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[000:00:00;00] ah ah, this may be about 1500 meters towards the ukrainian positions from where we are right now. i'm talking about the town of save ask, this is the main hold sport on this direction. a crew visits the frontline and don bus by russian life force is a fighting ukraine's fall right. kracken battalion. a scathing report. blaming the white house on u. s. intelligent services for watching the afghanistan evacuation is leak to the media on the one year anniversary of cobbled full of taliban india and
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pakistan. celebrating independence day. 75 years off. the british colonial rule came to an august of 1947 radcliffe to align. bothering him down and talk to san mid line, also divided this way. part of been job during off, which is families and communities dissecting the mainstream narrative asi international. that's where we question more. welcome to your news on this monday. not just on frontline news for you to kick off the program here on our t. it's where russian led forces to advance and bond boss reaching key strongholds of ukrainian troops in the region. recently, the town of pesky where ukrainian fight has. that's where they used that position to a taca, residential buildings in don yet, it did finally fall under the control of that don't yet. script public soldiers, russian lead forces have also taken
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a strategic point on the outskirts of said artist. and one of our ot crews visited the captured positions near there, went on yet square public forces, face cracking and cracking is ukrainian neo nazi battalion cameras, iraq, or did see here. commanding offices, dazzled by our unannounced visit, but seized the chance to parade the evolution of their advance. this may be about 1500 meters towards the ukrainian positions. from where we are right now, i'm talking about the town of save, ask. this is the main hot sport on this direction. basically the russian forces and the forces of the la guns people's republic. they are advancing on a very wide section of the front. so this is b no. the most point of this advance. and basically what they're trying to do is they're trying to, well, in circle severson,
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what is the ration from the north ukraine's nationalist battalions like kracken for instance. they're ukranian nazis very much like to that of as of, they are the ones who are holding off. they're the ones who are basically defending their the frontline defenses of the town of servers. the kracken proudly brands itself as an elite unit, but outside the promo videos. the battalion's reputation is overshadowed by atrocities and lawlessness. its members and global notoriety when they were caught on video torturing russian prisoners of war. also in part, the unit has been formed of current convicts who were moved from the ourselves to the frontline, via president zalinski zada. and this video, a russian grown tracks, one of the kracken fighters to his company's trenches. from that point, the artillery takes over rounds from artillery doors. we're back and forth
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routinely here to ukrainian tanks, flee from the shelling as 2 bright orange spots to the right suggest to moore didn't make it. no one wanted to fight. people submitted reports to refuse service, but they just burned them. we had poor training, we are only taught to move by 2 or 3 people, assemble and disassemble organs and shoot. we're not talked to advance at all. we're absolutely not ready for the. when we were shelled, we were told to retreat to something exploded behind me and wounded me. they left me under a tree and abandoned me. i waited until morning then realized that they would not come and get me. so i began to crawl through the forest across for 2 days until the russian soldiers found me as we explore the captain town 2 soldiers accompanying us
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notice a suspicious item. and in their words, it's better safe than, sorry, we'll leave it as command as dishing out new orders. the offensive goes on. i mean there's done a reporting from the don bass. see, the brother of a us servicemen killed during the guy withdraw has taken his own life during a memorial service. back in 2021. during the chaotic us withdrawal from honest on 28 year old dakota husbands, brother was among 13 american servicemen who died in a suicide bomber attacking the campbell airport. republican congressman mike waltz has demanded the accountability for the loss of life during the pullout. u. s. foreign affairs committee republicans are reportedly deeply critical of washington's plans on execution of the ass guy withdrawal in their leaked report. as we understand, there are potentially tens of thousands of ass guns still allegedly stuck in the country waiting for special immigrant phases. they were allegedly only 6 state department officials on the ground at cobble airport
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a year ago. they were there to help those on the list to get out. and us, congressman michael, nicole criticized the disconnect between us intelligence and the white house. there are many l, since if you will, though there was a complete lack of failure to plan. there was no plan and it was there was no plan execute. there was a disconnect between, you know, it tells it's on the ground and what the white house is doing. in this report. the says it all, i, there is no way we're gonna evacuate embassy personnel from hell covers like we did in vietnam. you know, of course, we know that happened well today we start our special coverage marking one years since the taliban took control of cobble and the country after us forces retreated to the airport as part of
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a what water hasty pull out i do not regret my decision to end america's war fighting at garrison and maintain
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a laser focused on our counterterrorism mission there and other parts of the world ortiz rachel blevins. thou has more and how washington's bet on the former afghan government failed in just 10 days. one year after the botched chaotic and deadly
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end of the u. s. war and afghanistan, there are still countless questions about how and why the world leading intelligence agency got it so wrong. when the time came to leave the country, the u. s. had been occupying for 20 years after all, even president biden express. nothing but confidence before he made the official call. is a tale bob take over against that now, inevitable? no, it is none. because you have the african troops have 300000 well equipped as well as crypt is any army in the world and an air force against something like 75000 colored mine. it is not inevitable weeks later, it was a very different story when the us withdrew from the country, the government, they had spent 2 decades building and supporting fell apart. and it took the taliban just 10 days to gain control of the country's capital. notably faster than
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it took the u. s. to do so when an invaded back in 2001, ah, ah, how is it possible that multiple reports from, for intelligence agencies in the u. s. managed to get this situation so wrong, that even the same mainstream outlet who had spent 20 years justifying the u. s. military's presence in the country were forced to admit what a disaster it was. us intelligence officials are pushing back on the charge that they were caught off guard by the rapid collapse of afghanistan's government for 20 years. we know the taliban, we have people on the ground. and yet you, the u. s. was caught unaware, and completely off guard to the commander of us forces in afghanistan. alerted the pentagon. cobble could be surrounded within 30 day,
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an alarming prediction. the turned out to be way off. what he's talking about here is a failure of intelligence. so we saw across the world we saw in washington, knew the pentagon had no idea this was happening. however, what the us learn the hard way was that just because it spent nearly $90000000000.00 training, the afghan defensive security forces did not mean that their army of around $300000.00 would be able to take on the taliban without the u. s. military there to support them. and yes, that's despite the claims made by the biden administration, that they just needed to strengthen their unity and political will in order to succeed. ultimately, the african national security defense versus had the equipment numbers and training to fight back. they have what they need, what they need to determine is if they have the political will to fight back. and if they have the ability to unite as a, as leaders to fight back. and that's really where it stands at this point. as it turned out, the 20 year long reliance on the u. s. military proved to be much more than the
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white house expected. and after they were abandoned by their allies, the will of the afghan forces to attempt to fight back against the taliban fell apart in record time when the us announced a total withdrawal that sent a signal to afghan soldiers and police that the end was near. and converted chronically poor motivation into acute collapse. there's nobody wanted to be the last man standing after the others gave up. there was the all or nothing strategy employed by the u. s. and which it opted for a quick pull out from the country rather than withdrawing gradually and leaving a few 1000 troops on the ground to help with the transition. after all was said and done, bite and denied that was ever an option. the pentagon had been considering your top military advisors war against withdrawn on this timeline. they wanted you to keep about 2500 to no they did. it was split though that wasn't true. and it wasn't just the u. s. the u. k. foreign office admitted last month and it made a number of mistakes in its own exit from the country. and on that list was the
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fact that the u. k. foreign secretary at the time was on holiday and didn't take the afghan foreign ministers call when he reached out for help with the benefit of hindsight, of course, it's easy to say, but i wouldn't have gone on holiday, let alone. and we've come home on the government for you as had been propping up for nearly 2 decades, was also supported by an embassy that housed around 4000 diplomats contractors and staff who provided a false sense of confidence even though they were relying on the intent security provided by the u. s. military. but then again, they didn't invade afghanistan looking to learn about the country. instead, the mission they claim to half was to force american values on the people. and after 20 years, it has become clear that they still haven't learned about the country they occupied for so long. it also appeared as though every assurance biden gave about the us accept plan was eventually proven wrong. there's going to be no circumstance. you see people be lifted off the roof of
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a embassy in the of the united states from afghanistan. it is not at all comfortable. and yet it was the scenes of helicopters rescuing embassy staff in afghanistan that became a direct comparison to the fall of saigon in 1975. that's only fitting, given the fact that the u. s. withdrawal from afghanistan has been called the worst intelligence failure since the non proving that after a 20 year war, thousands of lives lost countless communities destroyed. and more than 2 trillion dollars spent, the u. s. still hasn't learned from its own actions. well, here one ot, we will continue to bring you all special coverage on afghanistan and basically that'll continue the next couple of weeks smoking one year. do stay tuned for more details on that story. ah
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ah, it is good to have you with us today. a california, the world's leading processor of tomatoes phases and historic drought combined with soaring costs for labor fuel and fertilizer is go producers worried about a shortage of product across the world. ingram, r packing and co, which supply some of the largest u. s. food brands is selling tomato paste price is 80 percent higher than last year . of course, consumers are the ones bearing the costs with the price of tomato sauce in july, way up compared to last year, with ketchup. also seeing a big price jump as well. a california peaked in tomato output in 2015. it's been getting worse ever since. according to the u. s. department of agriculture 2022 is shaping up to continue. the trend is the industry says this year is harvest will fall below $11000000.00 tons. so we got the streets, went to the streets of america,
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get reaction on this looming crisis. a sorry for that, and i don't find in the store. there's probably more of a mormon effect on the fast food industry than and then the household with household, with children in the last part of their as part of their, their daily or weekly routine. every press paper, a restore are going to assume, turning in everything twice as high as it was in the shelves are fully stocked either. so please come down. so we can, i just, you know, better benefit for us and our family and i have to weigh more on price on food. and i just that guess. well, a global shortage of tomatoes is also expected due to high temperatures and key
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regions in the coming years. with the u. s. italy and china set to see supply decline even further. that's according to the nature food journal. so germany must cut its use of natural gas by a 5th or potentially face crippling shortages and serious consequences for the economy. that's according to the chief of germany's energy regulator. if we fail to reach our target of 20 percent gas savings, then there is a serious risk that we will not have enough gas. you need to try to figure out what a fair cutting off the gas to certain companies will have on the supply chain for critical products. what the consequences will be for jobs for production, for value chains. some production could move away from germany because gases become too expensive, and that's a difficult thing to happen. and while natural gas prices have been rising since the start of the year, sanctions on russia that follow the start of the conflict in ukraine. so e u price is triple is our contributor rachel marston. and how are europe is trying
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to cope with the energy issue? after spain and italy ordered limits on air conditioning and heating in public and commercial buildings. recently, in an attempt to control energy use ahead of the winter gas crunch caused by the european union sanctioning its own russian gas supply. well, now it's germany's term to micromanage the daily lives of its citizens. with the new crackdown economy minister, robert havoc has announced a heating limit of 19 degrees celsius for public buildings. for the next 6 months. guess his previous strategy of bragging that he was taking ever shorter showers and that german should to wasn't going to save the german economy and industry from a potentially catastrophic energy shortage. he also told the german press that night time lighting of monuments and advertising displays would be banned across the country. so better bringing flashlights to berlin. meanwhile, germans are panic. buying electric heaters at
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a rate of 35 percent higher sales than last year, causing officials to fear the impact on the national grid. if a gas shortage causes a switch to electricity, switzerland, which isn't a member of the e u, but faces the same problems having to come to the use pressure to adopt similar sanctions against russia is already preparing citizens for and nightmarish scenario . the federal electricity commission chairman's says that us strategy of rolling blackouts in the winter time would be manageable and is currently on the table. it is certainly advisable to have enough candles in the house. and if you have a wood stove, you should stock enough firewood, sticking it to russian president vladimir putin apparently now means europeans living like their back in the stone age until now switzerland strategy, admittedly included, considering germany and italy,
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suppliers of energy to countries currently. so concerned about shortages of their own that there now dictating the temperature of rooms nationwide, right down to the precise degree centigrade. meanwhile, citizens of finland are trying to beat the price heights by refueling their cars in neighboring russia, where fuel is much cheaper and are having to deal with being called traders as a result. one such gas trader, sir, for laura mo, apparently felt obligated to point out that the money she saves isn't for vladimir putin. meanwhile, finland joined estonia and calling for a visa bound on russians visiting the european union with estonia. already having made a unilateral move to stop issuing visas to russian tourists, you officials responded with deafening silence to the blanket discrimination and dangerous precedent. it's unclear how far officials of european nations are willing
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to go in their anti russian virtue signalling. but what's already plainly evident is that they're willing to make their own citizens pay the price. ah, exactly 75 years ago, 2 centuries of british colonial ruled in india came to an end, ultimately giving rise to 2 independent states. but of course, this came at a cost to both pakistan on india as a correspondent, ron john sharma, now reports amidst the triumphal skin. dell's independence in the summer of 1947. a line of separation was drawn by brutish barrister. it was called the partition august of 1947 ratcliffe draw a line bordering india and pakistan. that line also divided this way. part of punjab, tearing apart will edges, families and communities now hindu than seeks on one side and a muslims on the other. 75 years own we meet doors whose life was changed
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forever by hastily drawn borders. this is the north and in state of punjab. the historic homeland of de seeks. we visited cordial village in the good asp or district, barely a few miles from the india pakistan border 104 year old mila rom is one of the few living partition survivors in the village. if you're dealing with the here government, we left our entire life across the border. our old life no longer existed than what we had to start afresh. no memories of days gone by. come back to me and that garden in spring. it was all that shit, a chatter. he may have left pakistan, but pakistan has stayed with him in more ways than one. even today, he writes sick haines in order and keeps them close to his heart. in another which we meet, could pulsing, his grandchildren and great grandchildren have all moved to big cities. he's decided to stay his 1st home. his ancestral village is only
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a few miles from your just across the border in pakistan. 3 years ago, he got his long awaited result with it in his childhood home in pakistan was a dream come true. ah, brenda, i went to my village, my home, i cried. alarm. those who live in the house that was once mine were happy to see me . they wanted to give me a gift, but i said i won't take but give a gift. i give money and a blessing to the children living in the house. a few villages father, also by the border stands, the rows are shut. if thou gal, the sacred islamic shrine fell on the indian side when the partition line was drawn, as many seeks shines, ended up on the pakistani side. he or the entire willing around 80 families that came from sea are caught in, pakistan have maintained this structure for 75 years like their own. and, you know, the whole village takes care of the dogger. we come here every day, train it lights out the lamp,
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cray here across the river robbie the sun is setting in pakistan. it's hard to imagine that this line, this border didn't even exist 75 years ago, but the border is a reality. and despite living to the pain of partition many, so i was have chosen to remember the love with the pain ruins and sharma, arte but job as india and pakistan both celebrate. perhaps the most significant moment in that country's history. as a people have taken to the streets, to mark the occasion, a parade are taking place on both sides of the border with people celebrating that national symbols and raising flags. both countries are hopeful this day will be a reminder, if foreign a rule should ever again infringe upon that sovereignty. malea hush may a journalist and political analysts the past on gaining independence was very important for future generation. significance by the time independence day is pretty explicit. every thing that isn't boxed on, i mean it's,
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are they question independence? forefathers made huge sacrifices before so that we, the future generations would read and the be empowered and independent way around the most popular leaders in buckets on right now. and the majority chunk of the support of the you, those pockets on which one to 26265 percent of the or does offer additional buckets on people faith in the wrong cons. ability to lead by going over the past 4 months. how he's watch football august on independence. what i want to see because part time has never really had one. so for the 1st time in the history of focus on both to have an independent foreign policy, the part time was going to going to be treated by the road wired,
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incorporating and never ended approach in just complete 75 years offered independence. and it's a, it is a historical page and there is and 2000, there is, you know, you get a joy in the last from me to come next monday. and right now i am in the capital city dot com. and i can see we put over joyce, that is be expectation that india has gone very far from 1947 when we got independence from the british. and we have achieved so much accomplishment and progress in the last 75 years. that debt is no way anybody can stop india from here on. there is clearly an excitement that india is going to make progress in science and technology in as it is in our democracy, is a big asset for india. and india is timing and also does especially women empowerment. i think the prime minister in his speech today emphasized that india
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has to be independent. india has to be independent, not only economically, militarily, but socially as well. so, and that message has gone down, ready? well, across the country, we are going to see in the next few days that this celebration will continue with not regard and energy or moscow. i was also joined in mocking the historic day by hosting a 4 day celebration festival. and that's from where our correspondent on your federal gave us this report. rasa is cell racing, 75 years of diplomatic relations with india, with the bank of america on a wonderfully hot day. what a better way to celebrate all things india in moscow? i shouldn't think of india,
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they think about flavor. i says how lot all of it is available. hey, a very fair. there's a lot of your time of life. i feel like especially with a show show, with real india to none with people. you know, will you go to differ? don't, did,
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don't do that to open with all the self realization parts they really make you realize yourself and your body . yes. and i feel like a lot of russians have been going towards that section had we need a lot of you. if you go around, you will actually be like, right. this is how i can call myself the world's very stressful within 2 years. and demick, a lot of stress in general is how you think about for some time, we've been breed out and really show you how to print a, you know what, i feel like such a star event right now. i'm not sure i know what i look like so i still haven't seen myself in the mirror so i can see people taking stays with me and tell me, which is actually a really nice thing. i know what, so that's fair, like now. good people
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with it and it's around. i think it's safe to say that indeed the most. okay. was absolutely transformative. experience to me super positive. i absolutely loved it. i want to thank india i want to thank monica, i'm the organizers for making this real and i'm just hoping that next year it will be happy with us wrapping up with this i would use coffee or in our tea international thanks for sharing some of your monday with us here at our


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