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ah, no, it doesn't, with a, with a tough internal opposition that you announces a tentative deal for a 6th round of sanctions against russia, including partial embargo on oil imports. nato no longer plans to observe restrictions on stationing forces in eastern europe going against what has long been a red line for moscow. ukrainian military is notorious as all the battalion attempts to whitewash its image by getting rid of nazi symbols on its uniforms. but recent photo show, some of those emblems are still being worn with
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broadcasting from our studios in moscow, this is our to international. i'm john thomas and certainly glad to have you with us. i know after prolonged hesitations and internal opposition, the e. u has announced a tentative agreement for a 6th round of sanctions against russia. it is to include an embargo on russian oil imports except for those supplies, entering the block through pipeline. that was a compromise for e. you stayed hungry, which staunchly opposed to an outright back. there is a temporary exception for the oil comes through pipelines counts. so should now be able to finalize a band on almost 90 percent of all russian oil imports by the end of the year. this is an important step forward. the remaining 10 percent on these one. we will soon return to the issue of these remaining 10 percent pipeline oil. now we have basically the political agreement. how to phase out oil in
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a clear timeframe are joining me in the studio to discuss this further is our t correspondence. charlotte davinsky. charlotte? what exactly are we looking at here? what does this latest round of sanctions include? well, this is a political agreement. let's be clear on that this doesn't mean that the sanctions package has been given the green light. it will have to go through some very difficult discussions over the technical, the legal issues of it. but if it is approved, i want to talk you through what's in that it would mean that there would be 75 percent bond immediately on imports of russian oil that would move up to about 90 percent by the end of the year. they would be sanctions with more individuals being listed as being war criminals. we understand that 3 for the russian food cost is, would also see themselves being banned from food costing in europe. and we know that 3 other major russian banks would also be taken out to the swift international payments process that we have heard from one major russia back that says, look,
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this essentially doesn't mean anything for us we will already sanctioned. so that's what's really contained in this package, but it really is important to point out that this is just a political agreement that the moment and the difficult discussions are still to come in the next few days where i talk to me about those difficult discussions. i mean, we've been navigating this realm of sanctions for quite a while now. what actually has to happen for it to move from this political agreement for those sanctions actually to come into place? what are those talks going to entail? well, it's hawks are going to look at how this will work on a ground level and on a higher level as well. let's not forget that we have got to differentiating things going on here. so initially, the plan, when vers lavonne delay announced this round of packages almost 30 days ago, she said that this would be an outright ban, essentially on russian oil. that's not the case. when we look at this package, how it's been politically agreed at the moment. they're all going to be massive
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deviations. and the big deviation is the fact that hungry will be able to continue to get russian oil through a central pipeline that comes from russia into the country. we heard from victor open, who had previous, he said he would not allow a band on oil. he was the one countries standing out saying, no, we're not going to do this because it would be like a nuclear bomb going off on our economy. and he seems to have one his arguments, he will continue to get oil from russia and that seems to be open ended. in fact, he said hungry is being exempt from these sanction packages. we also know that the check public will be able to continue receiving and we selling russian oil products for the 18. so there's lots of things going on here that perhaps the european union wouldn't want to have had. but it wanted to show a force of unity, and this is perhaps the only way to be able to do that. interestingly enough, we heard from us lavonne delay and just in the last week who had actually suggested that maybe an outright ban on russian oil would benefit rusher in the end
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if we would completely cut immediately as of today, off the oil, he might be able to take the oil that he does not sell to the european union to the world's market, where the prices will increase and sell it for more. now russia has actually said yes, a little delay in his own money when she says that because russia will find other customers for joy. it's also point to that, that some of her statements of late have been fairly contradictory when it comes to span. well, you mentioned that russia will find another market, i mean, the 2 headed eagle, the emblem of russia, one facing west, one facing east. so there's always another market if you will. one thing that i want to know is tit for tat. nothing happens in a vacuum. there's going to be a response from russia. what response can we expect about this latest run a sanction? well, it will be interesting to see how russia positions itself. we know that russia has
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previously said sanctions don't work there. illegal. president putin himself said this is akin to essentially a declaration of war by western nations. so they're not viewed very favorably from russia. we also had this suggestion from the russian foreign minister said a lot of that. in fact, these packages of sanctions were pre planned in advance and that's why most of them will give them the green light so quickly to the sunset these hysterical i would even say agonizing sanctions were initiated by the west, their scale and the speed which they've been implemented shows these measures were not far up over night. they were long prepared and are not likely to be removed. the u. s. has revealed to its allies inquires that these sanctions will remain even after the conflict ends. so this is not about ukraine. that country is being used as a tool of the west. this is about containing rushes development. because russia does not let the worst rule a yearly polar world as dictated by the u. s. with the obedience of europe,
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i don't know what europe could gain in the situation in terms of geo politics. every political analyst is saying that because of the situation, europe is losing out on future perspectives when the shuttle service. now what's going to be really interesting is what happens in regards to the black sea ports, or we know that present puting just a few days ago was talking to chancellors schultz and president macro leaders in, in the you in saying, look, if he ease up on sanctions we will open up the black sea ports for the export of grain at the export again, which many countries are saying that they desperately need at the moment. and he touched on a bit of a subject there that the sanctions aren't necessarily the most popular among you countries as well. they had a difficulty in kind of coming to an agreement the long time. but is it possible that the sanctions could negatively affect the other countries within the e u, as well as, let's say south america, other places as well, that would get an adverse effect that have nothing to do with this conflict of all
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. indeed, we've already seen plenty of evidence to show that the sanctions packages, when the ears talked about them and said that they need to hurt russia more than they heard the you. and it could be argued that actually the reverse is been true. the e u has seen record breaking inflation in several countries. food prices are only up in energy prices are going through the roof if you take the u. k, which is see outside of the you now. but it was warning in the last few days that millions of homes could be at risk of not having any heating over this winter. so re, the sanctions are having massive repercussions in the you as well. it will be look at what's happened in the last few hours after that and by the we've already seen that the price of crude oil has shocked up. once again. it's now with a $123.00 almost a barrel. and this is going to cause a lot of worry in an industry that at the moment feels that this is very precarious
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situation. people are very tightly wound up, particularly when those prices will bring down to consumers householders, and they'll end up paying much, much more for a reaction as an equal and opposite reaction. we're going to see how those reactions play out. and we know that you'll stay on top of it for us predict that right now, our prices have been on the rise and are expected to be driven up further when the partial embargo goes into effect. as you heard, charlotte just mentioned their independent political analyst outs. under bruno says, the sanctions are going to bite back against the block. the solution that say tentatively reached just a few hours ago that is to block all the ceiling shipment is also going to affect the phone number of e u countries who have interest in shipping. that oil definitely fractures at various points and i don't and them, which contrib,
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combined with the physical need for pipeline oil. to create a situation of a tense situation within the you itself. in other words, these sanctions that the use is conjuring up are only going to hurt you in the end. this is truly shooting on the wrong feet. for lack of a better metaphor. e leaders have also agreed to send a massive amount of aid, 9000000000 euros to ukraine amid and international push to support the country gripped by war. the enormous funding has raised oversight concerns as washington and brussels have failed to say how they're going to track the money that they are sending. the u. s. recently approved one of its biggest foreign aid expenditures and recent history to send $40000000000.00 of military and humanitarian assistance to give that would bring the total us spending on ukraine to $53000000000.00 since
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the start of the war. just 3 months ago. the you for its part, has already sent 1500000000 euros of military supplies, and recently allocated another 500000000 euros for additional provisions. meanwhile, the washington post has published an article about a foreign volunteer who has recently returned from ukraine, saying that his military unit was provided with american weapons that didn't actually work. dakota's cohort of foreign volunteers was attached to ukrainian military units and brought by yellow school bus to keith from which they were sent north west into an am battled town outside the capital. he was early march, they were issued entertained weapons and javelin missiles, but no batteries for the loss unit, non functional or not to be flow of american weapons to ukraine has already raked in some hefty profits for the u. s. military industrial complex. with the net worth of raphael technologies rising by almost $15000000000.00 since the start of the
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year, while lockheed martin has soared by more than $25000000000.00 during the same period . but the other day that use police force issued a stern warning that weapons the block has been supplied to give may end up in the hands of criminals and lead to further instability. in europe. we got reaction from independent investigative journalist, vanessa bailey, who questioned, where the better quality weapons provided by the west will eventually end up. the case of the ukrainian forces is not that which they would like you to believe these mercenaries are claiming that the weapons they were given were faulty. we're not working, then you have to ask where the better quality weapons ended up. they ended up in the hands of only or the, the as of and the dog and ultra nationalists brigades. or have they effectively gone through ukraine into other countries, into the hands of the u. s. proxies. number of people in the west are
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starting to question an investment into a war that really they call it when there is no way to us or do you cry or any country any member states can give assurances. but these are huge. financial packages are going to be followed through that full accountability is going to be provided to the public for those countries that are effectively providing this money. in russian senior parliament member has accused nato of violating the founding act between the alliance and moscow. that's after nato's deputy secretary general said the military block would no longer it here. 2, agreed limits on stationing troops in eastern europe near russia's borders. they took decisions. they made obligations there not to be aggressive with neighbors
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which they are doing. and to have regular consultations with nato, which they are not doing. so i think that in fact is found, the act is basically not functioning because of russia. now we have no restrictions to have robust posture in the eastern flank and to ensure that every square inch of nato's territory is protected by article 5 and our allies. russia has long considered nato expansion, a direct threat to its national security. in the late 1900 ninety's, nato and russia signed an agreement stipulating that they would not view each other as enemies. it also said that they should work together to maintain european security, and that there must not be a build up of military forces in central or eastern europe. if former, italian general has urged the you not to further provoke russia over the ukraine conflict, and instead seek an improvement in relations with moscow. if we are to succeed in negotiating an agreement with russia on ukraine's war, we must avoid provocations and unnecessary things, such as nato enlargement,
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which risks further destabilizing the region instead of strengthening security. nato has its share of responsibility for the war between russia and ukraine. we heard from former us marine corps intelligence officer, scott ritter, who thinks that nato not russia is incomplete, disregard for fundamental agreements to preserve stability in europe by not expanding eastward. deputy director general is forgotten that it was a neos continuous eastward expansion up to the borders of russia. that helped create the conditions for the current conflict. it was nato that has been operating in total disregard of the, of the founding act. i'm not russia. secretary general has forgotten statements made by both by his boss sector general johnstone bird and the other ministers of the french secretaries of defense of nato, which appeared the current conflict between ukraine in russia as an opportunity for nato to inflict
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a strategic defeat on russia. the deputy secretary general's look in the mirror and throwing accusations that russia, which are solely derived from nato's own actions. european economy is going through somewhat of a shock right now, and it doesn't look like that shark skin in any time soon. all nato has is basically so much fancy charts and arrows and lines and words. you don't have reality. reality is when they actually build up these forces and then deploy them into faces. the cost, money, forces, cost money, the equipment cost money, the basis cost money. who's going to pay for this? they know the ukranian military is notorious as of the italian has attempted to distance itself from its neo nazi will, single emblem and the western media claim to the symbol was exploited by russia to justify its military operation. a new unit as of hud. gov has changed their patches to a more traditional tried in symbol used by the ukrainian state. at the unveiling of
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a new special forces unit in carcass patches handed to soldiers did not feature the wolf angel. a medieval german symbol that was adopted by the nazis in which has been used by the battalion since 2014. instead, they featured a golden trident, the ukrainian national symbol warned by other regiments the recent photos of the new as of hark, of commanders show that they have continued to wear patches with nazi symbols on their uniforms. here we can see the so called total cops or deaths head emblem used by hitler's fs forces and since adopted by neo nazi and white supremacist groups, or cheese or among customer comments. now on what's behind this attempts to repaint the as of battalions image in the eyes of the west? i think our nation of that, sorry is battalion has already been announced in the ukrainian city of particles. we are forming new units based on the legendary is av battalions, principles in ideologies. every day there are more soldiers and they become more
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professional to day. i have the honor to present promotions to soldiers of the new unit as of carcass, which is ready to take revenge for fallen ukrainian cities. so the same principles and ideological foundations, the same principles for which the battalion was accused of committing a war crimes rate, torture and looting. according to a 2016 united nations report, he was, or just a moment of viet rolly did. mm ah ah, i was arrested by the as often as the you men, the bet me and ahead and legs for the chain fired the gun close to my ear,
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threatened to shoot me the hat or should my feet. they humiliated me and said they were going to rate me, they threatened to bring my wife and daughters in and talk to them in front of me. i could not eat for 3 days. the office of the united nations high commissioner for human rights, documented extensive views of civilian buildings in locations by the ukrainian military and massage regiment and looting of civilian property. was one of those many battalions. if, when they are what they are, you might think that says something good have changed since then, until you look at some of the recent images of as of members when they surrendered in mario poll, one glance at their tattoos may the neo nazis indication of these soldiers clear as they even the united states, a country which is now plumping ukraine money and weapons. as previously stated that the us of battalion poses a threat to americans themselves. dissolved battalion as a well known,
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ultra nationalist militia organization in ukraine, that openly welcomes neo nazis into its ranks. the group is so well known, in fact, that the 115th congress of the united states stated in its 2018 omnibus spending bill that none of the funds made available by this act may be used to provide arms, training, or other assistance to dissolve. battalion the u. n. has chronicled human rights abuses and incidents of torture in this groups relatively short history. despite these facts, as off, has been recruiting radical ising and training american citizens for years, according to the f b i. but let's take a closer look at as of battalion commander, sir gave an escal and constantine damage of political has been fighting in the boss since 2014 in just a few months earlier. he was an active member of the force, is that the least an armed qu, in capital, key of he was also the leader of a far right group that was allegedly involved in the tragedy at the house of trade
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unions in odessa, where dozens of auntie, my dad activists were burned alive in 2021 village. girl was sent to prison in ukraine for racketeering extortion and kidnapping. his so called brother in arms. constantine image of lobby for volitional speed to release from jail. and he was set free. as soon as russia special military operation began, why apparently simply because he hates russians seem only you the break lamp are going to come and was coming here. all of the released prisoners are i didn't opponents of the aggression world concept and have certain combat experienced. all risks and control mechanisms are assessed into the really, for each of them, according to russia's investigative committee, the nickel and niche, him along with other members of the us that battalion committed war crimes. when they beat up and shot, a russian military prisoners in the legs,
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political himself doesn't even deny this atrocity. most of all that was didn't happen to fit into a lawyer. there were cases when soldiers of our unit shot russian military prisoners in the legs. they had surrendered, their hands were tied and our soldiers shot them. i don't think that was right. so what to expect from this uniformed assault article from national his battalion, we already know from its leader that it was created with the same ideological foundation as its predecessor leaving observe is guessing how many more war crimes could be committed under the neo nazis symbols of as of forces, china and a group of pacific island countries have failed to reach a consensus for a regional security packed. the proposal would allow for china to uphold domestic security for such nations in exchange for more access to their natural resources. vision offered millions of dollars in financial assistance as well as free trade agreements earlier. however, the u. s. criticized china's attempt for
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a greater influence in the pacific region saying it was intimidating smaller countries. it's our alliances, our network of partnerships, that, that china envies a lot because they don't have that. those are transactions and they're not real partnerships. they are, in many cases they, they course and intimidate other nations to try to act in ways that are more beneficial to chinese interest than they are to their own. don't be too anxious and don't be too nervous. because the common development and prosperity of china and all of the other developing countries would only mean great harmony, greater justice and greater progress of the whole world. former us virginia state senator richard black says beijing's intentions in the pacific region appear peaceful and might actually foster local economic growth. you trying to,
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attempting to influence other nations. they try to influence in whatever way they can. but if you look at it, united states and great britain have almost 900 military outposts in foreign nations in other countries, trying to has a total of 5900 for the west, 5 for trial. and there was an attempt by trying to go in and take over the world. i don't think we have seen any inclination to do that. on the other hand, western nations are tended to expand and build empires with, with no terry action. you don't was the last time the china has, has attacked and other nation and just suddenly swept in and
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launched a shocking law attack on somebody never, i can understand the countries of the of asia are sort of caught in the middle. they'd probably be very happy if, if united states for less and down there course about getting them into military alliances. and they'd probably rather just trade with people not get involved in tangled alliances with either side. we should perhaps follow more of the chinese paradigm where they go in, they, they make business deals with the countries. they try, they try to get an advantage, just like the country tries to get an advantage. and, you know, the united states can do this. but there's too much of a military dimension that we haven't, and i just hope that we can. i hope we can move away from it. the un human rights
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chief has called for deeper cooperation with china falling a 6 day visit to the country. michelle boshoway urged beijing to address the concerns of the weaker community and other minorities in the country while also calling for further collaboration and interaction between the when and china. given the many intersecting global crises, facing the world today, including climate change threats to peace and security and instability in the global economic system, as well as the impact of the cove in 1900 pandemic. china has a very important role to play as a key contributor in multilateral and regional for a. however, the officials call for cooperation with china has been slammed in the western media where some are even questioning the very credibility of the un human rights office . the director of human rights watch in china is among the critics hurts you seals, you explicitly criticize the chinese government a given the abundance of evidence of some of those serious human rights crimes
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under international law was an enormous family. or if you really damages her and the office is credibility and frankly enables the chinese government to continue thinking it can commit great human rights crimes and get away with the director of the piece and future research foundation says you want officials, rhetoric on china has fallen under criticism for failing to support western stances . this is part of a cold war agenda against the criticism. is that her way of doing things diplomatically, completely different, and she's leading and creating dialogue and will be future meetings. he has managed to also say some positive things we should do about what china i've also done for human rights such as, you know, of listing. i don't know, 700000000 people out of money. they of course, have not been that way. i think what,
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what china is trying to do and should be listened to, is that none of these values can be unique. so why that is a for me, there with us throughout the day as we bring you more news and commentary, this is our to international. glad to have you with us. ah, ah, ah, ah, what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy, even foundation, let it be an arms race move is on often has very dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very critical time time to sit down and talk
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and look forward to talking to you all that technology should work for people. a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such order that conflict with the 1st law show your identification. we should be very careful about personal intelligence at the point, obviously, is to rates trust or rather than fear like to take on various charlene with artificial intelligence. real, somebody with a robot must protect its own existence with if anybody's been trapped in an elevator. 20 minutes can be pretty long time. right
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and a load trapped and an elevator for 20 minutes. not knowing what's gonna happen, not knowing where he wore suits of sensory deprivation. i think that is your life at 20 minutes an hour. not at all. yeah, the intercom is nothing i was trying to get you out. i was keeping you in is your communication? oh that's existence ah a lot more of the building. mm.

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