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but i didn't want to leave her. that was my biggest drive, to be cancer free for her and for my boys. i've been really fortunate to be able to beat cancer and ride my motorcycle and she rides with me. >> and cnn's coverage continues right now. no progress. talks between russia and ukraine go nowhere as ukraine's foreign minister says russia's message was pretty clear, it will continue the assault until ukraine surrenders. good morning. i'm erica hill in new york. >> and i'm jim sciutto reporting from lviv, ukraine. happening right now, russia continues to bombard the already devastated city of mariupol. officials say that putin's army dropping bombs on a humanitarian
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corridor meant for safe civilian evacuations. we want to warn you, some of these pictures we're about to show you are disturbing. this morning, just gut wrenching images after a russian air strike on a maternity hospital, maternity hospital in mariupol, among the dead a young girl. president zelenskyy called the attack proof of, quote, a genocide of ukrainians. so many bodies that those bodies now buried in a mass grave as the city of mariupol endures an unrelenting russian assault. officials there is a at least 1300 civilians have been killed since that shelling began. 1300. the cost of war heavy on both sides. u.s. officials now estimate that russia has lost some 6,000 soldiers. that's double their estimate from earlier this week. we should note it is incredibly difficult to make these assessments, especially as the fighting unfolds in real time
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across this country. but, for comparison, that figure, 6,000, is already near the total number of u.s. soldiers killed in both iraq and afghanistan since 2001. over 20 years. we're covering every angle of this breaking story as only cnn can. our reporters and correspondents throughout ukraine, russia, belgium, as well as back home in the u.s. we want to begin with cnn's senior international correspondent matthew chance, he's in the capital kyiv. matthew, you've been covering these negotiations, if we want to call them that, between ukrainians and russians, the foreign minister said the ukrainian foreign minister said they ended today without progress and he was even taking some digs at whether lavrov was speaking for putin. what more happened in those talks? >> reporter: yeah, well, i mean, i spoke to officials here in ukraine with knowledge of those talks, and they said, look, they felt that sergey lavrov, the russian foreign minister was
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there to listen, not to offer any ideas of their own. it takes two to tango, but, you know, the russian foreign minister wasn't authorized to dance at these talks. but nevertheless, the two sides did come together and that in itself is a positive at the highest level talks that have taken place since the conflict began and both sides came to the table, you know if i can draw a silver lining out of this, with some element of compromise, the russians backed away from the idea they wanted a puppet regime to be installed inside ukraine, that would be pro russian. on the other side of the table, the ukrainians started speaking publicly about what they would be prepared to do to back off this corridor they had consistently to join nato, the western military alliance. on the other issues, the territorial concessions, crimea, the eastern republics and all the things that have happened in between, the cease-fire, the humanitarian corridors, the two sides seem as far apart as ever, jim. >> that is notable, the movement you do cite there. we'll see if that leads somewhere in the coming days.
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at the same time, president zelenskyy says ukraine is still trying to secure the humanitarian corridors and we have seen occasional success, but a whole bunch of cases where they have not proven to be humanitarian or safe at all. what are we finding out today? >> reporter: well, particularly in the city of mariupol, under heavy bombardment, there is an urgent need for humanitarian exit from that place and that hasn't been successful. but here in kyiv, it has been a bit more successful, i'd say, there is a humanitarian corridor supposedly opened today, there was one open yesterday. we met the hundreds upon hundreds of people that are as quickly as possible making their way out of the areas to the north of the city where there is fierce fighting. they had absolutely horrific stories to tell about what they were leaving behind. take a listen. >> my name is nadia. >> reporter: where have you come from? >> borzo.
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>> reporter: a town up there? >> this is a place, which was very dangerous and a lot of russians and a lot of chechens, i don't know. >> reporter: russians and chechens. >> yes, russians and chechens. they kill our -- owner of the house where we sitting. >> reporter: they killed the owner of the house? >> yes, they killed the owner of the house. >> reporter: you must have been and your family, you must have been terrified, frightening. >> it was terrified, absolutely terrified. my family is okay now. we are going to the -- >> we're leaving. >> we have been ten days underground. >> reporter: you've been ten days underground. >> ten days underground. >> reporter: even as those people come out and exit the areas where there has been fierce fighting, that fighting continued to the east of the city of kyiv, with new pictures coming out of a russian tank column being vigorously attacked
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by ukrainian security forces and so as i say, the fighting still very much under way around the capital. >> we will be showing that video later. i will say the deputy mayor of mariupol told us on saturday that civilians were being targeted there, we have seen the evidence of just that since then. matthew chance in kyiv, thank you so much. let's speak it nick paton walsh in odesa, ukraine. as you know, authorities in mariupol, they're accusing russia of deliberately bombing the so-called green corridor, designated to evacuate residents. what evidence have you seen and heard from officials there? >> reporter: well, certainly despite the message from president zelenskyy suggesting there may have been some success in the humanitarian corridor, it doesn't appear to have been the case when it comes to mariupol. i'm in the other side of the crimea peninsula here in odesa. not an eyewitness to that. but it is absolutely clear from the images that emerged from
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there that size of crater, the size of the devastation that hit that maternity hospital speaks to frankly what the chief foreign policy said a few moments ago was a heinous war crime, startling to have the russian government in one breath suggest this was essentially a place where far right ukrainian nationalists had holed up, and then at the same time see the a images of people wounded, mothers wounded, women wounded, three have lost their lives. mariupol besieged and surrounded it seems for four successive days now, the latest update 3:30 this afternoon seems to suggest there had been no real access for humanitarian corridor at all. and the tactics frankly shouldn't necessarily come as a surprise. we have seen, you know, russia behind this in other conflicts, it has been involved in specifically syria, where there were multiple allegations they specifically targeted medical facilities. not just with one strike often,
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but a second one to try to get the first responders too. devastating images certainly out of mariupol. if anybody was possibly debating whether there was some sort of accuracy or good intent against military targets for russia, that particular instance made clear anything is considered to be a target. jim? >> nick paton walsh there, thank you very much. this morning, vice president kamala harris is in poland, meeting with top polish officials, says the two countries are united in efforts to stop russia's aggression, and particularly in the face of threats to nato allies in the east. this despite the u.s. rejecting poland's proposal on the possibility of transferring fighter jets to ukraine. she did stop short of calling russia's actions in ukraine war crimes, but seemed to suggest such crimes are happening. >> we have been witnessing for weeks and certainly just in the last 24 hours atrocities of
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unimaginable proportion. >> arlette saenz is live at the white house. notable for the vice president as well to recommit itself, the u.s. to the mutual defense article of the nato treaty. what else did she have to say during this visit? >> reporter: well, jim, vice president harris really trying to signal with her trip that the u.s. remains fully committed to nato, as well as working together with the country of poland. she sat down this morning with both the prime minister and the president of poland, just one day after as you mentioned the u.s. had rejected that offer from poland to transfer fighter jets to an american air base in germany for eventual transfer to the -- to ukraine. the u.s. saying that that is something that is in the going to happen at this moment, but
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harris insisting that despite this disconnect between the two countries over that issue, that they do remain united in working together to support ukraine. now, harris also outlined some of the other ways that the u.s. is trying to get defense assistance into ukraine and talked about that forthcoming $13 billion that congress is set to approve in the coming days for ukraine. take a listen. >> the united states congress has now made a decision for $13 billion plus of u.s. money to go to ukraine and our european allies to assist in terms of both their security and humanitarian needs. we have also just this past week given $240 million in security assistance delivered to ukraine. and that's on top of the $1 billion this past year that we have sent to ukraine.
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>> reporter: at this very moment, vice president harris is actually holding a roundtable with refugees and displaced people from ukraine. in her remarks earlier today, she also announced that the u.s. was committing $53 million to ukraine and eastern european countries to help with humanitarian issues as the u.s. and so many countries in europe are now bracing for this influx of refugees and trying to tackle that as well. harris will also be meeting with members of the u.s. embassy, in poland, as well as talking with canadian prime minister justin trudeau a little bit later today, she is trying to show this united front that the u.s. has with allies towards ukraine. >> 2 million refugees, more so far and we're seeing more of them come through lviv every day. arlette saenz, thanks so much. joining me to speak about all of this is u.s. state department spokesman ted price. thank you for taking the time this morning. >> thank you for having me, jim. >> atrocities of unimaginable
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proportions. that's the description the vice president had for russia's activities here in ukraine. are those war crimes? >> well, lamentably it is an apt description. we have seen russian munitions, russian missiles, russian rockets strike civilian areas just yesterday. you already talked about this. the abhorrent strike against the maternity hospital in mariupol. so we're doing a couple of things. the first instance we're working with the international community to create new mechanisms, to ensure that we are holding russia and will hold russia accountable for any potential war crimes. as part of that, we're supporting these international efforts and we're also documenting precisely what is going on. we have been very clear, we have been very clear to senior russian officials sitting in moscow, but also to russian officials on the ground in ukraine right now, those operational commanders, those service members. if we determine that war crimes have been committed, we will hold anyone and everyone
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responsible accountable for that. that includes political leadership, but it also includes those closer to the ground in ukraine, who may have been responsible for any of these atrocities. >> okay, hold them accountable, but not stop them, because they're continuing here. why won't the u.s. shoot down the planes that are bombing hospitals? >> well, jim, we're providing our ukrainian partners with what they need to engage in self-defense. you have seen the effectiveness of that strategy. the russian war effort really has been stalled. president putin has severely miscalculated. if he thought he would roll into ukraine not find any resistance, clearly he was wrong. we have seen convoys stuck, we have seen russians engaged and stopped really in a morase of their own making. we have done that by providing over the course of the past year, as you heard from the vice president, more than a billion dollars in security assistance. and by working with congress, we're grateful for congress'
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cooperation, we'll be able to provide more than $13 billion to our ukrainian partners, about half of which will be in the form of security assistance. >> well, and we reported extensively on the weapons going in and the effects those weapons are having on the battlefield and i do understand the administration's position and others' position about the dangers of u.s. or nato warplanes and other assets directly confronting russians and perhaps expanding the war. i wonder, given that russia, for instance, they called the sanctions in effect declaring war on russia, by taking options off the table, to provide further defense to ukraine, which it is asking for, by the way, is the biden administration in effect giving the kremlin a veto, veto power over u.s. military options here? >> jim, we heard a lot of rhetoric from moscow, i wouldn't put stock in moscow's rhetoric. we are watching closely for moscow's actions. when it comes to what we're doing, we have consistently been responsive to the needs of our
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ukrainian partners. so we have done that through our security assistance. but hwhen you look at what the ukrainians need in terms of taking on the assault they're enduring from the russian federation, you heard this from the department of defense yesterday, what they need are surface to air systems, we have already provided a good number of those, we're going to provide even more. and we're developing options to provide different systems. these are the systems that are going to be responsive to the threat that ukraine is under right now. you have to remember that much of the destruction isn't the result of russian aircraft. and ukrainian aircraft could shoot down russian aircraft. but the destruction, the vast majority of it is the result of russian rockets, russian missiles, russian munitions, and so as you heard from the department of defense yesterday, what aour ukrainian partner nee are surface to air systems. that's what we have provided and we will continue to provide going forward. >> let's talk about economic
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sanctions at this point. the ruble is crashing. if the russian stock market were to open, it is not clear when it will, that will crash as well. is the biden administration's aim with these sanctions to collapse the russian economy? >> our aim, our overall objective is to bring this war of choice, putin's war of choice, to a close. and we have done that and we're continuing to try to do that through a number of means. we have already spoken to the significant defensive security assistance that we're providing for our ukrainian partners. clearly putin now recognizes that he has gravely miscalculated, if he thought he would roll into ukraine and not face the fierce resistance that his forces have been met with. but we're also increasing pressure on the kremlin, on president putin himself, on those around him, with these massive and really unprecedented set of financial sanctions, other economic measures, export controls, that have had a very clear, very discernible, very immediate toll on the russian
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economy. the russian stock market has been closed for days to prevent capital flight, the ruble is worth less, literally worth less than a penny. we have seen all sorts of companies leave russia. but as with all sanctions, these are not an end unto themselves. our sanctions, our measures are a means to an end, and the end that we seek, the end that the international community seeks along with us is to bring this conflict to a close. we want to drive the russians to the negotiating table in a manner that is conducive to progress, and a manner in which the russians engage in good faith. >> we'll see if that comes to be. ned price, thank you for joining the program this morning. >> thank you, jim. appreciate it. >> erica. still to come, we're going to speak with a former national security council treasury adviser who said the west really may not be prepared for the fallout from the economic sanctions. plus, we are live here in new york, with the impacts of those
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soaring gas prices on commuters, on taxi drivers, and just a bit later here, you'll hear from a rabbi who has been helping refugees in ukraine get to safety. he will join us to share some of those harrowing stories of people who have escaped the russian invasion. little obsessed with chasing the big idaho potato truck. but it's not like that's my only interest. i also love cooking with heart-healthy, idaho potatatoe. always look for the grown in idahoho seal.
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some of these numbers i had to -- i thought i was seeing them incorrectly and i wasn't. >> it is as expected, and awful. 7.9% inflation over the past year, and when you look at month over month, .8%, that's accelerated. that means the prewar inflation was getting worse. it is driven almost entirely by gas, shelter, food, almost everything you buy, everything you touch. look at the chart here, i'll show you, it just looks so ugly. the highest since january 1982. a lot of people thought this would start to peak, maybe in march, put not now. because gas prices have gone up even since then and food prices likely will too. ukraine and russia are such big wheat producers. so now you got putin's war piling on to what was already a red hot inflation situation. look at gasoline. it has been -- it will be worse next month. used car prices, it makes me wonder if i need to go and sell my used car. >> buy another one. >> then i would have to walk.
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>> food at home up sharply and shelter up as well. you look at the numbers and it tells you this inflation story that six months ago we were told was going to be temporary is not temporary and now will likely be exacerbated indeed by what we're seeing in ukraine. >> it is a lot. >> it is a lot. >> every time i go by the gas station, i fill up my car. >> a $5 trillion of money was passed into households because of coronavirus relief. they hope that cushions at least from a gas shock for american families, that they have household savings that will help them weather this a little bit longer than it would have within otherwise. >> we'll be watching. you'll be watching and i'll be looking to you for all of it. christine, thank you. as we look at the gas prices, you saw the numbers there, they spiked again overnight, hitting new records because of russia's invasion of ukraine. the average price now for a gallon of gasoline in this country, $4.32. cnn's vanessa yurkevich spoke
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with drivers feeling that impact directly and bracing for it to get worse. >> reporter: for up to 15 hours a day, new york city cab driver wayne chen looks for passengers. >> 150 mile on every day. >> reporter: but with business still down prepandemic, and gas prices at a record high, he says he's barely surviving. >> most gas station expensive anywhere you go. >> reporter: his pricey taxi medallion needed to operate costs him $2,000 a month. with three boys on the way to college, the extra $100 he's spending on week for gas for his prius is breaking into his savings. >> right now i'm not making enough. just surviving, yeah. >> reporter: he comes from a family of survivors. his grandparents, refugees, fled china during world war ii.
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>> watching the news from ukraine, it saddens me. compares to what those people are going through, you know, i don't mind paying more because they are suffering. my whole family, my grandparents, they going through this. >> reporter: this week, president joe biden banned the import of russian oil, gas and coal, accounting for 8% of the u.s. energy supply. some analysts estimate with inflation and now the war, it could push the national average over $5 a gallon. >> everything has just gone skyrocket. >> reporter: this small business owner is already paying more than $5 a gallon in los angeles. he says he drives 450 miles a week for work. >> we're hitting close to about $2300 over budget on things that we never thought we had to even worry about on gas and travel and couriers and stuff. >> reporter: back across the coast, retirees john and pat
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grasso were on their way back to the bronx from a trip in south jersey. >> talking about the cost, extra 30 cents, 40 cents a gallon since we left two days ago. >> reporter: president biden authorized the release of extra oil from the nation's reserve, trying to offset rising prices. the world consumes 100 million barrels of oil a day. do you think this will make a difference? >> very difficult to say, but i am willing to pay higher prices at the gas. >> i am too. i am willing to sacrifice and pay for people that are suffering in ukraine. >> reporter: but robert horal isn't so sure paying more will have an impact on putin's all-out war. >> it is not going to work. he wants to fight. >> reporter: will these economic moves by the u.s. against russia make a difference in putin's mission in ukraine? but, erica, we're hering from
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analysts, $5 a gallon as a national average perhaps in the next month or so, that is before spring break, the busy summer travel season as people are going to be on the road, filling up their tanks. there is a change in the fuel mix we use from winter to summer, that's already more expensive, so with inflation, thes b busy summer travel and what is happening in ukraine, it is a pricey couple months for americans at the pump, erica? >> it will be. interesting to see too if that starts to have an impact on any of that holiday travel, spring break or the summer. vanessa, appreciate it as always. thank you. the scores of victims in vladimir putin's war include ukrainian children. families now trying to escape the terror of war are also doing what they can to make sure their children's innocence isn't stolen. how they're trying to keep a smile on those little faces, next. stern rewards points on every stay.
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even as millions flee ukraine, for their lives, there are many ukrainians who are staying put, trying to find a way to build a new life within the war torn country. >> our colleague anderson cooper spoke with one family who has been displaced now twice by russian forces. their goal right now doing everything they can to keep life as normal as possible.
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for their two young girls. >> when bombing started in kharkiv, it was 5:00 a.m. and she was asleep. she didn't wake up. all of our basic necessary things were already packed. do you understand? my husband and i, we just grabbed documents, photo cards, my child's toy, and a suitcase that was already packed. we sat in the car and drove straightaway. every day, he filled up the car with gasoline so we would be ready. we expected this to happen. we are from donetsk. we have gone through this before. >> reporter: what do you tell a child about what is happening? >> translator: adventure, just an adventure. >> reporter: the kids think it's an adventure, but for anna and tumor it is more like a nightmare. the secretarond time they lost home. in 2014, when russia invaded,
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they lived in donetsk, and had to flee to kharkiv. now, they're displaced again. >> translator: they will never defeat us because this is our land. i just want the whole world to help, so our kids don't die. now we are playing hide and seek, so they can learn to do hide when it will be needed. maybe they will come here too. >> reporter: you pretend everything is normal for them. >> this place is not safe. the rockets can -- >> reporter: the war can come here. when you go to fight, will your family stay here? >> yes. >> thanks to anderson cooper for that. they're playing hide and seek, so they'll know what to do if they need to hide. it breaks your heart. joining us now from near the border, with ukraine, near the ukraine moldova border is a rabbi whose organization has been able to help 30,000 refugees already. rabbi, good to have you with us
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this morning. and i know you said that you're not sure that we really have a full understanding of what it is like on the ground there. i know you are still in touch with people in mariupol. can you give us a sense of what are you hearing and what are you hearing specifically today about what people are going through? >> -- on his legs two weeks ago. >> rabbi, we're having a hard time with your -- with your audio. it is breaking up. i don't know if maybe we can try to reset that. we'll take a quick break as we try to reset that. jim, i know you are hearing so many of these stories as well after a month there in ukraine. and have such a unique perspective on it. but it seems we can never hear enough. >> no question. so we're going to try to fix the audio problems. we'll take a break and be right back.
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with us now, from moldova, rabbi burk witowitz. you have helped get some 30,000 from ukraine to safety. you were also in regular touch with folks on the ground and specifically in the city of mariupol, which we have been watching so closely. what are they telling you today? >> so i want to first say i am one of the many hundreds of coordinators and members that are part of this life saving effort from within ukraine in every city throughout the world and every single border of ukraine, from romania, hungary, poland, moldova, where we are receiving the refugees. the rabbi of mariupol was with me all day yesterday, he was able to be out before the war and wasn't able to go back.
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and he's begging and pleading and trying as much as he can to make sure in any way the world is asking to open up the humanitarian corridor to let hundreds of thousands of citizens out that are now trapped and have no way to communicate, no phone no heat, in electricity. and the situation is dire. and our community trapped and they're helping each other. that we know within the network. but right now we're at the same time dealing with tens of thousands of refugees coming across the border. so we have a network of communities, of buses, being sponsored and planes, private cars, planes within ukraine, to come to the border, here we have three different centers where we give them food, lodging, and respite, and then they -- we send them to the next location in europe. and today the eu passed a historic law that is giving every ukrainian refugee three years of the right to live there and work there without asylum. and as well we're sending
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people, many plane loads to israel. it is extraordinary what the chabad, what the rabbis, their wives, even though they lost everything in this terrible time, they're continuing to rebuild in refugee centers to service the people in need. >> rabbi, the vice president earlier today walked right up to the line of calling russian attacks in ukraine war crimes. is the u.s., is nato doing enough to stop russian attacks on the civilian population? >> as a rabbi and someone who has, we can only speak to the humanitarian needs and urgent dire needs that everyone should lay down their arms and stop the violence. what we need is to help every single man, woman and child, all backgrounds, all faiths, to go to safety, and obviously find their way. you have to know i'm meeting people at the border in moldova,
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a woman came over to -- with her elderly mother, and her little child, and she said to me, rabbi, take my apartment in kharkiv, i can't go back, help me find a new home. they'll help us find a place that we can live in safety. the rabbi mariupol, he met a bus that came from mykolaiv, they drove for 22 hours, and the moment he opened his mouth and said i'm a rabbi from mariupol, they started to weep, they knew his community is trapped and they said, rabbi, what gives you strength? and he said, you're from mykolaiv, mykolaiv, the most influential leader of the last century was born there, 120 years ago. he lived through world war i, world war ii, we have to have hope no matter how difficult it is, those that are causing this destruction that hasn't been seen since world war ii should end it now and give piece and security to everyone that needs
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it. >> there have been a number of comparisons to world war ii, whether 1939 or the attacks that we're seeing. i wonder as you look at -- you talk about the human tarin needs, we look at efforts to have humanitarian corridors which have not worked out well in the last several days, but they seem to be funneling people to the center of the country. does that concern you at all? >> the most important thing is that people should not be under besiege. they don't have electricity, they don't have heat, they don't have access to food and water. everyone should save mariupol should be all over the world, demanding that the people be allowed to leave. at the same time, if you can go to dnipro, other cities, everything is leaving because you don't know which city can be bombed next. now international agencies from the irc, we're trying to work with we have an amazing network in the jewish communities all through europe and on the borders, but we're now starting to partner with save the children, with the world food program, with, giving
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us hygiene products, and medicine and water, so we're going to work with the global agencies and give them our expertise to implement it on the ground because we must have good coordination, because this is going to be a massive disaster if we can't work together to resettle these -- those that are fleeing. >> yeah, many millions more expected to flee. rabbi berkowitz, thank you for the work you're doing. >>, if people want to help, it will go to feeding, lodging and evacuating and saving those inside. thank you so much. >> we -- just going to note, if you with like to help ukrainian refugees in need of shelter, food, water, go to we have a list of vetted organizations and including this one that are working in ukraine and around it to help. and we'll be right back. obsessd with chasing the big idaho potato truck. but it's not like that's my only interest.
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ban on importing russian oil, natural gas and coal into the u.s. the bill which now heads to the senate takes steps to revisit russia's role in the world trade organization. discussing all of these, julia friedlander for europe and russia. it's good to have you here. it's hard to think of a precedent, if there is one, for removing a country so swiftly from so many elements of the world economy and i wonder, big picture, what is the aim here in your view? is the aim really to collapse
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the russian economy? >> thank you so much for having me. and yes, that appears to be the case. what the u.s. and its partners are now trying to do is essentially bankrupt russia to disincentivize or make incursion to ukraine increasingly untenable and that means degrade their economy, so they cannot fund a war, degrade their military and ultimately show the russian people as well there are consequences for russia's actions. as you say, this is unprecedented in scope this terms of what we have been able to do on a western economy. again, this is a g20 economy. the 11th largest country in the world. we have to realize that this is a big deal. >> no question. number three producer of oil as well. the u.s., the west, has tried sanctions before to change country's behavior. iran, its nuclear program, north korea, its nuclear and weapons
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program, russia, previous invasion of ukraine and in all those cases, it punished those countries, those economies but did not deter the behavior. you've made the point that this is a test for the whole idea of sanctions as to whether it does actually change the facts on the ground. what's the evidence here at this point that it's going to be different this time? >> well, i don't know, we're going to have to see. i think it's a gamble. in the case of iran, we were trying to focus the regime back to the negotiating table over a deal over nuclear power. in venezuela, we were trying to pressure maduro to ceding power. in this case, we're actually using financial means in the western financial system to try to end a war that has already started. this is a gamble that i think i've never seen in the history of sanctions, but i think given the severity of the situation,
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the us and its allies are willing to, the u.s. financial system and the global financial system and some aspects on the line in the attempt to stop russia from doing what it's doing. >> yeah, so far the effects outside of russia have been largely on the oil markets and that is felt by american consumers and others, particularly at the gas pump. what are the risks to the global economy? could this be enough of a jolt, right, that it risks the growth or even leads to a global recession, is that possible? >> it's possible. again, because it's about unprecedented in nature what we're doing, we're not able to game out all the economic consequences in realtime. when it comes to the oil market, we started with tight supply and now we take russia off the market. now the measures of the biden administration was taken as well as congressional legislation yesterday to ban russian oil, gas, and coal is largely symbolic and the reason because
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russia embargoed itself. as a result of its actions, shipping to russia, ensuring anything that comes out of russia, so again, the global supplies will not get on the market. increasingly, also, we're looking at ukraine, a security issue, produced a large chunk of the global grain supply for countries in the world that rely on stable prices and low prices. north africa, middle east, indonesia, these are all places where bread prices rise, people go on the streets. >> yep, yep. big concerns, to question. julia friedlander, thank you so much. >> thank you. in just a few minutes, we'll speak to a member of the ukrainian parliament as ukrainian officials plead for more u.s. and nato military support, including air support to help defend their country. that's coming up. an alternative to pills, voltaren is a non-steroidal ananti-inflammatory gel
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i'm jim sciutto reporting from lviv, ukraine. >> and i'm erica hill in new york. this hour, president biden will speak to the president of turkey about the war in ukraine as vice president kamala harris meets with officials and refugees in poland. she announced this morning the u.s. delivered patriot missiles, batteries to the region. >> the defense they had been requesting. talks, however, between russia and ukraine's top diplomats have really made no progress. right now, russian forces stil


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