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defensive measure against the aggression from what? now a western powers on friday announced targeted sanctions against president putin and his foreign minister lover of how is that going down in moscow? russia is used to sanctions and the news of sanctions obviously was expected here. but i think the, the scale of the sanctions is for a bigger than everybody could expect. and i think this personal sanctions against quinton and lab work, something new we haven't seen before. but i think what people here are concerned with our sanctions against the russian economy, again, the russian banks against the russian airlines against everything that can to hinder their rational economy and have an impact on their lives of people. we've seen people rushing to them to the banks to get out as much cash, and they could weigh this unprecedented use in moscow and other cities. we've seen people trying to buy them according devices because they are expecting prices to go
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up. since one of their essential announced by the yes, if the lack of supply of the basically gadgets attorneys and everything like this. so people are just talked and, and again, don't know what to do. so they're trying to, to react to this as possible. now we have seen protests in several russian cities and you from what you're describing, people are being affected by what's happening. so how big is this opposition to the war to this war in russia? and really, how much of a problem is this for president putin will have been caught us and they have been people voicing their opinions online. but i don't think this will have an effect on the actions of the russian authorities of the kremlin. and it's unlikely that this is a position this product will, will have an effect because we've seen major protest in russia before in the past
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couple of years, especially after rushing in a position. nixon of only was poisoned and came back. you in was jail. there been a lot of people in the streets or more than we some days. and this hasn't changed anything. i have to say only made situation for those. those brave russians who go out on the streets even worse than we've seen some progress on thursday, especially yesterday small numbers of people on the streets. and we know about around 500 people detained yesterday. and we've seen some people signing petitions and signing open letters to living with him. but there is not much of the hope that this will have an effect. all right. journalist natalia's, modern saver in moscow speaking to us there. thank you so much. russia vetoed a draft un resolution on friday that the plaudits countries invasion of ukraine,
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but it was the only country to vote against the resolution. 11 of the 15 member council voted in favor while china india, and the united arab emirates. all abstained, which leaves russia diplomatically isolated and without support of the draft resolution is expected to be taken up by the $193.00 member un general assembly, reaching many of the people course up at the invasion have fled to neighboring countries. the un says more than 50000 ukranian refugees have sled since thursday, and we can see where most a headed to countries neighboring ukraine. they include e u members, poland, slovakia, hungry romania as well as non you, member, moldova as fighting worsens. these countries are now bracing for more refugees in the coming days. the train station in the polish city of tri mitchell, 10 kilometers from ukraine for many ukrainian refugees. it's their 1st stop after crossing the border. these for children are having their 1st hot meal and 30 hours
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after traveling 450 kilometers through ukraine. their fathers weren't able to join them. they stayed behind to fight. the children are now waiting for their mothers to arrive. at the moment. there were masses of people on the way which we took a post towards the border and then whooped. then we didn't long q u. suddenly we saw our cousins and we've been together since then. we waited a long time for the transport from the border. and now we're finally here. the way was hard and long because of traffic terms. they had to get off the bus and walk the last 15 kilometers to the border. near louise, they heard explosions. little good. it was terrible. there were rocket lying. we came here with our passport. can we only have our birth certificates we were left
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into poland is refugee. the polish all authorities have decided to let all ukrainians into the country. even those who have no passports, which are normally required to enter the e. u. at the train station, as well as in several reception centers, they are supported by volunteers and the military. the refugees are relieved to have escaped the war. but they're also worried about what they have left behind the events in their country. those who are not picked up here by friends or relatives are taken in by private individuals. the willingness to help is great. within a day of the russian invasion, 30000 refugees arrived in poland from ukraine, the government, and more so i expect that up to 1000000 people could flee to the country and it promises that they will all be taken in. and we're joined now by joel august dina williams. she's the head of communications for the you and hcr as the united
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nations high commissioner for refugees in geneva, switzerland, thanks so much for joining us. tens of thousands of ukrainian refugees have already arrived in poland. can you tell us how many more are expected is poland prepared for this? well, in the neighboring countries, we've gotten the confirmed figure from the national governments that at least a 116000 refugees have fled ukraine in the last 2 days. and we are preparing for up to 4000000 refugees in the region. now obviously the, the situation is incredibly fluid. it's deteriorating rapidly, so the numbers are just a projection figure for us to do our planning. but inside ukraine as well, we do know that there are at least 100000, but probably many more that are on the move. and we've heard from our own
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colleagues inside ukraine that they as well as all of the ukranian civilians are unsure of, of where to go, what to do there, bunkering down. but really, the situation is, is so scary and it's, it's so uncertain you're talking about millions. i mean, ukraine isn't a small country. it has a population of, of 44000000. was the other countries doing to, to prepare to possibly take refugees. i think we've seen across the board, incredible hospitality and solidarity not just by the government but by the local communities. people literally opening their homes, sharing food, providing whatever lifesaving supplies water medical attention. so what we've seen is that the neighboring countries, particularly poland, moldova romania, hungry in these countries, they are setting up facilities,
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but these facilities will need support and humanitarian agencies like ours, like you and hcr will definitely need to reinforce the existing supplies staff capacity that we have there in the region to help with the outflow. when people have to leave their homes suddenly potentially unprepared. what do they need most was the most important thing at this time. i mean, if you can imagine even, you know, a few days ago, we couldn't imagine the scale of the devastation if you can imagine yourself in a situation where you literally have no time, you have to grab whatever you cat. so do you, if you're out and about, if you're separated from your family, what do you take with you? obviously a lot of people are trying to take their documents passports, any kind of identification cache, but, you know, it's basic supplies. it's how much can you carry on your back as you're literally forced to run for your life?
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and i think this is, this is why it's so critical that the borders remain open, that we're able to access people as quickly as possible inside and outside ukraine . so that humanitarian agencies like you and hcr, can reach those in need and provide the, the basic supplies to help people as they, as they flee. john, i'll get any williams at the, at you and hcr. thank you so much for speaking with us. thank you. now the world of sports is also reacting to russia's invasion of ukraine formula. one has canceled the russian grown pre scheduled for the end of september. the grand prix there has been a fixture of the racing calendar for a number of years, and formula one made a deal with russia back in 2011 formula one. dr. sebastian festal had already declared his intention to boycott the event. if it went ahead, saying it would be completely wrong to stage a race in russia under the current circumstances. tennis player andre
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rube live has joined a number of russian public figures. speaking out against vladimir putin's attack on ukraine, after a match in dubai, on friday, group lab wrote woods. no, we'll please on board. costas camera since thursday, a number of from an and television personalities, musicians and athletes within russia, have also issued public statements and social media condemning invasion, ukraine, and bonus league asides hoffen heim and stood god came together to make a statement condemning russian aggression against ukraine. ahead of that match on friday evening, almost before the game kicked off, both teams lined up together behind a bana bearing an anti war slogan in ukrainian colors. amendment silence has been held in honor of the casualties of the invasion. once the game kicked off, stood got took a 2nd half lead through what harrow and doe that was before too late goals from
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hoffman's crystal baumgartner secured the home side to 3 watching d. w. use his the main story that we are following. flea and apartment block has been struck by a missile and achieve suburb the russian forces have been attempting to capture. no deaths have been reported is comes as russia says it is using cruise missiles against ukrainian targets up to date on d. w coming up next, a special d w program, in which we take a step back and ask why it's not an air pollution invade ukraine. that's with my colleague, b rush about a j in just a moment. there is, of course, can play coverage of rushes war against ukraine on our website. that's d, w dot com as well as on twitter and instagram at the tip when
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in with a large scale birchum of 80 budget land grabbers are exploiting the amazon rain forest. indigenous peoples are now briefly opposing them. a long term report from the heart of brazil starts march 9th on d w. this is data avenues broadcasting from belinda in this special program. we take one step back and ask, why did vladimir putin invade ukraine? he claimed it was to de modify and demilitarized the country, but is that the real reason and what to be on says to me about who teens russia and what about president putin himself? joe biden believes he wants to re establish the former soviet union. does the u. s . president have appoint.

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