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World News 15.09

In the latest developments in the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region, Ukrainian forces retook the town of Izium. Furthermore, European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, who arrived in Kyiv on Wednesday to meet with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said that she was impressed with the speed at which Ukraine is proceeding in its bid to become a member of the European Union.

Aftermath of fighting in Izium

The town of Izium was recently retaken by Ukrainian forces during their counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region. TVP World correspondent Don Arleth visited the town and had the opportunity to talk to local residents about their experiences.

Von der Leyen in Kyiv

European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, who arrived in Kyiv on Wednesday to meet with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said that the EU needs to do as much as possible to ensure Ukraine has “more business, more income.” On Thursday, she said she was impressed with the speed at which Ukraine is proceeding in its bid to become a member of the European Union.

Polish parliament demands reparations

The Polish parliament has approved a resolution calling on Germany to pay reparations for the destruction caused during World War Two. The proposal received overwhelming support from various parties across the political spectrum.

SCO summit in Uzbekistan

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit has just launched in Uzbekistan. Leaders including China’s Xi Jinping, India’s Narendra Modi and Russia’s Vladimir Putin will spend the next two days discussing security and trade issues.

Polish schools threatened in Vilnius

The Polish community in Vilnius, Lithuania, continues to be threatened by the reorganisation and closure of Polish schools. Today, students of the schools and their parents voiced their disappointment outside the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Vilnius.

Swedish Prime Minister resignes

Following a close-fought election, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson handed in her resignation. The four-party, right-wing opposition is now set to form a new government, led by Ulf Kristersson, the head of the Moderate Party.

Armenia-Azerbaijan hostilities

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan flared up again on Monday night, with both sides reporting intense artillery shelling. Experts fear Azerbaijan’s conflict with Armenia could turn into a full-scale war.

No pensions from Russia

As reported by Estonia’s state broadcaster, Estonian residents who are entitled to receive Russian pensions have not received their benefits for the third quarter this year. This is a breach of an agreement between the two states.

Greenpoint Film Festival

The 2022 Greenpoint Film Festival has kicked off in New York. It focuses on giving a voice to thought-provoking and untold stories, as well as bringing together the community of North Brooklyn. TVP World correspondent Mateusz Baran was on-site reporting on the festival.

Roger Federer announces retirement

Roger Federer, a living legend and one of the most renowned tennis players in history, announced his intent to retire following the Laver Cup, this month. The 20-time Grand Slam champion is ending his career due to health issues.

Poland reaches EuroBasket semi-finals

The Polish national basketball team managed to beat the previous champions, Slovenia, in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Eurobasket. Poland beat Slovenia 90 to 87, which came as a huge surprise given Slovenia’s dominance in the sport.

World News guest

To talk about Germany’s policies in the past few months TVP World invited Jan Piekło, Former Polish Ambassador to Ukraine.


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