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isn't kilometers and lands within not more than two hundred meters from targets. you certainly realize that for the purposes of a nuclear strike you this means a direct hit. the united states cannot give russian legal guarantees that the missile defense system is not directed against it this would be the wrong move as the matter consumes the defense of need two countries. russia feels compelled to take countermeasures because the united states has refused to give legal guarantees demonstrating that the deployment of the american missile defense system in europe is not directed against russia. nato countries are in no mood to respect the deployment of their military installations to europe. new american military bases may soon be set up in kazakhstan go to stun turkmenistan and tajikistan.
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about i see a boy once russia has been encircled by military bases a new geo political reality will emerge we need to take this reality into account already today but and take measures to control potential threats to our security is opposed. meanwhile the view that the missile defense shield is too expensive is getting increasing currency inside the united states itself to provide financial backing to the armed forces moreover the project is making millions of dollars from nato subcontractors in farias countries. between two thousand and five and two thousand and nine the us has spent fifteen billion dollars and the price paid for the entire program that we are dealing with right now here in two thousand and eleven is another hundred fifty billion dollars that's larger than many country's entire military budgets. some
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of the funding for the missile defense system in europe is being put to use in poland's north the small village of rijeka is home to a high security installation. the base used to be manned by polish air force pilots soviet made fighters still serve as a reminder of the fact that poland was once a member of the warsaw pact an organization formed off to world war two by the u.s. as in response to nato. the old will planes will be scrapped by the u.s. troops who arrive here shortly they'll be bringing missiles with them. local residents have already been told that they won't be getting any compensation for having the new arsenal placed so close to their homes. and we are not overjoyed at the prospect of these weapons being deployed a few hundred metres from our homes. you've got the missiles will pose a threat to the local population of over one thousand people.
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elizabeth a demand sca a schoolteacher came to reject of a from warsaw a long time ago she knows only too well what the villages think about the military installation. that means the most and as opposed to this most of the people even here are farmers. and they of course they were very war it's an absolute here in use of me sal deployment for the time being though the base and we. brits ways. but even first graders in the village of rhetoric over are aware of the military base. but the schoolchildren don't fully understand the threat so their teachers bring them up to date in the classroom. good morning you found please take your seats. i've gotten them and today we start with
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a history lesson. elisabetta demands go teaches her pupils about military conflicts she insists the people should never forget history's lessons if you check conflict is to be avoided. the military base in regular is in full view of the school as the teacher tells her pupils about world war two they visualize the base as a symbol of the past the present and the future. is the sh'ma german troops once used the territory just outside of school. later polish pilots served here. no doubt you know that an american military base is going to be set up here. that there is going to be in you and three in the history books because of it america. estonian sculptor to come and transforms the legacy of past wars into works of art on the shores of
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the gulf of finland has found hundreds of sea mines made during world war two and the cold war the artist uses them to make remarkable objects this mine for example will become a fireplace. i think it will make a nice fireplace. the sea mines picked up by common can no longer sink ships the artist so-called military style doesn't mean his succumbs to fashion instead it's an attempt to create works of art using something that was originally intended for destruction and murder. you don't see these going you can make anything you like from these oval shaped minds no you can make sculptures out of them you can even make a race car. coming
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in those from news bulletins that missile defense components will soon be installed close to his country. he says nato missiles can easily be turned into beautiful sculptures. any writer with the amount of effort spent on making such weapons would be much better spent funding the arts. the people involved in this experiment testing their capacity for survival and the nuclear aftermath have finally reached their destination an abandoned military bunker now they need to take a breather and warm up near a camp fire. the coach knows that this kind of training is useful in any case it helps participants
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to strengthen their skills and prepares them for any emergency in their regular daily lives. it's great that there is a growing number of people who want to learn survival skills even if nothing catastrophic happens they now have a different psychological attitude. this will prepare them for other small emergencies but. those who have gone through survival training school a fully aware of the fact that the location of their exercise is fully protected. offices at the radar station including major budget control the entire outer space over a european russia. space control center has given instructions to tracking artificial earth satellites and with. full monitored operational information is fed to the delta. space control center. of love first so good acquired classification artificial it says lloyd dismissed fourteen fifty as m of
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three hundred thirty three. the stuff makes no secret of the fact that the russian radar transmitter sees european air space in great detail. on the station's unique radar tracks even submarine launched missiles in the barrens and white sees the sea of a hot sky and around the north pole. up to the theme of our system is being expanded in response to the expansion of the european missile defense shield image of the for the with the aim is to match the measures being taken in europe and the new stations are being commissioned here to respond to nato as activities. thrown at them. we will buy new means limited or alter our plans for the deployment of missile
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defense components in europe. russia has not closed the deal it will continue a dialogue with the united states and nato on the missile defense system it is ready for practical cooperation in the sphere. he is easy to be. easy to feed. instant. since. such a. russia
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china veto a u.n. security council resolution on syria condemning president assad's regime for the violence in the country. says the document does not reflect the situation in syria and send an imbalance signal to both sides all the details just ahead. over two hundred thousand people who braved the rushes of bitter subzero temperatures to ensure their views on national politics are heard. received people out on the streets demanding free elections in support of the code russian government join me for more than a few moments. and fighting between police and protesters continues in egypt
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with twelve people killed and hundreds more injured in the latest crackdown. top news headlines and commentary direct from moscow this is our team glad to have you with us russia and china have vetoed the latest u.n. security council resolution on syria moscow says that's because the draft didn't reflect the real situation in damascus and was sending unbalanced signals to all sides in the conflict. has the latest from new york. in a matter of just five minutes after the meeting began russia and china both wielded their veto powers not supporting this draft resolution that was written up by the arab league european countries while the draft resolution was supported by thirteen
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members of the security council russia was asking for some amendments according to russian foreign minister sergei lavrov those amendments were not excessive and mr r. lava have said that russia was urging the west to accommodate moscow's concerns to reach a compromise on this draft resolution china during the meeting that supported russia's amendments and said for the council to approach a vote knowing there was a divide it did not help maintain the unity or the authority of the security council if russian foreign minister sergei lavrov said that moscow does not support using the security council as a tool to intervene on a sovereign country experiencing an internal conflict he believes that could create chaos in international affairs so as we see there was two vetoes on this resolution it did not go through and it's because russia believes that as the draft resolution
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was presented it had a lot of imbalances in it when it comes to the current circumstance in syria russian envoy to the united nations vitaly churkin did go into detail about those imbalances but i do work in the security council has not yet reached its conclusion you know the draft resolution put to the vote does not adequately reflect the real situation in syria and soon. the co-sponsors of the resolution and the wording of the taking into account of the syrian opposition they must distance itself from extremist groups committing violence and calls on states your ability to use their influence to prevent such. no one has been taken into account that along with was drawing the syrian forces from the cities. to attacks on groups on state institutions. nor has the being support for affording more flexibility to get into media outlets league states to increase the chances of
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a successful political process when the russian delegation was forced to vote against this draft resolution we seriously regret this outcome of a. foreign minister is scheduled to visit damascus on tuesday to meet with syrian president bashar al assad this is a move. to hopefully reach some type of peaceful approach or solution to the conflict still in syria the arab league is also addressed the media at the security council at the stakeout saying that they are extremely disappointed. but they will continue trying to work with the security council with the united nations to try to reach some type of consensus now u.s. president barack obama did also issue a statement of his own before the meeting began. that you know the united states is on the side of the syrian people that are opposing the syrian president and his
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government and he said quote the assad regime the time has come for the assad regime to change clearly the united states is pushing for regime change this is a sticking point this is something that russia does not support so we'll see what takes place in the days and weeks to come but as of now the draft proposed by the europeans by the arab league vetoed by russia and china are. reporting from new york with this story and more on the u.n. security council failing to pass a resolution on syria we can cross live to anti-war activist and journalist. thank you for joining us. after the veto at the u.n. can the international community resolve the syrian crisis or will it remain. the conflict in the hands of the syrians. well first of all the international community quote unquote meaning the united states france some of the gulf cooperation states that are the cause of the crisis in syria the crisis is an armed rebellion not of
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the people but of very small groups that are very well armed trained by the united states and by turkey with weapons smuggled in through jordan and through turkey and earlier through lebannon that apparently has stopped by an agreement with the lebanese government and you know the push here for regime change betrays the nature of this so-called. you know resistance the free syrian army as a matter of fact even on al-jazeera today was reported to attack the syrian army and killed ten of their you know the ten military people you cannot have an armed rebellion in a country and turn your back on providing security meanwhile the same players that made up numbers out of thin air about massacre in libya that turned out to be completely false from human rights watch to gulf cooperation states western media
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are now doing the same thing they say there were two hundred fifty people killed yesterday or in the last twenty four hours in a home and there is absolutely no evidence of this whatsoever except for reports from free syrian army and quote unquote rebel spokespeople so you know this of the same scenario that happened in libya is you know attempting to come into being again and this time russia and china are not allowing it interesting lee after all the major copus we heard from president zuma of south africa over how he was misled in libya there south africa voted again for the u.s. backed resolution that was fronted by morocco to alas it doesn't say it is so many words but neither did the resolutions. seventy three it would basically enable intervention by the west in syria now continuing and picking up on what you said about some of these parties being the cause of the conflict right now moscow is of
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the opinion that the western states have fallen into the habit of using the un as a tool to bring about regime change if that's true what hope is there of resolving the crisis at all. well the crisis ultimately has to be resolved by the syrian people and the crisis that they face is that there are armed gangs running through their country and committing murder in not in so many places by the way but in enough places where it's a threat to security and then there is a massive media blitz on that says that the situation in this part of the current year that part of the country is extremely volatile and there's rebel held territory and all these things and they have no way of verifying any of this except when you speak to people on the ground like i spoke for example with lizzie fallon and with also most stuff that they from iran both and for more on the ground in syria last weekend for two weeks prior when you go to the locations that these
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things supposedly took place and nothing happened u.s. the people on the ground was there a firefight here no you see any evidence of these things you know and you look around yourself and they have video and showed it and it's on the internet on you tube that there was nothing that took place where supposedly these major battles took place so the people of syria face essentially the threat of form gangs are killing and there's they're doing some killing again they've killed ten soldiers in the last twenty four hours according to al jazeera which is if it's quite well it is partisan but it's partisan on the rebel side but you know they have this information war going on against them and the threat of terrorism and the entire world outside of a few same players like russia and china lining up behind this group that is trying to prevent the syrian government from storing water now we know why russia has opposed the move why do you suppose china has joined and opposed move as well. well
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first of all it's the syria war that the united states would like to have is actually a proxy war with iran this is a ron's ally in the region and tehran is definitely it is so obvious at this point the next destination for this little circus so china of course has people that can read a map from tripoli to damascus to tehran they see trouble being stirred up into that they see trouble being stirred up and russia just is the. embryo basically of the things that started out in these other places and it's very clear that with the u.s. engaging in an attempt to encircle china from the east and the south in australia and the philippines that this kind of activity on the south western flank is not good for them and so i think they're starting to wake up and realize that the u.s. it may be coming for them soon and that they need to stop it here when we know
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china and russia have used their veto power what is the next step will the u.n. redraft on the resolution take into account russian and chinese objections or will we be at a standoff. well apparently a standoff at the moment because the amendments were offered by russia they were supported by china and this bloc that the united states has assembled from portugal to france to south africa again i don't understand zuma still how he's getting away with that but this whole alliance that they put together thirteen member alliance on the security council already refused the amendments offered by russia and so russia people offering the amendments and i hope that russia does keep offering the amendments but the people who live in these other countries need to start paying attention to this because these are the early stages of a potentially very wide ranging war there at least with the ron after syria and perhaps with russia and china and that's not going to be good for anyone except a very few wealthy weapons makers and you know people at the pinnacle of power in
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the west all right always a pleasure to talk to you and hear your take on these types of situations anti-war activist and journalist don de bar thanks for being with us. in russia more than two hundred thousand people have taken to the streets of moscow st petersburg and other cities to express their political views ahead of the march fourth presidential election our correspondent peter oliver saw the gatherings firsthand. well saturday was a day of demonstrations here in the russian capital we saw a march and a rally by opposition supporters a large group of them meeting in the center of the city and marching here to block my a square which bloodline has really become the central focus point for opposition protesters here in moscow this is the second time that opposition protesters have taken to the last night a square far fewer the this time than last but of course the the weather
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a big deciding factor in not cripplingly mo temperatures here in the russian capital in fact the organizers of the protest here shortened the events that were going to be happening just to make it more comfortable for people who had come out in the cold minus twenty times on saturday here in moscow. say they came out to to voice their opinions you know better than if you were first in here because i'm tired of the government which doesn't do it promises nice and wants to stick around for you if you. change their elections and when you. did it was because you might go on to come here and. now talk about some of those groups that we've seen come here they really come from all across the russian political strong we've seen far right groups far left groups and everybody in between. all coming out coming here to pull off my square to demonstrate we didn't
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hear well we put all the presidential candidate the independent presidential candidate he's drawn a lot of support from some of the groups that have come here to protest he said he would attend but he wouldn't give a speech this wasn't the only demonstration there was taking place on saturday there's also being gatherings of people who are in favor of the government pro-government forces and. who will be campaigning saying that they want a revolution in russia using the example of the orange revolution in ukraine in the chaos which country found itself after last saying that they don't need in russia they were stability and not the revolution saying that russia should cut its times of instability and they didn't want to return to the dog days of the ninety's now the good news for everybody concerned is just how peacefully everything is being
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carried off on saturday the opposition on the pro-government protests going off relatively without a hitch however one of the putin rallies we did see the leader of that rally take it into custody by police this is because it was a sanctioned dryly and it was sanctioned to have a certain amount of people the amount of people far exceeded that we saw a lot of police in cities they did say say protesters must remain within the law they did do that and everything going on very peacefully as such a day becomes the day of demonstrations. peter all of the reporting for us there now with the presidential election just around the corner the opposition is demanding a fair vote martin mccauley who is an expert on russia at the university of london believes the process must be visibly transparent if further protests are to be avoided. result of the election of course we're very very important because what these demonstrators want is if you like a clean election an absence of fraud and so on and it's up to the authorities to
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ensure that would be cameras and so on and therefore it's probably will be a very clearly election but what is important is that it seem to be fair and that these people have no cause to claim that the election on the fourth of march whether president vladimir putin wins the first round of that has to be seen to be fair and to be clean otherwise they'll be tremendous protests on the level of about the opposition will not come together they don't want to compromise they don't want to. arrive at a single candidate the only way they're going to defeat this evil put it on the fourth of march just have a single candidate who is accepted by the whole opposition and there's no likelihood because it looks ready as if it cannot easily garner the congress kind of it will come up second as he always does and that this is results in the top third or fourth and so on and we heard prokhorov could bring up the rest because he is there really only to appeal to the middle class because. of course you are with
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r.t. still to come in the program. an anti-piracy treaty designed to protect intellectual property has europeans in revolt find out why they say it violates their basic rights. in egypt at least twelve people have been killed in street battles with riot police more than two thousand have also been injured in violence following the death of seventy four people in football related violence on wednesday demonstrators are demanding the military council steps down police fired tear gas from armored vehicles out protesters to keep control of the situation in response to protests presidential elections could now be moved forward from june a civilian council advising the military leadership said nominations should start being accepted at the end of the month dr omar sure from the institute of arab and islamic studies at the university of exeter says egypt just wants an account.


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