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the ukrainian president, volodomyr zelensky, has warned that his country can't win on its own. after speaking with us presidentjoe biden, he said they'd agreed on the need to stop russian aggression as soon as possible. russian forces hit the main television tower in kyiv, killing five peope and damaging a nearby holocaust memorial. a huge military convoy is heading for the city. the ukrainian president says he believes the kremlin wants to cut kyiv off completely. the united nations says nearly 700,000 people have fled ukraine, seeking safety in neighbouring countries. the un is making an emergency appeal for $1.7 billion to help them. major industrial economies have agreed a coordinated release of oil reserves after russia's invasion pushed the price of crude to over $100 a barrel.
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hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are broadcaster penny smith and leslie vinjamuri, director of the us and the americas programme at chatham house. tomorrow's front pages, starting with... the face of a ukrainian girl forced to flee her home splashed across london's the times. it reports she, along with tens of thousands of others, have reached the border with poland as president putin prepares to bombard kyiv. more desperate faces at kyiv central station on the front of the guardian in the uk, which covers the heart—breaking decisions forced
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upon fleeing families. "the siege of kyiv" says britain's i newspaper, reporting the kremlin is planning a "siege, starve and surrender" strategy. and french daily le figaro says that is already under way as the city's television tower is targeted. it also points out that the french president's reelection campaign has been overshadowed due to the tension with president putin. the ukrainian president begs the west to intervene to stop what he calls a genocide in his country. com plete complete with a photograph of the president. that's in britain's daily telegraph. defiance on the front of daily mirror, focused on president zelensky�*s speech to the eu, warning his people would fight to the death. but perhaps hope that could be avoided. the financial times claims china is ready to play a part in trying to broker a ceasefire, reporting that beijing is "extremely concerned about the harm
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to civilians" as missiles continue to hit major cities. so, let's begin. let's start with the daily mail if we may. do you want to start us off with this one this time? a very striking image. i don't know if you've ever been to kyiv to my but i have several years ago and the television tower is one of the most prominent sites on the skyline along with the cathedral. and of course these towers were almost symbolic, almost a symbol in itself of we are almost a symbol in itself of we are a modern, advanced and we have the power to communicate all over the country and we always know that when attacks take place, they go for the communications.— attacks take place, they go for the communications. that's absolutely ri . ht, communications. that's absolutely riaht, and communications. that's absolutely right, and there _ communications. that's absolutely right, and there has _ communications. that's absolutely right, and there has been - communications. that's absolutely right, and there has been a - communications. that's absolutely right, and there has been a reallyl right, and there has been a really very certain sense of trying to control the information environment
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certainly in ukraine and kyiv and also in russia there is really crackdown on various forms of communication that protesters in those pushing back against putin have suffered. both the violence today, this targeted attack i think is emblematic of what we are lucky to see more of, this move from thinking of what our putin's intentions to seeing he is very clearly trying to disempower civilians, attacking them, attacking important infrastructure that enables people to lead their daily lives. it's devastating, but as we sit here knowing that very grave things are meant to come down in kyiv, is incredibly disturbing but it's not clear to what effect despite important measures taken across europe with the united states and beyond, not clear what they will do in terms of changing putin's behaviour. do in terms of changing putin's behaviour-—
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do in terms of changing putin's behaviour. , , ~ ., behaviour. the times striking image of a little girl- _ behaviour. the times striking image of a little girl. the _ behaviour. the times striking image of a little girl. the last _ behaviour. the times striking image of a little girl. the last ever- behaviour. the times striking image of a little girl. the last ever we - of a little girl. the last ever we show somebody in the desperation at the railway station and this is a young girl who is actually safe in the sense that she is in poland but when your world has been turned upside down, you don't really know what safe is any more. {iii upside down, you don't really know what safe is any more.— upside down, you don't really know what safe is any more. of course the other thin . what safe is any more. of course the other thing is — what safe is any more. of course the other thing is you _ what safe is any more. of course the other thing is you are _ what safe is any more. of course the other thing is you are terrified. - other thing is you are terrified. you _ other thing is you are terrified. you are — other thing is you are terrified. you are a — other thing is you are terrified. you are a terrified child and looking _ you are a terrified child and looking around other people who are crying _ looking around other people who are crying and _ looking around other people who are crying and are scared and these are people _ crying and are scared and these are people who — crying and are scared and these are people who two weeks ago, they were --oin people who two weeks ago, they were going with _ people who two weeks ago, they were going with their business people might— going with their business people might have thought this might happen but it at_ might have thought this might happen but it at the same time they were making _ but it at the same time they were making plans, doing things and then all of a _ making plans, doing things and then all of a sudden, is a mad rush. with the smallest— all of a sudden, is a mad rush. with the smallest of backs because i was so you don't want to be bolt down with a _ so you don't want to be bolt down with a whole load of stuff, so you flee and — with a whole load of stuff, so you flee and you are leaving your safety, — flee and you are leaving your safety, your security. you have a closer— safety, your security. you have a closer you — safety, your security. you have a closer you stand up in a maybe just a little bit — closer you stand up in a maybe just a little bit more and then as i said. — a little bit more and then as i said. you _ a little bit more and then as i said, you soak up the atmosphere of terror— said, you soak up the atmosphere of terror because that is what you are
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facing you — terror because that is what you are facing. you are facing now russia, which we — facing. you are facing now russia, which we know what it did to chechnya, and this is what they are suggesting — chechnya, and this is what they are suggesting now with the daily mail you mentioned earlier with boris johnson — you mentioned earlier with boris johnson warning that putin plans to reduce _ johnson warning that putin plans to reduce it— johnson warning that putin plans to reduce it to — johnson warning that putin plans to reduce it to rubble after ordering all the _ reduce it to rubble after ordering all the residents to get out or face bombardment and that's what they do. they cut _ bombardment and that's what they do. they cut off— bombardment and that's what they do. they cut off communications, they might— they cut off communications, they might cut — they cut off communications, they might cut off electricity, they make it really— might cut off electricity, they make it really difficult, cut off the water — it really difficult, cut off the water and make it extraordinarily difficult _ water and make it extraordinarily difficult to survive in the first place — difficult to survive in the first lace. �* ., difficult to survive in the first lace. �* . , . difficult to survive in the first lace. �* ., , . , difficult to survive in the first lace. �* ., ,. , , place. and that prospect must be feelin: place. and that prospect must be feeling decision _ place. and that prospect must be feeling decision makers - place. and that prospect must be feeling decision makers with - place. and that prospect must be feeling decision makers with a i place. and that prospect must be l feeling decision makers with a real fear of that, and the terrible charge that will then be made at the world stood by. charge that will then be made at the world stood by— world stood by. exactly and as we look at all of _ world stood by. exactly and as we look at all of these _ world stood by. exactly and as we look at all of these newspapers i world stood by. exactly and as we| look at all of these newspapers we see the people and see the threat thatis see the people and see the threat that is imminent and we see the more than 600,000 refugees that have already left the country, i think it really since that message to people across europe especially that this
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is now a crisis that is not far away, it's approximate and very soon it will be within europe and europe is once again facing refugee crisis and it needs to contend with this, but in the immediate moment ijust think those images are so compelling. and they are a reminder that no matter how much, i think there was a lot of sort of affirmation amongst europeans and rightly so an american said there was so much unity that was galvanised over the weekend, but nonetheless if you are sitting in ukraine and use those images, units and there is a choice that has been made and that it's quite frankly that direct confrontation with a nuclear power, which is to say russia, it'sjust not nuclear power, which is to say russia, it's just not something that the us and nato and europe and the west can sustain. it the us and nato and europe and the west can sustain.— west can sustain. it does raise uuite west can sustain. it does raise quite a serious _ west can sustain. it does raise quite a serious question - west can sustain. it does raise quite a serious question which| west can sustain. it does raise i quite a serious question which is whether this is simply a stage in longer—term confrontation that at some point will inevitably involve
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some point will inevitably involve some kind of direct conflict with russia. i some kind of direct conflict with russia. ~ ., ., some kind of direct conflict with russia. ~ . ., , russia. i think we are all sitting here trying _ russia. i think we are all sitting here trying to — russia. i think we are all sitting here trying to understand - russia. i think we are all sitting| here trying to understand where russia. i think we are all sitting - here trying to understand where this leads. we are terrified of what happens in the days ahead, but when we think ahead to the medium—term solutions, it's very difficult with putin and power, which he is and it looks like he will be for a period of time, very difficult to imagine a stable situation now that ukraine has been destabilised with europe and the us making it clear that despite those very tough sanctions, despite those very tough sanctions, despite legal aid being sent to ukraine that there is a line that's being drawn. no access to nato, and a membership in the eu, no direct confrontation or military confrontation or military confrontation with russia so that the potential for ukraine to be an ongoing sigh of of any number of things but certainly instability is terrifying from a human perspective and is terrifying from a stability perspective and raises all sorts of questions about the future of europe
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possibly security order. it is the greatest crisis that we have faced since the end of world war ii when you take into account all those bigger questions about the framework for governing and for stabilising the entire continent. and for governing and for stabilising the entire continent.— the entire continent. and the straits times _ the entire continent. and the straits times in _ the entire continent. and the straits times in singapore, i the entire continent. and the i straits times in singapore, this incredibly striking image of the convoy heading towards kyiv. the terri in: convoy heading towards kyiv. the terrifying convoy. and even though there _ terrifying convoy. and even though there was — terrifying convoy. and even though there was some suggestion that it seems _ there was some suggestion that it seems to— there was some suggestion that it seems to be that there might have been _ seems to be that there might have been some of the tanks that might have broken down, who knows whether there is _ have broken down, who knows whether there is issues with fuel or whatever else? nevertheless, part of it surely— whatever else? nevertheless, part of it surely is— whatever else? nevertheless, part of it surely is designed to terrify. that's— it surely is designed to terrify. that's part of the raison d'etre for having _ that's part of the raison d'etre for having that — that's part of the raison d'etre for having that. it does not, in some ways, _ having that. it does not, in some ways. you — having that. it does not, in some ways, you could say the slower the
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better— ways, you could say the slower the better because then you have time to actually _ better because then you have time to actually inflict real fear into the hearts — actually inflict real fear into the hearts of— actually inflict real fear into the hearts of those bright people who are staying to fight. and it is an incredible — are staying to fight. and it is an incredible scary image and there will he _ incredible scary image and there will be nobody he is that who does not think— will be nobody he is that who does not think why... i suppose the other thing _ not think why... i suppose the other thing is _ not think why... i suppose the other thing is why— not think why... i suppose the other thing is why has nobody actually even. _ thing is why has nobody actually even, even in ukraine, why has nohody— even, even in ukraine, why has nobody started sending things in and subbing _ nobody started sending things in and subbing it _ nobody started sending things in and subbing it and maybe they are. maybe we just— subbing it and maybe they are. maybe we just cannot see it. yes, subbing it and maybe they are. maybe we just cannot see it.— we just cannot see it. yes, and that's the _ we just cannot see it. yes, and that's the thing _ we just cannot see it. yes, and that's the thing we _ we just cannot see it. yes, and that's the thing we don't - we just cannot see it. yes, andj that's the thing we don't know. we just cannot see it. yes, and l that's the thing we don't know. i wanted to touch briefly if we could on this proximate cause of the conflict, which is the claim that russia makes about mistreatment of the ethnic russian minority in belarus was up is not a claim that's unique... forgive me, belarus, in ukraine. it's on a claim that's unique to that country. it's a claim
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that russia makes about the treatment of russian minorities in a lot of countries. i suppose there is a danger of saying they claim into the country so therefore its a fictitious claim but is it possible there is some truth in this idea the ethnic russians are mistreated? i5 ethnic russians are mistreated? i3 actually not, and it's been looked up actually not, and it's been looked up very carefully. russia is trying to build a case that is grounded in a pretence that it takes international law seriously. it is said that russian citizens within crimea and the donbas in there is not being respectful so there is ably no evidence for it. it is used as a pretext for sending in peacekeepers which was a pre—tax recognition and later as we have seenin recognition and later as we have seen in the invasion, he does not have any pretence because it is at a clear violation of the un charter article 24. there is really no ambiguity here. there is not a justification for russia's ashes and he has tried and tried again and i think one of the interesting things as i see china positive position begin to change because china is a
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very uncomfortable and they like to talk about sovereignty... in very uncomfortable and they like to talk about sovereignty. . ._ talk about sovereignty... in that case, let talk about sovereignty... in that case. let me — talk about sovereignty... in that case, let me see _ talk about sovereignty. .. in that case, let me see if— talk about sovereignty... in that case, let me see if we _ talk about sovereignty... in that case, let me see if we have - talk about sovereignty... in that case, let me see if we have the | case, let me see if we have the technology to bring up, i think we do but we can change our order and our director puts up china offers role sp mate —— peacemaker and do carry—on on the front of the ft. taste carry-on on the front of the ft. we have seen — carry—on on the front of the ft. - have seen china and russia issue thatjoy statement at the start of the lipid games contesting the expansion of nato and embracing the importance of sovereignty, russia's sovereignty but really over the course of this conflict, i think it put china in a very difficult position and it does not like the instability and is now saying that it's offered itself as a broker for peace. and whether that offer will be taken up, i think we are still a ways away from that, but again this is not the kind of politics or disruption or really how china would prefer to pursue things, so one question is what happens to that very important relationship as
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disconsolate proceeds. and if putin doubles down on murdering innocent children, women, men, ithink that the chances of china taking yet another step back are actually quite high. in another step back are actually quite hiuh. ., another step back are actually quite hi h, . , , ., another step back are actually quite hiuh. ., , ., , high. in a sense of suppose it brides high. in a sense of suppose it bridges that _ high. in a sense of suppose it bridges that phenomenal - high. in a sense of suppose it - bridges that phenomenal principle of chinese foreign policy which is nonintervention in the internal affairs of other countries, ie to the west don't try and interfere in our internal affairs were to be fair to the chinese, this is a line they have consistently pushed. which in a sense putin invading ukraine is in direct conflict with that idea. well, it is a recall that china has worked very hard on its own terms for sure, worked very hard on its own terms forsure, but worked very hard on its own terms for sure, but it wants to be a legitimate member of the international community and it was to have a big role in the human and it wants to be able to claim that it's playing by the rules. and there is a point, a tipping point and we have certainly reach that when it comes to russia positive behaviour in ukraine because it's been after which you simply cannot begin to
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claim that this is simply about protecting russian citizens or russia's sovereignty or even its sphere of influence for is just quite frankly and quite clearly to the world now moving into the territory of very grave war crimes and possibly much worse. the photograph — and possibly much worse. the photograph on _ and possibly much worse. the photograph on the front of the ft in some ways is much easier to see the tower, the television tower as compared to the front of the daily mail and i guess it must, if you live in ukraine, if you certainly live in ukraine, if you certainly live in ukraine, if you certainly live in kyiv, that image would be a powerful propaganda for your enemy that they had brought down this symbol of your city. it is that they had brought down this symbol of your city.— symbol of your city. it is and it harks back— symbol of your city. it is and it harks back to _ symbol of your city. it is and it harks back to the _ symbol of your city. it is and it harks back to the blitz - symbol of your city. it is and it harks back to the blitz when i symbol of your city. it is and it i harks back to the blitz when you look _ harks back to the blitz when you look at — harks back to the blitz when you look at the pictures and the pictures— look at the pictures and the pictures that we all remember of... st paul's _ pictures that we all remember of... st paul's. .. , ,, pictures that we all remember of... st paul's. , ,, ., �*, ., st paul's. exactly, st paul's and from the smoke _
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st paul's. exactly, st paul's and from the smoke and _ st paul's. exactly, st paul's and from the smoke and the - st paul's. exactly, st paul's and| from the smoke and the damage st paul's. exactly, st paul's and - from the smoke and the damage and that is— from the smoke and the damage and that is eight similar thing, yes, it isand— that is eight similar thing, yes, it isand of— that is eight similar thing, yes, it is and of course it is. it's incredibly— is and of course it is. it's incredibly scary. and did you mention— incredibly scary. and did you mention about because it was not lon- mention about because it was not long ago— mention about because it was not long ago that beijing was describing the us— long ago that beijing was describing the us as _ long ago that beijing was describing the us as being the culprit in this crisis _ the us as being the culprit in this crisis in _ the us as being the culprit in this crisis in ukraine? that's the other thing and — crisis in ukraine? that's the other thing and also you wonder about the feeling _ thing and also you wonder about the feeling in _ thing and also you wonder about the feeling in taiwan about what's going on now— feeling in taiwan about what's going on now since china has been eyeing taiwan— on now since china has been eyeing taiwan and — on now since china has been eyeing taiwan and claims it as its own and they must— taiwan and claims it as its own and they must be feeling a very close bond _ they must be feeling a very close bond with— they must be feeling a very close bond with ukraine at the moment? i was noticing in very interesting the way people are trying to kind of project their anger about this, whether it's in protests, whether it's in social media posts, whether it's in social media posts, whether it's a people sending money and helping with weapons of course, we have got this image on the front of the metro, this is sergey lavrov
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remotely addressing the un security —— human rights council in geneva from moscow and only also talking to himself but only the russian delegation gets everybody else walked out. delegation gets everybody else walked out-— delegation gets everybody else walked out. �* .. , , walked out. because there he is sa in: walked out. because there he is saying they _ walked out. because there he is saying they had _ walked out. because there he is saying they had to _ walked out. because there he is saying they had to invade - walked out. because there he is l saying they had to invade because they had _ saying they had to invade because they had to stop a nuclear attack on russia _ they had to stop a nuclear attack on russia by— they had to stop a nuclear attack on russia by ukraine which was being used by— russia by ukraine which was being used by nato. i did not realise that there _ used by nato. i did not realise that there were — used by nato. i did not realise that there were a few who did actually staples _ there were a few who did actually staples positive i genuinely thought that there was nobody there but envoys — that there was nobody there but envoys from china, syria admin is let it _ envoys from china, syria admin is let it stay— envoys from china, syria admin is let it stay to — envoys from china, syria admin is let it stay to listen to this blaming of ukraine for the invasion. the thing _ blaming of ukraine for the invasion. the thing is, — blaming of ukraine for the invasion. the thing is, you know, it's not as though— the thing is, you know, it's not as though russia does not know or did not know— though russia does not know or did not know that this was going to happen. the point is whether ukraine is such— happen. the point is whether ukraine is such a _ happen. the point is whether ukraine is such a do— happen. the point is whether ukraine is such a do or die moment for putin that he _ is such a do or die moment for putin that he actuallyjust will carry on and on and — that he actuallyjust will carry on and on and on and essentially thumb his nose _ and on and on and essentially thumb his nose at— and on and on and essentially thumb his nose at the west and say you
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dare interfere with this and he has said you _ dare interfere with this and he has said you try— dare interfere with this and he has said you try and interfere with this and all— said you try and interfere with this and all help will be unleashed. and what she _ and all help will be unleashed. and what she was saying earlier on, though. — what she was saying earlier on, though. is— what she was saying earlier on, though, is that you have to leave. you do _ though, is that you have to leave. you do have — though, is that you have to leave. you do have to leave. perhaps you have _ you do have to leave. perhaps you have to _ you do have to leave. perhaps you have to leave a way for russia to back— have to leave a way for russia to back off — have to leave a way for russia to back off. maybe that's the plan. is back off. maybe that's the plan. [55 there back off. maybe that's the plan. there a back off. maybe that's the plan. is there a plan? i— back off. maybe that's the plan. is there a plan? i think— back off. maybe that's the plan. is there a plan? i think this- back off. maybe that's the plan. is there a plan? i think this is- back off. maybe that's the plan. is there a plan? i think this is what l there a plan? i think this is what everybody _ there a plan? i think this is what everybody is working _ there a plan? i think this is what everybody is working on - there a plan? i think this is what everybody is working on and - everybody is working on and undoubtedly to go back to the question on taiwan and the us government, undoubtedly reaching out with reassurances and i'm sure there's a lot of white a policy going on with many the us imports around the world change because we are not invading does not mean that we would not back you but the uncomfortable truth of the war of this kind is it diplomacy continues whether it's the un human rights council or whether it's russia, belarus, whether it's macro —— manuel micron and russia but the other sort of question here is what
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is putin possible situation and there will be a point and probably already has been a poor many around him and certainly we know from the people on the streets in moscow that don't simply support putin. and i want to put that actually have in his ability to execute the atrocities and the invasion and the intervention that he is doing is unclear but it's also unclear how much of ability he has. it sounds like that convoy is not moving as swiftly as it hoped to and it sounds like ukrainians are putting up a much stronger resistance, although i think we are all very worried about whether that will be sustained. but it is difficult to have this unfold. you mentioned macron in on the front of the figure wrote with president macron's diplomatic battle over ukraine has eclipsed his presidential campaign because he is “p presidential campaign because he is up for reelection in a couple of
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months�* time. i want to end of the telegraph sports page. chelsea see face to cover bids this week. roman abramovic is cutting ties as quickly as he can. ., , abramovic is cutting ties as quickly ashecan. ., i, ., , as he can. football not my strongest suit... we as he can. football not my strongest suit--- we all— as he can. football not my strongest suit... we all speculate _ as he can. football not my strongest suit... we all speculate that - as he can. football not my strongest suit... we all speculate that you - suit... we all speculate that you miaht be suit... we all speculate that you might be a _ suit... we all speculate that you might be a chelsea _ suit... we all speculate that you might be a chelsea fan. - suit... we all speculate that you might be a chelsea fan. but - suit... we all speculate that you might be a chelsea fan. but the | might be a chelsea fan. but the oint is might be a chelsea fan. but the point is that _ might be a chelsea fan. but the point is that not _ might be a chelsea fan. but the point is that not only _ might be a chelsea fan. but the point is that not only must - might be a chelsea fan. but the point is that not only must they| might be a chelsea fan. but the i point is that not only must they be ”p point is that not only must they be up for sale — point is that not only must they be up for sale but there is perhaps in the paper— up for sale but there is perhaps in the paper were he started try to divest— the paper were he started try to divest himself from various properties in london to avoid the sanctions — properties in london to avoid the sanctions. he has got 15 bedroom places— sanctions. he has got 15 bedroom places in— sanctions. he has got 15 bedroom places in kensington, which has been up places in kensington, which has been up for— places in kensington, which has been up for sale _ places in kensington, which has been up for sale for 150 million or something and he is trying to get rid of— something and he is trying to get rid of everything in a fire sale and if you _ rid of everything in a fire sale and if you were — rid of everything in a fire sale and if you were in the market for a massive — if you were in the market for a massive palatial mansion. the other 0 tion to massive palatial mansion. the other option to buy _ massive palatial mansion. the other option to buy a _ massive palatial mansion. the other option to buy a football— massive palatial mansion. the other option to buy a football club - option to buy a football club cheaply and we are told the us investors are already eyeing up chelsea. that suggestion was treated with content that penny was a
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chelsea fan. thank you both very much and lovely to see you both again and thank you very much for your time. thank you for your company with the papers and we will be back or i will be back tomorrow with two other reviewers and do join us again for that. coming up next, we have the latest sports headlines and then we returned to singapore for newsday. good evening, i�*m tulsen tollett with your sports news. there�*s been a massive push to make every sporting arena in the world a russia—free zone. the wta and the atp have announced that players from russia and belarus will be allowed to continue to compete, but must do so as neutral athletes. it means elina svitolina�*s match against russia�*s anastasia potapova at the monterrey 0pen will go ahead after the ukrainian top seed was given assurances her opponent will compete under a neutral flag.
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the international tennis federation has suspended the russian and belarus tennis federations from international team competition. the wta and atp boards have also suspended their event due to take place in moscow in october. motorsport�*s governing body, the fia, has condemned russia�*s invasion of ukraine, but are allowing russian and belarusian drivers to compete in a neutral capacity. f1�*s only current driver, nikita mazepin, who races for haas, will compete under the fia flag with no russian colours allowed on his racesuit or car. the russian grand prix that was due to be held in sochi in september has already been cancelled. 0rganisers of the paralympic winter games will meet on wednesday to decide whether russian athletes should be allowed to compete. the paralympics start in beijing on friday, with russians currently able to take part under the flag of the russian paralympic committee, similarly to how they do at the olympics. but the head of the ipc says any decision they make is likely to be subject to legal challenges.
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here�*s our sports editor dan roan. with just three days to go until the paralympics, the venues are ready, but there�*s still uncertainty over who exactly will be competing in beijing. russia has enjoyed medal success in this event, but today, the most powerful man in the paralympic movement told me their athletes may not be welcome, with a meeting to decide on their participation tomorrow. any decision that we take, we know that it�*s open to legal challenge from different sides, and then this is what we need to be very careful about. because from different sides, it could be from russia, it could be from other nations, so that�*s why we need to make the decision that we can that is based on our constitution so we can of course, if challenged, we can defend it. the international olympic committee, whose games vladimir putin has used to project russian power in recent years, yesterday urged all sports to exclude the country�*s athletes from global competitions, but acknowledged that at short notice, legal issues may prevent
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such a move at the paralympics. are you concerned, mr president, that if russians are allowed to compete, then you could be faced with a situation where athletes from other countries refuse to take part against them? you know, we saw athletes from poland, sweden say in football that they would not compete against the russian team, and of course we understand that this can happen in our case here in beijing. we have to make the decision and then understand the possible consequences and work with the athletes and the national paralympic committees. ukraine has a proud record in the paralympics, and today came confirmation that their team of 20 athletes would be in beijing. i don�*t want to get into details about their whereabouts, because of course we still have security concerns about them until they get here. but we are working with them, and we are really hopeful that they will have the full team here to compete at the paralympics. russia�*s sporting exile has intensified in the last 24 hours,
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with their football teams banned from international competition. the paralympics now facing mounting pressure to follow suit. dan roan, bbc news. well, football spoken about there. there were emotional scenes ahead of manchester city�*s fa cup match against peterborough as ukranian player 0leksandr zinchenko led his side out as captain. zinchenko was offered the armband by team—mate fernandinho, and both captains walked out with the ukrainian flag in a gesture of solidarity. 0n the pitch, it was a comfortable 2—0 win against the championship side. riyad mahrez with the first on the hour mark before jack grealish sealed city�*s progress to the sixth round with a calm finish. for all the results in the fifth round, head to the bbc sport website. and one game to tell you about in the english premier league. leicester city scored two late goals throuthames maddison and the returning jamie vardy to beat burnley 2—0, while sean dyche�*s side missed a chance to get out of the bottom three.
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the first leg of the coppa italia semifinal was a milan derby as ac milan played inter milan at the san siro. it finished goalless, with the second leg on the 20th of april. britain�*s heavyweight world champion tyson fury says he�*ll retire after the defence of his wbc title against dillian whyte in april. he didn�*t get the chance for any verbal sparring at his press conference at wembley stadium in london because his mandatory challenger didn�*t turn up. whyte is believed to be in portugal preparing for the fight. fury says whyte is "terrified". the only thing he�*s ever won�*s a british title, frank. correct. only thing. and he�*s been banging on how we�*re all scared of him, but i�*ve given him a new name anyway. he�*s called... go on. are you ready for it? i'm waiting for this, go on. he�*s called frillian whyteknickers. 0k? it�*s not dillian whyte, it�*s frillian whyteknickers cos he�*s as soft as what it says in the title.
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and for more on that, you can head to the bbc sport website, but that is all your sport for now. hello there. after that sensation of warmth from a strengthening sunshine overhead, areas that saw the blue skies today, like here in parts of scotland, you�*re going to feel the chill tonight with temperatures widely below freezing. different story further south with conditions a bit more like this, and it�*s this sort of look more of us will have as we go into wednesday. there�*s the cloud which kept things a bit gray, misty and damp across some southern areas. heavy bursts of rain from that creeping its way northwards, but with clearer skies across scotland, northern ireland, northern england for much of the night, this is where we will see temperatures drop below freezing, may be as low as —7 through some sheltered glens of aberdeenshire. but the rain or drizzle towards the south does become more extensive, edging into north wales, parts of northern england first
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thing tomorrow morning. and temperatures don�*t really drop here through the night, 7—8 celsius, as i said, compared to the subzero temperatures, especially so across scotland as we start the new day. so here�*s the chart as we go into wednesday. 0ur weather system continues to work its way northwards. we�*ll have a bit more breeze as well across these western areas and even across scotland where the sunshine�*s out. there will be more of a breeze around, that will make it feel a bit more chilly after that cold start. the cloud, rain, drizzle across wales, midlands, southern england, then pushes into northern england, northern ireland through the morning and into the afternoon, through some southern parts of scotland. it�*s going to be quite murky over the hills. we could see a little bit of brightness breakthrough parts of wales and the southwest. if we do, 11—12 degrees. most places in single figures. whilst we�*ve got the sunshine still in northern scotland, more of a breeze will make it feel chillier than today. so that breeze then takes the cloud and patchy rain across scotland as we go through into wednesday evening and wednesday night. with all that cloud around, one decaying weather front across the uk, another one pushing in from the west. it will be a much milder start on thursday for all, but it will be a bit of a damp
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start as well. the weather front quickly pushing its way eastwards away from some western areas as we go through thursday morning. so a better chance of brightening up here, but it�*s meeting resistance from developing southeasterly flow across the north sea. and that means the weather front may grind to a halt. eastern scotland down the spine of england with outbreaks of rain continuing into the afternoon and a rather gray, misty look to go with it. temperatures 9—12 celsius. similar sort of temperatures, actually, through the rest of the week and into the weekend. high pressure, though, builds around our weather front, the problem is the weather front gets trapped. plenty of cloud around, some patchy drizzle, but gradually turning drier through the weekend. see you soon.
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welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i�*m karishma vaswani. the headlines... russia warns it will launch strikes on targets in the ukrainian capital, kyiv, telling residents, to leave their homes. it�*s as russian forces hit the main television tower in kyiv, killing five people and damaging a holocaust memorial nearby. satellite images show a russian military convoy closing in on the capital, but the pentagon says the troops, may have supply problems. russians forces attack ukraine�*s second city kharkiv

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