The European Parliament will allocate additional funds to support Ukraine in 2023, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán says Hungary will back Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership bids, and a meeting of the Russian-led Collective Security Organization in Armenia shows Moscow’s influence in the region is waning. This and much more can be found in Thursday’s World News.
Ukrainians continue to retake territories
Power and water supplies are being gradually restored across Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv, a day after Russian forces unleashed another devastating rocket fire on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. As the country fights heroically against Moscow’s brutal onslaught, its armed forces are gaining ground. A report from TVP World’s correspondent Don Arleth from Kherson today.
Humanitarian aid to Ukraine
Europe will not expose Ukraine to Russian missile attacks. The European Parliament has voted to provide additional funds in 2023 to support Ukraine and mitigate the consequences of the Russian invasion.
Hungary supports Nordic NATO bid
Prime Minister Orbán said today at the V4 meeting in Košice, Slovakia, that the Hungarian Parliament will vote in favor of Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership bids at its next session. The Košice conference brought together the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group countries, commonly referred to as V4. A report by Marek Steele- Zieliński from TVP World.
Poland wants German patriots for Ukraine
Warsaw rejected Germany’s offer to move its Patriot missile batteries to Poland after proposing another solution. Poland’s Defense Minister Błaszczak said the anti-aircraft systems should be delivered to Ukraine instead, stating that the batteries would defend not only Ukraine but also NATO’s eastern flank.
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly without Russia
Representatives from more than 50 countries gathered in Warsaw for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. This time – without Russia. TVP World’s Kazimierz Łysiak explains why this particular session was so unique.
Disclosed Russian atrocities
As the war in Ukraine rages on, details of Russia’s crimes against civilians continue to reach viewers around the world. A documentary about the massacre in Bucha, produced by Polish Public Television – with the participation of a journalist from TVP World – premiered in Britain today. A report by Klaudia Czerwińska, correspondent of TVP World.
Kosovo-Serbia reach license plate deal
Kosovo and Serbia have reached an agreement on illegal Serbian number plates, according to which Kosovo will stop further measures related to the re-registration of cars. In addition, Serbia is prohibited from issuing further Kosovo license plates. Tensions between the two countries first arose four months ago.
Armenia criticizes Russia-led NATO imitation for ineffectiveness
Russian influence in the Caucasus is declining. Armenia hosted a CSTO summit attended by Vladimir Putin. The two countries couldn’t come to an agreement as the Russian leader was not exactly well received in Yerevan.
Qatar 2022 continues to invite controversy
This was already a World Cup full of big surprises. Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia and Germany lost to Japan. So far, however, football emotions have not been enough to overshadow the controversial nature of the tournament in Qatar.
Much ado about filling while Americans celebrate Thanksgiving
Americans around the world celebrate Thanksgiving Day, one of the most important holidays in the country’s calendar. Key traditions of the special day include being with loved ones, watching local or televised parades, and the famous Thanksgiving turkey carving.
Art from the Asia-Pacific region is exhibited in Warsaw
Asian and Oceanic art is becoming increasingly popular among Europeans. The Created With Sound exhibition in Warsaw is a place where cultures collide and sound meets matter. A report by TVP World’s Filip Adamczyk was on the spot and has the story.
Guest of the world news
Hungary will provide EUR 187 million in financial assistance to Ukraine as a contribution to a planned EU support package. Prime Minister Orbán also said today that Hungary will ratify Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership within a month. Gáspár Keresztes from the Polish-Hungarian Cooperation Institute Wacław Felczak was a guest of TVP World, invited to speak about Hungarian politics in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.