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radicals vandalized the russian embassy in kiev flipping over cars and pelting the building with eggs and explosives. and a government fighters in ukraine's east down a military transport plane killing all forty nine people aboard. in iraq up to a thousand reported dead and insurgency campaign launched by jihadi fighters earlier this week in a bid to deter advancing militants the country's leadership is resorting to calling on volunteers to take up arms. and actually have in that previously been paid it's by a country which is supposed to be closest ally from surveillance its nuclear warheads we hear from some experts who say britain's closer ties with the u.s.
are all give and no take and could compromise u.k. national security. two am in moscow good to have you with us our top story this hour ukraine's interior minister and acting foreign minister have arrived at the russian embassy in kiev trying to calm down crowds gather there radical demonstrators have been vandalizing the building for hours accusing russia of arming anti-government activists in the east and south artie's paul scott has more from. a number of protesters do still remain outside the building in the russian embassy now one stage this evening a fire broke out it's not clear where they were started deliberately or by accident and fire was a real concern really throughout most of the evening most of the time that i spent
that there were a number of overturned vehicles outside the embassy building and a lot of diesel an oil field spilling from from those cars and at one stage people around thought that the protesters the demonstrators were going to set fire to those vehicles but in the end the fire services turned up and hosed the cars down as a preventative measure so lead the fire services president the police simply were not all of this was being done without a police presence and it seems that the ukrainian authorities were prepared to let events unfold without the police being on the scene russia have the united nations why exactly there was no protection for the staff working inside the embassy staff who of course still holed up there into the night and the united states state department have also condemned the actions of those protesters here in kiev to have started earlier on saturday police say around one hundred protesters arrived to the russian embassy with anti russia cards and shouting and see blood in the putin
slogans but the atmosphere and when the numbers began to swell and marksmen from the right sector turned out we know they were in the right sector because right sector rather red and black flags were there and they started pelting the the embassy building with with paint with eggs and they started smashing windows and overturning the diplomats cause the ukrainian flag has also replaced the russian flag as well outside the building that was something that the protesters did not over the exits and entrances to the embassy at the moment are brought to making that the embassy staff all holed up in the embassy still a hottie has managed to speak to one of the people inside. the situation is gets more tense protesters have turned over embassy cars parked outside the perimeter is blocked with tires in the driveways a block to the protesters own cars they've torn down the russian flag from the pole the ukrainian police are supposed to guard the embassy they on preventing the harm
being done to russian property so the staff are still holed up inside the embassy heading to the evening and events outside of the embassy will go at the moment they're peaceful they are certainly tense. radicals in kiev also blaming russia for the crash of a military transport jet that was shot down by anti-government forces in eastern ukraine friday investigative journalist and filmmaker danny schechter speculates this embassy attack could be purposely trying to bait russia into a harsh response there's an urgency to it now i think from a cranium point of your research in the viewpoint of the ukrainian government suddenly with the events in iraq american media is shifting its attention away from ukraine to iraq that would result in a i think a need on the part of some in the ukraine to try to get back into the media i by staging incidents that could lead to over response by russians which they could
then use to justify calls for intervention or more support from the united states they could provoke a intensification or an escalation of the crisis there that gives them a pretext to refuse to pay for gas to refuse to accept compromises on the russian part hopefully to get the u.s. more involved in their situation i think that's the big game here that's being bullied. ukrainian military says all forty nine people aboard the put transport plane shot down on friday night in logan's were killed is a video purportedly shows the moment of the explosion before being shot down the plane was attempting to land at logan airport with troops weapons and supplies have official say they consider this a terror attack the crew and soldiers aboard the plane are the single biggest loss of the ukrainian military has suffered since the start of the operation in eastern ukraine foreign policy analysts search a truth commission things the incident highlights kiev use of the air force and
thinks it would justify a no fly zone. there actually contributes to the calming of the wall just to some extent because. the ukrainian of these kids used their air power over the recent weeks has been given one single big screen they obviously use notes from a number i did weapons with the school are close to the skin and i think appreciation of the no fly zones in eastern ukraine is not warranted then he was in city lately going to happen and political analyst alexander pavlovitch thinks that kiev and its allies will find a way to blame russia for the incident they're just going to blame russia what they've been blaming it for the past several weeks you know this is supposed to be a collision on the part of russia how do these people manage to down a plane i mean equipment must come from russia and ukraine has its own military
industry but they're going to pin the blame on russia because the real target russia not even the southeast or the east of ukraine so i expect escalation burley and otherwise from nato from washington london brussels girly fortunately. group of russian journalists filming inside a maternity hospital in eastern ukrainian city of slovyansk when shelling began on the building here is footage that we got from them. they were interviewing hospital staff when the military allegedly started firing they rushed to the basement and waited there till the shelling stopped we talked with one of the journalists at the hospital. when we the group of journalists got information that a maternity hospital in the town center has been damaged we headed there started recording interviews in the hospitals yard then entered the building and at that
moment the new attack started and we ran into the basement and stayed there for twenty minutes then we left the building but heard new showing quite close in had to hide again the building is quite seriously damaged nearly all the windows are broken. meanwhile in the city of never picturesque ukrainian authorities apprehended two russian journalist working for his beard t.v. channel which had already had the employees detained in the country a correspondent and sound technician held as they were heading to the airport they were supposed to fly to moscow after their assignment in the country was over the channel says that the men's documents had been in order then are reportedly being held at the city's justice ministry we spoke with the wife of one of the men she herself was an art teacher last. i know i just reached him by phone i could only hear her unknown and then last night i think of michael i called him and it was all i could understand and then i called you on our search and you know like i'm certain my question and she. is safe and she won't come back home today
and some time ago she called me can sell the story to me and i wanted to go to and she don't and he went to there and he doesn't know where he and then we also tell. as ukrainian crisis continues the country's economic affairs are also on dangerous ground just one day left for a key have to settle at least part of its gas bill or else face being moved to a paid advance system and potentially a gas cut off more on that still to go. to some of these other top stories in iraq up to one thousand people are reported killed many of them civilians after groups known as isis started an insurgency campaign earlier this week jati fighters seize several cities including mosul the second largest city in the country more victims feared as the fighters are now believed to be closing in on baghdad hundreds of iraqi men have responded to a call to arms issued friday by the country's top shia cleric urging nation to join the fight against radicals a government airstrike on the area surrounding the country's because oil refinery
reportedly killed some two hundred terrorists this as the u.s. considers what kind of assistance to provide or he's got has been. president obama's message to iraq is the u.s. will help it fight the militants but it will not put boots on the ground he said he would be reviewing the range of options in the coming days this could mean air strikes but the president has not made a decision yet he'll something dictated that it's not up to the u.s. to solve iraq's problems we will not be sending u.s. troops back into combat in iraq but i have asked my national security team to prepare a range of other options that could help support iraq security forces and i'll be reviewing those options in the days ahead we can't do it for them in the absence of this type of political effort short term military action including any assistance we might provide won't succeed the sectarian war in iraq broke out after the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three and has been
a source of constant violence ever since it has allowed to the militants with the islamic state of iraq and syria again to gain momentum and recruits the fight against assad in syria is further. these militants and gave them new resources they are now in control of large parts of iraq including iraq's second largest city of mosul the goal of this militant group is to create a caliphate or an islamic state across a vast area that includes syria and iraq when taking over mosul heavily armed radicals overran police stations freed more than a thousand prisoners from the city jail and took over the international airport iraqi forces apparently ran in the face of the onslaught leaving behind uniforms weapons and armored vehicles those could be weapons that the u.s. provided to the iraqi security forces that are now in the hands of these militants more than half a million people have fled seeking refuge the situation for most iraqis is dire and it has been so for years they were promised democracy but all they've seen is
violence with no end in sight. worlds apart discussed iraq's dire sectarian strife with former u.s. ambassador to iraq christopher hill to explain why isis could be a threat to any nation across the globe that show is starting at ten thirty g.m.t. take a look because i see these people you know they are not interested in just iraq they are interested in the rest of us as well and so i think we as a civilization if you will need to be prepared to deal with organizations such as i seize the criticism of maliki for not having enough sunni outreach that may be true but i think one can apportion some of the criticism on the sunni's who have made it very clear they're not interested in living under a shia prime minister that is a prime minister who represent shia political power and so i think it's a very fundamental problem.
braeden stepping up its collaboration with the u.s. in terms of nuclear weaponry raising fears though that it could lose its deterrent independence the two countries already work closely sharing intelligence and exchanging prisoners but as artie's probably boyko reports such far reaching cooperation might not be benefiting britain's. america and britain already shared nuclear know how in hardware and according to a guardian newspaper scoop that cooperation is to be stepped up even further prompting fresh questions about the independence of the u.k.'s nuclear to terror and if we don't have an independent deterrent which means an independent threat then we might as well just if we want to be protected by nuclear weapons pay the americans a fee and allow them to do it for us the cold war may be over but there are still nearly ten thousand u.s. military personnel stationed in britain at dozens of our a.f. bases under u.s. control still five are north of five us your pieces in britain wires all you have
to ask is how many. states. you know where america is very rich we were in this border last month the independent on sunday revealed that washington is to spend two hundred million pounds want to revamp of the r.a.f. crouton one of the u.k. bases allegedly involved in mass surveillance of revelations about. the n.s.a. they are war weary and it could be seen that british citizens are actually having their privacy in paid it's a boy a country which is supposed to be closest ally and friend in the world it's led some voices in the u.k. to question whether american and british interests always overlap britain is now a fairly small in. the powerful country and as we were in the days when we had an empire but we have a national interest we still have a national interest we're still a very big economy we're still an important country but we should exercise that
national interest in our interest we shouldn't just slavish we hand over to the americans anything that they want and yes a succession of british leaders have done little to remedy what many see as a lot of sided relationship under the current extradition treaty between. in america it's much easier for a u.k. citizen to be sent to face trial in the us than the other way around over recent years twice as many people have been extradited from the u.k. to the us which british prime minister doesn't. go that extra length for the americans object to commentate. have. too many in america in the american separations brits in the fifty first states of america. still to come in the program selective morality. in the one hundred talk about you know the sexual violence and you talk about war crimes. weapons to this government
. takes a look at the london and the sexual violence summit and why you chose to ignore cases of abuse in sri lanka stay with us talk about. debating american foreign policy is there one any more traditionally the political left and right and clearly different positions on how washington should exert power in the world today it appears everyone in the establishment is a hawk. choose your language. make it with know if you're going to benefit from the. truth it's good you can sense you. choose the opinions that you think great to. choose the stories that in your life choose the access to.
join me. for that in our. financial report terry contribute and much much. only on boom bust and only. eighteen minutes past the hour now ukraine's prime minister orders the government to prepare for a halt in gas supplies monday more than four billion dollars in debt and just a day left to pay at least half what it owes if the deadline isn't met russia will only deliver gas that's been paid for up front earlier my colleague kevin no one should out with r.t. correspondent
a really good. so are these latest gas price talks of collapse we seem to be back to square one who's holding it up is ukraine or is it russia was the picture all depends on who you ask for example ukraine says that russia's price is too high and moscow says that he has demands are simply absurd so let's have a look at the facts first starters ukraine admittedly owes billions of dollars to russia and gazprom has actually moved the deadline for payment back four times and now it's over seven rounds of negotiations plus a huge ship here though that's still to be purged and we'll talk about what kind of strong position ukraine is in a moment but their economy is so bad that the moment how they're going to pay that that is true but remember that i.m.f. loan that ukraine has already gotten and that is actually enough to cover part of their debt and that the fact is russia is not even asking them to pay back in full at least half of what heroes and if they do there's a deal for that moscow well actually throw in a retroactive discount on what ukraine owes and that will save the country millions
of desperately needs if war but to the present ukraine is this latest discovery that was all for the one that was on the table is just too hard it's not enough so when we go from here well here's a perspective on the gas price russia is offering three hundred eighty five dollars per thousand cubic meters which is already eight hundred dollars less than the current running price what's more is that russia has actually guaranteed that rate for a year regardless of where their market prices go up and as a matter of fact even europe's energy chief house called the offer very reasonable . i believe that three hundred eighty five dollars is a reduction that could be considered reasonable depending on the volume and length of the contract it could even be less than three hundred eighty five and that will then be the final price ok so we've heard what russia is prepared to do what you krane prepared to do we're going to compromise well it doesn't seem like ukraine is going to compromise almost anywhere in fact it has offered. perry price of three
hundred twenty six dollars until a permanent one is agreed upon and that is of course much less than what russia wants on top of that ukraine is refusing to pay back its existing debt until it gets the price that it wants. when we touched on this just now why does ukraine feel it's in such a strong position he wanted to be just and that is a very big question here and according to gas from c. all ukraine may be listening to serve party advisors let's have a listen. can perhaps the ukrainians have outside advisors it's just that we've observed from the very beginning of the talks that the ukrainian side never really wanted any compromise or any deal. so who's alexey miller talking over there rather cryptically who are these advisors may be well it's still a bit of a speculation but we've asked that question to a number of experts and there seems to be a predominant view let's have a listen crane these are the instructions from the united states of america very very large industrial companies this is also another subtle way of controlling the
europeans remember because when and if russia quite rightly stops delivering gas which isn't paid for of course like last time like the previous two times ukraine will simply siphon off that gas which will cause some problems in europe which will further encourage the europeans to be forced to eventually start buying american very expensive american gas as well that's all part of the business plan well any richer in russia and the u.s. really good for america because it is desperate to start selling its own gas if you look at this map right there you can see that you have gets thirty percent of its gas from russian federation and you're and ukraine is actually a major hub on that transport route from russia to europe and what america is desperate to do is to start selling its own gas but the problem is gas prices in europe right now are too low and i'm going to meet if you took all this out of the equation all the transit through ukraine. how does that go to affect the price of
gas it would go up what it should not salute me and that is exactly what would make shipping all that gas from america to europe actually profitable and at the same time it would hit russia's economy to boot so america stands everything to gain and very little to lose. an r.t. dot com right now one enthusiastic came up with a solution to the gas dispute auctioning russian blue fuel on e-bay head to our website for details on that. angelina jolie has been made an honorary dame by the u.k. queen for her for her humanitarian work she hosted the global summit to end sexual violence together with the u.k. foreign secretary it was called called to address cases of using rape as a weapon in war zones like syria congo and others but the conference is accused of turning a blind eye to violations in sri lanka where experts say thousands were raped during almost thirty years of civil war human rights groups say sexual violence
still use there as a torture method against suspected criminals civilians also at risk in sri lanka according to un survey every ninety minutes a woman is raped there every day up to five children are also abused and there is little punishment for the guilty as most go free artie's option or aton see host of going underground spoke with human rights advocate bianca jagger she's convinced it ignores for long as violations because aid fueled the civil war when it sold millions of dollars worth of weapons to the country. but i did some research and found reports about how the u.k. send weapons that probably were used in the mass killing of the terminal at the end of the war and even before and it is believed the between seven between fifty to seventy thousand innocent civilians were killed among the turmoil and it is a real persecution of the tamil even today and why is the u.k. government silent and of course they have something to answer because of the sale of weapons to that country and because sri lanka holds the presidency of the
commonwealth in the one hand you talk about you know the sexual violence and you talk about war crimes and then you sell weapons to this government. some first three days into the future world cup in the tournament has a thrown up a few surprises none more so than the huge victory of the netherlands against world champions spain trouncing them five to one and fans of england and italy are watching the ongoing game between their teams not just football on the pitch that's providing entertainment plenty of other treats on the sidelines graham thought reports. speech specially constructed only and you can see the full disclosure is it a look see how it stretches over several like we're going to do with the big screen let me take the tens of thousands of. kids get in the atmosphere was.
some of these finds the beauty in the here and this. was simply. this and you know it's clear to me she was going to the right it's not the same. as you know you know. i'm going to fight it was the only see the right time and so i was going to be humans. but not everyone is as excited about the world cup dozens of anti if you prefer that gathered in front of the group headquarters in switzerland largest cities eric demonstrators marching in solidarity with brazil's anti-world cup protests that have criticized the management of the ongoing tournaments the huge cost of the games has also caused large clashes in several cities in brazil over the last couple of months. christian legislators been shot dead in an attack by his own
bodyguard in pakistan according to reports the provincial member of parliament was trying to stop the guard from shooting his nephew the country has seen the killing of several christian representatives over the last few years. israeli army has stepped up a search for three teenagers who were kidnapped in the west bank thursday night militants linked to the islamic state of iraq and syria admitted to being behind the abduction they say it's a retaliation for the i.d.f. killing three of their members earlier several rockets were fired from gaza into israel israel's air force has reportedly launched attacks on militant checkpoints. coming up out here national how the tradition of having a more than one wife is driving away did in today's kazakstan or if you're in the u.k. sputnik with george galloway coming. recent
events in ukraine definitely have a wide range of interpretation both russia and the west accuse the other of doing a lot of meddling some people call those who are fighting out east separatists or terrorists but others call them a people's militia fighting the kiev and this sort of situation everyone has their bias and it's hard to tell what is going on but i can tell you one thing in this sea of opinion the kiev side is using artillery and fact there have been numerous reports of artillery strikes like the one that just a few days ago hit the sales of hope orphanage which was thankfully empty at the time why is there two are such a big deal well if you send guys with guns in the fight they're going to see their target try to kill it but artillery shoots targets they can't even see they just throw shells at a general location and interestingly enough many locations seem to be in populated areas of the breakaway republics so who is the actual target of randomly shelling populated areas well if we turn on our brains for a second we can see that artillery is one of the worst ways to take out a specific threat in a local population but it sure is
a good way to eliminate the entire local population because maybe that's who the quote threat actually is but that's just my opinion. well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports and let you know for sure and no i will leave them to stay behind a comment on your latter part of the month to say it's. a car as i. know. no more weasel words when you have a direct question be prepared for a change when you have a bunch be ready for a battle freedom of speech and a little down the financing costs. your friend posts a photo from