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Europes big lie about Ukraine, w Stephen Fry

Europes big lie about Ukraine, w Stephen Fry

many of russias missiles cost 10 million dollars each and theyve launched over a thousand of them add destroyed military hardware soldiers salaries and sanctions and the cost is immense some officials quietly argue that we shouldnt negotiate a quick end to the war because weakening putin is more important thousands of lives could be needlessly sacrificed while we avoid a more reliable way to bring putin down well also share remarkable stories from ukraine and see what russians think of zelensky while the eu is sending a billion euros to help ukraine it sent russia a hundred billion euros last year for energy supplies were fueling putins war machine and keeping him in power with enormous wealth to cement his regime when russian forces massed on the ukrainian border oil prices rose from 75 to 100 a barrel and as putins army began leveling towns prices rose to over a hundred and ten dollars even oil company executives found it sickening one noting that western democracies finance a battle tank every 20 minutes ukraine claims to have destroyed around 500 russian tanks 118 helicopters 96 aircraft and three boats billions of dollars worth of hardware and nato hopes the war will ultimately prove too expensive for russia the wars in iraq and afghanistan cost the u.s trillions of dollars leaving it weaker and poorer and putin faces an even greater challenge the u.s economy is 14 times larger than russias and ukraine is much more powerful than iraq or afghanistan two hundred thousand dollar missiles are destroying eight million dollar russian tanks first time i hauled this thing it was two weeks ago i was assigned to this unit to fight the the tanks so it blast over the top of the tank where the armor is the weakest point and fires through the whole thing that could even ignite the whole battle ammunition that is inside the tank 40 percent of russias government revenue comes from oil and gas [Music] and if those financial pipelines dried up it would have to raise taxes a more reliable way to undermine putins support than war which often increases support for leaders putin needs that oil money to fuel his war machine and his own political survival so can we cut it off most of russias oil and gas is sold to europe where its mainly used for transport and heating there are plans to reduce it by two-thirds in a year but that would allow russia time to find new buyers and its certainly not fast enough for those under siege in ukraine i dont know when you will see this video if im alive or not because our life is not safe every minute last 12 days we live no we survive without electricity with no water no gas no mobile connection experts warn that the only way to quickly cut off putins money is to cut our use of oil and gas and it would also cut fuel prices during the pandemic the price of oil dropped below zero with suppliers worried that storage space would run out instead of subsidizing energy which drives up the price and use of oil governments should take steps to cut demand the international energy agency has shown how this could be done with cheaper public transport car free sundays and working from home three days a week if we really want to disable putins war machine one of the biggest ways to cut demand would be a one in two day driving ban a rideshare app free public transport and e-bike rentals could help fill the gap the measures would of course be temporary and would cancel some of the 300 000 annual deaths in europe from air pollution limiting fuel use was crucial during world war ii private motorists can help by exercising restraint over and above the limitations imposed by petrol rationing eager business types become pedal pushers if youre a top executive travel in style seriously however public transport in spite of cuts can still absorb a lot of private travel there must be thousands who could use it instead of their private car during this real emergency but today the lack of government efforts to cut demand is silently devastating recently the top article on medium was titled putin has already won pointing out that were unwilling to sacrifice oil consumption to stop him and china is watching if putin flattens ukraine perhaps even taking part of the country without a crippling financial penalty the gates to war will remain open china does far more business with the west than with russia and it will calculate the potential cost of conflict theres also a dangerous lack of international efforts for mediated talks sun tzu said build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across the chances of putin being removed are slim while his power rests on oil money more than public support russian cosmonauts even arrived at the iss in ukrainian colors when asked about it they said they had a lot of spare yellow fabric and needed to use it researchers found that russian officials are paid 67 billion dollars in bribes every year sidelining public opinion and resistance from russian troops yes foreign the second financial force driving the war is direct profit the afghanistan war boosted the pay of lockheed martins ceo from 2 million dollars to over 30 million and the companys shares are soaring again lifting the wealth of shareholders including us members of congress who own millions of dollars of stock in defense companies and the incentive to keep the war going is compounded by the risk of losing votes over any measures to cut oil consumption in the u.s hundreds of government officials and military officers are hired by defense companies every year and around 90 become lobbyists used to influence the government the same tactic is used in europe and defence companies also simply buy influence through political donations public pressure needs to counter private interests can the incredible courage of ukrainians inspire us to take action doctors are working to save people even as hospitals are repeatedly fired upon and in this basement nurses are caring for 20 babies born to surrogate mothers awaiting their parents from the us and europe ludmilla says the hardest part is the small enclosed space and the constant threat of explosions but the babies still need to be fed taken care of and love and this team of former british soldiers rescued 120 animals from a shelter that was hit by air strikes were reuniting people with animals that have lost their husbands lost their children lost their house this vet is helping animals trapped in the conflict and this man is moving what looks like an anti-tank mine while we were talking to someone in ukraine their city was attacked and we asked them to pass on some money to people who needed it they found some remarkable people today [Applause] [Music] foreign [Applause] [Music] a [Applause] this so the rest of the money from our sponsor data camp will go to the disasters emergency committee data camp is a great place to get into ai or learn a programming language there are over 350 data science courses you could learn python which is free 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