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Fresh update on "alexei navalny" discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"Second. He indicated to president putin that the united states will respond if certain harmful activities continue. And in this regard The summit offered the opportunity to play some guardrails. Now time will tell whether those guardrails hold and then third he stood up for human rights and universal values he spoke directly to president putin about alexei navalny about radio free europe about the fact that the idea that all people are created equal is stamped in the american dna and that alone. George is reason enough to sit face to face with vladimir putin but on top of that we had these meaningful engagements on the security and diplomatic side. That we believe will put this relationship on a more stable footing but we don't know we can't predict what the next year will be. We'll bring at this point as president biden. Said the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. You see the president Stood up to vladimir putin. What do you say to republicans. Like house leader. Kevin mccarthy who argued the president didn't affect italy counter these recent russian cyberattacks will i. I would point out that the previous president who Leader mccarthy strongly supported supported unquestioningly laid down in front of ladder putin sided with latimer putin against our own intelligence community at a summit in helsinki and this summit in geneva was a study in contrast strong confident assertive american president both in the room and in the press conference afterwards standing up for american interests and values and doing so in a way believe that will ultimately enhance the security of the united states. Did you hear anything. New from vladimir. Putin i would save it. President biden did hear from president putin Some important statements about how he looks at both the us russia relationship and particular issues in it on strategic stability on cyber and in other areas but president. Biden's been pretty clear from the outset that he wants to be able to have a space to be able to engage directly privately candidly with president putin and then to determine whether the actions that russia takes in the months ahead a match up with the discussions that took place in geneva. That is where we will turn our focus at this point and our goal at the end of the day is a stable predictable relationship where we're not gonna be friends by any stretch of the imagination but where we can reduce the risk of escalation that would ultimately harm america's interests friendly. Let's talk about afghanistan. The president said we're slated withdraw completely by september eleventh. One of the looming concerns is the fate of eighteen thousand afghan interpreters and other workers who serve the us government during the war. They're facing almost certain death. Sentences if left behind and members of congress are saying they must be evacuated. Wanna read from a letter. From seth moulton and jason crowe are bipartisan. Working group has concluded that we must evacuate our afghan friends and allies immediately. No us entity to include department defense department of state usa at all has the ability or authority to protect them in afghanistan after withdrawal. It would be a moral failure to transfer the responsibility to protect our afghan partners onto the shoulders of the afghan government. What steps does the administration taken to protect those workers. Will they be evacuated. Well i george. This is a paramount priority. For president biden and for the entire team we are processing these applications and getting people out at a record pace we are working with congress right now including the two representatives. You just mentioned to actually streamline some of the requirements that slow this process down and we are doing The kind of extensive planning a four potential evacuations. Should that become necessary. We will take all of these to ensure that we do right by the people who did right by us. The taliban attacks have increased since the president announcement in april and. There's some talk that the us departure from bog. Air force base which is scheduled for july is going to be delayed. Is it going to be delayed. What we're doing is looking every week to check as the drawdown unfolds. Whether or not it lines up with our effort to ensure that there is a sufficient security presence at the embassy that the airport will be secure. And we'll do another one of those check ins this coming week but there have been no plans to change the basic proposition that the president laid down. Which is that. All american forces will be out and they will be out well before the deadline that he set forth in his april sixteenth speech. Jake thanks for your time this morning. Thanks for having.
Fresh update on "alexei navalny" discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Moscow's long history of turning the tables on washington when it comes to human rights by philip elliott that chill that went down your spine earlier this week. The ghosts of the cold war were alive and well in geneva as russian president vladimir putin stepped to his lectern to describe his talks with president. Joe biden fielding questions from russian and u. s. media putin deployed one of moscow's most reliable and vexing tactics from the twentieth century in blunting criticism from washington. What aboutism when asked about the political violence in his own country putin dismissed did as on remarkable what is happening in our country is also taking place. in many other countries. He said people are killed in american cities every day. You can barely say a word there before you are shot in the face or in the back. Regardless of who is nearby children or other adults putin said according to the official russian translation cold war era diplomats and we. Their students are all too familiar with this tried and true maneuver for decades when confronted with the sins of moscow soviet era diplomats simply hurled america's own shortcomings back across the summit tables for those steeped in such diplomatic talks. Putin's what about hurry was entirely predictable. It was also nonetheless maddening because well it isn't false and thus cannot be dismissed. What aboutism is the rhetorical equivalent of a teenager. Ignoring the infraction. On the table. And simply turning the case against the adult. Yes i broke curfew but use sped in a school zone. It doesn't dispute the underlying fact. It just accuses the accuser of a corresponding offense when successful it derails the actual conversation and muddies the water. There's actually a latin term that students learn in their freshman logic courses for this brand of ad hominem attack tu. Quoque way you also. It's a sucker punch. That has worked for teenagers and autocrats like for millennia. Even before the cold war soviet propagandist said developed a knack for turning america's problems against it in nineteen thirty two soviets joined the cause of the scots sparrow. Boys nine black teens wrongly accused of raping two white women in alabama freedom. To the prisoners of scott's borough remains one of the most iconic propaganda posters in the soviet gallery the american communist parties legal arm featured more prominently in the scots borough boys early legal defense than the nwa c. p. and it helped the pre world war two communists to plant modest footholds in the black community as the cold war got underway in earnest. Soviet propaganda organs got in on the action as one state department memo noted in nineteen fifty. No american problem receives more widespread attention especially independent areas than our treatment of racial minorities particularly the negro only by full publicity to improvements in this field. Can the united states' position be put in fair perspective before the bar of world opinion and communist propaganda be discredited later that year senator henry cabot lodge. A republican called america's troubled race relations our achilles heel before the world there are binders and binders of such examples. Sprinkled. through the state department archives. What aboutism became a shorthand for a needling distraction in the hallways of foggy bottom state department headquarters ahead of any soviet or russian summit. Anyone standing in for moscow could just shoot across the table. This efficient and accurate rejoinder. But you lynch negroes so when putin was confronted earlier this week about the jailing of opposition leader alexei navalny and allegedly poisoning his critics he went for an emotionally charged pivot. Comparing the black lives matter. Protests to in pegram's and dismissing the january. Sixth insurrection is merely a group that went to congress with political demands. After the election he also dipped into the black site. Cia interrogation operations after september eleventh and the still open military detention center at guantanamo bay cuba for good measure. Such reminders can't help. But deflate the puffed up of captain america none of this is particularly novel the nineteen fifty seven integration of central high school in little rock. Arkansas became a global story in the soviet sphere because of coverage and communist newspapers the assassination of dr martin. Luther king proved to soviet partisans that america had failed promise of equality more recently occupy wall street and the numerous deaths of black americans at the hands of police have continued to feed the russian government's argument that america is an imperfect ombudsmen for freedom after all the best propaganda has roots in truth and it doesn't have to be fake news to actually be useful. So why wouldn't putin invoke america's latest turmoil it's blindingly effective and it's fair to say. Washington has not taken adequate steps to pry this rhetorical. Konczal away from its adversary..
Fresh update on "alexei navalny" discussed on WSB programming
"Not carving of anything. I'm just stating the fact by the way, Joe Biden saying, I'm not confident of anything, Another great quote that we need to. I wish he'd said it louder because that's something I would have played over and over again, as well as behavior has not changed in that press conference. After sitting down with you for several hours, he denied any involvement in cyber type. Downplayed human rights abuses scheme refused to say unless you ball he's next. So how does that account to a constructive meeting as food? You don't understand that during their own business If you don't understand that you're in the wrong business, she says. Look, Mr President, you're saying you had a constructive meeting, but clearly nothing got done. He didn't say this. He didn't say that. He wouldn't even say Alexei Navalny's name. You talked about human rights? You think you're making movement on that? You think you know you talked about cybersecurity? All you're doing is negotiating. I mean, who negotiates on cyber security. Cyber security should be pretty simple. You auctions you stop attacking us or else There's no negotiating. I mean, who does that? Joe Biden clearly lost in the first round between Biden Biden versus Putin and everybody knows it. Even CNN's calling him out. And he says to her if you don't understand that you're in the wrong business. Two C N n. Wonder if Joe Biden was just talking to himself would have, I would have Joe Biden just mumbles of these things that he's like right here. James and Joe, You're honestly you're the wrong business. Joe, Wait. What is Jill Putin? 8559406275 is our number 855946275. Now that is Joe Biden's take as to what happened in the meeting between him and Vladimir Putin. It was a closed door meeting. We weren't privy to to the actual conversations, and there was no joint press conference so we could compare in real time. The two answers. Luckily, we recorded everything and we can compare An unreal time. I guess you would say, uh, you know, the two answers and Joe Biden's press conference was a miserable failure compared to Vladimir Putin's Joe Biden's press conference the way he handled questions And they weren't even tough. I mean that he got it. Quite the toughest question he got. Was that one from Caitlin Collins? Who said How can you say this was a constructive meeting when nothing happened? And you saw what happened? He crumbled. He cracked. He started yelling. You don't understand You're in the wrong business Suite Chiefs. That's what he said. Vladimir Putin was asked. Why do you kill people who disagree with you repeatedly, and he didn't lash out at anybody. He answered the question and he did it in a way. I'm going to be honest with you, which makes me believe that Vladimir Putin is smarter, sharper and more in tune with what's really happening in the United States than Joe Biden is. I mean, my dog is sharper, smarter and more in tune with what's happening in the United States than Joe Biden, one of my dogs, the other one. I'm not too sure about but one of them. She knows what's up. 855940. Mark is our number quickly before we get to Putin's outside of the story. Let's take a couple more phone calls here. Let's go to Robert Roberts listening on one of 4.5 W O K V in Jacksonville, Robert. How you doing, Man? Thanks so much for doing the market. So what's up? Hey, doing great. Uh, just want to point out one other thing in the way that Biden said that he said that these should be off the list. So these should not be targeted. He used the term should be. Yeah. So in other words, Everything is up for grabs other than these 16, and then you know if you can't find another one. Well, this is your list of last resort for because they should be off. They don't have to be off. Yes, you should. I mean, when you're and you're right about that, it's really fascinating. I haven't heard any other media outlet talking about this, but it's the one thing and it happened very early on in the speech that really threw me off. I was like, Wait a minute. What is he saying? How was this guy in charge? This is the commander in chief. This is the leading. I mean, This is the guy when there's an order, he gives it if he wants to invade somebody, this is the guy If he's trying to protect something, whether it's an offensive order or a defensive order, this is the end all be all the buck stops with Joe Biden when it comes to securing the United States of America, and this is what he said to Vladimir Putin, who is currently Currently enabling cyber attacks on the daily on a daily basis of the United States of America. We agreed to task experts and both are both our countries to work on specific understandings about what's off limits about what's off limits. What's off limits what is on limits? This is what he wanted Vladimir Putin to know to let him know. What I want him to know. I wanted him to know that I would say there's some targets that are off limits. But others you know are we can negotiate. Why are we? Why do we have a president of the United States who walks into a room with our sworn enemy for decades, one of the most powerful and deadly people in the world who would love love to continue to torment us? Why do we have somebody who represents our country goes in there and tries to negotiate our own security. I mean, come on, folks. Come on, man. What the hell are you thinking? Someone give this guy a job description because he doesn't understand what it means to be commander in chief. He doesn't understand what it means to be Chief executive. He doesn't understand what it means to be president of the United States. And we know that Of course, you don't have to go to Russia in Geneva to learn that you can just go to the southern border and see that he clearly has no idea. About security 855940 Mark Quick, break up more of your phone calls coming up here in just a minute. We'll check in on better than hunter dot com to find out what the high bid is currently and will play you. Putin's reaction to his Geneva summit with President Joe Biden 85594. Oh, Marcus, our number quick break. We'll be right back. Stay tuned to the market show. Join the.
Navalny "A Horrible Skeleton" in Court Appearance After Hunger Strike
"Last week. Here's NPR's Lucienne Kim Alexei Navalny looked gaunt as he appeared on a video monitor with a short head toe appeal. A court ordered fine. According to court reporters, Navalny briefly addressed his wife, Yuliya in the courtroom and joked that he now weighs as much as he did in seventh grade. Vanni ended his hunger strike last week, saying he was getting some of the medical attention. He demanded that he was listening to his doctors who warned his life was in danger. With Navalny locked away. Authorities have targeted his political organization as an extremist group. Bonnie's allies are now disbanding his nationwide network of regional offices to protect activists from prosecution. Lucian Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow This is NPR news lie from news 88 7 in Houston. I
Top ally announces closing Navalny's offices amid crackdown
"A top I live in prison that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says that the network of the politicians offices in Russia is being closed as authorities seek to have it and the valleys foundation for fighting corruption outlawed as an extremist group the Moscow prosecutor's office petitioned a court this month to declare both the regional offices and of on his anti corruption organization as extremist groups a label that would outlaw their activities expose members and supporters to lengthy prison terms and pose a major challenge for Navalny's embattled team nevertheless top strategist who runs the regional offices says that preserving the network in its current state is impossible because of the extreme is the charges but re branding them wouldn't help either I'm sorry a shockingly
Extremist Prejudice: Rebranding Navalny
"A ruling is expected today from a moscow court that would designate the movement of jailed. Opposition leader alexei navalny terrorist organization on friday. Mr navalny ended a twenty four day. Hunger strike that had carried him to the brink of death as he insisted on being seen by his own doctors across russia his supporters had faced arrest as they protested in moscow. They chanted freedom to novella and let the doctors in the increasing repression of those protesters and the threat of rebranding of the opposition as extremists come. As president vladimir putin's approval numbers continued to sink. The world wondered last week what he would do with. The hundred thousand troops massed at the border with ukraine. In the end they were pulled back. that's rattling and the poll. Numbers are all intimately connected to the threat. Now post to the group led by mr putin's most effective critic alexei navalny. He's decided to end his son destroyed because he felt the russian authorities have sufficiently satisfied. His demand demand was to be allowed access to independent medical. Care arkady ostrovsky bizarre russia editor. What they have done is they took him into a civilian hospital. He was examined by non prison doctors. There's non prison. Doctors then passed on all the results of his tests to navarre on his own physicians. His own doctors told him that if he didn't stop his hunger strike now they would soon have nobody to treat a all and in his instagram post which he pass through his lawyers he also said he was very moved by all those people who declared hunger strike in solidarity with him. He didn't want to cause other suffering so he thought it was the time given all those things to strike
Donald Trump Didn't Have to Be Irrelevant
"Trump is irrelevant. He gives interviews that. Don't make headlines. He sends out statements that become the butt of jokes. sure he's got the era of congressional republicans but no member of the gop has the influence or the audience to be trump's messenger. Which makes him irrelevant. But this segment isn't meant to mock him. It's meant to mourn what actually could have been because donald trump didn't have to be irrelevant. Seventy four million americans voted for him in two thousand twenty like him or not. His voice matters to some people he could've spoke out in real honest ways on important issues without fear of polls and push back that guided so much of his value system in the white house. It is ironic that on the one year anniversary of trump wondering whether people could inject bleach into themselves to kill the corona virus. He told the new york post quote. I'm all in favor of the vaccine strongly. Strongly recommend it. Because it's a real life saver quote. Now he says this where was he. Months ago when the vaccine i came out while he was still president and his words could have mattered. It was even clear by his refusal to help distribute the vaccines. He wanted credit for pushing companies to develop vaccines but he didn't seem to care if they ever got into people's arms and new york and dc centric republicans. The main new york post audience. Really the people who need to hear this message. Could this be a stunt to make himself look better or any positive side effect that is just that of side effect trump could have pushed americans to get vaccinated sooner. Could've told americans that vaccines are safe. But he's so preoccupied with attacking. Lebron james and mitch mcconnell that he missed his moment to save lives now should know. Trump's message is a good one the vaccine is a lifesaver and maybe skeptics will take his advice. Which would be great for all of us. But it's likely too little too late because he's irrelevant and let's not just limit. The vaccine. trump could be relevant if he spoke to other issues affecting his base for structure. Biden's two point. Two trillion dollar infrastructure plan would benefit large swaths of trump's base. It would provide jobs to rural and suburban communities. It would repair critical infrastructure. It would expand broadband access and trump has good reason to support the biden plan because he actually pitched a two trillion dollar infrastructure plan just last year but that's just not trump. of course he's not advocating for anything that might give joe biden a win even if it helps his base because it doesn't help him so he condemns the plan and that's been trump's problem since he came down that infamous escalator at trump tower to declare his candidacy for president. Trump doesn't want to help others if it doesn't help him he doesn't push vaccines because many in his base are against them. He doesn't push it infrastructure plan because it's a democratic plant and he's still out going on fox to claim that he won the election and putin who's currently killing alexei navalny in prison is an okay guy so perhaps he should be irrelevant but has claimed political power is the paralysis that elected republicans have in breaking away from him against what the trump base is against. Even if it's not rooted in fact you can't be for policies that a democrat would support. You have to be cool with anti-democratic impulses like voter suppression. That's where the republican party is. Right now cova conspiracies. Defending the capital riot has overblown or committed by antifa. Blm thinking republican election officials in states that correctly. Certified the vote for joe. Biden are traders and frantically pushing legislation to make sure that never happens again but when this is what the party is about. How else could they possibly win
Putin foe Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day
"Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he's ending his hunger strike off to getting medical attention I'm being told by his doctors the continuing it would put his life at risk this week seems protests demanding annexing about his freedom sweep across Russia now on the twenty fourth day off his hunger strike not only said on Instagram he will continue to the mound visit from his doctor to address a loss of sensation in his legs and arms the main Dimond the politician announced when launching his hunger strike but he said he would stop the strike off to be examined by non prison doctors something he called a huge progress it will take him twenty four days to fully come off the strike I'm Charles de Ledesma
Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny Ends Hunger Strike
"Navalny is ending a 24 day hunger strike. He says he's reached his goal of getting medical attention thanks to supporters from around the world as NPR's Lucy and Kim. Reports from Moscow know Melanie was imprisoned in January after returning from Germany, where he had been recovering from a poisoning he blames on the Kremlin. Alexei Navalny made the announcement in a social media post put up by his allies. Before his hunger strike. His request for medical attention were met with smirks. Navalny says He's now been examined by civilian doctors twice. Navalny's condition was met with concern by world leaders such as President Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Is worsening health also brought out thousands of protesters in cities across Russia Wednesday. His post, Navalny writes. My heart is full of love and gratitude. He says he'll still insist on getting outside medical attention for the loss of sensation in his arms and legs. Lucian Kim.
Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Moved to Prison Hospital
"Alexei navalny the jailed reason. Opposition leader has been transferred to what authorities are describing as a prison hospital. But what is supporters. Say is just a different jail with some medical staff onsite. Navalny has now been on. Hunger strike for three weeks after he was refused access to a civilian doctor for severe pain in his back a numbness in his arms and legs. His lawyer says he may be close to death. After blood tests from independent doctors showed dangerous levels of potassium could cause heart or kidney failure. Joining me is natalia. Vassily ever who is moscow correspondent for the telegraph the talia. Thanks for coming on the show. What do we know about navalny's conditioned. Today i give having me Will the most peaceful information we have is the blood tests that you have. These blood tests were taking Onsides at the prison where is serving his prison. Term on Independent doctors have looked at the test and said that the petition station but they seem levels are too dangerous and will win with a patient with levels like that they should be treated in intensive care but again so far and independent doctor has not been allowed to see him and He has been transferred to another prison. Which has bigger medical facilities But again we still don't have enough information about his condition at this point.
Russia's Navalny Transferred to Prison Hospital as Western Powers Raise Alarms
"Leader Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a hospital inside another prison this after his doctor said he could be near death. Vladimir Putin's fiercest opponent has been on a hunger strike for three weeks now, those prison officials say Navalny has agreed to vitamin treatment, although allies say they want that confirmed. Embassies. Karen Travers has more from D. C about the White House reaction. The White House says Russia will be held accountable for whatever happens to Alexey Navalny, the leading opposition figure to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Press secretary Jen Psaki. What happens to Mr Navalny in the custody of the Russian government is the responsibility of the Russian government, and that they will be held accountable by the international community. Asked if Navalny's death would preclude a summit between President Biden and Putin sake said the White House is hoping and praying that is not the outcome and reiterated the administration's call for nerve only to be released. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS
Hunger-Striking Kremlin Critic Navalny Transferred to Prison Infirmary
"Leader Alexei Navalny moved from a prison camp to a nearby prison hospital. Navalny's aides say his health has deteriorated while on hunger strike. ABC News senior Foreign correspondent and Panis is a high stakes situation here for Alexei Navalny, above all, but also for the relationship between Russia and the outside world, in particular, the relatively new Biden administration. Russian penitentiary service says that at the present time the volleys condition is quote. Satisfactory on Wall Street. The Dow down
Hunger-Striking Navalny Transferred to Prison Hospital
"Jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny to a hospital for prisoners. He's been on a hunger strike for nearly three weeks, demanding improved medical treatment over the weekend, Navalny's personal doctors warned his life was in danger. Russian prison officials saying of all these condition is satisfactory and that he's seen by a prison doctor every day. Singer
Officials: Hunger-striking Navalny to go to prison hospital
"Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny went on a hunger strike in prison to protest the refusal to let his doctor's visit when he was in excruciating pain but Russia's a state prison service says the opposition leader is receiving all the medical help he needs in response to the alarming news about the family's health his team has called for a nationwide rally on Wednesday the same day that Vladimir Putin is scheduled to deliver his annual state of the nation address now several of the valleys allies on dismissing the move to a hospital announced by the prison service as insufficient the valley's top strategist they will need Volkoff says no one should assume it was happening until the opposition leaders lawyers confirm it I'm Charles the last month
Hunger-Striking Kremlin Critic Navalny Transferred To Prison Infirmary
"Alexei Navalny warned that his health is deteriorating rapidly. He's been on hunger strike for 20 days. He's protesting the lack of medical care while he's been in prison. Navalny's team has called for a nationwide protests on Wednesday. This is the same day President Vladimir Putin is set to address the nation. NPR's Lucy and Kim in Moscow was following all this and joins us now. Good morning, Lucy in Good morning. What can you tell us at this point about Navalny's condition? Well, the Russian prison service said. This morning, it's decided to move Navalny toe a prison hospital, so that does indicate he may be in poor health. But on the other hand, the prison service also says his condition is satisfactory and that a doctor sees him on a daily basis. So we still know very little about Navalny's exact condition, and that's why his doctors sounded the alarm bells. Over the weekend, They published the results of one of his blood tests on social media, and they said it showed he should be in intensive care and that he could die at any moment from cardiac arrest. The whole reason Navalny is on hunger strike is because he says he's being denied medical attention for back pain and numbness in his legs and hands, and he says that might be linked to a poisoning last summer that he blames on President Putin. A team of doctors tried to visit visit him over the weekend, but they were not let into the prison.
White House: Russia Will Face Consequences if Navalny Dies in Prison
"National security advisor Jake Sullivan told CNN Russia will pay if Putin critic and main opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in prison. We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility, and they will be held accountable by the international community in terms of the specific measures that we would would undertake. We're looking at Variety of different costs that we would impose. And I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point, but we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr Navalny dies, so you've communicated that, But at the top there, President Biden apparently didn't mention Navalny in his call with Putin this week. He certainly didn't say anything about it publicly and his remarks on Thursday, and Russian state media is touting. This is proof that Biden has given up on the issue so Why isn't President Biden demanding Navalny's release? Or at least again, at least getting him a doctor at every single opportunity? Way actually have made the judgment that direct communication to the Russian government on this issue. Including both how we see it. How our allies and partners see it and what might unfold. Should something terrible happened to Mr Navalny? Should he looked terrible Things, of course have already happened to him, but should he pass away? We have judged that rather than just make general statements publicly, the best way to deal with this issue is privately on through diplomatic channels direct to the uppermost levels of the Russian government. Let me ask one specific question. Is the potential summit with Vladimir Putin on the table if Alexei Navalny passes away in prison. Not gonna get into hypotheticals in large part Danna because there isn't currently a summit on the books. It's something we're talking about, and that's some it would have to take place, of course in the right circumstances. In a way that could actually move the relationship forward, But I'm not gonna get into hypotheticals about when or whether the summit would likely occur. No Bonnie, who's had been on a hunger strike since March. 31st on Friday, described Threats to force feed him using straitjacket and other pleasures.
Navalny's Team Calls Protests Amid Reports of Failing Health
"Of jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny say they're planning for the largest protests in modern Russia. ABC is Julia MacFarland reports that Navalny's life is in jeopardy due to his hunger strike in jail have been met with international condemnation, National security advisor Jake Sullivan says the U. S government told Moscow There would be consequences if Navalny died in prison. European foreign ministers are also expected to discuss the matter on Monday.
US Warns Russia of 'Consequences' if Putin Critic Navalny Dies
"I'm Julie Walker. Supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are calling from massive protests following reports about his failing health. Opposition leaders started a hunger strike three weeks ago after jail officials refused to let him see his own doctor. National Security advisor Jake Sullivan says the Biden administration has made it clear to Russia that there will be consequences if it allows no volley to die in prison. We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility, and they will be held accountable by the international community in terms of the specific measures that we would would undertake. We're looking at a variety of different
Sullivan: 'There Will Be Consequences' if Navalny Dies
"United States. National Security Advisor Jinx. Sullivan has said they'll be consequences if the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in prison. The U. S sound, the European Union, both say they hold Russia accountable for a
Sullivan: 'There Will Be Consequences' if Navalny Dies
"Julie Candler with the BBC news. United States. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has said there'll be consequences if the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, dies in prison. To Sullivan said Washington had communicated this to Moscow. U. S and the European Union. Both say they hold Russia accountable for his safety from Los Angeles. Peter Bo's reports. Jake Sullivan said the U. S was looking at a variety of different costs. As he put it, there will be imposed. Should Alexey Navalny die. Without going into specifics. He said the White House had made his position clear, communicating directly through diplomatic channels with the uppermost levels of the Russian government. Said Moscow will be held accountable by the international community for what happened to Mr Navalny. On Saturday, President Biden said the Russian opposition leaders situation was totally unfair. Supporters of Alexei Navalny in Russia have called for renewed street protests across the country on Wednesday evening. Before that, his life hangs by a thread. He's been on hunger strike for nearly three
Navalny's team calls protests amid reports of failing health
"Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could be close to death according to his doctor a physician Yaroslava shift means that the Vanni who is in the third week of a hunger strike could be on the verge of death as his health is deteriorating rapidly his doctor said that test results he received from the Bonnies family show he hasn't had kidneys and sharply elevated levels of potassium which can bring on cardiac arrest he went on hunger strike to protest not being able to see his personal physicians when he began experiencing severe back pain and the loss of feeling in his legs Russia's state penitentiary service has something of Bonnie is receding all the medical help he needs I'm Karen Thomas
"alexei navalny" Discussed on Deep Background with Noah Feldman
"Were just walking and showing the here and they don't like what's going on scene from the outside that's really fascinating and of course very sad as well. A gloomy protests is one where the protesters don't have a realistic expectation that they can change the underlying state of affairs and that implies that the government efforts to suppress the protests were effective. Right that if they have communicated to ordinary people who are brave enough to go into the streets that you're just doing this symbolically. It has no chance of succeeding. Then that would imply that. From a purely machiavellian perspective of preserving his own power. Putin has handled this whole process with the return of navalny very successfully is that is that your interpretation. It was not necessary to be so cruel it was not no need in such a cruel tick but the whole goal of this was just to threaten the people who came true threat on the people who were thinking maybe to come and to send them. The message don't move if you'll not move. Maybe you'll be more or less a kate and you know a lot of people afraid to call you know. In saint peter's how many people came ten twenty. Maybe twenty five thousand. the most. The population of the city is five million in moscow. It was the same percent of the population. it's nothing it's not so much and if you'll ask the majority of people who were not there maybe we are thinking that you know the these protests are useful but will not go ourselves and what can these twenty thousand crowd with nothing no arms nothing what they can achieve just to show that they don't like it and that's all they helpless weak helpless. What do you think. And what do other russians from you. Speak to think about the possible effects of sanctions placed either on put neuron. People are him In the past and also in the present in a consequence of the navalny imprisonment do those sanctions seem to you meaningful. And do they send a message of support and will be likely to have any effect at all on the putin regime government or do you see them as rather too little too late or empty. Empty symbolic unlikely to affect Nowhere surrounded by sanctions since two thousand fourteen. If i'm not mistaken. And they're more and more. And i think that people are just getting confused about ordinary people. The jets confused which sanctions will wear and for what particular reason people a long time ago confusing who is sanctioning award and at the message on. Tv is not that america or european union at sanctioning particular people who are involved in nevada case like you know from investigative committee from the police this other people who are involved in this all the time on tv either is a send a message that these sanctions against russia not against particular people and a lot of people believe in this you know that to audiences in russia elect probably everywhere else. There is a tv audience. Which believes what first second and third ano- is saying and then there is internet ordinance which is a advanced but i think a big majority of the population of russia is using internet. But if you'll see how they're using they're not reading political news. They're finding the recipes for cooking for meeting for everything like these to send each other flowers it at thrown eq one. They're not reading political news. That's why would they were told mtv. That raises a really fascinating. An important question that i think In the west don't have a good understanding of for the most part including people who try to follow news about russia and that is what is the practical reality of press freedom in russia today. I mean we understand that. Russia's ranked very low on the press freedom index. I looked it up. And as if twenty twenty it was one hundred forty nine out of one hundred and seventy nine countries so that's a pretty low But here you are Your paper novaya. Gazeta does publish. I also read online. I don't know if this is true. That six of your journalists were murdered in the past twenty years. You'll tell me if that's correct or not. But what is the data day way that you can think about what press coverage you're allowed to provide what you're allowed to say what will provoke consequences. How do you do your job. Every day The number is correct. now about how a will give. That's a pretty high threat that's a. That's a very high risk position that you're in you're by definition. It extremely brave person. I can start with a joke in soviet union many many years ago of course the soviet union was accused. The jews are treated very bad institution. Yet that's why in ever agonies asian in hirings. Because he should. There was at least one. Very important jew and For example in the military in headquarters of the army they was getting out there. Goose give the general ski and when anyone was trying to accuse soviet union on treating the jews bad and not allowing them to get some ceiling in their career and everything. This there were saying. Oh what we have kenya ski what you we're not treating jews ben you see how cry his rant Sometime i feel like these general dragoon sqi novak gazeta exist as guinean author goose. Keep to say that. What are you talking. There is no freedom. Finish plenty of freedom. We have their their their bet they're online. They're published the problem. Is that for a long time. It was a popular number. Eighty six percent eighty six percent of the population who supporting putin. I think now. This number is lower but there was a lot of jokes ball. There's an it's still high means but this eighty six percent. They don't read novaya gazeta. They don't listen to off more scope. They are not on facebook they even not in a telegram they in a Social media called. Nicholas your classmates. There is nothing about politics there. This is the majority of the population russians and the problem of the media. Kind of like novak gazeta. We don't know how to talk with them. We are not reaching the biggest ordinance. We are talking with each other. You know we can agree or not agree.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on WTOP
"We're glad to have you here at 8 10 President Biden says he's rebuilding and resetting America's relationships around the world in his first foreign policy address, delivered at the State Department today. President says America is back and credits the rank and file at state for making that happen. The president says he plans to partner with allies on pressing matters such as the pandemic global warming threats to democracy and human rights. He saved his toughest words for Russia. The days of the United States rolling over The face of Russia's aggressive actions interfering with our elections. Cyberattacks poison Its citizens are over police crackdown on demonstrators in Moscow and elsewhere in Russia this week after a court in the capital sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 3.5 years in prison. Disenchantment over inequality was targeted by the Valley Inn, a new in a YouTube video released shortly after his detention. And seen more than 106 million times. It showcased Vladimir Putin's $1.3 Billion Palace complex in southern Russia. Navalny accuses Putin's forces of poisoning him with the nerve agent Nova Chalk. In August, He was taken to Germany, where doctors are credited with saving his life. We speak with international journalist Dana Lewis tonight he's host of the podcast backstory with Dana Lewis. He served his Moscow correspondent for NBC News and Moscow bureau chief of Fox News. First question. Are these protest? In Russia different than the previous ones. Dimitri I don't think we've ever seen anything like that. Certainly not the breads of them in 11 time zones in every single city. You can imagine. It's very cold. I mean, minus 60 Celsius, and I think that what has changed and I thought a lot about this because I've been covering Russia for a long time. These protests are really against President Putin and up until now, there's been, You know, a lot of dissatisfaction in Russia about the economy and About pension payments and about different issues. But these are targeting the president himself. And after 20 years, you know, Putin in general has always deferred. A lot of this in blamed other people. But in the case of this corruption, video and Alexei Navalny and he owns it, and people are blaming him directly. Most of these protests have been pretty peaceful to begin with. And then after the sentencing of Alexei Navalny this week, I mean, I would say that the tactics of the police were suffocating the numbers of police on the street. I mean, I've never seen that many people in Moscow that many police Oman as they're called on the streets. Chasing down anybody that they saw. That may have been a protester. How much of a threat are these protests to Vladimir Putin? You say they're all about him this time. I mean, he is, I think plunging and popularity now. There have been some polls, especially with youth. And Putin is not the 80% man that he was years ago. You know, he may be down in 20% and 30% with some of the people. There is a growing anger, and I think that this trial was extremely important. I mean, this was a kangaroo court. But it was a show trial when the Valley was put on trial this week, and he called Putin out. I mean, it's never happened before. This is how it worked. They send one to J. Failed to intimidate million's, he said. On the Nova char chemical attack, he said, using the FSB, the federal security Service, Putin attempted to commit murder. I'm not the only one Many know this already and many others will, and this is what is driving the thieving little man in the bunker. Crazy that's unprecedented in Russia for that to be directed towards President Putin. It's incredible, brave thing for Navalny to say. Unfortunately, I don't think he's ever going to get out of prison for a very, very long time, because now they're bringing more fraud charges against him. So in addition to the 2.5 years, this preposterous, you know, charged that they've given him for violating his probation when he was in a coma in Germany. Now they're bringing on the fraud charges against him, and he keeping face another 10 years. Another 15 years international journalist Dana Lewis. He's covered Russia for a long time. He's host of the podcast backstory with Dana Lewis on Skype. See if the caps have a bit of a challenge on their hands tonight, stay with him A fresh new look at.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on Worldly
"Investigations found out. It was through his underwear. I don't want wanna actually know why or how did that but that turns out. It's how they did it It turns out that the the poison was novacek which is a an incredibly lethal usually lethal chemical weapon that the soviet union now the rush and help the not the russia now russia has and so it helps also point to basically they only have it right like they're the ones who created add made this nerve agent so we say that like russia's probably behind it the partly why so nevada was getting treated in russia for many good reasons navan team was like he's probably not going to get good treatment here so with some help from a german or home united organization. He goes to germany he gets treated. It turns out nova chocolates used. It turns out that he was poisoned. All all of this was true and so he was there and while he was there in germany he worked with cnn to expose that it was true that kremlin operatives poisoned him even got one of the operas on the phone. Only posed as a top level kremlin figure and he was just like we're doing an after action report how went and the guys like explaining the entire operation to the man he tried to kill It's an incredible thing and we'll put in the show notes. You should check it out. And all this time. Nevada saying i'm going to return to russia and this was a massive threat to putin in the kremlin because no one does that. No one just openly defies what putin wants and navan need to his team and others was basically like if i stay in exile. They win right because that's other than killing me. That is what they want. They want me completely out of the picture. Because not only does run in presidential elections nominally against putin and like that is a pretty big stance of you know this guy is impermanent so navalny comes back takes flight from berlin to moscow on january seventeenth. He is arrested immediately before customs. There's a pretty moving video of him like trying to fight with officials. And then he kisses his wife and she's tearing and then he goes away and it's it's pretty heartbreaking moment and they are holding him on these old charges that say look he's on probation from from a previous embezzlement case that he denies it and there was no wrongdoing but the reason the russians are holding them as they're saying he did not follow the probation because he's supposed to check in with an officer every thirty days. That's really hard to do when you're in a coma after a meeting in germany. But that's why they're holding them and even today thursday. There's so they're going to hold him until another month at least before his trial and he he faces three to ten years in jail. Okay finally also like two days after. He's arrested his team puts out this incredible funny informative video which shows that putin has been using kickbacks and bribes whatever to build this palace and incredible area thirty nine times the size of monaco for himself with an underground skating rank in a movie theater and like a hookah bar with a stripper pole all kinds of stuff and so this is making clear to people like oh man not only have. They arrested navan. They tried to kill him but he's using. All of our hard earned money to build himself like this insane bachelor pad. That is why people are coming out that now. It's pretty clear like the exposure of putin for what he is is undeniable and so when you saw the protests were not under they come out sixty degrees but for the first time in a long time they were fighting with officials like throwing snowballs getting into into physical altercations. And that is the shift that is a massive shift. so it's not only just navalny is recognizable. And he's leading this whole thing. It's also the the population is changing. Its relationship with the putin regime. Yeah no that's all right. I think i'm going back to the question. Why did they do this now. Did they decide to try to assassinate him. You know potentially risk turning him into this kind of martyr. Obviously one theory is that they figured that they would be successful and get rid of them. And therefore this pretty influential opposition figure would be gone and therefore you know all these disparate opposition factions would no longer have someone to kind of rally around whether that was just a plain basic calculation and they failed and it was just a massive blunder is certainly possible. A lot of experts have also pointed to the situation in belarus with the kind of uprising that we saw their against lukaschenko shaneco. And the fact that these kind of opposition figure sort of just kind of grew up and became either these massive unifying figures and that by watching what was going on in belarus. That putin was like. I don't want a repeat of that. I don't want that to happen here. So you know maybe it's time to get rid of navalny. The another theory. Though which i found particularly fascinating is is essentially. That the idea that the kremlin is is monolithic. Is the theory. Is that you know. That's a myth. Essentially and that the kremlin and even putin has potentially given sort of lost control and monopoly over the use of force. In that other factions within the kremlin are kind of split amongst themselves about how to deal with things and that you security services that are very emboldened especially in recent years have maybe taken it upon themselves to act assuming that they would have the authority to do so assuming that they would have the go ahead from putin maybe without running it past everybody getting the full sign off and that it could have been some kind of blunder there. So i think it's really fascinating i don't i don't know if we have the actual answer. But regardless i think to alex's smart point being whatever it was the fact that they were so brazen about doing this has really you know exposed putin in a way that i don't think you know has happened before and the fact that he was able like you said to come back and while in jail. His team publishes this video about corruption by putin himself. Is really remarkable. It's a very much of a finger in the eye like you can't get rid of me. I'm still here and you know i'm still going to keep exposing. It's fairly remarkable in terms of defiance. So we're gonna take a quick break when we come back we're going to try to analyze the protests themselves. Right just just..
"alexei navalny" Discussed on Worldly
"Sixty so that is an insane amount of a of like just fortitude to go out there and actually viper which you believe in negative sixty people i've talked to have been in. That cole said you'd like you really need to want to be out there. Otherwise you are. It's actually super dangerous to be out there. Even without a pandemic. She's actually like really bad for your body to be out negative sixty degrees so my goodness hats off to them for fighting for what they believe in such and such temperatures. Yeah i mean. I think part of the bravery has to do with the the model that navalny himself right alexei. Navalny these are. He's the opposition leader that all of these demonstrators came out to support and he just came back to russia from germany where he had been recovering from being poisoned in russia. Most people believe by the regime by the kremlin probably ordered if not directly by putin. Then at least you know. Signed off on or allowed by him and he was almost killed and went to germany to get medical treatment and knew he was facing not only probably potentially another assassination attempt at some point if he comes back to russia but also immediate arrest and he's still came back and have set that model. So i think that has a lot to do with why people are willing to go out in the cold and stand up for him if i may. I know we'll. We'll talk about this more but i'm pretty sure it was definitely the russian government right. I don't think we need to head because they've admitted it. Nevada got them to admit it. Heck we even know where they poisoned him through his underwear. So it's like it's unsurprising. Then there's so much anger because it's pretty clear that through nevada zone actions like he has exposed the kremlin for what it's been doing and dupe them and showing that they're actually not like the greatest of all time so back up a little bit and talk about who navalny is to begin with his. He's not some guy who just popped up in the last year or so to challenge putin he's been fighting the putin regime for quite a few years. Now right and a lot of his popularity came not from traditional politics Like holding some kind of like the office or something like that. That would be difficult and is difficult for anyone who is challenging the government directly in russia. A lot of it came through Basically a more journalistic presence right. He's put a tremendous amount of effort into focusing on the corruption in russia under the putin governments and exposing that through investigations online platforms etcetera and that It's really important. I think to a degree. That's under appreciated. If you're not just paying attention to russia and other sort of competitive authoritarian regimes like it is that a significant portion of the way they function is by distributing spoils to friendly wealthy elites and leaders who and security force establishment people who benefit from the regime and will work to enforce the sort of repression of civil society and free speech without at and not use their wealth power position of influence to challenge the nature of the Putin does is through state-owned enterprises. Bending the rules more traditional corruptions kickbacks and stuff like that distributes money to allies to keep them happy and distributes money to the military and intelligence services leadership to keep them happy and in line with the government to buy them off right and navalny has made a real name for himself exposing. Because even if you like some of the things that people in the west don't like about putin like you like say. His annexation of crimea brought the popular in russia. Generally speaking people don't like corruption ordinary people. They don't like the rich getting wealthy by stealing money from them. Essentially and so. He's turned us into the locus of the anti-putin campaign Which i think is a really really smart organizing tactic. And so that that is how he's gotten Such prominence in the anti putin movement to the point where he's widely understood to be the figure uniting and otherwise disparate russian opposition. That's right it's important to know that you know. When when booting re i became president two thousand he came with relative popularity. There was no need for this much pressure and all the corruption all that horrible stuff you just mentioned existed but there was not much need for repression because the people hadn't really come out against him yet. He hasn't really done anything to merit widespread anger and the reason for that was like russia was doing basically fine right. I mean that's the grand bargain in. Russia is like the kremlin can do what it wants. Putin can do what he wants or like. All this stuff can go on behind the scenes as long as the country grows. My life is better. I mean the same sort of stuff that everyone around the world once just make sure my pocketbook and is is stuffed and dignity and all that right then there are these protests in the early two thousand twenty and if i recall which putin blames on hillary clinton specifically which there's no real link there but that that is part of the reason why russia started to be more aggressive towards the us and others and because of that putin was like wait a minute now. Everyone hates me. And i'm worried about my rule. And so what he does is like go after crimea and then election and all this in a whole bunch of other fun things to basically. We're so powerful and do all these nationalistic things. So people continue to support him. That gave only no. But i mentioned that because you know there was always this somewhat dissatisfaction but again that bargain is starting to die because putin is spending a lot of time on foreign interventions on all these kickbacks on palaces which we'll talk about in a second i'm sure Sony has this opening to say. Look all this corruption. All of this that you accepted until now is not working. It's not working for you. The regular russian and so seeing that now you have russia trying to kill him doing a whole bunch of other things and now that putin has mismanaged the corona virus spread in his country. Now you start to see the foundations of that. Grand bargain start to crumble. And so it's not a surprise in a sense. The nepali now has this platform. because he's he's expressing a growing sentiment in russia. There's a great concept. Alex to that point by a russian political scientists that referred to russia in the mid to thousands as vegetarian. Autocracy i think is a hilarious phrase but it just means that it was like relatively polite and unwilling to to use the kind of naked repression. We've seen on russian streets. Recently you know actual beating of protesters and violent way and a lot of that was financed by the oil price. Boom of the two thousands right. Russia's really oil-dependent economy and when oil was really really expensive as those of us who were driving cars in the two. Thousands can remember It was great for the putin regime is really easy to distribute rewards to the population and to keep people employed and happy and so on and generally off when that started to change when oil prices crash back down to earth than the government is much more precarious place and saw some of these mass protest movements for reasons that were not entirely economic but not unrelated to the economic dissatisfaction with the government and turned into a more carnivorous form of authoritarianism..
"alexei navalny" Discussed on Front Burner
"And then he was driven by russian security forces to the border of belarus and dumped on the other side and banned from coming back into russia for five years. So that just goes to show how much the kremlin has tried to decapitate Navales movement i by taking navalny himself out of play by putting him in jail or trying to take him play and.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on The Current
"I've three out of moscow and You know they just stamp the passport and five seconds with the message. Sort of get out of here. Well you know what went on building too because again. There are millions of people in russia today who reject putin and everything. He stands for the kleptocracy that the dictatorship corruption and who wants russia to become a normal modern democratic european country. And i know this day will come and everything that we do has as its goal to try to bring that day closer. Putin won't even say alexi of his name. What does it say to you. That navalny was arrested immediately as soon as he landed and directed the plane to a different airport So the presumably that that could happen in a more expedient way what does it say to you about Vladimir putin state of mind. Well i think this is frankie more questions psychoanalyst's than than you know to a politician or political analysts. It's clear that there's something that there's something almost mystical going on. I mean vladimir putin goes to any length and so do his all his cronies and his key officials by the way Just today the speaker of the Russian parliament You know he he. He said as a person they sent to us from germany. Or something like that. I mean putin called the finally the patient of the clinic and berlin. I mean you can't make this thing up. Almost they have a mystical fear of actually pronouncing his name. More exciting to analysis looks to me. Why is putin's afraid of him. Because you know in this sort of artificial Artificial construct artificial image of the kremlin propaganda has put forward. You know putin is this a militant powerful popular leader and there's nobody else in the russian political scene that even comes close And i guess it comes from this that they did not want to admit that there actually is an alternative that there is opposition in russia. But you know what there is if we can see this by. The thousands of people who've been coming out to street demonstrations in the past several years including a massive unprecedented protests. Just in the past few months in recent city of barrels. We see this and the humiliating that pro-putin candidates have suffered recently in local elections even to technical spoilers once they remove real opponents from the ballot. Which usually do we'll certainly seat from the public. Attention that has surrounded alexei navalny's return and i hope by the weather. This public attention also leads to some reaction in western countries including canada just before he returned home to russia alexei navalny discussed with his colleagues the fact that western democracies are not using the sanctions provisions that they do have for targeted personal sanctions against ski cronies and kiani guards of the putin regime who who are stealing from the people of russia and then coming and stashing away those stolen money in the west valley in fact..
"alexei navalny" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Man is film written and directed by lee isaac chung based on his parents As korean immigrants in arkansas no one could tell writes about culture. The economists but because the majority of its dialogue is in korean was recently announced that it will not be eligible for best picture drama at the upcoming golden globe awards and instead of being relegated to the best foreign language film category when it is a film made by american about the american experience and produced and released i in america. What exactly are the rules about this. So the rules have changed a little bit over the years. But currently hollywood foreign press association who puts on the golden globes has a rule that any film with less than fifty percent of its dialogue in english is only eligible for the best foreign language film category and not eligible for either best picture drama or best picture comedy or musical and so how have people responded to this about what appears to be so far very of film. Well there's been a lot of outrage about it. So far particularly from asian american filmmakers. They've been the loudest voices in opposition to this categorization lulu whose film the farewell was similarly categorized last year Spoke out against it on twitter and actor. Daniel day. Kim who is an asian american actor quite prominent Said this was the film equivalent of being told to go back to your country When your country is actually america but the hollywood foreign press association notes that they have applied this rule consistently through the years other films such as Clint eastwood's letters jima or mel gibson apocalypse. Though which are largely in foreign languages were also relegated to this category critics of the decision however feel that it's time for a change and that minority is a uniquely american film about the american experience. Well and this also perhaps constrains its future when it comes to things like the scores. The oscars have different rules. When it comes to these categories they have a category called best international film in which every country submits one film to be recognized and the academy picks five to be nominated. it is not based on language. It is based on country of origin. Golden globes category is based on language. So there's a real discrepancy here and minority is in danger of falling through the cracks but in so far as is it loses that fair shake perhaps at the golden globes and all this attention on that fact may may be the push that it needs. I would agree. I think there's a very good chance that it wins the best foreign language film category in part. Because it's an excellent film with a lot of support but also because people may rally around it due to this controversy and frankly for a small film like monari the doesn't have major stars or a major director attached..
"alexei navalny" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Merkel's party the christian democratic union or cd you making him well placed to succeed her as the country's next chancellor voiced you midst. I'm bob moon is on this. That's the samoan mentor. Lash who currently leads. The western state of north rhine-westphalia was a moderate choice to lead the center right party in his final speech as a candidate. He warned against the dangers of political polarization niche coach. Ma but he's by no means guaranteed to be germany's next leader. While the cd you has led germany for all twenty of the past seventy two years its efforts to maintain its image as the party of power and unity are being tested throwing into question not just the future direction of the party but if germany itself so the christian democrats have been essentially looking for a new leader for almost a year. Tom nuttal the economists. Berlin bureau chief in essence the campaign was extended for such a long period because of the pandemic a two party congresses that were meant to be held to choose a new leader and they both had to be cancelled in the end. They decided to digitally. And who is mr lash. At what did he run on arm and lash it represents continuity merkel's certainly how he presented himself in the campaign. That's not a bad way of understanding the way that he has governed in north rhine-westphalia the big state germany's that he's been in charge since two thousand and seventeen. he's a moderate. he's a pragmatist. He likes to build bridges to opponents. He likes to sort of incorporate different views into his governing style. He doesn't particularly seemed to have a very strong set of ideological political propositions. And when you talk to people close to him. They always emphasize the manner in which he governs rather than the substance of his political beliefs. A few days before the cd you vote. I went to this little off and met with sara gula a close ally and strong supporter of armin lashes and she explained to me why she was backing him for the leadership. We need in this time. Risk corona and after kona a leader. Who can into integrate who can bring different positions together. Was it a close run thing. Yeah margin of victory over for janette who wanted to take part in a more conservative direction was pretty small about fifty three percent forty seven percent there is and has been for quite a long time now a strong part of the cdu that has grown tired of the moderate senators and pursued by angle. Mark of craved. What they often call of a more clear path by which they mean switched to the right on. Everything from fiscal policy to immigration and frigid met so better or for worse. Became sort of the figurehead. The vessel for those hoax lash is not going to be the best person to try to integrate those because he represents continuity mercantilism. So that's going to be an early test for him to figure out exactly how to satisfy the very substantial part of the party. That is going to be very disappointed by his victory. Any guesses as to what sorts of positions he would take as as chancellor if he were to get there. Yeah one thing that we do know about that. It doesn't really seem to sit outside of the mainstream in his party on fiscal policy. Cd you famously is a party Of what they were considered to be fiscal responsibility balanced budgets. Obviously germany is like everywhere is running a huge deficit at the moment but lash has said that he thinks germany should return to a balanced budget policy. The famous schwartz and all black zero by twenty twenty four. He hasn't given us very many details on how he would plan to do that. If that would mean spending cuts or tax rises armin lassiter's a state leader does not have a great many foreign policy responsibilities but we have seen over the years. The tendency towards dovish nece on authoritarian states like russia and china some rather worrying statements about the middle east syria and isis and in terms of establishing who will in fact end up as chancellor. What happens next okay. So crucial next step is the cd will have to get together with it sister. Party in bavaria. The christian social union and come up with a joint candidate for the chancellorship. We expect that to happen. In spring march april time on as head of the larger party would be assumed to have the stronger claim and he certainly after his win on. Saturday has a bit of momentum. His difficulty is at the head of the hugh and also the premier of bavaria charismatic confident man. Called mark is far more popular than mr lash. It both amongst a cd. Ucs you voters specifically but also among german voters more. Broadly mr says that he has no ambition to beyond bavaria but he signally refused to rule out putting himself forward for the candidacy. So this is going to be something to watch very closely in the months ahead and in particular will need to watch what happens to the cds popularity in opinion polls now that they have a new leader and also what happens in two state elections in march in rhineland-palatinate and baden-wuerttemberg. If those a wealth of the cd you then that's going to be a big boost for mr lashes claims to win the candidacy soon afterward. Conversely if they go badly than a lot of people are going to start looking towards bavaria for salvation. Mr zarda so in that sense. It's kind of a two way race. There is a third possibility. Yen spun the popular health minister. Who been in charge of the pandemic response. He backed mr lash it leadership campaign. But there's nothing stopping the cd. Hugh from choosing somebody else to lead the party into election campaign mr span certainly how those sorts of ambitions. There are plenty cd you who preferred to see him. Do it the mr lashes looking at opinion polls now. It's very difficult to imagine that germany's next chancellor at the successor to angela merkel will be the candidate from the food so all of the pieces of the puzzle fall the way they seem likely to at this stage. Where where does that place. Germany in europe going forward. Do you think well everybody in europe is what she germany. Very closely angling. Markle has been at the heart of the endless crises. Europe has been managing of the last decade or so and it's going to be potentially a bit of a trauma not germany but but for europe when she finally leads i think in terms of policy and substance. If it is almond lassitude takes over from her then european start necessarily very much to worry about but of course. He doesn't have the experience he doesn't have the stature he doesn't have the connections and the networks so it's going to take.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Be in a month three months, six months finally, WanNa understand what this means for the opposition in Russia. And for Alexi navalny over the weekend results from Russia's regional elections showed that Navales allies won seats in Siberia including in Tomsk where he was poisoned. He appears to be making strides towards recovery. He's come off the ventilator he has been pictured sitting are on instagram. He's taken a few steps and he has spoken assuming he fully recovers and then returns to Russia's his spokeswoman has suggested. What role can he play now just on Valley's recovery, the GEM doctors treating with charity for them to have been right second space that they have said that you we just don't know yet the. Long term consequences of this poisoning but I think the Russian opposition will carry on I. mean he he he's the most significant player in that movement but there are other people there as whole sort of younger generation and not all young people to wash it. But many people especially in Muslims back you're just fed up with corruption and with Putin and his kind of a tunnel seeming rule, and so I think the opposition will continue and Intensify. What they do but whether it'd be lasting change,.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Okay. That is the case. Next question is why? Now as you told US navales outspoken opposition to Putin is not new. He's attacked oligarchs. He's attacked the former prime minister dmitriy Medvedev. He's attacked Putin's press secretary Dmitry. Peskov. He's been arrested and attacked. Why now would they go this extra step? I've been thinking about this ever since it happened and I think there are several answers if at the. Russian regime this curious mixture of swagger and MC Kismayo and hyper aggression coupled with insecurity and Novosel Novosti and paranoia and I think what explanation is that this is a wobbly moment of that Putin I mean if you looks a little bit to his West as Bellarusse, it has been exactly one month since that disputed election in Belarus and the crackdown against opposition activists is intensifying where we have another. soviet-style leader Alexander Lukashenko in power for twenty six years. Who is trying to face down mass popula uprisings. Is False, today Russia's going next. That's not a happy precedent appreciation, and if it lives in the other direction, if you kind of costs, his gaze to the East looks at Russia's Far East, the city of us that have been huge protests against the Kremlin, against him personally after a popular local government was dismissed. An okay. It's a long way from Moscow but you can see a bit of fair there as well, and also, of course, valley was quite offensively Taga saying local united. Russia, candidates in these regional elections, it's also message to the United States I think to some degree is a huge election. Coming up I. Think Kremlin believes the Donald. Trump will wait. But it also sounds that if if Joe Biden does prevail the American foreign policy towards, Russia will be more aggressive I believe. Any country. Engaged in the activity. To de-legitimize or impact on American elections is a direct violation of our sovereignty. And if I'm treasure the United States, there will be a response, the dynamics so on the global scene will change. And I think that may we'll start being the factor? How has Donald Trump responded to this? You didn't as usual thing. When it comes to rushing we haven't had any proof yet, but I will take a look which is kind of often skates buddies always mentioning Russia hedge. Flats. Wessel waffle China at this point is Is. A nation that you should be talking about much more so than Russia That he hadn't seen any evidence. It's hard to know. What would have happen for for trump to be convinced that preaching was guilty of malfeasance. Coming up as Alexei navalny emerges from a coma will be consequences for Russia. What, if the future of energy depends on all of us? Can we transform not just energy Along does well. How can we all share this world better? Discover how that Siemens Energy Dot, com? The pro-kremlin media in Russia has strongly denied any links between this and the Russian state or you're saying. The allegations surrounding Valley is Pause Apostle, an ongoing concerns and vicious campaign against Russia Russia as soon sooner power game and. The Americans and the British lawyer instead suggesting other countries like the US may have been involved. But this week, the evidence clearly seems to be building up with those two independent combinations of Nava jock. Clearly the whole international community is responding, but as Nirvana's engineer, lots of focus is on that and you mentioned Angela Merkel's anger. How strong was her reaction? Well. Is genuinely furious. I. Think Europe in need is outraged. I also think they're not. Surprised we've been here before and I also think that sentiment has has Haden's against Russia I. I would say really since the annexation of Crimea in two thousand and fourteen in the war in Ukraine. I'm we've seen European Union sanctions and a degree of realism. The paths only existed in countries like the United Kingdom where where we had Levin Yankee. Poisonings of. People who fallen out with with the Russian regime and to have left Russia. We're used to and we saw what happened with. Kobe what happened to? Discreet Powell I mean I think part of failure is consensual that Western policymakers don't really understand how Preussen and the people around him. Think. He leninists in the sense that he believes in idea that Russia is in a state of permanent war or quiz I wore with with Western democracies, and this is this is continuous and once you understand that makes it easier to. Realize why the GRU Russian intelligence would send to professional assassins to asleep he English city to murder someone i. mean that that seems off the wall and they did it could Germany go further this time? Could it do something that would really hurt Russia? Yes Germany could there is a project called Nord Stream two, which is jewel pipeline which will guarantee the delivery of Russian gas to Germany a country by the ways phasing out Nikonov and needs and edgy is quite dependence on on Russian natural resources. There's already a pipeline in place stream one. Nord. Stream two will run alongside it from kindy Sapin. Russia to Gripe swelled in Germany doubling its capacity is in the final stages of completion. Now, a lot of people including trump said that this is a bad idea but Germany is totally controlled by Russian because they will get it from sixty to seventy percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline. And you tell me of that's appropriate because I think it's not and I think it's a very bad thing for NATO and metal cancel that project that will be very painful for for for Russia wet weather, it would have any any kind of political consequences idea because what we've seen with sanctions is that the way they spun worship television is. No the sanctions have arisen because of Russia's misbehavior on the international stage that portrayed as of a perfidious Western plots to weaken and damage Russia. So. Prison, seventy tons of the propaganda doll. You think they will act I mean backless is highly pragmatic. She's cautious. She's being honest. She's no fool I mean she she's the great survivor in European politics. I, suspect that she wrote. But let's see what happens when we're living in an era of pastime time cabin sang's. Ravel Guinness Nashville will.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on Today in Focus
"More or less. I'm conscious. He was he was wheeled off, stretch it off and he was taken to. Apple, and it was pretty clear to his. Friends who are with him to his press secretary that he being poisoned stop with the breaking news out of Russia. We're getting reports that opposition politician Alexina Valmy is in a coma in a Siberian hospital with suspected poisoning he was returning. Did they try to save him in arms? Yes and no Santa he was taken to hospital I'm I think the is stabilized him he he was giving. Intravenous drip and so on. But fairly soon after he arrived the local efforts be. Agency success the KGB up there was suddenly strange. Men in the office of the chief dogs are on the doctors who initially said to Navales as we think you been poisoned suddenly changed that you I'm what very very wary about what happens at his his wife? His supporters were absolutely convinced that he had been poisoned. They didn't that was about points on the renting his own chance of survival was being evacuated out of the country and treated in the West. There were two reasons for this one so that he could get better support. Compared to a regional hospital in Siberia and as well, they believe that Russian authorities will ensure that all of the toxins that are currently system are out by the time specialists in Europe are able. To look at him to begin with the Russian authorities and the hospital refused lesson go. They said it was too dangerous and Navali unconscious at this point was innocent of skin situation where he was stuck and his wife one plant was was asked to provide a mash if that's what she was his wife. Onto Short. The whole thing was awful wet where the raw crecy was being used a weaponized, stop him from leaving. But eventually after couple days he was later Alexi Novelli continues his journey unaware. In an induced coma here arrives at this hospital in Berlin with his wife Yulia. A spokesperson tweeted the struggle for Lexie's life and health is just beginning. And he was taken to Charity Hospital, which treated previous Moscow poisoning victims. Hull number tests were carried out of his skin of his blood of the water bottle. He'd been holding on the flight, which is eight had saved and handed over the thirties, and they came back a few days later with a chilling finding, which was given tank Michael, the German Chancellor Cavalcades, and they discovered that he'd been poisoned with another child the same lethal soviet-made nerve agent used just over two years ago, insoles raid to kill or to try and kill second units Paul. Varney vote. OPTIMA. In his untruths, Alexei Navalny was the victim of an attack with a chemical nerve agent of the novel group. This poison could be identified unequivocally in tests. So it's clear that Alexei Navalny is the victim of a crime. He was supposed to be silenced and I together with the entire German government. Condemn this in the strongest possible terms. mackel was really quite furious about this I mean Dash Beagle. The GEMINIS magazine said that when she got the news sitting with cabinet that it went off like a political bomb. mackel speaks Russian. She's been dealing with pushing in international. Forums for fifteen years, she's on the now illusions about who he.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Luke Alexander Valley might not be a household name in the UK, but he certainly is in Russia was even doing that in recent years each spot in protest. Round Russia's provinces. He has his own anti-corruption fund and most of all, he makes these wonderful witchy Sadhana trio's. Way. He sits a desk with a suit and tie and lifts the laid on top level Kremlin corruption. With. Numerous slight quota but millionaire and he has expires torch obviously Putin people around him. And my all time favorite video expose. He did as Dmitry Medvedev. Russia's prime minister until recently the middle individuals. But in Mr Bush presidency and this video is called dead call me deem on Dimond being. Rather, rude name I to meet your Medvedev it's been viewed fetish six million times and it's just a superlative case of digging. He starts off with a photo of Medvedev wearing rather garish Taunton show and a pair of Nike. Trainers. And it goes from the trainers to. Dmitry. Medvedev's secrets and PA of property a vineyard in Tuscany and sound all concealed through through a series of proxies, friends, charitable foundations, and so on. What he has, no valley is a story channing gift and I think it's this. Is this this ability to cut through the makes him such a formidable foe to to those in power? He sounds quite busy. I mean does he have family? Is He himself wealthy Election Valley does have a family? He has a wife. He has a son I mean, he's accused by the Kremlin time of being an agent of the west of being A. Spy But actually this evidence that that's. The case I mean rather the reverse. Really I. Think he has softened. His anti corruption activities and even before the dramatic convent's of the last couple of weeks he had been attacked Russian opposition leader. Alexina Valmy has been sprayed with a green liquid by an unknown assailant sold as an antiseptic and Russian farmers these solutions harmless, but notoriously difficult to wash off. I just wanted to say one thing maybe in the Kremlin, they think I won't make video addresses with a green face, but I will definitely make them because more people will watch them now and definitely won't stop me. I was just watching a video he tries to express static. Somebody hard because. Has Been blocked by the authorities. As as his wife's even as his every all sunset of Internet piggy-bank has been shut down and his parents that pensions and so and it's being. Micro prosecution parents have arrest whenever he protests and now suddenly something a lot darker was. Did. He feel safe in Russia. Well I mean the interesting thing about navales that he could have left. There are plenty of critics of the Russian regime who've decided quite why pragmatically without shame to. You just have to look at the fate of some of people that have stayed like Barrington soft who was shot dead just outside the Kremlin February two, thousand fifteen shot in the back four times just before midnight Moscow time Boris. Nemtsov was walking with a woman on a bridge close to the Kremlin. A witness says a car stopped and several people shot him but the Nevada opted to stay he said he was never gonNA leave. He was going to carry on and that is absolutely what is been doing. So he really Russell's people I think that trimmed finds him infuriating and annoying, and this isn't a secret some uncle dicta Zotov. Was Putin's personal bodyguard for a number of years, and now it's a powerful individual challenge into jewell. Nick. Buckley. Said and saw off said that he would not up Lavar like like a state like a steak whereas he us. was US commitment to do it. REUSS WHICH NOT When you talk about the authorities in Russia is talking about Blam Putin hair aren't you I mean how does he view him well for? Alexina. Violence the man with no name we've been waiting for for a long time for push to Novellas name and he refuses to do so Putin and his representatives resorts to use them as an so Novon, Lee is, is that man or that gentleman Omar recently the Berlin patients but the something kind of vulnerable tissue at it or the valley more issue at says name somehow you. Did he ever mentioned my name, the same Putin even pro-kremlin John Lewis they're laughing on the situation because for all these years can never mention my name is the problem with the Kremlin is that in the valley has become on ignoring you you you ignore him and he is a problem from. Fat To lay August why wasn't Abou- In Siberia? NOVELLI has been. Campaigning, essentially ahead of no collections this month and he's been pushing a slogan will vote smart where you vote against any candidates apart from the candidate full United Russia, which is the sort of ruining approach and parties and. In local government more or less everywhere, and so he went to. Tomes. He went to expose corruption and to meet with activists with his supporters and to encourage people to vote tactically had these these these polls and the poisoning. We believe happened on the morning of August the twentieth when Nevada was due to fly back to Moscow. Have you been able to reconstruct what happened? Yes essentially, he wrapped up his Siberian tiger he went to gap war pretty any dot morning with his press aide. Carry Amish. On a couple of other supporters. They boarded an entangled flight with s seven. Back to Moscow. But just before doing that he he says the Apple Cafe and he had a tape you didn't have anything else. He didn't have breakfast. He just had a cup of tea they got on he sat down the plane took off and then suddenly Nevada started feeding Berry. Very. Very. On well, to the point that he he went to the loo, he stayed in the new for about twenty minutes cue for me outside and it was clear Something had gone for a bad and. Then he started grading. This really awful I. Checked by one of the passengers where where you call actually seen evaluating you just hear these these screens. And the pilot made an emergency landing in. Another. Siberian and Navali. But his point was I think.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Today the story of another Russian poisoning. Navalny emerges from a coma with a promise to return. Have you ever met Alexia Valley. Yes I'm asking me in Moscow I was the guardians correspondent there in Ala- two thousand eleven, and by that point of view is Christie famous as an anti corruption activist. What was he like Alex is is like everything that people in power and Russia gnaws he is tall he's charismatic. Sorry. I didn't mean to be high, but a lot of people including Putin and Dmitry wherever already quite sure man. He's super smart this. Dynamism about him he was drawing. Diagrams on the board explaining corrupt money flows to me. It was like being a head of advanced economics task really, and this method he took from the blackboard to to the Internet and he is raining in recent years crafted some wonderful investigations which have lifted the needle on top level Kremlin corruption. Here's a sort of a force of nature. The man who the Guardians International correspondent Luke harding is describing maybe a force of nature but he's currently in a German hospital recovering after being poisoned. On Monday two independent labs in France and Sweden confirmed that the substance ingested by Alexei Navalny was number chock a nerve agent manufactured by the Russian. State. German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He had been the victim of a crime that was intended to silence him. But. Russia's most prominent opposition figure isn't going quietly this week he was taken off his ventilator yesterday he sat up in bed to pose for a picture posted on Instagram, and now his spokeswoman insists he will be returning home. From The Guardian I'm Anish Gristana. Today in focus what the poisoning.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"We don't know how to deal an actor that does all these things at once as you said, that isn't functioning in the sort of our rational way if you will in which we tend to think about foreign policy actions and covert operations. and. What if Donald Trump were of a mind to respond appropriately to this? What would an appropriate American response look like I mean this is after all the attempted murder it's not like the scruple poisoning, right? It's not on the territory of an ally. Alexina Valmy is not somebody except in the sense that the United States has an interest in democratic reforms in general, he's not somebody. I mean, this really is the internal politics of Russian Federation you know should this be something that the US government responds to in a serious way on what would a serious response to it look like? Well. The quick answer is yes but I think it's not just about in the Bali. Pattern here that we've been talking about and it's not just a pattern of poisoning is a pattern of state-sponsored murder of opposition leaders, and at this point the numbers are you know I've lost count of how many journalists have died? How many opposition leaders have been killed? Or. Poisoned in this case and barely survived. It is a pattern of Rufus behavior that is very clearly being directed by the Kremlin and perhaps by Mr Putin himself and I will say that we've done nothing so far. It hasn't just been the trump administration although this administration hasn't put out a statement as a recording time an official statement condemning this from the white. House. The State Department has made a statement by the White House is not I think as an obvious first step just say something about it and call the Russians. Out on this but I think going further than that one thing that people have been talking about for very long time because his pattern has been there for a long time is that we can take pretty specific steps to undermine specific individuals that are in the criminal lead that we know are probably involved in this decision making process, and we do that with targeted sanctions that would perhaps a freeze their assets not allow them to have access to certain bank accounts property rights as Cetera. Almost every individual within the Kremlin elite has off shore bank accounts owns assets and property real estate in. The world. But in some very specific places like London, like the United. States. And likely elsewhere that we don't know about and so we have a lot that we can do to really make it pretty painful for these people and send a very clear message. But we haven't I think Germany here be interesting to see given merckel has said about, Nevada she made a very strong statement and this was unacceptable behavior. which we really haven't heard from before but. We haven't seen Germany pull out of this very lucrative for the Russian side Norstrom two pipeline has incredibly controversial that the United States this administration and the Obama Administration disapproved of, but we haven't seen the German government do anything about it. and. I. Think that comes from putting. The relationship with Russia. The price of gas perhaps on which Germany is dependent on Russian gas above you know morals and above ethics just certain extent. But was certainly there's a lot that we should do in that we can do. But for years we've let this behavior just go basically unpunished. You know one of the things that the president's defenders have said is that while trump you know makes nice verbally to Putin. In fact, the actions of the trump administration have been substantially tougher than its predecessors. Do you expect that US reaction will get tougher if Joe Biden is elected and inaugurated or is the stasis that we've seen on this on the sort of toleration that Putin has been shown a kind of more bipartisan feature of American policy than we sometimes acknowledged. I think it's very much the latter. I think that's really unfortunate meaning that we've seen. SO-CALLED RESETS with Russia from multiple administrations in the United States the Obama Administration called that reset. But obviously, the Bush administration raptured on eleven. Wanted to work with Russia overlooked a lot of bad behavior and it's it's a pattern that we've seen across both parties in the United States where there is this sort of acknowledgment or perhaps common understanding that. We have to work with Russia there around and we have to work with this particular regime I'm meeting Mr, Putin's Russia because they're not going anywhere and as the argument goes on top of that, you know the real problem and I've seen this emerge more and more in the policy debate, you know the real problem is not Russia because look they're a big player economically speaking the real problem is China and so we. Really. Need to do is bring the Russians into the fold to help us build a common front against China and I think this thinking is is deeply deeply mistake him because we've tried it at least three times a cross about twenty years and it's only produced bad outcomes obviously the worst or which has been the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the continued occupation of Crimea. So I'm not sure why we keep doing the same thing. When it obviously doesn't work. So my concern is that the election won't change that much although I certainly hope it will I think Joe Biden in the past when he was vp was actually quite good and very sober minded on what the Kremlin is in his work on Ukraine I. Think he did some very good things policy perspective when it came to Ukraine by the same time, the Obama Administration carried out the reset which then resulted. With the Russian saying no thanks to your reset we're. Going to. Invade Ukraine. So I. Think I've seen this kind of thinking emerge and it's a hotly debated issue. I am skeptical though. because. Of the pattern we've seen for the last twenty years in the United. States. Alina Polyakova. Thanks so much for joining us. Thanks for having me. The law fair podcast is produced in cooperation with the Brookings Institution and today it's produced in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy Analysis, our audio engineer. This episode is.
"alexei navalny" Discussed on AP News
"The children hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has been taken out of an induced coma and is responsive the hospital says the valley's condition has improved allowing doctors to end the medically induced coma and gradually easing off mechanical ventilation inotes he's been responding to speech with long term consequences of the serious poisoning can still not be ruled out he's been in an induced coma since he was flown to Germany for treatment officials had said last week the tests had shown proof without doubt that he's being poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from another shock group I'm Charles de Ledesma
"alexei navalny" Discussed on Front Burner
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