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and ukraine is, but at the center of that strategy, when people tell you who they are, believe them ah, washington scrambles for damage control after another media ball michelle by president biden. we suggest that the u. s. is seeking to topple vladimir putin concerns mind over a ledge war crimes by kia months after on verified video emerges on line, claiming to show you premium forces, shooting and beating russian prisoners of war and russian. foreign minister, sir gale of rob say's western countries are preaching from unauthorized terry and position while lecturing others by freedoms and equality is community of democracy in the form of the united states and nato, and the european union is in relation to other representatives of the world
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community and open a talk or see if not a dictatorship ah, from moscow to the world, this is our t pleasure to have your company today. my name's unit o'neill. let's begin by recapping the main events in the ukraine conflict. the net republic forces have raised their flank over the administration building in the embattled city of mario . that's as the russian defense ministry says, almost the entire republic of lu ganske and over half of the done yet square public are now under control of russian or pro russian forces. also this week we'll see a new round of talks between russia and ukraine hosted by turkey. he didn't really mean it. that's the latest message from washington. after president joe biden stated over the weekend that love him or cannot remain in power
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. biden's administration is not trying to clean up his media golf, saying the u. s. president is not actually calling for regime change in russia. i think the president, the white house, made the point last night that quite simply president cannot be empowered to wage war or engage in aggression against ukraine or anyone else. as you know. and as you've heard a say repeatedly, we do not have a strategy of regime change in russia or anywhere else for that matter. the president had spent the day visiting with ukrainian refugees in the moment. i think that was a principal human reaction to the stories that he had had that day. we have the white house back tracking and us officials backtracking. what sounded like a blatant call for regime change from the u. s. president and the u. s. president
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is supposed to be the head of state who represents the country and articulate correctly what it's foreign policy is. it sounds like the foreign policy, the united states, is to topple and overthrow. the russian government remove its head of state from power. for god's sake, this man cannot remain power. now, it's also important to note that there have been a number of occasions where joe biden, as said things about the russian leader that he there rather unclear. right? i mean, he's use very provocative language to describe the russian president, and then in some instances, rolled it back or corrected himself. i mean, he's not very articulate when it comes to explaining what the us policy toward russia really is. you know, let me put, you think he's a killer, i do what price must he pay? the price is going to pay. well, you'll see shirley present by regret calling father. mckellar. know that the president gave a direct answer to a direct question. and you're going to see when you're there so,
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so you've been there, you're going to see you're going to see women. young people stand the stand in the middle of the from dam tank. the president has been clear. we are not sending us troops to ukraine, and there no change in that position. the, you know, or the years or the not clear messaging from the president of the united states when it comes to dealing with russia. now at this point, we have many countries around the world that want to bring an end to hostilities and ukraine. they want the situation with fighting and dying, taking place to be brought to an end. they want negotiations to resolve the fighting, bring us these fire, and still have so many european leaders, including many members of nato, long time. us allies are not thrilled about what joe biden said. bottle of would you? i wouldn't use this kind of words if we want to do this,
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we mustn't escalate neither with words nor with action needed. how help for otherwise was the us president joe button, seeming to call see me over raising change in russia on saturday. but then rowing back in washington yesterday, circuit things coming, not helpful to say something to ro back fixing to say probus reasons. i think we need the escalation, military de escalation and rhetorical desolation. now if you look at the poll here in the united states, joe biden's approval rating, his tanking americans are not happy about the domestic situation. the crumbling infrastructure, the rising price of fuel, the rising price of food, a lot of unrest at home. a lot of folks just not thrilled with how the biden administration is doing things they promised to pick up the pieces from trump and, and correct the errors of his mismanagement to the pandemic that they accused him of. and things have just gotten worse, and a number of americans are wondering if joe biden should perhaps focus on trying to
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improve the situation domestically than trying to in enhance tanza by the flames of international problems around the world. by calling for the toppling and overthrow of the russian president. so not a lot of clarity coming from washington when it comes to dealing with russia and their response to the conflict. get something else to bring you to day authorities from the done. yes. people's republic camp released footage allegedly showing ukrainian forces shooting and beating russian prisoners of war at we won't show disturbing video just some heavily redacted slides, as it betrays boned soldiers lying on the ground with multiple bullet wounds to their legs. others have broken bones. the head of rushes investigative committee has ordered an investigation into the incident. ukrainian officials gave this common you had to be sure to know about it soon. i remind everyone that abusing prisoners of war is
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a war crime that does not carry amnesty on their international law and does not have an institute of limitation. we are a european army over european country. we treat prisoners according to the geneva convention, no matter what your personal emotional motives may be. or to correspond policy or told me more about the contents of the disturbing footage as well as the reaction to the video. it's very gruesome footage, it's almost 6 minutes. i had a look at it earlier and it really is very upsetting. now you can hear in the background ukrainian soldiers saying that they have captured a russian because since group it seems to have happened around 20 miles from the russian border in the region of hoc, if you see in the video, russian prisoners of war who are lying on the ground, their hands are tied, they have multiple looks like stab wounds on their bodies. at the same time they've been heavily beaten and they are being interrogated by men with blue on bands, which obviously shows you that they belong to the ukrainian military,
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but possibly also to some of the nazi groups that we've been highlighting. you also then see 3 prisoners of war being ordered out of a van, and then at close range, they are shot in the legs. now we are receiving reports that some of those in the video did die during this whole interrogation. in terms of the reaction, we've had a different reaction from 2 different apartments in ukraine. the ukrainian government itself has expressed alarm, saying it's going to launch an investigation and that as a european country, it knows its army doesn't behave like this. but there was a request that was also sent to the ukrainian defense ministry, and they did not specifically refer to this incident. but they did say that there were instances in the past where they blamed essentially russia for staging. things like this way, you see russian soldiers on the ground and ukrainians, mistreating those soldiers. now a number of channels, not any owls, have chosen not to show the footage because it is so crucial. but of course,
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this had to stop journalists from having a conversation that really needs to happen. ukrainian soldiers shoot to russian prisoners of war in the legs and film themselves doing it. video below shows about 6 other russian soldiers with similar wounds without question. it's a war crime and nothing to justify it. even if it is not what we would like to report, it still has to be reported. if war crimes don't disturb you, because they're against russians, think about how the soldiers who are willing to shoot an arm prisoners might be willing to treat ukrainian civilians. the videos appear to be true. brushing prisoners of war are being shot in the leg by ukrainian soldiers, and some might die post shot. now obviously we've received a lot of reaction from users as well. just looking at the extensive chinese online reaction. you've had people saying things like the ukranian forces really need to be destroyed, that they haven't seen any video. lexus with russians mocking ukrainian prisoners of war. the ukrainians are behaving that the japanese did in changing and ukrainian
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army is nothing short of behaving the way isis behaved. a lot of reaction there was, but the kremlin one of they said, and almost immediately moscow said it was launching a probe to what it described as extreme cruelty. we have heard from a criminal spokesperson, who has said that they will be starting all the fax off to which they would want to know that the people who participated in these tortures are persecuted and are punished. we'll pull, it brings up to the point of international law. how might this alleged treatment of the capture soldiers be seen in terms of that was certainly the violation of international law. you already have human rights watch that in the past has, has stand questions and expressed alarm to the creative government in terms of the hundreds of thousands of videos that are being uploaded that seem to intimidate russian soldiers. of course, as a breach of the geneva convention, we're talks about cheating or treating prisoners of war with dignity and not
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putting them at risk will be able to identify the more they families. you have videos in the past, not just like this, but you have, we, individuals are being named with their families will be named where the identities are being given. where you, you see the soldiers being humiliated. you see the soldiers being punished back on march the 10th human rights watch, st of requests to the ukrainian government because of it was so concerned about these videos. and on march the 16th, if it's still not received a response, but we can take a look at that. such treatment of prisoners of war violates protections under the geneva conventions intended to ensure a dignified treatment of captured competence on all sides. they make clear that prisoners of war must be treated humanely in all circumstances and protected against any active violence, as well as against intimidation, insults, and public curiosity. a international committee for the red cross has also come out and express concern over what it says is, particularly the identification of individual prisoners in such videos. and earlier i spoke with human rights lawyer done cover lake. he believes there's
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a lack of consistency when it comes to how human rights are treated by the international community, particularly when it comes to war. ukrainian soldiers are violating the geneva conventions. i mean, the truth is in war. they tend to be honored mostly in the breach as a practical matter. but they are still very much in an in force. and in fact, you can even go back to the hague convention of 19 o 7, you know, for so for over a century the community of nations has agreed on many things, including that civilians need to be protected during war. and also the prisoners of war have to be treated with respect and decency. sadly, we see it over and over again that when it comes to human rights, there is definitely an opportunistic use of the human rights doctrine to try to punish the enemies of the west. and the u. s. while basically ignoring the human rights abuses of our friends, like for example, saudi arabia,
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how it treats its own people. and how it's treating horribly that people in yemen is just one example. those things tend to be ignored while we highlight the abuses of, of our adversaries and sadly, i don't see that changing any time soon, but we have to bite for that type of consistency. and now human rights is treated russian 1000000000, or a businessman, or a man oper move, which on at least 2 ukrainian negotiators were allegedly poisoned earlier this month about is according to a new report by u. s. media, a premier, which on the ukrainians were said to have been treated for chemical poisoning after they met in kiev ahead of plum talks with russian officials. the reported symptoms included red eyes on peeling skin on their faces and hands. although their said to have made a full recovery, it's not clear who could have orchestrated such an incident. russia was not directly involved in not meeting and kia earlier in march. a source close to amman
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abramivitch has reportedly confirmed the claims which were 1st reported by the wall street journal. done yet. military troops have raised their fly over the local administration. headquarters in the city of mario full, intense fighting continues there for a months of relentless efforts by russian led forces against ukrainian troops to secure the key port city once more. inside the den, yes people's republics. more evil was occupied in 2014 by ukrainian forces during their crack done on separatists and don boss. at least half of the city is not reportedly been cleared. let's take you to the ukrainian capital locals hunting, covering some of their streets. monuments with sun bikes to protect them from shelling. here is on high alert with heavy fighting, reportedly ongoing, just kilometers away. and then western ukraine,
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near the city of luther, an oil storage facility has gone up in flames. after a reported russian or struck firefighters were seen at battling blades. there's be no statements on any casualties. as russian officials previously said, they would target sites used by the ukrainian military for its operations, including fuel and civilian infrastructure has been bearing the brunt of the war. people from this village inside the done yes, the people's republic were among those quotes in the crossfire russian lead troop sub taken control of the urea, which remains heavily contested by retreating ukrainian forces. civilians have been provided with food and shelter while it than yet military focuses on removing the printing landlines from nearby roads. some of the locals told us it's been a daily battle just trying to survive till 4 of old women
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were sitting there and then the showing began. we heard explosions inside the house and all around us. we didn't know where to hide. my gosh. it's also horrible. turkey meanwhile, has stepped in to try and mediate a ceasefire in ukraine, delegations from moscow. and pierre, we'll sit down for talks in assemble this week. ahead of the latest front, what sure to be difficult negotiations presidency. lensky has maintained not. he's not prepared to give up any of ukraine's territory or sovereignty while adding that he wants peace on the restoration of normal life. as soon as possible. the home affairs ministers of the european union met in brussels on monday to discuss a joint refugee policy for ukrainians. fling the conflict written country. let's get more on this now and speak to or correspond charlotte dubin ski. hi there, charlotte. clearly pressing issue right now, what came out of that council meeting?
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well, this was european home ministers, as you mentioned through the greed, a 10 point plan to help you with the ukranian refugees. there are some 3800000 who fled ukraine into the european union. and this plan is about how to deal with them in terms of the registration of who arrives in to ensure that children are getting access to education. but some of the major points that this plan has been implemented with include the concern around criminal networks that could be looking to profit to take advantage of those who fled the war in that country. the, you know, as a result of has activated it m t trafficking plan, this is impact the french and to immunization her down and down, raising concerns from information services, saying that they were already starting to notice the presence of criminals who were looking to exploit women and children, and that point was reinforced by the commissioner johnson who said that they were
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also report to aid agencies about suspicious vehicles that have been listened to what she said already before the war, us ukrainian citizens were on the top 5 of citizens being traffic into the european union, so already before the war, there were criminal networks that were specialized in trafficking ukrainian citizens. and there unfortunately, they are probably still still active. so and now we have increasing report from the you and organizations on, on the ground, especially in the member states that they say that they witness more suspicious cars coming to pick up women and children. now that concern about trafficking isn't something just that the e was looking at. in fact, there was concern raised in the u. k. just a few days ago about the schemes operating back to help you cranes find a home,
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essentially been described as tinder for sex traffic. as this was 16 refugee 90 trafficking organizations that sent the traffickers had already made attempts through that scheme to try and reach out ukrainian women and children. but going back to this meeting in brussels on monday, they're also concerns that the roots that have been used by refugees to, to flee. that country could also be used by other criminals, or indeed russian operatives. it was said as your dominant, the french interior minister played down this threat, saying that the was keeping a close eye on this and that there was and everything that could be done on the ground to ensure that intelligence lists those who are on those lists don't actually manage to pass through and there is another reason for the registration platform. it basically will allow all of this information to shared across the,
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across the block to make sure that all are pretty much on the same page as to who exactly has come into the since that will started speaking to us from perez, sorry to correspondence. charlotte driven square, soaring energy prices have played europe of late, so mid sanctions imposed on russia for its actions in ukraine. many have also noted the overall rising cost of living, one, u. k. think tank is no warning that around $1300000.00 britons will be pushed into poverty this year. because of such costs. cues could also be seen outside supermarkets in greece, after supply chain disruptions on a rise in the mon, the mid, the ongoing, or ukraine. customers were reportedly allowed to buy a maximum of 3 bags of flour and 3 bottles of cooking oil for person we spoke with some of those effects by the supermarket shelves are lacking flour and
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its price has gone up. i remember a month ago the price of flour was $0.80 per kilo, and now it costs $1.00 euros. rents are also going up. the electricity bill is increasing while salaries are going down. all prices have gone up, things are messed up. you cannot buy what you want as some supermarket shelves are empty. well, i talked to german geopolitical analyst reiner rough fuss earlier. he is constant that despite publicly barking washington you leaders are interested in lifting sanctions as they begin to see the consequences on their own countries. it is. busy also in interest of the western government to lift those sanction sooner or later because they are suffocating themselves as soon as the voter, the regular citizen recognizes that the price for the sanction had to be paid
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by the citizen itself. those in government may fear losses in popularity and remains to be seen. what will happen next winter if the gas supply crisis will have evolved or if it will be deepened by those sanctions. and by the unwillingness of the g 7 countries to pay a gas supplies in roubles. so there is a really tangible and cbs risk for the lower layers of society. if the west moves towards russia and gets into really serious negotiation, then there is a better prospect of course for our economic development. in an interview given to serbian media circle of ralph has expressed shock at the level of risk of food via in the west. the mid events in ukraine, the russian foreign minister,
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also reiterated that russia's priorities for the new round of peace talks are securing the safety of don bos residence, and that the militarization of ukraine. we are busily. we must make sure that the people have done boss will never again suffer the hands of the key if regime we must make sure that the west and native stop trying to acquire ukraine as a physical and military threat against russia. so the ukraine says us to be a country that is constantly militarized, and where the attempts to place offensive weapons to threaten russia. we need to stop efforts in ukraine to encourage new not ideology and practices. both of the demilitarization and di notification of ukraine are essential elements of the agreement that we are seeking use their store. but as you were, the thing that struck me at the current stage was an unprecedented surge. i would even say an explosion of a cargurus, a phobia which awoke in almost all western states in which the leaders of the
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states are actively encouraging and fueling such an obsession which has swept almost all european countries in relation to everything. russian beat, culture, art, education, or just towards russian citizen says most of course struck me because it opened up the essence of this archaic rose, a phobia of which it turns out has been around for a very long time, sir. good, because it is impossible to awaken such feelings in just one day that so it means they were been carefully hidden, was most german energy companies have rejected russia's request to pay for a gas em ports in roubles, chancellor, olaf schultz said, the remarks come after moscow demanded unfriendly states which payments to the russian currency. if a plague most german buyers of russian gas will continue to pay for it in euros, in accordance with the currency fixed in their contracts. as of now, russian gauss, icons for about 40 percent of the used gas imports in response to moscow military
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action in ukraine. the block announced its intention to slush its dependence on russian energy. it signed a deal on liquefied natural gas with the u. s. in that regard, the russian request for rouble payments has been dismissed by most european states as quote blackmail or a breach of contract russia in response though point. so it was washington, i'm that you that sought to stop moscow from using his foreign currency reserves on global markets. usually, even if you are a refuses to pay in roubles what actions will russia take you? we will be dealing with the issues as they arise under these circumstances. how real is the scenario that we will whole gas supplies for sure, we will not be delivering the fuel for free. it's absolutely certain right now it's hardly feasible to engage in charity towards europe. with outside europe has been struggling to find l. turner. the suppliers with some countries holding talks with
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gulf states in an attempt to diversify their n g imports. those seen of alternative the region has failed to rise to the occasion, at least for now the u. e. z energy minister in his latest statements question, the prospect of phasing it russian supplies stressing moscow's essential rule on the energy market driven economist ikea helmer thinks european states are going to have to accept brushes terms in the long run. if there is a market price, not necessary, but it, it considers to all places. for example, you have different prices for w t. i crude oil, you have different prices for a rate of radium and so on. so why not telling the price that russian raw material is only available for russian currency? it's the freedom off the $1.00 who supplies it. of course, it is a problem for the europeans. and for the us of say,
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con my raw materials and their own currency. because only buying and the own currency means that they can, but they don't have to really pay for it. because as long as you can pay in your own currency, you can print that currency and devalue the currency as much as you want. she doesn't want to have the us dollar anymore enough. they didn't openly declare it, but they are acting like this. so they are in the same on the same page. so anyway, the europeans have, in the long run to accept whatever the supply of the raw materials wants to have for its raw materials and which currency he wants to demand, or if he wants to get gold. and this is a big problem for them. what dimensions they have to change? and that's where we leave the global news update for now more programs get going in moment though, so don't go too far from me. you know, meals on the r t newsroom goodbye.
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ah, ah, no. when i was showing wrong, when i was just a shave out these days because of the african and engagement equals the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart, we choose to look for common ground. ah, united states has always had a news and tax on other countries economic sanctions are,
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are often just beginning. another thing you like to do is play some military pressure on the countries which are talking about here. and there has to be an effort to demonize that country and the leader of that country. we have a responsibility for the whole world and we need to make rules for the rest. because without out there we can do. oh, i
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hello and welcome to crossed out. were all things are considered. i'm peter level or visiting poland. joe biden said out loud, what many in russia have long believed nato expansion has always been about force resume change in russia. and ukraine has been at the center a bad strategy when people tell you who they are, believe them ah, discuss these issues and more. i'm joined by my guest, george samuel, we in budapest, he's a podcast or at the goggle which can be found on youtube and locals. and hearing moscow, we have vh morrow. he is the founder of the center of political strategic analysis strap hall gentlemen cross our rules and the fact that means you can jump in any time you want. and i always appreciated. i start out with george in budapest. well, um people call it a gap. george, when it wasn't a gap, he actually said exact.


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