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ah, ah ah ah, this is dw news live from berlin, a deadly attack on civilians trying to flee a lease 50 people confirmed dead and dozens more wounded after miss files strike of crowded train station in eastern ukraine. keith and western leader say it's another example of russian war crimes. and even cheap ursula founder lion tells you cranes, president low the mirrors, the landscape shall speed up his country's membership application as part of her visit to ukraine. she also sees 1st hand
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a mass grave in boucher and germany, and the u. k. pledge cooperation on renewable energy as part of efforts to reduce their dependency on russian imports. ah, am abby corps of us and welcome to the program. we begin this hour with an attack on people trying to flee eastern ukraine. ukraine says russian rocket strikes had a crowded train station in crime, a tourist square. thousands of people had gathered to bore trains and leave the area. dozens of people are reported dead dozens more injured, and ukraine is calling it another russian war, crime. scenes of tawny and destruction in eastern ukraine. streets littered with smouldering debris and the bodies of dozens killed.
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the governor often asked said, at least 5 children are among the dead. after several rockets hit crime, a tossed station on friday. already speaking to the finish parliament, president vladimir lensky, condemned russia for striking, clear civilian targets. they hit yeah, but little foolish. i will start with what happens this morning when you write russian forces hit the train station in our city and cremmit ask an ordinary train station with ordinary people. cannibalization, though, no military personnel. and though people who are waiting for a train to get to a safe territory, when russian forces hit them with military missiles, without a getaway or lose the criminal has denied the employ. this type of projectile. but ukrainian military officials said they being used throughout the war
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on a visit to london to meet british prime minister boris johnson. german chancellor. ola sholtes, never called the attack. atrocious pleasure. i'll have to walk of you the bid at the veils will be images. we have seen from bushels here from maria pole, and from many of the places the dramatic attack we have been told about to day too . it shocks us and we must say here in clear terms. it is a cruel, cruel wall loudon von gazette than garza. as a st garza, my creek around 4000 people were thought to be at the station. they came with their pets and personal possessions, hoping to escape the worst hazards of wall european commission. president ursula fonder lion is in ukraine. as part of an e u delegation. the visit was meant to send a strong message of support for ukraine, including for you membership bid. along with the blocks foreign policy chief joseph
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brow founder lion met with ukrainian president water mirrors the lansky in. keep earlier she had visited a mass grave in boucher, a town outside of the ukrainian capital. here is a part of what the european commission president had to say. i started my day to day with a visit to woodshop because being and boucher and seeing what has happened, you can tell that our shoe manatee was shattered in boucher and it is right and just that the world has voted to suspend russia from the human rights council, it is a war, yes, that russia unleashed against an innocent ukraine. but it's much, much more than that. on top. it is these big questions that will be decided in this war. so your fight is also our flight. and i'm here in kiff with you to day to send a very strong message that the european union is by your side. we stand by your side
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. this is the message that you have. a lot of me i want to bring to you, but also to the ukranian people for more were joined by dw correspondent, alexandra phenomena who joins us from the ukrainian capital. alexandra talk to us about the significance of this visit by top european union officials to ukraine. well, i think it was very significant to see the president of the european union and the ukranian president stand side by side during the joint press conference. it is, was important to hear those words from all the la funder lion, that the european union is standing by the side of ukraine. data, verify it is our fight. and to that, sir, at the european union acknowledge that they can never match the sacrifice of the ukrainian people. and i think the fact that she was here in kiev was appreciated by
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the ukrainian government and the fact that she decided to visit boucher despite significant security risk. what's also appreciate it, but let's have a listen to what the korean president had to say. doing this joint press conference of dutch and lam, a daughters, i sure would miss me, but he is. i would like to thank you madam president for this very special visit. said those for your visit to butcher me says now order it. but this is a very powerful signal which shows the world that ukraine and b e. u. stand together in this fight for justice, visits, dignity values, and human life is little ordered. it shows that we are working together, right? you are, there are awesome. was that the um several of them were real. it is very important to have so many visitors. it's important for every ukrainian family, for every ukrainian person,
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for all our children who can see their life in the future in ukraine, in our future country as strong and united as it is now. but in the european union place, that is where we belong. so wouldn't you just on tal xandra again? presidents zalinski reiterating a strong signal that this trip sans what more dead ponder lion have to offer ukraine today other than the ease support we know ukraine has made consistent, appeals for more weapons and more sanctions. what was left on the line had in her luggage was a 5th sir package of sanctions, including a ban on coal imports from russia and other measures. this is of course not enough from the ukrainian perspective. they would like, for instance, to see a total ban on energy importance, all energy inputs from russia. however, we also have to acknowledge that those sanctions imposed by the european union against russia are taken altogether the toughest measures that the european union
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imposed against russia ever. so that is also something that we have to acknowledge . and to award cert was a la fund ally and didn't bring to care of was a concrete perspective, a concrete dade, for a potential you membership of ukraine. however, what he, what she brought and handed over to the lensky was a questioner. and so she said that the european commission is going to help ukraine, answer all the questions and then they will make a recommendation. and we can expect the european union to propose to accelerate the proceedings so that ukraine could become a candidate for e u membership. alexander a crucial vivid, but the war continues to rage. there was an attack on a train station to day. that station is part of a very known evacuation route in cramming taurus, thousands of people civilians where they are. russia repeatedly says it does not
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bomb civilians, but that's not what we're seeing. alexandra, that it's true. that is not what we are seeing, and that is, of course, what russia is saying of all the time. it wasn't us, it was a provocation. the ukrainians are to blame. however, we have to stress that a russian, the russian army has, according to x. it has, according to experts, systematically targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure during this war. and we also have to stress that we know that russia is intensifying. it's a tax on the east and the south of you quade. and of course, it is just of estate it devastating news to to do and awful pictures to see people who are trying to flee and to understand that those people were killed while waiting for a train to tell your correspondent alexandra phenomena. thank you. germany's
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transfer olaf shoulds and british prime minister boris johnson have put on a united front after their 1st bilateral meeting in london. the leader said, russian president vladimir putin was wrong to assume europe would be divided on how to respond to his invasion of ukraine. sholtes also said germany is serious about ending its dependence on russian gas and oil de la space. we are correspond, charlotte shall some pill as standing by in london. charlotte. good to see you. now . shoulds and johnson putting on a united front. what was the key message from the t leaders today? absolutely obvious. i'm sure you can imagine it was the conflict in ukraine which dominated those 1st talks in london between the 2 leaders. both of them united in their condemnation of the images that have been emerging from ukraine today and over the last few weeks, both stressing that they are united on the fact that pearson must fail in his
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efforts. both of them as well as talking about the energy sector, europe's dependence on russian energy, and also the sending of defensive arms to ukraine. the 2 signs stressing that both of those issues remain very important, but it really was the unity that they wanted to put on display today. prime minister boris johnson saying that the relationship between the 2 sides, the friendship, if he called it, is more critical than ever and it shows the german thompson is saying that the conflict had, in fact, united, the west more than ever. something that he said, perhaps putin may not have reckoned with. and we know wandered in berlin, haven't necessarily seen eye to eye when it comes to military aid to ukraine. what came out of today's meeting on that regard? yeah, pamela subarus, johnson use the opportunity of the press conference today to make a new announcement on the military equipment to the aid that was being sent to you
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. crane. he announced a 100000000 pounds worth of high grade military equipment. that's in addition to what is ready being sent. he said bryston would consider whatever was necessary in the way of defensive military equipment going forward. it is indeed made much of the support that it's given so far. germany for it part also stressed the need to continue sending defensive weaponry. no new announcements today. and we know that germany has con, just sung kristin. more scrutiny, should we say for the pace that it is gone so far? we've sending weapons, but of course it must be pointed out that sending any weapon to ukraine. does mock pies make shift for policy for germany, but absolutely. ukraine will welcome the new to new k today. we know foreign minister, foreign minister, thank nature yesterday that will you crane when he needs weapons, weapons, weapons. germany has also been criticized for weeks now about its reliance on
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russian energy. sholtes was pressed about that today. what was his response? charlotte? quiet jim chocolate face and pretty difficult questions when it came to germany's dependent dependence on russian energy. he was asked particularly about the fact that germany in energy import had essentially been funding the russian a war machine over the last few weeks shots, the friend of germany position essentially saying that ending the dependency on the energy was not something that was going to happen overnight it takes time, but he's stress, it's something that we have done or we can on doing a lot on he, for example, was coming to the table today in the knowledge that the e u has announced an embargo on colon due to come into effect in mid august, but of course he said that a lot more can still be done that they all working on doing more gas being
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a key issue. jim gets about 40 percent of gas from russia. he said that he was confident that germany would be able to win itself or that and they would be less successful. we have a little bit of time left. charlotte talked to us about what britain is doing in an attempt to win itself off russian energy. what do you have left for line than jimmy washington and you particularly on when you're comparing the numbers on russian gas u. k, getting just 4 percent of its supply from russia, but it is no nevertheless ready. introducing new measures is said that it wants to stop the import of oil and coal by the end of the year and talking about gas. it says it hopes to achieve that as soon as possible. in order to do that, i have announced a new energy policy to try and move away from a russian energy including building a nuclear power plant. so it a lot of announcements in the u. k. i the last few days on the energy sector,
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dw correspondent, charlotte chelsea pill reporting from london. thank you. this is g w. new is my colleague stephen beardsley, will be with you shortly with a full business update. i'm abby, called austin for all of us here in berlin. thanks for being with us. people in trucks injured when trying to flee the city center. more and more refugees are being turned away at the border. families played on tags in syria for these correct only with people fleeing extreme ground around $200.00 people around the world.

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