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armed forces were obliged to defend the country from irregular groups, but added that human rights needed to be respected and that the events at the border would be investigated. ah, this is al jazeera ah hello, i'm fully back to bo, this is a news our lie from doha, with continuing extensive coverage of the war in ukraine. coming up in the next 60 minutes. russian forces target a ukrainian military base near the border with orland killing at least 35 people. with warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe in mario paul new efforts to get aid into the port city
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that's been left for about power food and water. a heavy police response antiwar protests across russia. hundreds are detained in 23 cities and also the sour iran claims responsibility for a missile attack. near a u. s. consulate, any rocks northern kurdish city of urban that i have he dissimilar the sport for time. grand slam champion, miami osaka is lifting tears on the tennis court. a dim of being heckled at indian wells. thank you very much for joining us. russia. miss alice strikes have hit a military training base in western ukraine. around 30 miss has struck the facility in yavari eve that's in the living region, just 20 kilometers from poland, a member of nato, and the european union. at least 35 people were killed in the attack in more than a 130 wounded ukraine holds most of its trails with nato at the base which housed
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us chose just a few weeks ago. during a whole has more from the outskirts of you. i believe on our way, and we saw loads of these ambulances screaming in and screaming out, taking injured, to evolve hospital just down the road over that possibly also all the way to vive as well. and pretty grim descriptions coming about the extent of injuries suffered the center of international peacekeeping and security. this faith is called it is a training facility in the latter part of last year. it hosted pretty substantial military exercises involving $6000.00 forces from 15 country countries including us forces. it is also known to have housed a foreign military personnel providing training to ukrainian troops. the americans announced back on february the 12th, not so long ago that they were putting out a 150 of their military train as it is not known at this moment whether any foreign
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personnel were on the base. but this is a say was a secure military installation barracks, barrack blocks, clearly seen from satellite pictures, no civilians on the space at that time, but a clear indication that russia is widening the extent of its attacks into the west of the country. a warning on saturday from deputy foreign minister. so gay re upcoming that supplies of military a military weaponry that are known to be coming into this country frequently. now that have been so useful in bolstering ukraine's defense are considered legitimate targets. and that over there is one of several routes into the country for just those sorts of supplies. so a clear message here from russia that it is willing to attack incoming military aid . so remember this, ruth is not just for military supplies. it is also being used by hundreds of thousands of civilians fleeing this country, becoming refugees into europe, leaving what was hitherto
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a peaceful corner of ukraine. now no longer. and there's been intense fighting outside ukraine's capital keys. many people have been fleeing the russian advance to government controlled ah, towns. this is below a horrid car where cars and vans full of people have been arriving. many have survived constant bombings and they are running out of food and water. some say the roads was littered with mines. ah . sunday morning church bells have been drawn down by the sound of every sirens in ukraine's capital. keith has been equally quiet lately with a threat of russian troops on the city's outskirts, but worshippers. steel came to church, one of the champions, even breast, the rifles of those have chosen to defend the city as a fighting intensifies across ukraine as hope talks between the 2 sides can help
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bring about a ceasefire. a russian delegate says they've made significant progress. and one of ukraine's negotiators says the russian side has become more constructive, approved mario grima, representatives of the russian federation at the negotiations. no longer put forward ultimatums, but attentively listened to our propositions. ukraine will not give up its positions our demands of the end of the war and the withdrawal of the russian troops. i see that there's an understanding of this process and dialogue. swinging out, his ear is emron kind whose in key for us ukraine's capital. tell us more emron 1st about what both sides have been saying about the ongoing talks. they're founding optimistic. are they all sounding optimistic? but just before i come to that, i probably can't hear the with the hearing and their rates are go off in the distance, right. now just goes to show you that things are still very tense. it now is
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interesting because you've heard from the ukranian delegation, they're saying there is been significant progress. the russians have also responded as well. a delegate to the talks else that was quoted in the r i a news agency they courses the mongolian, it slootsky who said, comparing the situation of the state of talks now. and when they 1st started, he said there was substantial progress. he said, and he will, he was also said, is quoted as saying that would be a joint statement. i can tell you that that hasn't reassured people, hey, everybody here is still preparing for the worst and open for the best. um, no one knows what these talks really mean and what they mean by a joint statement. but the fact that talks are happening is a good sign. but i can tell you, like i said earlier, no one's really hopeful that they it's going to be definitive in the coming days. these tools may well take a very long time. yeah. and present zalinski im ron has been talking about he
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monitoring portals. what, what does he said about those? i mean are, is there hope that these can be established or the furniture and corridors were already been established. and he said that a 125000 people have managed to get out through various corridors into safer ukrainian territory. but mary paul is of a big concern to him. that's been under siege now. 3 days by russian forces. intense fighting inside the city as well. but as you learn tearing corridors actually goes both ways. there's people coming out, but there's also supplies going in about 4 hours ago. we were told that there was a supply convoy going into the city that was about 80 kilometers away. we don't know if it's got any further. it's gonna be a hard slope for that convoy to get inside with all the intense fighting going on. but those supplies are desperate leaders say yes, this was today's message here he was very concerned about getting that humanitarian
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aid convoy into variable. and in the last few hours im ron, we've heard reports of an american journalists are killed in a pin and not far from where you i understand what you're hearing about is what we're hearing. the details are still coming in to us. we're not totally sure what the family has been notified or not. it's likely that they have, but it was a 51 year old american journalist who was going into our pain. now we went down to the checkpoint. the leads into our pin. ah, yesterday or we had shelling and there was gunfire and we turned back ah, post that checkpoint is where apparently the american journalist and his colleague went in and there was some gunshots fired and that's where he was killed. his colleague actually managed to survive. that although he is in the hospital, now we don't know whether he's in the hospital here in keyboards. been taken
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elsewhere. sir, i'm just, harrison strange was that. but what we do know is that there is a significant activity in her pain. still, it's very dangerous. a lots of people, a lot of journals who have come from there in the coming days have said that they're getting past the ukrainian checkpoint is incredibly dangerous. it sounds like it looks like the american journalist went slightly further than perhaps they should have done very dangerous. indeed. please stay safe in mankind life, or is there in ukraine's capital eve. now let's get more on that military base that was hit earlier on sunday by the russians and military base training base not far from the polish border natasha, but now joins us from the western city of la viv, our natasha. you've been very close to a hospital, i understand where some of those injured in that strike in yavari that, that military training base are being treated. tell us about what you've seen and what more you're learning about this attack.
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where we're learning more as a hours pass. i mean, most notably, of course, that death toll that went up quite significantly. 35 people killed their more than a 130 injured and some of those casualties. some of those people who were injured have been taken to main hospitals here in the v in the city, or the airbase was about 50 kilometers west of the viet. now at the hospital, there were a lot of security personnel, lot of military officers who told us that we couldn't be too close to the hospital . the situation is very tend to really feel a sense of anxiety. but we know that injured people are being treated than others. we imagine will also arrive in the course of the day. but as i said, all of this bringing this war even closer to people here in the vive, during the night, it was another night broken by an air raid sirens that went for
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a pretty much for space of 3 hours. and now we know that those sirens were connected to this attack on this military base, which isn't so far away. you know, i spoke to one a young woman here who said to me, nobody levine, even if it doesn't feel like it is so close to conflict. in terms of it is far behind the main front line. she said nobody's going to feel normal in this city. nobody can feel okay until this war is over. and that is the real sense. you feel here, day by day anxiety creeping in and is the same picture across other parts of western ukraine because overnight there was another attack on an air field advantage. frank, vist that is in the south west of ukraine. the 2nd attack in just a couple of days. apparently, the air for buildings destroyed, regional authority, say, in the north west, the town of looks. this is a town we vested yesterday because just outside of it the day before or there had been an attack on an airfield, their food, ukraine, and soldiers were killed in knots. yesterday we spoke to the man he had just been
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at the funeral of to those ukrainian soldiers. he said, look, you know, people in my city are going to be, so we're not, we're not scared or panicky yet. he believes the ukraine will win the war. but there is absolutely, there is absolutely no or are you can say that people are not feeling a lot more uncomfortable than they were before, even though this kind of define mood most certainly continues and just fine. yeah, i should say, of course, that air base was so close to the polish border. poland, a nato man, but this is as close as a russian attack has come to a nature country. natasha. thank you for that natasha butler life or is there in the living? let's get an update now on the situation in eastern ukraine and speak to i sat bagels in denise pearl for us. i thought alice 1st about are the humanitarian quarrels in the east of the country, especially for mary paul, which as we heard from iran, there's a lot of concern about absolutely, there's
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a lot of concern about that now mario paul is a strategic city. the north of the see of us off it faces and not the see of us of know that fighting has been taking place is quite intense. it's surrounded and they have been attempts to try and get some humanitarian aid into that city. now for the last week or trucks laden with food and medical supplies have left the city of south reassure about 120 miles north of mario portland. try to get in and they've been turned around and they've also been accusations, or that it's been fired or fired on that both sides are blaming each other for the humanitarian situation. now we do understand that there is a convoy on its way about 2 hours away and the negotiations are still ongoing to try and get some humanitarian aid into that city or. and again, both sides are talking to each other and trying to get some of those vital supplies . now we're hearing from city officials that the death toll them in mario paul is around $1500.00 people have died since the fighting has started. they are,
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but the humanitarian situation here in the east again is more intensive. mario holborn continues in the cities of her give to the north of hair and many other areas asked the russian forces advancing, increase the number of attacks taking place and give us an update on the fighting in eastern ukraine. how far as at the russian forces progressing well, the 2nd largest city of hurricane for the russians have hit this multiple times of shall did hit it with missiles on air strikes. they even tried to enter that city, but were repelled. now the situation in that city is still very intense, but the russians have not been able to take it now. the russians are fighting on multiple fronts, neither trying to make advances here. but we also have to note that many people in the eastern region of ukraine are russian speaking and in the past of had an affinity to russia. so the russians, if they want to win hearts and minds, they're probably not thinking of going in really hard into some of those cities.
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now some of the places have been hit by air strikes, but this still hasn't been a large ground defensive other than the city of her give. and again, the situation here is intense as we will come again. many people were leaving and on there cause we could see signs saying that there were children on board. so many people have left those cities and some people have left a number of times some people left there for eastern region of ukraine like done asked and came here and then have, i've had to leave again to say for part of say, for pots of ukraine thank you for that update. i sat big life for us in adeney pro in eastern ukraine. now as the war in ukraine continues, more than 200 people have been arrested, an antiwar protests in 23 cities across russia. several were detained in moscow where the ronnie was quickly disrupted by police a jail crammed in critical maxine avonlea called for the demonstrations last week. at least 5000 people were arrested ab 69 protest nationwide. demonstrators were
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also out in force in st. petersburg, despite emily's grant down present, vladimir putin has announced penalties including 15 years in prison, for protesting against the kremlin. as springing at bernard smith was in moscow for a soberness protest in several cities against the war. bring us up to speed with what's been happening. this sunday foley, it's a stretch really to call these even protests. it's very, very difficult for people to go out on to the streets and protest. any hint of somebody trying to go out or looking like a protester, and are very often brut violently dragged away. or by the police, the people in are the high visibility vests a journalist by law they have to wear though, so they are on one side, and the police are dragging away people who might look like they are a protester that the protest don't really get going in one instance, in one city, a woman just holding up a black blank piece of paper or was taken away by the police,
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an indication of how they are keen to crack down. any thing that looks like a protest among other social media channels, you often see, protest, pictures appearing is instagram. it will be blocked from midnight to night in russia. not specifically because of spreading protest pictures, but because of a decision taken by histograms, parent company matter who have relaxed their hate speech rules on what uses in ukraine can say about or russia's war in ukraine, russia's invasion of ukraine. and because of that, the russian authorities have said that they want prosecutors want instagram and a matter the parent company, facebook declaring an extremist organisation. and as part of that instagram blocked 18000000 in instrument uses in russia like the rest of the world. it is ubiquitous, it has its fair share of influences who make a living on instagram. something like that being blocked will be really noticed
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here, there are other channels of course there also being notice of course, are the sanctions that have been imposed on russia. the foreign ad finance miss jana san has been speaking about fat. what impact are they having? how much damage either causing the sanction still to the russian economy? all the main problem for the russian central bank is getting hold of the cash reserves. it builds up in case of sanctions and the finance minister, anton silvan of he says, they've locked up, they can get hold of about $300000000000.00 of the $640000000000.00, or that they have in reserve. and he says that the west is trying to put pressure on try china as well, to limit trade with russia, so that russia can't access the foreign reserves. it has denominated in chinese remnant b. there's also a risk that russia might, for the 1st time since the bolshevik revolution, 1917 default on foreign loans. russia says he's going to pay them back in roubles.
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the 1st ones ado on the 16th of march, paying back in roubles rather than the foreign currency that denominated in a sort of effectively a default. while the payments are due on march 16th though, there is a 30 day grace period, so they have until april 16th, the rushes as we can't access it for money, can't pay the loans in those foreign currencies. vernace smith in moscow, thank you very much for that. we'll have more on the war in ukraine later on in the news hour. in the meantime, let's turn our attention to other world news, and iran has claimed responsibility for a garage of ballistic missiles that struck near the u. s. consulate in the northern iraqi city of or bail. iranian st. television reported the attacks were aimed at what it called secret israeli bases. it said there were in retaliation for an air strike in syria that kill 2 of its revolutionary guard members. a u. s. official says there was no impact at the consulate which is unoccupied. a satellite channel near the u. s. consulate went on air shortly after the attack,
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showing shattered glass and debris on the studio for osama bin. jarrod has the latest from baghdad. this is the 1st time that we're hearing of an attack using ballistic missiles into or out by from iran. the i r g c has claimed responsibility, but they're not explicitly said why the hard thing that is in response to the evil deed by israel. and if it doesn't stop our warning of more attack and deadly attacks, what we know so far from official who can spoken to us on the condition of anonymity is that the missile hit around midnight iraqi time on around this new constant building, which is going to be one of the largest building of the u. s. department in the region. there was no material damage. there was some damage to nearby buildings including the this television net but the private television, the k 24. but so far there have been no casualties. an investigation has been
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ordered and it has been a plethora of of reaction. after this, we heard from the prime minister of the semi autonomous goodish reason, mr. designing, calling it a terrorist attack and saying this can be there can be no pretext to attacking iraqi sovereignty. and his hairy forces were this update from west jerusalem. have long been these reports of an unacknowledged israeli presence in kurdistan. there was a report in the iranian media last year about an attack, supposedly, by iranian forces, against such interests and against my side individual something which was largely disregarded here in israel. and certainly no comment about that so far and the cut astonished authorities themselves a saying that there is no such base inside israel. however, it does go to the, the wider picture of the pretty constant israeli attacks against iranian interests
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inside syria. and the fact that there haven't been, it seems any casualties or any material damage that potentially gives away as some kind of de escalation. will that be and is really response if there hadn't been any direct israeli interests struck or will the very public accusations and the very sort of unprecedented nature of this ballistic missile attack for that specific reason given by the iranians. will that mean that some kind of military response potentially inside syria, again, will be forthcoming, relatively senior iranian military figures were killed in strikes attributed to israel just in the last few days. it also goes to, to further emphasize the need that israel places on its actions inside syria. one of the reasons that the prime minister natalie bennett has been publicly very low to criticize russia over its invasion of ukraine in recent weeks. because there is
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essentially tacit russell approval of those already a not challenging of those is radio strikes in syrian territory. let's discuss this further now with hum edmore savvy, who's a professor of political science at the university of taylor on his joining us via skype, from the ryan's capital. thank you very much for being with us, mr. i'm a savvy. let's talk about the timing. first of this strike, why would yvonne's revolutionary guard carry out this attack in iraqi kurdistan? now, you know, what's the significance of this? well, i think every time iran in the united states are engaged in sensitive negotiations . these re, these tried to sabotage the cox or we had this in 2015. and i think these railways are trying to do this now. and now the attack by the i, your g. c was actually response to these railey attack, which actually killed a to rather senior i or g. c figures. according to the i your g, c,
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r. the response by iran was actually aimed at a more solid base, which was used by israeli intelligence against iran. and i think are the fact that iran claimed the responsibility for this attack shows that you on we're respond to these kind of his railey attacks and what impact, i mean, the timing, again is significant. it comes as there's been a pause in those talks to renegotiate the ran nuclear deal are because of what's happening in ukraine. what impact you expect this to have on those efforts? well, i think could be wrong. nuclear deal is add an impact, as you mentioned, because of the russian demands at the negotiations in vienna, in the re, these are trying to sabotage to talk. nevertheless, i think both you on and the united states wants to talk to succeed. there's also
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the factor that the we know from the negotiations that the americans have been hesitant to take the i r g c of the foreign terrorist organisation list, which has been one of the main demands of you on. and that has actually been one of the stumbling blocks for the negotiations to succeed as well. so i think this development will further complicate to talk to succeed, but i think we will have to wait in the, in the weeks to follow to hopefully hopefully will not negatively impact the top. as you said, the iranian revolutionary, god has said this attack on these spaces in iraqi kurdistan were in respond to these really attack earlier on iran. this is a very public accusation from the rain news today. are they expecting a response from israel? well, according to uranian media,
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there has been israeli casualties in this attack. never to that's the way these have been very quiet about this. i think the fact that the israelis have not mentioned any casualties, points to the issue that i think they will not respond to this iranian attacks. if they in 5 to do respond. i think this will escalate the situation further. and i think if the talks in vienna ultimately fail, we will witness these kinds of hostility between you on and israel much more in the future. thank you very much for sharing of use. what i had most savvy professor of political science at the university of taylor, i'm thank you for your time. still ahead on a saturday or use our colombians are heading to the post to choose senators. the vote is expected to set the tone for the upcoming presidential elections. fast. take responsibility for your rubbish calls for companies in indonesia to do more as
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landfills, edge, closer to capacity, and in support. my family, apples off. another impressive come back to relate on beaten. this is famous. ah, well, it was a hot weekend in similar gulf states, up to about 40 degrees in the u. e. and the still plenty of sun, the sky, once again, a winter storms on its way through late winter. so there is a big difference in terms. it's about 70 buff average in keta, dubai, abu dhabi for example, and about 6 or 7 below average. more than that in turkey, that co day brings itself down through northern egypt, down the red sea, where the sun helps to warm things up once again. but does been the higher ground of lebanon and syria. you still got occasional wintry showers. the picture for
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monday is mostly a sunny one. there are few showers around most to when she still has in turkey. now by john norton iran. the tension to run my be at 90 degrees, but i think you'll feel a cold when letting that's probably an exaggeration of what it looks like on some ometer. there. the showers that are the tail end. this storm system might just reach into battery, but i don't think so. now the wintry stuff remains further north took my son, the cross rough gas condition bay show 60 degrees, but that's going to feel cold, frankly, 16 in the sunshine. what happened to got me? well, that's the remains of that tropical cycle, giving plenty of rain to the middle of mozambique and it's not just on tuesday or wednesday. it's around for quite a while. ah, living in a war zone is a risk not worth taking for most. but for a 10 year old boy, there is no else to go. in the absence of his parents,
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his grandmother dedicates herself to his upbringing, never knowing whether the next explosion will echo one step closer to the place they call home the distant barking of dogs. a witness documentary on al jazeera with blue blue blue.
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ah ah, a reminder of our main story on this sanchez erin, use our russian missile strikes. i've had a military training based in western ukraine. the governor of live, it says 35 people have been killed in more than a 130 injured the base is just 20 kilometers from the polish border has been intense fighting outside the ukrainian capital key, where air raid sirens have been heard. many people have been freeing the russian advance to government how towers and ukraine surprised and says a convoy carrying humanitarian aid is on his way to mary of all the southern port city surrounded by russian forces. and no one is allowed in or out. why more now on i that attack on that military base near the border with poland. let's speak to
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kurt volker, about this is in washington dc and is a former us ambassador to nato. and a former u. s. special representative for ukraine negotiation. thank you very much for speaking to us. what does this tell you this attack on this military base close to ne, at close to you, a, poland, nato ally, a member of nato. rather. what does it tell you about our president put in strategy, and how worry should we be about this strike coming so close to nato territory? very, thank you very much. i think it is very interesting. brewton is clearly getting a bit more reckless and a bit more desperate. things are not going well in this war for the russian forces . and sir, you can see many signs of this, or you can see him thinking and bringing in syria and fighters to fight alongside the russians. he's arrested the generals in the military leadership. i placed them under house arrest and sang some of the leaders of the intelligence services. and he is increasingly striking civilian targets since he's not able to break the
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granting military. striking the space very close to paul when he knows it was risky . it's an older flu shots, gong just 20 kilometers, further accredited, poland. and this is also striking, an area where western forces had donated supplies to the grenades and search actually going after some of these supplies is reflecting, i think of her dangerous part of her desperate state of mind. a dangerous situation you say, and it's not known yet. whether any foreign personnel were on the base, it's certainly a clear message from russia to nato and its allies. how should they respond to you? thank. well, i think we need to be issuing rushes and very severe warnings that we are not involved in this conflict. we do support ukraine's right to defend itself, but if you attack western or nato or us forces, or if you resort to the use of chemical or biological or other weapons, then all bets are off the we, we will not tolerate attacks on our cells. when you say all bets are off,
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i mean out because the russians have indeed used the threat of nuclear power and chemical weapons would, with the u. s. intervene more directly if russia were to use chemical weapons in ukraine. again, we need to leave that ambiguous in terms of the matter u. s. policy. but i think we need to say that any chemical biological or nuclear used is unacceptable. and that we will respond to any attacks on nato countries or forces. and if he uses those weapons, we would not respond in kind, but there will be response. ok there will be a response you say in the meantime the west continues to to reject active measures like enforcing a no fly zone. the crane surprise it. it is still pending for how what more can can nato and the wes offer at this stage? well, i think we could offer to increase the shipments of their descent systems. we could get the polish, make 29 there. we could provide american a 10 aircraft as well,
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which are ground the tank aircraft. we could provide to ship a surface to ship missiles, the ukrainians need to defender southern goes along. and i don't think we should take a no fly zone off the table. the risks of course, are very high, because you are now talking about the possibility of nato country aircraft flying over ukraine air space, love being close to where russians are operating, and potentially having to keep rushing aircraft out of the nodes pfizer. so it's very risky to do that, and so far you, us and we'll have decided not to, but i think that has to be on the table still as we've seen sir, richard images civilian casualties. the russians are column is diplomacy still on the table. i mean, the french, the german, and these really have been speaking to russia. do you think there's a diplomatic solution in sight? well, diplomacy has never been on the table. russia has never been interested in seeking a cease fire and withdrawing its forces from ukraine, which is what they need to do for their to the settlement. so russia is going
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through the motions of sending the foreign minister lab around somewhere or sending a delegation to beller somewhere, but they're not seriously interested in a go. she ation likewise. as you heard from president mccollum, after the conversation with fujen, he's just not interested in any condition that would be acceptable to anyone. so the policy has a chance after the russians deal, that their forces orders in and that they need to find a way out. but they are not at that stage yet. ambassador evoke, i thank you very much for talking to us kurt vall, crazy for me. i come back in at to nato, joining us and from washington. thank you for your time or pulse. francis, meanwhile, has made his toughest condemnation of the war in ukraine, calling for an end to what he called an unacceptable armed aggression. speaking to thousands of people in st. peter's where the head of the roman catholic church, all the bombing of hospitals and civilian targets, or barrick, crystal city, mona laci token imported, they know me this week. the city of murray,
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paul city that bears the name of the virgin, mary, became a martyr city in harrowing wall that ravaging ukraine in the face of the barbarity of the killing of children, innocent people, and defenseless civilians. there are no strategic reasons to be believed. all that's needed is to stop the unacceptable armed aggression before it reduces cities to cemeteries not. don't get as much more on the war in ukraine, on our website at al jazeera dot com. the very latest on the conflict fair al jazeera dot com on to the world news now, and people in columbia casting their ballads for the next congress. the vote could mark a significant political shift in historically conservative country. it's just 2 months before the presidential election, which would see and left his leader elected for the 1st time. alexander, i'm here to report some cali where major anti government protests took place last year. lifelong local journalist was at the her. there is a reluctant politician. his candidacy for
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a seat in congress is being promoted by the young protestors who rocked the city last spring. and who are now looking for a change of leadership. me or my obsession west and power? do you know somebody a little they have opened our eyes and said they don't want the country. they have received a little minorities they had us become famous in columbia for his relentless coverage of the brutal police response to the protest. hundreds of thousands marched across the country against economic inequality, corruption, and the government's plans to raise taxes on the middle class. but nowhere was the response more violent than in cali. were armed civilians openly shot at protesters along with the police. go away with judges. i saw kids losing their eyes were full that at our side, and i said enough, dear washes, i deserve to be heard. i think they are being criminalized target. thankfully, they had is one of many 1st time candidates endorsed by left these parties hoping
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to change the balance of power in congress. long controlled by conservatives fearing their groat some politicians on the right or condemning last year's protest, calling them a gallery yet they cover others. while more moderate still believed the protesters went too far. the services here should not be using their force to replace the police. that's a reality, or what's also true is that the state is on capable from touch or touching citizens . and what's also true is that in those circumstances, you cannot simply expect people to just stay in their beds, looking how their city is destroyed. the consequences of last year protest are still visible in this part of the city that has since been renamed, puerto racy spencer port of resistance. this, for example, as a memorial for some of the victims of the confrontations with the police, a potent thimble of the deep divisions that exist in the city and this country that will face off in sandy's election. bulls show that alternative candidates could
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control 45 percent of congress. most voters support the left is coalition called they story, co packed lead by presidential candidate gustavo pe through who has a 15 percent advantage over his closest rival. their victory would represent a seismic shift for k, for, for the 1st time, there's a real possibility that candidacy that don't come from traditional liberal or political. ellen could win the presidency and control congress. and this generates turbulence. it's a latent political crisis, fitting those who believe the time for changes come against others who fear it would be a dangerous leap into the dark. and alexandro joins us now live from columbia, capital bogo tassel. sandra, how's the voting going so far? and what are the expectations yes, probably so far it has been a peaceful day of voting both here in the capital and across much of the
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country. there are of course. 6 big expectations on the result of this both is that you've heard in the package before me. that is because there is the expectation of the possibility of a political shift, a political changing the traditionally conservative country. that is because this both comes after president of nationwide why protest that the poles this show a great discontent. some part of voters when they are asked about traditional parties and politicians of course, but also the defendant has had great economic effects on the life of many columbia . so all these reasons are have of service thinking that we could be changing the way from colombia as well. vote. today we're gonna have to see if this will in the
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translate, that in a change in both the preference and colombians are also going to be choosing presidential candidates. how is this contest going to be impacting van in the upcoming presidential election? yes, when both of us arrive, they receive paperwork to choose their candidates in the sentence in the house of representative. and they can also ask to vote in one of 3 in 3rd party consultations that practically are like primaries that unite different parties. some of the last one of the sensor and one of the rights beyond these, there are also some independent candidates that are not participating in the consultations . but essentially at the end of this day, we are supposed to know 2 things. first of all, the new structure of power in congress, which will give us some indication if indeed,
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i'll turn out the candidates like gustavo, who is the clear front runner right now on the last? well indeed have changed and also we should know who the other candidates will be reducing a very large and conventions group of candidates. we're looking more than 20 right now, and this number should go down to 6 or 7 that will face off and made. 6 pretty then show election what another thing to look out today of course is the possibility of political violence. arriving to this day, there have been a trend and a tax to some candidates, especially in rural areas that have seen an increase in violence, a return of the dynamics of the config thing colombia so far again, we had a peaceful day here, but that's something that we're looking at very closely and could that unfortunately the continue to have an impact in columbia solid and will continue to
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follow the situation very closely with you on that. on p t. 9 for us there in bogota, talks between charts, transitional government and armed groups have ended for the day, but will resume in cut out on wednesday. the aim to resolve a long running conflict between rebel groups and the interim government. but some groups have refused to participate. neighboring libya's foreign minister national. and mon gosh says political stability is important for the whole region. stability and shed is priority for us. oh sahara is huge, own desert and huge land. what it's very difficult for us also to control our borders. so we need to engage together to work together. and there is actually also agreement has been signed in 2008 between no 4 countries and judy, olivia sudan, and chad, which require a share board controls between all the d these regions. and we are,
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we're working so hard to activate this agreement because will affect and would have a very positive outcome in peace and that within that region and for many in charge of witness the conflicts they hold, the talks will lead to permanent stability. heber morgan reports from the capitol and jemina window maker ma'am at huddled, has own this shop in chats capital for 30 years. he says many historic events have happened during that time, but one event stands out that he can't forget february, 2nd, 2008. when a rebel coalition entered jemina and fighting reached the presidential palace unless way of soil, it was the worst day that we were all afraid that we were not going to live because there were bombs being dropped on us and on our neighbors. some of our neighbors died and others were displaced. people were running with their belongings on their heads. i saw military planes flying overhead. we were so afraid awful. she did.
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hundreds of people were killed on that day before the rebels were pushed out of the capitol. chat has been locked in internal conflicts for most of the past 3 decades . they've displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians, mostly in the 8th of the country. various groups took up arms with the aim of removing the country's former president it res. debbie who came to power in 1991 in a military cool. he died from injury sustained in a battle last year. his son, 37 year olds, mohammed debbie took over and had a 15 member military council. he wants to talk to the armed groups in the country. now author is acting as a mediator between the 2 sides. but some opposition groups are critical of the talks. even before it's launch, can man, oh my id, but you know what we see happening between the transitional military council and the so called arm groups will not bring any result and is a waste of time. the military is not serious because the timing's wrong. and the military counsels not sending any one of its 50 members to dialogue. it's sending
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former officials who are not neutral and of sided with the military against the armed groups. murder, 12 armed groups will be part of the talks, but they're not the only ones currently active in chad. front for change and conquered the group, the government has fighting when president agrees debbie was killed, has set conditions before it begin. think was the ations. several other groups are also not part of the talks in doha, accusing the government of trying to strengthen its grip on power. that it wasn't telling to the government which had hoped to bring every one to the negotiating table. some analysts say the resistance of those on groups is the threat to chance long term stability on mobile hazard, a dance of what the horn things may go the way the military wants. but if the talks and doha fail of the arm groups that are refusing to recognize the military council continued to do so, the country will enter into a new conflict, but have sizeable forces, if not weapons, and chair the surrounded by countries that are unstable. so without reconciliation,
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chances of sliding back to a major conflict is hi ma'am. at fierce conflict, 2 but hope's negotiations and other can lead to long term peace and security in his homeland. hebrew morgan of 0 jemina china is increasing. it's covered 19 restrictions after the highest surgeon infections in nearly 2 years. in a city oceans and 17000000 people have been placed under strict slot down. authorities of close calls in beijing and suspended bus services in shanghai. and in chung june, arise in cases has forced officials to turn an exhibition center into a temporary hospital. you will have in order to stay home and be tested for over $193.00 times. now to indonesia, where environmental groups say the countries facing a plastic waste emergency as some major landfills edge, closer to capacity. jessica washington report on the capital jakarta in the south of valley. these workers play an important role in the islands fight to keep its
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rivers clean. it will be, we want to educate people by showing them real action. we are cleaning the rover so they can realize how important it is to us. so we have to get that an estimated $900.00 tons of plastic into barley's rivers every day. local and g o. so my watch is recording the types of wasted fines during its clean us to find out which companies are responsible, really fully be transparent as to what we're finding on the rivers so that these multinational 10 back away. but have to start looking at their own fact. the plastic problem is also felt on java. well, most populous island, this coastal community in jakarta, has started to resemble a landfill with mountains of plastic waste that grow bigger every day. in recent years, it has become an unauthorized dumping site. one of the many in indonesia,
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around 5000 people live in the neighborhood of colorado. they say every day they wake up to the smell of rotting garbage. he knew that there is no landfill for people in this area. people from other district started to come here to dump their rubbish to. so for 3 years the garbage has been piling up. the government says it is committed to tackling indonesia plastic waste crisis and has pledged to cut 70 percent of marine plastic waste by 2025. 30. more than that. more the stakeholders engagement ah, is in one bill saga. plastic materials including companies ah astra. just out the basic base runner or packaging new waste management companies are starting up to tackle single youth must've been to me, is one of them. it cleans and processes plastic waste and sells it back to manufacturers. you know, if you're probably in a flip or fluffy griffin,
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we can see we deliver it around $6800000.00 pounds per year, and we're from one to will near half confirm. you want to come to group by significantly absorb those plus the groups. he says his business and others like it are only small, but they are ready to take on the huge challenge. jessica washington al jazeera to carter sort is coming up after the break, despite the war at home ukraine, se had their best performance at the winter. powell and stay with us fetus coming. ah young women with passion for space. i used to dream about working in a progressive commer been here like nasa, like enough of a small stuff, the science, a giant leap for women, kind in ca, gustavo, here for don't place it in high there. and at the schedule time, the satellite could be sent to space. women make science caregiver space school
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episode 5 on al jazeera the latest news as it breaks. this is one of the growing number of checkpoints around the city of suffer risha. most of the men that you see here are members of the civil defense policies. they all volunteers with detailed coverage workers are focusing on the more vulnerable but many more need help from around the world. because an area that generally sees abundant rainfall but strong wind, lack of humanity are making it easy for fire like this one to spread all across. lou. awe
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time after sports. his peter, thank you very much for time grants. i'm champion irma soccer has been left in tears of being heckled at indian wells. japanese tennis star said it reminded her of booze that were directed at serena and venus williams at the same tournament. 2001, the spectators shouted naomi you suck. after she'd lost her 1st game against veronica could have met over in the 2nd round of soccer who took a break from press interviews, citing mental health struggles last year asked the empire to give her the microphone so she could address the crowd. but that request was denied, it left her visibly shaken and she went on to lose in straight sets of soccer. stayed on court after the last to explain how she felt. a video of unison, serena getting good here and it even never watched it. you should watch it and i don't know who i am, but it, it went into my head and i it got replayed. oh,
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oh, you tried to call. but i just had to say thank you and on congratulations. yeah. just make you ah, the highest wrangler in the draw arena, sarah lincoln suffered a shot the feet in the 2nd round. the bill of russian playing as a neutral took the opening face against jasmine powell, unique. but the italian falls back to when in straight sets, 3 sets. beg your pardon for her 1st career victory over a talk to him. claire, on the main floor address on the dell, came back from the brink to keep his unbeaten start to the year, playing at indian wells for the 1st time since 2019. adel cruised through the 1st said against sebastian quarter, but the american up these label in the 2nd, taking it convincingly 61 quarter who named one of these cats often a bell, was 5 to up against his idol in the 3rd said, and twice served for the match,
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but just like he did in the australian open final adult turn things around winning the decided on a tie break to take victory after nearly 2 and a half hours. and course i was very lucky today because i broadly bled. one of the was matches of the year. i still that he play well, very aggressive. his ball was very difficult on that all but time one of these days when the things are going to proper way, like this, beginning of the season on thank you. when much like did i'm feel i feel sorry for him not because he deserve lovely. more of that made much of the day it are the most straightforward stop to the tune for the new med ever. any 1st matches will. number one, he beat thomas a much of the check republican stay fit to reach the 3rd round. the russian will now play gal mon fees. in the round of 32 full professional tennis player guy off ski is among a number of ukrainians who have traveled back home to join the resistance effort.
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the will number 31 left his wife and children in hungary to help defend these country and tell my kids they're fairly young and i just i don't believe that would understand any of it. my wife. but she never asked the direct question. i never, never told her directly. so when the moment comes we actually i told him leaving and she started crying out. i don't have a wars to describe it. we never imagined in my life that it would come to this that i would be in my home city. ah, trolling all midwest with the gun in my hands. the routine is. ah me, george shifts 6 out of us in the 6 hours of rest. i usually do get out to the city and trying to facilitate different different henry and terry know causes as delivering, taking out driving in. i have pretty much good connections in terms of understanding
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what the situation is wrong given what are the best route to get out even from the zones which are highly, highly intensified gunfire. h. i'm just trying to do whatever we can on 247 basis because otherwise you got to go crazy here. despite the worry of what's going on back home, ukraine's 20 para athletes have achieved the best middle hall that a winter olympics. it's becoming an independent country in 1996. the finished 2nd the in the middle table, ukraine had 11 gold, 10 folders, and 8 bronzes. hosts china talk defending with 18 gold medals as the games came to a close in beijing earlier on sunday. that will number 2, squash play. ali for dog has spoken out against the wall in ukraine, but also condemned the situation in palestine. the different spoke off the he's to them and victory in london. never been allowed to speak about politics in sports,
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but all of a sudden now it's, it's allowed soil is that we are allowed. i hope that the people also look at your patient everywhere in the world. i mean, the parisians have been going through that for the past every 40 years. and, and but i guess what i guess because it doesn't fit that out of the, of the media of the ways that we couldn't talk about it. but now that is so we can talk about the pin we can talk about the receiving. so piece to keep that mind. thank you very much. and moments ago chelsea grabbed the one know victory of a new castle in the premier league in a match with very few clear cut chances. the home side school in the 89 for minute . thanks to inform german chi habits. chelsea lane food on the table, but they consolidate a spot in the top full 9 points ahead of manchester, united. okay, we'll leave it there for now. i'll be here again in a couple of hours with more sports news. funny. he to thank you very much for that
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. that's it for this news hour. but to stay with us on al jazeera, panama coming up, including the latest from ukraine steamers, ah, dangling the headline. what is the situation there right now? it's worse than any kind of night. that you could have every unflinching journalism . what is it telling us about india? it's telling us that we're going down a very maybe into this sharing personal stories with a global audience. here i am meeting with people sharing the same struggles. sharon same stories explore an abundance of world class programming on al jazeera with some of the world's largest reserves needs. yeah, provides much at the uranium that fuels year it's nuclear power. but at what cost? people and power follows the uranium trail from the dead to the stores of the
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in the 900 sixty's afghans cinema was born. filmmakers were on the way of the dangers to come. ah, russian forces target a ukrainian military base near the border with poland killing at least 35 people. ah, hello. this is al jazeera alive from doha. i'm fully back to go with continuing coverage of the war in ukraine.


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