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will say just it's all coming up on this. think this week with ah, don't, yes we're public officials say mario paul is now almost completely controlled by russian forces. and the battle for the city may soon be over. and i'll take correspondence on location, meet with a tank crew following an attack on the ukrainian neo nazi as off with cooperation between russia, space agency and it's western counterparts is in danger. sanctions imposed on russian faith industry aren't listed according to the head of russia as well as colma off the demands that restrictions be abolished. would note by the way,
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with you and condemns britain. censorship of russian media outlets including r t as the west launch is yet another volley of sanctions against ah, a warm welcome. this is an international with the latest world news update is good to have you with this, our now fi think continues in the city of mario pole, which has been ravaged by intense panels for a month now. russian officials say more than a 100000 people have been safely evacuated from the city to the east. however, the red cross attempted to a school to further 50 buses, west of the city on friday, but was forced to turn back saying conditions made it impossible to proceed. ukraine's president vladimir zalinski claims russian ships are leaving mines as
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they withdraw from other areas of the country, saying they are booby trapping homes and even dead bodies creating what he called a complete disaster. however, moscow insist sits the ukrainian army, which is retreating as russian forces advance shooting down dozens of ukrainian drones, as it closes in and destroying to military air fields. risky was, are searching for survivors in thought. a government building partially destroyed in an asteroid in nikolai of in southern ukraine. emergency crews have been pulling bodies from the rubble since early this morning. according to ukraine's emergency services at least 34 people were badly injured. and more than 30 corpses have been discovered here. phase the building was hit by a russian miss file. moscow is yet to comment. as more and more people sick to flee, the ongoing fighting refugees continue to gather in freezing cold conditions in my duka on the polish border, many talk of the destruction and despair in towns in the east of the country. they
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are killing civilians. they are hitting villages, say one refugee who was recently fled, the don, yes, region caves, top security official, has denies, conducting an air strike on a civilian fuel depot in the west, in russian city of belgrade, some 30 kilometers from the ukrainian border. russian authorities, they to work as at the facility were injured when ukrainian military helicopters conducted the attack. early friday morning, video of the aftermath shows terminals ablaze with thick black smoke billowing into the sky. merchants workers have since extinguished the flames. meanwhile, intense fighting continues in the southern ukrainian city of mario pole with local authorities saying the city is no longer under control of the ukrainian forces. the head of the don, yes, people's republic says the battle for the city is almost over and made reports only scattered pockets of resistance remain. locals talked to was about the daily
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problems they faced in the city. some of them have lost their homes, while others were injured in a shelling for the well it still we have been living in the basement since march 1st. there is nothing here, no water, no lights, no telephone connection. everything was blown out. so much upstairs when somebody with planes have been sheylan buildings all night long via our house was completely destroyed. our neighbors, the whole family died, but i'm off to begin the bone skin to reach your school. i was walking down the streets a show fragment, hit my knee. i somehow reached the bomb shelter, fell on my knees. i could not go any further, shall you? whenever it had been late, he put a wall. there was a loud sound and then i couldn't hear entertainment. both my legs were torn off and i had a heart attack that he slid other, but its yellow shell fragments struck my legs. this now i can hardly walk and i've already spent 3 weeks in hospital and i don't know where my family is. they said
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they were taken out of the city, but i don't know where, what city, i think i responded. lord garcia reports from the scene following a russian tank crew fighting against ukraine's neo nazi as of battalion. the battle for mary u bo is in its last act. the cost has been enormous. it still is, but it is ending. most of mario bow has been liberated fighting. he is now centered on the left bank of the city. and i wrote a scene here under a monument to the troops, and the soldiers who fought in the 2nd world war threw back the nazi hoards. again, the grand children are doing much the same here in mario bull. fighting back the thousands of as of nationalists and neo for neo nazis that have made the base inside the as of steel blood, which is a few 100 meters to the west of us. that you may see the distance,
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the huge smoke screen, that is where a time could be blasting away. how's off forces flights as position we met the crew of one such tank as they stopped to rearm and resupply. what's happened year? we were hit by an anti tank grenade that when we hit on about a week ago, but the gunner survived me, but i didn't penetrate the tank. it did, but the gunner was really lucky tanks here. i used to flush out otherwise indestructible ukrainian nationalist positions. but they set up machine guns and guided missiles at the top of an apartment building. for example, firing had russian troops and civilians without discretion. that's when tanks are called in last night. of course, there's fear their emotions, but this is our land where defending our land hulu. with silvo
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this time they were answering an infantry distress. cool. as all fighters had set up in a high rise building behind thick concrete walls, infantry is no match for them. but a tank ease ah, throughout mary opal, you'll find hundreds of civilians day and night outside their homes. those who refuse to evacuate, they keep shifts, and link arms to block entrances in order to keep ukrainian troops from breaking into apartments and firing at russian forces, making targets of people's homes. sometimes it works. sometimes as of nationalists just shoot them dead le horses any. we are in
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a bad state. we've been living in a basement since march 10th. sometimes we're sticker heads out. our building was on fire. it took a day to put out the blaze on the 1st floor. everything was destroyed with is the roof. the national split up into groups of 10 or so people took a positions in housing blocks that came here and sat up in the night. you can tell where they've been by the condition of the buildings. if the building is all black and burned down than the nationalists were there, if the building is untouched than they were probably not allowed in, their russian tags avoid firing a clue of flaws. that's where basements are usually crowded with terrified civilians. variable was always a pro russian city, and people here as seen as citizens of the didn't yet people's republic. much like the tank crew. again yes, others valid? we've waited for so long. our patience has run out. this is my 3rd tank van. shirley will win justice is on our side with we've been fighting for 8 years since
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2014. most of the troops here locals. veterans who've held back the ukrainian army and increasing hordes of radical nationalists for years. their families have lived under bombardments and shelling for the better half of a decade. and now is the chance to end it once and for all. or i'd gazda of archie from mario pu the nets, people to republic. oh, the head of the russian space agency was cosmo says corporation on the international space station may be in limbo. if sanctions continued to be imposed on russia's space industry. this was a response to letters from west and colleagues in which russia's demands to lift sanctions were left unanswered ortiz donald's court, had joined me earlier with details. dmitri reagan is definitely not happy about the responses he received from western space agencies to his demands to lift the sanctions from russia. space industry. nasa basically said it's going to do
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whatever washington tells it to do. and the european union space agency said it would forward where goes ins letter to the governments of the e. u. member states, however, waiting around for the bureaucracies of 28 different countries is not something that the head of ross cosmos is prepared to do. instead, he said that it, that the west needs to realize that it needs russia for anything and everything in connection to the international space station increase move. they need the international space station without the russians. they cannot come there because no one but us can deliver fuel to the no one but the engine val kauger chef can correct the position of international the station. indulgence by debris, but nobody's getting rid of the sanctions. so a sanction on the radar. now what does the future hold for the international space station cooperation? well, march 31st was the deadline that ross cosmo set for these western space agencies to lift those sanctions that i mentioned before. and we're golden in his most recent letter reiterated that to restore full cooperation with regards to the
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international space station. they have to be lifted. he said that these sanctions are aimed at bringing hunger and despair to russia, basically to bring the country to its knees. and because they have not been lifted, a deadline is going to be brought to moscow with basically a deadline to end full cooperation with these western space agencies and to for review, that's already going to be sent to moscow. very soon. as for the current contracts that are in place, i mean, we don't know what's going to happen with them. they're still not enough details to understand. but another thing that we're golden said he actually voice is frustration that completely unsubstantiated rumors that were going around the western media accusing russia of planning to abandon. american astronaut mark vonda high on the international space station. let's take a list, new 3, mostly some of our partners claimed advice. ross customers decided to keep the american astronaut nobody. and they're not even joking. in all seriousness, they, even as far as we know, informed his mother the such a misfortune had happened. and by the evil will of the russians,
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he would now forever find space. of course, at 1st we took this with great surprise, then it cost extra irritation because nothing but speculation and inappropriate hence of the lack of integrity of russian colleagues is behind this. needless to say that astronaut did return from the i s s safe and sound earlier in the week. what was more about these sanctions and what they include is what russia has been facing, of course, an unprecedented level of sanctions since it began its special military operation in ukraine. but in late february, another package of sanctions was leveled against russia that included a number of firms that are connected to russia space agency. these firms among them are the ones that actually run rushes mission control station as well as the firm that produces cy use rockets the most widely used in space, travel with space travel in the world on top of that europe space agency just last month, ended up suspending a mission that it was going to cooperate with russia on to send
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a rover tomorrow at the around the same time the british satellite company, one web, also called off. it's launch of dozens of satellites from the bike and cosmic drawn in cars, extend. so with these recent developments, unfortunately, it looks like the future of space travel is not looking so good. the un secretary general spokes person condemns britain censorship of russian media outlets including r t, suggesting the ms measures violates quite the rights of journalists to do their work everywhere. today, the u. k. government announced her sanctions against a number of 1st states russian state media, including journalists, those sanctions who employ as, as, as, as fries. just any comment regarding that, how does that correspond with the principles of freedom of media? we've, you know, we've seen a lot of bilateral sanctions being imposed or during this conflict we
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feel we are, our field is really the un un impose sanctions. as a matter of principle, we'd very much do believe in the right of journalists to, to do their work for everywhere with us. after the british government announced a raft of new sanctions, vowing that russian news network halts, he would quite not be able to find its way back on u. k. televisions. as take a look at the british governments. reasons for imposing the ban. russia might be the most sanctioned country in the world, but it turns out does always space for more. the u. k. government, that champion of free speech not only applauded the decision to revoke ortiz broadcasting license, but it's now imposed targeted sanctions, unquote, putin's propaganda machine. for what reason? r t has propagated pro kremlin narratives around the invasion of ukraine, including that neo nazis are present in the country and that ukrainian soldiers
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have committed war crimes. well firstly, ukrainian government officials themselves off to seeing videos of russian prisoners of war being shot in the legs. have urged their soldiers to abide by the geneva convention though heartier pro criminal narrative. as to the neo nazis, it is indeed true that r t has covered the alarming rise of fascist ideology in ukraine, including at the very highest levels of government. but it is also true that r t is not the only one. the whole bo was the shrines are far right extremism, that celtic crosses swastikas and white power symbols. it was also an unhealthy obsession with nazi germany. yes, that was a clip from the u. k. 's pride and joy, the b b. c. a. no, it's not a one off one report worried about the increasing visibility of fall, right groups in ukraine. why one interview even compared the situation to the rise
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of naziism in 19 thirties, germany. there's also this b, b. c, news. my program called the near nazi threat in you ukraine. this got in video about a fall right children's camp. and this time video called inside a white supremacist militia in ukraine. in fact, has a comprehensive list of articles written by the western press about ukraine's nazi problem. funny, but my to remember seeing any of these outlets on any sanctions list. and if you think it's just r t that spotted, as you turn on the meat is opinion of neo nazis think again. western media reporting on ukrainian nazi's back in 20142015 or today, calling this russian propaganda see what these very outlets wrote. 8 years ago in 2015, the new york times described ukraine's dissolved battalion as openly neo nazi to day. and why tease,
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anton troy and off ski describes as of as far right what happened to dissolve, complete a special training program that takes open neo nazis and turns them into a more palatable far right. the fascist see hile was a gesture, i would see a ukrainian game i went to the 2nd accusation leveled against r t is that generally it amplifies moscow's lies about the wall hooton's war and ukraine is based on a tour and have lies. britain has helped lead the world in exposing kremlin dis information, and this latest batch of sanctions hits the shameless propagandists who push out putins fake news in narratives. my question then is all the western journalists who helped politicians sell the ra poole to the public, sanctioned weather as it seized? were they taken off their oh, did they just get away with repeating the mantra of those fabled weapons of mass destruction? oh and repeat, they did. in fact, if you're interested, there's
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a $101.00 page report on the media coverage of the event. i'll save you the time. i'm bringing the conclusion virtually all of the news coverage accepted without serious question the political formulation, weapons of mass destruction as a single category of threat. too often, journalists resorted to what the trade calls, stenographic coverage, writing down what the military or political officials said without getting additional confirming or contesting sources. other failures frequently related to inaccuracies in the given definitions, political context or ramifications of the weapons systems mention. but the given forget a, it's not pro war propaganda when you're the one doing it. looking at all this, it's almost as if there are double standards and play with this faction. the u. k. government has sounded the death knell for media freedom in britain. we will continue to bring the news to audiences that wish to seek it and prevent a media echo chamber from being orchestrated by blink heard officials hell bent on
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conflating. anything remotely russian with wrong. with these later sanctions, the u. k. has made 2 very simple points. freedom of the press only applies to your press untruth our lives only when they come out of russia. let's cause live now to taylor herbrich independent journalist. many thanks for joining us on the program is could see now tailored the united nations has condemned burton censorship of russian media outlets including this tunnel of course think it violates basic journalist writes, meanwhile, is officially banned in e u. so what do you think? all the root causes for blocking russian news channel. yes, well 1st of all, thank you for having me. and of course it is the western western government and intelligence agencies who are really perpetrating all of this. and it's part of the overall broader efforts to d, stabilized russia, as was almost predicted in this rand corporation report that came out in 2019,
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where a lot of what is discussed in the report we are seeing happening today. so this is part of a, a broader attack on russia, and it's so interesting that we're having this conversation today because today we also found out in london court is to issue the warrant on joanna sanchez extradition to the united states on april 20th. so here we have western governments pretending or seeming to care about free speech human rights in the free press. meanwhile, the united states in the u. k. in the west are working together collaboratively to expedite an award winning journalist and publisher who exposed to their war crimes war crimes in the west. so again, it's overall effort to silence alternative voices in other forms of media is really just the height of hypocrisy here. so what does the, where c free speech has an international human right when it comes to space that doesn't support its viewpoint is okay to balance. what interestingly, the west,
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the u. s. and the u. k. claim to care about free speech and the free press. they like to say this during different press conferences and speeches, but if you look at the actions taken by the government in the western world, they really don't care about free speech in the free press. one of the prime example, of course julian assigned as i had just mentioned, and even in say, for example, the netherland has imprisoned a dutch activist william ingle. ringback for expressing his views on social media. so it's absolutely outrageous that the west claims to be an entity that holds free speech in human rights because that's absolutely not the case. i here we have again the u. k. the us claiming that moscow was in no position to report on the conflict in ukraine, which is absurd. russia has every right to have a media outlet into report on these issues. and then it also does big the question
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as to whether or not the b, b. c, for example, was in a position to cover iraq and afghanistan when they outright lied about weapons of mass destruction, for example, which was outlined in that short clip that you showed. and not only was this completely false, but it was intentional deception coming from the b, b. c. again, complete hypocrisy sudden and how was it that all t is being a case of spreading a false narrative with regard to neo nazi groups in ukraine. when other news outlets have also covered a similar narrative, but have not been sanctioned or treated this way. yes, this is a really interesting and important point. if you look at the media coverage coming from around 201520142016, that era, a lot of the mainstream media in the west was covering neo nazis in the ukraine. and the 8th of battalion as being neo nazis, which they are in fact. but now you're seeing the media coverage really elevate
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this group somewhat ignoring them a little bit. i would say you don't see too much coverage in the mainstream western outlets on this group, but you will see them described as nationalists who are fighting for freedom. so the narrative has completely changed, and of course this is just selective and, and attack again on russian media. and i think this is all really stemming out of fear because of course, censorship reveals fear. so i think there's a lot of fear on behalf of the western entities, politicians, officials and the military of the true getting out. and so that is why they have to silence and put sanctions on russian outlet. you know, so long as i said, they are claiming that we now live in a monopoly of knowledge where the media in the hands of the powerful west and few is become an instrument of socio political had too many. would you agree with that?
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i would absolutely agree with that. the media is being used as a tool for the establishment we've seen this time and time again throughout history and the intent here. i think if you also concentrate the diversity of information that people are being exposed to because that way you can better control people and social media companies, of course and silicon valley have been working very closely with western government western intelligence agencies to for example, influence the outcome of election. meanwhile, pushing falls narrative about all of that as well, which is a completely different topic. but it's still very related because it shows the interconnectedness between the media entities and the last and the government and also live trust with the u. k. foreign secretary makes it clear and a recent press release that came out on march 31st. i believe where she says, and i'm quoting here, she says it will keep on going with more sanctions to read the book pressure on
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russia and ensure who loses in ukraine. so here we have it in our faces. they are openly admitting that they are using the media to control the information flows and impact the outcome of this entire conflict. in time of war to time conflict, we should have access to more information, not less. tell her that independent journalists, many thanks for joining us on the present day. we appreciate it. yes, thank you. i human rights watch his calling on care of to investigate the alleged torture of russian prisoners of war after footage published online last week claimed to show ukrainian forces shooting captured competence in the legs that we can show you the disturbing video and forward you to ethical reasons, the alleged incident has been condemned by the kremlin yet received mixed rhetoric from ukraine. a decision was taken to hand over captured russian troops to their mothers that they come to collect them in ukraine. unlike putin's fascists we ukrainians are not waging war against mothers and their captured children.
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ah, blue picture brochures. neither could i remind everyone that abusing prisoners of war is a war crime that does not carry amnesty under international law and does not have an institute of limitations. we are a european army over european country. we treat prisoners according to the geneva convention, no matter what your personal emotional motives may be. the stage videos with inhuman treatment of russian prisoners of war by the ukrainian military of being distributed in or discredit the defense forces of ukraine. i know that the service men of the ukrainian on force is strictly observed, international humanitarian law.
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we need proof it notorious from the ukrainian side. i guilty, we will investigate them and take them to court. it is important that these types of videos and any all treatment that may happen be stopped immediately. you crank implies with all the rules for the maintenance and treatment of prisoners of war in accordance with the geneva convention. as for reports that someone tortured some one, no single fact has been confirmed. these are movies that the russians themselves are making and then spreading as fakes. mm. mm. especially political commentators on break months. he danced. i won't be any impartial investigation. all the footage. as you go, they have
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a gun daughter both at renting. it seems to me that the incident of the sphere lives in the videos. but of course, i mean the problem is in, in, in the situation. you don't have an impartial body judge in these things. so, and it's one claim against another, we have to seem to you and is going to make this investigation that the u. n. is under pressure from the united states and united states. there's only one goal, is to pull out the conflict as long as possible. they don't care about the trillions and just want to umbrellas for sure. you know, these things are usually known only much later, much after the was ended. but the latest heroine artie international work back in 30 minutes with more we'll see them. ah, what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy confrontation,
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let it be an arms race move is on often has very dramatic development. only mostly i'm going to resists. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very political time. time to sit down and talk ah ah ah with
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