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a bomb is in washington score. a with headlines right now, we're, we're not into national nato stops large scale navy drills in the mediterranean sea, all of this, of a phase of a conflict in ukraine. meanwhile, russia is conducting its own military exercises. this time in the baltic sea though, involving more than a 100 warships and in germany, a government opens fire and a university lecture, whole enduring for people before turning the gun on himself. wykita julian sondra wins the right to appeal to the u. k. supreme court to try and prevented extradition to the us on espionage charges of the ruling. husband
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welcomed by his family and supporters. what happened in court today is precisely what we wanted to happen, but we are far from achieving justice in this case because julian has been incarcerated for so long and he should not have spent a single day in prison. mm . well, good evening from moscow and what a monday. it's been already taken off the work week with some big hitting storage today. welcome to it. it's all t international. so the u. s. sun is nato allies now have started a series of navy drills in the mediterranean sea of the 12 day. neptune strike exercises come amid fears of a conflict in ukraine, although they haven't been directly linked to that crisis. meanwhile, the u. s. offering ukraine 1200000000 euros in a to count with the reporters threat from russia. that's got the details. now here's our correspond to peter on him. that's why we got major military drills
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underway in the mediterranean, involving the u. s. navy, the u. s. s. harry truman aircraft carrier involved in those it's worth pointing out that these particular war games that are underway, they weren't listed on the official schedule of what was going to be getting underway. however, the u. s. navy have been very quick to point out that as far as they're concerned, this has nothing to do with the situation that's unfolding in eastern europe regarding russia, ukraine, nato, and all of the tensions underway. their what we have seen though, on monday, is a promise to increase presence of nato forces in the east of europe. that's come from nato. manders, denmark, at the netherlands, france and spain as well. they've all promised either military hardware in the form of war, ships, or aircraft, or in the form of personnel moving eastwards. what we have seen though, is a response from the russian presidential spokesperson,
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particularly to the announcement sold, new nato troops moving eastwards. and those are u. s. navy war games that are underway, the presidential spokesperson in moscow saying that they're paying close attention to what's happening. but don't reduce to such nato actions and increase nato activity. now, borders cannot be ignored by a military who are responsible for the security of our country. there is a constant process of drills, maneuvers and military build up, which has never stopped and will continue on. the british prime minister boris johnson has said that getting involved in ukraine for russia could be a new chechnya for the country. but we also need to get a mesh verse in leading crime from a from a russian set is dental dental and blood. this, this could be manchester elsewhere, e u foreign ministers have been meeting on monday and heading into that meeting. it
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followed on from the news that the, the embassies of the united states and the united kingdom in kiev would either be evacuating staff for the, at the families of staff from those embassies. heading into that meeting in brussels. the a, you foreign policy chief, yoseph burrell said no such action was going to be taken from the you side just yet . i don't thing. we had a time with eyes. as far as the negotiation going on on they are going on. i don't think that we had to let the plane and i leave. there are splits among the nato allies when it comes to what to do with nato when it comes to what to do with regards to russia and ukraine. we've seen a lot of pressure placed upon germany, where the chancellor all f sholtes has said that berlin won't be sending weaponry to ukraine. now, neighbors such as add those in the baltic states have been saying they should be
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stepping up and doing a lot more or less shots, remaining firm on this one, saying they won't be offensive weapon re sent from germany. what he has said though, is that should there be an invasion of ukraine that there would be serious consequences of from nancy's also said that journey will continue to send medical aid to ukraine. it will also continue to step up. it's ariel surveillance for nato based out of bases in romania me, while other senior political figures in germany have been talking about what's going on. market loda, who's the leader of the states of bavaria, said that you must negotiate with russia not as an enemy. we must reject aggression and avoid escalation. nobody wants a war in europe. in doing so, the territorial integrity and independence of ukraine under international law must be respected, but constant, new threats and ever tougher sanctions against russia alone cannot be the solution . on the one hand, because sanctions have had little effect for a long time and on the other hand,
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because these new sanctions would often harm us just as much. meanwhile, in key, as the ukrainian president vladimir zalinski has been addressing a gathering of foreign intelligence offices, he told them it is time for that particular branch to move from the defensive on to an offensive footing. we have learned to effectively contain and counteract external aggressions. i am sure it is time to move on to offensive actions to defend our national interests. while bell russian president, alexander lucas shanker said he's been watching the situation closely that's unfolding and in response will be moving it army contingent of bella, russian forces to his countries, southern border, it is all unfolding at the moment. i'll be keeping a close eye on what comes out of that a you for ministers meeting in brussels, if there's any new information from that. i'll bring it to you here and arty. so russia has vowed a response to the latest surgeon nato activity. guess what?
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it's now conducting its own naval exercise, this time in the baltic sea, however, involving up to $140.00 warships. now we spoke with a former foreign minister of india who gave us his views on the potential crisis in ukraine a can while civil things europe has regrettably not in control of its own fate. right now. i think this is playing with the goal question is the expansion of nato. do you agree? and if that problem is evolved, everything else falls in place, and i am always surprised why finland and sweden would remain out of natal during the whole war when the soviet union, very strong and is federal, do over the world and continue to be outside the door why can't there be an understanding about ukraine? why is the west, especially the not just is pushing for you, prince membership of natal knife on this?
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there can be a fundamental in understanding. then i think the best of what is happening is the unnecessary and what is surprising is that europe is not in control of its destiny . it is united states is domestic politics that are pushing for a confrontation of what you claim. not the thing is that a natural war is inconceivable. all will control the escalation. neither side gap and it'll be devastating. was 100 percent. sure. unless i didn't want to. and i don't think the west wants want either. so this kind of needless muscle fixing by the european by needle is the venomous, the situation makes it more difficult to dissolve. ultimately, you have to have political negotiations on the basis of all equality and mutual security. and that is the core of the issue. and gore of meanwhile,
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the british media outlets are increasingly blaming russia for alleged aggression against ukraine. that's the foreign office named a former ukranian m. p is a pro russian candidate that the kremlin wants to replace the current president with moscow says the accusations are nonsense and accused the u. k. government of intentionally escalating tensions that donald quarter now picks up the story. a big claim from the british foreign office. but not a shred of evidence put forward to back it up at the end of its midnight embargo. the tale of an apparent russian plot to install a puppet government and key of made its way across british headlines. and some of its details were more than fishy enough to raise a few eyebrows. confusion over u. k. claim that potent plants, coo and ukraine. foreign office claim of plot to instill pro masika government and cave comes with scant detail. it's unclear what means britain believes russia might use to install a friendly government in keith. the u. k. government made the claim based on an
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intelligence assessment without providing evidence to back it up. the u. k. foreign offices press release had more than a few inconsistencies take. if danny mariah former ukrainian m. p, he cited as moscow's potential candidate to replace the current president vladimir zalinski except more i of his on russia's sanctions list. on top of that, his party failed to even passed the last parliamentary elections 5 per cent threshold. this guy's not exactly poised to take the country by storm and seizing his property. sure was an interesting way of appointing him head of the future occupation. you have made my evening, the british foreign office seems confused. i've been under russian sanctions since 2018 due to a conflict with victrum advert shook. my family's assets are frozen. there had the united kingdom, secret services and foreign office can square that with russia supposedly wanting to make me the head of an occupation government. that's the question for mister
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bean london is not just spreading questionable stories about modern ukraine though the day before this story broke and added to the hysteria of russian invasion fantasies. the u. k. foreign secretary liz trusts, gave a speech praising ukraine for its resilience against invasions of the past. we urge president painted to desist and step back from ukraine before he makes a massive strategic mistake. ukraine is a proud country with a long history. they have known invading forces before from the mongols to the tortoise. unfortunately for trust though, she also demonstrated a lack of understanding of the regions history. the mon goals and tars were one in the same invasion force, often referred to as the tar mom goal yoke. so when she says from one to the other, it's not exactly clear what's in between for russia diplomats mistakes like that are both laughable and disturbing. comical as these are now is not the time for laughing. we're witnessing the actual professional level of people who alongside
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making absurd statements, a providing ukraine with lethal weapons, increasing their own military presence at russian borders and encouraging care to further undermine the minsk agreements. we have to look at the record and the frustration challenges, services, and how they the news we had, the diabolical about the iraqi war and the president weapons of mass destruction, where you had british intelligence services i lent, showing that the syrians have chemical weapons when in fact resilience, alas, found them in class. and then recently we've had a terrible example of the ritual for my son, which re position childhood services didn't know what was going on. and i, for the situation to come and you have to look to what, you know, what is actually in versus interested in purchasing fast, to have it still,
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let's say in the ukraine, always, there are certain trust our mutual ukraine, which 399, g, 160000 them. meanwhile, authorities in the self proclaimed republics and that don don bass region the claiming now the kid has deployed heavy rocket artillery along the border. that says they say more than a 100000 ukranian soldiers are currently stationed in that area of villages and towns and the republics on yet going to guns where they've been shells for years from the other side of the border with thousands of people killed. i can to change that simply county, but there are times when i come to sleep. we go to the basement,
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you're shooting. if i'm next, my house fall on my way to school. under a shot. i run home. if i'm near school, i can hide in this cool placement. you need more than i was born during the war and maybe i will die in the war. i don't know how to florida. it's painful and insulting. you go to bed and wonder whether your house will be destroyed me. ah, jewish. there are no shells flying here. you walk carefully, you run the household. what else can we do? first again, every day they show us the heat in the village. i . people are suffering,
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many of them have been naturally caused by the fighting. my husband died, the german has billeted. my son died in 2015 in combat. ah, yes, i called upon out here on the russian capital. there has been a deadly shooting and the german tunnel heidelberg, just a few hours ago as we understand. a gunman opened fire in a university lecture hall, a killing a student in injuring several others before as we understand turning the gun on himself. let's learn more about it right now. she's done armstrong with us here in the studio this evening. it's not often done to you. here's something like this coming out of germany and you bring us up to speed. what do you know now? now, of course, a big development in this story and broke it around $1230.00 local time in germany, one dead and 3 injured after a gun man opened fire on a group of students at heidelberg university. that's the oldest university in germany. one of the most renowned in the world, and of course, certainly in europe now, the event unfolded when the government opened fire as
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a lecture theatre was to lecture, was on the way on those students that were attending that lecture. that been fled and saucy spoke to the story. then the gunman turned the gun on himself. now initially for students were injured, it has been reported now that one of those who are injured is, is now succumbed to that injuries. now i have been concerned reports by job, an outlet build that that was a young woman who had been shot in the head that hasn't been confirmed by police as of yet, the police did say that the perpetrator was acting a low and it was a lone wolf attack because they were using a long barrel gun and that's a rifle. to me, the type that held in 2 hands and propped against the shoulder. he was however, reportedly carrying a few firearms with him at the time. we've had some comment from the chairman of the student body piece able than who said, this is an incredible, sharp, something of a catastrophe that has rocked the entire student body. please say there was no
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indication of political or racial motivation in the attack. as i say, it was a lone wolf attack, as it were. police have cordoned off the north of the city where the university is located. however, there is no public threat anymore. of course the government is dead and just going back to that political motive, there is no motive out of yet confirmed by police, and there were reports on social media when the attack happened. this was some sort of radical v g and exacting some kind of sick prevent against humans for the suffering of animals. now that was, that turned out to be something of a prank, was a blog is like misuse. the people said that this was some sort of, some sort of prevent some sort of attack by him. but that's been robust. police are holding a press conference later tonight will keep you up today as we have done in the past few hours with any information as we get it here. and i'll see. all right, correspondent danny armstrong. thank you. the wiki links on to julian
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sanchez, one of bid to ask you, pre you use, excuse me, the u. k. supreme court now to review that have a previous high court decision to expedite him to the united states, of course is wanted by washington on charges of espionage ozzy's shadow. it was dusty reports. now, from just outside, the court unison has been granted permission to take his case to the court. of course, that means that he can now appeal to us extra addition decision that was great. you don't. the end of last year we start was a my much decision whether court or rule to overturn a previous decision not to extra right during the song on the basis, it would be oppressive, considering how high a risk of suicide he may be if he was sent to the united states and held in cost center throughout the year. last year, the court then change their mind following a 2 day appeal. as the u. s. offered a packages,
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assurances to the fact that he would not be held under maximum security conditions . in the last few minutes, we did hit got announcement and deep morris is the partner of june. the sergeant held this as a victory. what happened in court? today's precisely what we wanted to happen, but we are far from achieving justice in this case because julian has been incarcerated for so long and he should not have spent a single day in prison. as long as this case isn't dropped. as long as julian isn't free, julian continues to suffer for almost 3 years. he's been in bel marsh prison, and he's suffering profoundly day after day, week after week, year after year. we also heard from the, with the lead editor, and she says again, this is a school victory for the course. eunice, i'm still remains behind the prism, the last prison. what we need for this case will be dropped entirely. that is, that is, that is the only re a victory for, or for journalism, for julie,
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and this is of course of the pro long incarceration is already been from $1000.00 days in belmont prison. we've always been protesting vigorously, the fact that after the united states lost in the lower court, they were allowed to to submit the so called up. so assurances with, i mean it, it a general purpose perspective. this is just absurd since the ruling in favor of the united states some months ago. so just team off the high court directly behind me to allow this case to be sent to the supreme court. now not all cases go to the supreme court. there must be an all people point of law, and the case needs to have a public importance that now has been deemed a public importance in the sanchez team were arguing those implications for the future of public interest reporting and the ability to defeat politically motivated cases they argue that this case is absolutely politically motivated. we look
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throughout the year last year, all of these reports of the cia plus to kidnap kill assassinate, a song spy on him. while he was hold up in london, ecuador, and embassy. they argue this deems it a politically motivated case and as we well know, under the u. k. u, as an extradition treaty, nobody can be expedited on political grounds and that is indeed enshrined in that law in that treaty. then, of course, on the grounds of future reporting, many of us on just supported on and did a defense. they argue that the united states is simply making an example of june assange for revealing these legible crimes of documents relating to the war in iraq and afghanistan. ah, a
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with ah . so what we see now is a case low soccer, illegal labyrinth of horror story. i think you're in a sand. well, he goes through, back and forth, various school systems here in the united kingdom, all of these processes, when they heard that announcement some few minutes ago, they all are opted into chance saying free free at units on. of course this isn't the end. he's still behind balls and there's still a long way to go for doing
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a song to try and fight against expedition to the united states. or let's get some, a q and a some analysis here. we're not international. there's option returns to the host of going underground. of course, the program we all adore here on our secret to see this evening. thanks for joining us for this. it's look at it, is it a breakthrough? i know there's a lot of optimism being talented around right. now for julian histology, think he's now possibly likely to avoid extradition to united states. well, obviously, it's some kind of a good decision. look, julianna's psalms, documented nature, war crimes, all around the world. no one can save the 10s of thousands killed in afghanistan. iraq save the that tens of millions from the killing, wounding, and displacing of so many in nature was no one can save namir nor l diem. the 22 year old voices camera, man in that famous collateral murder clip. the wiki leaks released the juliet a songy release, which means that despite this decision,
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what we're worried about is now saving him. we've got to remember. i mean, i, i have cove it right now. actually, that's what i was speaking to you from home. corona virus was spreading through that prison. there was no mitigation despite so julian sanchez lloyd desiring it when he, when corona virus killed, perhaps in, in his security, a prison. he had a stroke in october. the 1st the court said yes, he is a suicide risk. razor blades being talked about. this is a so motion execution. when you call you call motion execution, you're talking about his health options, sort of jump in. but stella morris, sanchez fiance says that julian's health is getting worse by the day after his recent stroke in prison. that you mentioned. is it possible this whole process process could actually drag out so long that at the end of the day, it's just too late for him. that must be the worry, despite the optimism created by today's decision. some people will say it will take
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so long for a supreme court to adjudicate on whether, whether it is even able to talk about the fact that he may die in the united states facing 145 year prison sentence. we want to remember this is, this is unprecedented as a journalist who never these australian, a journalist being taken over from the 1917, the espionage act to the united states. and i have to say, i mean, obviously today they're as me more news, given the problems of a new crane, the friends of world war 3, according to nature, nation media. but the idea that this isn't on the front pages of every newspaper won't be tomorrow in major nations. is an indictment because of course, if a sounds goes down, then surely the authorities have to take down the editors of liberal and just being your last newspapers in the united states. obviously, the new york times spanish newspapers option,
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the case can only proceed if the supreme court actually accepts the case. do you think they're going to do that? well, increasingly those being the accusations by lawyers of ability zation of the supreme court here, boris johnson, of course, the british prime minister increasingly embattled scene, is perhaps facing the end of his political career in this country. it should be noted though that day would be perhaps the home secretary, pretty battelle, who has to adjudicate after the supreme court decision. and she herself, has been criticized for she has yet to resign at one point over relations with israel and she broke the ministerial go go to going to a inquiry. so again, and again during this circle more fair process has been the allegations of corruption. i mean, i should say the counter food minister here in london was just resigned of a corona wires fraud, but corruption as being accused time and time again within the legal process is the
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supreme court really independent. anyone who has watched films from britain will know how the elite classes of this country control, so, so some have it through their public school educations and top universities, the media, the military, and the intelligence services. the, the powers that be in this country hate and detest julian assange, or what he has done to reveal the dirty under side of supposing free countries in major countries. actually let's, let's do a bit of a hypothetical speculation here. if a sans were ever to actually become a free man at some point in the future of his life, the chance to lever a civilian life, perhaps you would be put under some sort of witness protection program. let's just say he grows a beard. he moved to indonesia, a small and in the mall div you thing he can ever be able to live a normal life again, or perhaps the cia as they've discussed in the past about wanting to take his head
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. perhaps they would just hunt him down. no matter what, well, in fact, this is very persons as to what the lawyers will be, the supreme court. now that today's decisions be made by the high court. because of course, as you know, we have unknown numbers of intelligent assets, intelligence war offices, maybe current ones. famously in the mainstream media, claiming that there was times with fascinating here in london with the connivance of the british authorities. so if he was released, of course, some they, there must be a fear that if he hadn't payment high security prison where of course, his life is risky, live in that prison. whether he would be a safe living, a normal life, i should say with the previously infamous cases, like this of the person usually killed by the c a r to it all. we can hope for now really to avoid the law for him to die in belmont,
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if a job by the or 70 bars johnson or the judiciary here to say this whole process is a sham. why should be united states be able to go around anywhere in the world, taking a person of any nationality who reveals war crimes under the u. n. charge. and just basically sent him to a defacto deaf 175 years in prison, should return to the host of going underground here. want to see always good to see a pleasure. thanks very much. i thanks very much for joining us. your. when are you into national check out the op eds section of our t dot com for further discussion on julian assange. for the meantime, we are back the top of the join me every 1st on the alex simon show. and i'll be speaking to guess in the world, the politic sport business. i'm show business. i'll see you then me
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ah ah hello and welcome to cross talk. we're all things considered on peter lavelle. it was not a showdown, but rather an exercise in placing markers. the russia u. s. talks in geneva settled basically nothing. however, the biden administration can no longer say it does not understand russia's position unpin european security. the ball is in washington's court. ah.

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