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you myakea desk with human with ah, what do we do? go to war with the nato block? has someone thought about this? asked president potent talking about ukraine's potential nato membership. certainly russia strongly opposes. also tonight, britain's prime minister toughened his rhetoric against russia and threatens it with sanctions, grave consequences. and the response from the army, not only is oh, but ukraine's army and no job, no job, no way. canadian truck has continued to take a stand against kobe monday, and the scathing words of the prime minister. he's calling me a racist extra just what if i don't to deserve that
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with international? welcome to a will these 11 from oscar with me, kevin? no, in the 1st than president, putin has delivered his stinging rebuke to nato's military backing of ukraine warning of the dire consequences from such a strategy. because when you might listen carefully to what i say in ukraine's own doctrinal documents, it is written that they plan to return crimea, including by military means. that is not what they say publicly. imagine for yourself that ukraine, a nato member filled with weaponry and begins and operation in crimea. not to even mentioned, don't bass, that a sovereign russian territory for us in this sense. the question is closed. what do we do? go to war with the nato block, has someone thought about this? it seemed not. while vladimir putin definitely had some strong words for the west of that press conference,
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he flat out accused washington and nato of deceiving russia with their refusal to stop the military alliance from further eastward expansion into countries, specifically ukraine and georgia. this is something that nato actually promised to the soviet union, back in 1990. they promised that the, that the military alliance would not move an inch eastward of the older river in europe actually, and put, and specifically pointed out that there is nothing actually in nato's charter that concerns a sort of open door policy that a lot of western officials have been pointing to with relation to potential nato expansion and said that it's the charter only says that the alliance can accept new countries. maybe if all of the actual member countries agree to this. now, according to put in this behavior also shows that washington is not actually interested in the defense of ukraine or security. they're actually interested more so in putting a lid on russia's growth. so it just seems to me the united states is not so much
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concerned about the security of ukraine as about holding back the development of russia. ukraine itself is simply a tool to achieve this goal. now at another point in that press conference, put and extrapolated on what he said there, he said basically that can be achieved. one of 2 ways, dragging russia into an armed conflict or driving a wedge between itself and the european allies. and then there's another big conversation to mr. blink and mr. leverett, earlier i'm saying basically the same thing on the phone. yeah, that's true. this all comes really shortly after they had this conversation over the phone where they were discussing washington's rejection of moscow's proposals for security guarantees. following that phone call, lab rob immediately sent letters to all of the foreign ministry of the member states of the organization for security and cooperation in europe, basically called out the united states for its selective interpretation of specifically the stock ball and astonish declarations of that organization. that i just mentioned, they are,
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these declarations basically defined the boundaries within which sovereign nations can choose what military alliance they want to be. a part of these documents clearly state that any sovereign nation can, of course join a military alliance that it wants to join. and of course, us loves this was, but what the russian foreign minister is pointing to in this letter is that washington is deciding not to look at another no less important clause in these documents. and that is that a country cannot join the military alliance if it impedes with the national security of another sovereign nation. so let's take a listen to what love rob said. the should take you to look at the principle of indivisibility is not something we will give up on. we insist on an honest conversation and on an honest explanation of why the west does not want to fulfill its obligations, wants to fulfill them. so we selectively in its favor. and now that comes just about a week after washington officially sent its response to moscow's proposals. for
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security guarantees rejecting them the security guarantees moscow proposed back in mid december. so it was a while after they proposed that they received this response, and it's the 2 key proposals that were that are that were concerned with here are like i said, the eastward expansion of nato, into specifically ukraine in georgia. but also the deployment of offensive weapons into europe that could possibly strike russia. and this is all, you know, this is relevant because it's all after months of nato officials, western officials, the media saying that russia is planning some sort of a vague invasion of ukraine. that their military exercises on their own territory is somehow threatening to ukraine. and moscow was time and time again said there's nothing threatening going on here. and we're not planning an invasion of ukraine. so you know, we have to see the diplomacy develops here. but so far, what we have heard is that you foreign policy chief, has already discussed russia's letter with represented washington and nato. so
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we'll see how it yeah, more into tonight political listening, markovich telling me europe no longer is sure the walls to blindly follow washington's orders. well, i think the, the european union is definitely in a, quite of an awkward situation. it has been used to following everything that is coming out of washington, and it has been paying by the american playbook since practically a conception. and now we've seen a lot of cracks within the european union, and it's not credible anymore. how credible can it be? what it's following the u. s. playbook and at the same time, and then it has no back up from the us and countries like hungry and i'm sure there are others. will definitely take advantage of the situation saying that, well, we don't want to play by this playbook anymore. we want to look into the are own interest, defend our own interest. and that means definitely signing contracts with russia, hungary, those that other countries might as well do that because they will be looking for their own interest. and this is going to show how i would say and sustainable the
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european union positions in your can union position is and i think you will have to read you this, this position because definitely the us cannot europe today. so your opinion, it needs solutions that need to be clear it and their new way it can be coherent is by is by letting the opinion country member states decide for themselves further to poach him, pointing out that the west doesn't care about ukraine over and over the same time britain's pm was hinting a russian invasion would be fought to the last ukranian, well versed johnson certainly ramping up the rhetoric today as saying that basically any escalation from russia would be a political humanitarian, aminet, tree mistake, and disaster threatening russia with strong military might boots on the ground only not british troops on the ground because apparently no weston government really wants to get that involved to bring the cross is too close to home. but speaking,
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kevin a joint conference with the president of ukraine bars. johnson was also threatening russia saying that a packet of sanctions was right there at the ready should any russian person step, even a coke up into foreign territory. there would be ready. and he loved russia with these sanctions, but also in terms of his military might be very specific about the ukranian army, but also appealing to the russian public to practice. the most useful thing we can do is get over to the russian public. the ukrainian army will fight and other 2 other thousands of men. we live on rome's, in a new crew. they would put up a very, very fierce and bloody resistance light. i think that, oh parents, mothers in russia should reflect on that. what, what we've learned from birth,
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strengthens trip to key overseas, almost running away from issues right here in the heart of a westminster, up home falling all of these party gates scoundrels off the scandals. i have a wrapped it in westminster, but quite embarrassingly for as a prime minister bar. as johnson, the very 1st question addressed to him in kiev was all about the party gates scandal and gulping westminster, which surprised surprise he somewhat ignored. instead, he tried to focus on d escalating tensions on the eastern border, although some would argue he's not doing a very good job of that either because he's still yet to have a conversation with may appear to. and even though he was supposed to have it much earlier on in the week, it's still being postpone, it still hasn't happened. and the fact that both children haven't even picked up the phone is being branded as a joke. embarrassing and pathetic by m. p. 's here in westminster, who thinks he's putting issues at home above a serious crisis. amid a dangerous crisis threatening peace in europe,
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a vital diplomatic opportunity has been missed. his boris johnson scrambles to hold on to his job. these are the real world consequences of a distracted prime minister, unfit for office running at government in disarray boards. johnson says he's helping with a diplomatic situation in russia and ukraine. he has no credibility. no one trusts him. the best thing he could do to help would be to resign. well, it comes as the latest poll suggests that 9 and 10 people here in the u. k. don't think bars, johnson is fit to run the country. it also comes as his approval ratings are really, really low at the moment, just 22 percent. so it seems like he wants to move on from the sou gray report and all of it findings on the backlash to it as quick as possible. so he didn't ukraine, but he is without the foreign secretary liz trust. she's actually tested positive even though she was supposed to be assisting him on his travels. however, before she tested positive, she took to the house of commons, upping the ante as well with that robust rhetoric and threatening russia with these
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sanctions. however, unfortunately for her, she was met with jazz and laughter from across the house. as it seems, many m p 's can't really take the government seriously. those in and around the kremlin will have no where to hide. we will make sure that those who share responsibility for the kremlin aggressive the stabilizing action, will share in bearing a have a cost well, big to come from barnes jones in the prime minister describing potential aggression of vladimir putin. but all of this tough talk many m p 's here in the u. k. simply say it's a quite a distraction and deflection from what exactly is happening in westminster and what exactly the government has been up to during the pandemic. and it's not just m p 's, nor the public that have the opinion, but indeed, british media and journalism in general is coming out with some pretty tough headlight against the prime minister, boris johnson saying it's only
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a matter of time till he is out that his roman empire is fooling and even indeed that his government is the worst in history. what i will say to the president of i've said, is that i think we really want to step back from the brain. and i think a russian someone they bring the end of the party, british try, mr. burns johnson, on the brink of exit chorus. on the brink, labor store, my head in latest pulls off the party shock. a good to party game, incredibly stupid scandal makers for his job. the job through grace is downing street behavior. it's difficult to justify florence johnson to we can but pot gate time. bob to influence ukraine crisis defense chief want peers, mind your own, bring prime. it should be in to london's former mayor telling us sanctions we'll back fire on the u. k. and johnson just trying to detract from his problems. back
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home. on 26 years old, i grew up in a world where we were dominated by the cold war. i and we were told all the time by politicians we run, distract from what was said in the soviet union today, russia. and then after the cold war ended, we, we aren't all the documents released. i, we hadn't been under freight and graduate america was the big aggressor. i don't believe a word. pretty government or the american government is saying about the intentions of putin. if you know that the league of ukraine is telling the west to sort of wind all this down, i don't feel under stress at all. if we get into sanctions with russia, will be in a position where it damages many of our businesses. many, perhaps tens of thousands of people would lose their job here in this country. and the simple fact is that he's all i think, being ran tough by our prime minister boris johnson to distract attention from the scandal he's involved in that he held always illegal parties. 10 downing state,
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while the rest of us re not them 30 years ago today. to great pose officially put an end to the cold war, a period of 2 political tensions and spend more than 40 years a while 3 decades of policy. and so the question is actually changed much while his or senior correspondent the world truly believed then that it was over, that the cold war, the proxy was the, the atlas propaganda and hostility was finally over. and it was for a while. what we're seeing now is a sort of re emergence of the cold war, a cold war 20. 30 years ago as bush senior and yeltsin met and smiled and hugged everyone envisaged a different future. the one they promised us where enemies became friends, rusher and the united states do not regard each other as potential adversaries from
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now on. the relationship will be characterized by friendship and partnership founded on mutual trust and respect. bit by bit any optimism crumbled, the united states assisted separatists and rebels and even islamist and russia just years after promising friendship. nathan crept closer and closer to russia for reasons no one understood back then. weren't we friends? and year by year russia grew more and more upset. and here we are both sides, washington and the kremlin have, have drawn their red lines. they have locked eyes and a daring each other to blink. yes, that was unleashed on ukraine. it would be significant, very significant, and it would result in a significant amount of casualties for to munster washington has, has cried louder even than ukraine. that an invasion is coming. that keeps getting
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delayed, apparently, since the imminent innovation keeps getting postpone. but to deliver on that promise, the west has funneled potentially hundreds of millions worth of lethal weapons to ukraine and the span of weeks and they are done yet. i will renewal for future europe, vedo countries in the near term. not life. just as during the last cold war, propaganda is everywhere that isn't veiled or subtle. it seems the media can't wait for this war to kick off more so than the west. ukraine and russia combined, lacking wheel news and making things up to speed. that along on the call, which the ukrainian official described his long and frank baggage when his ukrainian counterpart, that of russian attack may be imminent. all of that was made up we later learned when both washington and t of the night any such thing was said. but it ought to
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show you how shamelessly war propaganda is being bushed. take british press that cheering essentially child soldiers, a call the key of young guns, 10 year olds being taught to kill people, young guns. it is virtually the same old cold war just with, with drones and the internet minus ideology in a greater cause. any differences the last cold war ended before it told the well, the pot canadian truck is of no blogs part of the us border and the province of alberta. as part of their rally against coven vaccine mandates for drivers, the prime minister reported he fled the capitalist thousands of truckers in the supported to send them the city is now pulled fuel on the father. he's branded them a mob of racists to steal food. he said, from the homeless, i want to be very clear. we are not intimidated by those who hurl
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insults and abuse of small business workers and steal food from the homeless. we won't give in to those who fly racist flags. we won't cave to those who engage in vandalism or dishonor the memory of our veterans, the prime minister dressed up in racist costumes. so many times he can't remember them all. doesn't mean every single liberal is a racist. i do respect that memory. i just wish his government would respect the thousands of people here fighting for their livelihoods right now here who are trying to do the best to get this country back on track. can i didn't truckers? steve whitman spoke to was, he says in his view, the government's dividing the nation, the 7 so goals. he's calling me a racist his extremist.
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what have i done to deserve that? my government is supposed to have my back. when you're in trouble and you need to help your government is supposed to be there for you. they're not supposed to drag you down. and what i've seen over the past 2 years, it's been devastating as breaks. it breaks my heart because my government supposed to have my back. i work hard and one day, you know, i was hero and now i'm, i'm a racist and an extremist and it hurts. it hurts so much that i, i can't even put it into words. it makes me not want to be a canadian anymore. it further puts strain on, on the system of almost $16000.00 more drivers, which is going to drive the, the prices up. and it's infuriating that he is dividing a nation. he's dividing his voters so that he can push an initiative to be popular on the world stage. the movement rate. now it is blow my mind it as
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a truck driver. i've been following it for almost every hour. watching the numbers roll and the support grow and it is so heart warming. it's so emotional to see the support from around the world. and it's growing. i mean, it's growing and it's growing so fast, it's taken a life of its own. and it's so wonderful to watch. video shows truck has maintaining the blockade of the boat still as they continue to demand the vaccine mandates be scrapped. it follows mondays rally in the capital or tila. i spoke to tracy roseborough. she was among the crowds. i mr. who is not being extremely advisor, or are they on the boat now reducing devices like when i get people who are very easily this kind of rhetoric that it but you back firing because i wanted to find it.
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i don't longer discriminate against the fact that the fax we want to gather and do you want read all of this dead? aah also denied the saudi led coalition targeted civilian buildings in the middle of residential neighborhoods in the gemini capital in the late hours of monday night. according to local media, it comes as condemnation grows of the saudi lead air raid on a yet many prison that's caused the highest civilian casualties in years out. he's done who hawkins report. it's one of the deadliest single airstrikes in gibbons, civil war. starting out, even among dozens of such incidents, with the red cross condemning it as the worst incident of civilian casualties in 3 years. and i've heard a lot about her since we didn't have any information that there would be an attack . and we only heard the sound of the strike that i heard it when i was at home. i went out and entered the jail. i saw a body bars everywhere. oh, what did
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a lot of us? i heard, groans and screams. some prisoners were clinging to the walls. i shined a flashlight and saw a huge number of people. the bodies of some of them were torn apart. others crawled on their stomach, some tried to get up and walk. others were locked inside the building. when there were 3 strikes, the 1st block hit the building on the east side from the side of my house. then to strike came on the western side that lives in casualty estimates in the heathy run detention facility very from 80 to over a 100, with hundreds more injured prisons had been here before. an air raid in 2019 killed dozens as have wedding parties, hospitals and schools. officials from the saudi led coalition denied at responsibility for the strike, then pledged to investigate amnesty international reports on the incident as well as witness accounts on the ground. point to an all too familiar picture. a u. s. manufactured and supplied bomb, launched by coalition aircraft. go aquila,
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you assign us forces attack to back a prison and city of santa using smart bombs sense that these bombs are used against ground targets and heavily fortified objects again at the span. bombs have been used earlier. why these are american bombs, as they are used by the u. s. navy and air force, as well as the saudi arabian air force. images of the shocking aftermath of hundreds of strikes had been tragically consistent throughout more than 7 years of bloody conflict. and n g o z have repeatedly called out a weapon sales for the region as a key factor in the worse and crisis heretic images that have trickles out of yemen or jarring reminder of who is paying the terrible price for western state lucrative sales to saudi arabia and its coalition allies. the one thing as consistent as a stream of appalling images from yemen has been us policy on arm sale to saudi arabia and its allies. 3 administrations, both democrat and republican,
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have completed billions in weapons deals while the war in yemen has raged. and walled from enthusiasm for alms deals with saudi princes was well known. there was hope the body administration would be different given, but now prisoners criticism of saudi arabia on the campaign trail and pledges to tone down support. this war has to end. and to underscore our commitment, we are ending all american support for offensive operations in the war in yemen, including relevant arms sales. there is a very important distinction between our commitment to not engage and not support offensive activities and operations in yemen, including to the provision of offensive weapons. and the legitimate needs of the king of saudi arabia, in terms of its own defense of the united states, will continue its diplomatic outreach and engage with various stakeholders. reality
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has been different the spot, the efforts of some sentences, the blog sales weaponry has poured into saudi arabia and billions of dollars into the accounts of us. all the manufacturers, mounting civilian casualties have been no obstacle deciding new deals the latest just months ago. and as, and he owes and groups have certain senators and congressmen call for a change in policy. even decrying the arm sales is a violation of us laws. it seems for now, business will take precedence. wireless very assurances of change and a stream of distressing images from yemen. well, the weapons which are being used in the middle east have been a very long time given by the american. so nothing new because the biggest weapons manufacturer, right now in the world, the united states of america, they will continue to do this. they will need to sell because the foreign policy of
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the states, the big be paid by the military industrial complex or the money that noise in the but i live right now. but, well, it is once again a huge be beneficial and profitable business. why really exclude this is the sales that have taken place with we did a nomadic and you way in america. just 3 days left. a very unique pages. lympics buffet, of course, by remarkably strict cobra drills and threats of western boy coats policies advances are a bit squeamish, but there's a p c r test. they put the nose, but at ortiz elections, yes. gives them the shares what the of the go through. it's pretty am i watering everything seems to be ready. the measures have been implemented by the authorities . well, i can describe them as relatively strict. i mean, you have to wear masks at all times,
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all arrival here at waging airport. it seems that everything was too complicated. you had to fill in a lot of forms. you have to fill in a health declaration form a customs declaration form and of course take a b c test. and i've tried bcr tests in many parts of the world, but this one was something really, really difficult. and if you're not, if you're faint of heart, do not watch this because all my god, that felt really, really awkward the me. but despite all that, everything was relatively quick and it took us literally on to 90 minutes to get from the, from the plane into the hotel to those who covered the 2008 summer olympic games in beijing. all this seems very familiar because these are the same facilities that were used in 2008. now they have been re, say 3 model for the winter games. plus, of course, couple of new venues. transportation seems to be working. as a clock, we take buses from our hotel to the venues. one thing important to know that we
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have to exist in a bubble. it's so called bubble. it's like an echo system here in beijing, right? we can only stay inside the hotel and move between the hotels and the venues. we cannot even go out into the city even to go to a grocery store or anything. we just have to stay within the hotel. the doors slammed shut. the st basically empty. that is very unlikely side for those who know of aging, well, there are no traffic jams whatsoever inside the venue inside the let's say the press center which is just behind me. everything is pretty much automated. even food and drinks are served by robotic despite all these anti corbet measures, the raw, of course, confirmed cases, of course, with the flying in delegation from pretty much everywhere. russia, sweden, members of different, a national teams have also been tested positive. if you are tested positive,
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you are taken straight from the hotel to a designated self isolation hotel where you have to stay until you get to negative b, c r t s. fortunately, i, my b, c, r test was negative and i am able to actually see the venues and i will of course, keep you posted from bay ging on everything happening here, including the political side of the story here at beijing. 2022 games. lexia chef ski r t reporting from beijing there will continue to keep you posted, tells you about you, wince that so well news oliver from moscow is me kevin. oh and thanks for watching this edition. and a very good he ah ah, digital smart city is a city that's using technology to make people's life easier to have beer,
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