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companies that open companies and off shore accounts. all of thieves governments have been working to untangle it. >> more coming. thanks for joining ♪ >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. good morning to viewers in the u.s. and around the world. it is tuesday, april 5th. i'm brianna keilar in lviv, ukraine, with john berman in new york. there's a new warning this morning. we have yet to see the worst of the horrifying atrocities at the hands of the russians in ukraine. worse than bucha, we are told. a kyiv suburb that russian forces turned into a killing field before withdrawing from. the world left reeling by their unimaginable brutality. we do want to warn you the images you're about to see are disturbing. a cnn team witnessed the removal of five bodies from a basement in bucha. they were in an advanced stage of decomposition, found in an
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area that was held by the russian military. a ukrainian official says that they were tortured and executed. ukraine's president volodymyr zelenskyy warning civilian casualties could be even worse in other cities. the death toll in bucha alone is believed to be well over 300. >> translator: there is already information that the number of victims of the occupiers may be even higher in some other liberated cities. in many villages of the liberated districts of the kyiv, chernihiv and sumy regions, the locals seen something not seen by the nazis even 80 years ago. >> russia is a permanent member on the u.n. security council. breaking overnight, the russians on the attack in eastern ukraine, this region here, the donbas region. we can push in and get a closer
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look at where all this fighting is right here. ukrainian military official calls the situation there difficult with heavy russian bombardment. ambulance and rescue teams unable to reach some districts where civilians are now being buried in their yards. and this just in to cnn, an evacuation convoy of seven buses headed to the bombed out port city of mariupol, right here, unable to get through. blocked and turned back by russian troops. we hear that day in and day out for weeks. there are 100,000 people, at least, trapped in that city. just moments ago, the russian military claimed it carried out long range strikes with sea launched missiles on what it described a training center for ukrainian special forces in southern ukraine. we'll begin with the situation in bucha, up here. we'll start with cnn's frederik pleitgen and the horror he found there. we do want to warn you some of the images you're about to see are graphic.
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>> reporter: ukrainian authorities in bucha lead substance abuse a basement they call a russian execution chamber. it's a gruesome scene, five bodies, their hands tied behind their backs, shot. the bullet casings collected by ukrainian police. pockmarks from bullets in the walls. the ukrainians say these men were killed when russian forces used this compound as a military base while occupying bucha. an adviser to ukraine's interior minister not even trying to conceal his anger. after the liberation of bucha, five corpses of civilians were found here, he says, with their hands tied behind their backs. they were shot in the head and in the chest. they were tortured before. even the body collectors find it hard to keep their composure. this gentleman is usually a painter, now he collects the dead left behind after russian forces retreated from bucha.
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this is not what we learned in school, he says. do you see my hands? hundreds, hundreds of dead, hundreds, not dozens. the kremlin has denied russia was behind any atrocities if bucha. now the russians say the notion of their troops having killed civilians is all fake news and propaganda, but it does seem clear they were here. that looks like sort of fox hole position and over there they seem to have dug in a tank. on the outer wall, the letter v, a symbol that russian forces painted on their vehicles before invading this part of ukraine. now, a lot of russian military hardware lies destroyed in the streets of bucha and other towns around kyiv as the ukrainians made a stand and prevented vladimir putin's army from entering the capital city. images published shortly after russian forces left bucha show many corpses lying in the streets. some bodies had their hands tied behind their backs. president biden calls what happened here a war crime.
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while visiting bucha, ukraine's president vowed to bring those behind the violence against civilians to justice. these are war crimes, he says. and they will be recognized by the world as genocide. you are hear. you can see what happened. we know that thousands of people were killed and tortured, teared limbs, raped women and killed children. and still, the dead keep piling up. many lay in this mass grave behind the main church in bucha. local authorities tell us around 150 people are buried here, but no one knows the exact number. and here, too, the scenes are tragic. vladimir has been searching for his younger brother dmitry. now he is convinced dmitry lies here, even though he can't be 100% sure. the neighbor accompanying him as strong words for the russians. why do you hate ukraine so much, she says?
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since the 1930s you've been abusing ukraine. you just want to destroy us. you wanted us gone. but we will be -- everything will be okay. i believe it. but more corpses are already on the way. at the end of the day, we meet the body collectors again. another nine bodies found in this tour alone. and it's unlikely they'll be the last. >> the body collectors. >> thank you to fred pleitgen for that report. we heard from the mayor of bucha yesterday, john. he said the denaziification by russian troops is the dehumanization of ukrainians. i think we're seeing that in full effect there on the ground. >> yeah, indeed. again, i just -- the idea that there's a profession right now of body collectors in what will be many towns of ukraine is
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chilling. and this morning, despite what the world is seeing in bucha, the russian defense ministry calls it fake and staged, but these new satellite images from our technology prove the bodies have been lying on the streets for weeks. including when the town was under russian control. cnn's nic robertson is live in brussels with the latest on this. we have the images from the satellites. we have our reporters on the ground, nic. simply telling one story here despite what the russians are saying. >> reporter: yeah. it's not just the defense ministry, sergey lavrov, the russian foreign minister is jumping in on this as well, claiming that this is fake, that the russians weren't in control of the town at the time. he said that the bodies had sort of suddenly appeared on lots of television outlets in the days that after russian forces left on the 30th of march. the satellite images, though, do not lie. they tell a different story.
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they place the bodies on the streets of bucha exactly where reporters and ukrainian government officials saw them when they drove into bucha when the russians left. they placed them there on the 18th of march at a time very clearly when russia was in control. russia is trying to do what it's done in so many wars before, which is deny the obvious, lie and obfuscate, say they aren't responsible, that it happened by other means. but now they're up against technology, which can catch them out on their conspiracies and lies. and this is something russians haven't faced before and potentially this puts president putin in a more precarious predicament when it comes to the potential prosecuting of him for war crimes. not just president biden saying he's committed war crimes. so many leaders here are as well. the president of the european parliament who was in kyiv last weekend called it a war crime. the president of the european
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commission here, ursala vond lay yan going to kyiv this week called it a war crime. so too bulgarian, finnish, spanish, austrian prime ministers all calling it a war crime. the polish prime minister going further, calling it a genocide. there is no doubt here that russia's lies won't wash and they have been exposed for what they are. john? >> yeah and also president zelenskyy, nic, saying that it's going to be worse, right? these are towns and cities that have been cut off for so long. and this is the first glimpse that the world is getting. if it is worse, you know, what does that trigger? at what point does more accountability -- is it triggered? >> reporter: this is what the european union is struggling with now. i think many countries are. their leaderships know that their public is outraged.
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they are morally outraged as national leaders as well about what is happening. the european union sort of constrained to a degree by what they can do, what sanctions they can impose by the pain it may inflict on their own countries and trying to keep unity within the european union. but the real struggle here is that the bigger the outrage has become, the greater the pressures are on them to act. and you have, you know, there are some analysises that would say don't go too far. you'll essentially potentially trigger world war iii if you react too strongly. but undoubtedly if more atrocities are unearthed, the pressure will grow, the sanctions will likely be stronger, the hands of the politicians here will be firmed up. it's an interesting point here to be made that russia is using the tactics that it's always used in the past. but through history, we have seen that the side that has the advantage of a new technology, be it going back to the middle
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ages and henry the v with his long bow arches, the english defeating the french or the first world war ii use of tanks it gave those side the advantages. here the advantage on the side that can expose and tell the truth through the technologies, the satellite technology that wasn't available in such realtime in the public domain in previous wars is now catching russia out and may yet be part of their undoing. but how do undo them, that's the tough thing at the moment. >> indeed. look, you hope the truth would be an advantage in and of itself. nic robertson in brussels, thank you so much for your reporting. ukraine's deputy prime minister accusing the kremlin of conscious genocide and referring to russian forces as animals. plus -- that's a cnn crew trapped by incoming artillery.
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>> president zelenskyy is right. bucha is just one city. i'm responsible for humanitarian corridors. i can tell you, i can confirm, there hasn't been a single day where we could open a humanitarian corridor fully for women and children to escape. and today, in mariupol, people are dying. there are atrocities going on just as we speak in mariupol. putin is killing people there. 100,000 people in mariupol are dying as we speak. >> are you expecting that what we have seen in bucha is just the beginning? will we see other scenes like this? >> translator: we will see such atrocities in many more places if putin is not stopped. putin is a war criminal. he must be stopped. his army chiefs are responsible for war crimes, and they must be found.
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and they must be stopped. they must be an international effort to get them -- to hold them accountable in an international criminal court. if we don't do this together, then ukraine will have to do this on its own because we have no other way. we have to find them. >> why deputy prime minister did zelenskyy mention -- >> indeed he mentioned because this was also fully occupied for a while and we had no access. we could not see what was happening there. therefore we're inviting journalists, criminal experts and anybody with relevant experience to come and witness what we will discover there because we know that the animals in military uniform, there's no other way to call them, were torturing women and children. >> they were torturing women and children. what have you learned?
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>> translator: yes, because there are witness accounts. we know that women were raped and civilians were killed, just for walking in the street or hiding in the basement. thousands of such people have been tortured and killed. we have thousands of witness accounts. and we need -- i agree with president zelenskyy when he says that this was conscious genocide of ukrainian people. >> you have been updating about the status of the mayors who are detained and about one mayor in particular olga sukanko who was killed along with her husband and son. i want to clarify something you said last night. were you saying that her son was decapitated? >> translator: we found her son's head in the same ditch where they were buried. >> i am so sorry. these are horrific things that
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we are hearing about, that the world must know about. i'm wondering what president zelenskyy is going to be saying to the u.n. here shortly? what will his call to the world be? >> translator: i think he will tell the whole world about what's happened. and if the world is still thinking how to minimize losses from the sanctions against putin, whether to introduce an oil and gas embargo on oil and gas imports from russia, if the world is still thinking about that and how to evade sanctions, then they are all complicit. they need to realize that these are the dollars that go to putin and that he uses to kill ukrainian women and children. and that makes everyone complicit and everyone responsible for these crimes. so, if they want to evade sanctions, then they are responsible for these crimes as
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well. so, you are a great american nation, and you have a great president joseph biden. you are the number one country. and you need to take the lead and show people that we together we can stop putin. we have to stop him. and together we have to say no to russian oil and gas. we have to stop these atrocities. >> what more do you need from president biden and america? >> translator: we need air defense. we need to make our skies safe because we are getting thousands of bombs, thousands of missiles dropping on the heads of our women and children. we need to protect civilians. and we also need an embargo on russian oil and gas. that's the only thing that will stop putin. we stop him with our arms and hands and you stop him with the the oil and gas embargo.
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that's the only way we can keep our civilians safe. >> america has stopped imports of russian energy, but of course, america is not as reliant on it as europe. what do you want from america when it comes to influencing europe in that regard? >> translator: i would like america to do what it can to make europe less dependent on russian energy. if in 2015 germany knew full well that crimea has been annexed and our donbas and luhansk regions have been annexed and occupied and yet they continue to develop nord stream 2, and if that's what they do, then germany is not fully aware of the danger and the threat that's facing europe. and if france and germany while being mediators in the normandy format over the agreement between russia and ukraine, and
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yet while being mediators they continue selling arms to russia. they sold hundreds of millions of euro worth of arms to russia that were used to kill our women and children. while being mediators in peace talks, then i think president joe biden and the american people must put all the influence, put all the pressure and use all their influence to make europe to -- to rid europe of this dependence on russian oil and gas which stink frankly speaking with the blood of our children. they smell. and so president biden and the american people need to stop putin and stop this campaign. >> and if bucha doesn't change their mind, doesn't change europe's mind, what is your message to them? >> translator: then i want to say that the blood of our children is on their hands. they are responsible for what is
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happening in bucha, what happened in those places and what is happening in mariupol. >> we heard yesterday the former president poroshenko saying there needs to be an international commission or an international mission, i should say, to investigate and document war crimes. has that been initiated? is that going to be requested, if not? >> translator: two days ago president zelenskyy announced the creation of an international commission with the involvement of experts in these areas. and anybody with experience can take part in investigating these war crimes. and we especially want to thank journalists and your channel cnn who are risking their lives to uncover and expose these crimes live on air, expose these
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atrocities that should not be happening in the 21st century. >> finally, deputy prime minister, i know, as you mentioned, you are in charge of these humanitarian corridors for yet another day, we've seen the corridor to mariupol not work. the international committee of the red cross has not been able to get through. why is russia doing that? why is russia preventing this, in your opinion? >> translator: they are doing this because they want to demonstrate their contempt. putin wants to demonstrate his contempt for international humanitarian law and for the leaders of world who have asked for these corridors to be open for macron, biden and johnson and for the pope. because the pope asks for humanitarian corridors to be open, but putin and russia disrespect. they despise us and humanitarian
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law and the leaders, the democratically elected leaders. and that's why putin has to be stopped to prevent him spreading his dictatorship over europe and the whole world. >> deputy prime minister vereshchuk, thank you so much. we really appreciate you joining us and talking to us about the challenges that you're facing. >> translator: thank you. ♪ the pentagon issuing a very specific and candid warning about where vladimir putin is heading next and how this war may last. plus, back in the united states, two more republican senators say they'll vote for president biden's supreme court nominee, and one of them attacking her own party. ♪
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the kansas jay hawks are the kicks of men's college basketball after the biggest comeback in championship game history. andy scholes was there in new orleans and with some blurry eyes this morning as this morning's bleacher report. hey, andy. >> reporter: yeah, a little sleepy, john. man what a night here in new orleans. the final four coming to an end with just yet another amazing, emotional game full of runs. for the fourth time in their history, the kansas jayhawks are national champions. but it certainly wasn't easy. north carolina was just on fire in that first half. manek making three threes. the tar heels went on a 16-0 run led by 15 points at halftime. but kansas just came storming back in the second half, thanks to a 31-10 run. they were down one with under 90 seconds left. that's when the jayhawks big man, david mccormick coming up huge. he hit back-to-back buckets to
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give kansas a three-point lead. tar heels did have one last chance in the closing seconds to tie this game, but their three was no good. kansas wins 72-69, completing the largest comeback in championship game history. head coach bill self gets his second title at kansas, first for the school since 2008. and i caught up with him on the floor during the celebration. >> coach, how amazing is this moment? >> it's great for us. we played a terrific team. they played their butts off the first half. we had no answer. somehow the switch flipped the second half and our guys were unbelievable. >> reporter: how happy are you for them with that kind of comeback? >> it would be unbelievable to win it all but to win that way, that will be one that not too many people forget very soon. >> yeah. those are the fans back at the
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watch party at allen field house after the win. what a roller coaster of a night for them, down so much in the first half. then coming all the way back to win it certainly made it much, much sweeter. meanwhile in augusta, things continue to trend towards tiger woods playing in the masters. he was back on the practice range yesterday and he played nine holes with justin thomas and fred couples. fans giving tiger just huge ovations as he made his way around the course. couples saying afterwards, tiger looked phenomenal in the practice round. now, we're going to have some bad weather in augusta today, john. so there's not going to be much practicing going on, but tiger is expected to meet with the media at 11:00 a.m. eastern. so who knows, maybe he'll come out and say he's playing or he'll maybe say he's still a game-time decision. we'll wait and see. >> he's playing. he's playing. i've announced it right there. i made the announcement right there for him. so don't be surprised when he comes out and says it today r announces it wednesday or thursday. i have to say on the finals, andy, i love watching the big men in the pivot.
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the fact that it came down to pivot play there is great. i just loved it. >> reporter: yeah. mccormick came up huge. that's for sure. >> andy scholes, thank you so much. supreme court nominee judge ketanji brown jackson has won the support of republican senators lisa murkowski and mitt romney. they join republican senator susan collins who pledged to vote for jackson's confirmation. she'sen the track to the be the first black female supreme court justice by the end of the week. cnn's laura jarrett joins me now. we didn't know what romney and murkowski would do. >> we heard susan collins say she would be in support of judge jackson. romney, murkowski were a wild card. murkowski is the most interesting because she perhaps has the most to lose. she's up for re-election. she knows this is a risky vote but doing it any ways. these are votes of conscious instead of political choices. murkowski says her support of judge jackson rests on her qualification, which no one
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questions. she also says she's concerned about the corrosive politicization of the supreme court process which i also think anybody who has watched these hearings in recent years also wouldn't question. she said she decided only after a phone call with her this weekend. so sort of a last-minute game-time decision there. and she understands that, you know, some may view this as sort of a risky, political choice but it's a choice that she's willing to make. >> she went out and said it with words. mitt romney i felt like alluded to all of it in his statement. >> he did. but his was a little more sort of toeing the usual lines of well qualified. she's somebody -- a person of honor, he said. i don't expect to agree with every decision she may make on the court, but i believe that she more than meets the standards of excellence and integrity. you and i were talking in the break, that used to be the standard. but no longer, of course? all the supreme court justices were mostly along party lines with trump and it wasn't as if
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democrats were going to vote for justice amy comey barrett even if on paper they were qualified the politics were different than the democrats wanted so they didn't vote in favor of them. here obviously we have a different situation with judge jackson. but plenty of republicans came after her hard in the hearing. it's something that senator murkowski seemed bothered by. she said that she found her temperament noteworthy and the fact that she handled those attacks with such grace and sort of calm under fire of course what other choice did she have but it's something that senator murkowski noted and tilted in favor of voting her. >> seem like it may have backfired with murkowski there. i just felt murkowski and romney were trying to make a statement for posterity. we should try to fix this going forward. we'll see. >> we'll see. >> laura jarrett, nice to see you. thank you so much. >> thanks. ukrainian officials warning the atrocities seen in bucha, there could be far worse. as ukraine retakes more territory and reveals the carnage that russian troops left
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♪ the mass killings in bucha, ukraine are just the beginning of russian crimes and the tip of the iceberg, that is according to ukraine's top diplomat as president biden calls for war crimes trial after the horrific images have surfaced. i'm joined now by the first deputy mayor of lviv.
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sir, thank you so much for being with us here today. you, like so many ukrainians have friends and family in the center and in the east of ukraine. what are your worries for those areas as you see these atrocities being revealed as russian forces leave the area around kyiv. >> so today what we see is really 21st century. so when russian troops killed civilians, when they killed photographers and so they want to do to show this very publicly in order to i don't know what to demonstrate their -- that they're not humans because only non-humans can do such awful things when they simply killed children and -- that's what the whole world sees that they really wanted to publicly show for the whole world how much they are not humans. and so we do have colleagues,
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friends, relatives in almost all our ukrainian cities. and today we're all aware and know why they kill journalists and photographers. >> you're referring to max leven. >> yeah. yesterday was funeral he is huge friend of our city. a lot of photographers from our city where yesterday on this funeral and so he dedicated huge part of his life in order to show what real war -- what real invasion from russia is/was because we have in our country war still more than eight years. so today we have to appeal to the whole world that we right now do not need only humanitarian help. we need military help because more weapons which will be provided to our country.
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so less civilian victims will be in our country. >> what is your worry about what we are going to see? because we should be clear, bucha, it's not as if these atrocities happened yesterday. they have been happening over the last month or so. they have only just now been revealed. we are going to see other places are russian troops have just left. and the eyes are just getting in to see. what are you worried we'll see? >> so, today we also have to be aware that this war is not only about kyiv, mariupol, kharkiv. we worry about our ukrainians who right now east of ukraine, about our militaries who heroically defend our country, but also we have to be aware that last week in our city was a lot of politicians, european politicians, and it's quite important they are right now aware and also they have courage
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to say publicly because today military ukraine defend not only ukraine, they defend the whole europe because that's what we see in mariupol, in kharkiv, in capital in kyiv, one of the biggest european capitals in europe, so it can be in each city, in europe and even all over the world. because we can't find any words how to describe what it was. and so we saw that they can kill children. they can kill civilians, can kill woman and even that humanitarian corridors, that everyday we have several trains from east of ukraine, from center of ukraine. so our hospitals provided service for wounded people. so they simply can kill people in a humanitarian corridor. they tried to show evacuation and to push this russian
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propaganda that they equate ukrainians to russia. they don't want to accept this. not one ukrainian city accepted russians because they're not humans. they are killers. they are simply even i suppose that's what they do even they can explain what they do. today what russian propaganda tried to sell there are some good russians and bad russians. no, when they killed ukrainian children, so they're not divided. civilians, militaries. so they also have responsibility for all what happened in our country. >> i appreciate you taking the time to speak with us this morning. thank you so much. some new concerns about the health of marine veteran trevor reed in a russian prison following a hunger strike. what the state department and reed's family are saying about it. throughout history i've observed markets shapeded by the intentional and unforereseeable.
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♪ there is growing concern this morning about trevor reed, the 30-year-old marine veteran who has been detained in russia since he was arrested in 2019. the state department and reed's family fear his health is deteriorating by the day. cnn's natasha bertrand live in washington. natasha, what have we learned? he was on a hunger strike. his family claims he's been mistreated for months. what's the latest now? >> reporter: that's right, john. so trevor reed's family did release a statement yesterday saying that he has actually lost seven pounds in five days as a result of that hunger strike and the reason he has been on the hunger strike is largely because he's exhibiting signs of active tuberculosis and his family has said that he has not received any kind of medical treatment for tb. now the russians have said that they have transferred him to a prison facility, to a prison doctor's office essentially.
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but that is not satisfying his family because they say he has never received medical care when he has been transferred to those kinds of prison medical facilities in the past. so the state department now is expressing a lot of concern over his safety, over his health, especially because of the weight that he has lost and of course because of the signs he is exhibiting of tb. the reed family did meet with president biden last week at the white house after weeks of trying to set up a meeting with the president. and they say they were encouraged by what they heard. but, of course, they are saying that trevor reed is not running out of time. he is actually out of time. if you'll recall trevor reed was sentenced to nine years in a russian prison for allegedly assaulting police officers when he went there and he's been in prison now for over 950 days, john. >> that's a perilous situation. he's coughing blood. he's never received the treatment he needs, says the family. natasha bertrand, thank you very much. the breaking news this morning, ukraine warns that russia's atrocity worse than what we have seen in bucha.
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♪ the city of kharkiv in northeastern ukraine, very close to the russian border. it's a city that russians thought they would capture in the first days of war. they didn't. it's been under constant bombardment, though, for weeks. life has been hell there. cnn christiane amanpour made it to kharkiv and filed this report. we want to warn you, some of the images you're about to see are graphic. >> reporter: here in kharkiv, former ukrainian capital, second biggest city, and one of the most important cultural sites, the great 19th century poet shef
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shane koe is hunkering down for the rest of this war. workers cover him in sandbags against the kind of destruction that's pounded this city center since the start. the most spectacular strike was this one a month ago, a russian missile slams low and hard, straight into the corner of the regional administration building. the missile struck right here. and the idea of hitting a building like this is to deny the legitimacy of the state. but the terror against civilians continues playground by playground, mall by mall, park bench by park bench. which is what we find in this residential neighborhood. people were sitting outside chatting on a sunday afternoon. kids were playing. we find the tall tell pattern of a mortar that landed right here. authorities say seven people were killed in this neighborhood, many more were injured. kharkiv sits 40 miles from the
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russian border. it is the last major city before donbas, where russia is directing its war effort to the east. just last week, the nearby village was liberated from the russians. the civilian says he was captured and held. when dusk falls, children are outside playing and getting the last bit of fresh air before descending underground into one of the capital's many subway stations. after 40 days of war, they have turned their temporary homes into a neighborhood. some have even decorated with fresh flowers. zena says she's been living down here since the beginning. >> oh, this is my house. this used to be my house.
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now we cannot live here obviously because it has been bombed three times in a row. >> reporter: but this is a safe space for you? >> yes, absolutely. >> >> reporter: and for the kids. >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: kids do what kids do. hand crafts. they plan ways to keep the children busy, entertained and their minds off the trauma. >> we equipped the playing grounds, the space for kids, where they can play with toys, with puzzles and to do the things they did in their usual life before the war. >> reporter: but the trauma is never far away, as we found in this underground station where civil defense, and teaching kids how to protect themselves, how to recognize weapons and ordnance and to remember never to touch. the adults are shown thousand protect themselves in case of a chemical weapons attack.
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even this maternity hospital was damaged in a mortar strike. now the basement has been turned into a shelter and delivery room, if necessary. birth, life continues. we met elina 30 minutes after she delivered this baby. how are you feeling? >> not well. she's well, too. my first daughter. >> your first daughter? >> yeah. >> your first child? >> yeah. >> as we're leaving, she tells us i love my country, i love my daughter, my family, my husband. and in the delirium of new motherhood she says, everything will be great for us. christiane amanpour, cnn, kharkiv. ♪ >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. good morning to viewers in the united states and around the world, it's tuesday, april 5th. i'm brianna keilar in lviv, ukraine, with john berman in new york. we may only be scratching the surface of russia'


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