tv Al Jazeera English News Bulletin LINKTV October 19, 2022 5:30pm-6:01pm PDT
♪ >> vladimir putin martial law in four regions. russia says it has an from ukraine. th has civilians flee here sun, where russian space massive defeat -- russians face massive defeat. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up -- the u.k.'s prime minister fights for political survival, but hours later, one of her senior ministers resigns. israel accused of imposing
collective punishment on a city which has been under blockade for more than a week. we report from one of nigeria's most oil-rich states where fuel prices are skyrocketing as fighting disrupts deliveries. the russian president has declared martial law in four regions of ukraine. the kremlin says it has annexed vladimir putin -- martial law in four regions of ukraine the kremlin says it has annexed. vladimir putin orders the creation of territorial forces in each region. meanwhile, russia says tens of thousands of civilians have been evacuated as ukrainian forces push to retake the kherson region. russia has also says it has repelled a ukrainian attempt to retake the separation of power
plant. ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy says russia has destroyed three energy facilities in the country in the past 24 hours. the latest development in a wave of attacks on critical infrastructure ahead of november. it is not clear if this includes a major thermal power station which was hit by a russian missile strike earlier thursday. >> president vladimir putin's words signal a new phase of russia's war in ukraine. formalizing what he said was pre-existing military rule in zaporizhzhia, donetsk, luhansk, and kherson. >> i signed a decree on martial law in these entities of the russian federation. it will be a mere consent to the russian federation -- the russian council for approval. >> putin also established local army headquarters and a council in the regions under the
leadership of russia's prime minister. the people are told it is to protect them from ukraine's shelling. >> there is a continuing evacuation to give the people a chance to cross the region. the entrance to the region to civilians is closed for seven days through all directions and all crossings. >> under russian law, the decree means evacuations can become compulsory and authorities can impose any measures they see fit, including restricting public life are forcing people to join the army. civilian industries and services can also be used military purposes. the new commander of russian operation in ukraine acknowledge
the situation is difficult for russian forces and said what he called painful measures might be required. the russian army has suffered major defeats in eastern and southern ukraine since early september. it is not clear what undeclared measures the new phase might include in terms of tactics or types of weapons, but russia might deploy to reverse those defeats. >> u.s. president joe biden says putin's decree of martial law is an attempt to intimidate ukrainian citizens. >> i think when vladimir putin finds himself in an incredibly difficult position, and what it reflects to me is it seems his only tool available to him is to brutalize individual citizens in ukraine, ukrainian citizens, to
try to intimidate them into capitulating. they are not going to do that. >> russia has admitted his it's under pressure from ukrainian forces. >> the order to go is received. they have to move fast. from the cover of trees, we follow this near 60-year-old soviet built grand rocket launcher to a hiring position. incoming russian shells. the 22-year-old ukrainian soldier minds of the weapon. >> ukrainian military are firing at positions near kherson city. they admit their counteroffensive has slowed down in recent days. one reason they say is because the russians are heavily dug in.
"we have to fall back fast. russian forces could get a fix on a firing position and respond in around three minutes." ukrainian artillery fire over our heads. russian forces respond. their shells land in a field behind. the ukrainian commander tells us they are preparing for an advanced on the russian occupied city of kherson. >> the fortified positions the enemy have established are complete and they have a minimum of three lines of defense. we are in high spirits, but we lack equipment to move forward. we are accumulating the highway, and then we will advance because we are trying to protect our soldiers. the russian army should not be underestimated.
>> roman joined the ukrainian army for years ago. a full garage of the rocket system he operates lacks precision but can cover an area 600 meters square. russian forces use this weapon, too. >> when i go in to fire, i keep a positive mindset, and i'm not rate because if we panic, we will not achieve our aim. >> the hedgerows of tree lines north of kherson are full of ukrainian soldiers and artillery positions. the men here say small russian reconnaissance teams regularly try to push forward. they are digging new trenches and are ever vigilant for russian drones above. but hardly a night passes without attacks on russian missiles and so-called kamikaze drones killing or injuring civilians in the closest frontline city. it is a miracle no one was killed when a russian missile hit this flower market in the
center of town. plexi russians expect -- the russians expect us to hate them, but i don't want to feel hate. >> a ukrainian tank heads south towards kherson, where an evacuation of civilians is believed to have a gun. >> the head of ukraine's state nuclear agency says about 50 employees of the separation nuclear power plant are being held in captivity by russia. wednesday, moscow was accused of periodically kidnapping plant staff members. they said russia had detained two senior employees who had
been taken to an undisclosed location. the u.k.'s prime minister is fighting for her political survival and struggling to maintain authority over her party. liz truss has defended herself in parliament after reversing almost all of her controversial economic policies that caused a collapse in the pound's value, sent mortgage rates soaring, and put engine runs at risk. her administration is now even under more pressure after the resignation of one of her senior officials. >> she has become the shortest serving home secretary since world war ii. an official quit by saying she broke rules by sending a document from her personal email account, but her resignation letter hints at the disruption -- dysfunction at the heart of liz truss' government. she says it is obvious we are going through a tumultuous time and she has concerns about the
government and perhaps a dig at the prime minister's leadership style. her replacement is a recent critic of liz truss' policies and another sign that it's new chancellor, who holds much of the real power in downing street. >> i accept that the government has obviously had a difficult period, as jeremy hunt said. that number means it is doubly important to ensure we are doing absolutely everything. jeremy hunt think has done a great job of settling the issues related to that many budget. >> the aftermath of liz truss' botched september 23 many budget has left her twisting amidst the wreckage of her unfunded tax
cuts, the u.k.'s economy, and her political future. >> i got the list here. tax cut, gone. corporation tax cut, gone. 20 p tax cut, gone. two-year energy freeze, gone. tax-free shopping, gone. economic credibility, gone. and her supposed best friend, the former chancellor -- he's gone as well. they are all gone, so why is she still here? >> mr. speaker, i am a fighter and not a quitter. >> the problem is many of her own mp's might secretly wish she was more of a quitter. it would save them the headache of ousting their second prime minister in less than six months. polls suggest the conservative party and liz truss are unpopular. they have not worked out yet what to do about it. >> i think it is absolutely
clear that liz truss will not be winning in a general election. the question is how soon the end comes, and, frankly, it would have already happened if the party had come with a mechanism to make sure they could replace her with somebody who was palatable to the mp's and somebody who could unite all sides of the party. they have not been able to do that, so she is still there. >> new figures show inflation is 10.1%. economic woes, many of them of the government's own making, continue to mount, so the departure adds more chaos. >> andrew simmons is outside westminster where he asked and opposition mp about the events of the day. >> chaos this evening in the house of commons over a vote on fracking.
conservative mp's allegedly pushed and shoved, bullying going on in the voting lobbies, calls for order, but they were not observed. but anyway, the labor mp is with us. we will get into the issue of the cost of living, but first of all, please assess the day, starting in the house of commons. what do you make of that? >> it was such a mad day, one thing after another. you could see the government and they just did not know if they were coming or going. the prime minister just could not cope, and then we see how you ended up actually losing the home secretary as well, so we have the treasury side going and the home secretary side going as well, and the reason why she went, again, is very important.
then you come to how you got to a situation where they were almost physically pushing people, intimidating people to make sure they toe the government line. you can see how this is not a government in any sort of order at all. >> the government did, by the way, when that, but by a slim margin. >> still to come, the united nations security council to discuss iranian-made kamikaze drones in ukraine. and 20 explosions hit one of me and mark's most notorious prisons. -- between explosions hit one of myanmar's most notorious prisons. ♪ >> hello, once again. i'm afraid there is more heavy rain in the forecast. we have seen some very heavy rain recently just around that eastern side of queensland
towards the southeastern corner here, ju to the rthwest of brisbane. 100 25 millimeters in 24 hours. could see similar amounts of rain pushing into the northeast of new south wales as we go through the next 24 hours. high-pressure to the south does keep it largely dry to victoria. there's that weather weather setting in as we go through thursday. big downpours coming through here, flood warnings in force. there will be further disruption, further problems. repeat performance as we go into friday. we see some wetter weather at this stage in parts of victoria. wetter weather also sweeping down across tasmania, pushing towards new zealand, but ahead of that, it is largely settled and sunny over new zealand the next few days. largely settled and sunny across japan, across the korean peninsula, and it even to parts of china.
some cooler weather making its way to the south. >> around 10 women are being murdered in mexico every day, almost always by men. an epidemic of gender-based violence that threatens to spiral out of control. now specialist police squads run by women are trying to reverse the trend and bring perpetrators to justice, but can they overcome years of culture and indifference?
>> a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. british prime minister liz truss continues to fight for political survival after losing one of her most senior ministers. the home secretary resigns suddenly and criticizes the direction of truss' government in her resignation letter. vladimir putin is imposing martial law in the moral for ukrainian regions annexed by moscow and is giving additional emergency powers to the heads of russian regions. russia says tens of thousands of civilians are being relocated from kherson in southern ukraine. russian forces are bracing for a new ukrainian assault to take back the besieged city. russia has dismissed allegations that it uses iranian-made drones in ukraine as baseless. the united nations cure to counsel has been wanting to discuss the european union prepares to impose sanctions
against iran. iran has denied supplying drones to russia, describing the allegation as a misinformation campaign. >> the west, in line with its usual shameful practice, tries to put pressure on iran, leveling baseless accusations about its violation of the united nations security council resolution 20 to 31. we have seen such baseless accusations and conspiracy theories before. never any evidence being presented to the council. all this nonsense, i would like to stress that the weapons used by russia in ukraine are not manufactured by russia. >> our diplomatic editor has more on the developments from the united nations. >> the russians say they are russian drones, and that contradicts what western nations are saying and it contradict
some of the pictures that have them taken by journalists in kyiv and other parts of ukraine. drones have been identified by weapons experts as iranian drones, so there is a big row over what happens next. the ukrainian government would like the united nations to send inspectors to ukraine to look at the drums they have shot down, look at the debris, and work out who is telling the truth, if these are iranian drones that have been used in ukraine, and certainly, that is something that the united nations will have to look into seriously now. there is president, we are told, from the meeting that the under secretary general told the closed meeting of the security council to inspect these kinds of things. >> in other news, israeli forces say they have shot dead a palestinian gunman who killed an israeli soldier earlier this month. israeli officials say the man opened fire early wednesday in
the occupied west bank. the man was from a refugee camp and had been the subject of a more than we-long manhunt. he allegedly fired at a checkpoint on close range, killing a 19-year-old female israeli soldier. i palestinian city in the occupied west bank has been under a blockade for more than a week now. israel says it is searching for suspects of recent attacks. palestinians say it is collective under schmidt. >> she has spent -- palestinians say it is collective punishment. >> she has spent nearly half of her life here. her parents are trying to bring her home in a chip that often takes around 40 minutes, but it has been hours due to an israeli blockade. >> the baby has a little difficulty breathing, so we want to take her to an incubator. >> she's one of hundreds trying
to leave through this checkpoint, which is the only way out. >> i've been waiting for more than one and a half hours. i won't make any profit. gas is expensive. >> israel says the seachange to prevent the growing number of gun attacks. the israeli army told al jazeera more than 170 have an carried out so far this year. an armed group called the lions den has claimed responsibility for several attacks in recent weeks. an israeli soldier was killed in one drive-by shooting last week. the israeli policy of collective punishment is not new. for decades, israel has been demolishing palestinian homes, blocking roads, and palestinians say they are being killed, detained, and their lives are getting more difficult paul under the pretense of security. israeli officials believe the blockade will put pressure on palestinians to abandon arms and
deter them from carrying out attacks. analysts say only a political solution will end the need for armed groups. general dissatisfaction with the palestinian authority has led to many people supporting them, despite the growing israeli restrictions. >> it is an action that people would give legitimacy and give support to any person, to any faction, if you want, that may come out and show that resilience that we missed for so many years. >> those promises of independence and statehood have been going on for decades. that means palestinians could be looking at a lifetime of waiting.
>> cut off by floodwaters, people are suffering shortages of food and fuel as inflation spirals. the government says it is shipping in supplies from neighboring states to ease the hardship. >> fuel and food supplies have stopped coming in. >> we have to carry the fuel and canoes and pay off militants along the way. even security personnel harass us. >> with only two patrol stations operating, business is good. >> buyers here are forced to pay nearly three times the official
price, but they say they don't mind as long as they can get enough to be able to move around and to power their electricity generators. >> electricity here is cut off. >> you have to share your generator. the only thing we have, we are trying to do now, is to stay safe. >> as fuel prices go up, so to transport costs. she finds food prices have tripled. >> normally, we eat three square meals, but now we take our meals two times in a day. we eat late in the morning and then early in the evening, and then we go to bed. >> floods have displaced more
than one million people, and many are in camps. conditions are not much better with food supply and shelter still inadequate. the government says it is shipping in supplies from neighboring states, but many fear that may take days or even weeks to reach them. >> another 15 people have died in the latest ugandan outbreak of the ebola virus in the past two weeks, bringing the total number of deaths to 44. the ugandan president ordered the two central districts at the heart of the outbreak to be put under lockdown last week. the strain circulating at the moment known as sudan ebola does not have a vaccine. police in malawi have found a mass burial site containing the bodies of 25 people. officers say the remains are suspected to be of ethiopian men between the ages of 25 to 40. villagers stumbled upon the grave in a forest.
police believe the migrants have been taken to south africa. thousands of venezuelans are stranded in mexico as a result of a new u.s. immigration policy. since last week, officials have been allowed to expel people who tried to cross the u.s.-mexico border illegally. >> we are outside the offices of the national commission for assistance for refugees in mexico city, and the people you see behind me are migrants. the vast majority are from venezuela. what we have heard from some we have spoken to is that many of the venezuelan migrants here are already in the united states but were expelled from the country following a change in immigration policy by u.s. authorities that specifically impacts venezuelan citizens. right now, folks are obtaining the necessary paperwork to be able to find temporary employment while they are in mexico, but overwhelmingly, what are hearing is that their goal
is to request asylum in the united states. their intention is not to remain in mexico permanently. >> i'm going to keep trying to reach the united states, but if it was my only option, i cannot move forward. >> many we have spoken to here outside the office of mexico's office for assistance for refugees say they have had to spend the night in the cold, in the rain. overwhelmingly, what we are hearing is that they feel stuckq
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