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ah, ah ah, this is did, i mean is leih from berlin deadly attack russia targets the train station packed with civilians trying to flee to safety. at least 39 people confirmed dead and dozens more injured after missiles struck the station in from a torso in east and ukraine. officials on the ground, se the attack was deliberate, and evidence of russian atrocities are mounting in ukraine. we hear from survivors in the recently liberated town of border younger and how to reduce dependency on
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russian energy. that's expected to be on the agenda as german cesar olive shoals meets british prime minister wars johnson in london. ah, i'm layla iraq. thank you so much for joining us and we being this broadcast with breaking developments out of eastern ukraine, where at least 39 people have been killed. and dozens wondered, after 2 russian missiles had a train station in the city of crematory, in the da net screech at the station was being used to evacuate women, children, and the elderly, to safer parts of the country. official, st. thousands of people were gathered there. when the attack happened, and the head of the regional administration posted these images on social media, showing dead bodies outside the station, the kremlin, meanwhile, has denied any involvement in the attack. i'd like
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to take you now to ukraine. a toby flicker is unicef spokesperson, and he is in western ukraine. mister flicker, i'm told your team, the unicef team was increments risk today when the attack happened. that's right. yeah, no thanks, honey. on weight it, we hadn't even chromosome the day. they were delivering some supplies, medical equipment, hygiene items to the local authorities, that the distribution to hospitals in the chemicals area. and we also have supplies going in yesterday as well. but seeing we're, we're on loading and offloading the supplies when they, um, bangs and, and that was obviously when the situation happened. and then they had to, they had to move out quite quickly from chemicals. but it's an area where we've been working for many years. we have an office in chemicals, we've been covering that. that whole area during the 8 is the conflict in east and
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ukraine. i'm so clearly so horrific situation and the protection of civilians and children is that still the arm? can you describe to us what your team shared with you in terms of who was there at the time of the attack at the train station? well, the train station was, was very busy. as we know, people have been trying to move out of the east and palm. so nice line areas all ukraine and moving further west to where to where i am trying to get to where i am now. and so the train station has been busy over the past few days. it's always busy it's, it's really, it's a hot where you get trains to, to, to even the west to the dba. and even here was what i was actually at the train station here. just a little bit earlier talking to people who did arrive. that was a train that came in from crime last night, very early in the morning. and that was the last one that's come in from kind of those goals. and really it's, it's really a risk situation and on the same team we're able to, to,
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to leave relatively quickly. but it's an area that we know very well. i've been working on a number of occasions and it's really tragic for children, women, and anyone involved it because this word obviously is having a catastrophic consequences. the material, but more importantly, humanitarian is your organization. racing for an intensification of hostilities in the days to come and how do you intend to help the children and families that you usually aid in those situations? so he says has been scaling out ever since the conflict 1st started and we've been moving pre positioning supplies across different parts of the country. i was just in the neat bro in the east where we have a hub where we're trying to get supplies in. so that we can move from there to reach very vulnerable areas where, where the findings, the heaviest, we have massive monitor and access challenges though in some areas in many opponent,
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other areas. so that continues to be a challenge. but we are able to read some places. i was also a teacher in the southeast. i was at the hospital there where they were treating a number of children in intensive care. children who have been hit by like bullets and shrapnel. and we were able to bring in supplies there, and that means like surgical items, it means 1st aid kits and, and hygiene items. just to help alleviate some of the strain that the doctors and i'm a systems of dealing to we flicker unicef spokesperson joining us from a skirt in western ukraine. thank you so much for taking the time to take our questions. all the attack on the train station and crematory, kaz drawn strong condemnations with western leaders saying this only proves the need for tougher actions against moscow in a tweet you commission present, or is the founder lion called the missile attack. quote, despicable saying she's appalled by the loss of life were personally offer her
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condolences to president volunteer. so landscape commissioner, president vander lion, is meeting with ukrainian leaders in the capital keith, to show the use support or meanwhile ukrainian authorities are bracing for even more gruesome discoveries in the wake of the russian troop withdrawal from the north. there is mounting evidence that civilians were killed, raped, and tortured with hundreds of victims in the town of boucher when ukrainian present . vollmer zalinski says the situation in border younger 70 kilometers north west of keith is quote, much more horrific. our correspondent eisen phenomenon was just there and filed this next report. they have began clearing the rubble, but any hope of finding survivors here is long gone. borrowed yankee lay on the
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main root of the russian offensive on key of the scale of the destruction is so massive that even emergency workers seem shock. this sham of budget is olivia. but now we seen with our eyes what the russians did to a peaceful tan. there are no military bases here, missed them. they shot people dead, bombed high rise block. so frida, i don't understand why really bad the bullet here in the v shoe, when russian planes dropped their bombs on the town in early march, these apartment buildings were demolished. local authorities feared that up to $200.00 civilians were killed. their bodies still buried under the rubble of marie hole in one of the blocks we meet alexander. he is back to sell with some items from his ruined apartment. to work with you. when the russian bombardment started, he managed to flee together with his family. oh horrible, it's bitter dammit, but i'm still writing the same clothes i had on when i left. at least i want to
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take some things with me. his growth will. this used to be his children's room. his life. i don't really know what to say, so you don't have words left there. bastards. reputed him. his whole government. you see, can you prove you to florida? a few blocks away, a distribution center for humanitarian aid. among the residents lining up nina and her family. they lived through a lot during the russian occupation of their home town, including hunger and constant fear of y'all that they were pointing that guns at my daughter and the kids. i went down on my knees and screamed begging them not to write for my daughter. you know what can happen, you live on the night there from a boy many he told us similar story, lena says she is still shaking when she thinks about the weeks under russian occupation. but she will know some clothes and we have to thank her soldiers. they
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are so brave, they are so brave that they freed up already. okay. look, what they did to my town or, or the unco was once beautiful and green residence told us. now it lies in ruins. the town is free, but it has paid a high price for its freedom. we can now go now to a viva in ukraine. did of you corresponded young philip schultz is standing by a young fellow. we understand you commission present or so fonder line has just arrived in the capital cave. what's the significance of this visit? i think the significance is quite high. the ukranian see it as a strong message of support from the side of the u. bay. appreciate especially that so on the line and for traveling by themselves, by train to here. and so that's also the,
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you are ready to reopen the office as they are. of course, they hope that it's more than in symbolic acts. but looking at the agenda, it seems to be quite concrete, humanitarian topics, and a lot of logistics support. but of course, the question of both stronger things and regarding, i guess, and i will also be very high on the agenda from the ukrainian side and an phillip we opened our coverage with the deadly a train attack in there, chrome, a tourist. i'm the russians in the meantime, or moscow, i should say, have has denied responsibility for the attacking barometers and blames ukrainian fighters. what has the response been from the ukranian leadership? yes, indeed, the russian defense minister said that the missiles that were youth ukrainian from my knowledge,
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they haven't been an official response from the ukranian government yet. but all the people i talked to see it as a typical ally propaganda from the russian side that we've seen many times before in butcher. and in other places nobody even remotely. it takes into consideration that the ukrainian have checked the trench basin where a lot of ukrainian flee from, from east and region from the war. and in conclusion, philip a presidency. lensky said that as atrocities committed in the now liberated border younger are greater than in boucher. yeah, it's probably too early to say this, but i think the possibility is definitely there. we see so much distractions. most of the buildings destroyed, there are burn marks on basically every building. a lot of families are still
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searching for relative and it's exactly in the area around key f and cities where that were controlled by, by the russians. and a lot of people say that it's just so it's actually a patch on by the russian to cause as much pain as much suffering as possible and to commit the worst work. right. think about have shall sir, reporting from levine, ukraine. thank you very much. thank you or and, and do we wanna bring, take you to the downing street in london, the u. k. where prime minister was johnson is expected to hold a press conference momentarily with the german chancellor, olaf schultz. they are not there yet, but we will go there as soon as you can here,
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the press conference gets on your way. okay, in the meantime, let's return to our coverage the kremlin spokesperson dmitri pest golf has acknowledged that russia has sustained significant losses of troops in ukraine. in an interview with sky news. he called it quote, a huge tragedy for russia. it's a rare admission by russian officials of military losses. but pest cough said that russia still hopes to reach its goals in the coming days. rushes defense ministry reports that between one and 2000 russian soldiers have been killed. but independent estimates put that number closer to 10000 like to welcome and now a jack walling. he's a military analyst at the u. k. defense and security. think tank receive very warm welcome sir. thank you for taking the time to take our questions. a surprising admission by russia that it has suffered substantial losses. what's your read on
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that? so the russians have taken very substantial losses and they don't have many more troops to commit. which means that this next operation of the dumbass, they have a limited amount of time before they will need to make some difficult choices about mobilizing reserves and retaining conscripts in the last round. now if they do that, they need to prepare the population to admitting that there are rules and explain why that's necessary. and so i think what we're seeing is that preparing the ground to have options in terms of generating, we'll come back units here in around a months time. and we started our broadcast with a deadly, a train station attack is a rocket strike on a railway station in east in ukraine, another sign of rushes campaign of intimidation. or is this a typical pattern of warfare by russian forces? it's difficult to tell with the specific strike because attacking rail
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infrastructure, which is the primary source of the logistics about the russians and the ukrainians is a military targets and does make sense. at the same time, the, the russians have been striking, using these ballistic missiles, tactical targets responsibly where they could have a saucer surveillance and reconnaissance of the target. and we know elsewhere that they have to be conducted attacks against civilians. and so the question arises whether this is a terror tactic. it could be either way, and i think we need more evidence before we jump to conclusions allows, but it's tragically plausible. now the war seems to have entered another phase with russia, turning its attention or focus on don bass region. what's your assessment of both sides at this stage? so there's a, there's roughly a numerical piracy between the ukranian defense and the don barza and the force is
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attacking them, which is not a great sign for the russians. but a lot of the ukrainian forces are fixed along the line of homes, act by ongoing artillery bombardments and harassment from mobilized civilians and don't yet hands. and so the russian attack will likely come around the flags from the north in the south and try and circle those formations. the real question is whether the russians have enough combat power to close all that in sacraments. if they do, then the ukrainians will find it very difficult to resupply the units and then they're on, you know, they can any flights long as they have ammunition and water and food. if the russians failed to close the circle, then the russians very likely to, to run out to combat power and about 4 weeks. in conclusion, if russia does managed to take control of the dumbass region and achieves the land bridge to crimea, which is apparently one of its objectives, would that be enough of a win for president putin? or are we likely to still have a very protracted war?
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continue even after that it would be enough of a short term success that he could claim to achieve something, but i don't think it would be the end of hostilities against kids and we from the ukrainian side, why would they accept a sci fi that essentially amounts to allowing the russians to annex more and more of that country every couple of years. so i don't think it will be an end to the fighting. i don't think ukrainians would accept an end to the fighting on those terms. and so we are looking at a protracted conflict which will likely go up and down in intensity, but nonetheless, persist. just want to get a final thought from you as you point out with the risk of the conflict. becoming drawn out. and obviously the conflict is the war is getting worse, the longer this continues in who's advantage is it it probably depends if the, if the russians decide to mobilize their results and go on to
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a war footing, then they can bring very considerable numbers of troops to bad, if they don't do that, then that prospects diminish over time. and so the russians really have a strategic choice to make about is ukraine was putting their entire national efforts into seizing because they will become very vulnerable in other states is if they continue to try and see the country jack bottling defense and security thing tank. arossi, thank you so very much. we're greatly appreciate your time. thank you. i'll do many chance sir. olaf schultz is in london for talks with british prime minister boers johnson with the war in ukraine at the top of their agenda. it's mister schultz. his 1st visit to london is german chancellor. leaders were expected to discuss tougher sanctions against russia and its president latimer putting mister schultz and mister johnson are expected to give a press conference momentarily. and we will carry that life for you. as soon as it
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gets under way, the 1st i want to go to downing street d w, correspond to charlotte. chelsea bill is standing by charlotte. the germany has resisted so far. british calls to set out a time table to end dependency on russian energy. is that what is going to top the discussions today? absolutely. we've had that the tools will be dominated by the conflict in ukraine with europe's reliance on russian energy forming a key part of that. now it was a warm welcome for the german chancellor as he arrived here a short time ago, smiles from both sides as they met here in london for the 1st time. but of course, what's going on behind a closed door. the door just behind me is far more grim now on the issue of a europe's energy, a reliance that was the key ed points. key theme that formed prime minister boris
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johnson's tweet ahead of these talks. he said that he a welcomed or all of shows the german chancellor as principal determination to end, defend a dependence on russian energy. he said, so that is how the west responds to russia's invasion. will define international audit for years. so warm was that, but indeed we are expecting that the prime minister will push germany on its dependence on russian and a g. u. k has announced a series of measures to wean itself off russian and a g. it's included phasing out the import of coal and oil. it said that it will also look, it's a brushing gas imports as soon as possible. that is something that we know is, is far more difficult for germany. it's a lot more reliant on rushing gas imports than the u. k. it's a gets 40 percent of its gas from russia. by contrast, you can get just pull percent. so that's the difference on the table today. that will be pressure from the u. k. germany warning though that switching off is
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dependence. i've nights will have huge rama k ramifications for the, for the economy. charlotte m, when the at the meeting that's taking place a week behind you right now as we speak. do we expect the 2 leaders to discuss delivery of new arms to ukraine? that is indeed, been speculation that will also form pause if the talks that are going on. and we'll say the press conference that we are expecting in a short time. now, gemini is also facing criticism about being and to slow on it's a delivery of weapons, a to ukraine, the u. k. for it pot has made a very big deal about the, about the weapons that it is supplied so far. indeed it hosted ukrainian and delegation this week showing, having more talks on a weapons deliveries and announcement is expected on that imminently, perhaps as soon as this week. so it is possible that that will come up in the talks
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that a ending deed we know that ukraine is cooling from wool weapons, weapons weapons in its woods. i shall, as you're reporting, we're showing pictures of inside downing street to the press room there because we're waiting for a germany or chancellor olive shoals and the british prime minister boys johnson to come out and speak momentarily. but in the meantime, want to ask you a job. he has been criticized for blocking stronger sanctions against russia. what's mr. johnson's position? yeah, well we were talking just there about how that prime minister is expected to push a firm the more to be done to end or to to wean europe off is dependency on russian energy that is key the u. k. for its pause in times of sanctions is also announced a host of new sanctions this week, including on russian banks and 8 of russian oligarchs. it said it's the big
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ratcheting up of the sanctions that it's imposed so far. this being the, at the 5th round that is imposed germany will be coming to the table today with this announcement from the e u that it has improved an embargo of coal impulse, the measure expects take place at to come into effect from mid august. that would be worth about 4000000000 euros, so it will have that to save it as i say, the u. k. likely to be pushing for even more to be done in the short term. now, charlotte, it, sir. mr. boers. johnson's 1st time hosting transfer allah shall. since he became do german chancellor. the 2 men have very different contrasting styles. where does the war in ukraine leave the relationship, the bilateral relationship between germany and britain? yeah, a lot of been maids has been made of the 2 different styles of these 2 european leaders, prime minister boris johnson, 9 particularly for being
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a bit more and bombastic. now, in the past, you might have expected that talks between the gem leader and the british leader would be dominated by what else breaks it. we've reported on that extensively, but of course now that's changed. talks will be focused almost entirely. it's expected on ukraine. the name of the game, of course, being western unity in the face of that conflict. that's what we saw when the 2 leaders met just a short time ago. behind me that wall, well can those smiles, it is expected that any fractious conversation that may have taken place about breaks it about that relationship is, is in the past, at least for the time being, as talks really focused on how the west responds to that conflict. night charles chelsea po, reporting from right outside downing street. thank you so very much. and we are still waiting for a germany's a chance or a la sholtes and boards johnson to come out and speak. and i will carry that press conference life for you,
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and then we'll catch up with charlotte again for now. thank you so much. let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world to people have been killed after. a gunman opened fire in these railey city of tel aviv several others were injured in the shooting at a bar and a popular night life district. security forces later shot dead the attacker in a gun battle. i shall highlight the chinese mega city of shanghai is dusting his residence on mass for coven. 19 for a 3rd consecutive day after announcing a record 21000 new cove. at 19 cases. the city's 26000000 inhabitants remain on in lockdown with residence, complaining of shortages of food and basic necessities. and a landslide has killed at least 10 people in northwest columbia after torrential rains, mud, and boulders buried, a mining camp in the mountains. several people are still missing and
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