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tv   DW News - Asia  Deutsche Welle  March 16, 2022 3:30pm-3:45pm CET

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ah ah, this is the w news, asia coming up to day, separated by our continent, but connected by support. how you premiums in the expense of barley are doing what they can to help loved ones facing war back home. but it's a war with a cause. in the past, i look at the parallels between the soviet invasion of afghanistan and the invasion of ukraine. ah,
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i'm british manager, you welcome to d, w, and use asia. glad you could join us with flights home canceled and russian bombs falling in their country. ukrainians. living in indonesia have felt helpless and hopeless. did up there was a girl motus went to the ex pat hub of bali as the war enters. it's todd week. he took a look at efforts ukrainians have started to support the war effort back home. oh, a simple message from body to the world. this multi religious group is holding a prayer, mitchell in front of a peace monument and right next to a statue of former soviet leader mikhail gorbachev. if this is where we meet alyssa from ukraine, alyssa, it's not about any political cause right on the plan to mrs. suffer some 3000 ukrainians, live in indonesia, the majority in body. dmitri is one of them together with his wife or you,
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nanda. he's attending a football match to raise funds for ukraine. the clubs, head coach, feel strongly about the invasion. i mean, we control care all day, which was a, now we got an agency, children being killed our club as 129 kids in our club van watching a new train kids, their age guy. what, dmitri, you know, you nanda own the tennis club and our parents of a 5 year old, they've started their own charity, like many businesses and bol, unfortunately, they away are from the water, they just ignore it. so i wanna step forward it and i want to, ah, show example that we're not against russian people. so we're not buying weapons sort of guns. we help children. i know how hard it was with 1st time. i mean 1st
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name. it was just me. i mean like i see i'm and she and i feel like, oh, surprise oh, disappointed our lives. and i feel like i need to do something is on my i think these are a few of the private initiatives in bali expressing support for ukraine. but across indonesia, people are hesitating to publicly take sites. few people here, no about ukraine. and although the government has officially condemned the russian invasion, it is not considering sanctions fixing the economy in the pandemic is a much bigger priority says ukraine's honorary council tourism suffering so much. and now, when buddy in his head to do to do farming are for dear life daylight, i think the focus is there. they were not at the moment. go beyond it, dmitri, and are, you know, under hope this will change. they say people need to understand the damage this conflict causes to human lives and the economic recovery,
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even on an island. far away from the horror of war. the invasion of ukraine has a cause of one launched 43 years back. the soviet invasion of afghanistan, one that led to war lasting more than 9 years. it ended only 1989 with the withdrawal of soviet troops from the country launched ostensibly to support a communist government in kabul. the invasion, eventually flounder, beaten back by determined aff, gone opposition. but the war left the country shattered and conditions right. for the emergence of the taliban, which last year eventually went on to rule the country for a 2nd time. and gentlemen are for more is a doctor, tracy, german from king's college dunden. she's an expert in russian foreign policy, and particularly the country's military interventions. dr. joe and welcome. i do want to talk to you about the soviet invasion of afghanistan and how that connects
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to the present situation in the country. but i have to ask you at the outset, are you surprised that russia decided to invade ukraine? hi, i was surprised that they eventually lost an intervention, an invasion, possibly. but it had been the build up has been going on so long. it almost like preach and had at the number of troops they had on the border. but i think like everybody, we hoped that it could be avoided just purely in the military terms. do you see any parallels between how the russian invasion of ukraine is currently progressing and the early days of the soviet invasion of afghanistan and how that progressed? i think you can see a few parallels, i think with the soviet invasion of afghanistan, we had a much smaller invading force coming in from the soviet union. but there was
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an expectation that force would essentially frighten the off guns into submission. and that there would be a quick capitulation. i think we saw the same with the russian invasion ukraine. a few weeks ago. i think it was perhaps a calculation in moscow that the mass forces on the border. and then once the invasion had been launched, would be enough to force the ukrainian government into a quick surrender. and of course, it hasn't worked out like that. and i think the parallels all this fail yet to fully understand the depth or willingness of both. the ask on ambia crania and to resist. just help us understand this believe, why do russian commanders or russian strategist believe that people will not defend
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their territory against an invading force? i. i don't know if it's that the russian commanders don't believe it. it's perhaps that the intelligence that they had that were sent to the criminal was wrong. and that they, you know, i know that there were a lot of reports out at the moment that the russian invading troops were led to believe that they would be welcomed with open arms by the ukrainians. that they were going to be seen as liberators. and of course, that's pretty proven, completely incorrect. and again, we saw the same, i think, enough gone on. and you saw soviet conscripts being sent in and thought that they would be welcomed as liberators when it was absolutely the opposite. i mean, you have this template from of gone, it's on that is there in front of russian military strategist and also intelligence agencies. my simple question is,
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why are lessons not learned or perhaps the room lessons are lance and ida with regards to what's going on. now in ukraine, and it will be very interesting to see in future, he is exactly what happened and what the basis was for the russian decision. i'm to go and i'm and whether it was poor intelligence with regards to afghanistan, the lessons when even lent when they went back in to chechnya in 1994. so it's only 5 years. often, the soviet withdrawal from afghanistan, we saw a similar intervention by the russians against part of russia that was seeking to secede down in chechnya. and the lessons that they had learned from nearly a decade in afghanistan were not applied even then. and i, i think it's almost this on this confidence that overwhelming military
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porter a show of military mike will persuade your adversary to surrender and stir that. his confidence still seems to be that i'd like to talk the presenter bronson, which is now ruled by the taliban. miracles fighters did find the soviets, as well as on which i had been. or do you think the soviet actions in afghanistan innocence set up the conditions for the creation of the taliban and their subsequent when a, that's a good question. i obviously with the soviet invasion led to a lot of support for merger, dean and then obviously splitting out into the taliban. so yeah, i suppose it could be argued that yes. and they created the conditions for, for decades off of conflict, ongoing conflict. but we will leave it there for the time being talked
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to tracy, german from king's college, a london. thank you so much better talk to you and since assuming power last august, the thought about have proceeded to almost entirely ban women from the workplace cattail. their access to education and launch revenge killings against former members of the gun army. now they have added house searches to that list. the taliban say the searches in kabul and some other cities are to track down criminal suspects. but some residents told us as we accompanied the taliban on one of their rounds, the group are also looking for people connected with the former regime cobble or the early morning. this taliban unit has a special mission. they are about to search this residential area house by house floor by floor. when i run that one, we have searching the houses in
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a systematic way. but in the search, as our aim is not to find money or weapons really, my dear the nitty. it's about the safety of the residents, he says, urging residents to help him. in fact, the taliban government has called for people to voluntarily hand over weapons, a military equipment or property belonging to the former government. he also calls for respects for the koran and says the prophets words should become law for every muslim. here i and the commander listened closely to what this tenant says about the sandwiches, amid the mythical armina bahama hiram. and they would finally be peace if the guns were collected everywhere or only the government should still have gone, the sort of void should finally arrest all thieves and kidnappers all over the country. the marble mercy of thought, groaned gerberg, serviceable. ah!
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the commander says the house rates were previously agreed with the elders and m arms of the neighbourhood. it appears residents cannot refuse. according to afghan media reports the search squads are not only in cobble but in several parts of the country. this woman's nephew was arrested during a house search. she still doesn't know why he was taken away. the family eventually found him with the taliban and ransomed him. she says her nephew was tortured, including with electric shocks. her lawyer, the of kristen, they are matches. miss robin are looking for government vehicles for clothes with for anything by that belong to or came from the former government, or if they find even a single document bullet as though they will touch you. luckily, ogden a will up either sure. discourse moves on to search the next house. another step
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toward what they claim is more security for every one in afghanistan. and that's it for to david. suppose more now website about the situation in afghanistan, rebec to morrow. at the same time with you, been over 3 sure that people the world over d, w. r. facebook and twitter up to date and in touch. follow us with a man with the memories of a woman. ah, ali from syria is born in a female body. forced into marriage. great. escape will be the journey of his life. far from home. ali can finally become the person
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a headache for global supply chains. businesses are now bracing for more russia's war against ukraine is already distorting markets. now cobra 19 cases in china are surging once again. and that's leading to key factory closures popped. wire. separates neighborhoods, enchant chin a desperate attempt to keep a new wave of corona, virus infections. in check, china reported 5280 new cases on tuesday. more than doubled the previous day's tally. now entire city, sand are locked down with no way in or out as some travelers found out. oh, well i would her for my boat on with her, i was going to go back by long distance bus, but now i can only take a train. i had to wait 48 hours for a negative test result before i could leave. so this does affect me though though heavy.


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