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[000:00:00;00] a a p o, if he confirms the use of heavy weapons in the dawn bass after 2 people are reported killed in artillery shelling in eastern ukraine, i made a severe escalation of the conflict in the region. meanwhile, we never left. i had to come to have my wife to so afraid if my health would have allowed me, i would have joined the militia forced to leave their homes due to the fighting, but with no, with hope of return. more than $40000.00 residents of eastern ukraine have crossed the border to safety in russia, where the government is providing them with accommodation. plus, in other news, if you are involved in this protest,
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we will actively look to identify you and follow up with financial sanctions. and criminal charges. absolutely. canadian police voucher hunt down to freedom conway protesters, but so far escape arrest using video evidence to ensnare those who brought the center of ottawa to a standstill. broadcasting live direct my studios in monica. this is our international. i'm john thomas. certainly glad to have you with us. now the o. s. e has confirmed the use of heavy weapons and don bass amid what the self proclaimed lugens republic says is an increase in shelling along the entire front line. earlier on sunday, 2 civilians were reportedly killed by artillery in a village in eastern ukraine. the village was hit by artillery at 5 am, as people slept, and this is quoted of the house where the civilians were apparently killed for other homes were also destroyed in the showing. the longest people militia blamed
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the attack on with key of the force of the heads of the self proclaimed lugens. and daniel republics earlier announced a general mobilization of their armed forces. text messages have been sent to all men ages between 18 and 55 to show up at meeting points to join the army arches. but i got f as more another violent nice here in the next. we heard the last we had shelling was at 6 30 in the morning were about a dozen or so rounds impacts. you could tell by that the unique sound that they make but her to the west of the city, which is said the location of the nearest airport, which is where the front lines are and which is where much of the violence 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 ceasefire violations yesterday, which is a huge escalation given the in past months you could go days without hearing an
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explosion. it is, it is now mia hours that you can, that you can wait for and a good to hear an explosion just just to just for reference in the past and 201560 . 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 violence has been centered on the outskirts of vignettes. 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. iron, all of the mobile phones here in the nearest, received the another as
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a mess. message text message urging males to join the ranks of the day. endless, shall, stephanie, i'm a volunteer. i decided to come head because in any case, so we knew cherry is the enemy as we say because of his on our daughter olivia, we must fight back nanda manambra tuscan brown himself as soon as i came voluntarily to protect our home. i have no other fox and emotions. this has been happening here since 2014 or food. i'm tired to be honest, worried for mobile usage of surgeries, puzzled against you, lived in and that's all my life. i'm a lawyer by education your duties. they call me to come to the military and listen office, you know, have combat experience. you know, it's 820141516171 the thing is, i'm trying to be ready for anything he's got. but i don't see any reason to worry. i hope this time the conflict will be result 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 then yet, nevertheless,
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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 like, they say more than a 100000 ukranian troops aligned up on the board. then we have seen the same image replay over the past few days, time and time again, and that is tearful, good buzz wives and daughters saying that, but their husbands who have gone to unleash the join the ranks of the defenders. we've also seen our correspondence from our arabic system channel come under by yesterday while visiting an area near the front lines, a town that was shelled by ukrainian troops over for over the course of the last week or so ago. we also heard from a foreign journalists and then a p saying that they would shell on the other side of the conflict live on the
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ukrainian side. so suddenly he's 5 violations of being registered. both in the breakaway republics and on the ukrainian side of the conflict lot 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 concentration of forces. now in the region is folk person for the red cross. his delegation and moscow told us how the escalation in eastern ukraine is affecting the civilian population. reportedly we saw that 2 of the beak bumping station in the donnette cree jen, been she had and damaged by the hostilities 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 fed. because this is key for the
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survival of the population, is to speak about the people that arriving on the territory 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. and we really hope that people who suffer so much already don't have to suffer more. it has now been 2 days since the rescue operation began. and the break away done bass republics. with more than 53000 evacuation. having crossed the border into russia, crowds have gathered at the railway station in the town of got a locker in the self proclaimed done yet republic. the 1st 2 trains have began heading towards russia. it's one of the areas suffering, the worst showing with officials warning that there have been attacks on sunday as well. many men are sending away their families as happened in previous spikes and the conflicts. yes, i'm you know, to regulating my grandchildren. i have
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a big family yesterday since we're a few grandchildren today, other grandchildren because it's very scary. 2014 was very dangerous. they were injuries among our family, then we're worried for our children. i'm staying because i can't leave the city. i'm working in a facility that provide to the city. i can't leave people in coal, gary, but what can be done? because it's scary, but everyone's walking around are scary. going to work on the shelf are back in 2014 or 15 and i think we were living on the shelling and dropping to around. there was a whistling sound and now is whistling again. and again, multiple temporary shelters have been set up in regions across russia to take in the thousands flane ukraine. violence are used on quarter reports from one of those shelters. this is, this is 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 expected evacuees from the don bus region of eastern ukraine. i
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wouldn't have last. it's just that i had a stroke. i always stayed her. now i placed everything everyone behind the kitchen dog. so my goal is to try to get everythings lester. it is because we're being fed well as a tv like at home. the coolest saying is heavy shelling. why are they shelling? i'm not afraid, but you couldn't leave me alone. i can barely walk on my wife's ged. she came under heavy shelling when you, you know, i wouldn't have left. i stayed there in 2016. not leave it. sure. yeah. when you were here. yeah. i wouldn't have left. i'm not afraid of anything. it's all the same as me. i'm used to it. i was a soldier in the past. i'm used to it. but ha, now is shaking. so that's really tough.
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for 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 boss region have arrived and have settled here. now this is the temporary settlements cafeteria. it's 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 ques waiting right next to these vans right here. with the logo from rushes largest bank sped 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
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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 around 30, can regions already to host people who have fled, be escalating conflict in eastern ukraine many of them are currently being housed in temporary camps and rushes, ro stuff, region which borders the 2 self proclaimed republics. here is what people there have to tell us. the conditions here are 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 buses also we spend whole nights within losses, and i'm here with my granddaughter and people are good here. they help us a lot because my husband and daughter and grants on state and on boston that they
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don't know if it's worth coming here to. we're afraid the 2014 may repeat itself. ukrainian president vladimir zelinski says care could reconsider the country's non at nuclear status. he made the comments during a speech at this weekend's music security conference. yes, miss them. i have instructed the foreign ministry to convene a summit of the budapest memorandum signet 3 countries. if it fails to take place, refuses to provide security guarantees to ukraine. careful regard it and the close is signed in. 1994 is no void for we all know that silence is 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 nuclear, quite literally. and the backdrop to this is that as the soviet union was collapsing here pushed by the u. s. and the u. k. gave up. all it's nick can are austin. also, everything from strategic bombers to wool heads to intercontinental ballistic
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missiles was 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 is the 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 tyranny with a local despotism. they will not aid those who promote a suicidal nationalism based upon ethnic hatred. while bush senior was like, he came back to haunt him because in 2014, off to the crime in referendum union to mishenko, former ukrainian prime minister, how one of the house phone calls leaked. and what did we have from the countries political stablish, mentor, a pledge to continue the nonproliferation and tolerance. no one pushing what he had formed. i'm telling you, could you just,
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my hope all use all of the connections and the whole rise against the russians? let the movement be and we need to kill them with nuclear weapons and she wasn't one road voice. we heard this occurred by ambassadors and the people to in fact, at that time in 2014, almost 50 percent of ukrainian supported new can rearmament falls 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 thomas jenco. he is in all seriousness standing before the global meet and saying i am considering renee king on one of the most significant documents of the 20th century. and it's really not far from being political blackmail, because essentially that sky thing, unless you all in front of me do more, send me more weapons, more money, more troops, preemptively function moscow for what we're not sure. then i will fire up those new killer factories again and while to put it mildly, especially at the moment the west is not russia's biggest,
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fine. 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 genes that stephen rescind such as century statement. but then maybe it's not surprising, unfortunate. we've seen it every single time how nato, on its allies of 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 wilds thought? biggest new killer arsenal. just one of its warheads is exploded. was about 37 times the size of the wash, my atomic bomb 37 times. as part of the budapest memorandum, those facilities were destroyed. so yes, it would be a stretch. now that said,
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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 i've passed has shown us by selling its own citizens ready displays a disregard for peace, ensuring measures then his watch should fill the global community with horror, especially if, as it claims its on the side of diplomacy and de escalation, our guests told us about the possible implications of presidents lensky statements . very nervous,
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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 on the 3rd, he says that he wants a date for joining nato. and then he speaks of the budapest memorandum of course, which 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 the deciders 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,
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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, goes on that's 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 be made in the past. i think that's what he's planning on. that's what he's positioning with this statement. now, to canada, with almost $200.00 people already arrested after officials swept to ottawa streets of freedom, conway protesters. police are now warning. they will also use video evidence to go after anyone connected to the protests, the interim or chief of police confirmed. there could be prosecutions for months to come. if you are involved in this protest, we will actively look to identify you and follow up with financial sanctions and criminal charges. absolutely. since friday,
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police in riot gear have been sweeping through the capital, arresting $191.00 demonstrators and towing trucks, taking part in the convoy as the government attempted to stamp out protests against no job, no job covert mandates that left and central ottawa at a standstill for almost a month, our correspondence, peter oliver, just over my shoulder, you can see the remnants of the comments that were here in the center of the kid eating capital off to a all, almost all of those protesters it'd be occupying the city of now being moved along or of left of their own volition over my left shoulder. maybe see the flushing lights of a police cruiser that 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 has been implemented. they moved out
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the people over the last few days and seeing that being saw the los full full. but canadians can certainly trend pretty ugly. certain times. i was like, oh my goodness, good, good, good, good. you did the . 7 we've made some very important progress in safely removing this unlawful protest from our streets. we've backed up those warnings with a delay and methodical operation using lawful and safe tactics. and that's why implore all the protestors who remain there,
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go home. this occupation is now over. we will continue with our mission until it is complete. i see receive 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 scared. we need to change to mind. we need to hold people accountable doctors for this room kitchen, for selling our freedom to measure their gender. i've been here 20 days and they're being very heavy here today. they're pushing back. this is a dream. this is not candidate guys. this is a dictator ship, 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 that took a group's over
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a vaccine monday that was required for travel across the border between canada and the united states. and then snowballs. being in over, coven 19 mondays, and restrictions and measures in general, others to the, to the time visceral anger towards prime 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 old 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 weak as 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 wasn't
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a legal blockade of the city. and that is why he issued the emergencies that he put into place, which among other things, gave police the extra powers they need to block off areas like that over my left shoulder on to remove those protesters from the street to baltimore. the blockade and occupations are illegal. there are threats to our economy and relationship with trading partners. there are threat 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. mr. true, those opponents have not missed an opportunity to stick the knife in. let's remind the prime minister this is canada. this is not a dictator. gasoline on embers, things are de escalating as we speak. so why is the prime minister using this hammer on canadian, isn't it true?
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he's doing it 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 shouldn't be supporting one another. his lack of leadership has divided stigmatized and traumatized canadians. great, this besides this fringe who quote take up space, he said, shouldn't be tolerated if it's really about the prime minister. taking a sledge hammer to canadians that he thinks are unacceptable. parliament will continue. that is based on the emergencies act with a vote expected on monday evening during not they could choose to make amendment to the current situation or, and the state of emergency entirely. certainly though they see a few isn't going to go. busy away anytime soon, even if the protesters have left the streets over to a piece or all of our feet in the canadian capital. a video posted online shows
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protestors kneeling and prayer in an apparent show of peace and unity. it's just one of the many attempts to bring government attention to covert mandates that many believe have stripped people of their funder mental freedoms of christian pastor's house. so have joined protesters in condemning authorities for their unprecedented invoking of the emergency powers act. they find an open letter to the government, stating such, quote, tyrannical actions should not be used on peaceful citizens. patrick henry hildebrand told us that to those forceful crushing of the protest has not only along the canadians but the entire world. i think the latter hopes to achieve afford the prime minister to realize that there is a large, large amount of people out there, not a small french minority that, that sees that this is very, very dangerous. the path he's on. well, the way he is forcefully crushing this freedom movement is very,
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very alarming to many canadians to most canadians and also to the rest of the world . while we could say this is the end of the beginning. this doesn't end here. even though he has been brutally of tried to and this, this piece for conway that this, this is not, this is not what, what he, i mean he's, he's trying to show his power by just, but this is not where, and that is for me, this are i will be back in about 34 minutes with another phone transaction news, this is our to international. ah. what a piece of parish is emerge. we don't have a charity. we don't have a vaccine. the whole world needs to take action and to be ready, people are judge, you know,
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