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[000:00:00;00] ah, ah ah, this is the w news live from berlin, ukraine's president demands russia is brought to justice president vladimir zalinski calls on the un to act now to stop the war after images of an apparent civilian massacre shots the world plus help for moldova, one of europe, or is countries, is struggling to host large numbers of ukrainians when war. western countries pledge hundreds of millions of euros and aid,
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and more than half of ukraine's children displaced by war, millions have been forced to flee. some have lost not just their homes, but their families too. ah, am abby called us and welcome to the program ukrainian president vladimir zalinski has called for urgent action from the united nations over alleged russian war crimes. he addressed a meeting of the un security council after evidence emerged of what appeared to be a deliberate mass killing of civilians by russian troops in the city of boucher outside the ukrainian capital. only a day after returning from butcher ukrainian president zalinski addressed the killings in front of the u. n. boy e. so the russian military search for him
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purposely killed any one who served our country. they shot and killed women outside their houses when they just tried to call some one who was alive. they killed entire families, adults and children. and they tried to burn the bodies. saline you, la. zalinski said russia must be held accountable for its actions in ukraine. he questioned the inability of the security council to punish russia due to must close vito power the ro yoga. but we are dealing with a state that is turning the un security council vito into the right to die. this undermines the whole architecture of global security. it allows them to go unpunished, so they are destroying everything they can know when you best bet. show the ukranian president called on the united nations to act immediately. stressing that what happened to him boucher is only one example of frosh and atrocities are correspond. alexandra fernand,
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and was in boucher earlier today and she sent as this assessment of the situation there. russian tanks gutted by fire at the roadside bodies of civilians lying in backyards and in the middle of it, traumatize residents grappling with their own horrific stories. that is what we saw in butcher today. we're ukrainian forces us still busy searching for mines left there by the russian army in. gotcha, russian soldiers stands accused of terrible war crimes. witnesses speak of summary executions? civilians killed at will. the ukrainian government is urging international experts to come to butcher to investigate. they hope. what happened there will be a turning point in the international response to the war. that's bringing caterina booth all. she's a lawyer from ukraine,
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specializing in international humanitarian and criminal law. is this all thank you for taking the time to speak to d w. now president zalinski says, what we're seeing in boucher or war crimes genocide, russia says it's all fake. how does international law see it? ah, there is strong evidence to believe that war crimes have been perpetrated in boucher and allegedly, in other areas. there's also a possibility to claim the perpetration of the crimes against humanity, which is a wide spread of systematic attack against the civilian population. and indeed, there have been the discussions about the possible genocidal intense which is a high restful to prove under international law. because there should be an intention to destroy all over and part one of the 4 groups in one of the 4 groups school national group. and given sudden,
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statements by russia's leadership want to derives what ortiz was one could start thinking about such and pension. and of course, in law, the presumption of innocence in criminal law is paramount. but certain images are deeply disturbing in terms of, you know, the civilian seen, the burned bodies and tight hands and short from behind. so there is a strong evidence for possible arrests warrants either internationally by the international criminal court because it launched an investigation into the situation in march in ukraine. biggest ukraine can have been conducting conflicts related proceeding since 2014 and also in the number of foreign judith diction national for injured addiction. and the office of the prosecutor general of ukraine has reported so far that 9 countries have opened investigations into alleged
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conflict related violations in ukraine, including germany, the baltic states, coolant, sweden, france, and some others. now you've been documenting sexual violence in russia's warn ukraine since crimea was annex, and people have been telling you about the heretic acts of violence committed against them in recent weeks. so aside the images that we're seeing, you're hearing personal accounts. what have they been telling you i'm, i must specify that i worked with survivors who have suffered from rapes and other forms of sexual violence perpetrated by the russia controlled ropes since 2014. but before february, it was my direct experience and there were cases of rapes, sexualized, torture, and other forms of sexual violence in places of unlawful detention in the self proclaimed. the gold didn't yet can were gone. people republics that have been
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accounts of sexual violence in the occupied territories. and of course, we are getting to the new threshold of violence. now as the case is from the currently temporarily occupied territories emerge. and we heard that there is a case one notice of suspicion concerning the female survivor from the northern areas of the keys region who was raped after her husband was killed by 2 russian service. people there increasingly more reports from northern eastern, the area of ukraine, and from southern areas of ukraine, where the russian troops have been stationed or still there. now, rape is often under reported as we know, and certainly more so in conflict zones. how difficult is it to gather these accounts, this evident and document these were crimes, a sexual violence inflicts just one of the types of b,
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alleged war crimes for crimes against humanity, which are notoriously hard to document for this of course, should be an incentive for this of iris and a witness to come up and peak and they should feel safe about certain organizations including last product have reported that they use the call from survivors. but the, the, the, the excess cute to providing actual help to them is of course impeded by the fact that there occupied surgeries. it's very important that you great and have specialized approach to these big him. and ukraine has been developing a specialized investigative strategy, which would be sensitive to read the former ties, these particular survivors. and your friends has also been developing this specific respiration program for these types of. but i should stress that while domestically ukraine has been dealing with conflict related crimes including sexual
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violence, 2014 of the prosecutors, the investigators involved in such cases, they were based in cave and largely in eastern the areas. so all other investigators prosecutors around the country. they did not really face these cases because they were not of such a large scale. so now it's also important to ensure that this professional development and the sensitize ation of ukraine's investigative prosecutors and judges who do what's called connected crime, especially sexual violence. their personality she is insured so that when they conduct the proceedings, they don't have a traumatized. the survivors and they, well, they also help them and their wider families. i think we see the indications god, this is understood. the prosecutor general has sought and specific and advised from
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her current advisory group from britain and the united states consent in rape and other forms of sexual violence. so i'm hoping that this recognition that the specialized approach is needed for this particular type of violence. and for these particular virus that it's there and that we're, we'll see the more sensitized approach to these cases in ukraine carrying of the saw ukrainian lawyer with chatham house. thank you very much for your insights. thank you for having a mile. russian forces have left the key region. moscow is mounting new attacks in the east. russia has sat, its focus is now on taking control of the don bass region and key eastern cities. i crime mentors ukrainian officials warren that moscow is trying to encircle its forces in the area and say they expect heavy fighting ahead. trying to reach safety ahead of the expected russian offensive. here in crown matos can ukraine's east
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internet's region residence, awaiting unpacked roads, and squeezing on to full trains. ukrainian officials are expecting fierce fighting here in the days ahead. as russian forces focus on the east after being pushed back elsewhere. even those who have chosen to remain like this volunteer helping people at crematory train station, a worried about what lies ahead, luis, muslin. you still have the latest rumors that we hear. they are from official sources. are that russia is moving its troops to the east, tennessee and we will be surrounded. that was full enough. it's good turn into a 2nd married couple here. actually this will you have that all my grandma tools because already come under increased russian shelling in recent days. off to being largely sped the destruction scene and other eastern cities like hawk eve to the northwest ukraine. second largest city has been under relentless bombardment for weeks residence, a bracing fur, renewed russian offensive. personally, as will say,
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live within the main focus of the enemy is to prepare for the resumption of offensive operations to surround ukrainian troops and capture the city of hockey, them, credit q. while russia's efforts to take the city have made little progress since their invasion began. it remains to be seen where the hawkins defenders can hold on as moscow brings even more fools to bear. harris and the other stories related to the ukraine war that were falling for him this hour. the mayor of the besieged ukrainian city of mariel poll, says the city has become quote, unlivable. he said there was no water, no food, no power or medicine. some 120000 people remain trapped in merry old will, which has endured over a month of russian shelling allegations of russian war crimes. and ukraine have prompted the you to propose an import ban on russian coal as part of a new sanctions package. the package would ban russian call and boards valued at
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$4000000000.00 euros per year. and would be the 1st you sanctions targeting rushes, lucrative energy industry. president vladimir putin has said russia will closely monitor food exports to what he's calling hostile countries, claiming western sanctions have triggered a global food crisis. hootin was addressing a meeting in support of the agricultural sector. he also warned western countries you not to nationalize russian assets, but still nobody's received. one of ukraine's neighbors, moldova is one of the poorest countries in europe, but it has taken in hundreds of thousands of ukrainians fleeing the war. although vice prime minister was at a donor conference here in berlin today, calling for more international support to help with the new arrivals. germany, france, and romania, along with other donor countries, have agreed to almost 660000000 euros in aid for the country. the conference is to be the beginning of long term support for moldova,
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with 40 nations taking part. germany has pledged an immediate loan of 50000000 euros and says more than 659000000 euros have been promised in loan's budget support and other financial assistance. if all the initial i lang, we don't need to just take a deep breath. we need a long collective breath. that's because we know that in the end it's not just about moldova, it's not just about ukraine, it's about europe and about our collective freedom. summer sy, height, it's also not just about money. will dover is supposed to get help managing its borders. and more flights are planned to fly out 12000 ukrainian refugees from old over to other countries. and there's another big challenge securing alternative energy sources. we are the only country in europe, the gas imports of which are a 100 percent dependent on one source. and that is gastro. poland used the conference to call for an immediate import ban on gas and oil from russia. that was
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also a barb aimed at germany. the student via the rebuild, are we discussing whether a german customer, little or a customer from another country, will pay $0.30 or $0.50 more at the gas station? is that really so much in order to stop the suffering and ukraine? so stop him. and francis foreign minister said he would talk with his german colleague about even more sanctions against russia. joining us now is marlis baller bag. she's a member of the committee on foreign affairs of the german buena stock and a member of the green party. welcome to the program. miss barberick. now ukraine is calling for a full oil and gas embargo. they've been calling for this for weeks. your government here in germany says this is not possible, but some green m p 's are calling for such an embargo to help stop this war. how divided is your government right now? first of all, thanks for having me. and i wouldn't say that our government is divided up on this
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issue because we all stand and sort of guarantee with the people and ukraine. we all want to do everything possible to oh, to give support and do everything we can. yes, you are united in your support for ukraine, but not as early united in the response. we've heard within other you countries saying they're fully on board to embargo, fully gas and oil, but germany is not willing to do this. i think one very important aspect, if we talk about the sanction is also that germany would probably be able to pay high cross prices, especially with can when it comes to gas. but other countries would definitely not be able to pay those prices. and that's an aspect that we have to bear in mind as well. and you talked to our international audience a little bit about the high price the germans would have to pay. she should there be a full embargo? yes, of course. i think one important aspect in germany, if we talk about the sanctions when it comes to energy,
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is very high price on the one hand and the prices for the industry as well. but we also have to ask ourselves which prices we can expect from the industry to pay and be able to have a stability in all countries. we've heard from the chancellors, chancellor shawls. he said that this war is a turning point for germany. what the rest of the world wants to know now is, is germany ready to step up to the plate to be that great power to make those tough decisions? we definitely are ready to us. i think especially with the extra money that we now started to spend on our security as well. we are able to show that we are ready to step up to that gain and not just invest in military, but insecurity in a broader sense. and also when we look to the weapon deliveries, for example,
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that we definitely are taking our place and standing in solidarity. and especially for example, when we look too low. and with the donor conference in berlin, we were able to show that we that we don't just talk, but also marilyn speller berg, she's an m p with the green party here in germany. thank you very much. thank since rush an invasion of ukraine, more than half the countries, 7 and a half 1000000 children have been displaced, while some have fled with their mother's. others have either been separated from their families or sent away on their own in the hope they will reach safety. their future is being discussed in the parliament and strossberg to day. it's hard to know what this child has been through. he and his dog, along with hundreds of other refugees, all waiting to cross from ukraine into poland. every day,
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tens of thousands are trying to escape war. many of them children r t m and his mother and sister have just arrived in warsaw, poland. he wanted to leave the ukrainian capital, keith, because of the fighting. what he knew, kimball, i was very, very scary. i said to my mother, let's go to poland when she talked it over with my father and we moved to poland lee and came here. one ubri eligible knows about the u. n. children's agency. unicef estimates that almost 4000000 ukranian children have so far been displaced because of the wall. while most are accompanied by members of their family. others have been sent away on their own. malesky would have been up for you her 2 weeks ago. my child traveled from keith to france. marcy and now we are going to see the child in a sorry, have
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a good day. these children are in care. some of them orphans. they've already been evacuated twice because of the wall and, and now being housed in what used to be a sanatorium in another part of ukraine organ is a survey. i'm not worried about myself for those who stay here. i'm just worried about my loved ones who stayed in the don't yet. regionally, and my mother and younger brother are there. my mom i watch about it appears that no one in this country is safe. these children, along with their mothers, were trying to escape the port city of mary a pole. they got out, but after passing through a russian check point, they were hit by shelling at them. we drove into vases, live, car and russian soldiers started to shoot at us at a turning point. pretty rude whiskey william lawyer than i saw. every one was
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covered in blood receivable of crazy. europe hasn't seen anything like this since the 2nd world war. millions of lives turned upside down, creating a generation of traumatized children. let's get more on this story from amanda bride in. she's the global head of child protection policy and advocacy at save the children. welcome to the show. now you just come back from ukraine. what kind of impact is this war having on children there right now? yeah, thanks very much for having me. i mean, there's no safe place for children and ukraine for those in cities like if, if mary paul explosive weapons have devastated vital infrastructure. children and their families are struggling to get food, eat the homes, find safety. i was in the west of ukraine and event and then traveled on south. and it's me, they're not the same intensity as we're seeing in the east that people are tired.
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hotels booked out. alarms going off daily and going down into the basis of the hotels, young families and the children really, really challenging to see how this war has displaced more than half of ukraine's children, some 1800000 are now refugees. as we saw in that report, some have flood with their parents, but some have flat, unaccompanied. talk to us about the fears and dangers of child smuggling, in a chaotic situation like this. sure, i mean children who are separated and unaccompanied or significantly increased risk of violence, exploitation trafficking, and abuse. the risks also increase at border crossings and trends at points where there may be confusing to find directions or looking for assistance and a lot of unvisited volunteers or individuals where it's not necessarily safe for,
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for children to be getting that assistance from. it's been very difficult to track how many children there are and where they are heading off to. so there's a lot of concern as to where these children are ending up if they're able to access services, safety, education, and support that they need. what kind of mechanisms are in place to help these children to help keep them safe, or is that growing increasingly difficult, given the nature of the conflict? oh, i mean, the numbers were so high in the early days after the 24th. if you read that was very difficult to track with the huge numbers flying across the border offense and now being made to be coordinating between human agencies and in g o z like the children, as well as the authorities at border crossing points to to set up a registration mechanism, so you can identify that hon children coming across and have them referred to child protection and other services where we're lacky and that some of the neighboring
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countries have very strong child protection services. so keep for this mechanism is to be identifying those children and then making sure that they are linked up to get that support that they need amanda brighton of save the children. thank you very much for your time. now there is always been street musicians in the western ukrainian city of love it. but now during the russian invasion, there more than just entertainment, dw correspondent, i mean, as if reports from livid, where residents of the city told him the music and songs bring comfort and our reminder of better days. ah, the 2nd time today you read the people rush off to find shelter. oh, oh no. when the all clear is given a different sound is heard,
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lou street musicians have always been a part of the city. but since the war began, a familiar song means something more. mm. oh. yeah, i was, i was sure i think street music is exactly what we need right now. because it takes us back to the time before the war. the time when we didn't have problems here, but there was no visually foisy. janna was irish, it's a problem with them was shown, and i think it's good because it helps people stay calm, quiet. it's a tough situation right now, and when you're walking the street and you see musicians still singing, gives you a little bit of a, he's lucky sort of thing, because i'm talk level black with that she was crying. it was her favorite song. you know, when my husband is not home all day, i listen to this music. they were to listen to that song at home. when i'm deployed equal minima. ah,
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hers were the only tears in the side street off of ran ok. square lou . even those headed home before the curfew seemed to walk a bit slower. ah, you're watching the w news. here's a reminder of our top stories. ukrainian president bought em. here's a lance. he has urged the united nations to act now to stop russia's war and his country. addressing a meeting of the un security council zelinski describe the recent atrocities and the city of boucher and called for those behind the killings to be brought to justice. and john r as including germany,
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france and romania have agreed to 695000000 euros in aid for moldova, following a conference in berlin. molto vi is one of europe's forest nations and is hosting tens of thousands of ukrainian refugees quinn from the russian invasion. you're watching the w news. i'm abby clarkson. thanks for being with ah,
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