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ah, ah ah, this is dw news live from berlin, war of attrition. the battle for you praying don bos, drags on the region is left in ruins, as russian forces pound cities and kill civilians and ukraine, struggles to hold off the onslaught. also coming up, the u. k. government says julian assange can be sent to the us to face spine charges. the wiki leaks founder has been resisting extradition for over a decade, but his supporters say his fight is not over yet. plus firefighters battle
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fire wildfires across several regions of spain and extreme heat wave and very strong winds are finding the flames, forcing hundreds to evacuate. ah, i'm pablo folios. welcome to the program. there is no let up in the fierce fighting raging in ukraine's eastern industrial heartland. don bass region, ukrainian forces are battling to prevent russia taking full control of the city of civil don't yeske. the regional governor says constance shelling is making it impossible to evacuate hundreds of civilians trapped in a chemical plant. their russian troops are also targeting neighboring lisi chance where the civilian death toll is mounting. but the russian military offensive is not limited to the don boss. region ukraine has reported strikes on several cities
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elsewhere in the country. it crater in the ground where a russian missile strike hit. it's been $114.00 days since the invasion began, and civilians in pisa. she near the north eastern city of ha, keith still have to live with shelling las rouge. good. significant damage was caused a multi story buildings private vehicles, and also factory workshops. moreover, one administrative building owned by pisec jean village council was damaged when it was christmas. workers at the factory that was damaged. don't know why they were targeted. merchantable we tested equipment for construction company, somebody. there was no military object in here. new york, i just called your total number of more than 500 kilometers to the south residential buildings and michel, i have hit by mistletoe. local authorities say 2 people were killed and 20 wounded
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. but besides attacks in the north, east and south, the heaviest fighting is currently happening in the eastern don bus region. in the embattled city of sierra donetta, ukraine says hundreds of civilians including dozens of children, are currently trapped. and as a chemical plant which has been almost completely destroyed, the regional governor of low hands says only a complete cease fire would allow them to be evacuated. the last city in this battle ground region that still under ukrainian control is neighboring lucy chance, but shelling has also increased here in recent days. smoke still rising from this culture center after 30 days, bombing sparked to fire. here for people who are sheltering in the building died for the people of lucy chance. it's becoming harder and harder to find a safe haven from russian shelling. right,
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well let's go to dw correspondence. rebecca ritters, who's in keys force, hike. i rebecca, good to see you. now. what's the latest on the situation in lucy chanced? well, it's pretty di pablo and getting worse. i mean, lucy chance can the sister city separate and it has been at the center of the fighting for some time now. russian force is really focusing on trying to capture both of both. if they do, they would have the entire, the hands grades in which makes up the east and on bass. definitely a key point, a key area that the russians are aiming to take control of that senator. the next is almost entirely controlled by the russians. now there's just that small stronghold whether ukrainian forces still are in that as a chemical plant. as you just mentioned in that report, there's been some figures we know there's around about more than $500.00 people now civilians hiding in that chemical plan including $38.00 children. as,
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as you said in that report, those that those people can not get out now unless there's a complete si, fi, or agreement to humanitarian car door that has failed. an attempt at that last week had failed. so the people still trapped there on the heavy bombardment, as i mentioned, russian troops trying to circle that city completely entirely and cut it off, which it has almost successfully done. now moving toward lucy, chance this is a slow moving war of attrition. so these battle lines are moving very, very slowly, but lucy chance being pounded quite heavily with st. high def told their number is not entirely clear at this stage, but definitely a huge death on both sides in this region. and as you mentioned in that report, also saying heavier fighting or heavy bombardments in other parts of the country, namely and how to keep to the north and make alive in the south. a ukrainian paramedic has been released from russian captivity ukrainian president lansky said on saturday. what more can you tell us, rebecca?
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will you live tires can own here just as a tyra by her nickname is a 53 year old doctor and volunteer paramedic should be working in mary paul. she was working to save lives there and also trying to evacuate civilians. mostly women and children from the area. she was captured, doing that with her driver or in the region of done it. and she's been held captive since march 16th. now obviously, she's becoming a kind of an angel, a hero for ukrainian. so this has been an absolute, a huge boost morale. it was announced yesterday by president zalinski, very little details about her release. we don't know whether it was part of a prisoner prisoner swap. although one could assume that it may have been though no details about who was released on the other side. and we don't know what condition she is but where she's in. but we do know that she's at home with her family. so that has been a huge morale booster for the ukrainian side when they're saying such huge losses on the battlefield. rebecca, it's been a historical week for ukraine and referring of course to the european commission's
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recommendation to grant ukraine candidate status and additional arms pledges from the e. u as well as the u. k. briefly, if you could, how much of a boost has this been to morale on the ground there? a massive boost to morale. obviously, as it is mentioned, you know, the huge losses on the battlefield are taking their toll on morale here. and of course these, these events that we've saved this way, can the huge support coming from the european union, his as really had boasted of morale here along with the release of that paramedic as i just mentioned, president zalinski cooling the e at the, the, you're paying commission's decision to advise for in favor all the candidate status as a huge boost, as well as the, the late is of france, italy and germany coming on thursday. and of course, we saw a surprise visit from president, sorry, a prime minister bars johnson of the u. k coming yesterday that this has been a huge so show of support and one that ukraine has welcomed with open arms. detail
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news, rebecca raters in keith. thank you. now to some other developments related to the war in ukraine, russia has reduced its natural gas exports to europe for a 3rd consecutive day flows to italy, answer of ikea, of being caught by half and deliveries to france have ceased completely. european leaders have called to move political law. russia is blaming the cuts on a technical problem. a russian owned super yacht seized in fiji last month has arrived in white. the $300000000.00. i'm a day a belongs to sanctioned russian oligarch. sulaiman cutting off, it was seized at the request of us authorities. the u. k. has approved the extradition of wiki leaks founder julian assange to the united states. he's want to bear on 18 criminal charges including spine. washington says assange put lives at risk by publishing troves of classified military records and diplomatic
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correspondence. a sondra supporters are firing to fight the decision. 175, he is in prison. that's the maximum sentence wiki lakes founder julian assange could face in the us. the u. k is home secretary has now moved him a step closer ordering his extradition. but the assange team say they'll appeal using every legal avenue to keep him out of us hands. the fact is that if he's expedited to the united states, the conditions he will be under will be so oppressive the case he is facing is so oppressive that it will drive him to take his own life. the u. s. accuses assange of working with whistleblower chelsea manning to steal and publish classified material from military operations in iraq and afghanistan. people. they say this put the lives of us agents in danger. his lawyers argue
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that no one was harmed, support his c assange as a courageous journalist who brought to light us war crimes. they say his case sets a dangerous precedent. this decision is a grave threat to freedom of speech. not just the julian, but for every journalism editor and media worker in this country, he faces a 175 years in prison for publishing information, which he's one jam with the world over and have been nominated for the nobel peace prize. but the u. k. courts road extra dining assigned to the us would not impinge on his rights, including his right to a fair trial and free speech. a sanchez been fighting extradition for more than a decade. in 2019, he was sentenced to less than
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a year for breaking bail conditions. but he's now been held without conviction for more than 2 years for firefighters are battling while fires in several regions of spain. 4 major blazes in catalonia are threatening villages until destroyed thousands of actors of forest and farmland, and forced hundreds to evacuate. unusually high temperatures of complicated efforts to extinguish the wildfires. flames blaze across the wooded hills of catalonia. for days now, emergency crews have been battling multiple wildfires across northern spain. hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate as strong winds and extreme temperatures. thwarted efforts to control the blazes. the fires have been sparked by an unseasonably early heat wave, with temperatures rising above 40 degrees celsius in some areas. but with emergency
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crews now stretched their limits. experts, a warning that such extreme weather events are the new normal. yeah, i think that the concept of our fire season is losing its meaning. right now. it's almost a full year. it's fire season. we have fire says on all, all year round with it's dry errored land. spain is particularly vulnerable to rising temperatures, brought on by climate change. authorities have warned that 3 quarters of spanish land is vulnerable to desertification, worsened by high temperatures and a lack of rain. for farmers in the spanish countryside, the situation has been getting steadily worse. and we'll go my big will you climate change is affecting us a lot here. each year is 2 or 3 degrees hotter than the previous ones. this season we are over 20 degrees above normal and it hasn't rained in a long time as him would you been getting worse and worse? i knew it was the most. a break in the weather is expected to bring some reprieve
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for embattled fire crews in the coming days. but as global temperatures continue to rise, any relief from the heat is likely to be short lived. let's take a look now at some other news from around the world. at least one person has been killed in clashes between demonstrators and police in senegal. the violence came as police blocked off access to the home of an opposition leader. was one sancho called for protests after authorities, bard a number of candidates from standing in actions at the end of july. the democratic republic of congo has restricted border crossings. with rwanda. after a d r. c. soldier was shot dead. rwanda says the soldier crossed the border illegally and injured to border guards. tensions have been high since last month when the d. r. c accused it's neighbor of supporting rebels fighting on their territory. in football and use bar munich have agreed to sign sadie manet,
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from liverpool and a deal worth 41000000 euros. manet is considered one of the world's best forwards. having helped to liverpool to 2 major trophies last season, as well as leading senegal to glory at this year's africa cup of nations. well, it was 80 years ago today, sir paul mccartney is celebrating a milestone birthday. the former beatle is showing no signs of slowing down is just finished a tour of the us and is due to play next weekend at the glastonbury festival in the u. k. after the break up of the beatles in 1970 embarked on a successful solo career performing on stage with his 1st wife, linda, people around the world have joined date on social media to wish him a very happy birthday. while i couldn't have done it without certainly 3 boy, you're watching dentalgenius life from berlin caught your dog at next dog, b a robot. our tech show shift has more on cyber dogs after the break. and don't
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forget, you can stay up to date on all the latest news on our website detail view dot com. and of course on social media, i'm pablo foliage for me on the team here in brilliant, thanks for watching. i'll see you again at the top of the next. ah ah, people and trucks injured one trying to see the city center. more and more refugees are being turned away at the border. families on the taxi syria to these critical illness with administrative people lean extreme ross getting 200 people with around the world more than 300.

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