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the media center ah ah, this is tito news ally from berlin civilian targets under fire in russia's war on ukraine. an apartment block suffers a direct walk it strike as russian forces attempt to seize control of the key if summer. this comes, as russia says, it is using cruise missiles against ukraine, also coming up seeking refuge from russia's aggression ukrainians make it to safety in poland, including children whose fathers turned back to fight with their country. and as
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germany's chancellor meets with the leaders of eastern european nato, well as the 1st refugees from the war against you, cain arrived in germany. ah . and welcome to our viewers around the world. i'm michael ok. ukrainian forces have been fighting back against russian assaults on the outskirts of keith. authorities have urged citizens to help defend the capital weapons such as guns are being given out to ordinary citizens. the ukrainian army says it fended off an assault on an army base in the capitol. russia is military says it has launched a barrage of cruise missiles against you grant. and now we're seeing some of the latest damage here. a missile hit this apartment building. it's located just minutes away from keeps secondary international airport. there are conflicting
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reports of casualties. ukrainian, president of vladimir zalinski has said the damage wage should be enough for his country to be allowed to join the european union. let's take a listen. very no. when you're lucky at the residential buildings destroyed by missiles and artillery of the final argument for the world to join us in stopping this occupational invasion. i am saying it as frankly as possible. the ukrainian people deserve and have the right to membership of the european union. this will be the main evidence of support for our country mosley grave. as russian forces attempt to capture the capital, not every one is about to fight. and for the most vulnerable, it's been a terrifying weight. oh, the sound of war, as heard from central key if through the night it came in waves, as russian forces and closer to ukraine's capital,
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seeking shelter in the underground bunker in this church. these families could only hope and pray but for many others, staying put is not an option. holding on to what they treasure the most. it's a painfully slow journey in search of safety. we at least, yeah, for a long time, maybe. yeah. a maybe people. 07. 0 maybe. but it's crazy. it's crazy. to leave my name with me and my name because the invaders, i must leave it. it's not this one. shem daughter or uncle, but he's not leaving. at sunrise, president vladimir zalinski posted a video from outside his office to denounce claims that he'd surrendered. my whole
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fled. dave, i'm here. we will not lay down any weapons. we will defend our state because o weapon is our true fruits. and the truth is that this is our land, all country, our children, my. she didn't even move since when we will defend all of that. that includes defending the streets. this armored vehicle was spotted in a residential pot of key of in the southern city of house on here was an explosion at a gas station. just moments before the eye witness mentioned, a plane with russia says it's launch missile attacks from both the air and sea. meanwhile, ukrainian forces say they destroyed a russian convoy outside key of it's all part of the accompanying propaganda battle . as this war rages on t w corresponded funny for shar,
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joins us on the line. and actually we see pictures of her. there she is. she was in keith, but is no longer there has moved to another location altogether. funny. tell us where you are and what's going on around you. i mean, i'm an ascii which is about normally about 4 hours from keith. it actually took us 14 hours yesterday to get here and what you actually see behind me as normally as theater. but it's no longer theater, but it has become a refugee center for internally displaced people from all, all regions of ukraine, a trying to find a shelter here. now on the other side, just across from this shelter, you see a long, long line of people, volunteers, a man of all ages, trying to sign off to help ukraine and defend itself. what's happening really here in am an etzky is something it also also tells you what their situation right now is in ukraine. and that is a combination of a panic,
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a combination of resistance and, and, and still a hope though, that it may not go as far as, as a lot of people are worried, that it may, that this is going to be a rule for a long, long long time to calm people are hoping that there's going to be a negotiation between ukraine and russia to prevent the death and the further bloodshed among civilians among soldiers. and everyone involved here in this as situation in ukraine. and funny, as we saw those images of people who are now displaced, you get the sense that this is certainly just the beginning of what have you heard from you? cringe capital chief. what's happening, keith is, is basically just a big mess right now. people are panicking, they're trying to find shelter or go to the mattress station. the mayor of keep declared that or a nachos i don't to not, i'm not going to operate any longer. they are only operating as a bunkers as shelters. now we have seen, of course,
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heart wrenching pictures of children huddling together are scared. and it is a very, very critical situation. as we are hearing that the russian military troops, i'll building up around the city. apparently, only 30 kilometers from the city center is a heavy russian troop of build up. but already there, russian soldiers in on the ground in keith. so it's expected that street fight between ukrainian and russian forces are about to begin or even to escalate. at the same time, the president, president zalinski appeared in a video on the social media early this morning. basically trying to show i'm still here. i'm not going to lay down arms because he said, rumors have it that people thing that he is going to urge people to lay down their arms and dimitra dean militarized as is being expected by a russian president vladimir putin. so a lot of chaos and in fact,
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what is engulfing right now, keith and history on clear what the next hours are going to bring. they are just like, is unclear what's going to happen to the rest of the country as you're so many explosions across the country in various regions, even though the most intense shelling so far still is in the east and in the southern and northern parts of ukraine ok, that's a d w. so funny for sure. are many, many things funny and please now many of the people caught up in the invasion have fled to neighboring countries. tens of thousands of ukrainian refugees have fled since thursday. we can see where most are headed. not surprisingly, to countries neighboring ukraine. they include e u members, poland, slovakia, hungry romania as well as non e u member moldova as fighting worsens. these countries are now embracing for more refugees. in the coming days, the train station in the polish city of chima shall 10 kilometers from ukraine for
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many ukrainian refugees. it's their 1st stop after crossing the border. these 4 children are having their 1st hot meal in 30 hours 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. just for the moment. they were masses of people on the way. we took a bus towards the border and then whooped. then we stood in a 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 jams, they had to get off the bus and walk the last 15 kilometers to the border near live if they heard explosions. good. it was terrible that there were rockets sign.
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we came here with that passports, we only have our birth certificates, we were lessen to poland as refugees, young as you see, the polish 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 all so 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 in warsaw expects that up to 1000000 people could flee to the country and it promises that they will
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all be taken in that spring. you now dw corresponded max, and who, who is at 8 the train station in shimmer shall up maxim more than a $100000.00 ukranian refugees have already arrived in poland. described the situation there for the transition in tennessee, as you rightly pointed out, and it just became a lot more busy over the last last few minutes. the last train from ukraine just came in and brought a lot of new people and people here actually a polish locals and people from the city council firefighters as well. so they're working very hard to provide, provide help, providing many donations like these food donations over here. and services to the people here who arrive here at the airport. so the handling out food, but they're also helping them with their next travel arrangements. i'm trying to bring them together with a family and relatives if there are some in poland or
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a neighboring countries, or if not, help them with accommodation. bring them to some of the reception centers had happened, put in place here in the country and the interior minister deputy in terms of poland. and i came to the area this morning and spoke to the presence had a pointed out more than a 100000 people, already half crossed from ukraine to poland. and they're likely going to be a lot more numbers. conservative estimates were about $1000000.00, but perhaps they're going to be even more than that. but it seems that the authorities are and, and locals are doing their utmost to, to provide assistance to the people who have community max. it's literally busing their. i can't imagine that there's going to be a lead up anytime soon. the refugees are offering on the road for hours. i imagine they arrive though having not slept or eaten much. what condition are they in? that's absolutely right. i mean people, people are leaving. you train for reasons, people are anxious people have fear, people have experience trauma perhaps,
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but also they are just very exhausted that the trip through you train on the nozzle the last like across from the border and takes, takes a lot of time at the, the land crossings have been particularly difficult to the car crossings because there have been huge pile ups of traffic people i to leave their cars and, and walk the last few kilometers to cross the border. so people who are right there and actually very exhausted. and in addition to that, the ukrainian authorities hm. made it changed the, the crossings at the style, the crossings. and you cannot cross my car from your train to point any longer because a lot of the drivers were male. and they're trying to keep anybody of the fighting age between 18 and 60 in the country. so now people who leave you train and cross the border to pull and actually have to walk. or if they come by train here to the train station. it's also very difficult because you're dealing with a lot of checks for the same reason and a lot of delays. so people here are in
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a very difficult state. max. i wonder how do people on the ground in poland actually view this attack in ukraine and are they, are they angry, or is there a few that perhaps russia mate may have them in it? sites me. that's this difficult to say. i mean, everybody, everybody across the board is worried. that's for sure. there have has been a story come, mistrust, 22222, rush hour for especially some older parts of the polish generation. so people are doing very close to what's happening and a lot of people are afraid that is, that violence may spill over. and that perhaps being in the european union and being a nato might not be enough protection after all. but at the moment, the situation is very fast moving,
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of course and people are obviously worried and watching very close to what's happening. max sandra with the group are very tired and hungry people there in shame, michelle and many, many thanks. the european union has already imposed economic sanctions on russia in response to its war against ukraine, french naval. these voices have now intercepted a cargo vessel loaded with cars headed for russia, which they suspect of belonging to a company targeted by those sanctions. the ship has been escorted to a french port. president manuel mac all says he's convinced the war in ukraine will have tough lasting consequences for europeans, doubtless of it. if i can tell you one thing this morning. it is that this crisis will last, this war will last and all the crises that come with it will have lasting consequences . and so we must prepare for this with great determination and great solidarity was
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he but good. so did id german chancellor. all of schultz is meeting with poland prime minister and lithuanian president here in berlin to discuss further sanctions on russia. western nations have already imposed a wide range of sanctions following invasion of ukraine on friday, both the u. s. and the you announced plans to put sanctions directly on president vladimir putin and his foreign minister survey laughed off. but the polish government says it wants you to go further and sanction russia more harshly. we're now joining the studio by our political correspondent, thomas sparrow. thomas german chancellor sholtes met just just met with the polish and with the winning leaders here in berlin. how significant is this meeting is, is certainly very significant for various reasons. so what you already stressed the importance of sanctions that probably discussing whether the sanctions that have
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already been imposed are going to be effective and what might be necessary as a further step. that's one key element. the 2nd one we just heard from him and where macro, the french president state, that this is something that's going to take a long time. it's not, i'm just going to end just immediately. so from that perspective, a 2nd topic that's clearly on the agenda is what the medium to long term consequences would be. how to prepare those countries, not only ukraine, but also countries that are very close to, to ukraine for possible medium to long term consequences. and there's the then there's the issue of strengthening nato's eastern flank. something that has been happening already in the last few days or something that had been planned in the last few weeks. and that has to do with the fact that countries like poland, like the baltic states feel particularly threatened about the current situation and about the possibility that the current crisis in ukraine could spill over even more into country like poland. poland shares a border with ukraine or 2 countries in the in the baltic. as far as germany is
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concerned, they have already that they are participating in this strengthening of nato's eastern flank by sending extra troops julia hue, ania also by strengthening their presence in countries like sto, vakio, or romania. so these 3 topics i believe are going to be very important in that meeting that's taking place in the chance. well, as you well know, there's been a lot of criticism on germany for not supporting a band on russia, from the swift financial system. what is germany's position here? essentially, as germany's foreign mini sandra babcock stress, germany's fearful that there could be massive collateral damage. i'm quoting her there, especially when it comes to the business that german companies do with, with russia, but also with germany's payments towards rat russia for gas delivery. so there's also fear within germany that gas supplies to be cut short, that germany might be effective in that sense. and that's why germany has stress. in particular, the finance minister that germany is open to discussing
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a sanctioning russia in bay central banning russian from the swift financial system . but that the consequence is not only for russia, but also for germany and other european countries must also be discussed very specifically. again, there is concern, there is fear among german leaders that, that could affect germany very badly indeed, if they do support that panel. russia from the swiss financial system will also hearing that the very 1st groups of people fleeing this conflict in ukraine have in fact arrived here in germany. can you tell us a little bit more about that? that's correct. and they're mostly arriving in the eastern part of the country when the german border with poland and the german federal state of brandenburg. the leader there has a stress at the 1st families have indeed arrived. mostly people who have relatives in germany. but lead us in that part of the country are preparing for around 10000 people arriving from ukraine. we've also heard that the 1st families have arrived here in berlin, and this is just part of
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a much wider potential problem. we'll ready heard some of that in that report that we had a minutes ago. but basically, you and estimates have stressed that there are already over 100000 people, leaving the war in ukraine underestimates say that if the war intensifies, they are planning for up to 4000000 people leaving ukraine to other countries. 4000000 people, d w political correspond, thomas param, any thanks. russian president vladimir putin has repeated a call to ukrainian soldiers to surrender. also making baseless accusations against the ukrainian government. you? sure, so, but i sure once again, i appeal to the service men of the armed forces of ukraine una system do not allow new nazis to use your children, your wives and elderly as human heels take power into your own hands. it seems that they will be easier for us to come to an agreement than with this gang of luck and external neo nazis who settled in cliff and took the entire ukrainian people
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hostage going to them. and for the view from russia, i'm joined now like journalists, natalia's mind saver in moscow. natalia welcome putin there. of course, talking and calling on the ukrainian people to lay down their arms. what is the sense in russia as to how putin's war is going? here in russia, we're hearing every that practically every hour and say to even you updates about how this military operation, how it's cold here on the official media is progressing. there are new numbers of defense are off, military objective captured or destroyed and korean territory. but they're still known use as for how many troops has rushed last or there are still denying the fact that they have been any attacks on the, on the cities or on their civil relation. they still saying the only attack the military object of despair, the beatrice we are seeing or in our program and in other programs. so this is that
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the narrative has been going on there, but it hasn't address the nation since yesterday since what we've seen now. but in the meantime, innovative their former russian president and the deputy chief of defense of firms jury to counsel, sorry, oh, issued a statement earlier saying basically that and sanctions that are imposed against russia, one change anything, it will only strength from the country. he also is calling to ask, as all agreements, russia has moved the west, but secret pointing out the strategic arms reduction treaty. and he also says it's, it's russia is not longer a part of the council of europe. it may as well get back the death penalty, which is of course, the way warning developments i understand the kremlin has moved to tightened restrictions on free speech on line, including access to twitter. what more can you tell us? yes, exactly. am today am embarrassed. we just of russia that people had m difficulties
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accessing twitter. moreover, efram yesterday, facebook and the other apps like instagram, whatsapp. i have been functioning with limitations. they've been a partial block. i'm on facebook and people are a few in here that there will be even more restrictions. and since using social media, but also i, russian independent media with twist. you are here in the country who are reporting on the situation in ukraine using the words like war and invasion. they are facing a craig down because i'm just a couple of hours ago. gosh, panther, the russian person we deregulation issued and letters to them saying that they should take down all the content that violates what is said, the russian official position that contradicts it. and if they won't do that, they'll face of your fines. and this is the very also was the way talking development here because it seems like soon we won't have any sources them here in russia to tell us was have any grain. right. and,
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and some of the big news away from the conflict, of course, on friday was a western powers, targeted sanctions against president putin and his foreign minister shirt sir j lab rav. how is that going down in moscow? well, official position, frances, what's an advantage to straw to day is that sanctions is known use for russia and russia is prepared for them. but of course, what else can they, can they say, am on the other hand of common russian people though russian consolation is, i guess, very worried about the sanction, especially what this will mean for rational economy and for their livelihood and for their assets in the past. 2 days we've seen many people rush to their cash machines to the banks and just to get out cash or do change their wobbles into yours and dollars just to see what they have right now. because uncertainties what, what worries a lot of them and what we've seen also is that the sanctions can own also fax,
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and in what things will be available here on the market. this friday will also, i'm trying to buy things that they thought they will need in future. so there is a lot of a lot of frustration about what things is wilma, fresh me, it's a journalist the natalia small and save it with the view from moscow. many thanks and he and the world of sports is also reacting to the russian invasion of ukraine in spain, football club at electric o, madrid, join the efforts to end the conflict in ukraine at electrical madrid, lit up their stadium in the colors of the ukrainian flag to show support and alongside that, there was also the message stop war displayed on the outside walls of the stadium, making their opposition to russia's actions clear. tennis player andre roo. blather has joined a number of russian public figures. speaking out against flattery. putin's attack on ukraine after a match in dubai. on friday, we will have wrote the words,
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no war please, directly on the lens of of broadcasters, camera. since thursday, a number of prominent television personalities, musicians and athletes within russia, have also issued public statements on social media condemning the invasion of ukraine. let's recap. the latest developments. ukraine's military says it repelled an assault by russian troops on an army base in vessel kiff. about 40 kilometers south of key of the town mayor says there were heavy casualties. russian news agency and a fax reports that the russian forces have taken control of the ukrainian city of knowledgable if confirmed, then this would be the 1st major city taken by the russians. street fighting is ongoing with russian forces in the capital give. the city has been locked with intense gunfire and explosions overnight. the apartment block has been struck by
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a missile in key of suburb that russian forces have been attempting to capture. russia says it is using cruise missiles against ukrainian targets coming up next. so special d w program in which we take a step back and asked why did glad improved invade ukraine. that's coming up with the rush of energy in just ah, with ah
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say because they use the collapse of the soviet union was the greatest geopolitical .

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