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transit. your best way to the heart of moscow. russia's foreign minister response to threats of isolation un sanctions over the country's policies on your crane by accusing some in the west of escalating the crisis in the first place. support for ukraine's new forces is fading fast in the south and east with funnel zones of troops in crimea pledging allegiance to local authorities and citizen the industrial east calling the kiev government illegitimate. some of ukraine's richest oligarchs reve be a revolution is rewards and all given over to economic powerhouse regions with key of keen to stamp out the rebellious sentiment sweeping across the southeast. under good intentions bad consequences western humanitarian convoys to syria are
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reportedly being used by want to be european jihad is to join the fighting in the water on country. you're watching are seeing to national live from the russian so i'm. under welcome to the program and we'll start in crimea where the movement against ukraine self appointed government is growing interest three days more than five thousand ukrainian troops are reported to have switched sides over the local authorities pushing them into complete control of the peninsula. isn't crimea for us right now . police the navy border guards emergency services and other troops peace in the crimea now all say they won't follow what they call are illegal orders coming from
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the self-appointed government here it's not only those who were stationed here before the uprising the former commander in chief of ukraine's navy fleet now also says that he will follow strictly the orders of crimean authorities. i didn't experience of swear allegiance to the autonomy's republic of crimea in the hero city of sevastopol i swear to strictly comply with the orders of the supreme commander of crimea and commanders of military units approved by him as well as the requirements of military regulations i swear to honorably perform my duty to protect the lives and freedom of the residents of crimea and the city of sevastopol . support for here within the military in the western part of ukraine seems to be declining as well there are reports that several special forces troops refused to obey the orders to march on the crimea here on the peninsula military bases in arsenals are now under the complete control of local authorities taken over without
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a single shot fired servicemen who used to swear allegiance to the crimea have submitted their letters of resignation or left the peninsula altogether so now all the local facilities are under the complete control of self defense teams who are greeted by the local population and are patrolling all the facilities including the streets of the city in fact crimean authorities are now putting together an independent defense ministry and invented maybe fleet while here has been calling up reserve servicemen to bolster the forces of its military but so far we're getting reports that only around one point five percent of those people showed up. so russia's foreign minister has responded strongly to criticism of moscow's policies on ukraine he was speaking about the crisis at the u.n. human rights council in geneva and. joins us now live to tell us more hi there arenas so how did a surrogate over explain
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a russia's policies and what's how to say. wellmost there are some foreign minister has come down hard on the critics of russell's current action he reminded the western leaders about their role in the ukrainian people you can't you may say he said that by said by essentially supporting the opposition during the protest period in kiev they have a stance agree allowed for their radical extremist groups to permeate all but all legislative branches of the current self-proclaimed ukrainian government thereby creating they may have that rules the day in ukraine right now here's more from russia's foreign minister. if those who try to interpret the situation aggressively who threaten us with sanctions and boycott those same western partners of august that repeatedly and insistently encourage the political powers that were close to them to put forward an ultimatum and to refuse to have dialogue to ignore the concerns of the south and the east of ukraine and ultimately to polarize ukrainian
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society we're calling on everyone to approach the situation responsibly to put aside geo political calculations and make the interests of the ukrainian people the top priority. has also used this is an opportunity to remind the western officials about the agreement that was signed between the ukrainian president and the opposition leaders on february twenty first with some of the western foreign foreign ministers. signing however none of the points of the agreement have been fulfilled by the opposition and yet we haven't heard a single word of criticism from the west also. reminded that the potential military action which russia's upper house of parliament has voted for on saturday is actually directed towards saving the lives of russian nationals who could be in danger in ukraine and it is important to remember that that military action could
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only be undertaken if the president decides to do so however he hasn't said the last word yet and yet we have not seen the end of criticism towards russia starting with threats to cut off all ties and ending with potential sanctions against moscow . live with an update every night thank you very much indeed for that. the russian president has defended the measures being taken in crimea in an overnight talk with germany's angela merkel insisted the steps were justified because of the threat ultranationalist posed to the russian population there a fact finding mission was agreed upon but criticism is still growing so the us president said moscow was breaching international law and faces being isolated canada dubbed its putin's military intervention with condemnation coming from the prime minister the country then joined the list of countries that have suspended preparations for the g eight summit in sultry russia's potential use of force was
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also deployed by the e.u.'s foreign policy chief as well and britain's prime minister followed the trend saying there is no excuse for outside military intervention orders despite moscow still not having even decided to actually send troops but there was one critic who told the mole get a chicken has the details 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 with threats and there was criticism because it isn't. it's really a nineteenth century behavior in the twenty first century and there is no way to start with you just don't enjoy no other country on phony pretext in order to assure your interests while the interviewer never asked him what about iraq what about constant threats to use force coming from washington during the sunday interview secretary kerry was also asked about israel about privacy and if
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that yahoo's 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 and the u.s. supporting it so you get a sense that the u.s. is appealing to the u.n. charter when it's in its interests. and you are danny welch son washington shouldn't be offering lectures while it's in gauged in armed conflicts worldwide. but there is no question either under the ninety ninety four agreement under any sense of moral duty any sense of national pride or simply as a matter of being the power in the region that has the power to prevent chaos there is no question that russia is within her rights to protect these people in this way absolutely no question the only people who can shriek about international law
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ironically are the people who have been violating it without cease for at least the last fifteen years flagrantly and on view for all the world it is surreal absolutely surreal for the secretary of state of the united states to say that a country doesn't have the right to be other countries without pretext when. right at the moment his own government is involved in up to a dozen countries the whole world thinks that it sounds crazy except for the western press. washington threats of sanctions might be top to keep given the science and clout of russia's economy and marina cost has been looking over the numbers and has a right now here with me in the studio hi there marina. yes well i have been looking at the numbers and the real question here is can these countries calling or supporting the sanctions against russia can there really afford them so let's take
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a look at where russia stands globally and terms of its economy according to the world bank russia is the words a fifth largest economy in terms of purchasing power we can see here i know a trade turn over seven hundred thirty five then the in the u.s. dollars that is a lot of money that we're talking about here someone stands to lose it so the second look at russia's relationship with the european union and talk about its imports and exports so forcible focus on what russia is in fact getting from europe so it's imports we see that russia is a. europe's third largest trading partner now russia gets forty five percent of the automotive sector so we're getting imports when it comes to spare parts machine equipment eighteen percent is when we're talking about chemicals medicine pharmaceuticals so basically if we do see the sanctions be importance of place then the e.q. would need to find all the countries all the partners to sell all these things to
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now let's take a look at where russia stands in terms of its exports to the e.u. and it's important to mention now that when it comes to russia it's actually higher in the world bank rankings than is g eight partners and by that we're talking about of course of germany france the u.k. so here we are looking at palladium so forty percent of russia's production of palladium goes up there and the e.u. is one of the biggest clients in the stands to lose a lot now diamonds are a girl's best friend here of course russia is second in global production and the e.u. is among its biggest importers so again lots of money and a big hole to fill in terms of the revenue here now what i would see in happening at the moment the g. eight partners of russia boy caught their upcoming summits in june and saucy but can they really afford to lose such a valuable partner especially at a time when china is i and opportunities emerging and russia and we're expecting to see bilateral trade turnover reach one hundred billion u.s.
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dollars in two thousand and fourteen so these countries are ready russia and china look and sarah relationship now the e.u. could lose a partner and russia and russia could go to seek opportunities in china so how good would that be for the countries and this could have a ripple effect because let's not forget that we're also talking about russia's energy sector now russia gets one third of its exports when it comes to oil and gas go see europe if we see a shutdown then this could cripple european countries which would have an effect around the world words. about stock markets in the emerging countries really be in the store by all this information investors fleeing to safe haven assets so stock markets worldwide taking a hit now so when we're looking at all the situation the question is can europe really afford to do this we see that germany is literally dragging along with it we're seeing that it's really propose in western rhetoric now the u.s.
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that ceiling perfect example here we see that it's rising the ceiling itself constantly be in the race so we have the u.s. and germany saying that they will help ukraine financially but can they afford to do that when we know that europe is in tatters the u.s. that ceiling keeps rising and also if they can at what cost and who will end up paying the scots all right maria thank you very much indeed for bringing all that into perspective marina concert here with me in the studio thank you now as protests against the new authorities in ukraine spread across the southeast of the country kia is asking for help from some of the people who the crowds on my john were rallying against two of the country's only guards have been appointed governor in restive but it can only qually powerful regions it's part of kiev's campaign to replace officials it doesn't trust peace all of it takes a closer look at the men being given power. the oligarchs who helped to finance the
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coup against vic the un a covert his government coming into power two of those have been appointed as governors in the all important industrial heartland of eastern ukraine in did a patrol of sc we've seen them on ski takeovers the governor there now he's the third richest man in the country worth around two point four billion dollars as the head of ukraine's major commercial bank and in two thousand and three he made the news himself as he was investigated about threats made against the life of a lawyer that lawyer eventually was shot and seriously wounded after the investigation into mystical a mosque you was dropped elsewhere in don't yet screw seeing surrogate to take over as the governor there he's one of the top ten richest in the country worth around two billion you made that money out of the i n n steal business but he said a familiar face around the interim government and not what they're looking for
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really they want people loyal to their cause and they're wanting people that help to finance the coup to all to get rewards for helping do just that elsewhere we have a new interior minister here in kiev going to. of now he takes over is the interior minister not worth as much as the two governors financially only around four hundred million dollars there what is interesting about him is that in twenty twelve he appeared on a one of interpol's most wanted list in connection with a land deal those charges were eventually dropped however the giving of these roles to some of the richest in the country and some of ukraine's most powerful oligarchs isn't going to sit well with the people who were taken out on to the streets of independence square when they wanted to overthrow the government they wanted to make sure that they could get rid of these of the oligarchs it is. seems that these oligarchs are now finding himself i feel quite important positions of power but the
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interim government well they will say they need people loyal to them as we've seen more and more opposition rise up against their rule in the east of the country as my colleague alexey out of the now reports just when the self-proclaimed leaders in chief thought they had control of the country. thousands took to the streets of some of the largest cities including high ticket on saturday and the willing to be governed by the new with origins in the capital. i want my kids to live in peace with our unbelieving ukrainian and russian. yet still much money only night i've been a watching how they're attacking and has knowledge of cocktail and fireworks some have had their hands full are not about to announce that that could have been the frown of their loneliness and how it's done when done on such a country we want our country to be peaceful we used to work and pay taxes to the state. what started as
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a peaceful rally turned violent when pro russian activists clashed with those linked to the authorities in kiev with tear gas reportedly used as well as rocks and sticks more than one hundred were injured as protesters managed to gain control of the ministration building and even replacing a ukrainian flag with a russian one before saturday the administration of the heart of region building was protected by the so-called self defense of my down now it is secured by the police forces and there's still great deal of uncertainty as to who actually holds the power here other cities in the east and southeast i just said and yet you put it off guns also showed their distrust of the government with a clear call stall the referendum on the region's fate which probably means a separation from to you through. your the banning of the unfair pension reform the election of the governor judicial reform and the election of judges so forgotten with justice really means in case so claims are ignored there must be local river
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and thems according to the internationally recognized right to self-determination. when it comes to archaeology well in the east and south in the crimea. millions of a half russian. millions of russians speaking were trying to reside and of course. they're very proud of their russian heritage and the people here who are now calling the shots they've made it very clear from day one that they have an extremely hostile attitude to russia and they brought it up they backed it up well first of all they were. russian the lot allowing russians to be an official language in ukraine day haven't done anything to stop the destruction of russian monuments having made their voice heard protesters against gives new political establishment left the squares of the cities but said unless they're listening to next sunday they might start taking decisions into their own hands let's see russia
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ski artsy reporting from haifa the ukraine. and these are the latest pictures we've got of protesters in the city of donetsk urging the new appointed only guard governor to be removed thousands gathered outside the administration office calling for a reinstatement of regional ties with russia they also called on billionaire sygate to come outside and means the people. and more news ahead for you including a look at how aid convoys in the syria are reportedly being misused by. this is a media leader so we believe that maybe. this is bush's to. your party this is it. seems that no one is that it's a game with began that you deserve answers from. politics. are
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today.
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well again this is international welcome back aid convoys are reportedly being used as strokin horses for one of a year a painter honda is heading for syria euro believes thousands of young muslims are traveling to the war zone and they're using humanitarian missions to help them get there fast found out. and violences destined for aids distribution and head of the roughly a three thousand mile journey to take him across europe and into the heart of a country cracking under the strain of the devastating ongoing conflicts we drive them yeah but to call for a steady job with some of it to the police force a lot more. to stop all of the bad talk yeah but also you have these vehicles packed with life saving medical supplies but it's not just aid
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that's regularly making its way to syria with the number of british fighters in syria now estimated to be nearing four hundred and with the recent revelations that a suicide bombing in a letter pace is due to hit being carried out by a british man keeping part of an aid convoy. and the convoys are coming under increasing squeeze in a rather than leaving it there is some concern that the ballot. which is causing the big bang theory it's important to point out if they go to military base makes it very clear today but it's a big tract and this is a political project. yes you're right it's bad government to have this but so are we supporting the school our country at the core of the war as we are against it or any. terrorist. dividends we are completely i guess that's what we can hope for that everyone. in our party is if. it's purely.
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to help people that we cannot offer that's and p. thought bending him carried my creed says he's been warning for the year is that many young members of his constituency have been going abroad to fight for the first eighteen months hardly anybody took you know just until about three months ago. he said there's a concern about the amount of people that are going across. those that survive will come back if they weren't paying close enough attention before they certainly are now and in recent months there's been an increase in the number of syria related counter-terrorism arrests that many feel that some might be chillis so too late certainly closing the door after the whole bolted there's no doubt about the scale of need in syria that was the aid is welcome that british fight is a serving to further complicate the situation on the ground at least that's an
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incredible fighting. yeah there's a concern today that they're going to be scratching my feet a convoy as a way to treat. i do myself that. if i knew about any of them joined in michael boyd i would completely discourage that from michael because. basically affect the quality of you know the cost that we have many of those who make the long journey to syria risk their lives on the front line to help days desperately in need serious questions remain eva how to better ensure that days leaving to help a friend staying to fight search out things like. find more news from a line and. avoiding military service but all means ultra-orthodox jews are the zero turn out in their thousands to denounce the government plans and their
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exemption from military duty. and also that a sigh of relief for america's green movement los angeles bines environmentally questionable oil and gas drilling techniques will tell you more line. millions of pounds are never making it into britain's tax coffers as legal loopholes lead global corporations reduce what they pay even stricter rules and attempts to raise public awareness have failed to make fun is like google amazon and starbucks pay up so the next tactic is shame as laura smith explains. this is a fair trade market means that the cocoa in this chocolate is produced in fact conditions in a way that supports smaller farmers the plantation workers coming to a high street near you there's a new mark on the block the fair tax mark displaying itself to the public this
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business is paying its fair share of tax in the right place at the right time it's transparent and provides accounting data to prove it a couple of years ago you'd have been hard pushed to find a show called the high street that could have displayed the mark top shop vodafone and particularly starbucks were all revealed to be playing the system but along with the economic crisis came the naming and shaming of those high street brands and call for city council felicity is now becoming the name of the game for so much estranged business practices found acceptable over the last decades have come into the public spotlight being shown on them and the public is saying we don't really want it and i think that they have to adapt to changing circumstances that drugs report about someone and they've got to do something about starbucks seeing that so why spread boycotts of its business in the u.k. could lead to
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a twenty four percent drop in sales soon volunteered to pay some tax deferred tax mark hopes to ensure those kinds of actions are just a one off and that businesses that play by the rules when it can hurt the economic situation in the u.k. are you the last year the amount of tax avoided or paid was thirty five billion pounds. and nothing to national in new zealand bring you this hour and the time on a cotton pocket compass whole islamabad has left at least eleven people dead and over twenty injured two suicide bombers detonated their explosives at the complex after gunmen stormed the. building and open fire no one has claimed responsibility but on time. one of the largest anti-government rallies in venezuela pulled weeks ended in clashes with police in caracas demonstrations event of the anger at officials for the country's failing economy and demanded the release of arrested protesters so saw at least eleven people have been killed in their own galling
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unrest. coming up next we explore the connection between video games and oil well don and stay with us for that. it was a. very hard to take. that back with that hurt but there's no.
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history. and we grapple with it making about it. through. violent video games. by playing video games. the relationship between the c.e.o. games and violence might be the relationship between video games. if you want to be a soldier. this. is the bridge the divide between the public in the middle so. the kind of fantasy that . the enemy is everywhere and can be anyone then you have to protect everything
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and assume that everyone in. the sixty billion dollar your gaming industry is also from critics who say that the graphic violence in video games contributes to real world violence the discussion we hear all the media about video games some people claiming there was sponsible for violence we have raised the generation of children to kill those mostly the makers of insisting they have no facts games are not posing dangers for children or adults. going on now for almost fifty years. things has gotten understanding what's really happening when a culture is flooded with images of graphic violence we really have a different set of questions just whether they make people. in other ways as well.
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black ops set up first day sales record five point six million copies of the activision game sold in the united states in the u.k. during the first twenty four hours a record didn't just shatter previous video game sales but also surpassed roving sales in two thousand and twelve the industry made in the united states alone over thirteen billion dollars on many different platforms consols handheld tablets the p.c. computer movies take in ten point six billion at the box office and video game sales total twenty three billion dollars more than movies and music combined the video game industry is diverse in the genres it offers in the games you can play and the types of experiences you're going to have and they're such beautiful clever magnificent worlds that you can temporarily occupied. the. star.
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tours to. rehire. the slots she says. but even though games have come a long way and thirty forty years and john rose are expanding and seams and the visual capabilities of games are going places we can imagine twenty years ago they're still overwhelmingly dominated by the fields of war and violence. is no mystery but violence is such a big part of television movies of video games on the one hand it's relatively simple and cheap to script and produce. it doesn't require a great deal of creativity or imagination to figure out you know how to blow someone up or shoot something. on the other hand the violence travels really well across borders you know there's no language barriers no possibilities of cultural
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misunderstandings when the economics of culture industries like video games depend upon global audiences anything that works equally well in the u.s. europe or asia is invaluable. since. ninety percent of the video games that internet mass coffers consciousness have something to do with you know shooting one faction or another saving the planet the universe your girlfriend by virtue of some kind of final. call of duty is really the one that created this trend it sold probably more than any other video game other than grand theft auto two of the bestselling video games one is about war one is about high crime so you see publishers desiring to double down on those things. the traditional commercial blockbuster game industry
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has had the challenge of rising budgets alongside advancing technology for some time the fans are very demanding they want to see the technology maximized to its fullest potential that costs a lot of money. games are now made by multiple studios two hundred people at one hundred people at another these budgets get into the hundred millions this is someone you care about this is a squad member who does everything from sniffing out explosives to protecting the team with this next call of duty being in a new world on a whole new story. of sequels to stories and fours and video game franchises because they slowly iterate on things that have worked before they were lucky enough to get something in
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a first title that found an audience and was profitable they're going to do another one no i had some changes to it but they'll be very careful about the changes. doing something that is artistically daring or breaking from the conventions that you seen before of the way that men and women are presented or the way the war is presented is hard to do for the same reasons that it's hard to make a genuinely artistically daring movie you've got to stick with. that have proven to make tons of money there's these big financial pressures to deliver the same ideas about war and conflict in the same idea as what men and women are trying to make something and. you want to be given a goal that is easy to execute easy to understand and then most going to video
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games because they're driven by mechanics how you play it it's more about learning how to use those mechanics and those tools that they give you and it's easier to do that with a simple goal. so the concentration of violence makes first person shooter video game stand out in terms of what's different from other media. even movies we think of as violent the violence actually occupies only a very small part of the time it's not in video games it is ever present. the other thing that's really distinctive is the interactive aspect of games. one of the key touchdowns for game scholars is this notion of interactivity or procedure ality we do things in games that we cannot do with other art forms we make choices. are you. sure your h.r.
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said. the mind is involved in an active way because you're making decisions about whether to shoot who to shoot so it's not a passive activity. and then your body has to do something it has to operate the controller and so you're even more engaged. now all the very best thought tries to move you to this emotional play in video games that level of involvement is almost intrinsic to the technology so it's even more powerful and so you have this industry that's really big with lots of people engaged in this interactive way playing for hours and hours in an environment that's just steeped in violence we have to ask what effect this is having both on the uses and society more generally . police a reason to believe the newtown killer loved violent video games could that be part of our problem there's a large body of research out there on video game violence that's pretty much in
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line with what the research about media violence in general says that there is very little evidence that persons committing real life islands do so soley because of heavy media viewing and very little evidence that video game players engage in more violence than those that don't play. that should be surprising any behavior is the end result of a number of interacting factus the most you can say is that playing violent video games is just one in a list of potential risk factors for committing violence. one of the newest studies explicitly link violent behavior in the real world to excessive violent video game play what we're not saying is that if there are no other risk factors playing violent video games is going to create a juvenile delinquent or a mass shooter or anything like that in fact that's not the case but what this research does show is that one of those risk factors that can contribute at least
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to some extent does look to be high exposure to media violence and in this particular study video game violence. we know that any mediated response to violence is incredibly complex the risk factors for someone acting violently are going to be multiple but even the suggestion that media violence might influence us at all is often responded to sometimes by the industry and so often by players that it's cathartic they're just blowing off steam and they play games to get out those bad feelings that aggression and on that fear and anxiety. basically that catharsis idea is if we can somehow express our emotions in a safe environment that that will somehow reduce. our tendency to act on those emotions in the real environment and although the idea is really interesting easy to
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understand it also is wrong it is one of the most well debugged ideas in all of psychology when you play a first person shooter you start off seeing the gun and the explosions but eventually it just becomes the physics you become attentive to and fast and by the game mechanics so what a lot of people don't understand when they see someone playing a violent game is that on some level after like you know the fourth hour they sort of stop seeing some of the stuff that looks egregious they're really thinking about the game mechanics on a deep. so in one sense this is good news because it means that what you're actually playing is the game system you're not really playing a war game on the other hand it's terrifying news because exactly what desensitization people worry about that we start looking at something that ought to be terrifying and ugly and just see it as vectors of for.
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the interview. they look like down to. where the locals can enjoy the song the ocean. but what was buried here years ago. means these people are suffering the consequences.
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how much more poison lies on the ground. behind this there is what we call the callet bank on which there is a because it alters the left by security test which closed just a radionuclides despite what you speak but there remains the don't hold it i just a little less than two of the laws of the sony i'm stuck in. the coal relief it's out of the ten meters down. actually attached a member ending legacy. right . first. and i think you're. on our reporters.
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i absolutely am frightened of the potential of games desensitize people we know they can because the military uses games and simulations to desensitize people i am often concerned at the way that we cheer for increasingly gory had charts rather than say i don't like this it's not pleasant for me to see i don't want to pretend i'm committing a christian act. what most researchers mean by desensitisation is being normal negative emotional reaction that people have when they are faced with violent images that that
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normal negative reaction tends to decrease with exposure it's that negative emotional reaction that helps prevent people from acting really violently even relatively brief exposure can desensitize us and there are some studies that show that this kind of desensitisation does lead to increased aggressive behavior. when one of the result of that decentralization can actually be a loss of empathy and that is a really interesting result when it comes to violent video games the idea that the more you play it the less effect that you can be to a victim or to your enemy i think that's really disconcerting because that ties
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directly into the narrative of war and violence based games that you know do you think the invasion and lack of empathy is almost required in order to play for hours and hours and hours so the connection between the sensitivity and and lack of empathy i think that's the place we need to go where we're looking at the effect of violent video games on us on the likelihood of whether or not will become aggressive or not isn't it interesting is the idea of will be moving towards others . when we turn an experience into a spectacle when we disassociate our own embodied actions from an activity we also absent ourselves from certain kinds of moral investment. what is tricky is. how do we get beyond kind of broad generalizations about. how technology impacts. to thinking about how we make moral choices and how we teach making moral choices. the culture there's a distance
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a distancing from the social from questions of compassion social justice being responsive to the needs of others and it creates what i call a formative culture of cruelty and so in many ways radio games represent one element of that culture of cruelty they make it appear as one of the few spaces left where pleasure can be felt where gratification can be grass where desire is can be filled in where identities can become mobile where social relationships and problems can be addressed through the mediation of violence. we have a long history of being absolutely fascinated by violence and what it means because there's something terrifying about it and we grapple with it by making art about it . when you see at the end of the iliad. he's killed by the
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gods basically and it's an absolute bloodbath the delight that the authors had in describing stuff like the sound of the sword going into the metal helmet and piercing the brains out of the brains were jealous. but am i equating the iliad with call of duty not really because there's a big difference between a poem written to make spiritual sense of the universe and a piece of glossy entertainment produced by corporation that doesn't particularly care about the more masses it's giving off. when we think of depictions of violence in video games one way of approaching it is that as the great media scholar george goodman once that who can do one of whom and get away with it that is media violence is never just an act it's a story about the role of violence in life who are victims and who perpetrators and the major theme in that story is our violence should be the first response so any
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kind of conflicts you know not negotiation not discussion not arriving at consensus but a solution that comes from the barrel of a go. there's a structure of violence that mediates the culture that appears in a whole range of sites we can look at we can look at popular popular sports and streams or as we can look at cage fighting and the message increasingly becomes clear that violence is not just a commodity is an identity it's a way of life is something we inhabit in order to exhibit what has become one of the few choices we have left to be alive to feel something. when violence becomes the only motif essentially see kids acting out in mimicking that behavior not all kids but it certainly becomes one of the more valued responses and you have
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to ask yourself what kind of culture produces the conditions in which are violence no longer simply amount of attainment but actually become the most form of pleasure . do you have to be alone at the fact that on television we have a run of the shows that are both serial killers from the following through a series that's now based on. dexter the serial killer. us not only does it human violence but it seems to suggest that it's the spectacle of violence it's the only source of pleasure that we have left. is interesting but one of the major ways the boys and men relate to each other in our culture is through violence. so when boys are men of playing shooter games with someone in the same room or when they're in one of these you know multiplayer online games their
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form of connection is through the violence of the guy rather connecting in some other way. that you know you do or where it's really slams that. way there's one other. thing you have are a sort of rear cover there is it. looks like bondo works and people. all know all that it was a little. slam really grown. so places where boys and men are social with each other really narrow and one dimensional and increasingly be following through violence and. good to hear that. but the. brits are. the ones. that got to go sky high just. one of the ways in which video games will sell themselves is to talk about the accuracy of the
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weapons included and oftentimes they will reference the experts that they brought onto the game development most often those are representatives from gun manufacturers and we are here at the two thousand and twelve international photo shoot for medal of honor warfighter i'm here with drake clark from magpul a great partner they brought c.t.r. if we got to be very sure about the marriage will bring today for us you know we've got a variety of different stocks and grips we've got to keep bags for certain members sites on there or new sleeves system and that's three in the two decimal points on a dollar a say an eight so that's awesome but this is an incredibly attractive relationship for the gun manufacturers because they get a former free advertising and such character their product and their product being placed in an exciting and fun environment for better advertising. the technology now exists to have a weapon rendered in absolute lifelike detail in the game and for gamers to
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interact with that object and become excited about the degree to which it's rendered gun manufacturers they are hoping that the young man who picks up the game will develop an affinity for a certain brand or style of weapon and be drawn to it. product placement is one of the most insidious forms of intrusion in an entertainment experience. sometimes there's product placement for verisimilitude sometimes there's product placement for advertising purposes. or even if a gun manufacturer has not created an economic relationship with the publisher to a specific model of a gun appear in the game the manufacturer still wins i mean it's still advertising that count it's still product placement just not in a formal sense the product of the place in the game it seemed to be used most often
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used a very glamorous way. to try switching to the right. switch to so i don't. see it as the last. member switching gears is always reloading one thing that you've seen now because of the game thing you haven't seen historically is the familiarity that even in the young younger children pre-teens teenagers have with advanced weapons so they know the difference between a nine millimeter a forty five and a fifty caliber bullet and the damage that each one can give. the gun industry wants to my guns are normal so they're just an accepted part of the world in which people actually live. and then what individual gun manufacturers want to do is to have the bear bryant
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and model be recognizable within this setting my first rifle a moment you never forget those and even mom will love the way they can take one to their own taste the ultimate aim of course of a small gift is to boost gun sales in real life and it seems to be working pretty well kentucky officials are now considering charges in the case of the five year old who shot and killed his two year old sister with his own gun a my first rifle twenty two caliber police say the child pulled the gun from the backpack then shot himself in the chest this is every parent's worst nightmare that gun wasn't just left out but again it was left in a child's spider-men backpack the fourteen year old was shot in the head last night by accident by another girl there exists in this country sadly a callous corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people. through vicious
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violent video games i felt that the n.r.a. shift to look at gun violence through the spectrum of video games was very smart because for most people that is in fact their relationship with guns and if you shift the conversation back to entertainment then that becomes your context for talking about them. i can see. now once you know that the relationship between the video game industry and the gun industry is so intimate. and the attempts by n.r.a. executive vice president wayne la pierre you know in the aftermath of the newtown shootings to blame a video games for real world violence becomes even more bizarre and strange than everyone first thought. it's a joke because the very people he's blaming the video game manufacturers other people who gun manufacturers apartment with to make sure their weapons are highly visible in video games if we accept that video games are to blame for violence as
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la pierre asserts and the gun industry of which he's the brother tentative is equal responsibility in fact. it bears more responsibility because it's very partisan actually do the real killing not the virtual killing it's one of the most bizarre confusing statements i've ever heard. the real car on the road side with a car skidded at breakneck speeds and fell into a ditch and i was thrown out of the car she was like a broken down it wasn't a single shoulder piece left us and i thought if i lived and had a chance to start my life from scratch with it i would start making dollars to help children into its component right after he was born the baby was all in casts. his legs are getting bigger and the ortho says get too small so we have to order new ones said lorna has raised money for us and she helps us to get a leg braces for five years after my potentially fatal injuries in
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a car crash i gave birth to my little niece saying i think she's my reward for helping all those children who are selling the dolls to buy life for the children. too. from.
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transit rage of a new give the report your best way to the heart of moscow. breaking news on r.t. international crimea is no longer under kiev's command an entire ukrainian air force division says it will follow the orders of local authorities bring the total number of troops have switched sides to almost six thousand plants. it is well known created the crisis in ukraine and how they did it. russia's foreign minister response to threats of isolation and sanctions over the country's policies on ukraine but accusing someone the west of escalating the crisis in the first place. while kiev's authority is only guards in charge of several key economic regions in a bid to stand out the rebellious sentiment sweeping the southeast. and also in the program good intentions bad consequences western humanitarian
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convoys to syria are reportedly being used by one of the european your hardest to join the fighting in the war torn country. this is an international coming to you live from moscow hello and welcome to the program and will start with the breaking news an r.t. international an entire ukraine air force division has pledged allegiance to the crimean people eight hundred personnel and almost planes are now under the command of local authorities that brings the total number of troops reportedly switched sides in the peninsula to almost six thousand and just two days and. joins us now live from crimea or so bring us up to date on the developments in crimea.
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well this is an air force base in the crimea. forty five. fighter jets and about eight hundred personnel members and all of them have now swore their allegiance to the crimean authorities becoming an addition to other crimean police . border guards navy emergency services who are have all said that they will not fulfill what they call are illegal orders coming from the self appointed government appointed i thought he's in kiev it's not only about those who were in service before the uprising happens there in kiev. the former chief commander in chief of ukraine's navy fleet who was appointed by the new authorities in kiev after the uprising you know says that the only all orders will take will come from also the local authorities here in the crimea. square allegiance to the people of the autonomous republic of crimea and he will
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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 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. meanwhile it seems support within the military in your thirty's in kiev is declining even in western parts of the country there are reports that several special force brigades have refused to fulfill your orders to march on the crimea here on the peninsula most of the local military bases in arsenals are now under the complete control of local authorities those servicemen who refused to pledge their allegiance to the autonomous republic of crimea of either a left or a resigned all together now currently all of the strategic facilities like airports government buildings even the streets of cities are patrolled by self-defense squads. basically local authorities are currently building their own independent
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defense ministry and navy while kiev has been drafting reserve servicemen to. their military forces but so far only around one point five percent of these reserves showed up. alive. thank you very much indeed. now russia's foreign minister has responded strongly to criticism of moscow's policies on ukraine he was speaking about the crisis at the un human rights council in geneva and she's going to. the russian foreign minister has come down hard on critics of russia's actions particularly reminding the western leaders about the fact that they had supported the opposition in ukraine during the days of protest at the end of last year and beginning of this year and thereby a sense of the contributing to the crisis of ukraine because there is support for the opposition essentially gives way to the radical extremists who have permeated
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all branches of the current proclaimed government in ukraine thereby contributing to mayhem that is happening in the country at the moment here's more from russian foreign minister. support their words should those who try to interpret the situation aggressively who threaten us with sanctions and boycott those same western partners of ob's that repeatedly and insistently encourage the political powers that were close to them to put forward an ultimatum and to refuse to have dialogue to ignore the concerns of the south and the east of ukraine and ultimately to polarize ukrainian society we're calling on everyone to approach the situation responsibly to put aside geo political calculations and make the interests of the ukrainian people the top priority it's necessary to ensure the conditions of the twenty first of february treaty a met including the constitutional reform in which all the regions will take part
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and have their opinions heard and which will then be put to a nationwide referendum thirty eleven is also used this is an opportunity to remind the western officials about the agreement that was signed between the ukrainian president and the opposition leaders on february twenty first with some of the western foreign foreign ministers being grantors of that signing however none of the points of the agreement had been fulfilled by the opposition and yet we haven't heard a single word of criticism from the west also sergei lavrov has reminded that the potential military action which russia's upper house of parliament has voted for on saturday. it's actually directed towards saving the lives of russian nationals who could be in danger in ukraine and it is important to remember that that military action could only be undertaken if the president decides to do so however he hasn't said the last word yet and yet we have not seen the end of criticism towards russia
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starting with threats to cut off all ties and ending with potential sanctions against moscow. now the u.s. president said moscow was breaching international law and faces being isolated kind of putin's military intervention with condemnation coming from the prime minister become true and join the list of countries who have suspended preparations for the g eight summit in sochi russia potential use of force was also deplored by the e.u.'s foreign policy chief as well and of britain's prime minister followed the trend saying there is no excuse for outside military intervention all this despite moscow still not having even decided to actually sound troops there but there was one critic who told them all get an education. secretary kerry 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 with threats and there was
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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 know the country on phony pretexts 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 during the sunday interview secretary kerry was also asked about israel about private incident that yahoo's upcoming visit to 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 u.n. charter not a word about israel breaking international law in the us supporting it so you get a sense that the u.s. is appealing to the u.n. charter when it's in its interests and. danny welch says washington shouldn't be offering lectures while it's in gauged in armed conflicts worldwide. there is no
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question either under the nine hundred ninety four agreement under any sense of moral duty any sense of national pride or simply as a matter of being the power in the region that has the power to prevent chaos there is no question that russia is within her right to protect these people in this way absolutely no question the only people who can shriek about international law ironically are the people who have been violating it without cease for at least the last fifteen years flagrantly and on view for all the world it is surreal absolutely surreal for the secretary of state of the united states to say that a country doesn't have the right to get other countries without pretexts when the right at the moment his own government is involved in up to a dozen countries the whole world thinks that it sounds crazy except for three
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western press. washington threats of sanctions might be tough to keep given the science and clout of russia's economy or in our culture or has been looking a little. all these countries calling or supporting sanctions against russia what do they really stands to lose this is the real question now let's take a look at russia in terms of its global standing in terms of its economy so according to the world bank russia is actually the world's fifth largest economy in terms of its purchasing power we have i knew trade turnover seven hundred thirty five billion u s dollars break it down a little bit further and take a look at russia's relationship with the e.u. so what does russia actually import from the european union what we have forty five percent which accounts for the automotive sector that includes machinery spare parts eighteen percent of that is for farmers who do cause of medicine chemicals so that would leave quite a big a hole in the e.u.
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they would have to look for other countries that would be able to deliver these goods this goods but what about the exports of all this is something different that when it's a look at so what does russia export to the european union we have a little bit more factors here which makes the picture quite more clearer so amongst other things russia also exports a forty percent of palladium the playdom is used in many different sectors as you can see here and in fact the e.u. is one of its biggest clients there one other thing to mention is of course diamonds are girl's best friend while there we have that it's the second global production that is and let's not forget that all this comes at a time when g eight partners off russia have actually said that there will be boycotting largely suspending preparations for their upcoming summit in june later on can they really afford to do that can they trap or dies their relationship with russia in the long term intended for it to actually have russia look elsewhere
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because for example we know that china is emerging opportunities in russia and russia has been looking towards the east for many years now so this could be the opportunity that they were looking for let's not also forget that ensued. thousand and fourteen their bilateral trade turnover is expected to reach one hundred billion you as dollars now can the e.u. really reverse lose in such a valuable partner because also we do need to stress that one third of the e.u. supplies of oil and gas again that come from russia this could cripple a shot down there could cripple europe and also all the other countries in terms of investors and money and stock markets could cripple economies world wide but also we have to consider that all this comes at a time while we have european economies in absolute hatters ukraine is struggling financially itself now we see that germany is really spearheading western dragon the e.u. with it can they really afford to help ukraine right now and also we have the u.s.
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well we have a debt rising constantly they keep raising the debt ceiling there now this comes at a time where no one can really afford to a help ukraine and b. they can't risk the repercussions that this could have on their own economies as protests against the new authorities in ukraine spread across the south east of the country kiev is asking for help from some of the people who'd be crowds on my down were rallying against two of the country's oligarchs have been appointed governor in restive but economically powerful regions it's part of caves campaign to replace officials it doesn't trust and she's peta all of it takes a closer look at bin men being given power. the only guards who helped to finance the coup against victory on a covert his government coming into power two of those have been appointed as governors in the all important industrial heartland of eastern ukraine in did
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a patrol of sc we've seen column on ski takeovers the governor there now he's the third richest man in the country worth around two point four billion dollars as the head of ukraine's major commercial bank and in two thousand and three he made the news himself as he was investigated about threats made against the life of a lawyer that lawyer eventually was shot and seriously wounded after the investigation into mystical of all skew was dropped elsewhere in don't yet screw seeing surrogate total take over as the governor there east one of the top ten richest in the country worth around two billion you made that money out of the i n n steal business but he said a familiar face around the interim government and not what they're looking for really they want people loyal to their cause and they're wanting people that help to finance the coup to all to get rewards for helping do just that elsewhere we
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have a new interior minister here in kiev not role going to of course of now he takes over as the interior minister not worth as much as the two governors financially only around four hundred million dollars there what is interesting about him is that in twenty twelve he appeared on a one of interpol's most wanted list in connection with a land deal those charges were eventually dropped however the giving of these roles to some of the richest in the country in some of ukraine's most powerful oligarchs isn't going to sit well with the people who were taken out on to the streets of independence square when they wanted to overthrow the government they wanted to make sure that they could get rid of the of the oligarchs it is. seems that these oligarchs now finding themselves funky and quite important positions of power but the interim government well they will say they need people loyal to them as we've seen more and more opposition rise up against their rule in the east of the country
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as my colleague alexy you know reports just when the self-proclaimed leaders in kiev thought they had control of the country. thousands took to the streets of some of the largest cities including heidecker on saturday and the willing to be governed by the new with origins in the capital. i want my kids to live in peace with our lovely ukrainian and russian in. the villages money only night i've been watching how they're attacking and that is the molotov cocktail in the file like sam have had their hands who are not at the back you know that could have been they fail to throw their low in the eyes of our sons when done on such a country we want our country to be peaceful we used to work and pay taxes to the state. what started as a peaceful rally turned violent when pro russian activists clashed with those linked to the authorities in kiev with tear gas reportedly used as well as rocks
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and sticks more than one hundred were injured as protesters managed to gain control of that administration building and even replace a ukrainian flag with a russian one before saturday the administration of the heart of region building was protected by the so-called self defense of my down now it is secured by the police forces and there are still great deal of uncertainty as to who actually holds the power here other cities in the east and southeast i just said they need to get a bit of school guns also showed their distrust that the new government with clear call stall the referendum on the region's fate which probably means a separation from to you through. your the bundling the unfair pension reform the election of the government judicial reform and the election of judges who are forgotten with justice really means in case so claims are ignored there must be local river and thems according to the internationally recognized right to self-determination. when it comes to ideology well in the east and the south in the
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crimea. millions of vehicles. where millions of russians in ukraine are resides and. they're very proud of their russian heritage and the people here who are now calling the shots they've made it very clear from day one that they have an extremely hostile attitude towards russia and they brought it up how they backed it up well first of all they would feel the russian the lot allowing russians to be an official language in ukraine they haven't done anything to stop the destruction of russian monuments having made their voice heard protesters against gives new political establishment left the squares of the cities but said unless they're listening to next sunday they might start taking decisions into their own hands let's see russia ski artsy reporting from hike of the ukraine. and their latest pictures of protesters in the city of donetsk urging the newly
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appointed only governor to be removed some thousands gathered outside the administration office calling for a reinstatement of regional ties with russia last week locals choose a different person as governor but that plans were overruled by kira who put big city gate that routing charge causing widespread anger more news ahead for you including a look at how aid convoys in syria are reportedly being misused by your hardest. technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered.
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what a wonderful life. you know. pleasure to have you with us here on r t today i'm wrong research and. this is all seem to national coming to live from moscow welcome back. aid convoys
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are reportedly being used as trojan horses for want to be european tour harvests heading for syria euro believes thousands of young muslims are travelling to the wall sign and they're using humanitarian missions to help them gap that as a sapphire found out. ambulances destined for aids distribution ahead of them roughly a three thousand mile journey to take them across europe and into the heart of a country cracking under the strain of the devastating ongoing conflicts we drive them yeah but conforms. to some of it to be based on the absence of war. to stop. at the. top yeah but. these vehicles packed with life saving medical supplies but it's not just aid that's regularly making its way to syria with the number of british
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fighters in syria now estimated to be nearing four hundred and with the recent revelations that a suicide bombing in aleppo is truth to it being carried out by a british man he'd been part of an aid convoy. and the convoys they coming under increasing squeeze in a rather than eat it there's some concern about. which smith is causing the big bang bang theory a simple six way tie to the goal the military base makes it very clear today's participated in china and that this is a political project. yes you're right it's bad government to have this but so are we supporting them to secure our country at the core of the war because we are against you know any. terrorist type of activities we are completely i guess that's what we can hope for that everyone saw in our poll forty eight it's
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a few. it's purity eight to help people that we cannot confirm that and teeth that bedding him carried my tweet says he's been warning for years that many young members of his constituency have been going abroad to fight for the first eighteen months hardly anybody to clean out is until about three months ago the secret service he said there's a concern about the band of people that are going across who are venture those that survive will come back if they weren't paying close enough attention before they certainly are now and in recent months there's been an increase in the number of syria related counterterrorism erastus that many feel that some might be too little too late certainly closing the door after the whole host bolted there's no doubts about the scale of need in syria that was the aid is welcome that british fighters asserting to further complicate the situation on the ground at least that's an
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incredible last fighting. syria there's a concern today that there are going to be scratching my feet a convoy as a way to treat the country i do i certainly do. if i knew about any of them joy michael boyd i would be the scope of that for quite a while because they're basically afraid of that with me. you know but we have many of those who make the long journey to syria risk their lives on the front line to help these desperately in need but serious questions remain over how to best to ensure that they use leaving to help they tend to fight surface r.t. . and you can always find more aussie online including avoiding military service by all means as ultra-orthodox jews in israel turn out in their thousands to denounce government plans to and their exemption from military duty under also
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that a sigh of relief for america's green movement has lost some trees and vines environmentally questionable oil and gas drilling took needs we'll tell you more. and another international news in breach of this hour and attack on a court in pakistan's capital islamabad has left at least eleven people dead and over twenty injured two suicide bombers detonated their explosives at the complex after gunmen stormed the building and opened fire no one has claimed responsibility without tiger and it comes after the pakistani branch of the taliban declared a month long troops. one of the largest anti-government rallies in venezuela for weeks ended in clashes with police in caracas demonstrators branded their own good officers officials for the country's failing economy and demanded the release of arrested protesters so fired least eleven people have been killed and over two
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hundred injured in the. after the break it's kate partridge where the week's sport highlights stay with us. they look like bounty islands where the locals can enjoy the sun and the ocean. but what was buried here years ago. means these people are suffering the consequences. how much more poison lies on the vis ground you lose money behind this sell it so that there is what we call the callet bank on which there is a because it alters the code you're left by security test which caused the explosion of radionuclides despite you know the screening efforts there remains the don't hold it i just a little less than to tell us that it was only
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a manual stuck in iraq don't want all the coral reef in the us out of the last ten meters down nuclear tests a never ending legacy on r.t. . the right investigation in the fishing industry reveals they did in troubled waters a fish fun day you have the fun of me because. i saw you spread all over norway is the most toxic food you have in the whole world growing profit defeats officials inquiry furthermore health restrictions. i don't. really know what's inside the. fish. on our teeth.
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choose your language. couldn't make it with oh if you're going to kill some of. you it's good to consider. the opinions that you've the great. truths to stories but in. truth you access. to. other and thank you for joining me kate patricelli altie sports show all the week's top action from russia and around the world and here are the headlines. golden blades russia's olympic figure skaters and while the crowds at an ice extravaganza as the country's parliament peons prepare to shelling out salt. last
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record breakers are young robin scores a hat trick is by a new nick a crash ten months five one and they extend their bonus league elite to twenty points. and court drama to scots not to speak travel looking much even a thrilling all russian clash in the top sixteen of the euro league. but first of all to host russia finish top of the medal table at the winter olympics the country's biggest skate is again took to the ice in support of their fellow paralympians who aim to keep up their own record of success in sochi next week michael got janko reports. fresh from the five medal olympic hole russia's figure skaters arrived in moscow for a goal event in support of the upcoming paralympics the champions arrived late for the show but the packed arena was rewarded with stellar performances such as
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seventeen year old. who beat south korean legend eunuch him to become the first russian woman to win individual gold i haven't even had time to properly take in the fact that i wanted the olympics everything has happened so quickly and the way people greeted me at the airport and here i've never experienced anything like it and thought nick over wasn't the only surprise medalist favorites to ten of all this is a mix in trunk of storm to pairs gold. but an excellent competition from sinestro and that of came off ensured that it was a russian one too. i think we've proved to the whole world that russia is a leader in sport not only in figure skating but also all the winter disciplines and hopefully that will continue at the summer games and of course there is the paralympics we're going to be cheering them on yeah i think we've shown who's number one. and the evening was an exclusively russian for my stance and marine as
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we have is not only the coach of the canadiens tessa virtue and scott more who took silver in sochi but also trains olympic champions meryl davis and charlie white and the americans while the crowd one last time before heading home truly i've learned so much from the russian school of ice dance classical ballet class the music art and we've learned so much about those things and so i think our ability to now bring those things to the ice and not just is what it's part of it's really taken us to that next level and we certainly have that russian history of ice dance culture and art to partially think that we are so so happy to be able to be a part of such a phenomenal a big games i mean i think russia did a great job as a speck. and is that the teeth that could have been put on any better. one up and comer who didn't get the chance to shine in sochi was russian national men's champion mexico. whose place went to veteran of guinea pollution for although they
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ten year old was delighted with the team's golden achievement. the first for the olympics were amazing i wasn't there but we won overall and i'm happy it's shown team of figure skaters came together and skated so well it's great to see the spore developing so fast and seed gaining popularity in russia also on the rise of russia's winter paralympians in twenty ten the country finished second overall to germany but with the best medal tally of thirty eight they stole the headlines from the olympic counterparts yet this time around they're aiming to share the limelight and again yes i think many people still don't realize just how important having the pearl lympics in russia is not only the social aspect but also politically and in sporting terms and the fact that there is so much active sport like this show and the run up is just amazing the atmosphere is a unifying one and that's how it should be by yes russia finished their maiden
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winter olympics on top with a national record of thirteen gold medals from a total of thirty three and the country's paralympians are now set to play their part in russia's first ever games get underway on march the seventh mark of genco r.t. . moving on to ice hockey and all eight playoff spots have now been decided in the western conference of the k h l with powerhouse says scott and rookies met among the garden cup contenders roberts out on yan has more. with the going cup playoffs just around the corner there is just a few final days left the show would have to all for both says that the shock had already secured their playoff spots in the kid show west it's their first question september last year so the creation could be producing a blistering death in europe strongest league threshing the aliment in zagreb set one one on friday they met for the second time this isn't least on mileage it was
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the muscovites who opened the shock levelled in the second period the canadian met allison shortly after allison for that linguist with a one on one chance by the home side's jeff blessed one to do it in style nevertheless the visitors soon to the lead not merely netting on it probably. would love to go score fair and second period and i was different so i think just focus as a team we have all the tools and we know the systems it's just a matter of playing now for sixty minutes every night not taking five minutes off usually i think there's a big stat out there seventy five percent of the time have a good team scores first wins so you know it's always tough battling from behind and you know luckily tonight we're able to get it done three one was the final score as the gratian side got an empty netter seconds from time in the final period . the element obviously missed their clear looks on that of the of the got concussion last week missed shots top man johnson cheechoo has
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a clear vision of what his team has to do to keep on winning in the playoffs for us it's just to be focused ready right from the start and. you know just doing what made us successful the whole year we can't change and adapt to other people's game plans we've got to you know play our game plan right down to the wire and if we play well enough you know anything's possible meanwhile the i'm in and have a lot to prove own and a time for dancing he's over. robert but unknown r t moscow. for me one says there's basketball team a flying in the top sixteen of the year only edging lokomotiv and ninety four ninety three to win a thrilling all russian battle here in moscow because of their butts up off reports . after the thirty five point battering off my car beat their levy flossed we picked up where they'd left off the army man confidently rolled into their old
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russian euroleague battle against local mighty of and led by as much as twenty one points by the middle of the second quarter however the third saw the visitors claw back the deficit derek brown and grow suave see more and more the stars as walker scored sixteen points to task as one to level matters at fifty nine a piece and silence the home arena might not be the favorite but we do believe in ourselves. we have a great group of guys. who are the team you know we have to keep my day together and that fired back set out by chance final quarter which turned into a roller coaster that are missing as a man so dominant in the first half trailed by five points and had to play catch up with top gun. stepping in to save the match for the army men sinking fifteen points in the last five minutes and then with just four seconds to go the syrup man was picking up with fingering drink. and our own jackson came off the bench
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to pour in both free throws and hand says got a scintillating ninety four ninety three when courses a little pressure to go but you know you should thousands times probably a million times in my career as something where. you want to be in a situation like this who can help your team when. i was a lot of pressure like luckily fortunately i made two for those to help us win the game we made big shots they made big shots and i just came down to the very last one and we didn't we completed but i mean both teams play or. they just came out on top. so with that fifth straight win to remain joined top of group with real madrid with just one defeat from eight games while looking at t.v. and i was six after third their. straight was denting their hope so for reaching the next stage on sunday and by the above order to. add in the meantime
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barcelona remained unbeaten at the top of group e. stretching their top sixteen winning streak to twenty five beating f.a.'s eighty nine points to eighty four in overtime in a pulse eighteen game in istanbul also open strongly leading twenty six in the first quarter by the third the host pulled back to take a narrow lead and in the fourth went seventy one sixty four ahead but boss that didn't give up and forth over time thanks to a tip in to level at seventy five apiece and with five seconds to go the catalan giants frank their free throws to wrap up a dramatic victory. in the n.b.a. western conference leaders oklahoma city any day three much losing streak winning one hundred thirteen points to one hundred seven at home to memphis the format leading fund dominated the first half serge ibaka is shot giving them a fifty seven forty two lead and in the third quarter top scorer kevin durant's the eighteen points ahead but memphis fought back in the final period jane johnson
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pulling the grizzlies to within three points yet the rant scored thirty seven points as the host secured victory day two the business playoff hopes the thunder then found charlotte to go second overall. most just bored and in formula one lewis hamilton's at the base on the final day of pre-season testing in bahrain to ensure most sadie's are the favorites going into the season opener in australia on march the sixteenth finland's about that he bought gas was second quickest for williams walters our world champion fernando long as i was third with harare red bull struggles continue full time and defending champion sebastian vettel suffered a spin caused by a car brake failure and did the date. while rush. first of our four wheeler one driver because they're all very set to drive forma sadie's in the german touring car series this season the twenty nine year old had wanted next one seat for twenty fourteen which includes
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a first ever russian stage in sochi next october but instead he'll become his country's first d.t.s. driver of the season opener in hockenheim on may the fourth the fifth stage of the ten round calendar will be held for a second time at the moscow raceway in july in fifty seven f one stands for trials best finish was third for lotus at the australian grand prix in two thousand and eleven the first of those diving style of diffidence is really different between this one and the t.m. the first this then you knew i would have to understand how to drive it and i hope no one understand little less what i should do and yeah but you know it's not a huge difference between the teams i think all the mechanics engineers is working on you know the same target to be to win the championship. while in colombia for more gold medals who i want on the final day of the track cycling world championships in cali the women's all me other american defending
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champion and leader sara how much wrapped up go over the final two events ahead of britain's nora trotter industry and edmonson in the women's caring germany's christina vogel changed her third to gold medal edging australia's anomie is by no point north eighty five the second briton becky james was third and there was another hat trick in the men's sprint where frenchman francois pervy won both legs of the final beating speck on bottom of germany russia was released me to see the bronze head of australian matthew gets a finally in the men's madison the spanish bureau of babbitt montana and albert torres claim victory but only after the race when the jaundiced ad relegated the belleview head into this that part may need a race crash the text of silver with switzerland third. golf and tiger woods pulled that future back pain during the final round of the honda classic in florida the world number one was five over part before withdrawing
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on to thirteen holes while overnight leader rory mcilroy had a two stroke cushion but carded a disappointing two over par seventy four sixty four why playoff and american russell henley triumph with a birdie to beat the northern irishman was spotted by so knox fellow american ryan parma they were. finally tennis and roger federer was set to break down to be punished verdict and win a record six dubai championships the swiss followed up his semifinal victory over novak djokovic by losing the opening set against the sixty six three blocks from four zero in the second we're going to wrap up the set thank you very upset too much points in the third thirty two year old federal finally feel victory on his search three six six four six three for his first title in the nine months. and out of what bought one but will soon be back with football and a double header
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pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i roll researcher. welcome back to part two of the sports show and the mostest of football as russia again dominated the legend's cup beating portugal nine six in the final to lift the trophy for the six straight time micrograph jenga has no russia's football veterans are apparently invincible the five a side team they put out for the last six legends cups have all taken on the trophy with this year proving no exception after they dispatched the star studded portugal side that included my niece pedro mendez and recourse to nine goals to six in the final. this is f. and stick tournament because it really does bring together former international
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football greats i've played with some of them in italy and portugal and again some of them and to be able to meet up on the football pitch is just brilliant in future i hope to see south american teams also getting involved but seeing as we beat portugal in the final today i want to wish our lads going to brazil all the best and make it to the final against portugal italy saw a few crain in a thrilling third place encounter after trailing for two the italians managed to snatch a last gasp five to four victory to strike about not the quality and the skipper janata got to those who won the world cup in two thousand and six to toast brazil to lift their six title on home soil i think it could be. played but as you played on this is probably what it would have a. copy strange you know i think it's fitting but that the planet is cat.
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power you know he's a good genius with it but i should. have bet he any doubt a band can money's the same teams because of the play but i see no easy for what i did meanwhile the netherlands boasting stars such as midfielder aaron vinta and brothers rob and richard which were overrun by a rampant german side losing ten three to finish six out of six teams yet captain vinta thinks some of his country's manages such as dick advocaat and guus hiddink who led russia to the semifinals of euro two thousand and eight have helped boost russian football but if any great teams win our legacy i think the culture over here but coaches have done a big job good work and i think there's a beginning you know or it's you know it's grown ups and downs. as always but i think every. very good work here in russia and was just three months to go until
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the world's biggest football tournament it will be up to an italian fabio capello to ensure that legacy is maintained and hopefully gets even better margaret r.t. moscow. well meanwhile in germany i am robinetta the hat trick is by in munich trying five one at home to ten man shall cut to extend their lead to twenty points of wonderfully good record after twenty three games the hosts were four nil up within less than half an hour all routes to wrapping up a record forty eight unbeaten game that would allow but opened with a spectacular third minute free kick then robin chipped in his first american man to get head out made it through a nail robbins angle drive and sure it was four in the second half by right back rough enough put through his own net with a quarter of an hour left child has sent a half kitty arcus papadopoulos were sent off and robin netted the resulting penalty five one and by its fifteenth straight league victory and with favorable
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results pep guardiola as men could retain their title with just two more wins. while dortmund live from by labor cruising to second with a string no one hundred and the host finally opened early in the second half germany defender mats hummels followed up the effort of robert levin dosti lighted a second in the sixty fourth minute to his fifteenth goal of the season and keep their young made it three nil later on as coach jurgen klopp set a new club record overtaking hitzfeld to seal his one hundred twelfth just need to win. and by a lie because it slipped a third after losing one militant to mind their fifth straight defeat in all competitions caryn stark every connecting to promoting scored the winner in the thirty seventh minute of his field to see his side go six. well over in england you can see united to find their manager alan pardew over one
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hundred sixty seven thousand dollars and given him an official warning of the headbutting midfielder david meyler during the my pies four one win at hall on some today the fifty two year old was sent to the stand for the incident as the two men clash during the second half and the k.c. stadium later apologized for his actions. while the football association have found west bromwich albion strike nicolas anelka guilty of causing racial offense for his canal gesture and banned him for five games the former france forward made the sign described in france as an inverted nazi salute after scoring in last december's three three draw at west ham however the f.a. backed anelka has claimed he wasn't promoting anti semitism the thirty four year old has also find on hundred and thirty three thousand dollars he has seven days to appeal. now to the first half of today's two part fighting extravaganza after two more russian m.m.a. stars made their u.f.c.
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debuts in brazil with contrasting results robert about on young follow the action. the russian scheme february fifteenth you have six white knight there is six two more of the country's up and comers first step into the cage of the world's top mixed martial arts promotion by the waves of wired who girl was in for a tough death in brazil against local idol douglas silva down drop it. as well i was supposed to fight tiago to virus but use a ribbon jury he was forced out of the competition and silver stepped in just nine days ahead of the bout i was short of time to readjust my preparation class in the last few bouts with the fourth as a south pole but when the fight started i saw him back in new author doc stance frankly i was messed up it took the first round just to regain my game and
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confidence and only in the second i felt like i knew what i had to do against him meanwhile will to wait the manner also faced the brazilian on the way to separate himself and his u.f.c. debbie the bigger and. el de marco. with the first round definitely going in the russian's favor will. i badly wanted to put on a show so many fans in russia were watching it supporting me i was too fired up and give my all in the first round but the weight difference was too big and later on it was tough for me physically i felt exhausted in the second round plus my cut i was a factor but in the third i regained my cardio and felt like i had found my range tried to keep the fight stand up and you any did not get to when i was chasing it up to the very end. when it comes to flight it's often the narrowest of margins that separates failure from success to millions there be what's to prove
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controversial showing tons of heart but losing. by a split decision while different group is a new force to be reckoned with in the u.f.c. featherweight division with a confident you know them as the season when. however both russians have one essential thing in common that can take a fire very far in the business the champion spirit and. i'm convinced i'll succeed in the u.f.c. it was just one fight i learned a lot from this defeat and i believe next time i'll be back stronger. i could feel how the local crowd supported my opponent and try to wind me up one of the brazilian guys later told me they'd shouted you will die but i don't think it's about hate they're just passionate fans and they actually gave me extra drive and i don't know why but i didn't feel any pressure or hype i was cooler than ever. well
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their ways to the top may be different but the disc nation is the same. party. and finally let's turn to the japanese makes mush a lot of q. day which only came to russia two decades ago but recently held its twenty first national championships here in the capital but i chose has. a hundred and twenty of the country's best could do is have gathered here in moscow all aiming to be considered for the national side which will go to this year's world championships in tokyo and events which happens only once every four years with russia winning seven categories last time around. first came to russia in one nine hundred ninety one and was and then media heat the eye catching japanese fighting system is not mixed martial arts in helmets and divided into heights and weights categories more than seven hundred thousand
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russian enthusiasm practice the combat sport ensuring plenty of candidates for the national championships and unparalleled success at global level one star is it got done at the last world event the twenty eight year old was far to best fighter and again showed his class in moscow by winning one of the six men's categories and now aims to win his third successive world title is the show i don't feel the pressure it's a huge responsibility as i want to win my third world championship and become the best crudo fighter in history so the sense of expectation is much higher now than it was in the previous world championship this was the first quarter i'm around and the finalists will make it to the national team this election will be tough only the two top fighters will be selected for the conditional among some of the bigger guys two time world silver medalist and exceed thirty donor was crowned russian champion for the second time without having to take part in the final his opponent
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even cracking in two feats of the bout due to injury leaving the national team captain feedin net. now despite his victory there's a new well we should buy the rights and of course i'm disappointed i could have done with that fight i'm not just doing it for myself my friends and fans came here and i wanted to perform for them to do my best to show what i can do and what i've learned something new with some old routines people come here to cheer for me so i believe i should give them the best i can so yes i'm sorry the fight was cancelled in the one woman scouts agree world champion in the book over was out injured allowing nineteen year old aileen elizabeth you know to comfortably secure her third russian championship with a submission in the final boost in a teenager's chances of making the national side and meeting tougher opponents in tokyo where the more i thought it would be more challenging that i have to fight a full five but i managed to do submission hold and it was enough basically i just
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saw the opportunity they came up in the five and i took it. there are now two events left in which the country's kudo hopefuls can prove their skills and secure a place in the squad for japan four years ago russia won every category when the world event was held in moscow this year though hope to repeat the feat in the lead which was born mikel archos r.t. moscow. and that's all the sport by. we'll call it on the road side to the car skidded at breakneck speeds and fell into a ditch and i was thrown out of the car she was like a broken dog it wasn't a single piece left us and i thought if i lift and had a chance to start my life from scratch that i would start making goals to help
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children and things could go right after he was born the baby was all in casts. his legs are getting bigger and the ortho sister get too small so we have to order new ones said lorna has raised money for us and she helps us to get the leg braces five years after my potentially fatal injuries in a car crash i gave birth to my little miss a i think she's my reward for helping all those children who is selling the dogs to buy life for the children. to. eat.
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with much stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines two kinds of reports on our. breaking news and all seem to natural crimea is no longer under key it's become not an entirely ukrainian air force division says it will form of the borders of local authorities bring the total number of troops have switched sides to almost sixty pounds a month. it is well known who created the crisis in ukraine and how they did it. russia's foreign minister response to threats of isolation on sanctions over the country is policies on your brain by accusing someone in the west of escalating declines in the prospects. of some of ukraine's richest only gods hundred control up to economic powerhouse regions with key it came to this time they were barely a sentiment of the south east. and also in the problem of good
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intentions and bad whole sequence says western humanitarian convoys to syria are reportedly being used by want to be european jihad if to join defining in the war torn country. you're watching all seem to national coming to life or lost. and welcome to the program and we start with breaking news on r.t. an entire ukraine afros division has pledged allegiance to the cree crimean people eight hundred personnel and almost fifty warplanes are now under the command of local authorities that brings the total number of troops that have reportedly switched sides in the peninsula to almost six thousand and just two days.
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well this is an air force base here in the crimea. in that they have forty five make fighter jets and about eight hundred personnel members and all of them have now swore their allegiance to the crimean authorities becoming in addition to other crimean police military. navy emergency services who are have all said that they will not fulfill what they call are illegal orders coming from the self-appointed government of one and i thought he's in kiev it's not only about those who were in service before the uprising happened here. the former chief commander in chief of ukraine's navy fleet who was appointed by the new stories after the uprising says that the only all orders will take will come from also a local authorities here in the crimea. in the spirit of allegiance to the people of the autonomous republic of crimea and the
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city of sevastopol i swear it is strictly comply with the orders of the 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 only perform my duty and protect the life and freedom of the residents of crimea and the city of sevastopol . meanwhile it seems support within the military of the new york stories in kiev is declining even in western parts of the country there are reports that several special force brigades have refused to fulfill your orders to march on the crimea here on the peninsula most of the local military bases in arsenals are now under the complete control of local authorities those servicemen who refused to pledge their allegiance to the autonomous republic of crimea of either a left or a resigned all together now currently all of the strategic facilities like airports government buildings even the streets of cities are patrolled by self-defense squads. basically local authorities are currently building their own independent
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defense ministry and needy while. reserve servicemen to. their military forces but so far only around one point five percent of these reserves showed up. to government sentiment and swelling in the east of the country thousands are running against ukraine interim authorities in they say and today with protesters taking control of local administration buildings and cities and. my article bigger fish here in the east of the country that lacks a so what have the protesters achieved so father. well we have reports now of several hundred men nonviolently seized the local administration building in the city of donetsk the huge industrial sound in the east of the country they are now inside and demanding for annual governor earlier in fact during the weekend
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and you governor was appointed by one of the very rich which we say oligarchs in the east of ukraine was resettled it was elected as the governor of the next people have been on have people with that and they were also unhappy about the fact that the previous government which they demanded to be resigned he was appointed as the head of the local council so now they're controlling the administration building and according to unconfirmed reports the local media reported but we still are trying to get a confirmation of that of the local council of donetsk has voted to hold a referendum on the fate of the whole region not done by us which is the east of ukraine also we know that in the port city of odessa in the south of ukraine at least two thousand people are now protesting against his will as well they are among the demands is the new governors while the complete reform of the judicial system as well as something new they have demanded today that these so-called
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rights hardline nationalist core of the protest in kiev to be banned in on the territory of a desk here in critic of the biggest city in the east of ukraine to ation remains calm we heard the words of the local mayor there that he supports the integrity of the country but it's still unclear who actually holds the power here in this city and in the really. forty eight hours ago the central square of played witness to some major violence when pro russian activists clashed with the so-called you know my down activist. i give you more details on that in my report. when the self-proclaimed leaders in kenya thought control of the country. thousands took to the streets of some of the largest cities including heidecker on saturday unwilling to be governed by the new with origins in the capital. i want my kids to live in peace with i'll be leaving a ukrainian and russian in. yet still much money only night i've been watching how
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they're attacking and that is the molotov cocktails and violence some have had their hands who are not at the back you know that could have been. around their loneliness and our sons will die and on such a country we want our country to be peaceful we used to work and pay taxes to the state. what started as a peaceful rally turned violent when pro russian activists clashed with those linked to the authorities in kiev with tear gas reportedly used as well as rocks and sticks more than one hundred were injured as protesters managed to gain control of the demonstration building and even replace a ukrainian flag with a russian one before saturday the administration of the heart of region building was protected by the so-called self defense of my down now it is secured by the police forces and there are still great deal of uncertainty as to who actually holds the power here other cities in the east and southeast i just said then you
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had people a bit of school guns also showed their distrust that the new government with clear call stall the referendum on the region's fate which probably means a separation from to you through. the banning the unfair pension reform the election of the governor judicial reform and the election of judges who are forgotten with justice really means in case so claims are ignored there must be local river and thems according to the internationally recognized right to self-determination. when it comes to ideology well in the east and south in the crimea. millions of a half. russians decide that's where millions of russians can retrain us reside and of course they're very proud of their russian heritage and the people in kiev who are now calling the shots they've made it very clear from day one that they have an extremely hostile attitude towards russia and they batted our house they backed it
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up well first of all they repealed the russian don't the law allowing russians to be an official language in ukraine they haven't done anything to stop the destruction of russian when humans having made their voice heard protesters against gives new political establishment left the squares of the cities but said unless they're listening to next sunday they might start taking decisions into their own hands let's see russia skee r.t. reporting from high ticket in ukraine. russia's foreign minister has responded strongly to criticism of moscow's policies on ukraine he was speaking about the crisis at the un human rights council in geneva as is rayna going to tells us why. the russian foreign minister has come down hard on critics of russia's actions particularly reminding the western leaders about the fact that they have supported the opposition in ukraine during the days of protest at the end of last year and beginning of this year and thereby a sense of the contributing to the crisis of ukraine because their support for the
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opposition essentially gave way to the radical extremists who have permeated all branches of the current thought to claim government in ukraine thereby contributing to mayhem that is happening in the country at the moment here's more from russian foreign minister. should those who try to interpret the situation aggressively who threaten us with sanctions and boycott those same western partners of odds that repeatedly and insistently encourage the political powers that were close to them to put forward an ultimatum and to refuse to have dialogue to ignore the concerns of the south and the east of ukraine and ultimately to polarize ukrainian society we're calling on everyone to approach the situation responsibly to put aside geo political calculations and make the interests of the ukrainian people the top priority. it's necessary to ensure the conditions of the twenty first of february
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treaty a met including the constitutional reform in which all the regions will take part and have their opinions heard and which will then be put to a nationwide referendum servia level has also use this is an opportunity to remind the western officials about the agreement that was signed between the ukrainian president and the opposition leaders on february twenty first with some of the western four and foreign ministers being grantors of that signing however none of the points of the agreement have been fulfilled by the opposition and yet we haven't heard a single word of criticism from the west also sergei lavrov has reminded that the potential military action which russia's upper house of parliament has voted for on saturday is actually directed towards saving the lives of russian nationals who could be in danger in ukraine and it is important to remember that that military action could only be undertaken if the president decides to do so however he hasn't
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said the last word yet and yet we have not seen the end of criticism towards russia starting with threats to cut off all ties and ending with potential sanctions against moscow the u.s. president said moscow was breaching international law and faces being isolated canada dubbed it putin's military intervention with condemnation coming from the prime minister become true then join the list of countries who have suspended preparations for the g eight summit in sochi russia as a potential use of force was also deplored by the e.u.'s foreign policy chief as well and britain's prime minister followed the trend saying there's no excuse for outside military intervention all this despite moscow still not having even decided to actually send troops there was one critic who told them all to get a check and have the details. secretary kerry's threaten to isolate russia economically and politically he's threatened asset freezes and visa bans he said
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russia may not remain in the g eight there with 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 enjoy no other country on phony pretexts in order to assure your interests while the interviewer never asked him what about iraq what about constant threats to use force coming from washington 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 u.n. charter not a word about israel breaking international law and the u.s. supporting it so you get a sense that the u.s. is appealing to the u.n. charter when it's in its interests and let's not discount this father with columnist at britain's guardian newspaper jonathan steele miss
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a still very warm welcome to r.t. nice to see you. with the well we know the you as the obviously have condemned the decision of the russian parliament to send in troops to ukraine as well as they are asked for calm in the country do you think by their actions and their speeches they are achieving what they want or are they getting the opposite result. no i think it's completely counterproductive because it shows that they're very one sided when for the moment outsiders need to be very cool and calm and even handed ukraine is almost a divided country it has been because of long history different history culturally and so on and economically the crucial thing is to try and keep ukraine together and so the new authorities in kiev must do all they can to to make the eastern ukrainians feel welcome in ukraine and that means peeling this change of law by
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which they've made it impossible illegal for russians to use their language as an official language in eastern ukraine that was a disastrous first move by the new authorities in kiev they should go back from it immediately and western countries for the urge them to do so western powers say ukraine needs to solve this on its own of course no doubt about it but we know that they were clearly involved in the key of protests earlier on why do they believe that all the people the entire country support the self-proclaimed government. well it's cynicism or blindness i mean i think very very very know perfectly well in fact a deuced in ukraine you know it's a very different from the west. religion rather than classically different language mainly russian etc and ukrainian different histories they were part of a russian and this. is part of the austria-hungary an impasse over the whole thing is different but the very try and pretend that the new will start to sink year from a democratic mandate which is certainly not the case. under unocal which obviously
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has now lost his stories he most ukrainians don't trust him don't support him right but to isn't that a legal procedure to remove somebody who has lost people's trust. well there is a but i think i think on a curve it surely destroyed his own authority and legitimacy by fleeing the country i mean he had made an agreement with the e.u. on the friday afternoon which seemed to give him a lot of time because the presidential elections were not going to be until much later this year possibly even as late as december and he just fled. but he lost control and i think it'll be very hard for him to come back for more important things for the party of the legions which he's the head of continues to have been some threats when you will start to think you have to ban the party which would be a further massive provocation to people in eastern ukraine losing their representation so that's another thing the western government should series don't
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start banning political parties have an inclusive government a government of national unity and have a constitutional convention to work out the new arrangements if necessary possibly a federation maybe ukraine should be a federation like kind of a for example where you have the english speaking on the french speaking the joining together in a federal parliament if crimea is allowed to vote in a referendum on no why did autonomy would that decision be respected by brussels and washington. well probably not because they say that the whole thing is illegal but i think the point is that the referendum question as far as we understand it is what you've said greater autonomy nobody is saying as far as where the digraph running should be on independence for crimea or on joining russia so it's actually quite a mild referendum just asking for greater autonomy crimea already is known as the autonomous republic of mia and it has different status from any other area in
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ukraine so it's only a small step if they ask for more autonomy rather than independence which is not actually on the agenda for us and steal from the guardian newspaper mr steele thank you very much indeed for your time leapers it. more on ukraine a very short break people all night on that were running against the unfair distribution of riches but now the new order appoints to only gox to rule economically powerful regions stay with us for the details. sigrid laboratory jim mccurry was able to build the world's most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tim's mission to teach creation why it should care about humans in. this is why you should care only on the.
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wealthy british style it's time to write for. the. markets why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy is a report on our team. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the c.r.p. interviews intriguing stories for you. in trying. to find out more visit our big. dog called. welcome back to our show as protests against the new authorities in ukraine spread
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across the south east of the country kiev is asking for help from some of the people who the crowds on my town were rallying against so the country's only gox have been appointed governor in restive but economically powerful regions if bottle caves campaign to replace officials it doesn't trust l.c.s. be to all of it takes a closer look at being men being given power. the oligarchs who helped to finance the coup against victory on a covert his government coming into power two of those have been appointed as governors in the all important industrial heartland of eastern ukraine in denah petrovsky we've seen column on ski takeovers the governor there now he's the third richest man in the country worth around two point four billion dollars as the head of ukraine's major commercial bank and in two thousand and three he made the news himself as he was investigated about threats made against the life of
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a lawyer that lawyer eventually was shot and seriously wounded after the investigation into mystical of all skew was dropped elsewhere in don't yet screw seeing surrogate to take over as the governor there he's one of the top ten richest in the country worth around two billion you made that money out of the i and steel business but he said a familiar face around the interim government and not what they're looking for really they want people loyal to their cause and they're wanting people that help to finance the coup to all to get rewards for helping do just that elsewhere we have a new interior minister here in kiev going to of course of now he takes over as the interior minister not worth as much as the two governors financially only around four hundred million dollars there what is interesting about him is that in twenty twelve he appeared on a one of interpol's most wanted list in connection with
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a land deal those charges were eventually dropped however the giving of these roles to some of the richest in the country in some of ukraine's most powerful oligarchs isn't going to sit well with the people who were taken out on to the streets of independence square when they wanted to overthrow the government they wanted to make sure that they could get rid of the of the oligarchs and it seems that these oligarchs are now finding themselves quite important positions of power. you can get the latest on dates and analysis on ukraine whenever you need them at home. aid convoys are reportedly being used as trojan horses for want to be european true heart is heading for syria euro believes thousands of young muslims are travelling to the war zone and they using humanitarian missions to help them gather there has such a sad fast found out. ambulances destined for aids distribution ahead of them
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roughly a three thousand mile journey to take him across europe and into the heart of a country cracking under the strain of a devastating ongoing conflicts we drive them yeah but to. start. with some of it to be nice to have some war. to stop. at the. top yeah but so you have these vehicles packed with life saving medical supplies but it's not just aid that's regularly making its way to syria with the number of british fighters in syria now estimated to be nearing four hundred and with the recent revelations that a suicide bombing in aleppo is thought to have been carried out by a british man keeping part of an aid convoy. and the convoys are coming under increasing screeching a rather than a new there's some concern about. which smith is causing the big bang bang
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theory it's important to point out they go to a military base makes it very clear today but it's a big tract and this is a place which. yes you're right it's bad government to have this but so are we supporting the school our country at the core of the war as we are i think. without any. terrorist type of defense we are completely i guess that's what we can hope for that everyone would have joined our convoy it's a given. it's purely aid to help people but we cannot confirm that m.p. for bedding him colleague mike reid says he's been warning for years that many young members of his constituency had think going abroad to fight for the first eighteen months hardly anybody to clean out until about three months ago. he said
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there's a concern about the amount of people that are going across. those that survive will come back if they weren't paying close enough attention before they certainly are now and in recent months there's been an increase in the number of syria related counterterrorism arrests that many feel that some might be chillis so too late certainly closing the door after the whole host bolted there's no doubt about the scale of need in syria that was the aid is welcome that british fight is a setting to further complicate the situation on the ground at least that's an incredible fighting. yeah there's a concern here today that they're going to. start to like feed a convoy as a way to treat train i took myself to do. if you knew about any of them michael boyd i would completely discount them michael one
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because they're. basically africa because of that with the. boss that we have many of those who make the long journey to syria risk their lives on the front line to help the desperately in need but serious questions remain aver how to better ensure they use leaving to help they tend to fight serve out in london. find more from online including avoiding military service by all means ultra-orthodox jews in israel turn out on their fountains to denounce government plans to and their exemption from military duty. and a sign of relief for america's green movement other sundries binds environmental a questionable oil and gas drilling techniques or tell you more lie. under another international news in this hour on and that's going to court in
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pakistan's capital islamabad has left at least eleven people dead and twenty injured. bombers detonated their explosives at the conflicts also gunmen stormed the building and opened fire no one has claimed responsibility for that time and it comes after their pakistani branch of the town of been declared a months long truce. one of the largest anti-government rallies in venezuela for weeks and in clashes with police and caracas demonstrators vented their anger at officials for the country's failing economy and demanded the release of arrested protesters. up next so if they are so russian senator some tough questions on ukraine. small protests of around
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a few hundred are up today after the sentencing of eight protesters who were convicted of instigating riots on russia's famous below my square around a year ago this incident like basically any incident russia is being blown completely out of proportion oh how could bush should 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 the 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 then some country like say china could bribe immigrants and 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
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just my opinion. to get. a welcome to said same counterinsurgency. not that time is republic of crimea and ukraine. has for centuries been populated by ethnic russians as revolution unfolded in clear the republic with plans to pledge allegiance to the new government to protect ethnic russians moscow is considering the possibility of sending troops to
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the region what will it take to peacefully settle the crisis all 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 it will because it would have. a right to do only duration. so to say give the permission to
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a president 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 all respond to that address so we know we are a thing 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 to actually approve this bill does is to protect troops to russia and to protect. soldiers marines. in crimea this is according to another. different russian federation article this is the this is the very situation of this law according to this article and certainly. we have to.
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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 and even the approach of the probably doesn't mean they're a little bit this is a. demonstration of the instrument how 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 there of course not but what we're seeing from the western media. outlawing reaction saying that russia is occupying crane
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saying such an acute reality something that wasn't even happened yet either they do not know the real things all the lie that's. 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. president who. kind of orders to our forces directly but i mean terence we 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 are you speaking about my personal point of course not like i said. we know that it is a real civil war now in ukraine 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 base 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. their. people. involved. 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 and now we're going to have to crimea to our correspondent who 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 a dramatic split among the population over these country we see people divided into
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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 city of sevastopol in the pool to stop or just one hundred kilometers away from
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where we are now local residents rejected kiev appointed mayor and later they had of police that are who was also resigned from the capital and this is a common mood here you 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 go you know when i'm on the ukrainian military base 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 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 some of the soldiers were leaving their arsenals and were giving up their weapons
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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 made a decision to side with crimea's authorities but we understand that the 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 also worried about panic that could spread among the population that they're
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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 i thank you very much that was when i finish 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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crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want. in two thousand and chime one of the first things released by wiki leaks was a secret video recording that actually looked like a video showing americans actually clicked up just opening fire on a dozen people in iraq this is going to mean instability in a society the images of violence are becoming all this is what the sense of isolation and lack of empathy look like. we try and experience to.
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disassociate. and body into action. to believe we. have seen from certain kinds of moral and i absolutely am frightened of the potential of games desensitize people we know they can because the military uses games. of war it is not simply put it is killing and killing exacts a penalty of the killer. people for whom it is defined by the popular media.
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well that was a day came a russian senator talking about the situation in iran crimea so the russian parliament's approval to actually deployment of forces in ukraine states that troops may stay there until the situation in ukraine is completely stabilise what exactly needs to happen for the situation in ukraine to be considered stable well and you go into a decision or president because this is now a responsibility to see when it will. finished but i can see 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
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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. i mean they can but. but if they have to go back to the declare ration 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 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 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
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agreement we are speaking about possibility of people in ukraine. or in 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 duration 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 talk about secession what question knuckles. taking an idea on their eventual level 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 and we are speaking always about integrity of this
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country but of course the political structure of this country the division of this country the administrative reforms of this country everything in cannes of the people but not just group small group of politicians sitting somewhere in the square 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 no look on one of the authors of the law which was. adopted twelve years ago by the state duma and there are some procedures may be theoretically speaking about ukrainian people or not we are speaking about bill russia generally speaking. 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
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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 war when we have our decision only when we have a balance of interests and this is. the new you're a shake and a mic union so this is a dream so to see if you like but not to takes part of one country and. religious bigots. want to 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 the region russian language of the original status why
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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 who would like to start with such kind of actions it was not a mistake it was really demonstration the. people sitting in. the parliament of ukraine. these people. where ready to look through all. possible scenario which may happen after the decision and that is why. about a week after you've been involved people prefer to speak russian usually they prefer to speak their own language there but. this strange very provocative decision
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they opened the pandora's box open pandora's box and they pressed people from their houses through the streets not just in. crimea but in all parts of this country well the members of the nationalist awarding movement party actually not movement has threatened to taint nuclear weapons if russia doesn't back down do you take this seriously well. they have a lot of crazy people this. seems to me from. they're crazy make this threat less serious well. the crazy people may really have to believe that speaking about nuclear weapons. will be not so active as they were during the previous events in that square
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what exactly do you mean i mean that the nuclear question. is too serious and if anybody like to play games with such kind do for perspective if you're speaking about well first of all let's mind that they have no nuclear weapons but they have nuclear power stations well that's what i'm saying for a nuclear station i don't know what you speak of but i can tell you that not only. very generous they have a lot of chemicals they have a lot of. plants and we have to be sure that this neighbor states all of these. places are protected in a proper way russia's ambassador to united nations that your king has called on all sides to help curb radical forces operating active radical forces operating in
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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 we started in december with proposals to open negotiations between the three sides between most brussels and unfortunately. in europe preferred to do it in the wrong way so to speak with give separately and with moscow separately now we are again. this kind of negotiations with the round table including politicians including the. decision makers and this is seems to me. the only way out and the only peaceful way out president obama as of now has threatened all specified costs if russia and what might a close ally those costs be what do you think well first of all it seems to me that mr look at yourself and. his colleagues in washington and
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in the european union we have to provoke achieved 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 the very serious themes we scrap and not. i don't know five miles from washington but we're speaking about things which is really new. and we know will help and we are ready to react because this is not just. brothers and certainly to help brothers if you like to help our own people to go all chill these very generous situation read like to do everything in the best way in the proper way but. again it seems to me that he and his
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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 the united nations just to find. the. real way out because. this solution. for the benefit of the peace on the world on the globe and. that. too provocative activity
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politician will oh this is the way we do not want to. receive next to this civil war we like to close this 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 that. decision which is 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 the european parliament will be out of their offices in a few months. in me. to the new parliament and they have to have a new leader of these european union so we prefer to speak with the. politicians
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. but anyhow. my point. the european union it hasn't enough money for that it hasn't enough. support even inside the european union from their member state to realize all these . programs which they promised to boy. side just really say thing that they need people in the new government will be against ukraine. any. i am very sure about that it is not possible to see ukraine inside the european union because this is a main interest of the member states of these union this is not because of position
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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 sankoh stay with us for the next time. they look like bounty yard. where the locals can enjoy the song the ocean. but what was buried here years ago. means these people are suffering the consequences.
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is no longer under kids' command an entirely ukrainian and a fourth division says it will follow the orders of local sorties bringing the total number of troops switched sides to almost six thousand one. well known created the crisis in ukraine and how they did it. russia's foreign minister response to threats of isolation on sanctions over the country's policies on ukraine by accusing some in the west of escalating the crisis in the past day. and some of the ukraine's richest only got one hundred control of two economic powerhouse regions with kia came to istanbul they were barely a sentiment sleepier calls the sun eight. also this hour good intentions bad consequences.

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