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[000:00:00;00] the who's this ours headline stories, ukraine fires. it's human rights commissioner in part for a spreading unverified information about a legit russian war crimes. first statement had been widely picked up by western media. we are in training m p. k. i can't guarantee new rockets at receiving from the u. s. won't send off the targeting russian territory by washington, claiming it has commitments from ukraine against that happening. while the us encourages the e u to ditch russian oil, president biden appears to bach trunk on his own pledge, blowing, buying the fuel at
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a cheaper price. a british citizen face is extradition to the u. s. after allegedly violating american sanctions on north korea, shared his fears with archie about the global impacts of such time. i think it's very, very warring concerns to, to the international community, to which law as we should or shouldn't the use lie for international use center in moscow. this is our t pleasure to have your company today. my name's unit illegal. ukraine has fired it's human rights commissioner, in part for a spreading on verified information about a trustworthy she allege were committed by russian troops in the country. her removal comes after her claims were widely covered by western media. are senior correspondent, murat garcia, picks up the story,
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a warning. it includes some disturbing accusations. day a nice week. so then, months after a month, the world over was barraged with stories horrific stories of rape and unspeakable acts committed, allegedly by russian forces in ukraine and such acts of violence, raping children little girls, 11 years old, repeatedly in front of their mother's or repeat mapping their mothers and friends, the children with each day more and more credible reports of re killings, torture are emerging. the phones with, you know, hundreds of cases of rape had been recorded, including under age girls, very young children. and even a baby. it's just scary to talk about it, but it's true, it happened. women and girls right now are facing the worst kind of fear and violence. and we know already i'm from the analyses that have been done. they've
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been the victims of not just murder and rape. like kidnapping. many of these stories grew to be unbelievable. and that's not a figure of speech. people including ukrainian officials in the government, stop taking them seriously. they became an embarrassment. so ludicrous was some of them ago. the woman behind these stories demila denise of a, who was ironically, ukraine's human rights commissioner was fired a year before her term was officially up the unclear focus of the on buds men's media work on the numerous details of sexual crimes committed in an unnatural way. and rape of children in the occupied territories that could not be confirmed by evidence, only harmed ukraine. her stories became so ridiculous that even members of the ukrainian media, which, which itself is in war propaganda mode intervened. 18 i'm journalist, together with 51 lawyers and human rights activists,
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and others penned an open let calling on her to dial it down. that the graphic stories published by ha about months old douglas being raped with a variety of objects. caroll up the people that this was a productive or, you know, decent sexual crimes during the war or a tragedy of families. a difficult and traumatic topic. not a topic for publications. in the spirit of the scandalous chronicle. we are forced to trust the official information that comes from officials in a state of martial law a priori. we do not have the opportunity to verify it from other sources. in this way, we are spreading messages from the commissioner for human rights, in fact, taking them on faith as centrally. they asked that the stick to things that actually happened. all of these stories can be tracked back to denita and that seem most specifically the social media posts made by them. and that's where all the trailed stop, almost all of her raped claims,
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se ukrainian journalists are without evidence or witnesses, despite her own less than honest approach. then etha has been a vocal proponent for an international criminal tribunal to apparently bring russian troops to justice for things that she had lie. the bath, i think we should look at yugoslavia and rolanda. these are the examples that we all know about. there is the un international court of justice and the international criminal court. we need to push for the creation of a special tribunal. naturally, the niece of a has been blind to verify reports and footage of ukrainian troops murdering, torturing and mutilating brushing prisoners of war and even ukrainian civilians deemed to be pro russia and get the human rights apparently. but these telling isn't it, when you own politicians who are bent themselves on making the russians seem as terrible as possible,
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that they fly for being simply too outrageous. and just all those points raised by murat conservative talk radio, steve. gail believes media outlets in the west are slowly beginning to question more than nor it's have coming from kith. you know, the allegations that this lady was putting out there were horrific was even more horrific as if they were just outright buys and intended to create a propaganda scheme that would drive people up and, and create an anti russia mentality around the world. again, based on lies, there are plenty of reasons to question the invasion to question what ukrainians have done in the war as well. but there's been so much propaganda that you know, getting the truth out has been almost impossible. but i do think you're starting to see some recalculation in the u. s. media, at least among some to, to be a bit more skeptical of the stories and the propaganda that's been pushed out. and again, this is, in this case just been repeated without any verification or any basis of truth. we
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saw that with the suppose it ukrainian soldiers who had had mock a russian warship and they were supposed to all wiped out, turned out not to be true. you saw with the ghost pilot ukrainian fighter pilot that had shot down what a dozen russian fighter jets turned out not to be true. and yet the u. s. media and other world meet you just repeated those things ad nauseum. hopefully we're starting to see the truth start to eat out of bed and, and perhaps maybe he'll not only the reputations of those countries involved. but also the journalist who've been either duped or been complicit. some developments to bring you to powerful explosions have rock the sea of his own port. city of bertie video emerged on line, showing a large column of smoke rising into the sky. local authorities claim the blast where the result of mine clearance works conducted in the area after the ukrainian army retreated. 30 on is not fully under the control of russian forces. while
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in western ukraine, this footage purports to show a strike on the city of laval, where according to kiev officials, a railway tunnel that runs through the co pay thi, and mountains at reportedly used to deliver western weapons and supplies to ukraine . was targeted by russian rocket. local officials say 5 people were wounded. the russian defense ministry house, and as yet commented on the allegations. li, threats of a larger scale war has been raised after a ukrainian member of parliament admitted and local tv that russian infrastructure is a legitimate target with american supplied weapons. the remarks come off to the u. s. a great to supply advance rocket systems to give we undertake certain obligations, but no one can guarantee where the rocket will fly there. yet earlier washington agreed to send a new 700000000 dollar military aid package to ukraine, including a number of advance rocket launchers that can hit targets up to 300 kilometers away
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the by did ministration was only agree to supply rockets for that with a maximum range of 80 kilometers, but that's still double the range of it's how witcher's, which washington has been supplying to kia and would be enough to hit russian territory, which only 70 kilometers between the ukrainian city of harcourt and russia's belgrade, located near the border, the pentagon said keep house promise, those weapons won't be used to strike russia bouts, despite the u. s. defense secretary, previously admitting they had little information about arms, distribution and ukraine. anything you're doing on the territory of ukraine is defensive. in this context, the on the formal assurances that they will not use these systems to target russian territory in terms of our ability to track the weapons that are going in. as you know, we don't have any forces on the ground. so that's, that is difficult for us to do. also reports emerging now that by dead ministration is discussing sending new drones to ukraine,
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called griego. they can in gauge both ground and earth targets up to 11 kilometers away. they can also fly for up to 30 hours, gathering intelligence data kia was previously supplied with turkish drones, although most were taken off by russia, nor defense. while on the claims now, the by the administration is also planning to send long range groans to ukraine. here's our to come to peter ritual. morrison. washington is increasingly going all in on the conflict in ukraine while still pretending that it's not really loves. now reuters is reporting that the by the administration is wanting to sell for and q one c great eagle drones to ukraine. they can be locked and loaded with up to 8 hell fire mrs. each. the move raises a lot of questions. like, for instance, how washington could possibly still argue that it's only helping cubes to defend itself with defensive weapons. when these drones are theoretically quite capable of
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offensive attacks. they can fly for at least 30 hours. autonomy mostly giving the long range strike capabilities, which would represent a risky new development in conflict. and who exactly would be piloting these unmanned aerial vehicles. according to writers, the plan would be for american personnel to quickly train ukrainian operators to fly them over the course of just a few weeks. but how is it possible to really prove who exactly is operating a drone, this pilot remotely from behind a screen that could really be located anywhere on earth? we've already seen how this can work. jeremy cia a's drone straight program targeting g. hottest in countries like pakistan, somalia, libya and yemen. a major pet project, a former president, brock, obama, american drones flying at bases in africa. and the middle east were piloted by
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american operators who could have been sitting a world away. a few years ago, former cia deputy director of operations, jap, divine, told me just how much he absolutely loves drove. and i told him that i'm pretty sure that i know why. they can certainly help to thicken the funding for and to really muddy the waters for the degree of american involvement in ukraine. how would any one know who's actually the trigger between the american trainer and ukrainian trainee? the new york times recorded and made an american intelligence. he's already healthy ukraine to target and kill russian general. and washington has a history of hiding conveniently behind allies to target suppose so. washington were wanting to get more heavily involved in ukraine while enjoying plausible deniability. well, it certainly seems that drums will be the way to go. other nato countries are also offering their supplies to keep up with german shelter,
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short pledging short ranger to our missile systems known as iris c, which berlin has admitted it currently doesn't have any stock of itself in london is negotiating with the united states on the supply of american rocket launcher units, former pentagon security michael list believes european countries are being put under us pressure us has pushed the nato countries into this predicament. and, and they are, and the european countries really are now their own backs against the wall. they weren't prepared for this. they weren't prepared for the, the escalation over of this crisis to the point that it is right now. and it's relying once again on the us to try and, and backfill as we call it. clearly they are, they were under us pressure to do something and you get to see the, the defense minister and the defense military,
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sorta cringing at that at that announcement because they knew that they don't have the, the, the, the equipment in their, and their stocks. they don't even have it in their inventory. a lot of these weapons are going into the hands of the as a battalion and the other neo nazi groups that, that are now part of the ukrainian military. and we have no way of knowing how they're being used or that could be sold for that matter and maybe even sold to terrorist groups. we have no, we have no way to judge what the end use of those weapons are. and these are rather sophisticated weapons, even small arms, and given the volume, a weapons that have been sent. there is no accountability, and this is another prescription for disaster. okay, another story to bring you today. a british citizen is facing extradition to the u . s. from saudi arabia,
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after allegedly violating american functions on north korea, washington claims he illegally shared knowledge of crypto current take technologies with young young during a conference in the country. christopher douglas sentences wanted for allegedly conspiring to violate the international emergency economic powers act, specifically conspiring to violate united states sanctions on the democratic people's republic of korea. by working with an american citizen to legally provide crit to currency unblocked chain technology services to the democratic people's republic of korea. crypto currency expert chris rams traveled to north korea in 2018 to participate in the conference the following year. a fellow speaker at the event us national virgil griffith was arrested by american authorities under the same charges. christopher no faces. mister griffith was sentenced to over 5 years in prison. 30 year old christopher himself is now in saudi arabia. after being
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arrested at the border earlier this year, with your mother's to speak to chris to save us a british citizen, he never thought he could be subject to american law in a 3rd country and still questions. why not should be the case? the u. s. i choose as he of breaking its international sanctions when you spoke at the conference in north korea. what's your main thought of occupation? yeah. well, you know, my main thought in the accusation is that it's groundless to, to give you some color before i travel to north korea. i'm a, i'm a british citizen, i'm not american. i check all the guidance for my country. i checked the un resolutions on north korea to check that i wouldn't be breaking any law laws or any sanction laws whatsoever. the, the british government, which is where i'm from, and have not charged me with anything. they haven't somebody guilty of anything. i was detained due to
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a into poll read. notice that was issued by the united states. saudi arabia does not have an extradition treaty with the united states. however, that doesn't mean that i wouldn't be extradited from here. so the process now is essentially waiting and submitting all defense, which we've, we've done to, to see what the outcome is really. in addition to that, we've challenged the where we are challenging the already notices. we feel that it is totally unfair and obviously totally unjust. when you travel to north korea, were you aware of the possibility that you were in danger of breaking us law? absolutely not. as it, as a british citizen, i had no idea that i would be subject to american law if any other country in the world which performs similar acts where they say that you can be convicted for a crime that a wasn't committed within the territory of the country and b and this the acts the i e, correct, that i'm being accused of clearly clearly states that it only applies to us
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citizens. so if i can be extradited for this crime, am i think it raises some very, very warring concerns to, to the international community as to which those we should or shouldn't a bay. a and in my view, you know, if, if i am extradited, then we should be teaching american law in every single school in the world. because we will clearly, clearly subject to it the german foreign minister has said, ukraine shouldn't be granted you candidate status, but valid. there'll be no shortcuts to its membership. when mid plague, i'll fed you krajina. we cannot flam the door in ukraine's face. now, it's not enough to say you belong to europe. we need to say you belong to the you. it won't be a fast accession process. there can't be any shortcuts. earlier, the italian prime minister said some major european states are not in favor of ukraine becoming a huge member. however, mario druggie that states he remains fully supportive of care of unbelief,
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giving candidacy status to ukraine would be an important symbolic gesture. so stangler craner, i support ukraine and becoming a member of the e. u. i have done so from the start, all of the major european states, except italy are objecting to ukraine becoming a member of the you. so we may request a candidate status that this is not currently expected because of the opposition from some countries just to out to the, the korean foreign minister says, care is tired of hearing about alternative scenarios on how it can join the e. u. last week, president lensky even demanded. the dutch prime minister, give a clear answer on whether there's a place for ukraine in the block. the country was told they must go through the established stages. well, we spoke to an italian independent journalist on the issue who believes even a you candidacy status is of reach for ukraine. so the got to look it. she, at the moment, everything could be done except symbolic gestures such as simply talking about
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allowing ukraine to be a candidate for the european union government also because we know that from an official point of view, it is almost impossible. and so all this talking just creates more provocations. what druggie says doesn't make any sense. in italy, we have long known that drug, his words are often false drug. he spoke about ukraine's candidacy as a symbolic gesture. that makes no sense. the west continues to promise you crane things that it will probably never get. ukraine in my opinion, is now a victim of the war. waged by the united states and nato also involving russia. but of course, ukraine is in the middle of all this business. and in my opinion, the european states and the united states of america, misled ukraine, that it can win, or that it can resist. i believe that korean has no chance of winning this war. kia
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will simply have to accept moscow's demands, i think with now similarly, mixed signals coming from the west over russian oil. president biden has a nice it should still be bought by western countries to stop mosque was selling it to others on making profits. a sentiment put forward by the european commission had some days ago as well. we'll just cross lie to the us and our correspond. rachel blevins. hi there, rachel? yeah, give us a breakdown of what looks on the face of it, contrasting views on the same issue by the american leader. yeah, it seems like the white house could be pursuing yet. another change in policy as president bite at now says you would consider reversing his own ban on russian oil . but just as long as the u. s. gets a discount in russia, does it make too much of a profit? so you have the, the, the, the issue is occurring now as you have europe deciding that they're going to further curtail the purchase of russian oil. and there's
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a whole lot of consideration going on about what can be done to maybe even purchase the oil. but at a limited price, so that it has to be sold, the overwhelming need for the, for the russian to sell it. and it would be sold at a significantly lower price than the market is generated. now. now this is a rather vague quote, but it could be explained by the fact that maybe biden is getting ready to start actually tackling the soaring gas prices that we've seen all across the united states over is important to note that this is a significant change in rhetoric from what we've heard from the president, even just in recent month for this month by announced the united states of van, all imports of russian energy making clear the american people would not be part of subsidizing putting the brutal, unjustified war against people. ukraine. there will be no longer an ar stream to we will bring it into us. now,
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all of this kind of russian oil imports to the us have stored in response to the news that there would be a ban. but even so, the u. s. continues to call on europe to cut off its reliance on russian supplies and to become, quote, unquote, energy independent. however, former officials have said that if you continue to listen to the us, there will be a long term impact that will be felt all across europe. this will destroy all european economy. there are no proposed solutions on dealing with what will be called to an atomic bombing of hungary economy in the event of a possible embargo on russian oil impulse. 3 use decision on the embargo of russian oil instead of homing. russia will tara, cause all europeans at the price of $5.00 euro's curly to gasoline. the sanctions are not functioning, the ruble has not fallen. russia is not fading the financial impact. and when it does feel it will be over,
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but the price will be paid by european citizens post him will keep his smug smile. an oil and gas will just go elsewhere because the demand is high. now the white house has yet to get any clear direction as to what it actually plans to do. but biden's latest quote signals that he could be ready to start focusing on americans and their concerns. after months of focusing on ukraine has his approval ratings remain your record lows with the mid term elections right around the corner. lie from america's capital city are cheese racial blevins. thanks, rachel. and economist and author michael hudson believes the u. s. has never been willing to make any sacrifices when it comes to supporting ukraine. russia needs a crude oil, is some good refineries are specifically set up the handle rushing crude oil. and if it doesn't work, the russian crude oil, they simply have to close down the refineries. and they don't want to do that. the
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united states is make it made it clear. it is not going to make any sacrifice at all on the conflict with russia. all of the sacrifice is to be made by europe and by latin america and africa that are going to be squeezed by the higher prices. so we're dealing with will stand. i think he must have thought that he was going to be able to squeeze rushes balance and payment so much. russia would be desperate and the united states could say, well, ok, we know you need foreign exchange will pay you half of the normal price. and so he's trying to get a cheap deal. that would mean a profits for the american oil industry. just imagine of the american know companies and the refineries goodbye russian oil cheaper. they would be enormously profitable, and the oil industry is the most powerful political lobby in the united states. so all russia can say is nice try, but no, no wildly you and is warning
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a combination of factors are exacerbating global starvation. the european commission president is putting the blame for the food crisis on one personnel. well, the most drastic situation in africa, particularly they saw hell at region, is a 5000 kilometer belt of lunch size of the sahara desert. 18000000 people, their face, severe starvation in the upcoming months, due to a combination of the ukraine conflict. the pandemic and climate change. hunger that is already at quote, sell alarming level is likely to worsen by the end of the summer here. so the situation is playing out and my leave on that was the fact that states in the region to come to like other countries in the sal reach. and molly is facing a food crisis caused by drought due to climate change, as well as an unstable security environment. there are 2 aspects for much of the population to move to new areas. and now molly is a country with
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a high rate of urbanized ation and by 2050 is expected the half of the country's population will live in cities or to me or the population is becoming increasing the urbanized. it's also extremely young, with 2 out of 3000000 citizens are under the age of 251 in france. the ratio is one out of 3. this comes as the country has won the highest birth rates in the world with almost 6 children per woman had to offer. thus, in 60 years, the population has increased from just over 5000000 to waive at 20000000 people. that is almost 4 times these figures are expected to double again in the next 15 to 20 years. consequently, the authorities of the country face a difficult task to solve the issues related to the growth of the population. as it can become a base of wealth for the country, provided that the younger generation can receive education and work with the support of the government. the head of the african union has put the blame for the distribution to food shipments on the crippling sanctions against russia. the
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country has been cut off from the swift financial system that allows international transactions not as complicated and even made impossible payments for russian grain which is crucial for african state. african 1st analyst lawrence freeman feels they left us on little to help some of the globes poorest nations of famine that focusing its efforts on blaming. moscow hunger existed before either colgate or the russian ukraine conflict. but the primary course for the shortage of food in africa and hunger is the lack of development. and this has been going on for decades. and the western institutions, europe, united states, have done nothing to actually alleviate hunger. the west has been totally hypocritical, millions and millions and millions of people going hungry and dying in
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africa. the united states in europe turned back on africa because they will develop the nation. heezer hit the critical statement, blaming the food shortage when russia is false. and as i say, hypocritical, because it doesn't tell the truth about noon line africa, the decades of the west is going to, when people in africa died, all american going that war for on how it's being tackled about her focus next here on our t, our short talk, healing from hate, gets going right ahead. stay close. aah! to what he's got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy even foundation, let it be an arms race. his on offenders. very dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful very
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