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[000:00:00;00] ah, ah, the kremlin confirms the done yet skilled guns people's republics have asked russia for, quote, help in repelling the ukrainian regime's military aggression. it comes after dumbass leaders, se ukrainian forces have stepped up, cross border shell fire. meanwhile, the head of the done yet people's republic denies western reports of russian troops entering the area was saying they could be brought in if the conflict escalates. further. the release is a list of russian nationals and entities that will face sanctions following the
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recognition of the done yet can look guns. republics. the list includes the russian defense minister on darcy's editor in chief and darcy comes on the scrutiny from the british government, west ministers as the countries broadcasting watchdog off. com to review the license given to our channel admitted backlash over the way r t covers ukraine. with you're watching r t international on was been another busy news day with one story dominating the headlines. my name is peter scott and welcome to the program. and we start with breaking news. this our, their kremlin has confirmed that it has received a request from the headset, dental ganske, underneath republics, for quotes help with curbing aggression from ukraine. now ukraine has reacted by
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branding. it's an escalation and setting up an emergency un security council meeting. that meeting is due to happen in the next few hours, and of course we will keep you up to date on that right here on our t c international. ah, the assistance was asked for on the basis of treaties they signed with moscow early this week. and comes out to reports of an escalation in the region. this video from la guns was shared exclusively with archie and appears to show the aftermath of a bombardment. local officials say 2 civilians were killed when a car was hit by nancy tank missile. and this exclusive video shows artillery fire hit in done yet the local authorities say 3 civilians have been killed by the ukrainian military in the past 24 hours are tease more, i guess the reports. this is the aftermath of an apparent car bombing
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that recently happened in the gods city. devastated during the war 7 years ago. violence has come a new to the separatist republic to the city. and the outskirts is another village that was hit over the course of this violent night, say $122.00 millimeter mortar round here, the bits of shrapnel that caused all this damage. cutting down power lines as well as blowing out windows in nearby houses. this happened again in the very early hours of the morning in these village, ironically named mary mountain locals are terrified when this ukrainian shell landed in the middle of their village. many were hiding in the basements, which may have saved their lives. no people were heard, but the family dog wasn't so lucky. you can see 2 wounds in its head, a piece of shrapnel,
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apparently that went into either it's on the back of the head and came out of the other side given conditions. here are the violence and the lack of money from the people here. the villages it is unlikely that this dog is screwing to get any help. this is the harsh reality of war and cheapens the value of life and made fear and terror. people turn in woods, survival rather than charity or mercy becomes the priority. they have been usually, i think like gm of the they have no decency. why till people are dying on the other side and we feel bad for them. my grand daughter and son are there and were being attacked here. they behave like animals. it might make more sense if there was a military base, has some soldiers, there's nobody but pensioners in seniors you accomplish that. why do you think, doing this hatred,
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this level of violence stretches for hundreds of kilometers. the entirety of the front line is a fire glass near by. 2 civilians were reportedly killed when a guided missile fired from the ukrainian side, struck their vehicle, hours apart. an explosive device apparently went off at the lou ganske tram depot with such force that thousands awoke in the middle of the night. people are exhausted physically and psychologically wasted by 8 years of war. and so it goes on the violence and shelling and bombardment. it dulls at times, only to start up again with renewed ferocity. and there is no end in sight. diplomacy so far has failed. every one. while earlier we spoke with independent war journalist, patrick lancaster, who's on the ground and not done yet. yesterday,
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when we were at the sight of the id, is to revise explosive device attack on the road. going from done yesterday to lift we were documenting the aftermath and as we were there more show started coming in. it was a little bit nervous situation thing definite increase in the showing coming from ukrainian territory and a increase in the use of improvised explosive devices. and yesterday there were 3 civilians killed on the highway where tween don, yes, can go look. and this morning there was an explosive device outside the tv station . the main tv station headquarters here just exploded and knocked out almost every window in the building. luckily, there was no civilian casualties, but this shows
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a definite increase in the hostilities from ukraine and increase in the targeting of civilians. the fact that they are showing areas. this is something that they've been denying to the last almost 8 years now. they've never admitted that they were showing civilian areas, so i don't think we can expect them to admit it. but the fact is it's happening after the announcement of the recognition by letter. and the population here is really got to take emotions and they were very happy about the recognition and hope that this means soon russia is going to come and help the you meanwhile, has published a list of individual this sanctioned, it comprises people, they say, but the recognition of the done yet can look guns people's republics and include some prominent russian figures. while joining me alive now in the studio is ortiz dunny armstrong,
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who has been keeping across this story for rose dunny. welcome to the studio. what can you tell us about the sanctions on the potential implications? well, we kind of expected this, this sanction sanction sanctions is all we've heard from the west in response to russia's recognition of the 2 republic saint luke, hans and, and yet scared as independent. the e u is now published its full list of sanctions, or people who it has sanctioned. it is $571.00 russian entities on that list of the $351.00 state duma debt, which is now a chief justice burrell has said that the sanctions are aim to hurts russia. the expected to be a little bit stronger than the sanctions that we expect, or the sanctions that have been a meet out by the u. k. and the u. s. should take you through some people who are on that list the sig, a showing you the defense minister of foreign ministry spokesman maria the heart of
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maria is harvey has already said that these sanctions are illegitimate. and her response to this list by the european union, v b bank head, the eager schuval of v b, or an important bank, or course in russia. they also sponsor one of the football team, says come moscow, who have had sanctions that meets it against them via by the u. s. will come to that a little bit later. now, of course, joe biden was one to assign a decree, calling for sanctions against russia. after, after this recognition of the 2 republics as independent after that, of course the, the rest of the west followed suit. now back in the u. k bar, as johnson has had a little bit of a tough time. he's mentioned roman brockovich, of course, famous billionaire who owns chelsea football club. now he said that roman brockovitch was under sanctions. then he said that he wasn't sure and he actually was and effectively saying he did not have his facts right. while dressing and peas, and i remember brockovich,
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people in the u. k. of set to go after him and he's multi 1000000 pound property development. now that property development also was housing nurses who were on the front line, george covey. a lot of people in the u. k said he is one of the heroes of co. it just goes to show you how that western narrative changes through the news cycles. not last and certainly not least the people who are on that list. the sanctions by the e. u is margarita seminar, of course the editor in chief, a law channel r t. now this is a little bit a funny one because the whole thing with r t is that in the u. k, certainly people are calling to be banned. kiss thomas said that there should be a full review into ortiz licensing wants to take it away. boris johnson, on the other hand, said he'll leave it to off. com. i'll colleague shandey edwards, that she took us through that earlier today. well r t is in the spotlight here in the united kingdom for 2nd day in a row. that's because m p 's calling for this very channel to be taken off as
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spearheading that campaign is the leader of the opposition to kiss darma. and in his words, r t, a c, as putin's personal propaganda tool. and he's accusing its gentleness of spouting, disinformation. russia today is his personal propaganda. i can see no reason why it should be allowed to continue to pro cost in this country. so will the promise to now i'll stop. com to review its license. i need to speak. i believe that my writing friends at the state for go to meet in school has already all still come to review that nasa. but what i will say this is beaca is that is that we live in a, in a democracy, mrs because we live into a country that believes in free speech. and i think that important that we should leave it up to off comb rather than to politicians to decide which media roy organizations a good back. that's what russia does, of come,
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has already said it is going to investigate. examine complaints about ortiz coverage, specifically about at the crisis in ukraine as a priority. so it is keeping a close eye on us then, but it's simply not good enough for the government. the government wants to see this channel taken off that because as the letter reads are t, as part of russia's global, this information campaign. and that it's essential the u. k. limits russia spread of state propaganda at home. so it is interesting to see a cabinet member hi. hi. hi, politician. here in the u. k. weighing in despite the prime minister saying it's not the job of politicians to weigh in in such matters. and if they do so well, the u. k. would be as bad as russia, but 2 things really are quite striking in order 1st. i see the fact that according far too to be shut down in the 1st place. quite a sip specifically about free speech as a fundamental principle, the u. k. hells itself on the fundamental principles of free speech,
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the right to tell all sides of the same story, any current thing, the british public to engage in critical thinking and not just accepting of the u. k. government line. secondly, though, for that matter, is this an issue of state sponsorship because if it is an issue of state sponsorship, then we have to look at the b, b. c. that too is sponsored by the state. by the way, just to mention last year when china band, the bbc world service that was early last year in 2021, the u. k. government slammed that move as an unacceptable tailing of media freedom . they with the headlines at the time. so it does seem somewhat a hypocritical at this point, of course has now released the statement confirming it will not hesitate to step in and take action where necessary. recognizing the serious nature of the crisis in ukraine. we have been keeping the situation under close review and have already stepped up our oversight of coverage of these events by broadcasters. in the u. k. we are expediting complaints in this area is
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a matter of urgency and we will not hesitate to take swift action when necessary. well, it statement goes on to say, and i read it is acceptable for brought causes to present issues from a particular perspective, provided alternative views and opinions are also represented. so it seems as only one condition and that is that coverage can't be one sided propaganda. make of that what you will, but ultimately, any channel here in the united kingdom, whether that is sky news, the b, b, c channel for i t n, whatever it is, you name it all t is also playing by exactly the same off. com rules. we heard from ortiz deputy editor in chief on a 1000000000, and she says the channel operates in full compliance with u. k. broadcast rules. what i have seen. and again, this is all the news or dropping. basically, there's any update every minute. but from what i have seen, they have made some comments. you other media outlets. they're reviewing. i guess
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the letter or the culture minister have not received any from them yet. but that they will have, you know, perhaps maybe add some additional scrutiny to review our content and complaints and things. but i'm not quite sure what the complaint they have in mind because he has not had a single breach of the awesome co that is really important for me to reiterate in the last 4 years at all. i think the content of the highest quality. busy award winning recognize internationally can happen. there is a pressure to have a special review indicate that it has nothing to do with our with our own existence . which means that it is becoming a purely purely political matter for a very long time. b r. i understand it was not even subject to the review by the independent regulator. i don't see any difference in terms of the
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well, the nature of the funding, the nature of the center became to be you know, the initiatives of the be, have long proudly said that the be platform carries the voice of the bridge and british values to the world, which is essentially what we are trying to do, among other things, for russia, are boarded a lot more latitude and a lot more benefit of the doubt, i'll probably say carrying their point of view to the world. and for some reason, russia and our key are not allowed to earlier we spoke with london's former mayor ken livingstone, who praised the channel. i don't think it's an issue for us come, i mean, i watch on tv every day. i've never seen propaganda. i've never seen a long way. it's got a good balance coverage of global news around the world. and i mean,
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this is all just being ramped because of the crisis on the ukranian borders. and why do use me so much about people watching all this stuff on tv is being ramp, topless or land g russian propaganda that we're not told on any british television or radio channel that these areas in ukraine has russian populations. they want to be part of russia, and that happens all way around the world. i have not seen any british news channel . i actually tending us the truth about that, what's going on and crying and why. i haven't seen a single amuse program pointing out that these are substantial ration communities on the other side of the board with you cry. and i have not seen any media, british media and point out which crimea was never a part of the ukraine. the hundreds and hundreds of years, it was only back in the 1950s that then russian leda khrushchev, who was himself in cranium,
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change the board and included crime in it. and the tv climate were never given their choice a few decades ago. we allow the people of scotland and wales to have ballots to decide whether they wish to be independent or remain within the u. k. and that should be a freedom offered to everyone all around the world. the russian government has accused the british defense, secretary of mythologized, in the 19th century crimean war and getting his fox modeled. thus after ben wallace reached back in bay street to suggest the u. k. could fight russia and when by the way and get away. i don't know what that is consistent publication as far as i was concerned ever since the fall of the soviet union when there was talk about helping russia. in fact, what,
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what was actually happened is consistent attempts to try and sort of clamp down on russia. push the boundaries back, incorporate many former soviet countries into nato. and there was talk quite recently of bringing the ukraine into nato as a consistent hypocrisy in the way that russia is treated by comparison. if you think of china, china and is doing all sorts of things that the west would be saying is, is unacceptable. but in fact, nothing happens in the way of sanctions fall from it. there's more business been done that has been done with on tuesday, the federation council, which is russians upper house, gave the president permission to use military force was abroad. but he meant to 2 instead, it didn't mean troops will be deployed immediately. that decision routine says will
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depend on the situation. on the ground. the secretary general of nato has slammed russia the decision to recognize the breakaway don bus republics. speaking just a few hours ago, instead of burg, accused moscow of disrupting global security. there is much at stake in today's crisis. the risk of conflict is real. russia is using force and ultimatums not only to redraw boulders in europe, but to try to rewrite the entire global security architecture. ukraine has blasted the decision calling it an act of aggression. meanwhile, the national security and defense council has declared a state of emergency which affects the 30th of ukraine, except for the done yet look on regions. this state of emergency gives the authorities the power to introduce the care if you transport restrictions. and i've been on strikes us president joe biden insist russian forces and now in the don bus . and it's the start of an invasion. although the leader of the done yes,
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the people's republic says there are no russian troops in the region. ortiz roman casa reports from dun yeske. put all this was denise porcelain sir. first sir, press conference, or a massive press conference, or after the announcement self recognition of the next people's republic by a russia. well, he started by saying that he still can believe that this historical decision was made and it's so still kind of, i think in end i'm, there were many journalists and the press conference, i included in a local russian and a foreign media as well didn't. he's pushing replied, that's a russian army is not present in finance, people's republic, however, he added that they could be here if they were needed and that's in accordance with the agreement, signed with russia on the 21st of february. he added also in his bushland that sir denis people's republic will use any opportunity for peace as long as soon as it presents itself. and indeed it's been,
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are far from mark wyatt here on the front lines in genetic of the last a few days said any special and said that ukraine had started using multiple rockets or launching systems. and they're also our c monitor emission have confirmed that cease fire violations have been taken place. so over the last few days, and those allegations are all denied by official authorities in ah, key of for now, denise bushland ended. so the press conference by saying that says, this war must be ended as soon as possible, and the rebuilding of the economy should start and the improvement of peoples lives as well. more than 13000 people have now died since the starts of the conflicts in the dom bus. according to russian government dates a course of the victims of civilians. russia's main investigating authorities open 400 criminal cases over the death of which 85 elijah perpetrates as have been established. the list includes members of ukrainian military members of all the
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security services and state bodies. in all the news, the canadian prime minister has announced that the country will end the use of the emergencies arts since invoking it 10 days ago. all authorities were given temporary powers to crack down on anti vaccine monday protestors who occupied much of downtown ottawa to day after careful consideration, were ready to confirm that the situation is no longer an emergency. therefore, the federal government will the ending the use of the emergencies act. while one of the more high profile organizes was arrested and then subsequently denied bail which spots anger within the community ortiz pizza. oliver reports from all to where all to with streets to remain clear from protesters, but the repercussions from the major police operation that went in to clearing the
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streets while they continued 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. in ottawa are out of control. the current interim chief, the took over from the departed chief slowly, or whoever's dealing with their social media. and the are the threats, the extort of type threats that are coming across from the a, 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's no doubt about that. but they didn't give the police unlimited powers protest lead it's modeling chew is among those arrested by police was denied bail on tuesday. she's facing challenges that could lead to up to 10 years in prison. also as acting police chief and candidates deputy prime minister of both said that there will be retrospective charges against those who
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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 a state of emergency many times before, 911, the shooting and parliament hail to name a couple. and we have never invoked the emergency act as scans simply passed, stated this is a necessary government overreach going after. people for prosecution after the fact house drone comparisons with the storming of the capital in washington, dc in 2021. something which should be avoided says, noise. what we saw in canada, particularly in 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 protests even began. we're trying to frame it that way and wanted it to be can as january 6th. that certainly wasn't the case earlier this week and a vote in the house of commons,
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m p. 's upheld prime minister just in today's decision to invoke the emergencies act. it gave police the power in order to get people out of their camps in the streets of altura, but opposition politicians have said it was akin to using a sledge hammer the crooked note. i 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 process we're setting to be able to freeze bank accounts, of political dissidence. the importance of back cannot be understated. the conduct of offices towards the protest is, 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,
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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, where they were sort of making light of the use of force of 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 myself, 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. he, while hundreds of people who came, he is also at 2 protest left wondering if not next, knock at the door. may well be from the police coming to arrest them. be sure all
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of us all see also a canada, a group called the justice center for constitutional freedoms. that sets up a legal defense team to assist the protesters. people taking part in the also freedom convoy can now get advice from them. free of charge. john copay who leads the advocacy organization, says that governments actions are serious cause for alarm. a national emergency requires that there be a serious threat to the ability of the government of canada to protect the security sovereignty and territorial integrity of canada. and the serious threats must be such that it cannot be dealt with by regular, federal and provincial laws. now should be obvious to any reasonable person that a bunch of truckers that are peacefully protesting in ottawa,
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causing some inconvenience to some of the auto residents that is not a serious threat to the security sovereignty or territorial integrity of canada. is just outrageous. and this is an example of, of an old saying that the big lie works better than the small lie. and so here we have the big lie that this is a national emergency. when in fact, it was a peaceful protest that was causing some inconvenience to some people. in ottawa, this is very scary when the government can freeze your bank account just because they don't like your political opinions. and that's what's happening. no. prime minister trudeau did not like the political opinions expressed by the peaceful protesters in ottawa. and now some of the same protesters are finding that their bank accounts are frozen. well, that's how the world's looking a full 30. i am moscow time. my name is peter scott's, i'll be back again with another look at today's biggest stories. and of course,
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