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[000:00:00;00] a, with the battalion reportedly on the brink of defeats in the besieged ukrainian city of mount you poll . we take a closer look at how some of the western media is praising ukrainian units. despite that neo nazi background on those fighting in mario full is focused on the city steel with some residents hope of finding their relative to they haven't heard from in weeks stoked in the besieged city. here with the buckets done, alfred prime minister, wrong card launch is a campaign to mobilize his supporters on the street,
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the money new elections that could fit into power with is just on 8 am on thursday morning here in moscow. my name is peter scott, and welcome to 30 minutes of news and analysis on archie international. the russian defense ministry says the port in the besieged, ukrainian city of matthew poll is under the control of russian lead forces, not following intense battles with fighters from the nationalist as the battalion. it's added all hostages, including foreign nationals, allegedly held by us or fights is in the port on surrounding ships. but been released, remaining units of the hours of battalion have apparently been surrounded on, prevented from retreating, the former paramilitary units, which since 2014 has been a part of the ukrainian military has featured prominently in the media arts. he's
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done a quarter looks at the units background. not long ago, westerners were mostly in agreement that the neo nazi as a battalion was horrific. after all, who wouldn't be upset with statements like this one? the ukranian nations mission is to lead the white races of the world in a final crusade against semi lead under mention, that was a quote from andre bill etzky, one of as our founders and its 1st commander in 2014. he was elected to parliament and served for 5 years despite the whole country knowing that he founded not only patriots of ukraine, but also the social national assembly. these were 2 neo nazi organizations that became known for a tax on ukrainian minority groups around the same time as all was integrated into the national guard making ukraine. the only country in the world to have neo nazi regiments in the official armed forces. and president vladimir lensky still doesn't seem to lose any sleep over that age off battalion that is said to be nazi
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affiliated organization, operating as a militia in your country, said to be committing their own atrocities. i was one of those many battalions. the key of what they, what they are in 2018 as of sister organization called national drew gina was rolled out and it became a modern equivalent to hitler's brown shirts and pledged undying loyalty to bill. etzky wasn't long before they also began to terrorize ukraine's minority populations. the jews you know, quickly distinguished itself by carrying out to graham's against the roman and l g . b, g organisations, and storming a municipal council. earlier this year, g of announced the neo nazi unit will be monitoring polls in next month, presidential election. ukraine's former interior minister and close friend of black ski quickly gave national regina his full support. or the growing piles of human rights abuses began to grow even faster. a man with a mental disability was subject to cruel treatment, rape,
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and other forms of sexual violence by 8 to 10 members of the as of and don bass battalions. in august, september 2014 a resident of mary u. paul was detained by 3 service men of the as of battalion. he was continuously interrogated and tortured. he complained about being handcuffed to a metal rod and left hanging on it. he was reportedly tortured with electricity abductions robberies, extortionate executions, amnesty international pleated with key f to get a leash on its neo nazis, but to no avail. in 2018, the u. s. ban sending weapons to the eyes of battalion. but as a national guard unit, it could still receive military aid, intended for the ukrainian government. a year later, u. s. democrats tried to add it to the countries list of foreign terror organizations, but yet again, they failed. it's clear that the threat we face today is of a self radicalized gunman. somebody who has been radicalized online. whether it's
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in accordance with g haughty ideology or a global white nationalist, neo nazi group. take a look at the tactics of the ukrainian military and isis, for example, you'd be hard pressed to tell them apart. human shields, torture prisoner executions the new york times, which typically tries to whitewash the crimes of these neo nazi regiments, even verified. one of the many videos portraying them on the internet as undoubtedly authentic his to life film these marauders look, he still alive, his gasping. a man says as a russian soldier with a jacket pulled over his head, apparently wounded is seen still breathing. a soldier then shoots the man twice after the man keeps moving. the soldier shoots him again and he stops. and the minute russia steps in saying it actually wants to put an end to these injustices that people have complained about for so many years. all of the sudden, neo nazis are given a free pass for the time being. we're making
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a narrow exception for praise of the czar regiment strictly in the context of defending ukraine or in their role as part of the ukraine national guard. so many in the west neo nazis had become nationalists. war criminals have become patriots. how easily people have put 8 years of crimes and terror out of sight and out of mind just to stick it to russia. well, earlier we heard from geopolitical analyst and former us marine bryan ballistic, who told us western powers use the battalion for their own purposes. i think that they had always tried to use as obs battalion and other groups like it for their own ends. but they weren't very open about it, the incorporation of as off and other groups like it into ukraine's armed forces. i think it says a lot about the type of direction that you wanted to put ukraine into. i think that they,
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they helped encourage that as off and other groups have been the beneficiaries of as you said, weapons and training provided by the west. and so yeah, it's a way of trying to normalize it. and paper over the fact that you, you have actually not the organization in ukraine that are part of the ukraine. the official armed forces are not paramilitary. they are gangs, they're actually part of the military. this is just them trying to normalize it and paper over it and is battles rage on around the city steel plants, residents of murder. you will continue to suffer from food and water shortages life in areas free from fighting the some. com humanitarian aid. is that last reaching the area ortiz rod got the reports from are you from the weather here in maryville has taken a turn for the worst. nevertheless, there are hundreds of people here all waiting to receive permits,
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permits to walk round the city. it come here with their documents with various identification, to get these plummets that check, look good, the people who submit these documents up. i actually the individuals written in them and they need these permits to avoid any misunderstandings. we must bear in mind that fighting fil rages in maryville, this baby one of the liberated areas. but it is still dangerous until avoid any misunderstanding. people here get these permit. you can probably tell by the state of mary, you pull that many people are having trouble with documents that they've lost them, burned in the files and the fighting with. we're carrying out a population. census issuing people passes so they can move around the city. some documents always survive. we're using now. but even if people have no papers, their relatives can come to confirm their identity. understandably, there of course difficulties getting a city of running the size of mary. you pulled from scratch from,
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from the wreckage in the ruins of the cities. currently in is, is a difficult task. everyone must be clothed. everyone must be fed, kept warm. that is hidden of itself difficult, but getting everyone papers giving out papers, checking people's identities, especially given that people he are still in shock. as still terrified from the ordeal that they have to go through. and the treatment that they received from ukrainian nationalists, we've all heard that testimony. the entire population of mary apple was held hostage. ukrainian nationalists would shoot at any one trying to flee. the world hasn't seen the like since isis jihadists held hundreds of thousands as human shields in mo, self. and what time it was shorter marana coming up in the afternoon opportunity to live in pushy to believe there was my younger william there of nearby to let you
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know career opportunities to play with nursing more from our deliver it in through from dr to little does or so from with them really mostly for quite here. look, i do a coil, you can flush renewable fluid. you. no, it's not private in aching at the closing program yet. unit nip, shout. every one here went through this, each and every one of them has their own horror story. but some happened ended. yes . so you'd want to fed neosha said to get hold of ebony. you holla, is they gonna look possible? there's no papa. so i was just all i, you know what it's on as a sex. good. here it was you lou, get that over who did as a stance gaily sickle give to measure the more when use brush of i thought maybe gilmore, but you showed up to see what your wish is children skita sh gets ye rich. give wish that as supposedly at your most alert, yours at the moment,
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i don't get them to immediately go to them when they deem some of the more properties is digital phone is puzzled. nadeem. so even with people from all over the world have reached out seeking news of family and friends trapped in mary. you both these lists and permits being compiled now will help them more, i'd guess d a r t for mario, but it's been revealed the u. s. is officially reset, so just 12 ukrainian refugees over the past month. and as despite president biden's pledge in march, to accept as many as 100000 ukrainians into the country, citing the need for family reunions, ortiz rachel blevins looks at the gap between the promises made and the reality on the ground. the mine and ministrations promise that the us would accept 100000 ukrainian refugees certainly has not become
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a reality with the latest data showing that just 12 ukrainian were accepted through the united states official refugee program. now the white house is putting the blame on the us legal system as the department of homeland security reveals that nearly 3000 ukrainian crossed over into the united states through the us mexico border. so the question then becomes, is the, by an administration planning anything to maybe get it a little bit closer to the goal that, that for itself, while records are saying that they are looking at some sort of a parole program, where refugees would be able to come into the country as long as they have sponsors here in the us and already advocate through refugees or raising concerns about that kind of a program. noting that it would keep refugees from getting access to certain benefits and protection. they are inventing this new approach to parole, which provides no security, no safety net. and so that's worrying and leaves the applicant at the mercy of the
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backlog and broken asylum system if they want to stay here permanently. meanwhile, thousands of refugees who are not ukrainian are raising their frustrations and concern as they are trying to gain access to the u. s. and their fling violence from their home countries in latin america. and this all comes as the us border patrol has already predicted that there would be a record breaking surge of migrants looking to cross over the us mexico border. the sprint. i think we also do have the opportunity to cross the border. this should let us in because we're also fleeing. it's different what we're running from, but it's still a war, a war against gangs, given that ukrainian refugees aren't the ones benefiting from us involvement in their country. the question then becomes, well, who is and in order to find that answer, we just have to over to the pentagon, where reportedly they are hosting the leaders from the top a u. s. weapons manufacturers on wednesday, for
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a meeting where the main subject is making sure that ukraine is supplied with weapons and ready for war for years and years to come. so it appears as though once again, those who aim to benefit off of this complex are the ones who the u. s. government is listening to the people who have the most interesting influence in the direction of the coverage are weapons makers. they have the most direct financial stake in the way we cover issues of war and peace. unfortunately, they are interested in more war and less peace when it comes to the mainstream media. their coverage here is not much different. for example, if we look at former ca, director turn defense secretary leon panetta, he used one of his many, many recent appearances on the and then to talk about how the u. s. just is not sending ukraine and the weapon and that no point or that mention. and that also reportedly has ties to raise the on which is one of the largest defense contractors here in the u. s. and yet with all of this,
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talk about the need for the u. s. decide more weapons ukraine. it never is mentioned that this trend of supplying weapons do a country only leads to instability and chaos, which then creates more refugees. this is the u. s. policy always to make great promises and come through on nothing when it comes to the people themselves. so with millions of refugees, once again, us policy is to give assistance to almost none of them. and to instead impose on the surrounding countries an enormous dislocation. ah, at this point, the biden administration has managed to process, they managed to process in march 12 ukrainians, who had refugee status. and by the way, this happens all the time. look at the hundreds of thousands who were promised refugee from afghanistan,
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not much different in iraq and syria and libya were all of the countries where the u. s. has instigated wars and kept them running for years and created an enormous dislocation of peoples who really are forced to leave their own country and then lives at the very dislocated life and enormous expense in the surrounding country over the packets done now where the al serra prime minister, run con, has launched a campaign to come back to office. calling was overthrown by a vote of no confidence in parliament just days after blocking a similar attempt yelled rally on wednesday in the city of peshawar on these, calling on his supporters to take to the streets throughout the country and a bid to force fresh elections. the o, my fellow brave pakistani, we don't accept the shameless government. i assure you,
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until this government announces new elections. we will stay on the street and continue protesting. you have a big responsibility, and you don't bow down to anyone. you don't bow down to a superpower, whether i am elected in government or no position. i will not allow my nation to participate in other countries. was that address? we just heard there was supposed to be delivered to tens of thousands of people. it comes off. similarly, large protests were held in a bit to top of him. they all stood prime minister slum those protests during his last days empower, claiming they will orchestrated by the us in a pot to oust him. that's something to the white house go to deny. the newly appointed government alleges they've inherited an economic mess the following cons leadership. one early response has been to restart talks with the international monetary fund over repaying a bailouts. those talks, which did stole during cons tenure. earlier we spoke with an international lawyer
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and geopolitical analyst, who said that many support, the former prime minister, and few other crisis cannot be blamed solely on him. i don't think this is a fair assessment of the situation that is today in 2018. been gone, fun office. he had a broken to point to me when he leaves the country. he has done a few things in the, in the mean, the development of the economy. so i think it's unfair to leave it on for that. and, you know, i believe the, the large a, the country is going to be very divided the premise amount of money and the limited support that the office has begun. and government is looking at a nation. sure. but the united states, people august, a rally behind the prime minister because they feel that it is
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a foreign conspiracy. that is our 1st thing that is happening in the country. this is forced reading, happening for the eyes. this is of black me and therefore even more going not give these people the you is to provide financial aid to north african countries. i'm a few crises that's been exacerbated by the war in ukraine as well as sanctions against russia. multiple countries in the region of close trade size with russia. we see you see that a challenge to its influence. un secretary general laid bed challenges of surgeon commodity prices. 36 countries count on russia and ukraine for more than half of their within ports, including some of the poorest and most vulnerable countries of the world. and price is what already on the rise. but the war has made a bad situation. far worse brushes the world's largest wheat supply and a major produce of fertilizers. it receives around half its imports from russian of
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the 30 percent from ukraine. moscow claims the few crisis is due to sanctions, while they use top diplomats, your said burrell alleges moscow is attacking weed storage unfolds in ukraine. lexical analyst lawrence freeman says that the west is concerned with africa's interests. because they are to blame the idea that you'd be sanctioning russia now, which is a major reproduce, are obviously exporting trading in week is going to be severely reduced if not eliminated due to the financial sanctions. and this is an issue that's been raised now by the west. we're really has not been a great concern in for the last several decades. and that's where it has to be corrected is, africa has to become self sufficient in food production. that is a massive food shortage throughout the world. in prior to the comfort was
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where shane creed, they were tens of need of africans facing sunni and security. this crisis, the not just developed in the last month. this has been developing and stay on the rest of the conditions for the last several years. european union and united states in the west, in general, have now do not have a policy for developing africa. meanwhile, is western countries look for alternatives to russian gas? one option is all gerry, which of course is geographically close to europe, both relations between algeria and some western states and always straightforward as r t show davinsky explains well that you look east towards you crane in the wall there. it's a way that it needs to keep its allies on other issues bubbling up to yoseph
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burrell. the books, foreign affairs chief recently hinted concerns in africa. now, while he specifically mentioned molly, there is another african nation that could be problematic. algeria, ah, that standoff of a western sahara could be a pilot to have. why did geo political ramifications? what's happened is that spain has moved much closer to morocco's position on western sahara. this is seen in algiers as being a threat, if not
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a liquidation of the right of the people of western sahara to so the termination under the leadership, apollo. sorry. then as noted, you've had the resurgence of heart right forces with in spain. and so i think it's fair to say that in terms of islam of phobia, that is a dash or probably deeper in terms of having deeper roots and spain and in france, believe it or not. because keep in mind that arab and muslim forces rule spain, or for hundreds of years. and that rule is, has not been forgotten as part of traditional contemporary spanish talk more. and algeria takes that quite seriously as well. they should tensions have risen further in recent weeks with spain. a key is just doing a massive you tune now for years mentor, it has supported a un sponsored referendum to settle the issues over this disputed territory of the
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western sahara. now it's chosen site. spain considers the autonomy initiative presented by morocco in 2007 is the most serious, realistic, incredible basis for resolving the dispute that apparently went down like a lead balloon. al jazz gas pump from algeria to spain has been lowering in recent years. but in 2021, it's still made up around 43 percent of imports, while g is isn't likely to turn off the taps. it has suggested that prices could change. spain's position on the western sahara also brings the same line with washington under donald trump, a deal was struck to recognize morocco's claim on region. in return from normalizing relations with israel under applied in the white house is now pushing algeria to also think hard about if feature washington has
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a very long number. and even though there are those who might have forgotten the time, and algeria open to stores to the black mountain party of the united states of america, i can assure you that washington has not forgotten. washington has not forgotten that at one time, algeria in terms of a title of recent book, was considered capital of the 3rd world. that is to say, algeria was seen as a militant, exemplar of arab nationalism, a militant, exemplary about her nationalism that was quite friendly to the palestine liberation organization, and indeed, is still friendly to the palestinian resistance. and i think that all of these fat hers tend to complicate relations between washington and algeria. and i don't think that's going away any time soon as the
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e. u is looking to reduce russian energy imports. algeria could be the perfect ally, it's geographically close. it already has pipelines running to spain, and it's thought to have fairly vast energy reserves. but it may not be that simple . a recent policy brief by the european council warned that european leaders seem to be unwilling to stand up to moroccan demands. and in doing so, are seeing their credibility being undermined in algeria. so unless the block can find and then maintain that very tricky balance plans to substitute some russian for algerian energy could be nothing but a pipe dream challenge. even ski r t. paris president joe biden has condemned russia's actions in ukraine as genocide. he also once again blamed the u. s. cost of living crisis on the russian leader. your family project. you're doing
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a fill up your tract novice, should he and john whether a dictator declares war commit genocide, half a world away? yes, i called it genocide has become clear, clear recruiters are kind of worried about the idea of the baby crane. biden hasn't shied away from condemning rushes actions in ukraine in increasingly strong terms. labeling the russian leader a war criminal last month. the sentiment was echoed by canadian prime minister just in trudeau, who agreed genocide was an appropriate label. geminus oh, laughed sholtes has avoided escalating rhetoric with president manuel micron also cautioning against using that word i say, oh, be careful with such terms to day because these 2 peoples are brothers. it's madness. what's happening today is unbelievable. brutality and return to war in europe, and i want to continue to try the utmost to be able to stop the war and restore peace. we spoke with a former us air force, lieutenant colonel, who told us the war of words is part of
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a wider political game to detroit. the attention away from domestic issues, of course, is very intelligent and sophisticated and he knows his history and he's precise in his language. biden is none of those things. ok. he is, he's not particularly intelligent. he's not precise. in his language. he doesn't know his history or he doesn't remember, and i'm not sure which, which the case is. and so he has definitely biden has definitely gone off the reservation, so to speak in using the term genocide. and i think it's important to know where he 1st used this term, and he was addressing a union, a local union in the midwest. so he was talking to the democratic core support, what's left of it for biting. and he's speaking kind of in a campaign that is looking not at ukraine, not europe,
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not even if the economy he is looking at what's happening in november, the mid term elections for congress. it's not looking good for the democrats and biden is doing what he can to kind of excite his base. and i think that's really why he's using that term with one of the terms that's coming out of the white house and has been for several weeks now. is the, the putin gas height, i think he's calling it, he's blaming high gas prices here in america, on putin, in his, in the invasion of ukraine. not on any of the things that he's done, even though of course, you know, our economy is not in good shape and gas prices have been rising for a long time. but he is. he is seeking to shift the blame on what's going on in ukraine. not to rob for this hour, but do head over to r t dot com or our social media pages for more money. peter scott's and i'll be back again with more news at the top of the hour. thank you for watching
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