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a power line and there were statements made by airport authorities about what could have happened several theories are being explored and of course the flight recorder will be essential to this investigation a commercial plane that would have landed on schedule ended up in pieces and in flames this double of one three four carrying fifty two people from moscow the bettors a vodka north western russia crashed on a road around a kilometer from the runway airport officials say the plane hit a high voltage power line that cut off lights on the runway which also knocked out the town's electricity. at around midnight the lights went off in our house we were going to check the electric transformer when we heard the sound of a huge explosion we arrived at the scene of the accident the airplane was seriously damaged we could see its wing justing out of the bushes there were bodies scattered all around the field there were lots of them i carried three people out of the wreckage one was either a girl or a woman i could not sell but she was larger than the man was hard to see it was
dark then there was a man he also was in the heavy he was launches and me and then we carried out two more people from the wreckage in the middle of the road another man reached out his hand towards me but i couldn't make it to him everything started exploding i could not get any closer everything was engulfed by fire so henri. initial reports point to human error and bad weather conditions at the time as possible causes of the crash ground staff at the local airport claimed they had asked the pilot to make a second approach but he said he'd make it the first time however investigators say there are several theories and nothing has been ruled out just yet. we're looking into several versions of what caused the tragedy these include the human factor such as an air of the crew or the ground services severe weather conditions technical failure and several other potential causes but some would argue that in most. plane crash human error place the biggest part of the north of which i don't
think anything would go wrong with the plane itself in forty years of operation the tupolev one three four has proved an extremely reliable aircraft in previous catastrophes human error was always to blame and the same is true here the pilot should have made a second landing approach this is exactly what happened to the polish presidential airplane while investigators work on the case relatives of the victims and survivors are dealing with their own grief one shared by the people of beth as avoids declaring three days of mourning tesser cilia r.t.e. in the russian region. reports suggest seventy seven special forces officers have been killed and at least sixteen others wounded during an anti terror operation in russia's volatile north caucuses fierce fighting broke out when insurgents who had been surrounded in their hideout tried to break free let's cross live to our cheesy corpus going no following the developments for us to go or how have these events
unfolded in the volatile of a public this afternoon tell us more. well this operation has been going on for two days now it started with the authorities surrounding a group of militants all this is happening in russia's troubled republic of did you stand in a forest area and there are reports also heavy fighting losses on both sides but the figures coming in are quite different authorities say that for a police officers were killed in this fighting but according to some reports we have reason to believe that this figure this fire report relieved at least seven police officers were killed in the fighting and also around sixty others were of wounded in the fighting as well it's not also not we're homing militants exactly although there is that group but i'll put into some reports there may be at least thirty people really about only police forces in that area you know doherty's are
also bring in now with heavy artillery tanks and helicopters to assist them in the south where. the north caucuses are is known as the cradle of russian terrorists what's being done to change that unfortunately it is known as the credo of for terrorism in russia and in fact president putin maybe time said that one of the key goals all for his administration is to widen security especially for the porpoises and the federal forces have been quite active that area throughout the entire year of forty four. for the body of at least two hundred militants were killed this year of. some local experience. so just watch. the. pressure operation. by for you what. was
a factory of gas out on the ground weapons factory or be found various explosive devices and remote controls to activate them basically that this way be prevented a number of terrorist attacks in russia as a last week they found ten eliminated militants who was organizing planning and a terrorist attack in moscow on the new year's so this region is quite a fortitude to provide security. for the authorities it is fighting for and to keep security and fights break up these terrorist cells in the area and there a connection with al qaida it is believed that it's quite heavy presence there as well and in fact if you remember after u.s. forces were able to feel also a bit a lot of washer authorities i believe it was the next week that they've announced that they've managed also to find an element in each one of the biggest key a representatives of all tied up in the russian officers as well. five corpuscle now
following this developing story seven officers dead after an anti terror gunfight in thank you stan thanks for that. well it's nine minutes past the hour still ahead for you stripping millions of people of their privacy and all the in the name of fighting terror report on us at first to keep information on all transatlantic passengers from the e.u. for fifteen years top lawyers have slammed the proposed deal asking we go. now to greece where the prime minister as was a crucial part of the mentoring vote of confidence on handling the country's debt crisis he must now navigate the nation through a series of tough spending costs and sells of national assets in order to secure a new e.u. bailout and avoid default because our two star first now reports for the millions of anxious greeks who feel their voices are going on heard the future has never looked so bleak. is considered by many to be the best place of democracy but
increase now the widening gap between the aims of the people and the government is proving explicit. we are a mix of people that have not political god loves and we are only together to say that we we got not to be on the displeasure we are not told that. the measures are going on the measures that they take. and we want to take out a large bug demonstrations held on the central square now on a daily basis with some of the protests turning violent the protesters say the suffocating take ask nothing compared to the a stereotype is that they fail a strangling their economy the people who are being refused very right to do what policies are going to be implemented. and of course the greek government is on
a cold players to various rules of popular sovereignty i mean we're not we're not anymore in the proper sense a sovereign country when they are you can dictate policy where. the european and the european union and the i.m.f. the so-called troika can come and say listen these are these are the measures you're going to implement you are going to implement them whether you like it or not we can see you know we were facing a very peculiar form of dictatorship by the european union the european central bank and the i.m.f. finance chiefs a desperate not to see the first year raising suffering default and they're rising concerns about the crisis that could trigger throughout europe i think there is a chance of a domino effect if. there are no should be full and this is their problem and this is the reason why for europeans are helping greece but in fact we are here pingers because they don't want this domino effect
and because they want to take all very short of greece. sixteen percent to the quick what full sun employees western economic conditions here increased the euro is a dream it seems is a. one person who are people worst reoffends would be full of. people up there were uprising or there would be a lot of violence in the streets the people said that when that turning out into the streets and then millions and the government continues to push ahead with the prepays measures will then they deign have democracy anymore the government is trying to grumble but the people refuse to be governed in this way every day that disconnect becomes more and more dangerous bizzare peaceful pay above the reef tops and nothing's really a world away from what's been happening on the streets recently the question a lot of people have been asking is just when will reach boiling point lenny when
he was on the streets of athens to witness the violence will know that it's already past that point the question a lot of people are now asking is really how much further does this guy surface say athens. well for more of sarah's insight into the problems in greece have online if you want to learn how the peaceful protests turn hostile visit her blog on our website r t v dot com also there is an obvious error as legendary media personality glenn back bids farewell to fox news and watches his own pay to view online network . the fundamental human rights of millions of transatlantic passengers traveling from europe to the you ask could be violated that's according to lawyers from the
european commission the u.k.'s guardian newspaper says they've called a proposed deal between the u.s. and e.u. allowing america to store the personal data of passengers illegal under the agreement u.s. officials would have access to credit card details phone numbers and home addresses of european passengers as part of its anti terror measures but member of the european parliament gerard batten says the deal will only result in yet more spying on europe's people. it certainly seems to me to be disproportionate just disproportionate intrusive in the amount of men information that they actually want on travelers and it could well be illegal especially under existing data protection legislation and i queried that before when speaking on this subject in the parliament they want a moment amount of information about people their personal details credit cards traveling companions even but bizarrely they say that they won't categorize information in terms of political philosophical or religious beliefs and it would
seem to me that one criteria that would help you to find terrorists who might be planning to blow up an airplane or an airport would be on the basis of their political religious or philosophical beliefs so that seems rather odd to me. in terms of this information the americans get to keep it for fifteen years my understanding of this directive is that the member states will only get it to keep it to five years and i think it's bad enough having your own big brother state created in the european union being subjugated to an american big brother star as well by the same method but we're always told that these things are done to protect us from you know terrorism and organized crime or the facts that we all want to be protected from that of course we do and we have to have proportional laws in order to do that but i think these things to be reached by international agreements are that everybody cooperates truly cooperates rather than is forced to do it we're all in the same boat regarding terrorism and organized crime so we should all be cooperating together. if i were of the doing this on it's you know as part of its
own legislative machine and the u.s. i get in a special deal which the rest of us don't get. well look at some more world news in brief for you this hour at least fifty seven al qaeda militants have managed to escape from a jail in yemen after insurgents attacked the prison from outside they targeted security guards and seize their weapons killing at least one officer jail is believed to house more than one hundred key al qaeda members among those who broke out were prisoners convicted on terror charges months of unrest in yemen have led to fears of growing influence. syria has poured scorn on e.u. moves to impose sanctions saying it will simply forget europe is on the map a violent crackdown against anti-government activists in the country has left hundreds dead since the uprising began in march activists are calling for president bashar assad to step down meanwhile the u.n. secretary general ban ki moon has renewed his pledge to allow humanitarian missions
into the country. the u.s. president is expected to confirm later today his decision to cut american forces in afghanistan by a third barack obama has called the scale of the withdrawal significant and said troops will start to return home by july the afghan defense ministry welcomed the decision saying its own security forces were not capable of filling the void more than fifteen hundred american soldiers have been killed in afghanistan since the u.s. led invasion began ten years ago. now the countries of the former soviet union are marking the seventieth anniversary of the nazi invasion which claimed the lives of some twenty seven million people so i'm ceremonies have been held across several states which bore the brunt of the war against hitler's armies in moscow russia's political elite laid rings at the tomb of the unknown soldier by the kremlin wall president medvedev stressed the importance of keeping the memory of more of why making sure it doesn't fade with time and bell roof
a special ceremony was how the brass force which witnessed the first major battle between soviet and nazi forces. is there for us. being here inside the video fortress on this day seventy years after the start of the great war makes you not only see the visual damage to this city. the forefront of that war you can also fill the human coast of those terrible times dance from the walls of the fortress maybe you can see clearly behind that smoke is a living reminder about that the roches night thousands of people were buried alive on these four square kilometers on the night of the twenty second of june nineteenth forty one here also loves behind several inscriptions like the one on a wall i'm dying but i want that we're not even told us we keep fewer and fewer witnesses all day of the war and the horse which followed. here is
the story. like any careless child i had plans that evening i wasn't afraid when they started shelling i only remember that something exploded and my bed was thrown into another corner of the room. not only four year old canady was unaware of what was happening his father an experienced red army officer was also caught flatfooted that night seventy years ago. i was at this house with my mother and my father who was delay to defend the bridge fortress this was our window on the first floor my father was sure there could be no war this is what the party get saying he thought it was an earthquake he grabbed his accordion and ran outside my mom stopped and told him this is war. the war for which the nazi military the very marked had come up with
a name for long before blitzkrieg but as seach they'd planned would last just hours instead was to go on for weeks in a fierce battle with those who defended to the death the rebel scorches became the size of the first major fighting between soviet forces and the viet marked there was no warning when the nazis invaded on the night of the twenty second of june one thousand nine hundred forty one the bombardment of the garrison by a surprise that army officers was spread out and was on the wrong then i mean ition but well even this didn't stop them to funding the fort in few battles until the last survivor stories of the heroic resistance quickly reached different fronts soldier me the loss of received the news far away in the republic of call me in northwest russia it was a deep grief silent time for our people trapped here everyone news of the german
army was much stronger every day we receive reports of the enemy marched another hundred kilometers deeper into our homeland the nazis were in a hurry at the gateway to vast country they bore him to the breast fortress with devastating intensity up to sixty six missiles a second archive footage from the two. i'm shows the fortress silhouetted in heavy smoke hundreds were killed in their sleep during the first minutes of the attack among them small children some survived the night only to be buried alive later this is my second mother when the nazis rounded up refugees scattered in villages nearby this woman saved me the germans dug a mass grave into which they were about to throw women and children this woman pushed me and my mom under her skirt when the german slaughtered everyone around and left this woman took me out from under her skirt crossed me and said i just did what god told me to. after nine days of fierce fighting hitler's forces captured
most of the fortress but their losses amounted to almost nine thousand there were reports that isolated defenders remained resisting the nazis as late as august one hitler and mussolini personally visited the site of the battle it's claimed that a stone hitler picked up from the remains of the fortress was found in his office after the war. i'm often asked what was the biggest award for you the one most valued from that war the most precious award for me is that i stayed alive everyone was fighting like true heroes but few survived. what could i understand of four years of age nothing it's only now that i'm a father and grandfather myself that i realize what a life is worth now i'm a fierce pacifist i hate war i don't understand how one human being can do violence to another i live my life never doing any harm to anybody. you could integrate your
war our team. bellows. in a few minutes our two sit down with world war two historian michael jones despite germany claims that they obeyed the rules of engagement dr jones believes some of them were waging a genocidal war on the eastern front. part of the war the german claimed it was fighting a clean war and it was. the units behind the army and it was the us that with. stuff. that was not many were affected by the race corporate guy. who was the chief and the german army i participate trust for. it's against the russian population. they were the justification was we were fighting a brutal war of survival. but war with darker than any other war in
the twentieth century and. possibly in human history. you can watch that interview in just over five minutes time up next though it's the business with katrina. thanks and he said hello and welcome to our business bulletin the shareholder dispute that split russia's biggest miner for the last year is set to continue nor as nichols annual general meeting the balance of power appeared to be shifting slightly in flavor in favor rather of lead to major tahn and who owns twenty five percent of the group oleg deripaska who owns a similar share lost ground the two billionaires have been arguing over how best to progress the stalled development of more nickel to discuss the issue i'm joined now by dan as governor ehrlich senior metals analyst at c.t.a. financial corp thank you dennis for joining us on r.t.
what sort of impact is this ongoing shareholder dispute having on the development of this company. well. basically i would say that so of course a shareholder dispute just negative for the company and say you are an oilskin particular so this is set back on the share price and especially for the investors are not happy with this with the with the shareholder disputes and following this a.g.m. do you think the baton to now has more control. yes definitely basically yes but then you mentioned in an interview couple of months ago he increased his stake to thirty percent and now together with he's allis for a few who are and it's the management of the company they control close to forty five percent of the company so it was a logical step that. he's got more seats on on the board of directors so you're saying he has more states on the ball but is he now in
a position to impose his will on the company and if so what would that bait. sorry can you repeat your question i'm just saying the baton and now you have to be in a position to impose his will on the company i have more control of the day to day operations. well basically puts on you has a control. and it's on you and he said alice if i if i quickly get your questions. right now what does a company need to do to modernize. well basically moros has a pretty big topics for for the for these here and for the next year and they're playing into investing in modernizing the infrastructure. in the world scarier and they're also playing so be able to play a shoot. out if this is a shareholder dispute is resolved which i'm sure they're hoping it will be would you expect this to be positive for the company's stock price. you mean.
given. you. the complex problem or what the game terms of the company's stock price in terms of this this stock price on the markets will be good for them if they can resolve this this issue. the shareholders. yes absolutely the shareholders issue will improve the stock or i just think i think it will be it will be because of those who were taken in by. the worst of some by the market. well thank you very much janice that's dennis gail but eric singer metals and i will say. financial corporation. the u.s. markets of open down wednesday with all eyes on the federal reserve it's holding its breath in a monetary policy meeting widely expected to keep rates unchanged of more interest i will be chairman bernanke but i think it has to say at the subsequent press conference about the state of the u.s. economy. european markets started wednesday session on
a negative note with investors cautious as to what might be the next step in solving greece's debt problems banks in london are suffering with fox news and standard chartered down both closed down rather two percent here in russia the markets a slightly down after a rather slightly up on apologized after earlier losses uncertainty remains on the price of crude now let's have a look at some individual share moves on the my six by synergy may just bounce back from earlier losses with both gazprom and lukoil up a half percent meanwhile banks are down as they are across europe with the t.v. losing one percent this hour. and that's all the business for this hour we'll be back with more in just under an hour's time stay with us for headlines next.
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you're going to parties. at six thirty pm in moscow these are the headlines on the archie plane crash in northwest russia claims another mine bringing the dots told forty five experts are investigating the evidence from the science to establish the cause of monday's catastrophe early reports suggest pilot error is to blame. for an anti-terrorist operation in brussels north caucuses is underway with reports suggesting special forces have suffered losses in that attack on a militant hideout at least seven officers have reportedly been killed in gun fights with a thirty string militant group. three government wins a vote of confidence as it scrambles for support of the savage spending cuts they are required to secure a new e.u.
bailout in order to stop all the fall but thousands of angry greeks protest against new measures saying their voices are not being heard. but the former soviet republics remember the victims of the war against fascism wednesday marks the seventieth anniversary of the nazi invasion of the u.s.s.r. some twenty seven million people died to bring about victory on the eastern front. next sits down with british historian dr michael jones who's written extensively about world war two he shared his knowledge about why hitler invaded the u.s.s.r. . today marks the seventieth anniversary of the start of operation barbarossa hitler's code name for germany's invasion of the save the union it became the largest ever military operation both in terms of resources deployed and also in
casualties dr michael jones's new book tells the story of the weirdo me during the second world war dr james thank you for talking to r.t. today let's start from the beginning of operation bob why did decide to invade the u.s.s.r. always wanted to invade the soviet union the reason he gave out was that the soviet union would actually attack germany i think the evidence for that in one nine hundred forty one flights underneath that justification to his military were two main factors the first was hitler's hatred of communism bolshevism and that was what he really put out to you or that it was a crusade against bolshevism bolshevism was a man that needed to be destroyed but underneath the real truth about this war was race hatred and if one reads mind hitler's book it's play.