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brent: this is dw news, live from berlin. tonight, international condemnation of russia's biggest yet airstrikes on ukraine. cruise missiles have killed. and injured dozens across the country. zelenskyy saying moscow wants to wipe ukraine off the face of the earth. russian vladimir putin claims the strikes were retaliation for an explosion on the bridge
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linking russia and the next crimean peninsula, and he says this may just be the begning. germany,romising to speed up delivery to ukraine of its ng-awaited air defenseystem. is this a case of better late than never, or too little too late? ♪ i am brent goff. to our viewers watching on pbs in the united states and to all of you around the world, welcome. the international community is expressing outrage about the latest airstrikes on ukraine. cruise missiles hit kyiv end other cities across the country, killing at least 11 people and injuring many more. president biden has called the assault utter brutality. ukrainian president zelenskyy is accusing russia of wanting to wipe ukraine off the face of the
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earth. >> just after 8:00 in the morning, a russian missile finds its target. a glass bridge, a major tourist attraction in the heart of the ukrainian capital. security cameras showing just how close one morning commuter comes to being caught up in the city, a giant crater created by another strike, just meters from a children's play area. many here are lucky to escape with their lives. elsewhere, residents race to bomb shelters, among them elena, who recently fled to the capital from her -- from kherson, hoping it would be a safer environment. >>. >> they want to destroy our infrastructure. i am extremely angry. over kids, our people, i don't know how you would say -- why? reporter: the strikes are the
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first since june, and they come after russia's president putin blamed ukraine for a blast on the bridge linking crimea with russia, over the weekend. . speaking on the streets of kiev, ukraine's president accused moscow of trying to wipe his nation off the map. >> they want to create panic and chaos. they want to destroy our energy syem. the second target is people. ey deliberately chose such a target in ordero cause as much harm as possible. but were ukrainis. we believe in ourselves, and we will restore everything that was destroyed. reporter: kyiv was not the only target. dozens of russian rockets also cause chaos and destruction in cities across the country. several regions across ukraine have been left without power, after the strikes destroyed key parts of the country's electricity grade. but despite the russian escalation in this war, it
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appears to have only strengthened the spirit of the ukrainian people. >> instead depression, this attack has doubled a different emotion of our citizens. people are angry. angry and want to defend houses, our families, our children. reporter: this community -- communities assess the damage of the attack. they know more me to -- they know that more may be to come. >> earlier i asked our correspondent what she witnessed this morning. reporter: ireporter: was getting ready when i heard the first explosions. i didn't even attribute it two explosions. lar on i called my colleagues who were othe way to the office, to find out and confirm that i am actually right, because it was just so unusual. the last time that i heard such a big bang was on february 24 when the forced evacuation of russia started. but we are generalists, what do
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we do? we want to find out what happened, so we rushed to the sce and saw burn cars. if you look at the cars, you could hardly imagine anybody is alive from those car wrecks. also we saw a huge crater which is frequented, by us every day, because it is in the city center. what i have seen was chaos, people panicking. at the same time, trying to understand where they should go. where do you actually feel safe and protected? and what i was trying to find out via an eyewitness was the expeence, then we heard more explosions. everybody was trying to look for shelter, literally running for their lives. if you are looking around in the city, thetreets are empty. people are inside and actually called on by the government officials to stay inside today. in fact, right now there is an
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active air raid alert, which means you ve to stay in the shelters, which we will do shortly after this. -was our correspondent reporting from kyiv. there has been mixed reaction to the strikes. >> it is an answer to terrorists who destroy the bridge. >> it's not right. you cannot bomb the city. >> our patients has limits. the crimean bridge is infrastructure. ukraine also has that infrastructure. >> i feel very sorry that innocent people are dying. we should have done it sooner, because it is an answer to aggression. >> i don't know, it is of the terry question. you need to ask them. we follow what is going on, but we don't understand what is happening. brent: earlier, i asked our analyst, how the events of the
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past few days might affect support for the war within russia. guest: it is important to say that we don't have scientific data, reliable data on the mood in russian society. the polls that we had in the past weeks suggest that majority of russians support this war. a relative majority. and that mobilization that president putin started a few weeks ago, it is not so popular as you would have expected. we see that with hundreds of russian men leaving the country, trying to escape the mobilization, that is a clear indication. there is a problem with her plan -- with his plan to recruit more men into the war in ukraine. as for the events of the last few days, my personal opinion is that the society is getting more and more polarized, so people who supported this war before, their support is growing, and
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people who were skeptical or maybe opposing this war, their opposition is also growing. but the opposition is relatively small in the russian society. i would suggest in the coming weeks, it will depend how the situation will develop, maybe that will bring some changes, but those changes are unlikely to be small, i would say. brent: was there, in your opinion, a connection between what we saw today with these airstrikes, the explosion on the bridge over the weekend, and what is happening on the battlefield? i mean, the kremlin has made it clear that this was about revenge, what we saw today. but is it going to change what is happening in this war? guest: it is about revenge, but it is much more, i think. we have to look back a few weeks and remember that this war has
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been actually unsuccessful for the russian army. with t ukrainian army pushin in the north and getting back a lot of territory just east of the second-largest city of kharkiv, and then ukraine is pushing in the south in the regionf khers andrying to liberate that regios well, and of course the explosion of the bridge, which is an extremely important and symbolic bridge for president putin, for his annexation of crimea in 2014. so russihas made it very clear that any attks on that bridge would be a redline, so putin had toeact and hhad to calm down ose who support him actually, when they started to criticize him openly. it is a part of the russian society who very much would like it had a beer -- a heavier, in much more brutal war.
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thos people were expecting something like this to happen, a heavy bombardment, so this is what he did. so once again, this is not just revenge, it is something that has been expected from vladimir putin from his hard-core supporters for some while. brent: there is also a new russian commander of this special operation in ukraine. is this new commander, is his appointment and answer to these hardliners? guest: it looks like this. it is too early to be definite because he was disappointed two days ago. we know about him that he has been commanding russian forces in the south of ukraine after the invasion in february, and this is wher russian forces had the most gains of territory. of course it is not just because of him, there were other factors as well, but the fact is that this part of the russian army has been successful and occupied
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large territories in the south of ukraine. ihinkhat for him in the eyes of president putin. he also commended russian forces in syria, and i think this is exactly what he can do, he can use planes, rockets and missiles to hit targets. but what he cannot use, or at let it is too early to tell how successful he will be, is to win on the battlefield, because russia of italy does not have enough manpower to conduct a major offensive at this moment. this is why president putin ordered the mobilization. he had to react because he was facing winter and losing territory. brent: as always, roman, we appreciate your analysis tonight. thank you. all right, let's get a look at some of the other developments related to the ongoing war in
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ukraine. belarus and russia are forming a joint army unit. the leader of belarus, alexander lukashenko, claims to have received intelligence claiming ukraine was going to attack volusia territory. the head of germany's national security agencies facing scrutiny over allegations that he has ties to russian intelligence services. it television investigation claims that he started a cybersecurity group linked to a former russian agent. germany is now promising to speed up delivery to ukraine over a long-awaited air defense system. the first antimissile system should arrive thin a few days. reporter: this system can intercept enemy air attas within a0 kilometer range, a up to kilometers high, and can protect a large area on the ground. germany promised them to ukraine
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in june, and kyiv has been waiting ever since. but now, the first system is about to arrive. german defense minister christina languid said it had become a murder of urgency. >> germany will deliver the first four air defense systems to ukraine in a few days. the rened missile fire on kyiv and other cities shows how important it is to supply ukraine with air defense systems quickly. reporter: but the other three units will only be delivered next year. russia has attacks on civilian targets across ukraine drove home to germany just how important support for kyiv is. the foreign minister called the attacks vile and promised berlin would do everything possible to strengthen ukraine's air defense. chancellor scholz also offered solidarity and support. >> the preterm and president
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offered solidarity. he said germany would mobilize additional assistance, and in particular, to help repair destroyed infrastructure such as electricity and heating sources. reporter: in response to russia's missile strikes, the group of seven countries will hold a virtual meeting with ukrainian president president zelenskyy on tuesday. germany currently holds the g-7 presidency, and rebuilding damaged infrastructure is expected to be on the agenda, but the industrialist countries will be looking to agree on a coordinated response to further increase weapons and defense system deliveries to ukraine. brent: the united nations is meeting in new york to debate a resolution condemning russia's illegal annexation of parts of eastern ukraine. russia vetoed a similar initiative last month at the u.n. security council, but moscow cannot block decisions of
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the 100 93 member general assembly. the general assembly is executed vote on this resolution later this week. you may remember back in march, the u.n. general assembly condemned the russian invasion of ukraine with an overwhelming majority, only normal four countries supported russia. i asked thewashington bureau chief whether we will see the same without which this time around on these annexations. i mean, president vladimir putin definitely was hoping that the support for ukraine would falter over time, that the government's would be overtaken by their own problems and the skyrocketing energy crisis would harm the alliance against the russian war. but that is not happening, it is exactly the opposite as you said in your show, many countries, generally included, keep increasing support for ukraine. having said that, it is very
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likely that we see the same outcome. that some countries might abstain in their vote and some may even put with russia. brent: the message from the kremlin has always in that these votes in the general assembly really don't matter. considering that russia holds a permanent seat in the u.n. security council, perhaps it has a pointer there? guest: it is always coming back to the problem that countries like russia or china which actually violate the u.n. charter have the right to veto sanctions against themselves, despite violating the principles of the u.n.. in the case of ukraine, they might even commit war crimes. some people do say that the u.n. is a toothless tiger as long as they are not able to reform the rules of the security council. brent: we know that today, u.s. president joe biden condemned these attacks on ukraine, he
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called them, and i am quoting here, outer brutality. those are words no how much more leverage does he have, what kind of pressure does he have at his disposal right now to impact what russia does does not do? guest: the white house has said that they will respond if poutine and the kremlin take the unprecedented step to use nuclear weapons against ukraine. but they did not specify what that would entail. a retired four-star general, david petraeus, told me in an interview that the response would be devastating. but president biden would have to put that into consideration, having to operate from a difficult position where direct interference could spark a proxy war. so, putin in many ways has a leverage here, because it is still unknown what he will do and what he is capable of.
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brent: dw news ines pohl, as always, thank you. let's look now to other headlines around the wld. workers in iran's energy sector joint protests against the regime. these images from social media appear to show workers from an oil refinery walking off the job. the student-led protest continues to spread following the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody. the council of europe has awarded its human rights prize to the detained russian opposition politician that in your current what's up. his wife accepted the award on his behalf. the critic is charged with treason for speaking out against the invasion of ukraine. chad's military ruler has been sworn in for a further two years.
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he has promised a unity government in the xt few days to steer the country towards elections. international dialogue conference was earlier boycotted by some of the main opposition and a rebel groups. a vocational on the italian island of sttromboli has erupted. the volcano, near sicily, is one of the most active in the world. let there has been no damage reported to households or infrastructure. the trial of a people accused in the terror attacks in nice five years ago has reopened in france. a truck, you may remember, plowed into crowds watching the steel day fireworks. survivors are hoping that the case might help to put the horror behind them. our correspondent reports. reporter: the promenade, spot
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of early paradise, turned her on the 14th of july of 2016. patrick, a municipal police officer, it was off duty that day and narrowly escaped the attacker. >> i happened to be under a pergola which was too low for the tructo drive through. over there there were a few palm trees also on its way. i was somehow in a safe zone. i followed the truck's path. everybody on my left had been killed. some people were as flat as my two hands together. it was unbearable. my brain blanked out people's cries and the smell of blood. death had driven past me without seeing me. reporter: that night, a
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31-year-old tunisian attacker killed 86 people and injured more than 400. once the truck had stopped, the officer went to the beach to look for some friends he had been with earlier. he eventlly found a. they were also unharmed -- physically, that is. >> since then, i wonder why i am alive and not dead like the others. i feel guilty. that makes life a struggle. i feel i have to be thankful for every day. i can't go on patrol anymore as a police officer. i can only do office work. the slightest sound, like the skateboard behind me, it makes me panicked. it's like there is a snake inside me which sometes rights me and mes me cry. reporter: he says commemorative ceremonies and statues to remember the victims, like this
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one, help him feel less alone with the pain, and the upcoming trial could be important for his healing process. he is one of roughly 900 civil plaintiffs. >> i want answers. for example to the question of what the attacker did when he went off the reader that day for half an hour, i need to know that for my personal resilience. i expect them to be judged in the fairway for what they have done. the trial is also a place for us victims to tell our side of the story and what we had to go through. it will be another chapter on the way to healing. reporter: the officer says he will never be able to leave behind the dreadful memories of what happened that night, but he is determined the horror will not take the sparkle from his life. brent: three americans will
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share this year's nobel prize for economics. they are being honored for their work which highlights the danger of what is known as a run on the bank. that is when people panic and suddenly withdraw all of their savings. reporter: the courageous intervention of central banks and governments was hugely important in preventing the collapse of lehman brothers in 2008 from triggering a chain reaction of bank failures. critical institutions were rescued, savers' deposits were protected, markets were stabilized. ben bernanke was at the head of the federal reserve at the time. he had an opportunity to put what he had researched 20 years earlier into practice, along with economist douglas diamond, and philip dvbig. the three were awarded the nobel prize in economics. the research they said has
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helped in preventing costly bailouts. >> i think the main thing is that it has allowed us to understand how financial crises develop, and what to do about them. reporter: the basis bernanke's research was, among other things, the great depression of the 1930's. it would probablhave been a much milder downturn had financial institutions in protected from the run on savings, and if the fed had intervened more strongly. brent: a u.s. filmmaker completed an ambitious documentary on the holocaust. kevin burns looks at america's response to the nazi threat, and he uncovered some awkward truths . he told dw's washington bureau chief, this is the most important movie he has ever made. reporter: it is an epic undertaking, a 3-part, six hour
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series examining how the u.s. responded to the nazi threat, and the holocaust. the findings are not very comfortable. >>. >> we tell ourselves stories as a nation. one of the stories is that we are a land of immigrants. but in moments of crisis, it becomes very hard live upo those sries. reporter: the u.s. andhe holocaust challenges some of the established narratives, and suggests se chilling echoes to today's world. >> the anxiety is about urbanization, about unlettered, untutored, relatively uneducated people coming in in large numbers. the sense that disease was a problem. all of these worries were amalgamated io a belief that immigrants caused these problems. >> mark twain, our great writer is supposed to have said that "history doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes." there hasn't been a film i have worked on thata't rhymed in
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the present, and that is because human nature doesn't change, human behavior doesn't change in the same degrees of virtue and villainy and greed and generosity exist. what was surprising and startling was that as we began work in 2015, this, i knew it would be speakin to th present,ut i h no idea by the time i was finhed how directly i would be speaking to the rights of ahoritariism, the rise of anti-semitic rhetoric, the rise of hate speech, the kinds of things that you see in the lead up from the american side and also from the german side to what happened to in the 1930's to what we now call the holocaust. >> the fragility of civilized behavior is the one thing you really learn,ecause these people who we now see in these photographs, these sepia
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photographs, they are no different from us. you look at your neighbors, the people at the drycleaners, the waiters at the restaurant, that is who these people were. don't kid yourself. >> this is the same sad story. and unfortunately, what it requires for it to take place is for good people to acquiesce and to not do anying. reporter: an important historical documentary, for sure. and an important film with residents for today. brent: you're watching dw news. after a short break i will be , back to take you through "the day." stick around. we will be right back. ♪
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♪ >> welcome life in paris, world news and analysis from france 24. zelenskyy says ukraine is not intimidated by russian aggression. 11 people killed in strikes on important sections of infrastructure in eight cities. an aunt -- and in the capital kyiv. all of this in the wake of the attack on russia's bridge into crimea. emmanuel macron -- profound change in the nature of the war in ukraine in the wake of the strikes. ukraine seeking a resolute


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