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re techs, in addition to russia's overwhelming, military buildup of more than a 150000 troops near ukraine's border. russia's actions have only confirm what we and other nations have been warning about. other un member states must recognize the threat before us all to day before it's too late. colleagues, there's no middle ground here. calling for both sides to deescalate only gives russia a pass. russia is the aggressor here. history tells us that looking the other way is ultimately the more costly path. and we need only to look across the past decade for an indication of the path that russia is taking. since 2014 russia has occupied crimea, following its illegal invasion,
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and has been manufacturing and fueling ongoing military conflicts in the eastern ukraine. in recent years, including president putin's remarks this week, russian leaders have claimed that ukraine is not a real country. they have question, it's right to exist. russia's actions are an unprovoked violation of international law of ukraine, sovereignty and territorial integrity. and a direct contravention contradiction of the manse agreements. rushes aggression not only threatens all of ukraine, but every member state and the un itself. colleagues, president putin gave us the clearest indication of his intentions on monday, when he asked the world to travel back in time by more than a 100 years before the united nations even exist. it to an age of empires. here
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certain that russia can re colonize his neighbors, and that he will use force. he will use force to make a farce of the united nations. the united states rejects that firmly. this is 2022. we're not going back to an air of empires and colonies, or to the u. s. s. r or the soviet union. we have moved forward and we must insure, as the permanent representative from kenya said, in the security council on monday night, that the embers of dead empires do not ignite new forms of oppression and violence . unfortunately, the fake reality russia wants to crate is already having real consequences for the people of ukraine and for the world. to date, russia's war in east in ukraine has already killed more than 14000 people,
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nearly 3000000 ukrainians, half of whom are elderly people, and children need food, shelter, and other life saving assistance. and of course, ordinary russians should be asking how many russian lives putin is willing to sacrifice to feed his ambitions. if russia continues down this path, it could, according to our estimates, create a new refugee crisis. one of the largest facing the world to day with as many as 5000000 more people displaced by russia's war of choice and putting pressure on ukraine's neighbors. and because ukraine is one of the world's largest wheat suppliers, especially for the developing world rushes actions could cause a spike in food prices and lead to even more desperate hunger in places like libya,
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yemen, and lebanon. the tidal wave of suffering this war will cause our unthinkable. and then there is the broader threat that rushes actions up in our international system make a mockery of the un charter and call into question our most fundamental principles of sovereignty, diplomacy and territorial integrity. unfortunately, despite these terrible word, world altering outcomes, russia appears determined to proceed together with our partners in our eyes, president biden has taken decisive action to make the cost of russia's actions, crystal clear. but as much as we all want russia to deescalate and choose the path of peace, that is not our choice to make this his president,
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putin's war of choice. if he chooses to escalate further, russia and russia alone will bear full responsibility for what is to come. what we can do together to day is make clear that russia will pay and even even steeper price if it continues. this aggression that responsible countries do not bullied their neighbors into submission. that former empires cannot lay claim to sovereign and independent nations. the very 1st line of the un charter states we are uniting together, quote, determined to saves, succeeding generations from the scourge of war. this right here, right now is a moment. it is a moment when we can save this generation and the next from that terrible fate.
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colleagues, now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. now is the time to get off of the side lines lead us together, show russia that it is isolated and alone in his aggressive actions. let us stand fully behind the principles of sovereignty, political independence and territorial integrity for ukraine and for all member states. let us show russia that every other you and member state believes it is time to de escalate. to come back to the negotiating table and to work toward peace so that ukrainians can live in security. and the tenants of the un charter can be upheld for future generations to comp. thank you very much. i thank the distinguished representative, the united states,
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linda thomas greenfield, the us ambassador to the un just addressing the un general assembly there as it takes up the issue of ukraine, the ukraine, russia crisis today, killing the sentiments of the very much the what the u. s. government has been saying of the last few days and weeks, she said the russia is the aggressive here, that there is no middle ground. and that its actions, if taken further, could create a refugee crisis. displacing as many as 5000000 people. she talked about the potential spike in food prices because the ukraine is a major we supplier. and that this was president, putin's war of choice. in her words, rosalind jordan is life percept, the united nations. so again, rosalyn we're hearing there is the us putting the blame squarely on russia, but also very much trying to frame this as, as
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a global crisis. that the international community as a whole should be concerned about. that's right, and this appears to be a message that is coming not just of from ukraine or from the un secretary general, but certainly coming from washington and certainly coming up from other members of the un security council who are almost a to a member. we're arguing on monday night that this is a moment where the u. n actually has to stand up for its very existence for its very purpose. here we have saw the usm bachelor lunda thomas greenfield, squarely placing the blame for this conflict on the russian government and on present laundry, mere potent accusing putin of seeking out war, where there is no real justification for going into conflict. and for essentially trying to gas, like the international community into,
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was seeing that to their version of events is in fact the correct one is with a very full throated defense of, of the usaa lead actions to try to isolate, to russia starting with a new was program of sanctions that started on tuesday here in the united states and reportedly will be followed by sanctions coming out of the european union as well. this is a moment of where the ambassador from the u. s. was arguing that protecting ukraine . sovereignty is essentially protecting every country sovereignty. now whether this is going to lead to any more robust a diplomatic action, that's the next step. that is what we're waiting to see, but certainly you're hearing a pretty much everyone taking to the podium on, on wednesday at the un general assembly saying that what russia is doing is wrong. but of course, we've all also heard from the russian ambassador of us, really nevada, arguing that it's not russia's fault, it's ukraine's fault,
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that the situation is evolving the way it is. rosalyn, as has been pointed out to before these, the sanctions by their very nature that like sanctions take time before they will have any effect if any, at this point. and russia has shown that in the past, and it hasn't really responded to, to, to sanctions in the way that the u. s. would have wanted. so presumably they will be very closely following what russia does next to see what else they have in there. what else they have available to, to counter russia when at this point? well, what we have not seen yet, but thought is a rumored, a certainly are from the e is position is starting to go after some of the so called bold faced names in the russian government going after ron notable law spokes. people going after those who
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run a r t the a state sponsored a 24 hour news network already a possibly going after on some lower level military officials. possibly even targeting the defense minister or survey showing you. these are the steps that todd, certainly the e u, is rumored to be pursuing. and it's hard to imagine that the u. s. government wouldn't be looking at a similar set of sanctions. these are financial sanctions when they are imposed. do take effect immediately of financial institutions. here the united states don't have any excuse for delaying their a band of these sanctions, or else they face significant tug criminal and civil penalties for failing to do so . but really, what analysts have been arguing is that if you actually make the people who are closest to vladimir putin actually feel the pressure feel, the inability to travel, feel the inability to access their assets of affect,
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their ability to engage with people in other countries. that puts more pressure on putin, of the theory goes to would change a course to backtrack and to try to negotiate a way out of this crisis. it's pretty plain as we did here on the secretary general, acknowledge that there are some pretty strong red lines that to both russia and the west have in this conflict. and the question is whether they can find areas that they could both accept on compromise. but that's probably going to take a lot more than just another round of sanctions to day or next week or in the coming weeks. certainly there are a lot of things that are in place, but the diplomacy i would think is going to have to be up front and center in this process. rosalyn. thank you. rosalind jordan. jordan, a lie for stare at un headquarters in euclid, but go back to marwan bichon areas. ajilisus senior political analyst join us live
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now from london. so we just heard there from a linda thomas, sir greenfield, the u. s. ambassador to the you and very much a echoing the, the line that we've heard from the u. s. government on this, the russia is, is, is the only one to blame here. ah, but does this put some, the u. s. administration in something of a quandary and they said the crit, their critics will say, as they have already, eddie said in, in washington that, um, they will, they will go to biden and say, this happened on your watch. you let this happen. and they will be looking for, for tangible results are short of military action. so what does, what does biden have left to do them? well, actually, my dad has been at the forefront of this or, you know, a number of days, no number of weeks. in fact, he's the one who's warranty,
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europeans and he's the one would try to exploit the crisis in order to bring it all back and center, bringing it back from the debt, bringing the brain that natural back into life. so if anything goes why didn't, has been quite proactive, and i think he's probably going to use that as part of his legacy, especially after his major failure in that role, one canister. and but having said that has him. and what we've heard from the american ambassador, especially in that very particular forum, the united nations course was a lot of questions because that might be a lot of merit to a lot of things. she said. but america has lost much of its morals and legal standing in the world over the last 20 years. since afghanistan says that the buckle of your walk, i mean, what woodland is doing in you, in ukraine, and the pretext says using are very similar to those used by the united states to attack, invade and occupy iraq and didn't tear it apart. so the united states without the
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united nations security council resolution invaded a country that is 2 oceans away. and look only of recently the united states recognized israeli sovereignty over syrian territory. it recognized as rainy sovereignty over athenian territory. and when the bye didn't, my session came in and they were asked, what are you going to do about trump's recognition secretary blinkin justified it accepted it? basically, that is right. could do what basically russia has just done in ukraine. so in so many ways, washington has lost a lot of its moral and legal standing to be standing there at the united nations warren and played judge and jury to what russia is doing when you grade. and that is the side, this part of it all. is that these 2 important war powers. oh,
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really copying the worst of each other in terms of your form was. so how do you see the u. s. reacting to this, if her russia decides to take this, a step forward to go beyond those are east ukrainian territories and, and, and go further into ukraine at this point. because president biden has made very clear that there will be no u. s. military action of any kind in the american public's appetite for another, a foreign war, if he will, is, is simply not there. so it's very much a question as to what happens next from the us side. i just want to go on a limb and say, i don't think wouldn't is foolish or stupid enough to actually invade the entire country. i think he's not, but then you know, i've been going more than once. but if he did,
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i think by noon is already ready for it in the sense that he's already deploying forces lease in europe one to he's already made sure that the sanctions thus far are proportionate. and that the actually massive sanctions what happened? first of all, to deter, put in from invading the us of ukraine. and 2nd, to make sure that when he does russia really pays that half the price. now having said that, i think this is the problem with the entire national international order that we have security council members permit members like russia, the united states. that will basically prevent any action by the international community against themselves. not only because there are nuclear powers, because they can veto any implementation of international law because they are parent security members would veto out capacity and hence, and hence biden to do so much. but then there's a limit to what, by they could do to a country like russia. and if we are a superpower, and in
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a sense, we're going to go back to square one. it's better to deter hooker for moving any forth any further. and at the same time, to make sure that dialogue, that diplomacy really takes a suit once sanctioned starting to bite, if you will. because what we've seen the last 8 years hasn't with 14000 people dying in the dark in easton, you, craig, is that basically the west that now claims to want to defend the, you know, human rights of ukraine is on so forth. have basically turned its back on implementing the agreement that they themselves helping the mediate in france, in normandy, that basically led to the min squan and meant to agreement. so now we need to see that sort of our pro active activity or, or diplomacy on the part of the united states and europe in order to nudge in order
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to influence the decision making in the crewmen. so, put in does not go any further. and perhaps could cite reversing some of us that she's already taken to ukraine model and thank you might want to shara, how does your senior political analyst lifeforce in london? how to other news? now students in the occupy the west bank worry this school is about to become the latest to be bull dies, bulldozed by the israeli army. it says the classrooms in the bedouin community were built without a permit as need abraham reports. now at least 6, the other schools there have received similar demolition orders in the past few years. it takes for him cabinet down 30 minutes to get to school every day. abraham is 9 years old and lives with his family in the routine bedouin community in the occupied westbank prime. his been at the school since it was built 2 years ago earlier this month. he is really military ordered it to be demolished. for now,
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50 students go to school here to get to the other near school. they have to walk over hills. no, he g shortly. we used to leave home at 6 a. m and arrived to school exhausted at 8 transportation was difficult. at times we were late and missed classes. palestinians need israeli permits for buildings, roads, and infrastructure. but they are almost impossible to get is will only gave $33.00 building permits to palestinians in the west bank. between the years of 20172021. the peace now organization says more than $20000.00 permits for illegal settlement units were granted in the same period. many palestinians, se they'll build with or without permits. in january activists build this school at the bedouin community over in sam. yes. they say they finished construction before the israeli army could prevent them. it's a simple structure, 5 rooms and
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a bathroom. yet for most palestinians education is not just about learning, math and languages. but rather the ab sees of living under occupation. officials tell us that perseverance is the most important part of the curriculum. fisher, the love of honor. what if we don't have factory is all natural resources. sir investment is in our children's education. we have no other option. there are 16 school has also made it easier for girls to continue their education. fulton in detail as yet, sometimes children running to settlers and his riley soldiers on the way to school . so parents keep them at home, especially girls. we want this school to stay because students enjoy studying here and want to attend every day. activists and officials have built 25 schools in defiance of these really restrictions. last year, 9 divisions took place somewhere schools demolished for a 2nd time. after being rebuilt and the number of demolition orders is rising,
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all these children are asking for is that their right to education me deborah him. elijah's eda yaki pike, westbank, or religious groups in australia are disappointed of the shelving of proposed legislation to protect minority fates. it ain't a ban discrimination based on a person's religious beliefs, but a sara clark reports from brisbin. there are concerns the law could be used to target the l g. b t. community ravishing is the head of the australian seek association. he represents of faith that is considered a minority religion in australia, but is the fastest growing. he says despite his rising popularity, it still widely misunderstood in the country, and is often vilified by some members of the public. seeks look different to a normal person veering turbaned, then sporting beards. so in a way it's so it's so maria, difficult situation for, for
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a growing kid serves greatly in the, in the schools legislation proposed by australian parliament would have offered protection to people who felt exposed because of their own religious beliefs and such discrimination in their workplace. school or university would have been banned, but critics argued the bill would enable prejudice against other groups, including gay teachers and students, and should cover all forms of discrimination. it was amended to include laws preventing religious schools, discriminating against students on grounds of their gender and sexuality. that cause division in federal parliament and the bill was shelved, politics should be left out and it should be all about the people who they serve. so at the end of the day, everybody should be treated equal. some community leaders say it's not just a matter of discrimination, but also of safety. since the massacre of 51 people by gunman in an attack on 2
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mosques in cross church 3 years ago, members of some religious groups, i feel targeted. and this bill offered greater protection, women are concerned about wearing the file and stepping outside because all the attention that attracts the vilification, et cetera. and we're certainly, we've had direct reports where women, for instance, think twice before they step out. many australia considered the country promotes a multi cultural environment, but there are no national laws specifically protecting people against religious discrimination. if they are raising concern, i feel that their rights are being undermined on the religious rights and it's something we should take seriously. the religious discrimination bill may be shelf for now. there's some fights to hoping that federal parliament will revive at a given the contentious nature of the debate. that's unlikely to happen any time soon. and a federal election is expected by may this year. sarah clark out 0 brisbin, australia of the national guard in mexico is confronted hundreds of undocumented
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migrants desperate to reach the united states. they burn road blocks and disrupt the traffic in the city of top, actually demanding that document to process. so they can get into the u. s. exhausting crews are still trying to get on top of wild fires in northern lot larger tina which are burned more than 800000 hectares of farm and wetland. teresa bo reports from korean t. s. the while fires are rapidly moving from one place to another and consuming almost everything in this area in the argentine province of korean. this and fire fighters are also moving fast, trying to burn a control line that will slow down the advance of the flames. the logo and i said if what thought about, well, what they are doing is burning a line that will force the bar to slow down but, and then they will attack it with water. there's already group working inside which we have to stop it before it reaches the road because if it passes there. yeah,
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there are thousands of heck to the pine trees and it will get even worse lower. so what we're 800000 hector is a, have already been destroyed and with it life stock grains and was life. this is an area that generally sees abundant rainfall that strong winds, lack of humanity and drought. i making it easy for fire like this one to spread all across the province on an average of our own. 30000 hector's of land are burning every day. also at risk are 12000 hector's of marshlands. in e would be. area is a natural reserve where caymans, amphibians, another $300.00 species of birds are being affected. fire fighters from brazil and other parts of the country leguinn aside, is have come here in an effort to prevent the fires from causing even more damage. lome, it only does damage, but it is in charge of the fire fighters that have come from when a site is, it only got money that caused a lot,
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but that wasn't the only thing we can control is nature. so you need to control everything else. korean t s is lacking resources, they don't have the equipment, they need. they have great people, but they're not prepared. they need pick up trucks, fi fighting kits, uniforms. among other things, he thought it was thrown young. have yet a store of these desperate. he says he has lost almost everything he owns. most of his land was burned by the fire and like many others is currently in debt. yo, sometimes i don't want to continue, but i have to because what am i going to tell my family? i have a family of 60 people, 19 work with me. where's my family going to work? there's no work here. aside from this, no rain is crucial at this point to prevent the fires from spreading to other provinces. but heavy rainfall is not expected until march. a long wait for those involved in the daily fight against the flames. that he said, well, i'll just cedar korean, this argentina. all right,
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