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beyond. the head of the ukrainian naval forces pledge allegiance to the crimean people and many troops stationed on the peninsula join local defense groups. i'd like to thank the offices. of the legitimate authority this is a truly historic day. resistance to rule from care is spreading across the southeast of ukraine with protests in a dozen cities against the far right nationalist taking up after the coup. and in this week's other news diplomatic swordplay between venezuela and the united states as deadly clashes in caracas and beyond see washington accused of fueling the trouble. the controversial christian group trolls the streets of london claiming it wants to counter aggressive islamification and local community leaders
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fear it's actually stoking religious tensions. back at the past seven days top stories and the latest developments this is the weekly international the commander of ukraine's naval forces has pledged his allegiance to the crimean people ukrainian troops based on the peninsula now either quitting or joining local defense groups on less affectively putting the authorities in crimea fully in charge of the territory. as more. on sunday the commander of ukraine's naval force pledged his allegiance to crimea its people swearing to strictly comply with the orders to the supreme commander of the autonomy this region mr berezovsky was appointed to the post by the country's new
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all thought earlier on saturday after the previous commander had resigned all the necessary paper is were signed by ukraine's self-proclaimed president mr cheney let's not listen to what this experienced officer had to say exactly why did this bit is obvious where alleges to the people of the autonomy as republic of korea merely here a city of sevastopol i swear to comply with the orders of the supreme commander of premier and the commanders of military units approved by him and with the requirements of milk through glacial ice where the oil would be for military duty and protect the life and freedom of the residents of creamier the city of sevastopol we're also hearing that the ukrainian military stationed here in the crimea had started pledging on mass their allegiance to the regional authorities said earlier crimea as prime minister claimed control under police military security and all other services here in the region and today we heard an official
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statement from miss search turn of she would have put on my program. today on march second twenty fourteen i have issued an order by order none of the ukrainian naval forces stationed in so fast the pole should have any decisions or orders given by the self-proclaimed authorities of ukraine including those of the legally appointed defense minister they must not obey any orders to use arms until my special instruction if you comply hard and fast with orders issued by me as the commander in chief of the autonomous republic of crimea and the city of sevastopol immediately conveyed this order to the personnel crania naval forces stationed in service to pole i'd like to thank you. all the officers who have chosen to oppose the orders of the legitimate authority this is a truly historic. meanwhile we are hearing from crimea's officials that the situation here on the peninsula is now totally under their control and under the control of how we know them here so called self defense calls made up of locals who
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are working in coordination with regional police we see these people here on the streets of the capital simferopol and in other crimean cities they are patrolling streets day and night and not only protecting governmental buildings or strategic areas but actually all they see. or the latest development we're now hearing is that the authorities in kiev have dismissed the commander ukraine's navy following his pledge of allegiance to crimea we want it's not just people in crimea who refuse to recognize the new government in kiev the wave of protests is spreading across the southeast of the country to an artist. in eastern ukraine. certainly the division in the country which maria was talking about was very easily tangible here on saturday when the pro russian activists and those who are not supporting the new with authorities in kiev collapsed with the so called activists of the year of my down to work securing the local administration they managed to
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get inside the administration and put a russian flag on top of it they have been reports of tear gas used and scores of injured the official line of that more than a hundred people were brought to hospitals with different sorts of injuries rocks were flying sticks and bait and where used against each other so it was pretty violent here pretty much the same story has been happening well maybe not as violent doesn't have to go but along the same line what's happening in many other cities in the east of ukraine in the city of donetsk and you've been there all school grounds and many other cities in then yes for instance this is also one of the largest cities the industrial center of ukraine that the people of voted not to trust the authorities in kiev and they even called on a referendum to be held in the nearest future to decide the future of the whole region right now it's pretty much quiet but i've just listened to one of the activists of the euro my down talking in kiev from the stage that ukrainian flags must be reinstated on all governmental buildings and all local administration
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buildings in the east of the country where this all might go nobody knows it's pretty much a powder keg and we certainly don't know what to expect in the nearest future here in the east of the country we also the organize the whole financial government rally in the southeastern city of the new perpetrate what is driving the protests that. but thousand people come together in. we shall never take their way into the power of our cultural differences in this country generally imply that we need protection and that's this frighten the police all around the country they get them they kill them and the police now is just. has just lost its moral and the only way for us is to claim protection and we have gathered today all around the eastern ukraine number numers
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. these groups and these are mr liberals going to go to the election first we need to have the ordinary store before the election we need to have the or there is the. president putin has said the measures moscow is taking off fully justified as russian citizens and russian language speakers face a real threat from radical ultra nationalists in ukraine considering the potential deployment of its military to keep the peace in crimea following a plea from local authorities after key government buildings were attacked more on this now with than a push kovel. situation is very serious and even dangerous and the autonomous republic of crimea more than half of its population is ethnic russians and the force to ward off attacks from radical groups that came to power in kiev as a result of last week's who now the russian president vladimir putin has addressed the parliament asking for support of potential military help let's now listen to
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what he's had to say because of the extraordinary situation ukraine which represents a threat to the lives of russian citizens our compatriots and the contingent of russian armed forces located in the autonomous republic of crimea according to an international treaty as stated in the constitution of the russian federation i asked the upper house of parliament for permission to use armed forces new crane until the situation there is stabilized the federation council unanimously approved the move it was specifically reiterated by both the senators and the presidential spokesman that the deployment was optional depending on the severity of the threat to the russian nationals living in the crimea and the south east territories of ukraine it simply gives the russian president the right to react promptly in case of infiltration of radical groups into those territories if there are attacks of nationalistic radicals on ethnic russians or if assaults continue similar to the
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ones that place on the first of march in the crimea as capital simferopol. understand why crimea refuses to recognize those new leaders in kiev and why it is appealed to russia for help go to our website to find the historical background to how the peninsula was separated from russia and why the majority of the population want to return but want to dot com for full analysis. talk of russia sending troops has led to a shop international response president obama said that moscow was breaching international law and could end up isolated canada chose to condemn putin's military intervention. once have not suspended preparations for the forthcoming g eight summit in sochi the ease foreign policy chief also weighed in deploring russia's potential use of force while her british counterpart says there is no excuse for outside military intervention while all this despite moscow's still not having decided whether to send troops or not going to come on has more on what was
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probably though the greatest threat. secretary kerry threaten to isolate russia economically and politically he threatened asset freezes and visa bans he said russia may not remain in the g eight there were threats and there was criticism take a listen. it's really nineteenth century behavior in the twenty first century and there is no way to start with that you just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests while the interviewer never asked him what about iraq what about constant threats to use force coming from washington even though secretary kerry has not received those questions they certainly kwassa the minds of those who saw the interview since when does the united states government jenny genuinely subscribe and defend to the can and defend the concepts of sovereignty and territorial integrity they certainly not do not at the moment in
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syria where they're backing militants who have taken over the border crossings in the north and in the east of the country they certainly didn't do that with their tanks libya they certainly didn't do that when they invaded iraq they certainly didn't do that when they attacked serbia over kosovo and then later on recognize cause i was in a unilateral declaration of independence the united states government really pays lip service to sovereignty and territorial integrity picks and chooses during the sunday interview secretary kerry was also asked about israel about prime minister netanyahu upcoming visit about the peace process of course on those issues we heard a very different secretary kerry careful diplomatic calling for negotiations no appeals to the white charter not a word about israel breaking international law in the u.s. supporting it so you get a says that the u.s. is appealing to the u.n. charter when it's in its interests and foreign policy analysts support told me
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earlier that washington stance on sovereignty and independence is confusing at best . even if even if we put aside decided that washington invaded grenada and the pretext of saving some of the u.s. citizens there why should it is very responsible for what we see happening here not only washington but it's their allies and for that for the united states to threaten russia with sanctions isolation of the white house is these we're going to wake up and read the headline is that washington does impose sanctions on itself so if if you are not going along with it could this be orchestrated by the west which is what this really amounts to regime change who then you do fear for your well being and russia if russia does not extend the thought to its allies to sit is know that my our neighbors then russia will lose credibility as a power that is looked at by. crimean authorities for protection from moscow
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the leader of a far right group of people to one of the world's most notorious terrorist for help on a social network the right sector nationalist chief docket model of to step up attacks against russia the model of is the leader of the church an islamist movement and an internationally wanted terrorist basically russia's equivalent to as all of bin laden he mastermind of a wave of attacks on civilians in russia including the bombings of moscow's dome of that of a port and the metro system which took the lives of hundreds of people all that in a bid to create an islamic state in southern russia ruled by shari'a law. russia's foreign ministry responded to the overtures to the chechen militant by pointing out the radical nature of many of those now in power in ukraine now internationalise leader later claimed that these page where the message was posted online had been hacked when only my colleague in a shop of one of us spoke to a journalist neil clark and he says that such an appeal would be in line with the russian attitude of radical groups. we think back to the one nine hundred ninety s.
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you know we had a lot of ukrainian hardcore neo nazis traveling out to chechnya to fight in the so-called war for separatism for russia so there's always been this link for the last twenty years or so between the most sort of hard right extremist factions in ukraine and the islamist cause in chechnya the radical islamist cause so this is an alliance that goes back quite a long way really and of course there's a third tranche of this alliance which is the neo conservatives in the west what unites the neo conservatives in the west with ukrainian neo nazis and radical islamists in chechnya is of course their hatred for russia they will do anything however extreme to get at russia and so i think this ukrainian crisis is sort of remind because once again this sort of axis of evil that's ranged against russia that combines neo conservatives in washington and in britain and in france and elsewhere with radical neo nazis in ukraine and radical islamists in chechnya this really is a kind of alliance that is targeting russia and this is just a reminder really at the same time the right sector denies that painting to march saying its website was hanks' isn't some kind of damage control now that. oh
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absolutely i think that this has become rather embarrassing for the west really because the fact is that they used the far right to get their people in power in here and now these sort of statements are coming out now the extremism is there for everybody to see they're in complete denial and i think that the right sector is trying to sort of it trying to sort of back down from this now but it's all there i mean we know that they've got to they've had links rejection radicals we know that they are radical far right you know nazi group. and now they're trying to sort of say they wasn't there when the web site was hacked it doesn't wash i'm afraid i think we know this extremism is there it's there for everybody to see and this anti russian obsession from the western elites is costing us all dear it's very dangerous it could provoke who knows war perhaps and until the west elites drop this and drop this anti russian obsession this neo conservative influenced obsession with russia i think even izing russia then i'm afraid we're only going to
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get more chaos in the next few weeks or months and apparently it's not just notorious church interest but the nationalists in ukraine of appealed for help russian border guards have detained an activist who took part in those riots in the ukrainian capital and he claims there were many foreigners fighting on the streets i don't know any of those that. there were many foreigners of mine to whom i can even give you rough numbers there were about sixty americans who were still were there also germans thirty to forty of them poles and turks too although i'm not sure how many but the americans were by far the most active. there were also misfits from all over ukraine people without jobs without education they came because they knew there was an icky you can do anything and no one can stop you there were drugs alcohol violence it attracted them. so all the latest updates about the situation in ukraine is only. including the crimea defense forces have
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become something of an attraction for locals enjoying their weekend people pose for photos and making sandwiches on the full story on our website. and i'll be back. with more international news stay with us this is our team to national interest. this is a media lead also we believe that maybe. the same motion security. policy isn't the. issue is that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politic only on r t.
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the deadly protests in venezuela which have left eighteen dead since last month will be the subject of talks between the un secretary-general and the country's representatives activists there have been running over the state's economic woes and a drastic surge in crime they also accuse president dürer of pressuring political rivals has kicked out three american diplomats and blamed washington for stoking the unrest and the u.s. state department responded in kind gregory will put from venezuela analysis dot com
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told us the u.s. doesn't actually mind the violence. united states was supposed to. try this for a very long time and so has the conservative government in colombia both governments have seen various ways whether it is by the security paramilitaries going to going to sway them from colombia or also the u.s. government supporting opposition groups with funding and with the public statements that for example kerry recently gave secretary of state kerry which essentially gave you a position a shot in the arm because he. made it there are protests even though it's quite clear that most of the protests are out there are being violent and are seeking competitions with at least. there's more analysis on the crisis in venezuela was one of some striking images from the recent violent rallies on our web site also that international pressure wasn't the only reason it had
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a rethink over its nuclear policy spiritual issues might be one of the key factors tehran has dramatically reducing its atomic program. in the head for religious reasons by muslim women has caused much control see in some european countries official says there is no problem with doing it on a football pitch or naughty don't call. the rise in hate crimes against muslims is proving a major challenge for britain muslim patrols displays of islamic extremism and the daylight murder of a soldier in london have all fuelled violent sentiment and elvish an anti christian group is taking justice into its own hands. i don't want to be so harsh on the big kids giving up a christian prolific there's any patrol in town also in the hills of the small but make sure it's muslim patrols any political group calling themselves britain first have responded by filming what they've dubbed christie and patrols and this patrol comes complete with vehicle. proof the whole thing is all the t.
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joins them as they took to the streets in east london where we had info. why the area taking. drugs in behalf of. the group has been described as far right many of the members a former b.m.p. or e.t.l. though we get to differentiate themselves from these grapes and insist they don't want to be associated with violence tactics such as baiting when members stand with big cans to try and lure out the muslim patrols have proven controversial and some members of the creep have already faced the rest we'll hear. problems for anyone be. sure to try. to confront them do you think the christian.
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god despite having a purely condemned a muslim patrols at the time the east london mosque has been singled out by the christian patrol for criticism the mosques say they feel caught in the middle and are worried the patrol could inflame fragile community relations our community certainly feels threatened by. the public needs to understand this that none of these groups represent the mainstream community or wider society out on london streets and well there's not much support to be found here either. first control of the border with you shouldn't have been and should love the story. be any do you think it's all going to be completely peaceful here. obviously i think there's a potential for trouble there always will be there's nothing we can do to avoid
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that. yeah just leave these members of the public to be harassed part of shari'a patrols. but this sure if it kills have been operating at the front line but that's not what we've been told since a number of arrests last year the muslim patrols have gone to ground despite the christian patrol activity the muslim patrols that's not taken the bait so i think the london now international news now this government protesters in the turkish capital ankara were met by police using tear gas and water cannon and straight as part of security forces with stones and. feet the turkish prime minister is accused of massive corruption on recordings emerged purporting to be of him and his son discussing how to stash money away the premier denounced the tapes as fake. police increase security in western china after knife wielding attackers massacred up to thirty three people in the railway station every hundred forty more
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were injured as a gang randomly stopped commuters waiting for their train connections security forces shot dead for captured one suspect incident is being branded the terror act carried out by ethnic separatists. the death toll from a bomb that went off in a busy market in nigeria has risen to at least fifty one children are among the victims the number of casualties rises as rescue troops find more bodies in the rubble and ones admitted carrying out the attack but suspicion is for the long extremist boko haram group which has long terrorized the country in its attempt to introduce sharia law. more news coming when just thirty minutes from now before that it is sophia and this is international live from moscow.
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a small protest of around a few hundred are up today after the sentencing of eight protesters who were convicted of instigating riots and russia's famous below a square around a year ago this incident like basically any incident russia is being blown completely out of proportion oh how could be so intolerant well the thing that people don't realize is that any sane government doesn't tolerate riots in fact according to the guardian two young men in chester england were sentenced to four years in prison that's equal to or less than the sense that the russian writers got for just attempting to start a riot the police were actually monitoring their facebook group and they were planning their public chaos and arrested them before they could even throw one brick if the british government let these guys are just anyone go on a rampage in the country would fall apart and is the job of governments above all else to create order and if they completely tolerate mass riots in some country like say china could bribe immigrants in london who hate the british locals to run the country into the dirt with anarchy yet at first it sounds bad that these people in russia in england have to sit in jail because of violent protests but in reality
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any government that wants to not be overthrown would have to do the same but that's just my opinion. well welcome to sophie and go on sophie shevardnadze that time is republic of crimea and ukraine. has for centuries been populated by ethnic russians as revolution unfolded in care of the republic with plans to pledge allegiance to the
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new government to protect ethnic russians moscow is considering the possibility of sending troops to the region what will it take to peacefully settle the crisis well today i'm joined by russian center. ukraine is torn apart by revolution western politicians cheered in ukraine's mind on radical nationalist groups claim power across the country. in crimea ethnic russians are now asking for moscow's protection where is ukraine's legitimate government what will it take to restore peace and unity. and what are the chances outside forces will have to step in. and i guess today's a claim of russian senator a member of the foreign affairs committee it's really great to have you with us so we're just going to start from the latest news why did you guys approve the possibility of sending russian troops if this table because it would have. a right to do only duration. so to say give the permission to president
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to send our troops to our country or to move our troops inside the so that for him to eat and to give these rights to the president he addressed. it was our response to that address so we know we. according to our constitution according to the article one hundred two of the constitution of the russian federation but to explain to our viewers what was the core point why did you all decide. actually approve this. is to protect our troops. and to protect. soldiers. in crimea this is according to another. defense of the russian federation article this is the this is the very situation of this law according to this article
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and certainly. we have to. flexibility to do that and even if we cross that kind of red line somewhere in crimea. if we have no such kind of mission now with such kind of mission and we can protect. our citizens of the russian federation and military troops inside crimea but as of now we're talking about permission and i want to emphasize i. haven't been deployed yeah absolutely anyone there for all of the probably doesn't mean that. this is a. demonstration of the instrument we can do it and this is the possibility that fishel possibility to realize that to implement that instrument but it is not for our troops of course not but what we're seeing from the western
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media. reaction saying that russia is occupying crain being such an acute reality something that wasn't even happened yet either they do not know the real things all they like that. what needs to happen for the russian troops actually to be deployed in crimea with a scenario. i prefer not to speak about things which may be. practical politician so to. make a decision to have the reality. of the senate has approved and given the right for the russian troops to be deployed so you must have a scenario not a commander in chief. president who. kind of orders forces directly relevant ariens you have no such rights so we know for sure that without our decision it is not possible to protect in the
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proper way. military people. and that's it but i know you're being very diplomatic because this is your job but you must have a certain picture in your head why you've approved it in case of what exactly. i am speaking about my personal point of course not like i said that. we know that it is a real civil war now in ukraine i'm territory we know well that there are a lot of people. people with weapons whom we do not know. the official military forces of ukraine and to protect. if. they're in crimea. military bases we have to be sure that we. really do that. even if they open fire
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i'd like to remind you one scenario which happened exactly about six years ago in. the. people. involved and the. trying to protect the small base without. killing fire and we do not want to repeat that kind of scenario we fail to prepare . for that. very negative scenario of court but we have to be prepared to protect our people that now we don't have to crimea to our correspondent will bring us up to date with the latest developments maria tell us how are the crimean reacting to the developments. well what happened in kiev and what many here in ukraine see as unarmed coup de ta has caused
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a dramatic split among the population over the country we see people divided into those who support the country's new authorities and those who don't recognize them as the judgment of power and protest against them and demonstrate in all possible means that they don't want to be with them and they don't see the future with them and this is particularly the case of the eastern and southern ukraine and especially crimea this is a very special region the majority of the population the rest nic russians here and what we see here is quite unanimous we see thousands strong crowds thousand strong demonstrations all across this region in all major cities people take to the streets officials and ordinary residents men women entire families to show that they don't want to be with them and they don't recognize them as a legitimate power as the judgment of sorties over this country for example in the
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city of sevastopol in the pool of civil stupor just one hundred kilometers away from where we are now local residents rejected kiev appointed mayor and later they had of police that are who was also assigned from the capital and this is a common mood here in preselectors are said to be leaving their positions and joining crimean self-defense forces can you confirm that. i have to admit that at this point it's not very easy to say exactly what is going on among the ukrainian military bases here on the peninsula you have to understand that these are very sensitive issue and it's not easy to get an access to military bases here across the crimea you talk to your credit military but the country is divided the population is divided and this is apparently what's happening among the military as well and this is almost exactly what we're hearing from local authorities today hala crimea's prime minister came to media and he said that some of the officers
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some of the soldiers were leaving their arsenals and were giving up their weapons and were declaring that they no longer. belong to the ukrainian military forces and they quit the military forces but all others and we understand that this is the majority of the military here they may decision to side with crimea's authorities but we understand that to situation today is mostly in mainly controlled by so-called self-defense schools made up of locals in college a nation with regional police we see these people they don't wear any specific uniform they look quite civil and they're patrolling streets of major cities here in the crimea day and night and not only strategic or governmental buildings but just streets so they don't want any panic any violence to happen in the cities and this is their main mission and we're also hearing from local sources here who are
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also worried about panic that could spread among the population that they're calling on people to stay calm and to be calm but actually we don't see much panic here for example in crimea's capital simferopol and we hope that it will stay this way right mary thank you very much that was right after national our correspondent in crimea we're going to. take a short break we'll come back with sandra claim of to talk about the broader picture around crimea stay with us.
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to build a new most sophisticated robot which fortunately doesn't sound anything to mission to teach creation why it should care about humans in the world this is why you should care only. they came a rush instead of her talking about the situation around crimea so the russian parliament approved to actually deployment of forces in ukraine states that troops made stays there until the situation in ukraine is completely stable. what exactly needs to happen for the situation in ukraine to be considered as stable. a decision of president because this is now
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a responsibility to say when it will finish but i concede that there are some points anyhow first of all we have to understand well that we are speaking not with provisional government but with something more constant that we have to know who is the real president over ukraine but not the guy who is sitting in their parliament because it is not according to their own constitution not the nearest one the last one not the previous one then we have to see. this streets free from any military people even if from my down i don't know from what. they can but. better to see they have to go back to the declaration sign twenty first of february more or less on the same conditions when we will understand that the situation is really under control of the people of this country
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than somebody else tell at least just a decision to step in run contrary to the one thousand nine hundred four international agreement on the status of ukraine where russia united and the united states have agreed to guarantee ukraine's territorial integrity to guarantee them this digital integrity. not speaking about something what is not under this agreement we are speaking about possibility of people in ukrainian. green to solve their problems themselves without any pressure from abroad without any pressure from the crowd of criminals without any pressure from the streets according to their own constitution and that's it and if people prefer to call for duration of the race. it is after them if they prefer to give more rights to the autonomy in crimea this is their rights we are not speaking about something else so there is no
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talk about secession question not consider taking an idea. of course not it is not possible at all why don't we respect the state as a state as a part of the european society as a member of the council of europe as a member of the united nation. always a bow to the integrity. of this country but of course the political structure of this country the division of this country the administrative reforms of this country everything cans of the people but not just group small group of politicians sitting somewhere in the square but just a few days ago russian parliament has also accepted simplified the procedure of actually other territories to join russian federation territories what that was no no no and one of the authors of the law which was. adopted twelve years
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ago by the state duma and there are some procedures may be theoretically not speaking about ukrainian people or not speaking about bill russia just because. there are a lot of procedures procedures to do that and they can see that we have no such conditions now speaking about today and maybe the day after but no i cannot say that this is really a case moreover i can tell you that the strategy of my country is not to have more territories but talk of. integration in eurasia based on principles when we respect each other each country has its own. when we have our decision. only when we have a balance of interests and this is. the you you're a shaken i'm a cuny i'm sure this is
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a dream so to see if you like but not. one country to make a great big. just to put it into it or get back to crimea most of the people in crimea speak russian people in other regions in ukraine but then we have the. parliament first decision that they're taking as actually to strip russia off their original russian language of the original status why the thing that happened was that the first. maybe they opened their own real face these people open their real face in twenty first century i cannot imagine any serious politicians in the world could lead to start with such kind of actions it was not a mistake it was really demonstration of the main aims of the people sitting in the parliament and who name themselves as the parliament of ukraine.
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these people. where ready to look through all. possible scenario which may happen after the decision and that is why next. about a week after you've been involved people prefer to speak russian usually they prefer to speak their own language there but after this strange very provocative decision they opened the pandora's box open pandora's box and they press people from their houses through the streets not just in. crimea but in all parts of this country well the members of the nationalists aboard a movement party actually not movement have threatened tape. nuclear weapons if the russia doesn't back down do you take this threat seriously well. they have a lot of crazy people this. seems to me. that they're crazy make this
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threat less serious. and crazy people really have to believe that speaking about nuclear weapons. will be not so active as they were during the previous events in that square what exactly do you mean i mean that the nuclear question. is. if anybody like to play games such. perspective if you're speaking about well first of all let's mind that they have no nuclear weapons but they have stations well that's what i'm saying for nuclear stations i don't know what you speak of but i can tell you that not only stations very generous they have a lot of chemicals they have. plants and we
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have to be sure that. all of these gingers place is protected in a proper way russia's ambassador to united nations is that your king has called on all sides to help curb radical forces operating active radical forces operating in ukraine why do you think that we're not seeing any response on this particular problem from the west. well. i can tell you that. in december with proposals to open negotiations between the three sides between moscow brussels and unfortunately. in europe preferred to do it in the wrong way so to speak with give separately and with my. separately now we are again for them this kind of negotiations with a to have a kind of round table including politicians including the. decision makers and
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this is seems to me the only way out and to do only peaceful way out president obama as of now has threatened all specified costs if russia and crimea what made a close ally those calls what do you think well first of all it seems to me that mr must look at yourself and it seems to me that his colleagues in washington and in the european union were too provocative during all the previous days weeks and even months and it seems to me that with this support we received this crisis so they have to pay these costs and this is not just a computer game you see we're speaking about a very serious things with cap and not to sound i don't know five thousand miles from washington but we're speaking about things which is really new. and. up and. ready to react because this is not just.
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brothers. certainly to help brothers if you like to help our own people. to go all these very situation read like to do everything in the best way in the proper way but. again it seems to me that he and his colleagues they are responsible for this state over this crisis but the international community is calling on all sides to. dialogue who should russia speak to your craning government. this provisional government is really. have. any serious power now but we need somebody with whom we can speak there so we need some time and maybe with the . european partners and us from washington from. the platform of
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the united nations just to find the real way out because. this solution. for the benefit of the peace on the world the globe and. that. too provocative activity. this is the way out we do not want to. receive. this civil war we like to close the books the crime problem that is actually preparing to sign an association association agreement with the e.u. one more time you work closely with the e.u. why do you think needs right now and politically unstable divided country that's on the verge of bankruptcy. it seems to me the. decision reach is
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based not on economical situation but on some political ambitions of western politicians but. it's. very serious remark all of them i mean mr barroso mr of the european parliament will be out of their offices in few months. in me. to the new parliament and they have to have new leaders of these european union so we prefer to speak with. politicians about some sort of things but anyhow. my point. the european union it hasn't enough money for that it doesn't enough. support even inside the european union from their member states to realize all these. so to say programs which they promise to boy great. site just really quickly so you think that the new people in the new government will be
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against ukraine. any. i'm very sure about that it is not possible to see ukraine in say the european union because this is a main interest of the member states of the union this is not because of position of moscow they never accept them as the equal member state inside the european union center came with thank you very much for this interview this was russian center and they came from the foreign affairs committee else there were shows upper house of parliament we're talking about the situation in crimea what may happen what's going on right now that's it for this edition of so think oh stay with us for the next time.
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a community computer to. breaking news here on our team top five top military and security leaders in crimea pledge their allegiance to the autonomous republics authorities and people. would like to thank all the officers who've chosen to bayview oldest of the legitimately thirty so this is a truly historic day. resistance to rule from kiev is spreading across the south east of ukraine with protests from a dozen cities against the far right nationalists taking up power after the coup. and in this week's other news diplomatic swordplay between venezuela and the united states as deadly clashes in caracas and beyond see washington accused of fueling the trouble. a controversial christian group patrols the streets of london claiming it wants a counter aggressive islamification as one local leader branded them vigilantes.
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but a look back at the past seven days top stories and the latest developments this is the weekly on r.t. international starting with our breaking news this hour for more top military and security officials have decided to side with crimea's authorities earlier the commander of ukraine's naval forces rejected the interim government in kiev instead choosing to serve the autonomous region refresher who is following these developments joins us live right now maria thanks thanks for joining us now if you could just just tell us what exactly do these developments mean for crimea and of course for ukraine well indeed for a mole high ranking officials earlier on sunday they had of
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a crime years to control security services as well as emergency an interior ministries pledged their allegiance to the crimean authorities earlier on sunday as well we heard that the commander of ukraine's naval forces date the same way only to strictly comply with the orders to the supreme commander of the autonomy region mr brzezinski was appointed to these posts by the country's new authority is i mean look at the previous can month to had resigned all the necessary papers were signed on saturday just a day before the statement from him and by ukraine self-proclaimed president let's now listen to what these experienced officers had to say exactly. i. swear allegiance to the people of the autonomous republic of crimea and the hero city of sevastopol i swear to strictly comply with the orders of the supreme commander of crimea and the commanders of military units approved by him as well as
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with the requirements of military regulations i swear to honorably perform my duty and protect the life and freedom of the residents of crimea and the city of sevastopol now we are hearing that following the pledged in kiev dismissed mr barry's office k. from his post of the commander of ukraine's naval forces meanwhile the military the ukrainian military stationed here in the crimea are pledging. to the crimean authorities in crimea people and we've been receiving pictures from these ceremonies that have been taking place all over the region and that comes after crimea as prime minister claimed control under police security military and all other services here in the region saying that all those who disagree should leave their post images and we heard today an official statement from mr ickes one of
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let's now take a listen. all of the patriotic soldiers cooperate with us the vast majority of military units and law enforcement agencies have sided with the people in the crimean autonomy all of the hold hands who want to resist using firearms but they will be dealt with according to the law. i have to remind you that ukraine has been dramatically shaken by the events in kiev that many here particularly in the crimea and in the eastern and southern regions of ukraine call the coup d'etat the country found itself divided the population has been making choice between new. and between those who and no truth could not using them as legitimate power but what we see now in crimea means that at least in this particular region the reason kind of understanding and you know numerous smoot back
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to you. can you tell us a bit more about the ukrainian troops that are currently stationed on the peninsula assertion again can you tell us a bit more about the situation with the troops currently stationed actually you know what we're going to go ahead and we are going to save a question for the next guest but thank you very much for joining us. meanwhile it's not just people in crimea who refuse to recognize the new government in kiev it wave of protests spreading across the southeast of the country as well artist alexi reports from kharkov in the east of ukraine. certainly the division in the country which maria was talking about was very easily tangible here on saturday when the pro russian activists and those who are not supporting the new with authorities in kiev
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a clash with the so called activists of the year of my down to work securing the local administration they managed to get inside the administration and put a russian flag on top of what they have been reports of tear gas used and scores of injured the official line that more than two hundred people were brought to hospitals with different sorts of injuries rocks were flying sticks and bait and where used against each other so it was pretty pretty violent here pretty much the same story has been happening well maybe not as violent doesn't have to go but along the same line what's happening in many other cities in the east of ukraine in the city of then yes can you put that all school grounds can many other cities in then yes for instance this is also one of the largest cities the industrial center of ukraine that the people of voted not to trust the authorities in kiev and they even called on a referendum to be held in the nearest future to decide the future of the whole region right now it's pretty much quiet but i've just listened to one of the activists of the euro my down talking in kiev from the stage that ukrainian flags
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must be reinstated on all governmental buildings and no local administration buildings in the east of the country where this all might go nobody knows it's pretty much a powder keg and we certainly don't know what to expect in the nearest future here in the east of the country. r.t. asked the organizer of an anti-government rally in the southeastern city of petrowski what's driving the protests and how the people who come together in your patrols. never take their way is it going to devolve or are cultural differences in these countries generally imply that we need protection and this is right and the police all around the country they get them they kill them and the police now is just. has just lost its moral and the only way for us is to claim protection and we have gathered today all around the eastern ukraine
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number numerous meetings with these groups and these are mr liberals can go to the election but first we need to have the ordinary store before the election we need to thank you for their historical. president putin has said the measures moscow is taking are fully justified as russian citizens and russian language speakers face a real threat from the radical alter nationalist new crane moscow is considering the potential deployment of its military to keep the peace in crimea following a plea from local authorities after key government buildings were attacked more on that now from diarrhea pushed. situation is very serious and even dangerous in the autonomous republic of crimea more than half of its population is ethnic russians and the force to ward off attacks from radical groups that came to power in kiev as a result of last week's who now the russian president vladimir putin has addressed the parliament asking for the support of potential military help let's now listen to what those have to say because of the extraordinary situation ukraine which
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represents a threat to the laws of russian citizens our compatriots and the contingent of russian armed forces located in the autonomous republic of crimea according to an international treaty stated in the constitution of the russian federation i asked the upper house of parliament for permission to use armed forces new crane until the situation there is stabilized the federation council unanimously approved the move it was specifically reiterated by both the senators and the presidential spokesman that the deployment was optional depending on the severity of the threat to the russian nationals living in the crimea and the south east territories of ukraine it simply gives the russian president the right to react promptly in case of infiltration of radical groups into those territories if there are attacks of nationalistic radicals on ethnic russians or if assaults continue similar to the
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ones that took place on the first of march in the crimea as capital simferopol. to understand why crimea refuses to recognize the new leaders in kiev and why it has appealed to russia for help and to r.t. his website where we have a historical background to how the peninsula was separated from russia and why the majority of the population want to return. talk of russia sending troops led to sharp international response president obama said moscow was breaching international law and could end up isolated canada joined in by condemning it in. military intervention both of them plus britain and france have decided to suspend preparations for the g eight summit in saudi the e.u.'s foreign policy chief weighed in deploring russia's potential use of force and her british colleagues says there's no excuse for out outside military intervention all this despite moscow still not having decided whether to send troops than a teacher can has more on what was probably the strongest threat. secretary kerry
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threaten to isolate russia economically and politically he threatened asset freezes and visa bans he said russia may not remain in the g eight there were threats and there was criticism take a listen. it's really nineteenth century behavior in the twenty first century and there is no way to start with you just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests while the interviewer never asked him what about iraq what about constant threats to use force coming from washington even though secretary kerry has not received those questions they certainly kwassa the minds of those who saw the interview since when does the united states government jenny genuinely subscribe and defend to the good and defend the concepts of sovereignty and territorial integrity they certainly not do not at the moment in syria where they're backing militants who have taken over who to trust in the north and in the east of the country they certainly didn't do that with their tanks libya
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they certainly didn't do that when they invaded iraq they certainly didn't do that when they attacked serbia over kosovo and then later on recognize cause i was in a union last rules declaration of independence the united states government really pays lip service to sovereignty and territorial integrity picks and chooses during the sunday interview secretary kerry was also asked about israel about prime minister netanyahu upcoming visit about the peace process of course on those issues we heard a very different secretary kerry careful diplomatic calling for negotiations no appeals to the white charter not a word about israel breaking international law on the u.s. supporting it to get a says that the u.s. is appealing to the u.n. charter when it's in its interests foreign policy analyst soraya step up or already told us washington stance on sovereignty independence is confusing at best. even
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though even if we put aside their childhoods washington invaded grenada and the pretext of saving some of the u.s. citizens there washington is very responsible for what we see happening here not only washington but if i were allies and with them for the united states to threaten russia with sanctions isolation is why i see these days we're going to wake up and read the headline is that washington does impose sanctions on itself so if if you are not going along with it could this be orchestrated by the west which is what this really amounts to regime change couth then you do fear for your well being and russia if russia does not extend the sox to its allies to sit is no doubt in my our neighbors then russia will lose credibility as a power that is looked upon. by crimean authorities sought protection from moscow the leader of a far right group appealed to one of the world's most notorious terrorist for help on a social network
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a right sector nationalist lawmaker asked the mob to step up attacks against russia and more of is the leader of the chechen islamist movement and an internationally wanted terrorist basically russia's equivalent of osama bin laden he masterminded a wave of attacks on civilians in russia including the bombings of moscow's domodedovo airport and metro system which took the lives of hundreds of people all of that in a bid to create an islamic state in southern russia ruled by shari'a law. russia's foreign ministry responded to the overture to the chechen militant by pointing out the radical nature of many of the of those now in power in ukraine while the ultra nationalist leader later claimed his page where the message was posted had been hacked earlier my colleague leadership of all of us spoke to journalist neil clark he says that such an appeal would be in line with the anti russian attitude of radical groups in ukraine. we think back to the one nine hundred ninety s. you know we had a lot of ukrainian hardcore neo nazis traveling out to chechnya to fight in the
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so-called war for separatism for russia so there's always been this link for the last twenty years or so between the most sort of hard right extremist factions in ukraine and the islamist cause in chechnya the radical islamist cause so this is an alliance that goes back quite a long way really and of course there's a third tranche of this alliance which is the neo conservatives in the west what unites the neo conservatives in the west with ukrainian neo nazis and radical islamists in chechnya is of course their hatred for russia they will do anything however extreme to get at russia and so i think this ukrainian crisis is sort of remind because once again this sort of axis of evil that's ranged against russia that combines neoconservatives in washington and in britain and in france and elsewhere with radical neo nazis in ukraine and radical islamists in chechnya this really is a kind of alliance that is targeting russia and this is just a reminder really at the same time the right sector denies that peeling to march saying its website was hanks' is that some kind of damage control now that. oh
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absolutely i think that this is becoming rather embarrassing for the west really because the fact is that they used the far right to get their people in power in kiev and now these statements are coming out now the extremism is there for everybody to see they're in complete denial and i think that the right sector is trying to sort of it's trying to sort of back down from this now but it's all there i mean we know that they've got to they've had links rejection radicals we know that they are radical far right you know nazi group. and now they're trying to sort of say they wasn't there the web site was hacked it doesn't wash i'm afraid i think we know this extremism is there it's there for everybody to see and this anti russian obsession from the western elites is costing us all dear it's very dangerous it could provoke who knows war perhaps until the west elites drop this and drop this anti russian obsession this neo conservative influence obsession with russia and the human eyes in russia then i'm afraid we're only going to get more chaos in the next few weeks or months and apparently it's not just the notorious
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chechen terrorists that the nationalist new crane if appealed to for help to russian border guards have detained an activist who took part in riots in the ukrainian capital and he claims there were many foreigners fighting on kiev streets we don't know any of those that. there were many foreigners of mine down i can even give you a rough numbers there were about sixty americans who were still there also germans thirty to forty of them poles and turks too although i'm not sure how many but the americans were by far the most active. there were also misfits from all over ukraine people without jobs without education they came because they knew there was an icky you can do anything and no one can stop you there were drugs alcohol violence it attracted them. all the latest updates about the situation in ukraine is on air and online for you including. the defense forces have become something of an attraction for locals enjoying the weekend people pose for photos and make them
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sent us the full story on our website. and we have more news for you coming up right after a short break. sigrid laboratory kirby was able to build a new most sophisticated robot which fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tim's mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans in the world this is why you should care only on the. wealthy british style sun it's time to rise. out of the. markets. scandal. find out what's really happening to the global economy in the kinds of reports. we
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speak your language. news programs and documentaries in spanish matters to you breaking news a little turn to tip angles kidney's stories. you hear. to try to spanish find out more visit. talks between the un secretary-general ban ki moon and venezuela's foreign minister are expected to focus on the mass protests gripping the country at least eighteen people have been left dead in the clashes activists there have been rallying over the state's economic woes and a drastic surge and cry president maduro has kicked out three american diplomatic use in washington of stoking the on rest while the u.s.
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state department responded in kind by sending home venezuelan officials gregory well part from venezuela analyst dot com told us the u.s. does not actually mine for violence in the united states as opposed to the real chinese for a very long time and so has the conservative government in colombia both governments have seen various ways whether it is by the i.c.c. for being paramilitaries going to going to stay away from colombia or also the u.s. government supporting opposition groups with funding and with this public statements that for example carry recently gave secretary of state kerry gave which essentially gave. a position maybe a shot in the arm because he really made it their protests even though it's quite clear that most of the protests that are out there are being violent and are seeking common protections with at least. there's more analysis on the crisis in venezuela as well as some striking images from the recent violent rallies on our
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web site also their international pressure wasn't the only reason iran had a rethink over its nuclear policies. spiritual issues might be one of the key factors tehran is dramatically reducing its atomic program. plus covering the head for religious reasons by muslim women has caused much controversy controversy in some european countries but says there is no problem with doing it on a football pitch or on our team dot com. scotland yard has been investigating a controversial christian group that claims it wants to counter aggressive islamification they do it by trying to draw out muslims by drinking and smoking outside of one of britain's biggest mosques surfer of has the details. i don't want to be so harsh on the big groups given the christian prolific there's any patrol in town wholesomely hills the small but nato it's muslim patrols any political group
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calling themselves britain first have responded by forming what they've dubbed christie and patrols and this patrol comes complete with vehicle. proof the whole thing is. he joins the list they took to the streets in east london where we having full. librarian take. to happen. to make fun of the group is being described as far right many of the men there is a form of b.m.p. or e.t.l. that we get to differentiate themselves from these grapes and insist they don't want to be associated with violence pick tactics such as baiting when members stand with big cans to try and lure out the muslim patrols have proven controversial and some members of the group have already faced the rest will join the. problems for
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anyone to be. sure to try. to confront them do you think the christian. god despite having a purely condemned the muslim patrols at the time the east london mosque has been singled out by the christian patrol for criticism the mosques say they feel caught in the middle and are worried the patrol could inflame fragile community relations our community certainly feels threatened by. the public needs to understand is that none of these groups represent the mainstream community or wider society out on london streets and well there's not much support to be found here either. first. you shouldn't have a seizure love. story. do you think
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it's all going to be completely peaceful. there are going to be moments where. i think there's a potential for trouble there always will be there's nothing we can do to avoid that you could not patrol. members of the public. at the sun fine but that's not what we've been told since a number of arrests last year the muslim patrols have gone to ground despite the christian patrol activity the muslim patrols that's a far not taken the bait. in other international news for you anti-government protesters in the turkish capital ankara was met by police using tear gas water cannon demonstrators pelted security forces with stones and fuelled fireworks while chanting everyone the thief the turkish prime minister is accused of massive corruption after recordings emerged from
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porting to beat him and his son discussing how to stash money their premier denounced the tapes as frank. police have increased security in western china after knife wielding attackers massacred up to thirty three people at a railway station over one hundred forty more were injured as a gang and randomly stabbed commuters waiting for their train connections security forces shot dead four of the attackers and captured one suspect the incident has been branded a terror act carried out by ethnic separatists. the death toll from a bomb that went off in a busy market in nigeria has risen to at least fifty one people children are among the victims the number of casualties rises as rescue troops find more bodies in the rubble no one has admitted carrying out the attack but suspicion has fallen on the extremist boko haram group which has long terrorized the country in its attempt to
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introduce sharia law a reminder now of our breaking news out of ukraine five top security and military chiefs in crimea have pledged their allegiance to the authorities of the autonomous region along with the navy chief the four other head up the regions security service border control as well as the interior and emergency ministry issues here's a clip from their swearing in ceremony. i swear to fulfil my fishel duty in a professional way selfishly with honor and dignity yes some of you little the swedish as well as the leader think of the responsibility to get work through the summer months whether to respect or scrupulously abide by the constitutional tone of this republic. crimea's prime minister sergey
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responded by calling march the second a truly historic day however he anticipates where high ranking officials will choose to side with the autonomous republic we'll of course be following the story right here on our team as well as online we'll continue our coverage of the crisis in ukraine in about thirty minutes time but for now peter lavelle and his guests in a debate show cross talk on r t international a short break. with economic sounds in the find out. the long view your sang i and the rest because i was going to be taking the lead every week.
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this is a joke. and of the industrial revolution we can't get over it seems to be running out of steam as well as the oil coal gas water. the supply this energy crisis suggests that we america obama is wise and more such and such why does futuristic. next old pipeline. we need at least one. isn't. hello and welcome the craft of things are considered i'm peter all of ukraine and the law of unintended consequences the west's internee of regime change in care has left ukraine with a central government of dubious legitimacy an economy in freefall and fueled
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secessionist sentiments russia has made it clear or protect ethnic russians and russian speakers in ukraine washington warns moscow of the cost of doing so it would appear putin has called obama's bluff. to cross-talk the crisis in ukraine i'm joined by my guest. in washington he used to director of the rice institute for serbian studies in london we have alexander me curiously is a writer on legal affairs and an analyst and in moscow we crossed a marks for boulder he is a senior lecturer and researcher at moscow state university right gentlemen cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i very much encourage it alexander if you're watching other television station right now or reading a western newspaper you're reading that russia is going to invade or already has invaded ukraine deconstruct that for me well russia has not invaded ukraine russia has the parliament in moscow the upper house passed
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a which said that mr putin is also realized to send troops into the ukraine to help stabilize the situation there is basically there is a threat to russian citizens and russian interests now that is not an invasion it is it not an attack on the ukraine's territorial integrity in fact that what is holding the ukraine together at the moment as a state what is preserving if you like the fiction that the reason the ukrainian state is that russia continues to recognize it is russia's start recognizing that you. and it's present borders it would very rapidly fall apart ok in the boy so how do you react to all of this because. i think it's good the guardian today is saying that russia is acting like a nineteenth century power but it's just a kind of echo what alexander had to say right now and said it's russia itself that's keeping ukraine together. well this is your typical projection
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that i've seen i'm personally i'm having. my head replayed back to like nine hundred ninety two and one nine hundred ninety nine this is i see all of this exactly the exact phrases the exact people saying them even in some cases already in the indy example of the former yugoslavia when the end of the federation was forbidden from defending itself and then when the separatists took over their territorial integrity became sacrosanct except with cases where it wasn't because the us backed the separatists in essence no principle was in effect except whatever the government in washington said it was at any given time and it was just a complete disaster and the region has never recovered from it and i'm watching that happen in ukraine and i'm watching the breathtaking hypocrisy and duplicity of the western media who count on the fact that people don't have any sort of memory that reaches beyond yesterday if it's anything but they had a sort of memory yes a good market if i am going to get in let's talk about facts here ok one of the
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things i find extraordinary looking at western media is that there's not a specific mention that there are russian troops already in the country in ukraine under treaty agreement and you know in and they're saying that you know there are a threat to the sovereignty of ukraine which in fact ukrainian government before the situation in can have. loud the russians to be their name the russians actually paid to be there before so i'd like to say for the benefit of our viewing audience full disclosure. i have family in the ukraine i have family in the crimea in kiev and elsewhere in the country so for me this is a personal issue. as to the presence of russian troops normally in the crimea you are correct there is normally stationed something twenty six thousand five hundred russian troops by treaties signed between. the legitimate
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government of the ukraine and the russian federation so. these troops have. only left their bases under terms of transit that are allowed per this treaty. according to permission from the cognizant forty's of the ukraine the government of the thora of the ukraine is the only legitimate authority in the ukraine at present of this level is the president of the ukraine who is victor rich. and he has requested along with the prime minister of the crimea that russian forces act within the borders of the crimea to secure and stabilize the situation from attacks and raids by right wing ultra nationalists that have been directed from the
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putsch regime in kiev alexander it's one of the interesting things is western media doesn't like to use the term right to protect and the west loves to use than you know to overthrow regimes here but there there are millions and millions of russian ethnic russians and russian speakers in ukraine and russia is invoking essentially the right to protect but it's not recognized in the west why. well russia russia is not using actually r two p. but let's just concentrate on the right to protect right to protect is a doctrine that the western states have invented for themselves and which they treat as possessing and basically they see themselves as the only people who have the legitimate right to use it they own it they use it they overthrow governments when they want to and they don't accept that anybody else ever has the right to use it. what what russia is doing is it's not actually using want to protect
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it's using something rather more straightforward which is protecting its national interests and its citizens who are in the ukraine now russia has not moved troops into the ukraine it is said it will if those people there are threatened and attacked and that is actually a pretty legitimate position it's one that many states have adopted many times and i think it is consistent with with norms that norms of behavior that states use ok incidentally can i just go back to going to the head of nineteenth century. policies. what is of course actually happening is that the country that's acting in a nineteenth century way in the sense that it's trying to expand its influence is the united states it takes upon itself the right to expand into other places and
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overthrow governments there and disregard international law where he doesn't like is when other countries resist it's doing so and for it to talk to people to talk about nineteenth century behavior in this in this situation it is again to turn reality it seems to me entirely on its head ok in a point so let me go i was going to go on that. anyway president obama has warned russia there will be costs but sounds like one thousand century language to me go ahead what does that mean to you a voice in washington go ahead it actually sounds to me like fifth century politics but fifth century b.c. anybody who's read two kitties knows that the athenians came to the island of melosa and said submit or die in the millions said will why do you why do you do this there are rules among men you shouldn't oppress us just because you can and if he says oh yes we can and that's exactly why we're doing it we're stronger we'll take you out and they did that of course they lost that entire war and that's
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a lesson that nobody seems to be learning from it. this is remarkably crass that what i'm hearing that the whole notion of there will be costs of intervention as i said other day mr obama should be taking his own advice and talking to his own people at the state department which i don't think he's doing i think there's a seriously rebel faction within it within the united states government running its own foreign policy and forcing the president. to either accept it or admit that he's powerless ok mark one of the things i find very interesting going back to between newlands telephone conversation it seems to me the real one of the primary interest of the united states has in ukraine is that once crimea but that seems like the only place that won't get that depending on how events unfold as we go forward here. well i wouldn't say so much that the united states wants the crimea although it would certainly like to see the russian naval base in the poll removed i don't think that the united states in and of itself has
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a whole lot of interests in the ukraine the interest of the united states in the ukraine is to separate it from russia and this is operating under what is actually a nineteenth century ideology of what has been spoken of many times in the western press this idea that they see russia with the ukraine as an empire but russia without the ukraine is only a country and of course this is actually never been about russian empire russian having the ukraine but it has been about fanning sectarian tensions in order to addicks the ukraine into the european union and the greater transatlantic community and what we've seen with this attempt. as was cynically displayed in the new and victoria nuland who is acting like a us proconsul dictating. who the next government of the ukraine will be is
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this is clearly a case of one regime change attempt to many a putin has drawn a red line and said that enough is enough ok alexander this is interesting a red line but i think this time mr mr putin usually really answers to his own questions here and he says this is a red line do you think the western powers are going to take it seriously or are they going to miscalculate still again. well i don't know that they have actually many options in this situation military challenge to what the russians are doing is simply out of the question there is no possibility i think of western military intervention in the ukraine mr obama talked about costs the only cost he could come up with was basically ending russia's membership of the g eight that is a western direction through the world economy that has well past its sell by date
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idea the anybody in russia was very impressed by that mr putin actually didn't even go to the first g eight summit. after he was a reelected president so they can try a few financial sanctions but ultimately they need to talk to the russians they can't avoid doing that whatever the already going i'm going to just going to we're going to go to a short break and after that short break we'll continue our discussion on ukraine state with our team. these. wealthy british science. is not on.
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a little. bit. more. pain for the young girls cammo for the future han are. between two and three hundred million guns united states so you can act like they're not here and keep kids away from them. deposits out is a large you know i mean this teaches them a lot of rough sponsibility and simply come to think through the eyes of children if we can do it for our children for our future.
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you know the things we. welcome across the uk we're all things are considered on peter lavelle mind you were discussing the recent events in ukraine. and the boys and i go back to you in one. and in marcus started on the first part of the program what is washington's interest in ukraine because one of the interesting things that i find is that there's this focus now on crimea and the east and but there's not that much attention going on right now in kim and this is a regime that is you know. regime that is supported by the west and the i.m.f. is going to be docking on the door i mean even if they could come to a deal who are they going to give the money to to some thugs in kiev for half the
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country for what purpose i mean they've lost the plot here i don't know what nuland was thinking when she started this here because there's no way and the answers are very limited right now the options are very limited if zero go ahead while there is there is no plot did involves ukraine per se the one thing that i need to make crystal clear is that the political establishment in washington doesn't care a single bit about the ukrainian people at all just like they didn't care a single bit about the albanians in kosovo or in albania proper back in one thousand nine hundred nine. strobe talbott the leading western expert on russia actually wrote a forward into a book back in two thousand and two that openly argued that the war in kosovo war in one thousand nine wasn't about serbia at all or the albanians it was about the us sticking it to russia so the ukraine is just a second chapter in that story there's a political stablished here it really badly wants to take out russia because of this insane fantasy they've got the russians are
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a threat i don't know whether that fantasy is motivated by some sort of ethnic or religious personal issues that some of the people in the establishment might have i don't want to get into that right now but there is definitely that fantasy and it's definitely driving their actions so what they really want their ultimate prize is moscow and we've seen this before time and again from other would be conquerors in europe and honestly if i if the u.s. government or its political establishment think that continuing to behave like this will have a happy ending they clearly haven't been paying it. agreed marcus i go to you here in moscow one regime change too far ok one forced regime change too far for the state department and for brussels because i don't see what are the options on the table because mr putin is not bluffing. no mr putin is not bluffing and what he has seen clearly in the events in kiev and this is a porch this was the united states backing
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a. front of peaceful democratic protests whose core and vanguard was a group of extreme right wing ultra nationalists and openly neo nazi paramilitaries led by the right sector spilled and other such affiliated groups and both the nominal liberal opposition which the mainstream media would have you believe are actually in control in kiev and the western governments hoped to play a cynical game of riding the tiger of this ultra nationalist violence into power and then shunting them off to a side and we've seen similar failed. evidence of this type of tactics in libya and in syria where violent islamic jihadists were used and there was the hope that they would simply be able to be put away and
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a washington supported. neo liberal liberal technical government that would reorientate the countries towards a western geo political order would be able to be put in the power it's failed in libya it's failed in syria and it will fail once again in the ukraine alexandria it's very interesting here over the last few hours and days there's been many protests sort of rallies i would say in eastern and southern ukraine and they're carrying a russian flag and they're carrying placards saying i'm russian and it's very interesting to me because it looks like the european union gets left with the ugly duckling in the west because it's not much of an economy there again a thuggish regime. that is illegal i mean this is a very interesting process that's being played out right now because the more they keep pushing and supporting this regime in care of the more russians in the east will gravitate towards russia well exactly and it really begs the question of what
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they all thought they were doing at all frankly i mean if we go back a few months when mr yanukovych which decided not to sign the association agreement he suggested tripartite negotiations with the e.u. and the russians had that happened we would not be in the situation we are in now if you play an all or nothing strategy which is what the west has been doing in the e.u. has been doing in the ukraine the very serious risk you run is that you end up with nothing or in this case quite possibly worse than nothing in other words a broken economically bankrupt rump ukraine in which there are some extremely dangerous and violent people on the loose and who will be very very very angry if this thing doesn't work out for them so quite what the you thought it was doing in this situation i really can't see but as mark will confirm people in washington and
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to some extent in the e.u. are actually obsessed with geopolitics if you read articles in the american academic. media they're full of this sort of thing and hadn't it they're constantly trying to play these intricate chess games with countries manipulating people violent people changing governments doing all of all these sort of things and it never seems to work and they never seem to learn they never step back and ask themselves what is this right or was this wrong and just one very last point you said that mr putin isn't bluffing one of the problems is that he's beginning to look increasingly in this situation as if the west was winning. when it comes to russia in the ukraine and now it's they who have their bluff cooled and they're looking very food in the middle in washington it is very interesting because i again i think we're in agreement here mr putin isn't bluffing
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so what does the west do now is that keep pushing if they keep pushing for violence is it one of confrontation because from what i can see in the east and south of ukraine they're very prepared and they don't want this scourge coming to them from kim but there you are a peon union the americans it seems to me they don't have a policy here right now except for the really angry that their original plan has failed that's pretty much it i think i don't think the e.u. is driving much of a much this year they were behind that february twenty first agreement that the extremists in ukraine basically violated within hours and i don't think that the european union is really being asked for much i think the american opinion of the e.u. is very concisely and precisely expressed in newlands phone conversation and i think that's the prevailing opinion in the washington establishment what washington is doing i don't know i mean there are things that are looking gleick what they're doing and there are things and those things are completely insane and i really
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don't want them to do that because again completely insane a colleague of mine in serbia said the other day in an interview for another network that the russians might be playing chess but the americans are playing the only games they know which is poker in american football so brute force and bluffing but they're in this case they're describing nerd it can't run and can't pass and can't throw the ball and they're holding a pair of sevens so i'm honestly not sure who they think they're fooling they're only fooling themselves but sooner or later they're going to have to hit the reality wall and realize that the world is not a toy that they can't do this to other people that they can do this to themselves and i just hope it's a soft landing because we are talking about people who are armed with nuclear missiles mark you know eastern ukraine very well you told us that you have family there describe what kind of people they are and what is their attitude towards russia. ok well the people of the eastern ukraine since. the events of one thousand nine hundred ninety two have become rather cynical of
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politics they were known particularly for their apathy towards the political spectrum their hardworking pragmatic and yes often cynical people but what we have seen across the east and south of the ukraine in the last few weeks is a quite unique phenomenon in the politics of the ukraine and in the former soviet union where you see hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets and flying russian flags not only as a sign of thankfulness for the support of the russian federation but also as an expression of their own cultural linguistic and historical identity and they have very good reason to believe that that identity is under threat from extremists that have been put into high positions within the this push regime this western backed
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putsch regime that has seized power in kiev and when you have this regime in a situation where the economy of the country is falling apart and the country is politically and ethnically divided this regimes legislative priorities which is a railed through a rotter that has been assembled out of blackmail physical threats and literal beatings of parliamentarians their legislative priorities war revoking the rights of russian speakers and the majority of daily communication in the ukraine across the country whether in the internet whether in literature or read on t.v. spoken to each other is still russian so that they remove this right and the other one of the other first pieces of legislation they passed was a removal on the ban of nazi symbology and propaganda which.
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i don't see how anyone could conceivably argue as many in the western press have tried to do that these right wing factions these extreme nationalists and neo nazis that are right now sitting in positions of power in marty jump in here let me give alexander the last word because we only have like thirty seconds of alexander it seems like these radicals in care over are actually strengthening the national identity ethnic identity of the folks in eastern and southern ukraine . absolutely because what they are wanting to do is to completely change to the ukraine in order to basically subordinate these people to their own very nationalistic and fascistic ideas and the people in eastern ukraine won't accept that and what they're actually doing is that the people in the eastern ukraine are russian speaking orthodox eastern slavs they call themselves ukrainians because
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that is the nation the country in which they live if that country has known that point i really gentlemen i wish we had so much more time but we've run out of time many thanks my guest today in washington in london and in moscow and thanks to our viewers for watching us here at r.t. see you next time and remember cross titles. the interview. i feel good.
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in their own world. radio. breaking news here on our t.v. five top military and security leaders in ukraine pledge their allegiance to the authorities and people of the autonomy us republic of crimea. replied to thank you the offices who've chosen to buy the old as of the legitimately thirty's this is a truly historic day. resistance to move from kiev is spreading across the southeast of ukraine with protests in a dozen cities against the far right nationalistic not power after the coup. and in this week's other news diplomatic swordplay between venezuela and the united states has deadly clashes in caracas and beyond see washington accused of fueling the trouble. and a controversial christian group patrols the streets of london claiming it wants to counter aggressive islamification as one local leader branded them vigilantes.
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with a look back at the past days seven days past ops top stories and the latest developments of course this is the weekly on our team international starting with our breaking news this hour four top military and security leaders have decided to side with local authorities in the southern ukrainian region of crimea these are the latest images of them pledging allegiance to the autonomous republic earlier the commander of ukraine's naval forces rejected the interim government in kiev and said choosing to serve the autonomous region yes. i do in the spirit of ski swear allegiance to the people of the autonomous republic of crimea and the hero city of sevastopol i swear to strictly comply with the orders of the
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supreme commander of crimea and the commanders of military units approved by him as well as with the requirements of military regulations i swear to honorably perform my duty and protect the life and freedom of the residents of crimea and the city of sevastopol ukrainian troops based on the crimean peninsula are now either quitting or joining local defense groups on mass effectively putting the local authorities fully in charge of the territory artie's more if and has more. for a more high ranking officials earlier on sunday they had of a crime years border control security service as well as emergency and interior ministry has pledged their allegiance to the crimean authorities earlier on sunday as well we heard that the commander of ukraine's naval forces date the same swearing to strictly comply with the orders to the supreme commander of the autonomy this region mr bruce was appointed to this post by the country's new authority after previous command to had resigned now we're hearing that following
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these pledged they authorities in kiev dismissed mr very softly from his post of the commander of ukraine's naval forces meanwhile the military the ukrainian military stationed here in the crimea are pledging on mass their allegiance to the crimean authorities in crimea and people earlier crimea as prime minister claimed control under police military security and all other services here in the region and today we heard an official statement from mr external shortly after all market . today on march second twenty fourteen i have issued an order by order none of the ukrainian naval forces stationed in so fast a poll should have any decisions or orders given by the self-proclaimed authorities of ukraine including those of the legally appointed defense minister they must not obey any orders to use arms until my special instruction if you comply hard and
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fast with orders issued by me as the commander in chief of the autonomous republic of crimea and the city use of us to pole immediately convey this order to the personnel crania naval forces stationed in service to pole i'd like to thank all the officers who have chosen to oppose the orders of the legitimate authority this is a truly historic day we're also hearing from local authorities here in the crimea that the situation is now to. under their control and under the control of how we know them here so called self-defense school is made up of locals who are working in coordination with regional police patrolling streets day and night to not only protecting governmental buildings or strategic areas but actually all they see. as artie's maria for national there for us reporting from crimea in the south of ukraine but it's not just this region where people are refusing to recognize the interim government in kiev it wave of protests are spreading across the east of the
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country as well artist he has more from kharkov. certainly the division in the country which maria was talking about was very easily tangible here on saturday when the pro russian activists and those who are not supporting the new with authorities in kiev collapsed with the so-called activists of the year in my down who are securing the local administration they managed to get inside the administration and put a russian flag on top of it they have been reports of tear gas used and scores of injured the official line of that more than a hundred people were brought to hospitals with different sorts of injuries rocks were flying sticks and bateman's were used against each other so it was pretty pretty violent here pretty much the same story has been happening well maybe not as violent doesn't have to go but along the same line what's happening in many other cities in the east of ukraine in the city of donetsk and even a bit of school grounds and many other cities in then yes for instance this is also one of the largest cities the industrial center of ukraine that the people of voted
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not to trust the authorities in kiev and they even called on a referendum to be held in the nearest future to decide the future of the whole region right now it's pretty much quiet but i've just listened to one of the activists of the euro my down talking in kiev from the stage that ukrainian flags must be reinstated on all governmental buildings and all local administration buildings in the east of the country where this all might go nobody knows it's pretty much a powder keg and we certainly don't know what to expect in the nearest future here in the east of the country marty asks the organizer of an anti-government rally in the south eastern city have been appointed tosk what driving the protests. and how the people who come together in your patrols. never take their way is that going to follow our cultural differences in this country generally imply that we need protection and that's just right and the police all around the country they
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get them they kill them and the police now is just. has just lost its moral and the only way for us to play in perfection and that we have gathered today. from the great. number of numers. these groups these are mr liberals can go to the election but first we need to have the very story before the election we need to know what there is to. president putin had said the measures moscow is taking are fully justified as russian citizens and russian language speakers face a real threat from radical ultra nationalist in ukraine nasco is considering the potential deployment of its military to keep the peace in crimea following a plea from local authorities after key government buildings were attacked more on that now with daria. situation is very serious and even dangerous in the autonomous
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republic of crimea more than half of its population is ethnic russians and the force to ward off attacks from radical groups that came to power in kiev as a result of last week's who now the russian president vladimir putin has addressed the parliament asking for the support of potential military help let's now listen to what he's had to say because of the extraordinary situation in ukraine which represents a threat to the laws of russian citizens our compatriots in the contingent of russian armed forces located in the autonomous republic of crimea according to an international treaty stated in the constitution of the russian federation i asked the upper house of parliament for permission to use armed forces new crane until the situation there is stabilized the federation council unanimously approved the move it was specifically reiterated by both the senators and the presidential spokesman that the deployment was optional depending on the severity of the threat
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to the russian nationals living in the crimea and the south east territories of ukraine it simply gives the russian president the right to react promptly in case of infiltration of radical groups into those territories if there are attacks of nationalistic radicals on ethnic russians or if assaults continue similar to the ones that took place on the first of march in the crimea as capital simferopol. for the sand why crimea refuses to recognize the new leaders in here and why it's appealed to russia for help and to archie's website there we have the historical background to how the peninsula was separated from russia and why the majority of the population want to return. to talk of russia sending troops has led to a sharp international response president obama said moscow was breaching international law and could end up isolated canada. joined in by condemning putin's
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military intervention and both of them plus britain and france decided to suspend preparations for the g eight summit in sochi they use foreign policy chief weighed in deploring russia's potential use of force and her british colleagues says there is no excuse for outside military intervention all this despite moscow still not having decided whether to send troops r.t. is going to check on has more on what was probably the strongest threat secretary kerry's threaten to isolate russia economically and politically he's threatened asset freezes and visa bans he said russia may not remain in the g. eight there were threats and there was criticism because it isn't. it's really nineteenth century behavior in the twenty first century and there is no way to start with that you just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests while the interviewer never asked him what about iraq what about constant threats to use force coming from washington even though
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secretary kerry has not received those questions they certainly kwassa the minds of those who saw the interview since when does the united states government jenny genuinely subscribe and defend to the good and defend the concepts of sovereignty and territorial integrity they certainly not do not at the moment in syria where they're backing militants who have taken over the border crossings in the north and in the east of the country they certainly didn't do that with their tanks libya they certainly didn't do that when they invaded iraq they certainly didn't do that when they attacked serbia over kosovo and then later on recognize cause i was in a unilateral declaration of independence the united states government really pays lip service to suffering c. and territorial integrity picks and chooses during the sunday interview secretary kerry was also asked about israel about privates than it on yahoo's upcoming visit about the peace process of course on those issues we heard
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a very different secretary kerry careful diplomatic calling for negotiations no appeals to the white charter not a word about israel breaking international law in the us supporting it so you get a says that the u.s. is appealing to the u.n. charter when it's in its interests from or on the international perspective let's talk live now with geo political analyst mark mason in san francisco mr mason john kerry has accused russia of violating the sovereignty of ukraine what about america's own invasions and interventions. this in astonishing claim made by secretary kerry considering the hypocrisy the u.s. has been involved in more than fifty your legal violations of international law overthrows of countries around the globe globe since world war two we now are on the tenth anniversary of the u.s.
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orchestrated coup d'etat in haiti where these simply had an employee of the us embassy in port au prince simply go and talk to the president the elected president aristide of haiti and simply tell him to get out of the country or he's going to be assassinated so this is the context us. the the context of u.s. power is in in wall street is where power is concentrated and that basically the white house and congress these are centers of vast propaganda has no credibility whatsoever to their claims ok let's let's stay on this speech that kerry where kerry you know even threatened russia saying it risks international isolation even being removed from the g eight do you think the u.s. would actually pursue such a course in the contest context is extremely dangerous
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we have. one person president barack obama who has his finger on nuclear weapons and machinery and we are now entering here in twenty fourteen is the hundredth anniversary of the start of world war one and. this the context is extremely dangerous president obama is representing basically as a manager of the u.s. empire his job is to basically expand the not only that's the power base but also the economic base of the empire and he does so primarily by basically just going around the planet and giving people orders and that's extremely dangerous i guess i said in that context you can get away with that in terms of washington giving orders to haiti but he seems to have little interest in your skills in diplomatic negotiations but the whole context is of course that the u.s. orchestrated this coup d'etat in ukraine ukraine does not have
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a legitimate government right now the power and the microphone in kiev has been grabbed by small but still small bought out. and right sector another neo nationalist the neo nazis these are fascists we now have fascist really very dangerous conditions here that could lead to a civil war in ukraine or far far worse political conditions so in terms of your question what can u.s. view president obama has really put himself in a an international very embarrassing situation where he's he must do something now because he said he's going to do something he can't really do much pete cause he can visit g eight basically is going to be really it's going to the power is going to shift to the brics countries that brazil russia india china and south africa if the u.s. pushes this idea of kicking the russia out of the g eight what's your take on the future of this crisis do you see it escalating even further.
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extremely dangerous though the context here is that we have washington that is living in this little bubble of unreality this reality distortion zone it's not connected to the real world it's going around the world issuing orders instead of. working in various other countries and powers around the planet to negotiate and work on a positive constructive but to go she a she has to settle a very serious conflict this is an extremely serious conflict we should take this seriously and the answer is really going to be coming from the the popular the popular uprising the popular interest of people across the planet recognizing that we have a very dangerous situation here and the us is the provocateurs the u.s.
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is the big bully on the block and russia has had a naval port in crimea for two hundred years and the united states has at least seven hundred military bases around the planet from from bahrain to japan and south korea so the real context here is that the u.s. paid for an orchestrated a coup d'etat in europe in ukraine and they want to basically move and and take over the economy you clang is all right as an economy that's world class all right we've got to leave it there for now we're out of time thank you very much for your input mark mason geopolitical analyst out of san francisco. while crimean authorities sought protection from moscow the leader of a far right group appealed to one of the world's most notorious terrorists for help on a social network a right sector nationalist lawmaker asked doku umarov to step up attacks against russia is the leader of the chechen islamist movement and an internationally wanted
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terrorist basically russia's equivalent to a son of bin laden you masterminded a wave of attacks on civilians in russia including the bombings of moscow's domodedovo airports and metro system which took the lives of hundreds of people all that in a bid to create an islamic state in southern russia ruled by shari'a law russia's foreign ministry responded to the overture to the chechen militants by pointing out the radical nature of those now in power in ukraine while the ultra nationalist leader later claimed his page where the message was posted had been hacked earlier my colleague your leadership of all of us spoke to journalist neil clark about this he says that such an appeal would be in line with the anti russian attitude of radical groups in ukraine. we think back to the one nine hundred ninety s. you know we had a lot of ukrainian hardcore neo nazis traveling out to chechnya to fight in the so-called war for separatism for russia so there's always been this link for the last twenty years or so between the most sort of hard right extremist factions in
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ukraine and the islamist cause in chechnya the radical islamist cause so this is an alliance that goes back quite a long way really and of course there's a third string to this alliance which is the neo conservatives in the west what unites the neo conservatives in the west with ukrainian neo nazis and radical islamists in chechnya is of course their hatred for russia they would do anything however extreme to get at russia and so i think this ukrainian crisis is sort of remind because once again this sort of axis of evil that's ranged against russia that combines neo conservatives in washington and in britain and in france and elsewhere with radical neo nazis in ukraine and radical islamists in chechnya this really is a kind of alliance that is targeting russia and this is just a reminder really at the same time they're right denying their peeling to march saying its website was hanks' is that some kind of damage control now that. oh absolutely i think that this has become rather embarrassing for the west really because the fact is that they used the far right to get their people in power in
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kiev and now these statements are coming out now the extremism is there for everybody to see they're in complete denial and i think that the right sector is trying to sort of try to sort of back down from this now but it's all there i mean we know that they've got to they've had links rejection radicals we know that they are radical far right you know nazi group. and now they're trying to sort of say they wasn't them and the web site was hacked it doesn't wash i'm afraid i think we know this extremism is there it's there for everybody to see and this anti russian obsession for the western elites is costing us all dear it's very dangerous it could provoke who knows war perhaps and until the west elites drop this and drop this anti russian obsession this neo conservative influence obsession with russia i demonizing russia then i'm afraid we're only going to get more chaos in the next few weeks or months. all the latest updates about the situation in ukraine is on air and of course online for you including. in crimea the self-defense forces have
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become something of an attraction for locals enjoying the weekend as people pose for photos and even make sandwiches for them the full story at our website or to dot com. we've got more news to com right after this short break. join me. for saying that impartial and financial reporting commentary contributes and much much. only on bombast and only on.
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your. face it's a. pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm wrong researcher. talks between the un secretary-general ban ki moon and venezuela's foreign minister are expected to focus on the mass protests gripping the country at least eighteen people have been left dead in the clashes activists there have been rallying over the state's economic woes and a drastic surge and. prime president's major o. has picked up three american diplomats for use in washington of stoking the unrest
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of the u.s. state department responded in kind by sending home that israel and officials gregory well part from venezuela analysis dot com says the u.s. doesn't mind the violence the united states has imposed material and charges for a very long time and so has the conservative government in colombia both governments have seen various ways whether it is by the i.c.c. for being paramilitaries going to going to sway them from colombia or also the u.s. government supporting opposition groups with funding and with this public statements that for example carry recently gave secretary of state kerry gave which essentially gave. position a shot in the arm because he. made it their protests even though it's quite clear that most of the protests that are out there are being violent and are seeking confrontations with police. scotland yard has been investigating a controversial christian group that claims it wants to counter aggressive
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islamification they do it by trying to draw out muslims by drinking and smoking outside one of britain's biggest mosques sarah for if have the details. i want it to be so hard for the big girls given the christian proliferates there's any patrol in town also in the hills of the small but make sure it's muslim patrols a new political group calling themselves britain first have responded by filming what they've dubbed christie and patrols and this patrol comes complete with vehicle proof the bullet proof the whole thing is all the t. joins the list they took to the streets in east london where we had in full. why the area taking. drugs in behalf of. the group has been described as far right many of their members a former b.m.p. or e.t.l. they really get to differentiate themselves from these grapes and insist they don't
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want to be associated with violence but tactics such as baiting where members stand with empty beer cans to try and lure out the muslim patrols have proven controversial and some members of the group have already faced the rest we'll hear . problems for anyone to be. sure you're trying. to confront them do you think the christian patrols intimidating. despite having a poorly condemned the muslim patrols at the time the east london mosque has been singled out by the christian patrol for criticism the mosques say they feel caught in the middle and are worried the patrol could inflame fragile community relations our community feels threatened by. what the public needs to understand is that none
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of these groups represent the mainstream community or wider society out on london streets and well there's not much support to be found here either. first to control the border you shouldn't have a solution. sorry. do you think it's all going to be completely peaceful. there are going to be moments where obviously i think there's a potential for trouble there always will be there's nothing we can do to avoid that. patrol yeah. members of the public. to some fun but that's not what we've been told since a number of arrests last year the muslim patrols have gone to ground despite the christian patrol activity the muslim patrols that's a far not taken the bait so. the london up next is
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crosstalk. small protests of around a few hundred are up today after the sentencing of eight protesters who were convicted of instigating riots and russia's famous below square around a year ago this incident like basically any incident russia is being blown completely out of proportion oh how could bush be so intolerant well the thing that people don't realize is that any sane government doesn't tolerate riots in fact according to the guardian two young men in chester england were sentenced to four years in prison that's equal to or less than the sense that the russian writers got for just attempting to start a riot the police were actually monitoring their facebook group when they were planning their public chaos and arrested them before they could even throw one
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brick if the british government let these guys are just anyone go on a rampage in the country would fall apart and is the job of governments above all else to create order and if they completely tolerate mass riots in some country like say china could bribe immigrants in london who hate the british locals to run the country into the dark with anarchy yet at first it sounds bad that these people in russia in england have to sit in jail because of violent protests but in reality any government that wants to not be overthrown would have to do the same but that's just my opinion. it's no accident that lee built his cafe on the very edge of the desert. he knows that any adventure into the sahara will take this road.
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ali sells water coffee and coke but trading has been slow today. but on top of that he's heard worrying news on the radio unlikely though it sounds does snow in neighboring egypt. which could threaten the deserts main event a festival that attracts thousands of tourists. a mild desert winter is when business usually peaks and when the sahara really comes to life.
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a small way of shape slice in the north of perhaps the most famous desert on earth this small country is known as the sahara games. for fifty years the annual desert festival has taken place here it's an event that draws people from all surrounding countries. these people's lives are deeply intertwined with the debt that. so many preparations for the festival began six months ago they've gone deep into the desert every day on an exhaustive training shuttle the main event is camel racing any prize in a sprint race is a great honor but winning to forty two kilometer marathon is considered especially prestigious the young boys in the small town of doulas dream of such a victory seemingly endless sand dunes begin just beyond the town's borders. like every other man in the region image hopes to win two years ago he and his
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camel came first in a sprint. i'm confident about this part of the race because my camel is quite familiar with the area but i do have some doubts about the long distance marathon i haven't entered it before with this camel. because the festival only takes place once a year needs to make a living for himself and his camel so he dons make up and colorful national costume to pose as an exotic sultan for tourists which is particularly popular with some women travelers. as camel though is less than impressed these a particular race are only interested in entering competitions he frequently and loudly expresses his disapproval. omas life is centered on his camels in the desert. i know this in my life this is in my.
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in the in my heart. well done. and now my time in this not working interest now this is what i've been everything for me in life because this government love me for one time this government like me. a man has always shared a special relationship with his camels there was a time when he trained these beautiful creatures to appear in a hollywood movie that was filmed in the sahara. then. i am more with. this. thing that i want to add in last year's marathon came first but no one can tell how the race will end this winter. many people are surprised to learn that it rains in the heart the stereotypical
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image of the desert is one of them but there's more to the desert than that. an untrained eye could easily miss what's hiding in the rocks. like. these people's ancestors seeking shelter from enemies began to live in caves. there's no one to hide from now but still widely used warm in winter and cool in summer and if you need more space you can always hollow out another room. the big advantage though is that dwellings like this search. this family used to have only one cave but a few years ago they occupied another. they have gas and electricity
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modern furniture and bathrooms. the water supply that can only be used for domestic purposes they get their drinking water the same way their ancestors did when it rains water collects in special reservoirs and in winter that is quite a lot of rain. but of samar is better for us than winter because in the winter it's hard looking after the enemy it is too slippery. the next cave is for animals to live in xena was in charge of the whole household. she looks after her elderly mother in law and a daughter in law who is not well. the desert life is more difficult for women but the man don't have it easy either we
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all have to do the agricultural jobs and it's really hard. was that it was. seen as elder daughter helps with everything that. you. people are native to north africa. witnessed the rise and fall of several civilizations and still manage to preserve their language and traditions perhaps because the places they've always inhabited were hard to reach. the modern road to these caves was only built fifteen years ago now tourists come regularly and are always welcome. after. all days. because there. we have to work all the time.
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xena has never visited the festival she has no time for celebrations although it's not much more than a hundred kilometers along a good road from here. i will not go into the desert but the sahara may well be coming to xena. constantly expanding along the southern border as it's growing at almost fifty kilometers per year xena's husband is among those who are trying to contain the advancing sand to hold back the junes at least a little he builds fences from palm leaves despite these efforts the desert is slowly but surely gaining ground. every winter opens a unique desert camp and without good reason. it's. in the very heart of the. in the height of summer the region is scorching with
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temperatures reaching fifty degrees celsius and. eighty degrees. everything in this camp took a lot of if it. is easy out here. existing here is very tough the. water is brought from his twenty three kilometers away tents set up so that the europeans will be comfortable but the know how he's borrowed from bedouins the nomads of the desert. have their observer carpets in every tent better bare. feet we put them there in case a skull. or some insect tries to get inside. the rags tend to stop them because they don't like crawling over the rough surface of the carpet.
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generators or electricity in the camp the light comes exclusively from candles some moon and stars in every ten there's a toilet that uses wood shavings instead of water. to make them wider. that will enable us to get through. if we didn't do that we wouldn't be able to. for many riyad he used to take part in rallies but then the desert took from him the most precious part of his life his ten year old son. the boy always went with him on extreme races but in what would be his last lost control of the car. the vehicle rolled upside down killing the young passenger. hasn't entered a single race since he found a place in the desert where the sand is a glorious pink sunsets and sunrises are exceptional and that's where he created
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this unique camp in memory of his child. this group of austrian adventurers has been struggling to get out of a sand trap. stuck fast in the sand close to riyadh's camp. after successfully bringing the tourists across the whole of eastern europe they thought it would be a good idea to take it to the sahara too. but the desert isn't known for its forgiving nature. only the bedouins are able to navigate this constantly changing landscape for generations they've grown up learning the many secrets of sahara survival most are passed from generation to generation but others can only be learned by trial and error.
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of course there's no mobile connection in the desert for hundreds of kilometers but after climbing this mountain and rounding this rock travelers find an unusual kind of telephone booth where they can call home perhaps for the latest news about the festival. house is full of guests there from algeria and about friends and rivals. this is a friend for money and there's them. this is life. and this is what has been wonderful and you know and this is coming is number one for next year for him really were some of the mohican. we've lived in the desert since childhood in the villages. most of the people
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there breed camels. has been working with him since he was a child and for who you know you could say bedouin life in the desert in camels i mean his blood. this is the only form of this number one for people of friends. this isn't one. this is the new government in this year and this is one last year and going for this yes this is a new and this is a good thing to come in and i mean this is really been one my comment is number one for. this through a bit out of it is i don't know who is. number one on of. the festival begins tomorrow there will be spring tracing the first day and then the day of the marathon the major competition that everyone wants to with.
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lead. a pleasure to have you with us here on our team today i roll researcher. lead. the morning mugs through the streets of do is open to the festival. poses for tourists to take photographs.
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didn't go to the square you might think that he's on concerned about all the festival excitement in. day begins as it always does with morning coffee instead of newspapers or t.v. news always at the same time and in the same café. it's a man's traditional ritual they'll discuss the future horses and camels today though brings a new topic for conversation the eagerly anticipated sprint races take place off the line.
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many forms often in close proximity to each other this one is among the most desolate and unforgiving. like when a combination of salt and sand allows any living creature. in this valley and they're easily mistaken for reality. that it was practically raised on. his way to this since childhood a full forty yes. climbing a tree to find a phone signal is perfectly normal to him but how much life revolves around these palm trees he climbs them to pick the fruit collect palm juice. a rare event as
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it's quite literally the last thing a palm tree will ever give. and . very quickly. becomes even. of the many palm trees in the. mail muhammad and his colleagues must climb to the top of every single. females with a special. crop of tasty dates be assured respect for the date. generation to generation. my father always said palm trees were everything.
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we mainly live off. dates of the region's most valuable and lucrative exports but that's not the only reason they're so important no other agriculture would be possible in the way since without the. if not for the shade provided by the tall trees other produce like oranges lemons tomatoes and lettuce would never be able to survive under the scorching sun. they. started to change in the ninety's. used to be better more beautiful and there was more water i mean problem is that there is much less water here now compared to earlier times. this complex irrigation system uses millions of liters of water every day fifteen different well supplied water plants connecting them is a challenge but his ancestors came up with a solution of the thirteenth century survival has been a continuing battle for many hundreds of years. it's been estimated that there are
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more than one hundred varieties of date in two news here alone many believe that these fruits of the palm contain everything you need for life and people could survive for some time on nothing but dates. the perfect food for an emetic lifestyle that lights nutritious and can withstand the harsh desert sun. can do is people have lunch at noon after prayers today they'll have only a quick snack there's no time to waste because the festival is about to begin. racing camels are fed a special diet including wild millet grass and even olive oil on the morning before the race the camels will be treated to a little water an apple and an orange orange is a thought to be particularly good for camels although strangely the animals don't seem to like them. speaking out on wanted fruit.
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despite being an important day the desert has yet another challenge in store by lunchtime a strong western wind up here. can be extremely powerful sometimes reaching speeds of one hundred kilometers per hour a sandstorm can appear from nowhere in a matter of minutes strong enough to knock you over the wind blows sand into your lungs and it's almost impossible to see anything at all. many years of experience has produced nothing more suited to desert life than a turban. national costume is still respected in this area where people may settle
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their camel and ventured deep into the desert for several days with nothing more than a tent water. perhaps they're being. by their ancestors or it's the lure of the desert and. maybe it's just a passion for the new magic to life. just like centuries ago they shelter from the wind behind their camels and just like their ancestors treat these graceful animals with respect. despite being known as camel day horses and dogs also play a part but camels will always be the main attraction it's an event that has been running into news here for almost fifty years there are visitors and participants from far and wide algeria libya oman saudi arabia the winner of the forty two kilometer marathon will receive a cash prize but money's not the real motive here winning races especially the
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marathon is a matter of honor and prestige was last year's winner. and therefore i don't know if i got rid. of my heart. on the. general board. i don't know. everyone's ready for festivities to begin but there's a delay the country's president is expected at the festival he's traveling from the capital to be here in his original hometown. at last the head of state arrives at the festival can get underway. this.
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week. with. the. hunting contests and camel fights. just some of the spectacles to be found at this festival. ah. fighting is only possible in winter during the summer mating season male camels become particularly aggressive they'll fight for the females and without human intervention to pull them apart it might not end until one of the bees to skip races. it was today's main event his one thousand eight hundred metre sprint has. urged the camels to gallop as fast as they can to keep up. it was an excellent speed these animals is forty five kilometers per hour.
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the first camel crosses the finish line in a few minutes the second and then the third is not among the witness something's gone wrong. but i. like the two of them because they have an awesome post as dominant out there on that afford to work and they come in and get my comment of the. most kemel also seems a little upset. when the comment was you know you know. what you can do everything . tomorrow sees the festival highlight the desert marathon the race in which was last year's winner.
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that is coming. down or. no but. this is the one. marathon day nothing else is happening at the festival everyone is focused on this key race. there were forty six runners last year now there are twenty eight but competition will still be intense many of the ride as a former champions who know the taste of victory. image has never won the marathon but his camel is ready for action.
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are examined by events the marathon is a serious test of both the camel stamina and its ability to deliver a finals. week. it's not uncommon for a camel to be so tired by the end of the long distance race that the rider has to dismount and lead the beast of burden by hand. eat. eat when tired these noble ships of the desert will often disobey their riders. and the race begins they conserve energy they still have three hours of desert ahead of them. didn't win this year but in the sahara people acquire a philosophical approach to life civic treason defeats. when the festival ends omar
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will take his camel into the desert for several days. deep in the sahara the modern world seems less significant and the problems of the city futile. life takes on a. very different being for those who live in the desert. i am. silence ok. child equal rights. to the. pain of the young girl's cammo for the future hunter.
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between two and three hundred million guns united states so you can act like they're not here and take kids away from them. the pass' that is the law or you know i mean this teaches them a lot of response ability and simply come to pay through the eyes of children if we can't do it for our children move for our future what is the country before. in two thousand and seven one of the first things released by wiki leaks was a secret video recording that actually looked like a video showing two american i actually collect talk to as opening fire of a dozen people in iraq and this is going to means to live in a society images of violence become normal this is what the sense of isolation and lack of empathy look like. when we turn an experienced into
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a spectacle only disassociate our own and body and actions from an activity we also have seen or saw from certain kinds of marilyn vos savant i absolutely am frightened of the potential of games desensitize people we know they can because the military uses games to racists ties. old war is not simply put it is chilling and chilling exacts a penalty of the killer. people's. orders designed by popular media. was that it was.
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breaking news here on our t.v. five top military and security leaders in ukraine pledge their allegiance to the authorities and people of the autonomous republic of crimea. would like to thank me the office is who. is the legitimate story sees this is a truly historic. resistance to rule from kiev is spreading across the southeast of ukraine with protests in a dozen cities against the far right nationalist taking up power after the coup. and in this week's other news diplomatic swordplay between venezuela and the united states as deadly clashes in caracas and beyond say washington accused of fueling the trouble. and a controversial christian group which.

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