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ah, in the un security council has called for a rare emergency special session on russia's operation in ukraine as part of western powers attempt to isolate moscow. also following a raft of aggressive nato statements and huge new arms deliveries pledged by block members. president putin puts rushes, strategic deterrence forces, including nuclear units on high alert. because we'll need to, i'm ordering the defense minister and chief of stuff to put the russian army to turn forces on specialist the you announces the closure of its air space into russian flights as well as a ban on our t. sputnik and subsidiary companies from broadcasting in the block, russian and ukranian delegations are on the way to ukraine belarus of border and
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after care of agreed to negotiate, quote, without pre conditions ah, broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow. this is our to international. i'm john thomas. certainly glad to have you with us. now we start with the un security council meeting dedicated to the situation in ukraine, which wrapped up earlier, the council called for a rare emergency special session on russia's operation which will be held on monday as western allies. step up a diplomatic campaign to isolate moscow. the vote by the 15 member council was procedural so russia could not wield it's vito a resolution convening monday's session was adopted with 11 yes votes. russia voted no while china india and the united arab emirates, abstained. the representative of the united states hurled
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a lot of allegations at russia, accusing russia of many things, and blaming russia for the entire conflict. here's some of what we heard from the representative of the united states. before the security council. we need to take extraordinary actions to meet this threat, to our international system, and do everything we can to help ukraine and its people. just this morning, president putin put rushes nucular forces on high alert. even though he is invading a country with no nuclear weapons. and is under no threat from nato, a defensive alliance that will not fight in ukraine. we urge russia to tone down is dangerous rhetoric regarding nuclear weapons. now from there are a number of countries aligned with the united states echoed these allegations from
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the united states, placing the blame for the conflict solely on the shoulders of russia. now we heard china take to the floor of the un security council meeting. and when china spoke, they called for a d, ask elation they urged dialogue. here's what china had to say when they spoke to the security council meeting from china, supports and encourages all diplomatic efforts conducive to a peaceful settlement of the ukraine crisis and welcomed the earliest possible direct dialogue and egos, nations between russia and ukraine. at the same time with china supports equal footed dialogues between the you and russia on european security issues. the security council should give priority to regional peace and stability and the universal security of all countries and play a constructive role in resolving the ukraine issue. now from there we did see russia take the floor and did bunk a large number of the allegations and he did rhetoric we heard from other countries,
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one theme that was very key in the remarks made by russian ambassador and a band via was fake news than the fact that there are videos circulating throughout the internet that report to be from ukraine, showing russia and atrocities. when in reality, some of them in been filmed in libya, some of them been film and syria. some of them have even been filmed, come from video games in the united states. there are videos of actual atrocities committed by the ukranian military against the peoples of the don boss, region that are now being shown as if to place the blame on the russian military. so a lot of deception, the russian ambassador took to the floor. here's some of what he said, the bunking all the allegations being hurled at russia in the moment. just sitting out today and he's now there's a need to focus on resolving the situation which precipitated the crisis, which, which we are grappling. this crisis broke out not as a result of the launch of the russian special military operation in ukraine,
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but much earlier when for 8 years you turned a blind eye to the crimes perpetrated by the ukrainian nationalist in dunbar. and again, today you did not mention at all the suffering of the residence of dunbar. that's the russian ambassador, pointing out that while there is so much concern for the people of ukraine, there seems to be no concern over the past 8 years for the people of the don boss region, the peoples republic of don ads, the peoples republic of lugens, and what they've been enduring, the shelling the food blockades, the ban on their language, the threats against them. there doesn't seem to be any concern for the lack of democratic freedoms in ukraine itself. ukraine is being portrayed as a democracy, despite the shutting down and jailing and suppression of opposition parties. so we had the russian ambassador taking the floor and just kind of refuting a lot of these allegations. now that was followed by
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a very theatrical speech by the ukranian representative in which he spoke in both english as well as russian and which she, you know, did a lot of dramatic things and made personal appeals to members of the security council. however, the meeting then ended pretty abruptly, the russian ambassador ended the meeting and it concluded not a lot of agreement between great powers represented in the meetings, some pretty big gaps in their understanding of world events. but it seemed like one thing that did bring everyone together was a desire for the fighting to and it seems like everyone wanted the conflict to come to an end. everyone wanted there to be some kind of resolution. so that is at least one thing the countries had in common, despite the fact that they had very, very different interpretations of events. right. tonight, president putin has reacted to aggressive language from nato members. and big new
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pledges of weaponry to ukraine by putting rushes, strategic forces, which includes nuclear weapons, units on high alert was really to leave you, as you can see, western countries and not only taking on friendly actions, tools on nation in the economic sector. i'm referring to the illegitimate sanctions that everyone is aware of. however, top officials of nato member states are also using aggressive language towards a country. that's why i'm ordering the defense minister and chief of staff to put the russian army to turn forces on special alert. rushes, strategic forces include both nuclear and non nuclear units, long range bombers, submarines, ships and jets. the high alert also connects missile warning systems and defenses against attacks from space artillio to trend go with more well after the rushing side kept hearing pretty much every day, if not every hour as
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a result of what's happening in new grain. how the nato members step, sorry, states are sending more and more troops and hardware to be alliance, nations that share a border with russia. right? we heard the president of lot of our potent order, the russian strategic forces to be ready for any kind of scenario unfolding. indeed, russia sees this as a massive threat. however, when the white house press secretary judges, saki was asked what her reaction to the statement by bottom or was she pretty much said that it's actually made up threats by the russian president. this is really a pattern that we've seen from president couldn't, through the course of this conflict, which is manufacturing threats that don't exist in order to justify further aggression and the global community. and the american people should look at it through that prism. nato secretary general, again,
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stolen berg was also speaking to the western media. and he spoke about how the countries of his lines are also very concerned about that decision made by mister potent. this is dangerous rhetoric. that's the reason why we both provide support ukraine, but also why we did last week's a months. i have a significant increase the presence of nato in the eastern port lines. so the stakes are high, probably they've never been her that high end decisions are being made on both sides. we keep hearing no more and more steps being taken by the european union. just a few hours ago, the top diplomat said that actually we've never heard these kind of things being said before the european and we'll send fighter jets to ukraine. and these are supposed to be fighter jets that the ukranian pilots know how to operate. so you
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would perhaps assume that still yell some of the eastern european countries are in possession of the jets that were soviet made. so are they going to hand them over to you? great. we don't know, but it's definitely clear that now hundreds of millions worth of lethal military aid is going to ukraine. and we do remember that vladimir putin also mentioned that when he was talking about russia's response to the very latest threats from the west and from ukraine as well. now the heads of the you foreign ministry, agreed to provide lethal weapons to ukraine, worth 450000000 euros. this, according to the you foreign policy chief, he also added that you sanctions will freeze about half of russia's financial reserves. the e u has also announced a band on rti and sputnik and subsidiary companies from broadcasting in the block.
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our editor in chief margaret as manion has responded to news of the restrictions. but 1st, the you foreign policy chief justice bureau, the peoples and entities that are going to be subject or restrictive measures, political figures who whole key role on to put in system. in russia. both the ones who disseminate propaganda, propagandist and military, we are going to ban russia today and hispanic from broadcasting in the union. because he had a champion self information, mighty pollution. he would have sent you a scott, i'm normally at the desk of the e. u. that for years has been selling the whole world. how much the treasure and love freedom of speech, how they appreciate and loved diversity of thoughts, diversity of news and information. today, in response to the actions of russian ukraine meant to protect russian speaking citizens there. the e. u announced that we won't broadcast there any more. what the president's
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decision to start, the operation has to do with us is unclear. it's absolutely obvious that no matter whether we continue broadcasting or not, the operation would precede us. it's absolutely clear that it's just an excuse. they wanted to close us for a long time, but it would have looked bad in the eyes of their own citizens. our audience, because it's against freedom of speech anyway, and now it convenient excuse appeared and they decided to get rid of the long lasting uncomfortable issue of us. and our huge audience in this way groom will find some other way to communicate with our audience. for sure. without direct broadcasting, but the people of the european union today can see how much that allotted, talk of freedom of speech costs yesterday more. if you know for more on the european sanctions, here's our correspondent, payroll decision to place rushes, strategic and deterrence forces, which includes nuclear elements on high alert. and that was viewed as a major escalation is in europe as it was expected to be viewed. we heard from earth, lafond aligned the you commission president, who said a to boo has gone,
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and the european union will now provide weapons into a conflicts own at the you will provide weapons to ukraine and it isn't going to be the whole of the e. u. member states doing this hungry has said that they won't be providing weapons . however, countries that have never done this previously have said that they will, including sweden have said that they will be providing arms to, to ukraine. right now. we also heard from a you, leaders like joseph beretta lee, you commission hi bay, you european union. hi, representative for foreign affairs saying that our t sputnik and all subsidiaries would be banned from broadcasting within the european union. and today we're taking a crucial estate. turn off the tap for the russians. information manipulation in europe may manning russia to day and sputnik from broadcasting ended of the
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in union. while we're also seeing the closure of u. s. space to all our russian owned russian registered or russian controlled aircraft, as was announced by yourself on the line. we are shutting down the e u. air space for rushes. we're proposing a prohibition on all russian owned russian registered and russian controlled aircraft. these aircraft will no more be able to land in take off over fly the territory of the european union. and that includes the private jets of oligarchs to the european union. continuing to take more sanctions against russia in retaliation for russia's actions in ukraine. the ukranian delegation is traveling to the ukraine. belarus border for talks with russia through poland to after kiss authorities agreed to the last moment to attend negotiations with no pre conditions . the russian at delegation is already at the scene waiting for their ukrainian
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counterparts. claims kids in augusta with vin ukrainian delegation advanced to the tongs by a long route through the republic of poland, and then through the territory of the republic, a bela roost through the war southbridge border crossing billows. the russian delegation is already at the agreed meeting place, one of the state residences on the banks of the previous where they are waiting for new ukrainian colleagues that there's been a lot of back and forth. but it's safe to say now the peace talks are happening, the russian delegation is now in the gama region in bell roof, where the negotiations are expected to take place the exact location, those captain secret for security reasons. but we understand that it's going to happen right on the border between ukraine, invalid bruce, near the perfect river, perhaps one of the border crossings. the media are not invited obviously, but we expect the public statement from the russian negotiators. as soon as the meeting is over, russia's chief negotiator of latimer 1000000 ski said earlier that the parties are
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now deciding on logistics and security arrangements. so let's have a listen to what he said. we have received information from the ukranian side that it agrees to negotiate talks will take place in the common region as we proposed earlier. now we are creating a path for the ukranian site to pass through safely. we awaiting here for the ukrainian delegation. kansas were initially low that these talks would happen. the russian delegation came to minutes earlier on sunday, only to hear that key has no desire decided. delegation to valor is on the grounds that men's allegedly took active part in russia's military operation in ukraine. this is something that the battle russian president, alexander lucas shank, or vehemently denied than the russian sad. we're going to wait until 3 pm moscow time and then we'll leave. and as we were about to depart from moscow, the ukrainian president phone, his bell rushing counterpart and said that he's ready to stand. he's people and have negotiations. however, he said later on,
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but he doesn't have high hopes for the outcome of these talks. going to be honest, i do not believe in the outcome of this meeting, but let them try so that not a single citizen of ukraine has any doubts that either president did not try to stop the war when there was at least a small chance. but to chance nonetheless, it's hard to tell exactly what has caused this new turn from the craning side earlier, the printing president suggested other european capitals like warsaw brought his lava boot past, as well as eastern bull and turkey and the capital of another former soviet, for public by john bach, who but as the deadline said by the russian side approach to vladimir zelinski, all of a sudden changed his mind and confirm the training. delegation headed by a deputy foreign minister is on its way towards the valor is border. russian delegation and valuation includes a deputy foreign ministry deputy minister of defense had of the foreign affairs
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committee in russia's parliament, russia's envoy and valor roost, as well as russian presidential aid. me treatment in ski, he is the had of the russian delegation. we know from what the russian president said earlier that the russian offensive was hold it on february 25th wednesday. lensky 1st mentioned he wants to talk and discuss a natural status for ukraine. then he changed his mind and the operation was reserved. it's also hard to tell if the 2 sides can find common ground here. let's have a look at the developments on the ground in ukraine as we know them. it is rapidly developing situation, constantly fluid. so we're trying to attribute as much as we can. and as we entered the 5 of this conflict, there are reports of advances by russian troops and don bass forces against the ukrainian army in various parts of the country. now if you look at the map marked in red and blue on, here are the 2 don bass republics, according to the borders recently recognized independently by russia. the russian
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defense ministry has announced that lu gast militia forces have retaken territory from the cranial army. 52 kilometers beyond the previous front line while don't ask, forces have apparently advanced by 12 kilometers and i witness video appears to confirm multiple accusations of ukraine's military using civilians as human shields and operating inside residential areas. now this is alleged, the footage apparently shows frightened to residents trying to get keels, armored personnel carrier out of a public courtyard in front of a residential building, which one woman says is full of children hiding from the war. oh hm. course we have not independently verified that video. so take it as you see it. and despite the russian army advance done yet, and look on republic, claim that several towns were targeted in missile attacks,
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including nicolay of car where russian military forces rescued an elderly woman. with russian forces say that they rescued that woman. now, staying in done yet. scan. lugens republics ortiz, my cousin is in the dumbass region with his take the ukrainian army are retreating, but so they are destroying everything on their, on their way. on this, on this retreat, according to a local officials or the crating, an army or targeting civilian infrastructure in people's home. and they're using a so called the a scorched earth policy against the civilians and not the military. now they added that to ukrainian military. the ones who are still fighting or placing their positions in near civilians, homes and schools, and kindergartens,
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and virtually turning civilians into a human shields. once again, this according to local officials, and of course we can hear artillery strikes here in the nest where i am right now. on saturday, a massive, massive artillery attack was heard throughout the city. and they were 152 millimeter hold, sir haulitz or shoals that, that lands. it's about 5 kilometers away for war, around standing right now. and at once the villian was reportedly killed during those at sac sir. the city of the nest suspended public transportation. many houses had been destroyed. the apartment buildings. and so here is one witness account from saturday night of what can you do? you just can't do anything about it. thank god, at least i am alive. god is looking out for me. well the soul told number of civilians who were killed her during the ukrainians armies. attacks now stands at 8
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people this only over the last as 72 hours and the scores of people had been in had been injured as well. like i said before, civilian infrastructure had been targeted here in san nest as the thousands of thousands of people. now have no access to water or electricity. now, over in logan's people's republic, an oil depot, a fuel depot, was struck by a ballistic missile, are creating a huge a fire. apparently, the missile is called a tortuga, or it's an mater classification, as says $1.00 to $1.00 scarab and it is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. that wasn't the case. in this instance. however, it weighs 2000 kilograms and a very, very 5 frightful weapon. now people's sir militia reported that there had been no, it's allergies or there in logan's, however, some people were,
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are wounded as a result of this ballistic missile attack, according to a local officials. and according to the russian defense ministry are done. african logans people's militias are moving deeper and deeper into the territory formerly controlled by ukraine and both or both. the republic, sir, report that they have liberated several settlements in le ganske and in don't ask as well. they're also reporting that the summer ukrainian soldiers are actually surrendering and switching sides as that they been promised a safe package, a passage back home and an amnesty from this a war on our head of the next people's republic. denise bushland said that this operation will, i will last for a few more days, but he said it will not stop until the rest of the ness people's republic is liberated and that's a statement is echoed by the soldiers on the ground as well. or in my personal
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opinion, we must get our territories back from these evil people. so there will be peace and every one will sleep well. closer to reorder of the enemy is behaving in different ways. and most places they run, but sometimes they fight to the very end. but that's mainly those fighting for political reasons. basically, everyone has running away and giving up. it's been a relatively quiet hearings. anesco this says sunday as the fighting is moving further away a from from the city. some of the most fear. so fierce fighting is taking place in the south of the republic, near the city of farm rouble, which is currently encircled by the neo nazi asoft. but sally, which has been linked to o war criers by the united nations and reportedly they have a place their positions around the civilians using them as a human shield on your part pill of the gray zone. independent news site told us that in her view, washington's influence is a major factor in the situation in ukraine. right now. it's been going on for 8
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years. ukraine's sovereignty was initially violated in 2014, when the united states supported openly a q in p. m installed the public government and then sparked off current conflict in the countries ease. the suffering of the people have done bass to have experienced shelling and artillery fire at the hands of the ukrainian military over the past 8 years. leading to the death of nearly 15000 people, their story has been completely erased in u. s. media. i think if you pulled the average american individual u. s. american individual, they wouldn't have even known that there was a war in ukraine for these past 8 years. president biden just approve $350000000.00 in weapons to be released to ukraine, to the cleaning of rent. i wonder where those weapons will go, considering a russia has all but wiped out ukraine's main military capacity. it's disturbing
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because just in recent weeks in the united states report surfaced in media, showing that and this is according to u. s. officials, the united states has been covertly training ukrainian horses in order to respond to a potential russian entry into their country. creating the kind of pretext for a situation as we saw in syria where the u. s. isn't officially working with the government or the military, but training paramilitary groups in order to destabilize ukraine and embroil russia in a prolonged conflict. i think that is the worst case scenario we could see play out at this point that's from this for this our i will be back in about 33 minutes with another look, stay with us or transmission. ah,
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy even foundation, let it be an arms race is on often very dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successfully, very critical time. time to sit down and talk with
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me. hello, welcome to wells apart. the former evil empire standing up to the employer of life . when wasn't to put him, it was announcing his decision to the potentiate ukraine's military infrastructure . he wasn't just resurrecting the growth of the cold war. he made it clear that the years russian animosity never really ended how hot and bloody could still get or to discuss that i'm now joined by my fame board. i shall program director of the well di discussion club. do i say it's good to see you again. thank you very much for finding the time. good to see again. thank you for inviting me. now. when ronald reagan 1st used the expression, evil empire, it wasn't just a political invention. it was actually a statement of our political believe he truly believed that the cold war was
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a battle between good and evil. when vladimir putin alludes to that church to day by calling the west the empire flies. is that just a rhetoric or do you think he is also caught that in this battle between the forces of flight and the forces of darkness? well, in a certain way away or yes, when we speak about their nationalism, they're violent aggressive. nationalism which are, is present in ukrainian society for many years as us and especially after the qu, or 2014 and $2.00, we all know there's in the nationalism. he's one of their wor, asked evils of our, their contemporary history, which emerged in europe in the 2nd part of the 19th century. and has been poisoning europe for the decades caused to ward wars the 1st older and the 2nd world war, especially. and brought
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a man's human losses on the european steeds and societies. we, in russia, we know that nationalism is the one of the most dangerous thinks, if not them, if not the most dangerous thing. oh, about which weekend humans picked a book. but from what i heard, he put in say he never mentioned nationals, he was talking about nat says him and he was talking about supremacy the in western supremacy and to some extent, impunity. so if it's indeed a battle between good and evil, once again, what do you think he defines as or as evil? well i think that he defies you might be defining as evo urge them. oh, self confidence, all our partners in the rest that only they are having that lets us go. so that's arrogance is actually also mentioned that we're arrogance. maybe arrogance, of our broadcast in the west and they are strong.


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