hello, bob, most protected own existence with for the remaining foreign guns for hire. those who survived, at least they ran out of this place, ran out of the town of several dynette. fighting continues in the lugens, the people's republic with russian forces advancing on tiers positions in the city of louis chance. r t reports from the front line. the goodwill gesture. russia says it has pulled its troops from ukraine's snake island to facilitate the un back to export of grain cutting off give speculation of the global food crisis. we must not promote a famine that is the message from the pakistani foreign minister as she urges the us to unfreeze afghanistan's assets amid a severe economic crisis. and lurching from one set back to another,
the pentagon is scrambling to fill its worst recruitment drive and decades while the latest to us hypersonic missile tests and in failure with broadcasting from our studios and moscow. this is our international. i'm john thomas, and certainly glad to have you with us. and our 1st, let's begin with the latest in the war in ukraine where russian and lucas forces are advancing on caves. positions in the republics city of lucy chanced, forces loyal to kiev have been driven out by the cities, oil, refinery and rubber factory. that's according to the landscape people. republics, ambassador who added that all significant roads in the area are also now under control. however, here's battles continue elsewhere in the city with more than $300.00 ukrainian soldiers now reported killed. while another 500, including foreign mercenaries, have been observed abandoning the city ortiz,
he goes on of sent us this report from the front line. ah, this was ukraine's penultimate large stronghold in the la guns republic and these are exclusive, previously unreleased shots of how it was overtaken by the russians here and in the neighboring villages. they met the resistance, not only of ukraine's regular army, but also foreign mercenaries. young with most group, i think from these lines the enemies waiting for us to enter from here. but what do they need to do? firstly, we don't yet know what is in these areas where trip wires are waiting to explode.
so during the nights these areas will be examined by intelligence groups. we'll go from east to west and here from north to south. after checking the territory and securing here will close the flank with the total number of foreign mugs here was estimated at least, and the hundreds soldiers of misfortune, lifeless bodies of some of them were left at the battle fields. some were captured like this polish colonel kroger, so by shot i knew it was done, but i own a lawyer. i'm a lawyer. sure. i knew that lot. ah, i did a lot. i did or so did i mean i will put chicago with all of the other i own ukraine, born prisoners of war taken here. talk of how they've been treated by their command admittedly, possibly under duress. primo, why is it better her infertility than out in your position? is there nothing is clear there? the commanders are not doing anything. can you explain to her fellow soldiers that
if they surrender, how will they be treated at times better than that? the remaining foreign guns for hire. those who survived at least they ran out of this place, ran out of the town of several that's crossing this river and into the town of lucy chance, which is very clearly visible behind me. as the plumes of smoke that are occasionally rising above the sky, like the battle for the town is still ongoing, and the russians are already partly in control of that place. i'm a good done of reporting from the don bass front line. our t moscow has withdrawn its troops from snake island, a strategic point in the black sea seized by russian forces when the conflict erupt, it in late february, russia says the move is an act of good will support you went efforts to facilitate ukrainian green exports to the global market thought the russian armed forces completed their assign tasks on snake island and withdrew their garrison from there
on june 30th as a gesture of goodwill. thereby, we are showing to the global community that russia is not hindering un efforts to organize a humanitarian corridor to transport agricultural goods from ukrainian territory. this decision will not allow the key of to speculate about an impending food crisis by saying it's impossible to transport grain due to russia's total control of the northwestern part of the black sea. snake island is located close to t shipping lanes and is near to the major part of a desa experts. note that it's convenient location makes it possible to control air and sea space from the territory cave had claimed that russia's control of the area was an obstacle to ukrainian grain exports. supply chain disruption was one of the main topics between the russian and indonesian presidents and talks in moscow. on thursday, the indonesian president, fresh from a trip to cue said that he had come with a message from his ukrainian counterpart, but neither side provided details. joker, we don't know the current g 20 chairman,
also expressed readiness to serve as a mediator in the ukraine, conflicts, although the main focus on the global crisis. and when you go to the hero, we have repeatedly emphasized put the global food market disruption was caused by many years. and responsible macroeconomic policy is conducted by a number of countries that have refused to admit the false policy. the sanctions imposed against russian impala, russian exports of grain and fertilizers. have only further the stable situation. she'll be gone. gone and frank discussed was the situation and food and fertilizer supplies, which is a very important ice for the global community. hundreds of millions of suffering going to count of these disruptions. and i appreciate the fact that president putin said that russia guarantees the safe supply of fertilizers from russia, but also from crane. pakistan's foreign minister has urged western countries to
lift sanctions on his gun is done where millions of people are on the verge of famine. the tale bonds return to power last year lead to the abrupt end of foreign financial aid. despite the u. s. previously forking out massive sums during its occupation of the country. how is it that 3 trillion dollars were spent on the war? but today there is not even $10000000000.00 for the survival of afghans. i don't understand this in the current situation, it is not a good idea to continue to starve afghanistan and risk and economic implosion that . and that is exactly what will happen if the country remains locked out of international banking and foreign assets remain frozen. we must not promote the famine west hard line stance on the new taliban government has helped fuel a simmering economic crisis. and i've got to spend with the countries financial sector, particularly hard hit after the u. s. for $7000000000.00 with of its overseas assets. the u. n. has repeatedly called for western aid for afghanistan,
while warning of a looming humanitarian disaster. with more than half of the country's population of $40000000.00 people said, be facing acute hunger. earlier this week, washington pledge to provide some $55000000.00 in humanitarian aid to have got to stand. however, some critics are saying that's just a drop in the ocean compared to how much money the u. s. and it's how i spent funding their 20 year occupation of the country that ended in chaos last august as the nato back government collapse. just days after western troops left, we heard from us, if dirani pakistan's, former envoy to the u. e entity, ron, who says that the severe crisis in afghanistan directly affects its neighbors in particular, pakistan as well as the immediate neighbors. other ones i've been telling them opens to on fees that are also. busy rules do $10000000000.00 and the reason is that right now, my son is pleasing to meditate in prices. almost 95 percent of the people out. we
look forward to life the people selling good news and also selling children. so this is kind of situation has come up and we are what it was, it the image, it shows it for that crisis fusion route was they will words. so it is a situation, in fact, you know, something happens in the one who immediate neighbors will be affected. images, especially a frank exchange involving britton's prime minister sees in compare falkland islanders right to the determined their future with the people of ukraine's. the sovereignty of those who live on the falkland islands remains a tough subject with both london and argentina laying claim. relations have been turbulent since the 2 countries fought a short war in 1902 over the islands. more than 8000 miles from the u. k,
which britain won force and johnson claimed that the u. k. had vindicated fulton inhabitants. right to the british, i just said it had been 40 years since the u. k. had vindicated the principle that falkland islanders should have the right to determine their future under basic diplomatic principles and have the right to be british. i made the point, we were spending a lot of our time talking about ukraine, where the principle at stake was the right of sovereign independent people to determine their future. devoris johnson shows the pure historical hypocrisy, the united kingdom in using terms and examples that completely contradict each other to say that the people of falcons, whose territory they occupied have the right to self determination in accordance with principles of democracy is a real deception. we all know that the current population, the falcons islands was settled, and the past inhabitants who occupied the same lambs were completely expelled by the military forces of the british occupation. in 18. 33 people from argentina were never allowed to return to these terrace face. this is not the same as what is
happening in the dumbass, which we know russia has not populated with russians. people now live in the dorm must have lit on these terraces, foot tens and hundreds of years. these 2 situations a completely different, but boris johnson uses them as he is comfortable on the conditions he needs and in the interests of his country. and his closest partner, which is the united states. the united kingdom continues to adopt the u. s. international policy. it consists of creating conflicts situations in order to confirm their own, if not opponents, than even enemies, as they now call them, which of russia and china, and the nato some image which showed it very clearly because they said it publicly abi, ah, russia is to help egypt build its 1st nuclear power plant, cairo says it has given approval for construction of the future plant by russian state atomic energy corporation. roof adam. the plant has to be built in the city of l dub off the mediterranean coast, and will consist of 4 power units which rectors based on a russian design. rough adam has also agreed to supply nuclear fuel to the plant,
along with assistance and training for the 1st 10 years of its operation. the company's director general says the plant will help secure egypt technological future in the greater middle eastern region. a test of a u. s. hypersonic missile system failed on wednesday. that's according to media reports confirmed by pentagon spokes person, tim gorman. it was the 2nd time in the year that the test of such a system by the pentagon had gone awry. us officials did not specify exactly what had gone wrong, but said a problem had occurred after the ignition of the test asset. the failure comes, as russia, china and north korea step up, development of more advanced missile systems capable of evading interception and surpassing the speed of sound. however, it is not the only problem the pentagon is facing right now. as the u. s. army is having its worst problems recruiting since the vietnam war ortiz kill him up and
comments. joe biden says it's time for more us troops in europe. looks on the ground and poland. oops, on the ground in baltic stays time to send in the marines with scratch beneath the surface of the overseas bravado. and you'll find out that the u. s. military is having some problems on the home front. one of them is reproving. this is the start of a long drought for military recruiting. the military has not had such a hard time signing recruits since 973. the year the u. s. left vietnam and the draft officially ended 2022. the year we questioned the sustainability of the all volunteer force recruitment for the u. s. army was only 40 percent of target numbers. the air force was 4000 short. the air national guard and the army reserve are also short and won't meet their expected numbers. so they are turning to help from the silver screen. i've got a whole generation excited about naval aviation,
excited about coming and doing military flying and joining the service our whoa, whoa, and movie it. either way. so good, all delegate side all over again about why and for the us military. so it seems that out of desperation, they've actually changed the rules. they now accept recruits without high school diplomas and with tattoos on their hands. and next, that's been outlawed for years. also confidence in the u. s. military among the u. s. public has significantly decreased after last year's debacle in afghanistan. u. s. public trust in the american military went from 70 percent in february, all the way down to 45 percent in december. and the policies of the u. s. military are also a bit off putting to many americans. this is the story of a soldier who operates donations patriot missile defense systems.
it begins california is a little girl raised by 2 moms for some reason this attempt to woke up by the u. s. military is not causing an inflow, fresh, blind person. that's not particularly surprising. all have you seen the u. s. army commercial and mother calling the most pathetic excuse for recruitment ad is even dawning. any reform they lost focus of that target audience. don't worry. i've seen the u. s. army recruitment ad. and there is a girl called emma, who has 2 moms. i feel completely safe. i recently watched emma's video and i wondered if i was watching a u. s. army recruitment video or, and netflix originals trailer. but it keeps going. the u. s. navy is now raising awareness about pronouns for l. g b t fried my. using the right pronouns is really simple way to affirm someone's identity. it is a signal of acceptance and respect. if it's
a signal of acceptance and respect, how do we go about creating a safe space for everybody? that's a good question. a really good way to do that is to use inclusive language. now the new woke optics might be one thing, but there are real problems that the u. s. military has failed to meaningfully address. among them are suicide and sexual assault. the brass are holding summit on these matters, but incident persist. what's the problem? well, it appears commander in chief joe biden isn't as popular as he might think years, but it also appears that the bungle pull out of afghanistan has cause a lot of rank and file was in the military to lose confidence in the chain of command. also that woke make over is not really a big deal with the fighting men and women and dying for america now doesn't seem to be so popular. now, america is continuing with its usual habit of picking fights across the planet, but it may not have the personnel or the morale to back up those fighting words.
the military is not seen as really heroic. it's not seen as particularly patriotic. it doesn't have any big winds to kind of broadcast its success where it hasn't been overtly successful. and it's also seen increasingly as associated with big government and americans increasingly don't trust their government. and that would include the military as well. young people and their parents have relatives, friends, cousins, brothers, uncles and aunts who have returned from some of these wars, particularly afghanistan and iraq. and they have returned damaged either psychologically physically are both. many of them can't work. many of them have had personality changes. most of them are advising the young nephews and nieces and sons and daughters not to go into the military. it's not what you're seeing on top and it's, it's something very different. the nato summit wrapped up in
a madrid on thursday with the block, dubbing china, one of its strategic priorities for the next decade. the 1st time it has introduced such a policy during the sum of the nato chief also stressed the alliance wants to avoid open confrontation with russia over ukraine, despite earlier labeling moscow. a direct and significant threat archie contributed rachel marston and brings us more important to say this is the a meeting of the western military industrial complex and marketing firm. basically, they made more promises of weapons for everyone. ukraine themselves, all using the fear of russia and china for saber rattling, but that's not how stolberg sees it. if this becomes a full scale war between russia natal, then was it suffering damage, death, destruction of the scale, which was much, much worse, and will to see him according to the rules of a core responsibility,
of course, to prevent escalation beyond ukraine. and that's the reason why an 8th was not a part older conflict on the wrong. well, what else did stilton berg say? he said that the final session at their summit focused on threats and challenges from the middle east, north africa, and the south region. he also said that they reviewed progress in the fight against terrorism. that's interesting. i didn't know that they are into that still or at all because french president, a mentor in my call, has said that nato was brain dead. he said that in an interview with the economist last year, and he said that nato is that way because it should have pivoted away from russia towards counter terrorism. and so it's, i guess, news to a lot of people, including maybe french president, a miracle that is our priority. just because they say it is doesn't mean it actually is. we'll have to wait and see what happens. as for the other nato members, leaders, let's see what they have to say during their press conferences, turkish president, an arrow on remember, he lifted his veto to sweden and finland joining nato. he calls it
a diplomatic victory, which makes you wonder exactly what kind of concessions were made to turkey. we. we know it involves the kurds, but we haven't heard many of the details. german chancellor, all of schultz, he said that the west would not live sanctions against russia if peace was concluded with ukraine on conditions imposed on heave. so no end in sight to these anti russian forever. sanctions. well, joe biden certainly seems happy about being able to expand nato. us president has become a little bit too carried away with his geography, making mistake, switzerland for sweden by and also doesn't seem to be too sure about who's actually fighting. who in nuclear, we're going to stick with ukraine and all of the allies to stick with ukraine, as long as it takes to in fact, make sure that they are not defeated by, by ukraine. issues in ukraine, by, by, by russia. we got the telephone, he suggested we call the leader of switzerland switch. and my good, my goodness,
i'm, i'm getting really anxious here about expanding nato sweeten. meanwhile, in madrid, thousands of people repeatedly took to the streets throughout the nato summit to protest against a block policies. this year, spain is marking the $43.00 of the session to nato. the summit was dominated by the ukraine conflict, and the life is efforts to provide more weaponry to care. the masses of protesters, however, focused on nato's endeavors, claiming it is no source of fee, as he called for spain to withdraw from the blood. and i'll tell you 7 in 10 people said that their governments alliance with washington increases the chance of being drawn into a war in the asia pacific region. a war that would be against national interests. that is, according to an annual foreign policy poll, conducted by the louis institute, a prominent sydney bay think tank. but despite the concerns, more than 80 percent of australian said that the alliance is important for their
national security. that's a made growing tension between beijing and cambra. after australia is leader attended a nato summit for the 1st time. or my colleague, nicky, aaron disgusted nato's swiftly evolving strategy with a panel of guests. they test his claims. the block does not once a confrontation with most case it was you will take on that statement, considering the fact that many ukrainian trips were trained by nato instructors. and now fighting with weapons supplied by the u. s. lead alliance. i mean, it's just a ball faced lie and he knows it. nobody knows it. you know, when the secretary defense of the united states states straight up. that the goal and objective of the united states, which is the lead to player and nato, nato does not blame without american approval. it's nato's policy is to inflict as much harm as possible on russia and ukraine, so that russia will never again seek to entertain
a similarly aggressive move that it did in ukraine against anywhere else in europe . that means it the purpose, the mission is to chill russians. that is the mission of nato today, to kill as many russians as possible in ukraine without getting involved directly using ukraine as a proxy force. ukraine is nothing less than an extension of nato's military power, right? now, does it not look like the world is thinking into a new cold war which could involve even more countries than in the 20th century? well, the cold war is already, they may not be called by, by that name. in fact, in some ways, it is worse than the cold war because during the cold war, there was an effort by the united states and the soviet union to find proxy was bought in distant geographies. but here, the west nato, united states and other, they're fighting
a proxy war right at russia door. and there are enormous risks in this because things can escalated and they can go out. and in fact, not we're talking about hybrid warfare. and what is happening is actually hybrid walk conducted by nato against russia. there was the this other european conflict, deliberately august stated because of a failure to accommodate genuine security concerns. what's your take on nathan labeling? russia? i think the most significant and do rate torres. there's no surprise here. i've been reading papers, thank papers for a long time, depending on papers. and the more recent ran corporation papers and it was always clear that they would escalate. the idea here was to contain russia and you also, my goal was to go for the big price, the cheese china. keep in mind that china was the only the target in 1965 in the
good papers. those plans are not done over the overnight. they will plan 50 years ahead. so i'm not surprised. it's going to be an escalation, but they are desperate desperate because in front of them, it's no 2 year. it's no leave yet. you know, iraq, we came watch based on superpower and it's back. it's not alone. it's not along the bricks. we bigger than the g 7 photons bigger. and we can see people actually backing silent feed backing booking. and he's not alone. hong kong and celebrating 25 years under chinese rule with friday, marking the day, britain relinquished sovereignty over its than colony. the hand over agreement outlined a governing principle of one country to systems for a period of 50 years that president chief paying praises to keep the power to
administer the hong kong. as they are firmly in the hands of patriots is essential for safeguarding the long term governance and security of hong kong. at no time should this principle be allowed to be compromised. protecting the power to administer is protecting hong kong prosperity and stability, as well as the interests of over 7000000 hong kong residents, enjoying the packing of the motherland. while staying connected with the world is a notable strength unique to hong kong, the strength cherished by both hong kong residents and the central florida face. chinese president, she's paying took his 1st trip outside of the mainland since the pandemic to celebrate the anniversary. and his arrival speech, he stated that hong kong had been reborn of fire. he noted the success of principles that had allowed the city to have its own system of government and also to make take charge of its legal, economic and financial affairs. to console general to hong kong, you've got to get off who highlighted the importance of the one country to systems principal over the last 25 years,
we have seen the implementation of this policy. it's unique in its content and form, and we can confidently say that yes indeed, it has passed the test of time. it has proven its liability. and given good results now is now more and more integration of the 2 economies. and it gives a kind of synergy fact for both the development of the mega c t and the development of china itself. therefore, the success of these forms, the success of these formula of one country to systems is very of this. as a result, we can see what it can nomics successive have been chief by hong kong and the successes, mainland china has achieved and eat achieving and does it for me this hour. but stay with us throughout the day as we bring you more news and commentary, this is our international, quite happy with the . ah,
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