under lunar to become tool. ah, when i one aisd investigates the length some people are willing to go to reach new hi on al jazeera ah who. ready warnings that russia is preparing for renewed offensive in the east of ukraine with tens of thousands of troops being mobilized. ah, hello, i'm darned, jordan, this is al jazeera, alive from dell are also coming up the challenge of running a government in times of war. we got inside the operation to keep ukraine functioning during russia's invasion. pakistan gets a new prime minister,
shabbat sharif is sworn in replacing inborn khan, who was asked it in a no confidence. and every vote counts french presidential candidates hit. the campaign trail to shore up support for the fun, iraq. we begin with the war in ukraine and warnings of an escalation and the east. russia is moving military vehicles towards the front lines in low hands. that's according to which regional governor ukraine's defense minister says. moscow is almost ready to launch a major assault in the southeastern city of mario paul soldier sate. they're preparing for our last battle. after weeks of siege, rama bry report some live in western ukraine. a drive through the ruins of what was once a bustling suburb of mary. you pulse near the cities as of style factory, the scene of fierce fighting russian backed soldiers from the break away region of
don yet around patrol. some of them conscripts like 18 year old gladys love who salvage while is telling you to stick with. what can i say? they called me up to go to war. i wasn't hiding from it. i came on my own volunteer all around evidence of what weeks of intense fighting has reduced much of this city to, with unexpectedly strong resistance. the well, with those with well, with 3 i it to with the gold letter, i thought it would be faster, harrison is going slowly. the koreans are trained fighters in other parts of the city under russian control. some clearing up is underway, while people try to live as best they can. russia has blamed what it calls ukrainian nationalists for what it describes as a humanitarian catastrophe here. but ukrainian president vladimir zalinski blames russia's invading army, claiming an, an address to parliamentarians in south korea that tens of thousands of people are
likely to have been killed in the city. my tuple, roonan marie, opal is destroyed. there are tens of thousands of dead. but even so, the russians do not stop the offensive. they want to make an example of mario pl. several 100 people are now thought to have died in a theatre where many families had taken refuge. drone footage shows the extent of the devastation to that one building that was attacked in spite of the word deity or children. being marked clearly on the ground. president zalinski says the coming days will be crucial for ukraine with the expected renewed offensive in the east. he says the russians of a mast, an army of tens of thousands, and have every intention of repeating what they've already done in mario pope. rob mcbride al jazeera live if what us looks on for the self proclaimed, denounced people's republic has hinted at using chemical weapons against ukrainian soldiers in malleable. this was the a cranium. presidents response,
shortness as vogel equal point. you today, we had a new for about a new stage of terror against our defenders. one spokesman of the enemy made a statement today that they could use chemical weapons against the mario poo defenders. we took it extremely seriously on from on all the leaders of the world that the possible use of chemical weapons is already discussed. and at the time, monday was necessary to end the russian aggression in a tougher and fast away. now to seek sanctions package has been discussed and we need to make it so powerful the, even the phrase chemical weapons is not used by russians. the un security council has heard that rape has been used as a weapon of war in ukraine in a session, focusing on how the conflict has affected women and children head of the world bodies gender equality. when you and women has call for independent investigations or to allegations of sexual violence in the war, kristen sweeney has mona from the united nations, women, children, and the elderly make up the majority of the 11000000 ukrainians flee in conflict
according to the united nations. and they also filled the cremmit tourist train station internet. well, russian missile struck on friday and i must say my 31 years as a you made urine. i've rarely seen so much damage caused in so little time. the impact of the fighting on the most vulnerable civilians was presented to the united nations security council on monday, in just 6 weeks, nearly to nearly 2 thirds of all ukrainian children have been displaced. they have been forced to leave behind everything their homes, their school, and often their family members. families forced to split up to escape the fighting are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking and sexual abuse. according to you and experts who said accusations of sexual assault in areas held by russian forces are on the rise. we know and see and want you to hear voices that violence, rape is use now as a weapon fall by russian. they their senior print report from keith scott,
your doctor and she gets reported by the survivor themselves and the by the witnesses raped by a group of occupants. multiple times was life threat to survivors, their children, their family members, in front of the family members, and other people, real cases, real people, real facts. russia's deputy ambassador denied the accusations. then you brought memories and you are no convincing evidence has been presented for any of these crimes. but it's understandable that you have trampled on the presumption of innocence a long time ago. but other council members called for accountability. let me be very clear. there must be no impunity for crimes against children. in order to ensure accountability, we need to collect, analyze, and store evidence on all crimes against children. more than 140 children have been
killed in ukraine with hundreds more wounded. or having lost a family member. the united nation says it can't confirm reports of women being raped, or of children being sent to russia against their families wishes. but it's calling for a full investigation and respect for international law. kristin salumi al jazeera, the united nations. meanwhile, the e u has been discussing supplying more weapons for ukraine and it's war against russia. you foreign ministers and luxembourg are considering a plan to spend more than $540000000.00 for extra munitions and arms for ukraine. the blocks foreign policy chief justice burrell says more sanctions against russia also under consideration and sanction. we continue discussing about how to implement the sanctions to avoid any kind of loopholes we measure deem back there. this sanctions as having under russian economy and will continue discussing in order to see what else can be done. nothing is on the table,
including sanctions, denial, and guess. russell's foreign minister says statements by the e. u. s. foreign policy chief on supplying ukraine with more weapons would change the rules of the game. so they lab rob says yes at borrows remarks. confirm the e was building what he called a kind of collective military structure in a glitch in studios mytell's world furniture old. this is a very serious turning point, even in the policy that the e u. in the west, on the whole, undeniably under the united states leadership has been pursuing since the start of our special military operation. this policy reflect and betterments and even fury in some respects. and of course, it's been determined, certainly not only by ukraine, but also by the fact that ukraine has been transformed into a foothold for completely suppressing russia and submitting russia to the global system. being built by the west, which is always kept moving closer to our borders. contrary to all promises it gave,
despite the end of the cold war. and despite the warsaw pact and the soviet union's disappearance. docile murray has more now from moscow. surgeon leverage is not really happy about the comments that were made by the u foreign policy chief, after he visited the ukrainian capital on friday, joseph brown said that the outcome of this war will be decided on the battlefield. and that is a statement that is unacceptable. to the russian officials, surgery lover of saying that a e u has, is not a military and cooperation are entity. and that to, at this statement from joseph for all a just could have been something he said, it is his personal views or that he miss spoke. he finds it very hard to believe that this is the collective view of the european union. but of course, these comments and the announcements that have come from the european union,
the latest being that $544000000.00 financial aid to kiev reiterates are really rushes concerns at the foreign minister had said that. russia's security concerns were ignored for a very long time, and that nato's expansion further eastward was one of the main concerns of this country. something that the european leaders we're not discussing prior to the so called special military operation in ukraine. and now these and announcements, each one of them that are being made and the aid military and financial assistance that's going to ukraine, really are highlighting rushes position. and they use this in the narrative that is being told on stay t, v over and over again. for the state of martial law has been enforced in ukraine since february 24th the day the war began. auto zeroes, rifle soda sat down with the cranes minister of internal affairs to talk about how the government and cave reacted. his russian forces moved towards the capital.
this is teresa ward is a re silence in keith had become almost routine. cleaning government had seen its powerful neighbor. russia, as an existential tract seems to annexation of crimea in 2014, and is prepared for war. and to maintain order during the conflict, your movers, cutters, and we got a lot of special training, the goal of the training, what's the coordination of all the law in forestman union with the army forth to go through different scenarios. despite keys preparation, the size and scale of the invasion was beyond what it expected. russia forces came from the north east and south of the country, creating a front line stretching more than 2000 kilometers. and groups of saboteurs. ally to russia were eligible operating in ukrainian cities or kiwa lucia berkeley or just him keith during the 1st 2 weeks of full scale aggression,
but discover it more important 600 sabotage groups. their task was to reach down down into block law enforcement agencies and in mr. what on the state was mostly able to maintain communication with in key cities. in a more american business magnate, ellen mosque supplied ukraine with about 4000 starling terminals. similar to tv dishes duster but a model, they provide the secure satellite internet access and enable the state to keep up is surveillance with a new claim, but civilians play the most crucial role in country intelligence. i mailed them all of daily, receive it 100 on phone calls from ordinary citizens. we were informed of the behavior of certain groups who were moving toward the police department. they can pictures of the state, mister tuition, who groaning shames and put you marks on important building keith, to be destroyed, including the beauty in which we are right now. ukrainian officials say russia plan
to enter, keep in the 1st 72 hours of the invasion and circle the downtown area and captured in port. the members of the cabinet has of national polish intelligence, service security council, and top army generals. they say then, russian forces wanted to take full control of the minister of defense, internal affairs and energy, to force the head of state to surrender. despite at wise from greens, western allies and his own senior team, president, one of them is the lensky state in the capital. that's now widely considered to have been a crucial decision that kept ukraine. steve structure, intact, cabinet meetings, moved into a network of tunnels on the ground was cut us and we were forced to go down to bunker, sold it. we had many work in meetings with bunker's. that was a regular practice, including meetings with the president of russia deploy term, a barrick weapons in ukraine as they are considered highly effective against
defenses. like bankers, i asked mean as to what measures were taken to protect the president from them a year for understandable results. so i cannot bill everything on the marshmallow, the still came on the military control with president zalinski. now, commander in chief at the heart of all operations, he communicates every day with the people of ukraine through social media videos to maintain morale and stability despite the threat to his life being ever present. for so said that al jazeera keith suffer. so break here now to 0. when we come back, the ukraine war dominates discussions between leaders of the u. s. and one of russia's oldest allies, india and tensions remain high in the occupied west bank. as israel reveals a multi $1000000.00 plan to reinforce its separation wall or not i
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ah, we'll get back with them out about top stories here at this hour. ukraine says it expects russia to launch a new offensive and the east of the country imminently u. s. officials say they believe russia is reinforcing on re supplying its troops in the don bass region. b, u foreign ministers have been discussing a plan to spend more than $540000000.00, traditional weapons for ukraine. the blocks foreign policy chief just says there's also going to put more sanctions against russia. and the un security council has heard that rape is being used as a weapon of war in ukraine, head of the world bodies, jenda ecology. when you and women, as called for independence investigation, to allegations of sexual violence. while the warrant ukraine dominated the agenda
of a virtual meeting between us president joe biden than indian prime minister, nor in promoting the white house says new delhi is ongoing energy purchases from russia were discussed, but the us didn't make any demands. our state department correspondent, rosman george ripples ukraine dominated monday summit and strategic dialogue between top u. s. and ending and officials. that's because despite nearly 7 weeks of war, delhi has refused to condemn moscow's decision to invade or back international efforts to hold that accountable. whether via sanctions or suspension from the un human rights council. before the cameras, u. s. president joe biden, and indian prime minister now render modi were quick to agree civilians are paying the highest price, including in boucher and crime, a tourist hum, nay. we immediately condemned it to doug and we demanded an independent inquiry. we
hope that the talks going on between ukraine and russia. i will lead to peace. i want a walker. my india is humanitarian support from people ukraine or suffering. a horrific assault, including a tragic shelling train station last week, the kill dozens of innocent children and women and civilians attempting to flee the violence. white house aides called biden and modi's conversation can did, but they also said bite and did not make any demands of modi. the situation is complicated. deli has a robust relationship with moscow, dating back to the cold war. despite the bush administration's launch of a security partnership with india in 2005, the u. s. has never replaced russia as india's main weapons vendor. and it's only now that the u. s. is promising to help india find more sources of oil and gas for it's 1400000000 citizens. what's more, the u. s. needs india a member of the quad to help it check china's expansionist goals. so diplomatic
pressure has to be carefully applied for india being neutral is what it's foreign policy interests require. look, we watch what's happening in the one like any country does. and we draw conclusions and may congress, harassment. and believe me, we have a decent sense of what is in our interest and know how to protect it and advance it . the u. s. is view india's relationship with russia ah, was developed over decades at a time when the united states was not able to be a partner to india times of changed. so even after a day of high level me between the u. s. and india, a lot of questions remain, is the u. s. willing to cut off one of its partners against china? because it won't cut off russia? is india willing to undercut it's moral standing in the world because it refuses to make economic and military plants with a country other than russia?
and ultimately, what does any of this have to do with the future of ukraine? rosalyn, jordan elders, era, the state department, russian opposition, politician vladimir caught a mazda has been arrested in moscow. he's been a vocal critic of the kremlin, and a new law making it illegal to call the ukraine conflict. a war on sunday cut, a murder told us me to that president putin has imposed a total blackout and information about the invasion of ukraine and shut down all independent media outlets. the u. s. state department as cool that his immediate relief should i sharif, has been sworn in as pakistan's, new prime minister, the former opposition leader succeeds emin con, it was removed and a no confidence vote over the weekend. sharif or form a new government until a general election is held next year. a solid been j reports now from islamabad. club was it i don't care about your boss sharif has taken oath as the 23rd prime minister of pakistan. mia mama's ship shabba should he sub is declared to have been
elected as the prime minister of the islamic harry was elected with 174 wolves. in month one was removed in a vote of no confidence. and the opposition boycotted the election. but i'm, there is monkey. if we are to save the sinking birds, what we all need is hard work and unity, unity, and unity. we are beginning a new era of development to day, or the scott known and focused on as an administrator who gets things done. at the age of 70, shabbat sharif was the joint leader of the opposition that toppled imminent hahn in a no confidence vote. should have entered politics and then led pakistan's most pop in his problems and the major infrastructure projects. in his home town. the hor, he successfully brought an investment from china and turkey. he's also had good relations with the u. s. analysts say he will need to mend fences after the outgoing prime minister accused his opponents of being politically manipulated by
washington shabbos. as the younger brother of former prime minister, him, i sharif, who was dismissed following allegations of corruption. he's facing a money laundering case and corruption charges brought by the federal investigation agency and the national accountability bureau boats. by the say, the allegations leveled under him run hands. premier ship were politically motivated and in 2007 should have criticized the accountability bureau investigating him in nap, which is an illusion of countries. i'm sure if it went to a hitler's estoppel national accountable to biddle, which does selective accounting, accountability, and other opposition. politicians also accused of being a tool used for political, which once in subsequent years in power, then wisdom, the government left the bureau and changed out of all politicians, troubleshooting is widely considered to be the most acceptable to them in a stablish mind. and those who came together to topple in my hands government
hoping that the army will maintain what it called it's neutral status. even if shall surely remains the prime minister until elections next year will still not become a prime minister who completes a 5 year term. and a son, as none have done in the country 75 year history, some and java down to 0. i'm about these riley army has arrested 14 palestinians. round janine and the occupied west bank. the rates follow a series of gun battles and arrests in the city. hundreds of people took part in a funeral of a palestinian teenager. he died a day after being shot by israel forces. tensions in the occupied west bank had been rising after a series of attacks and israel killed 14 people in the last 3 weeks, at least for palestinians died in recent israeli res israel as approved a multi 1000000 dollar upgrade to its separation wall, which cuts through and divides palestinian communities, it was deemed illegal by the u. n. 's top court in 2004. john holman report is
really government just allocated about $93000000.00 to reinforcing this this separation will, that's between the occupied westbank and israel. now not all of it looks like best parts of it. a more rudimentary and there are holes in them. and that's what the government, israeli government wants to change. and all of this is coming after a series of attacks, one of which on the 29th of march, it's been confirmed that a palestinian did go through one of the holes in the wall and then killed 5 people on a city on the outskirts of tel aviv now this separation will, which runs for hundreds of kilometers, is really controversial. many israelis think it's been a vital piece of protection from attack since it was put in place in the early 2 thousands palestinians. he is in apartheid wool cagey, the men built along arbitrary lines and in some cases, dividing whole communities and depriving many farmers from access to their lands.
they had a loose owns a billboard workshop in backer, on the israeli side, in the shadow of the wall. i could, i could see the num, our relatives are on the other side. you cannot enter at all. you can only enter through the check point. we only go once a year because there were difficulties in going in and out you and you on. but since it's been built, the walls actually become quite porous and tens of thousands of palestinians get through illegally every day to work in israel. they're all those in israel that say, that's a good thing. it's cheap labor and a sort of pressure valve to decrease this content in the motives for attacks. now, it seems that some of those holes could be about to be sealed off. and the question is, if that will bring more security, or if erecting more wools, would just mean more obstacles to an eventual solution to the conflict here. ah, so the 2 remaining candidates in france is presidential race hit the campaign trail
just a day after the 1st round of voting, incumbent domonique, macro will face far right candidate marine le pen on the 24th of april, macro spent the day campaigning in one of the countries poorest air is natasha butter reports. now from the northern town of dennis a manual micros critics often call him the president of the rich. so it's not by chance at the centrist incumbent chose dinner, one of france's poorest towns to begin his campaign for the 2nd round of the presidential election. in this part of northern france, many people say they've been left behind, legless booker, they're the middle classes also want to be heard. people listen to the working classes, but what about us on that we work, but we also struggle each month just like every one else. merge bubble mark english, who i'm not from a con is only for the rich to gives millions to some people while we tighten our boats. wow, for supper. we asked macro for his response. in english,
please. we've been speaking to some people here who really feel that the last 5 years has been all about favoring the rich. how are you gonna convince people otherwise versus wrong? look at the look at the facts because the davidson's on, and i think i'm here precisely to, to go to act very to faith whizzer, was this people in to convince about not just what i did. but i want what i want to do on home because i don't want to leave the social cushion to the far right people because i think that would be completely crazy. but many here disagree the far right party leader, one the most foods in the 1st round and dinner. her focus on the cost of living and promised to crack down on immigration, resonates in this town where half of young adults are unemployed prospects are bleak, and one striving industries half shut. my corner pan will now spend much at the next 2 weeks targeting the same voters from those so abstained in the 1st round to the millions of left wing voters who now face a difficult choice,
mohammedan nor dean campaign for the far left party candidate charlotte vela shaw, who came 3rd in sundays ballot mcneish walker to rape the road, is going to be very hard to make a choice between them. because we have a president's, if you care about which he doesn't really care about the cost of living. even if he's come here to talk about that, like the level on the other side of marine the pen, who does profits from people's misery, forsooth, who do not, you know, pretty sure we suffer and deny because people don't have jobs. and in terms of the cost of living, they've lost hope this one hope is something mac cross says he represents along with stability. continuity and a promise of jobs were in the pen says what the country needs, though, is something different. it will be up to voters to decide which vision of france they want. natasha butler, al jazeera dinner, france u. s. based and joe's at the native more than 3 tons of powdered milk to cuba.
whether the shortage of dairy products supplies are destined for hospitals. and at least one nursing home is the latest example of chronic food shortages in the country. the u. s. trade embargo against cuba has crippled the islands economy. columbia police have carried out a nationwide operation to rescue more than a 1000 animals from traffickers. wildcat snakes, turtles, m tarantulas worth more than a $1000000.00 in the black market. were recovered in the operations supported by the us, fish and wildlife service. 21 people were arrested. columbia is one of the most bio diverse countries in the world. ah, don't forget check the headlines here on al jazeera ukraine says it expects russia to launch a new offensive in the east of the country. imminently u. s. officials say they believe russia as reinforcing and re supplying its troops in the dumbass region. the you foreign ministers have been discussing