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Fresh update on "ukraine" discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"A great deal about the situation. Okay. So he goes on from there but here he is saying look I can't tell you about things because there's A. Looks like there's some crazy stuff. but I it also stop me from telling him the telling them about what you know we've been doing so. You know just be really careful because they don't know what we've been doing yet. I don't know that that seems pretty bad but this is Ben. Now. Erased any different yeah. Go ahead. Defend Biden. Who was just reading? What was in the? No he doesn't know he doesn't read the teleprompter he doesn't use one. Oh. I thought they just loaded. Right Right So, this has been a race from Youtube twitter facebook all shadow band we had to go on the dark web and grab this. This was actually I. Think what we ended up doing was going on a VPN and you know saying we were in Russia and got it off of Youtube there because it's still up in Russia still up in the Ukraine but not here. It's not a deep fake, but here's what they said. This is this is their response why it had to be banned. It is certainly an influence campaign a a it's misleading to an audience that doesn't have the full picture. Since when is when is that the standard? Well, it's interesting. Their new thing is. Say the information is not accurate and then in the event. It is accurate than say out of contact, right need more contacts now. I don't know how can you get more context out of thirty seconds if it's just thirty seconds of an ad campaign or twitter or sound by of a phone recording like wears the context well. Really. There's not much context too short form things and but it's weird. So they go from inaccurate to not enough contacts I. think There's a third strata which is because your father said so. How do you think this is going to end up? At the in November, do you think we're we're headed towards? An impasse here. I won't. I. Kind of feel about this stuff. In. In in what we're talking about in the in the news and how they're you know in the bag for Biden and and social media and stuff like that. It may work. We'll work it does work in the short term you know what I mean like. You running this campaign so I believe that CNN is is kind of making a deal with the devil and I also kind of believe a lot of these news outlets and and and a lot of this social media I. Think they're making a deal with the devil, which is like this is good short term but big picture like I work with a bunch of young guys and I said to him the other day. CNN, if you're watching CNN five years ago or three years ago or eight years ago what did you think when you story and they went on just that's what happened and I said, what would you watch CNN today how do you feel they? Go I feel like I have to investigate and get the other side of the story And I said, okay. That's what CNN is doing to themselves also. CNN and a lot of these places and a lot of these outlets they are. Probably to their chagrin. Making Ben Shapiro into a superstar you know what I mean making a lot of Oyo on the right. They are little these people like you know I was saying I was doing an interview. With the daily wire saying and I should know the reason we know who Dan Bongino is in see. What. I'm telling you I. They will have played a huge role in the re election of Donald Trump. Should he win? Because I do to look I i. it's really to me it's kind of a timing thing. If if the election would six months from now it would be it would be a layup in terms of what their role was in a negative way. Right sort of like what what CNN is doing to the Democrats. In in trump is in four trump it's sort of like what the rioters and looters were doing for Democrats lineup just stop. Yeah. Just stop. Please don't go out and do anymore this you're actually pushing. Yet yeah, yeah Adam Corolla thank you so much for being on with us. 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Growing Your Photo Business with Dixie Dixon
"Able to welcome back to another episode of this week in photo I'm your host. Frederik. Van Johnson today I have the honour and pleasure of sitting down with the illustrious Nikon shooting. Dixie Dixon, she talked about world. He's got he's working on what letter here we're GonNa talk about Nikon and all that good stuff dixie welcome to the show. Are you doing amazing thanks so much for that great intro I. Appreciate it. It's all true. It's all. You're awesome. I'm excited to be here today and chat with you. Cool. Well, let's talk about stuff. So you know we've just you know full disclosure you and I did an interview before over on the sky loon behind the scene podcast that I also host but I wanted to invite you onto this show is well because I want to. kind of slightly different direction and. Introduce you to this week and photo audience as well as the behind the scene audience if you subscribe to behind the scene search for it and go subscribe to that one too. So Yeah. Good stuff. Who is Dixie Dixon? Ukraine. So I've seen your name in fact. I. was just doing a livestream with a friend of mine who's also a Nikon shooter and I said I gotta go I. GotTa Hang Up because I'm getting ready to talk to Dixie Dixon and he's like I was like, have you heard of Dixie Dixon? He's like Have I heard of Dixie Dixon. It's like, have you heard of Prince? So. Tell us how did you get from where you were to being kind of a household name in the in the photography world? I appreciate that so much. Gosh it's been a really crazy adventure. I've had photography jobs. So I started out shooting the cheesy little league pictures shot with film actually was the Nikon F G camera, and so we'd be doing all those cheesy soccer ball like posing with a soccer balls and Just, the team photos and stuff like that, and then I ended up joining the yearbook staff and my image ended up making the cover of the yearbook. So for me, it was like a way to get out of my shell a little bit. I'm very much a sort of an introvert. So it was sort of felt rebellious and helped me get to know people and communicate and have fun and so that for me was like a moment. Wow maybe I could actually do this for a living. So I ended up going off to college I would have loved to majored in photography, but I really thought. Maybe I should figure out the business so I can actually figure out how to make a living doing this. So I ended up studying. Entrepreneurship at TCU and fell in love with the business side and then I ended up studying abroad with a world renowned fashion photographer I literally googled fashion photography study. Abroad. And there was one program through Syracuse University. So I got to go and study with Jeff Licata and listen over in London and Prague and do my first big fashion shoot, and that is when I really fell in love with the fashion photography side of things. So yeah, it's fun adventure I felt like it was yesterday but it's It's crazy how fast time flies and I got a job sheeting TV show and it just all came together. I have so many questions like I'm I'm curious how it works from. A lot of a lot of the twitter audience. Sure as the same question like the. One one path to success as a photographer seems to be fashion right? You got to be a fashion slash commercial photographer. You gotta be that person walking on said and you're in charge and you know the House music stumping in the background and models are doing their thing. There's a wind machine. Blowing. And somebody's up there like stevie nicks with the white thing. So how do you? How do you get there like what's what's the path from leaving school in entrepreneurship going through the internship and seeing how it's done from behind the scenes to building a brand like your brand and being sponsored and representing brands like Nikon? Yes. So it's been I always feel like as an entrepreneur you think you're just GonNa, go a nice gradual progression upward, but it's like. It's an interesting. It's an interesting journey if you will. There's ups and downs along the way. I. Mean my first few years I was shooting everything I was shooting weddings and portrait's and product. If anyone called me to do a shoot I knew how to do it. I said Yes to almost everything yeah. Just to just to pay the bills and whatnot so I ended up up to different websites My fashion website and then my commercial website I mean my wedding website and portrait website. So basically, when people would reach out and they wanted portraits, weddings, I was sent him to that website, and then all the fashioned stuff on my fashioned website was all three work that I had shocked my portfolio. So ultimately, you have to show the type of work that you WANNA be shooting. So I was wanting to shoot the fashion work so you have. To, go out and shoot that work, and then you're gonNA, eventually start attracting those type of clients. So then I started shooting for modeling agencies, they would do like paid portfolio shoots for their models. It started out as free portfolio shoots and then they ended up paying me to shoot their models for awhile and do that quite a lot and then that led to like two boutiques and showing them my work and ask him if I could collaborate.
Fresh update on "ukraine" discussed on Keepin' It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton
"Now shopped and we're back 1877532. 5797 his exhale Friday. Whatever's on your mind, whatever's in your heart, Let's go back to the phone. Let's go to Milwaukee, Wisconsin W N. Vito! Wilma, Wilma, you're keeping it real without shopped. Hello, Reverend Shopped in. I would have liked to been a little bit of about how I feel about the pandemic. The reason I feel that Donald Trump has not done anything about it. He hasn't done anything. He's not doing anything because my belief is that it's affected. But Aiken Brown people mostly and if he is doing nothing to stop the spread It will kill off enough black and brown people they have healed eventually have the white America that you want. You know that is my belief and I hear people. Many people saying that The American people elected Donald Trump. I don't believe that. I believe Russia elected Donald Trump because I believe they hacked into the voting machine. And I think he is so upset about the mill and voting is because I don't think Russia will be but a hack into those million votes. I don't believe that, and it just I just want this man out of office. I get so upset every time I see him or hear his voice. It just irritates me to the point that I don't know what to do. And I'm totally afraid so, I Well, let me let me say this. Thank you for your call. What to do, Izz devote Oh, and to get as many people as you can vote And if you are you Goto Nash Action there were done it and become a brigade member will tell you what to tell people based on your county how they can vote early, how they can deal with mail in voting. How they can deal with in person voting on Election Day whether Donald Trump Does not do anything about the pandemic because it killed more blacks, and he's trying to make white more populated. I think he doesn't care about anybody. I think that certainly didn't care about blacks, but I'm not too sure. He cares about white in the sense of over and above his own political Korea. S O. I think that it is you're dealing with someone who's a complete narcissist who was completely insensitive to human life who can't empathize or sympathize with that? And that's my view on on the whole matter with Donald Trump. When you say every time you see him, it gets you. It gets me and I've dealt with them personally. For decades, and I know the kind of person I come to believe him to be. And when you say you're frightened, I am frightened. I write about that in the book, in fact, But my fear drives me to be active not to be paralyzed. Don't let your fear paralyze you Let your fear drive you to action. Let's go to Baltimore, Maryland. John John, You're keeping it real without shopped. You know, I'm good. How are you? I'm okay. Yeah. That's only a few statements in out Now listen to you. If you just give me the pleasure of making my point first, uh, yesterday if you talk to young man And he talked about. He doesn't want to take the vaccine and I listen to conversations seems to me that all he wanted was to understand that not one to take the vaccine. And, uh and then you like later on. The conversation, you know, Because I guess you've been around quite this conversation like never talked about that. Issue and then also, I want to talk about Joe Biden because to me when they were tying, accused Trump of what he was doing in Ukraine. And now, so bye. He was I openly he threatened a prosecutor. They took money, he said. He's not going to send the money and you do certain things. And that's like crushed underworld. So I'll understand all that. Because Wei Wei, let's go, Tio, let's go to the first point. First of all. He? Carla said he didn't say he wasn't going to take it. He said he wasn't taking and nobody should take it. And I wait, Wait, wait, wait. Did I interview Did I interrupt you? I found out you actually to let you talk, and I did. And he said, he said that nobody should take it. Then I asked him to question That if we get help for experts, black experts that truck there we can trust should we then trust of vaccine. And so don't say we didn't discuss it. We did it because I questioned him on secondly, in terms ofthe Joe Biden, saying that they will hold up the money unless they did something to a prosecutor. Uh, what are you talking about? Well, you know, he actually threaten the president. If he didn't get prosecuted one. I'm not sure what case he was. With the prosecuting Ukraine was fired on because he was threatened and they were like $2 billion. Something like that. Go by that you hold it up unless he fired a prosecutor. There was a question of some corruption in Ukraine and that they wanted our certain corruption to be dealt with because of the U. S aid. That is not what Trump accused Joe Biden of they. They said that Joe Biden in them said if the process not if the prosecutor was gone if the prosecutor wouldn't prosecute a certain company That lady hide his son his son would even involved in so the you can't reframe it because why would they care about Ah, this company or protecting his company of his son wasn't even there yet. Sun was on the board directors after Joe Biden next? I don't know about you, but none of that into me. Jo brand. Explain what I just explain what you need. And I'm not about to explain. See me. I'm saying to me He openly a crooked politician. One only will show me where that quickly show me win as crooked. I mean, just based on what I heard that they didn't he will not release the money and that the prosecutor was gone. That's that's the opposite of crooked If you saying that we're not going to invest in a country Debt is doing corrupt things You are saying we will not support something crooked. Thank you for your call. Let's take a break would be right. That keeping agree a 1877532579718775325797 exhale Friday be right back..
Belarus opposition politician told she would be deported 'alive or in bits'
"In Belarus, claims she was threatened with death after security officer grabbed her from the street by the Russian opposition leader, Maria Callas Nick over, saying security officers put a bag over her head and threatened to kill her when they snatched her from the street this week. In a complaint released by her lawyer Resnick over, saying she was told she'd be leaving Belarus either alive or in bits. She refused in order to cross into Ukraine, Instead ripping up her passport. A Russian president Alexander Lukashenko, is cracking down on protests against his rule. In
Treasury imposes sanctions on Ukrainian lawmaker who worked with Rudy Giuliani
"A Ukrainian lawmaker with ties to Rudy Giuliani. And accusing Andre dear cache of being a Russian spy and meddling in the 2020 election. Dear Cash was previously singled out by the U. S intelligence community for helping Moscow's ongoing efforts to weaken Democrat Joe Biden. Joe Gas, who met with Giuliani in Ukraine last year, has been added to a list of specially designated nationals, meaning his assets have been blocked. And U. S citizens are prohibited from doing business with him. Wins news time. 6 48
Treasury Dept. sanctions Russian, Ukrainian individuals for election interference
"The US Treasury Department just announcing that four individuals linked to Russia Are being punished for trying to influence the U. S elections. One is a member of Ukraine's parliament. Three others are Russian nationals who work for the Internet Research agency as the same entity cited by intelligence officials before for sewing disinformation in the 2016 election.
Belarusian protest leader detained while trying to leave country
"Authorities say they have arrested in opposition leader on the country's border with Ukraine. But Maria Kalashnikov, US supporters say the government was trying to forcibly deport her and silence. Another critic of President Alexander Lukashenko. Kolesnikova was reportedly first picked up on the streets of Minsk on Monday by plainclothes police. She's been helping lead massive protests in Belarus since last month when President Lukashenko won a disputed reelection. He's been president of the country for more than a quarter century. For more on this arrest and what it means for Lukashenko's control. We're joined now by Hana Ahora. She's director of United Mass. Media and Association representing newspapers and new sites in Belarus. Welcome Hello. It's a pleasure to meet you today. Well, it's a pleasure to have you so there are two stories about what happened at the border. Do we know whether Kolesnikova was fleeing? As the government says she is or Was the government just trying to remove her from the country as faras. We know Maria didn't want to leave the country at all. So she was forced to go to the border, but then on the border, she just tore her passport in the small pieces, and she didn't refused to go to Ukraine. So as far as you know, Maria is still in Belarus, but nobody knows for sure. Where exactly Okay, Well, these protests have been going on for a month now. Lukashenko's government has rounded up thousands of demonstrators and recently it's tried targeting opposition leaders. How is that tactic working so far? Every step off the brutal detention or any kind of violence toward citizens is making our protests bigger and wider, say, still continuing to ask for the very simple things to have new friend for elections and to stop the brutality and violence on the means can belittle since treats and, of course to release the prisoners. So people are not going to stop it right now, despite on old effects for authorities actions Well, as we've said, Luca Shango has managed to hold on to power for quite some time for 26 years. He controls the media, the army, the economy, the secret police. Do people in Belarus genuinely believe that they can displace him with peaceful marches. It's a very heart and the good question. People still want to keep practiced peaceful. They don't see any other solution. Right now. They want to demonstrate that their wide majority so Unfortunately, we don't have any other tools to change situation from it from inside. Do you feel like you are living in a democracy? Unquestioned, cannot hear living not in democracy at all. It's like Like were occupied by military forces, and all the craziness is going on Every single Dave and people from different profession. Occupations are just detained. Arrested being at home. You don't feel any Anything safe here, So it's a lot of fear in society. But we understand that it's very difficult to stop. If you will stop you lose everything and all the victims will be for nothing.
Belarus protests: Maria Kolesnikova 'detained by masked men'
"Streets of Minsk has been found. Government officials now say that Maria Kalashnikov a has Been detained at the border with Ukraine, one of the leaders of the ongoing protests in Belarus. Kalashnikov A was reportedly taken off the streets of Minsk by two masked man on Monday. The circumstances of her detention at the border are still unclear. Meanwhile, protests in Belarus continue over the election of Alexander Lukashenko. Now this correspondent Bill Zim. For now, reports say Kalashnikov, a and two colleagues were driven to the Ukrainian border. Those reports say. She apparently refused to cross into Ukraine ripped up her passport car continued through the Ukraine with the two other colleagues while Kalashnikovs stayed behind and was detained as safety measures. Space One is what we're
Belarus protests: Opposition leader 'tore up passport' to avoid expulsion
"Leading opposition activist in Belarus has been held on the border with Ukraine as President Alexander Lukashenko targets the leaders of Months long protests against his 26 year rule. Ukrainian officials say Belarus tried to expel Maria Callas, LaCava and two colleagues, but Kolesnikova torpor passport to prevent border guards from forcing her out.
In Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko will do anything to cling on to power
"Generously as long term leader Alexander Lukashenko has told Russian media that he'd maybe satellite along in the presidency. But that only he could protect Belarusians Now. In an interview with Russian journalists, he said he wouldn't step down and leave generous, adding that if he did, his supporters would be slaughtered. Lukashenka has been facing massive street protests since claiming victory and disputed presidential elections last month. Earlier, one of the main opposition leaders. Maria call Yes. Nika was detained at the border with Ukraine from Kiev. Joan official reports when other opposition leaders fled Belarus, Maria Kalashnikov, ER stayed behind. Her cropped blond hair was a regular sight at the four weeks of protests that have followed the disputed election. On Monday morning, she was picked up by masked men in an unmarked vehicle in central Minsk on that night, along with two opposition colleagues. She was taken to the border with Ukraine. The two men crossed into Ukraine. But Miss Cholestin cover did not. The exact circumstances aren't clear. But it appears she may have torn up her own passport to make it impossible for the authorities to force her out. The exiled Belarusian opposition leaders Atlanta Tikhonov Sky has called for sanctions against the government of President Lukashenka, the former presidential candidate called for the international community to intervene. My country. My people now need help. We need international pressure on this regime. On this one individual desperately cleaning onto flower being it sanctions on individuals who issue and execute criminal orders that violate international norms and human rights.
Valve's response to DPC
"So I wasn't sure how to approach US exactly but this may seem a little weird. We're going to read off the entire post that vowed made. We're going to split it up so that people don't get sick on my voice, of course. It's essentially read it in your normal voice or you're going to read it in your dramatic voice because if you read it a new dramatic voice, people get sick of it after one minute I what I was not planning on doing anything in my normal voice. But now that you brought it up, it would annoy people it makes me want to do it more now but regardless how you are. Valve has responded Holy Shit in valve has finally responded. To the community regarding the season that is to come. We've kind of split up between that and the Doda TV slash streaming. News. So let let's talk about the first thing which is the DPC's. So again, it's going to be a bit of a along read. We've heard a lot of the complaints re recently about the state of the DP and we agree that there's more that we should do. We want it to use this blog to walk you through what happened before what our thoughts were and what we will do going forward. Spring Twenty twenty. Once the extent of the covid nineteen pandemic became clear. We posted our plans to delay the international started pre-booking arenas for various alternative dates and countries around the world. We then began researching how to execute the international based on how different, how the different pandemic scenarios could play with the hope that we'd be able to host it as soon as possible since the spring DPC events could no longer operate anymore we started reaching out to the organizers to see what they wanted to do going forward. Some of these organizers shared their desires to run third party events to cover the period march through the end of summer. Summer Twenty twenty twenty one split this up between you and You keep going. I'll do the summer twenty, twenty, do the rest. Sorry Twenty twenty as we approached the middle of the summer, the volatility of the pandemic had grown significantly. We became very concerned about the impact it would have on future deep-sea events and the International. The global situation meant that cross regional play would be unlikely for a period of time and we have since seen scenarios globally and other competitions where teams from certain countries had to be excluded after qualifying do abrupt travel restrictions and complications. Americans can't go anywhere syndrome unless it's Ukraine Hanley while we had that was not part of the quote just to let you guys. Inter and you're. Not The competent then I would love under sprinkle in a little couple things like that just to spice it up you know but anyway. While we had already assumed that having a cry for the events was not in the cars we wanted to at least have confidence able to bring all teams together across region competition. We felt that was a very important component of how we allocate DC points for the International. We were also unsure of when the international itself would happen and given the significant lead time needed. The increase spread and the virus made harder to model out a timeframe with confidence. The potential of the season as narrative feeling to detach from the path towards the international was negative for us doing that would also necessitate a DP point decay system, which in and of itself isn't a bad thing but having to abruptly introduced decay midseason if the landscape changes has some additional downsides. Furthermore, we had also received some feedback from a couple of or that were either worried about the quality of the broadcast being lower or reluctant to want to operate GPC events in the fall altogether while neither the Cross region competition nor the relative distance to the international or absolute requirements. We felt the DPC as both the function of the international, and also as a coherent product for fans would be better served by holding off on them for. Now given that our plan was that we'd make the upcoming months open and clear for other leagues and Events to operate. Our approach historically has been to want third party tournus be able to exist outside of the international though the degree of that has been fluid over the years demands from fans and players for more structured circuits to lead to increased. Our hope was that we could both achieve a better and more coherent relationship between DC and TI. By approaching it this way as well as still along for third party events to have an impact with the overall Anders Zolt for fans still being that, there would be entertaining content to watch. In the fall. I'll give you this parrot this last section center in the you're not paying attention or you want me to read everything still you don't want them finish talking about this one I mean, do you want to break it up that way? That's fine as well as I guess, we should read the next. Okay. Moving forward. Soon. After we announced that there were not immediately proceeding that we were not immediately proceeding with GPS planned we received a lot of negative feedback from fans. We think that a lot of the points that were raised were reasonable criticisms toward us especially because we did not communicate what our intentions were and what they could expect in the future. that it doesn't say there guys. For this upcoming competitive season, there are going to be at least four third party events and leaks in the EU CIS, three in China and a few others that are still in the preliminary planning stages and are not able to commit at this time. However, there is still going to be a lot of teams, Casas organizers and fans around the world that are not going to be meaningfully served based on the current trajectory, and that is our fault for not pushing on those and supporting them enough. With that in mind, we started reaching out to many more tournament organizers to offer help and financial support in order to be able to create increased coverage globally for the remainder of the year we expect that these eventually gradually announced over the remaining season as they as soon as they are ready to communicate to fans and teams. And other feedback we got from players as well as fans was wanting more clarity in what we were thinking where the likely dates for deep-sea and tied to resume. Our look right now is that we're anticipating the start of the in the first month or two of twenty twenty one. Our hope is that by the end by the time, the first deep-sea leak concludes travel limitations will be more predictable. Spontaneous restrictions will be less likely this allowing for majors with Cross region competition happen where also operating under the assumption that the most likely outcome is for the International to happen in Stockholm in August twenty, twenty one. while. We have other countries backups. We recognize that fans would be upset if we moved to another location if the time savings
Aleksei Navalny Out of a Coma and Responsive, German Doctors Say
"Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexey Navales condition has improved allowing doctors to take him out of an induced coma. The German hospital treating him said, Monday Navan any of high profile critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was flown to Germany last month after falling ill on August twentieth on a domestic flight in Russia. German chemical weapons experts say tests show the forty, four year old was poisoned with the Soviet era nerve agent prompting the German government last week to demand that Russia investigate the case. The patient has been removed from his medically induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation. Sherry t hospital said in a statement. He is responding to verbal stimuli. It remains to early to gauge the potential long-term effects off his severe poisoning. It added that the decision to publicly released details of his condition was made in consultation with Navales wife. Nirvana had been in an induced coma and the Berlin hospital since he was flown to Germany on August twenty seconds for treatment news of his gradual recovery came as German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office indicated that she might be willing to rethink the fate of a controversial German Russian gas pipeline project a sign of Berlin growing frustration over Moscow's stonewalling about the case. German authorities said last week that tends showed proof without doubt that Nevada any was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Nova Chalk group British authorities identified the Soviet Era Nova Chuck as the poison used on former Russian spy Sergei script. Paul and his daughter in England in two thousand eighteen. Russia. has denied the Kremlin was involved in poisoning. All knee and accused Germany failing to provide evidence about the poisoning that it requested in late. August. German. Foreign Minister Heiko Moss said Sunday that the Russian reaction could determine whether Germany changes its long-standing backing for the Nord Stream two pipeline which brings Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea bypassing Ukraine. The chancellor also believes that it's wrong to rule anything out MERCKEL spokesman Stephane. Siebert told reporters Monday after being asked about mosses comments. Previously Merckel had insisted on decoupling the of all case from the pipeline project which the US strongly opposes in August three US Republican senators threatened sanctions against the operator of a Baltic. Seaport located in Merkel's parliamentary constituency for its role as a staging post for ships involved in building Nordstrom to Siebert caution that it was premature to expect Moscow response to the matter within a few days. But made it clear that Berlin wants answers soon? I can't express a clear time-limited station except that we are certainly not talking about months or the end of the year he said. German diplomats rejected the Russian suggestion that Berlin was to blame for any delay in investigating the case noting that navalny was I treated for suspected poisoning in the Siberian city of. On August twentieth. All evidence witnesses, traces, and so forth are in the place where the crime was committed presumably somewhere in Siberia said German Foreign Ministry spokesman Christopher Burger. The CO leader of Germany's opposition Green Party Robert Habat called on the government to take a stronger stance and buried the pipeline. The project divide Europe it is economically nonsensical and oversized, and it is wrong in security policy terms harbut said. Completing it would mean that Russia can do what it wants. This signal must not be sad. Mikhail Lubinov. The Russian envoy international organizations in Vienna voiced suspicions about the timing of demands to link the pipeline with an ovonic. Ace. Suspicious Coincidence Nevada case and the final stage of Nord Stream two construction which some states desperately wants to be closed I am not fond of conspiracy theories, but it is obvious that the tragic events with the Volney are very timely and helpful for opponents of Ns to he tweeted.
Belarus Protest Leader Vanishes Amid Reports of Masked Abductors
"Border officials in Belarus So the opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova, has been detained while trying to cross into Ukraine. Two comrades who also disappeared yesterday, apparently cross the border. Such a Schlichter reports 24. Hours earlier, Maria Kalishnikov was pounced upon by a group of masked men outside the arts museum in Minsk, bundled into a van and driven away. This morning, Belarus sport officials claimed the car approached a border crossing with Ukraine past customs and then accelerated towards Ukrainian territory. The official claims that Maria Callas, Nikola somehow found herself outside the vehicle and was detained. Even Kravtsov and Anton Meridian cough managed to cross the border. But their fellow activists are not buying this narrative. They say the three had no intention of fleeing and that the entire thing was staged in order to produce the impression that they were cowards and were apprehended while trying to run away.
Belarusian protest leaders detained while trying to leave country
"Border, officials says. Three opposition leaders who had been detained have crossed into Ukraine, Anton Boskovski said Maria Kalashnikov over even Krasnov and Anton the road neck off, entered Ukraine on Tuesday morning. Three were among a number of opposition leaders and hundreds of their supporters who've been detained during protests following August's disputed election. Mr Lesnick over disappeared on Monday when she was bundled into a van. By must men
Miami high schooler charged with cyberattacks that stopped online learning
"Well, well, a a teenager teenager is is alleged alleged to to have have been been behind behind at at least least some some of of the the online online attacks attacks in in the the state's state's largest largest school school system. system. Fourth Fourth largest largest school school system system in in the the United United States. States. Miami Dade County of school Police yesterday arrested 16 year old South Miami high Junior For the cyber attacks that disrupted online learning this week in the school district. It was my protector because he is a juvenile. District officials says investigators were able to trace the attack to zippy address at his home and made the arrest in the early hours of Ah, Thursday. Mars like three or 4, a.m., may they went to his own. Yeah, it was interesting getting that knock at the door. It was interesting because yeah, it happened. I think right around 3 30 in the morning or something like that, and yesterday, Alberto Carvalho said the last attempt they had At getting into the system happened like overnight just before the police busted into his house. Really amazing the timing. And here's Mr Carvalho. He says The boy wasn't the only one creating problems. There are other attacks from foreign nations such as Russia. Ukraine, China, Iraq and possibly others. Still no word on if the's hacks led to the Kate Online platform malfunction or if that's a separate software issue. Some of the folks who were neighbors of this young man told The Miami Herald of the boy is respectful and not a troublemaker. Look, I just I think that I think he's not going to prosecute, apparently by the feds, even though this is a felony acute accusation. But by state prosecutors, and he's only 60 years of all of his age, But you've got to send a message with this. We talked about it yesterday, I was likely that it was going to be a kid just like that. Twitter hack a couple weeks back. Or at least it's you know, they think at least this may have been a kid. But like Mr Cavallo said, it might be elsewhere to where there are more bad actors involved from outside of the country. So not good news, but maybe we'll find out today if they get online and are able to smoothly proceed. A lot of people are still using zoom and the Microsoft platforms yesterday to be able to do this. They didn't trust this K 12 and he said they'll make a decision by next Friday. The 11th on what they're going to do with this, Everyone try and stay with it or not. The K 12 round.
‘Foreign Nations Such As Russia, Ukraine, China & Iraq’ May Be Involved In Cyberattacks On Miami-Dade County Public Schools
"A 16 year old Miami student has been arrested for cyber attacks on the school district's online platform. David Oliveros confessed to eight of the 12 recent attacks on the system that disrupted online learning. This week. He faces a number of charges, but Miami Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvahlo says he's not the only one responsible. There are other attacks from Foreign nations. Russia, Ukraine, China, Iraq. And possibly others. The police, FBI, Secret Service and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are all continuing the investigation.
Lawyer: Families of MH17 victims want reparation for damages
"The chute shut down of a Malaysia shoot down that is of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over the Ukraine from a missile fired by pro Russian rebels. The families of the victims are now suing for reparations. Respondent Vicky Bucker reports. A Dutch lawyer representing the family said a Russian disinformation has only compound did their grief more than 300. Relatives of those who died on MH 17 plan to seek unspecified damages from the four suspects in the attack. The three Russians and one Ukrainian are being tried for murder in the Netherlands. But all four remain at large, and only one has even sent a lawyer to the trial. Russia has repeatedly denied involvement. Despite evidence the missile wass trucked in from a Russian military base. Authorities
Lawyer: Families of MH17 victims want reparation for damages
"Lawyers for relatives of victims killed when Malaysia airlines flight seventeen was shot down over Ukraine in twenty fourteen since the families want damages as a recognition of the justice they suffered loyal olive shines spoke at the resumption of the Dutch trial in absentia of three Russians and Ukrainians charged with offenses including mass murder for their alleged involvement in the downing of the plane she urged the court not to lose sight of the suffering of the hundreds of people who lost their loved ones as she addressed the judges or legal questions linked to families rights to claim damages it's not yet clear how many families will submit compensation requests and to trial or how much they want to claim I'm Charles de Ledesma
Tens of thousands of people rally against Lukashenko in Belarus
"Where Can Belarus President Turn Now? Thousands of people were back on the streets protesting this weekend still angry at what they believe was a rigged presidential election President Lukashenko who claimed as he returned to power with an eighty percent approval rate responded by flying over the protesters wearing riot gear with a rifle slung from his shoulder. Well, drained over is L. Editor of Belarus Anna Leasing at the University of Brain and I'm delighted to say she joins us on the line now Auger a very warm welcome to monocle twenty four. These absolutely bizarre scenes of President Lukashenko yesterday. Well. Yes. I was actually also quite as to see you know him banning public with a gun and also his fifteen year old son campaign him so to say so it's the definitely assigned for me that he he's kind of knocked children confidence in front of the people who through testing by his residence, and it's also not you know not that Jerry. Addict from me because the protest is peaceful, protesters will not trying to receive this residents in the state needs. said the wall spread the information that there was some attempt to seek the? Residency so it's quite an emotional psychological reaction from him. I would say and will. Nobody. that. So it's also very strong sign that there is now readiness of from from the official from the state site for any kind of luck that you know this new to build coordination committee by Dehaan Oscar and she team is is trying to do initiate and I think everybody most notably people. In Belarus itself have been absolutely taken aback by the brutality of the reaction by the the Lauren forces to the protesters and the fact that Alexander Lukashenko was was dressed up in riot gear suggests that he doesn't have anywhere to go other than a violent approach. Yes I would also I would also expects it. You know what targeted repressions and they're ready started last week and they continued this week. So what what would serve now is definitely not base wave of unprecedented repression that we. Saw Three days and nights after the elections but still there are targeted repressions and against. Most active people are also criminal case has been initiated against the newly built coordination committee and people. People are invited to some talks with KGB officials until also people actually also bill will try to strike there actually threatened. By the direction openness of the state owned enterprises that they would lose their jobs and so on. So observe already targeted pressure on people, but this wave is still not to the tide because you know. So what international reaction was so the state drives, you know just show from the one handed, it's not ready for the data from the one hand there is the rest of. You know not not to let this protests spread. Within the country how much do you think that's what the foreign observers of said about what's been happening in Belarus for the last couple of weeks is actually forming any decision made by Alexander Lukashenko at the moment. Well I think that it will quite an important aim has been achieved ready and that we actually we have understood that he's not legitimate within the society right within the boat society and I think also problem was that he really did not understand that. Shortly after the elections or before the elections so and. Actually. I think that the reaction was not is at least that. He and his circles really have the distended. Okay. He doesn't have any majority in society, but it has not led so far to his readiness for dialogue just in the all the way he kind of supports the security structures in internal, Misteri Ministry and actually he even gave you know about three hundred medals to those who are actually responsible of for for this incident violence. So he kinds of stresses that the security two structures military is. Actually the most important pillar his powerful for now for the moment, the Steve Kerr show is joining us now he's policy and advocacy. Directorate. Freedom from torture and author of St Spirit Steve. Welcome. Thanks for joining us. Hey On monocle twenty, four Olga a moment ago mentioned the fact that the secret police is still called the KGB I mean, what does that say about the level of influence at Russia's still has in terms of the way that Belarus's going and whether Russia just going to sit this out. Yes I mean I either it reflects influence of Russia, which is August is certainly, very great or it's just almost bizarre retro element to to better under Lukashenko. He doesn't mind thinking in those terms I think it is going to be. So Russia will certainly be an important factor and but at the same time Mosca really doesn't want to be. Getting, further involved in in a very direct since that's going to be difficult for Russia as well. So I think that Lucas. Is playing a very difficult game. If he was giving small confessions, I think he might have some a little bit more success in some homage to blunt things but so far at least the violence has had absolutely opposite effective people become more and more angry the fear obviously quite rightly the last Sunday was absolutely crucial. I would argue that the US huge threats of on ahead of Sunday hoping that people. Would back off and stay at home and actually it was a big rally than ever. So not particular face off. There's no question that Lukashenko loss what happens next we'll still see I'll steve has suggested that Sunday was a pivotal moment some people waiting for what is described as a tipping point when an event causes things to go one way or the other would you say that Sunday was part of that? Tipping Point. Demon this Sunday last Sunday. To Sunday. The Sunday. Just gone when tens of thousands of people came out onto the streets to set by a threat the first Sunday directly after the elections. Yes. I it just completely I mean people never any. Okay. What we're talking about batteries and Ballard who's says, Chris it's not the first Sunday that actions pulses side will have to admit that it also not to the extent that people actually being tortured eating the prisons will have also. took a beast fag, but it's for the first very time that such vast majority of people. So it with their own is is of their families or friends in stone. So you can imagine how many are nets were the strategy when they're where our seven seven thousand arrests. So it's it's quite a big part of the country said it's really I would agree it had an opposite effect and it's also for the first time that you know this special. GRANITZ or gas or a also rubber bullets on there were actually used against own population. It never existed in the history of Belarus in October election protests, people widget shocked and I think it was a shock from the both sides because the state net expected to such mass protest before also before three weeks before the elections would be solved by. About two to five or even six percent of local population came to to railways with Hannele. It's also unprecedented thing was kind of shock from both sides and of course, people people were also by this eighty percent because nobody really believes that anymore I mean. People also really did not quite believe that before I, would say people heading out some kind of feeling that president steelhead had a majority maybe not eighty percent maybe fifty five, maybe sixty but this feeling was there and this style with completely different. So quiet in Jersey, you know quite a big part even I think I would say the majority of people just didn't believe that he actually has any kind of fifty plus and that was the problem that we still have this eighty percents I think people would just. People were just humiliated by that of course, activate shortly afterwards by this unprecedented wave refreshing stave when we look to the further history of batteries, which is being written right now when considering what sort the former eastern bloc countries of have seen in the last three decades. When regime ends, it's generally quite a peaceful affair actually the deleted. is of removed from office. This is unlikely to happen here. Isn't it? Well, I mean, sometimes it has been an sometimes it hasn't been. So when I was a journalist working for the independent, I was the East Europe during the eighty nine revolutions and also join me the fall of Milosevic Milosevic in Serbia and cover dot and there a number of those leaders were ready to use very significant violence and what I'm fascinated by very moved by what was seeing with the courage. A better as protesters today is to see that they are defined vence in the same ways that work very effectively for example, in East Germany where people were threatened with extraordinary for someone particular day in Leipzig in. October nineteen eighty-nine the fact that so many people came out meant regime which had publicly declared its loyalty to force actually back down in Romania I very much. Hope it weren't turn into remain, but we do already see that there are splits within Belarus at the riot police remain loyal. The moment we've seen a number of police units splits off. We've seen a lot of establishment figures putting off in the same way as also does something happened in in Ukraine and the Orange Revolution, and once you see security forces a different security forces splitting away going like enough already as August said, I mean the eighty percent. Claim was was absurdly insulin and the degree of the virus even Grayson seen before and I think this is really interesting. It might end up in huge volumes but I think Lukashenka would lose very very badly that to happen I think it's a regional issue. How if you like bluntly how crazy you are Milosevic. For example, he survived on one occasion ninety seven by giving some concessions and then re clamping down and people just got tired and went back when you use real violence I think it's really difficult. It was a great book written by Richard couple the Polish off I was written about the Iranian revolution. Charlotte. Charlotte's but very much reflected his own country Poland which forty years ago. This month solidarity kind of a huge opposition movement didn't call itself opposition challenge the regime and unthinkable circumstances laying Brezhnev for the very reactionary Russian leader was still in power. They managed to become successful and he said the moment where people stand in front of eastern threatens violence, the pre curry signing backstops, and instead someone stands there and doesn't back down he said, this is where the revolution begins, and after that in effect is the exact the precipice. If you're to violence, you make people more angry if you start making concessions than people go. We have lost our fear and in a sense the certain moment difficult to prediction events but describable. There is no way back to the regime and it still seems a little bit early to say but I think it's very, very difficult to see how Lukashenko come back from this. If he steps back more gently than, of course, it will be peaceful. The protests have been fun tastic peaceful and very, very consciously so far the extended even cleaning up rubbish because I really vary consciously very civic. Minded. So he might just go off and disappear off to Russia for example, and as it will live happily ever after but he tries to bring out all of the guns. Then I think you know all bets are off but I don't think it was a good ending for him whichever way it goes Steve Crozier and Elga agenda over there. Thank you for joining us on monocle twenty four.
Conversation With Cheryl Walsh
"We're going to jump into this interview with Cheryl Wash in just a second, if you are hearing this announcement doesn't mean you are listening to the free version of the podcast that means you won't be here in the full interview today was show. So if you want to hear more printing in house had generate siles from your fine art photography had a mock it. You'll find out photography and find buyers for your work. If you want to hear more bet all of that grab a pre-membership, he can trial it for thirty days for one dollar of red photo basics. Dot Com Ford Slash Tri. Photocopies X DOT COM slash try sign up, get full access to the interview with. Today plus get access to the full back catalogue and everything else that goes along with premium membership. Hopefully, I'll see you in this soon. Isis it's time for Andrew. Special guest. The time fine art photographer gets thrown around a lot in our industry. In some cases, it feels like the photographer is purely looking for liable to place on their work that files to successfully deliver an idea message on emotion. Today's guest is a portrait and underwater fine art photographer and she does not fall into that category. Her photography has a dream like appearance featuring floating goddesses that appear to be more like masterful paintings than photographic. She says, I shoot dramatic underwater portrait's that are reflective of overcoming troubles in my life. She only photographs in our pool and she maintains full control over her work by doing all the printing herself. Time was divided between high school, senior photography and fine out underwater and portrait photography. But now it's one hundred percent underwater photography and she's earned way too many awards to list here that include to mention just a few international portrait image of the year winner of the coveted wpri Grand Award two thousand and sixteen triple massive distinction from WPI. I'm talking about, Cheryl? And I'm rat to have a he with his now Cheryl. Welcome. Thank you so much. It's my pleasure when you hear about Y- I, guess you photography business does it surprise you that you are where you are now? Oh, absolutely. Yes. Yeah. I'm a middle aged mom with a minivan. and. That's Kinda how I think of myself. The rest is sort of all been you know fill in the time. A to get the sense on I'm not sure these dotted at photographing seniors and then failing to the underwater photography at the white went. Yeah. Yeah. I started out like a lot of photographers do knowing I wanted to you know to make a living with my camera tried a lot of different things tried weddings and babies families, and and very quickly discovered that my passion was for these seventeen. Year olds who were not quite adults yet but not children either, and that's the only time in their whole life. They get to be in that kind of inbetween place and I just loved working with them and capturing them who they were not based on Taga Fi trends but really truly an editorial style who they were and I absolutely love doing not. So that's where I put my focus. And in the process of that I sort of fell into trying underwater photography with a senior with her prom dress on and the very first time I. Did it. I realized that this was going to become a problem. I really liked it a lot and Kinda got hooked. Yeah. So. How different was that I image will those first images compared to what you're creating did I I would say like night and day but night and day are both times of the day. So they have something in common. No my work when I first started looks absolutely nothing like what I'm doing. Now it's certainly evolved completely you know I from a technical standpoint and then from an artistic standpoint, I have a pretty clear voice in my work. Now that I had no idea I was even going to want to have from the beginning. I said in the intro there and I read I. Think it was in you'll bile summer online. That's you looking to overcome troubles in your life. What kind of troubles are you trying to escape for a more to hide or to mask? Well at one point, I was very heartbroken and you know kind of depressed about that and I couldn't seem to make that feeling go away. And I certainly didn't want anybody else feeling that way. So I thought, you know the feeling isn't going away I might as well move forward with my life and just do what I can. So the least I can do is create artwork that brings a sense of calmness and peacefulness to the world. So that's where my focus was I didn't want anyone else to feel bad. So why make depressing work? So I may stuff that sort of light and escapism. Just to give people a few minutes to sort of escape from the world and get lost in something. Beautiful. Like that. Do. You feel like you're doing that when you In images that Ukraine today. Actually, you know I got through the last like four years or so I really worked through that situation and And really happy now and very fulfilled and find sometimes it's harder to make artwork when unhappy and distracted with other aspects of my life. Yeah. So have you actually noticed a difference in your photography now that you're actually feeling happier I do yeah I really do a lot of its storytelling has most all of my images are based on stories and just the stories themselves have changed. So the focus of what I'm doing has changed and now I'm working on a project that isn't even based on on a story that revolves around me in my life. It's sort of a whole separate set of photographs and I'm excited about that. I'm excited about doing something that's different. So
"ukraine" Discussed on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
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"ukraine" Discussed on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
"So why isn't somebody doing something about it People have sued Congress sued. Those cases are making their way through the courts. I don't think they're going to become part of impeachment and I do think there is a case for just making impeachment narrow and clearer and sticking to one message about it Emily Republicans today are expressing outrage about some of the phone records included food in the house. Intelligence Committee Democrats impeachment report. The Adam Schiff report released on Tuesday because it contains records of what phone numbers burs Devon Nunez and Rudy Giuliani for example. Were talking to. In a number of cases The Republicans are raising fourth amendment. Search and and seizure concerns. They describe it as Adam. Schiff doing what he's accusing. Trump of using government power to target political enemies. Here's and Senator Rand Paul talking about this and I'm alarmed the abuse of power by Adam Schiff. Did you see yesterday. It was released that he's actually spying on other members of Congress and journalists using his subpoena power to get their phone calls. This is a this is exactly what he's accusing the president of using the power. We're of government to go after political opponents. This should never happen. And I'm going to work hard to make sure that in the future people Adam Schiff do not have the power to abuse government to go after their political rivals. Senator Rand Paul Republican of Kentucky on Fox. Emily do they have a point on this. Well I mean there's like a global question about the rules for getting this kind of phone call data which let's be clear we're talking about a log of who you called what you said on the phone. The power to do that comes from Nineteen Seventies Supreme Court opinion. You have to get a warrant. So there's that and congressional Warren Is Different From a Warren in a court. So you know if you're a strong civil libertarian. The Way Rand Paul is the idea that Congress could go to. At and T.. Or whoever the AH phone provider was and get this information. Yeah that could seem like an alarming intrusion and they didn't get a search want to do it. I understand from mcchord. The law allowed them to do that. And Senator Paul didn't allege it was illegal buddy alleged it was unethical and an abuse of power that was targeting. I think people for political reasons. The evidence indicates Giuliani was calling the whitehouse. Possibly the budget office. Though that detail now seems unclear but in any me case it was around when some of these Ukraine questions were being decided and the budget. Office's apparently where the military aid got stopped there are other questions about Ukrainians Nunez was talking to Parnasse indicted now for. US campaign finance violations in support of Ukrainian business people to get ambassador. Marie Ivanovich to try it was Nunez involved with. That is one of the questions. I'm just curious what you make of the substance of the fact that you know these phone records indicate the conversations that the indicate then. I don't think it's definitive proof. But it's suggestive right. It means that there were these communications going on among people. All who were all involved in The actions you were just talking about and why else would Guiliani calling the O.. M. B. But to talk to them about the the possibility of freezing this military aid or something else to do with Ukraine. And he's not a government official. So what's he doing having that kind of role. These are the questions right right. And yes when Giuliani's case it's because he's not a government official. What is the president's private lawyer doing calling Owen? Be If it turns out that he was actually calling to mess around and when military gets released to Ukraine and Endeavour Nunez's case If he's talking to let Parnasse like Giuliani was always always always talking to let Parnasse and has been indicted for illegally using foreign influence to get Marie Ivanovich fired was Nunez is in on that plot so the plot thickens exactly and obviously for Nunez to be there as part of the Intelligence Committee but also implicated is located. You know that's like a classic conflict of interest or dual role that when one wonders about I wanNA play the angry Joe Biden moment from from yesterday and get your thoughts. He's at a campaign stop in Iowa and a guy says Biden sent his son used. The word sent sent his his son to work in Ukraine and accused Biden of quote selling access to the president presumably meaning access to President Obama for the company. Burris Ma and Biden got mad. Here's the exchange and listeners. You'll hear the The Guy is is not on Mike so well you'll hear Biden Leiden better but you get the idea. It's.
"ukraine" Discussed on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
"This is impeachment a daily podcast from WNYC. I'm Brian Lehrer. It's Friday December six. Here's a decision for the Democrats that you might think they've already made by now. What is impeachment actually about well Speaker Pelosi? It's about Ukraine right. This isn't about Russia. Who benefited by our withholding tolling withholding of that military assistance show was about Russia? Sometimes people say well. I don't know about Ukraine. I don't that much about Ukraine. Low our adversary in this is Russia. All Roads Lead to Putin understand that Speaker Pelosi yesterday Saturday at a news conference. It's not about Ukraine. It's about Russia but that came shortly after. The speaker said this in announcing that an abusive power our articles of impeachment will now be drawn up. The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit it at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation Gatien into his political rival. Well that sounds like it's about Ukraine. The president abused his power for his own personal benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding the military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement investigation into his political rival Ukraine. Of course impeachment could be about Russia and Ukraine. Nine it could also be about a monument and the hush money ruling stealing from charity. Admission last month in court and obstructing justice and threatening a new civil war is that an act of treason. But how broad. How narrow should they make? These articles of impeachment are supposed to be finished in just a few days. So we'll talk about that and other impeachment news now with Emily Basil on New York Times Magazine Staff Writer. SLATE POLITICAL GAP fest. co-host lecturer and senior research scholar at the Yale Law School and author of the book which seems to land on another best of two thousand nineteen list every day called charged the movement to transform inform American prosecution and end. Mass incarceration happy Friday. Emily thanks for coming on Brian. How much do you hear those two Pelosi statements from yesterday s contradictory or how much as part of a cohesive whole the Russia? Ukraine question doesn't seem to me to be a contradiction because because we're talking about the United States relationship with Russia and Ukraine and Russia's role as an aggressor in the in Ukraine a couple of years ago and the American response wants to that. I do think though the other questions raised about the breadth of impeachment are still kind of hanging on there for the Democrats. There are a lot of of ways in which they could argue. That trump has abused his power. Emoluments is one you can go back to some of the aspects of the Muller investigation if you WanNa go oh there and then the question is whether that's a mistake and it's better to stick with this easier to comprehend story about truly comes down to trying to use US foreign influence to steal the election or cheat on the election is it sort of politics versus history. Like I think the tension is real between wing making the strongest possible narrow case for clarity of communication to the public. He shook down Ukraine to help. Corrupt the twenty twenty election clear. And then there's the broader case which is what history might record a hundred years from now. He engaged in a pattern of abusing his power for personal gain witch Richard from beginning to end. Also benefited our adversary Russia which he knew is trying to destabilise American democracy but then our cases much more concrete. So I'm curious for you. Who are both the research scholar and a lawyer? Would it be right to say you can relate to this tension between what useful in the real the world right now and what's the deepest possible understanding for the long run. Yeah I think that's a good way to frame it. I mean I guess in a lawyer Lee Way. I've been thinking about the tension between okay if you frame articles of impeachment and you make them narrow have you just said everything else was okay and is that a problem right right because then you sort of excused for the future as you were putting it a pattern of conduct which. Maybe we shouldn't excuse me. I could imagine a top line nine statement that allows a lot of flexibility underneath. That says something like. He abused his power by buying and selling influence with foreign countries ace for his own political gain than abused his power again to try to cover it up. That's pretty direct Excuse me in clear. I think then they could fill in the particulars that they think they can use to prove it to the public right and then today something like for example which then makes makes it more concrete them to lay out the specifics but also kinda hedges and suggests that well there could be other examples out there wrote and since they're in this actual articles of impeachment. righting moment I looked up the Bill Clinton articles of impeachment. For just this question and as you know there were four of them originally and they seem to go with a general accusation of the abuse and then a numbered list of particular so for example article. One John was Clinton has willfully corrupted and manipulated the judicial process of the United States for his personal gain there's personal gain again for his personal gain and exoneration honoration impeding the administration of Justice and then number one the nature that says perjury and then number one the nature and details of his his relationship with a subordinate government employees. Monica Lewinsky number two. They're numbered number. Two prior perjury. Perjury is false and misleading testimony. He gave in a federal civil rights. Action Paula Jones brought against him three prior false and misleading statements. He allowed his attorney to make to a federal judge. Then there was a fourth one too so overarching charge followed by specific alleged instances. Do you think it will probably go like that. Yeah I mean that makes sense senses way to frame it right. And for Clinton by the time of impeachment there was perjury and obstruction and it was like pretty clear I think right eight I mean it's not like Republicans approved of other things he did but that's what they were focused on. I noticed how many New Yorkers and Californians are leading leading this article drafting process. The committee chairs involved are off from the two states. Unless I'm missing something jerrold Nadler from New York. City is the Judiciary Ashari Committee chair. Carolyn Maloney Chas the oversight committee. She's from New York. City Eliot Engel chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee maxine waters and Adam Schefter from California chair finance and intelligence respectively. I think those are all the committees. Draw up the articles of impeachment. And it's really the chairs who Pelosi says they're doing it. Pelosi is from California too so the articles of impeachment may not be bipartisan. But they will be bicoastal. Yeah that's a good point as a Resident of Connecticut. I guess I should feel kind of left out. And certainly the Republicans can make some Hay with the lack of representation from anywhere other than the two coasts. Yeah but you get too many senators and too many electoral votes. The next public hearing is scheduled for Monday in the Judiciary Committee. They're saying presentation tation of evidence by lawyers for certain committees from both parties. How clear is it to you? What will happen on Monday? I think we will hear this. All laid out in concrete terms. We had a day this week of lawyer of law professors really making more abstract constitutional arguments for and kind of against impeachment or at least against the process. The Democrats are using for impeachment. That was from Jonathan Turley who was the Republicans law professor representative. So now. I think we're going to turn into the specifics and some of the questions you and I were just talking about how you frame this. What facts do you emphasize how clear a case can you make For people who watch the public hearings in the intelligence committee they know the Democratic Staff Attorney. Daniel Goldman Oldman and Republican staff attorney. Steve Caster who questioned the witnesses. All those witnesses. Colonel Vin men Fiona Hill. All of them. Is it going to be like oral arguments then almost like at the Supreme Court. These attorneys now argue. That can be the ones answering the questions. No new fact witnesses but lawyers the presenting oral arguments. Yeah I think it will be more like that. I'm not sure how much the members of Congress will be able to interrupt the other decide whether it's still going to be conducted in kind of question answer form or whether lawyers will be able to speak uninterrupted for longer periods of time The Supreme Court has actually adopted a new rule where they're trying to let lawyers talk a little bit at least at the top before they start going at them and the idea is that makes for a more coherent presentation. Asian let's take a phone call Diana in Manhattan you're on WNYC with Emily Basilan. Hi Diana Hi yes hi Ryan I wanted to say first people. I don't see the contradiction on what on as you said that And I do think we need to highlight the national security issue In the impeachment proceedings By withholding military aid from crane is dealing with Russia as an aggressor so that affects us as Russia expanding is potentially than a greater ah threat to us His weaken our relationship with NATO That jeopardizes our national security. Also his I don't know if this is impeachable that his not protecting appointing people who are actually opposite of the their their responsibility that he points you whose interests are financial rather than actually with their what they're supposed to super example in our environment We are getting more dangerous insecure You know toxic environment. He's not protecting us He's also threatening getting the the democracy by all his obstruction of justice. All his assumptions of His lying he's Threatening the freedom of press this is the fourth estate he's by by condemning. The press so much and and trying to still so so much a lack of faith in them and confusion so that's throwing offer democracy which depends on trust in a free press and an objective. Press Supernet Diana. I think you are titillating. The tension perfectly. which is that for you? And so many other Americans people's hair is on fire there are on fire. What's your hair is on fire? People's hair is on fire. Because you think he's you know attacking our democracy and in corrupting it and turning it into an authoritarian form of government to the extent that he can in so many ways but then it starts to lose people with their eyes glazing over in a haze when we list so many things right right. I don't know whether it actually helps her. Not so that's a judgment for others but I do think we need to. I think these are really important that that the large large weather. Gop understand that things that we take for granted our freedom so the way democracy functions Our security in the world. I think these are you know our water quality of our water and other aspects of our environment. I think these are so important than they are part of his responsibilities president so perhaps we can because they all fit a single theme that he's he's not helping this country even though he keeps saying it's better than ever Diana. Thank you so much 'cause again and Judy and port Washington you're on WNYC. Hi Judy thank you. What I WANNA simple emoluments? It's I want to add enough information about how public money our tax money is going into his pockets. It doesn't come up nearly enough every time. The secret service go to mar-a-lago money for their room their food their drink their golf cart. Whose pocket does it go into including in the context of Ukraine? Let's say Hunter Biden Beta million dollars. There who's pocket does it go into Hunter Biden's whereas everywhere that Donald Junior goes. WHO's pocket does it go into? Well his pockets are still attached to his father's because trump senior never divested so I think think American citizens can understand. Follow the money. Judy thank you very much. Emily do you think they will go to a monument. Do you think they should go to emoluments. I think they won't in this impeachment context. I understand why people are so frustrated about this and I also think it's it is kind of simple You know it's like well. We have this clause in the constitution that says the CON- The president can't accept gifts from is really from foreign agents to emoluments clause but that's like the Clear one and it seems like that's happening..
"ukraine" Discussed on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
"Impeachment daily podcast from WNYC. I'm the Mirror it's Friday October twenty fifth and what did the president know and when did he know we know it a New York Times story says the answer to that question appears to explode part of trump's defense against the charge of extortion or bribery that the MPG inquiry is looking at so call today segment meanwhile back in Ukraine with journalist Julia Yaffe National Security and foreign policy correspondent for Gee Q. Formerly of the Atlantic and The New Yorker Russian born American raised among her recent articles and explainer on why Ukraine pops up been so many scandals and she has a forthcoming book with the title Russia Girl Julia thanks so much for some time and your expertise today thanks for coming on thank you so much for having me let's start with this headline and then we'll dig deeper on the scandal from Ukraine more than a Washington perspective trump defense is that he couldn't have been offering a quid pro quo of US military aid to Ukraine and exchange for investigating Democrats this summer because Ukraine didn't know the aid was withheld until September but the time says it has documents showing Ukraine new in early August so how much if at all do you think that difference in time line matters is to the fate of this investigation well I think it matters a great deal on I would just add that Bill Taylor who testified this week behind closed doors and then you know liberal publications got his statement to the congressional committee he testified in front of said that the Ukrainians new they'd was withheld also pretty much all of August and and I think it's really important because he's Donald Trump is saying that you know they didn't know that he was just asking them for something that this was an they didn't realize was tied to the aid and therefore it's not a quid pro quo I mean they're very hung up on this you know it's not a quid pro focus the president doesn't speak Latin in the Ukrainians of course have fed into this narrative by publicly say no no of course we weren't pressured we didn't think we were being pressured and it's important to is that of course they would say that because they are still very much dependent on US aid they're still fighting russian-backed mercenaries in the he's there they're still this kind of semi Thaad conflict in the east and the Russians are watching carefully there was a story in the Times yesterday about all ways they were trying to deceive the Russians while they were waiting for the aid to show that their army was still still good and still on welfare and while supplies position has been put in right and I and Bill Taylor's testimony also really showed that they were getting really frustrated they asked him I'm at every turn basically all of August and maybe even earlier where is the aid they were trying to be polite but publicly they're you know they're they can't do that they are very much dependent on specifically Donald Trump and they're stuck with him until at least January twenty twenty one so they have to not anger happen but that's a new wrinkle of to me that I hadn't heard that makes it even that much more threatening sounding for Ukraine they actually had to spend some weeks trying to fake out Russia to make them say that their military was as prepared as it wasn't actually because is the US was holding up this aid in order to keep our country safe exactly presidents Alinsky never did announce these investigations of the Biden's or of the twenty Sixteen election interference that trump was pushing pushing for his alinsky to announce publicly pushing so hard as has been documented in these recent witness testimony sessions do you know why he never did actually take that step and announce the investigations that trump wanted well it seems like again it hasn't gotten as much coverage as it should have because of all the things that happened this week but bill Taylor's testimony in Congress really was explosive and people who heard it said as much and the the the statement really is just a continual jaw dropper as you read it and he said that he church talk to presidents Alinsky and various people around him to get them to commit to not making this announcement that this was something they were happy you any way because they were themselves feeling very uncomfortable about being used as pawns in domestic American Politics Bill Taylor you said that he tried to impress upon them that you know Ukraine has been a bipartisan issue. Probably keep it that way if you want American and I think the Ukrainians understood that themselves I think they were you know the aid was released September finally without notifying the Ukrainians at just suddenly was released Asia and I think they were probably relieved then this month Ukraine did announce some kind of new audit of burris Ma the company Hunter Biden was on the board can you tell if this is a phony investigation to satisfy trump I don't I don't know but here's the thing is is my is a very opaque company there's it seems like there's a lot to investigate and it's they should probably be investigated but I'm not I'm not sure that this is related to the trump along the prosecutor who Joe Biden help to get fired Victor Shokhin I think the big lie here from the trump side as far as we know is that Shokhin was gonna Bust Burris for something that would be bad for Hunter Biden somehow and Joe Biden was out to protect him and that's why the Obama Administration and oh by the way all of western Europe wanted Victor Shokhin out how far is that say and Republicans in Congress let's just add let's just add so how how far is that from the truth based on your knowledge of Shokhin in Ukraine was he on the warpath against Burris my and was he fired to protect Joe Biden no and no is the short answer the longer answer is that one of the reasons he was quietest he wasn't investigating that he was not looking into these corruption cases including bury's Ma so the fact that Joe Biden played the bad cup for everybody else's good cop including Republicans in Congress I just want to underline is that he opened his son up in fact to investigation by firing this guy who wasn't investigating Burris my who refused to investigate burris Ma and many other corruption cases I mean at the obsession with Burris Ma is is interesting because it's just there's so many things to investigate in Ukraine gene especially in the natural gas sector which is an extremely corrupt sector of the economy with close ties to Russia which is one of the reasons it's so corrupt it's just you know it's a small piece of the corruption puzzle there once the withholding of the military aid was going to be made public by the media in September because of the CIA whistleblower complaint only then did the trump administration released the to Ukraine. Do you think that's important to the plot here and did it take all the pressure off Zilenski to get mixed up in the trump campaign yeah I think that's very important it just underscores the extent to which the this is an internal political game for the president and that he only released bipartisan approved congressionally approved aid to Ukraine that is not supposed to be tied to our domestic politics again because it's in the national security interest in America to do this he had it tied in his mind explicitly to this thing that he wanted the Ukrainians to do for him here domestically in the US to go after his political enemies that only when this was going to be exposed here mystically did he release it again I I keep bringing up bill Taylor's testimony but it's a fantastic read I have to say if your listeners want to go and read it a bunch of news organizations have it up but it is just it does document kind of a blow by blow of how the trump administration was tying the aid and you know we're focusing on the eight here but there was also they were dangling a White House visit for presidents scheme tying it to this all kinds of things they were trying to bringing in the Ukrainian president kind of a into his battle against Joe Biden can you give us GEICO presidents Alinsky you write that he was elected as a corruption fighter and to stand up to Russia it also sounds from your earlier answer like he who is willing to stand up to the United States not go along with this trump's game because he didn't WanNa look to his own people like he was upon of US politics but you're right that he's also linked to one of the country's most rich and powerful oligarchs so is he the corruption fighter of his reputation the answer is we don't know yet he was just elected the summer and not a lot of time has passed the jury still out there are some promising signs homeboy ski this oligarch bet is close to as Lonski and it seems like the signals Alinsky is sending out is that he's going to go along with the scheme to let Komansky re-privatized the bank after it was bailed out by the Ukrainian government it's a long and messy story that would is kind of a bellwether on whether or not he serious about separating himself from this oligarch and really going after corruption on that score it seems like he's leaning toward not going after too hard but we'll see it's only been a few months and I think now the world is watching to see whether he will go after corruption in part because of what Donald Trump has dragged him into and it looks like Americans who have these questionable ties to pro Russia Ukrainians are not just Republicans we know pull me on a four it is in prison for illegal dealings around the former Pro Russia president of Ukraine Yanukovych Obviously Manafort was a Republican strategist for from two thousand Sixteen Tad Devine also had previously just been working for Yanukovych why is there so much money to be made by American political consultants in such right well exactly it's you know there's huge wealth disparities there but in fact Ukraine is not a poor country in terms of resources and agriculture it could be you know a wealthy country but it is very corrupt in the wealth inequality there is tremendous but the reason that there is so much like Barista for example wanted to you know a very shady privately owned company very opaque wanted to head global ambitions for that or Tad Devine who asked for ten thousand dollars a day plus travel back in two thousand fourteen when he was considering a job they're just you can't make that of money and in we're just about out of time but back to Washington for minute you keep talking how about how explosive the bill Taylor testimony was the other day and we've been going over on this show some of the other witnesses who are trump appointees and yet have given such damning testimony and yet republic kinzer pushing for the impeachment hearings to be made public as if it's a big scandal that they're happening behind closed doors even though both House Democrats in House Republicans are in the room and able to ask questions but I keep thinking what are you crazy when public hearings do start which they reportedly will next month soon at W._n._y._C. 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"ukraine" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Is is corrupt. Five years ago we had people protesting against a secretive regime of Victorian coverage said we had to begin with Ukraine's former the president twenty four Ukrainians sick of corruption revolted three hundred which the president ran away to Russian and emitted after that we started focusing on assets recovery of process of corruption of Yanukovych and this it's time where I have started observing booties. Ma Ma is deleting independent exploration and production company operating in the Ukrainian the oil and gas market. You might recall Barista as the company that gave Hunter Biden a cushy Gig but he's not the company is owned by former minister of natural resources of Viktor Yanukovych and criminal investigation against Burris. Mom One was crucially important in order to recover millions of dollars which McCullough's from Ukraine Barista is basically Glee Ukrainian for shady gasoline in April two thousand fourteen twenty three point five million dollars were seized by British law enforcement officers at the Council of this company in order to recover this access to Ukraine British law enforcement needed evidence that this money are automated origin and this evidence has to be produced by Ukrainian law. Enforcement Agency were victor shocking gene. The tough prosecutor Junaini likes and prison trump likes had to deliver this evidence. Shokhin is is this prosecutor trump likes to say Biden had fired to benefit his son hunter even though there's no evidence of that and there was no no will and no desire under the leadership of victory shocking to pursue the case and to develop the case it was obvious for everyone who wanted to help Ukraine to recover esus that shocking was dumping this investigation and that will protested newer doing then menu rallies in front of shocking office and in front of buildings of president of Ukraine demanding resignation of the SHILPA IT turns out a lot of Ukrainians wanted shokhin fired. I was protesting. Many other organizations. Were protesting testing. We are here now. Ask our president what the hell going on color nuke leasing under corruption watchdog NGO allow him to maintain detained the Soviet system of prosecution which intimidates people and then afterwards Joe Biden came. This is the genesis of the trump conspiracy right here vice president. Joe Biden went to Kiev to help the new government. You have to fight the corruption and Oscar president per Shankar fire shocking because he was considered by everyone is very corrupt person who dumped many investigations including the case Burris said. I'm telling you not getting billion dollars. I said you're not getting a billion believing here. I think it was what six hours I look leaving mm six hours. If the prosecutors not fired you're not getting the money and that's what we were so happy that Joe Biden came and actually made a very tough condition that iser you present version of fire chucking or there will be no financial eight one billion financial eight thus far. There's just no evidence against this had anything to do with Biden's son. This was about getting rid of a divisive Ukrainian prosecutor Victor Shokhin so when i read the transcript of the phone cold between president trump unprecedented Lansky and that phone call. I heard that there was a very good guy a tough prosecutor shocking. I couldn't believe that because shocking was actually the example of one of the worst prosecutors V had and who was intimidating good people in his agency who was dumping investigations including breeze might last Gatien so I was embarrassed to have president of the United States Senate in such a credit to such a corrupt prosecutor but I understand so excellently now why why he was doing that. It's a case that is crying out to be investigated. If it doesn't get investigated we just don't have equal justice in this this country and it was the narrative coming from Dooney. Johnnie Rudy loves this conspiracy. Biden's son took millions of dollars out of the Ukraine. Well Joe Biden as vice president and Joe Bragged two years later that he got the prosecutor general fired. He just left out of it that the prosecutor general was investigating. His son and his sons crooked boss. That's Sir conspiracy theory which was presented by religion. onny needs shocking who wanted to investigate burris. Shokhin it appears was not terribly interested in investing Barista and here is where the conspiracy spiracy theory from Rhodesia landfalls apart so this White House conspiracy theory must seem kind kind of insane to Ukrainians who thought shocking was totally corrupt thought. Barista was totally corrupt. Most of the Ukrainians don't understand and what is happening and they don't understand how American system works but I couldn't believe that the president of the United Estates Code the President of Ukraine asking to interview into work of law enforcement agency in Ukraine because this is something that we are trying to change in Ukraine for the last five years the idea behind our anti corruption efforts forts is that law enforcement and judiciary system in Ukraine has to be free from political interference and free from oligarchy interference since the United States was our key parter in this work so it was very depressing for me to read that hat fund cold transcripts. I think we hear a lot about trump's tone and his tactics during that call. How did you feel about Presidents Alinsky tone and his approach to dealing with President President trump. I was disappointed as well. He was trying to agrees Everson. President trump was telling him and there was only one message from him which I can understand he asked for help in war is Russia. He asked for Javelin 's as he at that time already understood that there's something wrong as military eight which was scheduled to be sent to Ukraine but was stopped at certain moment right presidents. Alinsky was in this awkward position because he needs something from president trump and we kind of saw him in that awkward position again last week at at the United Nations General Assembly when they gave this joint press conference and he was asked if he was pressured by president trump in front of president trump and he said said no because of course he had to say no no cure that we had I think good phone call to US normal. We spoke about many seeings and so I think you read it that nobody push push me. Yes lose the way how you said that the. UN Assembly was very talented because I he said I'm sorry but I don't want to be involved involved two we wouldn't elections elections of USA. No I think that prisons and ends keep was was trying to avoid taking an picking sites in American political battle Ukrainian journalists and Ukrainian citizens is care about war and how to end war and achieve peace and this is the topic now in Ukraine. It's it's like we are leaving in parallel worlds so the perception of this scandal in the United States in Ukraine is absolutely different because we have different problems he can were you have trump presence and were he had to deal up this trump so I can understand him that war this is today split.
"ukraine" Discussed on Today, Explained
"You've heard about the phone call. You've skimmed the partial transcript but maybe this whole time. You've just wanted to hear the president. Say it and today is your day so I would. I would say that presidents Alinsky. If it were me I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Biden's because nobody has any doubt that they weren't crooked. That was a crooked deal. One hundred percent Ya that's the sound of the presidents of the United States as a foreign in country to help take down his political rival from the South Lawn of the White House. No less an impeachment inquiry is evidently not enough to deter President Donald trump from what he really wants dirt on Joe and Hunter Biden from Ukraine likewise. China started investigation into the by because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with with Ukraine. We called Daria Colony UC in Kiev to find out what it's like for Ukrainians to find themselves in the center of an American impeachment scandal. I'm executive director of the UNDAY Corruption Action Santa and what does that mean. We are doing what you dog work our government and our we expose corruptions and we advocate for change asked her to tell me as best she could how this mess with Hunter Biden in Ukraine got started started very important to talk about corruption. If you don't talk about corruption why would you give money.
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"ukraine" Discussed on Trump, Inc.
"This brings us to the central subject of Giuliani's Janis campaign. It's the idea that the Democrats and some Ukrainians interfered in the twenty sixteen election in Hillary Clinton's favor they did this in Giuliani's Janis version of events by forging a document. The so-called Black Ledger that showed secret payments from Yanukovych's party to Paul Manafort. Remember Manafort is serving prison time because of the trail of corruption Robert Muller uncovered beginning with those payments he took from Yanukovych which bank fraud tax fraud money laundering conspiracy against the United States but Guiliani says the black ledger is a fake nick. Here's Giuliani a May twenty nineteen interview on Fox News pointing a finger at a man named Saturday this Kinko. He's not the prosecutor Lukashenko. Their names are similar found to be involved in assisting the Democrats with the two thousand sixteen election gentleman. I'll give you his name filming only by the name of your just let me let me finish a gentleman by the name of La Shaneco. Yes who supplied a black book that was found to be fraudulent solent never used because it was a fraudulent incriminating statement. That was totally untrue. Of course it's not fraud. It's real document men and of course I'm not enemy of American government. I know intervened interfered in American elections in Kiev. I spoke to the man man who helped to bring the black ledger to light Sergei Chanko. He's an investigative. Journalist and former member of parliament met him in a cafe in a hip part of the city. It is part of conspiracy credit by Giuliani conspiracy theory which is not based on relevance in real information. Because Blake Ledger Joe went through expertise in Ukraine and expect is proved that it's real document and signatures of people sign of this book real but to construct conspiracy theory Giuliani was looking for some information which can mainly be responsible and accused decided to spin this. It's fake fake pleasure and so on a string is extremely tall with thick framed glasses. He turns forty next year. Let's check. Oh says to promote remote his theory. Rudy Giuliani seized on the fact that an administrative court found less ching-kuo acted illegally in Publicizing the Black Ledger Giuliani ignored nor the fact that the ruling was overturned on appeal bill stopped the decision in July this year but it did not stop Giuliani and he continued saying Dan this fraud by casting doubt on the Black Ledger Rudy Giuliani is trying to rewrite history. Paul manafort in Rudy's telling is transformed from a political Michael technologist who profited from corrupt system and cheated on his taxes into the victim of a sinister anti-trump plot a plot that eventually led to Robert Muller's colors investigation but for Ukrainians Manafort's role even in the shadows can't be erased. Check our calls something that happened a dozen years ago as a reporter in Switzerland to cover the corrupt politician Viktor Yanukovych Paul Manafort was there. Let's check. Oh made contact does that time. Prime Minister Yanukovych traveled to Davos in Switzerland Engine World Economic Forum and Manafort came to listen personally and he appeared together with Ukrainian Sekondi Annetta Smith who hire it Manafort Manafort Akhmetov is the patron who I engaged Paul manafort services all those years ago after he lost control of the Steel Plant and I came to Manafort with the question. May you record into with me. She said no interview at all and it's my friends. What did you know about Paul Manafort at the time. It was not a secret that he works for Yanukovych a huge mysterious person doing during ten years. He made no interview at all zero but everybody was away. He walks closure. If Paul Manafort's actions are obscured in America if he's seen as a victim cheng-kuo says that will have a chilling effect on the people who are pushing to make Ukraine more democratic open and fair whistle blowers or anti corruption activists you ready to fight against the system to provide this information now will remember what happened with people like me are like and and talk leader who under pressure for the last four years and they will decides twice or triple three should they start this anti corruption of DVD or it's better to keep silence to keep is blind not to make this noise about corruption and just look of criminal problem when we started our interview the Shinco rubbing his eyes and glancing at his phone. He's been doing back to back news interviews for for days. Suddenly it seems the world is interested in what he has to say about graft disinformation foamy. It's another evidence that corruption is not just Ukrainian problem but it's global problem happened everywhere in the world and sometimes corruption. It's like a butterfly fly effect. The sultan's happened in Ukraine and to namath happened in us. Let's check. Oh has offered to testify before Congress about about his experience with the Black Ledger and the disinformation campaign.
"ukraine" Discussed on Trump, Inc.
"We are going to be talking about our TV president and his TV lawyer Rudy the Giuliani but for that story to make sense. We need to start a little earlier in the time line after communism collapsed and the Soviet Union state-owned properties like pipelines and factories were put in private hands. Everyone was supposed to benefit instead a small number of businessmen businessmen hoarded assets and became the oligarchs their fortunes depended and still depends on keeping control of Ukraine's natural resources and building monopolies and working the government. This is how how deep is this three hundred seventy. Thus incredible one big prize for the oligarchs was the largest steel mill an iron mine in northern Ukraine in a town called Krivi re. It's an overnight train ride from one machine turns solid or into glowing liquid metal at a temperature of twenty eight hundred degrees Fahrenheit then it's lifted into a giant cauldron and poured into steel bars. This is very frightening. This place is a good example of how a privatization can go wrong in two thousand four. The factory was awarded at auction not to the highest bidder a multinational company but to to Ukrainian businessman who put in a bid of just half as much money. One of them happened to be the son in law of the president. It's not like Ukrainians. Were okay with this. The sweetheart deal for the steel plant caused so much outrage it was later voided and reversed in two thousand five mill was put up for auction again in this time an international steel giant offered the most and won the oligarchs were unhappy they wanted control all of the natural resources and to get that they had to control the government and they on just the man to help them do it. A man with decades of experience supporting corrupt upped leaders across the globe Paul Manafort at at the time two thousand five eighty seven percent of Ukrainians were against the oligarchs candidate Viktor Yanukovych Manafort. Turn that that around there's a term people hear us for Manafort's profession Poli no-look political technologists Manafort did polling he tested messages he got a Kovic previously spoke coarsely and had assault and robbery convictions in his past to where a good suit they get a good haircut and speak Ukrainian because it was eastern Ukraine. He spoke Russian in two thousand ten. The oligarchs man won the presidency. Ah Paul Manafort went to work for the new leader he secretly lobbied the US government. Yennin Kovic locked up a political opponent. Then manafort hired a law firm thereto bogus report justifying her prosecution. All the while Yanukovych was stealing massive massive amounts of money from the Ukrainian people. There's a memo a manafort associate road during this period it said the number of people who admit they are having difficulty Coltie feeding their family throughout Ukraine. Today is stunning book. The people protested in February Twenty Fourteen Ukrainians ends overthrew Yanukovych. He fled by helicopter to Russia. That's when Ukrainians discovered Yanukovych is other worldly palace the House the corruption built now. It's a museum I just want to note we have left the city of Kiev and he has that's the main line road to imagine and when the road from Kiev to measure here you passes through a tangle of high-rise housing estates and shopping plazas. My Guide is Anestachio Laszlo so a tour guide based in Kia. It was really pissing people off because they were getting late and learned English as a teenager in Alaska. That's the funny Johny part. Everyone is laughing like Alaska really stunning Annetta states but while it is she also goes by Stacey really complicated to pronounce the foreigners so they called me stacy or you became Stacey in Alaska Horse. Of course the grounds of the estate are vast. There's a nine hole golf course a huge garage for Yanukovych is vintage cars and a laboratory. Tori where Lonzo says the president's food was tested to make sure it wasn't poisoned after Yanukovych fled measure here in two thousand fourteen protesters and journalists found found a trove of his financial documents dumped in the water. They drive them off in the sauna the centerpiece of this verse cy his Yanukovych's Mansion. I ask disclose. Oh if Paul Manafort has ever been here. She doesn't know and tells me I can ask the man who manages the House but she says I should divide whatever he tells me in two. I really liked that Ukrainian expression. You can divide that into that. What you say yeah yeah divided into it means like some of it can be true but some of it not but which part is true or not you know the interior walls here look like the inside of a log cabin? Almost everything else is pure opulence. What's the Sports Complex Helipad the be floating restaurant. It looks like a abode stuffed lion. Oh that is if you care about cats hats that is so depressing. Oh It's like an oxygen chamber and this is some kind of water massage so it's still this table can cost from fifty to one hundred thousand euros is usually gross in the natural conditions in the underground caves somewhere but guy wanted assault gave here on his house. Oh my God look at this coat of armor. The last known that will be the door. We'll get on it can save people get out like in silence. At the beginning they got excited and then as a result of okay. Eh People do look a little stunned as they merge into the sunshine by the summer of two thousand sixteen. ECKSTEEN MANAFORT had a new GIG after Yanukovych. He went to work running. Donald Trump's campaign. Here's an interview metaphor did in the summer of two thousand sixteen with CBS News so to be clear. Mr Trump has no financial relationships with any Russian oligarchs. That's what he said. That's what I said. That's obviously look our position. As manafort was the GO-TO for campaign interviews then in August of two thousand sixteen a a story broke in the New York Times. It said Manafort was paid. Twelve point seven million dollars off the books payments from Yanukovych is political party accounts of these payments turned up in a so-called lack ledger..
"ukraine" Discussed on Trump, Inc.
"Giuliani mentioned and tack in an interview interview with Chris Cuomo on CNN in September that went viral Giovanni always I asked about Joe Biden is to get to the bottom of how it was that would Sankoh who was appointed right dismissed the case against anti profit called anti or whatever the hand was anti Kolenovic told Ilia that her group his being attacked because it's fighting corruption the reason for that is that we are actually exposing corruption schemes in Ukraine. We are exposing also Western enablers of Ukrainian KLEPTOCRATS. We're painting the S for many powerful people here but they come back has a warning for us about the way her democracy works and the direction ours is heading in well fingers crossed for American political system mm-hmm. I hope that it will not repeat mistakes Ukraine. Tell me what those mistakes are. One President Dictates prosecutor-general the general to investigate it is a big mistake. It shouldn't happen in real democracy today on trump inc how power is brought to bear on investigations into corruption in Ukraine and the United States and the tools we have to fight corruption are themselves being corrupted in the summer of twenty eighteen eighteen. The Muller investigation was bearing down Rudy Giuliani. The president's personal lawyer began talking about putting out a quote counter report that never materialized materialized. What did happen we know from the whistle blower report is that Rudy Giuliani began to reach out to current and former Ukrainian prosecutors in late twenty eighteen Giuliani was developing a counter narrative to muller arguing it was Ukraine that interfered with the two thousand sixteen election on behalf of Hillary Clinton while he was at it? Giuliani began encouraging Ukrainians to investigate Joe Biden and they seem game in the middle of this Attorney General William Bar released his summary of the Muller reports followed by the report itself days after that a new Ukrainian President Senate won the election in a landslide below. Mir Is Alinsky.
"ukraine" Discussed on Trump, Inc.
"Hello and welcome to trump inc a podcast from WNYC and PROPUBLICA that digs deep into into the business of the trump administration. I'm Andrea Bernstein in New York. Ilya Marritz is in Ukraine's capital. Kiev and you'll be hearing a lot more from him in this episode a little about how Ilia happened to be in Kiev right now how for over a year trumping crew has been talking about Ukraine the role it plays for trump and the people around him he's taken money from Ukrainian oligarchs. His former campaign manager Paul manafort worked there for a decade and went to prison because of his work there Michael Cohen has ties to the country and trump's personal attorney. Rudy Giuliani has been making appearances in Ukraine for over a decade. We kept asking ourselves Walleye. What is it about Ukraine so ILIAP Linda TRIPP months ago and as it turned out arrived right after we learned that Ukraine was the country in the mysterious whistleblower report as the story was breaking wide open billion landed ended in Kiev so this is so strange somewhere here for us us. He went there to follow a trail of corruption that started with President Trump's campaign chief Paul manafort and led to president trump's personal personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Don't see anywhere our newspapers. Nobody's reading them not selling before we begin a note. DONALD TRUMP RUDY GIULIANI END Ukrainian politicians and prosecutors can hollow out the meaning of the words stay use corruption prosecutor cover up facts politicians in Ukraine routinely used prosecutions not as fact-finding missions but as bludgeons to destroy opponents opponents like Je Clinics Group Antioch. It's an anti-corruption. Group supported by the European Union Union.
"ukraine" Discussed on Trump, Inc.
"Trump ink is supported by the showtime documentary series the circus go beyond the headlines of behind the spin with a non-partisan examination of American politics in the age of trump that you just I can't get anywhere else. Don't miss new episodes of the circus every Sunday at eight pm only on showtime okay so should I read it. I semantic peace and Dateline Kiev Wednesday September twenty fifth just after five PM local time I'm at the offices of the not for profit anti-corruption Action Center and tech and with Doria Color Nuke anteks co founder and executive director the White House has just released a transcript detailed notes of a call between president trump and Ukrainian president volodin Amir's Alinsky hamsters. You're giving a call to have attorney John. Call and we'll get to the bottom said on that. Call trump asks ask Dolinsky to quote do us a favor investigate. His political rival Joe Biden with a Bright Orange beanbag chair and a staff of mostly young people anti has the feel of a small startup everyone here not just Aria is furiously digesting the document so that isn't it okay for the president of the United States to have attorney general of the United States to call the president of Ukraine to discuss investigation investigation. Is that okay. I'm not a lawyer but I I believe you are a lawyer. It is actually very astonishing to me to see that something like that happening in the United States from which we are trying to learn how to make democracy so I'm embarrassed embarrassed for the United States. I think yes I'm embarrassed for the United States. I'm also endorsed for for Ukraine. Well Presidents Alinsky. I understand that he was in very tough position because it's like you're a little guy talking to superpower and your country depends on this superpower and Diaz soldiers who are dying every day in war with Russia can stop dying if there will be proper support from the United States if you Google Darya colony one of the first images that comes up is a woman holding a bullhorn surrounded by police. Her T shirt reads fuck corruption today today. She's wearing business attire. It is strange because we could expect something like that happening. In very authoritarian countries like Russia yeah but not from the country which is a role model for us throughout our hour long conversation Callan yoke maintains the state of outraged disbelief this belief did you ever think that Ukraine would be at the center of an impeachment proceeding against an American President I would never imagine that.
"ukraine" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Was trying to tell trump is just as a sway. Jim and say look you know. I don't have my guide there yet yet but when I have my guy in that position yes Mr President. We will look into this. What's amazing is Cinco himself after he no longer holds the job of prosecutor general in May gives an interview to Bloomberg where she says Oh no there was investigation and in fact there was no wrongdoing coming found by one hundred byner Joe Biden any of the Biden's no violations of the law so basically sounds like a singer also promised to open investigation to appease what Giuliani wanted from him probably all those meetings and what trump is now referring to this phone call was Dolinsky but doesn't actually do anything he just says it yes. Can you help me give her this amassador. Our Open investigation I'm Quinta Jurassic and this is the Law Fair podcast October first twenty nineteen. The first two years of the trump presidency were tied up with the Russia scandal. Now there's another scandal involving Russia's next door neighbor Ukraine the revelation that president trump and his envoys pressured the Ukrainian government for information about debunked claims of Biden family corruption have brought Ukrainian domestic politics tech's onto the American stage. The Ukrainian side of this very American scandal is complicated yet vital to understanding the whistleblower complaint and the reality of what happened happened with Ukrainian prosecutor general and Joe Biden's son. I sat down with Lena Polyakova the director of the project and Global Democracy Emerging Technology Oh gee at the Brookings Institution to break it all down we discussed recent Ukrainian political developments what exactly Joe Biden did or didn't do in Ukraine and and what this might mean for the US Ukraine relationship going forward. It's the law fair podcast episode four hundred fifty seven W t f Ukraine so Alina. Let's start with the most basic question possible. What is the name of the country that we're about to discuss because a lot of Americans have been using the definite article in front of the name. We're GONNA be talking about Ukraine not the Ukraine. It's interesting interesting that we're starting with this because actually important and so in nineteen ninety three when Ukraine became an independent country outside of the Soviet Union in the government dropped or asked a foreign correspondence and other outlets as top using the because in the understanding when we use a definite article referring to a territory like you know the northern plains right or the south and so refers it implies that there is a piece of land that is currently being occupied or controlled in this context by Russia used to be controlled obviously see by the Soviet Union Ukraine has been a sovereign country for quite some time and so the correct usage is just Ukraine and Ukrainians is get very annoyed when people put the in front yes. It is kind of a cringe factor. If you ever hear a Western policymakers speaking to group of Ukrainians economists feel cringe spread across the room if they say the because it also implies that the person speaking doesn't actually know anything about the country they're talking about so it's a pretty basic thing to understand that when you're talking about a country usually during the definite article call especially don't use a in this highly highly sensitive political context and the sensitive political context that you mentioned gets to one of the big pieces that I think Americans sort of new to understand to understand the connection between Ukraine and Russia right so just walk me through how Ukraine sees its relationship with Russia and how Russia sees its relationship with Ukraine right so I'll try to do a brief history of the last twenty something years Ukraine Russia relations in about two minutes so basically Ukraine used to be part of the Soviet Union knows that Ukrainian Soviet republic little known fact is that it was actually in the nineteen fifties. Crimea became part of Ukraine. We we say that now but it was all the same countries Soviet Union so the time it didn't really matter if Crimea was part of Ukraine or Russia because these are all just part of a much larger country so new cream green becomes independent in in the early nineteen nineties after the fall of the Berlin Wall dissolution of the Soviet Union is still has a lot of economic relationships just basically Jessica transport relationships a- Russia because the entire Soviet infrastructure the industrial infrastructure was developed with the notion that all the countries are part of the Slovenian made up one single block so we're talking about gas exports for example. There's a reason why all of Russia's gas experts go to the two three Ukraine to on the way to your because this was the most direct route when we talk about you know trade in weapons systems are the entire military industrial complex was fully integrated between Russia and Ukraine and then families were fully integrated between Russia and Ukraine so loud family and Russian rice versa. I'm so it's been a really painful. It's cutting a limb off. I think from the Russian perspective when we fast forward a little bit two thousand four when we we have the first revolution Ukraine now called Orange Revolution where you couldn't go the streets to protest a fraudulent election outcome and the Kremlin Crumlin favorite this name I sound familiar Viktor Yanukovych gets kind of basically pushed out because the elections are recognized as being rod and not free and you Shinko Victoria Chicago the time prevails and becomes President in Oh four. That's the first revolution in Ukraine and that is the first sign line that this previously very tight relationship between Ukraine and Russia. was hitting a certain climax and it wasn't it couldn't really go go on as it had been going on faster ten more years and we get the second revolution ten years later because after two thousand four you shouldn't government doesn't it doesn't get done what Ukrainians wanted to get done meeting weeding out corruption getting rid of the oligarchs system which is also fully integrated with Russia the intelligence agencies agencies are fully integrated Russia in a way that doesn't serve Ukraine when we come to two thousand thirteen two thousand fourteen and we get another set of protest against who again Victor Yanukovych he in the meantime Kinda resurrects himself as a reformer a western pro-western leader by the way with the help uh of Paul Manafort who helps Yanukovych get reelected in two thousand ten. There's yet another revolution against him. That we call now the Euro my don revolution the Ukrainians call this the revolution of dignity which is how they prefer for it to be called in fact in the West as well and then we get ed patrol. Persian go becomes the president of Ukraine following the ousting of victory undercover who still hiding out in Russia and fast fast forward. We have elections in Ukraine now. The sheer and Shinko now loses pretty significant way in pretty embarrassing pursing way to somebody named Zilenski a television comedian very popular in Russia's well who has a very popular show in which he plays a schoolteacher who becomes an accidental president now of course you know in a way of reality replicating fiction we have Zilenski excuse to play president. TV become president real life and here we are we have president's alinsky dreamers. Keen Ukraine are former television actor. You're a comedian comes out the blue huge landslide victory over petro per Shaneco and a few months later we get these interesting phone calls so let me ask you a little more about Dolinsky before we get into the details of this phone call between him and trump. What is it about him that that vaults him to this unexpected expected victory. What is it that he's campaigning on. The people find attractive well. What's interesting is that he doesn't really campaign on anything. this may sound familiar to a lot of Americans meaning that he doesn't really have policy proposals or a vision for Ukraine he basically creates a new movement called Servant of the people which is the name of his very popular comedy show and at that point meaning this past spring in April which is when the presidential elections happen in a partial goes rose. WHO's the incumbent and the time his approval ratings are just dismal single digits and they've been in the single digits for a long time increasingly the has to do with the fact doc that Ukrainians are frustrated. They're not seeing change you know people died on the streets in Kiev during the my son Revolution Twenty thirteen twenty four gene that happened two thousand four. This was the first time that we actually see Ukrainians dying on the streets. There's a war in Ukraine's eastern. Donbas which Russia has started started over thirteen thousand Ukrainians died in that war. Crimea's occupied by Russia right so the context now. Is You know clearly that Ukraine crane has closed the door to the east. It's closed the George Russia and clearly headed towards the West but to head towards the West. You actually have to have rule of law. Oh you can't have a corrupt government. you can't have a close procurement system for example. You have to have judicial independence all these principles also in institutions of democracy and par. Shinko doesn't get things done at the pace that Ukrainians are satisfied with they become increasingly to me frustrated with the fact that corruption continues to remain their societies things like everyday corruption. You like you have to bribe the police offer. Sony get pulled over. You have to bribe five eight developer. If you're trying to buy an apartment I mean every single day and of course it's high level corruption of the political level and so at that point and Zilenski takes hold of an opportunity people are looking for new blood. They're looking for new faces. They're tired of these politicians. The only other potential candidate candidate in April during the presidential elections is also kind of an old familiar face. The Mula Timoshenko who was already Prime Minister wants to a two thousand four was in jail beyond coverage but long story. She's been around for a long time. People don't really trust her. and so- zilenski comes out boo but at the same time. I think people are just looking for a new face the looking for anything that's not the old regime and he wins by a huge landslide over seventy percent and and is a huge embarrassment departure Shangqiu but also beautiful moment for Ukraine because this is one of the first this is the first time where you have a completely peaceful transition of power up pershing co you have to give it to him resigns in a very diplomatic way and it happens like democratic process should happen and of course the Russians Russians looking onto this some Russians anyways in Russia with they've had Putin now for almost twenty years and looking to Ukraine they can't imagine Putin relinquishing shing power volunteer. They can't imagine that happening in their own countries so again here we have another wedge that starts to separate a Ukraine and Russia abusively forever and you mentioned the the sort of pull between East and West that Ukraine is going through and that is something that we've you've seen for for many many years obviously just tell me a little bit more about the way in which Ukraine is sort of trying to decide decide whether it's throwing its lot with the West with the in the US versus Russia and what sort of factions are well. What's interesting about situation. Ukraine now is the the pro Russian faction. I mean they used to be. You know Communist parties in Ukraine until very very recently now how you can you there is no communist party they're still a full was formerly a Pro-russian Party Associate Degree College but they weaken significantly and so what's happening in Ukraine now is that basically there is no more inbetween for the Clinton people. You couldn't even see themselves belonging being in Europe they see themselves as you often hear them say fighting the war for Europe meaning a little war against the Russian invasion in eastern Ukraine they see themselves as the as the front lines of Europe. You hear this a lot and they want to have rule of law. They want to have a societies Zaidi's that are open they want to integrate into the EU despite everything that's happening in the right. Now I think the majority opinion still want this because they see the especially as embodying freedom and liberties and that's where Ukraine is going and if you go to Ukraine to key of now and if you had been there ah before two thousand fourteen right now you go there and it feels like Berlin or Stockholm. I mean just a everyone speaks English. It feels very fashionable and hipster Sir Okay Brooklyn or something like that so you can even feel it in in the cultural changes and so the door to Russia has has been shut and so the only path forward now is towards the West yet of course that can't really happen because Russia occupied Crimea and because there's an active if if low-intensity conflict in Ukraine east so with all that his background let's dive into the call so the the the first sort of moment in this transcript of this now infamous phone call between Donald Trump and presidents alinsky. Is this point where trump says. I will say we do a lot for Ukraine. We spend a lot of effort and a lot of time and then he goes on to say you know that the European Union isn't doing enough the the United States has been very very good to Ukraine. I wouldn't say it's reciprocal. Necessarily because things are happening that are not good but the United States has been very good to Ukraine. So what is he talking about their so their president trump is not wrong so after Russia invades Crimea in two thousand fourteen and takes over and then starts to win the NBA's the entire international community this was during the Obama Administration still comes together and tries to implement a common strategy energy to deterring continued Russian aggression and to help you defend himself against Russian military aggression the EU typically does not ah provide military support and aid but they step in eventually significant packages for democracy development. You know various forms of on the ground aid to civil society organizations independent media..
"ukraine" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Kind of ramming his ships and possibly keeping Ukrainian ships out of the Azov where about eighty percent of Ukraine's exports. Go through would definitely hurt the Ukrainian economy, which is struggling to recover during the war that it's still fighting making poor shaneco, look, bad and hurting Ukraine's economy could basically doom for shank of at least. That's that's one theory. Okay. The third reason is that Putin is definitely losing some popularity in Russia. So don't get me wrong. He's still based on poll numbers alone fairly popular. He's around sixty seven ish percent. But in April, he was in the eighties, and one of the reasons he's losing popularity is because despite the fact that he's promised a great revolution in Russia's economy. You know, everyone's going to benefit we're going to be a great world power that hasn't happened. Yeah. And every time poll slip Putin seems to find a way to do something pretty massive to get people on his side like his pull. Numbers are slipping in two thousand fourteen he sees his Crimea. They skyrocket. You know? Maybe he goes keeping the Ukrainians out of important see showing that I have more control over Ukraine than people think I do might help me. Get my poll numbers backup. It's unclear if all three regions of responsible of one of those responsible, but experts I've talked to point to those three as you know, why Russia would really be doing this. Now, I mean all of these elements, you know, escalating, an existing conflict ramming ships elections approval ratings. I it sounds like you've got all the elements of like the beginnings of an all out war. Is there a chance that this escalates into an international conflict between that that other players get involved in? Yes. But it's so small that I wouldn't worry about it. We don't have to add this to our list of things to worry about. No, I think there are apocalyptic headlines about this World War three is imminent. And look it could spiral Knockin to you. That's a possibility. But it's very. That I wouldn't wear here. Russia and Ukraine. Do not want a war here. No one really wants a war here. What it does look like though is the opening of a big new front in the Russia. Ukraine fight. Coming up the Russia. Ukraine fight. This is today explained..
"ukraine" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Ukraine and the 1930s wishes the period your book covers with seen as like the breadbasket for the soviet union um so when there was a famine ukraine became especially important to the soviet union yes you ukraine was important to the soviet union from the beginning as the source of much of its grain ukraine famously has to growing seasons it has a whole region called the black earth district which is unusually fertile soil and ukrainian important to these artist empire and then later took to the ussr as a source of grain and this of course was one of the reasons why uh the the soviets was very anxious not to lose ukraine and so during the civil war in 1917 in eighteen enormous efforts were made to keep ukraine to make sure that the ukrainian independence movement which at that time wanted to create a sovereign ukrainian state a didn't succeed in so there was that that motivation in addition to stalin's fear that ukrainian nationalism could pose a challenge to bolshevism ideal ideologically as well so you know there's a famine it gets worst because of the actions stalin takes just give us a sense of how bad the famine was in ukraine i mean you talk about some of the things that people eight when they couldn't find food like boiling their belts and eating backwell eight people eight leather they leaves the eight grass they eight cats and dogs the squirrels i read about people boiling frogs and toads trying to make bread or bake things make some kind of flour at of leaves and roots that it you know luckier people people who live near rivers were able to fish of course and people who lived near forests were able to gather mushrooms but unluckier people who didn't have those kinds of um who didn't have that kind of foodsource star very very quickly one of the things that happens when you starve as that you die.
"ukraine" Discussed on Fresh Air
"No russia doesn't want to annex ukraine russia wants to undermine ukraine and undermine any ukrainian government that would pose any kind of ideological or other challenge to russia russia wants to see ukraine as a kind of colony as a country that will pay it feel t that will follow its political system that will be a comfortable place for russians to do business so the story that you tell in your book a bat stalin's war on ukraine and how he helped orchestrate a famine in ukraine do you see that as connecting in some way with us with what's happening now between russia and ukraine it connects in a number of ways i think the most the most interesting way is stones motivation stolen saw ukraine as a problem not just not just for him politically but for his entire for the bolshevik revolution and he sought to undermine ukraine and to eliminate ukraine as a challenge as a as a as a sovereign nation because he feared that it could undermine bolshevism and that is not the same but it similar to the way in which putin views ukraine he sees any any ukraine that was pro democracy any ukraine that was close to europe politically and economically this is a challenge to his political system because his political system is a corrupt allergan oligarchy and he fears exactly the kind of emotions that led people to the streets in kiev so i think it's fair to say that these are two rulers who've both seen in ukraine is source of anarchy of discontent of possible trouble for their own political systems.
"ukraine" Discussed on Planet Money
"To understand what was going on here it helps to think of ukraine is kind of to ukraine's east and west the east borders russia it's got more russianspeakers the west borders europe and as more ukrainian speakers and east and west do not different ethnicities they're more like cultural groups but there has been friction in the past and response as it was easy for russian news to insert itself into this divide they want one part of the country's russianspeaking to hate another part of the country ukrainianspeaking then what other the bush eliana nonhazardous this was one of those stories on russian tv it reported that ukrainian soldiers had seized the russianspeaking toddler ritually stabbed him in the nailed him to a plank of wood a literal crucifixion evil dead the among the huzzah momma little shali among us about that i love a vet those so if not mckenzie guide you stop big team and other outlets looked into the story there were no other witnesses this crucifixion supposedly happened in front of a huge crowd stop fake also found extremely similar phrasing in the facebook post of a russian extremist published three days before the tv channel reported it and a few months before that a very similar crucifixion seen playing out in a show that is very popular marsha game of thrones that's it for this week remember considering fake news is bad for your health your brain and the psychological climate of society at first stop with success beyond what responded even imagined debunked stories were hit on social media and other news outlets picked up their stories more than that the stop big crew volunteers felt like they were winning the war the war for truth.