tv Headline News RT August 9, 2014 3:00pm-3:29pm EDT
the. ukrainian army founds to take the restive regional capitals in eastern block by block as residents flee in the tens of thousands aunties on the russian ukrainian border to meet those braving the crossing to try and help refugees. by the chair of the israeli state is playing. well some people israel read news it's bombardment of gaza that is triggered mass rallies worldwide we report from london and berlin which saw just two of the global protests against the spiraling palestinian death toll. american air strikes take out militant positions in iraq amid accusations that washington is bombing the very
same fight as it helped in syria. the russian navy says it's chased away an american attack submarine near russia's coast in the arctic ocean and not for the first time in recent years. welcome thanks for joining us this hour my name's neil harvey and you're watching international. ukrainian army says it's getting ready to take the lugansk and yet skin the east street by street building by building the two cities are regional capitals centers of anti-government resistance and now the target of a fierce military campaign. well at least four people were killed in the latest attack on lugansk and the army's shelling has left much of the city in ruins
take a look at a map of the areas that have been hit this is as plotted by local residents there and as you can quite clearly see here comprehensive coverage hardly a location that is a skate the onslaught of five hundred thousand people who used to live there almost half have now left written off in reports from the russia ukraine border where thousands are fleeing the war zone. it's the final countdown for the guns in. the winds are now eastern ukraine remains under the control of and together and forces the challenge in the region is intensifying we tried. to cover ground zero is to come then at six checkpoints at the russian ukrainian border the line of cars and people stretches for kilometers and almost nobody is willing to cross into ukraine once you are through you are in the empty terrible ration zone where no one
can guarantee your safety for hours to search for a driver to take a step towards the guns with little success then we met and the tolly he's sixty three years old and east from the guns almost every day he travels to russia and then betty clean within missions. when people escape from the attacks they took very little with that that's why many of the refugees don't even have documents when they arrive in a nucleus so why bring them in the way mr recently people have started to ask him to bring them into claims they've lost hope of a quick and the crisis. anatoly says sometimes he arrives too late and the house he has been sent to has either been looted or lies in ruins we ask him to take us alone on one of his salvage treats but he says he hasn't been able to get across the border for two days himself the reporter go on you don't know if you'll be shot at or not when you're driving through the guards there is an area the army uses to
attack the syria where they're surrounded but they keep attacking the city. so instead we try to get to dinny ask we ask an anti government fighter what lies ahead alexander tells us his small town which lies between the city and the border has seen some of the most intense shelling in the area he's driving back there and he admits the wrath he traced. really a boomerang effect i think they don't want to let the refugees cross the russian border which is why they are shooting at the roads they're also trying to cut us off from humanitarian aid food and water the moment of alexander politely refuses to take us with him we take his number and agree to keep in touch to check on him and the road once he reaches his destination the wrong several times but no one is answering rafe nationality on the russian ukrainian border. flaying an active rolling crackdown in the east is the national guard months of
privately funded group that largely consists of ultra nationalists how here one of the units is on a witch hunt for what they call separatists and you can see soldiers storming into a house they drag out a man and beat him and then take him away in a car with a bag over his head. any more russia has launched a support campaign for a photo reporter who is missing in eastern ukraine he works for the russian real navas the news agency and they stand in disappeared on tuesday and the latest reports suggest that he may be held by ukraine security service kiev has made no comments and is providing no help in identifying the reporter's current location or moscow says all its relevant governmental agencies have joined the search and there has been a strong show of support on twitter people concerned with stand ins fate are calling for him to be released and returned to his loved ones other suggests that
kidnapping reporters will not prevent the truth from being told a string of journalists working for the russian media have been snatched by ukraine's or thora he's. elsewhere central square is on fire again after a second attempt to clear it in as many days met with resistance the activists there are refusing to leave despite all the efforts by police and city services to dismantle their camp and their tents were seen burning later extinguished earlier scuffles broke out leaving dozens of police injured and several protesters arrested the activists car tires on fire blanketing the city center smoke gives mirth form i don't known to his fraternity klitschko is vowed to clear the area he already has reached an agreement with those occupying the square and the city council building but as you can see here there are few signs to back that plain.
ukraine could cut the transit of russian energy through its territory believes that will help increase the pressure on moscow after sanctions were imposed by the e.u. it could also however end up hurting its allies as the reports obviously it will affect russia's shipments to europe but it should look at the implications the situation will have on russia's european partners especially of the countries that are in the center in the east and in the south of europe some of them are getting as much as almost hundred percent of their gas supply from russia via ukraine and of course with all those countries have already found themselves out of the cold literally during the so-called gas wars between russia and ukraine some years back and they could be looking for another repetition of that experience if indeed ukraine does go through with its promise of sanctions and we may assume that ukraine wants to punish russia by imposing these sanctions but as a result what we're looking at really is ukraine punishing its european neighbors.
following the prime minister's threat an official from ukraine's top transportation companies tried to soothe the e.u.'s concerns saying that transit through europe isn't going to be blocked political analyst mattis dawn felt believes that ukraine's whole sanctions plan is likely to raise eyebrows among its european partners i seeing that this proposal will never gets reality since the pressure from brussels by commission and other actors from the national states but furthermore it shows that the ukrainian government is not willing to cooperate at all and sees only their own interest after hearing this is for all the states in southeast europe like this will be hungary serbia and bulgaria to lobbying much more to get a very secure supply of gas and if you create is not willing to guarantee it there will be other options one of the options to russian gas into europe while bypassing
ukraine is the south stream project for now the construction of the pipe is stalling under pressure from e.u. lawmakers who argue it doesn't comply with the regulations despite that some southern european nations involved say they are ready to adopt the necessary laws in order to finish construction. next at least five palestinians have been killed in gaza a day after a fragile cease fire with hamas crumbled three bodies including one of a senior hamas official were found under the ruins of a mosque in total three mosques were destroyed overnight as israeli warplanes continued their strikes on palestinian territories pointing erupted on friday reaching a brief calm in the month long conflict which has claimed up to nineteen hundred palestinian lives and sixty seven israelis the death toll triggered widespread protests across the west bank i would fear reports for all take
a revolver where one of the fiercest clashes took place. behind me palestinian use caution with israeli troops many have just buried their relatives and friends twenty year old mohammed. who was killed yesterday by a gunshot to his heart in clashes with israeli soldiers beside an illegal settlement nearby here and earlier this morning another palestinian man a middle aged man succumbed to his wounds sustained in separate clashes in the south of the occupied west bank yesterday how massoud called for a day of rage and thousands of palestinians came out yesterday and clash with his radio troops throwing stones and in some cases fireworks against well armed and well armored israeli soldiers who responded with tear gas and in some cases gunfire now inside the gaza strip several palestinians are being killed including at least three children since israel resumed its operation against hamas hamas has resumed
its rocket fire into southern israel the hamas movement wants to win serious concessions from israel mainly the lifting of the eight year blockade of the gaza strip inside the perceived coastal on clay of all of gaza almost one third of the population remain internally displaced and today israel has stepped up its airstrikes on the gaza strip. and it's not only the west bank that is engulfed in protests thousands of europeans have also stage mass protests over events in gaza our correspondents are following the activities in london and berlin. thousands have gathered here at b.b.c. have course was are saying is their biggest rally to date in support of the palestinian people the rally started here because. they got what they say this is all their message is not being heard the baby they do not present like you want to
know that they're not moving over to the us embassy will be demanding the worst government stops happens to a shotgun that you want they're demanding it is going to do as he was also whether arms exports only people who are going to widen. thanks to a suit is right the pressure cooker much on the american government. to why all the power to the israelis so they can kill innocent children and women in palestine it's an absolute disgrace of course comes on the wheels of foreign office the middle. resigning from the robison although what she says was that it wasn't the only thing that's been resistant. to the going into the early ninety's as we get it and as the protesters. here in berlin we've seen a lot of people come out into the center of the city to show their support. and
their opposition to the ongoing military operation is taking place from the israeli military just here we can see a flag in the shape of the flag of the palestinian people. each color representing the names and the ages of somebody who's been killed since the current i.d.f. operate shouldn't go away what everybody is telling me here though is that this isn't an israeli demonstration it's not an jewish demonstration but this is a demonstration against this operation it is not about israel but because the government of israel is ordering these atrocities i would be against the same thing in the opposite side you know when the the when. you want to see. innocent people to be killed the majority of people here actually calling for we can see here for the boycott of israeli goods saying that that's the best way to try and try and send a message to israel to stop buying their products and hit them in the pocket rather
than make any kind of anti semitic or anti jewish message. well across the world protests have been how to contend the israeli operation in gaza it shows no sign of ending paris was one of the european capitals to witness rallies elsewhere in the world from africa to australia a number of nations joined the displays of anger on the streets of new york are also expected to become the scene of a very public show of condemnation but later we're going to do. to help you stay with us here on our team international plenty more to come including a giant exploration project russian and u.s. soil drilling at the most northerly oil well in russian. waters do you have the pommy because.
welcome back an american submarine has reportedly been detected near russia's knoll than scholz auntie's one culture of as more than merican submarine was detected near russia's northern border in the bering sea and was shadowed by a navy strike force and an aircraft then you clear powered virginia class submarine is capable of launching twelve tomahawk missiles among other armaments after about half an hour over radio contact then merican were pushed away from the border by the northern fleet reconnaissance of russia continues from under the water and in the skies in july an american spy plane the rivet joint was reportedly conducting surveillance of the russian military when detected by radar it was then forced to illegally cross into swedish airspace after being chased by
a russian fighter jet swedish an american authorities kept silence about the incident for nearly a month but were pushed to admit swedish airspace had been violated after reports in local media over a staunch u.s. ally sweden is not a member of nato so they infringement cause some anger the swedish press along with their foreign called leagues made sure the violation of the country's borders was firmly made public knowledge ramon cost artsy moscow. the pentagon has released a video of airstrikes against jihadist militants controlling large and strategic lee crucial swathes of northwestern iraq and he can see an f. eighteen fighter jet as it obliterates artillery positions belonging to the islamic state terrorist group it tanks come after president obama's pledge to protect u.s. personnel in iraq against the rapid advance of the extremists but it's not easy to skin off reports washington could be targeting its own military hardware in iraq.
when leaving behind a sovereign stable and self-reliant iraq three years on is america coming back today i'll summarize two operations in iraq targeted airstrikes to protect our american personnel. and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of iraqi civilians the target this time is the islamic state formally known as isis a terror organization which hasn't only been rampaging through the country with tremendous speed and extreme violence but is even proclaimed its own state stretching from iraq to syria so radical even al qaeda says it's too much brutally murdering anyone even muslims in its way destroying call the sites attacking religious minorities taking control of key infrastructure including oil refineries and dams military hardware as well well certainly potentially more dangerous today than al-qaeda they are very extremely radical group with increasing capabilities
capabilities which you are only slowing state to set its sights way beyond iraq and syria. and could tell you. and i know. that to another but it wasn't. always you know the. lot of the not enough to get out of the cell phone the model. because you can't buy shelob and data that got so enough i'd say that i'm incapable of dealing with them on its own back that's to washington for help but where did the slamming state or isis fighters come from we are where we are because we armed the syrian rebels we have been fighting alongside al-qaeda fighting alongside i says isis is now involved in in two countries but here's the anomaly we're with isis in syria we're on the same side of the war so those who want to get involved stop isis in iraq are allied with isis in syria that is the real contradiction to this whole policy white house says that the limited u.s. military action in iraq could be extended but what do we see slanted state tightens
its grip on iraq according to the un and around two hundred thousand new refugees have fled their homes what isis claims it's made more than a dozen military gains over the past five days alone you are just going off r t. washington says its latest operation in iraq is aimed at containing the advance of the jihadists but many believe that they were given more than a leg up by the u.s. in the first place. we really have to look at the reality and petion of western foreign policy in the middle east that has to take place because right now we have a situation where the west is opposing isis rebels in northern iraq and rightly so but has been tacitly ordered personally supporting them in syria is madness these are u.s. weapons or u.s. weapons on both sides in this combat just as three years ago in libya and in so many wars when you are the top supplier of weapons to the world seventy nine percent of of weapons transfers into the middle east or from the united states
you're going to have u.s. weapons evolved on all sides which is just fine for absolutely heartless weapons makers looking for a profit but it fuels destruction. in other news oil giants from russia and america have launched a joint project to explore the arctic for us now after next on mobile are using a giant rig and by norwegian company north atlantic drilling to work on an oil well that's the most northern in russia during a teleconference to mark the launch for the emir putin had words of praise for america's exxon mobil and its cooperation in the project both u.s. and russian companies have expressed their long term commitment. throughout you were. essential resources in this project can be compared with the biggest reserves in saudi arabia and are much bigger than the resources of the mexican goal of alaska canada so we're paying special attention such
a fortune for the most on your skin the platform is located far out on the open sea so there is a multi level system of security here and we're using the latest technology. now the sea where the two will be operating is covered with thick ice for most of the year but underneath is an estimated six billion tons of extractable oil it belongs to the west siberia province which already provides russia with most of its oil and gas the platform is capable of drilling down seven kilometers and keith boy field of the center for policy studies think tank believes that despite sanctions this will be a successful example of international cooperation. this particular project they've been working on it for several years next our mobile have already invested many many millions of dollars they could do with the oil and they're going ahead the sanctions do not apply to this particular project because the deal was
already signed a russian state oil company has a twenty percent investment by b p a mobile exxon are already looking to find new sources of hydrocarbons so they really need this find and they've already invested a considerable amount of money so they'd have to write that off if things didn't go ahead so i think in that respect prospects are relatively optimistic. on the days of the global headlines in pakistan supporters of government cleric of clash with police in several cities at least seven people were reported killed in the violence and several more arrested canada based here all current dream return to pakistan in june and vowed to stage mass protests to topple the government accusing it of corruption meanwhile in peru at least twenty one people were killed and nearly thirty more injured after a bus overturned on
a mountain road in the andes two year old girl and two other lessons were reported to be among the dead origin say the crash was caused by driving negligence. skyrocketing tuition fees in america are leaving many students struggling to feed themselves so some universities are setting up soup kitchens to make sure that their pupils make it through the day artes and sincere churkin reports. college enter a world of possibilities. well crippling student debt after leaving these doors is one pandemic that's already well established in the u.s. what's not often talked about is another dangerous trend college student hunger. i've often seen students in my classes you know eating chips or something like that and my first reaction is oh it's a little snack but very well that could be lunch that summer time so most colleges around america are largely deserted but even so in schools like this one
preparations are well underway to feed those in need when they come back in september according to the college and university food bank alliance there are about one hundred twenty food pantries at higher education institutions throughout the u.s. dozens more are in the process of being set up like here at nassau community college in new york's long island they're choosing to do something to help themselves and to improve their lot in life by going to school they have to decide where their funds are going to go so some of it's going to textbooks into tuition that leaves less money for people to put food on their tables the food pantry boom is only beginning as prices for education skyrocket having grown by five hundred forty percent since the eighty's according to the u.s. department of labor so people are coming here in the not even way. they can barely afford the tuition nineteen year old stacy abby is a originally from an upper middle class family in india living below the poverty line since moving to america it's
a negative mentality sometimes when people say oh you're coming to our country and you're taking all the lead and all the food stamps we don't use any of that as my family is scared that we're going to get stacey says there are many more students like her most of them she says keep their hunger to themselves it's kind of embarrassing to go and tell that to people when you see that other people have it and you don't. but i've seen a lot of students who are hungry and the ied. they say a muffin or something and. then i asked them all did you what did you have today a muffin is what they tell me that's what space that in this community of twenty three thousand people the pantry is not only meant for students but also college staff who are in need the plight of college students as part of a broader struggle in america where food security is a problem while policies to keep up with those in need often ignore reality when you listen to people in congress talking about yeah we'll cut food stamps by
fifteen dollars a month they should try it well they should try to feed their families on food stamps on a.f.d.c. and see what a fifteen dollars cup would do well politicians narrow in on cutting costs rather than seeing the bigger picture it's volunteers like stacey along with two other students and faculty that are trying to help however they can by building and running what is for now a small space you don't have to be scared you don't have to be hungry there's someone who cares that they hope will make a real difference and r.t. long island new york. next this the companies are reporting if you're watching isn't u.k.e. get ready for going on the ground. during a press briefing president barack obama said something very unusual and used
a certain term you almost never hear from a government bureaucrat he told the audience that in the immediate aftermath of nine eleven we america did some things that were wrong we did a whole lot of things that were right but we tortured some folks here it is a rare thing to hear someone in the white house admit to torturing people after nine eleven but the question is why did he say this now please allow me to suspect first obama is the teleprompter master so if he loves to read off a screen i doubt this was some sort of slip up this was probably. consciously but why well it always helps if you look good by condemning the moral failings of previous presidents liberals and democrats love to hate bush so this could be subs kind of pandering or trying to look good by comparison headlines like obama condemns torture sounds nice and dry out the fact that he sure approves of shelling civilians in eastern ukraine if obama really does feel that the post nine eleven torture was a shameful part of american history that as the leader of the executive branch of the nation he could do a lot to punish those who did the torture then and prevent it from happening again
the future but if i do obama this is all just a bunch of sweet talk but that's just my opinion. clean zero casualties war this is the great fantasy of warmongering politicians. capturing people is this see what he did if they're innocent killing them easy we reserve the right to kill any person anywhere any time. they can do that in the sixty's or they can be trained that's what makes these things are very. politicians. a new kind of power yeah this technology.