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proposes steps for peace between ukraine's warring sides saying his latest phone conversation with president poroshenko showed they see eye to eye. but the crisis is seen differently by the u.s. leader who accuses russia of ignoring diplomatic solutions also a russian journalist on the case then and has been confirmed killed a month after going missing while covering the ukrainian conflict. and washington says the video showing a second american journalist being executed by islamic state terrorists in iraq is apparently off then.
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with r.t. international now president putin has suggested how ukraine's warring sides might work towards peace his ideas follow a conversation the russian leader had with his ukrainian counterpart the details of their conversation hasn't been released or correspondent in of course has more now on russia's plan for all there is a seven point plan now first the russian president believes that the two sides of the conflict should stop the military operation on both sides should withdraw troops from southeastern parts of ukraine and militias should do the same to the air for stop the blood chat now the troops should pull back to rule out any shelling of cities that no food an international ceasefire mining touring system should be and place in those areas now there should be no. used against
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civilians and there are also should be some kind of a system arranged to provide the exchange of detainees and that should happen with no exception now the last two points of the plan include a humanitarian corridor or there should be open for the refugees of those areas and of the reconstruction of the a war torn region shelf ukraine to happen in the near future now this is briefly of the plan that the russian president is suggesting the two sides could use to peace in ukraine now not being a part of this conflict russia however says that it is ready to provide any assistance possible to stab realize the situation well president putin also while talking to his ukrainian counterpart they both agree there's a crucial need for a ceasefire in the east have confirmed later that both leaders apparently see eye to eye or correspondent brings more now on the possibility of peace in ukraine. the
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self-defense leaders are saying that they are expecting an official invitation to the negotiating table there is a lot of confusion here on the ground in terms of where exactly stands on the matter in the first statement that was issued by the office of the ukrainian president petro poroshenko he spoke about a permanent cease fire had the word permanent was dropped and the statement rid that it was a cease fire regime now it's unclear to people here what exactly this means the antigovernment fighters say that at this stage i'm not taking that statement seriously but they do point out that they are willing to reach a political solution but they do want assurances from kiev in terms of where it stands on the matter of that and that it is prepared to halt its military offensive there has been at least one cease fire in the past decade has called for that which was later violated here on the ground there's a lot of question marks over whether petro poroshenko is not just buying time or
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whether he's just testing the waters if you like there are talks that are scheduled on friday between the sides but at the moment there are a lot of differences and a lot of issues will need to be ironed out and this is because you have a kiev government that wants to remain in power it wants to go back to how the situation was before all of this mess and then at the same time you have the republics who say that while they are willing to maintain ties with kids they want to determine their own fate and their own future earlier we spoke to former british intelligence officer charles schumer bridge who says that any progress towards peace will be highly welcomed by all ukrainians. behind the scenes as has been suspected for some time the high level talks are progressing going to people are moving closer together in a positions us president putin himself has employed today that's got to be a positive thing above all for the peoples of the civilians particularly of southeast ukraine so anything that's because his towards peace and of course that
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must come. eventually via political dialogue political negotiations or political settlement if something's going to be permanent is surely to be welcomed months into the army offensive swathes of east ukraine a devastated schools hospitals apartment blocks and homes are either badly damaged or completely destroyed no water no electricity and the constant threat of being killed has been the daily reality for civilians in eastern regions u.n. sources say two million people are still living in the conflict zone many they're hiding in basements and shelters spending days at a time there as bombs and bullets fly overhead when they get home many find their houses severely damaged or completely uninhabitable or entirely reduced to rubble or more than a million people used to live in donetsk just take a look at how the city has changed though in two thousand and twelve it's stadium host of the european football championship matches on the left you can see fans
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enjoying their time at the tournament and on the right there is what is left of what was so recently a focal point of sporting celebration a similar fate befell the nets international airport to your sea on the left a gleaming modern transport hub for the city on the right is reduced to a smoldering battle scarred ruin. and these are aerial pictures showing the remains of a village you need to screech in which was devastated by the military campaign over the summer at least fifteen hundred people used to live here as you can see has is now a lion really and most residents have fled. since the start of the conflict the un refugee agency says more than seven hundred thousand ukrainians have escaped to russia because of the fighting on top of that more than one hundred thousand have been displaced inside ukraine itself many of their homes were destroyed by army artillery fire on towns and cities in the east experts believe there must be an end to it the pictures that i've seen are just
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devastating to human destruction. the nazis during world war two didn't to achieve anything more complete than what i've seen from the . destruction of used to crane. some say some analysts say that kiev stands to benefit from the ceasefire mainly because of the casualties the army is suffering the loss of life in the ukrainian army is widely blamed on the appalling supply chain to the front line this for example is the kind of ammunition i mean ition soldiers are being given to fight it is rusty and falling apart. officially almost eight hundred government troops have been confirmed killed and more than two and a half thousand wounded but kiev is being accused of a colossal cover up anti-government forces say up to fourteen thousand military personnel have been killed or injured and that the authorities are in panic control mode here are some firsthand accounts of the condition under which ukrainian
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soldiers live and fight what is the budget than usual to trash the egyptians will it was lowered to the rigors of its good. for your old world war or result of your post for all to see you've got the world to review these new. kinds of movies for the. forces there. the tragedy of war is being acutely felts in the homes to be kerney in soldiers whose mothers are being denied information by the authorities about their children many parents it's too much to bear. to let. me. know i love. that i don't know what. i did. it all but. we discuss the moves towards peace in ukraine with
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political analyst alexander page and he believes kiev's recent defeats in the east have pushed it to finally see a nonviolent solution i think there are forces in kiev who are interested in. buffered really heavy devastating military losses and setbacks. if the whole anti terrorist operation had been going well we would be talking about this as any sort of an option the public pressure would have been less had it been going well had had mr poroshenko as a military forces been successful instead they've been losing ground they've been losing territory you know then then public pressure increases very much the economy ukraine's economy is on life support and on top of all that you are doing badly. on the ground in militarily so of course there is great public pressure on mr poroshenko as well meanwhile u.s.
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president barack obama has expressed quite a different view on the situation in ukraine we must continue to stand united against russia's aggression in ukraine. thank you. keep in mind that repeatedly president putin has ignored the opportunity to resolve the crisis in ukraine diplomatically obama's words came right after the ukrainian government took a further step towards trying to get into nato approving a bill to cancel the country's nonaligned status the us leader has stressed that he supports the military alliances expansion into europe well washington correspondent danny g.m. has more on this now. president obama's reaffirmed that nato allies will see will receive more support and more military support see how does he see the future of ukraine in this context. well and this might not be
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a great moment for petro poroshenko to talk peace with moscow when his friends to the west of the border are preparing to deploy more forces against russia president obama. there will be he did say that there will be more u.s. forces in law to be a lethal and stonie and the u.s. will be assisting the ukrainian military including night in training he said when asked about the cease fire plan that president bush and president putin supposedly agree agreed on the u.s. president said it's too early to tell those are just reports at the moment but moscow has actually put forward the cease fire plan that's the major point of which is for both sides to stop military actions that would include the rebels and kiev's bombing campaign used in ukraine with the ukrainian president choose to stop the offensive maybe now right now so the talking points that president obama has prepared for the upcoming nato summit are still in force
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a diplomatic breakthrough at this particular moment may not feed into the very wild at least for the moment after all the ukrainian government has just asked the country's parliament to consider dropping the country's non aligned status and seek nato membership and nato has made it clear it is looking forward to that law changed so right now the more tense it seems the more tense the rhetoric between kiev and moscow the more likely it is to pass. live from washington thank you and i'll be back with more nice after this quick break. differently. now. members of congress of both parties have gone in recent months.
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you can. still be a peace to syria you really. want to run your. life you. pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure.
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now u.s. president barack obama has expressed quite a different view on the situation in ukraine from what we've been hearing let's get some reaction to this from political science professor. from the university thanks very much for coming on to the program i was hearing that mr obama says that russia is ignoring diplomatic solutions for ukraine to the same time this comes just after mr putin and his possible plans for pace what does mr obama mean do you think. well i think the u.s. position is some are different from mr bush because the situation seems that the ukrainian president is now realizing that the situation on the ground is developing a very negative before you create anti-terrorist operations police say inclined to make some concessions or as
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a bummer of course means that. ukraine must not surrender and not get into conditions imposed by russia on a certain new. i mean some would argue that mr obama is actually aggravating the situation himself because he's asking for a deescalation but the same time he says he's going to support more of nato allies in the east of europe but he's also offering to advise ukraine's military commanders. well the announcement that the united states and other nato allies should now modernize the military not only of ukraine but also children moldova is of course a need occasional the escalation between the west and the russian federation and it's most likely that after the cardiff meeting of nato will see it re military station of europe from both sides which is not very helpful actually but the u.s. isn't pressure to prove to its allies in nato the east dedicated to the security of its allies and that's one way to do it on the other hand one of the positive notes
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of able is that while we are through the open door policy of nato which means that in principle any government which needs to conditions that mater might become a member of nato he did not explicitly mention ukraine at the moment which probably would have insurance to the russian federation. only in your opinion how soon do you think could ukraine conceivably join nato minute suffering economically hugely at the moment we're hearing that countries are being asked to pay more into nato in eastern europe how could you crane deal with that. well i don't think that ukraine itself has the financial resources to make its forces interoperable with mental forces look require low western funding for ukraine's military and other security forces but the day of ukrainian membership in nature is still a long way. first of all we need to modernization of the military infrastructure and the military and what is more important need to have the political will to
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include ukraine in nato then as for today it's particularly the treatment government although it's not the only one which is supposed to bring ukraine into nato. in a perceivable solution because everyone everyone understands ukrainian need to man chip it's a clear challenge to the russian federation and it just would be to all sort of weave out of the cold for military confrontation between the is between the west and russia that wish ok mr mangat we do have to leave it there that was a good man got professor of political science at innsbruck university thank you thank you russian news photographer under a stone and has been confirmed dead in east ukraine france has joined the international monitoring mission in europe the us the in demanding an investigation into the death of stand in who went missing nearly a month ago really has the details it was another dangerous assignment covering the progress of a refugee convoy in the war ravaged then it's krege and end on august fifth
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understand ins phone went silent. after several days of searching for him proved fruitless it was assumed addressed and had been detained by ukraine's security forces like several other journalists. the this is according news agency for whom he worked called for his release this led to a mass show of support from thousands of people worldwide including major organizations for the protection of journalists with follow gundry's fate and demanded that international organizations freed him where thankful to everyone in russia around them broad for your activities and for your support. unfortunately when we were trying to do everything possible and even impossible for his freedom and ray was already no longer with us the korean officials first said they knew where andrey was then they retracted their statement finally it was
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a search carried out by his journalist friends that led to the gruesome discovery a burned out car ravaged by shelling d.n.a. testing confirmed that one of the bodies inside was that of interesting to see those who worked on site him are in shock is an understatement just within them he was a man of a man saw he was kind and i think the main element of our profession he was reliable when andrew was near i always felt my back was covered first of all he was a great person and a good friend you clueless need more straight to a none of us thought this was possible through these days and weeks we hope for a miracle which. bosses rarely told him what to do it was mostly he who pushed subjects through his colleagues and managers. andries mother. wants to talk to journalists this is the goodbye she gets to have with her son a picture is worth a thousand words and under a stand ins work speaks volumes about people caught up in a bloody conflict about
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a country being torn apart and about a bloody war in ukraine that's already cost thousands of lives including under a zone in moscow. r.t. . standing was a respected photographer who worked in conflict zones around the world for various media including reuters and a pain in ukraine he covered the mass anti-government rallies in kiev before moving on to report on the ongoing army assault in the east here are some of the pictures he took while working on the front lines around the world. in other news now the u.s. is vowing to degrade and destroy the islamic state group president obama made the pledge after it was confirmed that
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a second american reporter as we next acuity by the jihadists militants a gruesome video of the killing of steven softballs he was taken captive more than a year ago emerged on tuesday previously been seen in the video where another u.s. journalist james foley was beheaded again the killer has a british accent the latest video saw him threaten the execution of a third journalist the jihadist claim the killings reprisals the u.s. airstrikes against them in iraq middle east expert joshua landis told us that the fight against islamic state militants will turn into another afghanistan for the united states. it's very difficult in this situation because isis dominates a region the size of great britain in both syria and iraq if you're going to destroy them and kill them. and hit their buildings you have to have somebody else to replace them otherwise they'll just spring up and you'll infuriate the sunnis that are trapped in between baghdad and damascus so the u.s.
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has to come up with a strategy somebody has to pay for it and there has to be an exit strategy and obama does not want to get stuck in some swamp the way the u.s. did in iraq originally or in afghanistan without an exit strategy in southern russia where the third and final day of commemorations are underway marking ten years since chechen militants led a terrifying and deadly three day siege of the school taking over a thousand people hostage. is impressive. the memorial bell has rung. soon three hundred thirty four balloons will rise into the air it's the same number as there are candles on the ground behind me it's the same number as there are names on the memorial wall each one of those balloons each one of those candles is more than just what it appears to be. it's more than just rubber and string it's a life it's
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a life that was cut short ten years ago ten years ago in the horrible attack at school number one it best long as the balloons raise into the air they remember the victims and as they rise there are taking or is among the crowd we can hear crying . we can hear wailing. as each victim is remembered as each name is thought of names that are written on the wall inside the gym names that are written on the headstones of the city of angel cemetery where the next events in the memorial will take place on this final day of commemorative events.
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that's become a british citizen you have to pass the test but the latest list of questions designed to sort out the patriots has also got some of the natives scratching their heads even the few high profile politicians of struggle but the answer is. reports not from the. hundreds of years of history boiled down to twenty four questions questions that any migrants of war can age must get rights if they stand a chance of becoming a british citizen. the pass mark is seventy five percent but even brits are having a hard time getting them frights with just under a half of those aged between eighteen to twenty four making the grade and what hope is there when even politicians get it wrong magna carta the literal translation is was what you have mag no you again you're testing me. it would be good for you to do this you know i would it would. be
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a misery really to stop people coming in there are other immigration policies for that really it's in order to try and reassure the public something which it fails to do and invoke a sense of civic pride into immigrants that come to this country something which they also failed to do i didn't test because i was curious i actually thought i would a few but i didn't have a very biased toward sports and things which i wouldn't consider relevant to what it means to be living in england i think it would make more sense to all think what's the difference between england great britain the united kingdom because that's the here and now even though the brits are citizenship task has been described as a bad pub quiz and unfit for purpose it was conceived as a way to test the candidates knowledge of british life and sound of english this is supposed to ensure a person can any so great and super it's their society but with natives to fail and that's how some feel it's unfair and even able critical of the government so expect foreigners to know more about british values and their story then them i think it's very bad we could together i think it's put together by people who haven't been
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immigrants themselves so you have the information about how tall the illuminati is and feeds and meter about how old approximately how big ben it's about was common how or six once you know when you get that one wrong and pack your bags i don't know if i became more british and i certainly knew more obscure trivia about the kingdom so what happens if you fail you have to wait a week fork out another fifty. sounds and try again to pass a test that appears to show you know more about your new homeland than many of the people who were born there. maria costa of our reporting from london for r.t. or other have agreed to do this let's see what it's really like i will try and answer a question from the citizenship test that i haven't seen yet on the stress that here it is here is the pain from st of scotland likely its mouth which choice is it
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come on it's an android now that one has mine and. i don't think that will be that easy that i have to say that crosstalk is up next on the possibility of further dialogue in ukraine in britain a time see is going on the ground. is the media lead also we need. to see bush and see your. mother your party there's a good. news that no one is asking with big big you deserve answers from. politic . well if you want.
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to do some good at this some will go to school school mostly today. mostly. for the most. we think of why we think there are no. beaches. coconut palms gently swaying in the ocean breeze. and frank white has a deep dark little secret a secret the u.s. government would like you know. through all of. the oh i did dearly search you to get all the way over there.
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let me see. hello and welcome to cross talk all things are considered i'm peter a little kid of in retreat you can civil war has grounded into a stalemate and the economy is crashing this is created an opening for dialogue will all party seize the moment or will moscow continue to be blamed. to cross-talk to civil war in ukraine and join.

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