The liberation of Kherson is now complete, said the Ukrainian General Staff, and President Zelensky paid a visit to the city, G20 summit in Bali about to start, and the second edition of the Heart of Europe festival opens in Warsaw. This and much more are in the Monday edition of World News.
Kherson city secured
The Ukrainian army’s command declared the operation to liberate Kherson, which was launched at the turn of August and September, has been successfully completed. Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, was in the city to attend a flag-raising ceremony in front of the city’s administrative building. However, the heavy fighting on other frontlines still continues.
Polish Institute opens in Kyiv
The ways in which Poland and Ukraine co-operate extend beyond just humanitarian and military efforts. The collaboration between the two countries also has a symbolic, cultural dimension, as the Polish Institute in Kyiv was celebrating its inauguration. The new initiative is a centre where one can learn the Polish language and become acquainted with Polish culture. TVP World’s special correspondent, Aleksandra Marchewicz, was at the Institute’s opening in Kyiv.
Poland and Ukraine collaborate on humanitarian issues
By joining forces, Ukraine and Poland will support each other in sending humanitarian aid to those most affected by Russian aggression. According to Ukrainian officials, when working hand-in-hand, both nations can increase the support provided to the struggling women and children of Ukraine.
World leaders arrive in Bali for the G20 summit
With preparations for the G20 summit complete, leaders from across the globe are beginning to arrive in Bali, Indonesia. The theme for this year’s talks is “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”.
EU FMs meet to discuss sanctions against Russia and Iran
On Monday, foreign ministers from across the EU gathered in Brussels to attend a meeting devoted to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the situation in the Western Balkan countries, and possible new EU sanctions against Iran. The ministers have also taken part in an informal meeting with Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.
Bundeswehr to deploy in Lithuania, but Vilnius expects more
The German Foreign Minister has announced that the German brigades assigned to Lithuania would only be partially stationed in the Baltic country. Vilnius wants all of Germany’s promised troops to be posted on its soil, whereas Berlin wants most of the troops to stay in Germany but be ready for immediate deployment to Lithuania.
Governments of UK and France sign agreement on migration
In the minds of many, Brexit was supposed to help end the illegal migration problem in the UK. However, in reality, the situation remains the same, if not worse, as 2022 saw a significant increase in the number of immigrants crossing into the UK. Monday marked the beginning of closer co-operation between the UK and France, as the two European powers struck a deal. A report by TVP World’s resident correspondent to London, Klaudia Czerwińska.
Self-driving Tesla car claims two lives
Dark clouds are forming over the head of Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk. Footage of a white Tesla crashing in China emerged as the company continues to deny any wrongdoing. The crash, suspected to be the fault of the vehicle’s self-driving capability, has taken the lives of two.
Camerimage Film Festival commences
While Sundance and Cannes festivals may be the events to look forward to in a cinematographer’s calendar, it is the Camerimage festival that shines in Europe. During its 30th edition, the festival will present viewers with an unforgettable experience, screening over 220 film titles and attracting distinguished guests straight from Hollywood.
The Heart of Europe beats in Warsaw
Camerimage is not the only film festival in Poland this week. Heart of Europe film festival, which highlights artists from Central and Eastern Europe, opened on Monday in Warsaw. The second annual Heart of Europe film festival Films will be separated into five categories and evaluated by judges from eight different countries. The event will end on Thursday with the final awards ceremony. However, viewers in Central and Eastern Europe will be able to watch all of the submissions for free until the end of November.
Luiz Felipe Scolari retires from coaching
After a long and fruitful career, Brazilian football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is finally retiring. He will be remembered as the coach of the legendary Brazilian team from the early 2000s.
World News’ guest
Jason Jay Smart, political analyst and special correspondent for the Kyiv Post, was invited to be TVP World’s guest and discuss the latest developments in Ukraine and the G20 summit in Bali.
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