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ah ah pension mount in dawn bath with a massive explosion going off near a tv station and gone yet, and then nearly recognized with public accusing ukraine, ratcheting up pitch selling attack. a fresh wave of sanction targeting moscow, triggered by the way to put russia volunteers, the global energy market on which the most pain will be inflicted that defends this decision to protect the russian speaking population of dom well, the 90000, to flip the violence there in recent days, by crossing the border into neighboring russia party thinks to some of the refugee were extremely terrified. that's why when we heard about the vaccination, we gave up everything and came here. volunteers helped law and even organized
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a little show for the children with the dogs. the 1st day was very emotional, helped us to cheer up with a very well welcome from all of our team here in moscow. you're watching all t international with the very latest world news update. and domination headlines this out is the full out over the ukraine crisis. so we stop in dumbass. 3 civilians have been killed by ukraine's forces over the last 24 hours, according to warranties in the don. yes, republic. and in la ganske, the militia reports 2 civilians were killed when a car was hit by an anti tank miss file with tensions and the dog dumbass region, high ortiz, were mom calls were found more dusty report from the 2 republics. it is a little bit calmer here in la guns than it was yesterday, for example, or the night will really hours of the morning. but again, a comma isa,
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very relative time here. that's the telling, the violence will start back up again. it could be in 10 minutes, it could be in an hour, and there is no telling how long it would go on for the artillery shelling the gunfire closer to the front bloods. over the course of the night, there were multiple shelves that impacted on the outskirts of the city and that they were very loud exclusions, especially about around 3 am. we've also seen the remains footage of the remains of a car vehicle, allegedly hit by a guided missile, which killed 2 civilians while they were traveling along the road. this is according to local authorities. there was also a des ppo here in la guns that was hate. we heard that the explosion. this is not a long way away from us, but this was incredibly loud exposure. the chatted glosson caused all sorts of damage and at the depot, given that it was in the early hours of the morning,
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there are no reports of of civilian casualties. a civilian house was also hated it bugs entirely, its own as to the vacuum. it again, according to locals just a day before the russia, as part of the say are as part of this general evacuation that we've seen in the dumbass region. aside from that is also of course, optimism that soon this could be added. people here are thought after 8 years of hard enough violent shelling and and more that psychologically exhaust that mentally exhausted, physically, todd, and, and all they want ease ease for this war to finally end. they believe russia's recognition of the 2 breakaway republics. here look, guns can, could be the beginning of that end a like a sub with all this that needs
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a, with the new shot with he's moving. yeah. he's on with him. so you did not saying you would like to buy new ink, which no one has got messed up with this one. what, what other movie do stone one beach hotel design or in the oh gosh that it, oh, i see it. there were certain opinions, the sort of sheila issue of course, and the optimism is being tempered by,
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by reality here. and reality is such that there is no telling when and how this will and said you, there are no indications that there's going to be an end to this to this violence any time soon. we've seen the collapse of negotiations, the, the men's agreements and perhaps something here in the solution will be a military one. the blast occurred here in john s get around, so 1 am it was it happened at a guarded tv station and not far away from our where we are right now. the blast. well, when it took place, there were employees there, the tv station, the station is called the 1st republican channel around or doesn't. so employees were at work at that point. fortunately, no one, no was heard, was heard sir in the plaza. and apparently it was an explosive device. now we went to the scene where it happened, sans
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a spoke to some of the employees of this is what they told us about their experience. we was only a month after the explosion. we came to have a look and saw broken glass. i didn't see evidence of it containing anything additional, so it was likely just an explosive who to proceed with the more after having a look around, we felt it's most likely that someone through the explosive, over the fence. it's not a shell. maybe it's an intimidation act as we understand the war is not only at the front line. it's also in the information space. yeah, that was closed. i think it is be a threat to journalists to say there will be further terror attacks against them. now are shelling hearings, anesco hasn't been as the frequency and so the sun came up, however, over the last few days. so there was quite a lot of artillery duels along the front lines. and on tuesday we received a report that says multiple a rocket launchers had been used by the ukranian, a military now around 4 o'clock or this morning from the village of spar talk on
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the outskirts of the city was a shelled, as well as the result of several houses, a court ugh, were caught on fire and apparently a mortar fire was used by the ukrainian military also cease fire violations had been recorded by the o. s. c, a monitoring mission the here in donors chemical. across the front line. however, ukrainian authorities are denying and he sees far violations and also denying allegations by their republics that their army is preparing for an offensive against the elegance can said the next republics. meanwhile, the red cross are also a working here in a don boss, and they've been here since the very beginning of the conflict in 2014 and their, their mission is their task is to deliver for food seating coal. oh, drinking water technical water to all the residents that live closer to the front lines. and we went on one of their emissions on tuesday when they were delivering
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a water tank said to the village of u lenika. that was a shell the multiple times. and as the result, there, a water supply had been cut all fund a round, the $20000.00 residence in the village and around that area have no access to a drink in water or technical water. what so ever now we spoke to the head of the international committee of the red cross submission here in dentist kenda. this is his view on the current situation. the international committee of the red cross is very concerned about the developments we have witnessed in the don bus over the past few days. and times of conflict and violence. it is essential that all sides ensure the continuous supply of a sufficient quantity of drinking water. as well as other essential basic supplies to meet the daily needs of the civilian population on both sides of the line of contact. unfortunately, the recent intensification of the fighting has again put certain keys central
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services at risk of coming to a full stop. the ice r c would like to stress that we vowed urgent action to protect essential services in areas where the hostilities take place. we might face humanitarian implications at the large scale. now the last recorded shelling here in jeanette scott took place around 4 am like i mentioned, and it has been relatively quiet since then. we haven't heard any artillery fire here in a sense or like what we've gotten used till the last few days. and of course, local residents are hoping that piece will remain, are hoping that the shutting will stall, and they can finally return to their normal lives. on tuesday, the federation council rushes up. the house gave the president permission to use military force is abroad. since he conducts a peacekeeping mission. he crane glassed at that decision, calling it an act of aggression. but that, in my opinion, that it didn't mean troops would be deployed immediately. that decision will depend
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on the situation on the ground. earlier, my colleagues, daniel hawkins and elliot, the discussion situation. but piece where you took us, please do everything that's been said. doesn't mean at the moment that the russian troops are marching across the border, that there was an army hardware is currently being sent over to the republics of don bass. mr. proven, went on to talk about how important these decisions are in the context of the actual will of the locals. and he went back to talk about how the referendum inquiry. mia happened when overwhelmingly the population there voted to join russia. we remember that about 27 years ago that the peoples of don ed skin lugens, these 2 don bass republics, voted to be separated from ukraine. so mister putin reminded the west of
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how important it is to listen to these people and called it the highest form of democracy. referring to these referendums junior. the 1st thing that must be done by everyone is to recognize the will of the people who live in sylvester pole and crimea. and i have said that many times and want to underline it once again. how is this referendum worse than what happened in kosovo? nothing was in kosovo, they made a decision through the parliament and here through referendum. and i want to underline it one more time. no one did that at gunpoint, no one forced them to go to the voting stations. they did it voluntarily, and they made this decision to join russia and we should respect this decision. now, something else that was very important that mister putin made clear it, was that pretty much as the minsk agreements don't exist any more. but despite what the western leaders are saying, president vladimir putin says that the key of is entirely to blame for doing. and
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that was really making a step towards resolving the situation by peaceful means. and yesterday, during the security council meeting, it was said that thanks to the efforts of the current care of authorities, this is all been reduced to 0. that's why the minsk agreements were destroyed long before yesterday's recognition of the people's republic of the dumbass. if we look at the 1st 2 key elements of the minsk agreements, that they are giving special status to the donors can lugens credence and also making changes to the cranium. constitution that would give these 2 regions more autonomy and independence from key of in many decisions. but under petro porsha, ankle, hon dimmers, and n zalinski. none of these steps have been made by kia, with life becoming increasingly dangerous and on past, due to shelling by ukraine. many have been fleeing to russia,
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a correspondent on course i is that at a temporary count for the evacuees in russia, don't get to see you now. we understand that thousands of people are making their way across the russian border. could you just describe the situation at the camp for us? that's right, nikki, around the recent estimate suggest that around 100000 evacuees from the don boss region have made their way into the russian federation. since this evacuation began and right behind me, you can see the border actually between the russian federation and specifically the lugens people's republic that was just recognized as independent by russia. there's also the dynamic people's republic, but that's a bit farther away. now you could see i'm wearing a bullet proof vest here. the border situation is fine it's, it's very actually safe. but there have been a couple instances of shells falling on to artillery shells falling on to russian territory. so, you know, it's just for protective measure, but like you said,
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there is also a temporary housing facility here, just about 500 meters away from where i am right now from this border where the evacuees are being sent to for just a number of hours to basically register and for the authorities to find out if they have family members that they can go live with in the russian federation. and if not, they are issued an address of another temporary holding fee of housing facility in ra stove region, where they can go to for perhaps a day or 2. and then they're going to be moved on to other russian regions for longer term stay. now, we have also seen here a lot of people still coming out from the lugens people's republic into the russian federation. we've seen people traveling on foot in groups. we've seen cars coming even buses. so obviously a vacuum are still making their way into russia. but we did hear something interesting yesterday task reported that the rate at which the,
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the evacuees are coming into the russian federation had decreased for the 1st time since the evacuation. and actually we have seen some groups of people coming from the russian side into the logan's people's republic side. and we saw several buses make their way there ask actually asked one woman if she was returning home and she said yes. so that is something we've seen here. we can confirm it. that's why everyone, if that's why all the people going to the luke on side are doing that, but it could be a good sign. it could mean that people are finally are starting to see that the situation is perhaps better and that they can return to their homes. but of course, we can't confirm that. that's just what we're be, what we've been seeing at this border. and it's just one border checkpoint of many that that are on the border between the gods, people's republic, finance, peoples, republic, and russia. can i just ask you, donna, i'm really interested to know what the mood is like among the people right now.
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the mood is a lot better than it was at the beginning. but basically, i mean, people are happy basically that russia has recognized the independence of the people's republic. they do feel like they're going to be able to go home sooner. that's something we did notice that's great. thank says don't quarter. speaking to us, when a temporary come for the evacuees in russia, and moving on them after the kremlin, the decision to recognize the independence of the guns scanned on yes to the west, round on russia and tricky to bowers. a punitive measures the latest countries to join this sanctions 1st against russia, australia and japan. moscow's worn though, that the mesh is likely to end up hitting unintended targets. there is no doubt that the sanctions imposed against us will hurt the global financial and energy markets. the united states will also feel these sanctions. prices will rise and ordinary people will feel the consequences. over the past 7 years,
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the u. s. has done nothing to convince the ukrainian leadership of the need to comply with the men's agreements. instead, washington has encouraged inaction within the key of regime. washington looked on as the russian speaking population in the country face persecution. we could not keep allowing threat of destruction and the death of civilians and don bass. meanwhile, the us secretary of state anthony blanket has canceled a meeting with his russian counts part. so gay law for all saying he sees no point in is off the moscow recognize the don't boss. republics. it comes with us and available it sanctions. these will target to large financial institutions as well as russian individuals and family members. the criminal claims these punitive measures to like the your pan wong's will only back fire. the he was also rose out fresh sanctions, promising is top diplomat to jeer on twitter that that be no more shopping in milan and partying in sans for pe. joseph burrell seems to have regretted that though,
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as he swiftly deleted the tweet with more european reactions who rushed decision to defend the people of dumbass, his poor lawyer. this is heard from the french finance minister who has lashed out at the north street t pipeline project. and this is quite surprising because he was one of those. one of those who overwhelmingly supported it initially. we've also heard from him, and this is to quote that they will be infinitely more damaging sanctions coming rushes way on friday and saturday. you finance ministers are to meet to discuss these sanctions. it comes as the e u has agreed to impose tougher than initially expected sanctions on russia. now, the german chancellor has halted the certification process of the north stream to project that was supposed to bring natural gas directly from russia into northern germany. it is
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a 750 mile under water pipeline and its indefinite suspension has been met with anger and in some quarters, disbelief here in germany. fun is or what should people here live off you mention done? do we want to buy fracking gas from the usa or did us america and canada also get my gas from russia, but no one is talking about it. and yet they want us to turn our top. so foster, i honestly don't think it's right. and that doesn't have anything to do with the region. that is just my opinion. and i just think it's serve us again. it's being played out as political level given because of course, you need to have some sort of leverage. but russia has always been a reliable, particularly referred to high personally think it is a power game between the involved parties. and personally, i have the impression that we as individuals have little influence on the outdoor now the german industry association bd, i has issued an unusually harsh warning saying that any kind of further increases
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in energy and gas gas prices. wharf threatened to crush the economy. we've heard from the nato secretary general yonce stole timbers, saying that the most dangerous moment for your opinion, security in generation is what is transpiring now. he has accused russia of being active in the dumbass region since 2014. he says that covert russian military operations have now become overt and that he has evidence of a large scale planned russian invasion in t ukraine. but at the same time, we are hearing from frances foreign ministry that they don't see signs of a invasion happening anytime soon. or as of yet, at the same time, we know that more than a 100 nato croft on high end of this and some, 120 ships are underway. now, the washington vessel to the united states has said that history has shown that
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sanctions do not work. and he says that russia will not revive her foreign policy under the weight of restrictions. they have always been restrictions from the waste on russia. he says, this comes as the united nations continues to refuse to call what is happening in the don bus region, a genocide, which is the terminology that the russian president vladimir putin used, of course, will continue to monitor developments and bring them to you throughout the course of the day, while the west is busy, contending russia for his recognition of the dumbass republics, it seems to have gotten a recent page in its own history. in 2008 cost of became europe's youngest country of nato's bombing of the former yugoslavia. as he's done, the armstrong takes a closer look at how that all came about. the old saying goes, those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. but in the west, it seems that those who don't know their own history are doomed to accuse others of
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their own wrong. doing. the west is worse to bran. russia's recognition of the guns and the nets. republics. as a violation of international law. who in the lord's name was prudent, gives them the right to declare new, so cor, countries on territory the belonged, whose neighbors? the so flagrant violation of international law and demands of firm response from your national community. however, a look not too far back into the annals of history suggest that it might not be about respect for the law at all in $1099.00 name, so completely bypass the un by not seeking authorization for a bombing campaign in bel. great. even just one day is a long time in politics, but for $78.00 days straight, that the bombs rained down in serbia. it seems that no one in the west took time to ponder its legality. but then the killing of hundreds of civilians was handily explained the way as reasonable force under the chart of the security council has primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security. and this
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is explicitly acknowledged in the north atlantic treaty. therefore, the counsel should be involved in any decision to resort to the use of force. and not long after that history repeats itself. the usa didn't fancy waiting around for you and clearance on the invasion of iraq or whether it complied with international law. they simply went to war and that didn't exactly err on the side of legal either. a wall waged without a clear mandate by the security council would constitute a flagrant violation of the prohibition of the use of force. security council resolution 1441 does not authorize the use of force. now, okay, we may not be talking about war here, but the recognition of breakaway regions as independent. but if we take another look back, can surprise surprise. we see another example straight from the usa text. washington was full of congratulations for costs off to recognizing its independence in light of the conflicts of the 1900 ninety's. independence is the only viable option to promote stability in the region back then they said it was
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the only peaceful resolution, but it seems there is no a deering to tradition as regards to luke guns and annette regions now. so those who do not learn lessons from history may be doomed to repeat it. but when it comes to the west, u. s. and nate, so it seems a total lack of awareness, means they blindly accuse others of repeating their own history without ever gazing back at their own checkered past. the canada, there's public anger of the high profile. organize of rallies against coven restrictions was denied bail. ne peter oliver reports from october all to his streets, remained clear from protesters, but the repercussions from the major police operation that went into clearing the streets while they continue to rumble. all lawyers representing some of those who were arrested during that operation, say their clients rights may have been trampled on the police right now and are out
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of control. the current interim chief that took over from the departed chief slowly, whoever's dealing with their social media and the, the threats the extort of type threats that are coming across from the, the ottawa police twitter account. and then the police down on the ground are completely out of control right now. there is no doubt that the emergency act gave the police greater powers. there is no doubt about that. but they didn't give the police unlimited powers. protests lead a tomato late to was among those arrested by police was denied bail on tuesday. she's facing charges that could lead to up to 10 years in prison. also was acting police chief and candidate deputy prime minister of both said that there will be retrospective charges against those who took part. if you are involved in this protest, we will actively look to identify you and follow up with financial sanctions and criminal charges. absolutely. our country has been in this state of emergency many
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times before, 911, the shooting at parliament hill to name a couple. and we have never invoked the emergency act as scant stiffly has stated. this is a necessary government overreach going after people for prosecution after the fact has drawn comparisons with the storming of the capital in washington, dc in 2021. something which should be avoided says lawyers, what we saw in canada, particularly an ottawa, was nothing at all like what took place in the united states and there january 6th . i know a lot of people from dishonest brokers from before the protest even began. we're trying to frame it that way and wanted it to be candid as january 6th. that certainly wasn't the case earlier this week and a vote in the house of commons, m p. 's upheld prime minister. just untrue, does decision to invoke the emergencies act. it gave police the power in order to get people out of their camps in the streets of alta, but opposition politicians have said it was akin to using
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a sledge hammer. the crockett not ha, lowered the temperature across the country. the prime minister clearly wants to raise and it comes up the cost to canadians, rights and freedoms. speaker, parliament should not allow the prime minister to avoid responsibility in this way . i think what we're doing today, the precedent, we're setting to be able to freeze bank accounts of political dissidents. the importance of that cannot be understated. the conduct of offices towards the protesters remains controversial with a number of people looking to bring cases against the or to a police, the heavy harm the tactics. then we see now with the next leg up, where we've seen a very aggressive police presence and police operation, the use of mounted police units, one woman was trampled out. we've also seen our c, m p. text messages that were going on in a private chat where they were,
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they were sort of making light of the use of force and the tactics that were going to be used. oh, the so called freedom called voice, which wound its way to walk to was started out as a protest by some truckers against mandatory coven vaccinations. across the us border for work they spiraled into demonstrations encompassing a host of people angry with the current canadian government. hundreds have been arrested. then numbers may be added to the prime minister trudeau and his supporters continue to insist that the emergencies act was necessary while hundreds of people who came here to also add to protest. left wondering if that next knock at the door may well be from the police coming to arrest the be sure all of a r t also uh canada. many thanks for joining us. her naughty international this wednesday. that's all for me for today. but what we see say will be here with all
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with with hello and welcome to cross talk. we're all things considered. i'm peter lavelle. russia's official recognition of the don't the in lugens people's republics as independent states formally puts to an end what was known as the minced piece process. this recognition also creates a new political fact on the ground, and there is nothing nato can do about it. ah, ross stuck in ukraine, i'm joined by my guess intimate pay of and london. she's an analyst on russian and ukrainian affairs, an author of through times of trouble conflict in south eastern ukraine explained
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