thinks. we dared to ask. russia expels 20 czech diplomats in a retaliate tory move that is after prague accused moscow of being behind the huge explosion at an ammunition depot 7 years ago and threw 18 russian diplomats out of the country. meanwhile in a week of strained international diplomacy moscow slaps at the u.s. with sanctions in retaliation for washington imposing restrictions on brush earlier
in the week which came at the same time as calls from biden to deescalate the look into the mixed messages coming from america also ahead. a week of rest in the u.s. state of minnesota where anger over the fatal police shooting of dante wright continues to rage. and the c.n.n. that director is secretly filmed admitting his channel spreads propaganda somewhat at odds with the network slogan the most trusted name in news. broadcasting direct from our studios in moscow this is our teacher national glad to have you with us as we recap the week's top stories now russia has declared 20 czech diplomats persona non-grata amid an escalating diplomatic spat between the 2 countries it's in response to prague expelling 18 russian diplomats while accusing
moscow of being behind a huge explosion at an ammunition depot back in 2014 russia firmly rejects those charges. the accusations herb's surge especially as earlier the czech government laid the blame for the explosions at the door of the companies that. this hostile step is a continuation of a series of russian actions conducted over the last several years by the czech republic one cannot also fail to notice the american influence by trying to win washington's favor as the us imposes sanctions against russia the czech authorities have even outdone their american musters so many diplomats were forced to start packing their suitcases in recent days because of expulsions and counter expulsions 1st of all america ordered 10 russian diplomats to head back to russia moscow's response was then almost identical then poland announced a similar move but there are sanctions only targeted 3 people and then eventually
we heard from the czech officials who announced that prague decided to expel 18 people working for the russian embassy that is even more than that then america originally chose to punish you understand that this is a very significant share of the embassy staff so you'd have to think that there must be a very serious reason for it well the czech authorities have accused this group of 8 thing of working as intelligence operatives and also blamed russia for being behind a manger explosion at an ammunitions military warehouse in the czech countryside that happened 7 years ago and killed 2 people no confirmation of the cause has ever been released by the czech authorities it coincides with the decisions on diplomat expulsions by washington and warsaw that's not all by the czech republic either is
it private is seeking some suspects in particular well you know and that is the interesting part because the people the suspects that the check. police are now looking for actually people with faces that you may find familiar these 2 were once accused by the way of trying to poison the script balls in the united kingdom in 2018 so now when the authorities said that these 2 could be linked to that explosion immediately their names and photos were back and international headlines but the russian foreign ministry though is saying that these announcements and these steps that are taken by the czech authorities could only be a deliberate attempt to somehow distract the attention of the media and the international community from another story which is now in the news here in eastern
europe it looks like when it actually supported by facts that the west need it to cover up the importance of the information published by both russia and belarus about not just a conspiracy but an actual plan for a constitutional clue we need to speak about it so a coup was allegedly being planned against the leader of the roost what more do we actually know about this this is a story apparently that was happening more or less samuel taney is the russian federal security service has announced lately that they have detained 2 men one with bell russian citizenship another one with dual citizenship del ruse and the u.s. detention happened in moscow and these 2 are believed to have been plotting a coup in bella ruse by attempting to assassinate the ball russian president alexander lukashenko and possibly even members of his family during victory day celebrations that are upcoming the bell russian president almost instantly blamed
the u.s. for it for orchestrating this attempt but washington has denied any involvement now. you may wonder what does frog have to do with all this what we have to understand that the czech republic is a close u.s. ally in eastern europe it's a member of nato not for the central role but still and russian officials very often have blamed washington for using some eastern european countries the czech republic in particular asked puppets of the assumption by the russian foreign ministry is that washington can't be pressuring these countries into making political moves against russia to demonize it so that is the message coming out of moscow and the meantime the u.s. state department has already said that they are expressing full support for the
move that's been made by prague with the situation growing increasingly tense we got reaction from a number of experts starting with their thoughts on the depot blast in the czech republic in 2014 and why it is being spoken of now. 7 years ago and that's been brought up you know and then the intended coup. that's been linked as well because the west sees. it was illegal and he's been talking about new elections and so on and to look for. this and all this. together. and there's occasional. bulgaria is a member of need to remember. the united states the americans here seem to. know i'm not saying that i can direct you to all these things but it's difficult to resist the conclusion that they have been involved. this story in the czech
republic it's ludicrous i mean 767 years ago russian agents and by the way they must be changed vaughn's because so russian change sponsors because there were you know in seoul spring 2800 they were in prague in 20140022 so to score then you know make an explosion that this completely grew to cross its sentence thoughts that you know it will be a film very soon this story about the nation didn't go off to check army which is not the 1st in nato it's a small army and it's not new clear or dead poles you know you know it it's just your mission they exploded this sounds like demonizing russia you know as much as they can now. as requested by biden's white house that has expelled 10 russian diplomats one of the interesting aspects of this story is true alleged
russian agents for who were what became public at the time the script hope was news in britain where people who thought the church would do instant were going to rush in 2000 so it's very all this information the subject we decided was already known we were to service and 2 years ago when you know come certain so there's an element . which is ocean behind it this week the u.s. and russia unleashed sanctions on each other marking another low point in relations washington blacklisted russian companies expelled diplomats and barred u.s. banks from buying russian debt a moscow in turn kicked out 10 u.s. diplomats and banned a number of officials from entering russia shortly after announcing the new sanctions u.s. president joe biden said he wanted to deescalate tensions with more commentary on the mixed messages coming from washington here is because of off. big politics is all about big p.r.
political marketing of the trump era america transitioned from saucy nicknames for his opponents into the biden age which spearheads now shameless self promotion america is back. america is back diplomacy is back biden diplomacy sounds like a classic personal brand of so what is it well for russia it apparently means a sanctions sledgehammer through several steps including expulsion of several russian officials as a consequence of their actions i've also signed an executive order authorizing new measures including sanctions to address specific harmful actions that russia has taken against u.s. interests well the man seems to be abundantly clear at least for ones right well he would have been had he not led into these sanctions announcement with this united
states is not looking to kick off a cycle of escalation and conflict with russia we want a stable predictable relationship these signals are not just mixed in terms of consistency they're on par with noises from space joe biden was counsel joe biden said he's interested in normalization of russia u.s. relations but the actions of his administration show us the opposite the u.s. is not ready to deal with the reality of the multipolar world which shuts at the possibility of american has your money instead they count on sanctions and interference in our internal affairs just this week biden and putin talked over the phone to join the conversation the u.s. president and now a new batch of sanctions in putin's face only to express hope later for a stable and predictable way forward and the white house sees no problem here no discrepancy forget proof for good reason forget who's president even biden strategy
is to bully a country out of geopolitical relevance and it seems that's the only predictable thing about america left after all trumps anti russia sanctions galore that appears to his whole. didn't save the ex-president from being shamed for being soft on russia so maybe biden is resorting to nuclear options right away desperately trying to keep one foods in the do with though the door leading to that positive trajectory while unveiling the latest raft of sanctions the u.s. also cited claims made last year of russia offering bounties to the taliban to kill american troops in afghanistan the white house admits it has very little to back up those claims but that hasn't stopped officials demanding answers from the kremlin we felt the reports were enough of a cause of concern they assessed with low to moderate confidence as you alluded to that russian intelligence officer sought to encourage taliban attacks against u.s.
and coalition personnel and afghanistan so while there's a lot of moderate assessment of these reports we felt it was important for our intelligence community to look into it this information really puts the burden on russia and the russian government to explain their engagement here last june it was reported that russian intelligence offered taliban linked militants money to kill american soldiers in 2019 the allegations were never proven and the pentagon itself said it could not break the reports and that did not stop the media from jumping on the unverified story vladimir putin is offering for the scalps of american soldiers in afghanistan now the european intelligence official called this callous shocking and reprehensible overnight president trump dismissed the intelligence denied being briefed on it as new reports emerged saying those payments did in fact lead to the death of americans russia has rejected the allegations with the foreign ministry branding them the speculations and phobias of
the u.s. intelligence community we got the take of former u.s. marine corps intelligence officer scott ritter. the mere fact that you have politicians action on intelligence that has appeared on the front pages of the new york times bill is you right off the bat that it's not intelligence it's been it's clear sized information as opposed to hard intelligence look the united states and russia are adults they they they they sit at the big table they were big boys pants and their intelligence services do things against one another because that information normally we understand this is the reality of the world but the united states right now is very defensive it's dealing with the changing world changing reality and the fact that russia refuses to play the game of being subservient to you know a dominant america and so this is a domestic political problem where intelligence is 0 and political objective as opposed to doing what it's supposed to do providing insight american decision
makers about what ground truth in russia is. there has been a full week of angry unrest in the u.s. state of minnesota this follows last sunday's fatal shooting of by police of dante right right officers have been resorting to tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters. here on. the. brooklyn center police claim dante right died as
a result of an accidental discharge after an officer mistook her gun for a taser mr wright had attempted to flee into. car after being stopped for a traffic violation subsequent protests soon descended into looting and violent clashes with police and protests were also seen in other cities including chicago dallas and portland where the police union building was set on fire the scenes are reminiscent of those in the wake of george ford's death last year he died during an arrest when an officer knelt on that for several minutes radio host wayne to preen who served served as a board member of the national diversity coalition for donald trump says it is vital to rebuild trust between police and minority communities. tensions are so diode to the left and right the people that are getting hurt or in the middle what's happening right now it's not going to stop is going to get worse because the leadership around many places is weak there is
a lack of trust on both sides of the aisle. and when i mean both sides i know there's a lack of trust with within the police community about what's going on within the minority community in then there's a lack of trust within the minority community about what the police are doing because of what they see projected on our media every day there has to be a concerted effort from both sides of leadership leadership of people that everybody can trust to sit down and work out proven solutions and and take it all types of suggestions and try to work out something and bring the trust back between law enforcement and the communities. twitter this week band of the founder of investigative journalism group project a very toss for alleged violations of its policies this came right after the group published another undercover sting video involving a c.n.n.
director. a strain of disease apparently legion he really good. people are getting exactly as you approach it that you should have a tech patient. and someone. who was trying to like help like a b.l. every like you name it like i mean it's individuals it's not a few you know. that's like going to the topics about and i'll get it for you then we can speak to the fact that this technical director charlie chester he was certainly part of the culture he was speaking as if they were an advocacy group and this is a network that uses the tagline the most trusted name in news does the most trusted name in news you know colluded directly or indirectly with black lives matter that's a question for the american public to ask it seems that the rules that as a society that we all thought were in place are no longer in place there is no more roebuck it is the 3rd undercover scoop published by project very tight this week
with commentary on the revelations here's artie's don't quarter. the most trusted name in news it's a title c.n.n. has long prided itself on maybe you buy it maybe you don't but what would you think if a network admin did to deliberately spreading propaganda well apparently they did i do you. believe that it was serious. but again you were creating a story that we didn't know anything about. that's b.s. i think that he is the worst president we have ever seen but what president trump just said was undemocratic and false the president seems to think that dominating black people dominating peaceful protesters is law and order it's not he calls them thugs who's the thug here this guy is should not be president cnn's charlie chester's spilled the beans over
a tender date he was enticed into by an undercover project veritas journalist and he claimed the channel long had a pre-determined agenda to get trump out of office one that flows from the top down from none other than c.n.n. president jeff zucker himself naturally trying to make joe biden out to be a spring chicken was the other side of the anti trump propaganda coing yeah i mean . we did it right but. as. i have no choice shaking or whatever to be thrown in with so many medical people so i call tell a story that i think is all speculation you know you're shocked to hear john. that i'm healthy you know why. he made you savior she. hated me as a. young period sure. sounds a lot like election meddling something c.n.n. has pointed the finger at russia for time and time again blaming on unverifiable
claims from u.s. intelligence and its reputation as evidence to. in last year's elections the network claimed that moscow was trying to hurt joe biden's chances by spreading conspiracy theories about the now u.s. president i'm talking about russia attacking our election russia once again interfered in the race for the white house russia is indeed interfering in the 2020 election with that kind of a double standard it should come as no surprise that people's trust for c.n.n. is on the decline but we don't think that this is all the personal. makes this worse when you're caught red handed hiding the way you do business from your viewers that's one thing but accusing someone else for breaking the very rules you yourself were caught breaking well that's another it's a rinky dink 2 bit organization what do you want it's c.n.n. that scared defends immunized from any responsibility because nobody takes them seriously and as far as project very callous and james o'keefe god bless him
but how many exposé these must be produced before something's done things done nothing jeff zucker still there everybody still there but let me explain something their ratings are plummeting who wants to watch c.n.n. if there's no trunk what do you do talk about what a great job biden is knowing what a great job camelot harris story i don't think so now me we can't believe what we're seeing and our country is in complete collapse with our borders being destroyed and being invaded daily with a sense of on and believe a bull distrust with with vaccine an efficacy vaccine malpractise with this anyway and years nothing for them to build up. a controversial security bill was passed on thursday by the french parliament it grants additional powers to
law enforcement bodies but has faced widespread criticism for making it harder to call out police abuse here's artie's child penske. there was rounded criticism of this bill when it was presented a year ago not just from the left from human rights organizations and also journalists who says well concerned about elements contained in this global security bill now one of the most controversial elements was oh it's a cool 24 we've discussed this many times and the feelings about this is that it would continue issues in the ability of the press to do their job when it came to distributing images of the police offices as a result of that controversy and the widespread protests we saw here in france the government said it was going to completely revise this particular article the sticker mind over the protests against article 24.
well the government said it was 3 writing that article completely but as it's been posted a there are elements that still are being criticized by many article $24.00 in the bill that was posted a bipolar man terrance still contains limits on who can call and publish images all of the police if they see images of publish with an intent to harm physically or mentally one of those offices on the cheek if somebody is found guilty of doing that they would then face
a fine of 75000 euros or up to 5 years in jail so a pretty severe penalty for that but it wasn't just. article 24 that caused concern this no as it's been passed now gives police offices the right to film interventions that they make it is allows them to regulate the use of drones for the police to be able to monitor protests potentially and it allows offices to carry their weapons even when they are off duty some have described this move as essentially making roads a dysfunctional democracy. but in simple terms this law will significantly restrict freedoms the use of drones during protests and things like that this is a disaster for democracy and freedom and i think security is as important as freedom it is true but there are people who abuse it the harm is not for freedom
itself people and not freedom cause harm. you need to think if there are other tools that would be more consistent with the principle of human freedom the right to protest is our right that we spy on people and it's not just about concern on the streets here in france own u.n. panel of experts also raise concerns about this new saying that it was incompatible with international human rights. the bill could lead to significant violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in particular the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression so despite those continuous calls to scrap this bill it has been imposed on thursday by parliamentarians 75 voting for it 33 against it but human rights organizations say this isn't the end they say that they will continue to challenge this law when it now goes to france's constitutional court and it says that that last decision will be made as to whether
this bill will become new. that does it for me and the weekly this hour i will be back in the safety. 33 minutes with another full and fresh look. was a pandemic no certainly no borders just flying to nationalities. as america. we don't look like world peace to. judge a. commentary crisis like this the same things. we can do better we should be. everyone is contributing each of our own way but we also know
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