if you. feel. that all the soldiers of venezuela we are waiting for you to be on our side are you among the goods. never treated. as the venezuelan president urges troops to stay loyal to the self declared leader of the country one kwaito admits to talks with the military to overthrow the president but you are. a new report suggests that one in twenty people in the u.k.
do not believe the holocaust ever happened also this hour. an anti-violence movement is launched in france against the yellow vests protests in the country. oh very well welcome you're watching r.t. international with me niki air and our top story this hour the armed forces are now the focus of political turmoil in venezuela who swore himself in as leader during anti-government unrest say's he's in talks with the military to turn them against the venezuelan president nicolas maduro at the same time the president has visited troops and urged them to stay loyal. if we don't get the soldiers of venezuela
we're waiting for you to be on our side who among us. soldiers of venezuela we're waiting for you to be on the side of the constitution are you serious. we have made our position very clear about the dictates or your nature of this regime and so we want to take power never a traitor. install a transitional government and court free elections. that's how it has to be. us national security adviser john bolton has threatened action if there is violence or intimidation of the opposition leader. it sounds like lead leader has contested president maduro a second term elections calling them illegitimate and your style of takes is three great o's rise from obscurity international recognition and a new grand social status dropped on one y.
door like a brick wall i mean just look at this from no name to total fame judging by this the life of the new poster boy for the venezuelan opposition leapt into another dimension overnight the point of no return was this. mike pence the united states supports the courageous decision by one god or the united states probably recognize an actual symbol president one is the constitutional interim president of venezuela he's the most evil now marred by the media and untrusted to not fail by the united states and countries making up its retinue and apparently the latter could be we hard on venezuela's newest a democratic symbol where you do said that there was nothing he could do that he couldn't handle the pressure from the americans. if we only if i was at the meeting went away door said he was being pressured by everyone now this is the claim made
by people but when journalists confronted why you deal with a yes or no question he struggled to answer well to be fair he did it twice in fact but each time differently can you confirm whether the meeting took place and what did you talk about all venezuelans know this person or i will repeat my question have imagines do as data can be you are not i've already answered i haven't of course not so what if we spoke with officials of course we did circumstantial evidence also hits that the room of y. door being overwhelmed by washington's a mission could be true look at the person appointed by the white house to oversee the transformation of venezuela lift this building thirty years ago this week from our work here so it's very nice to be back this is america's main battle tank in the regime change course part of the reagan administration he funneled the long way
around federal weapons through iran to nicaragua as right wing anti government extremists both think illegal under u.s. law he tried to pressure congress into giving the weapons to the regime of reassessment in guatemala who was later charged with genocide and crimes against humanity is just a couple of confirmed achievements by earlier albums from when he held the position and i'm not kidding the position of assistant secretary of state for humanitarian affairs but perhaps most importantly our brahms allegedly was the architect of the two thousand and two coup in venezuela back then it failed in days so perhaps now brahms is being given a chance to redeem himself after all it's all for a good cause democracy never needs to be imposed it is tyranny that has. to be imposed you heard them so you better say god mr y. door the u.s.
is about to spread its regime of democracy to venezuela this time around and you are going to carry it on your shoulders. as far back as twenty seventeen president trump was laying out options for venezuela including a military one but the chief architect of his policy there marco rubio house denies that the u.s. is now intervening in venezuela washington was however the first to recognize kwaito as leader of the oil rich south american country and urged other nations to follow their example venezuela's foreign minister thinks the united states is leading a coup. if you go very near the opposition leader is under huge pressure from his bosses the new york times calls marco rubio the ousted in chief the main person driving the coup the pressure coming from this extreme right senator has forced the opposition leaders to make strange anti constitutional decisions which could harm the sovereignty of venezuela or they cannot harm the legal institutions of
government. the u.s. government is not only behind the coup it is leading it from the front for we are working to neutralize the attacks that are coming from washington and from the government under its control in latin america and europe or if the opposition agrees to sit down at the negotiating table with us we are ready to talk at any moment we have never refused to negotiate is the opposition that keeps changing its mind and agreeing to talk and then getting up and leaving i would like them to negotiate to get permission from their bosses in washington so we can all work together to find a solution which would be in line with the constitution of venezuela this is a great opportunity to unite and build our country's future on the basis of our constitution. throughout sunday events were held across the globe to mark international holocaust remembrance day it's been seventy four years since of your troops liberated auschwitz the nazi death camp that was occupied in poland former
prisoners of the camp visited the site where holocaust museum is now situated they shared their memories their expressing the importance for people today to remember the atrocities that were carried out. during the nazi purge in the second world war seventeen million people were killed six million of them would jews more than one half of europe's jewish population was murdered in systematic attacks when he was starved to death killed in gas chambers and burned in furnace as in concentration camps or despite the evidence from that time a recent poll suggests that one in twenty people. in the u.k. deny the holocaust ever happened over half of those surveyed did not know the number of victims while eight percent think the scale of the atrocity has been exaggerated efraim zuroff from the simon wiesenthal center thinks those statistics are large. how of course denial is simply a new form of anti-semitism the how of course is the most documented tragedy in
human history there are millions i repeat millions of documents that prove the crimes of the holocaust there's no basis for this denial it's totally absurd so why do people do it it's in basically a new form of anti-semitism the leaders of the world the leading political leaders in every country have to make clear that this is a fact that this happened and this has very important consequences for their country as well and then there's the question of the educational systems in other words this is subject that has to be taught in the school curriculum at the proper age and to be done effectively and with the best technological and other educational aids the basic idea behind holocaust education is that the tragedy that we call the holocaust has lessons for humanity. about the dangers of hatred the
dangers of anti-semitism racism fascism and obviously we think that it's important that people study the holocaust to learn from that tragedy and to try that managed to prevent the recurrence of such a tragedy. after the eleventh consecutive weeks of street demonstrations it seems that i mean for all those who have had enough of the unrest they've even launched that only meant to counter the increasingly violent yellow vest protest solid defense cakes played. france and protested to go oh me no i'm like two lovers strolling around paris in fact the french seem to love processing so much it's almost a national sport but it's a sport that has a very young city street the yellow vest protest group probably the best. they've been out in force since november seventeenth so that's now eleven weekends
they say the government's not doing enough despite the concessions and a national debate is taking place in the yellow vests are determined to stick it out they've already planned acts twelve before we even got to the twelfth weekend but their protests of often descended into violence that's been described as the worst in more than half a century. i will not concede anything to those who want the struction and disorder.
but in true french fashion there is now an empty protest protest meet the red skull that is so unhappy about the violence and the destruction that's taken place during the yellow vests protest that they've now formed their group and they're out in force. that that was. that fulcrum of the business originally why are there demonstrations today it's because many people have had enough of the pointless violence in this country roads cars are demonstrating i believe good to defend the principle of nonviolence and to defend democracy it's very simple feel. to emphasize the importance of liberty and democracy as we are facing a movement in france that's attempting to restrict our freedom. choosing to come here to defend democracy and freedom but peacefully without violence well if you
thought this was just a red protest against the yellow protesters think again there is also now a blur yes that's right the blue vests are also anti yellow vests they're anti violence so what you've got at the moment is the yellow vest protesters in the middle and on each side they're all the vests and you've got the red scarves remind you of something yes that's right it's almost like the treacle or the french flag and it seems that just like the french moto of liberte gallatin fraternity it's living on in the french spirit so the french regardless of what size they're on still have this opportunity with each other albeit in their ability to protest or to protest a protest of a protest or something like that. charlotte even ski r.t. paris. with some clearly losing patience with the yellow vests the brand of protest
the movement itself has also faced a strong clamp down from dorothy's sometimes leading to serious injury she wrote more driggers leading member of the movement was hit in the face by a flash grenade and says he may lose the sight in his right eye. was. no. good. this is no. global look if you will please you i've had my eye balls to stop. as to whether i'm going to regain my sight also find out some limits and. make streaming angry because these are things i should not be happening it seems from what they're doing is totally unacceptable and i have to recover and i will return to the protest as soon as i can because the battlefield long and talks will have a goal for a better france and for a more humane. what we call authorities have used tear gas and stun
grenades and clashes with demonstrators in the city a fellow mickey the protesters had rallied against a deal with macedonia to end a decades long naming dispute. the. crowds gathered in the city on sunday night voicing their anger at the greek president over the unpopular accord this comes two days after athens ratified a deal to establish a new name for the former yugoslav republic of macedonia the country is now known as the republic of north macedonia but many greeks objected to the new name saying it implies an historic claim to the greek province of macedonia. decades greece's fourth basically over neighbor macedonia's name because africans border region is also called macedonia part of the country's official name safeway r o m short for
the former yugoslav republic of macedonia stop the laying claim to the rich history of that name after a little treat jenius alexander the great still study to walk out of these around the world was born in macedonia without things blocking its neighbors nato and the e.u. membership over the issue they finally agreed to name the republic of north macedonia macedonia as parliament amended its constitution to ratify the name change. so they come up later in robbery welcome visitors to a top moscow ont gallery as a look at some of the runners in ukraine's presidential elections those stories and long after the break.
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welcome back well candidates are lining up for presidential elections in ukraine with the votes roughly two months away twenty people have already registered for a leadership bid daniel hawkins takes is through some of the frontrunners. for the last fifteen years every presidential race in ukraine has given the country a new political shock to the system and it looks like this year will be an exception now if you've ever followed ukraine's domestic politics you'll know there's rarely a dull moment. for. this
year's election will see it almost wreck or number of candidates twenty to be precise and this number could still rise the list of nominees has both familiar faces and dark horses with some colorful contenders also thrown in here's just some of those candidates the political heavyweights yulia timoshenko. and. her career has seen it all from becoming the country's first female prime minister to spending three years behind bars for embezzlement she was a candidate in two thousand and ten and again in twenty fourteen so could it be third time lucky and this man has already played the ukrainian president in a hit t.v. show but can he turn fiction into reality meets star comedian and producer of the minute zelinsky also a popular actor in russia by the way. now
he's had a great start. even managing to steal the limelight from the current president's new year address when announcing his own bid yet you do for incidental green light desirable what terrorism is no when there is a hitch though zilinskas bid to be the anti elite contender was rocked by scandal when he was found to have business ties to russia and any connection to moscow is a major no go to anyone who wants to win this race. the most recent addition to the list is another headline grabber and ideas of suffering go once betrayed as ukraine's joan of arc. now she is also no stranger to controversy after being jailed in russia for involvement in the murder of two russian journalists she returned to her homeland as a hero even becoming a member of parliament only to get arrested once again by her own countryman the charges quite a catalogue plotting
a terrorist attack planning to kill members of parliament and the president even plotting a coup. was really. really so far it seems she'll be running her campaign from a detention center the current president is expected to run but he will struggle to lead the pack with an approval rating of about seventeen percent he may be praying for divine intervention and with his own newly independent church well who knows what could happen for now though his new campaign slogan might just help those numbers out of here. more than a year after the modern protests rode a wave of hope for democracy prosperity and transparency. for glutes. those dreams still seem distant fraught with economic
challenges human rights issues and lingering corruption whoever takes that presidential oath this spring it certainly won't be a cushy job that many would envy. now visitors to one of moscow's top galleries have been left stunned by an old dangerous robbery thieves the power and they dressed as employees took a masterpiece by russian artist arcade queen g. in broad daylight while the gallery was opened works by the nineteenth century artists rarely appear on the market or in private. actions as the miller sized picture to the one stolen was sold for a million dollars a few years ago it's unclear if it's a coincidence but the artwork was taken on the artist's birthday of dorothy's earlier released a video of the suspect in the robbery there is a happy ending here though the undamaged picture was recovered just a few hours ago from the home of another suspect. canada is that prime minister justin trudeau might be in for
a grilling today as parliament resumes he's expected to face criticism for sacking the country's ambassador to china john mccallum the decision follows the diplomats controversial comments about an extradition case involving a senior executive from the chinese telecoms giant huawei artie's evangelos sepsis in beijing explains. well this all comes after a canadian prime minister justin trudeau decided to fire somebody in china last tuesday the canadian diplomat made controversy when he publicly argued that the u.s. extradition request see a film in one shoe actually has a lot of flaws and i think she has quite good arguments on her side one political involvement comments from donald trump in her case there's the issue of iran's sanctions which are involved in her case and candidate does not sign on to these sanctions well. the could investor then came out saying in
a statement again that he misspoke and that he apologized for creating confusion aware kind of thing on the case but this is a little bit too late and all this drama in the name of the man. who is currently on bail in canada and the u.s. the united states government is pressuring its neighbor to the north to extradite her now the united states government house and so when's the to request an extradition for in the united states and the chinese side also is hoping that the canadian traditional system would not turn a blind eye we have seen the statement made by the canadian ambassador to china john mccallum i believe that everyone with normal judgment can see the nature of the incident we hold in canada can have a clear understanding of the problem and there's more and more tensions building between these two countries and our allies and business partners the relationships between them is hitting a low. one here dotty we'd love to hear your thoughts on all of our stories so do get in touch by following us on social media and sharing your comments that you
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