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"russian federation" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:44 min | 10 hrs ago

"russian federation" Discussed on WTOP

"Is urging all state residents to know their evacuation zones and be ready to go if necessary. Four 33, the latest on Ukraine this afternoon, Russia's war has been a disaster on many levels and Russia's attempts to find more men to fight is turning out to be a disaster in and of itself. WTO's national security correspondent JJ green joins us live with more details about this. And Dimitri just to warning this report contains gunshots. There were shots fired in the city of loose de limbs. This took place at the military registration and enlistment office in. And that region of the Russian Federation, the head of the conscription service, was wounded, the shooter was a 25 year old man who's been detained, but that was just one episode today. According to media reports, a man set himself on fire at the central bus station in rhizon, a city in central western Russia, witnesses said he started laughing and shouting that he didn't want to fight against Ukraine and set himself on fire. Place an ambulances arrived on the scene. The man was not seriously injured, but protests against the mass mobilization order that Russian president Vladimir Putin put into play last week have reverberated around the country. And thousands have been arrested and still, there's no sign these protests are going to subside anytime soon. Reporting live, JJ green, WTO news. JJ, Russia granted Edward Snowden citizenship today seemed out of the blue here. What's behind all this? It is not clear Sean, but there is something at play here knowing that as we've been told on many occasion, many occasions Russians Russia's Russia's leaders are master chess players. So this seems to be some type of move aimed at some action with the U.S. and mind. And it could be poking a finger in the eye of the U.S. intelligence. And of course, prosecutors efforts to get him back to stand charges for what he did. And it could be a move that's designed, a complicated U.S. efforts to get Americans. Back from U.S. presidents like Brittany griner and Paul Whelan, it's not clear. But one thing is clear, this is not designed to do anything for Edward Snowden. He said a couple of years ago, he wanted to return to the U.S.. And there's this question about whether or not he would be considered to be drafted for this mobilization that's coming up. According to the Russian government today, they're saying he's not eligible to be drafted even though he's a Russian citizen now, back to you. WTO peace national security correspondent JJ green, turning to Italy next where the country is about to have its most right-wing government since Mussolini was defeated in the Second World War. Georgia maloney is the leader of the brothers brothers of Italy party. She's in line to become the first female prime minister of Italy. Chico Harlan, Rome bureau chief for The Washington Post, told WTO a little earlier, just how conservative this government may be. Far right definitely works in the European context. There are parties throughout major European countries that consider themselves right that don't have some of these hardcore social and cultural or issues, anti migrant issues that's definitely a template of maloney's party and of maloney herself. But it must be said that they would also be a fairly moderate force inside the modern Republican Party. From a European context, this is definitely the farthest right. Government that Italy has had, and it does kind of mark a new advance for these nationalist parties in a major European country. Washington Post, Rome bureau chief Chico Harlan, a hat on WTO, the House committee investigating January 6th, holds a hearing this week, we'll talk about that with CBS Scott mcfarlane. It's four 36. Here's a highlight from

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Fresh update on "russian federation" discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

01:05 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "russian federation" discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"<Speech_Male> The very <Speech_Male> fact of the creation <Speech_Male> of the tribunal will <Speech_Male> demonstrate even the <Speech_Male> skeptics that it is <Speech_Male> no longer possible <Speech_Male> to shake the hand <Speech_Male> of Putin and Russia's <Speech_Male> leaders. <Speech_Male> This will <Speech_Male> finally send them into <Speech_Male> international isolation <Speech_Male> and <Speech_Male> perhaps begin to change <Speech_Male> the attitude towards <Speech_Male> the war against Ukraine <Speech_Male> within Russia <Silence> itself. <Silence> Our goal <Speech_Male> is a fair trial <Speech_Male> and legal <Speech_Male> retribution. <Speech_Male> Even if <Speech_Male> Putin and the entire <Speech_Male> elite of the <Speech_Male> Russian Federation do <Speech_Male> not physically <Speech_Male> go to prison <Speech_Male> until the end of their <Speech_Male> days they will be locked <Speech_Male> up in Russia <Speech_Male> and a small number <Speech_Male> of countries that <Speech_Male> still support <Speech_Male> the Putin regime. <Silence> Therefore, <Speech_Male> we <Speech_Male> must create <Speech_Male> an international <Speech_Male> special tribunal <Speech_Male> that will <Speech_Male> indict Putin and <Speech_Male> Russian leaders. <Speech_Male> Issue warrants for <Speech_Male> their detention and <Speech_Male> pronounce legal <Speech_Male> sentences. <Speech_Male> Russia has committed <Speech_Male> all types of aggression <Speech_Male> specified <Speech_Male> in UN General <Speech_Male> Assembly resolution <Speech_Male> 33 14. <Speech_Male> Indictments <Speech_Male> can be written <Speech_Male> as early as a <Speech_Male> few months after <Speech_Male> the start of the trial. <Silence> <Speech_Male> Why do some European <Speech_Male> officials <Speech_Male> object to working <Speech_Male> actively <Speech_Male> on the creation <Speech_Male> of the international <Speech_Male> special tribunal, <Speech_Male> delaying <Speech_Male> its creation? <Speech_Male> Some may <Speech_Male> think that <Speech_Male> in this way <Speech_Male> they save an exit <Speech_Male> Ralph for negotiations <Speech_Male> with Russia. <Speech_Male> Others argue <Speech_Male> that the EU <Speech_Male> supports the <Speech_Male> International Criminal Court <Speech_Male> in The Hague, and <Speech_Male> this court is enough, <Speech_Male> although we have <Speech_Male> already concluded, <Speech_Male> this is not so. <Silence> <Speech_Male> Let's address <Speech_Male> these objections. <Silence> First, <Speech_Male> Ukraine is <Speech_Male> actively cooperating <Speech_Male> with the ICC, <Speech_Male> the creation <Speech_Male> of the international <Speech_Male> special tribunal <Speech_Male> for Russia's crime <Speech_Male> of aggression against <Speech_Male> Ukraine <Speech_Male> will not affect the investigation <Speech_Male> of crimes <Speech_Male> in Ukraine by <Speech_Male> the ICC. <Speech_Male> Secondly, <Speech_Male> if Putin starts <Speech_Male> aggression against <Speech_Male> the EU countries, <Speech_Male> it will be <Speech_Male> very difficult <Speech_Male> for Europeans <Speech_Male> to cope with this. <Speech_Male> Europe lives <Speech_Male> by the rules established <Speech_Male> after the end of World <Speech_Male> War II, <Speech_Male> Russia, on the other <Speech_Male> hand, is led <Speech_Male> by Putin, <Speech_Music_Male> who has been openly <Speech_Male> trampling on <Speech_Male> these rules for more <Speech_Male> than a decade, <Speech_Male> since the war against Georgia <Speech_Male> in 2008. <Silence> <Speech_Male> Third, the <Speech_Male> reaction of the international <Speech_Male> community to Russia's <Speech_Male> aggression against Ukraine <Speech_Male> in 2014 <Speech_Male> and 2015 <Speech_Male> was clearly <Speech_Male> insufficient, <Speech_Male> and led to the <Speech_Male> full scale Russian <Speech_Male> invasion of sovereign <Speech_Male> Ukraine on February <Speech_Male> 24th, 2022. <Speech_Male> <Silence> Now is <Speech_Male> the time to correct <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> systemic errors. <Silence> must make it <Speech_Male> clear to all mankind <Speech_Male> that <Speech_Male> no one will escape <Speech_Male> responsibility, <Speech_Male> no matter how big and <Speech_Male> strong the aggressor <Speech_Male> state may seem. <Speech_Male> Just as Hitler <Speech_Male> and the leaders of <Speech_Male> Nazi Germany <Speech_Male> could not ultimately <Speech_Male> evade responsibility <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> during the <Speech_Male> 1940s.

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Ukraine is fighting both a physical and cyber war against Russia

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 2 weeks ago

Ukraine is fighting both a physical and cyber war against Russia

"Ukraine's kept the counter offensive momentum in its war against Russia going and claiming that in one region it's pushed the invaders back right up to the border The regional governor of the northeastern kharkiv region says in some areas of the front are defenders have reached the state border with the Russian Federation while the city's mayor has written on telegram that soldiers are heroes highlighting the exuberant mood in the nation that's endured more than 200 days of war and occupation however as throughout the war such military claims are hard to verify independently after

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Former DIA Officer Rebekah Koffler on Russia-Ukraine Predictions

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:13 min | 2 months ago

Former DIA Officer Rebekah Koffler on Russia-Ukraine Predictions

"I'm curious as a senior DIA officer as you were specializing on truly strategic threats. You weren't focused on Vanuatu or Belgium, you were focused on the Russian Federation. If you had said in the space of 6 weeks, that this threat will last three days, and then you said it could last years or decades. Would something negative have happened to you if you'd said that in space of 6 weeks without having consequences for Rebecca coughler if you'd so changed your mind? Well, because it's a government, I probably wouldn't have been fired. But I would never be invited to brief senior officials. As you know, a brief White House of brief pentagons, CIA, directors NATO, and so they probably, I would be in the downstairs writing on the basement. Basement of the DIA. So just to remind you guys, that's Mark milley, who said three days, Kyiv is going to fall in three days, 6 weeks later he said, yes, maybe not decades, but definitely is. That's the disgrace to the U.S. Army uniform that fat general who should have resigned after Afghanistan but didn't

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"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

08:16 min | 2 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Brian shook. This is Bloomberg law with June Grasso from Bloomberg radio. I've been talking to professor Jeffrey Kahn of SMU's dedman school of law about Brittany greiner's detention in Russia, so Jeff, during the beginning of her detention, it seemed like her wife and teammates were not talking about the situation in public as much. What happened to change that? When the Russian Federation started to ask for more and more extensions of time, there must have been two or three extensions of time granted because normally the pretrial detention while the state is gathering evidence for the case file shouldn't take more than two months. But she'd been in pretrial detention for more than four and a half months. And I think at that point, perhaps the family and her supporters decided the only way to do this is to make a very, very loud noise and to bring this to the forefront of attention if she wasn't a bargaining chip before maybe the anxiety was she had become one and the way to try to influence the proceedings was to make a lot of noise and gather a lot of attention. In early May, the State Department declared that she had been wrongfully detained. And didn't explain why they designated her as wrongfully detained. What are the criteria that they normally use? The State Department didn't say, but that really does seem to have been the pivot point, doesn't it? Normally, states will accord a degree of appreciation to another state's criminal justice system just as we expect that on other states when their nationals are charged and tried in our criminal justice system should allow our process to work its course. But we know from statements by the State Department after that designation was imposed that the United States had lost confidence that the law on the books so to speak, which to be Frank is a modern and progressive and advanced body of law that was composed not only with the help of members of the Council of Europe, but also with our own Justice Department's advice shortly after the collapse in the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union. But the law in the book doesn't always translate into the law in action. And so I think the conclusion must have been reached that whatever the loss says, miss greiner's case was being dealt with in a more political fashion. And that's another big difference. Not a difference you'll find in the law books, but a difference between our system and theirs. When heads of state might complain to President Biden that someone is in prison or someone is under investigation or being charged with a crime and tried the president can say I have no influence over what state prosecutors do and certainly what state or federal judges would do. But when a case becomes of interest to the Russian leadership, there isn't that separation of powers in practice. And so a lot of experts talk about the establishment of a dual state in Russia. For ordinary commercial cases for ordinary crimes for issues of no interest to the state, the state allows the system to work independently because every state wants to have a working system of justice in order to encourage commerce and fairness and organize society. But in the Russian case, at some point, it seems miss grind was case was seen to be useful. And so it shifted to a political side of the docket where no amount of arguing the law seems to be very helpful. There seems to be an idea that a prisoner swap is the way that this will end. But I just wonder because there is another man who's been there longer than her, whether they would do a prisoner swap for her and not for him. I think that you're referring to Paul Whelan, who is who was convicted of spying in the Russian Federation and sentenced to 16 years in jail. Now, mister wheel and vehemently denies his guilt and says that he was he was completely and totally framed, his 16 year prison sentence was announced in June of 2020. So we've just passed that anniversary. He has been arguing very forcefully for his release. And I don't know what is going on in the background. But what I can say is that there was another person who was recently swapped and that person's experience might be a key to what we might see in miss grinder's case. And that was a student named Trevor Reed, young Texan, who had a Russian girlfriend and was in Russia learning Russian. And in August 2019, he was alleged to have assaulted police in their police car now, his girlfriend was herself a lawyer and was following that car and says that he too was completely framed. His pretrial detention was extended by about 6 months very similar to miss greiner's. He was convicted in a Moscow court after an 8 day trial in July of 2020 and sentenced to 9 years in prison. The maximum sentence was ten years. But in April of 2022, he was released in a prisoner swap. For a Russian citizen named Constantine Yara schenker, who had been convicted by a U.S. court in sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring to smuggle cocaine. So it's possible that miss greiner could be swapped along with Paul Whelan. And the question then becomes for whom the Russian government has frequently mentioned the name of an individual named Victor about or boot, who is a convicted Russians Russian arms dealer, he's often been named as a trade, but the conviction for his crime as an arms dealer seems so in extreme so extremely different from his grinders rather modest charge of smuggling a very small amount of marijuana oil across the border. That some are speculating that perhaps the Russian government would be willing to do a two for one swap. There are reports that former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson is going to travel to Russia to try to make a deal to free her. He's done this before. I mean, is that a good idea to have someone who's not connected to the State Department go and try to negotiate? I mean, how does he know what the parameters are? Well, former New Mexico governor, former UN ambassador, Bill Richardson is not really a first timer at this. He has a center that focuses on high level hostage issues and to some extent, I think that we could think of the State Department's declaration that miss griner has been wrongfully detained as diplomatic talk for a hostage crisis and so he's going in with that degree of expertise. I would expect that he and his center have high level contacts at the State Department and would serve as an intermediary and experienced intermediary in that sense. But you're right that he has no formal authority to do anything other than really to convey information from one side to the other. In the case of releasing someone like Victor boot

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Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner opens in Russian court

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 3 months ago

Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner opens in Russian court

"To witnesses were heard at the start of the trial in Russia of WNBA star Britney griner griner has been held for four months accused of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team The witnesses were an airport customs official and an unidentified witness Alexander boycott is her attorney I could only prove that we had two witnesses that with the customs And we expect the next hearing on 7th of July That's it Griner could face up to ten years in prison Dmitri paskov a spokesman for Russian president Vladimir Putin says I can only operate with facts and the facts say the famous athlete was detained with banned substances containing narcotic compounds Elizabeth rood is deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Russia The Russian Federation has wrongfully detained miss Reiner Wrongful detention is unacceptable wherever it occurs Roode says the U.S. is working at the highest levels to get griner and other detained Americans safely home I'm Ed

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Zelenskyy: Ukraine will not counterattack into Russian territory

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 4 months ago

Zelenskyy: Ukraine will not counterattack into Russian territory

"Ukraine's president has said that the Donbass region remained sovereign to Ukraine speaking at a joint news conference with Portuguese president Antonio Costa Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky said however that Ukraine would not launch a counterattack into Russian territory Everyone is afraid that Ukraine will somehow attack the Russian Federation I want to remind everyone that we are waiting more on our own territory Zelensky also said his forces were fighting to defend their lands This is our territory and we're going step by step and we'll go further to liberate our territory He pressed Western countries for multiple launch rocket systems which he said just stand still in all the countries yet are key to Ukraine's success I'm Karen Chammas

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Britain: Russia wants to take Mariupol before Victory Day

AP News Radio

01:14 min | 5 months ago

Britain: Russia wants to take Mariupol before Victory Day

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"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:11 min | 5 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"It's very realistic The quantity of the fighters on the other side is ten times more significant Their equipment has a lot more advanced than ours Tanks artillery aviation Meanwhile the Ukrainian officials also say the Russians failed to stick to a ceasefire for the evacuation of thousands of civilians from that trapped port city of Maria pole Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered buying more than 2700 journalists and analysts in 120 countries I'm Leigh Anne garon's this is Bloomberg Danny Leanne thanks very much And let's stay with the latest on the war in Ukraine and bring in Bloomberg's Europe correspondent Maria today So Maria on the launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile What can we interpret from this Who is this for What message is this supposed to send coming from Putin in Russia Yes Danny just to give this some context Of course yesterday we had this Tesla of the sarmat This is the enter continental ballistic mesa It's of course also known as Satan too which is a whole declaration of intentions just by itself in the name that it carries Yesterday this was a huge deal in Russia This was shown all over TV This was all across prime time news Vladimir Putin himself he was overseeing the launch and of course he commented after he debriefed the test and he said well clearly this shows that we have top capabilities and it should give those who want to threaten the Russian Federation something to think about But Danny to me there's always a discrepancy between what Russia says it can do and what it does in real terms Remember at the start of the war they said well we can take Ukraine and in 5 days We're now on day 58 We've seen that this is a very complex operation on the ground for the Russian army and in so many ways they've had big deficiencies where they've not been able to move quickly and they've had a lot of logistical issues So yes this is a serious and you could argue is a threat to the west and Vladimir Putin definitely putting on a show of force but at the same time a lot of it is for the Russian domestic public and Russia and domestic consumption The reeling from this war 58 days now The big victory that they were promised they haven't gotten in yet and of course they had the Moscow ship that was destroyed last week It's at the bottom of the sea now That was humiliating for Russia So a lot of this has to do to boost their own morale Now at the same time German finance minister Christian lindner was in D.C. talking about the ability of Germany to end Russian coal oil dependence faster than gas I mean is this movement to actually cut Russia off when it comes to supplying more energy sources to Germany How real is this threat And Danny by the way Christian lidner is now positive to coronavirus So it really wasn't ideal time and not ideal time in or location by the way because that is going to have to quarantine in the United States But it's very difficult to read the German government at this point because there's been so many different U turns on everything from them When it comes to the weapons the energy which is of course a key issue here the relationship with Russia they're finding it very difficult now to unplug from ten years of cheap gas is actually their whole industry is in many ways based on this and the fundamental question is is Germany willing to take the economic pain the economic cost of this war And for the time being you see very clearly they're not They're not fully convinced that an embargo is going to put an end to the war that it would lead to peace and they worry about the ramifications that it would have for Germany which also telling to me that yesterday Christian lender would not put a date on it He didn't want to stick to a timeline but then we had Alina birdbox the foreign minister in the Baltics seeing oh by the end of the year we want to halt imports And by the summer we want to reduce them dramatically So you see that it's not just Germany and the rest of the EU but there's big tensions and discrepancies even within the coalition Maria about a minute here but I know you've also been keeping your eye on the potential default coming from Russia debt What's the latest there Look Russia has essentially a deadline in many ways to try to figure out whether it can service Their payments and dollars whether it's essentially now blocked from the international finance and world and they're remember Danny in order to be able to do this they are asking buyers of their natural resources to pay rubles because your Central Bank is blocked So yesterday we are starting to see some attentions when it comes to convergent dollars and being able to pay in the currency that the bonds were issued even if they don't succeed in doing this in the next few days they still have 30 days It's a grace period to do this but Russia is moving very close now to a default And by the way the most difficult sensitive period for this will be the end of April.

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"russian federation" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:07 min | 5 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on WTOP

"The war between Russia and Ukraine Russia's war effort against Ukraine right now suffers another serious blow this week The Crown jewel Russia's Black Sea fleet was hit by a Ukrainian missile and severely damaged as we're told This morning WTO national security correspondent JJ green tells us the news just got even worse The Moscow is no more We have heard that the Russian Black Sea flagship has sunk It was hitting seriously damaged by Ukrainian missiles Russian state media is saying and these are their words The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation says that when the cruiser Moscow was towed to the port of destination due to damage to the hull received during a fire from the detonation of ammunition the ship lost stability They say it sank in a stormy sea This is a significant development 50 days into a war that was supposed to only last three days Russia has lost 20,000 troops 7 two or three star generals hundreds of planes hundreds of tanks and now it's lost its namesake the mosque fuck This is a major psychological blow for Russia Yeah JJ I mean Russia has said it has one of the best militaries in the world and yet it is really struggling against the Ukrainian army but now Russia's approaching this new offensive in the east What happens now Well Ukrainians have had their backs against the wall Hillary from day one And that's not just the 50 days ago when this phase of this war started But back 8 years ago when Russia initially invaded Ukraine and took some of its territory Ukrainian troops have been preparing for this war They are experts in urban warfare and they're very good at other types of warfare especially the covert kind likely some of that was used to essentially target the Moscow And so they're used to being understaffed They're accustomed to being in a fight with a bigger and more powerful enemy And instead of trying to fight Russia on its terms they're using their strengths And that's what they're going to use in this new phase And their strength is their story a country that's under the gun a country that's refusing to give up and.

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George Friedman: How the Ukraine War Will Likely End

Mark Levin

01:56 min | 6 months ago

George Friedman: How the Ukraine War Will Likely End

"There's a gentleman by the name of George Freeman And a site called GPS or geopolitical futures dot com I was unaware of it I saw it on independent Glenn Reynolds great sight and Glenn Reynolds is a great guy And the gentleman writes in part as we consider how the war in Ukraine will end We must first understand how it began Russia invaded the geostrategic for geostrategic reasons having Ukraine as a buffer state safeguards Moscow from invasion from the west and for economic reasons which have often gone overlooked The transition from the Soviet Union to the Russian Federation wasn't exactly lucrative It may have increased total wealth by Russia remains a poor country Its gross domestic product ranks just behind South Korea A respectable placement but hardly wears superpowers should be in terms of per CAPiTA GDP Russia ranks 85th Nestled between Bulgarian Malaysia Economic statistics rarely tell the whole story of course but in Russia's case they fairly accurately present a country that is poor than it appears mass superficially by a top layer of the super rich elite Life and major cities like saints St. Petersburg and Moscow is luxurious for the wealthy and bearable for the rest Life in the countryside is something else entirely Individual regimes can't be solely blamed for Russian poverty The size of the nation the difficulties in areas such as transport associated with its side make Russia difficult to govern And from the time of the tsars it's been the state rather than Sheridan economic prosperity that has kept Russia together Often this has been achieved through the security services which are tasked with maintaining state power not with building an economy It's a little wonder that the country that boasted the apron also produced a president who cut his teeth in the KGB

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"russian federation" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:01 min | 6 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on WTOP

"Are the top stories We're following for you this hour beginning with the latest from Ukraine Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky says Russia's actions against Ukraine constitute genocide In the streets outside Kyiv disturbing images of scattered bodies in civilian clothing are sounding new alarms in Russia's war on Ukraine We get more from correspondent Tom Hansen in New York As Ukrainian troops take back the area surrounding Kyiv they say retreating Russian troops have left atrocities behind In the town of bucha and other suburbs near the capital troops are finding remains of people who are apparently tortured and mutilated You indeed this is genocide We are the citizens of Ukraine and we don't want to be subdued to the policy of Russian Federation and this is the reason we are being destroyed NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg says Russia's retreat from Kyiv shouldn't fool anyone The U.S. is working to deliver on the $800 million aid package president Joe Biden approved for Ukraine We get more from Fox as David's font in Wilmington Delaware The president along with this national security team are really following the latest developments that we are hearing that Russians may be retreating somewhat from the key of region and some of those northern suburbs to the Ukrainian capital city If that happens of course that would be good news on the part of the Ukrainians There is also talk of a potential negotiation or a potential meeting between Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky If that does happen it's not clear how or even if the president of the United States would get involved in such a negotiation President Joe Biden did a firm last week the U.S. is prepared to back Ukraine for the long run Ukrainian flags lined downtown Annapolis Saturday When a group of teens used their musical talents to raise funds for the country 16 year old Nate Finn was part of a group of 5 teens who organized 5 hours of.

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Did Biden's Blunder Increase the Odds of Putin Using Nuclear Weapons?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:13 min | 6 months ago

Did Biden's Blunder Increase the Odds of Putin Using Nuclear Weapons?

"Are we pursuing a policy of Russian roulette with Russia? And we need to think about that. This is not prudent foreign policy. You might as well just be rolling the Dyson gambling as we are dealing with the Russian Federation. So the question is this, did the Biden blunder increase or decrease the odds of Vladimir Putin using nuclear weapons? And remember, Joe Biden did not stutter when he does that, usually he does with gaps. This is something that he deeply believes. Joe Biden would love nothing more than to try to execute a CIA operation against Vladimir Putin, was this top secret talks that slipped out of an undisciplined mind. Is this something that he didn't mean to say? Or something that he said that he didn't mean? Those are two different things. So did he say something wrong? Like, oh man, that was a mistake. Or is it a mistake that he said it? I would argue that most likely it's something that he believes that he didn't mean to say. What does that mean for the United States government? What does that mean for our current policy towards the Russian Federation? I don't think peace is coming anytime soon,

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"russian federation" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:58 min | 6 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on WTOP

"That matters CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy cordes has Russia's reaction to the remarks They've been very careful since the start of this conflict to downplay any talk of regime change In fact already the Russian Federation has come out with a statement saying that it's not up to President Biden who gets to lead the Russian people In Ukraine more than 4 million children are in unfamiliar places CBS MTS taya as the war continues to inflict widespread horror its children who suffer the most just one month into Russia's invasion and over half of all kids across Ukraine have had to flee their homes Many internally displaced families have found shelter in schools at one of the beads we met 13 year old Anastasia Anastasia says the hardest thing about leaving home was saying goodbye to her grandmother A wildfire outside Denver has now burned more than a 120 acres and is said to be 0% contained Casey and CTV reporter Rick's challenger says many people have left their homes as the fire advances With high temperatures and high winds the orders went out for 19,000 people to evacuate immediately But incident commander Brian Oliver says a quick response kept the fire out of a nearby residential area Cruise made excellent excellent work in progress This fire is not far from where one began last December that destroyed more than a thousand homes and businesses An interesting development yesterday when people were trying to unionize a Starbucks store in Portland Oregon As the employees demonstrated outside they were joined by mechanics from a nearby Volvo dealership who are also trying to unionize Then the same scene played out in front of the Volvo sales lot Quentin canta is trying to organize the Starbucks employees We're fighting the same battle and we're going to stand together and we're going to win it together Oscar nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda says he will not be at the award ceremony tonight because his wife has tested positive for the coronavirus The Academy Awards were referring to of course He said on Twitter that he however has tested negative He's up for an Oscar for best original song for dos Oregon from the animated film Encanto If he wins he'll be one of the rare entertainment artists to win an Emmy Grammy and Oscar and a Tony This is CBS News If cold winter calls have turned into warm spring leads you need indeed The all in one platform to interview screen and higher quality people visit indeed dot com slash credit It's ten O three Sunday march 27th 38° blustery going up to the mid 40s Good morning to you I'm Liz Anderson the top local stories we're following this hour People will gather this afternoon in D.C. to protest the war in Ukraine Ukrainian advocacy groups and nonprofits organized the protest hoping to push for a firm western response against the monthlong war It'll take place at the Lincoln Memorial around 2 p.m. WTO's Alejandro Alvarez explains the outpouring of support for Ukraine People thought that the era of massive ground invasions was behind us The entire world is in shock over the insane amount of bloodshed that is occurring right now The sheer scale of the crisis that's happening right now of the war has a lot of people really trying to ship in in whatever way they can to alleviate the situation for something that's even halfway across the world And so far about 1300 people have signed up online for the demonstration Ukrainian president zelensky is expected to address rally goers by video Area boy and girl scout troops are rallying the Bethesda community to help Ukrainians their assembling thousands of first aid kits and mailing them to refugees and Ukrainian soldiers Roman a troop leader born to Ukrainian parents tells our news partners at NBC four the task is heartwarming The money is great.

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"russian federation" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:27 min | 6 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Flying proudly and her front yard a Ukrainian flag A treadmill For me and the victory of the Ukraine would be the victory of Georgia and I believe that we will take back our lost territories Luda is 65 She runs an elder care facility from her home She graciously offers us coffee and cookies and as she bustles back and forth to the kitchen my producer Karen's phone lights up with a message welcome to Russian Federation alerting her she's crossed over to a Russian data roaming plan How close is the boundary to where you live to this house Loot a point So if you look across from the house on a mountain you would see the fashions are sending everywhere there She tells us she likes to get her binoculars out and watch them Like one time this past summer One of the notes that I was watching them we could be knuckles So they wound me and I took a photo of it and I can show it to you So you're pulling up the photo on your phone For me this is the mentality of the occupier Luda is laughing but what Russia is doing in her neighborhood is not funny They are slowly moving the boundary line taking more and more Georgian land foot by foot something people here call encroaching occupation Luda says they do it at night 5 or 6 times a year So every time I see that they do any advances I always start to make a big deal out of it and because of this they don't like me and they seem as a problem But lately she says the hill across from her house has been oddly quiet There has been no Russian surround And they have all left It is very quiet And it seems like they have all moved Huh Why do you think I hope I understand the fight for Russia because they were having problems Just to make sure I understand you think the Russians who guard your hell have been moved because they're needed to go fight in Ukraine That's exactly what I think and the question we might be in the front line and already there We have got a road trip to get on with so we say our farewells.

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"russian federation" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:24 min | 6 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"We want to go back to President Biden's phone call with China's leader Xi Jinping yesterday The two spoke for nearly two hours the main topic what Biden's press secretary called the absence of denunciation by China of what Russia is doing in Ukraine After the call The White House said President Biden gave president Xi a detailed description of the consequences for China if it were to provide material support to Russia as it continues its invasion of Ukraine Administration officials declined to make public what Biden said those consequences would be We wanted to consider where all this leaves the U.S. China relationship For that we invited former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd to the program He is currently president and CEO of the Asia society and he's also just written a book called the avoidable war the dangers of a catastrophic conflict between the U.S. and Xi Jinping's China Prime minister thanks so much for talking with us today Thank you Michelle for having us on the program So let me just go back a few weeks and I want to start with that arresting image from the Olympics Right before Russian president Vladimir Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine he traveled to China for the Olympics many commented on Putin and she at the opening ceremony because Putin was the only major world leader to travel to China for that How would you characterize the relationship between Putin and she What unites them And I'm speaking now about before the current crisis because obviously then I want to talk about since then So how would you characterize a relationship between the two before the current situation Well this has been an unfolding and evolving bromance between the two going back over the last 7 years or so Certainly since the Russian military invasion of Crimea in 2014 Xi Jinping came to office a year or so before that What guides his thinking is a deep Chinese national interest to have a benign neighbor in the Russian Federation A stable border with the Russian Federation and also a strategic partnership with the Russian Federation So that China can turn face its principle global and regional strategic adversary And that's the United States I think that's what really underpins the chemistry and the realpolitik of this relationship What's your view of China's position on the Russian invasion of Ukraine We're getting conflicting reports about this I mean we're here on the one hand that Chinese companies are in fact respecting the sanctions but there's as I said there's conflicting reports about that What's your take on it Do you think that Xi Jinping supports it The Chinese system is internally divided on this Xi Jinping is the number one in the Chinese political system He is the decision maker in chief At the same time his chief economic advisers are saying that he should avoid any form of financial or economic cost to China through running the risk of secondary financial sanctions being posed by the United States and its allies against China itself If China was to be found to have violated a U.S. sanctions And then finally out in the world at large you have in the court of international opinion China on the one hand saying it's defender of the UN charter and the UN system But on the other hand remaining silent stone cold silent On the question of Russia's patent violation of article two of the charter which is invading the sovereign territory of another state So it's a divided picture in Beijing but so far Xi Jinping pushes in the direction of providing maximal support diplomatic and physical where he can get away with it for Vladimir Putin So as we've seen in recent weeks the U.S. has been trying to get China to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine This has been sort of the ministerial level And the two leaders speaking directly is obviously taking it up another level I mean lobbying China to stay away from helping Moscow in any way certainly not directly Do you think U.S. diplomacy is having any effect on China's position I think the administration has played this matter diplomatically with the Chinese effectively so far The American objective is plainly been to make it plain to China's number one leader That a breach of financial sanctions will invite further action by the United States but this time against China itself and secondly any provision of military assistance to the Russians by the Chinese would result in large scale reassessment by Washington of the entirety of the U.S. China relationship I imagine that's the message that's been delivered So before we let you go your new book is called the avoidable war the dangers of a catastrophic conflict between the U.S. and Xi Jinping's China And I couldn't decide that title is hopeful or alarming I mean it seems that you believe a catastrophic conflict is possible between the U.S. and China which you say more about that Why do you say that Well I'd describe myself as a hopeful realist This is not a book about international handholding and kumbaya It accepts the realist circumstances in which we find ourselves which is China Wishes to become the dominant economy and political system and strategic power not just in the indo Pacific but globally over time as well And the United States does not want that to occur The second element of the equation is that there should be a full and open recognition that across the economy trade investment technology as well as human rights democracy in the world of ideology and ideas that there will be a no holds barred competition between the two systems And finally that we can still thirdly carve out a space consciously in the relationship to manage those areas of global cooperation between the U.S. and China where it's in the national interests of both sides to do it like on climate change That's what I argue in the book And I think it's possible to achieve both at the Washington end and the Beijing end because I doubt ultimately whether either side wants to blow each other's brains out That was Kevin wrote former Australian prime minister and president of the Asia society Mister red.

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"russian federation" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

02:34 min | 6 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on On The Media

"Than at any time since this period you wrote about? It's devastating. I mean, so first I think about the extraordinarily brave journalists, both people who have stayed to report anonymously now inside the Russian Federation. Those extraordinarily brave journalists both Ukrainian and foreign correspondents who are on the front lines and in extraordinary peril now. I think about that. And I'm incredibly grateful to them because this is the way that we're going to know something of what happens. I think that the style of the 1930s was a high emotional style, and that's our moment as well. And at the same time, for those people who are most exposed and journalists really foremost among them, you realize think extraordinary toll that this work takes on people. It's not just the problem of being a bystander, but it's the ways in which the project of authoritarianism is fundamentally to reach into every aspect of private life and to affect it. Well, we appreciate you telling these stories that are compelling and so resonant. Thank you very much for coming on the show. Thanks so much for having me. It's been really a pleasure. Deborah Cohn is author of last call at the hotel imperial. The reporters who took on a world at war, she's also the Richard W Leopold Professor.

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"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:59 min | 6 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"City with shelled again yesterday The invasion continues We've seen the bombings continue pretty much on an everyday basis The ceasefire which your crane says is the number one condition before talks begin is really not happening So I would say have we made any progress no are we going to make any progress in the next 24 hours The key is the ceasefire here for the Ukrainians have made it very clear we can talk about many things but for as long as Russia continues to bomb our cities there's nothing we can do about it And we're not going to engage in anything that could look like neutral status if it means that we continue to get bumped on a daily basis Who's winning And I say this realizing that no one is winning right now But if we take a look at the conflict some people are saying Russia is losing Is that accurate It is in many ways And that's pretty obvious to see This was an innovation that is now going on into day 22 It is costing a lot of money for the Russian Federation The Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has essentially and I never use this language but he's essentially wrecked this country's economy over the past two weeks and they haven't taken the main goals Remember Lisa they said a very clearly they wanted to take the Ukrainian capital Kyiv that is still in the control of the Ukrainian government They're still fighting for maruba and this is terrible for civilians but this is still very much a military target that's not been able to accomplish and a lot of the spaces and the places in which they have made big advances around in eastern Ukraine but when you look at the west this is still under the government of president zelensky So this military operation the Vladimir Putin would be your promise it would be covered in glory and they could do in three to four days It's clear now turning into something that is a very messy but also very expensive for the Russian Federation Well speaking of expenses Jack obviously the Biden administration taking further action to aid Ukraine in the fighting providing weapons providing armed drones not yet jets it remains a question of whether or not that will happen But in terms of the role the U.S. could play in potentially a peace agreement down the line how large of a role will it have to have in guaranteeing Ukraine's security That's something that there's a lot of bipartisan support in Congress for in terms of continuing to send defense aid I think a lot of lawmakers seem to believe that underpins Ukraine's standing obviously in any talks with Russia The question now is how quickly can they move on the funds that Congress has provided you saw a total of a $1 billion over the course of a week And what will be needed next There are conversations happening in Congress about the seemingly obvious need for another bill at some point over maybe the next few weeks The question is do they get there in terms of sending planes to Ukraine How much of it is smaller things like body armor and how much of it is more ideally a rebuilding of Ukraine and other humanitarian needs rather than defense needs So there's interest in Congress and continuing to provide further aid and over the next few weeks There's a conversation developing that is bipartisan on exactly what's needed Hi Jack Thank you Jeffrey it's Patrick the Maria today at a D.C. and Brussels respectively Just getting some headlines from China The remind me of the headlines that we used to get from the United States maybe 12 months ago At least they read as follows The channel Politburo urging to increase the vaccination rate vows to further raise the vaccination rate to expand COVID testing coverage of key groups They go on to say and this one's going to be interestingly so this one I think open to interpretation what they mean by this Vowing more effective measures on COVID control What do you think the mean by that Studying virus control measures Are they studying the shift away from what they have been doing For the last two years Or are they studying what it would mean to actually do a full lockdown the way that other places in the mainland are doing Because right now their facilities are completely overwhelmed They haven't been able to keep up with what they would need to do to quarantine people and the mask kind of way that they're doing over in Mainland China How much is this a nod to Xi Jinping And how much is this a nod to the businesses that are leaving for Singapore in mass Kind of defense outlook 12 months ago looking forward to 12 months Caylee as some of these issues would be resolved And therefore off the back of that some of the supply chain issues would be resolved as well In China are we anywhere near to resolving those things Well there actually was an interesting story out on the Bloomberg today that yes it's still sticking with COVID zero policy but it is finding a way to keep factories running via closed loops so you essentially keep the workers cut off from the outside world but they can continue to do their jobs It's what we're seeing in Shenzhen with Foxconn's iPhone assembly group So maybe that is the model going forward that China is looking about that CCTV is talking about That's the good news Features down two tenths of 1% on the S&P The Federal Reserve was yesterday the Bank of England is this morning That decision about 50 minutes away will catch up with Sarah hue and of standard shouted back on there from New York This is Bloomberg.

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UN's top court orders Russia to halt invasion

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 6 months ago

UN's top court orders Russia to halt invasion

"The United Nations top court has ordered Russia to stop hostilities in Ukraine granting measures requested by Keith but many are skeptical the Russia will comply you crane Aust the international court of justice also known as the world court to intervene two weeks ago all giving Russia violated the nineteen forty eight genocide convention by falsely accusing Ukraine of committing genocide and using flat as a pretext for the ongoing invasion now the colts president US judge Joan Donahue has demanded that the Russian federation shall immediately suspend the special military operations it's commenced on February twenty four I'm Charles last month

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"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:08 min | 6 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Military machine stops Restrictions are needed for everyone on whom there's unjust regime is based We've proposed that the United States sanctions all politicians in the Russian Federation who remain in their offices and do not cut ties with those who are responsible for their expression against Ukraine From state Duma's members to the last official who has lack of morale to break the state terror all Americans company must leave Russia from their market leave their market immediately because it is flooded with our blunt Ladies and gentlemen members of Congress please take the lead If you have companies in your districts finance the Russian military machine leaving business in Russia you should put pressure I'm asking to make sure that the Russians do not receive a single penny that they use to destroy people in Ukraine The destruction of our country the destruction of Europe all American ports should be closed for Russian goods We peace is more important than income And we have to defend this principle in the whole world We already became part of the anti war coalition big anti war coalition that unites many countries dozens of countries those who reacted to in principle to president Putin's decision to invade our country but we need to move on and do more We need to create new tools to respond quickly and stop the war the full scale Russian invasion of Ukraine which began on February 24th And it would be fair if it ended in a day in 24 hours that evil would be punished immediately.

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"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:29 min | 7 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Brian shook This is Bloomberg law with June gross from Bloomberg radio I've been talking to professor Jeffrey Kahn of SMU law school about WNBA star Brittany griner being detained in Russia after authorities say they found vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage during a search at an airport near Moscow I've heard experts say that once someone gets arrested in Russia it's nearly impossible to get them out from behind bars I don't know that I have enough data to affirm that conclusion but I will say that a lot of experts on the Russian criminal justice system and the Russian legal system have come to a conclusion that Russia operates what you could call a dual state On the one hand the criminal justice system and the entire judicial system is staffed with very competent well educated professional men and women in the form of judges and prosecutors and defense attorneys and investigators And the system has gotten much much better to the point where it can perform professionally efficiently and even fairly in the mine run of cases ordinary cases of no concern to the state But when the state takes an interest in a particular case or in a more corrupt manner individual oligarchs or people with power take an interest in a particular case that case can metaphorically move over to a political side of the docket where it's very very difficult to get a result that solely based on law There is much more concern for political influence in particular cases when the state or people of power in that system have an interest in those cases We sometimes take for granted in the United States just how fortunate we are to have a federal judicial system and in most state state judicial systems that are nearly incorruptible So we don't have to worry about that dual state problem but it is a problem in the Russian Federation So that brings up grindr the timing of her arrest during the Ukraine conflict and the implications Advocates and lawmakers fear that she's going to be used as a pawn by Russian will in essence be a political prisoner Will I only know what's been reported in the popular press about miss greiner's case We do know that she was arrested at an airport in Russia in mid February and she was accused under article two two and 9 one two of the Russian criminal code of smuggling an unlawful substance into the Russian Federation In the form of as has been reported hashish oil for a vape pen Now the particular provision under which she has been accused suggests that she's alleged to have presented with a significant amount of this material And so the punishment can range from 5 to ten years under the Russian code Is she a pawn in this Well I mean it's impossible to say on this evidence If we turned the case around and a Russian citizen were to have flown into New York City and been stopped by our customs and border protection officials and a sniffer dog alerted as is alleged to have happened to miss greiner's case And that person's luggage was found to contain an unlawful substance That person would be charged with a crime processed through our criminal justice system just as miss griner is being processed through the Russian Federation system So I really can't say whether this is some sort of a setup as some defendants in the Russian criminal justice system have accused the state of setting them up or if this is simply a case of someone coming into the country and being accused of a crime at a time when we are at a high moment of political tension because of the terrible events happening with the Russian invasion of Ukraine The interesting point however is that because of the reputation of our system of criminal justice it would really be difficult to point to prove or really to get most people to believe that somehow a Russian citizen had been set up by our system But because of the history and legacies of the Russian system that's an accusation that that gets a little more street credibility She has the right to an attorney and she does have a Russian attorney And she has the right to contact the embassy but according to congressman Colin allred the U.S. embassy has requested to speak to her and the request hasn't been granted for three weeks So do we already see the U.S. being limited in what it can do in this situation Well she is entitled to a defense attorney under Russian law And she's entitled to a great many procedural protections although that case file will always occupy a central place in the proceedings She should be under a variety of legal sources including international law entitled to access to counselor authorities the United States embassy I don't know why she should be denied that access but it certainly is very concerning And current events mean that any involvement of an American citizen in the Russian criminal justice system has the potential to be a much larger event than the facts of his or her individual case Do we know what's happening now Should we assume that the Russia shouldn't investigator is building the case against griner and then when he or she is done we'll know what the charges are Yes under the theory of and include tutorial system It's not that the investigator is building the case against griner but the idea would be that the investigators gathering all of the evidence Now under the Russian criminal procedure code a defense attorney now has the opportunity to do his or her own direct investigation as well as to try to be involved in immediate way in the investigator's work But yes what's happening now is the development of the case file And there are time limits on that The initial time limit is two months but that can be extended by a court if the case proceeds slowly or more time is needed Likewise that time limit is pretty closely tied to the limits on pretrial detention So if miss griner is in pretrial detention now the next stage that has to be completed is a completion of a case file Is there a possibility of a plea deal here as there is in the United States There are two off ramps I suppose you could call them to this case One is the equivalent of a guilty plea the term in Russia for this is a special trial procedure is governed by article three 16 of the criminal procedure code taking this route would allow the judge to enter a judgment of conviction and impose sentence without a full blown trial The sentence then could not exceed two thirds of the highest punishment So in miss greiner's case the highest punishment being ten years the guilty plea would bring it down to slightly under 7 years Another off ramp is the equivalent of a plea bargain although that term doesn't exist in the Russian criminal procedure code the term in Russian for this would be a.

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"russian federation" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:22 min | 7 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Russia has used Belarus as a staging ground for its invasion of Ukraine But the Belarusian military has not been involved directly some Ukrainians fear that could change NPR's Tim Mac has more from near the Ukraine Belarus border The area along the border is a swampy place with poorly maintained roads and dense forests on each side Ideal for an ambush And then there's this thick thick mud that features in this part of Ukraine There are only four roads to go through and they understand this very well that if they go through these roads it's going to be hell That senior Ukrainian military officer ihor voronchenko who said he once served in Belarus Belarusians will go against Ukrainians it will be crime for centuries We will never be brothers again I have many many friends in Belarus I speak to all of you you know me very well Don't let this happen If the Belarusians did invade Ukrainian officials fear that they would target the reeve nuclear power plant which is located near the border The director general of that plant pavlov said that he was quote 100% sure that they did have the resources to defend the facility But he also had some choice words for the Belarusians who are allowing the Russian military to conduct operations from their territory And even if they are not using their armed forces yet today Belarus they let the Russian army come through to us and fire at us from their territory and destroy our cities it's a crime It's a war crime Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has said that his country's military would not directly take part in the invasion of Ukraine But on Friday the same day Lukashenko traveled to Moscow to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin Ukrainian officials said that Russia staged a provocation That senior Ukrainian military official is one of just several sources who told NPR that the incident started Friday around two 30 p.m. local time We detected two SU 30 Russian Federation planes The officials say that Russian fighters entered Ukrainian airspace before doubling back and conducting three air strikes on Belarusian territory There are photos of the impact and there are leftovers from the bombs on our territory The Ukrainian ministry of internal affairs also posted a photo of what they said was the impact site and a map of the border area where they say the strike occurred Ukrainian officials say that it was meant to draw Belarus into the war According to radio free Europe a Belarusian defense spokesperson said that the claim of strikes along the border was quote nonsense And over the past 24 hours no invasion by Belarusian troops has occurred Ukrainian officials say that rank and file Belarusian troops don't want to invade The governor of reverie oblast Vitaly koval oversees a region that borders Belarus in northwestern Ukraine Muslims should be we know that Belarus soldiers are refusing to come to Ukraine They cut their tires on their cars They mess up their equipment just to prevent the fighting Belarusians are also peaceful people in their nature and they also are victims of a maniacal government Still there is a worry in the air Restaurant workers closed up shop a little early Friday night as Ukraine waits for the possibility that Belarus may open a new front in the war NPR news reef ne oblast This is NPR news Kremlin produced propaganda has Russia in a stranglehold When you confront people with these horrific images of cities like kharkiv which looks exactly like my neighborhood in Moscow they will just repeat what the state propaganda is telling them There is no war Also a Ukrainian gamer navigates to safety using skills he learned online on this week's Omni.

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Dr. Andrei Illarionov on the State of the Russian Economy

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:51 min | 7 months ago

Dr. Andrei Illarionov on the State of the Russian Economy

"Ilarionov, as an economist, you are perhaps the best person to ask regarding the state of the Russian Federation's economy today. We have these sanctions that have been imposed. Now Visa and Mastercard, we have an economy that is a fraction of what it was under the time of the Soviet regime. Can you give us an update of snapshot of what the economy was like in recent years since you stopped advising the Kremlin? How fragile the ruble, how fragile the stock market was, and then your estimation of how it sanctions are impacting Russia in the last 13 days. Some sanctions that have been applied are effective ones, especially the sanctions to freeze assets of the Central Bank. This is probably the most important section that has been applied. So if all countries around the world would follow the same policy, it would have probably the most important impact and more serious impact on the Russian economy and the decision making process in Moscow. But it is only one step should be some other steps, including the isolation financial isolation of all banking system of Russia. With cutting all financial ties with all banking system of Russia right now and also it is necessary to introduce a transportation blockade with cutting off all contacts, all transportation contacts with Russia by air by sea by land, that's important step. But we need to understand that sanctions by themselves and all decisions which is absolutely unnecessary in terms of isolation, Russia, in international organizations, are not enough to stop this aggression.

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Rubio Says No-Fly Zone Over Ukraine Would Lead to World War III

The Larry Elder Show

00:58 sec | 7 months ago

Rubio Says No-Fly Zone Over Ukraine Would Lead to World War III

"Regarding the no fly zone, here's what Marco Rubio senator said about it. You know, look, I know flies on to become a catch phrase. I'm not sure a lot of people fully understand what that means. That means flying awacs 24 hours a day. That means the willingness to shoot down and engage Russian airplanes in the sky. That means, frankly, you can't put those planes up there unless you're willing to knock out the anti aircraft systems that the Russians have deployed and not just in Ukraine, but in Russia, and also in Belarus. So basically, a no fly zone, if people understood what it means, it means World War three. It means starting World War three, so I think there are a lot of things we can do to help Ukraine protect itself both from air strikes and missile strikes, but I think people need to understand what a no fly zone means. It's not just, it's not some rule you pass it. Everybody has to oblige by. It's the willingness to shoot down the aircraft of the Russian Federation, which is basically the beginning of World War three.

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Predictability Is a Very Bad Thing When You're Dealing With Autocrats

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:01 min | 7 months ago

Predictability Is a Very Bad Thing When You're Dealing With Autocrats

"Let's go to cut 15 Montage of Manchin and Rubio on the no fly zone play cut 15. No fly zone if people understood what it means. It means World War three. It's not some rule you pass it. Everybody has to oblige by. It's the willingness to shoot down the aircraft of the Russian Federation, which is basically the beginning of World War three. Would you support a no fly zone? This is not the Russian people's war. This is Putin's war. And his quest for whatever it may be, but to take anything off the table thinking we might not be able to use things because we've already taken off the tables wrong. I would take nothing off the table. Now, one of the reasons why Putin has the upper hand is because he's not broadcasting his moves, and he's also the unpredictable one in this equation. Unpredictability when it comes to foreign policy in today's time when everyone has nuclear weapons seems to be an advantage. Trump used the mystery of action, the unpredictability, the caricature that the west framed Trump as being someone who can't control himself, he actually used that as a great brokering of peace. The fact that people thought he's losing his mind, he can't control himself. He's the one that can push the button at any time that actually ended up being a way that the people that otherwise would say Putin probably had a meeting with, you know, his foreign minister and they said, is this guy totally out of his mind? Now, Joe Biden always says that he's the reasonable one, that he's the one that's going to say the right thing. Well, when you're dealing with people like Xi Jinping, and Vladimir Putin, they don't really quite worship of the God of reason. All they care about is power, and if anyone threatens their power, if you just go to pure machiavellian, tactics in the prince, then in a power dispute, it's the one that you can not quite predict that is going to get the upper hand predictability is a very bad thing when you're dealing with autocrats.

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 EXPLAINER: How dangerous was Russia's nuclear plant strike?

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 7 months ago

EXPLAINER: How dangerous was Russia's nuclear plant strike?

"Russian troops attacked the largest nuclear plant in Europe setting part of the plant on fire lifestream security video from Thursday night showed Russian armored vehicles driving into the parking lot of a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine and opening fire the muzzle flashes followed by explosions smoke then flames the mayor of a neighborhood are in this translation police with the Russians to cease fire I ask you to come to your senses immediately stop firing at this up but eats a nuclear power plant a plant spokesman then broadcast a warning here's that translation via warning equipment of the Russian federation is firing on this apple beats a nuclear power plant there is a real threat to the nuclear danger at the biggest nuclear power plant in Europe the international atomic energy agency said the fire had not affected essential equipment and Ukraine's nuclear regulator reported no change in radiation levels as

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"russian federation" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:54 min | 7 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Symbolic cosmetic gestures of support government buildings around the world flying Ukrainian flags. The world's famous landmarks and buildings bathed in blue and yellow, digestion like that register with the people in Ukraine. That is amazing. The support we're getting from all around the world means everything to us right now. It goes for all. It shows that Ukraine is not alone. It shows that the truth is behind Ukraine and Ukrainians and the truth always wins and the truth always prevails. It gives us confidence in our victory and it gives us comfort in that we are not allowed in standing up to the biggest aggressor in the world. The Russian Federation with the power praised leader Vladimir Putin. Lizzie, thank you and hope to talk to you again soon. That was the Ukrainian member of parliament. You are listening to a special live edition of the foreign desk. You're.

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"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:22 min | 7 months ago

"russian federation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"There's plenty of technical intelligence How many tanks are there How many aeroplanes come in a helicopter How many hospital units What about the satellite photography All that is pretty remarkable But what we don't have is a camera inside his head And some of the foreign diplomats and leaders who have seen president Putin in recent times have been saying privately he's not the same guy And I think if you watched her as many of us did live that extraordinary speech he gave a couple of nights ago and it was kind of incoherent rambling of somebody who was raging rather than somebody who was necessarily calculating in a rational way But of course we never quite know what theta and what is the real person So do we know what decisions the president of the Russian Federation has taken No I don't think we do Do we see very very clearly that an awful lot of military movements and preparations have been made to commit a major military intervention in neighboring sovereign Ukraine Yes we do So Peter I wonder what the larger stakes may be here I mean the stakes are enormous for Ukraine without a doubt And for much of Western Europe But are there larger stakes even than that Here at Bloomberg we talk a lot about moral hazard in the financial area where if somebody takes a risk and they don't get punished for it then in fact it really damages the overall system What is the rest of the world making of this If in fact Vladimir Putin can move into Ukraine in one shape or the other And not suffer consequences It looks like in 2014 we took Crimea This consequences were not all that severe Well the one known And I think the rest of us were aware that we weren't necessarily caught sleeping but we didn't react strongly enough for him to realize that he couldn't go and do it again We'd had Georgia before that and South Ossetia before that There's the old Leninist phrase that you probe with the bayonet and as long as it's flesh you push And when you hit steel you stop And so being trained by the KGB Putin is somebody who doesn't really think he has to stop until he's got no choice And he doesn't respect weakness And so he will keep going until your point moral hazard is such that the price isn't worth paying At the moment he does not seem to have calculated that What does it mean more generally the geo strategic level I think if we do not find a way of rolling this back or at least making a huge price to be paid by the Kremlin by the president of Russia then it's going to free for all not quite free for all but it does mean that our western alliances are attempts to defend the sovereignty territorial integrity of freedoms that we all hold dear Look a bit fragile a bit afraid at the edge So we do have to make a stand For a while we had China with us saying that the territorial integrity and sovereignty of nations was absolutely indivisible And Ukraine was no exception But that was a Munich about 5 days ago and after Putin's announcement two days ago they changed their tune So we haven't got the Chinese weather at the moment but we do seem to have most of the rest of the shall we say democracies around the world were firmly with us But we have to show that we mean it because otherwise it's going to be open season for autocrats around the world who think they can help themselves to a neighboring territory Indeed thank you so much it's such a pleasure having you with us That's sir Peter westman guy former British ambassador to the United States A programming note now Ukrainian foreign minister dmytro kuleba will be joining Bloomberg later this afternoon in.

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Ukraine President Zelenskyy proposes meeting with Putin after increased violence - NPR

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 7 months ago

Ukraine President Zelenskyy proposes meeting with Putin after increased violence - NPR

"As tensions soar over possible Russian invasion of Ukraine Ukrainian president follow to be incidents he called for Russian president Vladimir Putin to meet him in Seacrest's addition to the crisis John is nice I don't know what the president of the Russian federation one so I'm proposing eliminating these Lansky made the proposal during a speech at the Munich security conference the president who had earlier met with US vice president Khama Harris also said Russia could pick the location for the talks he also added that Ukraine will continue to strive for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis there was no immediate response from the Kremlin the

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WHO Europe warns of COVID rise in east, like Russia, Ukraine

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 7 months ago

WHO Europe warns of COVID rise in east, like Russia, Ukraine

"The world health organization's Europe office is warning of a covert nineteen vice in the east notably in Russia and Ukraine division head hands clue says health officials are turning their attention to growing rates in Eastern Europe to to a surge in the highly transmissible Omicron variant he adds over the last two weeks cases of more than doubled in six countries in this part of the region Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Georgia the Russian federation and Ukraine the fifty three country region has not attended more than one hundred sixty five billion confirmed coronavirus cases and one point eight million deaths I'm Charles to that's my

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Lavrov: Russia won't start a war as Ukraine tensions mount

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 8 months ago

Lavrov: Russia won't start a war as Ukraine tensions mount

"Russia's Russia's Russia's Russia's top top top top diplomat diplomat diplomat diplomat says says says says Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow will will will will not not not not stop stop stop stop the the the the war war war war in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine but but but but adds adds adds adds a a a a proviso proviso proviso proviso foreign foreign foreign foreign minister minister minister minister Sergei Sergei Sergei Sergei Lavrov Lavrov Lavrov Lavrov says says says says in in in in a a a a live live live live interview interview interview interview with with with with Russian Russian Russian Russian radio radio radio radio stations stations stations stations there there there there will will will will be be be be a a a a war war war war as as as as far far far far as as as as it it it it depends depends depends depends on on on on the the the the Russian Russian Russian Russian federation federation federation federation of of of of Russia Russia Russia Russia what what what what interests interests interests interests the the the the food food food food be be be be trampled trampled trampled trampled on on on on he he he he says says says says and and and and ignored ignored ignored ignored president president president president Joe Joe Joe Joe Biden Biden Biden Biden warned warned warned warned Ukraine's Ukraine's Ukraine's Ukraine's president president president president on on on on Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday there's there's there's there's a a a a distinct distinct distinct distinct possibility possibility possibility possibility the the the the Russia Russia Russia Russia could could could could take take take take military military military military action action action action against against against against his his his his neighbor neighbor neighbor neighbor in in in in February February February February in in in in the the the the radio radio radio radio interview interview interview interview Lavrov Lavrov Lavrov Lavrov noted noted noted noted the the the the US US US US had had had had suggested suggested suggested suggested the the the the two two two two sides sides sides sides could could could could talk talk talk talk about about about about limits limits limits limits on on on on the the the the deployment deployment deployment deployment of of of of intermediate intermediate intermediate intermediate range range range range missiles missiles missiles missiles and and and and other other other other areas areas areas areas I I I I think think think think the the the the Russia Russia Russia Russia the the the the proposed proposed proposed proposed discussing discussing discussing discussing these these these these issues issues issues issues years years years years ago ago ago ago Washington Washington Washington Washington and and and and its its its its allies allies allies allies hadn't hadn't hadn't hadn't responded responded responded responded until until until until now now now now I'm I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles Charles de de de de Ledesma Ledesma Ledesma Ledesma

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The Russian Bear Is on the Prowl

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:56 min | 8 months ago

The Russian Bear Is on the Prowl

"There's a bear on the prowl in the Ukraine and it's the Russian bear. I was curious about this notion of the bear, symbolizing Russia, and apparently that goes back to the 16th century. It's something that predates communism. It continued that symbol during communism and in fact it represents also the Russian Federation now. Now you know that things are heating up, not just because the Russians have sent close to a 100,000 troops toward the re Ukraine border. They have done some you've seen, I've actually seen some video of Russian military jets landing at airfields at the Ukraine border. And perhaps the most troubling here's the New York Post U.S. embassy families to evacuate Ukraine as Russia tensions rise. They say that when there's a storm coming like the rats all go underground because they sort of know it's coming well. You can tell when the embassy is being cleared out. I mean, how familiar is this? And to me, it raises larger problems here. This is, yes, it's about the Ukraine. But it's also about China and Taiwan. It's also about the fact that when Democrats come to power, the world always seems to become a more dangerous place. I mean, think back, Jimmy Carter, the fall of Iran, think of Bill Clinton and the emboldening of bin Laden and the plotting of 9 11, not to mention the Arab Spring, which of course came later, but was in a sense motivated by the lassitude of the Clinton years. And then, and then under Obama, all kinds of chaos and all kinds of places. And now, of course,

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Russia Is Already Cozying up to the Taliban as Kabul Spirals

Rusted Culture Podcast

01:56 min | 1 year ago

Russia Is Already Cozying up to the Taliban as Kabul Spirals

"An article here that's called. Russia is enjoying america's failure and cozying up with the taliban in the first thing about this is this is just going to clarify how much russia wanted the united states out of afghanistan in. It really begs the question folks. It really begs the question. How much was russia involved in making this reality in getting the us out of afghanistan. So this is what's going to clarify the intent as if we didn't already know right so take a look at this again. This is coming from the daily beast in it says russian government officials and state news outlets describe the takeover as a total defeat for the mightiest nation on earth appearing on the state. Tv show sixty minutes. Evidently they've got their own on monday. Political scientists only met vitchev asserted that the us withdrawal from afghanistan was beneficial for the russian federation. He said russia's authority is on the rise the situation as beneficial for us america no longer matters. He added that russia should continue to quietly strangle the united states. Which is what. Putin is already doing. Essentially that's that's the whole intent of what they're doing quietly strangle the united states. So take a look at this. They go on to quote here. Nikita ish chanko spokesman at the russian embassy in kabul told the state media channel russia. Twenty four on sunday that moscow had no intention of evacuating the diplomatic mission. The situation in kabul is tense but there is no war in the city. There are no threats to the embassy. No evacuation is required.

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The Maria Butina I Know

Spy Affair

02:00 min | 1 year ago

The Maria Butina I Know

"Over the past six episodes we've followed maria. Boutin story in the united states from roller coaster rides at disneyworld. I came back to childhood to the center of a huge political scandal. Prosecutors claim maria boutin was secretly sent by the russian federation to infiltrate political candidates and the nra. I step outside and they put handcuffs on me and that was my last minute. The freedom a wild political saga involving russian influence powerful politicians and the fbi. This time she was very direct and she said dr grow here is. I've actually been sent from russia to make contact with you visas. Wow you guys ought to be careful. You know you don't want getting out. Into the american media could be problem. She was just heaving and sobbing. Give me out. i'll do anything again. Me out of there. Don't think of putin as while. She was aspire. She wasn't a spy. That's not the construct to think of her the way to think of her as somebody who was able to gain access to a group of people that provided a benefit to various russian interests i was drawn to the story because i wanted to know who maria was an over the past few years. I've spent a lot of time doing my best to get to know her. How does that feel. Feel like you've lost your identity. And you have to rebuild. I feel that they have a chance to start over. His hair wasn't on the right stage of my mind. And now i just. I think god gave me additional town and one watch him token you can you make. It's right now. And i'm gonna make this time

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"russian federation" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

06:30 min | 2 years ago

"russian federation" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"Listen to these songs I get taken back in time. Look, it wasn't it wasn't having, but it was pretty nice on on a national level. You knew that Patriots were in Positions of power. By and large, it wasn't like a fear of the Biden types, bringing an anti Americans at every turn. Undermine you could put in skewed hiring policies. So if you're a white male, you need not apply. You know what I'm saying? It was. If you could do the job. You got the job. If you were the best fighter, you won the fight. If your smartest guy you became the engineer, not some person with less the qualifications who fit a certain type. You know what I'm saying? The fifties was stability, contentment, consensus splinted forever by the left point vermin. In the sixties, and I don't even want to talk about it anymore. The monologue was pretty good. It's on my On my God, What do you call it? The podcast At the end of the show. We put it up. I was going to tell you about that for a minute. Because, you know, come January. You could not hear the show on the radio station. You'll hear it on the podcast. Even if you're streaming it, forget about it. Just the way it is just being like you have to go to a movie, but there's no pay. It's free. So I'm looking up the podcast for the year. Today we have over 24 million downloads. That's enormous. There are larger part cast, but that's pretty damn good. It's really one of the top of the hole. Maybe the whole world. But I looked at the countries that haven't amazing map. And you see, Wow, you've got all these people in Canada or Australia The U. K Germany U. K. Again. The UK choice Israel, Japan, Netherlands Mexico listening but then you scan the map with a cursor. Turkmenistan. I have 22. People will listen. Saudi Arabia, 6003 and 77 people listen. Well, who are they? Are they military and put the thing over Greenland. Five downloads in Greenland. All right. They don't like me that much. But you go to Iceland. It's 1450 downloads last year in Iceland. I don't who's listening to me in Iceland. Is there. Anyone listening to me in Iceland wants to call the show right now, because if you're listening on the podcast, it's it's highly likely just streaming the show as well. And I'm curious. I mean, you'd expect most them to be in the U. S. Brazil 11,000 Argentina, South Africa is there standing in a little countries? Libyan Arab Gemma, relying a Molly Saudi Arabia. I'm having fun. Russia how many Russians Russian federation very low level 5000. But Sweden not bad 10,000. Norway. No, I'm interested in Norway right now. You know, I've always wanted to go to no way. I always wanted to go to like Norway. I wanted to go toe Finland. So it's such a northern, You know, there's a child who I was specially with. The lack Landers. I've always been interested in cultures that could survive in extremes. Which is what drove me to go to the South Pacific Islands. When you consider say, Well, what's so extreme about living on an island with Fiji water? Well, they didn't have Fiji water for 20,000 years. They lived off the land. And if you think living in the tropics is easy, you don't know anything about the tropics. So all the Islanders survived millennia. Without any advanced techniques other than their primitive material culture as it's called And look what they developed. Not only that he's the thing that that's beautiful about so called primitive cultures, although they were living off the land. For 20,000 more years. With no advanced technology. Other than the technologies that they themselves had developed. Most of these cultures also developed concurrent with their survival techniques. Music. And art. Poetry. Um, a tradition of storytelling. Every culture. Every society has a culture attached to it. Every society. So what is our culture today? Who's telling our cultural story? Well again. Do I have to tell you who dominates The culture in America today. Where's Elvis Presley? Where's Buddy? Holly? They're gone. Now it's someone rubbing their crotch with a nose ring. With a diamond coming out of the globe. Making some exhibit of some grotesque pornographic image with their bodies. Why affirmative action again? That's what the people want, and that's what the music Industry executives determined that you should want and should buy. And the rest need not apply. So If you look at the world and you say, What is this culture going to be? If you let The lowest lives. Become the culture for the entire culture. Where is Wagner? Where is Beethoven? Where are they? There must be some people at that level in this world. Well, if they tried out for the San Francisco Symphony, they wouldn't stand a chance. No, that would be too good. There wouldn't be hired at all. Did you know that here in San Francisco? This was 15 years ago. They used to have tryouts for the symphony behind a screen so that let's meet the judges were listening to a violinist. They didn't know the violinist was meaning who they looked like They didn't know if it was a woman. A man they didn't know their race their height. Nothing. All they do is listen to the sweet sounds of the violin. Based upon the ears. They determine who should be the lead violinist in the second and the third, and then they were finding out Unfortunate thing for San Francisco. Too many white males with the best violinists. So naturally, the vermin in San Francisco fixed that they took away the screen. That no longer did the violinist who was the best get the job in the sandwiches. Go symphony. Instead, they started selecting based upon other characteristics, characteristics other than being the best violinist. And of course, that's where we have degenerated as a city. And that's what's going on in the entire western world, whether it's in Sweden or the United States. Again. The lowest common denominator now has to win every prize. That's the way it is. How does a culture our society survive? This answer is it doesn't It cannot survive this. It's impossible. He goes without quality. There could be no equality. It's one of my most important statements ever. Without quality. That could be no equality. Who do you want to fly Your planes? Ah, person who is the.

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"russian federation" Discussed on Veterinary Podcast by the VetGurus

Veterinary Podcast by the VetGurus

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"russian federation" Discussed on Veterinary Podcast by the VetGurus

"With a few just magical days up here. It's been awesome. Excellent. And we've had well, we've had a few bed is but a few good days Dan here where the was end workwise as well and In. Other worlds not the same as with everything after the covert. Ongoing covid Saga that continues to. Haunt Zoll and I was just thinking back to my. My silly dies at university in some of the silly things we got up to and the postion who are now working miceli Ra might lay mock that time get to too little pranks. That we used to did when we went through university and I'm sure that. The paper did some pranks that your union? Addenda why but I was just thinking of on that happened went wasn't monotone so on. During one of our in Devean sort of let the head in celebrations in the old vic school here at Melbourne. which is this really also this nineteen seventies nineteen eighties of PEPs had sixties building tiny bet at five stories hawed such failure allsteel looking. At looks like something out of the Russian Federation I'm. Apologies to out listeners in Russia. For that in from the old days and. We flew having a good little party down in the common room and I how it occurred but we had A. Poll was his name and his now very well respected vet as most of our as a from that year his is floodplain the piano. We had a little piano in the student common room there, and somehow I have I did it I fit the piano into the lift. And this is a vital story for the pretty pretty. Small. Lift. His. Bid like lobby lifted typical hotel united small or I've read saw his hotel where you'd have two or three lifts you know in a row the salt would want probably fit fifteen people really squeezed inanimate I many just ways at that piano in there and put it sideways in there and. Fused with politics in there and Poe was tinkling the ivory. Zahra. pedantically just press a button to the top floor the rooftop, and then come back down again, and we had balloons in there and a few drinks and it was getting married and Mare and We went to..

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