this is bbc news broadcasting in the uk and around the globe. i'm rebecca jones. our top stories... the white house says president biden has not called for a regime change in russia, despite his unscripted comment about vladimir putin. for god's sake, this man cannot remain in power. as the destruction continues, in a late—night video address, president zelensky urges western countries to supply more planes, tanks, and missile defence systems. translation: what is the price of security? | this is a very specific. it is planes for ukraine, tanks for our state, missile defence, anti—ship weapons. that is what our partners have, gathering dust. the us secretary of state, antony blinken, is in israel
for an historic summit with four arab countries. are we going to have to leave belfast? _ the wait is nearly over for this year's oscar nominees, as the 2022 ceremony gets under way later today. acce pta nce acceptance speech is unlikely to strike a more sombre tone, but the show will go on in celebration of an art form that offers an avenue of escape when arguably the world has never needed one more. hello and welcome to bbc news. the white house has clarified unscripted comments from president biden in poland on saturday, in which he called vladimir putin a butcher and said the russian leader could not remain in power.
us government officials made it clear that the president was not calling for regime change in moscow. the russian government has responded to president biden�*s comments by saying that its people — not america — should choose its leaders. meanwhile, ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky has urged western governments to supply planes, tanks and missile defence systems to his country. in a speech criticising nato's lack of action, he said heavy weapons which could defend freedom in europe were instead gathering dust in stockpiles. mark lobel reports. with more civilian houses hit, an urgent appeal to arm ukraine from the president complaining russian aircraft cannot be shut down with machine guns. translation: what is i the price of this security? this is very specific. it is planes for ukraine, tanks for our state, missile defence, anti—ship weapons. that is what our partners
have gathering dust. after all, this is all not only for the freedom of ukraine but for the freedom of europe. an appeal intended for this man amongst others, president biden, whom the white house has hurriedly denied is calling for regime change in russia after these unscripted remarks to an audience in the polish capital, warsaw. for god's sake, this man cannot remain in power. protests of a different kind near a decommissioned nuclear plant in chernobyl in northern ukraine, where the local mayor says russian troops have seized the town that houses workers who look after the site, and occupied the hospital. and in western ukraine, a day after the russian military said it would focus on the east, russian missiles struck various targets in the west of country, including the city of lviv.
local officials said civilians were hurt when a military target was struck on saturday. the mayor appealed for more help from the west. in russia, the defence minister resurfaced after a room at heart attack. he popped up briefly on tv after a two—week absence and sustained intrigue over president putin's in a circle. as russian fire power continues to batter ukraine a month into this conflict, its seemingly shifting intentions remain mysterious. mark lobel, bbc news. our correspondentjonah fisher is in lviv in western ukraine. they were big explosions yesterday, what is the situation there now? it is calm this morning, it was calm
overnight. we didn't have any air raid sirens, but as you mentioned, yesterday late afternoon and late into the evening, everybody here was down in the bomb shelters, down in the basement as air raid sounded across the city. one strike hit a fuel depot, which is only about two miles outside the city centre, a big cloud of smoke went up, and firefighters struggled for hours to put that out and also a facility of some sort, possibly a factory, was also hit. lviv has for most of this war been a safe place, a place where people could flee to from other parts of the country, and have reasonable confidence that they weren't going to be targeted here. russian ground forces are a long way away from here. but there is a sense, i think, away from here. but there is a sense, ithink, that away from here. but there is a sense, i think, that that mood might be changing, that now we have had air so close to the city that people here may no longer feel quite so safe, that this is somewhere they
can stay, and that may well encourage some of the people who are trying to wait it out here in western ukraine to think about moving on towards europe, towards poland, towards the european union. that is interesting, jonah, because i wonder what you think the russian strategy is now given that these attacks on lviv in the west came a day after president putin said he was intending to focus his core efforts on the east. i was intending to focus his core efforts on the east.— was intending to focus his core efforts on the east. i don't think it necessarily _ efforts on the east. i don't think it necessarily invalidates - efforts on the east. i don't think it necessarily invalidates what . efforts on the east. i don't think. it necessarily invalidates what the russian ministry of defence has been saying about their strategy, because we can separate out the ground position which effectively on the ground russia has stalled outside a lot of major cities here in the ukraine, so what we heard from the ministry of defence on friday was then effectively trying to reframe what would be a success for them in terms of territory taken, and that would be to claim these increased territories in the eastern part of ukraine. there was a separate part of that briefing where they talked
about their activities elsewhere, effectively what they said is what we're doing outside eastern ukraine is designed to occupy the ukrainian military, to degrade the capacity wage war, and you could see the strikes here targeting fuel, targeting a military installation, as part of that general picture and trying to make it harderfor as part of that general picture and trying to make it harder for the ukrainian army to fight back. as yet, we have yet to see any sign that what was spoken about in terms of a shift in strategy actually translates into something on the ground, but taken at face value it is possible that russia will continue to strike places like lviv, like kyiv, even if they do shift their ground emphasis much more to eastern ukraine. we their ground emphasis much more to eastern ukraine.— eastern ukraine. we have heard that the ma or eastern ukraine. we have heard that the mayor of — eastern ukraine. we have heard that the mayor of lviv _ eastern ukraine. we have heard that the mayor of lviv has _ eastern ukraine. we have heard that the mayor of lviv has called - eastern ukraine. we have heard that the mayor of lviv has called for - the mayor of lviv has called for more help from the west, we know that president zelensky has called for more help from the west. do you sense a shift in mood? is there a sense a shift in mood? is there a sense in anyway that people there feel somewhat abandoned by the west,
or is that putting it too strongly? people here do feel somewhat abandoned by the west, i think that has been the position here for quite a long time, that they feel that they are fighting this war on their own. they have been getting a steady supply of weapons being sent in from the west, from nato countries, but when president biden spoke yesterday in poland and talked about a sacred obligation to nato countries, how does that feel for people here in ukraine, because they are on the other side of that line, there is no sacred obligation to the ukrainians. they are here basically fighting on their own, they rely almost entirely on the west to keep on supplying them with weapons, and we heard from president zelensky overnight in one of his video addresses, basically saying you need to send us more, you need to send us more anti—tank weapons, you need to send us more advanced capability to take down planes and missiles, and basically you have got this stuff, you have got this equipment are gathering dustin
got this equipment are gathering dust in your storage facilities, you need to really pull your finger out and get it sent over here.- and get it sent over here. jonah fisher, and get it sent over here. jonah fisher. our _ and get it sent over here. jonah fisher, our correspondent - and get it sent over here. jonah fisher, our correspondent in - and get it sent over here. jonah l fisher, our correspondent in lviv, thank you. ukraine's president volodymyr zelensky has urged western governments to supply planes, tanks, and missile defence systems to ukraine to help them fight russian forces. in an impassioned, late—night video address, he said heavy weapons which could defend freedom in europe were instead gathering dust in stockpiles. i've been speaking to former nato commander, rearadmiral dr chris parry, to find out which weapons nato will consider supplying. i think there is a difference between what are offensive and defensive weapons. in between what are offensive and defensive weapons.— defensive weapons. in terms of su -l in: defensive weapons. in terms of supplying anti-armour - defensive weapons. in terms of supplying anti-armour and - supplying anti—armour and anti—aircraft and anti—missile systems, that is completely different. people have been very shy
of providing offensive weapons like fighterjets and tanks and things like that, but in terms of defensive weapons, i think it is entirely reasonable. i think the fact that russia has continued to target cities and other targets in the west and other infrastructure targets means that it is perfectly legitimate to supply them with anti—aircraft and anti—missile systems. the russians themselves have actually accepted they're going to restrict their activities on the ground to the donbas region, they have got no excuse whatsoever now for attacking other targets and the rest of ukraine, and i think ukraine deserve to be supported fully in defending the rest of the country. is president zelensky right when he says that other countries have these weapons gathering dust? the
says that other countries have these weapons gathering dust?— says that other countries have these weapons gathering dust? the fact of life is that ukraine _ weapons gathering dust? the fact of life is that ukraine doesn't _ weapons gathering dust? the fact of life is that ukraine doesn't have - weapons gathering dust? the fact of life is that ukraine doesn't have a i life is that ukraine doesn't have a right to call on nato, it is not a member of nato, and it is up to individual nations to supply from their own stocks, that i'm sure he does need, but we have to be very careful now, we are to delicate stage in the war. i think the russians have accepted they can't defeat ukraine on the ground, and we've got to ensure that the ukrainians don't make a misstep by going on a counteroffensive and making a considerable mistake. nonetheless, can you understand president zelensky�*s frustration with the west? yes, i can, but i think president zelensky understands fully the relationship of ukraine to the west and also towards russia. the fact of life is that strategically, ukraine is more important to president putin than it is to the west, and that is a simple fact of life. in the wake of the war, i think politically, perceptually and in terms of sentiment ukraine has
gained increased status in the eyes of the west and i think its relationship with the west in future will be different, but right now it is a relationship that is based on strategic utility, and let's face it, countries' interests are paramount here, not on sentiment. you say that, but people see the slaughter of civilians, they see the bombing of hospitals, and perhaps they think there is a moral imperative to act, and nato is in the best position to do so. what you say to that? i think if we talk about moral imperative, we need to talk to united nations. nato is a political and military alliance that is dedicated to the defence of its members, and to deterring aggression against the sovereign territory of those members. nato is not a sort of rented army to go and do the sorts of things. the united nations should step up to the plate here, that is what it was formed for, and it has been utterly useless in regard to ukraine. we need to energise that and make sure it can get in there to provide both peacekeeping and
humanitarian support. just finally, what is your analysis of how this might possibly end? i think we're heading for the endgame now, to tell you the truth. i think the russians have realised they can't overcome the ukrainians. they have got inadequate forces in the country, and i think those forces are being very poorly supported and coordinated. i think the acceptance two days ago that the russians are now concentrating on the donbas is an acceptance of widespread defeat in the rest of the country. they are basically firing missiles and conducting strikes on other targets in ukraine, it is just a petulant response of a rogue superpower that frankly has failed. former nato commander rear admiral doctor chris parry. the us secretary of state, antony blinken, is in israel
for a historic summit with four arab countries. the meeting at a venue in the negev desert is the first that israel has hosted with senior officials from so many arab governments. it follows the signing in recent years of us—brokered deals to normalise ties. us secretary of state hasthe been speaking in israel and said allies in the west are unified in ending russia's aggression in ukraine. i have just i havejust come i have just come from the president because my trip to europe where we saw the clearest demonstration yet of the unity and determination among our allies and partners when it comes to ending russian aggression against ukraine and standing with the people of ukraine. we had the nato summit where allies agreed to further reinforce nato's eastern flank so that we can defend every inch of nato territory. the united states, our allies and partners, committed also to provide ukraine with the military assistance that it needs to defend against the onslaught of planes, tanks and
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partners, and we will continue to work with israel to counter its aggressive behaviour throughout the region. our correspondent injerusalem, yolande knell, told me that mr blinken was focusing on two issues at the summit — ukraine and the iran nuclear deal. we were told by the state department ahead of time that really antony blinken�*s visit to this region was very much putting ukraine as a top priority. he is looking for greater support from us allies in this region for the american position, which is really very much to isolate russia and to condemn its aggression in ukraine. there have been powers in this region that have held off from doing that. he mentioned as we know that the israeli foreign minister has condemned russia's actions in ukraine, but we know there has been this position of official ambivalence when it comes to the israelis, and the prime minister has said he doesn't want tojeopardise his role as a mediator by renouncing russia's actions. he has talked instead about support
for the ukrainian people. this will be a chance for the secretary of state to catch up on israel's mediation efforts and to try to get greater unity between america's allies when there is this summit later between these four arab countries. on iran, we know very much that israel firmly opposed the revival of talks to try to revive the iran nuclear deal. there is a lot of anxiety about that across this region, and so actually what is quite interesting about the fact that washington was coming here hoping to push for greater normalisation in the region between israel and arab partners, actually you are getting israel and some of those arab partners now lining up. they have got a common interest when it comes to iran, when it comes to their concerns, and they will be putting those to the americans.
what we saw there was some consolatory talk where we saw antony blinken saying, look, we are on the same page here, and our ultimate goal is to stop iran from having nuclear weapons. wejust have different modes of going about it, where world powers are pushing for a diplomatic solution, they think that the nuclear deal is the right compromise, but there are a lot of concerns about concessions to iran from israel and from arab gulf countries. yolande knell, our correspondent in jerusalem. the latest headlines: the white house says president biden has not called for a regime change in russia, despite his unscripted comments about vladimir putin not staying in power. in a late—night video address, president zelensky urged western countries to supply more planes, tanks, and missile defence systems — saying his country could not defeat russian forces with machine guns alone.
more now on the situation in ukraine. as we've been hearing, the western city of lviv was struck by missiles yesterday — but up to now, has largely escaped the attacks that russian forces have unleashed on other parts of the country. it has also become a hub for hundreds of thousands of people fleeing other parts of the country. our correspondent anna foster is at a refugee reception centre in lviv. thalys a little more about what you are seeing and hearing there. this is a lace are seeing and hearing there. this is a place that _ are seeing and hearing there. ti 3 is a place that people come to, as you rightly say, because so far during this conflict lviv, far away as it is in the west of the country, has been a place that people flee to from right across ukraine, and if you think that for some of them those journeys have been long and perilous, you think about the conditions some people have left behind, so when they arrive here it is their first behind, so when they arrive here it is theirfirst moment behind, so when they arrive here it is their first moment some time to pause, to take a breath and get the help they need, so in a place like
this which is actually a football stadium, this was built for the euro 2012 football tournament ten years ago, but when they get here, they are registered and already immediately they start looking for a place for them to go. they give the medical support, you will see there is a nurse here to give them a consultation if there is any medicine that they have run out of, and in some places the people have left, they had not been able to obtain their medication for a while anyway, so they can be sorted out without, and also here you will see just huge numbers of donated clothes, everything that people could need, because if they have just grabbed what they had nearby and left, they might need children's clothes, baby clothes, shoes. there is a whole windowsill layer of thick, warm coats, because the weather here is still really chilly in ukraine at the moment, spring hasn't really started, so people will come here and get what they needin will come here and get what they need in terms of clothes, medicine, they get food, they can sleep here for a while if they need to, and then they are moved onto other places. a lot of the people i have
been speaking to this morning plan to stay in ukraine, they don't want to stay in ukraine, they don't want to leave the country, to cross the border to poland like many have so far. they want to stay here and see what happens next and trying to map out where their lives go from this point. out where their lives go from this oint. _, , ,., g ., ., point. our correspondent jonah fisher who _ point. our correspondent jonah fisher who was _ point. our correspondent jonah fisher who was also _ point. our correspondent jonah fisher who was also in - point. our correspondent jonah fisher who was also in lviv - point. our correspondent jonah | fisher who was also in lviv with point. our correspondent jonah - fisher who was also in lviv with you were saying a little earlier that as were saying a little earlier that as we know, up until now lviv has been relatively safe, but that we had these explosions yesterday, and he was suggesting that perhaps this might encourage people to feel a little less safe there in lviv and perhaps consider leaving ukraine. what is your feeling about that? i think you are right, there was a real feeling of safety here. this place did feel little refuge, like a sanctuary, and people were taken by surprise yesterday with those two sets of air strikes that we had that hit an oil storage depot and what was described as a repair centre here in lviv. i think the people who
have decided they want to stay in this country, because as we were saying, the next step after people get hits poland, for people who have decided they want to stay in ukraine, i don't think their minds have been changed by what happened yesterday. i think they do still want to stay in this country, but the mood is very different. people here yesterday were spending hours and hours in the shelters, which actually had become perhaps quite underused here in lviv, people heard the sirens and didn't necessarily respond. but the mood has definitely changed. people have seen that message that russia is preferred to strike as far west as this, and it really will change the way they behave, i think, from now on. and behave, i think, from now on. and foster in lviv, _ behave, ithink, from now on. and foster in lviv, thank you. protests have taken place at ports over p&o ferries�* sacking of 800 workers in favour of lower—paid agency staff. the demonstrations — in liverpool, dover and hull — came after a p&o ship was detained in northern ireland after being found to be unfit to sail. jon donnison has more.
the anger over p&o's mass sacking of 800 workers to replace them with cheap agency staff shows little sign of easing. these were protesters in hull yesterday, blockading the port for several hours. it's an outrageous act by an outrageous company. another company that thinks it can get away with it. if we let them get away with it, other companies will think, we can do that. it comes with the p&o ferry the european causeway still stuck in the northern irish port of larne, deemed unfit to sail by the maritime and coastguard agency. unions say that the new crews brought in just don't have the necessary training. i'm sure the crews are very capable, but the issue we have is they're big vessels, and they take a lot of familiarisation. and these people who've been taken off, they've been working on them for 20 years plus. five days of familiarisation isn't going to cut it. p&o says it needed to bring in
cheaper staff because it was losing £100 million a year. but the longer its ships which carry goods and passengers can't sale, the more those losses will rise. the maritime and coast guard agency says it still needs to carry out more inspections on p&o ferries is in the coming days. and supporters of the 800 sacked workers say the fight for theirjobs is not yet over. jon donnison, bbc news. officials in colombia have released more details about the death of the foo fighters drummer taylor hawkins. they say ten substances — including opioids and anti—depressants — were found in his body after he died in the capital city of bogota. will batchelor reports. raucous, riotous, and seemingly unstoppable. taylor hawkins should have been performing with the foo fighters this weekend. in place of that gig, in bogota, colombia,
a candlelit tribute. devastated fans could only gather outside the hotel where the drummer, who was 50, was found dead. his bandmates of 25 years broke the news yesterday in a statement, calling it a tragic and untimely loss. now colombia's attorney general has released a statement, revealing the results of initial toxicology tests. it said hawkins had ten different substances in his body, including marijuana, antidepressants, and opioids. the statement goes on to say that a forensic investigation is ongoing to determine the exact cause of death. the foo fighters were supposed to play in brazil today, part of a world tour which was due to come to the uk at the end ofjune. how or when they will continue without their talismanic drummer is a question which is yet to be answered. will batchelor, bbc news.
and you are watching bbc news. hello. in recent days, we have become acclimatised to temperatures in the mid to high teens and afternoon sunshine, but looking into the week ahead, we can say goodbye to those, particularly by wednesday. we are going to be struggling to get temperatures in the higher end of single figures. coolerfor temperatures in the higher end of single figures. cooler for central and eastern england this sunday afternoon thanks to a bank of low cloud that has pulled in from the north sea during the night. it will tend to perhaps burn off a little across parts of east anglia and the south—east for the afternoon, but looks set to stay quite solid, particularly adjacent to the north sea, obscuring the sun, temperatures here no higher or nine or 10 degrees. elsewhere we could aim for highs in the mid to high teens in
the best of the sunshine. overnight, the best of the sunshine. overnight, the skies clear for the south—east of england, and we will see some fog developing in time for the morning rush hour, particularly around the m25 area, and further north we will see patrick like pushing across the north—east of england, misty and murky here, and under clearer spells, the risk of pockets of frost developing first thing monday. monday should bring a lot of sunshine to the uk once again, certainly brighterfor sunshine to the uk once again, certainly brighter for central and eastern england, and consequently warmer. some showers developing across northern england through the afternoon, cloud pushing into southern counties later in the day, but up to 17 degrees again across the south—east of england. but here comes the transition into the colder air, through tuesday into wednesday, arctic air sliding all the way south across the uk, and the feeling will be very noticeable. through tuesday the colder air pushing into scotland and northern england. further south,
we are kind of in a transition, losing that milder air through the course of the day. by the afternoon, temperatures 12 or 13 degrees, certainly cooler than through the weekend with a chance of some showers across england and wales. wednesday, the colder air into all parts, just about scraping ten or ii for cardiff and london, and here is the area of low pressure that i alluded to at the start, running into the colder air, perhaps slightly overly dramatic on our model at the moment, but you can see the theme, certainly looking like they could be something wintry to end this week.
this is bbc news — welcome if you're watching here in the uk or around the globe. i'm rebecca jones. our top stories: the white house says president biden has not called for a regime change in russia, despite his unscripted comment about vladimir putin. for god's sake, this man cannot remain in power. as the destruction continues, in a late—night video address, president zelensky urges western countries to supply more planes, tanks, and missile defence systems. translation: what is the price of security? | this is a very specific. it is planes for ukraine, tanks for our state, missile defence, anti—ship weapons. that is what our partners
have, gathering dust. are we going to have to leave belfast? the wait is nearly over for this year's oscar nominees, as the 2022 ceremony gets under way later today. the acceptance speeches are likely to strike a more sombre tone. but the show will go on, in celebration of an art form that offers an avenue of escape, when arguably the world has never needed it more. let's get the sports news now with gavin. lewis hamilton is finding the going tough at the start of the formula one season, he'll be back in 16th for the start of the saudi
arabian grand prix a little bit later on, sergio perez is on pole. starting so far back, qualifying, not going to plan for him and his team injeddah. there was a delay to proceedings following a spectacular crash there involving mick schumacher, who will miss the race this evening. he was airlifted to hospital but is doing ok. well, what a turnaround it's been for england's cricketers at the women's world cup. they're through to the semifinals, easing past bangladesh this morning. batter sophia dunkley made 67 as england set an imposing total of 234-6. their opponents never in contention, really, england winning by 100 runs in the end. they're into the final four now and will face south africa in the semifinals on tuesday. it's been another woeful display for england's men, though, in west indies in the third and deciding test. they really aren't doing so well at the moment at all. england started poorly in the field and windies' joshua da silva scored an unbeaten century as his side built up a lead of 93.
england's batting then fell apart with captainjoe root, one of six players dismissed for single figures. alex lees batted to 31, but his dismissal and another late wicket means england lead byjust ten runs, with only two wickets remaining heading into day four. it all gets going again at two o'clock this afternoon. disappointing. you know, we've had a tough day. we've not got it right in a few aspects of the day. and you know, something really that we need to to improve upon. so, you know, the guys are pretty despondent at the moment as expected, but i think we'll look upon it and try and learn from mistakes that we've made and try and be better in our next opportunity when we come around during the summertime. it was a night of redemption for boxerjosh warrington, who won back the ibf featherweight title in some style. last night, he knocked out kiko martinez. warrington was explosive from
the outset in front of a buzzing crowd in leeds in the north of england, a familiar venue for him. he put his opponent down in the first and sensed an early finish, but it went all the way to the seventh round when the ref glory for warrington after defeat and a draw in his last two fights. england continued their world cup preparations with a 2—1 friendly win over switzerland at wembley. to celebrate, the captain. england struggled to assert themselves early on in the match against the swiss, who went ahead through breel embolo after 20 minutes. luke shaw made it 1—1, before kane equalled sir bobby charlton's total of 49 goals for england. wayne rooney holds that record with 53. i thought it was a really good test, you know, we had to go behind. we had tactical problems to solve. we had to defend properly. and of course, towards the end of the game, we were able to get more experience and some top players onto the pitch, which which made us finish strongly as well. and that was important for the team and also for the crowd.
and the republic of ireland drew 2—2 with the world's number—one ranked side belgium in dublin. the irish twice came from behind and alan brown made it 2—2 with just five minutes to go. and finally, christian eriksen has made a remarkable return to internationalfootball, scoring with his first touch of the ball in denmark's 4—2 loss to the netherlands. the 30—year—old midfielder, who suffered a cardiac arrest during euro 2020, came on as a substitute to score denmark's second goal injanuary. eriksen signed a contract to play for brentford in the premier league until the end of the season. a wonderful story, that is. onto tennis now, and andy murray has been beaten by the number—one seed, daniil medvedev in the miami open in the second round. the 34—year—old lost in straight sets. the three—time grand slam winner hasn't won back to back matches now since the sydney classic injanuary. fellow brit dan evans is also out, beaten by yoshihito nishioka of japan. and in the women's draw, heather watson went out of the women's competition in the third round, losing
in straight sets to number 22 seed belinda bencic of switzerland. the briton had had taken a 4—2 lead in the opening sets, but world number 28 bencic responded emphatically, winning ten of the following 11 games to reach the last 16. and that is all the sport from us for now, rebecca. the us secretary of state, antony blinken, has said that the united states has no plans to bring about regime change in russia. mr blinken�*s come a day after president biden said his russian counterpart, vladimir putin, should not be allowed to remain in power. speaking injerusalem, mr blinken said any decision about whether president putin should remain in office was in the hands of the russian people. with regard to the incredibly powerful speech by the i think the white house made the point last night that president vladimir putin cannot be empowered to wage war of aggression against
ukraine or anyone else. as you know and as you've had a sea repeatedly we do not have a strategy of regime change in russia or anywhere else for that matter. it is up to the people in question, it is up to the russians. .. ., people in question, it is up to the russians. ., ,, . ., , russians. the uk education secretary echoed those — russians. the uk education secretary echoed those comments _ russians. the uk education secretary echoed those comments and - russians. the uk education secretary echoed those comments and said - russians. the uk education secretary echoed those comments and said anyj echoed those comments and said any change is, court, up to the russian people, it is only the russian people, it is only the russian people who can make that decision. asked whether presidential biden was wrong to say that vladimir putin cannot stay in power, he said that the president as the white house made clear was seeing vladimir putin is a legal invasion has to end. ultimately it is up to the russian people. he added, i suspect most of them are fed up with vladimir putin
and his cronies and the illegal war. those comments from the uk education secretary echoing those from the us secretary echoing those from the us secretary of state. a new generation of high—tech drones are playing a significant part in the war in ukraine. our correpondent, abdujalil abdurasulov has been following a ukranian reconnaissance team as they track russian movements on the ground. we are now very close to the front line. maybe two or three kilometers away from here, i can hear the sound of artillery. it's not clear whether it's outgoing or incoming, but we're very close. and also, this reconnaissance group is now trying to find a place where they can put a drone up and then observe the neighbourhood
to find russian positions. we fly over their position with civilians' drones and spot, identify and mark targets for the artillery or air strikes. then we pass this information to the chain of command. they confirm the targets and there they conduct the air strike. after this, we identify casualties and losses of the enemy and report it. it's dangerous to go to the reconnaissance missions because we approach to the fire contact, our drones operate
before the russian forces were able to spot them. while the focus of russia s invasion of ukraine has been on the frontline fighting and russian bombardments, ukrainians are also worrying about another threat — russian spies and saboteurs, trying to weaken the country from the inside. a month into the war, fear and suspicion loom large, as andrew harding reports from the southern city of odesa siren wails. night fall in odesa. the wail of an air raid siren. and in thousands of homes here, the dread. notjust of russian bombs, but of russian saboteurs. maybe even next door.
a few nights ago the police came to bogdan milko's small apartment. his neighbours had reported seeing a flashing red light. maybe a signal to russian aircraft. "it was my neighbours," he says. "they are scared about security. i had to go to the police station and explain that i'm just a normal guy, i'm not trying to help the russians." as we leave his apartment, a crowd suddenly gathers around us in the dark, demanding to see our documents. "we have children," she says. "we don't want a bomb dropping here." well, that gives you a flavour of the fears here in odesa. people really very suspicious of us, of anybody out of the ordinary. a woman there saying, "who knows who you were, you could have been russians." and those fears are being fuelled by footage like this. of ukrainian police arresting alleged saboteurs. groups sent to plant weapons, or identify targets.
this is not paranoia, says captain vladimir karina, there are russian agents and citizens of ukraine working against us. that's a fact. they are trying to distract us, to make us pay attention to the wrong places. the result is a constant wariness, a nation looking over its shoulder. hunting for signs. like this recent footage of shells fired from russian ships landing just off odesa. locals patrolling the shore believe the enemy has been getting directions. it was on the roof of this building. a big light, shining out to sea? shining, yes. a suspicious light. and you think that was a signal for the russians? yes, i think it was a signal for the russians. some kind of signal. and now it's almost curfew time again. the streets empty. and as in every war, fear stoking suspicion, prompting vigilance. andrew harding, bbc news, odessa.
in the uk, gatwick airport's south terminal will reopen today almost two years after closing because of the pandemic. bbusy at the north terminal which is the one that has been open pretty much during the coronavirus pandemic but for the first time the south terminal has been taken out of its mothballed state and there were hundreds of people checking in for flights from as near as malaga in spain to as far as bridgetown in barbados. it is really a kind of signal to the uk to the rest of europe and the world that aviation is back.
really a lot of enthusiasm at gatwick, which is mirrored in airports across the northern hemisphere where the summer season begins today. a desperate hope that after two miserable years for aviation passengers are getting back on board and we are on the way out of all those travel restrictions but of course the red tape is still very, very tangled and whereever you're going you need to know what the rules are. in the uk it is nine days since we abandoned all restrictions on people coming into the uk but whatever you're heading, that is probably going to be at least some forms you have to fill in. we have seen long queues at manchester airport and you mentioned the start of the summer season and the clocks have gone forward here in the uk and we are now in british summertime. are these airports ready and able
to cope with the surging numbers? that is a great question and we don't quite know yet. seems that things are going pretty smoothly at gatwick this morning. manchester airport, by far the busiest airport in the northern half of the uk, has had some real problems of the past two or three weeks as the number of passengers has increased and it seems the security search operation has not kept pace. we have seen queues of two hours to three hours and travellers missing flights which of course is just awful. flights being delayed because half the passengers are still stuck in the queue. this is mirrored across the world. aviation took such a hit that many staff were either in furlough or left the industry and this is not one of these things we can flick a switch and everyone comes back to work. the uk was due to be connected today to the most beautiful city in ukraine, odesa.
i actually have a ticket for the ryanair flight and very sadly that was cancelled a month ago. ukraine completely out of the picture for aviation. what is the impact of the conflict on ukraine? planes are having to take detours. not only around ukraine but russian airspace is effectively closed to the western world's airlines. from turkish airlines from the gulf from a range of airlines but if you take helsinki, a really good hub for serving cities in east asia, they are now having to fly literally over the north pole to get to japan
because they are not able to use russian airspace. it is adding huge amounts in cost and in time and passengers aren't having a great time, either. the conflict is really being felt for a lot of airlines and the worry is that passengers will see what is happening in ukraine and look at destinations like turkey which are not too far away and feel fretful. my personal view is that i think travelling in eastern europe, south—eastern europe, is absolutely fine and tomorrow i am off and taking advantage of the new range of flights to go to lithuania, latvia and estonia. the duke and duchess of cambridge have been reflecting on their time in the caribbean, after a week—long tour marked by calls for independence from the queen. prince william said he had "thoroughly enjoyed" spending time in belize, jamaica and the bahamas, but he acknowledged that questions about the future governance
of the islands were for "the people to decide upon." here's our royal correspondent, jonny dymond. on the final day of the tour, a chance to see the damage wrought by hurricane dorian, two and a half years ago. the couple toured a church that was badly damaged in a community still pulling itself together. we dedicate this plaque and this wall to their memory. it was a chance to remember those who lost their lives. a moment of solemnity. the couple's time here was warmly appreciated. just down the road... ..a change of gear, change of mood. a traditional fish fry and a culinary adventure for the duchess. applause. then into the crowd, enjoying the time away from the formalities of the tour. prince william says this tour has brought into sharper focus questions about the past and the future. he says he has learnt a lot and he says he is committed to serving and supporting the people of this region in whatever way they think is best.
the strong suggestion as he leaves is that he is fine with the countries he has been visiting ending their link with the crown. jonny dymond, bbc news, the bahamas. the 2022 oscars ceremony gets under way in los angeles, in a few hours' time. our correspondent sophie long reports. what you doing? getting mixed up with her. you are marvellous, rose. the intensely atmospheric western the power of the dog, starring benedict cumberbatch, goes into the evening as front—runner. it has made history, with jane campion the first woman ever to be nominated twice for best director. the feelgood family friendly coda, "child of deaf adults," could cause
the upset when it comes to best picture. it has a predominantly deaf lead cast, along with emilia jones. there's so much love in this cast. we very much are the family you see on screen, so we are all so supportive of each other. we're a tiny little film. we had no money and no time and were independent, so when they called our film's name out with all of those films that had money and had time, with amazing people involved, it was just such an amazing feeling. are we going to have to leave belfast? - also in the battle for best picture is kenneth branagh's semiautobiographical love letter to belfast. i've got these two great tennis player... but there are ten in that coveted best picture category, including king richard, the biopic of tennis stars venus
and serena williams s father. aunjanue ellis, who played their mother, is up for best supporting actress. when people are applauding for me, they are applauding for her. people are saying this name more and more, and that has a lot to do with this film. i am so excited and i feel so affirmed by that. will smith is hotly tipped to take best actor for the lead role. roll sound! he is up againstjavier bardem for his role in being the ricardos. both he and his on—screen wife penelope cruz have been nominated for best actress. awkward ? who will you be rooting for? my wife, the real one. i mean, both of them have done amazing work in different movies, different challenges, because all the characters are different. but i would say that i am especially proud of both of them, but i am particularly proud of penelope, with the fact of being nominated for a job done in spanish.
another hot contender in the best actress category is jessica chastain for the eyes of tammy faye, an intimate look at the rise, fall and redemption of the televangelist. what's incredible about it is, as an actress, you spend so many years waiting for someone to give you a job, waiting for someone to tell you, like, 0k, you're worthy of this work. and then to have the performance be recognised, and in recognising my performance you're recognising her, it's really emotional and meaningful to me. when people take to the stage this year to collect their golden statuettes, the acceptance speeches are likely to strike a more sombre tone. but the show will go on, in celebration of an art form that offers an avenue of escape, when arguably the world has never needed it more.
for many hospitals are a stressful place but one hospital in the us has found a novel way of reducing that stress. myra anubi reports. we heard there was going to be goats. i wanted to see if it was true and it is, and i got one and it's pretty cool. it is astounding how people respond. there's moments ofjustjoy and laughter, sometimes even a moment of tears. 0h! it can be very stressful working here as a hospital, so this is the perfect stress release.
just a distraction from work. they're very cuddly. yeah. feels soothing, makes me feel happy and relaxed. therapeutic gardens are designed to be a stress—coping resource for our patients and our employees, 24—seven. abraham, take this one and smell it. the most important characteristic is that they are plant—rich places for all 12 months
and in all four seasons. 0h, running with the goats isjust like having my dog with me. he'sjust really calm. for me in the garden, i do feel less stress as well. what's more fun than playing with the baby goats? hello. in recent days, we've become acclimatised to temperatures in the mid to high teens in afternoon sunshine. looking into the week ahead, well, you can say goodbye to those, particularly by wednesday we're going to be struggling to get temperatures in the higher end of a single figures.
cooler, though, certainly for central and eastern england this sunday afternoon, thanks to a bank of low cloud that's pulled in from the north sea through the night. it'll tend to perhaps burn off a little, perhaps across parts of east anglia and the southeast through the afternoon, but looks set to stay quite solid, particularly adjacent to the north sea, obscuring the sun. temperatures here in some spots no higher than nine or ten degrees. elsewhere, we can still aim, i think, for highs in the mid to high teens in the best of the sunshine. overnight, the skies clear for the south east of england, and i think we'll see some fog developing in time for the morning rush hour, particularly around the m25 area. further north we'll see some patchy cloud pushing across the northeast of england again. quite low cloud, misty and murky here. and then when we have clearer spells, a risk of some pockets of frost developing for first thing monday. monday should bring a lot of sunshine, though, to the uk once again, certainly brighter across central and eastern england and consequently warmer. some showers developing across northern england through the afternoon. some cloud pushing into southern coastal counties later in the day, but up to 17 degrees again across the southeast of england. but here comes that transition
into the colder air, through tuesday into wednesday, arctic air slides all the way south across the uk and the feeling will be very noticeable. through tuesday, the colder air pushing into scotland and northern england, a few showers here turning increasingly wintry across the hills. further south, we're kind of in a transition, losing that milder air through the course of the day by the afternoon. temperatures i2, 13 degrees, certainly much cooler than we would have seen through the weekend, with a chance of some showers across england and wales. wednesday, the colder air into all parts with just about scraping ten or ii for cardiff and london. and here's the area of low pressure that i alluded to at the start, running into the colder air, perhaps slightly overly dramatic on our model at the moment, but you can see the theme — certainly looking like there could be something wintry to end this week.
this is bbc news — welcome if you're watching here in the uk or around the globe. i'm rebecca jones. our top stories... the white house says president biden has not called for a regime change in russia, despite his unscripted comment about vladimir putin. for god's sake, this man cannot remain in power. as the destruction continues, in a late—night video address, president zelensky urges western countries to supply more planes, tanks, and missile defence systems. translation: what is i the price of this security? this is a very specific. it's planes for ukraine, tanks for our state, missile defence, anti—ship weapons.