it's constantly evolving the. headlines this hour the key witness in the russian doping scandal fails to confirm a number of his allegations during court testimony that it was the careers of many russian athletes were almost destroyed following his claims also to come more than a dozen syrians testified at the hague saying in the alleged chemical attack in the town of dubai it was they. who were scared they started to pour water on me i don't know why they did that vandeman as professionals we saw that there were no symptoms suggesting chemical weapons would be used plus hugs handshakes and history in the making the leaders of north and south korea agreed to rid the pinch of nuclear weapons during their first in a decade meeting and a fifth we got a surprise new rallies are up from friday with reports that twenty five palestinians have been injured in clashes with israeli soldiers.
hello there welcome it's five pm here in moscow you're watching r.t. international now it has been revealed that the former head of moscow's anti doping gorder got a chunk of a key witness in the russian doping scandal failed to confirm a number of allegations against the country's athletes it came during the recent testimony of the court of arbitration for sport in february the court upheld the appeals of twenty eight russian athletes banned for doping but it's only now given some of its reasons for doing so so let's get the details from you go she joins us in the studio you got this case of the details in this court case for about a russian skier but what was said there about broaching coughs testimony in the past few years that we've been through this is has become pretty much wild common knowledge rushed. every single russian athletes take some form of doping there was
a special drug cocktail brewed for them that they wore that they were all taking they swapped dirty urine samples for clean ones through a hole in the walls so all sorts of stuff the man behind the allegations grigori of the man who also claims to have been concocted he says he concocted the said drug cocktail himself well he for the first time was cross-examined in courts by both the prosecution and the defense and while his testimony highlighted how his allegations will not speculative but are circumstantial the best first and foremost he never administered the cocktail that he says he concocted himself you never saw it being administered either he does not know how the cocktail cross the russian border to be used in international championships and he's never actually been a witness to the infamous urine samples through
a wall or however it has made the so in the past few years his allegations were taken at face value no one questioned them and he himself was propelled to fame even to party starred in an oscar winning documentary i mean have a taste. i was hoping to facilitate one of the last elaborate employees in the sport's history was aware of the existence of the russian doping system. top level chicks. you know that certainly gave you a flavor of what was being said we should also make points in the eagle that eleven russian athletes actually had their appeals rejected to nobody saying there was no doubting whatsoever it's just the scale of it that's up for debate also but a chunk of claims with foundations weren't they for the rich mclaren report which
then was used for a blanket ban against russian athletes what it mclaren have to say caldwell richard mclaren a canadian lawyer who compiled a massive report based on. allegations he himself says that basically well first and foremost he did not shy away from mentioning russian athletes by name in their reports and i mean the consequences for those athletes have been for many of them have been grave indeed at least their reputation was already marred or he testifying in front of the same judge said that basically mentioning a person in his report did not mean that he made an accusation he said that he did not mean to say that those people that he mentioned in the report in the doping report that they were somehow complicit to this scheme this is what he what he said he also said that apparently he couldn't explain to the judge why he just listened to grigori watch and cover never questioned his judgment never questioned the stuff that he heard from the option of he also did not did not out the alternative
sources sort of speak he says he used for his report so a lot of questions remain unanswered and therefore basically that's why the jury the judge was not convinced a good thing then that the court of arbitration for sport took the side of what almost thirty russian athletes but. many of them will say well ok that's good but the damage has already been done to our names well indeed because what's what happened this february twenty eighth russian athletes who had been previously banned for life for ever competing in any international events including the olympics that's pretty much normal five years or the career that was stripped of their medals only the future hold nothing for them from the from that point in february all of them not all of them but twenty eight of them were cleared of that accusation they were reinstated they got their medals back that happened days before the olympic games in south korea were supposed to kick off just guess how many of those twenty eight outlets were invited none nada not
a not one of them was invited to participate in any of them would those who continued their careers the point they would have loved to take part in the games they would talk to professionals talk to athletes none of them were invited so mud sticks certainly does ok and it takes a long time to clear itself thank you hugo that was legal she done for us well sociology professor at aston university ellis cashmore says that the change of testimony discussed further date on his credibility. whole nucleus of the mclaren investigation and the ultimate report on the so-called state sponsored doping rested on his testimony and i question from the outset how objective or neutral or fair his testimony could have been he's a fugitive the guy has fled from russia he does have an axe to grind the systematic operation that mclaren refers to we don't know about that what we do know is that
russia has denied any knowledge of this this is led to a kind of a standoff between russia and the athletics governing organization that is the idea blair who is still say russia cannot compete on the world stage in athletics until it in bits that there has been state sponsored doping and i think that the the court of arbitration brought that lack of credibility it returns up will actually make a few people at the i don't think twice about this decision because it is absurd. another nice afternoon local doctors have testified that they saw no patients for signs of chemical poisoning in the aftermath of the alleged attack in the city of doing the witnesses explain how events unfolded on april the seventh to the u.n. back to chemical watch told alongside russia's representative power not everybody was willing to listen to their accounts is not against the express. when these
reviews emerged pundits and politicians took them as gospel the truth conclusive indisputable and irrefutable proof of chemical since the chemical weapon that killed dozens of civilians and astaire's that the us had regime has previously used chemical attacks the assad regime has used the same yellow gas canisters the n.s.c. telling fox news they have a high degree of confidence that it was used they must have had solid evidence you don't just launch a hundred cruise missiles in an act of war without convincing proof beyond any doubt right right wrong. we have all. we were in the basement and then heard someone outside scream go to hospital we were scared they started to pour water on me i don't know why they did this.
pundits and politicians who've never been to syria where it happened witnesses the locals who were there in the hospital in question say they didn't see a thing all the exhaust was white helmets dousing confused of aliens with water neither did the doctors see anything. on the seventh of april i was in the emergency room treating patients injured during the fighting the same day around seven pm we started receiving patients with breathing problems about fifteen cases this happened because people were inhaling smoke and the only shows symptoms of choking and nothing more. happened because one missile hit a building nearby and a lot of dust go into the hospital rooms with. the screams chemical weapons chemical weapons were used to create panic this lasted for about an hour we were treating the patients and sending them home so i had no fatalities or instances of
people suffering from a poisonous substance is this isn't helping western journalists their leaders insist it happened syria russia and locals insist it didn't dead end usually when you put your mind to not a monologue if you don't understand normal language let's try a different way if you're impervious to arguments let us bring you the witnesses so russia aboard more than a dozen witnesses to the west to the u.p.c. w. and invited western press perfect opportunity for journalists to get to the bottom of this right. right how low do you have to go to bring a little child all the way and threaten them right off the bat the nile but here's the but if we came here willingly we demanded the red cross allow us to come here. wrong in truth there isn't the right answer no matter what you say to some people
no matter what you show them they'll never ever come around or change their views how threatened do you have to feel to change your story into the noise a chemical weapons attack stubborn doesn't do this fellow justice is really the reason that the boy had to fly over the yes my son is young and it's been difficult for him to make it here a flight here is no easy thing so little has scientists told you the truth something you do not want to hear was a necessary measure we needed to show that there was a line in a very dangerous one. anyone who hoped there would be a breakthrough was in for a disappointment hours of testimony and the evidence all for naught that you mentioned in the russian press release that somebody here was going to be present who was a witness of producing the video of the white helmets and i was wondering where
this witness is and if he can tell his testimony. more and more it's my view all these witnesses we heard from today are the evidence the white helmets feel is fake i don't know maybe i missed something. in one ear out the other with no pause in between. or a gas ever portion there i asked the independent research of a nest of bailey who's just returned from too much just days ago about what she saw . well actually i am surprised and i'm shocked at the levels to which western media has stooped over this alleged event in gemma and the moral bankruptcy and degeneracy that was saying from western media i mean to accuse russia. basically exploiting a child in years of playing the evidence of eleven year old has and after
western media has cynically exploited children throughout the history of this conflict and if we don't have to go back to far to remember loved it in east aleppo it is almost whatever evidence is produced now will it will be perceived as being influenced by russia or by syria i mean we've already seen the british government and western media if you like laying the ground for saying that russia had already pretty tampered with the site before the o. p w come in so we can almost predict that if o.p.c. doesn't even find no evidence of chemical weapon use in that area the next line will be russia tampered with and sanitized and sprayed afrikaner around the site before a.b.c. w could get there when i spoke to people in junior dr as medical star in the same hospital in the medical point that received victims on that night they all
also told me exactly the same thing as people are now hearing in the hague and also when i went outside and spoke to civilians only seven hundred metres away from the alleged attack they were also all saying the same thing to me that there was no chemical weapon attack just come up to a quarter past five here in moscow still ahead for you this hour another anti occupation march is underway in gaza we'll have the details just after the break. my my. my . sure buying all this i can go. through the biggies but the big number one was on a fiancee alstead house was blown away by the huffing and puffing of the big bad
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meeting of its kind in over a decade and a number of key greens were also reached the need is announce they will seek the full denuclearize ation of the peninsula they also vowed to stop all hostile actions against each other and to gradually reduce their weapons arsenals additionally they agreed to hold talks with the us and china to arrive at a proper peace treaty so let's take a look then they spent the day together. well
the leaders did spend more than an hour in face to face talks came jong and joked he wouldn't to interrupt his kind of part sleep in the early mornings anymore most likely referring to the north missile tests which usually take place at the door. i think. the ladies are also treating each other to some coney delight
kim jong un sent a special chef to the border to prepare cold buckwheat noodles for moon while the south korean leader ordered a traditional swiss potato fritter for kim to remind him of his school years in switzerland for dessert will be a cake with the symbol of a united korea on it and it's understood that north korea's first ladies also attending the dinner earth a public function outside the country so let's look back briefly then at how the thought between the two sides happened. meanwhile donald trump demonstrated
a dramatic change of tone when it comes to north korea's leader shifting from a war of words to open price you can have. rocket. puppy shooting rockets all over the place so we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea they will be met with fire fury. we're having very very good discussions. john or was he really has been. very open. i think very honorable from everything we're seeing however nato chief did give somewhat mixed reaction to the meeting of the korean leaders. by world com. into korean summit i think that's a bit encouraging we must continue to put pressure on north korea to continue with the sanctions so following decades of tension then it does seem
a final peace treaty could now be on the horizon human rights attorney erik's wrote kin believes the two koreas are ready. i think what we can expect is. exciting moment in time in which. as they said in south africa history and hope could live you have it in a certain time in a certain slates and i really hope for from these talks we can see the framework for a full peace treaty to finally end this conflict since both sides are ready and willing to do that if the south or north to create the framework give their own steps in self-determination then the us as much smaller ought to live if we can agree there and hold them to the notion that ending the hostile policy creating a peace treaty with the u.s.
and south korea will lead to denuclearization of the korean peninsula. let's turn to the middle east now where another palestinian entity occupation rallies underway today and it is part of a six week long great march of return reports are coming in though that twenty five palestinians have already been wounded in clashes with israeli soldiers and the pictures from the ground do show some of the journalists covering the rallies have also been heard in the past month forty palestinians have been killed and more than five thousand wounded according to u.n. estimates. the. book.
well the israeli army just now using excessive force against the protesters it also accuses ham ass which controls garza of using children to carry out acts of terrorism israel's defense minister has called on people not to approach the border meanwhile doctors without borders recently released a report saying their teams have provided medical care to over six hundred palestinians injured by bullets since the start of the month they also say that the number of patients treated in just three weeks of this month is higher than the number treated during all of twenty fourteen the year of the garza war we spoke with the head of the mission in palestine who believes that many of the injuries will result in disability. what i can tell you is that what they were there they were white. so you stay use disproportionate use of the cross but when you. protest this it isn't lost on horton points to mind you suppose.
we were a little fragments are you seeing divestiture we see sharon's in there i think to mean that. exploded and these people. they received their injuries. quests a lot of time was already to show and so. so it's not the question of just this friday which will last months and. years we are quite sure of it so. we are very afraid of high uys fiction bones which are exposed we know thirty years are very difficult to treat these complications and that we will rise to requests special rotaries issued for
submission to say guess are you saying once more conjoined we have sent a request to be i.d.f. asking for comment on the doctors without borders report there as well as almost claims that it's crowd dispersal methods can leave people with serious disabilities although so far we haven't had a response in the meantime israel says it uses non-lethal sponge tipped bullets however they are believed to be harder and heavier than older versions and they can not only cost to be injury but can also kill as happened back in twenty forty three mile an israeli human rights group recently released a video showing soldiers in the west bank discussing the use of live ammunition. ha ha ha ha ha. but nasa did speak to the i.d.f. chief of staff about the current escalation in the region asking whether his position allowed him to stay neutral the full interview is being at the rat the day
here but it is a preview you are obviously a very patchy arctic man who has served and served his country are you able to take a step back and say this from a distance how unbending both sides are i think think think. think that both the palestinians and the israelis need. to give up in the illusionary dreams of getting rid of the other we are staying here they're staying here it's an israeli palestinian challenge it should be in israel palestinian issue was the support whoever decides to give this support and i really think that for the benefit to the future. the future of the palestinian kids used to do or will be born to morrow in sims two for my kids or other kids in israel. don't try to solve it was the hope of the others but i
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