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ah ah ah ah, this is dw news wife am berlin civilian targets under fire in russia's war on ukraine. an apartment block suffers a direct rocket strike as russian forces attempt to seize control of achieve sadler . this comes, as russia says, it is using cruise missiles against ukraine, also coming up, seeking refuge from russia's aggression ukrainians make it to safety in poland, including children whose fathers turn back to fight for their country and rushes
veto power on display at the un security council. as it blocks a resolution condemning its own war on ukraine, but it's left diplomatically isolated as china. i've st. ah a michael ok, thanks so much for joining us. ukrainian forces have been fighting back against russian assaults on the outskirts of cheve. authorities have urged citizens to help defend the capital weapons such as guns are being given out to ordinary citizens. the ukrainian army says it fended off an assault on an army base in the capital. russia is military says it has launched a bull, roger of cruise missiles against ukraine. and now we're seeing some of the latest damage here. a missile hit this apartment building. it's located just minutes away
from steve's secondary international airport. there are no reports of death, but heave mer. vitale. clinico says the strike injured $35.00 people including 2 children as russian forces attempt to capture the capital. not every one is able to fight and for the most vulnerable, it's been a terrifying weight. oh, the sound of war, as heard from central key if through the night it came in waves, as russian forces edge closer to ukraine's capital, seeking shelter in the underground bunker in this church. these families could only hope and pray, but for many others, staying put is not an option. holding on to what they treasure the most, it's
a painfully slow journey in search of safety. we at least stay here for a long time, maybe or maybe the 07. 0, the lady, but it's crazy. it's crazy. you kind of leave my name with me and my name because of the invaders. i must leave it as fast as shame daughter or uncle, but he's not leaving. at sunrise president villa dimmers the lens keep posted a video from outside his office to denounce claims that he'd surrendered all fled a day. i'm here, we will not lay down at any witness. we will defend our state because all weapon is our true fruits and us. and the truth is that this is our land all country. our children must. she did the info him of sets of when we will defend all of that. that includes defending the streets. this ahmed vehicle was spotted in
a residential pot of key of in the southern city of house on, ah, it was an explosion at a gas station. just moments before the eye witness mentioned, a plane with russia says it's launch missile attacks from both the air and sea. meanwhile, ukrainian forces say they destroyed a russian convoy outside key of it's all part of the accompanying propaganda battle . as this wool rages on, the w corresponded funny for shar, joins us on the line. and actually we see pictures of her. there she is. she was in keith but is no longer there has moved to another location altogether. funny tell us where you are and what's going on around you. i mean, i'm an ascii which is about normally about 4 hours from keith. it actually took us 14 hours yesterday to get here and what you actually see behind me as normally as
theater. but it's no longer theater, but it has become a refugee center for internally displaced people from all, all regions of ukraine, a trying to find a shelter here. now on the other side, just across from this shelter, you see a long, long line of people, volunteers, a man of all ages, trying to sign off to help ukraine and defend itself. what's happening really here in an etzky is something it also also tells you what their situation right now is in ukraine. and that is a combination of a panic, a combination of resistance and, and, and still a hope though, that it may not go as far as, as a lot of people are worried, that it may, that this is going to be a rule for a long, long long time to calm people are hoping that there's going to be a negotiation between ukraine and russia to prevent the death and the further bloodshed among civilians among soldiers. and everyone involved here in this as
situation in ukraine. and funny, as we saw those images of people who are now displaced, you get the sense that this is certainly just the beginning of what have you heard from you? cringe capital chief. what's happening, keith is, is basically just a big mess right now. people are panicking, they're trying to find shelter or go to the mattress station. the mayor of keep declared that or a nachos i don't to not, i'm not going to operate any longer. they are only operating as a bunkers as shelters. now we have seen, of course, heart wrenching pictures of children huddling together are scared. and it is a very, very critical situation. as we are hearing that the russian military troops, i'll building up around the city. apparently, only 30 kilometers from the city center is a heavy russian troop of build up. but already there, russian soldiers in on the ground in keith. so it's expected that street fight
between ukrainian and russian forces are about to begin or even to escalate. at the same time, the president, president zalinski appeared in a video on the social media early this morning. basically trying to show i'm still here. i'm not going to lay down arms because he said, rumors have it that people thing that he is going to urge people to lay down their arms and dimitra dean militarized as is being expected by a russian president vladimir putin. so a lot of chaos and in fact, what is engulfing right now, keith and history on clear what the next hours are going to bring they are just like is unclear, was going to happen to the rest of the country as you're so many explosions across the country in various regions, even though the most intense shelling so far still is in the east and in the southern and northern parts of ukraine. ok, that's
a d w 's are funny for sure. many, many thanks. funny and please stay safe. russian president vladimir putin has repeated a call to ukrainian soldiers to surrender, making baseless accusations against the ukrainian government. you should also, but i shared once again i appeal to the service men of the armed forces of ukraine units is do not allow, not cease to use your children, your wives and elderly as human heels take power into your own hands. it seems that they will be easier for us to come to an agreement than with this gang of luck at excel, neo nazis who settled in cliff and took the entire ukrainian people hostage. she's going skinner, and for the view from russia, i'm joined now by journalist natalia's mind saver in moscow. natalia welcome putin up there, of course, talking and calling on the ukrainian people to lay down their arms. what is the
sense in russia as to how putin's war is going? here in russia, we're hearing every bad lexical every hour and state to even you updates about how this military operation house cold here on the official media is progressing. there are new numbers of defense m off military objective captured or destroyed any korean territory, but they're still known use as for how many troops has rushed last or there is still denying the fact that they have been any attacks on there, on the cities or on their single relation, they still saying the only attack, the military object of despair, the pictures we are seeing or in our program and in other programs. so this is that the narrative has been going on there, but it hasn't address the nation since yesterday. since what we've seen now, but in the meantime innovative the former russian president and the deputy chief of defense of firms jury to counsel, sorry. oh, issued
a statement earlier saying basically that m sanctions that are imposed against russia. one change, anything. it will only strength from the country. he also is calling to ask, as all agreements, russia has with the west, but a group pointing out the strategic arms reduction treaty. and he also says it's, it's russia is not longer a part of console of europe. it may as well get back the death penalty, which is of course, the way warring developments i understand the kremlin has moved to tighten restrictions on free speech online, including access to twitter. what more can you tell us? yes, exactly. m today, m inverse, we just of russia that people had m difficulties accessing twitter. moreover, efram yesterday, facebook and the other apps like instagram, whatsapp. i have been functioning with limitations. there been a partial block on facebook and people are a few in here that there will be even more restrictions. and since using social
media, but also i, russian independent media with twist. you are here in the country who are reporting on the situation in ukraine using the word like war and invasion. they are facing a craig down because m just a couple of hours ago. gosh, panther, the russian person, we des, regulatory issues and letters to them, saying that they should take down all the content that violates what is said, the russian official position that contradicts it. and if they won't do that, they'll face of your science. and this is a very also was the way talking development here because it seems like soon we won't have any sources them here in russia to tell us was have any grain. right. and, and some of the big news away from the conflict, of course, on friday was a western powers, targeted sanctions against president putin and his foreign minister shirt sir j. lab rav. how is that going down in moscow?
well, official physician frances, what's an advantage to stroke to day is that sanctions is known use for russia, and russia is prepared to kill them. but of course, what else can they, can they say am, on the other hand, the common russian people though russian population is, i guess, very worried about the sanction, especially what this will mean for rational economy and for their livelihood and for their assets in these past 2 days we've seen many people rush to their cash machines to the banks and just to get out cash or to exchange their wobbles into yours and dollars, just to say what they have right now. because uncertainties what, what worries a lot of them and what we've seen also is that the sanctions can all also affect and in what things will be available here on the market. this why people also, i trying to buy things that they thought they will need in future. so there is a lot of a lot of frustration about what things is wilmont russia actually it's a journalist the natalia small and save it with the view for moscow. many thanks.
thank you. now many of the people caught up in the invasion have fled to neighboring countries. tens of thousands of ukrainian refugees have fled since thursday. we can see where most of them are heading to countries neighboring ukraine. they include e u members, poland. slovakia hungry romania as well as non e u. member moldova as fighting worsens. these countries are now bracing for more refugees in the coming days. the train station in the polish city of tri mitchell, 10 kilometers from ukraine for many ukrainian refugees. it's their 1st stop after crossing the border. these for children are having their 1st hot meal and 30 hours after traveling 450 kilometers through ukraine. their fathers weren't able to join them. they stayed behind to fight. the children are now waiting for their mothers to arrive at the moment. they were masters of people on the way, which we took
a post towards the border and then walked. then we didn't a long queue. you. suddenly we saw our cousins and we've been together since then. we waited a long time for the transport from the border. and now we're finally here. the way was hard and long because of traffic terms. they had to get off the bus and walk the last 15 kilometers to the border. near louise, they heard explosions. it was terrible that there were rockets sign. so we came here with our passport. we only have a birth certificates we were left into. poland is refugee years in the polish all authorities have decided to let all ukrainians into the country. even those who have no passports, which are normally required to enter the e u at the train station as well. as in several reception centers, they are supported by volunteers and the military. the refugees are relieved to
have escaped the war, but they're also worried about what they have left behind the events in their country. those who are not picked up here by friends or relatives are taken in by private individuals. the willingness to help is great. within a day of the russian invasion, 30000 refugees arrived in poland from ukraine, the government and more so i expect that up to 1000000 people could flee to the country and it promises that they will all be taken in. i'd like to welcome now james denzil, a head of conflict and humanitarian polishing advocacy at save the children in london. welcome to d. w sir. more than a 100000 ukrainian refugees have already arrived in poland. i imagine many of them women and children, how many more are expected while the year and a warning.
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