the headlines for the international. a national day of mourning in russia as the country commemorate the victim. which killed at least sixty four people including forty one children. the people of. relatives of victims to know how the tragedy could have happened. saying it has full faith. in the u.k.
tells us they have proof that they know russia was responsible we have every reason to believe. their evidence that i have not. made mourning here in moscow on wednesday. a very warm welcome to you. it is a nationwide day of mourning in russia commemorating the victims of a fire at a shopping center. the blaze started on the top floor where there was a cinema and a children's play area at least sixty four people dead including forty one children . three days since the tragedy the town is still reeling from the shock people keep coming to this makeshift vigil to commemorate those. perished in sunday's inferno today's also the relatives of the first fifteen
victims are paying their last respects with burial ceremonies should throughout the day you know this comes a day after thousands of people gathered in front of the city council to vent their pain and anger they stood for eleven hours demanding the authorities do not withhold any information from the public they are saying everyone who is to blame for the fire should be brought to justice and local authorities in turn promised to keep the investigation as transparent as possible and if lattimer putin who visited the town yesterday also made a vow that no one will escape the punishment so far five people have been arrested in connection with the tragedy including the fire safety chief and one of the security guards who is suspected of deliberately shooting off shutting down disabling the fire alarm system disabling the whole fire prevention system before
the blaze there's more protests today so we'll be standing by for that and bringing you all the latest on the situation in the city today from the least most of the day before that's when tensions flared shortly after the tragedy authorities in the city of came out of were confronted by angry crowds of victims' relatives and locals they demanded to know how the situation was allowed to happen thank. you. very.
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commemorations of also taken place here in the russian capital as well drawing some of the biggest crowds of these within a culture of a force for here in the center of moscow as you can see here hundreds of people came to commemorate the victims of the deadly blaze and the city of camera now this square seems not to be enough to feed everyone who wants to be a part of that's the chance you know many people came here with their children a lot of people abroad flowers sound came here with the wide balloons that had been released into the sky at paying respects to the victims out that horrible tragedy now we managed to speak to some people who came to the downtown of the capital this tuesday. leads up our game up our game a couple of new coaches socialized mcadams cousins as the donkey brigitta pointed
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a lot of people came there bringing flowers and lighting candles it is a very difficult moment for the whole country as this horrible tragedy has shaken everyone here not only in the country but around the world the number of the victims could have been much higher it has not been for the courage of people nearby some even lost their lives trying to get children out of the burning building as reports. on sunday a tragedy and i said berry and city turn teachers shop workers students and scores of others and heroes for some it cost them their lives like the talent arsala an english teacher and mother who was out with her fourteen year old daughter when the fire broke out she managed to get her child safety before selflessly running back into the burning building to try and help others trapped inside. many survivors have spoken of how they would never have made it out alive if there weren't people like top down of their seventeen year old team of pollution is
a student at an emergency services college with smoke filling the air he made it to the exit but heard a woman crying for help on able to find her children she pointed towards the fire and back inside. i saw nothing there were black smoke everywhere her children crying and shouting and that's how i found out where there are three children were sitting in the corner of the room crying. and the boy told the boy to grab my belt and hold it tight and two of the girls by the color and carried them out complete strangers working together to reunite families separated in the chaos constantine colaba hove fun a toddler in a play area who was in shock and couldn't move but constantine and a female employee managed to get the boy to safety there was a small child not more than three years old sitting in the play area all the other kids run out and he was left completely alone there she refused to come up to me the girl who worked there is selling tickets and they walked out together with him i grabbed the child and around from there staff at the winter cherry center risked
their lives trying to get as many youngsters out of the building as they could i was in one of the play areas and there was another kids read next to it is like a kind of labyrinth in the labyrinth for kids to tell you the truth if i went in there i wouldn't found a way out especially with the smoke i was calling for the kids all i could and got them out of there as many as i could see a photographer who worked at the shopping center managed to gather dozens of children. leaving them out he was reluctant to share his story guys please don't write about me as if i am some kind of hero don't say my last name please i just don't want it there are no doubt other unsung heroes in the city strangers without whom even more people both young and old would have perished five people have been detained in connection with the inferno including a fire safety official it appears that a series of mistakes led to the tragedy of the fire prevention system in the four story complex did not work as intended it's actually thought to god turned off the
presumably because he thought it was a false alert emergency exits were locked leaving people with no alternative but to try and escape from up a story windows and stuff at the shopping center were not trained properly either the building over the mall was a converted factory and reportedly in violation of fire safety regulations and one former rescuer who worked for russia's emergencies ministry on the red cross says that a lot of valuable evacuation time was lost but more on that i believe the iraqi regime was deleted by around three minutes due to the lack of emergency announcements over the shopping center speaker system instead news of the fire was communicated only by word of mouth but this really hampered the evacuation process but the blaze in come out of a is one of the deadliest in russia in living memory it took firefighters over seventeen hours to extinguish it one section of the shopping complex was completely gutted and large sections of the roof collapsed i hear on r.t.
international we will continue to follow developments relating to the aftermath of the tragedy in southern siberia just to remind you it is a national day of mourning across russia for the sixty four lives lost in the shopping center blaze most of the deceased what children. od. was. what holds us in studio should look to be put themselves on the lawn to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president for injuries or something i want to be upset. that you'd like to be close this is what will befall us three in the morning can't be good good. i'm interested always in the laws of god. there should.
show some same wrong when old clothes just don't hold. any gold to get to shape out just because the took a long and engagement it was betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground the. just thought in quarter past the hour here in moscow the u.s. state department says it takes the u.k. as well that russia was responsible for the poisoning of double agent sort of case kind of policy in britain the u.s. ordered sixty russian diplomats to leave the country over the incident here's what
the state department spokesperson had to say certainly no that russia is responsible for that attack that is something that is not in question that's something that the brits and many other countries have said as well so we stand strongly with our ally with the u.k. and when the u.k. tells us that they have proof that they know russia was responsible we have every reason to believe them. ok so you haven't seen their their evidence their proof i have i've not noticed no leisurely roof that would not come over the state department that would most likely go to another building so i'd refer you to any of those other intelligence department you know what i mean. because it's america it was at the recent state department briefing on the expulsion of russian diplomats the main topic of discussion was washington's expulsion of russian diplomats the most out of all countries to do so over the alleged poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter on british soil a spokeswoman now it was bombarded with questions regarding evidence or lack
thereof and most boil down to whether the u.s. possesses any concrete evidence linking rushed to the crime and if the expelled diplomats were really spies how do you know these specific sixty people were that would be and how that would be an intelligence that i mean can you give us any kind of example of what these people were doing that made them not real diplomats i don't have access to that kind of information were they jumping the subway turnstiles or something i mean you're not actually used again if you're being funny it's different with the. when they don't you have to provide the evidence to the u.n. and i think i just answered that i don't know the answer to that if i can get an answer for you i would be happy to provide them while answering now or basically admitted that washington hasn't seen any proof but somehow they've still decided to take london's claims as gospel now i had the rare opportunity to ask a question and i mentioned that the o.p.c. w. or the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons hasn't released the results of the investigation as yet and she said that russia wasn't cooperating we
look forward to the o.p.c. of you completing its investigation we also hope at the same time that russia will return to the un security council and will agree to some sort of a mechanism like the joint investigative mechanism that they had stood in the way of and in fact defeated numerous times while now or blatantly ignore the fact that russia has been saying it's ready to cooperate with british authorities since the day of the assassination attempt so it seems that washington doesn't believe in its own philosophy that one is innocent until proven guilty russia has long arms russia has lots of tentacles we imagine that they will continue to have an interest in our elections but also many other nations' elections as well. armed santayana didn't strike waited quite as end to end like as i did you just think that this was a beast from the deep sea it's part of a much bigger scenario that's taking place you know some people refer to it as a new cold war but in some ways it's more dangerous than the old cold war but you know there's a certain hypocrisy involved you think of how serious this is and the response to
this compared to how serious it was when the united states and britain and the others invaded iraq did all these european countries stand up and expel american diplomats for an invasion of iraq that was far more serious of course not you know sis is part of a cold war positioning with the west standing up against russia and russia responding but i think that if we're going to take such strong action we need. firm proof and we need to begin presenting some of this evidence to the public but let's get back to evidence while the american ambassador to russia said that britain had a document that showed that russia was involved saying it was pretty comprehensive but was it really well russian media got ahold of that document but it was a six slide presentation the first slide just read incident in salisbury and the other slides had a timeline of events information on the type of gas that was allegedly used and the
number of people taken to the hospital now the last slides contained a list of russia's suppose that nefarious activities and the british responses so clearly the document contains no actual evidence that russia was behind the poisoning but it's somehow considered proof by a western states that are using it to justify expelling russian diplomats the incident to russia is a look at that and that happened on march the fourth when a full bar russian intelligence agent british spy together with his daughter were found unconscious on a park bench in the u.k. city of souls very thorough he suspects sort of a script all of a poisoned by a nerve agent of a type produced in the soviet union moscow denies any involvement in the poisoning and continues to walk for samples and a joint investigation now a number of other countries have expelled russian diplomats in solidarity with the u.k. and germany france canada and poland are among those that blame russia for the poisoning and the british prime minister said the show of solidarity strengthens security.
welcome the international support that we have that we have gone into this a little as i said in the house yesterday this isn't just a matter of the u.k.'s position within the e.u. case i think in the national security interests of the individual countries concerned. not everyone joined the u.k. austria portugal and switzerland decided not to expel russian diplomats from their home to seize and we spoke to earlier as the vice president of the eurasia center think tank he believes the u.k. has used the script case as a pretext whether it's to increase defense budget whether it's to. increase political posturing or popularity or whether it's in an attempt to control of the country i think there's a greater geo political objective here you know if you look at some of the court documents some of their biological scientists the statement that made with you know regarding with the o.p.c. w.
investigation there's nothing specific there's no direct correlation to russia there they're very broad in their statement and i think you know we're we're jumping completely we're jumping to conclusions taking punitive action indeed during diplomatic relation prior to any completely to get in prior to any factual evidence actually being presented that it's an embarrassment and definitely not a diplomatic way to solve a problem i don't know if they really want to solve the problem but it appears. more than one hundred twenty eight thousand people have fled the syrian region of eastern guta in the past month that's according to the russian ministry of defense and the exodus was made possible by humanitarian pauses on corridos established by both syria and russia but the u.s. ambassador to the united nations nikki haley lambasted moscow for how it's handled syrian cease fire negotiations at the u.n.
. russia will stop at nothing to use its permanent seat on this council to shield it selah bashar al assad from even the faintest criticism this should be a day of shame for every member of this council if you watched closely during the negotiations we could see our russian friends constantly leaving the room to confer with their syrian counterparts. the possibilities for what was going on are only two. either russia was informing their syrian colleagues about the content of the negotiations or russia was taking directions from the syrian colleagues about the content of the negotiations when the fifteen member body that leaves the united nations convened we heard from the u.s. ambassador to nikki haley she excuse russia of deception hypocrisy and brutality but from there her remarks took a rather interesting turn she went off on kind of
a tangent in her remarks referring to what she said was diplomats leaving the room to call the syrian regime now the russian ambassador to the united nations and in benghazi he took to the floor and responded to the accusations from nikki haley with some rather clear facts about what's taking place on the ground in eastern guta and he pointed to the solid achievements of the russian sponsored humanitarian pause also describe the fact that russia is providing food and medicine to those who've been forced to flee the area and now from there he went on to be quite critical of how the u.n. security council meetings are being conducted and what does essentially a blame game being used by certain countries at the council this isn't a bad. move so that the business must have some members of the u.n. security council prefer to spend time on passionate speeches and letters making shaky claims towards russia it's probably to cover their own reluctance to do anything good for the implementation of resolution two four zero one we're starting
to believe that some external donors are losing interest in supporting people from the regions which have fallen under syrian government control we're getting signals from some capitals that there's a need to help only opposition enclaves it's unclear what will happen next but it it's pretty clear that the position of russia is that the united states should be using these meetings for the purpose of trying to actually help the civilians who are in harm's way not for making unproven and. shaky accusations against different countries and placing blame when so many civilians are in danger and do need the real assistance and attention of the security council the region of eastern ghouta which once had a population of four hundred thousand has been discussed at the un security council the enclave near damascus came under militant control and twenty twelve of the syrian army has been trying to recapture it ever since fighting intensified last month the government now holds between seventy and eighty percent of the territory
under a cease fire deal some militants have been given passage to rebel controlled pockets in the north civilians who have fled provided with humanitarian assistance. to see. their wednesday world news headlines here on the international now at ten twenty five am in moscow we are back soon with more of your program.
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