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World News 18.07

Russian forces have intensified their attacks on targets throughout Ukraine’s Donetsk region, meanwhile President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has suspended the head of Ukraine’s internal security agency, the SBU, and the state prosecutor general over allegations that their subordinates collaborated with Russian invaders.

Life in bombed-out city
Over the last few days, Russian forces have intensified their attacks on targets throughout Ukraine’s Donetsk region. TVP World correspondent Krzysztof Panek talked to local residents about the dangerous situation.

Zelenskyy suspends top security officials

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has suspended the head of Ukraine’s internal security agency, the SBU, and the state prosecutor general over allegations that their subordinates collaborated with Russian invaders. This is the largest political dismissal since the outbreak of war.

Abrams tanks arrive in Poland

Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced that the first Abrams tanks for Polish Army for training purposes are already in the country.

Europe’s airports struggle

Travel chaos in Europe grows as more and more flights are cancelled at major airports. The problems may persist into the coming months as airport staff continues to protest their working conditions.

EU show of unity

So far, the scale of western sanctions imposed on Russia is without precedent. In the financial sector, transactions with Russia’s central bank have been banned, its assets frozen, and new investments in Russia stopped. The EU is of one mind in terms of making Russia pay for the invasion.

EU signs gas deal with Azerbaijan

The head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen signed a memorandum today about the expansion of natural gas supplies from Azerbaijan. In 2023, the EU will import 50 per cent more natural gas from the country, and in a few years, imports are expected to double.

More deaths in the US
The suburb of Indianapolis, Greenwood Park, has been shocked by a mass shooting at the local mall. So far, the Greenwood Park Police don’t know the motive of the perpetrator, who has been shot by an armed bystander. The killer managed to kill 4 people and left two fighting for their lives at the local hospital.

Killer heat

This is most likely one of the hottest days in the history of the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 40 degrees Celcius in some places. The heat could be felt particularly in London, TVP World’s Klaudia Czerwinska is in the UK’s capital to report on the rising temperatures.

EC cases against Estonia rising

The number of cases that the European Commission brought against Estonia is steadily increasing year after year. At the same time, the Estonian legal system is one of the most unified with European law.

Celebrating Mandela Day

July 18 marks the day of international peacemaker Nelson Mandela. Various events are held across the globe as crowds rally to pay tribute to the former South African president’s work.

Lewandowski joins FC Barcelona

The Polish football superstar Robert Lewandowski has joined his new team, FC Barcelona, on the preseason tour in the US after sealing a EUR 50 million transfer from Bayern Munich.

Wolrd News’ guest

The guest of World News was Ukrainian MP Andriy Osadchuk


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