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♪ hello and welcome to all of you watching us here in the united states, canada and around the world, i'm kim brunhuber. ahead on "cnn newsroom" -- >> i'll be moving u.s. troops to eastern europe and the nato countries in the near term. >> tensions in eastern europe continue to grow as president biden lays out his plan to reposition u.s. troops, we're live in kyiv and moscow with the latest. plus, millions of americans in the northeast are bracing for
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a bomb cyclone. dangerous heavy snows and winds. we have the latest from cnn's weather center. and a shot of hope here in the u.s. as daily covid cases and hospitalizations are dropping. we'll look at whether it's time to start easing restrictions. live from cnn center, this is "cnn newsroom" with kim brunhuber. america's top military commanders say the russian troop buildup near ukraine is the largest seen since the cold war and capable of invasion at anytime. video from thursday shows some of the 200 million in the u.s. military equipment and munitions now being flown to ukraine. and even though the u.s. has ruled out sending combat troops to ukraine, pentagon officials any 8500 u.s. forces are on alert and president biden will soon send them to the region.
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massing troops for months. talking about why this particular buildup with alarm. >> given the type of forces to raid, the ground maneuver forces, the artilartillery, the ballistic missiles, all packaged together, if, if that was unleashed on ukraine it would be significant, very significant and would result on a significant amount of casualties. and you can imagine what that might look like in dense urban areas, along roads and so on and so forth. it would be horrific. it would be terrible. >> in ooev, ukrainian president zelensky insists a russian attack isn't imminent and downplayed reports of a rift with president biden on thursday. he said there was no misunderstanding between him and biden but he went on to say as ukraine's leader he knows what he's talking about when it comes to the russian threat. here he is.
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>> translator: i'm the president of ukraine. i'm based here, and i think i know the details much deeper than any other president. it's important the president should snow what the situation is from me, not from intermediate yeahen intermediate jeres. nath, russia is bullish on the capability town vad ukraine. you heard biden there about the timing of sending troops, all the while urging diplomacy but moscow is sending mixed messages about these prospects. >> kim, you're right. while president biden is raising the alarm for faux terrible of invasion by russia, russian president vladimir putin is doing what he does best, staying above the fray, acting presidential and biding his time. the u.s. and nato delivered letters on wednesday, to the russians, basically outlining their response to russian security demands.
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and we have yet to get any response from the russians, from russian president vladimir putin about how russia will respond in turn. now, of course, we've seen putin public. he appeared on state television on thursday, laying a wreath at a memorial to the victims of the siege of leningrad, during the second world war on thursday. on friday, he chaired a meeting of his social security council. but the kremlin gave us a brief readout. and putin's foreign minister sergey lavrov has come out in public and said a few responses basically, giving a rather negative initial assessment of the u.s. and nato response, saying it's generally not welcomed. there may be some secondary issues where the u.s. and russia can find some common ground on things like arms control. but on thing with issue, whether or not ukraine has a path to membership in nato, the u.s. and russia are very, very far apart.
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and this is where the ball is really in president putin's court. he's the person who is the main decisionmaker. he weed to wait and see how he responds and he's not under intense political pressure as some other international leaders are. so, really, we're waiting to hear what he says. kim. >> until we get to that, let's turn to the ukrainian perspective. melis, more criticism from president zelensky about the u.s. response, not just the chi and how it will be. >> that's right, kim, not only that, but the 38, now they're really out in the open, one conversation with a senior ukrainian official had not gone that well but also much more opening. as you just explained, on one
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hand, we had that language from president biden doubling down on friday. talking about the fact that it could be in the near future, 8,500 troops moved towards nato's flank. also the pentagon assessment of the threat. on the other, we've heard from president zelensky himself being very clear about the fact that for him, in the context that is ukraine's and much easier to understand, for ukrainians that have lived through the last few years since 2014. conflicts at times have gone low level but other times got escalated. but they understand much better what exactly those putin movements mean. we heard both from president zelensky last night and the prime minister that the ukrainian department who forced movements are not that different than what they would have been from the spring of last year in
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part from what they have been. so a much more cautious approach to what exactly may be happening and what the russian president may be planning. for now, the longer she's last, the more starkly disclosed these are. for the white house, kim, it's presenting a very united front. we've heard a very bellicose language towards vladimir putin. that's a massive problem going forward. the greater this lasts, the greater the opening and divisions appear, kim. >> i appreciate both of your analysis of this fraught story. melissa bell in ooev. nathan hodge in moscow, thanks so much. and thousands of u.s. troops are on alert for possible deployment to eastern europe to support nato allies. so far, biden hasn't given a time line other than it could happen in the near term, retired general mark hertling spoke with cnn about the potential of u.s. troop movement. >> i suspected that it would happen, when the early discussions is were ongoing, the
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president and the national security apparatus were talking about waiting for a nato call forward for the nato response force. we don't need that. united states does not need that. we have alliances and partnerships in many of the eastern european countries. and what i would say is, for the last six years, in fact even as i was there as commander of europe, we were beginning to build pieces in many of the eastern european countries like romania, poland, the baltics. so, yeah, you can move forces without having them under nato patrol and we've been practicing that for the last six years. nearly 55 million people are under a winter weather alert in the u.s. right now as heavy snow and hurricane-force winds are threatening the east coast. officials are also reporting at least 10 million people across ten states are under blizzard warnings. officials warning of powerful
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conditions. monitoring this is meteorologist derek van dam. derek, i was saying to you, a tricky drive with snow here in atlanta. but nothing compared to what's happening in the northeast. what's going on? >> yeah, as forecast, this low pressure going through explosive strengthening, we've dropped about ten millibars of pressure just in the past few hours. an incredible amount of strength with the low-pressure system. as it rides parallel with the coastline, 30 to 40 base bars, with directions and kwood knits to give a benchmark of where that low needs to be with the heavy snow bands in the major metropolitan, that's what's setting up, we'll get to the radars in just a moment. you can see, classic satellite imagery showing the strength taking shape. and the cooling the tops and pressure behind it. with the snowfall totals in new york city, midday today, boston, you have the potential to see your strongest point of
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storm check into the low tide situation there. actually occurring at 2:36 p.m., that's going to coincide with the strongest winds with the system as well so that could minimize the coastal flood threat across that particular location. nonetheless, look at the number of people impacted by the storm, stretching from the carolinas all the way to maine, with 10 million americans impacted by blizzard conditions. this is satellite and radar -- just radar, i should say, look at the snow crashing down on the coastline of south carolina. i find that interesting this morning. as kim just mentioned we had snow showers in atlanta as well. let's get hyper local and talk about what's happening in new jersey. we have had snowfall reports here in atlantic city, two inches an hour piling up to half a foot in locations. the heaviest snow not reaching new york city, but central portions of long island, you can see the heavier bands picking up and that's where the blizzard
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warnings is in effect. look at boston and nantucket region, you see the heavier bands move in anywhere across this area, including rhode island, as well as eastern connecticut, eastern sections of massachusetts, historic breaking snowfall. by the way, speaking of that, look at the top boston snowstorms. we remember 1978, you see the storm system cranking up through the midday hours and quickly coming to an end by 10:00 p.m. across the eastern seaboard. kim. >> incredible numbers there. we will be following this throughout the day. thank you so much, derek van dam, appreciate it. dramatic image it's in bridge collapse in pittsburgh on friday. at least ten people were hurt. none of injuries were life-threatening. rescue workers used ropes to get to the victims. ironically it happened just hours before president joe biden was to speak in pittsburgh about
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infrastructure. it was proof that the vital infrastructure bill was desperately needed. bridge was inspected last september and received a poor safety rating. officials say an investigation into the collapse is under way. all right. still ahead, covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the decline in the u.s., with the number of deaths still alarmingly high. we'll have the latest coronavirus news coming up. plus, more subpoenas issued in the investigation of the u.s. capitol attack. we'll have the latest moves made by the january 6th committee coming up. stay with us.
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♪ the u.s. house committee investigating the attack on the capitol is pushing more subpoenas. it's seeking documents and depositions from 14 republicans tied to the trump campaign's efforts to subvert the electoral college. they submitted fake certificates declaring trump the winner in seven states. he actually lost. now, we've learned that the committee has subpoenaed judd deere, he's a former white house spokesman believed to have knowledge of trump's involvement before and after the riot. adam shift sits on the january
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6th committee and he appeared on cnn earlier to explain what they are hoping to learn about the fake plot. >> there were multiple lines to overturn the election, this appears to be one of them, that is, having the alternate slate of electors meet on december 14th to having present themselves to the national college of archives, where the supposed list of electors should go, and the fake ones did go. and have the vice president use these alternate these false certificates to justify either delaying the counting, or to count some of the alternates, instead of count the real ones. so, we know there's people that were the chairs and the secretaries who had been asked to come in from these seven states have information about it. in particular, we want to know who was organizing this effort. who brought them together. who assembled them.
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what role did the trump campaign pay. how much was sent to be organized, because so many of these certificates look quite identical with other states. so, we want to know about the level of coordination and who was really running this show. >> according to johns hopkins university, more than 2200 americans are dieing from covid-19 every day. but there is some sign of hope. daily numbers of infections and hospitalizations are dropping. more people are getting vaccinated. cnn's alexandra field reports. >> my message would be just hang in there. >> reporter: easier said than done for many americans, but as exhaustion with the pandemic grows, so do signs of hope. omicron cases coming down in much of the country, and promisingly, new data shows vaccination numbers are going up a bit during the omicron surge. a new kaiser family foundation study found 77% of americans
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have received at least one dose of the covid vaccine compared to 73% in november when vaccination rate has stagnated. and more proof of how well vaccines work. according to the cdc, unvaccinated seniors were 52 times more likely to be hospitalized with covid in december, than seniors who were fully vaccinated and boosted. >> let's keep working on reporting with therapeutics and vaccines and make sure there's plenty of them. so whenever the next variant hits, we'll have-s be ready, we won't have to shut down our lives and schools. >> reporter: there is a subvariant of covid. >> we're keeping a close eye on it, looks a bit more transmissible but not nearly more severe. >> reporter: sadly, some 2200 americans are still losing their lives to covid daily. thankfully, hospitalizations are lower than they were a week ago. but it remains an isolating disease. to counter that pain, an oklahoma lawmaker is calling for
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a new law to ensure patients can receive visits from loved ones. saying many oklahomans have gone through the heartbreak of not being with a loved one when hospitalized with covid-19. this adds frustration on an already stressful situation. covid cases among children are hitting new highs. the rate of infection nearly five times higher than at the peak of the surge last winter. but in another sign of hope, the studies show children who live in vaccinated households have significantly higher protection. more than 2 million children have been infected with covid just this month. according to the american academy of pediatrics which says schools should stay open for in-person learning but it also recommends that students and staff continue to wear masks. in new york, alexandra field, cnn. >> dr. andre campbell say
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professor of surgery at the university of california san francisco school of medicine. and an attending trauma surgeon at zuckerberg central hospital and trauma center. he's also the vice chair of diversity, equity and inclusion. he joins us now. thanks for being with us, doctor. i want to start with the good news such as it is. cases going down with-n here in the u.s., places like san francisco where you're lowering the covid restrictions. on that theme, i want to talk about europe, we're now seeing countries lowering their covid restrictionses, in some cases dropping them entirely. leaders in spain talking about finally making that pivot from covid from a pandemic to treating it as much as you would the flu. i'm sure you talked to many patients who believe it's about time for the u.s. to do the same, is it?
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>> what we're hearing here in the united states is that the numbers on the east coast and new york and the northeast and washington area is beginning to go down. we're actually still at the high number that we had before out in san francisco. and it's interesting how different parts of the country are peaking and then they go down. so, it is interesting that things are beginning to go down. but the problem we have now is that we still have a lot of stress on the health care system. so it means in my hospital, where a year ago, we had a peak of about 71 or so patients we're still in the 60s with ten in the icu. so, we still haven't peaked yet. so, the numbers are going down so i think that's encouraging but there's still a stress on the hospital. 13,000 people in the hospital, 26,000 in the icu, and what's happened with outpatients, we've had hundreds of staff that are
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out with covid this time. so it is really causing a big stress with the estimate. >> in many of those countries, even though they have cases that are still rising they're able to lower the restrictions because the vaccination rates are much higher than they are here. >> that is true. we only have about 64% of people vaccinated, fully vaccinated to me means you get three shots. it's been a misnomer, they say two, but it's really three. you have the patients with that protection against the virus. but the vaccination rate is the more protection you have against the virus. and as we move forward, we hope we can get that up now, 64% of people have two, 36% of people have three. we still have a long ways to go, so we can make the parallels to european countries that are turning the corner. we are beginning to reduce restrictions but we still have a fair amount of stress on our
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health care system here in san francisco. >> and in looking at how we turn the corner some experts are saying, you know, especially when it comes to the omicron variant, the fact that it's so contagious means that it's so much closer to becoming endemic and bringing us closer to the end of the pandemic. other people are saying, well, hang on, just because a disease is endemic doesn't mean it's harmless. >> oh, it's definitely not harmless. omicron has actually put more people in the hospital than we had last time. remember, we only had about 130,000 people. now, we've got 155,000 people, less than 155,000 people. there's a new variant banc.2. we'll see how that pans out. it's less harmful. if you're not vaccinated, it could be equally as deadly as
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delta or the first strain. the problem is the more people, if you have 50 million people unvaccinated, the virus mutates. and when it mutates, it changes that little covering on top of it. that new variant has put in 30 or 40 protein spikes different than the first one. and each one is slightly different and that's what helps it attack people and make it become infective. we have to hold on. from that point there. and you can begin to see if we begin to parallel what is happened in europe, we may have some hope in moving forward. we're not there yet. the expression is not there yet, we're not there yet right now. >> yeah. good to end on a note of hope there. dr. andre campbell, thanks for joining us. >> thank you so much for having me, kim. i really appreciate that. coming up, germany's parliament is still debating vaccine mandates as the country's health minister declares that omicron infections
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are lower than expected. we've got the latest. plus, the latest from the women's australian finals have just concluded. wewe've got the hometown hero. stay withes.
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welcome back to all of you watching us here in the united states, canada and around the world, i'm kim brunhuber. this is "cnn newsroom." moscow is pouring more troops into areas close to the ukrainian border. a short time ago, military officials in belarus greeted a train load of russian soldiers supposedly for military drills. bella russ borders ukraine to the north and is politically
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aligned with moscow. downing street said prime minister boris johnson is expected to discuss it in coming day. french president emmanuel macron spoke with putin on friday and he later talked to ukraine's president and expressed full solidarity with ukraine. germany is taking a softer approach, the pipeline isn't operational and is weighing heavily on germany's response to the russian threat. the buildup is alarming defense officials, cnn defense official barbara starr has the latest. >> reporter: if vladimir putin going for a full-scale invasion of ukraine, america's top general laid out just how grim war dob. how disastrous could it be, in your assessment? >> if that was unleashed on ukraine, it would be significant. very significant. and would result in a significant amount of casualties. and you can imagine what that
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might look like in dense urban areas, along roads and so on and so forth. it would be horrific. it would be terrible. >> reporter: russia's buildup increasing in just the last 48 hours, according to the pentagon. both the secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs again warning putin diplomacy is his best option. >> a move on ukraine will accomplish the very thing russia says it does not want. a nato alliance, strengthened and resolved on its western flank. >> reporter: those comments come after a dustup between the u.s. and ukraine, over the call thursday between president biden and ukrainian president zelensky. a senior ukrainian official tells cnn that the call did not go well, with zelensky calling the threat from russia ambiguous and biden disagreeing. saying an invasion next month is virtually certain.
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the white house saying that's not true. a spokesperson telling cnn, president biden said there is a distinct possibility that the russians could invade ukraine in february. >> i think you'd have to go back quite a while, into the cold war days to see something of this magnitude. >> reporter: zelensky insisting a new invasion is not for sure. i'm the president of ukraine. i'm based here, and i think i know the details deeper than any other president. >> reporter: a diplomatic solution as uncertain as ever. the russian foreign minister says he sees no room for compromise, as the u.s. is rejecting the demand that no new countries be allowed to join nato. >> translator: the response is so full of itself. i feel ashamed for the people who wrote these texts. >> reporter: what could be the next step? well, some 8500 u.s. troops remain on a heightened state of alert.
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and president biden could. could decide to send them to europe at anytime. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. johnson facing a situation at home as downing police moves forward. they've received material from the cabinet office to determine whether or not the parties bloke covid lockdown rules. a separate report led by civil servant sue gray is expected this week but hasn't been released yet. police say they haven't delayed it but asked that some details be left out as to not prejudice their investigation. russia is facing a staggering rise in daily cases of covid-19. a short time ago, it registered more than 100,000 for the first time, a ten-fold increase since the beginning of the year. china is facing more cases with the upcoming olympics.
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canada said five members of its olympic team were placed in protocols since arriving in beijing. not clear if they're in quarantine. brazil is announcing the covid cases, 200,000 compared 228,000 the day before. germany health minister said covid numbers are lower than the measures already in place. it comes as german lawmakers debate whether or not to enforce a vaccine mandate. all right. let's bring in scott mclean live in london. scott, fewer cases expected in germany, but that doesn't quite tell the whole story, does it? you can imagine how high they expected cases to be, considering in germany, they're hitting record high case counts. and the health minister as you mentioned, kim, said the omicron wave is under control and cases are actually lower than expected because of regulations and curbs
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they have in place. the things like use of mask mandates and for bars and restaurants. germany has not seen a huge spike in deaths that have followed in previous waves but they are warning of pressure building up in hospitals and icus. and now the worry is there are a lot of unvaccinated people in germany. the health minister says there's four times more in germ than man the united states kingdom. the parliament is debating a very controversial bill to mandate vaccination amongst all of the population, although a vote wouldn't be expected until late in march. meanwhile, elsewhere, in europe and ukraine, they have reached a new infection rate, heavily across the border in russia. russia is also dealing with a surge in omicron infections and it's hitting kids particularly hard. in months cow, for instance, the number of infections amongst kids is 14 times higher now than
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just two weeks ago. hospitalizations are also following. now, russia is calling for the different regions of the country to return to remote learning where they can. now, russia right now, they're vaccinating kids 12-plus, it's on a voluntary basis. elsewhere in europe, they're vaccinating kids even younger than, as young as 5 years old. but swedish health officials say they will not recommend vaccinating children between the ages of 5 and 11. while, they say there's certainly a benefit to broader society. they are not convinced there is a benefit to children themselves considering that covid is generally quite mild amongst kids. what they do say, they will watch the vaccine roll out amongst the younger kids in other parts of europe, keep an eye on side effects, wherever they may be. it's possible they could change their mind. kim. >> all right. thanks so much, scott. appreciate it. well, anti-vaccine mandate
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protesters have arrived at parliament hill in ottawa, canada, ahead of a planned rally on saturday. the so-called freedom convoy was started to protest the vaccine requirement for truck drivers entering from the u.s. even though the vast majority of truckers are vaccinated. the united states has a similar policy for truckers coming in from canada. officials warn the demonstration may draw far-right figures who are known to incite violence. >> we still do not have a confirmed number of trucks to demonstrate. we do not have an established end date for the demonstrations. they could go through the weekend and into next week. we do not know all of the parallel demonstrations that may occur and/or the lone wolf individuals who may insert themselves into the mix for various reasons. >> because of potential violence, authorities promised there will be a large police presence. and insist that the
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demonstration would be peaceful. well, it was a 44-year wait for australians to see one of their own win the women's tennis title on home soil. ashleigh barty rallied back from a big second set deficit to defeat american danielle collins at sold-out rod laver arena. joining me from melbourne is tennis expert ben rothenberg. ben, the crowd and nation might be going wild. >> reporter: absolutely, ash barty, after taking the first set, went down 1-5 in the second. barty forced back a tiebreak in the second set. and won that tiebreak comfortably to wait 44 years of waiting here. it's been a long time. it's the longest drought of any of the countries with women or men wishing here. ash barty has finally did it. >> and less of an emotional story on the men's side. what are we expecting there? >> well, the men side could
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potentially be an emotional story for rafael nadal to break the three-way tie with novak djokovic and roger federer. nadal had a lot of injuries last year, and opening contemplating sticking with the team at all with a persistent foot injury and then in december he contracted covid. all of those things have lowered the expectations for the tournament. but he's come here and played well. he's going to that match as a bit of a favorite. >> let's finally widen the lens. i mean, the tournament started with so much controversy over novak djokovic being barred from competing because of covid. the fear was it would overshadow the tournament. i guess a little chance of that with the home win by barty. how that affect the tournament jt. >> yeah there was talk, with testing, players believed there wasn't enough testing. testing was rigorous and sort of
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voluntary among players. but it was able to leave the debacle of djokovic at the door. djokovic was deported the day before the tour began. and it was actually a clean break from day one without him. they were able to to do that successfully. there's nothing there, with barty being the champion. >> yeah, there will be plenty of aussies partying with this great story, ben rothenberg, appreciate it. strong words from china as it tries to prevent encouraging taiwan independence. we'll have the latest from taipei ahead. stay with usus.
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if, you know, the taiwanese authority, with the united states, keep going down the road for independence, it most likely will involve china and united
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states, the two big countries in a military conflict. >> that was china's ambassador to the u.s. with a blunt warning to the u.s. and taiwan, one move that likely irritated china, united states vice president kamala harris said at the inauguration of honduras, between while tensions between beijing has escalated in recent months, days ago china launched 31 planes into the air zone. joining me will ripley. will, as we heard the ambassador to china had strong words. what's your read on the significance? >> reporter: it's probably the most direct messaging i've heard from a chinese diplomat on what could happen because of these conflict over the taiwan strait between the u.s. and china, of course, taiwan, this
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self-governing democracy kind of caught in the middle. whenever u.s. lawmakers take taiwan up as one of their favorite issues, and right now, it's one of the rare issues in washington that unites both republicans and democrats, support taiwan, stand with glock crazy. but it puts taiwan in position where they potentially could be in the trouble with the mainland. meaning the mainland views taiwan moving too close to declaration of formal independence. what's what you heard the chinese ambassador to the use qin gang talking about. if chinese leadership which beijing doesn't consider legitimate, the losing side since the civil war has set up a side here in taiwan, with its own democratic system and its own military and a government that beijing says is illegitimate. a government that beijing calls
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a providence that they could take back basically at anytime. that's why when you see the flyovers in the self-identification zone, a score of chinese planes, that's a show of force, it's propaganda, it's also military surveillance and not so veiled, although unspoken threat that china could take possession ever this island. it's counting on its not formal ties because many countries rec size around the world they don't recognize taiwanese government. but taiwan has powerful friends with powerful armies. so what has happened in the last few days is irritating to beijing. you mentioned on thursday, kamala harris the u.s. vice president attended and the chinese counterpart attended. he reportedly approached vice president harris. they had a previous
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conversation, the taiwan spokesperson tells me it was only about a minute. i mean, most of the time, this sort of thing would not really get on anyone's radar. but because of its high-level of symbolism, the u.s. vice president talking to the u.s. president of taiwan. and when the taiwanese delegation landed in the u.s., they had a meeting with the house speaker nancy pelosi. again, this is the kind of position that they've rei reiterated. talking about the u.s. support of taiwan, u.s. support and supporting pelosi and the world health organization and other global international platforms something that beijing has repeatedly said it will not stand for. so, you have the continued deepening of ties between the u.s. and taiwan. one former diplomat said taiwan is at risk of kind of being
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loved to death by the united states, kim. because if china after feels that a red line has been crossed, they have a big military, 100 miles across the taiwan strait, waiting to make it clear who has control over taiwan from the beijing point of view. >> yeah. absolutely. listen, thanks so much for walking us through that complex story, will ripley. thanks so much. all right. still ahead, floating oasis, 250 miles above the earth. while russians and americans work to live together for decades. will the ukraine crisis spoil that spirit of cooperation? stay with us.
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the international space station is one place where u.s. and russian interests converged harmoniously for decades but some former nasa astronauts fear the current crisis over ukraine could sour that relationship. cnn's kristen fisher has that report. >> reporter: the international space station has largely remained quite insulated from geopolitical tensions between u.s. and russia during the 26-plus years in orbit. the last time russia invaded
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ukraine back in 2014, i spoke with two of the nasa astronauts on board the space station at that time, they said at no point did anybody in houston or moscow mention the ongoing tensions taking place below them. i also spoke to a half dozen former astronauts who say they're very worried that this time could be different. garrett reisman who spent about 95 days up on the space station he's scared if this becomes a shooting war that the space station may not survive. but nasa space administrator bill nelson is confident that whatever happens that the space station will continue. >> isn't that something, that when our politics are terra firma are causing us to be at odds with each other, that the fact that us earthlings can
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overcome that around a common civilian space program and cooperate so beautifully in a friendly manner, and this not just be recently, but ever since 1975. it is truly one of the remarkable, remarkable stories of our time. >> reporter: the nasa administrator bill nelson is also quite confident because the biden administration just announced in december that it supports extending the international space station six years to 2030. roscosmos, the russian space agency has not explicitly committed to that. talks are still ongoing. if russia were to pull out of the space station prematurely it would be difficult, if not impossible to do that. the things up are there so intersected, the russians and americans share everything from food, exercise, propulsion, even
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their urine. u.s. astronauts will actually take some of the russian cosmonauts urine and recycle it and drink it. if one astronaut put it to me, if that doesn't transcend politics, i don't know what does. kristin fisher, cnn, washington. elsewhere in space, a rocket crashing into the moon could actually happen in the coming weeks a booster for a spacex falcon 9 rocket launched in 2015 is orbiting for six years and now it's on the surface. earlier telling our nelson cooper how big the impact could be here. here he is. >> something could float for a long time and be tugged slowly in one direction or another. in this particular case it drifted towards the moon. and in an arch that will take it to collide with the moon. i did a fast calculation, and it
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will impact with about the energy of 2% of a stick of dynamite. if you want to get a sense of what that will be. >> so, the booster weighs at least three tons, and despite degrasse tyson's estimate it could create a crater when it crashes in march. i'm kim brunhuber. thanks very much. for those watching in north america, "new day" is next. for the rest of the world it's "africa avant-garde."
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