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forced on d w ah ah, this is the w. news ly, from berlin civilian targets under fire in russia's war in ukraine. an apartment block suffers a direct walk it strike as russian forces attempt to seize control of a key of suburb. this comes, as russia says, it is using cruise missiles against ukraine, also coming up russia's veto power on display at the un security council as it blocks a resolution condemning its own war on ukraine. but it's left diplomatically isolated as china abstains will look at the world wide reactions.
ah, a michael oak, who thanks so much for joining us. ukrainian forces have been fighting back against russian assaults on the outskirts of kiev. authorities have urged citizens to help defend the capital weapons such as guns are being given out to ordinary citizens. the ukrainian army says it fended off an assault on an army base in the capital. russia is military says it has launched a barrage of cruise missiles against ukraine. and now we're seeing some of the latest damage here. a missile hit this apartment building. it's located just minutes away from kids. secondary international airport. there are conflicting reports of casualties. as russian forces attempted, sure they capital,
not every one is able to fight in for the most vulnerable. it's been a terrifying weight. oh, the sound of war, as heard from central key if through the night it came in waves, as russian forces edge closer to ukraine's capital, seeking shelter in the underground bunker in this church. these families could only hope and pray but for many others, staying put is not an option. holding on to what they treasure the most, it's a painfully slow journey in search of safety. we at least stay here for a long time, maybe or. a maybe 3. 07. 0, the lady. but it's crazy. it's crazy. you kind of. you may depend
with me. my name because it was the invaders. i must leave it as fast as one shem daughter or uncle. but he's not leaving. at sunrise president villa dimmers the lens keep posted a video from outside his office to denounce claims that he surrendered or fled a deep. i'm here, we will not lay down any weapons. we will defend our state because all weapon is our true foods last year. and the truth is that this is our land, our country, our children was she did the info, him of says when we will defend all of that. that includes defending the streets. this armored vehicle was spotted in a residential pot of key of in the southern city of house on ah, it was an explosion at a gas station. just moments before the eye witness
mentioned a plain, one of russia says it's launch missile attacks from both the air and sea. meanwhile, ukrainian forces say they destroyed a russian convoy outside key. if it's all part of the accompanying propaganda battle, as this war rages on, d, w, corresponded, sunny for shar, joins us on the line. and actually we see pictures of her. there. she is. she was in keith but is no longer there has moved to another location altogether of funny tell us where you are and what's going on around you. i mean, i'm an eschew which is about normally about 4 hours from keith. it actually took us 14 hours yesterday to get here and what you actually see behind me as normally as theater. but it's no longer theater, but it has become a refugee center for internally displaced people from all, all regions of ukraine. a trying to find a shelter here. now, on the other side, just across from this shelter, you see a long, long line of people, volunteers,
a man of all ages, trying to sign off to help ukraine and defend itself. what's happening really here in am and etzky is something it also also tells you what the situation right now is in ukraine. and that is a combination of a panic, a combination of resistance and, and, and still a hope though, that it may not go as far as, as a lot of people are worried, that it may, that this is going to be a rule for a long, long long time to calm people are hoping that there is going to be a negotiation between ukraine and russia to prevent the death and the further bloodshed among civilians among soldiers. and everyone involved here in this as situation in ukraine. and funny, as we saw those images of people who are now this place, you get the sense, this is certainly just the beginning of what have you heard from you? cringe capital g. what's happening in keith is,
is basically just a big mess right now. people are panicking, they're trying to find shelter or go to the mattress station. the mayor of keep declared that or a natural i going to not, i'm not going to operate any longer. they are only operating as a bankers, as shelters. now we have seen, of course, heart wrenching pictures of children huddling together are scared. and it is a very, very critical situation. as we are hearing that the russian military troops, i'll building up around the city, apparently only 30 kilometers from the city center. these are heavy russian troops build up, but already they're russian soldiers in on the ground in keith. so it's expected that street fights between ukrainian and russian forces are about to begin or even to escalate. at the same time, the president, president lensky, appeared in a video on the social media early this morning. basically trying to show,
i'm still here, i'm not going to lay down arms. because he said, rumors have it that people thing that he is going to urge people to lay down their arms and dimitra dean militarized, as it's being expected by a russian president vladimir putin. so a lot of chaos and in fact, what is engulfing right now. keith and history on clear what the next hours are going to bring. they are just like, it's unclear what's going to happen to the rest of the country as you're so many explosions across the country in various regions. even though the most intense shelling so far still is in the east and in the southern and northern parts of ukraine. ok, that's a d w 's are funny for sure. many, many thanks. funny and please stay safe. that speak now to andrea jessica, a reporter, specializing in crises, migration and human rights, who joins now from ukraine. and we should mention she's on the phone because she
says she's at a secret location which of course she cannot disclose. andrea tell us what's going on around. you only heard some 3 try tang and the last couple of hours it seems to be quite, quite nearly in the center of the city. and there are a prior, like i would say $560.00 the way it has to calm down. now there's not much to hear any more. but about an hour ago that was firing from 2 sides. got it. you are a journalist. what are your fears now regarding press freedom and the ability of the media to report on what's happening in the country? i think that the problem is that all of the news are coming in so quickly and people can really follow any more. i'm going to have a correct. okay, thank you. hello under. are you still with us?
i think we've lost andrea. yes. good. think the last i heard is she's going to have a cigarette now. ok, let's, let's move on from there. russia vetoed a draft. un resolution on friday, deploying its countries invasion of ukraine. ha, but it was the only country to vote against the resolution. for 11 of the 15 member council voted in favor, while china, india, and the united arab emirates all abstain. which leaves russia diplomatically isolated and without support. the draft resolution is now expected to be taken up by the 193 member un general assembly. the european union has already imposed economic sanctions on russia in response to its war against ukraine. french naval forces have now intercepted a cargo vessel loaded with cars headed for russia. where do they suspect of belonging to a company targeted by those sanctions?
the ship has been escorted to a french port president manuel mccall says he's convinced the war and ukraine will have tough lasting consequences for europeans dollars. if i can tell you one thing this morning, it is that this crisis will last, this wool will last and all the crises that come with it will have lost in consequences. and so we must prepare for this with great determination and great solidarity. we'll see boots saudi died. let's recap of the latest developments. ukraine's military says it repelled an assault by russian troops on an army based invest leave. about 40 kilometers, south of keith, the town mer says there were heavy casualties. russian news agency, inter fax reports that the russian forces have taken control of the ukrainian city of melbourne to port if confirmed, then this would be the 1st major city taken by the russians. street fighting is
ongoing, with russian forces in the capital. keith, the city has been rocked with intense gunfire and explosions overnight. now, many of the people caught up in the invasion have fled to neighboring countries. tens of thousands of ukrainian refugees have fled since thursday. we can see where most of them are heading. not surprisingly. of course 2 neighboring countries of ukraine include e u members, poland, slovakia, hungry romania as well as non e u member moldova as fighting worsens. these countries are now bracing for more refugees in the coming days. the train station in the polish city of san mitchell, 10 kilometers from ukraine for many ukrainian refugees. it's their 1st stop after crossing the border. these 4 children are having their 1st hot meal in 30 hours after traveling 450 kilometers through ukraine. their fathers weren't able to join
them. they stayed behind to fight. the children are now waiting for their mothers to arrive vision for them on the day they were masses of people on the way. we took a bus towards the border and then whooped. then we stood in a long q, u, suddenly we saw our cousins, and we've been together since then. we waited a long time for the transport from the border. and now we're finally here. the way was hard and long because of traffic jams, they had to get off the bus and walk the last 15 kilometers to the border near levine, they heard explosions. good. it was terrible that there were rockets sign. we came here with that passports, we only have our birth certificates, we were lessen to poland as refugees. the, as you see, the polish authorities have decided to let all ukrainians into the country. even
those who have no passports, which are normally required to enter the e u at the train station as well as in several reception centers. they are supported by volunteers and the military. the refugees are relieved to have escaped the war. but they're all so worried about what they have left behind the events in their country. those who are not picked up here by friends or relatives are taken in by private individuals. the willingness to help is great. within a day of the russian invasion, 30000 refugees arrived in poland from ukraine, the government, and more so i expect that up to 1000000 people could flee to the country and it promises that they will all be taken in and of the world of sports is also reacting to russia's invasion of ukraine formula. one has canceled the russian grand prix scheduled for the end of september. the russian grand prix has been
a fixture of the racing calendar for a number of years since formula one made a deal with the country back in 2011 formula. one drivers, faster and battle had declared his intention to boycott, even, even if it went ahead sang, it would be wrong to stage a race in russia. under the current circumstances. and tennis player andre rube left has joined a number of russian public figures. speaking out against vladimir hooton's attack on ukraine after a match in dubai. on friday, we will have wrote the word, no war please directly on the lens of a broadcaster's camp. since thursday, a number of prominent television personalities, musicians, and athletes within russia have also issued public statements on social media condemning the invasion of ukraine. you're watching dw news, here's the main story we're falling for you. an apartment block has been struck by a missile in achieve suburb that russian forces happened attempting to capture.
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