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tv   DW News  Deutsche Welle  April 3, 2022 3:00pm-3:16pm CEST

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ah ah ah, this is dw sly from berlin, fighting back ukrainian forces, say they have retaken the entire if region, but 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 to the sound of explosions and to black smoke filling the sky. your friends government says topher battles in the south and east
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could be a head and hungarian head to the poles in parliamentary elections. prime minister victor or bond is fighting a coalition of 6 opposition parties with one goal, ousting him after over a decade in office. ah, i monica jones, good to have you with us. ukraine says russian troops have either withdrawn or been repelled from the entire region around keith. the defense ministry says its forces have retaken more than 30 towns and villages for weeks. the battles north of the capitol region kept russian forces from advancing. but now some of the true cost of that resistance is becoming clear. a warning to our viewers. this next report contains imagery. some may find disturbing. as russian troops withdraw from
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northern districts of cave, 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 delete. they mean these people were just walking with and they shot them without any reason or bang in the next neighborhood. poster colker, it was even worse. they shot without asking any questions. shoot their whistle nicked on you turn his brother who has town mayors as these are just some of several 100 civilians killed us. 3 the new to detroit years of executed. people still lying, the blue sky street and book you in the hands are tied behind their backs with white civilian rags. from here, they was shot in the back of the heads. in an open trench bodies appeared to be
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partially burned. it's feared russian troops may have also left explosives and land mines behind in air pin 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 a lot of years to lensky, is warning. russia maybe readying its forces to attack elsewhere. earlier we spoke to our correspondent nick connelly in the region north east of key if where ukrainian forces say they've, we taken territory from retreating russian troops. he is his assessments of the situation and bo ha, what issue with boucher and in those areas that journalists are not able to get in there yet. we expect to get in a few days time. so we're not able to, i didn't to verify those pictures independently. with our eyes,
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but definitely the situation 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 smith, car doors, and now people to get out in safety and studying cases, people are even using a lot of trying to get out those images you'll see shocking people across the crate and 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 and being with reality verification and the cost to $90.00. nick connelly, they're reporting from ukraine. missiles have hit the port city of odessa on ukraine's southern coast. up till now. the strategic said he had been largely spared from russian attacks. unlike the intense bombing that's devastated maria
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pole, but now ukrainians fear a new face of the war has begun. bonds strike, he cranes main port city of odessa. turning the torn sky orange waking residence up to a new phase of russia's war in ukraine and aid worker filmed the bombings on his phone. i woke up approximately it 4 or 4 30 am, because so our house was a bit shaking lately. so naples was very big noise, also dis rocha, buck, rocket dogs. and this guy was read the, you know, and the small goals. julio adams, norman, it was a big explosion. roger moved like, as if an aeroplane crashed somewhere. look, i've never seen something like that says root. we need to close the sky because we don't want this again. no, no,
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mother peter critical. the nearburg news nile shall as local people watched plumes of smoke loom over the city, the authorities there said russia had hit critical infrastructure, but there were no reports of casualties. so it wasn't like russia's defense ministry said it's shapes and planes had bombed an oil processing plant and fuel depos near odessa. it set the facilities supply fuel to ukraine's troops in coastal towns further east. a dresser, emergency crews have not yet had to deal with heavy russian bombardment like the eastern port of mario pole. but ukraine's president salon ski. he says that russian troops are regrouping and preparing what he calls powerful strikes. and the death is residents are left wondering. just how long they can stay here.
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for more, i'm a joint now from odessa by lawrence sheets. he's a for my mp. i'm oscar bureau chief and head of consulting group duration, international analytics. he has also come to the soviet union and russia for over 3 decades. and he's now from odessa, where he has been reporting on the military situation for the past 2 weeks. very good to have you with us, lawrence. just tell us what happened last night or rather, early this morning, of that. about $430.00 m o. we received those of us in odessa text messages on our cell phones warming warning of an imminent irrate, basically some general warning that was told by your read sirens and that it's 6 am exactly on the route, extremely low explosions, which would only be missiles and that has been confirmed why ukrainian literary sources they landed about one kilometer for i'm sitting near the port in odessa.
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there's still black smoke really you into the sky, even though it's been 8 and a half hours since moleed hours since the missile struck. odessa is not just out or ukraine's biggest port. um, it's the last remaining port, 70 percent of imports and exports used to come through there. so of course it's been blocked off by the russian evil forces for several weeks now. but um, ukraine being an major supplier, world, wheat supplies, and other agricultural goods and the conduit for imports, the importance can't be overstated. absolutely. so strategically, this is also playing a big role. we'll, we'll go into that in just a moment. but, i mean, what about people there? we know that odessa has so far been spared, mostly had prepared with people there for, for this kind of attack. i think you're extremely repaired are the fact that a couple of months went by and d,
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showing from russian naval boats have been limited to showing from boats from the sea, from black sea, limited to the outskirts, hadn't caused that much significant damage. but this was in the heart of odessa on the streets. i can tell you, i just go walk up to the market. very few people are, i would say one 5th of the usual level of traffic you would see on or your day or their shops or traffic or what have you. so the implications are if nothing else to, to horizon. so william civilian population, and to scare them, you mentioned earlier about the importance of odessa right now being the only port city the ukraine has available. do you think that russia is actually trying to completely cut off ukraine from having access to the c? well, they were cut off to begin with from the c let. so make that very clear on they were closed because the russians have blockaded from the c d a support. so what we
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have our ships here in dry dock of the oil facilities and oil storage facilities which are known for me. um, of course are strategic, but it doesn't change the situation. ukraine was already blockaded from the see. the fact of the matter is that many people are talking about a possible land and vision from the sea, a marine invasion from the sea, from the sea by russian forces. and that's impossible. it's possible i just anything is possible because nothing has been predicted loons work. but um, this is a city of catacombs of tunnels underneath through limestone, it's extremely well fortified prepared. and i think people have been expecting this for the most part. all right, well thank you so much. lauren sheets. they are obviously a man who is highly in demand because you've been reporting on the military situation for the past 2 weeks. thank you so much for your time. thank you ma'am.
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and his a quick look at some other stories related to the war we've been falling for you. russian gas is no longer flowing to latvia, estonia and lithuania the baltic states have stopped in fort wayne as president has called on other you countries to do the same. and germany and other european countries are still buying russian energy rushes gas industry has been excluded from new sanctions. a red cross convoy is again trying to deliver 8 and evacuate civilians from the besieged city of maria pole. it had to abandon and attempt on friday due to security concerns. an estimated 160000 civilians are still trapped there without food or water. earlier we spoke to dw correspondent rebecca ritter's in the western ukrainian city of live if and i asked her about the latest attempt to rescue civilians from maria or paul. there is thought to be between anywhere between 800860000 people. still trapped in that besieged city.
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suffering bombardments for weeks. now refill reports have no food, no water, no electricity. basically living in bunkers, watching relatives die of starvation and dehydration just horrific. are scenes there. now the, there is reports that a convoy is trying once again today to make it inside that received city. as you just reported that they have not been able to get in to the city for the last 3 days, it's been too dangerous. they've decided they had to turn back. this is a convoy that supported by the international red cross, some civilians. however, in some slightly good news have made it out in the last days is about 3000 civilians have made it out in their personal cause. just sort of trying to risk that treacherous journey outside of that city because they just want to escape the horrible scenes in there. it's so many more deciding that it's too risky,
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and it's probably hedging their bets trying to stay inside the city. at least 5000 people are reported to have died in that bombardment in the, in the recent in recent weeks. and just today we heard that a lithuanian filmmaker has also been reported who have been killed by russian forces there in that city. a lot of those are refugees, of course, are headed to, to where you are to live in western ukraine. it's become a refuge for hundreds of thousands of refugees already. are you hearing that people may now be planning to return at least to those areas that have been re taken by the ukrainian forces? that's right. live is a relatively safe compared to eastern parts of the country. and so many of the refugees and internally displaced people have been passing through here does yesterday train from ah, with people from mary you poll arrived here in levine about 300 or so. and they've been going to centers here in the city. and there are reports that people do want
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to now return even people that have been in the overseas in overseas, abroad, sorry, rather in poland and other parts of europe. they are, there are ports of thousands of people now actually returning to, to go back into ukraine and trying to go to areas that are deemed safe, or at least relatively safe over there. ukrainian authorities saying that those parts that have been recently re taken a still incredibly unsafe, you know, a hearing reports of bombs being put into dead bodies and a lying in the streets. and in houses there by the retreating russian soldiers so that these areas are still not safer civilians to return to ride rebecca, written their reporting for us or from live in western ukraine. thank you. rebecca . at the start of the war, russian troops took control of the area around the highly contaminated chernobyl nuclear plant. after weeks of occupation, some may have been exposed to radiation, should obelisk the sight of the world's worst nuclear accident and remains
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forbidden sown russian soldiers of the chin a beetle, nuclear power plant. they took over the building on february, the 24th right at the start of russia's invasion. did the troops really know much about the place that government had sent them? apparently the young soldiers were clueless about the 1986 nuclear disaster, despite large numbers of death by radiation and heavy contamination. that's, that's vadim. pope dimness view, morton, the moscow, he's ukraine's chief engineer at channel bill. and despite the risk of speaking to us, he agrees to an interview, he says, his co workers, who will help by russian troops for almost 4 weeks, told him that the russian soldiers might have mistaken the protective shell around the failed reactor for an assembly hall. and will know protective clothing will need to do it. i mean they thought the respirators were there to protect them from cove it and didn't under.


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