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ah ah, you people are reported killed in artillery shelling in easton ukraine. i made a severe escalation of the conflict in the region. meanwhile, i would never have left. i had a stroke. i had to come here. my wife is so afraid if my health would have allowed me, i would have joined the militia forced to leave their homes due to the fighting boats with hopes of coming back more than 40000 residents of east and ukraine have crossed the border to safety in russia, where the government is providing accommodations, the evacuees plus they know the news. that's why you're going to keep seeing these protest. i have nothing to lose at this point. death birds yet define protest is a post by police in all to where is the canadian government seeks to stamp out
weeks long demonstrations against the coven vaccine. monday with coming to alive from our headquarters. here in moscow, you're watching r t international. my name's peter scott. and here are the top stories this, our 2 civilians were reportedly killed in artillery. shelling this morning in east ukraine. it happened in the breakaway lugens republic. the village was shelled. it's fiber. yeah, most people, slats. and as you can see, her footage of the house where the civilians were apparently killed for the homes were also destroyed in the shelling the guns people's militia blames the attack on key halves forces. the heads of the cell proclaim look guns and then yes, republics early announced a general mobilization of the armed forces. text messages have been sent to all men aged 18 and 55 to show up art meeting points to in the army all season rod gasdio
has more another violent night. here in the nets. we heard the last we had shelling was at 6 30 in the morning where about a dozen or so rounds impact you could tell by the, the unique sound that they make. but her to the west of the city, which is the location of the nearest airport, which is where the front lines are and which is where much of the violence in, in the near city. a city of 2000000 no less. which is where much of the violence is sent to the u. s. c. registered more than a 1600 seats for violations yesterday, which is a huge escalation given the a in past months you could go days without hearing an explosion. it is, it is now mia hours that you can, that you can wait for the good to hear an explosion just just to just for reference in the past in 2015, 60. the entire city would vibrate every few seconds that be another explosion with
heavy caliber weapons. nevertheless, it is restless. here, people are fearful of another escalation of rounds falling into the city so far. the, the violence has been centered on the outskirts of vignettes where there's also the mobilization ongoing, whereby all men of service age, 18 to $55.00 were being urged to join the defenders. they feared here that an invasion and offensive by the ukrainian military is imminent. in fact, just a few minutes ago, i and all other mobile phones here in the near to receive the another as a mess. message text message urging males to join the ranks of the defendants. she'll sit at my, i'm a volunteer. i decided to come head because in any case it would be necessary. the enemy, as we say, is on our doorstep, we must fight back on it. no one but us can protect ourselves. i came voluntarily
to protect our home. i have no other thoughts and emotions. this has been happening here since 2014. i'm tired to be honest with you. the usages, says, is puzzles than history. i've lived in the gnats all my life. i'm a lawyer by education. they called told me to come to the military enlistment office. i have combat experience in 2014, 1516 and 17. i'm trying to be ready for anything, but i don't see any recent worry. i hope this time the conflict will be resolved in our favor. ukrainian officials have said multiple times now that they don't plan an offensive operation here in the near school lugens just to the north of the nets. nevertheless, wall preparations here are underway. local authority said that the concentration of ukrainian troops, as well as heavy armor weapons artillery on the front lines along the front lines, is unprecedented. they haven't seen the light. they say more than
a $100000.00 ukranian troops aligned up on the board. then we have seen the same image replayed over the past few days, time and time again, and that is tearful, good buzz wives and daughters saying good bye to their husbands, who have gone to enlist the join the ranks of the defendants. we've also seen our correspondence from our arabic says the channel come under fire yesterday while visiting an area near the front lines. a town that was shelled by ukrainian troops over the for over the course of the last the week or so. we also heard from a foreign journalists and c, n n, a p, saying that they were shell on the other side of the conflict line on the ukrainian side. so suddenly he saw violations being registered for both in the breakaway republics and on the ukrainian side of the conflict blood. the, the fear is of course he and now that there could be an escalation,
right away escalation that would be very difficult to stop given the, the concentration of forces now in the region. well, early as both person for the red cross, the delegation. moscow told us how the escalation in east and ukraine is affecting the civilian population. reportedly we saw that 2 of the big compensation in the donnette cree jen, been she had and damaged by the have feel at this currently, which got about 1000000 people from the access to water. and that's really worrying because to that one meal. and it also includes access to for hospitals and other social services. and this is really important and we keep repeating our message to all sides. that civilians and civilian infrastructure must be sped. because this is key for the survival of the population, is to speak about the people that arriving on the touch of the russian federation to what we know is the russian which cross. i'll main partner here is already conducting
a needs assessment to be able also to respond and help people under really hope that people who suffered so much already don't have to suffer more. it's now been 2 days since the rescue operation began in the breakaway dom bus republics. with more than 53000 evacuees, having cross the border into russia, ortiz, donal quarter reports now from one of the come sets up to accommodate them. this is, this is da children's camp. it was once a place where kids came to have fun. now the only children you'll find here are among the 700000 to expected evacuees from the don bus region of eastern good. and i wouldn't have last. it's just that i had a stroke. i always stayed here. now i've left everything. everyone behind kitchens, dogs go, my go to supposed to give. everything's left. it is perfect. we're being fed well as a tv. like home. they call a saying there's heavy shelling. why they shelling?
i'm not afraid. but you couldn't leave me alone. i can barely walk. my wife is scared. she came on the heavy shelling. will you you? i wouldn't have left. i stayed there in 2016. not leaving your. yeah, when you were here here. i wouldn't have left. i'm not afraid of anything. it's all the same to me. i'm used to it. i was a soldier in the past. i'm used to it. but ha, she's shaking stuttering. when were you? if i were healthy, i would have joined the militia. right behind me, you can see the sheer number of evacuees that are waiting to get into just this area. it's only one of many spread across the russian region of ross thought earlier i spoke to a staff member here. she said that already since yesterday, 500 evacuees from the don bus region have arrived and have settled here. now this
is the temporary settlements cafeteria. i've already 10, 15 in the morning and breakfast is coming to a close. so you can't see too many people behind me, but for hours already, the staff here have been providing be evacuees with breakfasts free of charge. earlier we saw a large cues waiting right next to these vans right here with the logo from rushes largest bank spitter bank. they were actually waiting for stipends of $10000.00 roubles around $130.00 that the russian government has promised evacuees, fleeing from the don boss region. over $40000.00 don boss evacuees have already reached the russian federation. and in the roast of region alone, almost $100.00 areas just like this one have been set up and are accepting more and more people as every hour passes. of course they're very grateful for what rushes done for them, but the thing they want most of all this to be able to return home donald quarter r t rust off. no around 30 russian regions are ready to host people who fled the
escalating conflict in easton ukraine. many of them are currently being housed in temporary comes in bushes, roster region which board is the 2 self proclaimed republics. is what people that had said sellers little simpler conditions here. a good we had breakfast, lunch, we've been provided with beds. everything is on a good level. the only thing is that there are too many people here. scores of bosses all full. we spend the whole night sleeping in buses. i'm here with my grand daughter. people are good here. they help us a lot. my husband's son, daughter, and grandson, stayed in don, boss, they done now, if it's worth coming here, we're afraid that 2014 may repeat itself. russian president vladimir putin on his french counterpart, a manuel micron of agreed and the telephone conversations take urgent measures to hold the escalation of the conflict in easton ukraine routine. again, stress that nate, those actions are pushing care of towards a military resolution of the crisis. nature countries and going pumping of modern
weapons and ammunition into ukraine is pushing cave towards the military solution to the so called dumbass problem as a result, civilians in the done yes, kind of guns republic suffer and have to evacuate to russia to escape the intensifying, showing the u. s. secretary of states has threatened russia that it will pay a huge price if it's invades ukraine, moscow's, and void. the u. s. was once again forced to points out. the criminal has never had such plunge, thus in response to an cbe, lincoln's warning are prepared with a response. it will have massive consequences for russia. it actually carries the through. there is no innovation and there is no such bless. we are not trying to take a tory or for foreign countries. i would like to go on from the bus. campbell of gauss is a part of ukraine, ukrainian presidents, laudermill zelinski says kia could reconsider the countries non nuclear states us.
he made the comments during a speech or this weekend's munich security conference. yeah, yeah. but then i have instructed the foreign ministry to convene a summit of the budapest memorandum signatory countries. if it fails to take place or refuses to provide security guarantees to ukraine, care will regard it and the close is signed in 1994 as no void. we all know that the land has to be a comedian, but this really does seem a joke too far. just to be clear. tearing up the budapest memorandum means that ukraine goes quite literally. and the backdrop to this is that, as the sergent union was collapsing, key of pushed by the u. s. and the u. k. gave up all, it's all signal. so everything from strategic bombers to was to intercontinental ballistic missiles were handed over to russia. the successor, of course, to the u. s. a thought it was, in fact, one of the conditions on which washington recognized unsupported ukrainian independence said, you're good to go. just 2 things. one news to weapons and to please just please
don't turn into a hateful nation. americans will not support those who seek independence in order to replace a far off karen with a local despotism. they will not aid those who promote a suicidal nationalism based upon ethnic hatred. while for seniors was like, he came back to haunt him because in 2014, off to the crime in referendum eula tymoshenko for me ukrainian prime minister had one of have phone calls leaked. and what did we have from the countries political establishment pledged to continue the non proliferation and tolerance? no, unfortunately what we had a pool of phones. i'm telling you, i hope i'll use all of my connections and the whole world will rise against the russians and bummed them into oblivion. we need to kill them all with nuclear weapons and she wasn't one rogue voice. we heard this occurred by ambassadors and
the people to in fact, at that time in 2014, almost 50 percent of ukrainian supported nuclear rearmament. fast forward a is to the music security conference. and this isn't the landscape chatting on the phone to his friend about his wild fantasy, you know, to massacre ethnic russians as it was with tymoshenko. he is, in all seriousness standing before the globe elite and saying i am considering we're making on one of the most significant documents of the 20th century. and it's really not far from being political blackmail because essentially zalinski saying, unless you own in front of me, do more, send me more weapons, more money, more troops preemptively sanctioned moscow for what we're not sure. then i will fire up those nikita factories again. and while to put a multi, especially at the moment, the west is not rush is biggest fun. i think even it recognizes that this would be total madness. the budapest memorandum is indeed a format without legal obligations under international law. but i think that now we need to try everything to avoid war. i mean, i would say that it's disappointing,
that we're not hearing more outrage and condemnation from the west new jeans, valencia even rescind such an incendiary statement. but then maybe it's not surprising. unfortunately, i've seen it every single time how nato and its allies are failing to press key of to side by those very simple fighting points in the midst agreements. instead, claiming that the kremlin is the only violated up despite independent monitors on the ground eastern ukraine, saying, well, that's actually not entirely the case just so that we understand back in the day ukraine, what had the world's thought, biggest new kid, austin. all just one of its warheads is exploded. was about 37 times the size of the wash, my tomic bomb, 37 times. as the budapest memorandum those facilities were destroyed. so yes, it would be a stretch. now that said, crucial elements are still in place. i'm talking about uranium mining, obviously the expertise a research reactor and the capability to build delivery vehicles,
missiles and across. yes, it would be costly, crippling, in fact, especially for a country ready on the brink of economic ruin. yes, it would be time consuming. i know it would never be anywhere near the level, so we bought here and russia were in the us, but it would still be new connect capability at a time of global tension, an instability in europe, in a country that's ready in the throes of civil war and in the hands of a government which of parts has shown us by shelling its own citizens ready, displays a disregard for peace. ensuring measures dance is what should fill the global community with horror, especially if, as it claims its on the side of diplomacy and de escalation. while earlier our guests told us about the possible implications of presidency lensky statements. he's very nervous and so he says so many different things on the same day that it's incredible wants to meet the president put and then he says that he doesn't know what russia wants all, isn't it clear yet?
and the 3rd, he says that he wants a date for joining nato. and then he speaks of budapest. memorandum of course, which. ringback is incredibly dangerous because the whole has in the west of ukraine are really dangerous people. i wonder if the european union understands who they support. it's to me that the real surprise is how little lane and sizes in brussels understand about the human geography of ukraine. you know, most populations east, a russian speaking forever and the use of language is in your brain is a real scandal. i think he's trying to upgrade a government, a major itself was victim in this story. the care of as the, as the government, which sacrifice the chance to be a nuclear power and believe, you know, those now being turned over in this even so that's really what he's trying to do.
he's trying to put that on the map and therefore to effectively claim more i was going forward as a result of the sacrifice that we made in the past. i think that's what he's planning or that's what he's positioning with this statement. amid the ongoing crisis, russia and bella bruce have extended joint military drills to both the security of the western border with more from the his ortiz eulley, a shop of oliver. ah, we are in belarus in the breast region that borders poland and ukraine since
february, the 10th of the large scale, joined russia. deliveries, military exercise called the allied result. 2022 has been held here according to most good. these are the plans exercises the presence of russia and developers agreed on them at the end of last check class and have been repeatedly emphasized the drills that totally defensive and absolutely transparent. officially, the exercise is going to work at the top of a repelling external aggression strengthening. the protection of board is blocking the channels for the supply weapons, as well as countering terrorism and protecting interests of the union state of russia and deliveries as many as 5 training grounds. and for ad feels are in vote. and there are many, most of them located in the south, west of bella raised some 170 kilometers on the border with ukraine and pearl. and the area is considered champions due to the facts that foreign troops concentrated
on the other side of the board. and including the u. s. military and other nato forces in europe. according to the been, the russian foreign ministry. nature has conducted 3 times as many exercises in the region to pass. by the way, this place is located far away from the de la garza republics where they inside a conflict with ukraine has been brewing for several years. part of the exercise has already been completed as trips has fulfilled. that talks over in canada, police in riot gear have swept through the capital, arresting 170, demonstrated in 2 days and sewing away trucks. taking part in the freedom convoy. the government tries to finally stump out protests that have gone on now for almost a month. those are the process against the no job, no job cove, it mandates. all correspondent, pizza oliver, is that the scene just over my shoulder?
you can see the remnants of the comments that were here in the center of the canadian capital off to all, almost all of those protesters it'd be occupying the city has now been moved along or left of their own volition over my left shoulder. maybe see the flushing lights of a police. ready cruiser there, that's where they've blocked everything off the red zone. they're calling it now they've put up a fence around the parliament building to allow m. p. 's to go about that business on a harassed they say is the emergencies act is being implemented. they moved out the people over the last few days in scenes that have been so of the most forceful, but canadians can certainly trend pretty ugly certain times. i oh my goodness, good, good, good, good. you the
. 7 we made some very important progress in safely removing this unlawful protest from our streets. we backed up those warnings with a deliberate and methodical operation using lawful and safe tactics. and that's why implore all the protesters who remain there, go home. this occupation is now over. we will continue with our mission until it is complete. as the authorities moved people out of this particular part of the canadian capital protest, this spoke to the media and said that they were sure that this protest of the had been was over for now. but that they felt something had changed in canada. mandate realize that people are here. we need to change the mind. we need to hold
people accountable doctors for going across the room kitchen for selling our freedom to measure their gender 20 days, and they're being very heavy here today, they're pushing back stream. this is not candidate guys, this is a dictatorship, you know, is running our country. get here, don't be afraid to stand with these people. the protest movement started out with anger from certain ciocca groups over a vaccine mandate that was required for travel across the border between canada and the united states. and then snowballs. being in sex over covered 90 mandates and restrictions and measures in general, added to the to the times. visceral anger towards troy minister, just intrude that we've seen. born out here on the streets of the canadian capital
. we've seen an awful lot of criticism of mister trudeau from sections of canadian society, including an open letter from christian ministers. there is no national emergency and to invoke one to crush peaceful political descent. is it to tell a terry inactive repression, displaying weakness not strength. these tyrannical actions are exposing this government in people to the judgment of god, and we are deeply concerned that you do not appreciate the significance of god's wrath upon a rebellious and wallace nation. the prime minister himself is sticking to his guns though he said that this wasn't a legal protest that it was. ready an illegal blockade of the city and that is why he. ready if you d emergencies that he put that into place, which among other things gave police the extra power is they need to block off areas like that over my left shoulder to remove those protesters from the streets of also the blockade and occupations are illegal. there are threat to our economy, lation, ship trading partners. there are threatened to supply chains and the availability
of essential goods, like food and medicine. they're a threat to public safety. but there is a lot of political capital to be made here as well. mister, true, those opponents have not missed an opportunity. stick the knife in her mind, the prime minister. this is canada. this is not a dictator. saline on embers, things are d escalating as we speak. so why is the prime minister using this hammer on canadians? isn't it true he's doing? and just to save his own political skin? he has politicized his pandemic and divided canadians at a time when we should be working together when we should be supporting one another . his lack of leadership has divided, stigmatized and traumatized canadians races. misogynist fringe,
who called take up space and he said, shouldn't be tolerated. it's really about the prime minister taking a sledge hammer to canadians and he thinks are unacceptable. parliament will continue that debate on the emergency act with a vote expected on monday evening during not they could choose to make amendments to the current situation or, and the state of emergency entirely. certainly though this is to isn't going to go away any time soon. even if the protesters have left the streets of ottawa, these are all of our fee and the canadian capital. a video posted online shows protesters kneeling and pray in an apparent show of peace and unity. a freedom convoy protester told me earlier, they are now fighting to protect the most fundamental global rights. they're never gonna stop. so nobody stuff, these people see it. there's the same. it says that there's gotta be a he'll be willing to dial. well guess what?
the majority of people, i don't know, but majority majority people i spoke to believe that this is the hilda dia because we don't do it. not only do we lose our own country, but the world news is their way of life and that's just, it was so unexpected to see the international response to this. and so damn encouraging, so we can't stop now. i mean we, we knew that the government didn't, aspects of the government didn't want us there. and we knew that we were going to be a, jackie knew that they take any, any chance that they could, we can us either financially, morally or otherwise. they got rubber bullets, they got tear gas, they got the times and they the, the, a lot of these people, the police, if you'll notice a lot of them didn't have names on their, on their things. a lot of them, there's private contractors coming in. there are corrections officers that are given temporary rest empowers. there's all levels of army, there's people coming in from out of the country. so basically our leader, the prime minister, has decided not to talk with the com, where people instead employ all of his financial resources to bring in the force to just make them do their,
his will and 80. and that'll work. what's happening is we were the fringe minority with unacceptable views, if you'll remember what the p m said about us massaging of races, french during acceptable views. well now what's happened is the middle market, all of the people that were just kind of sitting on the fence, maybe had a couple of back seen, maybe had a booster. there's certain clue into the fact that unless they are on this regiment on an ongoing basis, they're backseat passport or the whatever your country's equivalent is, is no longer going to be be valid. which that means you are on a needle program for ever. if you want to continue to work or do anything else productive. and that's just something that middle market is starting to come into and now you're seeing it used to be people were anti max or anti masters. and last name moore, this is engineers doctor to every single walk of life who see that this is a real threat. well, that's so wrapped up for now. my name is peter scott and i'll be back again at the top of the hour. but feel free to head over to our social media pages. the more
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