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existence with weapons. now you can be 100 percent. sure. we will destroy these lab with the pants . the wagner chief shares has the insight on the conflict. the new crane with our corresponded fame. the key city of the almost to fall in one of the top carriers in the ukranian greenfield has been delivering, we'd not to african state the need to its own life. stop thing. us disgusting. you know, for human beings to be starving for the president. although the priority to be, it's almost like putting, you know, the value of human beings to that,
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like animals and child trafficking remains a major problem in africa with corporation troubles the latest to be arrested insomnia for attempting to smuggle children out of the time with good afternoon for mark international students in moscow, and welcome to the our top news stories from across the globe. i'm fiorella is about we start with the latest from the ukranian conflict officials and crimea, say the local air defense system shop down to ukrainian drones over the sea, close to the port city of stuff a so bull. there has been no information or debt on any damage or casualties. this comes as on the other side of the border, local ukrainian authorities have confirmed multiple strikes in several regions. at
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least one strike on energy infrastructure facilities has been confirmed by the head of the western region of love. meanwhile, a shocking video report, reportedly released by the wagner group, has appeared on line a warning. the following images are disturbing. the unverified video allegedly shows scores of jet ukrainian soldiers in what in coffins, ready to be sent back to the ukranian side. there is no information on where this video was recorded. however, this comes as a situation for the ukrainian army continues to deteriorate near the city of already almost also known as bach. moot, multiple report. se ukrainian forces are preparing to fall back from the region with fighters from the russian wagner group advancing in the area. the head of wagner's guinea, pre goshen says, the city could be surrounded in the coming months in room with these was woven up
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there about 90 battalions inside or around by mood. that's about 40 to 50000 people. the enemy draws up a new reserves every day. we're going to circle back, move in march or april. but let's not get ahead of ourselves. they're getting you weapons. now you can be 100 percent. sure. we will destroy these leopards. meanwhile, our correspondent igor stano got the rare opportunity to speak with a wagner chief in person. he gave his take on the situation on the front lines and described how his fighters lead the way in combat operations. a warning to viewers . the report does contain distressing footage. a few years ago this group was more mythical than real. now we stand in a large warehouse greeted by the head of the wagner company himself. the occasion is solemn, commemorating the self sacrifice of 2 hero pilots. the no man left behind principle
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in case of the wagner group had applies not just to personnel, but to symbolic relics of war like the remains of this russian bama jet. it was shut down by the ukrainian forces during the fighting for the city of buck mood. when the pilots realised that while they were doomed, they directed the burning machine towards the enemy, towards their military column dying heroically themselves. and while taking a bunch of foes with them, ukraine had already returned with honors the bodies of the pilots. the jets debris though could only be retrieved now, as the wagner group is closing in on our chops. what number for a commercial one? her? this is flight 48, the guys half her worldly, fulfill their desk. having cries to blame the enemy, territory rowing their military convoy. it's now time to commemorate what they have done, what that in our charm of score back mote, it's wagner,
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verses the entirety of ukraine's military might. no man knows the situation on the ground better than the groups chieftain preggers in. look outside for buffalo, them asked by mood. one, why is it important? it's lead to paralyzed the korean army and it's already paralyzed. the enemy is deploying reserved troops, but we're advancing in different directions every day. somewhere. it's 50 meters and somewhere it's $100.00. we're fighting for each house for each square meter. there is a 40 fight erin every yard ago. then we see another familiar face, a fighter who starred and was believed to be a ukrainian propaganda video. the footage purported to show him being brutally executed, bludgeoned to death. alive well and back in the ranks, he himself debunked the fake. oh lou. when i was captured, they beat me. i was tortured and pressed into saying what they wanted me to say. i
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got many threats. they threatened to kill me and dismember my body to post the footage on line for my family to see with a family. yes, sure. decorated wagner commanders also mingle in the room. they all are very aware of the new batch of heavy western weapons. they'll soon have to face on the battlefield. wagner's commander of artillery with the smoke, hence his men, have plenty of experience come from cruise using nato made weapons from water to cover. this is not the 1st time we have encountered nato artillery. so we came here prepared when you, thanks to lessons from previous experience against other nato artillery, gave me. i'm not going to say which one, but we met more than once and we met some more powerful artillery than the ones here on this front. i'm not going to share the details, but that experience has taught us a lot unusual. based on that we have developed organ, well,
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your life itself has forced us to develop new tactics for conducting artillery combat operations, when no one here showed any disrespect or disregard to the pho skill. yet no one doubts. wagner will come out victorious. i'm again done of reporting from the dom bus r t ah fane, one of the top 3 carriers of ukrainian grain via the black sea corridor has been using the crucial wheat to feed its pigs to then sell more pork abroad and boost its economy instead of helping the poorest nations as was initially agreed r t contributor rachel mars then has the details. remember, all the talk about how critical it was to get ukrainian grain shipped out of ukraine to feed the hungry in africa and asia. well, according to the latest real time data published by the united nations black sea green initiative, joint coordination center, the top 3 destinations for ukrainian grain are china, spain,
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and turkey. and those 3 countries alone represent 46 percent of all exports. so we're talking, all exports being roughly $700.00 plus shipments of grain. china acts as the gateway to asia and turkey acts as the gateway to africa. but what's the deal with spain? spain domestically produces more than enough of the grain that it needs to feed its own people with grain for people accounting for just about a quarter of all the countries domestic consumption, the rest of the grade that the country produces goes to feed its livestock. and notably, pigs, spain is routinely ranked as one of the top, if not the top port producing country in the entire world. which means that with all this grain being imported into spain, from ukraine, now it's hard to escape the conclusion that the countries literally picking out on
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ukrainian grain. and it's not like this is about making sure that cute little pigs roaming freely around the spanish countryside. don't go hungry, it's not about taking the food out of their mouths. more grain just basically means that more pigs can be churned out for poor to the economic benefit of madrid and ultimately to the european economy. which of course is great for europe. but what exactly was growing spain's pork industry used as a reason to unblocked ukrainian grain? last month, spain was able to increase its meat exports by 79 percent overall. and that's in part due to its ability to meet china's demands, to sell a 124 per cent, more spanish port to beijing compared to the same period last year. again, wonderful for the spanish economy, but not exactly following the spirit or the letter of the deal to unblock ukrainian
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grain to feed. the poor. russian president vladimir putin has repeatedly raised the issue of food from ukraine being misdirected. if you didn't know who was you, most of craven, almost whole grain exposure from ukraine is south. not those the developing and poorest countries, but to the european union states on the 2 ships out of 87 below that has paul till the you and the world food program. i'd like to say that just like many european countries, so a previous decade and centuries hacked at us colonize us. so they continue to do today to feel. so just how much ukrainian grain is getting to the countries that need it most. well collectively they're getting about 15 percent of the total export volume, which works out to roughly one percent each. but guess he's proud of those efforts, spain. here's the status we're minister patting himself and ukrainian authorities on the back last fall for their humanitarian initiative. green from ukraine,
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spain joins ukraine and the rest of its allies in this program, which is an honor, an immortal testament to ukraine's commitment against hunger in the world, even as it fights against russia's aggression and its indiscriminate shelling of export logistics infrastructure, which endangers millions of people who depend on ukrainian products, but hey, if hungry nations are getting a short changed on the grain, maybe they're at least getting some of the pork from spain after the pigs are done . stuffing their faces with it. apparently not. china is the top importer of poor, followed by japan, and then european countries like italy, germany and poland. so if the intent is truly to feed the hungry rather than just benefit europe's economy, the current ukrainian grain scheme is really missing the mark. this comes as multiple african countries, faith, a looming famine. somalia recently hit by consecutive droughts is now approaching
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what fam describes as one of its worst humanitarian crisis in recent history with over 700000 already facing famine and several 1000000 indeed of humanitarian assistance. meanwhile, international bodies, like the international rescue committee and action against hunger, warn that almost more than 1000000 people in states like nigeria, ethiopia, south sudan, and others are on the brink the famine to we discuss the revelation on spanish policies with citizens of african states who express indignation for being forgotten over livestock and commercial interests. i think as disgusting, you know, for human beings to be starving and for the, for the president, although the priority to be pigs. i think that is completely unacceptable. what did they just put in? if it's rather dictated because, you know, as africans with different needs more than what's currently available to us to
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consume by then if you really think about that food is really going to pigs. it's almost like putting, you know, the value of human beings to that of like animal is they say we feed or out of the thing big things more important than done human being for us. he of, we've done the controversy comes amidst from russia and africa, which aren't limited to only green exports, but include various fields with bright development prospects in the future. that's the view of the director of the institute for african studies of the russian academy of sciences in her recent exclusive interview to r t. you can watch a full version throughout the day on our cheap but here's the quick preview. interestingly, in terms of technology, russia is particularly competent in areas that africa needs most energy, water, purification, agriculture, medicine space technology. i t smart cities. these are all priority areas for
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africa. russia can offer africa lots of valuable engineering solutions to give you one example. we've created a certain type of fertilizer that when placed in the soil, stores moisture for up to 3 months. can you imagine how vital this is for african countries, most of which are located in the arid zone. you put the fertilizer in the soil and you don't need to irrigate for 3 months. so when it comes to energy and food security to developmental issues or the processing of mineral resources, something that africa has huge reserves of our geologists, our mining companies, our equipment, all that could really help them out. so on the one hand, this opens up prospects for russia, for our own development. and on the other hand, by capitalizing on our technology, africa would be able to move to a new level of development instead of remaining
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a resource colony within the wider western system. for creation couples accused of trying to traffic children and zombie, i have been granted bail and are now awaiting their court. hearing and march. the for married couples from croatia were arrested in december while trying to leave the country with 4 children from the neighboring democratic republic. of congo, they claim that they legally adopted the miners and the charges were dropped by the court. but the couple were, again, just paid at an airport in zambia, a local, legal and governance activist told us the children were emotional as the corporations tried to get them over the border, reportedly using for documents to pass through border control. if i'm children way, i crying endlessly, and it became with of consent to the owners of the lodge. and because of that, it was lated these foreign question nationals were trying to leave the via through
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fame one with like up with what and that's how the way intercepted by the immigration department. what they did, in fact, was that they were found to do our passports, which were endorsed in each of the passport. the child's name was endorsed, as having been adopted by the crisis had mentioned when the immigration department and the law enforcement. i just checked for the paper, they suspected that they were forged with poorly protected borders. it's easy for criminals to target children and countries like the democratic republic of congo, moving them on to zambia and then beyond. but child trafficking has been a major problem in africa for decades. zombie itself serves as a regional hub, while nearly $400000.00 children are traffic in africa every year. and western
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citizens have been embroiled and multiple scandals involving child smuggling. last year, american foster parents were detained in uganda under child trafficking charges, which carried the death penalty. the us citizens were also accused of torturing a 10 year old boy in their care. a local activist again says child trafficking is a long standing major issue for the african continent. he shared his thoughts on the reasons behind the crisis. now what you need to understand, but this has been ongoing for a long period of time. because of our port us board does we have been look at the 3 board does 2nd your board couple board and one of the board, melissa board, that for me is 3 board does not quite paula, especially the 5th to the quiet for us border means that people are able to just cross into call and come back without showing any documentation. and they took
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advantage of that to put a knife to work with the locals, so that they could get the children and transport them human trafficking. i've become much going saying that your video of things with me said here in africa. well, but situations where you thought beyond lebanese being transported into this country through different border and in a very unsafe condition. they use content tracks some guy along the way, and that is what we are trying to fight. meanwhile, the israeli security minister has called for more jewish settlements in the occupied west bank territory. israel belongs to the jewish people. i'm telling the americans and the europeans stop being worried. this is our goal. this is our view . 9 towns is nice, but this is definitely not enough. we want much more. the statement comes as is there a little proves the legalization of 9 said there outposts in the occupied was bank
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with more housing units likely to be built and other existing settlements according to prime minister benjamin netanyahu. meanwhile, the un security council drafted a resolution urging israel to seize all settlement activities r t 's. maria fin notion has the detail this is baked hoagland, one of 9 jewish communities in the occupied west bank, that israel security cabinet has rolled to authorize. these were so called wild settlements, considered illegal outposts, according to israeli law, built without government permission, but that's about to change. so mcmillan didn't like we heard about the news. we were excited happy. we came out dance together including the kids, even though some kids were already asleep. we're happy to continue building israel to see this country growing bigger and blooming as well as a shuffler. steven my wife and i was sitting on the couch at home, and suddenly we heard the news saying, we rooks hearing up,
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we were excited and we went out to celebrate with all neighbors. we've been waiting for these for a long time. these outposts started with 4 families, he guess was among them. in 7 years, it grew to 35 families. that's around 100 people, most of whom i children. there are only residential houses here and a synagogue kids go to school in the nearby settlement. the nearest shop a some 20 kilometers away, but locals believe there is a bright future ahead of the hello. i'm so we are striving to get bigger and established permanent houses. here we want to establish a big town of 700 families here in israel, in the jordan wiley, in this beautiful strip of lands we want to settle down if we're looking at only those things that we can see, we won't be able to see anything beyond that welcome to warmly at home. these really government decision has sparked outrage hand control recei beyond the boulders, the 1st of its kind since 2012. this decision was a response to deadly terror attacks in east jerusalem that took the wives of 11
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people, 10 of them civilians, including 2 children, fears and concerns. now are that the legalization will only provoke mold bloodshed, a number of european countries. and most recently, canada have all denounced the legalization of the settler outposts. the cabinet has also approved the building of some 10000 new units in g in samaria. these rarely terms for the west bank palestinians are outraged. the move comes as israel carries out unprecedented demolitions in the neighborhoods of east jerusalem. thousands of buildings that israel considers illegal will be turned to ruins. the settlers have their own view on how things should develop. a switzerland. it is all right to be here in the tora, god promised abraham that it is all right to be here. and it doesn't matter what all the states say will leave here. we came here also 2000 years of exile and thank god we were privileged to establish a town here more than 475000 israel is leaving over at 140
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settlements in the west bank, which is also home to almost 3000000 palestinians all of the settlements are illegal and international law, the palestinian authority war against its people and is now pushing for you and security resolution to block the move israel on his paws. he's working hard to convince the us and its western partners to veto this tap. the victory, the stand off will determine whether or the place i'm standing in now will become a new settlement, or if it will remain an illegal outpost reef notion a r t from beat hoglan. meanwhile, the u. s. has withdrawn the candidacy of a leading rights activists to an international human rights host for describing israel as an apartheid state. this also comes after the candidate accused a democrat representative in congress of being bought by pro is rural groups.
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the state department informed me that they were withdrawing my candidacy because of my view that the conditions in israel palestine meet the definition of apartheid under international human rights law. censorship of human rights advocates who denounced apartheid in israel also affects countless palestinian academics. activists and students. more than 200 settlements were built on palestinian land with more than half a 1000000 israelis living there. according to the un, last year was the deadliest year for palestinians and the occupied west bank since 2005 as more than 200 people were killed across the territory of palestine. in 2022 israeli raids and killings of palestinians have intensified after the new government was sworn in despite the statistic state department spokesman, that price believes of withdraw of the candidacy of the leading rights activists was due to his inappropriate point of view on israel. i, his statements clearly do not reflect us policy. they are not
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a reflection of what believe i and they are inappropriate to say the least. we have decided to withdraw our nomination of this individual. we've created this place where the israeli government is sacrosanct or cannot be criticized. so came out. we talked about even, we've had congress, people simply say we need to respect the human rights of palestinians and then be called anti semitic. i think that what we're saying is that the u. s. violating their own principles, violating international law in order to prop up these really regime. we all know the yahoo has been a voter out of office by his people on multiple occasions while yet the still still returns to power. he has one of the most right when governments and his really history currently at the united states is complicit by not allowing even the most mild criticism of the current actions of these really regime that since the message to the, to both american citizens and people internationally that even
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a word criticizing israel or a word defending the palestinian people would be equated to being anti semitic. will be quoted being anti israel will be equated to be anti american policy. i don't see how that opposed to relatives in the united states of america. and western media are starting to admit the failure of sanctions against the russian energy sector. as reports say, last year, russian companies did the most drilling and oil fields. and more than a decade with little sign that international sanctions actually work. the total number of new wells rose by nearly 7 percent with most key oil companies beating the previous year's results. it comes amid a russian energy band by the g 7 states and e u. countries with moscow redirecting its supplies to the east, making china and india, the largest importers of russian oil and gas on the continents. the russian
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energy sector hasn't been hit as hard by western sanctions as other companies which have stayed on the russian market. despite pledges to leave multinational oil and gas company, british petroleum is also keeping its stake and major russian oil company rows. nest. abandoning plans to wind up operations that's according to the had a luke oil pool, the w shaking, also seen the annual reports that b p, which holds almost 20 percent of the shares in our company, has rewards. the value of this taken ra snapped that belongs to them up to $24000000000.00. so b, b is still with us. earlier my colleague peters thought, discuss the issue with the former austrian foreign minister, who labeled the actions by western companies such as b, p as hypocrisy and double standards. while it's, it's quite a surprise that a year later, b, p has still it's around 20 percent as
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a shadow shareholder. if you want, despite all the announcements that were taken in the 1st week or dead operation started in ukraine, because they never actually wrote to note her to the russian authorities to formerly withdraw. i saw defacto, they're still in there and they, you are also what do you think that companies such as as b p and indeed other western companies are funded, difficult to cut their ties with russia. i have no idea what is the, what is the real motivation now behind her. how did the p management acts in that very case, but, ah, you could call it double standard hat buckroe c. because on the one hand, all of them want to give themselves dis, sir, green independent image. sure. we don't want to be in fossil fuels. we don't want to have anything to do with a. 3 with russian energy supply, but on the other hand they are still in dera. and if further where some honest
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a reporting by western analysts or they would also have to, to point out that b, p is sir, is, is, is still with, with last left. not regarding russian russian oil, i'm under the price cap on russian or they've been numerous reports about rational be mixed in with the royals to sort of get around these sanctions or people buying russian oil through india. and indeed, does this plan suits or creates an oil or gas or buy thing in turkey or water? do you think these sanctions are when it comes to rational and how well come europe under the warranty? without it to be very blunt, we have an oil embargo for the 1st time to my knowledge in history, which is imposed by the bias and not by the sell us. and now we have to buy us or who put an embargo wire there. sanctions. 7 ah, my reaction when they started to, to enter, enter this nonsense. very blunt was oil is d global commodity
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pike's loss. it will always find its way. uh, oil can be flowing around to float in many ways and it will all find its way. so this obsession by the european commission, by substance you lead us and that she 7 and toto to put odd price caps to put all embargo self imposed oil sanctions. and this leads to nowhere because there's nothing that is more global than oil. that's or up on the top stories of our for more up to the minute updates head over to r t dot com. and don't forget to follow us on odyssey rumble and gab from our content. thanks for joining us. we'll see you back in the hour. ah
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