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the first victims from the mh seventeen tragedy have arrived in the netherlands. the crash site. of more than two hundred bodies gets underway. u.s. intelligence says there's no direct link between russia. claiming it was. provide any hard evidence. the british reporter working for. goes missing in it suggest that he's being held by the ukrainian security service
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and in other news. international humanity. the u.n. condemns the israeli offensive in gaza saying it could amount to war crimes as it emerges one palestinian child has been killed every. two days of the ground operation so far. welcome along to all to international we're coming to you live from moscow where seven pm in the russian capital. the first bodies recovered from the crash site of flight m.h. seventeen have arrived in the netherlands they were flown on to transport planes from the ukrainian city of. the dutch military airport and. it is in the east. of ukraine guys good to see you peter we'll start with you talk us
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through the solemn scenes that we saw around an hour ago and exactly what will happen to the bodies next. well to transport planes arrived here it eindhoven air force base one from the dutch air force one from the australian air force they're operating in unison and what they're calling a air bridge mission where they're to make sure that enough equipment and investigators get into ukraine and to make sure that all of the bodies of those who died on malaysian airlines flight seventeen brought here to the netherlands just behind me over my right shoulder that is it's coni continuing the rim. those victims of the disaster are being taken off those transport planes by a military honor guard made up of representatives of all branches of the dutch military what we did see though is just before the the car started to be unloaded
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the bugler played the last post on the bugle followed by a minute's silence that as you would imagine was impeccably observateur now it's understood from talking to airport officials here that around one thousand relatives of those who died on board that flight are here in attendance also in attendance dignitaries from from the australian government the australian ambassador to the netherlands is here also. of the netherlands and queen. and also as well the dutch prime minister mark expecting to hear from king william alexander. prime minister a little later on dressing those. families of those who died on board the plane now once the those bodies are unloaded there going into funeral cars and being driven to a military base near to the city of. that military base is the headquarters of the medical training for the army now that's of seventy they can handle such a large amount of bodies and they can try and go about initiating the
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identification process we understand that will be a very long process it will be done with the help of the netherlands forensic institute the n.f.i.b. one of the regarded as one of the finest forensic laboratory anywhere in the world they'll be helping with the id process which could take quite a long time but it's been a very solemn day here in the netherlands a day of national mourning flags across the country at half mast we did see a very solemn service take place here which is still ongoing coffins being unloaded by that on the guards and in a respectful silence just behind me before they're put on to those cars and transported to the military facility outside of health. from. your there are still more than one hundred victims. in that site as well how is the investigation progressing. we are here at the crash site itself
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malaysian airlines flight seventy nine and according to the monitors from the ground station for security and cooperation in europe there are still body fragments scattered here and that's when see a kilometer radius of the crash site not all of them have been recovered always see had been here on the ground starting from the second day after the crash and malaysian aviation experts have also arrived here five days after the crash and that's when the investigation commenced all the sides involved in this investigation including the monitors expressed satisfaction with the level of access that they got here with a level of security and makes malaysian experts expressed gratitude in that regard as well meanwhile malaysian prime minister said he is not about to blame anybody for the downing all the crash of this malaysian airlines flight seventeen until concrete evidence is there so he's waiting for the investigation to commence
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investigation had started but it's a long way from finished and meanwhile the black boxes that were recovered from this area are now in possession of a u.k. authorities and perhaps they will be able to shed some light as to what happened to seventeen now back to always see monitors they said the their spokesperson said that perhaps right now it's high time for people with more expertise to come over here and say he also said that they are yet to hear from the international aviation commission ramon kosar of ukraine and to all of us in the netherlands thank you very much. now as to what happened to flight m.h. seventeen will be found in the in flight data recorders which have now been delivered to the u.k. for analysis and aviation security expert desmond ross told us what light they might shed on the cause of the tragedy. the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder are the two boxes were returning to the cockpit voice recorder is
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the name suggests will tell us what was said what noises were heard everything that occurred in the cockpit prior to the accident that can be very useful in those last moments of m h one seven it could even record the sound of the explosion it will certainly record the sound of warning bells gongs and any comments made by the pilots the other one the flight data recorder specifically records the parameters of the aircraft is for characteristics at that time i would not expect there to be anything it unusual on that flight data recorder up until the moment of the explosion that information should all be stored on the recorder is so long as there are no tampering and no one to koreans with and they should be completely able to give us that information i don't think it will take terribly long the cockpit voice recorder will be quicker but the flight data recorder require specialized equipment
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which is was going to england actually there's only about half a dozen special little bird trees in the world where this can be done i'm sure it will have very painstaking examination to determine precisely what happened in the last moments seconds of damage on seven's flight could carry weeks or the in facial investigation into the mh seventeen tragedy is only in its initial phase but some us in europe a news outlets already claim they know exactly what happened using the internet unverified unproven theories which appeared online soon after the crash they made moscow the culprit got a chance you can explains. the media coverage in the west has been largely slanted against russia public opinion of course response to that kind of coverage of accenture meant is that russia is probably involved and if involved they're probably going to cover it up that's where the public sentiment is in the c.n.n. poll the american people got it right in terms of who's to blame here folks fifty
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one percent said russia's indirectly involved but only the stakes are high whoever shoulders the blame for this atrocity is going to be the target of global anger and right now it looks like it's russia's fault because it's russia's fault. it's quite clearly the latest twist in this propaganda war the russians through their ambassador here in kuala lumpur presenting their version of events to the malaysian media there are also been attempts to discredit russian sources of information c.n.n. put out a breakdown of what he called russia's propaganda the first item on the list is this it says the russian take passengers were already dead when put aboard the m h seven team but when you follow the link on this page it has an article in russian which reviews all the apparently put on quote fake fur germans and conspiracy theories that are out there that's what the article says specifically about the theory that the bodies were dead before the crash it says literally then there is information which is simply impossible to believe c n n presents it and calls it the russian take it is not the russian take in the same breakdown right after this
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dead bodies theory c.n.n. puts russian defense officials showing evidence that ukraine had the capability to shoot down the plane moscow is now saying ukraine did it showing evidence that it had the capability to do it contrary to what kiev is now say that claim is brushed off as propaganda information is now politically charged on all airwaves it seems many journalists have already handed down their verdict in washington i'm going to check on. lackies ations in the media against moscow over the downing of m h seventeen are being amplified by state officials american journalist robert perry says jumping to conclusions to score political goals pays little respect to those killed. my concern has been that there's been a rush to judgment that. the way such terrible events should be treated is to have been a serious investigation and then reach conclusions and hold people accountable whatever
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it was but the first step should be to have a serious investigation which shows respect for those who were killed and what was the need to reach conclusions before the investigation was undertaken. it was really unseemly on the part of the much of the mainstream us press and frankly the obama administration secretary of state kerry was on the talk shows over the weekend essentially pointing the finger and saying he knows we know and making a case the case should come after the evidence is assembled and evaluated by professionals way serious people not not rushed out there as a way to make a point. where u.s. intelligence says there's no direct link connecting russia to the malaysian plane crash in eastern ukraine washington does claim though that moscow created the conditions that led to the tragedy presenting their evidence at an intel briefing official say anti government forces are most likely responsible for downing the plane by mistake backing that proof of photos and videos posted on social networks
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which they can verify and assessing a check and explains. u.s. intelligence officials speaking on conditions of anonymity really under thinking veil of secrecy are coming out and saying that they have absolutely no evidence and no proof showing any kind of involvement on behalf of the russian government when it comes to this tragedy certainly this is something that's a very big development in this story because this does not really fifth the narrative that the u.s. has been pushing in this whole ordeal as of course meanwhile certainly the investigation is really just beginning to take off importantly we've heard from one u.s. intelligence officials say we don't know when name we don't know rank and we're not even one hundred percent sure of a nationality this keeping this in mind they are continuing to say that it's likely this was a mystique shoot down conducted by the end of fighters on the ground in eastern
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ukraine but it looks like because of so much secrecy and these reports are really are you have been interpreted differently certainly in u.s. media we seeing journalists going so far as to say that they have don't even have any certainty at all in terms of this being specifically the anti kiya fighters we know that these u.s. intelligence officials are saying that they're basing these claims on social media and posts made by the ukrainian government and that's certainly not a first when it comes to the ukrainian crisis on monday russia's defense ministry has said also that they have proof that there was another clean in the air next to the malaysian airlines flight before it was shot down they believe this plane resembled a ukrainian military jets and they have been demanding comments or an explanation from kiev and kiev of course thus far has denied this we also do know that russia's defense ministry has also said that they have images of ukrainian missile systems
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within the zone of the crash. well the u.s. maintains that russia is responsible for creating the conditions for the crash admitting that this is partly based on social media posts whatever hard evidence it says it has is kept concealed and the possible reasons for this come up in today's crosstalk. the americans have struck near a good signal intelligence they are spying on the entire world they know what you and i had for breakfast today it it defies belief to imagine that they didn't have spy satellites over the place with the events occurred now what they're saying it just scary seem to be saying was all we have excellent evidence much better than the russians but he won't say what it is if they have this evidence and it was in their favor i would imagine it would be all over the pages of the new york post right now oddly it's just believe me we have a mountain of evidence well they had
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a mountain of evidence and the iraqi w m d two they'd made it up. more than a year is now seeking to extend its blacklist of russians hit by sanctions on top of that moscow could face economic restrictions the new measures could be in place by thursday meanwhile the french foreign minister has hit back a britain which he claims is trying to undermine the mistral warship deal with russia because of the ukrainian crisis he points out that the u.k. is itself still attracting russian money now let's get more on this from our teams polyploid in london ali good to see is money at the root of all this political posturing then. well there's been talk of suspending all future arms contracts to moscow and that's something we'll hear about in greater detail when foreign ministers meet in brussels to morrow to talk about concrete sanctions against russia but in the meantime france has been criticized for so
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far saying that it will all know its existing contracts to supply russia with two mistral helicopter carriers david cameron has criticized the move he has said that it would be on thinkable to honor such a contract if britain were in france is shoes and we've heard of an irritated response from across the channel the french foreign minister laurent fabius is reported to have said that britain needs to clean up its own backyard before it blasts fronts for continuing with the sale of those helicopter carriers now you get the sense that he's alluding to the numerous russian oligarchs that live in the u.k. that have businesses here football clubs very high profile individuals but ultimately russians that pay a lot of money to the u.k. tax man there's been reportedly one russian businessman who even donated over one
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hundred and fifty thousand pounds to david cameron's very own conservative party and just today a parliamentary inquiry revealed that britain itself has over two hundred export licenses for military equipment worth over one hundred and thirty two million pounds so you get the sense that paris could be feeling as though they've been picked on a little bit unfairly these helicopter carrier contracts are worth a lot of money for them they provide a lot of jobs for french people and emerging from a financial crisis the business isn't something that the french are prepared to part with too lightly especially if they feel like their european allies are sacrificing business interests themselves. polyploid here in london thank you very much. now artie has lost contact with correspondent graham phillips who has apparently disappeared in the east of ukraine along with
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a journalist for the country's news channel moscow has demanded that the journalist be released immediately now let's cross live to our team's arena who has more now arena is there any news yet from graham's whereabouts or his safety no absolutely no news so far but we can tell you that there is strong suspicion coming in from one of the fellow journalists at the on the news agency who are saying that there is high possibility that graham along with another journalist have been apprehended by the country's security services. people including. we have information to the ukrainian security. forces we can't verify. detaining the journalist or that they ever did however in may graham was already seized by the country's security services the s.b.u. question for about thirty six hours on allegedly spare knowledge links and then
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released now on tuesday night he has informed me that he is going to airport the scene of some of the thesis fighting of the last couple of days we warned him that it was very dangerous he insisted to go and anyways he has sent a text message overnight saying that he has gotten there safely and all was fine and that was the last that anybody at r.t. has heard from him however we did speak to a person who was where the ground right before his disappearance. we all went to the airport together some two hundred fifty meters away we turned back because we emerged from the trees into an area over open space. we felt we could be easy targets so we decided to go back to where we left our car. it could be dangerous but he and another reporter still decided to proceed because the fuel several times i think they could have been ambushed when we were back in our car we called graham's phone but another guy answered apparently it was that other
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reporter he talked very quietly we asked him where ground was he said he was surrounded by the ukrainian army and that they've got a gram to get him out of there now that journalist. that journalist has asked that we do not disclose his identity because it is highly dangerous for journalists working in ukraine at the moment now moscow has already. has already requested that journalists be released the country's foreign ministry has released an official statement saying that this seems to be yet another example off the activities that official t. was carrying out an entire campaign directed against those independent international journalists who are not following the a line is that the kiev government is presenting and also r.t. has contacted the foreign office for saying that they're looking into the situation and they are trying to help with the consular assistance in ukraine. irene and thanks very much ridiculous with the latest there. now it's only this
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month that ukraine was labeled the world's most dangerous country for journalists to walk and its report has looked at conflict nations during the first six months of this year and what was found was torn ukraine tops the list with seven international journalists killed during the fighting in iraq is still also very much a danger with six reporters killed there since the start of this year five have died in syria which has been wracked by years of civil war in pakistan two five journalists have been victims of the unrest in that country while in neighboring afghanistan four media workers have died since january without international more stories after this short break. badgley in playing the blame game the u.s. state department claims it has all the evidence it needs to lay blame on russia for the downing of the malaysian airliner but it won't disclose it what is washington
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leading. so we believe that maybe. the sea pushes security. for the physical. issues that no one is there with the guests that deserve answers from. politic. dramas that can't be ignored. story others refuse to see. places change. picture. from a stupid. without
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international to the middle east now and these are some of the latest pictures from gaza where israel has been conducting an anti terror operation for over two weeks. i did not get. the. offensive has been condemned by the un human rights chief who says that war crimes may have been committed by staff are continuing to document several other cases in which family there's a difference is we destroyed with the reported loss of civilian life and in which problem an eerie indications suggest not even a single member off an armed group was present these are just a few instances where this seems to be
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a strong possibility that international humanitarian humanitarian law has been violated in a manner that could amount to what crime. well at the same time not appear they also condemned hamas for indiscriminately firing at israel meanwhile the un has released a shocking report saying that over the past two days one palestinian child has been killed every hour it's estimated that about seventy five percent of all the deaths in gaza where the death toll now standing at more than six hundred forty one is how we fear reports those trying to save lives in the war zone are exposed to the very same dangers as the locals. with israel's navy to the west tanks in ground troops to the north east and south and his modern air force all the while overhead there is no shortage of extreme risks for garza's paramedics and other first responders the palestinian red crescent ambulances. haven't reached
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some affected areas leaving civilians distraught but entering such areas can be deadly for paramedics ambulances have come under fire in this recent escalation one medic has already died and it's happened before a paramedic died in the two thousand and twelve war more than a dozen others died in the two thousand and eight two thousand and nine conflict while in the last five minutes of being here at the hospital. we have seen the three israeli vehicles fly over and we've seen just as many dead bodies around here . in order to palestinian paramedics do their job israel call the union natural cease fire in an area that's seen heavy strikes scores of ambulances fire engines and diggers rushed in to help the many injured and to recover bodies. of missiles struck the surgery department which is home to casualty in trauma patients causing many deaths and injuries. you know my first responders are
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internationally legally protected workers fearing that's not enough they've been joined by foreign activists volunteering as human shields but even with that protection for and volunteers shielding in the civilian evacuation ended in the death of one teenager apparently as a result of multiple i.d.f. gunshots exhausted and overwhelmed with people needing that attention as paramedics have a seemingly impossible job to do all the while trying to avoid being part of the body count themselves harry fear. meanwhile in the latest in a series of antiwar protests supporters of palestine have voiced their anger over the bloody events in gaza outside the israeli embassy in chicago where on the other side of the streets of prayer is really rally took place at the same time a heavy police presence and showed both demonstrations were peaceful small groups
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from both camps did confront each other. and while another plane tragedy has struck this time entire was a trans asia passenger plane has crashed in the county of pengo forty seven of the fifty eight people on board have been killed the others are in a critical condition according to reports the pilots were trying to carry out an emergency landing during bad weather conditions for the twin propeller plane it caught fire on the runway and hit several buildings. meanwhile the investigation into the mh seventeen tragedy is the subject of today's cross talk that's coming up next here on out in international. in fish farms waters to be
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