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a destructive point. bridge collapses. just hours before the u. s. president arrives to talk about aging infrastructure ah pursued diplomacy, but prepare for conflict. what seems to be the approach the united states is taking over ukraine. but if there was a conflict, how do the military capabilities of russia and ukraine stack up? rush in air strikes have the potential to overwhelm ukraine's air defenses before troops even cross the border. president vladimir putin has built up army units that could be used in a ground invasion, such as the 8th gods that oversee pro russian separatist in easton, ukraine. and then there's the 1st guards tank army, which has been modernized. ukraine believes 127000 russian soldiers may be massed along the border. russia has then fighter jets and advanced systems to western better route for combat readiness checks,
and military drills. but ukraine's military is double in size since 2014 and its troops have recent combat experience against pro russian separatists. pedagogy begins our coverage from washington dc. another sign of how serious the u. s. thinks the threat rush opposes to ukraine. the u. s. president announced he's moving us forces to the region where have you decided how soon you would be moving you extra eastern europe? i'll, when will review us through for europe in the nato countries in the near term. not a lot. he's likely talking about the 8500 troops that were put on stand by to deploy most headed to bolster nato's quick reaction force. but he's also said he has no intention of sending us troops to ukraine. and a new tone from the pentagon, given the type of forces that are arrayed, the ground maneuver forces, the artillery, the ballistic missiles, the air forces, all of it packaged together. if that was unleashed on ukraine,
it would be significant, very significant. and it would result in a significant amount of casualties. and you can imagine what that might look like in dense urban areas, along roads and so on and so forth. it would be horrified, it would be terrible. but the administration wants to send the message. diplomacy can still work, there's no reason that this situation has to devolve into conflict. he can choose to deescalate, he can order is true so he can choose dialogue and diplomacy. if not the u. s, as the result will be catastrophic, not just for ukraine, but for russia as well. casual haine al jazeera washington o. in ukraine itself, the president is urging the us not to escalate tension with russia. vladimir zalinski says talk of an imminent rush. an invasion may be exaggerated, to who have a shy, we do not see a bigger escalation. yes,
the truth numbers have gone up, but i was talking about the same thing in 2021. when there were drills in the russian federation, there was a big build up. we were supported by the u. s. europeans called on russia to pull back. i don't think the situation is more intense than that time in early 2021. there was no such coverage of ukraine at that time. tarzan's head was watching that news conference and danielle sketches under the control of russian back rebels. ukraine's president vladimir zalinski has been speaking to the media, both international and local journalists in kia. it seems very much that the ukrainian prison is trying to stamp is authority on this crisis mentioning that sir, ukraine would not accept any kind of agreement made solely between the us and russia. he blamed the media for blowing up the situation for inflaming the situation. seemingly he said that the crisis was no worse than what had happened in
2014 and obviously a time where he was not president. but bear in mind that that was a time when ukraine lost crimea to russian control, indeed lost control of these areas in don barza in easton ukraine, people in ukraine. the border with russia have told al jazeera that been living with the threat of invasion for years old, on del hamid reports, it's in the villages of eastern ukraine that the impact of the conflict is felt the most. victoria is worried about the long term effect. it could have on her children . well, house is just on the line of contact. hearing gunshots and loud banks has become part of daily life. a difficult situation for a parent, especially when she says, this little sign of any help coming loses up. so no hassle done furniture all this time. the government hasn't provided anything and won't do anything right now.
either. nobody has told us anything goc on what will happen and what should we do for most people here shrugged off the idea of an imminent invasion, saying they have been living with the thread for more than 8 years now. a few 100 kilometer south in multiple life goes on. the port city has seen fierce battles between pro russian separatist and de ukrainian army. the mural of little melana, who lost all of her family and her left arm in a rocket. that, that a reminder of the suffering this city has been through a few days ago, parliament passed the bill that allows civilians to carry weapons in case of invasion. but sales aren't going up yet. new finding you an update. there's no panic in 20132014. we were selling a lot of automatic firearms, but at the moment there's no such demand. and it hasn't been an increase in demand
for ammunition. buffering people here are resilient and many say they are ready to face any danger. the village is near the front line and now part of the military zone residents are allowed to return here because it's actually fairly safe at the moment. but we've been driving around and we could barely find anyone. this woman is one of the few people we came across, switching between russian and ukrainian. she tells us life is good. they have water, electricity, and a shop. and she has made her own plans, in case of war, move out of now, so it don't one yep, of of, we built an underground shelter in our own backyard. we'll go that we don't want to leave. this is our head, didn't a stu visiting vala, de mer, zalinski called on people to remain calm and he's blaming. foreign media was
spreading panic. ukrainians have learned to rely on themselves carry on with their lives. while it's kidding, through the fog of information. where that bill, hamid elders, you are in eastern you crave and on the russian side of the border, foreign minister sir guy lebrun says his country does not want war, thus jabbar as more russia's naval strength on full display in the black sea. part of regular drills it carries out throughout the year and in the country. southwest more troops and military hardware are taking part in live fire exercises . but russia has dismiss u. s. warnings. it is about to invade ukraine. use vehicles that he should put the bases. there won't be a war as far as it depends on the russian federation. we don't want to war, but we won't let our interest be rudely traveled on and ignored. you thought your girl is kitchen you possibly knew the u. s. has rejected all the russian security proposals for the last 2 or 3 years. now they're putting the same things on the table. in other words,
they're borrowing from recent russian initiatives. this is something, at least for usa, on the streets of moscow. people say it's russia that's being provoked here, the middle school. i mean, i believe america wants to provoke russia by any means. we live decently now in russia. i'm 70 years old and i can see we have never lived better than now. they feel threatened by this and are trying to destabilize us. it all smells or publications really pull ivy in the my half of the people i know are ukranian. i can't believe there will be war. i can't believe it. it's the conflict of politicians rather than ordinary people. ukrainians, or our relatives of neu, with numerous for russian, or attack anyone. and it's never going to the only defense. it's the united states who escalate the whole situation because it was profitable for them. president vladimir putin has spoken to his french counterpart emanuel, my crawl about rushes deep unease with nato's eastward expansion. so the diplomatic
window is still open to avert what could be a disastrous conflict for all sides. dorset jibari al jazeera moscow. thousands of people have fled their homes in east, in democratic republic of congo during fighting between the army and rebels. the march 23 movement or m 23 targeted congolese army position north of gama. on tuesday, at least 2000 people caught up in the crossfire and living and make shift shelters, churches, and schools. the u. n says nearly 40 percent of people in ethiopia to ry region are facing an extreme lack of food. the wild food program says aid convoys haven't had access for weeks because of the conflict between rebels and government forces. 9000000 people in tick ryan neighboring regents need food supplies. crisis affected families in northern ethiopia were getting less than 30 percent of their caloric needs. in the past months. pushing people deeper into crisis is expected that the,
that constant humanitarian food assistance will be required at least throughout 2020 to the west. african block echo ours has suspended, became a fast as membership after a military coup. but it stopped short of imposing new sanctions. nicholas hark reports from we're going to go. abdur rahman, not his real name, is getting ready to fight burkina faso is icily affiliate in the countries north. he's not a soldier, but a civilian is returned to the capital to gather weapons and equipment for the hundreds of volunteer fighters. he commands, he says muslims in the north are being butchered. burkina faso, security forces are too scared to deal with a threat, leaving it to volunteers, to fight and die on the front line. we are very frustrated with brokenness uneasily the armed groups a better equipped than us. they even attack us with rockets. but the amine never comes out to help us me while the military is busy by ticking over to capital instead of protecting us along the bodice lamp gentle leader. but all eat amoeba is
expanding on a strategy devised by the president. he toppled on monday and that's equipping civilians to fight armed groups after 2 weeks of training provided by the army, villagers are supplied with basic weapons and ammunitions. that's because al qaeda in iceland, villiad groups have shifted their focus from attacks on security forces to villagers. and that's forcing millions to flee their homes, leaving large swath of land in the hands of arm groups on the outskirts of the capital neighborhoods. already crushed by poverty or taking those displaced by the fighting children have no access to schools or medical facilities. they received no help from the government or aid agencies. both those displaced and there was hosting them share this only well, but to access this water, they have to pay almost a dollar for a couple of these jerrick ins. there's a sense for many here that the state has abandoned them and hope that perhaps their
circumstances will change with this new leadership in charge of the country. oh, in his 1st address to the nation, gentle leader beat the drum of war, appearing more like a commander in chief than head of state promising security and break from the past . he's also called on the support of the international community, but during an emergency meeting of the west african body echoing heads of state suspended burkina faso as a member state, the region is marked by military takeovers and facing growing insecurity in this a hell for say to my guy, member of parliament for the countries to hell, region piece will come down with more weapons, but through dialogue. we know those that are taking us often. it's her sons or family members. there are local people influenced by outsiders, and we have to engage into dialogue and alleviating poverty. is a key factor here. for abdur rahman, the people of this i how have been forgotten left to fight in the shadow of war.
they cannot win alone. nicholas hawk, alex's iraq walker do still head on al jazeera, a lifeline for argentina, alignment, deal allowance, destruction, billions of dollars of death and sacristy issue. why arouse erupt in france? about the price of the banquette? ah, ah, look forward to burly to skies the winter sponsored my cattle airways. hello there. we've got some severe winter weather on the card for europe this weekend, particularly in the north, got it keeping area of a low pressure that's now been named stall malik by denmark. we've also got the return of width and windy weather to the south, east effect in greece and turkey. but let start in the north west, and we've got warnings out for gale force winds across scotland. we're going to see
rain and some heavy snow and more of that to come on sunday. you can see that shimming across, but it's really going to be scandinavia that sees much of that snow. denmark's liked it to see some very strong winds, warnings out there, as well as the lat, via as that wintery wave flows across into the baltics heavy snow as well for southern parts of finland on sunday. now further south, the return of weapon windy weather, as i said to greece, to see some of that snow shimming further south. it's going to touch into northern parts of africa and it will be turkey that bears the run to that from the beginning of next week. but there's still a lot of fine and dry weather to be found to the west of the mediterranean for southern areas of france as well as for portugal and spain. we're going to have plenty of sunshine with the temperature in madrid, coming in at 16 degrees. and 15 degrees in lisbon. oh, with sponsored by cassandra, always dictates the ships to democracies. activists to corporations,
control of the message is crucial. oil companies have become very good at recognizing ways to phrase what they want you to hear. we care about the environment you do to issued by our oil plead for public opinion or profit. once you make people afraid, you can use that to justify stripping away basic civil liberties. the listening post examined the vested interest behind the content you could see on al jazeera lou. ah, you're watching al jazeera reminded our top stories this all. he was president joe biden says he will centrist eastern europe in the near term to bolster nato forces
. this tension continues of ukraine. top defense officials are urging russia to deescalate. pentagon says russia now has enough troops and equipment snare ukraine to cause horrific casualties. in the event of an invasion at russia's foreign minister and says, his country does not want war. the west african bog echo loss has suspended the king of fossils membership following the military coup on monday, the group hasn't imposed sanctions. a delegation is arriving in the country for talks. a bridge has collapsed in the us city of pittsburgh just to ours before president joe biden was scheduled to deliver a speech there on repairing america's aging infrastructure. biden's, one trillion dollar infrastructure law intrudes a bridge in bridge maintenance, a bridge maintenance package, rather for pittsburgh. deborah is under with this report, a snow covered bridge buckles and collapses on friday morning in pittsburgh. several cars and buses were on the bridge at the time. 10 people suffered minor injuries in an ironic twist. just hours later,
president joe biden comes to see it 1st hand. he's on his way to deliver a speech nearby. remarkably about america's crumbling infrastructure. eye witnesses say that bridge collapse could have been a lot worse if this had happened 15 to 20 minutes later, you would have had classes with school kids or that buses with workers. so the timing of this in terms of happening, what if it was very fortuitous. the bridge was built nearly a half century ago, like dozens across the city of pittsburgh. the federal government rated it in poor condition back in 2011. and more than 3 years ago, this twitter user highlighted its corroded steel beams. it's unclear if it had ever been fixed, but it's not just in pittsburgh all over america. infrastructure is in disrepair and that's why last year congress passed and president joe biden signed in the war, a $1.00 trillion dollar infrastructure plan to rebuild everything,
including railroad lines, airports, tunnels, roads, and yes, bridges by is using the bridge claps to champion the urgency of his hard thought infrastructure efforts across the country, there are 45000 bridges in poor condition. it's just, just simply unacceptable. you have to do something about this. i've talked about it every time i've come to pittsburgh and we finally got it done. according to the american society of civil engineers, in the u. s, there are 617000 bridges. 42 percent are over 50 years old, and 46000 bridges in the us are structurally deficient on friday. the problems with bridges abundantly clear for everyone to see gabriel's hondo al jazeera new york. as her year of talk sergeant tina has reached to deal with the
international monetary fund to restructure more than $44000000000.00 of debt. president said the agreement will allow access to new funds. the critics want the government to suspend repayment. same country can't afford them. mon, again, aka has more from what is itis argentina's present? alberto ford man. this presented the agreement with the i m f as a life saver in yellow from a for a, we're gonna, we had a noose around our neck without the agreement, we had no horizon. no future fernandez, had inherited from his predecessor mouldy, so mighty. a $44500000000.00 debt with the i m f, one that argentina could not repay, especially while facing of recession spiraling inflation and cov 19 ah, argentines took to the streets during the pandemic to show they weren't willing to make more sacrifices to pay their creditors, ah,
the government's only option was to negotiate a new agreement with the i m f. that would be politically acceptable. your mouth, nancy bowed, and the body of maces, we have endured months of very hard negotiations to undo the hom inflicted on argentina. economy minister marchin grossman explained that the agreement would buy argentina more time to pay the debt without forcing it to make drastic public spending cuts the government, he said, would continue to invest in them for structure, science, and technology, paving the way for better future. 69 year old bed, the bed is watch the news, but was unimpressed as long as she can remember, argentina has been moving from one economic crisis to another, struggling with high inflation and debt. it no says he is on great beat. all this agreement may represent a relief for the government, but it won't change a thing for argentines. prices have been and will continue going up. the government will raise taxes to pay. it's austin. inflation will continue to impoverish us.
it's a vicious cycle that doesn't end. the markets reacted positively to the agreement, mainly because the lack of one would have led to a default, a cordless seed not create any will gumby or the agreement will not produce major changes. it basically gives argentina some space to breathe. our problems will not be soft, but if we had no agreement, they would be significantly greater. the agreement is only the 1st step in yet another long process. it still has to be approved by the i m f board. and by argentina's congress monetary anarky of ultra 0. when a site is the gang rape of a woman, in uruguay, has sparked protests against sexual violence and the capital motives, dale thousands of demonstrators converged on the student center and to show support for the 30 year old victim. 3 suspects have been questioned by police. a lawyer detained for nearly 2 years in sri lanka and
a widely criticized case has been denied bail. he, giles, his bowler, was arrested on claims of aiding and abetting the 2019 easter bombings. i was charged 10 months later with fostering hate speech, but al fernandez reports from false alarm. he chose his bull arrived at the high court in the town of put them on friday, hoping to be released on bail. the sri lankan lawyer has been in detention since police arrested him in april 2020. they claim then it was because he helped the easter sunday bombers who caused this carnage in 2019 killing 270 people. but almost a year later, his below was formerly charged with inciting, communal disharmony under the prevention of terrorism act for a lecture he allegedly gave at this may draw sir oil la mc school. you don't even know what you're fighting against and you don't even know what's going to happen
tomorrow. so there was always uncertainty and everything. and i think that was the hardest part of it. and the last 21 months have been difficult. mom found out she was pregnant with their 1st child. after her husband was detained. to day she heard, he wasn't coming home despite local and international criticism of the case against the judge, his viola, and mounting pressure for his release. he's back in, raymond, the high court judge maintained she did not have the authority to give bail toward tara suspect. his bull as legal team applied for bail based on government lawyers saying they wouldn't object, but in the be, dear, is it a lot? there are provisions to do bill village, a conference body, shoot guns when a trailer started. and in this situation a child has started and then the lack of legal operations are getting better when
the trial started. the trial based on testimony of a former student at the dresser began on friday. the now 18 year old senior. the orange shirt told the court that his bullet had told him about muslims in palestine being attacked. his belie and his family have denied the charges, saying the case is fabricated. it was a clear, very, very clear message to, to anyone who wants to defend minority right, or defend muslim, right? that this is how you're going to be treated, that this is what we can do to you. but it's not silence tis we'll learn and let's keep fighting till he does come home. he daughter will have to settle for his picture on a foreign menendez. i'll just 0 hoodlum. south korea is reporting another reco day of new ground of ours cases. war than 17000 has been confirmed
figured that's more than doubled in the past week. the health industry is asking people to visit family during the new year holiday. starting on tuesday. the trial of the man accused of the museum dual heist germany has become highly valuable. treasures were taken 2019 from one of europe's greatest collections of off. if convicted, they face up to 10 years in prison, gillian wolf has more. the 6 men aged between 22 and 27 appeared in court on friday accused of the daring diamond robbery. inside the greenville museum of dresden royal palace. the southfax, our sets had taken just 8 minutes to steal 21 pieces of 18th century jewellery encrusted with more than 4300 diamonds. their worth is estimated to be more than a $126000000.00. but experts say their value is priceless. as a deal, i get lucky going to taught the defendants on lucidly prepared the crime meticulously
. according to the prosecution, the defenders checked out the crime scene beforehand. it is also a light touch of part of the window was cut out before the crime was committed. in order to get into the building as quickly as possible during the execution of the crime from one of the museums, best known treasures. the 41, kara green diamond was away on loan to new york city's metropolitan museum of art. at the time of the heist, the stolen treasures had survived allied bombing raids in world war 2, only to be carted off as war booty by the soviet union. they were returned to the german city in 1958. the trial is expected to run until october, and while there still no trace of the stolen jewels, experts say the chances of recovering them are slim. in what has become known as germany's biggest art heist in modern history. gillian wolf, al jazeera, not or food fries in france, of the price of it, they guess they usually cost about a dollar at the bakery, but
a french supermarket chain as selling the bread for a fraction of the price. natasha mother explains from paris for french bakers. a baguette isn't just a loaf of bread. it's a work of art or both goofy by you. for your fire. i look bomb you for the morning lunar golf. people think old bread is the same, but it needs a lot of care. the dough is a life. you have to feel whether it's good or not in your $35.00, your traditional bakery cell packets for around $1.00. so a decision by a major french supermarket chain to slash its packet price to $0.30, a scandalized or tis nor baker's lecture, felipe joseph to reply. but they are disrupting prices and a compromising on the flower and quality like young is about passion, right? it's not just about money in business or more with faulty. retail in the cloud says the cut price by get aims to shield customers at a time of inflation and rising prices. but the move has caused something of an
uproar in france. some fear and erosion of french values, others, the demise of quality. the debate has even made its way into the french presidential campaign. let me get that out. laughs altima a locker to plead left out in $0.30 for a big flour is $0.10. so prices are being destroyed, savage of cane destruction venue. the bagget price war has certainly stood emotions, but there is also the question of taste. every year in france, the prize is awarded for the best bagget in paris. the jury is made up of top bakers. but also members of the public because nearly every one in france has an opinion about what makes a good bye get. so let's see if people can pick a 30 cent by get from a traditional one. she says ha, ha ha, yes, it's mozilla. yes, the boys get is a tradition. you know, when you go abroad you can try hard to find a french bag out,
but it doesn't exist same time. so we get off of what's going on. good cookie, it has to be all crusty and very fluffy inside. the supermarket is called the bagget ro, ridiculous. it says the promotion poses little long term threat to bakers, as it will end in a few months. but the debate reveals that few things in sight. passions in france quite like this. natasha butler, al jazeera paris ah, missus al jazeera. these are the top stories, u. s. president joe biden says he will send troops to eastern europe in the near term to bolster nato forces, as tension continues over ukraine. defense officials are urging russia to deescalate the pentagon, says russia has enough troops, adequate men near ukraine to cause her rif, at casualties. in the event of an invasion on russia's foreign minister insists his country does not.