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thank you. this is the w. news live from ballet pay widely anticipated a prisoner exchange has taken place between russia and ukraine there were emotional scenes as families were reunited at apple it's in scope unclear also coming up a blow to indian attempts to put a robot on the moon engineers at mission control in the last communication with the lunar lander a signal from the chandrayaan 2 spacecraft disappear off the end to its final descent to the moon so.
thank you. i'm having a home free glad you could join me a normal weighted exchange of prisoners between russia and ukraine has taken place the swap could be a significant step towards easing relations between the countries and raising chances of resolving the conflict in eastern ukraine now fighting there between troops and russian backed separatists has killed more than 13000 people since 201435 ukrainians including filmmaker alex and self and 24 sailors detained since last year in russia were transferred from moscow to kiev with 35 russians heading in the opposite direction. now for more on this story we're joined by our correspondent nick connolly in moscow and kiev post at a time matthew cook in the ukrainian capital welcome to you both maggie starting
with you bring us up to date with the latest what is happening right now in kiev. will the prisoner exchanges already happen here was a very emotional scene at kew but he's full airport when the plane arrived the prisoner the former prisoners now exited the plane they embrace president volume it is announced he met their relatives brace their relatives a lot of emotions a very happy scene they are now likely being taken to in a medical clinic for medical checks but on this and that the the exchanges happened some of the people returned include as mention film director alleged some sort of a very pop prominent political prisoner but also 24 ukrainian sailors were captured while crossing from the black sea into the as old city in november. journalist who was who is arrested while visiting family in moscow also part of a night in ukraine and was 19 in 2017 when he was basically kidnapped and illegally extradited to moscow from belarus so it's
a very big emotional day for ukraine and nick how is this exchange of prisoners being perceived on the russian side. well hello there's a bit of a sort of asymmetrical side to this because not many of the people heading the other way coming to moscow are as well known in russia as is the case for those now traveling returns to keep their new really household name here to deal with shinseki a journalist who worked and headed the kiev office of a russian news agency apart from that not many people known to the wider russian public and indeed most of them are actually ukrainian citizens who were in ukrainian jails for fighting or assisting the separatists i think this is less important for the russian domestic audience for russia's image abroad and we saw president putin meeting in one of mccall frauds in the last month and this is all part of steps to kind of show that russia is acting in good faith and willing to deescalate and try and find some kind of starts to
a new resolution of the peace process we're talking about household names then math here of course film director and so it was among the prisoners exchanged what is his release mean today. well it's a very significant moment for ukraine because he is of course highly publicly known it's a significant victory for president. but at the same time since old is a figure who is so dominant in narratives of political prisoners that sometimes it can actually suck the oxygen out of the room for other political prisoners there is still after this possibly up to somewhere around $200.00 ukrainian political prisoners of different types held in russia and as himself said to journalists after he arrived you know the fight is not over they need to free the others so his return means it is a big moment for ukraine but it could also mean less attention to political prisoners actually right back to you than it because you mentioned some asymmetry adan how they swap is being perceived so what then is the significance of
a swap like this between ukraine and russia. well present selenski definitely very upbeat that selling this as the start of big changes ahead and and a path to peace let's have a listen to what you have to say. we need. to connection telephone connection between 2 presidents and we have done it your. step we have to begin all the steps publicly all the steps the means broke for the normandy i have all that i have i have i just want the board to say about it join us live we i hope we'll have the nearest meeting in normandy permanently and the big about the and will be all the steps during the. the future i during the near future we have to do all the steps to
finish this horrible war. so finishing this horrible was present so let's is let's get says i think that is optimism we haven't seen for a long time this is a peace process that has been stuck for years and hasn't been going anywhere but i think this is low hanging fruit as it were this was something that was relatively easy to do relatively small compromises having to be made on both sides the next steps will be much more painful this will be the bigger issues of providing some core kind of autonomy to these eastern ukrainian regions if their returns to kiev control and also what to do with all the people who serve the separatist forces some kind of amnesty what is russia willing to give what is ukraine when to give much less room for maneuver there and very tough negotiations ahead he says they have new comedy in moscow and matthew cook in kiev thank you steve.
now it was an ambitious plan from the very start india wanted to be the 1st country to shed light on the dark side of the moon the chandrayaan 2 mission set out in july to explore the uncharted territory of the new you know south pole but shortly before the scheduled touchdown the space center in bangalore lost contact with the lander now mission control is trying to figure out whether the spacecraft crash landed it well no one was watching you're hopping the devastation at india's space agency as the scientists news contact to the chandrayaan 2 only seconds before its landing. the spacecraft was meant to become the 1st ever to touch down on the unexplored south pole of the moon indian prime minister narendra modi came to see the landing from the control room later the phone console attorney worse as he addressed the nation. on earth few of us
that doubt of the nation by the way. we read our way. it is sold out 80 inserted a d.v.d. we got a signed peace who hired embark. on one of the most ambitious mission of our space program. victim body blows but. we really need to cover more ground. the landing of the spacecraft was also broadcast life on television across the country tensions were running high ahead of the event that chandra on 2 was successfully launched in july after a previous attempt was called off due to technical problems. chandrayaan which means moon craft an ancient sanskrit spent the last few weeks traveling to its the south side of the moon. on monday the landing robot vic
separated from the craft ahead of its planned touchdown it was supposed to measure the surface and locate water deposits india would have been only the 4th country in the world to achieve a controlled soft landing its previous mission in 2008 and it with a spacecraft probe intentionally crashing into the moon. for now india's invitations to become a global space superpower appear to have suffered a setback but scientists hope to get the communication to the spacecraft back up and find out what happened so we're joined by correspondent mission definition we just saw in that report narendra modi looking a little bit glum but then he appeared undeterred after all he's got some big ambitions where does he go from here. well definitely while the confirmation of for fear of this mission would be
a setback due industrious bush and the prime minister the government and the people in general have been very supportive of israel is therefore its role is india's space program and the prime minister has reiterated that he has complete faith and confidence that is true we continue to achieve new heights the next steps for india actually there's already been one more mission there's been a mission to mars but india is also hoping to send missions to reenlist and even the sun and a manned mission to the morn by 2022 so these ambitions stand strong of course critics of the government say that this is not what the government should be focusing on but on the flagging economy that the boring g.d.p. numbers and the high unemployment rate but this of course is that pretty is a separate criticism of the mission and death space program continues to receive heavy support from the government our correspondent in delhi thank you
let's take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world police in hong kong have tried to disperse protesters who gathered at a train station in an attempt to disrupt traffic should the airport pro-democracy activists have vowed to continue their protests and that's despite hong kong leader kerry announcing withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill on wednesday german chancellor angela merkel has called for the rights and freedoms of hong kong residents to be respected during a visit to china she made the comments off the meeting with the chinese premier league could chang in the capital beijing michael also aims to strengthen business ties with china during her trip. wildfires in northeastern australia have forced the evacuation of hundreds of people and destroyed a number of homes with strong winds and dry conditions expected to continue over the coming days authorities say it could take a week to get the fires under control. about 60 pilot whales have
stranded themselves on a beach in iceland the animals gone trapped in the shallows of a rocky seaweed covered part of the coast that was spotted by hikers in a rescue group is trying to push the whales back out to sea. well hurricane dorian is speeding towards canada after making landfall in the u.s. states of north and south carolina for cost is expected to bring hurricane force winds to part of nova scotia late on saturday it's already left a trail of devastation in the bahamas thousands of people have been fleeing the islands by boat planing cruise ship to escape the catastrophic off them off of the storm the death toll is now at $43.00 but it is expected to grow significantly. up in shock and in pain people on the bahamas are desperately trying to leave the islands ravaged by hurricane dorian for many the meager possessions they're
carrying are all they have left to go on no power over i doubt. by it's by everything they are sacred thing is i mean they were trying their best but it seemed right they were going to going to a good enough job to go after it the people that the police. would so know what we are the ones who live here. the people who once called this shanty town home are among the most desperate of dorian's victims. national and international aid organizations have begun moving in to airlift the injured to hospitals and bring food water and other staples to those who have no means to leave. but the widespread destruction poses for medical logistical challenges to teams scrambling to distribute supplies. in the u.s. dorian made landfall as a category one storm hitting the coast of north carolina with battering waves storm surge and heavy rain caused extensive flooding powerful winds and
a series of tornadoes ripped the roofs off houses and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people. dorian has lost a little steam as it barrels on toward eastern canada packing sustained winds of up to 145 kilometers an hour it's forecast to touch down in nova scotia later on saturday. well the football now and the netherlands have managed to embarrass germany at home by winning 42 in the euro 2020 qualifier sashka napoli gave germany an need scoring off to only 9 minutes but too quick 5 dutch goals turned the game on its head in the 2nd half unaware toni kroos equalised from the penalty spot the germany the netherlands will they have the last laugh they scored twice in the last 10 minutes and made it a rather damning school i for your humorous. and watching news coming up next we take a look at europe's young political visionaries and dr phil remember you can always
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