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u.s. officials after the obama administration. now . i'm beginning to cry it's very sad it's very painful. we have to. join.
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from moscow. with. everybody here welcome to the program and go straight to live pictures for you here from moscow russia about whether to accept crimea back into russia this motion in the upper house of parliament follows a similar vote in the lower house of the foreign minister. speaking of mr stressing that diplomacy is still key to resolving the crisis in ukraine despite. differences with those in. this vote in the russian parliament is among the final. was making crimea and its all fully fledged members of the russian federation and. move. after the crimean people overwhelmingly voted to break away from ukraine and
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rejoin russia and moscow is putting into in effect an extensive a ray of economic measures to support but who needs the peninsula transmission live pictures for you again right here on r.t. it's. in the meantime russia has banned ten top u.s. officials and lawmakers from entering in response to fresh sanctions from washington america's restrictions were aimed at all russia's energy mining and defense industries but also target some of the country's top businessmen under those closely associated with the russian president vladimir putin more now from an associate. even though of right off the bat the talk of the town was that the sanctions against russian individuals would be directed to those whom the us deems directly responsible for getting in the way of ukraine's territorial integrity and getting in the way of a democratic process with these latest sanctions that we find out that the people who have been sanctioned by washington are in fact that of those who are linked to
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the russian government as well as make up the inner circle of the russian president and sanctions obviously are a two way street so what where will this tit for tat leave russia and the u.s. well for more on this we're now joined by defense analyst at the independent institute and author ivan allen sir thank you so much for finding the time to talk to us today thank you both my first question to you is obviously the u.s. has been very insistent with these sanctions do you think in the long in the long run this is a good strategy to be pursuing considering they have washington and moscow do need to cooperate with each other on a handful of issues well if there's an executive order which obama signs of future sanctions against sectors of the economy of russia's economy meaning energy and finance then those if and i think that's to deter russia from going into eastern ukraine they're trying to make the threat of sanctions more sanctions what do you make of the list of people who have been sanctioned do you think the fact that. a
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handful of them are not doing recklessly people who have impacted what has happened in ukraine in the sense that they did not obviously you know run the show on the ground when the situation was first unraveling do you think this list of sanctions is really about territorial integrity or something else well i think now they're trying to get it putin's inner circle people that are closer to him really turn the screws on some of the leaders a ship of the kremlin will be able to do that i'm not sure i'm skeptical about that because i think there are many ways to sanctions in the world economy and even banking sanctions and so i think and they only sanction one bank so far. so. a little skeptical but most of this why of any thing beyond symbolic fact i don't know and thank you so much for your time well certainly the sanctions that washington has put in place were followed by we have retaliated measures by russia at this point tensions do remain high and washington is saying we should expect
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more to come and as they say. washington d.c. well the response to u.s. sanctions on russia as social media was often rather lighthearted this sign tells the american president he's no longer welcome in this honey shop on the local newspaper posted a message on his twitter page sanctioning barack obama and members from congress from entering its offices in the siberian city of. and one irish pub in central russia is prohibiting the u.s. leader from stopping by for a cool pint and there is much more obama faces sanctions stopping him from stroking . going to the toilet and even enjoying a cold juice in fact this woman doesn't want him within forty meters of. where brussels i did palin with his own sanctions a sanctions which now includes thirty three russians on crimean zonda russia is effectively barred from all upcoming summits as well in fact according to the president of the european council there could be more sanctions to come. we make
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clear that she year to settle the crimes you speak. and any steps by russia to destabilise shukri will have far reaching consequences and by death we mean consequences on relations in a broad range of economic areas we are asked to commission all we ask the commission and the member states to prefer possible delegates measures. our let's bring back to my live pictures for you here on r.t. international our live pictures are from moscow the vote is coming on apparently we've just lost a bit of the picture here to apologize or whatever the case the russian senators are about to vote now on whether to accept crimea back in russia here come the numbers for you excuse me and there we are back into the upper house of parliament this motion in the upper house of parliament now following a unanimous vote to bring crimea back into the russian federation what's next will be the russian president vladimir putin putting his ink on that the final paper to
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bring crimea back into the russian federation again these are live pictures for you right here from the upper house of parliament thank you for joining us here on international. now for the meantime following a string of promises in the aftermath of the bloody coup ukraine's interim prime minister hasn't managed to deliver on many of the promises since taking power as artie's were in a cost of a found out he's actually backtracked on most of. the self-proclaimed governments in kiev kane's a pal are banking on people's frustration over the collapse deal. yet if the e.u. agreement is not so means then according to article one one one of the criminal code the president will get ten to fifteen years behind it i never later i've seen yet to newcastle backtrack on this.
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book up with because we've postponed signing the economic section of this document due to concerns over the possible negative effects that entering the free trade area might have with the industrial regions. easier said than done apparently once you have to actually analyze all of the pros and cons looks like everyone said oh it's in what's being called the new governments in ukraine with contradictions reigned supreme. we heard promises from kiev to join nato and get as many weapons from member countries as possible a draft law on the resumption of the process of integration of ukraine internet zero has been filed and recorded provide the maximum possible material and technical assistance in the form of modern military hardware and armaments once again something he had to take back your security in order to keep ukraine undivided we've decided to keep a session to nato out of the agenda. what
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about all those promises to ban the russian language. yes i don't want the ukrainian youth to speak russian i want them to speak english i will make this my top priority i want them to travel to europe this is my assignment. new book no one is trying to take away your right to speak russian according to this law in all regions dominated by russian speakers russian should be a regional and de facto official language and it should have the same rights as the ukrainian language that was a quick quantity and in stark contrast with his previous convictions if these are regime for russians was announced for a few hours at one point. ukraine's national security and defense council took her decision to introduce a visa regime with russia only to be dismissed by gets
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a nuke the very next day. ukraine should not hurry with the injured using a visa regime with russia and this move must be mature after almost a month end office siyad salut has failed to show what he's capable of other than threats which he did not follow through on and questions remain as to whether his long term policies will be as far as and as easy to take back as the ones we've seen so far marina koester of artsy and bearing the brunt of events in ukraine is that of the russian speaking population the community insisting they are facing constant intimidation from neo nazis forcing many of them to flee artie's paula slayer investigates. well more and more people have been arriving here in crimea from eastern ukraine and those who haven't already come thinking about doing so i've been speaking to a few of them who say that they feeling intimidated they feeling persecuted that there's this crackdown on over those of dissent in the east of the country and as
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such they feel only secure coming here to crimea. g.t. look i'm from logan's but i was forced to flee to simferopol after repressions their people a little group prosecuted for their political stance people were jailed because they didn't agree with the coup in kiev no war was being followed they were just taken from their homes and many were forced to go underground. i used to be a senior prosecutor in the draft i couldn't stand how my fellow law enforcers were being treated while they were simply doing their job and i was forced to join the resistance brigades because there's no loyalty more in ukraine and many of my colleagues feel the same way. i've just arrived here in crimea from the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk where they were over wide in a sense of i'm certain t.v. and fish people are afraid to they're afraid that they cannot express their dissatisfaction with this new regime in kiev and cannot express their support and
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connection to russia which is what many of them they feel slowly this fear is turning into voices of protest there are demonstrations planned in the east of the country today tomorrow and indeed over the weekend i took to the streets of dinner to ask people how they were feeling. if there's one place in eastern ukraine that's not safe anymore it's the streets this man is afraid to show his face on camera he says he's been hunted by pomade un forces. every day we receive reports that on the borders of donbass there are men with military uniforms proof vests weapons in armored vehicles. on. man receives a phone call to say right wingers have been spotted in the city they're armed and looking for a fight we drive with him to a checkpoint with self-defense volunteers are keeping watch some armed vehicles shoulder is on their way this driver stops to tell them he passed
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a suspicious vehicle a few kilometers back i'm afraid for my children and grandchildren that something similar to murders and robberies we've seen in cuba could happen here. security is unraveling fast and people are starting to panic. there have been numerous cases of billions and is useless to rely on the police even a group of armed men and to your house the people who came from my garden as well as the security services are threatening anyone who doesn't share their views and it's hard to argue with men carrying guns but for many these checkpoints are not enough more and more people in eastern ukraine are asking whether it's not time to pack up. that said i can't anymore i'm beginning to cry it's very sad for me it's very painful it's one local prove russian activist says the husband was arrested for his actions while she was forced to flee to russia with her children in fear for the lives. as
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a mother of three children i think it for their lives we received threats from the right sector they called us and wrote messages on social networks for security reasons i can't disclose where we are now the pain is turning to anger as more and more people congregate here in the city square the list of signatures calling for with a random one thousand crime year keeps growing this issue asian is dangerous the right wing has seized power and what's going to happen next is a bloody. it's all leading to fears it might only be a matter of time before kiev's bloodbath is repeated here policy r.t. donates eastern ukraine. an alternate national comes you live from moscow this bring up the latest pictures here from the russian capital where the senators have just voted to accept crimea back into russia this motion in the upper house of parliament follows a similar vote in the lower house of the foreign minister sergey lavrov spoke at
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the meeting earlier stressing that diplomacy is still need to resolving the ongoing crisis in ukraine despite moscow's differences with here this vote in the russian parliament is among the final formalities towards making crimea and its city of sevastopol fully fledged members of the russian federation this historic move comes after the crimean people overwhelmingly voted to break away from ukraine and rejoin russia and moscow is putting into effect an extensive a ray of economic measures to support the potential is transition and these are the latest pictures you're seeing here that's in russian i don't apologize for me not translating it but this is ultimately explaining the vote that has been taking place. and again these are live pictures for you here a unanimous vote has been made in the russian duma the upper house of parliament to officially welcome crimea back into russia quite well don't forget to go online the latest updates around ukraine's ongoing crisis a minute by minute timeline of events just
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a few clicks away you know the website it's on to talk. and. quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa is a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank's development of social programs goes to pay back debts country is drowning under the amount of debt that they had and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back oh that's. all that money really. the wages of debt. drama is that
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least that's what the sales brochure says also at r.t. dot com right now this story that a. multimillion dollar package of compensation after getting kicked out of new york state building trying to stage their own evening. details on that story on the web site right now. today. these are the. operations. all right thanks for joining us today thousands of people across spain are converging on the nation's capital a massive demonstration is planned for saturday against a rampant unemployment and poverty the economic crisis has hit spain very hard its
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current twenty six percent unemployment rate is only just behind greece out of six million jobless almost two families depend on state pensions food banks and benefits as well austerity measures spot nationwide protests are back in twenty. eleven amid the ever increasing gap between the wealthy and between the poor as well the severe lack of job opportunities has forced many of spain's highest educated members to pack their bags and flee across the borders to try and find greener pastures alternately university degrees are not proving to guarantee sol that employment jobless rates did fall significantly in december however still over forty percent of people under twenty four are not going and i think the international monetary fund warns the country may face five more years with over twenty five percent unemployment and less radical reforms are enacted pissing off went to spain and filed this report. out of a big call it
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a march of dignity step by step mile by mile walking by foot across the country hoping to change its future i know that if this intuition continues as it's continuing that. it's not going to work my nephew like they just not going to live in a place where they can function thousands of men and women students and engineers those with jobs and those without all have been advancing from different directions to spain's capital for a mass rally planned for saturday the american army might be walking all day without food very start off the rally since the ninth of march covering hundreds of kilometers in the rain under the sun stopping only basically to sleep at night and for these short breaks to drink some water get some food and then continue marching again many say they're exhausted especially the older activists but all them see
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that the objectives are much more important. youth unemployment stands at fifty percent job. and more austerity. these are some of the problems the spaniards hope to tackle despite the blisters on their feet. hello. exhausted after twelve days of working it's cold at night and during the day we're in high spirits we have to put an end to these savage policies and other activists my men locals is marching because she and her family are on the verge of being evicted from their home and she's now unable to pay the mortgage obviously i had to stop playing it was a choice between keeping up the payments or feeding my two children leave walked over fifteen miles in one day alone and still have twice the distance to cover before reaching central madrid on saturday exhausted yes but they say they've come
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too far to stop now he got was going off r t reporting from spain. i thought tory here on r.t. international russian senators have voted to accept crimea back into russia and the motion in the upper house of parliament was among the final formalities towards making crimea and its city of sevastopol fully fledged members of the russian federation let's not cross live to athens paula so who's standing by in crimea a big day for crimea and. it certainly is a big day as you say the agreement now has been ratified by the upper house of the russian parliament they have adopted a law that sees crimea and the city of sevastopol as fully fledged members of the russian federation the only thing now is for the russian president vladimir putin to sign off on this and this will then complete the legal procedure let me remind you that this follows an agreement that was signed on the eighteenth of march between the russian president and crimean authorities by which they would join
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russia it also follows a referendum that was held here that saw the overwhelming majority of people vote to break away from kiev and reunite with russia now that with a random was held after the government in kiev was overthrown and the n.r.c. extremist elements came to the fore and that is something we've been hearing a lot from people here on the ground that they are very frightened by this new government and hence why we saw such overwhelming support in that with the random here in crimea the mood is one of festivity people have been waiting for this announcement from be at the house of the russian federation so a lot of excitement here as indeed crimea reunites with the russian federation. there i suppose or one of the final movements i would be the russian president vladimir putin putting his final signature on the paperwork will stand by for that here on our to international paula thank you for that. let's get into the world up to now very quickly to the afghan capital we go nine people including a woman several were not should say and at least one child is being killed in an
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attack on one of the city's safest luxury hotels thirteen others were killed by explosions in the east and south of afghanistan most of them policemen the taliban are quick to claim. the country is just a few weeks away from a presidential election it hopes to hold its first democratic transfer of power since the two thousand and one u.s. led invasion. is now back in turkey the country's prime minister had promised to block the network along with other social websites calling them a tool for trouble making the decision comes as the government struggles to quell ongoing on rest which began last year he's about to hold local elections critics of the queues the leader of the ruling party of cracking down on all signs of liberal aspirations. and venezuelan riot police have clashed with anti-government protesters are angry over the arrests of two opposition mayors riots which began in mid february have now claimed thirty one lives both civilian and among the security
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forces protesters accuse the government of forcing the opposition out of politics without doing enough to pull the country out of its economic and social crisis according to the activist and washington are behind the violence. so for now we want to international what's holding back africa's the continent allegedly the bread basket of the world our report is coming your way in just a. residents of sunnyvale california are being forced to turn in any magazines that they have them hold over ten rounds to the government anyone caught with a high capacity magazine one thousand dollars fine or up to six months in jail or. both maybe you personally don't want guns to be legal but there are many people in this world who feel it is their right to have them but the question is how many
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people are actually willing to stick up for that right it is easy for schmucks like me on t.v. to tell you to go fight for your rights but when their thug cops a church door in black uniforms or a cracker skull and all for the sense a tiny metal box of the spring in it many people are going to give in and give it up and actually takes incredible amount of bravery to knowingly defy the law based on principle and that is why very few people do it and that is why over time in any society your rights freedoms are every want to call them are going to be eroded away tyranny happens because people like you and me are willing to pay a thousand dollars for our rights but that's just my opinion. of the shinai even does the u.n. charter for some or certain journalists one paragraph three of the un charter talks expressly about the right to self-determination of peoples the right to self-determination of states. even the population of crimea can do all that and we compare that to events on the. past and what moral justification is there for
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anyone to criticize the referendum in crimea i would suggest there is none whatsoever. to speak our language. programs and documentaries in arabic in school here. reporting from the world talks about six of the c.r.p. interviews intriguing story. in trying. to find out because it. dependent on the world bank and the international monetary fund africa find to. crippled by foreign debt and remains a continent of great poverty and inequality is. as long as we are in thrall to and
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dominated by i've even go so far as to say enslaved. there is no attention paid to social affairs like health and education can you imagine we have to sacrifice congolese children who have to die who cannot study because they have to pay for the debt. and the international community talks about generosity now they are talking about cancelling the debt as an act of generosity by controlling the country's resources. that they say the debt is used to keep countries with natural resources under control. it is used to control countries in the southern hemisphere both politically and economically.
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today we've got less than five percent of the world's population living in the united states consuming almost thirty percent of the resources and roughly half the world is living in poverty close to starvation are actually starving that's a failure it's not a model it's not something that can be replicated in africa or india or latin america so it's a failed system we know that it's the failed system. like the world bank and the international monetary fund play a crucial role in the entire history of the debt crisis fact these two institutions created in nineteen forty four began to lend on the large scale developing countries in the sixty's. they had actually started in the fifty's. the real surge in loans explores in the sixty's. the roles of the i.m.f.
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and the world bank have changed radically since then it's all driven both institutions have become instruments of oppression they do have control over new sovereign countries in the immense. most typical way that economic hitman work is it will identify a country that has resources our corporations covet like oil for example and then arrange a huge loan to that country. for the world bank or one of its sisters. doesn't actually go to the country and goes to our own. in the democratic republic of congo is the most powerful in africa it's also one of the best examples the workings of the system since it was built the dam has had one problem after another this represents the most emblematic of what we call the. monstrous realisations that have increased the country's foreign debt with objectives that have nothing to
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do with human or economic development but. today the congolese people have to pay for a station which was not built for them but to supply energy to the. two kilometers away. what i find appalling is the complicity of the multinationals of certain countries businessmen and even of scientists who proposed this giant machine. but today we have reached a situation where we have to pay back the debt without necessarily having access to electricity. but the main problem that we face when we have financial institutions like the world bank or the international monetary fund when we debated the construction of the dam these institutions knew that we weren't going to use all the electricity nevertheless we were made to build this dam because it suited the big multinationals today it is the congolese people the little people who pay.
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for me this stead is odious we should repudiate it and we should even ask for compensation from all of these companies who brought us equipment that didn't work . ingo is an example of something that has not worked but it's also an example of an investment that can work you've mentioned in those three and four are interested in seeing that the existing investments in are actually used to generate electricity for the people see ultimately over time maybe this in future ngo can provide electricity elsewhere but we're not there yet right now the priority is getting to work. he did today was to link to the katanga mines there bypassing electricity through a high tension line which flies over most of the country. could be
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biased at any time by cutting the interrupt in the lower congo. we want an actress of the you know village after all it is ours. instead of the foreign countries are using it. and we who own the power find ourselves in darkness . what is happening is that angola south africa. and butts wanna be the authorities with currencies well the people of lower congas feel less interest . in this village like in all other villages the main difficulty is the electricity supply. and as the dam also has its own problems it cannot supply electricity in the entire public republic and more particularly in the capital kinshasa which experiences major problems with regard to energy supply. and as you can see we find
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wooden post says they are their defeat and lines which literally cross the rooftops of houses. with this situation we risk having problems with electrocution even house fires. in a village near. we witnessed an incident which could have had dramatic consequences . and everyone knows that electricity contributes to development. well you can transform farming produce electricity would allow us to conserve and packaged goods but what is happening today i vaguely road use rots is it if we had electricity we could save our forests today we destroy them for firewood so we lose
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out twice we are in debt debt has its consequences now the forest is being destroyed instead of being able to use electricity we are destroying our forests. the forests of the congo basin cover an area of over one hundred seventy two million excess. in a widespread context of corruption and poor governance despite a moratorium on the forest code imposed by the world bank in two thousand and two attempts to reform that would industry have not yet met with any success in the democratic republic of congo and are endangering the planet second.
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some people some seventy percent of the world's poor people live in the countryside and depend completely on the eco system. consisting feeds them houses them and takes care of them and when the world bank finances projects that destroy the. quality of life and even the livelihood and survival of local populations. without permission we decided to try our luck at the steel works of. threatening to call for the intervention of the minister we were allowed to visit this immense empty factory. citizen this factory was built to use and consume electricity from the nga. yet we knew very well that when they were building this factory the raw material they were going to use was scrap iron and
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rusty iron gathered in europe which is unacceptable given what we know the country's potential in terms of minerals is. in effect the situation is ridiculous underground particularly. the minerals are dug up to be exported eight thousand kilometers away and smelted. then used to make steel in the northern countries to make vehicles and machines and with these vehicles all machines end up on the scrap heap they are compacted and shipped in a boat in the congo. which causes the river to rise if you were to. go in the food this scrap metal is then melted in to create refined steel. it's completely ridiculous. they'll. never worked it was money down the drain just a waste but not for the multinationals which one yes small time national sold their
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technology it is the congolese people who are losing out today. and all the wealth is being controlled because of this debt. i don't know what is the reasoning of the heads of the world bank and i.m.f. . this is what they say we will make these developing countries used to the funding we provide them for the development and for the daily management of their business . if we make them reliance on this funding people don't. if you know we vary by obtain a means of influencing them and fixating certain type of policy the pretty. when robert mcnamara to covert at the world bank he wanted to do something grandiose. he began by boring on the markets in order to
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be able to lend more he flew home and sell loans in the south where some countries admitted that they were completely incapable of think them back like i say so it's some point we can all make it mean go back and we say listen you know since you can't pay your debts give us a pound of flesh so your oil real cheap to our oil companies or vote with us on the next united nations both it's critical to our to our policies or allow us to build a military base on your soil things like that and in the few times when we fail when we're unable to corrupt presidents to get them to accept these loans when we fail then the jackals going on and they either overthrow governments or assassinate their leaders both rolled oats of ecuador and to rehearse of panama were assassinated because i was unable to corrupt them i couldn't get them to accept these conditions too must thank god he didn't see. who condemned the world bank the
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i.m.f. the exam lenders in general is a clear example. there was a coalition of interests against him by the great powers governments companies and international institutions. and the key who gave the order to assassinate. who design in the assassination plot was this that i don't know but what is clear is that those who assassinated him. that they did it to defend certain interests in these interests there were the interest of lenders. that's for sure the most of. those the media leave us so we leave that maybe. potions to cure the plague your party there's
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a goal. is that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politics only on our t.v. . cool.
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think. that's on top of all this is the context of the cold war when western countries strongly prodded these countries to. indebted to keep them in their place. if it was very difficult for instance to stop backing and mobutu. even if we try to. given the geo political balance of the time we couldn't take the risk that a country so rich in minerals resources as a year could move to the wrong side. to nepal that the whole problem with that is not its absolute level. home it's their ability of country to paid back and with what means this. while structural adjustment programs are aimed at supplying capital bait is that.
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in reality we are reducing the ability of these countries to achieve any economic success can kong. the most what is structural adjustment. it is really the awareness of the fact that these countries were put in a complete deadlock. it is to say that these countries were in bed and had an incapacity to continue to function which led to them taking quite drastic and radical measures. with the structural adjustments the following diagnosis was made with the economies acknowledge the deficits and these deficits have to be paid to pay these deficits cuts in the public spending when necessary. expenses hits were social expenses unfortunately. in doing that we cut spending including social
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spending and that obviously had a negative effect on health education and social housing report was obviously going . to supersede all this took place at a time when that chair was in power in the u.k. and reagan in the us. it was really the law of the markets. and so the economists of the i.m.f. and the world bank and in a lot of other countries even bilateral cooperation said allow real prices to rule and all problems will be solved. i think that by doing that we did a lot of harm mainly because we didn't know ways to understand the economic policy of these countries. once the structural adjustments were imposed by creditors namely the world bank and
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the i.m.f. it was like hell on earth here. at the hospital everything had become. consultations you have to pay to see the doctor to get more syringe is more alcohol. i mean it was hell people often died from curable diseases. and people in poor health who have no access to health care makes development impossible. you know you can't concentrate on development in those conditions at times it makes you sick and revolt because it is unacceptable and unbearable that's injustice in the world but the debt of congo fourteen billion dollars. what does that represent that as of two thousand and ten the total of the developing countries public debt is in the region of one point three five trillion dollars. and the us foreign and
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domestic debt is thirteen trillion which is ten times more. should these countries continue to pay millions of dollars the president of the republican the government have said that it takes fifty million dollars every month to service its debt how much gets spent on health and education every month the answer is zilch. teaches in primary schools badly paid and underpaid. the teacher comes to school with little biscuits that she gives out to children who should pay them back. so already from the first year of school children are taught how to get in debt we. give to children and after three days children have to. parent full money it's like an international
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institution if you missed the deadline the child is forced to pay double the price thank you for some times this makes the child afraid to come to school. today with the system of parent the child who doesn't pay. well before that times these economic policies have been conducted for reasons of budgetary adjustment you know we could no longer finance a certain number of public services and therefore we thought means of financing them through privatization. but the people who control the privatizations were people who came from the outside or people well connected in the end and that did not produce very favorable results for people who were low down on the social ladder. one of the examples of the i.m.f. most brutal policies of privatization is. the forced privatization of all the national transport office and private entrepreneurs who
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took over the national office. work according to the principle of private entrepreneurs which is completely normal. you'll soon see so they never send a lorry on the ground which in periods of famine in niger. leads to death as a dozen the rife because of this privatization but this is. the international monetary fund applied the first program of structural adjustment in congo in one thousand nine hundred eighty six so since then the i.m.f. has been there. and no progress is being made in congo i always say that it is like a sick person who goes to the doctor the chemist they're all there the laboratory assistance they do the tests they prescribe medicine and the sick person stay sick forever what should actually happen is that the doctor should resign and thats it. what is the role of the i.m.f.
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if it doesn't prevent crises what is the role of the world bank this bank which is supposed a development. if it be the i.m.f. kills the world bank by blindly of course not intentionally but by its dogmatic and here to the washington consensus which is completely brutal. but in poor countries people from africa as a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of some of its own leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so in a way the european empires marched out and supposedly gave africa its independence but immediately the corporations marched in and a few handpicked leaders handpicked by the european nations and the court and the corporations took over many of the countries especially the countries with good resources.
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for thirty years all african and latin american economies have been or unstated towards. reimbursing this debt and this is completely shattered the economies in other words the ones that we have specialized in farming which represents eighty percent of the economy in countries like mali products such as cotton cocoa for export to west african countries. behind that is the neglect of food production and the exposure of these countries to famines and malnutrition and it's no coincidence that today if eighty percent of the world's population who are dying of hunger in fact don't exactly. agriculture with its current production rates could easily feed twelve billion human beings which is almost double the world's population in other words. cannibal world is that dictatorship of globalized
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financial capital has imposed on this planet is both murderous but at the same time. the figures speak for themselves i could take. victims of polluted water etc you. see they are asking us today to produce more products for export to make more money especially to pay back the debt so they force us to produce palm oil they ask us to produce coffee at the time of structural adjustment it was coffee palm oil cotton while people had to. ask the d r c as you have diamonds you have gold gold. would you can sell and buy products which may come from china or europe the chicken that comes from europe the chicken that comes from
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france do will key which come from the belgian avatars or from argentina the new one and we don't need them because we can raise our own i assure you that in this country when you have planted maize for months afterwards you already have the product yeah as for rice there are regions where we produce rice even here here where we are we produce rice but as for meat we have the plateaus. today places like the plateau of are used for mining exploitation and today we import meat chicken awful we import more than one hundred forty thousand tons of meat an awful and chickens so all that is really a policy of submission a policy of dependence but we can grow everything here everything. in terms of the market fish frozen chicken. tomatoes even onions everything is
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imported rice too because there is no local production they used to be in these countries we used to have big rice paddy fields we grew it in these countries but everything that we produce you know has to be exported especially wood and petrol for the most part this is why you don't farm land to feed people. they have imposed a policy of zero cultivation in particular that is to say that here is given to increase today where even trying to substitute menu for bread in order to make sure it's more profitable because money is made locally so fortunately people hold onto their money orc their only productions that still exists are small family productions all the farms that were built during the eighty's to produce for the country and to make the country self-sufficient where destroyed. the world bank has insisted that everyone plant food for export so vastly that's all right if it is one two or three countries but when they read those in or more countries
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which make the same thing remember and in the same quality of. coffee cotton metals etc that's an acceptable proof if there is too much supply on the market that brings prices down still concourse because this is led to a reduction in the income since the income comes from exports because they're told to do so and agree to do it you could do it in bill is a perfect example of this for export eighty here where we are held out the prospect of demand that the market exist that it only had to be produced must exist. and what do they find better to tell us today well we're incapable of feeding ourselves . it's because it s. or is to turn towards biofuels well biofuels he lowers stomachs or will we have to field reserve wires to pollute more i don't know if you mean right now we're
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putin sounds russia will refrain from further retaliation against the twice it says he is planning to open an account as one of the banks being targeted by one. of the obama administration placed father strictures on senior russian no way because businessman i'm just saying that his bank pays fine. but said i can't anymore i'm beginning to cry it's very sad for me it's very painful. russian speakers in eastern ukraine tell all see that being targeted for their willingness to speak out against the government in kiev. we're going to do after twelve days of what we were in high spirits we have to put an end to these savage policies and also in the news i think. until star is here ronnie on saturday
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with signs from across the country expected to join protests against poverty and the country's ongoing economic wild. international news and comments live from moscow this is also international with me . and welcome to the program russia plays the sanctions against ukraine and the u.s. and its diplomatic spot over crimea letting the patient says he wants to avoid the introduction of a visa regime with ukraine and gave his reaction to america's moves to place restrictions on one russian one. national park i was decision regarding the american sanctions in the visa regime in terms of ukraine i think we should at the
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moment of boyd retaliatory moves if we go with the visa regime against ukraine millions of innocent ukrainians will suffer since they go to russia to work and earn their money here and regarding this bank as far as i understand this is a middle sized and i personally don't have an account in it but i will definitely opened one on monday. washington sanctions against moscow over crimea aimed at russia's energy mining and defense industries they target something is how closely associated with pay said well son also he's an assistant church. even though of right off the bat the talk of the town was that the sanctions against russian individuals would be directed to those whom the us deems directly responsible for getting in the way of ukraine's territorial integrity and getting in the way of a democratic process with these latest sanctions we find out that the people who have been sanctioned by washington are in fact that of those who are linked to the
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russian government as well as make up the inner circle of the russian president and sanctions obviously are a two way street so well where will this tit for tat leave russia and the u.s. well for more on this we're now joined by defense analyst the independent institute and author ivan allen sir thank you so much for finding the time to talk to us today thank you well it's my first question to you is obviously the u.s. has been very insistent with these sanctions do you think in the long in the long run this is a good strategy to be pursuing considering they have washington and moscow do need to cooperate with each other on a handful of issues well there's an executive order which obama signs of future sanctions against sectors of the economy of russia's economy meaning energy and finance and those if and i think that's to deter russia from going into eastern ukraine they're trying to make the threat of sanctions more sanctions what do you make of the list of people who have been sanctioned do you think the fact that. a handful of them are not to do actually people who have impacted what has happened
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in ukraine in the sense that they did not obviously you know run the show on the ground when the situation was first unraveling do you think this list of sanctions is really about territorial integrity or something else well i think now they're trying to get it putin's inner circle people that are closer to him really turn the screws on some of the leaders a ship of the kremlin will be able to do that i'm not sure i'm skeptical about that because i think there are many ways to sanctions in the world economy and even banking sanctions and so i think and they've only sanctioned one bank so far. so. a little skeptical but most of this why any thing beyond symbolic. i don't know and thank you so much for your time well certainly the sanctions that washington has put in place were followed by really every tallied of measures by russia at this point tensions during a high and washington is saying we should expect more to come and they said r.t.
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washington d.c. . and on a lighter note was the response to your sanctions on russia social media was also in light hearted this sign tells the american president he's no longer welcome in this honey shop on local newspaper posted a message on his twitter page sanctioning barack obama and members of congress from entering its offices in the siberian city of almost one irish pub in central russia prohibiting the u.s. leader from stopping by tent and that was much more a government faces sanctions stopping him stroking heads going to a toilet drinking juice and this woman doesn't want him. within forty meters of. brussels piled in with its other restrictions it sanctions the list now includes russians and crime ins and all that coming by let's all summits have been canceled and according to the president of the european council they could be moved to come . we make clear that shadia to settle the ground. and
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any steps by russia to destabilize ukraine will have far reaching consequences and by death we mean consequences on relations in a broad range of economic areas. where we ask the commission or we ask the commission and the member states to prefer possible. measures. but on the office a writer and broadcaster charles believes the west needs to recognize the reality of the crimean treaty. activity of course the situation in crimea is a fait accompli i think the ukrainians except the west has to accept it i think the problem for the west is largely that we've got a situation where some politicians who have been quite strident rhetoric. early stages of the situation have painted themselves into
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a corner and so now even though they probably realize that the sanctions they're suggesting idea of an actor are likely to be affected really from counterproductive because of course they will have an impact in some way on the e.u. and the u.s. but nonetheless they have to now be seen to be doing something while only a signature from president putin is needed now for crimea to become part of russia just an hour ago russian senses voted unanimously to accept the peninsula as a full member of the russian federation following a similar vote in the law house of parliament the historic move comes in response to the crimean people overlooked welcomingly voted to break away from ukraine and every join russia moscow is pushing into facts and extensive a ray of economic measures to support the mainstream us transition. and following a string of promises in the aftermath of the blind to ukraine's interim prime minister hasn't managed to deliver on many since taking power as all season were
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and of course are a doubt bank trunked on. the self-proclaimed governments in kiev came to power banking on people's frustration over the collapse deal. yet if the e.u. agreement is not signs then according to article one one one of the criminal code the president will get ten to fifteen years behind bars. however later are seeing gets a new castle backtrack on this my pleasure to pick up because we've postponed signing the economic section of this document due to concerns over the possible negative effects that entering the free trade area might have a for industrial regions as they are. easier said than done apparently once you have to actually analyze all the pros and cons looks like everyone said oh it's in
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what's being called the new governments in ukraine with contradictions rain then supreme. court heard promises from kiev to join nato and get as many weapons from member countries asked possible a draft law on the resumption of the process of integration of ukraine internet zero has been filed and recorded provide the maximum possible material and technical assistance in the form of modern military hardware and armaments once again something he had to take back your security in order to keep ukraine undivided we've decided to keep a session to nato out of the agenda. what about all those promises to ban the russian language. yes i don't want the ukrainian youth just speak russian i want them to speak english i will make this my top priority i want them to travel to europe this is my
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assignment. new book no one's trying to take away your right to speak russian according to this law in all regions dominated by russian speakers russian should be a regional and de facto official language and it should have the same rights as the ukrainian language that was a quick one eighty and in stark contrast with his previous convictions that these are regime for russians was announced for a few hours at one point. ukraine's national security and defense council to great decision to introduce a visa regime with russia only to be dismissed by gets a nuke the very next day. ukraine should not hurry with introducing a visa regime with russia and this move must be mature after almost a month and office see absolute has failed to show what he's capable of other than threats wishing did not follow through on and questions remain as to what are his long term policies will be as far as easy to take back as the ones that we've seen
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so far marina koester of are. bearing the brunt of a bounce in ukraine is the russian speaking population the community in says that facing constant intimidation from me or not is forcing many to flu policy and now reports. well more and more people have been arriving here in crimea from eastern ukraine and those who haven't already come are certainly thinking about doing so i've been speaking to a few of them who say that they feeling intimidated they feeling persecuted that there's this crackdown on over those of dissent in the east of the country and as such they feel only secure coming here to crimea. just to look i'm from logan's but i was forced to flee dose of rubble after repressions their people and prosecuted for their political stance people were jailed because they didn't agree with the coup in kiev no war was being followed they were just taken from their homes and
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many were forced to go underground knew. i used to be a senior prosecutor in the draft i couldn't stand how my fellow law enforcers were being treated while they were simply doing their job and i was forced to join the resistance brigades because there's no loyalty more in ukraine and many of my colleagues feel the same way. i've just arrived here in crimea from the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk where there is is over widest sense of uncertainty and fear people are afraid they were afraid that they cannot express their dissatisfaction with this new regime in kids and cannot express their support and connection to russia which is what many of them they feel slowly this fear is turning into voices of protest there are demonstrations planned in the east of the country today tomorrow and indeed over the weekend i took to the streets of dinner to ask people how they were feeling. if there's one place in eastern ukraine that's
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not safe anymore it's the streets this man is afraid to show his face on camera he says he's been hunted by pomade un forces. every day we receive reports that on the borders of donbass there are men with military uniforms proof vests weapons in armored vehicles. oh. man receives a phone call to say right wingers have been spotted in the city they're armed and looking for a fight we drive with him to a checkpoint where self-defense volunteers are keeping watch some armed vehicles shoulders are on their way this driver stops to tell them he passed a suspicious vehicle a few kilometers back i'm afraid for my children and grandchildren that's something similar to murders and robberies we've seen in kenya could happen here. security is unraveling fast and people are starting to panic. there have been numerous cases of billions and is useless to rely on the bullies if
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a group of armed men and to your house the people who came from my gun as well as the security services are threatening anyone who doesn't share their views and it's hard to argue with men carrying guns but for many these checkpoints are not enough more and more people in eastern ukraine are asking whether it's not time to pack up . that said i can't anymore i'm beginning to cry it's very sad for me it's very painful. when local probation activist sit her husband was arrested for his actions while she was forced to flee to russia with her children in fear for their lives. as a mother of three children i theater for their lives who received threats from the right sector they called us and wrote messages on social networks for security reasons i can't disclose where we are now the pain is turning to anger as more and more people congregate here in the city square the list of signatures calling for
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with a random like in crimea keeps growing this issue asian is dangerous the right wing has seized power and what's going to happen next is a bloody. it's all leading to fears it might only be a matter of time before kiev's bloodbath is repeated here policy r.t. donates eastern ukraine. don't forget to go online for the latest updates around ukraine's ongoing crisis and let it to read a story line of events is just a click away as i'll see it off called and over back with more news after short break stay with us. this immediately i shall we leave that maybe. i will see bush's security the way the party years ago. for sure is that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all politics. are today.
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this is all sing to national welcome back. thousands of people across spain are converging on the nation's capital the massive demonstration is planned for saturday against rampant unemployment addictions and poverty economic crisis has hit spain hard its current twenty six percent unemployment rate is only just behind greece out of six million jobless almost two million families depend on state pensions and benefits austerity measures first spark nationwide protests back in two thousand to eleven amid the increasing gap between the wealthy and paul the severe line of jobs is causing highly qualified it's pioneers to leave the country to search for work university degrees are not proving to guarantee employment jobless rates did fall significantly in december however but still over forty percent of people under twenty four are not earning the international monetary fund or warns the country may face five more years with over twenty five percent
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unemployment unless more reforms are next it could all went to spain to gauge the mood. they call it a march of dignity step by step mile by mile walking by foot across the country hoping to change its future i know that if the situation continues as it's continuing that. it's not going to work my nephew like they just not going to live in a place where they can function thousands of men and women students and engineers those with jobs and those without all have been advancing from different directions to spain's capital for a mass rally planned for saturday the marking of him the walking all day without food very start off the rally since the ninth of march covering hundreds of kilometers in the rain under the sun stopping only basically to sleep at night and
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for these short breaks to drink some water get some food and then continue marching again many say they're exhausted especially the older activists but all them say that the objectives are much more important. that youth unemployment stands at fifty percent job which most salaries and more austerity from washington the troika the interaction. these are some of the problems the spaniards hope to tackle despite the blisters on their feet. already feeling hello. we're exhausted after twelve days of walking it's cold at night and hot during the day but we're in high spirits we have to put an end to these savage policies and other activists my man lopez is marching because she and her family are on the verge of being evicted from their home as she's now unable to pay the mortgage obviously i had to stop playing it was a choice between keeping up the payments or feeding my two children. they've walked
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over fifty miles in one day alone and still have twice that distance to cover before reaching central madrid on saturday exhausted yes but they say they've come too far to stop now he was going off r t reporting from spain. now to some other world news this hour and enough cop a soul nine people losing several women and a child being killed and that's one of the city's safest luxury hotels says you know others were killed by explosions in the east and south of afghanistan most of the policeman the taliban has claimed their souls the country is just a few weeks away from a presidential election it hopes to hold its first democratic transpired power since the two thousand and one u.s. led invasion. twitter is now banned in turkey the country's prime minister has promised to block the network along with other social websites calling them a tool for trouble making the decision comes as the government travels to quell ongoing
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unrest which began last year is about to hold local elections and critics have accused the leader of the ruling party of cracking down on signs of liberal relations. venezuelan riot police have clashed with antigovernment protesters and angry over the arrests of two opposition riots which began in mid february have now claims thirty one lives with civilian civilian and among the security forces protesters accuse the government of forcing the opposition out of politics without doing enough to pull the country out of its economic and social places authorities say the service and washington are responsible for the. the u.k. has unveiled a new one pound coin that's being called the most acute and the one zero it will be introduced in two thousand to seventeen aims to push millions of fake pounds from the market but some british retailers fear the cost of replacement will be
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a heavy burden to bear. reports. look after the pennies and the pounds will the cost to themselves as the old saying goes only now and things that it's the pound coin that needs looking after because it's been estimated that there are forty five million forgeries in circulation and that's costing businesses and the taxpayer millions of pounds each year chancellor george osborne announced that it will be a case of out with the old and in with the new and britain in three years' time is set to get a whole new highly secure calling. design is the toll sided coin based on the old british three penny bit and it will use the latest technology to combat counterfeiting. the chancellor said this would be a more resilient pound for a more resilient economy but worse the budget did hold some positive news it was also clear that all stare a t.
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is here to stay if britain is to have a chance at getting back in the black in four years time as promised if you're wondering why i'm in the toilet section of a supermarket that's because with the introduction of a new pound coin will of course come big changes in every vending machine parking meter and of course supermarket trolley some sells that except one pound coins only to be adapted well ahead of circulation at the royal mint that could cost the economy twenty million pounds so we went to find out what the british public thinks about the new pound plan. yes that's what it's based on to be a priority. i wouldn't say. it's really going for money. for money with money really. trying everything you know. that one point. four fraud
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that's fine. i'm sure if i like it reduced a bit different anyway so for some money it's like. watching for the reader. to make more money doing it and i am quite ready to make more and more for the free . consultations will soon start taking place a competition will be held to decide what image to go on the tails side of the calling but whilst the comeback thing a fraud is welcome by the public many will be hey paying the new pound coin doesn't come to high a cost so arty london. and i saw it was time for larry king's latest show here announcing international standing.
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residents of sunnyvale california are being forced to turn in any magazines that they have that hold over ten rounds to the government i don't call the high capacity magnificent one thousand dollar fine or up to six months in jail or both maybe you personally don't want guns to be legal but there are many people in this world who feel it is their right to have them but the question is how many people are actually willing to stick up for that right it is easy for schmucks like me on t.v. to tell you to go fight for your rights but when their thug cops at your door in black uniforms are a crack your skull and all forms of sense a tiny metal box of the spring in it many people are going to give in and give it up it actually takes an incredible amount of bravery to knowingly defy the law based on principle and that is why very few people do it and that is why over time in any society your rights freedoms are every want to call them are going to be eroded away tyranny happens because people like you and me are willing to pay a thousand dollars for our rights but that's just my opinion.
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. does republican david jolley's victory in florida's thirteenth district signal political doom for democrats in the two thousand and fourteen midterm elections i've got a one on one with the newest member of congress coming up and later conservative radio talk show host and syndicated columnist dennis prager is here with his take on obama versus putin the affordable health care act and others and a lot more it's all next on politicking.
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the politicking on larry king coming up later in the show famed radio talk show host dennis prager and progressive dave ruben will sit down with me to debate many of the top political issues of the day but first we start with a recently elected republican congressman from florida david jolley he recently won against democrat alex sink the former chief financial officer of the sunshine state in a special election to fill the seat left open following the death less year of republican bill young this was a race largely seen by many is a critical test for democrats in the era of obamacare he joins me from tampa thanks for joining us congressman but it's kind of weird that you just saw in that you larry you just win the election and now you have to run again in november. people remind me we do have a reelection in november i'm just catching my breath from the past five months but
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you're right we've got election to get in november unless and it's still a purple district the beauty of this race was it was fifty fifty this time last week it will still be fifty fifty in november you expect the same opponent. you know i don't i think my opponent it's up for her to decide this was a long five months for each of us and i went into march eleventh our election date saying you know we have each had a chance to be the standard bearer of our message and our party's message listen if i had lost last tuesday night i'm not sure i would run again in november i think i'd let somebody else step in so i'll let alex decide her own future in your speech on a legit not you never mentioned you fordable care act was wondering if as a concept the united states until the affordable care act was the only industrialized nation in the world without a national health plan do you think we should have
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a national health plan. well actually it so on election night i mention the role of big government and i believe i said we must never sacrifice our individual freedoms at the alter of big government that was my reference to obamacare if you will listen we do have you can call it nationalized programs we have programs for people currently who need assistance with health insurance we take care of our seniors through medicare those who can afford it through medicaid the issue with obamacare was never that we were trying to solve the problem or the president was trying to solve a problem he should have we should have my own party should try to solve health care coverage problems the difference was the approach and you know all politics are local i had five months to talk about my specific alternatives we talked about covering twenty six year olds through less regulations we talked about affordable care through something like a term health insurance plan portable across state lines we could close the donut
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hole simply by closing the donut hole we could cover preexisting conditions through some type of medicare type program that prequalified individuals all those were specific solutions to specific problems the issue with obamacare was that it injected the government into nearly one six or one seventh of our economy impose an individual mandate on people and in its execution it became a pocketbook issue as the number of people in my community and i know across the country who saw increased premiums or canceled policies and then when we really saw the hurt was with businesses they were having to absorb additional costs and reduce employee hours so it's not that we shouldn't be trying to solve these problems we should we had some health insurance coverage issues the issue was the solution proposed by the president and my opponent in this race. but nearly five million five hundred thousand will have signed by the end of march which is the new president get to you they've signed up for affordable care. well certainly listen
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we had we had care coverage issues we know that i still disagree with the way the president went about it but let's also ask what was the cost to others as a result of obamacare and larry i didn't make obamacare the number one issue in this race the voters did and i really mean that i'm a first time candidate i got into this race for congress wanted to talk about a lot of issues i knew obamacare would be one of them the voters continued to say week by week they were concerned about increased premiums and canceled policies businesses that were hurt by it you know bill clinton said it's the economy stupid i think what what the president failed to realize is obamacare became a pocketbook issue for a lot of people and yes some people could now receive coverage under obamacare they cannot afford it in the past and we have to recognize that is a good thing but at what cost and at what cost was hurt to a lot of other people who had their insurance disrupted or saw their costs
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skyrocket it was the wrong answer to a problem that we could have addressed several other ways you've also said that you want to work with democrats. the rate in this country is in crowd of the i don't have no memory one of aziza just split do you think that didn't happen again the republicans the democrats sit down and solve these issues instead of the bickering . we have to elect people committed to doing it listen if i if i lose election one day because i'm too willing to work with people from both sides of the aisle that's ok i got elected to do a job i bring certain core convictions to the job and i will carry those forward but we have to work with civility we have to find areas to work together and i think one of the issues that that why the divisions are so bad right now speaks not so much to the congress but once the supreme court allowed district lines to be drawn on political boundaries we've created so many seats that are either super
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republican or super democrat and therefore we elect people that are either super republicans or super democrats and and so you get to congress and of course it's going to be hard to find common ground look everybody should bring their own convictions to washington i intend to do so i told my colleagues that i respect them for doing so as well we should at least be committed to finding areas where we can work together and where we can let's be civil about it and continue the conversation has been very critical of the speaker boehner. how do you regard the tea party how do you regard him. listen and within my party we're all one party i don't really subscribe to the labels i can tell you this between the tea party and if you want to call the other faction main street however you label it i don't buy into the labels i think on our side of the party we all agree on certain constitutional principles we all agree on certain core convictions and i look more at where we come together than where we divide because i don't think there's
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a lot of areas where we divide sometimes on tactics what i've said about speaker boehner is i have enormous respect for him i'm proud to call him my speaker now as a member of congress he has done great work with under very difficult circumstances we know is everything is broken down in washington that it's come down to mr boehner mr reid and the president to work together well listen he's out number two to one in that equation and the fact that he has been able to keep the country going and represent every step of the way where he could our core principles of our party i have great respect for speaker boehner that he's been able to do that to everybody deserts on which is very unusual usually as elected republicans to congress. gave its vote to obama in the last two elections and. the mill is to be in a virus. sure well that's why this race was so watched i mean this way if i was not a candidate i'd still be fascinated by this race it's a fifty fifty district roughly a third a third a third it's
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a purple district is the anchor of the i four corridor in critical florida so it has everything you want it's the super bowl of politics in a special election like this what can't be overlooked though this is a one county district and it is a community district and for all of the interests of the national parties you know i always knew that we would come out on the right side of this race because i knew this community is my community it's my home tip o'neill was right all politics is local there are a lot of local issues in this race obamacare was one that affected us locally but at the same time it was more than that in this race this is a one county district it's a it's a great district it will be just as close in november i wish it wasn't my attitude is if i do my job over the summer as i had promised that the voters i would do i think november will take care of itself. congress doing great talking with you look forward to meeting you i know you had some experience in washington a serving is on the staff of others good luck in everything you do thank you larry
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i appreciate being here thank you very much now joining me to talk about many of today's hottest political topics is dennis prager host of nationally syndicated talk radio program called a great title the dennis prager show he's also a columnist a bestselling author and an old friend and dave ruben host of the ruben report a current events panel show the jet on the young turks network i want to spend a couple man and i wanted to make fun of the dennis prager show name but not the ruben show name i didn't make fun of it i said if. you had a longer interested i'd already you've got a lawyer in trucks and there's a you know learning this very i just want quick couple of comments on on congressman jolly he's in that district that best typifies america he wins fifty does forty eight percent the forty six percent there's another guy gets four percent running third the totally divided what did you make of what he had to say i was actually impressed with him i think you were too easily he didn't sound particularly partisan although i don't have a problem with that but he didn't he sounded like he's committed to his district he
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thinks out of thoughtful he didn't sound incendiary in any way and i appreciated it and by the way i don't read much into this even though i'm a republican i don't i don't read much the time between now and the elections in terms of politics is is in iams well you may well you know he was supposed to win and he won i would be a little concerned that something in florida typifies the rest of america is that that's the way you frame this that a lot of people would be a little scared about that but yet he won something he was supposed to win sure it was a little bit closer so the democrats are going to spin it that way but. i don't know how much you can read into this interview is going to happen even lived together in this sphere that he things you think democrats and republicans can work what's going on no. that's not the game their game is to fight endlessly so you can keep doing nothing there's a that's politics on the line i don't have that cynical view i don't think they can work together but my read is obviously not going to be yours or are probably yours
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i think that there has been a drift liberalism which is what i grew up with and still endorse but i'm called a conservative because i'm a liberal and i can explain that but i won't bother right now i'm going to want to see has been raised there and you know there's a real liberalism has been really taken over by the left john f. kennedy's inaugural address if you gave to any college student today i would bet i would literally would bet that out of a hundred college students eighty would say it was given by a republican the idea of america being very very forthright in foreign affairs on behalf of liberty his and tight high taxes positions that he took after the inaugural address that's what i still affirm civil rights and civil rights fight while the republicans oppose him that's no no no the listen take a while to hear a lot anymore and all the little games i know yeah but that's not what facts are facts even if we look we both didn't live through the eighteenth century but we
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could still talk about if you'd ever direction yes ok public and leader of the senate more republicans voted for civil rights act than democrats i did but all of that emerged out of a sudden all came up and it's a fact that most people don't know right but also it's one thing to say well the republicans were great with siller a fifty years ago but when you're talking about the civil rights of today's age so if you're talking about gay rights for example are you talking about women's rights or reproductive rights those are things that most people don't agree i'm going to be wrong about that as i take a break more with that is for going to a room we're just getting started stay with us through the break. hey. erin. lead a plug in that sacrilegious others make their lives let's
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listen. lead lead listen. right. first. and i think you're. on our reporters. in.
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the in the. crimea being safely returned to russia threats of sanctions and high costs to be paid continue at a steady pace russia has no intention of backing down and the west is powerless to alter political facts on the ground all the while ukraine faces political and economic collapse. if you need to review economic downs in the final months thanks to the deal sank night and the rest because i think the take will be everything.
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but the dems per year and they ruled in lots of things to the skies first i want to let's get into the most current and that is the ukraine style with you first david what do you make of this whole situation well i'll be honest right up front i don't profess to be an expert in the ukraine however i do think we are having a bit of a problem here with obama's credibility i mean putin clearly feels like he can do whatever he wants i don't know what we should do i don't know that we should be arming the ukraine at the moment which john mccain seems to want to do but he always wants to arm everybody but there's no fear we we've lost our deterrence of fear and i do think that's a problem even for some. like myself that i don't want to start another war i don't know that these little sanctions that now we're starting to do are going to do much of anything but the lack of fear i think for our nation is a problem and i think you might agree with some of that not only agree with the joy you that it brings me to have a person of the left acknowledge that you don't know and i mean that with all respect and sincerity. that's
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a bad sign if they rubin says this president is lacking credibility in the world scene that's huge that's actually the biggest thing that i could say if if people on the left even are acknowledging that this president no longer allows the united states to intimidate anyone i don't want to merit the love but i did america for this president drones people he took out osama bin laden he has killed more people than george w. bush on innocent people who still guys not charge right these drones american citizens in foreign countries and what do you want him to why he had language he goes to do i didn't realize defend the president what are you ok what do you want a well run iraq they did let do you want to know in a way do you agree that he wanted to do were two separate issues one is does anybody fear the united states of america and the answer is no that's and forgetting i don't want to merica feared because i'm american i want to merica feared because if the u.s. isn't feared cruelty dominates the world if the united states is weak more people
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get tortured and murdered you want to go take arms in this situation oh when this nobody is calling for arms how about the i devoted i don't know what don't know what you fear first of all it's too late when the president said i have a red line in syria and then there's no red line and there it is russia backing syria russia understands if the united states doesn't have a red line when its president says so then the united flight do you want to look at it i think there's some validity of that but i think the real issue is we're playing two different games with russia so putin is using force there is force there are troops in ukraine remember obama when three days after this happened what he said was. well mr putin probably sat down with his lawyers and figured out some legal justification and that's not what our lawyers think but putin's not sitting down with lawyers and obama i think believes in a system that operates without that's most operate under international law and i don't think putin believes in that game and i don't think most international leaders do that is what he wanted to do well for one thing having sanctions hold
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the seven russians is so ludicrous as has to be worked out in the doing something what do you want and what ok so what i want him to do well for one thing we will have we should have exercise naval and military exercises with the baltic states with ukraine if you crane would like it we should assert without necessarily sending in troops although i wouldn't be opposed to it i wouldn't if that's what the consensus of people like became is i would support it only because. i don't fear this notion we left iraq more iraqis have died since we left iraq than died under blair you can live i went to iraq no what's no wait excuse me that's not the only question are we kill our by glad we went in or are you glad we went out those are two separate questions i don't want to i'm not glad we went in but once we went in we can not leave so you don't enter my newborn right or wrong no no once
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in you have a moral obligation and an american obligation to see it so you stay in afghanistan forever that's correct just like we stayed in japan forever germany forever and south korea forever the american that is prosper and that americans will support boots on the ground in the no one hundred percent we need to get out of afghanistan i'm shocked to hear you say that we would stay there forever we will shine we should and if i mean we i get what your point is that there is a power vacuum and if we are not just up what should we leave japan should be leave germany should we leave south korea we're not at war over there prospering. you have a samsung phone you have a north korean phone i don't know what the difference is us troops. that's what it prosper and yes i think they might i think everyone is doing pretty good without us troops no you what they have us troops i know but when no one seems it was they're doing their thing what are they doing there what are they do and what are we in there now well it will be put pretty clear of putin is as aggressive as he is he
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may make aggressive stance towards western europe we don't know there is little to say want to think this is why other nations have armies and we need to stop thinking we have to do everything you know i mean even in syria let turkey do something let israel do they have neighbors with armies and we have this belief that we constantly have to do everything we are not all everyone else and we are the world's policeman thank god the world needs a policeman and i rather it be us than russia ok let's go to some other areas some social areas same sex marriage is it coming everywhere yes it's going to happen state by state it should happen state by state it's the judges are flipping at the activist judges as everyone always says but people want to quality gay people are not asking for anything extra they want the same exact thing straight people have and then every time everybody that says it's going to ruin straight marriage and it's going to ruin families it does the reverse and there's studies that prove it strengthens the family and it will be and that'll be it and hopefully it's not even an issue i hope the republicans in two thousand and sixteen maybe even will
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nominate someone that will be ok with that i mean what i would question is a totally open question if if if if a an adoption group like that like catholic charities has a newborn and it has two couples they are equally loving equally wonderful equally wealthy equally educated they're virtually identical one is two women or two men and the other is a married man and a woman would you flip a coin or would you say it's best that a child have a mother and father and in that case if everything was the same except the sex of the parents i would be ok with the coin flip one hundred percent and i do you one hundred percent you know everything there is no either of you thinks it's very important to clarify no. neither of you thinks that a child gets anything from a mother that it can't get from a father i think that's when i went out for a mineral lodging from the same sex parents there are men i was not in it a lot is very different it is there forget studies what do you think from having
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lived a lot or i'm bored no no no i used their bunkum because we don't have enough years to know how do you know no i don't i am basing it on human experience and my life i i had a mother and father i got very different things from them because they were a man in the womb not just because they were you and i you know i a gay couples right to marry you would deny it yes and what it what i would not deny them any of the rights that accrue to marriage i do not want to redefine marriage then you either want to get married you were illegitimate situation with the state handled that it was laid away theists get married. you don't get married they have a state bonding number you just said only have religions do it yeah only have invented one already managed it does it's not fair to people who don't have a religion was not the will say how do we have that we frame it slightly differently what do you think would happen to the child if they had two mothers if everything else with michael as you present today i had no no oh it's unfair to a child where there was a possibility of having a moment it had to not have
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a moment of dad but you have any proof that it would affect that child negatively is there any imperial evidence yet the huge the experience of the human being otherwise there is no such thing as as making up a much. i don't believe that the only difference between men and women is their plumbing i think that there are i don't think this we know there are differences in the brain in the psychology and what is how how is a boy to have a model of a man if he has no father or a girl have a model of a mother but that argument doesn't have a mother that are going to know that all gay people usually come from straight couples yes and yes more so that well that makes you wonder about your argument there's no wonder at all i didn't say that the child will lead up to another life all i said is if you didn't have a mother and a father your father was not only a model of religion is real but as in this argument you are eventually going to lose it is possible however if the argument were made carefully and non hatefully and not silly and if we allowed the american people to choose and not
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judges i'm not certain that this is inevitable but the polls prove otherwise because of thing like well what i've just sanderson all the present day that all i could say is about polls you rate you raised reproductive rights according to most polls more americans are pro-life and pro-choice would you follow that poll. i think most things should be left up to popular decision however personal right oh i see her personal rights i don't think should be left if they were right in the amount of wanna. medical marijuana yes however i don't think it has to be given by a smoking there are ways of getting there are medical marijuana that don't involve a joint so to speak and everybody knew it would be abused and it sure it is and now we have two states then colorado and washington that are allowing for it and i don't think that america is a better place because of legalizing marijuana those states educational systems of the mill mostly mall money two million dollars colorado took him to nine dollars in
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tax and that's what republicans love that bad news the amount of money spent on education has no impact on whether the children are well educated washington. d.c. has the highest per capita rate of education and the crappiest schools what does impacts education values the values of the teachers the values of the parents saying you are saying teachers have no values no i'm saying is none of the positive are you implying that no no of course not that then what do you mean there's no outs of what i mean i mean whether you make a demands on students or not whether or not you have standards whether or not your textbooks teach you how to be happy that you are black or happy that you are hispanic or happy or gay or they teach you reality a california where you and i live demands that there be x. amount of space and i'm curious what you think about this you're obviously very thoughtful i mean that totally sincerely do you think that textbooks history textbooks should mandate the amount of space given to gays. i think there's no
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reason if there's a certain amount of time to talk teaching about the history of no not at all a right here is a us history book and it has to have x. number of pages about women x. number about blacks x. number about gays x. number about what rand's gendered americans contribution to well in that the gay rights issue is the civil rights issue of our time if they were to teach about harvey milk earlier it's not what we had a lot of bad history we never learned when we were kids now we know yes no i do know that and i'm going to use what i want to the detriment is not what i don't but i know that tremendous truth i'm a jew i do not want x. number of pages demanded in textbooks offered to jews i want the truth of a member of our history and if they were a if there are x. number of jews that really did make a contribution they should be in the book if gays did they should be in the book but not because they're gay well of course but by default x. number of jews are going to be mentioned if you were to talk about science and nobels lies where is that the holocaust what's right also someone like harvey milk
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you don't exclude because there are a gate you don't like if i take the heat music i want to learn about tchaikovsky he happened to be gay so pray all day the watchman i don't learn about any cause he's getting the washing educational system the citizens of washington attacks without being represented they have a congressman who does not vote and they have no say nobody in the united states senate so therefore they cannot get a lot of things that you get your telephone cannot write well but that has nothing to do with you then why don't they get by the way in which they can get the money for textbooks not all but they get more money is devoted to education in washington d.c. than anywhere else in the country that's that's a statistic that has nothing to do with it and anyway a district of columbia was founded not to be a state because so don't live there if that's where you you can change the rules no don't live there get did you change the rules you didn't vote you know it was a state no ok well everybody knows all it does is add. two more democratic liberal
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senators and so democrats are for it as you know really good times the population oilmen but they wyoming have more clout than the well it's not make them move you know with washington d.c. move to wyoming they would change and they'd have to work democrats that's your answer and that's why ads are. you and david only if they were everyone in washington movie that you read i'd hashing to d.c. oh well you'll be watching today. do you understand the livid while you me you just want a big mountain obamacare does it go on the way of all care how it passed it's not perfect he's sort of a half wide whatever it is everyone knows it's not perfect but we should have universal health care and what are they going to dismantle it so that every day we can see on the front page of drudge report that he says well someone got turned away because of obamacare they were getting turned away before anyway so it's not as if suddenly the only one cares about all these people that are we have a right to health we have a right to health yes well the same way we have
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a right to food but the government doesn't supply food. river right to food but the government does not go nowheres of a person for as i say you don't have states they have to know not to united states has had the finest health care system in the world that includes europe oh euro seventeen mortality yes they are but it has nothing to do with health care what is that the do well i'll tell you what it does crime fast numbers of auto accidents and the underclass not taking care of its newborns well at a time when they're more would both be ok maybe you come back every week and i don't have the words thanks to all of my guests that simply joining me on politicking for my view is out there i want to hear from you join the conversation on my facebook page and share your thoughts on twitter by tweeting at king's things and using the hashtag politicking hashtag that's all for this week's politics.
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looming children continues to. flow so many news it is working martin luther king said i have a dream obama is today telling me i have to join. the drawings have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. for the most part they have been very precise six like. this small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is a little boy of eight. we do some operations afghans also which on the contrary afghanistan's only one i can confirm that we are operating in. afghanistan see only a country like. afghanistan
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a country. welcome. too much on siberian. what are the places you never go to. fun. things you never do. experience you'll never get. these surprise you will. put crimea being safely returned to russia threats of sanctions and high cost to be paid to continue at a steady pace russia has no intention of backing down and the west is powerless to alter political facts on the ground all the while ukraine faces political and
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economic collapse. russia will refrain from further sanctions against the u.s. but let's repeat it says it is planning to open an account of the bond buying togs and by washington will have his wages sunk that. for the obama administration graced father was pictures on soon a russian lawmakers businessman and a saying it is grazed by. that said i can't anymore i'm beginning to cry it's very sad for me it's very painful. russian speakers in eastern ukraine tell all see that being targeted for their willingness to speak out against the government in kiev. were those that after twelve days of working they were in high spirits we have to put an end to these savage policies. and also in
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the news. a mass and historicity of some today. thousands from across the country expected to join process against policy and the country's ongoing economic one. international news and comment live from moscow this is international with me about thanks for joining us russia will place no further sanctions against ukraine all the u.s. in the diplomatic spot over crimea presentation explained why at a security meeting in moscow let's listen. regarding the american sanctions in the visa regime in terms of ukraine i think we should at the moment of all it for me tell you to removes if we go with a visa regime against ukraine millions of innocent ukrainians will suffer as they
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go to russia to work and earn their money here. the st petersburg base behind a rescue here is the institution being tang's or by washington sanctions it's been blacklisted along with some other russian officials who the u.s. believes it gave them money and it says he might join them and have his own presidential salary paid and that regarding the as far as i understand this is a middle size i personally don't have an account in it but i will definitely opened one on monday. person or speaking after the foreign ministry imposed a visa ban on ten u.s. officials on lawmakers they were in response to fresh sanctions from washington aimed at russia's other tree mining and defense industries they target some figures are closely associated with payton more now from. even though of right off the bat
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the talk of the town was that the sanctions against russian individuals would be directed to those whom the us deems directly responsible for getting in the way of ukraine's territorial integrity and getting in the way of a democratic process with these latest sanctions that we find out that the people who have been sanctioned by washington are in fact those who are linked to the russian government as well as make up the inner circle of the russian president and sanctions obviously are a two way street so what where will this tit for tat leave russia and the u.s. well for more on this we're now joined by defense analyst at the independent institute and author ivan allen sir thank you so much for finding the time to talk to us today thank you well it's my first question to you is obviously the u.s. has been very insistent with these sanctions do you think in the long in the long run this is a good strategy to be pursuing considering they of washington and moscow do need to cooperate with each other on a handful of issues what if there is an executive order which obama signs of sanctions against sectors of the economy of russia's economy meaning energy and
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finance and those if and i think that's to deter russia from going into eastern ukraine they're trying to make the threat of saying more sanctions what do you make of the list of people who have been sanctioned do you think the fact that. a handful of them are not actually people who have impacted what has happened in ukraine in the sense that they did not obviously you know run the show on the ground when the situation was first unraveling do you think this list of sanctions is really about territorial integrity or something else so i think now they're trying to get it putin's inner circle people that are closer to him really turn the screws on some of the leaders a ship of the kremlin will be able to do that i'm not sure i'm skeptical about that because i think there are many ways to evade sanctions in the world economy and even banking sanctions and so i think and they only sanction one bank so far. so. a little skeptical but most of this why of any thing beyond symbolic fact i don't
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know and thank you so much for your time well certainly the sanctions that washington has put in place were followed by really every tallied of measures by russia at this point tensions during a high and washington are saying we should expect more to come and as they say turkana party washington d.c. . but their response to u.s. sanctions on russia social media was often light hearted this sign tells the american president he's no longer welcome in this honey shop one local newspaper posted a message on its twitter page sanctioning barack obama and members of congress from entering its offices in this siberian city of almost one now irish pub in central russia is perhaps saying big you are sleazy from stopping by for append and there was much more about the faces sanctions stopping him stroking pets going to a toilet drinking juice and this woman doesn't want him within forty nieces on
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a life that was so brussels piled in with its own restrictions its sanctions list now includes a cessna three russians and choir means and all upcoming bilateral summits i think counseled and according to the president of the european council they could be more to come we make clear that shadia to settle the ground. and any steps by russia to destabilize ukraine will have far reaching consequences and by death we mean consequences on relations in a broad range of economic areas. where we ask the commission or we ask the commission and the member states to prefer possible. measures. so could there be some side effects for struggling european economies of less russians and visit saying in the russians are mongered told by of its famous luxury products they purchase almost certain percent of the high and goods sold by known
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e.u. citizens and twenty twelve to other europeans european and struggling economies are also heavy dependent on russian holiday makers and here are the numbers last year over one point three million russians travel to greece what they call me is almost entirely dependent on tourism it's smaller actually it is similar to spain which welcomed over one and a half million russian visitors in twenty. and former army officer writer and broadcaster charles sure bridge believes the western elites need to tone down their push for sanctions against russia it's not going to be effective at all of course the situation in crimea is a fait accompli i think the ukrainians except dutch the west has to accept i think the problem for the west is largely that we've got a situation where some politicians who have been quite strident in iraq. early
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stages of the situation have painted themselves into a corner and so now even though they probably realize that the sanctions they're suggesting i believe in acting are likely to be effective immediately counterproductive because of course they will have an impact in some way on the e.u. and the u.s. but nonetheless they have to now be seen to be doing something. only a signature from president putin is needed now for crimea to become part of russia this is an hour ago russian senators voted unanimously to accept the peninsula as a full member of the russian federation following a similar vote in below house of parliament the historic moment comes in response to the crimean overwhelmingly to break away from ukraine and rejoin russia also pushing into effect at excessive a rate of economic measures to support the peninsula's terms of. forming a string of promises in the aftermath of the bloody coup ukraine's interim prime
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minister hasn't managed to deliver on many since taking power and he's worried a call server has found out is a backtracked on. the self-proclaimed governments in kiev came to power banking on people's frustration over the collapse deal. yet if the e.u. agreement is not calling to article one one one of the criminal code the president will get ten to fifteen years behind it i. however later are sunni gets a new backtrack on this my pleasure to book up because we postponed signing the economic section of this document due to concerns over the possible negative effects that entering the free trade area might have of the industrial region. easier said than done apparently once you have to actually add allies all the pros
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and cons looks like everyone is at all odds in what's being called the new governments in ukraine with contradictions rain then supreme. we heard promises from kiev to join nato and get as many weapons from member countries ask possible a draft law on the resumption of the process of integration of ukraine internet zero has been filed and recorded provide the maximum possible material and technical assistance in the form of modern military hardware and armaments once again something you have to take back your security in order to keep ukraine undivided we've decided to keep a session to nato out of the agenda. what about all those promises to ban the russian language. yes i don't want the ukrainian youth to speak russian i want them to speak english i
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will make this my top priority i want them to travel to europe this is my assignment. new book no one is trying to take away your right to speak russian according to this law in all regions dominated by russian speakers russian should be a regional and de facto official language and it should have the same rights as the ukrainian language that was a quick quantity and in stark contrast with his previous convictions if these are regime for russians was announced for a few hours at one point. ukraine's national security and defense council took her decision to introduce a visa regime with russia only to be dismissed by gets a nuke the very next day. ukraine should not hurry with introducing a visa regime with russia and this move must be mature after almost a month end office yeah it's a nuke has failed to show what he's capable of other than threats which he did not
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follow through on and questions remain as to whether his long term policies will be as follows and as easy to take back as the ones we've seen so far marina koester of our artsy. ukraine and the european union have signs the key elements of a political association agreement ukraine's former president described the deal last year leading to a massive public outrage in the country's central and western regions which ended in a coup let's discuss this deal with about arris publisher of business news you are mr welcome to all see very nice to talk to you now how significant is this political deal. where the political deal means there's no going back you've got a divide that can't be undone between russia on the one side sitting in the in the crimea and ukraine on the other side now committed itself politically at least to timing up closer with the e.u. and russia always said that was a red line that there should have been some sort of negotiated deal
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a three way deal maybe in order to find a middle ground between everyone but now everyone sort of driven their flags into the ground and i'm going to stand and stare just each other over the fence and house ology is saying this signs up from signing an economic association deal now well this is very interesting isn't it because at the end of the day the e.u. economic deal was a bad deal i mean if we want to skip through the numbers quickly the country has twelve billion dollars in hard currency reserves which is less than enough to support the currency and yet this year it has some eighty nine billion dollars worth of bonds to repay at the same time given that the russian gas prices are going to go back up that's another seven billion dollars and it already owes gas from at least two billion dollars and that's not counting seven billion dollars last year so the country has not got the resources to survive the e.u. package an offer of some fifteen billion dollars won't even pay for those bills
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this is before you spend a penny on teachers or fire brigades or schools or anything like that. and the prospect of going forward ukraine is going to need a hell of a lot more money that's simply not being offered so this is why i think the ironic . being put in the same position as yannick or visuals where you know he was dealing with you and they going to have to ask for more money for or less strings more help from me yeah and probably that's the reason ukraine's interim prime minister has been very careful when talking about stay safe now what you think is really stuns on the. only association deal i think politically they do want to move towards europe but they've got a practical problem which is the country is bankrupt the i.m.f. is going to be the saving grace i mean they're talking about fifteen sixteen billion dollars we were expecting an announcement today there isn't one they've delayed it for next week and i think now everybody's scrambling in order to try and make these numbers add up because also the russian deal is
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a lot cheaper in so much as the main issue is bringing down the gas price that ukraine has to pay a gas price economy forward to pay and now the russian side that's working about not only increasing it from two hundred sixty special conditions but maybe as far as five hundred dollars. and that would be a serious drain on ukraine it means all of the aid money that the i.m.f. and the west are offering is going to end up directly in russian coffers just to pay for their energy bill the upshot of this i think there's no way out at some point someone's going to have to admit that they have to do a deal with russia included in order to solve all these problems to make ukraine a viable economic entity because it's not as it stands and it won't be under the terms of the e.u. two as they are today. the population in eastern ukraine is generally unhappy with the new government does this deal not risk making that discontent even what. i think it's almost inevitable that discontent is going to rise you have to realize
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that part and parcel of the the i.m.f. still is going to come with them over the sterett for example energy prices and gas prices for heating your home is going to quadruple as far as the i.m.f. . that's what they're asking for and at the same time things like pension payments are going to be cut in half and when this economic pain that the reality of doing this year starts to be felt which it will be as the year wears on i think a lot of people are going to stop asking well did we really want to go with mr direction maybe the other deal the russian deal would have been better and i think in the short term certainly the russian deal is better i mean is the argument is about the long where they're going closer to europe would it be devoted to your vote is for as i was at the trade is growing any very good have grown together with europe inevitably over the long term this is just all very awkward and unpleasant it's need to happen. it's business new europe thank you very much indeed for sharing your insight with us we appreciate it russian speakers in ukraine say
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they are constantly being threats and coming out with take a closer look at all that work about. oh. lists. lists. of them. it was a little very hard to handle. that sack with the target there's no.
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love to. play. live a bit of a. welcome back saucy international is good to have you way that is bearing the brunt of a bounce in ukraine is the russian speaking population or the community in says that facing calls turned into meditation from near nelson is forcing many to flee policy and our calls. well more and more people have been arriving here in crimea
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from eastern ukraine and those who haven't already come also he thinking about doing so i've been speaking to a few of them who say that they feeling intimidated they feeling persecuted that there's this crackdown on over those of dissent in the east of the country and as such they feel only secure coming here to crimea. just to look i'm from logan's but i was forced to flee dose of rubble after repressions their people a little girls were prosecuted for their political stance people were jailed because they didn't agree with the coup in kiev no war was being followed they were just taken from their homes many were forced to go underground. because. i used to be a senior prosecutor in the neighborhood drove i couldn't stand how my fellow law enforcers were being treated well they were simply doing their job and i was with the worst to join the resistance brigades because there's no loyalty more in ukraine and many of my colleagues feel the same way. i've just arrived here in
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crimea from the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk where there was over why those trains are uncertainty and fear people are afraid to they were afraid that they cannot express their dissatisfaction with this new regime in kiev and cannot express their support and connection to russia which is what many of them they feel slowly this fear is turning into voices of protest there are demonstrations planned in the east of the country today tomorrow and indeed over the weekend i took to the streets of dinette to ask people how they were feeling. if there's one place in eastern ukraine that's not safe anymore it's the streets this man is afraid to show his face on camera he says he's been hunted by pomade un forces. every day we receive reports that on the borders of donbass there are men with military uniforms proof vests weapons in armored vehicles. oh. a man receives a phone call to say right wingers have been spotted in the city there armed and
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looking for a fight we drive with him to a checkpoint with self-defense while in tears are keeping watch some armed vehicles shoulders are on their way this driver stops to tell them he passed a suspicious vehicle a few kilometers back i'm afraid for my children and grandchildren it's something similar to murders and robberies we've seen in kenya could happen here. security is unraveling fast and people are starting to panic as she's been there have been numerous cases of billions and is useless to rely on the bullies your group of men and to your house or the people who came from my garden as well as the security services are threatening anyone who doesn't share their views and it's hard to argue with men carrying guns but for many these checkpoints are not enough more and more people in eastern ukraine are asking whether it's not time to pack up. that said i can't anymore i'm beginning to cry it's very sad for me it's very painful.
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one local probation activist says her husband was arrested for his actions while she was forced to flee to russia with her children in fear for their lives. as a mother of three children i feared for their lives who received threats from the right sector they called us and wrote messages on social networks for security reasons i can't disclose where we are now the pain is turning to anger as more and more people congregate here in the city square the list of signatures calling for referendum and i came from here keeps growing this is dangerous the right wing has seized power and what's going to happen next isn't all. it's all leading to fears it might only be a matter of time before kiev's bloodbath is repeated here policy r.t. good mates eastern ukraine. and don't forget to go online for the latest
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updates around ukraine's ongoing crisis a minute to minute timeline of events is just a click away at. and also online for you right now all suns bills they ping of crowd it's a mega hundred meter long ashit will keep a close eye on the public improve communications and control borders at least at that's what these sales brochure says. demos then families seeking multimillion dollar compensation up to getting kicks out of new york's empire state building during the evening pres want to know more go to ask dot com. we can now go live to the kremlin where president person is about to put the final stand of approval on accepting crimea into the russian federation i'll sign the decree along with representatives of both houses of parliament of the formation of constituent
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and two terms in the russian federation which i would like to congratulate all of you all of the crimean tz and all the russians on this really important and historic event. i would like to give the floor to you now what you were doing here mr policing dear colleagues. you will see is that i think it's highly symbolic that we are here in the year to really ask a whole all the spring back when that day is. and i'm sure that the whole russian people feels really jubilant already and if occasion with the crimea this. during catherine the great strain to crimea became part of russia. greene well that will mean that the destiny of crimea . was full of really difficult and tough times and sometimes it was
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marked by tragic about it's. what we as a part of russian history. attempt to take crimea away from russia have been repeatedly taken by a very risky forces. and the heroic to fans of the city of sevastopol during the crimean war is never to be forgotten the vision of that just like the people of sevastopol fought for their city and for their country against an arsonist and i'm not sure whether. it's directly when that you'll hear now that the tragic history of crimea did not start at the cave my darkroom three year it started when the crush of people took his decision to. separate crimea from russia which was and an constitutional decision but he got it
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right when we were back in ninety nine to choose the swedish league crimea's wanted to hold their own referendum but it never took place. to take a dose of russian it struggle and it'll be a successful result and. express their free will at their referendum on the sixteenth of march look at their racist oracle a valid solution was made possible thanks to the unanimous decision national public radio and people thanks to the political will of president putting and the support of all the russian in europe mr pushing you know today the council of federation was that unanimously approved two laws that have already been passed by the stage you margaret. which pretty much closed to both on the relief occasion of crimea and
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russia so i think we'll have every reason to congratulate all of the russian people at the crimea and the russian nation because it is a truly historic victory. on monday a movie with. the cancer federation the will see two new flags of this new constitution and it is that and our website will feature a new book which includes crimea in russian federation so we will be welcoming four new senators from the china you constituent entity as you say thank you for your courage the same to you for your ability to withstand this pressure and thank you for being with us all this time. well you are huge to me mr president colleagues. to d. we are generally poor. because of these historically and them sending and the
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decisions that we have made mr president and we're thankful to you for your fortitude this remind you. to many that would be russia has always been a great country and it will always be and it is current with a. country during the past month state duma deputies visited ukraine me a lot of. they saw the crime not just people around the world at the first foolish hope and then. because russia supported them. in the east the support made them strong. and they made. their clear choice or to come back to their homeland and their homeland was no waiting for a state did realize. live pictures from the
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kremlin right now just over two hours ago russian sinuses abolish the anonymously to access the printing for member of the russian federation following a similar vote in the law the house of commons the historic millions of human response to the crimean overwhelmingly voting to break away from ukraine armed with a joint of. pressing into effect an extensive and wave it cannot make matters right now to support the transition and let's continue listening and a lot of what's going on. here perfectly obvious to us that stroll through russia and growing millions acted in full compliance with. national law and those who question it. should refresh their memory and three d. he un charter and other fundamental international documents.
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if you think you're going to be good at that it would be because i would like to hear that when we received crying means to p.b.s. . mr bush said we will never. take you away from most of it and that was sober near the president will now. be longer than i was i can speak to you much and see them by the federal relations council if you cannot see the gun or rights you find ski if you do not see the government between the russian federation and you went public all the crimean. young ones over a new. crimea so you're part of the russian federation here and establishing if you get new territory and sword in the russian federation scooted your hands also. excepting the crimea as part of the russian federation more. and. formation of the
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two monetary joyousness part of the russian federation or whether the republic of crimea and the c.d.o. suggestible i i would say this is about astronomy and i see scaife you do the national anthem of the real. life which is from the kremlin right now where president pace and just signed a law official except say crimea back into russia of course the news continues here on c.n.n. international and we're keeping a very close eye on what's going on back right now so stay with us here on alt. at the. look at. what's going
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on folks i'm michel martin and this is breaking sets well we've got a lot of ground to cover today i mean talk about the cold war media frenzy the quest for spiritual truth and i get to speak to one of the most prolific psychedelic artists in the world alex gray you don't want to miss it to stick around and let's break the set. up the phone. it was a really very hard to take i. want to get. a life that he never had sex with that her hair was. cut to the crown then when mr carson just signed a low official accepting crimea into russia that's. what i said the president and
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the had become part of the so the russian government system economic system the so on and so forth so i would ask you a deputies and members so if the federation council. we just talked about these issues with the members of the government yesterday to do you discuss this at the. security council then i would ask the deputies of both chambers to join us work in make everything you can to make sure that you do spruces takes place seeing lists and benefits all the people of russia in crimea thank you very much for your.
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live pictures from the kremlin right now where i'm at peace and just signed a law except saying at the crimean peninsula back in a russia and we'll bring you more information on the top of the alastair without seeing to national news continues. in the meantime we'll bring you live pictures of from the kremlin. just of hours ago the russian senate voted unanimously to accept the crimean peninsula as a full member of the russian federation following a similar vote in the house of parliament the historic move comes in response to the crimean people oh well mainly voting to break away from ukraine and rejoin russia pushing into facts and extensive a ray of economic measures to support the peninsula's transition. r.i.
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the news continues here not international stage. a piece should i even does the u.n. charter out for some austrian journalists one paragraph three of the un charter talks expressly about the right to self-determination of peoples not the right to self-determination of states. even the population of crimea can do all that and we compare that to events on the. asking and what moral justification is there for anyone to criticize the referendum in crimea i would suggest there is none whatsoever. to speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all
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cut cut a bit of a. low cut . thank. you washing all seem to nationalise good so how do you wear that is present a larger piece and has put the final stomp of approval on accepting crimea into the russian federation has signed a decree along with representatives of both houses of parliament and for those just over two hours ago russian senators voted unanimously to accept the peninsula as
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a full member of the russian federation soloing a similar vote in the love house of parliament the historic rig comes in response to the crimean people overwhelmingly by using to break away from ukraine and rejoin russia moscow's pushing into facts and extensive a ray of economic measures to support the pending soonest transition if you don't move. mr barry sr was speaking after the foreign ministry imposed a visa ban on ten u.s. officials and lawmakers they would response to french sanctions from washington and russia's and the tree mining and defense industries they target something closely associated with greece and. seasons to see truth. even though of right off the bat the talk of the town was that the sanctions against russian individuals would be directed to those whom the us deems directly responsible for getting in the way of ukraine's territorial integrity and getting in the way of a democratic process with these latest sanctions we find out that the people who
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have been sanctioned by washington are in fact of those who are linked to the russian government as well as make up the inner circle of the russian president and sanctions obviously are a two way street so what where will this tit for tat leave russia and the u.s. well for more on this we're now joined by defense analyst the independent institute and author of an island thank you so much for finding the time to talk to us today thank you both of my first question to you is obviously the west has been very insistent with these sanctions do you think in the long in the long run this is a good strategy to be pursuing considering they have washington and moscow do need to cooperate with each other on a handful of issues what if there's an executive order which obama signed. sanctions against sectors of the economy of russia's economy meaning energy and finance and those. and i think that's to deter russia from going into eastern ukraine they're trying to make the threat of saying more sanctions what do you make
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of the list of people who are in the sanctions do you think the fact that. a handful of them are not actually people who are empowered to what has happened in ukraine in the sense that they did not obviously you know run the show on the ground when the situation was first unraveling do you think this list of sanctions is really about territorial integrity. or something else why i think now they're trying to get it putin's inner circle people that are closer to him really turn the screws on some of the leaders a ship of the kremlin will be able to do that i'm not sure i'm skeptical about that because i think there are many ways to date sanctions in the world economy and even banking sanctions and so i think and they only sanction one bank so far so. a little skeptical but most of this why have any thing beyond symbolic effect i don't know and thank you so much for your time well certainly the sanctions that washington has put in place were followed by really every tallied of measures by
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russia at this point tensions do remain high and washington is saying we should expect more to come and as they say. washington d.c. . russel's piled in with its own restrictions its functions less now includes sessions three russians and crimean and all upcoming by letter will summits have been canceled and according to the president of the european council they could be more to come. to settle the ground. and any steps by russia to the ukraine will have far reaching consequences and by death we mean consequences on relations in a broad range of economic areas. we ask the commission or we ask the commission and the member states to prefer possible. measures former army
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officer writer and broadcaster charles schumer bridge believes the western elites need to turn down the push for sanctions against russia. it's not going to be effective at all of course the situation in crimea is a fait accompli i think people ukrainians accept and the west has to accept it i think the problem for the west is largely that we've got a situation where some politicians who have been quite strident rhetoric. early stages of this situation have painted themselves into a corner and so now even though they probably realize that the sanctions they're suggesting i didn't act are likely to be effective and even counterproductive because of course they will have an impact in some way on the e.u. and the u.s. but nonetheless they have to now be seen to be doing something. the presidential decree which officially accepts crimea back into russia has been signed this after
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a unanimous vote by both houses of parliament allowing the peninsula on the city of sevastopol to join the russian federation let's now go live to the polish there is in the crimea that hi there paula so it's a very big day of course for russia and for crimea as themselves as well tell us. well it certainly is a big day there's a lot of excitement here in the crimean capital of some for awful as the russian president vladimir putin signs off on an agreement that was earlier ratified by the upper house of the russian parliament now that when three unanimously as indeed it did in the lower house and talking to people here on the streets why did was just procedural people saying that it certainly cements the friendship and the arrangement now that crimea will become a fully fledged member of the russian federation it follows up on an agreement on the eighteenth of march that was signed with the russian president as well as the crimean authorities seen crimea becoming part of the russian federation and the
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important point to make is that that agreement was only signed off to a referendum was held here last sunday now that with a random saw the overwhelming majority of people living in crimea voting to separate from kiev and join the russian federation and the referendum was held hot on the heels of anger frustration and indeed fear that many here in the crimea felt after this new government came to power in kids talking to people on the streets of some proper lead indeed sebastopol where i have spent several days they say that they are very afraid that this new kid government is near not see that it is extremist in its pinking and that it has fascist leanings. artie's paulus there live from crimea paula thank you very much and let's now get reaction from political analyst alexander silly banner hater. alan light the sun the senate are welcome to all see no doubt a historic day for russia and crimea but from your point of view how is it all
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likely to affect moscow's long term relations with the new power plays into yet. first of all we have to say that most there's not to know what it's going to be going to see of the current players in here and sort of the only movement that they do receive is from the western world that stands against russian stance on this but this is the. international law. into all these international. this is. the. western world and could be rethought ration of crimea sponsored domino effects in the russian speaking regions of ukraine. we have seen of this is the weather this fall. when they were
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in your stomach we were in leaders and all the men through all the films. we could talk about. because this the voices in the hall and that's. also. where kuwait tendencies in your work. is more visible than in. the somewhere else and i was lucky that in the whole suit. so this is part of what. is going to spawn its influence on the whole so that it's counterproductive but it has nothing to do with reality how much longer can big international community keeper jackson think reproach ration of crimea
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which followed at democratic referendum. well it depends on the position of the opposition here is we all remember the. problem as well does the united nations security council. resolution because. we. are the sole. you quite a representative u.s. representative body which was. as we all witnessed is very far away from the current situation. will see these moves. in time. saw a lot of in the polls and it's not the law and as i say the unspoken traditions are still that clear mark resembles needed places. it's also the united states' plan
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for the war it's good it's pretty quickly this is very much the case when you know in medical insurance whether if we follow the procedure that all know it's forever but russia is also going to be very problematic in its stance on foreign policy how do you expect russia to respond to western sanctions which are piling by the day. well we know that. retail a number of. us. are certain that everyone has to understand the global lives now live in the global so. world of course we actually and if. it's not. for. the media see that inevitably it's. on the.
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world. will inevitably happen because it is a global superpower you can also ignore it it is well integrated into the global market and decision in terms of sanctions will inevitably. the countries that are holes in the sun from this should understand that it's actually we're moving to negotiations where it's understandable what. effects western sanctions have on russia. is part of this is going to be. also. a way. to dialogue with. not only. from the state. and. for.
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well i think you need to know that. if you were to leave. the cave seeking sort of peaceful means a problem assistance so a more efficient ways to corporates than to conflict with so this russia sees this as a completely unproductive course of events. the decisions will be taken by the governments of russia the president of russia. and. soon to say no comment on this but anyway this. is very counterproductive and there is a need to go back to the table of the future and i would like to point mr alexander to live out from moscow mr sullivan to thank you very much indeed for sharing your views with us. and a reminder of our breaking news story this hour president of liberia patient has
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put the final stomp of approval on accepting crimea into the russian federation has signed a decree along with representatives of both houses of parliament just over two hours ago russian senators voted unanimously to accept the peninsula as a full member of the russian federation following a similar vote in the lower house of parliament the historic move comes in response to the crime in people overwhelmingly voting to break away from the ukraine and to rejoin russia moskos pushing interfax an extensive our brave economic measures to support their peninsulas transition. that was their historic moment and we'll be back with more international news starr is shortly to stay with us.
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only what really matters. to your face but you speak. with the economic ups and downs in the final months day. and the rest. will be everything on. the should i even does the u.n. charter for some austrian journalists on paragraph three of the un charter talks expressly about the right to self-determination of peoples not the right to self-determination of states. so even the population of crimea can do all that and we compare that to advance on the. moral justification is there for anyone to criticize the referendum in crimea i would suggest there is none whatsoever.
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done with the red tape of rush hour rob zombie legal procedures to accept climb a interests have a truth he says a russian bike receives a new high profile client said they have by and he was by us it's. the middle place i personally don't have a new count in it but i will definitely open one on monday. president putin says he wants to get his pay trunks from brissie a bond after judging at the choice of people tongues and by two honest measures with some of them having little to do with this iteration crimea will take a deep and move late in the problem. russian speakers in eastern ukraine are sounding the alarm over intimidation from near nelson groups which i claim to.

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