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countable for the torture that happened in the past and the moral authority, the made america awarded sacrifice. but the shimmer of effective interrogation with a fierce stand off on folds in brussels as anger boils over against kobe restrictions on government plans for vaccine mandate. also ahead on the program, the head of germany's navy step star, and after arguing that crimea is now part of russia, sparking a diplomatic rod on russia lashes only that us officials. i'm the media for pushing on, prove in claims against moscow, published just before friday,
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security talks with is enough to scroll through a couple of random pages to be sure, none of the provision stand up to any critical analysis. in many cases, it is simply alive with the top stories from the past 7 days and right up to the moment developments as well. this is the weekly on rti hello and welcome her. i huge march against kobe restrictions. i was wrapped up in brussels. at least 50000 people took to the streets. several dozen were arrested during clashes. ah yes, you can see right in the heart of europe, riot police saw it enforced the following tear gas and warfare cannon fell. jim already requires. maxine certificates for public venues including restaurants,
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cinemas, and bars on the rules of just got even tougher with the cobit pos, validity period shortened. just a 150 days, meaning millions of people will have to take booster shots on some lawmakers are pushing for a full nation wide vaccine mandate, following austria example. an idea about spark, wide spread fury. ah, much of the anger on sunday was directed up e leadership with a cried rallying outside the european action service building. it's the equivalent of a foreign and defense ministry. a you foreign policy chief, you said braille. he's got an office there now and his windows were smashed braille wasn't in at the time, but later came to the sides and condemn what he called senseless destruction and violence. a local journalist in brussels earlier sent us this report.
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ah ah ah no by creating everybody there was water everywhere. with the other side there is there to post the progress the peaceful with people are angry about the clash and the toys we like to read about i'm very little small everywhere. everybody do evacuation the
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board and the streets around. there were a big pleasures in between the police and people all were in black. and some people who are held by the police against people who were thought of the touches it appears like showing even the slightest support for russia can cost you dearly in the current political climate. germany's navy chief has had to resign, after seeing crimea is not part of russia, and not the west should stop demonizing vladimir putin. but his words sparked and major diplomatic backlash or europe correspondent peter oliver picks up the story. 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
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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 or 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. well, it all relates the comments that shone back 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 following russia because he can do it is easy to give him the respect he,
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you pass and also, his us economy opens was, is got another commer. this is the fact once the video became public, there was outcry from sections of society saying they had shown by hand 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 since crimea was annexed by russia. it almost sounds like god, blush for putting fire hen and navy chief must not play his own foreign policy game in a crisis. clearly vice admiral schon box 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 kiev is calling on germany to officially distance
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themselves from their former navy chief. and what he taught to say they saying that these comments went on to undermine the sovereignty of ukraine. the foreign minister, they're calling them on acceptable, but this is just the latest issue that we've seen very recently between kiev and berlin. just last week. there were problems over the fact that berlin doesn't want to send weapons into ukraine. also, germany has blocked 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 what's becoming a growing number of problems. peter oliver taken us through that we also spoke to journalist and author, thomas foss, bender who shared his view about the german vice grills, comments on crimea. of course the, the leadership, the judge, political leadership and the media are concerned about the fact that within the
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rank and file off the government of the army and among the population. there is this common sense understanding that crimea will remain within russia and that there is, there is this common understanding that whatever mr. put in did over the last 20 years, or whether it's against our. so for us, whether we like it or not in command, deserves a certain level of respect. so i would say the fact that, that, that provoke the anger was that this was not that he does not represent a solitary and individual opinion here. but rather why did distributed one that you get this feeling over the last weeks, not only among the population, there was always a strong consensus in terms of good relations with russia. but among the countries leadership, the leading media that there are a certain initiatives that say, well, let's not to cite too strongly here with one side in this conflict. and people
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understand that the ukraine is not the model democracy that we have to defend, that germany has to defend at all costs that this is, but by and large, an effort to project u. s. power, right up to the, to the russian border. and the extent to which germany wants to support such an effort by the u. s. g, a. politicians as not meet consensus here in this country. in yet another wave of accusations against russia, the british foreign office has said it's got evidence of a plot to install a pro moscow government in key f rush, islam. the claim is not 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 in the british foreign office to stop provocative activities. stop spreading nonsense and concentrate on studying the history of the total mongol yoke. the british government has so far provided no evidence to back its claim of a russian plot in ukraine,
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but london has named former ukrainian m p. yes, skinny matt. i have as a potential pro crimson candidate, he himself expressed surprise by that pointing i thought he's been banned from russia since 2018 r t center request to the british foreign office, asking them to clarify the allegations. we also talk to andrea cassandra now political risk consultant and lawyer. he says the allegation stem from london's own political crisis. britain left you some time ago and it's 6 for its place in the world. we know that the global brit brittany project appears to be a force where we know that the current, the, or is johnson is having a very serious trouble. and in my opinion, what the british government is doing through the british intelligence is to finding, to see its place within the u. s. framework to contain russia. also,
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we have to bear in mind, at least truss is aiming to step into boys. johnson shoes is a big advantage. we'll have to go in february and one more time through russia and portray, has a totally read leader who gain a suit up to kremlin. and to put in this, all of the politics within the tory party and national politics in the u. k. so yes, it is a distraction on it's not only the u. k, which moscow believes is bogged down in fake news, just hours ahead of security talks on friday. the u. s. state department outline what it's cited as examples of russian dis, information rushes foreign minister was critical of both the content and the timing . it's zoom or you thought it was, it was a lease documents which the u. s. state department has of course prepare deliberately for today's meeting. a simply impossible to read itself to scroll
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through a couple of random pages to be sure, none of the provision stand up to any critical analysis would be in many cases, it is simply a lie could if you screw on. while in response, russia has drawn up its own fact checking this on accuse washington of a quote toxic campaign against russia. ortiz, murat garcia has been comparing the 2 stances. you may have seen this list, a fantasy stick, 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 later, does not encircle russia. nato enlargement is not directed against russia. over the last 20 years old nato coalition potential has been amassed 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
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ninety's. only one of those was a nato state. that it became to poland joint, 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 use a statement from high level officials as well as disinformation 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 differ information to create a pretext for invading independence states. the irony seems lost entirely on the us state department. we still remember colon pow right sadam. hussein has not
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verifiably accounted for even one teaspoonful of this deadly material. the chief of the state department, whether 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 dobs a discriminatory laws on language education and so called indigenous peoples driving the russian language. out of all the spheres of life, ukraine is not the democratic paradise that washington portrays it to be. and is
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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 attacked without any sort of international reaction. ethnic russians are no longer recognized as native residents. 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. nato never promised not to admit new members. on the 9th of february 1990 u. s. secretary of state, james baker said,
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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 hands did there gain ship 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 bays and basks in so many lies of its
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own. and you may not be completely surprised to hear that r t. now as well, has become a target of u. s. accusations. the state department has released the report insisting that this channel an fellow news outlet. sputnik used disinformation, instead of supporting mainstream narratives. the reports even accusers, russian media of betraying ukraine as a nazi state. on to back that up, it mentions an article written for r t by historian paul robinson. here's what the article actually says. problem here is note that the government is the fastest, johnson that is clearly an enormous exaggeration. despite restrictions on the use of the russian language and the recent repression of some anti government media personalities. ukraine remains a rose, be free and open society. it's not remotely fascist. an article i wrote in which i actually say that the idea about ukrainian government is fascist,
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is an enormous exaggeration. and that ukraine is not remotely fascist. is specifically what i say in the article. and yet this article is linked to in the state department report as evidence r t is spreading the false narrative that ukraine is a fascist state. i was the article in fact as the lead direct opposite. and then there's more similar sort of statements on the next page about something else. the story about a boy who was killed in a rebel occupied don bass and the russian press reported that 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 last injuries. so
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the statement in the state department report, b o s c e said that is in totty untrue. but another aspect to all this is the u. s . calls for russia to pull back its troops on the ukrainian border. the 1st shipment of washington is $200000000.00 military aid package arrived in k. as on saturday. i would note that the united states has delivered more security assistance to ukraine in the last year than any point in history. and these deliveries are ongoing, including today there's more deliveries coming. we recently notified congress of our 10 to deliver and 17 helicopters more deliveries. indeed. now they're nato members of stoney, a lot fin the few in here. they have all pledge to send more lethal weapons to strengthen ukraine's ability to defend itself, in case of quote, a russian invasion where russia has repeatedly denied plumbing any kind of military offensive. germany meanwhile,
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doesn't support sending weapons to crane saying it will not help the fuse the crisis kiev in response accuse berlin of undermining the unity between nato allies even going as far as to accuse germany of encouraging and invasion. berlin claims arms 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. had more big figures at play, local authorities in the self proclaimed done yet for public clamor and a 120000 ukrainian soldiers have gathered on the border. civilians in the war torn region has been living in fear for more than 7 years already. and now it seems their lives maybe it even greater risk due to the escalating tensions. former us marine corps intelligence officer, scott ritter believes washington's arms exports to ukraine or contra productive and
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undermine security. if you don't, said lethal 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 you know what we're seniors are the consequences of allowing your foreign policy, your national security policy, to be hijacked by domestic luke, compare the fact that tony blanket his meeting with the lab, rob to discuss a diplomatic off ramp up 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, hey, 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, this a member of nato, receiving western military aid and a ukraine who's not a member of nato receiving western military from the russian perspective. there's
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no difference still ahead. the rich get richer, and they, when you know the rest knoxville has published a report called inequality till stating the wealthiest people have profited significantly off the pandemic. while death rates increase among the per that's tory in full to print to what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy even foundation, let it be an arms race. is an offense, very dramatic development. only personally, i'm going to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successfully, very difficult time. time to sit down and talk
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ah with awe and we're back. the wealth of the world's richest people has doubled during the pandemic, while the per have suffered increased death rates and poverty due to
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a lack of treatment on vaccines. those are the findings of a report by oxfam called to inequality kills the charity claims policy. choices by governments are skewed in favor of the rich the well for the world's 10 rich's men . his double to the pandemic began the income 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 come to us all the time they make has really expose been all it is and fuel them. so ox, i'm 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 the. and then,
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of course, more than a 160000000 people have fallen into poverty during this time. and it's 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 lifetime, 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 ox, fond coven push more than 160000000 people into poverty. while they allege and estimated 17000000 lost their lives directly due to the virus and run 6000000 more died due to a lack of health care in poorer countries. meanwhile,
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the top 10 people in forbes rich list including well known public figures such as ilan mosque. jeff pays off on bill gates of 6 times more money than the purse 3000000000 people on this planet combined. but while they double their wealth, the incomes of 909 percent of the world's population worse and since the pandemic began, a new billionaire has been created roughly every day. here's the executive director of ox from again, one of those key drivers for an equality has been a vaccine access to vaccines. so the difference between rich and poor countries has grown the inequality. so, and the poorest 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 from the calculations that, that we have made. it would be possible for example,
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to vaccinate the whole world to chief and health care for all the universal health care and their ways and, and others have campaigned for lifting those intellectual property rights. that in fact, mean that pharmaceutical have a monopoly over koby vaccines that are not readily available or produced as, as, as, as they could all over the world. the armenian president's armen sir kissy and has announced his resignation after 4 years and office in a statement published on his website, sir kissy and said the decision was not influenced by emotion. he explained that he quote doesn't have been necessary instruments to influence the country's domestic and foreign policy. the president has been under intense pressure since the 2020 war with officer by shown in the disputed no quarter quarterback region. a peace deal between yada yvonne on back who led to months of protests in armenia and the
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rift within the government for hightail about deadly conflict. in october 2020, we managed to speak exclusively with mr. kasey and told us his top priority was always to protect human life. you can never simplify the complex politics. you can never simplify human behavior. i think the human lives are priority number one in any. well, if you ask me personally for me, human live is the most important thing. and if we're thinking about resolving kind of issue or any conflict, i think what you have to put as an access to this solution or a process is the human life. and it doesn't matter the age, the race, the calorie, or your scheme or your religion. what is the absolute value is the human human life?
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not as a recap all the week that it was stay close now though for an in depth look out, a quite literally burning matter. dark forest under attack begins with both join me every 1st bit on the alex simon. sure. but i'll be speaking together for the world of politics, sport, business, i'm sure business. i'll see you then. it has been trapped in an elevator. 20 minutes could be pretty long time. right. and the won't trapped in an elevator for 20 minutes. not knowing
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