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theory. must protect its own existence. if. washington will pay the price for harming relations between the $2.00 countries. the expulsion of russian personnel more sanctions or a slump. the french parliament passes a controversial security bill human rights groups. sets
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a symbolic deadline of september 11th for withdrawing all u.s. troops from. saying it's time they came home it's also firmly the. neighbors to achieve in. 247 years live from the russian capital this is r.t. my names you know me to our top story. the russian foreign ministry says washington full responsibility for worsening relations between the 2 countries the white house said it was expelling diplomatic stuff and posing a wave of new sanctions. has no choice but to retaliate. but. such aggressive behavior will undoubtedly meet fam resistance and response to the
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sanctions will be inevitable washington has to understand that there will be a price for the degradation of bilateral relations and it is the us that is entirely responsible for what is happening meanwhile the russian foreign ministry summoned the u.s. ambassador in moscow for talks and he was told washington sanctions will be met like for like any attempts to the scourge that would be totally inappropriate earlier my colleagues former talk through the day's developments. as the russian reaction makes clear this latest move from the us represents a sharp hit to relations between the 2 countries and the measures being announced are quite extensive they came in the form of a 5 page executive order so what's in it let's take a look now 10 personnel from the russian diplomatic mission in washington d.c. are to be expelled and the biden administration said that that includes representatives of russian intelligence services but giving new details as to what exactly that means 32 and cities and individuals or sanctioned for quote carrying
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out russian government directed attempts to influence the 2020 u.s. presidential election comes as no surprise that that was also within the document apart from that the u.s. treasury will also be targeting a number of russian financial institutes and a 6 russian technology companies have been designated saying that they provided support to russian intelligence services allegedly facilitating malicious cyber attacks now with all that in mind the white house seems to be taking a rather paradoxical approach to russia relations with russia as in the statement outlining all of these measures they started off with a call for stable relations with moscow the biden administration has been clear that the united states desires a relationship with russia that is stable and predictable we don't think that we need to continue on a negative trajectory however we have also been clear publicly and privately that we will defend our national interests and impose costs for russian government
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actions that seek to harm us this is not the 1st time we've heard certain sentiments coming from the biden and instructions like that but then they hit moscow with the sanctions and other measures and they've also now officially laid the blame for the solar wind cyber attack at the feet of russian intelligence for a little background on that last year a piece of software called solar winds was hit with a cyber attack and those behind it gain access to digital files of so. all u.s. government agencies including the treasury the justice and state departments it was a huge deal at the time the u.s. said that they suspected that moscow was behind the attack but investigations were still going on but now the finger of blame is being firmly pointed out russia but again with this caveat that the u.s. has high confidence quote unquote in the assessment that russia is to blame but no concrete evidence has been put forward and russia has all this time of course
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denied any involvement whatsoever isn't it sharp change in tone that we've heard from america over the last couple of days because you know if you going back to then the walls talk of a summit between america and russia well exactly just 2 days ago on tuesday biden and putin spoke by phone or biden once again said that his goal was to build a stable and predictable relationship with russia and at the time he also proposed a summit between the 2 leaders to take place and a 3rd country and the biden administration has said that that summit that meeting is vital to stop the ex escalation of tensions between the 2 powers but the russian foreign ministry says that d.c.s. actions speak a whole lot louder than those sort of words joe biden was because of joe biden said he's interested in the normalization of russia u.s. relations but the actions of his administration show us the opposite the u.s. is not ready to deal with the reality of the multipolar world which shots at the
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possibility of american has humani instead they count on sanctions and interference in our internal affairs so at this point russia says that they are going to react to these measures coming from the u.s. and the white house in turn says they reserve the right to react to russia's reaction while adding and here's the kicker that it would be best if everyone restrain themselves from escalating the situation any further. or political analyst chris bambery believes sanctions are the least efficient way to resolve the current issues between moscow and washington if you recall when donald trump was 1st elected he was adamant he was going to improve a relationship with with putin and with moscow but a majority opinion in the white sows the united states military united states security and american elites in general is in favor of this hard line of encouraging a new cold war so unified in was being our friend which was cheated in suggesting talks the majority of the american people who matter in the united states the
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people who rule the united states are insistent on this cold war agenda with russia does seem that biden agree to have this summit and he seemed to be you know looking towards some sort of solution particularly towards the build up military buildup at least you create as no take in this hard to stance which channel help the process of trying to resolve matters it is to train and cannot help improve relations to moscow washington and other western powers. yet another headline stories a controversial security bill has been passed by the french parliament. powers to law enforcement bodies but has faced wind spread criticism for making it harder to call out police abuse here's r.t. charlotte dubinsky. there was rounded criticism of this bill when it was presented a year ago not just from the left from human rights organizations and also journalists who says well concerned about elements contained in this global
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security bill now one of the most controversial elements was all to cool 24 we've discussed it many times and the feelings about this is that it would continue issues in the ability of the press to do their job when it came to distributing images of police offices as a result of that controversy and the widespread protests we saw here in france the government said it was going to completely revise this particular article let's take a mind though over the protests against article 24. well
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the government said it was 3 writing that article completely but as it's been posted a there are elements still of being criticized by many article $24.00 in the bill that was posted a bipolar menteri and still contains limits on who can call and publish images over the police if they use images that publish with an intent to harm physically or mentally one of those offices on the cheek if somebody is found guilty of doing that they would then face a fine of 75000 euros or up to 5 years in jail so a pretty severe penalty for that but it wasn't just. article 24 that caused concern this no as it's been passed now gives police offices the right to film interventions that they make it is allows them to regulate the use of drones for
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the police to be able to monitor a protest potentially and it allows offices to carry their weapons even when they are off duty some have described this move as essentially making roads a dysfunctional democracy. in simple terms this law will significantly restrict freedoms the use of drones during protests and things like that this is a disaster for democracy and freedom but i think security is as important as it is true but there are people who abuse it the harm is not for freedom with selfish people and not freedom cause harm. done and you need to think if there are other tools that would be more consistent with the principle of human freedom the right to protest is our right spying on people and it's not just about concern on the streets here in france i knew when panel of experts also raise concerns
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about this new saying that it was incompatible with international human rights. the bill could lead to significant violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in particular the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression so despite those continuous calls to scrap this bill it has been imposed on thursday by parliamentarians 75 eating before it 33 against it but human rights organizations say this isn't the end they say that they will continue to challenge this law when it now goes to francis constitutional court and it's that last decision will be made as to whether this bill will become. law. it is a big day for russian science with a cancer specialist from becoming the 1st ever russian to be officially made a member of the prestigious american surgical association igor is currently
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leading college just he is a pioneer of keyhole surgery for cancer treatment in the country during his 30 year long career there were dr 7 major studies and almost $300.00 papers well done to him well let's say the take martin mccauley or 3rd russia specialist on this morning is the 1st time in history when a russian has become a member of the association in the u.s. how important is that for the image of russian medicine the broad today. now that's very important indeed because the top russian specialists are among the best in the world and if i could resist same in the soviet union talks soviet doctors and specialists were among the best in the world and that pioneered space medicine and so on so they told russian specialists have always had this high reputation well those who have had contact with russia and so on they know that they have they have
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been specialists and they have the key institutes and so on and they produce these vaccines which which reveals that they are scientifically going to advance and now this is normally important is pretty duce because he's the 1st russian to be admitted to this very important surgical association but also i don't time of enormous tension between the united states should prove that if you put politics aside when you go to medicine or science or literature or anything else there is really quite a lot of common ground between russia and the united states they can come together and you don't have the conflict you have in politics and indefensible terms it's a great point though isn't it because we've seen more recently more than ever that medicine is not a new into politics when it comes for example clearly at this time to cover 1000 facts seems how would you evaluate the recognition today given that us russian
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relations as he's been going through are going through perhaps one of the frostiness times in decades. i'm afraid they are and that's very regrettable that the 2 sides congregated 2 countries countries find a common language and would who could president biden and president putin can find some common language in the future president but the star not in the wrong foot but it's very very important to these 2 countries come together and the. next scene is as good as any other in the world probably scientific point of view but unfortunately because it's russian there is a campaign against it because they see a lot of that in the west and other countries think we go to this russian it has to be bad you know there's something wrong with it it's not really very good that means they have no understanding at all of the high level of the russian reds and russian sounded new treatments. and they've had a long tradition it's not it's not something you know it's happened the last 510
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years and they spit it out for a 100 years and it's a pity isn't it because he has been going through that the politics problems there but on a level when it comes to people if got this naro ag the country's cooperating and medical issues cancer treatment you that's vitally important to so many people you've got nothing roles cosmos you know going to the stars to gather it there's always being good communication between those 2 it's just a pity that it's overshadowed isn't it by certain sniping. no it's very very unfortunate but the course these things are more important than politics mentions more important because it's your life i had cancer i had prostate cancer and i had an operation i didn't go through chemotherapy but nowadays the surgeon told me it would be keyhole surgery and. he didn't practice it that you all should practice had laser taken root while we're brain the brain surgeon breast cancer and so on and this is the way that medicine is going ahead medicine is international medicine
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international you don't make a distinction between one country to another you know in fact as somebody in chile are already join no one who comes up with some new idea that becomes important wolf not only for that country and so our medicine is universal and it's vital because it's it's you know it's life or death. decision or an invention or discovery by the shiners in russia may in fact several lives in britain or you know it was very or and the congress can happen it certainly can well congratulations that you court cut cost fair becoming the 1st in the field 1st russian to achieve that honor in the u.s. and thank you very much as well martin for giving us your take on it martin mccauley author russia analyst live in r.t. thank you. for the telephone is warning that problems will be come ponded if the u.s. and allied forces fail to withdraw from afghanistan before the may 1st deadline
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struck last year an hour that's important because it comes as joe biden wants this week that all u.s. and nato troops will be finally polled died later than that mid september at saying that they have been in the country too long he also called on regional powers to offer more support to afghanistan america parts are senior correspondent steve has been looking at the story. joe biden says this is it the end of the afghan war no more extentions apart from well these last one until september we cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in afghanistan hoping to create ideal conditions for the drawn and expecting a different result according to the deal struck between trump and the taliban america was supposed to be gone in a couple of weeks time by may 1st but the president the new president claimed that didn't give him enough time the new date is symbolically september 11th and the
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thousands of u.s. and nato troops on that date will have left in light of this and recognizing that there is no military solution to the challenges have ganesan faces and lies have determined that we will start their withdrawal of the residents are told mission full says by may fast new d.n.a. 2 wants to be in afghanistan knew would be but they went to do a job to make sure that al qaida and its ilk never make it home again and the only thing worse than staying in afghanistan is leaving before that job is done which has the potential to cost 20 years of war and bloodshed and effort to the win over common goal it's clear afghanistan should never again serve as a haven for terrorists to attack our hometowns so a presence is conditions based. well no our ally wants to stay in afghanistan
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longer than necessary we will not leave before the time is right it's the us government itself is divided and i'm on a to germany for example which previously opposed the withdrawal czech republic came out and said that this is the wrong decision but that they'll pull out in solidarity leaving behind a vast dangerous and uncertain ballot vacuum the war isn't over almost 2000 people have been killed that have got a start in the 1st 3 months of this year but now that's a problem for others it will ask other countries of the countries in the region to do more to support of kynaston especially pakistan as well as russia china india in turkey. you know you have a significant stake in the stable future for afghanistan under stab at the taliban and now is believed to be more powerful than at any point in 20 years they control
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a contest more than half the country and that's with thousands of nato troops keeping them at bay with those foreign troops gone what's to stop them taking law but siege in kabul and doing decades of humanitarian and human rights progress would they still feel obligated to root out hard line terrorists i mean. the u.s. never came here for the benefit of afghanistan no one was happy with the u.s. coming here and i don't think many people will be sad to see them leave the u.s. came to afghanistan for its own interests and that includes nato and all other foreign troops which are under the orders of washington when the u.s. came in 2001 they vowed to deliver peace in afghanistan but they failed we could never trust american promises i get it if the u.s. soldiers leave afghanistan i think the situation will become worse because our country's security forces are not equipped well enough to fight against the taliban
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who have had the weaponry the us promised many times in recent years about withdrawing its troops but nothing happened we help for peace let's see what will happen when i was there even as you know the u.s. came to ensure security in afghanistan and as you know the situation has become worse day by day conflicts increased and now the americans are leaving i don't think the americans want afghanistan to prosper they're just seeking a way to flee from the mess they made and they are thinking about the afghan people right now as i mean i think it could be good if we get peace the afghan people want peace it's a good idea that america leaves of ghana stand with the afghan people are tired of war the taliban also angry they feel cheated again by this withdrawal deal a already field commanders are promising nightmare for foreign troops until they pull out. and on that note the american and european pack spends who lost trillions of dollars in this war
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a left to hope for the best at sea no guarantees no progress the result of the afghan war is that everyone's been left to hoop for the best. for us yes the of taking us through the world i'm very happy to welcome live on to the program patricia de janeiro international affairs expert speaking to us from new york welcome the new deadline patricia for troops to be out of the country september 11th do you think that's the end for the u.s. in afghanistan completely unfortunately probably not i think there are a lot of forces out there who intend on lobbying. to keep the war effort going with and my mind is a mistake i think that we knew quite a long time ago that this or it's not an effort to be moved for
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by its force and military and where is. absent for diplomacy economic support and also for the afghans. able to get themselves into a governance structure where they were all with operating and governing all the provinces and differences in their own country no matter what anybody really thinks of the taliban patricia they have sizable power they've got a lot of support what what they say to a certain extent in many swathes of this country goes no they have said there will be problems unless foreign troops leave by may 1st is not as menacing as it sounds do you think. well you know i mean the truth is that the taliban has shadow governments throughout the country they have saddled mayors there's other governors they have saddle representatives and they are quite influential and they're an
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enemy right now is anybody that is in their mind to being supported by x. term powers now having said that i mean we you know how also seen an agreement between the united states and that's hala by whether we like it or not it has happened during the last administration and their agreement was no u.s. forces would be in tatts if the u.s. would leave by may 1st now that agreement has been adhered to now i think for all the afghan population it's time to move to the next step meaning that the u.s. does have to bring troops out but the taliban themselves has to realize that afghanistan is now part of an international community and it needs to work with its
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at sternal partners to bring in more economic prosperity and abilities for the afghan people to live in the way that you know they have desired which means and chick a certain good health care and women being able to be part of society and i think these are the issues that are there can be very challenging and very difficult for this time there are fears as well of a civil war could develop in the power void will be left from what you've seen which is a how real is the possibility. well i just got back from there not about 2 months ago so i think it's a very well it's a it's already a real possibility and i'll tell you why the reason and is because the taliban right now is fighting with the ask and defense and security forces they are of the mind that these forces are western central and western influence american
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lives and otherwise so that particular civil war is arty happening and i feel for these troops who are putting. real dedication into securing and helping their country but yet where they find themselves is fighting their own and brothers and sisters who are in the talabani and both sides both sides are fighting each other and paying dearly with lives. and those who get caught in between which are also their afghan brothers and sisters though this is an important thing that we need to keep in mind it does seem . and i suppose i'm being generous here like i'm it messy exit because after 20 years you know if nothing's perfect he is never going to be a clean slice that's for enough but you've got joe biden saying he's not going to us regional powers to do more to support of galveston cannot be translated patricia
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saying not our problem somebody else is you sort of. you know i don't think america or allies a lot of say this is not our problem anymore i think though what needs to happen is a recognition that military and force men and military solutions are not being trained and the situation this whole in intervention was originally to disrupt the terrorist. his ability to hurt the united states and i think we've done well we haven't been as allied partners. and this includes other. you know regional partners including russia and china and iran 7 7. is that we really haven't gotten together as an international community and been able to support the growth and the progress for the people and the population here the war this whole situation has been mismanaged by us all and i mean the u.s.
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is a leader in the beginning but i think that we all have a responsibility and spoiling i mean possibilities of making a better outcome for the afghan people and the country as a whole patricia we have a 30 seconds left i just wanted to get your take on what you think happens next that new crystal ball of course but from what do you think with the deadline set in place with the resistance from the taliban how does this play out over the next few months. well i you know i really do i think the international forces you to get out there it's a massive to fix and to save quite bluntly it's not very it's still not being very well managed serve every well thought out i'm fortunately the afghans are gun point 223 the repercussions of western mismanagement which happened
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after the withdrawal of the soviet union and every other invader that tried to win there the british before them and it probably will happen now when the afghans you to do very quickly and learn to get along and learn to figure out figure out how they need to solve their own and kind of create a cocoon to help keep some of that western spoiled because there are spoiling their ability to do so out of that picture chris thank you very much for your time and your thoughts appreciate all the. food for thought really patricia degeneres international affairs expert. well that is are a lot for know from the newsroom bus no need to reach for the remote because more great programs get their start in moments find out what's being served up after the break.
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