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government forces in eastern ukraine pushed the army from ruling towns in a bid to protect shell shocked locals as people try to assess what's been lost. i don't want to put the cart before the horse we don't have a strategy yet as kurdish forces advance on militants from the islamic state in iraq western officials struggle to find a solution to the rapidly growing threat. george galloway gives an exclusive interview to r.t. . after being brutally beaten in london for voicing his views on israel.
watching r.t. international come to life from moscow where it's now nine am it's good to have you with us after months of an army offensive eastern ukraine looks devastated schools hospitals apartment blocks and houses are either badly damaged or completely destroyed but as government forces drive troops away people are getting the chance to come out of hiding and to start rebuilding what's been wrecked. if you look. even if. you think you used the weavers even. though it was. even. well local fighters are currently carrying out a military operation to protect the population has the details well in the past few
days the anti-government forces have made significant gains in eastern ukraine they managing to push the ukrainian army back from previously held positions and they've managed to get into towns and cities that they haven't been able to reach for weeks now if you look at this map of the areas that are colored in orange are the areas that are now in the hands of the anti government forces the fighting in this part of the country has been ongoing for the better part of five months and what we witnessing now is certainly the tide turning in the town of ill advised the army was forced to lay down weapons they've also surrounded the port city of mario pool and blocked off always out of the city but there is as far as we understand no intention to either storm all raid the city at this stage this comes as the humanitarian situation on the ground for mains stock indeed humanitarian aid that has been supplied by russia is being handed out in towns and cities across the east of this country at the same time the anti government forces are organizing special
trucks to ferry the aid to some of the hardest hit locations this comes as people still hide inside their basements my colleague maria for national went to find out just how people are coping what many feared could happen is happening the constant bombardment of the guns has destroyed buildings emptied streets and populated basements. every time we visit we find more people sheltering underground a cold and humid room three meters down is the only place these people feel safe that you know you're going to hear or that you even heard from them when you're telling them like the bottom of the indian what that frankly is to. you here in the world would we you don't want. to stay here and you know. this is a soviet era bomb shelter built during the cold war but until now it hadn't been
used. because those. clashes are also intensifying around lugansk kiev's goal is to surround the city and cut off the end to government forces from their bases when we traveled with the russian humanitarian convoy to lugansk we were forced to take an alternative route to avoid the fighting there is almost always a line of refugees at the border people from the embattled areas surrounding the ganske are among those seeking refuge from the fierce fighting which has overwhelmed their homes by the offending not done to. flock. to educate history oakeshott overshoes new way sponsor new bombers up to local news your years out of a little coworker gave you give norma
a hard to get used to not only in their build up of our school papers you up will miss you when you look at them you can go in your darkest of the just go. honestly hearing in the darkness as it took them several hours it is scary and as much a clash of weariness of the mood of the concert in a strange law doesn't mean for the op but i missional when the but of course family celebrate the birthday of one of the younger members the also good thing is that they have. finally found some kind of safety and it may not well what we did if you did meet up with us today larry is to will spit on one with both of the liquids in the north of the pool i said thank you. and how it should sound people. in the know to shake it up andrey used to love playing war like old boys of his age questionable a lot but not anymore. andrey shows me what he found in their back yard after another shelling these tiny and lethal metal guards are sprayed from
so-called flechette shells which are internationally banned threatening to the building just because of the film a little bit from the still o'briens god make a bit of organization shake the logic of failure it's easy to guess but boy it works so we are ahead of you if they're still trying to stable a new typically misty deal that could possibly lead to big. kids large scale military operation here in eastern ukraine has lost almost five months so far as more destruction is caused and the casualties rise people's pain feeds the endor and many fear when the guns fall silent the queen will not be able to overcome the consequences of what has happened here leave refinish naughty in eastern ukraine. hold on to government leaders in the donya it's going to
guns grecians have set out their position on establishing ties with on the commissions that need to be met you can get more on that story on our website that's r.t. dot com. in iraq kurdish forces are advancing on jihadists from the islamic state that have occupied the northwest of the country with the help of u.s. airstrikes on shia volunteers they've managed to take over a militant stronghold for them to. senior fighters meanwhile western leaders are raising the alarm over possible jihadist attacks on european and american soil this is from today why did abate over the west taking on the islamic state. looks at some of the proposed solutions. as more countries admit they're up against an abstract threats from international fighters join an islamic state it's more important than ever to find a common solution i don't want to put the cart before the horse we don't have a strategy yet there's no point in me asking for. action on the part of congress
before i know exactly what it is that is going to be required for us to get the job . america might not know what to do gets but germany seems to have an idea to spend seventy million euros arming kurdish forces to deter islamic state militants in iraq where it's believed some four hundred radicalize germans are fighting. terrorists seize control over an area to create a base for their reign of terror and to retreat try the fanatics this creates a dangerous it affects our security interests but is getting even more involved a viable way forward i'm not sure if the kurds especially if there are influences from the p.k. k p k k is known to be a terrorist organization the p.k. case on the terrorists for both the european union and for the united states if the p.k. is receiving weapons from the germans then i think we are about to repeat
a major mistake of being once again the wrong side here in the u.k. fears have been growing since soldier lee rigby was slaughtered in london now with the beheading of an american journalist by a suspected this and revelations that one of these lawmakers he financier's was the director of a muslim faith school in the city of birmingham brought so want to feel safe and they want the government to take drastic measures it is apparent that people who declare allegiance elsewhere able to return to the united kingdom and pose a threat to our national security we're clear in principle what we need is a targeted discretionary power to allow us to exclude british nationals from the u k. cameron spline tearing up passports from door nationals and baton fighters from returning home from foreign conflicts according to you gov two thirds of british people support taking away citizenship from known radicals although it's claimed that hasn't worked before in april two thousand and fourteen the reason may started
confiscating passports using the war. so they've been doing this exact measure they're talking about for an extended period of time already in many many cases but they we hash here and they bring out is now legislation so that they can look like they're being proactive against the isis issue when really they're just trying failed policies world leaders seemed caught off guard by increasingly militarized and the well funded islamic state to hardest core stealing a march through iraq and syria while abroad politicians should nervously to avoid sending their soldiers back into the middle east but delays that impreciseness could ignite the time bomb doesn't bring the terrorists to them marina cost of a reporter from london for artsy. or the flow of jihadi volunteers from a spark some radical ideas among western officials the mayor of london is even proposing labeling anyone who travels to iraq and syria without telling authorities
as a terrorist until they can prove their innocence but political and social commentator mohammedans are believes only a change of foreign policy will help matters. firstly the fact that we have this return of control orders and i think but before you can we get to that stage people are wondering how when somebody is returning from syria or from the middle east are we going to assess whether they've been involved in any kind of radicalization any kind of terrorism or have in fact been fighting as to how do you think the problem has been that our policy on counter radicalization counter extremism has sensibly failed failed to intercept the failed around seven seven is continued to fail seeing people who are under surveillance going overseas to fight as they see it in an ideological than an intellectual or spiritual jihad overseas so we have a domestic policy which is centered around the home office which is mired in
controversy. you're watching all t. international we've got more news coming away after this short break stay here. there's a different leader in syria now many of the members of congress of both parties who have gone to syria in recent months has said they believe he's a reformer to mr president the senate which is diddy's time for him to go. to stability and peace to syria is going to be the subject of the. elite. they all told me my language as well but i will only react to situations as i have read the reports so let me put it to the no i will leave that to the state
department to comment on your latter point of the month to say it is to carry out a car is on the docket no god. no more weasel words when you have a direct question be prepared for a change when you plunge be ready for a. critical speech and a little bit on the freedom to cross. we think of. beaches. going to gently swaying in the ocean breeze. why it has to be little secret a secret the u.s. government wouldn't like. to be.
israel's military campaigns against hamas have left palestine the palestinian territory devastated this is the result of the most recent assault thousands of houses wiped out in weeks of conflict you can see that wherever the land was green there's now any shell and an assessment puts the cost of rebuilding at over six billion dollars the un and a number of international organizations have published the figures operation protective edge claimed the lives of more than two thousand palestinians including women and children israel itself lost seventy two people most of them soldiers seventeen thousand houses were destroyed or damaged in the recent campaign seventy
five thousand homes and aid is to cover the total housing deficit disaster relief organization linked to the u.n. says it will take more than twenty years to rebuild the infrastructure in the. british m.p. george galloway who he believes is to blame for events in recent months. i think that the israeli government is the only responsible side for the recent violence that we've seen what about how did they bear responsibility for the violence. well the palestinian resistance has for almost seventy years being trying to restore their country to the map it was wiped off the map and the palestinian people scattered to the four corners of the. nobody would accept you wouldn't accept my country wouldn't accept it if come and steal your country and wipe off the map and take your house and drive you out you're going to struggle to return and it is the
illegal and moral right of the palestinian people to resist the occupation of their country. now this is the first interview that george galloway has given after being attacked in london apparently for his comments on israel he shared the story with a nice. i was in the street around seven thirty seven thirty five in the evening it was broad daylight out of nowhere dressed in israel defense force shot complete with the logo came. up to me cursing and swearing and shouting. support for israel and opposition to my views on israel and then. punches and kicks. was a pro israel fanatic his facebook morning contained his
words he would like to cut my throat. amount of says it like to cut your throat and then dresses for the occasion in an israel defense force. on the street near where you live has probably a serious intention to do you harm. and you can watch in the now for the latest stories that you won't find in the mainstream media the show airs monday to friday here on r.t. international. now known as a man's best friend dogs have always accompanied man in his quests and during the soviet union they were used to pave the way to the stars soviet scientists tested the effects of low gravity and high speed launches on the animals' now one of their space suits is up for auction at an estimated value of eight thousand euros it's believed to have been used by delta and stroke at the first space dogs to return safely to earth and your piece kind of looks back at the history of the first space pops. they're world famous for going to space and back before humans could ever
start exploring the cosmos in one thousand nine hundred sixty two strays. made space history by spending over twenty five hours in orbit and making it back home alive the first creatures ever sent outside the earth's atmosphere and for such a long time to be for them though dozens of dogs took part in soviet spaceflight experiments and i could tell you without them the u.s.s.r. would have never been able to send the first man into orbit why any ring which is dead and gone for instance became the first to reach the upper levels of the earth's atmosphere but they're a twenty minute flight was rough extreme turbulence and zero gravity but they landed safely and alive wasn't so lucky the vehicle decompressed and the animals suffocated but it's mainly because of that incident that space suits were introduced and that led to the first canine spacewalk lisa became the first live animal ever to float outside a craft in a space suit she came back alive and well and gave birth to some healthy puppies to
moshe's trip had an extra twist her landing pad got lost in a storm scientists took two days to find it because a herdsman stall her colored parachute dog was ok though but the breakthrough in space came with like her mission is also probably the saddest she became the first ever animal to get into orbit but stressed and overheating meant she died a few hours into the flight but let me tell you the scientists involved including the head of the soviet space program took these dogs to heart and cherish them as spent so it was a brief adventure for some of the man's best friends led to some giant leaps for mankind. plenty more stories on our website think looting the north korean government going ballistic over bridges t.v. show about leave a crusade nation's nuclear program on r.t. dot com we tell you more about that story. plus
a kurdish oil tanker that had been missing for days is located by satellites of the coast of america go online to find out why the vessel with its hundred million dollars cargo has been avoiding detection. right on the scene. first straight. and i think you're. on a reporter's twitter. instagram. could be another. one. in pakistan's capital turmoil has broken out as thousands of people marched on government buildings it follows two weeks of mass opposition rallies across the country the opposition accuse the prime minister nawaz sharif of rigging last year's general election and demanding that he steps down we spoke to an expert on
pakistan about what's behind the unrest. it's quite unfortunate to see that due to repeated military intervention critique structure and due to corruption in the political and civil and military group to see the democratic institutions could develop and flourish and that has actually we couldn't predict practice is what we see in the recent days that is actually a manifestation of people so that of confidence into pretty practice is a new really a recently more recently elected government as has been put in just a just situation which are old and. really doing huge to the democratic situation this is in rather me fast dictated military intervention so yes the result warning sign did you used a lot of good to. be able to stick. to more
world news now starting in somalia where the u.s. military has carried out a counterterrorism operation against al shabaab militants the pentagon statement gave no further details about the clandestine operation and didn't say if it was successful local media reports suspected u.s. drone strike missiles nearly port city of daraa where a militant stronghold african and somali forces have regained several towns this year the al qaeda linked groups still hold large areas of the country. and start the liberia's largest hospital had gone on strike demanding better pay and proper equipment to do with the break the nurses are refusing to return to work until they are supplied with protective suits workers also protesters in sierra leone and guinea meanwhile a suspected case was reported in sweden in the first case of the deadly virus was in senegal last week almost fifteen hundred deaths have been recorded in the epidemic which is spread across to west africa. now washington's
blacklisting of russia's iconic kalashnikov rifle producer has seen something of an arms race within the us gun lovers have cleaned the shelves of deal is around the country r.t. spoke to a gun shop owner on why he just can't imagine life without an a k forty seven by his side. it's a very reliable robust fire also want to mercury have a very large aftermarket parts availability so we can customize name that we have each individual wants the general american public doesn't necessarily have the same stance on international politics as the administration so we'd like sessions we like things the russian aka happens to be the best may take a available market this is why we like the russian aka we don't want to buy something that was made say in bulgaria which is not of the same quality just because we are as mean. now next time you find yourself having to. travel
light or get a helping hand to carry your luggage because locals in the german capital demanding a buy on the use of suitcases with wheels saying this kind of baggage rubs the move sleep all of it has the story. every year thousands of tourists flock here to the german capital but billions reputation as a cool destination for a city break has seen those numbers increase along with the tourists comes the luggage and one type of luggage in particular is causing consternation in some of the neighborhoods suitcases on wheels combined with cobbled streets has resulted in local residents complaining about the noise late at night and early in the morning in fact there's been so many complaints that the mayor of the region of berlin has actually said the bag should be bombed out right that's not something the tourists themselves particularly agree with. i cannot carry heavy items and it would be
impossible for me to travel with a twenty kilograms suitcase without wheels my my opinion it's stupid idea but i don't know all the people who live in quotes probably they have another opinion and so it's their decision but i think one should go through but. i think it's an overreaction it would make no sense to suggest quite so we'll see lots of things the streets with this new the surface perhaps other possibilities should be looked at first before making this long at times tempers flared over this issue we've seen some graffiti around the city that say things like you are not and even as far as the tourists whether they like them or not needs the tourism industry and invariably those tourists come with suitcases that will have wheels ph all over r.t. germany. coming up next tonight it's a first time accounts from people who survived the present atrocity and also an interview with the only terrorist who was captured alive stay with us.
in dunedin florida how young boy t.j. guerrero is learning how to become an american man the old school way by selling cool drinks at a lemonade stand we hear a lot of lame examples of american exceptionalism from blowhard politicians but the idea of kid trumper nerd ship and the iconic norman rockwell esque lemonade stand is something very exceptional and has certainly been good for the nation but for all of his hard work what does t.j. get in return one of his neighbors is trying to shut down his quote illegal business that neighbor says the lemonade stand causes traffic noise trash illegal
parking which all harms his property values cry me a river we all wonder where to support for the police to come from won't come from people like this will character who need the government to deal with a twelve year old trying to earn yes earn money you know there are some guys who work on cars on the street outside my window and yeah they get loud sometimes but i'm never going to call the cops on them because i'm just happy that some gunmen are still interested in working with their hands in moscow you see a lot of lads at church church with chihuahuas it's up to all of us to give each other a break sometimes and not tattle to the state about every little problem but that's just my opinion.