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forces on high alerts. desperate with no way back, the e. u is set to tank in millions of ukrainian refugees. and taking to the straits anti war demonstrators turn out in their thousands and cities around the world. ah, russia assault on ukraine has entered its feast dain. european allies have agreed to boost their support for valero, may zalinski government, by funding and supplying it with weapons. russia's president has escalated tensions by putting his nuclear forces on high alert, but he indicated you still give diplomacy a chance. talks are set to begin at ukraine's border with ballard. bruce ukraine's interior minister and meanwhile says at least $352.00 civilians have been killed in the conflict so far. turn
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a home begins our coverage from live in western ukraine lo sunday service with special poignancy the 1st of the war. pres, here for peace extinguished just days ago as if in answer, russian and ukrainian delegations are meeting on the border with bearers. it is the 1st glimmer of negotiation, but few, including ukraine's president expect a positive outcome. great best rodney, i'll say frankly, i don't believe in the result of this meeting, but let's try so that no citizen of ukraine would doubt that i as president, did try to stop the war when there was even just a small chance. the russian attack has renewed its focus on critical infrastructure . a gas pipeline ablaze in the eastern city of her cave, ukraine's 2nd largest russian soldiers trying to enter the cave on sunday,
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determined, ukrainian resistance. western intelligence claims the russian advance is being frustrated on all fronts. russian sources tell a different story here. the defense ministry pictures claimed to show their forces making progress in the south between the towns of song and dance near crimea. a mis, i'll strike did this to the vessel, keep bass setting an oil deco ablaze part of ongoing efforts to knock out ukraine's air defenses and gain control of the skies less. he'll give his 40 kilometers from the capital cave. so none of us will use cover mother. you have seen that during the whole day, there were a tax on ballistic missiles including to our airport, which we have contained and now they are continuing shelling. but it will be good. the night will not be easy, not here neither and give, but we will withstand. oh, and it is the capital that remains the russians principal go. frequent air,
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raid sirens, keep nerves on edge. if they're not in bomb shelters or subway stations, most civilians, a housebound, a city wide curfew is in place until monday. and any one out and about is treated with extreme suspicion in towns and cities across ukraine. civil defense units continue to form and arm themselves. rushes army may be much larger than ukraine's, but its soldiers are well outnumbered by ordinary ukrainians, willing to stand and fight. nowhere and i'm going to war. i'm going to war. my brother will stay with my mother and my grandmother, and i will go to war with my father. the at the station in the western city of leave women, children, foreign nationals and international students all trying to leave the world network still operating, built for public convenience and now a lifeline for all. this is the remedy. name is
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ally. the mara is school student trying to get home to nigeria. just been very, very emotional, very stressful. you didn't expect your time and ukraine with them like that. i didn't know. i was i was, it was like everything to be okay. like you wouldn't get the train's don't leave regularly 3 to 5 a day. perhaps. there is no time table for the evacuation of people who just days ago could not have imagined that war would turn their lives upside down like this. and now, as refugees, they joined what could yet become a human exodus of historic proportions. the un refugee agency says close to 400000 people have left for neighboring countries so far. it warns that
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number could rise to 4000000 jona whole al jazeera louise, ukraine's military says sunday was a particularly difficult day with substantial rush and shelling, but ukrainian forces supported by civilians are fighting back. russian troops began attacking ukraine on thursday. they came from the valley, rose in the north, russia in the 8th, and crimea in the south. he's a full range of moscow is offensive, marked in red. russian forces entered from neighboring bellows through the area around the normal nuclear plant. on the 2nd day of the invasion, it's the side of the world's worst nuclear disaster. sporadic straight fighting has been taking place in the capital keys where people have been urged to take shelter, but ukrainian troops have blown up several bridges to slow the progress of russian columns. meanwhile, us presidential bottom will speak to his allies on monday. following moscow is
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decision to place its nuclear deterrence units on high alert. president vladimir putin says it's because nater has in his an aggressive approach. but he's facing criticism at hein for ordering the operation in ukraine. as bernard smith reports from moscow to protest in russia takes a certain amount of courage as it comes with the likelihood that you'll be detained, of violence. this is an petersburg where they were chanting no to war. yet, an independent monitoring group reported protests in 44 russian cities on sunday, including here and cousin and in russia's eastern city of a coast to play in europe cheaper to person. it is a crime by it against ukraine and against russia. you are. i think it is killing me, crane and russia. i'm outraged. i haven't slept for 3 nights,
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and i think we must now declare very loudly that we don't want to be killed. we don't want any crane to be killed. these have been the 1st significant attempt at nationwide protests in almost a year since the jailing of crumbling critic, alexia valley. moscow, the police are making it very difficult for people to try and protest any one who so much as lingers in a suspected gathering area is taken away for questioning. protesters don't worry the kremlin, but sanctions and international condemnation of the invasion of ukraine have prompted. vladimir putin to put rushes to terrans forces, which include nuclear, arms on high alert, was really believe you dear colleagues. as you can see, not only do western countries take unfriendly measures against our country in the economic dimension. i mean, they like our sanctions that everyone knows about very well, but also the top officials of lead in there to countries allow themselves to make aggressive statements with regard to our country. that is why i or the defense
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minister and chief of the general staff to put russian army deterrence forces on high combat, outweighed them all outside the kremlin. at the tomb of the unknown soldier, monuments represent the losses suffered by soviet cities in world war 2. on sunday, flowers started appearing on the warm for kiana, but only until the police realized what was going on in russia that can be no visible opposition to the war on ukraine. bernard smith, al jazeera moscow. let's head to south west russia now where large numbers of military come, boys were st heading towards the cranium. border close to concave algiers ronnie andrew jean reports and although not the situation here on the russian ukrainian border is relatively calm. we're here about 15 kilometers away from the ukranian border and around 50 kilometers away from harkey city. this area was the scene of big military movement yesterday where
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a huge number of military convoys including armored vehicles, tanks, miss carriers, and a lot of other military equipment were moving towards the ukraine border. some of these convoys have moved towards the south, probably to go laser to the don wasik area. some other convoys took the road behind me and went to probably directly to harkey city. according to the information we have, the city of harkey has witnessed fear, sparkled with ukrainian forces. the russian ministry of defense have announced that around 500 ukrainian soldiers from the air defense units have surrendered to day to the russian forces. now harkey is the 2nd largest city in ukraine and it has a big economic importance because it's the industrial center of the country are key from 90902934. it was also the capital of ukraine during the former soviet union era, and it will mean a lot to the russians if they manage to control the city. so richard sheriff was
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nato deputy supreme commander between 20112014. he thinks the russians military is demonstrating its incompetence. well, the 1st thing to say is the, this is done to the heroic defense of the ukranian armed forces and the civilians are picked up rifles and, and joined the battle. so it's impossible to stress the, the inspiring nature of the way the credit is a fault like ty goes, continue to fight by tigers. i have to say, i don't think it's a surprise. they feel a real sense of them that that nation by country has been to spoil the violated. and so the russians are going to come in. and the russians have really not demonstrated from a professional point of view. i thought they were better. i think they've been pretty incompetent and they should be looking to themselves are and put in as well as miss under his ass mismanaged his armed forces. he has not, he's assumed they could be much better. they were,
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course the final point is that no plans of i supposed contact and those are, it's a 2 sided game. assumed you get everything his own way. but i'm delighted to hear from all the reports we're getting, but he's not. while i think the western alliance went went, it was asleep at the wheel, frankly, for the years after the end of the cold war, particularly now, i would say i would highlight after the crime their invasion in 2014. what we have seen is cumulative disarmament in particularly in european countries, but throwing away of great sway. it's of military capability, which frankly on needed in war and which we only need not. so that's going to need to be as with germany, putting immediately a 100000000000 euro into modernizing the stuff. so should every european country doing that to more including britain, i should say, to model to, to really bring out it's all forces up to scratch and there's not much time. so they need to get on with it. galleries. president, alexander lucas shanker, is
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a threatening to ask the new nuclear weapons to be sent from russia after voters are said to have approved to change the constitution ending the countries non nuclear status. lucas shanker says he'll take the step if the west transfers in nuclear weapons to poland or lithuania. the law change means such weapons can be on bell russian soil for the 1st time. since the fall of the soviet union, they you is preparing to give ukrainian refugees special permission to live in the block for up to 3 years without the need to apply for asylum. many a heading to poland zane bez ravi i filed this report from the medical border crossing the uncertainties of war. disappear briefly and such moments untold journeys of pearl days spent waiting at the busiest border crossing in western ukraine. finally,
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the joy of reuniting with loved ones. others look on waiting for their turn for their people to turn up next for their chance at a warm embrace. but at the medical border crossing and poland, not all tiers being shed are those of joy. we have friends who will keep us here. i got my child and i get my child to the left. our husband whole 2nd for many of the people we met here. the thought of what they have been forced to leave behind is unspeakable. people arriving here from ukraine are often exhausted and overwhelms. but there is also a great sense of relief because everyone who's coming here from ukraine into poland . they know that once they are here,
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they will have help. they will have support and their lives are no longer in danger from russian soldiers. those getting through telephone lines so long, they are measured in kilometers and delays lasting days. system crashes forcing the few ukrainian border agents to hand write the names of displaced people trying to leave. who now number in the thousands and more are coming. people waiting in poland for friends and family, say the bureaucracy slowing things down is leaving vulnerable people, women, children, the elderly, out in the open and upset and scared. and i am the daughter and i am friends. invoice of i'm. i need to go day and i bet the board didn't have no idea. i've had to go through their journey is not over, but margarita anastasio count themselves among the lucky few who got out. oh god, oh god of war. and even with the relative chaos of make shift 8 stations along the
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border, we might see them on the market. they are better off displaced in poland than trapped in ukraine. where events on the ground could be the beginning of a long term conflict. and many more refugees from war in europe. zane basra, b o t 0 medical border crossing eastern poland still head down al jazeera. we take a closer look at the man who has united in ukraine in its war with russia and shine the red cod faith of bands, the russian flag and anthem from international matches ah, the that we bit of a northly breeze in the next day or so running down the gulf and quite often to the cold and but you can see i put the temperature backgrounds on it emanates from
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a warm place i. e. iraq, we've got 24 in baghdad than about 35 in dough. hong. it curls back through central . sadie, where it could be a little dusty, a nice pump. now, we've not seen the end of winter all the same. there's another storm winding up in the western black sea, but it's got extensions down into the east and met as well. that'll bring rain or snow to water levant mount, it's fine, but this is the picture of a tuesday rains light region to syria. possibly a few shafts, so that in lebanon, so extensively in central and eastern part of turkey is symbols back up to 6. have been quite a strong wind, the wind is easing to some degree and the snow. beckett grease as well at heart and said winter is not gone. although if you look further east. yes. will be snow shopping around, but no part not teran should enjoy the sunshine up in cub over at 10 degrees in the sunshine in northern pakistan, one or 2 lightest showers, seasonal rain in the southern hemisphere still is
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ah hello. are you watching al jazeera, i mainly anglin, a reminder of our top stories, the sal european allies, a boosting de support for ukraine as the russian assault ain't. is it feeds day talks between russia and ukraine. i'd you to be held at the border with bellow, words. russian president vladimir putin has put his in nuclear forces on high alert . he says it's in response to aggressive statements by nature and to economic sanctions against moscow. and vote is embellish, bruce is said to have approved to change to the constitution that in the countries known it. and you please status belarus, president alexander lucas shanker, has threatened to ask for nuclear weapons to be sent from russia. if the west transfers nuclear weapons to poland, to old, if the waning up the value of the russian rouble has plummeted to
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a record low, the currency has dropped 30 percent since western nations imposed sanctions on russian banks. including blocking them from the swift international payments system . growing tensions also helped push it back to crude oil above $100.00 a barrel. these developments with the russian economy come after a u foreign ministers imposed of further measures against moscow. earlier in an unprecedented move, the you agreed to supply weapons to ukraine. it will also provide fighter jets algebra medicaid is a james base has more from brussel. the about turn by germany, which is now decided to send alms to ukraine, lead swiftly to a change in the european union position. european union steps up once more its support for ukraine and the sanctions against the aggression aggressor that is put
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in russia. for the 1st time ever. the european union will finance the purchase and delivery of weapons and other equipment to a country that is under attack. this is a watershed moment that just one of a series of new tough measures announced by the you targeting not just russia, but it's key ally, bella bruce, we will target the other aggressor of this war. you question because regime no question, because regime is complicit in the vicious attack against ukraine. so we will hit luke as regime with a new package of sanctions. the e u foreign ministers met later by video link to formerly endorsed the new measures that also ban russian media outlets r. t and sputnik from operating in the u countries. in recent days, more and more european countries of imposed bands on russian plains entering the
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air space. now an e u wide band is going to be put in place. the aim to further isolate russia and the government of vladimir putin. e u interior ministers of also be meeting to deal with the growing refugee crisis. they fear the total number of people fling their homes could grow to 7000000 james bay's al jazeera brussels, the mile anti war protests having taken place around the world. thousands of people gathered in the italian capital wrong to denounce russia's invasion. sam called for global solidarity to end the conflict in spain at tens of thousands turned down in the capital madrid. many were ukrainian. they say they're desperately worried about their family and friends. in the netherlands, the rally was held in the capital amsterdam to show support for ukrainian people. protest is demanded. russian president vladimir putin withdraw his forces.
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thousands of demonstrators gathered in paris to, to voice in their opposition to russia's assault. some protest as were holding plaque hands calling on nato to do more to help keen and tens of thousands of people gathered in the german capital to denounce the invasion. demonstrations have also been held in other european cities, including london, milan, and athens. the european union has closed its air space to all russian aircraft, including private jets, more than a dozen countries in the you had already banned russian airlines like aero flood, since rushes invasion of ukraine in retaliation. russia has been flight from several european countries. john strickland is an independent, a transport consultant. he says a face closure in europe political response to the wall. we saw 1st over u. k. cleanser space to russian aircraft on monday and it was pretty,
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an average of all that was going to extend to other states within the u. and indeed, possibly of course, one has also happened. it's been, it's been retaliation by russians each time at western european countries close to space to russia. airlines, there's been the same response by russian authorities to the use of space by european characters. the main operator receives from russia is and flocks having a number of europe, industrial nations, and i see pans gave me to place that options for movement around you reduced it is pretty well 0 right now. so while initially they may have to on a long securities routine on some destinations, if it weren't outright bad looking at the way around, which is more significant. european airlines who also fans because it reciprocal place space to those countries because gross should have the impact of
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not simply flying to russia, but really significant point to russia. headspace being close prohibits the use of russian flight for many services between europe and asia. now, large number 3 sites, nobody operating ticket markets like china, japan, for our goal. ordinarily, that would be a significant commercial hit to those western european allies. it's significant movement very simply, because since i've heard about damage, because it's ongoing large parts of asia, romaine, not these china, china is completely closed to commercial tropical passengers says that the volume of us do traffic is simply out there eventful. there is a hit on and i refuse. fever is the lightest sporting organisation to take action against russia. banning the country's flag and anthem from international matches
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its order attained to campaign to under the title football union of russia. no international matches will be played in the country. faith is stopped short though of banding. the national team from the world comp qualifies associated press. sports correspondent, rob harris says many faith member associations. disappointed sanctions didn't go further on the fact phase, russia can play on an international football at any level just without the flag, without their anthem, and only known as the russian football union or r f u. sanction that with 1000000, with already from the limpid world where russia has been competing as the r c due to the doping punishment, actually a punishment not would have applied as well for russia even if that qualified for the world cup. so this is now trying to put in some measures in response to those concerns off the russian invasion of ukraine. but there are concerns. this does not go far enough. countries still not wanting to play russia axle. i didn't national
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football at the moment. next statement after the meeting, the fif a, b, or did indicate how things could escalate in terms of that action against russia, depending on the progress of the war, rushes invasion. and indeed, the fact that continued as we speak this night, the attack on ukraine. the decision today came in the appeal which actually made up the preparation president on the world of football and on that would have included the way to present alex on the chevron who's already taken the champion for the final off russia that was due to the state in st. petersburg. so he does like one of those fluid situations, but certainly this decision has not gone down well with it looking like actually faith is not taking the strong action that was being demanded. ok, so let's take a closer look now at the man who became or who is become rather the face of ukraine's fight against russia. president followed me. zalinski zelinski was born
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to jewish parents in central ukraine, which was under soviet control. his father is a computer science professor. his mother was an engineer. before being elected in 2019 zalinski was better known for his comedy. he was famous for playing a high school teacher, turned president in the series servant of the people. so lensky was viewed as a joke candidate early in his presidential bid, but he has a law degree from keith at national economic university. in 2019 zalinski is anti corruption platform, secured him at 73 percent of the presidential vote, asking petro portion comb. wenzel and ski took office, his servant of the people party did not occupy a single parliamentary seat. months later, they secured an absolute majority, the 1st time in ukraine's post soviet his stream virile. oh, so is the director at the open societies in europe and you raise your program? he says zalinski is background as an actor has helped him to communicate
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effectively with people in ukraine and beyond. he was very popular and likable before he went into politics before about 19 and he was very well known as the comedian and as the next. when he lordship the parent of housing the 19 that was a big surprise. i think most of ukrainians are all ukranian, but he was a unifying candidate of the very divided country of the time between the east and west. and i think that was the big appeal, and that's why he became that surely that he just to remind that he became a lead there of ukraine why ukraine was already in war with russia since 2014. so just say that he didn't, he hasn't chosen the job. i think it's not correct. he knew that he would become
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a leader of a nation in war. i think his transformation in the last, in the last few years, but also it's ashley and the last day is remarkable. i think his definitely keeping the morale high, it's unimaginable was difficult time. ukrainians are going through a, with all the internally displaced, the people moving to the board as facing shadowing. ah, and he's been always in, in, in the view of people, the hello you're watching out there. these are the top stories, this our european allies, a boosting their support for ukraine as the russian assault and to the 5th day.


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