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ah, this week marks the 4 months since the russian invasion of ukraine began. the war has been a catalyst for unprecedented change. russian oil and gas is no longer in the pipeline here in europe. an unprecedented shock that is fast tracking the transition to green energy. also on the fast rack, ukraine's candidacy to become a member of the european union. usually, this process takes years even decades. usually this process takes place in peace. not in the middle of of, i'm for golf in berlin. this is the dip. ah, a truly historic week begins with ukraine. this is a historic moment historic for ukraine historic for europe, but also historic for the vision of the world we're defending with. we will hear
the european union's answer and ukraine's candidate status. everybody has to reflect what would be hasta in the upcoming if governments will have to make a historic decision. the only a positive decision makes the interests of the whole of europe. because in ah, also coming up, it is a 1st in columbia voters have elected the countries 1st ever left. we president an 1st ever black vice president. and the do oh, they're promising a departure from the status quo that i what has happened to day with those 11000000 voters as a chain esl come? what is coming is a real change. a key of fundamentals. yes. oh gambiola. out of that ah. but to our viewers watching on p b. s or the united states into all of you around the world. welcome, we begin day with 2 speeds in ukraine. very slow,
and very fast. 4 months ago this week, vladimir putin ordered his troops to begin their invasion of ukraine hopes that the war would be short lived have now given way to the realization that this conflict could simmer for years to come. a slow burning conflict here in europe, that is almost overnight. redraw the political insecurity map of the entire continent. ukraine's president zalinski sang today marks the beginning of a truly historic week by week sent a decision is expected that would normally take years to be delivered. ukraine moving closer to membership in the european union and doing so at the speed of war . a russian miss i'll plunged into ukrainian soil in the city of lazy chance. no one is safe across the river,
the city of several on yet has been reduced to rubble by fierce fighting as rushes offensive in the dom baths reading grinds on the fears, at least chance is next to that most residents have fled to them, but some are stuck when we think of the thing, but here we have nothing left, everything was burned down. the most important thing is to get my sick father out. that's all that matters to me. i don't know how long he can survive, but i don't think this war is going to end soon. you know, they live in cellar to increase that chances of survival. you know, you, the pricing for a predicted escalation in rush has campaign of destruction or to live long shot of this week. we should expect great a hostile activity from russia and the earned against ukraine, but also against other european countries. li proteins. we are preparing mountain. we are ready. ah silly. he believes that russia will react to the european union's
decision this week on whether ukraine will become a candidate for membership even considering ukrainian membership is a dramatic shift in the youth position and runs counter to do cremins efforts to pull ukraine into its hold it by force german, foreign minister and alina babble on monday, voice her support, head of a meeting of e. u. foreign ministers. that say what i got was on today is a special meeting. the appointment was, we are gathered ahead of a historic moment. that was mocking. we all have to realize that the membership countries have a special responsibility when yawn in. none of us want to look back at this moment in a few years and think, how could we not make use looks and this opportunity to use a vice him stay long near the promise of europe? hope for ukraine in its fight for survival. we talk ukrainian officials say they
need a massive increase of military hardware if they are to drive russian forces out of the country. right now. western allies have supplied ukraine with just over 100. 0, it says that's about 110th of what ukraine says. it needs and no rocket launchers have arrived even though ukraine has requested 300 d, w. 's. nick connelly reports from the front lines in the southern mich alive region where ukrainian forces are making some advances. despite a shortage of equip, russia may be making gains in the dumbass, but it's a different story here. 600 kilometers to the southwestern mich alive. ukraine is pushing russian forces out of villages like these to closing in on the russian occupied city of harrison. b ukrainian commanders where their advance could right of steam be stopped or even reversed. up to more than a 100 days of relentless fighting. their supplies, weapons,
and ammunition running dangerously low. but we meet victor and his crew some way behind the front lines and will broke out. they were all working abroad. all of them decided to give up their lives in safety, in poland and germany to return home to fight. victor found the little had changed since his time to recruit and the soviet army decades earlier. well, there are 13 can 1st was for this, how it is just old. is it? it's way past his prime little doing we be making the most of it. but what can you expect from a weapon bill? almost 50 years ago, we have much like i'm working with the mozilla since we started rural. duplicate of replacing it with something new and more powerful is of the gods for now. but even carrying on fighting as they have been in recent months be a challenge. he crane supplies of soviet ammunition are almost exhausted. a western produce shells on compatible with russian missile strikes, a constant threat,
producing weapons inside the country is near impossible. even ukraine playing for time, while it waits, both western artillery and the shells to go with it. no answer warranted for what we have cues of people wanting to sign up to fight roughly neighborhood. we have more than the army can take on hulu as a, but we just don't have enough weapons to equip every one who wants to fight with each other. so memorable it does have judge me personally when come other, it was liberal, an army ukraine is in europe's very own interest. victor tells us he just can't understand why this seems to be so little urgency with blue robins that are what does a favourable west fighting for all of you. repeat that, for sure. but baldwin putin won't be satisfied with taking ukraine in the dinner if he wins here. he'll terry on an attack or the theme where you can be there. laser, sort of with the growth, with grain is already
paying a high price for being out guns with daily casualties running at several $100.00 a day. possibly with victor tells us of a call he had to make recently informing the parents of the youngest member of their unit. then 19 year old son had been killed to sweeps after he got different lines. he doesn't want to make many more clues like that. and he's convinced will western weapons the answer well, enjoying now by e. her is of course he's the ukrainian president. zalinski is foreign policy advisory saucer, the deputy head of the president's office. mr. zach is good to have you on the program. i want to talk about the situation on the front lines just a moment, but i'd like to start with this historic week. how confident are you that ukraine will get the green light from the european union this week to begin these fast track of session talks? well, the 1st those that didn't use the got the previous week was the opinion of the european
commission, and many would not believe this opinion would be positive. now i have this positive opinion break. imagine the european union member states to support these opinions. plus also we have the support of several leaders of the european countries. johnson shows present monochrome. prime minister druggie produced a right to support his phone conversation with president. so definitely this is a consensus decision. you cannot be 100 percent. sure, you can be sure all you have to visit decisions may, but he, we have more positive then even several days before expectations on the final decision or the european council. you know that joining the european union is a process that takes years. it can sometimes take decades, ukrainians, expecting it to be fast track. do you have confidence that your country can pull this off the, at the same time, trying to fight off the russian military?
well, that's with the foss trick that's we were shown in throughout the last 4 months. i mean, just to remind you, we, someone did application for membership on the feed day war and less than the, within the 4 or 4 months, we are about to receive the kind of standards within the record, high speed for any country before ours became candidate or even member, we filled in the questionnaire with just one month. the process which would usually take more than a year for what the country. so which gives me all the reasons to say that ukraine will be moving with the same direction. but definitely not. overton will depend on your grade who would like to the european union and its members states to have at least half a speed grant is moving to was the pothole the forms. we are ready to make further reforms despite the war, and especially after will with the war. well, let's, let's assume that the european union says yes to this fast speed. the fast lane for
the session talks on. what is ukraine going to give you in return? are you under pressure from the european union to possibly take actions to bring this war to an end sooner rather than later? and i'm also talking about perhaps giving up territory to russia in the name of peace. that's not true and neither leader i wish spoke to my president, he's visits in key or during the phone conversations which my person have numerous for day. so me personally, i haven't heard any indications for these are that leader inclining ukraine to, to make any decisions or to move sooner speed to end the war, which is not, do not need just to end the war when to when we need to have all the ukrainian territories back, so no one is able, you know, to make my president to any inclination or any sensations of any territories.
you'll find the last to the last inch of the green insert. it was not want any other story, but when you bring in territory, fight all the time. you say you want to win the war, you can only win this war. if you have enough weapons, are you getting the, the heavy weapons artillery that you need right now to push the russians back? well, right, you are much, if not, everything depends on whether we will attain a weapon, ofa, or for heavy weapon. in fact, that's a goto to system, but not only that's about m, unless it's about arm of the eagles, it's about dance stop. if you ask me whether the progress is going on, yes, it's much more progressive and the speed is much more high than it used to be in the beginning of war. then many of the states would not even believe ukraine would be able to sustain russian aggression. remember, some military experts would not leave you grand more than 3 or 5 days,
which consented there somehow or with a plan which rush ahead. so nobody wanted. and so that ukraine is capable of ukraine knows how to fight your grain, knows not only how to defend, but how to counter attack and to win. and this ramstein nation, the so it already broad lost, the monster shows that the world and he's in 8th grade. now it's high time to, to act with a high speed and deliver to the weapons to the territorial grade. that's what near after that he's doing. yeah. we will, we will see definitely this week and how fast things progress, mr. your is off of the foreign policy advisor to ukrainian president zalinski. we appreciate your time and your insights tonight. thank you. thank you. oh, ga vela is honoring to ukrainian journalist with freedom of speech award for their work documentary, the siege of mario pole. if jenny muller, let cut and mc slump chair notes, or filmed missiles hitting apartment buildings and recorded the work of doctors and
undertakers, as well as documenting the suffering of countless victims, their images of a maternity hospital destroyed by russian bombs. these images were seen around the world, t w's. benjamin alvarez spoke with both journalist after today's ward ceremony, and he asked about the difficulties of reporting on the war into great this war currently is the most dangerous war i've covered and have covered several so main restriction, the main danger is how difficult and how immensely dangerous for the life of the journalists to do their work just to go out and shoot them. right. and to take photos isn't predictable, the weapons are heavy. celtic, new situations are unpredictable. so just that's just as already pose,
it's an immense challenge. hence, there the amount of misinformation and propaganda, but that's not up to journalists to decide, you know, the son of joss or any else out. anyone who, who's in the ground in our job is just to keep reporting. do you feel that this recognition is also for ukrainian journalists and do you fear that the world might forget about them if that war goes on for several years? a thinker all old, the media war can ukrainians international risk in their lives? you know, like not on the, you know, trying to, to be on the ground, you know, but it close to the situation where it's happen in all i can tell what is going on in reality and we can see by them, but their eyes or, and how likely it's effect on the local population, soldiers and though what you see, i think it's really important that the,
the journalists are present on the ground and to it's might be like that because otherwise we will not see the full picture. and oh, it's everywhere like it's in multiple places, it's how, how we realized what's is going on on the ground. i mean this awards is extremely important because their new cycle unfortunately is org in any way that people get used to, to violence, the scene violence and that becomes normality, unfortunately. so that's in a way de monte weights journalists as well. so these kind of awards this kind of a recognition to how a work or anyone's work, who is working right now in ukraine is important to support them in their efforts to continue to work. let them know that regardless of how many people consider the war normal, they need to do what they do now. are you afraid that more journalists could be the motivated to continue covering as they journalists covering the war a targeted to say that they don't want to get involved into it?
or they want to leave it that the wards on country? i think it sometimes a big problem now the, what would the war is going on for a or a, you know, for will be close to 4 months his, you know, like, and we have like, people are tired, you know, they can see every day that's a kind of situation, you know, they the see the tears all the time, the broken houses and the broken lives. so i think the main problem now that people don't have a break, you know that all the time to have said news, but unfortunately it's working like a doctor celica soldiers. ah journalists tell my to do that. so this is the 10 of miss them on the local. thank you so much for this interview. ah, the left, his presidential candidate, gustavo pitbull, has one columbia's presidential election by a narrow margin. but the important urine significant, the former rebel gorilla,
turned senator edged out his opponent rodolfo aradonda z miller millionaire who is known as the donald trump of columbia. that drove when marks a drastic change in presidential politics in the country. ah, victory and historic moment for columbia. as it votes in its 1st ever left lida, former rebel, gustavo petro, has vowed to launch profound social and economic change on a story annoy. well, we are writing history at this moment. ocoee, a new history for columbia, only for latin america, less dos and for the world, jonas, they thought us yet a new history because undoubtedly what has happened to day with those 11000000 voters as a chain esl come. what is coming is a real change, a key of fundamental change?
yes. oh, come be over that old gambiola al hatch. oh, defeated another maverick candidate, full man, man and millionaire adolfo hernandez. hernandez has gathered a lot of support for his candidacy on tick tock, promising to reduce wasteful government spending, and to go after corrupt officials. his concession speech employed petro to do the same. let's say, well look, daughter who's 5 hopes that gustavo petro will know how to leave the country, that he will be loyal to his words, against corruption, and that he will not disappoint those who trusted in petro has a tough task ahead of him. he faces a divided congress, likely to complicate his implementation of the fiscal and social reforms, his supporters, accounting on i for more now we want to get our correspondence. johan ramirez, he is in the columbian capital bo guitar to 9 to johan. it's good to see you. we
saw that the 1st ever left us president. we've got the 1st black woman elected vice president. and i want to talk about the significance of this land only the optics. but, you know, beneath the surface how big of a shift is this in colombian, politics, it is a measure. i change a major shift in columbia on politics. i mean, this country has been rolled for decades for mainly to political ah parties. and over time, they became an elite, and that's why people blame them for not having sold the main problems of the country for not having a stopped drug trafficking is security violence, gary de groups. and that's why, i mean, is this this counter with this political lead that the made kilometers last night vote for the 1st time for a leftist government? so of course, gustavo better is going to bring more social policies,
the left wing on government, but it goes beyond and we have to think off his running mate, france yet, marcus, and now next the vice president of columbia. she, i mean, 1st and foremost, she was a victim of the war. columbia has gone through a civil war acre, an armored conflict for more than 60 years, and france jamarcus next vice president was displays the by the war. so she experienced the war fierce fan and she had, she can bring par, this is closer to those victims. now she's a black woman. she can bring our policies closer to this population, often forgotten by the last government, sir. she is a single mother. so she represents many, many things that columbia women live every single day, and that's why, ah, the, when enough was top bedroom and friends here. marcus has raised a lot of expectations of many changes in the, in the, in the for years to come in columbia. yet they are promising to be agents of change
. i'm wondering, can they do that in peace? columbia saw a spike in violence in the run up to the election. how tense is the situation now? it is difficult to say is hard to be to, to, to be said, but colombia has gotten used to live with violence. i'm in awe attacks, terrorist attacks attacks against the states of violence in cities, in rural areas that barge of every day life in columbia. and there is true that in the last a few months, i mean the months prior to the election, there was an increase in violence in the country, but that is also a historical fact. every electoral year in columbia is marked by an increase of violence. why? because for many sectors in the country, values by illness is also a way of doing politics. so we're the time over the time people get used to eat. so
now the fear of new attacks remains. but as i said, it's hard to be said. but columbus had gotten used to it so they know how to live with it. what is the most pressing challenge for the president elect? and i understand he wants to stop or try to occur till the cocaine exporting industry, by convincing farmers to grow different crops and not to make money with making okay. i mean, is that realistic? it hasn't worked before. why should we think it will work? now? he hasn't worked before. it doesn't seem it is going to work. now if the state doesn't invest money in the rural areas, people are going to continue the with the business of drug because is a means more profitable. so the state needs to be there. but beyond of these problems, i think that the 1st main challenge,
gustavo better is going to face is to unify columbia's. i mean, the cancer went through a very polarized to lecture i campaign. i can tell you this, well, because i have been reporting on many elections in latin america, and i think this is that there are just electro campaign i have ever seen. and the a deeply divided the societies. so gustavo, petro needs to unify the country again, and that's why he tried to do last night with his 1st speech, trying to unified the country been not just the population, but also the political part is this very important if he wants to find spaces to govern it is clear, gustavo patrol one last night for more than a 100000 volts is a clear victory. but we cannot forget that roll fernandez losses with the support of more than 10000000 people. in addition to that, they're out there up station is more than 17000000 people. so if gustavo pets are, wants to roll the country and if he wants to roll for all colombians,
he needs to unify this society. yeah, and we will be watching it because the, the platform in the promises they sell, promising or have to wait and see if they can make them reality. johan ramirez, reporting tonight from bogota is always your hon. thank you. the c well, the day is almost done. the conversation continues aligned or finest on twitter either the w should follow me on twitter at brent drop tv. and remember, whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day with
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