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ah, dares sinks we dare to ask in ah, the head of germany's navy steps down after stating that crimea would remain parts of russia, sparking a diplomatic brow. russia luscious outside us officials and the media for pushing unproven claims against moscow. published just before friday, security talk with 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 chaos
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in the hearts of your best standoff unfolds in brussels as anger boils over against kobe restrictions and government plans for vaccine monday, with the weekly here and off international. my name is peter scott, and thank you for joining. we start with news from ukraine, where the u. s. embassy in care has authorized the voluntary departure of staff and ordered the departure of family members from the country, washington sides. russian military action is 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, is 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. suff, the high stakes source in geneva over ukraine. nate, so unsecure, to guarantee the russia. russia has repeatedly stated he has no plans to invade ukraine. moscow says the u. s. is using the ukraine as an instrument for pushing their own interests. and d, stabilisation of the situation. we discussed the situation with former pentagon security analyst, michael mallos. the united states is escalating this situation by the minute. this is all part of a disinformation campaign to heighten the tensions in order to cast ro, russia as bad, and 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 imperative is for ukraine. how does ukraine affect us national security?
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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 the, in its to written documents. what 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. is the u. s. cause for russia to pull back his troops on the ukrainian border. the 1st shipments of washington's $200000000.00 military aid package arrived in care of on saturday. i will 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 intent to deliver, am 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 planning any kind of military offensive. germany meanwhile doesn't support sending weapons to ukraine, saying this will not help defuse the crisis. here in response, accused berlin of undermining the unity between nato allies, even going as far as to cues, 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. meanwhile, local authorities in the self report for claims done yet the public claim around 120000 ukrainian soldiers have gathered on the border civilians in the war phone region have been living in 5th for more than 7 years already. and now it seems that lies might be, it's even greater risk due to the escalating tensions. former us marine corps
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intelligence officer scott with the believes washington's alms expo ukraine are counterproductive and undermined 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 where we're, we're seen 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 blank in his 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 it. what's the
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difference between a ukraine that is 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. it looks like showing even the slightest support for russia can cost you dearly. that's given the current political climate, germany, that navy chief has had to resign off the thing. crimea is now parts of russia and that the west to stop demonizing, but deem it putin, with his words, spots a major diplomatic backlash. ah, europe correspondent, pizza oliver pixel. that 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 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,
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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 foulest comments i made in the 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 once, respect, and probably deserves respect is following russia because he can do it is easy to give him the respect he you and also deserves the crimea prince was, is got another camera. this is this effect once the video became public, there with outcry from sections of society saying they had shown by hand to go more
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than an embarrassment what the german maybe commander says here on the label. actually 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 hand. a 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 kiev 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. the foreign minister,
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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 burly 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 issue concerning the now former navy chief, just the latest, and was becoming a growing number of problems. when we spoke to journalist and author, thomas foss bend, who shared his views about the german vice admiral's comment from crimea. of course, the year, the leadership, the john political leadership and the media are concerned about the fact that within the rank and file of 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 mister put in did
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over the last 20 years, or whether it's against us or, or for us, whether we like it or not in the man, 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 widely distributed. once 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 to cite too strongly here with one side in this conflict. and people understand that the ukraine is not the moral 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 project you as 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 you as you politicians does not meet consensus here in this country in yet another wave of accusations against russia, the british foreign office. this, that is got evidence of a plot to install a pro moscow government's in key if russia hit back, slamming the claim as nonsense. the misinformation spread by the british foreign office is more evidence that it is the nicer countries led by the anglo saxons, thus escalating tensions around ukraine. we call on the british moral fist to stop provocative activities. stop spreading nonsense and concentrate on studying the history of the taught among will yoke. the british government has so far provided no evidence to back up its claim of a russian plotting ukraine. but london has named former ukrainian n p. if any more i have as a potential pro crediting candidates where he seems pretty surprised by that pointing out that he's actually been banned from russia since 2018 r t sent a request to the british foreign office asking them to clarify the allegations. we
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also talk to a drill cassandra, a political risk, consultants and lawyer. and he says the allegation stem from london's own political crisis. britta left you some time 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 currently 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 it's place within the us 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 to rush and portray her so as a totally read leader who came to us is to talk to kremlin. and to put in this
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all the politics within the tory party and national politics in the u. k. so yes, it is a destruction and it's not only the u. k, the moscow believes is bog down in fake news, just hours ahead of security. it's all on friday, the us state department outlined what is cited as examples of russian disinformation rushes. foreign minister was critical of both the content and it's timing it zoom or you thought it was, it was these 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 provision stand up to any critical analysis. in many cases, it is simply a lie. in response, rushes drawn up its own fight checking list and accused washington of a talk st campaign against russia. ortiz murat gasdio has been comparing the 2
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stances. you may have seen this list a anti stick 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 nato 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 was that not the dictionary definition of encirclement. russia uses 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 independent states. the irony seems lost entirely on the us state department. we still remember collin bow, 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 wps 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. 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
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to shut down one after the other or tact 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 shepard, nancy 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 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 own arts. he has also become a targets of europe, accusations the state departments is released to report insisting that this channel and fellow news outlet. sputnik use disinformation, instead of supporting mainstream narratives. the reports even accused as russian
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media portray ukraine as a nazi states. and so back that's of it mentions an article written for r t by historian all robinson is what that article actually says. the problem here is not that the government is a fascist hunter. that is clearly an enormous exaggeration. despite restrictions on the use of the russian language, in the recent repression of some anti government, media and 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 that the credit government is fascist is an enormous exaggeration. 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 as the article in facts as the lead direct,
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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'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 blast injuries. so the statement in the state department report b o s c e said that is entirely untrue in over news, a huge march against covert restrictions took place in brussels on sunday. at least $50000.00 people to the streets and several dozen were arrested during clashes.
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ah, as you can see here, riots, police were out in force to point tear gas and water cannon. belgium already requires vaccine certificates for public venues that's including restaurants and bars. and the rules have just got to even suffer with the cobra. past validity period shortened to just 150 days. and that means that millions of people will now have to take booster shots and some lawmakers are pushing for full nationwide vaccine mandates. as falling austria's example. and i did a spot wide spread fury. ah, much of the ongoing sunday was directed to the you leadership with a crowd running outside the european action service building. that's the equivalent of a foreign, undefended ministry. you foreign policy chief,
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your step burrell has an office and his windows a smushed. now barrel wasn't seen at the time, but he did later visit the site and condemned what he called senseless destruction and violence. a local journalist in brussels earlier census this report. ah ah ah, now they are by committing to everybody. there was water everywhere of the site with people trying to, i believe the other side there is there to put the protest that peaceful
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with people are angry about the clash and the truth. we like to read a time. there is a lot of smoke everywhere. anybody do evacuation the board and the streets around. there were a big clashes between the police and people. all were in black. some people who are held by the police against people who were thought of the touches the wealth of the world rich. this people has doubled during the pandemic, while the poor have suffered increased death rates and poverty due to a lack of treatments and vaccines. those are the findings of report by aux farm called inequality kills the charity claims police choices by governments are skewed in favor of the rich dwell for the wells. at 10,
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the richest man has doubled. since 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 harm to us, all the fan they make has really exposed inequalities and fuel them. so ok, sam has been tracking billionaire wealth for some time and of course the forbes 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 pandemic. 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 wealth than they can spend in several lifetimes. and at the other, we have people struggling to pay their next health bill or, or not knowing where their next meal is coming from. having such a level of, of disparity affects everyone, even the wealthiest because you know, and it's a sign of an unhealthy state of affairs, of an unhealthy society that needs addressing. according to all some cove, it has pushed more than 160000000 people into poverty, while they alleged an estimated 70000000 lost their lives directly due to the virus . and around 6000000 more died due to lack of health care in poor countries. meanwhile, the top 10 people on 4 was rich list including well known public figures such as elan mosque jeff bays off on bill gates have 6 times more money than the poorest
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3000000000 combined. but while they doubled their wealth, the incomes of 99 percent of the world's population fell. since upon demik begun, a new billionaire 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 and generally only 10 percent of the population has had his 1st course of vaccination america. and it's, 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, and others have campaigned for lifting those intellectual property rights. that in
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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 the, on the con varian taking hold worldwide. countries such as denmark have begun, administering a 4th of vaccine a spokesperson for the world health organization full to see the latest developments and what could lie ahead. well, what we see leaks is, is an increase in number of confessions around the world. and as we see on current becoming a dominant variance, we have seen in one week 50000000 newly faction, which is the absolute direct versus the beginning of the 50 percent increase from the previous sleep. so the sheer number of infections will bring more people to hospitals,
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even though may prove less severe disease. then delta and previous periods, 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 people have not been oxygenated will be and they can become effective mostly those who have not have their primary series of mac sees the entries are basically looking into how the functions that we can completely understand the government. trying to find the ways to balance the public health side of the story and public co benefits and yet it's not socially money issues. so you need to do that. however,
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we are trying to see for me is having any different vision period or shutting of the virus period than previous parent study if we need some time for the time being being offered 10 days, the isolation, fortune. so my case is 2 weeks current time woke up and now these 2 weeks current can be appropriate. wendy masha, this is a still probably another just as posters may come for extra benefit and we are looking to date now. and it is very much possible that we could work out how to prevent a desk is ation. the biggest benefit is the primary donors of i see that we want to make sure everyone is with schooling. this primary workstation is being available,
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turn one around the world. well, that's the recap of the week. just gone and that's all for me peter scott. but neil harvey will be taking over 30 minutes with a freshman news program for you. thank you for watching. with with a, [000:00:00;00] with


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