World News 02.10

Ukrainian forces secure the liberated town of Lyman, several countries around the world hold elections, and a stampede in Indonesia causes a massive loss of life. This and much more are in the Sunday edition of World News.

Putin faces another humiliating defeat

Territories liberated from Russian occupation have now extended Kyiv’s control in the Donetsk Region and the Ukrainian military re-entered the Luhansk Region, while the counter-offensive in the south is pushing Russian soldiers to their limits. In response, Russia announced a partial mobilisation of 300,000 soldiers, in a bid to hold on to their territorial gains in Ukraine. TVP World’s correspondent in Ukraine Don Arleth reported on whether this desperate measure can change the tide for Russia, especially in the context of another humiliating defeat, the liberation of Lyman.

Erdoğan threatens to block NATO expansion

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday reiterated his threat to veto Sweden and Finland's NATO accession bids, saying he would not provide his agreement until the two Nordic nations honoured assurances made to Ankara.

Election in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is holding their fourth election in just two years. The country’s political scene is split three ways, between the right, the left and, the anti-establishment parties, which makes creating a governing coalition difficult.

Bosnia votes

Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina are electing their parliament and collective head of state. The country’s political system is designed to keep the balance of power between multiple ethnic groups, resulting in a complex decision-making process.

General election in Brazil

Brazilians cast their votes on Sunday in the first round of their country's most polarised election in decades. Polls indicate former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leads ahead of right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.

US-Venezuela prisoner exchange

Venezuela and the US conducted a prisoner exchange. The deal marks an improvement in recently difficult relations between the two states.

Stampede at footblal match in Indonesia

At a football match in Indonesia one of the world's worst-ever sports stadium tragedies left at least 125 people dead and around 180 wounded. The event occurred after the Javanese team Arema was beaten by their rivals Persebaya Surabaya on Saturday night at Kanjuruhan stadium in East Java.

French embassy attacked

The French embassy in Ouagadougou, in the West African country of Burkina Faso, came under attack by a crowd of protesters, after accusations that Paris was seeking to reinstate the deposed ruler of the country, Paul-Henri Damiba, who was deposed in a coup d’etat on September 30. The military government which took power on Friday appealed for calm.

Polish parade in New York

Red and white engulfed the well-known street in New York, 5th Avenue, as thousands of Polish-Americans participate in the 85th annual Pulaski Day Parade. This year’s theme is Marching with Heart, Soul and Love of Polonia.

New TVP channel

Polish Television's new thematic channel, TVP Nauka, will officially launch on October 3, 2022. The new channel will provide viewers with fascinating popular science content. Here is more.

World News’ guest

Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski, professor of political science at the Univesity of Łódź, was TVP World’s was invited to talk about the progress of the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the east of the country and how it exposes Russia as a giant on feet of clay.