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one person is killed in a shooting at the federal security service building in central moscow witnesses have described the attack. there to the 10 minutes past 6 the gunfire and it was not just a few shots at the image bursts we saw this is taking cover behind because. nearly released footage allegedly shows the shooter out of moments who did attack and police say the gunman acted alone in the shooter's identity has still not been confirmed. as the russian president was giving a for
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a press conference covering a multitude of domestic and international topics. when live from moscow where it's just past 4 o'clock in the morning you're watching our international welcome to the program the top story this hour numerous shots were fired by a gunman in the vicinity of the federal security service building in moscow security forces returned fire and one person has been confirmed dead the gun battle happened in the very center of the russian capital only about a kilometer from the kremlin this video reportedly shows the shooter at the moment of the attack his thoughts have been acting alone and his identity has not yet been confirmed the area around the scene has been cordoned off from the following is footage of the moment shots rang out.
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yes he's a thug but he said i was sitting with my friends at a bar when the shooting began and it was the sound of a kalashnikov assault rifle i know what it sounds like my friends were like oh it must be firecrackers yes but i told them no way it's not firecrackers and then we saw people running down the street it was scary because 1st we saw people running and then a swat team armed with assault rifles came running in the opposite direction and then we heard a massive government fire we don't know what exactly happened that our offices all systems stay away from the windows and they let us leave the bar after a few hours and it. was recently moved into the when we heard 3 sounds that we needed to realize that we should hide then we heard someone in the street shouting go back go back since i don't know who was screaming because i didn't see anything in felt like the shooting last that for bear a long time it seemed to me that it was about 15 minutes but maybe it just felt like that some random shots were heard for the whole all until 7 pm. roman
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culture of has been following developments at the scene for us. the area behind me is a cordoned off that's where that attack took place of course this is the iconic russia's f.s.b. a building which was also home to the k.g.b. during soviet times and this is where that tax in place now this is the only area that's blocked off at the moment right after the attack took place this entire place was a blog for both for traffic for pedestrians and the entrances to the metro stations workloads as well but at the moment as you can see traffic the transportation is setbacks normal metro stations are open people something has to be said about where that sack took place this is the hard ball the russian capital the heart of russia if you will like to the right of me said the choice to one of the oldest the oldest
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toy store in russia the biggest one as well the kremlin is still only about 5600 meters away russia's state duma russia's parliament is also just as the host broke away russia's presidential administration building is also right over there there are plenty all for boutique sands at restaurants here and other store sue the famous new quotes street which was very popular during the fee for world cup in the summer of $28.00 seed is also right here solar very busy area indeed seldom had the assailant's being a successful into his endeavors there would have been a lot more casualties but as we do know right now one f.s.b. an officer had been killed as a result of that attack and russian health ministry reported that's a lot of people are being treated with the very same injuries and now moscow
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hospitals until one f.s.b. officer is currently on the operating table and medics. trying to save his life russia's. police russia's national guard and even trying police were all instrumental in making sure that said there were no more casualties and they cleared the streets and made sure that nobody else that got hurt of course we spoke spoke to some of the people that were the mishal eye witnesses in this incident and this is a what they told us and what i'm with them and he was sitting in a basement to watch an hour when a guy came man who just going outside and he told us there was a shooting out i'm so an injured pos and he told us the injured party had been dropped into a cafe well we don't know the details we were busy walk on obvious trying to out to you know which to do it yeah it was scary to find without him that there were shots
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being fired and people came running down the street i was at work at the time soon all the area was cordoned off some people say they saw people running across the street from the hephaestus it was frightening really even the bomb disposal teams were deployed in the group so we were afraid to leave us the russian an investigative committee have launched a criminal inquiry into what happened here in the center of moscow and of course and a investigation's e-mails are still working here at the scene well ali and my colleague neil harvey spoke with our correspondent on holkins and has been following the story from the beginning and told us mall. sorts of incidents of course and that's always a case of slowly building some sort of topline some sort of picture of exactly what happened as we know as we've seen over the last few hours a lot of contradictory information coming in from media reports from eyewitness accounts understandable of course given that the panic that happened what we can say for sure is that there was one attacker involved unconfirmed reports officially
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that he's been neutralized but certainly doesn't seem like an active. anymore we know that this attack and attempted to enter the headquarters of the f.s.b. that's the russian federal security service or it's a building very much in central moscow it's within a stone's throw from the bolshoi theater red square in the big shopping center at rush hour this sort of a packed with people very busy people leaving work to go home and go about their evening activities this happened about 10 past 6 in the evening now security forces and police are very quick to respond that attacker was quickly reports say he was quickly shot but not before sadly he managed to kill and injure at least 5 people we can't say exactly what their condition is we know that one officer was tragically killed another one was in a critical condition the other 3 people we don't have any information from the health ministry as of yet we know they've been taken to local hospitals we know he
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was carrying an automatic assault rifle which for moscow for a city you which as we've discussed earlier has suffered its fair share of terrorist attacks of bombings that set for is quite a rare sight and seeing these streets are deserted of after this certainly is is quite surreal that certainly wasn't the case that posix in the evening we do have some more witness video shot on smartphones which we can show you which which shows the moment of panic when police began screaming at people to run to hide to get out the way of this assailant far we can bring it out again. now. could you actually had a minute or 2 better 6 i was leaving work you know i don't like staying at work late so i left work met up with my girlfriend and when we heard some dull sounds in the distance which i thought at 1st it was fireworks or some firecrackers yet as
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the sound continued we realized something was wrong that traffic police who were on the connecticut bridge as usual began evacuating people shit barely caught on to what was going on people started running we heard the gunfire so i too decided to look better to leave that area in case it was a terrorist attack must. also know that the mom wasn't shooting randomly and i think we heard him shout out something but we didn't manage to make out what he was shouting all i saw was a don't see who it is the shooter was hiding behind the opposite the f.s.b. car park and there were people behind the cars it's hard to say whether he was shooting at those people all the cars 1st we heard the gunfire and then we saw a traffic police officer lying next to the barrier and he was laying there for quite some time. past more videos have come in this is another video we can we can show you now and this allegedly shows the moment that the attacker was targeted
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by police or by security forces obviously we have it in the video too to the most graphic cards and this is unconfirmed it's quite grainy shaky for it is unbelievable how close these people filming how have managed to get to the attack and really at risk of their life it does show though the attacker wearing some sort of cut off large some sort of dark clothing is his face his head is covered he's wearing some sort of backpack that may well have been the case which it was speculated earlier in the evening was left in the lobby of the building which security officers were worried may have been. some sort of some sort of explosive device. those reports of course i'm confirming we don't know what's happened since security forces are doing a sweep of the building are believed to be in short there is no further danger to the public from any device like we said video unconfirmed but it does show what appears to be a shootout with police and security forces as i say the on edited version of the
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video will try and show you a longer version obviously but we've blurred out the most graphic parts of the show security forces on the left hand side shooting across the screen towards the assailants that's the latest update new york obviously we are still waiting for official confirmation this is being treated as a terrorist incident and i we can speculate of course we want at this stage given the target of the attack the f.s.b. given the timing of the attack the speech by president putin today both his conversation with journalists and of the kremlin as well given tomorrow of course russia celebrating security services day until that is officially confirmed that's all we can bring our viewers and this is a fragment of the speech by police and given a little earlier today. if you would used to be me we need to be more active in countering extremism. and compromising least interested provocation. let's turn to drool visually you. the social radical activist i mean we've
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covered tragically so many stories in the suit on the ground the bicycle and attack the nice attack london bridge 2 attacks etc this is an event which is becoming more frequent lone wolf attacks are hard to prevent whatever tactics they use whether that's suicide bombers left those knives robbing attacks shooting they always cause designed to cause mass panic fear and of course ultimately a debate which takes place after such attacks about the balance of the say which one protecting rights liberties and privacy of people and the public safe that is a debate that is going to be heard again. after this attack after each attack and that's to be taken very seriously well earlier we spoke to charles shubert she's a security analyst and former british army officer and he gave us his appraisal of the situation and told us where things could go from here. well the police and security services will be looking really to establish 2 aspects of this is an absolute priority the 1st of course is the identity of this person and they may
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well already know that and of course will give a very good and a very strong indication i think of what they were to vacation in this case was what it was political or personal or indeed some other aspect that was driving the motivation here and 2nd of course even though they've said it's from according to reports that nobody else was involved in this attack they will want to be sure that nobody else was actually involved in any planning aspects or in terms of assisting the gunman and that may take some time for example the examination of mobile phone records of any c.c.t.v. records and of course any. e-mail communications and so on that might be held on the suspects computers and elsewhere and of course that would require house searches and so on and so it's going to be some time i think some hours until there's a definitive picture emerges of course until we know the full picture it's speculation hopefully informed speculation but nonetheless we still need a lot more information. so i think it's sad to say but i think even from the
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footage that we see we can say complacently that this was a little too much it weapons it is a complex issue as many overlapping factors in the facts will differ in each individual case and we can until we know more about this individual case it's difficult to say what the motivation is a lot of factors that might lie behind it but the fact is i think that even if you were going to have the most benign government the most benign state in any country what you will get some people who will react violently to the policy itself that all props just wanted to because of policy because of instance or background or the circumstances of their own personal lives well we will be staying across this story from moscow and we'll be bringing you know more news from around the world off to this short break.
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join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then.
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come back now the russian presence and you'll q. and a session has wrapped up at the moscow world trade center it's found well over 4 hours this year flood fielded questions on both domestic and international issues with the latest doping scandal and the impeachment proceedings against donald trump among the topics raised. more. quite a surprise to hear about potential amendments to the russian constitution that something president putin doesn't talk about quite often well this time he did and he even said that it could be a good idea to make changes to the russian constitution to make sure that it allows only 2 presidential terms well why is that a big deal this was a long a reason for public debate in russia actually since the year 2012 when vladimir
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putin was reelected for his 3rd term after a break when the president of russia was dmitri medvedev and here's what mr putin said about that in particular just emotional because do it what could be done is to cancel the 2 in a room and meant we have 2 terms in a row ules truly served 2 terms then resigned and had the constitutional right to return to the presidency because it was not to to lose in a row humans when confuses some of our political scientists and public figures so we could be counseled. a lot of our putin was even asked who he believes could become his successor and a few years well we didn't get any answer to that although mr putin did hint that he believes that a woman could become the president of russia at some point most of the reporters in that massive hall war are from russia's regions which explains why
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a lot of questions were on domestic issues from the pension reform in russia to issues with medicine and so on and so forth but let me move on to something that's probably more interesting for an international audience that is the impeachment proceedings in the u.s. well a lot of our pope did say that he believes attempts to knock down donald trump won't succeed and also went on to say that he believes that the reasons for all these impeachment proceedings. these were actually invented it's just a continuation of political infighting one party that lost the elections the democratic party is working for results through other methods accusing trump of collusion with russia then it's discovered that there was no collusion that can't be the basis for impeachment and now they've come up with pressure on ukraine i don't know what's there your representatives have
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a better idea. the russian president did get a question from the b.b.c. and it was well you saw about russia's alleged attempts to interfere in elections and politics altogether in other countries well here's what mr putin said regarding interference or not interference many times officials and their representatives from various countries including the u.k. made assessments about what's happening in russia mr putin believes that this doesn't count as interference and said that russia reserves the right to do the same in the opposite direction at all or part of the very same question from the british media was prime minister boris johnson personally whole was sad some very harsh words to say about mr putin well this was the russian president's response to this type of search that was. as for statements from certain people various political figures about russia about me as the head of the country i have been used
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to treating this accordingly but i know what the interests of my country own and that it doesn't matter at all what anyone else says there is absolutely no value in comparing what they say with the fundamentalists which russia is interested in solving congratulations to boris johnson nevertheless he turned out to be the winner he understood the mood of the british people better than his political opponents but if you can move it on to the latest tensions between berlin and moscow that have to do with the. the murder of a georgia national and germany with a terrorist background while germany believes that russia is somehow involved in it even led to 2 russian diplomats being expelled from berlin while of lot of my putin denied any involvement and also went on to remind the audience again of the terrorist bag round and all the brutal things that this man was previously involved
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in though not just going to. get upset in the can he was a criminal and a killer in one attack alone in the caucuses he killed 98 people in other countries they hold mornings there are many where there are less victims and this is far from the full list of his evil actions and we raised this question that multiple times in syria we see what is going on in the camps and jail as well i still fighters being killed people from central asia and russia and 2nd place but there are also many people from western europe from from from germany we see that these people terrorists move freely into european capitals we also heard questions about pressure on the russian media in the european countries in particular in a stone age where there are some real issues where the russian sputnik news agency the staff members of that news agency said that they were being pressured into
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leaving this particular outlet if they want to continue working in that country which a lot of our program in response referred to as a real disgrace. going to should you do a lot all sorts of attempts to still pure activity can go unnoticed i'm very surprised because russia is always accused of all evils including pressure on independent media and they do the same that they accuse us of this is cynical government measures such as restrictions can't work because you will hold. those who do schooled between our countries we can't allow it you must try to work in those countries that are scared of your information or another grand vladimir putin press conference is done and dusted for more of what he had to say you can also check out our website and social media pages. well to the u.s. now where house democrats have stayed the course and successfully passed articles
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of impeachment against president donald trump he's accused of abuse of power and obstructing congress but the whole impeachment saga could backfire on the democrats as it appears to have rallied to republican support so in the us president has been quick to note the yes or 230 nays are 197 present is one. article one is adopted. this lawless heart assume is a political suicide march for the democratic party have you seen my polls of the last 4 which well according to those polls he mentioned that trump is gaining more support from the public since october just after the democrats started their impeachment inquiry against him his approval ratings have grown by 6 percent at the same time the number of people who think he should be impeached is declining from just over half an october to 46 percent now and it's up to the republican dominated
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senate now to decide whether to remove trump however mitch mcconnell who leads the majority there said that is unlikely he anticipates a partisan outcome just like in the house they voted almost entirely along party lines after 8 hours of heated debate with only 3 democrats saying no to impeachment . this process has been partisan vindictive dishonest the president's actions seriously jeopardize not only america's national security but security of our closest allies this investigation was unfair the articles of impeachment are not based on facts but instead are entirely politically motivated president trump abuse the power of his office for his own personal and political gain history books will tell of this day it will tell of a purely partisan effort to remove the president of the united states that shows that this juncture and move between the american liberal establishment and the
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general society. the fact is that. trans approval ratings remain strong there is a clear breach between the middle of their case hostility and what wasn't about people and the elites and that is a sign off or. you know democratic and you know that lack of accountability of establishment of the society and trump is going to use this break between the. he supporters and the liberal establishment to try and win the election again thank you and i think as a right wing populist use able to turn this whole impeachment saga into we can who are if negative you know are saying that basically ease and do nothing democrats as he keeps taunting them have the people i'm creating the jobs for the economy i'm not trying to revive the country and the economic target my success so they're looking for you know underhanded means to remove me from power saw i think it just
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shows the you know the break between the establishment and the people and it shows our of populism you know people said the good stuff passing a blip but it doesn't look like we could very well be a leave that is going to sustain itself for some time well that is you're out day for now i might as analog could not be back here with the rest of the team in about 30 minutes time with more news from around the world will see them. argentina love it this country is phantasmagorical the people are extraordinary the government and the central bank maybe not so much. let's get into this a little bit more detail.
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for more than just. you got to go through noble truth. dream agreed to pretty much almost remember that it was most of the family were in a pool of people and there wasn't it was bed you know much worse objectives lisa. but there was an expectation of the things were going to get better. there was a real sense of hope. there isn't today today's america was shaped by the turn principles of concentration of wealth and power. reduced democracy attack so low down engineer elections manufacture consent and other principles according to. one set of rules for the rich.
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that's what happens when you put her into the. character of will which will is dedicated to increasing power for chills just as you'd expect one of the most influential intellectuals of our time speaks about the modern civilization of america. all of us will hoops that have been absolute. but so is a behavior that appears even in deaf and blind babies even if you've never heard of seen love to. tickles by your parents. and then we learn how to use this in a more complex way i am one of the things that we used to have to join in with love to contagiously to love and somebody else loves even if you don't know why they're laughing.
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