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everybody, i know, know what they're saying. to some extent, i would argue that we're still fighting the civil war. and the south is winning with the head of germany's navy steps down. after stating that crimea would remain part of russia, sparking a diplomatic route. russia lashes out since the u. s. officials on the media for pushing on proving claims against moscow. published just before friday. security told the search for this, but it's 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 align with chaos.
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in the heart of europe, a fear standoff unfolds in brussels as anger boils over against covey restrictions . the government plans for vaccine mandate with welcome to the weekly here on ots international. my name is peter scott and thank you for joining. now we start with news from ukraine, where the u. s. embassy care has authorized the voluntary departure of stuff and ordered the departure family members from the country, washington sides, russian military action as the reason for the move. we stressed that the authorized order departure decision will in no way impact our commitment to finding a diplomatic solution to russia deeply troubling build up of forces in and around ukraine. we emphasize that russia put us on the current path, while the united states continues to pursue the path of dialogue and diplomacy. if russia chooses escalation and massive consequences due to significant military
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action against ukraine, the current unpredictable security conditions could deteriorate with little notice . washington's decision comes with the us and russia remaining at loggerheads, thought the high stakes talks in geneva over ukraine. nato, unsecure. it's a guarantee of russia versus repeatedly stated, it has no plans to invade ukraine. and moscow says the u. s. is using ukraine as an instrument for pushing their own interest in the region and destabilizing the situation. we discussed that situation with a former pentagon security now this michael maloof, the united states is escalate in this situation by the minute. this is all part of a disinformation campaign to heighten the tensions in order to cast russia as bad in the united states as good. and i just don't understand and nor have i here heard rather from the united states government. what the national security and imperative
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is for ukraine. how does ukraine affect us national security? and nobody in this administration is willing to answer that. plus the united states is not willing to address many of the concerns, legitimate concerns that moscow has laid out in its 2 written documents with the united states is doing in ukraine, now will clearly escalate into something that's going to be untenable. and it's going to create tremendous tensions around the world for quite some time to come. as the u. s. calls for russia to pull back his troops on the ukrainian border. the 1st shipment of washington's $200000000.00 military aid package arrived in care of on saturday. i will note that the united states is delivered more security systems 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 intent to deliver and 17 helicopters of the nato members, estonia,
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latvia and lithuania, have pledged to send more lethal weapons to strengthen ukraine's ability to defend itself. in case of a russian invasion, russia has repeatedly denied putting any kind of military offensive. germany, meanwhile, doesn't support sending weapons to ukraine, then it'll not help defuse the crisis. in response to key of accused berlin of undermining the unity between nato allies, even going as far as to accuse germany of encouraging an 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. meanwhile, local authorities in the self proclaimed anessa public claimed around 120000 ukrainian soldiers have gathered along the florida civilians in the war tone region have been living in fear for more than 7 years already. and now it seems that lies
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might be even at great risk of you to the escalating tensions former us marine corps intelligence officers, scott ritter believes the washington's alms exposed to ukraine accounts if a doth, if, and undermine security. if you don't send 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 seeing here. so the consequences of allowing your foreign policy, your national security policy, to be hijacked by domestic lou. and for the fact that tony blinking is meeting with the lab, rob to discuss a diplomatic off ramp of 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 what's the
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difference between a ukraine that's a member of nato receiving western military aid and a ukraine who's not a member of nato receiving western military from the russia perspective, there is no difference. while it looks like showing even the slightest support for russia can cost you daily, given the current political climate, germany's navy chief has to resign, to stay in crimea is now part of russia and that the west should stop demonizing vladimir putin. with these words, spots a major diplomatic backlash. our european correspondent pizza 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 city made about the russian president vladimir pagan and the ongoing tensions between russia, ukraine, and nate. so following this fall out from what he said and everything revolving
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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 thought was comments i made in india and security and military policy are increasingly weighing on my office in order to prevent further damage to the german navy. i consider this necessary staff. the federal minister has accepted my request when it all relates the comments that show 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 probably putting pressure on it because he can do it. it is easy to get him the respect, he also gives us okay, caught me up and got another come. this is once the video became public,
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there was outcry from sections of society saying they show me how to go more than an embarrassment what the german may be commanded says he, on the label, actually unacceptable. that 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, blood for couldn't fire him. a navy chief must not play his own foreign policy game in a crisis. clearly vice admiral shamrock 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 keith is calling on germany to officially distance themselves from their former navy chief. and what he had to say, they're saying that these comments went on to undermine the sovereignty of ukraine,
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the foreign minister, they're calling them unacceptable. 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, the germany has blocked the sale of estonian 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. we spoke to journalists, an author, thomas fast, bender who shared his view about the german vice admirals comments on crimea. of course the, the leadership, the judge, political leadership and the media are concerned about the fact that within the rank and file off the government of the army or are, 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
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years or whether it's against our so for us, whether we like it or not. mm hm. and 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 certain initiatives that say, well, it's not side too strongly here with one side in this conflict. and people 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 a by and large, an effort to a project, us power right up to the, to the russian border. and the extent to which germany wants to support such an
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effort by the u. s. g. politicians as not meet consensus here in this country. in yet another wave of accusations against russia, the british foreign officer said he's got evidence of a plot to install a pro moscow government's in keith, while russia head bike slamming the claim 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 recall and the british moral fist provocative activities stops burning nonsense. and concentrate on studying the history of the total mongol yoke. the british government has so far provided no evidence to back up his claim of a rush and plotting ukraine. but london has named former ukrainian and p give guinea more. i f as a potential pro criminal candidates. he seemed pretty surprised by dots pointing out. he's actually been banned from russia since 2018 r. c sent a request to the british foreign office,
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asking them to clarify their allegations. and we also talk to our drill castle into a political risk consultant and lawyer. and he says the allegation stem from london's own political crisis, brittle less you sometime ago, and it's 6 for its place in the world. we know that the global writ written project appears to be a force that we know that the currency 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, i mean, to say it's place within the u. s. framework to contain russia. also, we have to bear in mind, at least for us, 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 can, you know,
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stood up to kremlin. and to put in this, all the politics within the tory party and national politics in the u. k, so yes, it is a distraction and it's not only the u. k, the moscow believes is bogged down in fake news. just hours ahead of security talks on friday, the us state departments outlined what is cited as examples of russian dis, information. russia's foreign minister was critical of both the content and its timing. it zoom or you thought it was the person, these documents which the u. s. state department has of course prepared 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 provision stand up to any critical analysis. in many cases, it is simply align reduce in response, rushes drawn up its own fact checking list, an accused washington of a toxic campaign against russia. artes rod gasdio has been comparing the 2 stances
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. you may have seen this list a hand tastic expos, 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 liter 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 the 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
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and troops. pray tell how is that not the dictionary definition of encirclement? russia is uses statements 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 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
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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 that democratic paradise that 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
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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, 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
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. 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 they again 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 own. archie has also become a targets of us accusations. the state of omens has released the report insisting that this channel and fellow news outlet. sputnik use disinformation, instead of supporting mainstream narratives, the reports or even accusers, russian media of portraying ukraine as
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a nazi states. and so back that's open mentions an article written for r t by historian paul robinson. here's what that article actually says. a problem here is not that the government is the fastest hunter that is clearly an enormous exaggeration. despite restrictions on the use of the russian language and the recent repression of some anti government, media and personalities, ukraine remains arose, 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. 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 or is the article in fact as the lead direct opposite. and then
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there's more similar sort of full 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 that 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 blast injuries. so the statement in the state department report, but u. s. c. e said that is entirely untrue in over news. a huge march against covey restrictions took place in brussels on sunday. at least 50000 people for the streets and several dozen were ready to join cautious.
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ah, as you can see in this voltage, riot police were out in force deploying tear gas and water cannon. now belgian already requires vaccine certificates for public venues, including restaurants and bars. and the rules have just got even to suffer with the cove. it pass validity period shortened to just $150.00 days. and that means that millions of people will have to take booster shots and some lawmakers are pushing for a full nationwide vaccine mandates following austria's example. and that's an idea that spot wide spread fury. ah, much of the angle on sunday was directed to the e. u. leadership with a crowd rallying outside the european auction service building, which is the equivalent of a foreign on defense ministry, e u foreign policy chief,
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your set burrell has an office there, and his windows are smashed. now burrell wasn't seen at the time, but he did later visit the sides and condemned what he called senseless destruction and violence. a local journalist in brussels early a sense of this report. ah ah ah now though by committing everybody there was one with the other side and there is there to post the progress that we spoke with. people
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are angry about the question and the truth we like to read about time. there is a lot of smokes everywhere. anybody do? evacuation newburgh and a free carol? there were a big glasses in between the police and people all were in black. and some people who are held by to police against people who were thought of the crushes, the wealth of worlds, riches people has doubled during the pandemic. while the poor have suffered increased death rates and poverty asked you to a lack of treatments and vaccines. those are the findings of reports by august called inequality kills the charge, the claims policy choices by governments, a skewed in favor of the rich,
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the wealth of the world. 10 riches men has double 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 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 make. 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,
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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 at 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 all some cove, it is pushed more than 160000000 people into poverty. while they allege and estimated 70000000 lost their lives directly due to the virus and around 6000000 more died due to lack of health in poor countries. meanwhile, the top 10 people on the forms rich list including well known public figures such as l on mosque. jeff pays off and bill gates have 6 times more money than the poorest 3000000000 combined. but while they doubled their wealth,
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the incomes of 99 percent of the world's population fell. since upon demik begun, a new building has been created roughly every day is the executive director of ox. i'm again, one of those key drivers for inequality has been a vaccine access to vaccines. so the difference between rich and poor countries has grown the inequality. so, and the poor countries in africa, in general, only 10 percent of the population has had his 1st course of vaccination america. and it's economic power and several other countries in the world can help reverse that from unlocking that and from the calculations that, that we have made. it would be possible, for example, to vaccinate the whole world to achieve and health care for all the universal health care and their ways and ok, and others have campaign for lifting those intellectual property rights. that in
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fact, mean that pharmaceutical have a monopoly over over the vaccines that are not readily available or produced as, as, as, as they could all over the world with the other con, very, and taking hold worldwide. countries such as denmark have begun, administering a 4th vaccine a spokesperson for the world health organization told us through the latest developments and what could lie ahead. well, what we see leaks is, is an increase in number of infections around the world. and as we see on current becoming a dominant variance, we have seen in one week 15000000 newly faction, which is the absolute record, is the beginning of 50 percent decrease from the previous sleep. so the sheer number of infections will bring more people to hospitals, even though one crew may prove less your disease.
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then delta and previous variance, these numbers alone will mean 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 people not being oxygenated will be much naked because the fact is mostly those who have not have their primary series of mac sees the countries are basically looking into how that we could completely understand the government. trying to find the ways to balance the public health side of the story and public health benefits and social issues. so you need to do that. however, we are trying to see me is having any different periods or shutting of
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the virus period than previous parents don't study if we need some time. time being, being offered 10 days, the isolation forced into my case is 2 weeks current time woke up and now these 2 weeks current, kennedy tucked down with the appropriate well, i already mentioned the scene inequity, and this is a still probably another guess who says boosters may come for extra benefit and reality today, canal and it is very much possible that one would help to prevent a desk is ation. the biggest benefit is the primary donors of c. and we want to make sure everyone is with us calling this primary workstation is being available to everyone around the world. well,
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that's the recap of the we just gone header with r t dot com for more stories, an in depth analysis. my name is peter scotts and i'll be back again in just over 30 minutes for driven by during shaped bank printers and those with there's things we dare to ask ah, in.


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