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tv   Sophie Co  RT  October 11, 2018 11:00pm-11:23pm EDT

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from from. from from. from . one of the most as serious as space incidents in years a russian soyuz rocket failure forces a two man crew to abort their launch for the international space station as that capsule crashes back down to earth. the. russian cosmonaut of chinon and american astronaut nick hague both arrived back where their journey started and sounds like an hour after their near death experience. and it has been a real emotional roller coaster for relatives of already embraced their loved ones again while other family members are left waiting.
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for that. they get trained but the wife just stay down here and lori. are for those stories and much more you can head over to our website i'll be here again with oh no really said there is no it live for the people in it. and what i hear from from some russian turkish diplomats is that it has to end in in it and some of the. language they have to be eliminated and then a lot of that kind of language which makes me nervous if if you give. us no option but to fight to the last man a man with a gun which would also mean to fight to the last civilian it's it's it's really bad
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for for women children civilians that so i hope and pray that the good russian diplomats military and other and turkish ones involved in. i will go the extra mile to try to negotiate a peaceful end with all of the activists in it so last year he had made it that you failed to protect and evacuate civilians from rebel held citizen syria what went wrong what could you have really done anyway. well it's my job to be a humanitarian spokesman i lead the human interest force of the international syria support group where russia on the united states and iran. and saudi arabia and north of the countries involved sit so. i've failed to convince those member station of the u.n. who have influence to make egremont student go shit an end to influence the potus
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on the ground when we see that places like east and aleppo eastern ghouta or for that matter iraq which was attacked by by western led to a coalition they they went up in flames and one thing i think we need to be much having much more frank discussion in the future is that the war on terror as it is done by the united states by russia by iran by turkey this is. too tough on the civilians really so that they can dance of terror are primarily found in places like syria it's the syrian civilians who bleed from terrorism and when you end up by liberating a place. or creating a a place by destroying it completely and having the all of the civilians free for
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their lives i think one should search for another way to winning. can you do anything about it now i mean if unable to battle really breaks out what can you did this time to make sure civilians are ass safe as possible with my my plea now to shoot. the good people in on the both russian and check your site. in the lead to on this agreement is go the extra mile really to find negotiate a solution down of a i don't know amnesties. that could be mini agreements with these. men. thinking of the children that on next to them several of the militant groups seem already to have. peace fully integrated they have gone over to more peaceful groups they have taken out there
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have the have the from the so-called demilitarized zone of the buffer zone that was negotiated there has been agreement with with with many groups that can also be with the osce the last ones one can negotiate an end to it with more groups than you would believe and know that it's it's probably impossible to negotiate with the islamic state but with the new struggle the past already been in agreement they went bust many of them as you reminded us to have to step in to mr i has called for a humanitarian corridor to be established and to that hit civilians in case the battle for england starts do you think that's a realistic plan. you know what the stuff on my my colleague and good friend said was we need to have a chuen it is for civilian to escape the fighting this was before the possible war in in it and before the russian
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to deal so what can be done indeed is safe passage. not necessary corridos but those are complicated to establish to have negotiated and that to be de-militarized and all of that we just need freedom of movement for civilians and for humanitarians to the civilians in all directions and i think they said billions for example in areas where there would be this where that can still be a lot of fighting they some of them want to go elsewhere in the lip some may want to go to the a three in the area or the opposition or controlled areas some may want to go to the government controlled areas somewhere may want to go to turkey has south they should have an option to go where it is safe for them so in two thousand and six in lebanon you condemn hezbollah for having among civilians and he
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said that this tactic leaves their enemies with no choice but to attack civilian infrastructure now talking about syria you say the opposite that the fact that terrorists hide among civilians should not justify urban warfare what made you change your mind. it's exactly the same argument then as now i plead to opposition groups including so-called terrorists and those who are listed terrorists to not blend into the civilian population and i've said so many times to the groups in the clip do not go down by taking with you innocent civilians do not tight next to civilians next to schools in hospitals and elsewhere young ok so that that means that you are basically a pilling to their honor. they are handing honor isn't that kind of naive to appeal to their honor well i don't know whether they have honor or not they talk
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a lot about on of these groups and the islam acknowledged and all. would say that. ok the nuestra fronts have put trade themselves as a defender of the civilian population in syria that's what they claim their actions have been different really. my appeal to them and those who have supported them is to say do not have your legacy as. grown men. you know hiding behind and shielding yourselves. behind children so it's extremists use civilians as cover and deny the civilians departed to flee the violence as was the case in aleppo and what are they soldiers supposed to do with those militants. to use military
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means that are not on discriminants so for example if you have an air force it was exactly the same in iraq that were held by the islamic state one should use explosive enormous explosive weapons in heavily and then strip populated areas when there are. terrorists so it's you go through with a ground offensive is better much more targeted. warfare if you can the law is pretty clear really and it's not in muting with the terrorists armed men. within the civilian population has been a problem through time with humanitarian law and the responsibility to shame the civilian population to think of the civilian population has always been that it's and a good general knows how to put it to protect civilians right now we're going to take a short break right now when we're back we'll continue talking to young adolescent
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the special advisor to the united nations special envoy for syria discussing the prospects of this ceasefire and the problems stay with us. the ability to keep inflation jamie in the bottle is evaporating so we see prices going up across the board oil is just one of them we see interest rates rising that's inflationary we see the dollar eventually cracking and have a catastrophic collapse that's usually inflationary so prices across the board go up that makes that russia saudi arabia venezuela elo their oil based economies they
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all benefit wildly from this emerging market takes the benefit of this and oil and gold gold started to perk up again but going of course would skyrocket two hundred thousand plus. this is crude oil. soon they need to actually physically hold it out of the ground you would have well well. with a lot of money with joy and with that comes. a lot of a lot of people from all over the country. if you don't make a hundred thousand dollars a year. as a minimum security issue. here you be. they were told sixty dollars
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a day hard work for the workers not used to work and so they want to relieve their stress of how do they relieve their stress these men that outweigh these men that comfort these many. people have been murdered up here people been raped there are massive drug issues up here you have a boom you have everything else that comes along with money. no i'm back with yan agel and had of dinner which in refugee council is special adviser to the united nations special envoy for syria discussing the situation in a war torn country and the syrian government which is in control of most of the
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country is now asking the syrian refugees to start coming back home can you help those syrians who want to do that is there anything the un or nerve agent refugee council can do. there is nothing i want more than to help and facilitate the syrian refugees who voluntarily want to return home but there has been number of preconditions and it has to be they have to be installment of. their possibilities and what they go to. it has to be voluntary really and they have to be assisted and it has to be protected it has to be saved at the return so far few refugees have returned home and many more internally displaced have returned home i hope in the future we can have safe and dignified and assisted conditions. and then we would like to
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facilitate it but it's really up to the refugees themselves just to decide when they feel it's safe to return so last are you sad that the united nations on the one hand has managed to reach more civilians in need of help but on the other hand fails to protect them how can the u.n. protect them in syria case should there be divisions of u.n. blue helmets guarding civilians and lift. no i'm talking about humanitarian protection as a humanitarian i've been a humanitarian for too many yes more than thirty s. . and we've always had assistance handing out things that keep people alive as part of our mandate the other one is to protect them from abuse women from being raped you know children from being abused and abducted made into child soldiers and men from being or of arbitrary arrested and tortured
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how can we do that by being present among the people by being witnesses to what you said it is said to be a witness to the world and have advocacy on on on behalf of these people and indeed in syria i think we've been remarkably successful in all of the areas that was not were not besieged in all of the areas that well it was access with pat. more or less pretty successful assistance program but too many people have been killed too many people have been wounded too many people have been had to flee from violence that's a protection crisis now i know you've asked for additional funding for it those displaced in the fighting in it but to countries have helped so far why do you think the countries which are struggling to stem the flow of refugees from syria are stingy when it comes to helping these people at home. well i think
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in general in general the syria response have been more generous another response it's been many many billions of dollars several billion dollars spent each year the last five six yes the world has been much more stingy in income go when in somalia and in mali and in too many other central african republic. where i would visit it's a place that is really forgotten. however it's true that some of these areas where there are terrorist groups or with it's been shifting control from. mission control to government control for example that's been suddenly less funding i find that politically motivated i don't like it at all but it's. and it's now we actually have less funding for it because. they have
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and the civilians next one you know end up by being bombed by the russians and not having assistance from the western countries because nostra became the neighbor when really punishing the poor civilians twice so the russian turkish dale basically is all about two things state de-militarized stone and the reopening of a highway that runs through rebel held territory so even the d.m.z. itself is basically a stretch of land around the wrote why is a highway so important as to be mentioned in the room and then what will reopening it mean for peace. well the highway is very important because it's a place for civilians to travel on their own in their own country and to relatives and to safety and and or return if the need is there and also for commissioner life to flourish again even if the it lip aleppo area was
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a was was can still be a very at productive area then they need transport but it goes the deal is also very much more it is as i see it way to avoid such a full scale war and where the two most influential. countries tick and russia say let us work together with sitting on a posting sites here actually of of the table and deal with this a sensible people in the in the negotiation and they did it shows that diplomacy can win i wish we had seen it in more places i'm very glad we saw it and it could they opened become a point of contention and stat flare up the fight again. would be if if any groups found out that they wanted to take it for strategic reasons or
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close it i.e. i think now that russia and turkey agrees that it should stay open i think it will stay open but it depends also on the on the on the talks with the local groups so far it's been going well in implementation i was leading a meeting where both russia and turkey and the sent. member states were present and i congratulated the that the local media just for for progress really i am i'm hopeful that we can avoid more severe. in bloodshed in italy president assad has called the russian turkey deal a temporary measure talking to his loyalists he always insists that he wants to whole of the country back on are there i'm in control but with his allies russia and iran not keen on fighting a battle in italy will he be able to do it alone. i think.
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russia. or so iran vice good. to have haven't had the responsibility because the three of them have gone in heavily in this area there was a gulf countries who have been supporting armed opposition groups the western countries have been supporting. groups there really to some extent this is been a proxy war and. the countries have not only a lot of influence they have also had the responsibility i hope and pray that russia and turkey would stay the course here in make sure that this is a more peaceful corner for the extension and not just as a temporary thing and my impression is that they want this place to stay peaceful what is your personal impression feeling about working on the syrian
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problem do you feel exasperated maybe on the contrary hopeful optimistic. that well first and foremost i felt really devastated of the civilian suffering they slide seven yes it's been too many times when i've seen you know. each city's hospital bombed civilians fleeing terrorists you know attacking said billions and terrible really a more hopeful now than i was a few months back and the deal was a glimmer of hope in all of this. but it's also very important what happens in the future i mean will there be more repression against civilians.
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who returned back home that out now displaced and later on the refugees mitri pression or would they meet you know human rights protection. the fact that you've been tweeting you know on behalf of the opposition at some point be met by repression later on i hope not because if there is more repression i think that would be no peace how do you sail about the fact that the united nations sponsored africa to bring the war to a halt had made way to the deals between russia turkey and iran how come they. look . i hate the banks but where do you put your money. put them in the bank and what happens if the bank goes on and. on anymore these kind of reasonings would be much more healthful to make people understand the dynamics there and why people locked
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consequences of prices that of post nobody wants. hillary clinton says civility can only return when the democrats are back in power former obama a.g. eric holder has coined a new phrase when they go low we kick them without a doubt both statements can be dismissed as political banter as the midterms loom but it would seem no one can claim much virtue and civility in this environment.


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