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ah, ah, breaking news this hour. turning off the top speller, roost temporarily shots an oil pipeline which runs from russia to poland on into the e. u on schedule maintenance is the stated reason for the halt. but comes of a time of heightened tensions between minced and brussels. all not issue the e you say said will use all tools, outage disposal to stop the migrant and flux from belarus into poland. dots as polish border guards, fire a tear gas on water coming up. refugees. a sharp divide emerges over poland tactics with france slamming plans for a massive wall to be built on the border. we look at the tough line being taken against people crossing from belarus, while migrant boats are freely crossing the mediterranean. and germany considers
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imposing drastic coven rules on the on vaccinated joining a growing list of countries to do so that the government struggles to coordinate. it's pandemic response submit a power transition. ah 247 use live from the russian capital. this is our t. my name's unit o'neill. hello and welcome to the program. belarus has shut down a major oil pipeline which runs from russia to poland on on to other you countries . minsk blamed on scheduled maintenance and said the stoppage would last. 3 days. less get more. i'll miss from our correspondent here in the studio at elliott katrinka, juliet. we heard warnings didn't we? not so long ago from the bell, russian president about potentially shutting down fuel supplies to europe. daughter
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come via baller roost. coincidence or otherwise this rumps off events. you didn't hi again. well, this is actually the number one intrigue, whether there are any links between this closure of the operations in this throws more friendship pipeline. what i want to make clear though is that we're talking about an oil pipeline and also earlier warnings by the, by russian president, alexander lucas angle, about the potential shut down of a gas pipeline. well technically there aren't because mens curb is saying that's the reason for this is just that something needs to be fixed and this is something that's only gonna laugh for 3 days. more importantly, we're talking about completely different transit routes, completely different pipelines and a different kind of commodities being supplied all in the one hand in the gas on
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the other. so on paper it looks like this doesn't have anything to do with politics, but again, we do remember how last week, alexander lucas shank go. his rhetoric was very aggressive. he pretty much said that if the e leaders don't behave themselves, he is ready to cut off gas supplies from the europe, the amal pipeline. and this is something very important because we do remember that we're hot on the heels of an energy crisis in europe. that mostly had to do with gas, skyrocketing and gas prices, as something that we were seeing throughout september and october. and this was very serious. and it could be that mister lucas ankle could be as sending a signal to europe that i'm ready to pull the strings, maybe do something with his oil pipeline and let the e leaders think at what may happen next. so is this a signal or that, is this not,
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not a signal. we don't know, but this could be the way he's thinking at this point. an important point though, we perhaps, should touch on the energy supplies. the beller is transits through its territory don't belong to minsk, has russia responded to developments. well, 1st of all, if we're talking about the duma while pipeline which is used for all deliveries from the all fields and central russia to countries such as poland, hungary, the czech republic, germany, the russian side for now is rather call because they're saying that if it's only for 3 days. that is not going to affect the total quantity of supplies in a month. so with that there. okay. but actually vladimir potent who often supports alexander lucas shane go. we know that barrows and russia are close allies when mister putin heard about this threat from the bar was in the president of
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a potential closures of the gas pipeline. he was rather critical about it. here's what exactly you said a to insure theoretically, alexander lucas shingo can shut down the gas pipeline as the president of a transit country. he can probably give an order to cut off our supplies to europe if you hold this would be a violation of our transit contract. i hope it doesn't come to this. if it happens, it will cause great damage to the european energy sector. at one contribute to the development of our relations with bella, bruce indian leg. so moscow really doesn't want any more volatility on the gas market. at least judging from what vladimir putin is saying. so mister putin's remarks were rather calm in a very diplomatic, i should say, this though isn't, does something that we're supposed to expect from europe because they're very aggressive when it comes to alexander lucas angle. they're aggressively reacting to
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anything. he says anything he's the he does, they are blaming him for waiting. a hybrid war are against the european union. so just wait till the european leaders say something about this late as decision to temporarily closed rouge bar or friendship. the oil pop on that we've just been talking about. if i show you what's your tickets true, that's our correspondent alia katrinka. yeah, a lot of interesting points raised there by our correspondent about today's developments. let's try and dig further into them with dr. mum, do sell a may professor of energy economics at the e s. c p. europe business school in london. you are very welcome. so there we have a just days after president lucas jenko threatened to shut a gas pipeline to europe. an oil pipelines close for a scheduled maintenance. do you believe belarus would play such a political hand right now? well, is she gonna that it will defend its into us abuse and
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sanctions in on it by the union. but i have a feeling that then william bell, which is a lot of russia, william, i doing something without crashes out the blue one, maybe, and the back ground. russia is getting a signal to germany. that if you will, graham, jim, you don't believe a case about giving an open ocean. i license to her sitting in the 2 things will get bad for you and i think we ruth, and see that i would then say that better was, wouldn't give me an action which were the effect that i shan't, gas supplies and supplies to the room without me
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without having a rush. yeah. just addressing them directly as you allude to russia, supplies out oil, meaning that a most likely at, in other words, it would, it really would draw moscow into the dispute. do you think that would be reason enough that this is not bela roost? engaging in an energy war? oh well yeah. is it? yes me. yeah. and they don't belong to the sub i me. valuations, guys supplies and a brand new, i mean. and then to solve the problem of not seeing any way i ran. and she'd been here that time russia when grow your own way to burst in that they could put a heavy price if they try to continue with the threats of
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the very 1st thing. i mean, accusation of non stream, which 1st i shot more and then b1x1b. that what are the alternatives for the e you at the moment, if all supplies from bell resort cut it goes into a number of, of a you countries. how vital is that? it is not that right. i mean, the pipeline defense should only by applying sub lines one through a, you know, here is clear, but then i'm getting that from the east. that is no problem. i thought, but the him is that russia good have a look at that. it takes it, it's bad to deal with europe in europe when it comes to guys. and i share so far
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as i get need to sub riley contracted amount. so guess if you aren't on that with your on sent to a, with a supplies, they have to play a game with the same to. and i think when that chesapeake, if baller roost is resorting to such measures, and we will know more after this 3 day period passes, such as cutting fuel supplies. is that pressure going to resolve the ongoing dispute with the e. u. of course, brussels won't say it directly to won't be headlines about it, but perhaps in back channel, as you say, it's going to be a cold winter. the want to get this issue solved or is it simply going to make matters worse in relations between the 2 of my not sort of the problem, but when i was an old man in europe maintenance might be as
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a man about that sanctions. i guess there was, but at least in mud. mm alterra. and of course, it was good to him to have some side effects on that bob, russia. russia is not going to, i do. it's such a list because i'm alive. but at the same time, russia will not bad barrows, do a little derek jeter. and me give me just this morning when it's some loans of guys and only do so. yeah, well a and many many gym and 9 to do a very loud. it's aptitude, thought it's been that it was opinion, but as i said, that will be in the zone. we might not get, you know, during the sam again,
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but i would, but i shall live in, i think in ripley brownie gaz and i will be only a new one. yeah. well, thank you so much for giving us such a rapid reaction to today's developments and taking the call doctor mom to sell me . professor benner, she economics at the s c p europe business school in london. thank you very much. while belarus has condemned poland, border crock don calling it violence against people on another countries territory . this is the backdrop to what we just been speaking about polish border guard to fenced off. the frontier firing water come and tear gas to prevent migrants from breaking through the top. you an official claims to be on aware of the cracked on despite pictures being broadcast to the world. ah,
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with the ports do they say that a polish said used to water cannons against those migrants? how can you comment on this? we don't have a confirmation on that. obviously if there was any such a treatment that that that would, that would be wrong. there should not be any use of force in dealing with with the said this population i on the in you is drawing up a new sanctions against salarous, accusing it of engineering. the crisis by flying in migrants from the middle east and sending them to the polish border. mense denies that on a rob as heating up with roger also entering the fray, slamming the inhumane way refugees are being treated. the ladaja is not
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a migration crisis. and we might respond with all possible tools to our disposal, smiled as human beings has been converted and wip inch through the dealers. not only board the gas and the post border, but the military's well up to $20000.00 personnel with aircraft and armored vehicles are deployed there. the e wants to protect itself from an invasion of refugees that come from countries bombed by the u. s. lead western coalition publish actions that absolutely unacceptable tear gas water cannon shots fired over the heads of migrants towards belarus. this reflects a desire to hide their actions. they cannot understand that they are violating every conceivable norm of international humanitarian law. we also know bella roussel relocated around a 1000 migrants to a new shelter after families with young children spent several freezing night side in the open, near the polish border. there now staying in a repurposed warehouse,
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one official at the side, rejected earlier reports that entry to the shelter was only given to migrants willing to return home with the food we have given these people shelter based not and who wants to go home for on who wants to be in a warm place with the roof as for their stay in the future. this issue is for the bell russian migration service by so following today's failed attempt to storm the polish border to take it by force while dozens of migrants have expressed willingness to leave all of that behind to leave all these camps behind life in the wilderness behind and to go to a special center that has been set up by the villa, russian authorities, the bell, russian government for them, the ruling. the warehouse is located 500 meters from the border. it was decided to quickly clear some space there so that people won't have to sleep rough for a 2nd night. in the space of 2 hours, goods were moved to one end of the warehouse. this liberated about 40 percent of
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the space. additionally, medical teams are on their way to the site. they will check temperatures and move those with a high temperature to a separate area. this what you're seeing all around me is a logistics center next to the border. it normally normal life, it was used before. the border checkpoint was closed due to the migrant crisis. it was used to sort out cargo goods, you know, that sort of stuff. now the bill of russian government has organized, you know, raw sleeping math here that have been divided by the other russian side. are you know, they have a roof over their heads. there's no wind, it is much warmer here inside. and that for the 1st time here, i can actually see what these people are wearing under their overcoats. because previously, every single day they would put as much things as much clothes of on them as possible, as many well, you know, overcoats and such. so you can see this is, well, this is, it can be compared to the conditions that they had to survive. and i just,
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yesterday his a new batch of bi grants that you can see arriving to the center. so basically, the main purpose of this place is to provide proper shelter to the most vulnerable, you know, so that the polls do not shine blinding spotlights in your, in your face as you're trying to go to sleep and so on. you know, no wind, you know, if it rains these people are now safety up. and so what will happen next to the authorities? the bell, russian authorities will go on and try to establish the identity of every single person here. because some of them don't even have their documents on them and well then they will be flown. hopefully they will be able to fly back home, back to we're back to wherever they came from. when well, italy and france are both questioning, pull in severe strategy for dealing with migrant trying to enter the e. u via belarus. paris is refusing to fund a new wall. warsaw wants to build along the frontier,
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though the european council chief has given him his blessing. it's linda, this is bus both based on the truant legal framework through upper level 2 fighters interest torture history. but we're not just you 40 hamilton. i am in favor over europe, which protects his borders, but not a europe which bristles with barbed wire or covers itself with wools would be contract on their frontal. what is happening in several places on the borders of the union is disconcerting. the gap between the great principles proclaimed and the neglect of the hunger and coal to which human beings are exposed to the borders of the union is surprising. cheapie. the polish porter is one of several in migration hotspots last weekend alone. more than 600 refugees arrived on italy shores after crossing from north africa now and as ortiz, charlotte gibbons, he explains, they are being treated very differently to those coming via belarus. what a difference a route makes. in the last few days,
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hundreds of migrants crossing the mediterranean sea flimsy fishing boats found themselves rescued and brought to you repeat land. since the start of this year, more than $50000.00 migrants have used that c route reach italy, that's an 85 percent increase compared to the same period last year and almost 500 percent more compared to 2 years ago by landing on europe's mediterranean coast, migrants find themselves greeted by agencies there to lend a helping hand fly just under 2000 kilometers to another e u country. and the reception couldn't be more different around 3000 migrants, desperately trying to survive in no man's land as winter sets in n g o z. and agencies can't even get full access while the past to freedom is
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blocked by t cast by water cannons by barbed wire. in a bid to shore up the eastern european borders, poland is going to construct a war war that would be partly paid for by the european union, and is designed to stop people from crossing into the block where they can then make claims for asylum. but as this wall has been given, the green light, the use top court has just issued this ruling. the courts of justice finds that hungry has failed to fulfill its obligations by allowing an application for international protection to be rejected as inadmissible. on the grounds of the applicant arrived on his territory by a state in which that person was not exposed to persecution or risk of serious harm, or in which a sufficient degree of protection is guaranteed. that judgment laws hungry in the court ice has restricted the right of asylum seekers. yet doesn't to war financed by the you do exactly that. if the european union is full of contradictions,
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so massive immigration is right. this is that a good athan. brussels has been telling all the member states that they should greet all these. are these immigrants coming from the, from all over the world? they said co toes and they went to some political wars with hungary, with serena with poland because they would refuse a quotas at the region. re union wants this message, integration to the no of a sudden in one specific country, it is okay to build a wall. and that's all it only because we're speaking about belarus and which is an ally of russia. so this shows this bit that double standards that the european union is opposing to shows that the european union couldn't care. that's about immigration and that it's using this human beings, depending on the situation around a $115000.00 illegal border crossings, have been made this year at the e use external borders. the majority of still coming from the main routes that have been established now over many years. yet while countries like italy and hungry,
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which have been whole face of this problem for so many years now, a lot she left to deal with it on their own. poland enjoyed the immediate backing of brussels, which is rally duran with both moral political and now financial support. and while it's easy to say that this is picking one men mistake against another, this is much, much more than that. they see double standards at the highest level, se sum, and that level goes all the way to brussels. charlotte, even ski ot paris. this thing in europe, it's feared, lives are being cut at risk and england over increasing waiting times for ambulances. that's also having a knock on effect on the national energy phone line, which is being inundated with extra calls from people asking where they're ambulances are reportedly the average weight for
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a call to be answered last month was 56 seconds compared to just 7 seconds up the same time, last year. your chart shall be edwards thursday, while grin statistics and shock reports aren't exactly something the united kingdom is particularly alien to when it comes to the n 8 chess, the pandemic. i'm the government's handling of it. but these findings are definitely alarming as, according to a report, people are now dying in the back of ambulance is that a stuck outside of hospitals simply because they can't get in and up to a 160000 patients every single year or coming to severe harm as a result of these delays. plus there's nearly $300000.00 more emergency calls a month the normal at because of the ambulance shortages. we think that about 3 quarters if the extra phone calls that are coming in on 999, i'll repeat dialers trying to find out what's happened to the ambulance. they are having to wait for too long for. so this is essentially
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a cycle of crisis because ultimately patients can't get admitted into hospital, they're waiting outside or even being treated in ambulances. but that means those ambulances can't get back on to the roads, to respond to further emergency service calls. in fact, many people are now waiting, including the most serious of categories like suspected heart attacks or even strokes. and some of these categories are even waiting up to an hour or for an ambulance to arrive. and of course is, is having a detrimental impact on patient safety. the ambulance service is simply not providing the levels of service they should. patients are waiting too long and that is put into that much risk. well, this report and exactly go into the amount of people that are dying, but does confirm that have been deaths in ambulances waiting outside emergency departments, or shortly after being admitted, following a long way to also consider that other people are still in their homes are not able
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to be saved because paramedics, a stock, or the, any un unable to answer these calls. now all of this, all of the findings in this report is particularly reminisce to just as time last year at the height of the pandemic. when people again were being treated outside hospitals. as the hospitals was simply running out of beds due to the demands of the cave at 19 pandemic. now back then, an h as boss is described at the services as being on its knees. and now that describing it as simply at breaking point, as the demand is increasing, as also as the cobra cases are back to skyrocket levels. and all of this really basically says, if you're sick in the united kingdom, it's a very bad time to be. while germany is considering sweeping new coven restrictions for the young vaccinated, the rules would apply to 14000000 adults mirroring a controversial system. now, in place in neighboring austria, but with berlin preparing for a power transition,
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the timings complicated. as peter oliver explained, alarm bells ringing in germany. the country's covert numbers. a cause for grave concerns so much in fact that those that are looking to form the next government in germany. well, they say more restrictions on needed. i listen, a small is a so 1st of all the situation we're in is dramatic and therefore consistent measures the urgently needed within the framework of the current legal situation. but also beyond that from december, about we're currently discussing the rules that will apply over the winter from december. elmwood in this week has seen a continuation of high coven infection numbers across germany, while the 7 day average of that is reached, never before seen levels. from monday, this week, berlin saw new restrictions come into play coal. the 2 g approach which bothers that are vaccinated or cannot show that they have recovered from covered from
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restaurants, theaters, jim's and nightclubs defendants. at mosquitos, i'm a little bit critical of it. i'm actually here for my 3rd vaccine short, but i think it will deepen the divisions in society as we'll say august. i think it's a good idea. i vaccinated and i'd feel much safer if only other vaccinated people were allowed in doors. i have some money to even when someone is vaccinated, they can still get infected with this virus and get sick. so i don't really know if it makes sense at all that will be seen and i'm with her taking into account the rising numbers. i think it's reasonable, but i can also understand people who are not vaccinated, but we're in the middle of a pandemic. i think everybody needs to make a sacrifice for the greater good of society in bavaria, which is one of the hardest hit areas by the 4th wave. the state leader market zone is wanting. things could get very bought. if 10 is the apocalypse, where it 9, there is a very simple way to solve the problem and that is vaccination. the basses where
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germany is faltering vaccination rates have plotted at around 67 percent. and protest is against covert restrictions. a still vocal among both looking to lead the next government of germany, there is a mind that there has to be a discussion on mandatory vaccination, the people in certain professions like health care. i think it is right that we have now started discussion about whether this should be done in italy. we're vaccine uptake is currently 10 percent higher than germany. they're seeing less cases in this 4th wave in austria, which is 5 percent lower than germany. they've just brought in the new lockdown for the vaccinated. while the austrian chancellor insists this is necessary. it's still
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draws pushback from the public as boom, this is again, this is our task. as the federal government is to protect the people of austria and that is what we are doing. i must stress. we are not taking this step with a light heart. but unfortunately it is necessary, he's an alternate id. i like it well against the current government, which is leading us into disaster leading us into economic cas cleanings. he saw the overall i find the whole development extremely alarming. there are lines outside of this vaccination center here in berlin as the feeling is the sooner rather than later, germany will follow austria's lead and imposed national restrictions on post that of not being jobs. not combs, as politicians and health officials are concerned that on checked this 4th wave of cove, it could be the worst yet. peter, all of a asi, fell in peter running art. the news bulletin it is a pact to the rafters boom bus. next though,
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stay tuned. for your mid week business, round up all in one place. get your fill right after the shortest, the breaks. ah . when there are problems like the energy crisis, europe, illegal immigration on poland border or even when the wrong political party or politician when there is a culprit, always waiting in the wings. and that's russia. scapegoating. russia is excuse used by failing westerly ah.

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