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ah, d, w, travel, all we go with this is a deed of you. news live from berlin, fighting back ukrainian forces say they have retaken the entire key for each of the soldiers moving into villages and towns around the capital find scores of dead civilians. also coming up missiles hit the strategic port. city of odessa, people in the ukranian city wake up to the sound of explosions, black smoke filling the sky. cranes government says tough battles in the south and
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east could be ahead. and hungarians, head to the poles in parliamentary elections, prime minister victor, or bad as fighting a coalition of 6 opposition parties with one goal, ousting him after over a decade in office. ah, i'm nick spicer, welcome to the program. ukraine says russian troops have either withdrawn or been repelled from the entire region around keith. the defense ministry says is forces have re taken more than 30 towns and villages for weeks. bottles north of the capital region kept russian forces from advancing. some of the true cost of that resistance is now becoming clear as ukrainian soldiers and members of the red cross enter these locations. a warning to our viewers. this next report contains images. some they find disturbing. as russian troops withdraw from northern districts of
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keys, ukrainian forces are arriving to find death and destruction in their wake. the town of who has the scene of what some here are describing as a massacre. dozens of bodies lie on the road. resident say the retreating russian shot any one they found. for a hor, dilly. they mean these people were just walking and they shot them without any reason or bang in the next neighborhood? stick. ok. it was even worse. they shot without asking any questions. shoot their whistle nicked on you turn his brother to his town mayors. as these are just some of several 100 civilians killed her 3 renewal disorder of executed. people still lying, the blue sky street and book you in their hands tied behind their backs with white civilian rags. from here they was shot in the back of their heads. in an open
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trench bodies appear to be partially burned. it's feared russian troops may have also left explosives and land mines behind. in european, another town north of the capital, a red cross team filled the devastation as they arrived to treat the survivors. elsewhere. ukrainian forces say they are re taking all of the towns and villages in the kiev region that had been under russian control. the president, for lot of years to lensky is warning. russia maybe readying its forces to attack elsewhere. and we can cross over now to our correspondent nick connelly, he has made his way to the north eastern cave region. we're ukrainian forces say they've retaken territory from retreating. russian forces. and nick, where are you and what are you seeing now? time about 100 kilometers ne kid on the east bank of the new pro river. we've just been literally 5 minutes ago in some ukrainian positions that up to then last week
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where the front lines, the russians are about for coming to the way they've been digging in and preparing a longer fight to the end. they didn't even have jobs to finish building those trenches and those kind of protective areas. because in the end, the russians were treated now about 82 inches away where we are. but there are lots of signs of destruction. huge crate is where shilling happened. was that someone exploded, broke it in the fields around us and cycle that the farmers are still trying to get out. and so their crops for the next season. so there's lots of things around, lots of worried about mines and of what kinds of explosives left on event. and we've just seen those horrific pictures of dead civilians, apparently lying in the streets of book. what more do you know about the situation there in another towns? what issue with boucher and g p in those areas that journalists are not able to get in there yet? we expect to get in
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a few days time. so we're not able to. i didn't to verify those pictures independently to see with our eyes, but definitely the situation day is desperate and will be last week. so we be hearing from people who were there in those towns unable to get out, spoke to failed attempts to organize smart core doors. and now people to get out in safety and studying cases of people who even using a lot of trying to get out those image, they'll see shocking people close to ukraine. hadn't seen that kind of treatment of civilians documented with pictures in the week. so in a way for you creating civilians following this war from their homes, you know, being bombed on a daily basis. they are now seeing these images end up being with reality verification and the cost to it. we can only imagine the horror they must, they must be feeling the nic. another question if i made the red cross and the ukranian government had been gathering evidence and testimonies about possible war crimes. since the beginning of the conflict,
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is there some of that going on now and you know, well, did either this is contract together gathering information, gathering, going on, the documentation can special chap telegram the best way to report things can report some pictures can give that testimony they've been can say to sexual violence, that's all being collected and prepared in a way i think that is pretty unique in most context. come stuff will happen later by which time something very difficult to reconstruct stuff. now that was happening kind of almost immediately and we'll see this cool. those were supposed to be controlled this weekend to katie. w correspondent, nick connelly in the suburbs of key reporting on the russian pull out and the exact sions inactive against civilians. apparently,
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reports are coming in of missile strikes on the city of odessa. the strategic port lies along ukraine, southern coastline, and has been largely spared from russian and tax. unlike the devastated port, city of mariel pal, further east ukrainian official se missiles had one of our dest, as critical infrastructure facilities. this morning, footage shows large clouds of dark smoke filling the sky. on friday, ukraine's military said that its anti air defenses had blocked and attempted russia missile strike and rejoined now from odessa by laurence sheets, a former n t r. moscow bureau chief and head of the consulting group. you're asian international analytics. he's covered the soviet union in russia for over 3 days, and is now in the port city where he's been reporting on the military situation for the past 2 weeks. lawrence, thanks for joining us. what happened overnight at about 4 30 am local, which would be 3 30 am burly in time. we were open to alert on our cell phones
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through desa as to a word which usually means an imminent strike of some sort. at 6 am precisely, there were enormous explosions. obviously large caliber rockets, landing in the port area of the city, about one kilometer from the port i can see black smoke emitting from the port. the target appeared to be fuel depos and other places within the port, which is heavily fortified from the outside and blockaded from the outside by the russian forces no accounts as casualties. but this is the 1st direct attack on the city over desa itself. so the 1st attack, how people been reacting well, predictably sense or does, has been large the unscathed as you noted, many reactive panic. there is a bomb shelter, right next to the house,
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the apartment in which i stay and several immediately went for the bomb shelter. next door, on the other hand, these 2 families from the building started packing a few things and got into their cars and sped away within 15 minutes. because they're just as largely been scared, their air raid siren. there's been bombing on the outside of the city from the c, russian ships, this sort of thing. so of course, since the 1st time they've been direct hits in the, what is essentially the center of or decimal and is the main ports. i mean, i can't emphasize enough, this is not only to mean port, it's responsible for 70 percent of ukrainian imports and exports. and it's the only remaining port, which we mean in terms of c transport. it is the only port. it's located right now by russian naval forces, but it just makes life all the more difficult and it did cause panic among many people who have gotten to the routes nervous, but have gotten used to the fact that death hasn't been touched yet. and how does
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a desk fit into the big picture of russia's invasion of ukraine? what is the significance possibly of this attack? it's the crown jewel going back to 2014. this is city founded in 1700 by catherine the great and historically been in of clarity or george and jewish city. many of those people, of course, ended up unfortunately in a holocaust. but there's still a very strong jewish community here. and many people have jewish relatives, and the repercussions in israel cannot be good. and a lot of people ask, what is his real doing to helpless, basically, either strategically, militarily, in terms intelligence, so on and so forth. and you'll see that you feel that reservation for many days. i think i doubt this will be the last attack on the desa. 3 dangerous with the doing
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mrs. a extremely beautiful story. city. they hit the port, but if you happen to miss and we have to assume and we're being told by the ukraine military, that the rockets were fired from the antics crimea area. and these rockets can slide several 100 kilometers, easily hit or does so. but if you're off course, by a few meters, or even a kilometers, and then you can get this under the city of cars, tremendous reduction, destruction, and death. just a quick final question. if i may, how does this compare to the other port city that we all know about, mariel, paul, which is being bombarded? is it a harder city to, to take over strategically? it's an extreme, it's for one thing. it's 3 times the size of variable, at least mobile was unheard of. although i spent much time there in 2014, 2015, a desk, a famous city. it was basically the symbolic remaining city considered
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as a jewish, historically jewish city in the world of judaism. so hasn't stork, symbolic importance, as well as strategic importance to take it, i find in comprehensible. it's extremely well the offended with all sorts of underground tunnels and everything you can imagine. and the preparations have been made in every way. so to take it in any sort of meaningful way to invade for a ground invasion wherever i find very hard to believe. but doesn't mean any kind of range shelves or bomb things and a lot of people. ok. lawrence sheets in odessa, thank you for that insight and stay safe. thank you, sir. and staying in odessa, i'm joined by philip solo dove niche and co of the ukranian red cross. can you tell us, philip, how the attack unfolded for you this morning?
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good day. so actually i woke up approximately at 4 or 4 30 am because our house was a bit shaking yet, and lately unable, it was very big noise, also disregard that are all good at dogs. and this guy was read, you know, and small goals were looking at some of the pictures as you speak of that sky going red with, with flashes i suppose from, from an explosion. let me ask you about your work with ukrainian red cross. how is that organisation getting prepared to help deal with the attacks and i guess possible casualties in odessa how to say so we're all the time on standby mold. so even like the 3rd day or sunday. so have like emergency group emergency call center who is all the time on line and
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everybody's been also our medical crew. so everybody is working for 24 or 7 and everybody is 10 by more and are people giving blood and so on? are you from gathering supplies? i mean, i guess, you know, if you're, if you're getting getting ready there's, there's a lot to prepare. yes. so we have a connection between different come just and we try to get more in and medical stuff for us so well the old time working especially me, working with them to build this way. you know, to get the, the whole stop what we need the rain, you know this of course. yeah. as, as it is across the country. a final question so far and this war is we've been hearing a just hasn't been a heavy target of rush attacks. are people you know, in your family, in your entourage, your friends and fellow citizens of the city concerned that that is all changing now? i. i didn't know with good, we're confusing a bit,
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you know? because the boy in these, you know, so maybe one week was like a silence and then the one week they started this one. so we're just trying to think about some future. but you know, after this submitted to me, you can destroy this one from your mind. ok. yeah. must be a difficult situation on day to time. wish you all the best. phillips followed oven and chunk of, of the went costs in a desa. thank you and stay safe as well. thank you so much. is a quick look at some of the other stories related to the war we've been following for you. ukrainian troops have taken control of the intolerable airport close to the capital cave. after pushing back russian forces the wreckage of the world's largest cargo airplane was found in one of the hangers, severely damaged military equipment was also left behind. more than
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200 people were arrested in cities across russia during protest against the war with.


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