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ah, ah, the un security council has called for a rare emergency special session on russia's operation in ukraine as part of western powers attempt to isolate moscow. following a raft of aggressive nato statements and huge new arms deliveries pledged by block members. president putin puts russia strategic to turns forces including nuclear units on, tailored pretty good to meet them. i'm ordering the defense minister and chief of staff to put the russian army to turn forces, especially when you announces the closure of its aerospace to russian flights, as well as a ban on our t. sputnik and subsidiary companies from broadcasting in the block and russian and ukranian delegations are on the way to the ukraine belarus border after care of agreed to negotiate, quote, without pre conditions. ah,
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my broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow. this is our 2 international . i'm john thomas. certainly glad to have you with us as we try and make our way through the situation in ukraine. get all the latest information. and now we start with the un security council meeting dedicated to the situation in ukraine, which wrapped up earlier, the council called for a rare emergency special session on russia's operation, which will now be held on monday. as western allies step up, a diplomatic campaign to isolate moscow. a vote on the resolution by the 15 member council was procedure who so russia could not use it's veto good was adopted with 11 yes votes. russia voted no while china, india and the united arab emirates, abstained. our correspondent,
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kill them up and has more. the representative of the united states hurled a lot of allegations at russia, accusing russia of many things, and blaming russia for the entire conflict. here's some of what we heard from the representative of the united states before the security council. we need to take extraordinary actions to meet this threat, to our international system, and do everything we can to help ukraine and its people. just this morning, president putin put rushes nucular forces on high alert, even though he is invading a country with no nuclear weapons and is under no threat from nato, a defensive alliance that will not fight in ukraine. we urge russia to tone down it's dangerous rhetoric regarding nuclear weapons. now from there, a number of countries aligned with the united states echoed these allegations from
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the united states, placing the blame for the conflict solely on the shoulders of russia. now we heard china take to the floor of the un security council meeting, and when china spoke, they called for a d. as sco lation, they urged dialogue. here's what shina had to say when they spoke to the security council meeting on china supports and encourages all diplomatic efforts conducive to a peaceful settlement of the ukraine crisis and welcomes the earliest possible direct dialogue and negotiations between russia and ukraine. at the same time, china supports eco footed dialogues between the you and russia on european security issues. security council should give priority to regional peace and stability and the universe. so security of all countries and play a constructive role in resolving the ukraine issue. now from there we did see russia take to the floor and debunk
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a large number of the allegations and heated rhetoric we heard from other countries . one theme that was very key in the remarks made by russian ambassador in a band zia, was fake news than the fact that there are videos circulating throughout the internet. that report to be from ukraine, showing russian atrocities when reality, some of them and been filmed in libya, some of them had been filmed and syria. some of them have even a been filmed and come from video games in the united states. there are videos of actual atrocities committed by the ukrainian military, against the peoples of the don boss, region that are now being shown as if to place the blame on the russian military. so a lot of deception, the russian ambassador took to the floor. here's some of what he said, debunking all the allegations being hurled at russia in the moment. so just sitting out today and he's now there's a need to focus on resolving the situation which precipitated the crisis, which, which we are grappling. this crisis broke out not as
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a result of the launch of the russian special military operation in ukraine, but much earlier when for 8 years you turned a blind eye to the crimes perpetrated by the ukrainian nationalist in dunbar. and again, today you did not mention at all the suffering of the residence of dunbar. that's the russian ambassador, pointing out that while there is so much concern for the people of ukraine, there seems to be no concern over the past 8 years for the people of the don boss region. the peoples republic of don adds the people's republic of lugens and what they've been enduring, the shelling the food blockades, the dan on their language, the threats against them. there doesn't seem to be any concern for the lack of democratic freedoms in ukraine itself. ukraine is being portrayed as a democracy, despite the shutting down and jailing and suppression of opposition parties. so we had the russian ambassador taking the floor and just kind of refuting
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a lot of these allegations. now that was followed by a very theatrical speech by the ukranian representative in which you spoke in both english as well as russian and which she, you know, did a lot of dramatic things and made personal appeals to members of the security council. however, the meeting then ended pretty abruptly, the russian ambassador ended the meeting and it concluded not a lot of agreement between great powers represented in the meetings, some pretty big gaps in their understanding of world events. but it seemed like one thing that did bring everyone together was a desire for the fighting to and it seems like everyone wanted the conflict to come to an end. everyone wanted their to be some kind of resolution. so that is at least one thing the countries had in common, despite the fact that they had very, very different interpretations of events. president putin has reacted to quote, aggressive language from nato members. and big new pledges of weaponry to ukraine by putting rushes, strategic forces, which includes nuclear weapons, units on,
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holler, was really, really do as you can see, western countries and not only taking on friendly actions toward the nation in the economic sector. i'm referring to the illegitimate, thanks and that everyone is aware of whoever top officials of needs a member states are also using aggressive language towards our country. that's why i'm ordering the defense minister and chief of staff to put the russian army, the term forces on special alerts. russia strategic forces include both nuclear and non nuclear units, long range bombers, submarines, ships and jets. the high alert also connects missile warning systems and defense against attacks from space or cheesily. trego has more while after the rushing side kept hearing pretty much every day, if not every hour as a result of what's happening in ukraine. how the natal members steps sorry,
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states are sending more. busy and more troops and hardware to be alliance, nations that share a border with russia. right? we heard the president of watermark put in order the russian strategic forces to be ready for any kind of scenario unfolding. indeed, russia sees this as a massive threat. however, when the white house press secretary judges, saki was asked what her reaction to the statement by bottom or was she pretty much said that it's actually a made up threats by the russian president. this is really a pattern that we've seen from president putin through the course of this conflict, which is manufacturing threats that don't exist in order to justify further aggression and the global community. and the american people should look at it through that prism. nato secretary general, again, stolen berg was also speaking to the western media. and he spoke about how
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the countries of his lines are also very concerned about that decision made by mister potent. this is dangerous rhetoric. that's the reason why we both provide support ukraine, but also why we did last 2 weeks a months have significant increase the presence of nato and eastern port lines. so the stakes are high, probably they've never been that high and decisions are being made on both sides. we keep hearing no more and more steps being taken by the european union just a few hours ago the you top diplomat said that actually we've never heard these kind of things being said before the european you and will send fighter jets to ukraine. and these are supposed to be fighter jets that the ukranian pilots know how to operate. so you would perhaps assume that still, you know,
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some of the eastern european countries are in possession of the jets that were soviet made. so are they going to hand them over to you? great. we don't know, but it's definitely clear that now hundreds of millions worth of lethal military aid is going to ukraine. and we do remember that a lot of our food and also mentioned that when he was talking about russia, responds to the very latest threats from the west and from ukraine as well or cheese kevin owen and iliad pacheco, they're speaking earlier. now the heads of the foreign ministry agreed to provide the lethal weapons to ukraine worth about 250000000 euros this, according to the foreign policy chief, he also added that you sanctions will freeze about half of russia's financial reserves that you has also announced a ban on r t and sputnik and subsidiary companies from broadcasting in the block. our editor
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in chief, margarita simonian has responded to news of these restrictions. but 1st, the foreign policy chief justice bro, the peoples and entities that are going to be subject to restrict measures political figures who whole key role of the put in system in russia. both the ones who disseminate propaganda, propagandist and military. we are going to ban russia today. and it's nick from broadcasting in the union. because he had a champion self information, mighty polish. you will say you are scott, i'm normally at the desk of the ear that 4 years has been selling the whole world. how much the treasure and love freedom of speech, how they appreciate and loved diversity of thoughts, diversity of news and information to day in response to the actions of russian ukraine meant to protect russian speaking citizens. there. the
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e. u announced that we won't broadcast there anymore. what the president's decision to start, the operation has to do with us is unclear. it's absolutely obvious that no mother, whether we continue broadcasting or not, the operation would proceed. it's absolutely clear that it's just an excuse. they wanted to close us for a long time, but it would have looked bad in the eyes of their own citizens, our audience, because it's against freedom of speech anyway. and now it convenient excuse appeared and they decided to get rid of the long lasting, uncomfortable issue of us. and our huge audience in this way will find some other way to communicate with our audience for sure without direct broadcasting. but the people of the european union today can see how much that lot of talk of freedom of speech costs yesterday more if you write for more on the european sanctions. specifically, here is our correspondent peter over decision to place russia strategic n deterrents forces, which includes nuclear elements on high alert. and that was viewed as a major escalation as in europe, as it was expected to be viewed. we heard from ursula fonda line the u commission
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president, who said a to bu has gone, and the european union will now provide a weapons into a conflicts own at the you will provide weapons to ukraine and it isn't going to be the whole of the e u member states doing this and hungry has said that they won't be providing weapons. however, countries that have never done this previously have said that they will, including sweden have said that they will be providing arms to, to ukraine right now. and we also heard from a you leaders ly, joseph barrell lee, you commission. hi, barry, you european union. hi, representative for foreign affairs saying that our t. sputnik and all subsidiaries would be banned from broadcasting within the european union. and today we're taking a crucial estate. jordan off the tap for the russians. information manipulation in europe made manning russia to day and sputnik from broadcasting ended of
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the in union. while we're also seeing the closure of e u. air space to all our russian owned russian registered or russian controlled aircraft. as was announced by ursula on the line, we are shutting down the e u. air space for rushes. we're proposing a prohibition on all russian owned russian registered and russian controlled aircraft. these aircraft will no more be able to land in take off over fly the territory of the european union. and that includes the private jets of oligarchs to the european union, continuing to take more sanctions against russia in retaliation for russia's actions in ukraine. i from on this we can cross a live to can stone from the hamilton coalition to stop the war can thanks for being with us here on our international. so the
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e u has decided to purchase and deliver weapons for ukraine for the 1st time in the block history. it's big news. how significant do you think it's the step? i think it's a significant step, but it's an escalation rather than a d escalation of the situation. it's like pouring gasoline onto the flames of a fire. i don't understand why they would want to do that. because if, if the arms tried to be stopped by russia, for example, it might provide unexcused or might provide a situation whereby the war spreads beyond ukraine to the rest of europe. so. busy it seems to me to be a rather foolish notion you bring it, let's expand on that just a little bit. the western nations have talked about the fear of war and you mentioned here quite plainly. and we can see that it is supplying ukraine with
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weapons. it is an escalation, has the balance tipped when it comes to perpetuating this conflict? well, i'm not sure if the balance has tipped. i think that the right shooting federation has a military control of the situation. very dramatically and very thoroughly in ukraine . and the situation could be easily resolved by the by a couple of things being done. russia provided in its reasonable draft treaties to the us and nato on december 21st 2021 in which they talked about the indivisibility of security. and one of the big demands was that ukraine become a neutral country, and there'll be a ironclad, guaranteed to not be allowed to join nato. and the same thing the,
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the same issues could be raised now. and if mr. lansky goes along with it, and if the us and nato went along with these reasonable demands, the issue could be resolved, and we could de escalate and go back to peace. or you mentioned reasonable demands . let's talk about that a little bit further. there's a lot of, quote, unquote reasonable concerns over how this conflict will affect people's lives all over the world. but why has there been so apparent little concern for the lives of those who live in the don bye area? oh, that's a very good point. ah, for one thing people in the west, i have no idea generally about what was going on, the war against the people of the don bass region. it was hid from them, hidden from them by the mainstream media here, but out hopefully they'll now learn that out. the qu,
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that was sponsored by the usa in ukraine and 2014 brought in a government, it stole democracy, it over through a democratically elected government. and it put, brought in a government which was riddled with neil explicitly, neal nazi parties and individuals also in its police and its army. and they are government of the time, proceeded to take away the autonomy and language and cultural rights of the russian . speaking minority in the don bass region in the east of ukraine, this would be the same situation would occur in canada for canadian government tried to take away the special status of quebec and their language and cultural rights. there was an uprising and the government was who well wage a war against a russian speaking people in the don bass, which is right on russia's doorstep and of 15000 people died and tens of thousands were made homeless and had to become refugees. this is not known,
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this is not well known at all in the west, but this is one of the main reasons for russia's military action and ukraine. and i do believe that the situation i should have been resolved under the mince protocols, but mister zalinski announced a few days ago that he no longer was interested in the vince protocols. he wanted to bring ukraine into nato and get nuclear weapons. all of those were red lines for russia, and that's probably what spurred this russian military operation in ukraine to straighten out the situation. i was speaking with someone earlier and trying to explain the fact that they were asking, is there any possibility that this can be a short conflict now? and i mentioned the fact that right now we have players who are getting involved, that it takes the mechanisms to get them involved. it's a really slow process,
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but once that process is started, it's hard to retract. it's hard to pull them back if you will. so the un security council has now called for a rare emergency special session meeting on monday. that's one of those mechanisms that is starting to move. what can we expect from that? well, it, it seems to me that the resolution to condemn russia's military operation in ukraine, which was vetoed by russia at the un security council will be passed along to the un general assembly where members will probably line up with along the or affinities either to the usa or to russia, and it will give the opportunity to the, to the russian government to present its view that, that all of this was started by the us and nato, and 1990. when false promises were given to garbage office,
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that nato would not expand one inch to the east of every night of germany and so on and so on. the problem with this resolution is that number one, it again is part of an escalation rather than a de escalation. and number 2 is hypocritical, because i've been following international affairs for 50 years. and i can see that rarely, if ever, does a un go through these contortions to condemned many, many, many military interventions, illegal military interventions by the usa, such as in syria, as a way of yemen. and so i would say that the whole resolution is hypocritical and unhelpful. now can you and i have the opportunity to speak during what is called a sound check here at r t. and in that we had a little bit of talking about what was happening here at our tea. specifically the
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e u has announced that it will bad r t and sputnik. what effect do you expect this to have on the reporting of the situation in ukraine? well, i can tell you more about that problem because i my best friend gave me henry gave me a call 3 hours ago and tell me he was watching r t on his television, which is a regular channel on his service. and suddenly in the middle of the news, the screen went blue and a message came up that said, this station is no longer available. and so i think what's happening in the you is also happening in canada right now. and i think it should make you and the staff aware the staff at r t o aware of how important your work is in bringing the alternate viewpoint that we never hear. and then from the mainstream media here about of
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dance that are taking place in the world. all right, can stone, all is interesting to hear thoughts from the hamilton coalition to stop the war. thanks for being with here on our to international are now the ukrainian delegation is traveling to the ukraine. belarus border for talks with russia through a long route. this is out of concern for their lives. and according to a source close to the situation, the russian delegation is already at the scene waiting for their ukrainian counterparts. this is in augusta within the ukranian delegation, advanced to the tongs by a long route through the republic of poland, and then through the territory of the republic of bella rouge, through the war southbridge border crossing billows. they said this was down job security issues since hostilities are ongoing on the belushi in the border area. and in particular in the charity of regional adding that they could become victims of either accidental lock in fire or territorial defense action saying. but that is because they distributed tens of thousands of machine gun law for nails and our
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images to civilians without checking him or their medical certificates or criminal records. the russian delegation is already at the agreed meeting place. one of the state residences on the banks of the prick young, where they are waiting for during ukrainian colleagues with us. there's been a lot of back and forth so far. it's safe to say now the peace talks are happening . the russian delegation is now in the gama region in belarus, where the negotiations are expected to take place the exact location those captain secret for security reasons. but we understand that it's going to happen right on the border between ukraine in belarus, near the trip it's river, perhaps at one of the border crossings are many, are not invited obviously, but we expect a public statement from the russian negotiators as soon as the meeting is over, are russia's chief negotiator latimer. minsky said earlier that the parties are now deciding on logistics and security arrangements. so let's have a listen to what he said. we have received information from the ukranian side that it agrees to negotiate talks will take place in the global region as we proposed
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earlier. now we are creating a path for the ukranian site to pass through safely. we awaiting here for the ukrainian delegation. kansas were initially low that these talks would happen. the russian delegation came to many earlier on sunday, only to hear that key. it has no desire to sound, its delegation to bowers on the grounds that mince allegedly took active part in russia's military operation in ukraine. this is something that the battle russian president, alexander lucas angle, vehemently denied than the russian sad. we're going to wait until 3 pm moscow time and then we'll leave. and actually we're about to depart from moscow. the ukrainian president found his fellow russian counterpart and said that he's ready to san his people and have negotiations. however, he said later on that he doesn't have high hopes or for the outcome of these talks . elizabeth, yet to be honest, i do not believe in the outcome of this meeting,
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but let them try so that not a single citizen of ukraine has any doubts the dies president did not trying to stop the war when there was at least a small chance. but a chance none the less, it's hard to tell exactly what has caused this. you turned from the craning side earlier, the ukranian president suggested other european capitals like warsaw bratislava buddha passed, as well as eastern bull and turkey and the capital of another former soviet republic, azerbaijan, a buck who, but as the deadline said by the russian side approached, latimer zalinski, all of a sudden changed his mind and confirm the craning delegation headed by a deputy foreign minister is on its way towards the valor was border. russian delegation in belarus includes a deputy foreign minister, a deputy minister of defense had of the foreign affairs committee in russia's parliament, russia's envoy and belarus, as well as a russian presidential aid mitree mid in ski. he is the head of the russian delegation. we know from what the russian president said earlier that the russian
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offensive was halted on february 25th. when zalinski 1st mentioned, he wants to talk and discuss a natural status for ukraine than he changed his mind and the operation was resumed . it's also hard to tell if the 2 sides can find common ground here, or that does it for me this hour. i will be back in just under 33 minutes with another full and fresh look at your news. this is a lot happening. will stay on top of for you or to international. ah, what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy even foundation, let it be an arms race is offensive. very dramatic development. only personally and
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get into this. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very critical of time. time to sit down and talk oh, is your media a reflection of reality? in a world transformed what will make you feel safe, isolation or community? are you going the right way, or are you being led somewhere? direct. what is true? what is faith? in the world corrupted, you need to descend a join us in the depths or remain in the
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