a with this information attack was witnessed in the city of boot shit, and the key of region following withdrawal of the russian troops. russia is foreign minister slams of fake, disturbing footage from butcher, which had prompted key to blame russian forces for the mass killing of civilians. we hear from a reporter who covered the situation on the ground from the outskirts of the ukrainian top. yeah, i know for sure that the truth left the cd on march 30th when march 31st. this was confirmed by the mayor of your c panel, didn't mention any bodies lining, the st. ukraine's media polls its own fake news reports, blaming russia for the gruesome killing of
a woman and the dumbass city of more youthful. we'll speak with the american journalist who 1st broke the story. later this hour i was fighting continues in multiple russian forces move to capture a metal plump. there are reportedly de la stronghold, don't be a self battalion in the corresponding reports from the ground. one of the tallest buildings in the city of mario. but this is the $1414.00 hello, but exactly for this reason it is so unsafe, it offers a spectacular view of the city on de la cree, an energy company, most the pulse ability of paying and roubles for russian gas and made i'd cries from it's e u neighbors to stop importing any russian energy supplies with
wherever you are counting the program from today. welcome to moscow on to then use our on our c, my names, you know, neil a disinformation attack. that's the response from the russian foreign minister to footage that's emerged from the ukranian city of boucher, which shows disturbing images of the dead bodies of civilians lying in the streets and others piled in mass graves. ukraine's defense ministry say's the killings were committed by russian troops. but speaking to the u. n's under secretary journal for humanitarian refers, sir gil of roth claimed the spread of the footage as an anti russian agenda aimed at western audiences. i eager disinformation attack was witnessed in the city of boucher in the key of region. following the withdrawal of the russian troops, our troops withdrew from the area and accordance with the plans and previously reached agreements. several days later, there was
a staging this now being spread across the media and social platforms by ukraine and its western patrons. with russian forces 40, retreated from the city. on the 30th of march. on the 31st of march, the cities now made a statement saying everything was in order. in 2 days later we saw that stage footage from the streets of boucher which they now are attempting to use for anti russian purposes. but in a couple of weeks ago, there were attempts to misrepresent the situation. and one of mary opposed maternity hospitals as a crime committed by the russian troops. it later became clear those attempts had been made to cause a provocation. the materials presented were later exposed is fakes. last spring in ortiz maria for national maria. good to see you. indeed. take us through the situation in butcher. we just heard mr. roth talking about at the the background. indeed. on the latest developments there. yeah. hi, you and well, the story is about the credit town of butcher northwest of key if that has been
under fears fighting for weeks, it fell under the control of the russian army on the 3rd day of moscow. special military operation on the ground. and last week was recaptured by ukraine forces and some time off to that video started emerging apparently from this town allegedly showing dead buddies lying on the streets, very disturbing images. and also there was information about matt grays here reported that the wrong 300 civilians were found dead there and was quick to accuse moscow massacre and war crimes versus defense ministry reported earlier that its forces had left the town on march 30th the day after another round of peace talks on ukraine and while butcher was under the control, noticed single civilian was heard. moscow calls key of claims of provocation and the whole footage of fake. while for me to now speculate that the read some
contradiction in riches, defense ministries reports regarding days and that apparently their forces were still in town after march 31st. but on that very day, the city mayor posted a video on social. 6 or posted a video on social media showing him in front of the local administration building happily announcing that the town is now cleared from heath words, russian all coupons, and he never happened to mention any dead buddy on the streets. and the question now the big question now is if the dead corpses are all across the board to all across the street, how it happened, but the c t may or the head of the c t did not know tasted, also the reason another video posted by ukraine, national police showing a force is clear in the town of butcher after the russian troops. it's an 8 minutes long video. so just several seconds of it. but you can easily find the whole
footage on the web. and as you will now see, the picture is completely different with well rushes military also report that they still in control of some territories around the river of it are paying and that they still remain in the region. and that is also now used by some media as proof of their lives, but wait a moment, being in the town and in the region is not exactly the same saying, well, it is clear that the story should be properly and independently investigated. and russia called on the un security council, special urgent mission session and discussion. but russia's request was denied.
here is riches foreign minister on that with to bonded that an urgent meeting of the un security council be held on the matter. since such provocations posed a direct threat to the international peace and security, so that he said to the president of the security council this month, the u. k. has a so far confirmed there is such a possibility, but we will continue to demand that the presidency fulfill its role. well, i have to say sad to see how this story develops because we as journalist, i used to be very cautious with information, especially if you're in wars me myself. i just returned from logan square, spend 2 weeks covering the conflict. and i have to say has become a rule for all of us there not to report about anything before any official, a verification, because there is loss of information that can not be independently meet at the very fight. even if we see artillery fire or you see an explosion,
but in the case of butcher, we now hear some talking about sanctions before any official investigation, rushes deputy permanence representative to the you and already says that russia will insist on emergency session on monday. and he also added that london does not one butcher to be discussed separately, because it may disturb the western reputation back to you. thanks for bring us through all about r t 's maria finish nor will in terms of some of the reaction to the video and the subsequent ass statements, the french president, the manual micron has said, russian forces are responsible for the killings in boucher and that moscow will have to answer for its crimes. british and us officials have call for investigation by the international criminal court. on the polish president states, the images emerging from the city are a sign. ukraine needs more weapons. but the russian ambassador to the u. s. claimed it was ukrainian battalions who shall the time after the russian military left.
that's washington is ignoring not a possibility, not at journalist alexander cops who was embedded with the russian military shirt. his faults on the situation. yep. well, but the mrs. barrera, law, i spent almost a month near the city of butcher. and so what sort of relations there were between the local people in the russian military, it was not aggressive, it was normal, you believe and did business. there was an exchange of military dry ration for dairy products. there was no aggression or conflict between the russian military and local residents. the people whose bodies there are now shown on ukraine and television were killed not long ago. and i know for sure that the troops left the city in march to 30th on march 30. first. this was confirmed by the mayor of the city of butcher who didn't mention any bodies lying in the streets. there is white bandage on the sleeves of many dead people. this is the identification mark of the russian troops and local residents. just in case tight white bandages to show you.
i'm one of you that don't shoot at me. of course, for the craning military were nationalists. such a bandage is a symbol of the enemy. a former u. s. marine intelligence officer scott ritter to las. he is convinced that the ukrainian government is interested in a thorough investigation of the butcher killings. we. we've seen the, the chief prosecutor of the international criminal court talk about his intent to investigate. why isn't he knocking on the door demanding access to these bodies, demanding of the absolute necessity to, to do these forensic examinations of the dead to find the data that would point a finger at yahoo? the perpetrator was, why don't do the ukrainian government funded emit external investigation incident that would put you bringing government and dad lights look, they've already achieved a propaganda. the entire west is outraged at the future incident. the entire west
appears to be blaming russia. so the ukrainian government does need to do any additional work, though another story to bring you today. kia has tried on the partly field to pin the blame on moscow for the gruesome killing of a woman in the dunbar. city of maria pal, the victims brickley mutilated body with a swastika carved into her stomach was fined by russian lead troops after they cleared out ukrainian, neo nazi a's off battalion forces from a civilian building a week ago. but now ukraine has attempted to portray the story as the work of russians in a completely different location. picking up the story from a ukrainian media, i pled president lindsey's advisor lead the charge on social media posting an image of the victim and claiming she was killed in guster mail in the key of the region. the advisor then updated the description to say the atrocity possibly happened in murray, useful before deleting his own post altogether shortly after ukrainian media admitted
they've gotten it all wrong, non pull their own reports. the scene of the killing last week was witnessed by international journalists, including r t reporters or warning. you may find the following footage distressing. i had the saw snow had asked him, and this in fact is the cause of a woman. by the look of it, she was raped and a swastika was carved into her stomach. the body has been here for quite some time . for now they cannot get out and barriers because there are a lot of corpses throughout the city. this corpse was discovered relatively recently, soon we will try for the information we would take it out of here. and i'll be the say we can discuss the case now with american journalists, patrick lancaster, patrick, you're very welcome to the program. you indeed were the 1st to break this. what can only be described as a very disturbing story. fucks are limited on the grind take us through as you see it, what happened there? well,
it was one of my 1st times in the period in mary. it's very hot now, but weeks ago it was even hotter, as you can imagine, we were going through building to build or just seeing just everything guestimate and just talking to the locals talking to some of the dpr, our mobilization soldiers, more of them who happened to show us this basement of this school school number 25 in mary. busy he took us down and we can see many, many miles crania uniforms and patches and flags and a huge dash of weapon use, which is the purchase we've heard maybe so the garden rush for she wouldn't
be able to take just speculation on that side. but the fact is there was a huge amount of weapons to burn, which looked intentional as we moved our way through this ukranian base slash basement school number 25. we get to a little back area. as we this whole time, we're pastoring uniforms, military shoes, ingredient flags, patches and things. this will open area. unfortunately, we found this woman partially covered actually with a couple of uniforms and pretty uniforms as well. and as you said. busy her, her stomach wage had a swastika for me, just being a shock from seeing that it was hard to tell what it was, carved or painted on with blood. but if you could see what had happened,
there's this woman had been rapes tortured and strangled to death. in the basement of this school in korean military base, just absolutely her risk. as you go through the details, patrick, maybe you can shed some light, as well as to what russian and netscape public officials are saying about the investigation into the killing. well, i'm going to variable almost every day now just to kind of really embed and stay into what's happening there. so i'm sure there's going to be a full investigation. but the fact is, there's so much access fighting there. it's hard for them to get to move bodies, a lot of if not, most of them in the city are actively being buried by the residents themselves to stop the spread of disease as far as what happened to this young woman. i'm not
sure, but i hope there is a full investigation. the whoever is at fault gets you to justice, but i seriously doubt it. only hope, patrick, you're somebody with a lot of experience in that region and a date across the posts for the space. but in terms of of dunbar start region, we've seen lots of reports about at ukrainian nationalists forces in particular using civilians as human shields. can you, can you give some insight into such cases, how do you talk to people? is that something that you've seen? well, being and variable i talk to the people and i tell them what is being portrayed in the lecture, mainstream media, how the western says. everything is the call of russia in russia, showing everything showing all the areas and their words tell me when i can
fast what the west is saying is that it's not true. and this can be seen in many of my reports. i took my interview up without it cuts can be no misinterpretation. locals on the ground in there. you are telling me that the as a battalion fire on our building fired from their building and fired on civilians when civilians tried to leave. this is what the locals are telling me. patrick, thank you so much for coming on the program and sharing that direct reaction with us. you've been on the ground there. you you, you've seen a lot there. thank you for sharing with her audience, patrick lancaster, american journalists, live in done yet. now there is spin, a new scandal over an image circulating on social media, apparently showing a swastika broadcast by a polish t b channel. the notorious and bull is clearly seen in the background during an
interview at bytes. ukraine when it comes after ukraine's present dropped really a media bomb by refusing to condemn atrocities committed by pro key of radicals at when asked about some brutal cases. during an interview on u. s. media vladimir lensky simply said, quote, the are what they are. he's off battalion that is said to be nazi affiliated organization, operating as a militia in your country said to be committing their own atrocities. razzles was one of those many battalions. it will need, you know, they are what they are. well in the interview, mister zalinski also said the adolf battalion is fully integrated into the ukrainian military, however, that fragments of the interview was later deleted from all fox news online resources. mr. lansky latest started shoot towards the a's off grouping as
a far cry from his own attempts to pressure them to lay down arms back when he assumed the presidency in 2090. yeah, but he's the son please. me a sort of a yes. and you will have to be a british on this because on the me to let you know for sure if i'm it was up. uh huh. what do you do for them? yeah, i do. you, when you mine movie partner grew so good to look at the video with the, with my ment. ups for julio, i'm solution with what we showed you know, and there's always a little key to me because it was nice to me while the parliamentary groups had previously been widely condemned in 2014, i must see international call for an investigation to possible war crimes. carried i had by such units in don bass not we've been speaking to some residence in done
yet to say they were witness to a's of new nazi crimes. to those over the eyes and fight as were defending themselves. not as if with look at the destruction they left, they had been here for 8 years. they killed local people who did not know what your one man had his throat cut by one of their members. then he had a daughter. that was she is 7 or 8 years old, or they meet people, abducted them with bags on their hands switch go. yes. oh, well this is what was left by their middle to pull. they were running here on the 3rd floor with guns in their hands. don coleman, then there were tanks, shooting thought, we were afraid to go to the toilet, is be wanting you to comment on the can you turn the cameron showed the ground floor. this is the ground floor on this was my flat. the 1st shell hit my room, my belly managed to stay alive than they used. flammable liquids in the house burned down. they knew people were hiding in the basement of swallow. heavy fighting, meanwhile, continues in mario hall, where the russian military is seeking to gain control of a major metals plant in the city believe to be the last stronghold of nationalist
battalions. that's as they rush in defense, ministry accuses key of, of working evacuation attempts from the area saying one of the roots was targeted with intense shelling. earlier the cities mirror blamed russia for blocking the delivery of vital humanitarian supplies. our senior correspondent, rock sd, of has more developments in the area. the battle for mary jo bull has consumed that city day and night fires rage across the horizon, fueled by some of the most brutal urban combat she'd in years. but the end is in sight. if you can climb high enough, one of the tallest buildings in the city of mary opa, this is the 14th 14th floor, but exactly, for this reason, it is so an unsafe it officer, a spectacular view of the city. hm. unfortunately, it also means everyone conceive this used to be ha, a hard pointer, a position for ukrainian snipers before they were. they were driven back. you've
got to stay low, you can't shoe yourself. it's safer, safer here. now that with in the dark they will be able to see us this far into the interior. but again, because heavy sir, because this building is so tall it is also used has the look up post to tank shells yesterday. landed here, destroying this apartment from a tank over there in the as of seal block, which is where ukrainian nationalists are making their last stand. that is the territory of the plant itself. and that is where the last of them,
although thousands, has still based just to fluids below us, leaves an elderly woman. she couldn't run than leave her paralyzed husband. he died of natural causes just a few days ago. yet when he passed away, i crate, but it was also a relief his suffering. his pin was finally over. he was born during the 2nd world war in 1943, and died during the war. it's so hard. valentino apartment building is a rec, many floors are burned out, others lost at the pot. and throughout at all, she sat by and tended to her dying husband, watching her home city burn li doesn't live. i don't want to jinx it, but he crying and herbs didn't tell us last night. the hobbies, those tanks for his hurried, we hope that it will answer. there's no telling how soon this will end,
but the end is clearly inside ball. thousands of civilians still remain trapped in areas controlled by ukrainian. as of nationalists, tens of thousands have fled. that ease. of course, they weren't shot in the attempt. many people have been killed for less needed in the middle of the fighting. our men would go out to collect water and they wouldn't let us even do that buckling. we wouldn't give up the ukrainians. of course, why wouldn't they let you? we don't know if they saw a group of us. they would start shooting. they would just shoot at civilians. yes, people are carrying jugs of water, not assault rifles. we needed water for the elderly and the children. and even if you manage to get away from ukrainian snipers, that was still the mine fields to contend with. miles of mines place the long roads
packed with thousands of civilians. it looks just like an ordinary helmet out here by a road, merely a kilometer from mario. but then when you, when you look around as an anti tank manouver, there does dud patches. freshly dug earth all along the road. more minds. some of them come of large, some of them throwed about half hazard leaks. this is what the ukrainians left broad fields and fields around mario pl. i'm in the city itself. mine had the tie guarantee personnel mines as well as, as trip was, we don't know how many civilians have perished on these mines. we likely never will know the number killed by ukrainian snipers as they searched for food and water, but the memory of them and what was done to them. we'll leave on and marry you po, for a very long time. now
a lot fin energy company is mulling over whether to pay moscow for gas in rubles, a move which could potentially violate current anti russian sanctions. the firm has a long term contract with russia for natural gas until 2030. but the fact it's even considering the move is leaving to roars of disapproval from elsewhere within the u . less get more in the story from a europe correspondence. charlotte dubin ski. charlotte, hello. if it goes ahead, i suppose it would be quite a bold move against the tide. but then again, if europe won't allow moscow to use euros on foreign markets, russia is not going to just give away gas for free. yes will. is going to becoming a bit of a shock that and deal it's be mulled at the moment. the baltic states in particular, you've been pretty well at the moment making a big deal about the fact that they have stopped apparently all imports of russian natural gas. and we heard from the lithuania president over the weekend,
who took to twitter to actually call on other you countries to follow suit. and according to the c, e. o of lack is natural gas storage operator. the input stopped on april 1st. if there was still any doubts about whether there may be any trust in deliveries from russia, current events clearly shows that there is no more trust since april. first, russia, natural gas is no longer flowing to latvia, estonia in lithuania, and no, that wasn't an april fools joke. so it's pretty hard to tally. have both countries have stopped imports with russia when we hearing from this laughing company in the last 24 hours. that is looking to sign this new contract for russian natural gas with gas pom that will take it all the way to 2030. now this comes as well as much as in europe is experiencing this seasonally coal snap at the moment is pretty
freezing here in paris right now. and that has prompted some governments to have concerns about energy security in the future and very soon in the future. so it says that they've told consumers to think of turning the thermostats down or even avoid using certain electrical appliances at certain trigger points. during the day . we've also seen come trees like germany and austria triggering alert systems due to their concerns about energy and leaders who have previously opposed very tough sanctions when it comes to russian gas in oil. and now changing their tune following what we're discoveries and just outside of here over the weekend does mccaul, bas scenes in the area around butcher. this is what president macklin had to say. it's possible to 6 am. what has happened in boucher for
a new router section and very clear measures? we will coordinate with our european partners, especially germany. and we will take further individual measures. and i'm in favor of a new round of sanctions and in particular on cohen petrol. we need to act the present. michael has also said that france could look at taking measures owner countrywide. level 2, even some german ministers have conceded that sanctions on russian energy may actually be something that can't be avoided. and that's laid to a bit of a split in the government because we know that the german economy minister has continued to say that a ban on russian gas would cause much more harm and good. and this is something that you ministers having to choose through at the moment as they meet on monday, tuesday, in luxembourg. but it's not just germany that could be the ones that need to be convinced on this level. hungary to has been opposed to sanctions on gas and energy
coming from russia, with the win over the weekend. victor open. that is unlikely to change char, thanks very much for taking a thrill. lathrop is europe correspond charlotte davinsky not for 8 years since 2014 people and on boss have been going to sleep. not knowing what fresh disaster they may awaken to the worst atrocities largely occurred in the pseudonym grey's own. next we tell the story of the people who have endured through it all their sticklers ah ah .