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starts april 16th b, w ah ah, this is dw news alive from berlin, ukraine's president demands russia is brought to justice. president lensky calls on the you went to act now to stop the war. actor images of a civilian massacre shocked the world, plus help for moldova, one of europe's poorest countries is struggling to host large numbers of ukrainians . clean war, western countries pledge hundreds of millions of euros in 8. ah
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. hello, enquire richardson? thank you so much for joining us. ukrainian president of holiday mares, lensky has called for urgent action from the united nations over alleged russian war crimes. he addressed a meeting of the un security council after evidence emerged of what appeared to be a deliberate mass killing of civilians by russian troops in the city of boucher outside the ukrainian capital. lemke sharply criticized the security council for failing to take action to end russia's aggression. as a permanent member of the council, russia has the power to veto any binding resolution. only a day after returning from boucher ukrainian president to lensky addressed the killings in front of the u. n. e. the russian military search for and purposely killed any one who served our country. they shot and killed women outside their
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houses. when they just tried to call some one who was alive, they kill the entire families, adults and children. and they try to burn the bodies slowly the de la wall. so lensky said, russia must be held accountable for its actions in ukraine. he questioned the nobility of the security council to punish russia due to moscow veto power, the ro, yoga. but we are dealing with a state that is turning the un security council veto into the right to die. this undermines the whole architecture of global security. it allows them to go unpunished, sylvia destroying everything they can. now when you best bet, the ukranian president called on the united nations to act immediately. stressing that what happened to him, boucher is only one example of frosh in atrocities. was get more on this from richard painter, professor of law at the university of minnesota. he was the chief ethics lawyer for
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us president george w bush, a very warm welcome to the show. and we've seen the devastating image as out of butcher ukrainian. president zalinski has pointed to them in his 1st address to the un security council since the invasion, and he is demanding action at what can the body do besides offering a platform for publicly shaming russia. unfortunately, because of the russian veto in the security council, i, it is not clear that the security council could take immediate action. but the un, the us should address these serious war crimes that are being commanded in ukraine . these crimes should be investigated and refer to the international criminal court . and furthermore, the countries of the o, i am a particular, the democracies. i need to lean on russia, do everything that can get rushed to exit your crime. russia needs to leave your crime and be told that it is non negotiable,
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that believe every inch of ukrainian territory. where's the euro need to make sure there's a pendant? as a lensky is calling for a reform. ok, we've just lost our gas bear. that was richard painter, professor, professor of law at the university of minnesota. we'll see if we can bring him back into the show later on. for now though, let's turn to our next story. russia has denied accusations that its troops committed. war crimes in boucher reclaims the bodies found on boutros. the streets only appeared after its forces withdrew from the town. but visual evidence contradicts that narrative. the new york times has published satellite images which show a street in boucher. this 1st image you're looking at is from february 28th. that's before russian troops to control the town. as i can imagine, you're seeing now this from mid march when the russian military occupied boucher. you're looking at those outlines. those are outlines of the bodies of civilians
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which have been there for weeks. i'm joined now by malik. he brown from the new york times of visual investigations team. thank you so much for taking the time to speak to us. how did your team reach this conclusion that the bodies had actually been there for 3 weeks while russia was still in control of boucher? thanks. we began by examining the images of horrifying images of bodies in the streets, in basements behind office blocks, under trees, and, and other locations across boucher, once you creating officials and journalist schools access the town after was russia was through just this past weekend. we began by focusing really on the, on the bodies that were scattered across the open grounds and streets. because russia was very quick, not to launch an investigation, to this point, to deny any responsibility for us and said that either it was a hoax,
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or these bodies had period there after they had left. and we looked at satellite imagery, we have access, the visual investigations team here has access to satellite imagery divided by us labs and mux, our technology will match ours imagery over several weeks in march to see if we could identify any changes on the streets. and indeed, there were dark objects that appeared on the streets at the precise positions along the road for the bodies were found weeks later. and so we contacted macs or they were able to provide even higher definition inventory on clearer days that showed the bodies remaining. there for over 3 weeks, they didn't move and the orientation of the bodies was the same. and we could even see that the shading of the close of some victims on the street as well matched supplementary with the ground. that was captured weeks later. so you've been able
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to confirm that timeline. russia meanwhile, had said at the deaths in a butcher have been staged by ukraine for the benefit of the western media. what other evidence have you analyzed to debunk that kremlin narrative? well, the satellite images themselves are pretty conclusive. you know, they are taken from march 9th right through march. those bodies bodies don't move and say they must physicians today. and actually in the past hour we've just published a video that we analyze today. again, take in early march, same intersection, the last histories of a cyclists moving along the street, turning the corner and to infantry fighting vehicles open fire. one of them appears to direct fire at that cyclists and you see a plume of smoke rising from the place that they just walked into. we zoomed in on that footage and you can see again the tire of the cyclist and video firms. again,
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just this past weekend, 3 weeks later shows a person wearing the same clothes, lying beside a bicycle in precise position appears to match the, the person who was fired up by the, by the, the armored vehicles in already march. this is even further evidence of russian forces committing atrocities in boucher while they were in control of this very same street. this very same area where for a half a mile further along and many other bodies are phones. now we don't know what the story is for each body. you know, there appears to be an impact crater beside some of them. another body has arms bound behind their back. it's, it's hard to say for sure what happened to all of them, but we can see with certainty that russia was stationed in that area at the time that those killings happened. all right, thank you very much for sharing the conclusions of your investigation. i'm lucky.
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brown. with the new york time. thank you for joining us on w. news. let's turn it now to richard painter, professor of law at the university of minnesota. a welcome back to the shows, sir. we were last speaking about is the lensky. i'm calling for a reform of the united nations security council to make sure that permanent, permanent member, russia is not evil to prevent its own punishment. is there an avenue in which it would be possible to strip russia of its veto powers? i don't believe that that's going to happen in the united nations and we have a permanent that membership of the security council for russia as well as the united states. and it's china, france, and got great britain, and it's going to be impossible, i think, to remove russia from that role. and yet there are many other avenues for addressing russian aggression. there's nato, there is the european union,
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there's economic pressure that needs to be brought on russia. and this may have to happen for an extended period of time. because russia needs to be told they're just non negotiable, that they leave every inch of ukrainian territory. and that they make recompense for these agree just war crimes. and i believe the vladimir putin and other russian leaders should face the international criminal court over what has happened here. this is going to be a long term struggle of for democracy and western europe and needs to focus on making sure that it is energy independent and is not dependent on russian gas generating clean energy. that's going to be very important because we're, you are in this for the long haul and we cannot be dependent on russia for energy. we cannot have russia engaging in this type of conduct, the serious war crimes with impunity. and we also need to take care of that. we
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protect democracy throughout western europe in the united states and israel, there are many countries where there are far right move on the rise, the threatened democracy. and we are at a juncture in world history, very similar to what happened. i believe in the 19 twenties and thirties, where we have a choice between standing firm for democracy or allowing authoritarian leaders to take over. that's what we see in russia. if the un security council fails to meaningfully intervene here, what does this mean for international law on the whole? well, we've seen this before with the security council being unable to take a snap against the soviet aggression. in the 19 forties and fifties and sixties, the invasion of hungry, the invasion of czechoslovakia. we've seen this before and yeah,
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if of the democracies of the world remained resolute in protecting the democracy against this type of aggression over the long term democracy, it can thrive. and in the authoritarian has them could be pushed back, but we must be determined to do that. the un security council was not going to solve this problem for us. russia has a permanent veto and they will use the stop any type of action and security council . we have other means we must use those other means to push back against russian aggression and war crimes that we're seeing today. and you crank professor richard painter from the university, and i said, i want to thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us today on the news . thank you. and one of ukraine's and neighbors, moldova is one of the poorest countries in europe. but it has taken in hundreds of
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thousands of ukrainians fleeing the war of his prime minister was at a donor conference in berlin, calling for more international support to help with the new arrivals. germany, france and romania along with other donor countries, agree to almost 660000000 euros in 84 in the country. the conference is to be the beginning of long term support for moldova with 40 nations taking part. germany has pledged an immediate loan of 50000000 euros and says more than 659000000 euros have been promised in loan's budget support and other financial assistance. if i'll finish no, i like we don't need to just take a deep breath. we need a long collective breath. that's because we know that in the end it's not just about moldova, it's not just about ukraine. it's about europe and about our collective freedom, summer, high height. it's also not just about money. moldova is supposed to get help managing
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its borders, and more flights or plan to fly out 12000 ukrainian, refugees from old, over to other countries. and there's another big challenge securing alternative energy sources. we are the only country in europe, the gas imports of which are a 100 percent dependent on one source. and that is gus from poland used the conference to call for an immediate import, been on gas and oil from russia. that was also a barb aimed at germany. the student via the rebuild, are we discussing whether a german customer, little or a customer from another country, will pay $0.30 or $0.50 more at the gas station? is that really so much in order to stop the suffering and ukraine? so stop him. and francis foreign minister said he would talk with his german colleague about even more sanctions against russia. your watching dw news before we go, let's get a reminder of our top story. ukrainian president of all the junior zalinski has
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urged the united nations to act now to stop russia's war. addressing a meeting of the un security council, zelinski described the recent atrocities in the city of butcher and called for those behind the killings to be brought to justice. as your niece update at this hour, stay tuned for the business headlines that's coming up after a short break with my colleague steven beardsley and quin richardson in berlin. thank you so much for taking the time to join us. ah. people and trucks injured when trying to flee the city center more and more refugees are being turned away at the border. families play tags in syria to these critic dominance with trade. people fleeing extreme around around 200 people around the world.
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