makes the news so loud the past couple of months or the ukraine crisis may have been used, but even already i think that is that the diary of that climate change will remain . mm. with unexploded missiles and greatness from fresh shelling obliterated homes as the ukrainian forces keep blowing up to pieces . livelihoods of people. here are 2 reports from one of the most bombed cities lugens up top of sonya, where major buildings have been heavily damaged by ukraine. but the people and their hopes remain content to buy indian authorities to cut to military spending has led to mass protest plus, a former rebel fighter becomes the 1st left wing president in columbia history with
the traditionally u. s. allied country now expected to drift away from washington's the sphere of influence with to the latest in ukraine. this is our international. i'm john thomas. glad to have you with us. we started with kim's bombing of don bass. republics continues with lugens authorities saying many civilian areas are being targeted, including a residential area of stock handles, which was hit by fragments from a touch k u missile after it was intercepted by the cities air defense system, locals. there say that a school was among 9 residential buildings. damaged ukrainian forces have also reportedly shelled a tuberculosis clinic in your amino local said that the bombing occurred so fast, but they did not have time to evacuate directly with him, which i will not due to the explosions because something was slang round. i didn't
understand what i ran from the bedroom into the hall where i hid against a wall in the corner behind a sofa. and then there was a bang, a flash and a smell of gunpowder. while i was recovering, i ran into the basement. i was more in now everything would happen again. then i went out to the neighbors to check if they were alive or not. the frames in the windows were broken. the refrigerator was broken. fragments of glassware after were left still there was shelling and nurse cried out that the cleaning had been damaged and windows were broken. double glass windows and the roof and the cladding of the building were also damaged. everything happened so fast, we had no time to vacate patience. those who are bedridden were given pillows to protect their faces because it was impossible to take them out. and those who are in crutches went out into the corridors. a local on know her father. when the shilling started, we were here. the rocket struck many times. we lay on the floor. we felt unheard of rumble and scrambled into the cellar. when the noise it subsides,
we went out and found the launch pit where the projectile had landed, and fragments lying round. i'd never seen such a thing before. it was very scary. it's not the 1st time we've been form, but it was the 1st time i'd seen something so close. official fe ukrainian artillery is also maintaining its intensive shelling of the town of the past. now, despite most of the billing's already being heavily damaged or completely destroyed, despite the hourly air rates, some locals are determined to remain artes. eguard has done up comments from the scene. unexploded missiles and craters from fresh shillings. this may be 200 people in all of the town of parson are left in this area in particular, around 6 behind me are obliterated homes as the ukrainian forces keep blowing up to pieces. livelihoods of people here. every single house here is wriggled with holes like a fine grain sieve in a place like this, which is routinely shelled by ukrainians on a daily basis. it's surprising to see,
survive was still willing to call it the only home they have was a saturday, so they were shooting with self propelled guns. rockets were flying, look over there. i'm trying to clean this up. when it rains, it's impossible to be here. you have to please bowls everywhere. we have no way to go. my husband does not want to leave this house if his parents, booker, how have they treated us? bad? we are separatist them. one of them came and said, i'm here to choose slaves for myself. the moment keep troops retreated, these people outlasted their use as a human shield for ukrainian soldiers. they were the ones who dug up the now overgrown french's right to mid people's little backyard gardens. this maze of trenches was one of the most of unguarded. not the most, ivan guard position of the ukrainian forces in the town of papason, i say, in the town, because here you can clearly see that it was established amidst private sector. the rest of the town stretches. as far as the i can see,
the only thing the handful of locals here are left with is to wait and hope wait until they're finally out of range of the soviet, made artillery at the service of the ukrainian army. hope that west and made bombs don't start dropping on them, like they already have on the civilians of the next thousands of people have taken to the streets of india to voice their anger at government cost cutting schemes that will increase the number of youth in the army on tuesday, the more the government unveiled a new recruitment plan that will see all young men served in the armed forces for 4 years. the goal is to provide jobs for the country's youth, as well as to make the armed forces younger, more capable, and more diverse for future challenge. moreover, the scheme is expected to reduce the bills of the armed forces as the state will be able to reduce the cost of wages and pensions. many people, however,
see the move as shattering dreams of a secure job in the military o. on friday, the demonstrations turned angry. people blocking trains, setting fire to railroad cars, and tires and clashes with police. dozens of protesters were arrested. here's our to contribute our to tickle with more details. this scheme is aimed at bringing in efficiency, bringing down the cost of the defense in the country and also bringing in younger lina and more efficient groups without military services. however, the decision has caused roar in the country in certain pockets.
the opposition is unhappy and is strongly protesting against a c. c and has expressed themselves that it might leak in the defense of the country. of the major reasoning behind the scheme seems that the nature of the warfare has changed. the combat conventional was have we do? so we're the, yes, the dominant seems to be spending a lot more on air force. and it seems to be spending a lot more on weaponry. and also on between france, red begun tree has been facing challenges, but example say when a dash financial a dykes and these other issues apart from this. the issue is that the indian youth who was used to a certain system offered a group may,
may be disappointed with this because it does not ensure so 4 years off. so it's in the military level. lot of pieces have also come in support of the team, thinking that this is going to use the cost that goes into defense expenditure. ah, russia has replaced the saudi arabia as the top supplier of crude oil to china, with beijing making the most of discounted supplies from its neighbors to the north rushes oil exports to china, sword 55 percent from the previous year to a record level in may the latest figures reported russia overtook saudi arabia, whose export volumes increased, but only by 9 percent moving the middle eastern country down to 2nd place. india has also been taking advantage of discounts on the russian energy supplies, with a reported spike in russian coal purchases in recent weeks as well. and these
advances from come as imports of fossil fuels from russia have soared in recent months with china purchasing the greatest amount of energy from moscow since the beginning of the military operation. benjamin chowed, the professor at the purse school of technology and business says that there will be more than enough buyers of russian energy in the long term. so countries like china and india are dramatically increasing their imports from russia are. and since demand is negatively related to prices, so as low as will show you solving at a sufficiently low price to east is corner s, absorb all the energy products there were supposed to be exported to rule are in the middle to longer term. the current sanctions against russia and the disruption of supply from ukraine create serious energy, a crops shortage, and the expectation on sorted as well. and thus, we are a sink historic inflation in decades. now that the europe relies on russia for
nearly 40 percent off is natural gas and 25 percent office is by all means that it is not possible to remove european need of russian oil and gas in the near term. meanwhile, the use top economy, germany is facing a gas crisis. as we have been seeking to cut supplies from russia, germany has even been warning its people to use less of the commodity or else they might not be able to adequately heat their homes this winter. we must and we will do everything we can to store as much gas as possible in the summer and fall gas consumption must continue to fall. so more gas must be stored in storage. otherwise, things will get really tight in winter or to contribute a retro, marsden takes us through the latest on germany's energy crisis. so much for germany's clean energy obsession. sticking it's good in by avoiding russian gas currently now also means tearing up your countries green energy program. berlin is backed itself into an energy crunch with the west's anti rushing sanctions. last
week, russia's gas prom announced an overall reduction of 40 percent in russian gas deliveries to europe via the north st pipeline. it's germany citing siemens failure to return repaired gas lumps. the german company explained the canadian anti rushing sanctions prevented the return of the units from a factory in montreal for use in the pipeline. now you think the berlin would be happy to fulfill its promise to ukrainian president vladimir zalinski of reducing russian gas imports because that's effectively what this does. but that is not the case. as berlin solution to cut down on its gas needs is to fire up the dirty whole plants. again, it's that total us with the countries green energy policy. that means to be honest, more coal fired power plants for a transitional period. that's bitter, but it's almost necessary in this situation to reduce gas consumption. german industry association support setting climate goals aside now in favor of ensuring
an energy supply. no kidding need. energy, right. the move is all more surprising, given berlin's policy of phasing out cool. by 2030, which economy minister spokesman's steph and gabrielle house says, is still on track. maybe not for long. france seems to me in a bit better shape. harris managed to convince the european union to classify nuclear energy as green energy last february paving the way for french president, emmanuel. and i called to announce that nuclear energy is fresh is future and that there would be a french nuclear renaissance. this after previously announcing the closure of friendship, we are energy reactors under the pretext, and they weren't brain enough. lynn still refuses to see nuclear energy as a clean alternative to rush gas, but it's docked itself into a corner by denouncing nuclear power. so lawn, green energy has been on the e use mind for very long time, and germany was one of the strongest proponents for the switch to renewable energy
to the detriment of natural gas speed up the necessary green transition. we have to face out pollutants, gas. we want to create thousands of jobs. we must massively develop renewable energy in order to abandon the use of fossil fuels as quickly as possible . this is exactly what we have undertaken to do together. but today we're taking our ambition yet to another level, to make sure that we become independent of russian fossil fuels as quickly as possible to accelerate the phasing out of fossil fuel. and most importantly, to kick start investments on a new scale. wow, i mean that about face was so fast i will talk with last, just listen to it, jury's best laid plans. run out, rob like it's off to you. great drugs on sticking. it looks a lot more like sticking at your local treat her these days. ah, columbia has elected its 1st ever left us president gustavo pet, gustavo petro,
who has promised to transform the south american country, raising questions about whether washington can maintain its grip on its traditional conservative ally at contributor. sure, ella, isabella takes a closer look at what the result means for the country and the continent. this is a historic election for colombia, for the 1st time ever, columbia has the chance at a fair election. they exerted their right to elect a popular candidate. columbia has notoriously had fraudulent elections and so this was a historic when not just for the left, but for the entire country of columbia that has been trying to get rid of this for decades. for the longest time. columbia has endured civil conflicts from the military police on civilians and from us backed governments. and so this way represents an end to that, a movement towards peace, a chance to get rid of the old system and be able to usher in
a new system. let's remember that colombia is the only nato partner in latin america for the longest time the united states has exerted control be a military bases and the framing of colombians in the military. and so this marks a shift away from mat towards a more sovereign state. the reaction has been absolutely palpable with emotion, enjoy, and also signifies an attempt to have equal relationships with their latin american partners, including countries that have been vilified by the west like venezuela also shows a solidarity between much of latin america. i express my most fraternal, congratulations to gustavo petro on his election as president of columbia in a historic popular victory. we reiterate willingness to advance the development of bilateral relations for the well being of our peoples. we wish the best for the families of the brotherly country who have trusted,
entrust in their proposals in programs of life with peace, welfare, and rights. as part of our caribbean america, let's continue strengthening the reality our people expect and deserve. your victory validates democracy and ensures a path towards an integrated latin america in this time when we demand maximum solidarity among brotherly peoples. it's a joy for latin america. we will work together for the unity of our continent and the challenges of a rapidly changing world. this signifies that the latin american countries, primarily central and south america of course, have come together to assure in an era of sovereignty, getting rid of the spanish crown wasn't enough. now you have an attempt to get rid of neil colonialism to get rid of this american u. s. american. hold on the continent. and so you're going to see an intensified
relationship when it comes to economics between these latin american countries, as well as more open relationships with china and russia. carlo santa maria says that the new leader has everything to do to reshape and transform columbia. and it's important that such a progressive has one. this is the middle worm, the colombian people are very happy because this, when is progress for the people? socialism has almost never been explained here. they always point with the finger at bad things related to it such as dictators, etc. but left wing politics mostly about social justice, the state using its tools to do what it has to do to help people to transform the well for this country into improving the lives of its people, into pensions, education, healthcare, which is presently all privatized. it is very possible that the new government will be an exemplary government that will act according to the constitution. it will follow the laws on the concept of dignity in columbia. when there is
a solution when there is a will to move forward. when all legal means a used to work with communities with groups that have been in conflict, and when the method of smart dialogue is used, it is possible to make agreement between all political parties, effective to peace process takes place when that is public justice. that's the case . this process will move forward. absolutely, and it is also important to compromise with all countries of our america in order to unite the continent and to warm multiple with system. a british newspaper has part to backlash by alleging independent journalists endorsed dis information about the syrian civil war. the guardian claimed without presenting any direct evidence that the reporters were conspiracy theorists, backed by a coordinated russian campaign, distorting the reality of the devastating conflict. in the guardian mach towns and calls me the most prolific spreader of disinformation on syria. his source is a study by the institute for strategic dialogue. think tank mark has failed. so
contact me offer an example of my legit disinformation disclose that i estie is funded by u. s. u. k. an allied states. the guardian turns out, embarrassingly awful, empire propaganda. the guarding has put out a sneer piece and critics of the imperial theory. a narrative that reads like propaganda made by 7 year olds without adult supervision. headline for the story which mentioned russia backs networks has been removed by the media outlet. the guardian claims that the conspiracy theorists were supported by russian organizations among those who took part in distorting the idea of the white helmets movement is the russian government. according to the outlet, now we spoken to one of the journalists, vanessa billy, who claims that media targets everyone who doesn't share their narrative. we are attacked as supporting russian narratives instead of providing
evidence to counter the evidence that we are presenting. and there is the simplified or reductionist, or smear, which is supposed to discredit what, what we are working on and what we are presenting as evidence. the report upon which the article was based was commissioned by organizations that are effectively funded by the various regimes, including the u. s. and the u. k. that up a vested interest in regime change in syria and the serial campaign which was also previously carried out a tax against myself and the evidence that i produced against the white helmets. now i think what we are saying very clearly is that the media is effectively nothing more than an extension of power in the us, the u. k. and the u. an extension of intelligence agency operations, particularly in syria, but also in ukraine. and that people should not expect them to be
producing news or analysis that is objective and impartial. the way how much were accused of staging chemical attacks on the half of the syrian government. numerous times with some of their videos, allegedly shot in cooperation with local terrorist organizations. the group is reportedly funded by western government through 3rd hand institutions. independent investigative journalist, vanessa bailey, again shows her personal insights into white helmet activity. from my experience from 7 years now, working on the ground insights are investigating this organization. i have found absolutely no evidence of them being beneficial to the civilians that live under their occupation in the areas of course occupied by all trade or in the various arms groups. and the only evidence that has been produced. of course, are there oscar winning videos that are from by themselves?
are there a legit, rescues and not to be forgotten but the white helmet. so now appearing copycat organizations and now appearing in ukraine. and the white helmets themselves are involved in training. the nazi and fascist elements inside your crane in allegedly and 1st aid. but i would suggest that they're training them and how to produce the same phone flags and staged events that the white house were responsible for. inside syria, the belgian workers marched through brussels on monday and a massive rally demanding government action to tackle sharply rising living costs. the national strike was called by the 3 main unions to push for higher salaries. as soaring, inflation has eroded purchasing power. please say 70000 people attended the demonstration . the strikes affected brussels main airport and other transport hubs throughout the country, bringing public travel from those locations to a near standstill. inflation that has been estimated at 9 percent this month after
sanctions against russia disrupted supply chains all over the continent, making regular people pay exorbitant prices for the choices of their leaders. i just, we did. i came here to defend purchasing power decisions because demonstrating is the only way to make change. we cannot cope anymore. even with to salary says we have a medical teacher. both of us are working and we cannot get our head about water. we must increase our purchasing power once is becoming more and more difficult gasoline hidden fuel if will lower the taxes to 6 percent on what tricity and gas will make the population happier of the nation. one suffer lisa for the moment or after covered with the war in ukraine and others, workers, concerns the government isn't facing our desires and wishes. we should be able to negotiate a fair salary with companies. and we believe it's possible that as a friend, this, our, i will be back and let's say 36 minutes with a note for fresh look to stay with us. says arch international
with, ah, remember, 6 months ago, everyone was looking above the pandemic. now much less. so i think the climate change will reemerge as an important topic at some point because people see philosophy policy fires, people see heat waves and makes the news. so now the past couple of months of the ukraine crisis may have been used, but even already i think that is a certain tiring of that, but climate change will remain ah ah, need to come to the russian state. total narrative. i've stayed as i'm phone and
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in ukraine until victory is cheap. and more importantly, russia will not compromise its sovereignty in the face of western pressure. ah, to discuss these issues and more, i'm joined by my guess, jordan, samuel, we in budapest, he's a podcast or at the goggle which can be found on youtube and locals. and here in moscow, we have to meet bob and he is a political analyst and editor. and you know me, internet media project or a gentleman, cross talk roles in effect, that means you can jump in any time you want. and i always appreciate it. or let's start off in budapest, george of vladimir putin gave a remarkable speech. this year's economic form and st. petersburg. i've been going for about 20 years. i've never seen anything like it before. this is the only thing comparison is i. his speech is music's as security speech in munich, of 2007,
your initial reaction because there's a lot to chew on their well, it's very interesting that you bring up the music speech because of course, it expresses a continuity of all of his thoughts, ideas that he has expressed many times over since the munich stage, but i think that he's really presenting now a shop bifurcation of the world. i mean it's a decision we're done with the wes and then the west has brought about this crisis on itself. a crisis in your brain, the crisis in the economy, the crisis with energy and that we're in it. we'll, the russian people are just not interested any longer in working with the west. we have our partners in the rest of the world. and he's very negative
characterization of what the west is be doing, which is essentially, you know, you exploiting the rest of the world. i mean that it's almost a speech going back to the days of the when, when marxist linen are in charge of soviet union in the saying that this policy is that the west is the suit essentially inflationary policies and has been destroying the rest of the world. i mean, they've been sucking in goods from the rest of the world, the valuing current state, and then a really great hardship everywhere else. and that's essentially the rescue who's going to start looking toward russia for the lead to get out of the economic mess of the western region. so it was very much drawing the lines of, you know, the next couple of generations, a conflict with russia in the west gym the following up with george and said here.