you go to and you can read what the o s c said, this does not say that the boy was not killed by a drug. it's simply states that the boy was killed by shrapnel and bloss injuries.
so the statement in the state department report, b o s c, e said that is in tati on true. meanwhile is b u. s. cold for russia to pull back its troops on the credit and bought up the 1st a shipment of washington's $200000000.00 military aid package. without arriving here on saturday, i would note that the united states has delivered more security assistance to ukraine last year than any point in history. these deliveries are ongoing, including today there's more deliveries coming. we recently notified congress of our 10 to deliver and 17 helicopters, other nato members, including estonia, last year and lithuania, and also place to send more lethal weapons to strengthen ukraine's ability to defend itself. in the event of a russian invasion, the russia denies all the allegations about finding any kind of military offensive . a germany doesn't support sending weapons to ukraine, saying it will not help defuse the crisis. kim's accused berlin of undermining the
unity between nato allies and encouraging putin's invasion. however, germany claims alms exports will only push tensions higher. the federal government has had a clear stance regarding arms exports in recent years. we have not supported the export of lethal weapons from germany. meanwhile, local authorities and the self proclaimed on yet script public claim around a $120000.00 ukrainian soldiers has now gathered on the border of civilians in the water and region have been living in fear for more than 7 years already. and now it seems that lives might even be a greater risk due to the whole bows of escalating tensions. but we spoke a bit earlier to former us marine corps intelligence officer, scott ritter. he believes washington's alms exposed to ukraine a counterproductive and undermined security if you don't, should leave a weapons in the united states. that opens up joe biden to criticism from congress at a time when he needs congressional support for domestic programs. so we're seeing,
here's the consequences of allowing your foreign policy, your national security policy, be hijacked by domestic with the fact that tony blinking his meeting with lab rob to discuss a diplomatic off ramp for the current crisis. at the same time, the united states is green lighting of the delivery of weapons for the sole purpose of killing russians, because you don't have deterrence unless you have a real capability, it's totally counterproductive and it undermines the american position when they say, you know, we won't allow nato to join for years. you don't need to worry about it. what's the difference between a ukraine that's a member of nato receiving western military aid and ukraine, who's not a member of nato receiving western military from the russia perspective. there is no difference. so you're probably not surprised to hear that the wealth of the world's richest people doubled during cove. it what the poor have suffered
increased death rates and poverty due to lack of treatment. those are the findings of a report by oxford called inequality kills a charity claims policy. choices by governments, as skewed in favor of the rich the well for the world's 10 riches men has doubled to the pandemic began the incomes of 99 percent of humanity, a worse off because of coven 19. this is not by chance, but choice. economic violence is perpetrated when structural policy choices are made for the richest and most powerful people. this causes direct com to us all the time they make has really expose been all it is and fuel them. so oxide has been tracking billionaire wealth for some time and of course the full list shows that it has been growing over the last 40 years. but over the last 2 years it's been really exponential. so we call it a billionaire bonanza. and at the other end of the spectrum, of course, for 99 percent of humanity, it's been a very,
very difficult time. and most people are worse off as a result of that. and then make, of course, more than a 160000000 people have fallen into poverty during this time. and if in a moment when you can see the difference is really showing very, very starkly can't cause success. when there is such disparity, that at one end of the spectrum, you have people who have more wilson, they can spend in several lifetimes. and the other we have people struggling to pay their next health bill or, or not knowing where the next meal is coming from. having such a level of disparity affects everyone, even the wealthiest, because you know it's a sign of unhealthy state of affairs, of a unhealthy society that needs addressing. according to walks from the cobit crisis, has pushed more than a 160000000 people into poverty. and estimated 17000000 have died, and around 6000000 all have also lost their lives due to lack of health care in poor countries. meanwhile,
the top 10 people on forbes rich list including well known public figures such as eli musk, jeff bezos and bill gates have 6 times more money than the poorest 3000000000 combined. while that doubled their wealth, the income of 99 percent of the world's population was and, and since coven began to new 1000000000, has been created roughly every day, and oxfam believe the key reason for such inequality is that a vaccine supplies one of those key drivers for equality has been vaccine access to vaccines. so the difference between rich and poor countries has grown the inequality. so, and the 4 countries in africa, in general, only 10 percent of the population has had his 1st course of vaccination america. economic power and several other countries in the world can help reverse that from unlocking that in from the calculations that,
that we have made. it would be possible, for example, to vaccinate the whole world to chief and health care for all the universal health care. and there ways and, and others have campaigned for lifting those intellectual property rights. that in fact, mean that pharmaceutical have a monopoly over a week, vaccines that are not readily available or produced as, as, as, as they could all over the world with oma calling, taking hold, and parts of the world. countries such as denmark has begun the administering, now that of a our 4th vaccine spokesperson for the world health organization talk us through the latest developments and what lies ahead the well, what we see leaks is, is the increase in number of concessions around the world. and as we see on current becoming a dominant variance, we have seen in one week 50000000 newly fashion, which is the absolute direct versus the beginning of decrease from the previous
week. so the sheer number of infections will ring more. people don't even know, one crew may prove less your disease then don't previous variance, but these numbers are low. we will need more pressure on how system. so it is very dangerous situations. the country are trying to find the best way to, to reduce the risk of transmission. we know what needs to be done. so we hope that not being oxygenated will be max and they can become effective mostly those who have not have their primary series of mac sees countries are basically looking into how we can completely understand the government, trying to find the ways to balance the public health side of the story and public
oh benefits. i don't get a social issues. so you need to do that. however we are trying to see for me is having any of you for being periods or shutting of the virus period than previous studies. we need some time. time being my being offered 10 days, the isolation, fortune to my thinking is 2 weeks current time woke up and now these 2 weeks current di kennedy tucked down with appropriate a posters may come for extra benefit and realities to take an hour and a very much possible that we come out to prove
that the zation biggest benefit is the primary donors of i see we want to make sure everybody's calling the primary workstation is being available, turn around the world and you can read more about that right now. the op ed section of audio dot com also read more about in england. the british prime minister boris johnson, dropping old coven restrictions also in the past week. read more about that. a website is r t dot com. we keep returns. now, the top with a, with
hello and welcome tools. as far as the world works its way so different makes so does comic 19 in changing the world that will work. the arrangements and broad dishes that seem possible only a few years ago and now commonplace. while some of the things we used to take for granted, i know more, how can i meet cope with the labor of paints, comment 19, inducing vote. to discuss that i'm now joined by guided, either director general of the international labor organization is a writer. it's great to see you. thank you very much for finding the time. thank you for your invitation that the organization has just published a report on the impact on people's working lives. and from reading it, i had the sounds that you faced a real linguistic challenge in finding a strong enough force to express how damaging it has been on a scale of one to 10. how bad.