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Fresh update on "luhansk" discussed on Sound ON
"Thank you. Everyone saw it coming, but it was still startling to hear from Vladimir Putin today as he formalized Russia's annexation of what is 15% of Ukraine. The regions we've talked about throughout the war occurs in. Zapper issue done and Luhansk. Four territories, he spoke to a massive white ballroom full of lawmakers and elite as we hear through a translator. I want the key of authorities and their real masters in the west to hear me and remember those people who live in these four regions are becoming our citizens forever. Our citizens forever. Now, of course, the international community condemns this move as illegal we have heard from the UN on this Putin clearly does not see it that way. Here he is again. It is. Lawful right, which is stated in the article one of the charter of the United Nations for people's right for self determination, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres says in a statement quote the charter is clear. Any annexation of a state's territory by another state resulting from the threat or use of force is a violation of the charter. Here's reaction today from The White House President Biden. The United States I want to be very clear about this. The United States will never never, never recognize Russia's claims on Ukraine, sovereign territory. And more where that came from, the U.S. increasing pressure today on Russia with who knew there were more sanctions that we could add here, sanctions against the head of Russia's Central Bank. Its deputy prime minister hundreds of other prominent Russians and businesses, the commerce department adding 57 entities to its Russian export blacklist. And of course, there's a lot of worry that Putin could use the annexation, which again covers 15% of Ukraine as grounds for escalation. Will he see an attack on land that Ukraine considers its own, as an attack on sovereign Russian territory. This is getting more dangerous and certainly more complex, and we wanted to talk about it with Michael Lohan author and senior fellow and director of research in foreign policy at the brookings institution he's with us now. Michael, thank you for being here. Well, this move by Putin lead to a wider war. Well, thank you. And thank you for the excellent framing of the issue. I think your point that Russia may want us to believe that at least in their own Russian minds, this is now Russian territory, the swath of land from the Donbass over to Crimea. I think that's possible. On the other hand, Ukraine has been attacking Crimea in various states of this fight. Russian positions in Crimea and Russia next Crimea, quite a while ago. According to Russia's own rules and regulations and Putin's views. So I don't know that we need to be scared of our own shadow on this. I don't think that we need to sort of hold back the Ukrainians from trying to liberate more of these four provinces just because Russia might manufacture some argument that even Putin would know is ridiculous. And therefore, justify an opportunity for further retaliation. You know, Putin, I think when he talks and when he speaks, and when he writes, there's at least two different levels of seriousness. And maybe three. One is what he really believes. And he actually sometimes tells you what he really believes. That essay he wrote last summer or the Munich security speech of 2007 when he railed against the west and all of its supposed offenses against him and against Iraq and Georgia Ukraine. Then there's the Putin that is manufacturing pre-tax for something he already wants to do in the UN charter to defend this annexation. And then there's the Putin that just flat out lies. And that's in regards to things like interfering in our elections or arming separatists and don't boss. And you sort of got to think hard about which level of communication are you dealing with with Putin because they're all relevant. And they're not that hard to tell apart. But of course, he's trying to use them all in a way that's confusing and at least maybe for his own people. And for some wavering countries around the world, maybe they're not as sure about. And they were all in that speech today. All those all three of those putins you mentioned had played a role in this address. But you mentioned Crimea that's interesting. This was informed by what he did in Crimea. How is it different? Well, it's different in the sense that if you're going to have a good old fashioned high school or college debate or something like that, you could. You could put pretty smart people on each side of the Crimea issue as to whose it should rightly be. And have a good long conversation without having to bring in Russian duplicity. Whatever, justify the way Putin took it in 2014, of course. But you could certainly argue that historically, if you go back centuries, Crimea was occupied by the Ottoman Turks for a while, and it just had a much more complicated role in Russia and Ukrainian history than some central parts of the country. Beyond the case to be made, though, just I wonder, does it end differently? This is actually Crimea annexing Crimea worked out pretty well for Putin. He didn't, I mean, there were some sanctions, but he didn't really have to face that much opposition. They've got tanks on the ground this time around. Yeah, I mean, in addition to the fact that Crimea has a lot of Russians and Russian speakers and a lot of history with Russia and was given by khrushchev to Ukraine just sort of as an internal rearrangement within the Soviet Union when it didn't really matter. The four provinces that Putin's just grabbed or claimed to grab. You know, they have a lot of historically have had a lot of pro Russian and Russian speaking populations, but this is a completely manufactured argument compared to Crimea, where obviously didn't support what he did in Crimea, but you could sort of see the case for not what he did, but for a referendum that would allow citizens of Crimea to choose between Russia and Ukraine that might have been a close call. Yeah, sure. But not so much with these four regions. The separatists in certain parts of Donbass in the east are in Russia friendly territory, but especially given what's happened these last few years and these last few months. I just don't think there's any argument that Putin can make that these four provinces belong with Russia. So I guess that's an even more stark offense against sovereignty and against the UN charter, what he's just done this week. Michael, what do you think of the sanctions, the response today? Clearly, they kind of had this in their pocket for the next shoe to drop. And I just ask myself every time, you know, we thought we had done everything we could. Why didn't we front load the sanctions more because it certainly didn't slow down? Vladimir Putin, the way we did it. Yeah, you're right. What else do we have in our pocket, by the way? Well, since it's a Friday afternoon and I like looking on the positive, I will say that the way in which we've reacted, hopefully has been noticed in Beijing. Because as bad as this war is in Ukraine and it's, of course, nowhere near over and it could still escalate. Even worse would be a Chinese attack on Taiwan. And even though it turns out we didn't have a full range of sanctions conceptualized in advance and you're right, we should have done better. And I did some writing about this two or three years ago in which I argued for having that kind of a range of sanctions and better place and also some better resilience in the west so
Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote
"Russia is preparing to formally annex parts of Ukraine after a Russian orchestrated referendum which many are calling a sham results of the vote in four regions in south and eastern Ukraine were announced by administrations put into place by Russia they claimed 93% of ballots cast supported annexation in the zapor Asia region as did 87% in the Carson region 98% in the Luhansk region and 99% in Donetsk many are questioning the suspiciously high margins in favor of annexation with Ukraine and the west denouncing the vote as illegal and rigged I'm Karen Chammas
Fresh update on "luhansk" discussed on Here and Now
"A defiant speech of the Kremlin saint George hall, president Putin proclaimed the territories of the Nats Luhansk sapria and Harrison formerly and now forever part of the Russian Federation. Western nations and the UN have denounced the Russian annexation move and the stage referendums in Ukraine that preceded it as a legal, some of the territory Moscow now claims as only partially held by Russian forces. Yet in his address, Putin took aim at the west for writing the rules that dictate who has a right to self determination, the Russian leader also framed the Kremlin's standoff with the west over Ukraine as part of a wider battle over political and cultural sovereignty. Charles maines and Pyrenees, Moscow. Its NPR. Russians who attempt to flee their home country may find it more difficult to get a travel Visa for the European Union. Today, the European Commission said EU member states should make stricter assessments of Russians Visa applications. EU countries, particularly those closest to the war in Ukraine have already been limiting access. They fear security threats will escalate with Russia's annexation of more Ukrainian territory and an order from Vladimir Putin for as many as 300,000 reservists to join the fight in Ukraine. The sound of gunfire and explosions rock the capital of the West African country of Burkina Faso today. Reports, there are signs a coup may be underway. The situation is fluid, but there are reports of gunfire near the presidential palace in Ouagadougou, access to key buildings, including the National Assembly and prime ministers residence is blocked. The national TV station is off air. The country's military leader lieutenant colonel Paul Henri de amoeba seized the power in January, blaming the civilian government for failing to contain an Islamist insurgency. His military government doesn't seem to have done much better. On Thursday, hundreds of demonstrators in Bobo duo lasso demanded his resignation for presiding over
Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine despite outcry
"Moscow appointed heads of the Liu Hans and curzon regions in Ukraine have published on the telegram messaging application They request for the territories to join Russia Luhansk pro Moscow administrator cited alleged Ukrainian crimes and threat of genocide as a reason for his request addressed to Russia's Vladimir Putin while the curse and region's head later did the same and the remaining to Russia occupied regions are expected to follow suit for requests as seen as a prelude to Putin declaring their annexation in the coming days Kyiv and Western Allies have dismissed the referendums as shams president volodymyr zelensky says Russia's attempts to annex Ukrainian territory will mean there's nothing to talk about with this president of Russia I'm Charles De Ledesma
Moscow-held regions of Ukraine in 'sham' vote to join Russia
"Voting has begun in Moscow hell regions in Ukraine on referendums to become part of Russia The Kremlin orchestrated the votes and there's certain to go Russia's way but Ukraine and the west have denounced them as shams without any legal force the expected outcome favoring joining Russia who give it the pretext to claim Ukrainian forces are attacking Russia itself and could dramatically escalate the 7 month conflict The votes are being held in the Luhansk person partly Russian controlled zaporizhia and Donetsk's regions I'm Charles De
Russia Is Losing the War in Ukraine
"The Financial Times. Russia has withdrawn submarines from its Black Sea, naval headquarters in Crimea. Why? They're afraid of getting hit by Ukrainian forces. Also in key, post Russian officials in the two self decayed separatist Republican eastern Ukraine pleaded Monday to urge for Russia and urgent votes urgent votes calling on Moscow to immediately annex the territory, a sign of apparent panic that the Kremlin's war in Ukraine is failing. The appeals from Ukraine authority from the authorities in Luhansk can donate public people's republic comes as Ukrainian forces continue to extend their gains of recent days. Finally, Ukraine shut down more Russian planes yesterday, a total of 55 planes have now been brought down. Russia is losing that war. Russia is losing that war.
Moscow Moves to Have Occupied Parts of Ukraine Vote on Joining Russia
"Russian controlled regions of eastern and southern Ukraine have announced plans to start voting this week to become integral parts of Russia The concerted and quickening criminal backed efforts to swallow up four regions could set the stage for Moscow to escalate the war against Ukrainian forces successfully battling to rest back territory The announcements of referendum starting on Friday in the donets Luhansk cursing and partly Russian control separator regions come after a close ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin says
Ukraine, using captured Russian tanks, firms up its lines
"The Washington based institute for the study of war says Ukraine's now deploying captured Russian tanks to solidify its gains in the northeast amid an ongoing counter offensive The institute citing a Russian claim says Ukraine has been using left behind Russian T 72 tanks as it tries to push into the Russian occupied region of Luhansk Early this month Ukraine launched its counter offensive into territory around its second largest city of kharkiv videos and photos have shown Ukrainian troops seizing tanks ammunition and other weaponry left behind by Moscow in an apparently chaotic withdrawal I'm Charles De Ledesma
"luhansk" Discussed on WTOP
"The top stories were following this hour, there is some relief at the gas pump for drivers, prices have dipped just under the $4 Mark. That's the first time it's been there. More than 5 months. Triple-A says the national average for a gallon of regular is three 9 9 today. Prices are down 15 cents in the past week, 68 cents in the last month, and more than a dollar, since speaking at more than $5 a gallon in June. In eastern Ukraine, more civilian deaths are reported as Russia attacks scores of civilian and military targets in a bid to establish full control over the eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Keep it here on WTO for more on these stories in the minutes of hand. A new investigation has been looking into nursing homes that have filed lawsuits not only against residents, but also their friends and family to collect unpaid bills. Here CBS News consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner. A Kaiser health news review of court records found that over a three year period, 24 federally licensed nursing homes filed 238 similar lawsuits, two thirds of which targeted relatives of residents or friends. Federal laws prohibit nursing homes from requiring third parties, including relatives or friends to guarantee payment of bills. But attorney Anna Anderson says this is a growing problem and it's only getting worse. We will go ahead and file everything. She says people, she is represented, have been sued after signing admissions agreements even if they're not legally responsible. Nursing homes involved in the lawsuits did not respond to CBS requests for comment. Up ahead in money news, the markets are sharply higher, a slower
UN says Ukraine bears share of blame for nursing home attack
"A UN report says Ukrainian forces bear a large share of the blame for a deadly march assault by Russian backed rebels on a nursing home I'm Ben Thomas with details The assault came two weeks after Russia launched its invasion Kremlin backed rebels attacked a care home for the elderly and disabled near the village of stara Cristian in the eastern region of Luhansk Ukrainian officials accused the rebels of killing more than 50 vulnerable civilians The United Nations says at least 22 of the 71 patients survived but the exact number killed remains unknown And while Ukraine placed default squarely on Russian forces calling the attack brutal and unprovoked the UN's office of the high commissioner for human rights says Ukrainian soldiers took up positions inside the nursing home a few days before the attack effectively making the building a target It says the battle is emblematic of its concerns over the potential use of human shields Ben Thomas Washington
Charlie Reacts to the Political Assassination of Japan's Shinzo Abe
"Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister has been assassinated and has been killed. Shinzo Abe was a nationalist. He loved his country. He wrote in late April quote the United States should make it clear it will defend Taiwan against Chinese invasion. Abe did not want to play ball with the globalists. He said, quote, maybe the war could have been avoided if zelensky had been forced to pledge that his country would not join NATO or had been forced to grant a high degree of autonomy to loop Luhansk or Don sketch in the east. Abe noted according to The Economist. Shinzo Abe was close with Donald Trump. It was probably the closest prime minister. Of anybody with Donald Trump is the first major leader to meet with Trump. You might remember Donald Trump doing a foreign visit to Japan. They both agreed that China and the Chinese Communist Party must be restrained in their growth. And yesterday, a gunman came up behind Shinzo Abe and killed him. This is the first first world assassination. I think in well over ten to 15 years, we have not seen a first world assassination a successful first world assassination in quite some
Ukrainian official warns of 'catastrophe' in captured city
"A Ukrainian official is warning of a catastrophe in a captured city A regional official is highlighting deteriorating living conditions in a city capture by Russian forces two weeks ago saying Sierra Donetsk is without water power or a working sewage system while the bodies of the dead decompose in hot apartment buildings Says the Russians are unleashing indiscriminate artillery barrages as they try to secure their gains in eastern Ukraine's Luhansk province muska this week claimed full control of Luhansk but the governor and other Ukrainian officials say their troops have retained a small part
Russia taking 'operational pause' in Ukraine, analysts say
"U.S. based analysts say Russia may be taking an operational pause after claiming victory in Luhansk Analysts with the institute for the study of war save Russia may be temporarily easing its offensive reassembling forces for a renewed assault in Ukraine The think tank says that for the first time in a 133 days Russian forces claimed no territorial gains but that did not mean the complete cessation of active hostilities Ukrainian officials say shelling continued in the east with several civilians killed and wounded in the last 24 hours mostly in the didactic province were fighting as ongoing Ten cities and villages came under shelling in 35 buildings were destroyed including a school at a hospital in
Ukraine: Russia focused on control of Luhansk
"Russian attacks continue throughout Ukraine Ukraine army spokesman Alexander stupin says air strikes continue to hit Ukraine's territories in kharkiv across the next and settlements along the contact line adding an air strike from a helicopter has hit a school building in the area of the esman settlement in the summit region stupid assesses the main efforts of the Russian army in that Donetsk's direction are concentrated on holding occupied territories in Luhansk I'm Charles De
"luhansk" Discussed on WTOP
"Being honest. It was a large crowd which contributed to the long wait to get on metro to get home. On the national mall, Kyle Cooper, WTO news. Gas prices have eased a bit in the past couple of weeks, oil prices are lower too, but even so, Congress is still trying to get you some relief from the pain at the pump. The national average for a gallon is more than $1 and 50 cents more than it was on the fourth a year ago. And California Democrat Katie Porter is among the house members who voted for an anti price gouging bill, which still has not been taken up in the Senate. She's critical of the oil companies. They are deliberately keeping production low to please their investors. Oil companies deny that, but President Biden, this holiday weekend, urged them to help bring down prices. The president has also pushed for a federal gas tax holiday, which has been criticized as a stunt by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, who says its impact would be minimal. Lifting the 18.4 cent gas tax would mean lowering America's gas prices by just three or four cents. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller WTO B news. As soon as this week, president Joe Biden may announce a rollback of some Trump era tariffs on Chinese consumer goods, Bloomberg reports the president has not yet made a final decision and the timing could change, but this would mark his first major policy step on trade ties between the world's two biggest economic powers. The president in recent weeks held a number of meetings with senior economic advisers where options for a decision on the tariffs were talked about, accelerating inflation has put pressure on The White House to find a way to cut prices on everyday merchandise. Vladimir Putin declares victory in the eastern Ukraine region of Luhansk. Russian president Vladimir Putin declared victory Monday in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, the declaration came one day after Ukrainian forces withdrew their last elements from the city of, the Ukrainian general staff said Russian forces are now pushing toward the line of sieverts federica and bakhmut in the Donetsk region, half of which is already controlled by Russian troops, while Russia's war on Ukraine is now in its 5th month, Moscow backed separatists in Donbass have battled Ukrainian forces since 2014 when they declared independence after the Russian annexation of Ukraine's Crimea. I Mike Gracia. Brittany griner has reached out to President Biden from inside a Russian prison. According to a representative for the WNBA star, a handwritten letter from griner was delivered to The White House Monday morning in it griner pleaded with the president not to forget her. CBS News Catherine herridge has more. Imprisoned basketball star Britney griner said in her letter to the president, her already deep appreciation for Independence Day has fundamentally been altered. I'm terrified I might be here forever griner wrote of her detention by Russian authorities. It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom
Putin declares victory in eastern Ukraine region of Luhansk
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting Vladimir Putin declares victory in the eastern Ukraine region of Luhansk Russian president Vladimir Putin declared victory Monday in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk the declaration came one day after Ukrainian forces withdrew their last elements from the city of The Ukrainian general staff said Russian forces are now pushing toward the line of sieverts federica and bakhmut in the Donetsk region half of which is already controlled by Russian troops while Russia's war on Ukraine is now in its 5th month Moscow backed separatists in donbas have battled Ukrainian forces since 2014 when
"luhansk" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"This is the globalist with me M and elson, a very warm welcome to today's program coming up. We have the latest on Ukraine as another city in Luhansk falls to the Russians. Also ahead Estonia's defense minister issues a warning about NATO's ability to act as one. If we are not ready to defend every inch of NATO territory from the day zero, then the consequences will be like in Ukraine. We'll also look at the Czech Republic's sizable to do list as it assumes president of the European council for the next 6 months, plus the latest news from the Nordics, the papers and white Tunisia, the only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings could find itself voting to become a country ruled by a single man. That's all coming up on the globalist, live from London. First a quick look at what else is happening in today's news three people have been killed in a shooting at a shopping center in a Danish capital of Copenhagen, at least 5 people have been killed following an avalanche in the northern Italian Alps, and Turkish customs authorities have detained a Russian cargo ship carrying grain which Ukraine states is stolen. Stay tuned to Monica 24 throughout the day and indeed for on the globalist two because we'll have the latest on what's been happening in Copenhagen a little bit later on in the program. But first, Ukraine has confirmed that the city of lizard chance in the east of the country has fallen to Russia. The army's general staff said after heavy fighting in order to preserve the lives of Ukrainian defenders, a decision was made to withdraw. While I'm joined from Kyiv by Victoria Vishnu, who's from the independent anti corruption commission, and also by Mark galeotti, a Russia expert and author of the rapid author of the weaponization of everything, a field guide to the new way of war. Good morning to you both. Good morning good morning. Victoria, can we just begin with you? What's happened over the weekend, please? Well, yes, of course, the major news that Ukrainian troops are in deep leading the city of physicians and it means that Luhansk region will fall under Russian control within days if not hours because there are still a number of small villages to take over for 100% occupation. It also means that the battle of Luhansk region is almost over Ukraine the trust, now the battle of NES creature is about to begin and we'll see how it turns how it turns out considering the pace of Russian advance. Considering the territory that they need to capture and the limits of their military capacity because according to numerous reports and opinions, Russian forces there are almost at the maximum limits. Their military capacity and also the news from the snake island Russia withdrew from there. Thank God and just a tiny piece on the Black Sea that is close to that sort of region borders of Romania and controlling that island during war is kind of a both benefit from the curse because in one hand you have an opportunity to ensure some anti air safety and in this particular case, even block the ports in the desk though, which happened. But on the other hand, you and your troops are kind of exposed from every angle you're vulnerable and this is what happens to Russians there, especially when we finally start to receive some anti ship weapons in heavier artillery from the allies. So within the tech and that island a lot. But they were bringing more and more of the systems that were destroyed. So eventually even for Russians, it became evident that they can not really dig in there because no matter what they do, they are exposed and this where the so called goodwill act happened. A second one, by the way, since the Russians, the retreating from the north of Ukraine in April. And I can only say that they definitely want just some more of such acts happening in our land. Is devastating because it is just an example and a huge example now for the way that Russia has been pushing through eastern Donbass for weeks, making slow but absolutely devastating gains. Yes, and obviously one can't get away from that. But as Victoria said, I mean, we have to appreciate the degree to which the Russians have anyway burnt through a lot of their military capacity to do that. I mean, they are essentially relying on conscripts almost press gang soldiers from the pseudo states of the Donbass and Luhansk people's republics to sort of soak up casualties, allowing their better equipped and better trained forces to actually carry out the maneuver warfare side of things. Now, that's all very well, but the point is you can't keep operating at that pace. I mean, remember, ultimately, this is still a peacetime Russian army against a fully mobilized Ukrainian one. So we shouldn't assume just because they've been able to take accounts. They're necessarily going to be able to continue the steamroller into the Donetsk region as well. So yes, obviously it is a victory that there's no way of getting around it for the Russians. But a victory that has been bought at a terrible cost. Indeed, but what now happens then in Ukraine itself Victoria, Russia now having got listed chance at terrible cost, it will make sure that the next phase of the battle may take us long, but it will be devastating and it will push further south and west. I mean, what are Ukrainians fears about where Russia will go? What power it will try to consolidate next? Well, would you know where they can we have seen their absolutely devastating try attempts to.
Russia claims capture of pivotal city in eastern Ukraine
"Russia has announced that it has taken over full control of the last major Ukrainian held city in Ukraine's Luhansk province The victory for Russia brings it closer to establishing full control of all of Ukraine's Donbass region Ukrainian fighters spent weeks trying to defend Li shanks and to keep it from falling to Russia as neighboring Sierra Donetsk did a week ago pro Russia separatists have held portions of both the Luhansk and provinces that make up the Donbass region since 2014 and Moscow recognizes both provinces as sovereign republics I am Karen Chammas
Russians press assault on city in eastern Ukraine
"Russian forces have pounded the city of and its outskirts in an effort to capture the last stronghold in eastern Ukraine's Luhansk province Ukrainian fighters have battled for weeks trying to defend the city against Russian forces The neighboring city of savier Donetsk fell to the Russians a week ago Meanwhile in Donetsk the major city of slovyansk still under Ukrainian control endured cluster munitions from the Russian military Several people were killed from the attack Li hanska neighboring Donetsk are the two provinces that make up the Donbass region Russia has focused its offensive on the Donbass ever since putting back from northern Ukraine and the capital Kyiv in the spring
Russian forces leave Snake Island, keep up eastern assault
"Russian forces are leaving snake island but keeping up its protracted eastern Ukraine assault Russia's pull back from a Black Sea location where they faced relentless Ukrainian army attacks but is keeping up the push to encircle the last bulwark of Ukraine's resistance in the eastern province of Luhansk While in central Ukraine funerals are being held for some of the 18 people confirm killed by Monday's Russian missile strike on a busy shopping mall in kremenchuk Crews continue to search through the rubble for another 20 people who remain missing I'm Charles De
"luhansk" Discussed on Today, Explained
"The start there has been something notable about the war in Ukraine. This is not an army only fighting another country's army. Ukrainian volunteers, people who are not in the armed services make up an enormous part of the fighting force. The bulk of those people, they are civilians. They are volunteers. They have a vast range of training in terms of whether they've only had a few days of training, some have had several weeks of training, and they also have a wide range of equipment, whether that's heavy arms, anti take weapons supplied by the west, or just going into battle with rifles. You've got college students, you've got lawyers, you've got doctors, you've got musicians, people from every walk of life have volunteered to fight for their country in Ukraine. It's really fascinating to see a population that is so dedicated to the defense of their own country. The likelihood that Ukrainians will accept anything other than a complete and total Russian withdrawal from their territory is very low. Mac William bishop is a freelance reporter in Ukraine. He just got back from the east of the country where he was embedded with Ukrainian paratroopers. There are hundreds of people dying every day on both sides in this area. There is absolutely no question that Ukrainian soldiers have died in the thousands since the beginning of the conflict. There's been a change from what we saw during the start of the war when Russia fought on many fronts and tried and failed to capture the capital Kyiv. Russia is now focusing on cities in the east in the Donbass region near the Ukraine Russia border. The Russian advance is centered on a Crescent that surrounds a city called severa Donetsk. Severodonetsk was the scene of intense urban combat over the last month. Most of the city has now fallen to Russia. Ukrainian forces have pulled back across the last major natural barrier, which is the seversky donets river to a town called this is champs, which is just on the other side of the river from surveillance. The Russian strategy is to essentially encircle Ukrainian forces and try to cut them off and destroy them. What the Russians have that the Ukrainians do not have is overwhelming superiority of numbers and overwhelming superiority of firepower. That superiority of firepower is primarily expressed with artillery rockets, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and air power. At one point I witnessed about 12 salvos of grad rockets. Now that's a artillery rockets that has a range about 20 kilometers. I witnessed a barrage of grodd rockets that was perhaps as many as 480 rockets landing on a Ukrainian position in less than a minute. That was followed by regular artillery and as well as cluster munitions, which are generally regarded as an extremely nefarious weapon. In sparrow genets in the areas where you've been, are there still Ukrainian civilians there? Yes, there are still civilians who have stayed in all of the major cities in this area, including severa Donetsk. But there is no water, no gas, no electricity. What can you say? We are just surviving. I believe that the estimates by independence aid organizations as well as local government was something in the neighborhood of 12,000 civilians remaining in severa Donetsk. This is chance, which is the next major city that is being contested originally had a population of about a 100,000 people. I think that's probably down as well to about 10% of the original population, so perhaps 10,000 people. A lot of the people that remain are not leaving because they're elderly, they have mobility troubled, maybe they have health problems, or they simply don't have anywhere else to go. And then obviously there are some who just don't want to leave their homes. They would rather die in their homes than become refugees and depend on the kindness of strangers. Ukraine, as you've described it, seems outgunned. Is it also outmanned? In terms of people doing actual fighting, whose numbers are bigger. What matters is what we would call local superiority of numbers. So if you're in a particular area, it doesn't matter if the overall big picture is that you're outnumbered. What matters is if you're outnumbered on this immediate vicinity. And so there are some areas I have been told by Ukrainian officials where the Russians outnumber Ukrainian defenders by as much as 20 to one. Mac from your point of view and I understand you are only one person and you have limited time in eastern Ukraine, but is Ukraine losing this war now? I wouldn't want to characterize either side is winning or losing at this point in the war. I think one important thing to think about is that this conflict is far from over. There is going to be months and months if not years of fighting in Ukraine. I do think that there was an urge on the part of a lot of western observers, particularly people who didn't specialize in Ukraine or in the Russian military to buy into the idea that this was going to be a quick and easy fight that Ukraine had beaten back the Russians outside of Kyiv and then that would be the end of the conflict. It's simply not true. Russia's strategy is one of attrition. It is an effort to aggressively grab territory through the use of arms. And it is executing that strategy. So Russia is still moving forward in many areas. Particularly in the east. And again, this is one of the stated goals of the Russian government is to secure the provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk and support the proxy governments that they have set up there. Russia currently controls about 95 percent of the province of Luhansk and perhaps I think 75% of the province of overall Russia controls since the invasion began and on February 24th, Russia now controls 20% of the territory of Ukraine of the entire country. And so I think one thing that was getting lost in these images of Russian incompetence or Russian strategic and tactical failures outside of Kyiv is the fact that Russia had already.
Ukrainian army to leave battered city to avoid encirclement
"A senior east Ukraine official says after weeks of ferocious fighting forces will retreat from a besieged city in the country's east The city of Sevilla Donetsk the administrative center of the Luhansk region has faced relentless Russian bombardment Ukrainian troops fighting the Russians in house to house battles before retreating to a huge chemical factory on the city's edge in recent days Russian forces have made gains around the city and the neighboring city of leisa chunks in a bid to encircle Ukrainian forces now governor sir hi hi says fighters have been given the orders to leave severe the next to prevent that I'm Charles De
Russians focus firepower to seize 2 villages in east Ukraine
"Russia is focusing firepower to seize two villages in east Ukraine Britain and Ukrainian military officials say Russia has expanded its grab of territory in the east capturing two villages and vying for control of a key highway in an offensive that could cut supply lines and encircle some frontline Ukrainian forces in addition Russian forces are trying to capture areas outside severo Donetsk the administrative center of the Luhansk region now with draining forces have withdrawn from some of the areas near the city of lysa chunks to avoid the possibility of being encircled I'm Charles De
'It's just hell there': Russia still pounds eastern Ukraine
"Russia's military machine pounds eastern Ukraine Fierce fighting continues in the Donbass region of Ukraine President volodymyr zelensky says the Russian army is concentrating artillery aerial attacks and offensive forces Battles have been raging in villages in eastern Luhansk and local governor Sergei Hadi tells The Associated Press the situation and severo Donetsk is very difficult He says Ukrainian forces hold just one area the azot chemical plant where a number of fighters and hundreds of civilians are taking shelter It's just how there he writes everything is engulfed in fire the shelling doesn't stop even
"luhansk" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Yousef day two of hearings into the January 6th attack on the U.S. capitol focused on what then president Trump knew before the riots Attorney general William Barr and son in law Jared Kushner said in videotape testimony that they advised the president against false election claims but Trump pressed on and raised about $250 million from supporters in fundraising appeals a democratic representative called a big ripoff The IMF says that Pakistan needs to further strengthen its budget to access loan help Pakistan is seeking an immediate $900 million payment to help avoid a potential default The government has already laid out plans to trim its budget deficit goal by splashing flashing spending excuse me and raising taxes is it tries to meet the IMF's conditions Searching for food and fuel prices have been striking inflation While Russia is continuing its assault on Ukraine's Luhansk region pushing Ukrainian troops out of the center and what is cues latest foothold in the area President zelensky and his nightly address pulled fighting over a main city there very fierce Ukraine's top military commander has pleaded with his U.S. counterpart to send more artillery And Hong Kong is expanding its stimulus handout program to include non permanent residents and foreign students This will add about 300,000 people while still excluding domestic helpers and those planning to emigrate The second batch of just over $600 in electronic vouchers will be distributed in early August Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries This is Flynn but he said Thanks.
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"Is morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin in Washington D.C. And I'm a Martinez in Culver City California Russia is making gains in eastern Ukraine Ukrainian officials warned that the next few days could be critical in the fight for a key city in the east part of Ukraine called several Donetsk NPR's Nathan rott is in the city of nipro Ukraine and he joined us to talk about the situation Last night the Luhansk region's governor said on telegram that Russia is doing everything it can to cut the city off Ukraine has been using a series of three bridges to bring in troops arms and supplies across a river and into the city And the Luhansk oblast governor says Russia has now destroyed two of those and was aiming at the third Why is this city so important to the larger war Well it's the last major city in the Luhansk region that's at least still partially in Ukrainian control But I think more importantly is what the fight there in the broader don't boss region says about the larger state of the war Ukraine is now losing ground They're short on ammunition they're short on weapons They still don't have the number of anti air systems they've been asking for for months Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky drove that point about anti air systems home in his nightly briefing last night Did we get them no Do we need them yes he said there have already been 2606 of affirmative answers to this question He said in the form of various Russian cruise missiles that have hit Ukrainian cities And I should say that includes a missile strike over the weekend in western Ukraine that injured almost two dozen civilians Now the U.S. and Western Allies have provided Ukraine with arms What else do they need And actually maybe what is what do they need that's maybe not reaching them Well I mean obviously they'd like to get the anti air systems It's zelensky was just talking about And yeah I mean they have received heavy artillery anti tank weapons and certainly a lot of that has made it to the front line But the bigger issue we're hearing about is ammunition shortages Ukraine is becoming more and more dependent on western arms because they've gone through most of their Soviet era munitions That's something that's certainly going to come up later this week in Brussels when NATO defense ministers meet on Wednesday Because there is an immediate need At the beginning of this war Ukraine was very coy and revealing their losses on the battlefield Just a couple of weeks ago zelensky said they were losing 50 to a hundred soldiers a day Now they are saying it is double that And that does not include the wounded So there's a bigger question of whether both sides can continue to sustain those types of losses in the long term And are the Ukrainians worried that as this work runs on especially in the east at foreign interests and backing my Wayne Yeah I mean absolutely It's no secret here in Ukraine that the U.S. for example has other issues It's dealing with gun policy inflation election season That's why a lot of the reporting that I've been trying to do over the last couple of weeks here has been focused on Ukraine's economy This has already become a war of attrition and for Ukraine to keep its war effort going in the long term especially if support starts to drop off It's going to need a function and economy And that fact is not lost on people here NPR's Nathan rod and nipro Ukraine Nathan thanks After a trip to Los Angeles for the summit of the Americas President Biden made a stop in New Mexico The visit gave him a chance to see some of the devastation from the largest ever wildfire in that state And talked to firefighters fema workers and people who live nearby Reporter Alice fordham is with member station Ku and M and she joins us this morning from Santa Fe Good morning Alice Good morning Put these fires into perspective for us if you could How does this compare to other fire seasons in New Mexico Sure well wildland fires are part of life here but the state has never been recorded history scene anything like this fire season There are several all over the state I sometimes wake up and there's smoke in my house The president was briefed Saturday that more than 1% of the state has seen fire damage this year and that largest one that the president saw out of the window of Air Force One is 500 square miles It's still only about 70% contained Wow So just give us a sense of the damage that it's done So the landscape is changed for generations to come It's burned swathes of national forest and they use not just for recreation and conservation but for livelihoods So I've been spending time in small towns in northern New Mexico where people have been loggers They have grazed cattle on high ground for many many generations and their livelihoods their way of life has been changed forever by this fire And this is partly because of forests that are dry because of drought and hot arid weather due to climate change but there's also a huge amount of anger hit with the forest service because this fire started as two planned burns which got out of control So what did President Biden on this visit What did he see What did.
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"His invasion now they're just steps away from the World Cup For Saturday June 4th this is all things considered With Alyssa nad warning in Washington I'm Tiffany Hansen in New York Also this hour survivors of gun violence led a march across the Brooklyn Bridge today responding to a scourge of mass shootings across the country When the cameras around everyone that's there But once those cameras leave we're here by ourselves And we only have each other I'll have more on that Plus New Yorkers are getting creative in the search for baby formula But first news headlines Live from NPR news I'm jeanine herbst 100 days after its invasion of Ukraine the Russian focuses on Donetsk in the eastern part of the country a key target for Russian forces in their offensive in the Donbass region but as in peers Ryan Lucas reports from Kyiv Ukraine says it's not only holding positions inside the city it's recaptured some Russian troops pushed into several donuts in the past week after pounding the city for more than a month with rockets and artillery And for days now Ukrainian forces defending the city have been fighting Russians in the streets 700 was the last city in the Luhansk region to remain in Ukrainian hands which has made it a key target for Russia as it looks to seize the entire region The top Ukrainian regional officials said hey Hadi says the Russians are throwing their full force into capturing several Donetsk He also warns that the already desperate humanitarian situation has only gotten worse Ryan Lucas and Pierre news Keith In San Antonio today.
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"Payment in rubles Moscow has demanded clients from what it deems unfriendly countries which includes EU member states pay for any gas that comes from Russia in Russian currency It's a way to sidestep financial sanctions against Russia's Central Bank over Moscow's war in Ukraine Russia had previously cut off gas supplies to Poland Bulgaria and Finland The Netherlands relies on Russia for around 15% of its gas lower than the EU average of 40% Rob schmitz and Pyrenees Berlin Russia's military is slowly gaining ground in its offensive in eastern Ukraine and pierce Ryan Lucas reports that includes its assault on the key city of severo Donetsk In the Luhansk region still in Ukrainian hands But Ukraine's grip on the city appears to be slipping After weeks of shelling and rocket fire Ukrainian officials say Russian forces have now entered the city and that there is fighting in the streets If Russia were to take several Donetsk it would give the Kremlin in essence full control of the Luhansk region one of Moscow's objectives Luhansk along with the region of Donetsk make up the bigger area known as the Donbass and it is in the Donbass that the heaviest fighting of Ukraine's war with Russia is now taking place Ryan Lucas NPR news the Donbass in eastern Ukraine Wall Street lower by the closing bell the Dow down 222 points that's down 6 tenths of a percent ending at 32,990 the NASDAQ down 49 points at 12,081 S&P 500 down 26 points at 41 32 You're listening to NPR news from WAB news in Atlanta I'm Emile moff at its four 32 Coastal Georgia's islands beaches and marshes are ideal habitat for all sorts of migrating birds and that means they're also pretty good for monitoring those birds Emily Jones went along with some scientists tracking whimbrels on a recent very windy evening.
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"Mexico today The mayor of Ukraine's Luhansk region reports Russia is gaining more ground there capturing half of the last major Ukrainian controlled city in the east European countries have approved new economic sanctions against Moscow Correspondent Matt piper It's the strongest stance to date for the block against Russia's war in Ukraine One European official says it immediately covers two thirds of oil imports from Russia The embargo covers all oil brought in by the sea but does allow for a temporary exemption for pipeline delivery Meet the computer that's making headlines CBS Vicky Barker A supercomputer in Tennessee called frontier has been declared the world's fastest the first in the world to provably perform one quintillion operations per second That's a billion billion calculations It means the U.S. has regained the top spot in high-speed computing S&P futures down 18 This is CBS News This hour's newscast is presented by rocket mortgage When you need cash out of your home and a simple way to get it rocket can 7 O three Tuesday May 31st last day of the month Sunny hot and humid today highs in the low to mid 90s Good morning I'm Bruce Allen and I'm Nick I and Ellie the top local stories were following this hour tragedy leads to changes for students in Alexandria All of the city's high school campuses will be virtual this week after a student was stabbed and killed in a fight With a few exceptions students at all four campuses are taking part in online learning through Friday June 3rd Principal Peter Bayless says the Titan community has suffered two very personal losses A senior at the school was stabbed to death last week in a brawl a second student who graduated last year had a medical emergency and died while studying in Spain Students expected to report in person this week include seniors completing graduation requirements and those taking part in graduation rehearsals Staff is also available to students who need in person social emotional support Ridiculous news A school principal in Montgomery county is speaking out responding to online threats that began circulating over the weekend In a letter to the Winston Churchill high school community principal John Taylor said as soon as school administration learned of the online threat they contacted Montgomery county police Their investigation determined the student involved is not in the area and there is no immediate credible threat Taylor told families he fully believes the threat has been mitigated and that it is safe for all students to return to school this week to ensure that the campus is safe Montgomery county police and MCP will be providing additional staff throughout the day Taylor said counselors will be available to discuss the situation with any students who have information or who need support Sarah Jacobs news This week doubled your TOP is looking at the drop in enrollment at community colleges in this region in the first installment of the enrollment decline WTO's Mike marilla looks at how far the numbers have gone down Nationwide community colleges are down 827,000 students in spring of 2020 That's the most for higher education institutions according to the national student clearinghouse We're certainly not immune to the national trends that you see going on Doctor Sharon Morrissey's with the Virginia community college system the state has seen a 9% decline in students enrolling in Maryland that number is down almost 14% The loss is significant because we really have tremendous shortages in a lot of health fields Doctor Brad Phillips with the Maryland community college association learn more WTO dot com Mike Morello WTO news Our coverage continues tomorrow when college leaders tell us what they think is to blame for the enrollment decline Well after 6 weeks of testimony the jury and the libel lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will resume this morning in fairfax county although the trial may be winding down depth stayed in the spotlight.
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"Head down to Washington D.C. to get rolled the national news with Amy Mars Nathan Hager Nathan Hank Let's do it Nathan One out of two ain't bad Thank you Paul Ukraine says Russia has still been shelling that as of stall steel plant in the besieged port city of Mario pole Even after humanitarian corridors were set up for civilians this woman did manage to get out with her husband She described her last two months through an interpreter Shelling was so strong it kept hitting near us We could only breathe at the exit of the bomb shelter as there was just not enough oxygen I was afraid even to walk out and breathe the fresh air Overnight shelling was also reported across the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine's east Ukraine also says it used drones to destroy two Russian speed boats that were being used to evacuate troops the UK's defense intelligence agency says Russia has committed nearly two thirds of its ground forces to Ukraine of those more than one in four are now likely combat ineffective according to The New York Times the British agency says some of Russia's most elite units could take years to be reconstituted For the first time in more than two years New Zealand is welcoming overseas tourists the island nations dropped pandemic restrictions for the U.S. and more than 50 other countries Michael baker is COVID adviser to New Zealand's prime minister We kept the virus out During the period when the wind vaccines available and that make me avoided that really awful first year of the pandemic.
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"Thanks Tim Regional governors in Ukraine and reporting civilian deaths in the eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions and the northern city of kharkiv They have also been explosions in neighboring Moldova Aerial Cohen with the Atlantic council's Eurasia center says this seems straight out of the Russian playbook When they are in crisis their strategy of the Russian strategy is to expand the perimeter of the crisis not to shrink it not to negotiate but they are convinced in their own superiority I would add that convinced erroneously Doctor Ariel Cohen tells Bloomberg Russia could expand into Baltic states even Finland or Sweden though he says that would be suicide if those nations do join NATO The former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murdering George Floyd is seeking a new trial An attorney for Derek Chauvin has filed an 82 page appeal arguing Chauvin did not receive a fair trial in Minneapolis where the incident took place He argues jurors felt pressured to convict in order to prevent potential riots if Chauvin was acquitted Harvard is joining other universities in dealing with its past ties to slavery The university is committing a $100 million to study and redress its ties to slavery and to create an endowed legacy of slavery fund Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake Howard by more than 2700 journalists.
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"On the globalist life from London. Now, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, the UNHCR, says that more than 10 million people have fled their homes in Ukraine because of the Russian invasion. Of those 4 million have left for neighboring countries and other estimated 6 and a half million people are thought to be displaced within the country. IRENA Matt fees is a freelance journalist currently in lviv, who joins me on the line now, many thanks for coming on the show, irina. How accurate are these figures? And how possible is it to actually count how many people have been displaced? Good morning. Of course, inside Ukraine, it's a bit difficult to count because people are moving around and it's not that easy to find a place to stay even in western Ukraine because it's overwhelmed and big cities are already very crowded. As we talk about refugees who are going abroad, of course they are counted when they cross the border. But we can't really understand the real numbers of people who arrive to certain countries. Since many Ukrainians still hope to come back home soon and they don't want to register in the countries. Yes, so it might be difficult to have the exact precise numbers from different. And where are those who are fleeing within Ukraine going from and relocating to? Well, it's a different cities which have been affected by war. People are coming from hard key from the loins of blessed east of Ukraine from the south of Ukraine and also cave and suburbs of cave, which were severely affected, destroyed by Russia. So people are coming to live, and then mostly they come too deep in western Ukraine. And then they try to find a place somewhere in the Southwest or maybe still somewhere around the leaf, but leave my city where I am from. It's already very overwhelmed and it's very difficult to find an apartment and to settle there. So people are just like trying to settle all around the region along the border with Poland and down south. And what sort of help is available for internal refugees. In Ukraine, well, there are a lot of volunteers. First of all, who are helping refugees and of course, they can get an accommodation for free. It's not that easy, I think anymore, because as I've said, we have millions of people in the west of Ukraine. But still, I think we can get some help from volunteers as for now. There's no real estate program to support them. And that's why many maybe are going to have some social assistance and help from the state. And I mean, right now, I'm sure it's about the basics about food and shelter and so on. But I wonder if there's any provision being made to address the amount of mental trauma many, if not all of these people are suffering. Is there any kind of psychological help? Well, actually, I haven't heard about it. I think right now all people are busy with some kind of practical tasks and nobody tries to address psychological issues for now because we're still dealing with all the effects of this war. And I think all Ukrainians are affected and all Ukrainians will need some kind of psychological treatment at some point already. So it's a very difficult task inside Ukraine, but I think a broader surely a lot of initiatives to help refugees regarding sex ecological, mental health. And just in terms of when people do manage to leave the country, I wonder if they all have been able to take their documentation with them, how easy it is to get in and out. If perhaps, those things are not available. Yes, it's easier to get out even if you don't have an international passport before it was before the war. It was a bit complicated for Ukrainians to travel if you didn't have the Visa free like a Visa to the EU or biometric passport. But now many many refugees, they left homes without anything and they could some of them just grab stuff in one minute. So they can travel even with Ukrainian ID. As for what I know. So I don't think it's very complicated. I think then they have to apply for documents in the state where they arrive. As you say, quite often, then they can't even take any possessions or very few possessions. We have seen footage of people taking some of their pets through. But obviously, there must be an enormous amount of animals left behind. I wonder what happens to those. Yes, there are a lot of animals in the outskirts of rescued some of them for those who survived rescued from the apartments or just picked up on the streets by volunteers by Ukrainian soldiers and they are brought to shelters. A lot of volunteers in key of these initiatives raised rise during the war, they tried to access apartments of people who left with their permission to take their pets out so that their pets don't die inside from hunger. But of course, a lot of them are locked and nobody could do this in a danger in dangerous cities or zones where volunteers don't get to the areas. A lot of animals are on the front line because their owners are left and they got lost. So it's just volunteers are trying to do their best to do that, but of course they can't rescue everyone. And all animals. You mentioned some people are seeing this as very short term they intend to come back. Are there many do you think that are making plans for just a completely new life in a different place? It's very hard right now. A lot of Ukrainians hoped for the first war that we will win in a few weeks or a month and they would go back home so many that's the reason why not so the number of IDPs is bigger than the number of refugees who went abroad. Many Ukrainians hope that they can come back home soon. And really they don't want to settle. Also, that's also the reason why not all of them took all of their everything they needed, they didn't take a lot of possessions, also for the reason that they thought that they would come back home soon. So yeah, Ukraine is a very motivated, but at the same time, they're a bit digital disillusioned about how long it can take to end this war. The other some places out of Ukraine that are seen as more desirable destinations than others. I think it's a matter of resources what a person can afford to wear. He can get to, but as we know, Poland is the biggest amount of refugees. It's around two and a half million people because it's the closest country. And of course, as we talk about fleeing home abroad, it's not about tourism or traveling. It's not that easy. A lot of people ask me, why don't you leave western Ukraine? But I said, why should I leave? I'm in a relatively safe place, and it's my home. And indeed, it's very difficult to leave your home not as a tourist, but as a refugee knowing that you're going into nowhere and you will be practically no one you will be a refugee. So yeah, it's difficult for people to go very far, but we know that some of them are trying to reach U.S. Canada and other countries further from Ukraine. I think it's more when they have relatives and friends and someone to support them there. We've heard of obviously huge communities just being decimated and I wonder if those networks, those community networks stay in touch and if so, how? Community network. So when an entire town is evacuated, for instance, you've got your whole neighborhood ecosystem, if you like. Which just goes. Yeah, well, usually people go by themselves, they don't get attached to other IDPs and of course, when they arrive together by the vacation train, maybe they're the volunteers take them from the station to a certain place where they will be all together. I've been to such shelters in leave. There were people from Luhansk oblast and from butcher from European, but I think they're all waiting to.
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"Now we know that the Ukrainians are fighting, they will fight. And this derails the whole rationale of Putin's war, because you can conquer the country maybe. But you won't be able to absorb Ukraine back into Russia. The only thing is accomplishing his planting seeds of hatred. In the heart of every Ukraine, every Ukrainian being killed, every day this war continues, is more seeds of hatred. That may last for generations. Ukrainians and Russians didn't hate each other before Putin. There are siblings. Now he's making them enemies. And if he continues, this will be his legacy. We want to talk about that again later. But at the same time, Putin is a victory. The cost, the human economic political cost of this war, even not even a week in is already astronomical. So to justify it, and also to remind, by the way, a viable leader at the head of Russia Putin needs to win. He didn't even win convincingly. So how do we square these things? I don't know. I mean, the fact that you need to win doesn't mean that you can win. Lots of political leaders need to win, and sometimes they lose. He could stop the war declared that he won and say that I don't know that recognizing Luhansk can do next by the Russians. It is what he really wanted all along and he achieved this. Maybe they cobbled this agreement or that I don't know. This is the job of politicians. I'm not a politician. But I can tell you that I hope for the sake of everybody, Ukrainians, Russians, and the whole of humanity, that this war stops immediately. Because if it doesn't, it's not only the Ukrainians and the Russians that will suffer terribly. Everybody will suffer terribly. If this war continues, explain why. Because of the shockwaves, destabilizing the whole world. Let's start with the bottom line. Budgets. We have been living in an amazing era of peace in the last few decades. And it wasn't some kind of hippie fantasy. You saw it in the bottom line. You saw it in the budgets. In Europe in the European Union, the average defense budget of EU members was around 3% of government budget. What we saw already within a few days, Germany doubles its military budget in a day. And I'm not against it..
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"And shower door needs visit dulles glass dot com Dulles glass love your glass Continuing to follow the latest developments out of Ukraine the battle for Kyiv is underway Russian troops are closing in on the capitol explosions and gunfire have been heard in the city for many hours It is now a little before 6 a.m. in Kyiv for the first time Russian tanks have rolled into the city This all created fears of wider war in Europe triggering new international efforts to stop Moscow All this is Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution just this evening It was calling on Moscow to stop its attack and withdraw those troops Kazakhstan which is one of Russia's closest allies and the southern neighbor is denying a request for its troops to join the offensive in Ukraine NBC News reports Kazakhstan is also not recognizing the Russia created breakaway republics upheld by Vladimir Putin as a pretext for this war Meantime The White House is freezing the assets of Russian president Vladimir Putin and the foreign minister Sergei Lavrov the Treasury Department announced the sanctions shortly after the European Union said it also approved a freeze against Putin and Lavrov as part of a broader package of sanctions against Russia British prime minister Boris Johnson tells NATO leaders Britain will also move to impose sanctions against the pair The United States is still considering ways it could help the Ukrainian military Of course not a single American boot can be on the ground in Ukraine It's not a NATO country But among those is the option of training Ukrainian forces remotely if Russia takes over that country The overall goal here is to try to support the government But there's a big hedge and a big caveat there And that is as long as the government remains viable And that basically means it's zelensky stays in the country and stays in power And if those two things stay the same you can expect the U.S. to continue to try to support Ukrainian people and their government Axios correspondent Hans Nichols on WTO We're hearing from a Silver Spring man who is now in Kyiv fighting for his ancestral homeland The situation is getting a whole lot more dire He is stationed in a church in Ukraine's capital city and today George sieve a former journalist with no military experience says he's been armed by Ukraine's government We went over to the police station which is just a couple blocks away And they handed out these AK-74s As he took the weapon he remembers asking himself could he use it This is I once said no you're never going to take another human life you know I could now another troubling thing he witnessed he says officials at the police station burning all their documents Mike Morello WTO news An award winning pizzeria is opening a location in Northern Virginia That's coming up in money news in a couple of minutes February is beautiful at hill with a saint museum and gardens Tour the mansion and be dazzled by the unrivaled collection of French and Russian decorative art come stroll through the 13 acres of formal gardens and don't miss the special exhibition The luxury of clay porcelain past and.
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"Was like atmosphere of unity And when I saw the December 1st it was the first meeting when 1 million people came here to maidan A million people were here in this square It was really exciting and it felt like we were invincible and we can change we can change our future actually Then it wasn't very long when Russia annexed Crimea Russia Russian backed separatists took donets Luhansk and the fighting continues there How does what happened here in my dawn How do you think about it in relation to the ongoing cycle of aggression and violence from Russia So Ukraine paid a huge price for its freedom It's obvious but I think it was worth it And we have lots of important changes in our country for the last 8 years But still we have this constant feel of danger and to be honest I really exhausted of being of being stressed Have you had conversations with your parents about this So like lots of my relatives came through this Soviet repressions and they knew what Russia is and what is Russian influence yes.
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"Like atmosphere of unity And when I saw the December 1st it was the first meeting when 1 million people came here to maidan A million people were here in this square It was really exciting and it felt like we were invincible and we can change we can change our future actually Then it wasn't very long when Russia annexed Crimea Russia Russian back separatists took donets Luhansk and the fighting continues there How does what happened here in my dawn How do you think about it in relation to the ongoing cycle of aggression and violence from Russia So Ukraine paid a huge price for its freedom It's obvious but I think it was worth it And we have lots of important changes in our country for the last 8 years But still we have this constant feel of danger and to be honest I really exhausted of being of being stressed Have you had conversations with your parents about this So lots of my relatives came through this Soviet repressions and they knew what Russia is and what is Russian influence yes So of course they worry my family worry about all of the things but they still leave It's like western Ukraine So it's feel more safe though yeah But my husband's family they live in eastern part and they all already left from the occupied territories They lost their homes So they now live in a lesser chance And they warrior were very much I think because they already lost their home and they don't want to lose it again And that is part of the cycle Ukrainians are trapped in They're carrying not just the trauma of their parents or grandparents who remember different chapters of Russian aggression They're absorbing the current pain The losses that those they love are suffering to this day But standing here in the maidan Daria talks about what has changed since the revolution of 2014 Regard to our strong army that can protect us And other things for example the state became more open the state opened all the archive documents of KGB and companies files So now we can learn our history and knowing that history is a step towards making sure it stops repeating itself.
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"Take a look at the picture who do you see in the foreground about photo presence unless he that's a photograph in may twenty nineteen were newly elected presidents on ski visited the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine it was his first visit to the front lines of dumbass as president can you just tell tax paying Americans why it's so important that our hard earned tax paying dollars help presence Lynskey in the man standing beside him fight against Russia and this hot more absolutely Sir president unless he was elected an overwhelming majority to defend Ukraine interests that is the time when Ukrainians are defending their sovereignty and territorial integrity on Ukrainian soil from Russian backed soldiers who are attacking them they said fourteen thousand Ukrainian lives lost is worse so far as I mentioned a few this week already and this is a hot war this is not a frozen conflict people are shooting each other and dying the injured every single week and despite the on going war they're still trying to pursue peace presence once even right now is trying to pursue a summit meeting with president Putin in order to try to bring this war to a conclusion so they they can move on with all of the difficult things they need to do in terms of building economy and reforming the judiciary and whatnot I want ads one other thing Sir if I may Mister Turner had suggested earlier that it and somehow in Paris presents Lynskey I have the deepest respect for.