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as israel marks its holocaust remembrance day, we will make the 87-year-old survivor using tiktok to teach younger generations about nazi crimes. i am phil gayle, welcome to the program. russia has suspended deliveries of natural gas to poland and bulgaria. it was because both countries have refused to pay in rubles, a requirement set up by the kremlin last month. the move marks a major escalation in russia's comic-con over the war in ukraine. european leaders have denounced moscow past decision as black male. the latest move in the conflict goes beyond the battlield t
the gas pipelines and to europe in what has been seen as an aggressive move, russia has cut the gas supplied to poland and bulgaria. this russian energy giant said it has turn off -- turned off the gas supply. the kremlin demand that bills be paid in its own currency as a response to international sations which left it unable to utilize foreign currency. those immediately reflected -- affected were quick to respond. having built up reserves and implied that poland preparations including an alternative baltic pipeline may help the eu wean itselfff russian energy. >> let me remind you that we have interconnected to germany and the czech republic as we as our gas terminal which can receive even larger amounts of liquefied gas so we will try to
rise to the occasion in this difficult time. bulgaria, a country almost totally reliant on russia's gas looked to the eu for solidarity and security. i spoke with ursula who said that a unilateral breach of the agreement between them is not just a problem f bulgaria. this is a problem for the whole of the eu and the response will be united. the president of the european commission accused pressure on twitter of attempting to blackmail the eu with gas. germany's economy minister said berlin needs to make sure it learns from the crisis. it would be cynical if big and powerful germany thought you can beat up the little guys a little bit. that is a warning for you. this is reality.
this is the reality where energy is used as a weapon and we have to make sure we are not defenseless when energy is used as a weapon. we need to diversify our energy infrastructure accordingly and focus our energy infrastructure around renewable energy and massive savings so that we are not defenseless. meanwhile, russia could decide to cool down relations even further. it has stated that gas shut off to other eu countries could be in the pipeline. >> earlier i spoke with our political correspondent and asked how russia's actions are being received in germany. >> it is being received with concern. they emphasized how seriously the german government is taking this threat and he also assured
that energy supplies remain stable as of now. he said it that the most pressing challenge for germany now is to diversify its energy supplies and reduce its dependence on russian oil and gas and as quickly as possible. germany is making progress on that. from 35 to 12% and on russian gas. 35% now. having also warned that the russian energy embargo would take germany into recession. germany had to lower its economic growth forecast for 2022.
he also reminded people why this is not at stake. there is concern here but as of now, the situation remains stable. >> >> thank you. >> vladimir putin has warned the west against interfering in ukraine. his comments come as russia makes gains in ukraine east and south. russian troops have captured several towns in the eastern donbass region. in the besieged city of variable, residents are facing recently desperate conditions. >> in the ukrainian capital of kyiv, people sing for passage to save day for their fellow citizens in variable -- mariupol.
inside this besieged city, ordinary people do what they can to move on. we came to the pension fund to get in line and register for our pensions because the salaries of pensioners who used to work cap stopped. a ukrainian commander inside the city parcel surrounded still works said hundreds of injured civilians remain dropped. more than 600 wounded to various degrees. they badly need medical help. we have wounded civilians but we do help them as much as we can. >> after the former mayor was
reappointed by the russians. the protesters messaged their occupiers -- message to their occupiers was clear, go home. close to the front lines, in the eastern city here, it is a daily struggle to survive with what little they have. many are living in cramped basements. the strain on their mental health is clear. may god end this war she says. we are all going to end up in a mental hospital. below are metro's were children play. a new life below the city away from the dangers of russian bombs.
>> they told me more about the fighting beyond the donbass reagion -- region. >> west of the country, we do have airstrikes almost daily. last week seven people died. 13 people were injured because they have four russian forces. of course, russia imagines weapons coming from western ella will circulate through the country either by road or by railway. the efforts are focused at the moment when it comes to heavy
bombing, constant shelling in d onbas. but the rest of the country is equally under threat and many times a day you would hear the sirens here and you would have to take shelter until the end. quick to tell us more about how people in affected areas are reacting. >> i will start by giving you a figure. in this province there was 350,000 inhabitants. there is only 60,000 inhabitants left. 290,000 people have fled toward western ukraine, they have fled abroad in neighboring countries, poland, romania, germany, slovakia. that is to give you an idea of
how massive the exit this of all those people is. in total there are over 7 million displaced people in ukraine and over 5 million refugees in neighboring countries. for those who stay in this city in the south of the country, today, people were practicing in the city center against russian authorities who have seized the city and established the russian administration in the city. they were protesting peacefully. with tear gas, stun grenades as well. there were four civilians being injured. people are in those affected regions and not accepting this russian occupation and today i was in a shelter, we met some people from the cities. those were able men and they
came here, they want to train and come back to defend their cities against the russian invaders. >> the u.n. secretary general has now arrived in kyiv. what can we expect from his talks with president zelenskyy? >> he had met the on tuesday and was hoping that russia would let the united nations take part in humanitarian effort to evacuate civilians who are still trapped in the most affected areas and these plants in more people. -- mariupol. we have seen talks stalling over the past few weeks with even ngo's saying that what would be more efficient than any negotiation toward a humanitarian corridor would be a
real cease-fire of 72 hours to allow civilians to go away, take shelter where they want and not to follow a specific route given by the authority. >> let's take a closer look at when vladimir putin went -- meant when he warned against countries intervening. here he is talking to russian lawmakers earlier. >> if anyone from outside moves to interfere in the current development, it creates unacceptable strategic threats for russia. they should know that our response to encounter these assaults will be lightning fast. it will be quick. we have all the tools for this. the kind that no one else can boast of right now.
>> justin crump is from the global risk analysis here. he gave me his assessment of president putin possible speech. >> this is not the first time that russians have made statements along these lines. they have raised this numerous times since the start of the conflict and there is a repeat about the question supply of weapons. it is becoming more obvious. there is more signature equipment being provided. it is no longer just offensive. i am sure that russia is increasingly being frustrated by this but they are still responding. i think the rhetoric will have to be followed by action eventually. that is what we are seeing with the restrictions on poland and bulgaria. potentially operations in cyberspace.
the support for ukraine is helping to hinder russia's progress on the battlefield. >> this is the interesting thing about this conflict. we have these mysterious explosions in the breakaway regions. that borders ukraine on the west. of course, people are worried that this war is spilling over. is that likely? the spillover? >> it is a very good point that we don't need to speculate too much about what is happening when it comes to starting rumors but when it looks at how this would benefit different sides, i think russia benefits the most from this and it does for the russian playbook of what happens here. the state of emergency was generated. for russia, being able to operate forces, 1500 soldiers is
not enough to move against odessa but a few more focuses -- forces, that supports russia's warning that was declared earlier in the week of moving toward taking all of southern ukraine and most importantly, it allows russia to present enough of a threat to odessa and make this from the west. it stops ukraine from reinforcing the main fight against russia. if you have to look at which side benefit more from this, it is definitely russia in the way it sits. i think suspicion will point that way. >> just shifting topics slightly. these are going to become monthly meetings.
what do you think ukraine needs now that the west is not already providing short of air defense cover? what else would prove decisive in this? >> there is a red flag in the conflict. all of this when the assumption would be fighting an insurgency after a couple of weeks. what we are actually seeing with full-fledged fighting in eastern ukraine and southern ukraine, hence that change --
world leaders have joint current and former u.s. presidents. she was america's first female secretary of state and was pivotal in persuading nato to intervene. the formulator has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to five years in prison. she is already serving and faces another 10 corruption charges. although s she denies. residents of the chinese capital of beijing have undergone mask, testing for a third day this
week after several dozen locally transmitted cases were detected. authorities, to have tested 20 million people three times, hoping to halt a wider outbreak. israeli forces have shot and killed and 18 about palestinian men. the israeli military said its troops faced a barrage of life ammunition after conducting raids in the area. alongside political leaders and dignitaries, holocaust survivors are bearing witness to the horrors they endure. many of them feel the need to reach out to today's youth and tell them what happened over 70 years ago so it can never happen again. >> at the age of 87, they have
taken to tiktok to speak about his life. his partner helps him produce the close. he says his measures seems to resonate with many of his young followers. >> in spite of so much horror, pain, cruelty, there are also good things in life. >> first born into a jewish family in carlsbad. persecution started long before.
>> this was used to isolate and dehumanize the jewish people from the rest of the population. >> over 30,000 people have died mostly from disease and starvation. >> we had to line up for lunch of a foul tasting soup but sometimes a very small piece of meat and in the evening, also suit. >> tens of thousands more were deported to nazi extermination camps in eastern europe. his father was one of them. >> this was what my father through to my mother through a small window. >> his father never returned.
he does not like to be defined solely by the holocaust. still, it is essential to confront anti-semitism, holocaust deniers and racism. >> if i think sometimes of the way the germans were cruel and so inhuman to other humans, i can only hope that enough young people who know what is right and what is good strive to make it better. >> future generations that need to make -- be aware of foreign signs. >> one of germany's biggest football clubs has hosted kyiv
her father years ago. but when war broke out with russia invading ukraine, things changed. the author -- both their mother and their father joined the war effort. they were forced to leave ukraine. >> i knew that if something happened, it was hard, i cried i understood that i could not do anhing else. >> is giving would not have been possible without the help of a lower division football club in western germany. an exchange program between the club and the school set the plan in motion. after a week of traveling in the
to mom and dad. >> here is a reminder of our top stories at this hour. ukraine has accused russia of black male after moscow -- pressure previously halted deliveries unless they started paying in rubles following sanctions against russian banks. that is it, you're up-to-date, more world news at the top of the hour. i will take you through the day and look at the reason behind russia's weaponizing of gas applies. good day.
news and for france 24.ris world these are the headlines the eu accuses russia of using energy to blackmail up in countries. for supporting ukraine. moscow it has already turned off the supply to poland and bulgaria. madeleine albright, late to rest. who came to america and grew up to be the first woman to be u.s. secretary of state. she died last month of cancer at the age of 84.