tv CNN Newsroom Live CNN April 21, 2022 9:00pm-9:59pm PDT
this is cnn breaking news. >> hello and welcome to our viewers joining us from all around the world and in the united, i am michael holmes at the cnn sis center in atlanta. a sprawling steel factory in mariupol is all that remains of ukrainian forces defending the tra teenagic-port city. they are surrounded by russian troops, but have refused to surrender amid the nonstop shelling and gun battles. russian president vladimir putin has now ordered troops to impose a blockade that, quote, even a fly can't get through, rather than storm the facility. besides sheltering the ukrainian fighters, the kmeks has also been home to hundreds of men, women, and chirp children who are reportedly running out of food and water. the factory owner describes the
situation inside as, quote, close to a catastrophe. now, not far away, the grim discovery of more suspected mass graves. mariupol officials estimate 20 thp city residents have died so far. many of those bodies now believed to have been dumped in the long trenches you see on your screen. now, despite president putin's incredible boast of, quote, liberating mariupol, despite the images you have seen, the u.s. president, joe biden, says it is questionable how much of the city russian troops actually control. ukraine, for its part, denies the city has fallen. for more, let's bring in isa soares, who is live for us in la viefb, in ukraine. good morning, to you, isa. >> good morning, michael. and the dire situation you were describing in the azov steel factory we have been reporting in fact for days, the ukrainian fighters remain define.
surrender it seems does not appear to be in their v vocabulary. we have more now from our own matt rivers. >> we destroyed one tank today. two armored fighting vehicles, and one armored personnel carrier. the numbers of enemy' losses are still increasing. >> reporter: this is ilia, an officer in the azov battalion, currently fighting for his life and others inside the besieged azov steel plant in mariupol. the plant has taken constant bombardment for days on end while he strikes a defiant tone. >> right now, ukraine just -- not just fighting for ourself, we are fight for the freedom. >> reporter: and yet, the reality in mariupol is that russia controls the vast majority of the city, apart from the last-remaining pocket of ukrainian resistance. enough that vladimir putin felt compelled to claim victory in the first city he tried and failed to capture years ago.
it is a great achievement he says, i congratulate you. but ukraine and its allies have rejected the notion that mariupol has fallen. how can that be when the russians have yet to force out the remaining ukrainian fighters? putin seemingly aware of this, acknowledge fighters remain in the steel plant and essentially said no problem, just wait them out. he says there is no need to climb into these catacombs and crawl underground, block off this industrial area so a fly cannot get through. for those inside the plant, this new blockade strategy -- a sign of weakness of the russian military -- a force that has tried and failed for weeks, to force out remaining resistance. >> russia, right now, is cowardly hesitating with the -- the final assault we call this because they know that they will fail and they will fail.
>> reporter: no matter bl whether the russians cannot or will not fight their way into the steel complex, the end result is the same. ukrainian fighters inside are not only responsible for themselves but for the hundreds of civilians they say are sheltering there. some seen here in unverified video from ukraine's government. >> most heartbreaking thing in this that we have limited supplies here, and we are trying to share everything with civilians. but russia claims it will use -- will use them as a human shield. it's it's [ bleep ] because, you know, real military doesn't do this. >> reporter: and even outside the steal plant in areas firmly under russian control, tens thousands of civilians that need to be evacuated cannot. only a fraction managed to leave in the last few days. some seen here, arriving in the ukrainian city of zaporizhzhia, not thousands, not hundreds, but mere dozens after ukraine says russian forces violated cease-fire agreements.
>> translator: it is more like not a war but a terrorist operation by russia against mariupol and the people of the city. >> reporter: matt rivers, cnn, lviv, ukraine. >> a truly dire situation you are witnessing inside mariupol. meanwhile, a gruesome example of russian soldiers' brutality is allegedly caught on tape. ukrainian military intelligence says it intercepted russian' communications giving an order to kill ukrainian pows, specifically those in the luhansk region, which is bearing brunt of russia's renewed attacks. sl have a listen to this. >> translator: what can i tell you, dammit? you keep the most senior and let the rest go. let them go forever, dammit, so that no one will ever see them again. including relatives. >> now, cnn cannot verify the aw
then tisty of the recording. ukraine says previous sp intercepted where soldiers and civilians as we told you at the top of the hour are holed up. let's dig deeper now into russia's plans for ukraine. we are joined by former-mots cow correspondent and russia scholar at the hudson institute. david, thanks is very much for joining us. let me get your thoughts on really the latest moves by the russian forces that we were explaining there in mariupol. president putin as you probably heard in the last 24 hours has truly been putting a spin on this, saying it's opinion successfully liberated -- those were his words. we know that is not the case there is still that popular resistance but he needs to sell this at home, does he not? >> yes definitely and there is an important date coming up, may 9th. that is the anniversary of the
soviet' victory in the second world war. it is a huge holiday in russia. and it's really the sim bowl of the regime's strength and legitimacy. so if their -- the reason why i think they have decided against a storm of the steel plant is simply because they are afraid of the sim bow he lizm. during the second world war, in stalingrad and the tractor factories and other factories in stalingrad against the nazi invaders. any depiction of ukrainians fighting against russian troops in that steel complex on may 9th will -- will reeevoke very, ver inconvenient memories because it will suggest it is now the russians who are in the role of the nazis. >> but in that point, david, do you think that the russian forces are being made aware that perhaps they need some sort of
win ahead of that key date? >> i think that is unquestionably the case. it's -- it's a -- every russian soldier will understand that. but they will also understand that it's -- some of these attacks are just suicide attacks. they are aware of the -- of the incredible casualties that the russians are taking. and by the way, the ukrainians are likely to mount a counterattack of their own on may 9th. >> so david, you know, the thought of taking mariupol that has been encircle now for weeks on end, if and whenever that happens, would still be a -- a pretty big strategic price for putin. explain to our viewers, why putin needs this at this stable? >> well, they -- they -- they -- they are attempting to create a land bridge to occupy crimea, for one thing.
but it is important to bear in mind that they -- they can take caretory. the question demonstrated by the incredible resistance in mariupol. and uh, you can take -- take a city but can -- can -- can you continue to occupy it in the face of partisan warfare? which is definitely what is going to happen, if in fact they can even take it. >> and i mean they really hope, clearly -- the kremlin -- that victory would come much more easily, now what, da
gas purchases, which of course may -- may have consequences economically for west, and sustain the ukrainian' military resistantness, the russian -- the russian ibvation will be broken but it has -- it has to be a concerted, and determined effort and it has to have both economic and military components. we have -- and we have to request all the way. that means no money goes to russia for oil and gas at all. >> and that is what he we have been waiting to see. it hasn't happened so farmt we will keep an eye when what happens the next few weeks. like you said, david, the situation is just -- it is incredible to watch what is happening here, especially as we just heard the last fewer hours or so about those harrowing details of mass graves uncovered just outside o washington, i appreciate you taking time to
speak to us. thanks, david. and i will be back with more from la veesk in the next hour, but first, let's go back to michael holmes in atlanta. michael. >> all right, we will see you next hour. thanks for that. now, polls suggesting a tight race in suspected's runoff election in france. coming up next, how russia and ukraine took the political spotlight just days before voters head to the polls. you are watching c "cnn newsroo" b we'll bebe right back. ♪ ♪ we believe there's an . ♪ that's why we build technology that makes it possible for every business...
and every person... to come to the table and do more incredible things. (fisher investments) it's easy to think that all money managers are pretty much the same, but at fisher investments we're clearly different. (other money manager) different how? you sell high commission investment products, right? (fisher investments) nope. fisher avoids them. (other money manager) well, you must earn commissions on trades. (fisher investments) never at fisher investments. (other money manager) ok, then you probably sneak in some hidden and layered fees. (fisher investments) no. we structure our fees so we do better when clients do better. that might be why most of our clients come from other money managers. at fisher investments, we're clearly different. certified turbocharger, suspension and fuel injection. translation: certified goosebumps. certified from headlamp to tailpipe. that's certified head turns. and it's all backed by our unlimited mileage warranty. that means unlimited peace of mind. mercedes-benz certified pre-owned.
translation: the mercedes of your dreams is closer than you think. when a normal day is anything but normal, we fit your schedule, with our unique tub over tub process installed in as little as a day. bath fitter. it just fits. visit bathfitter.com to book your free consultation. i love being outside. my eyes...not so much. until i found new clear eyes® allergy. just one drop means all day relief, and my eyes...feel amazing. new clear eyes allergy. your eyes deserve the best™. my a1c stayed here, it needed to be here. ruby's a1c is down with rybelsus®. my a1c wasn't at goal,
now i'm down with rybelsus®. mom's a1c is down with rybelsus®. (♪ ♪) in a clinical study, once-daily rybelsus® significantly lowered a1c better than a leading branded pill. rybelsus® isn't for people with type 1 diabetes. don't take rybelsus® if you or your family ever had medullary thyroid cancer, or have multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, or if allergic to it. stop rybelsus® and get medical help right away if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, severe stomach pain, or an allergic reaction. serious side effects may include pancreatitis. tell your provider about vision problems or changes. taking rybelsus® with a sulfonylurea or insulin increases low blood sugar risk. side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may lead to dehydration, which may worsen kidney problems. need to get your a1c down? (♪ ♪) ask your healthcare provider about rybelsus® today. allergies don't have to be scary.
spraying flonase daily stops your body from overreacting to allergens all season long. psst! psst! flonase all good. welcome back. the two french presidential candidates who are about to make final pitches to voters' ahead of sunday's runoff. president emmanuel macron will healed hollywood his last campaign rally a few hours from now. in a speech to voeers near paris on thursday, he warned against normalizing far-right ideology in france. his far-right opponent, marine
le pen, will hit the campaign trail in northern france. friday is the last day of campaigning before voters head to the polls. the contest, the rematch of a presidential runoff in 2017, when mr. macron easily beat le pen but this time around, polls suggest a much closer race, even though the president still holds a small lead. now, the last round of campaigning comes after ma kroep and le pen traded barbs in a tv debate wednesday. as melissa bell reports, that debate brought russia and ukraine to the forefront of the presidential contest. >> reporter: two candidates, two visions for france, two possible outcomes for ukraine with russia taking center stage in france's presidential race. >> translator: you depend on russian power. you depend on mr. putin. >> i am an absolutely and totally free woman. >> reporter: as one of the few western leaders with a line open to both moscow and kyiv, macron
led efforts to avoid the war, missing start of the campaign back home, and leading to accusations that he was disconnect from concerns of ordinary-french voters. his rival, the far right's marine le pen may have got a head start on the sfuchl but the war also cast her campaign in a different light. an early flyer reminded voters of a 23017 visit to the kremlin, where she called for an end to sanctions imposed against russia after it annexed crimea. >> crimea. it was part of ukraine. >> crimea was russian. it has always been russian. >> reporter: at the time, ukraine threatened to ban her from its soil. on wednesday, president zelenskyy seems to offer an olive branch. >> if that candidate for the presidency will realize that she is wrong, then it will be a
different issue. >> reporter: russia's jailed-opposition leader, lealei navalny, urge tweeting about the bank from which le pen's party took a nearly $20 million loan in 2014, saying it is a well-known money-laundering agency created at the instigation of putin hours after navalny as tweet, the candidates sat down for their first and only debate this election cycle. >> translator: when you are talking about russia, you are talking to your banker. that is the problem with marine le pen. >> she insilkts the loan wiz strictly a financial arrangement that her party is reimbursing in full and the war social security has changed some of her positions. she now backs some sanctions although she is weary about sanctions on energy. >> to pretend the french or other european peoples could absorb the consequences of acate
cut off of gas, oil, or raw terls is simply irresponsible. >> france, though, has gone further than just sanctions. sending 100 million euros' worth of weaponry to kyiv. something, le pen says, she would be putined about. she also announced last week after the war, she would seek a strategic between nato and russia. like so often in this came campaign, it found its way into her press conference. and to transform dwrurp into a much looser ialliance of sovereign nations. given the importance of the unity of both these last few months, the war may have intruded on the campaign but there is also a campaign that could have a profound effect on the war. melissa bell. cl nh paris. cnn european affairs
commentator, dominic thomas. maybe early for you, so appreciate you getting up. many are saying that, you know, while macron won this debate, le pen performed much better than expected. would -- would you agree with that? and if so, how is better than expected help her campaign? were any needles moved? >> yeah. so i think obviously, it is a sort of a stage way about going about character iedsing debate. macron well ware of the fact this debate would be a referendum on hpresidency re tuesdayed to debate in the first round so all taepgz was what would happen here. i think the advantage for macron in this situation, of course he was. >> of course under great scrutiny was he got to talk about his experience as -- as a president, and to dead himself against all the attacks that were hurled at him during the particular debeat because the big drugle in ma lien le pen in the lee times she's run for the
presidency has been to convince the electorate she is capable of assuming the presidency and to o overcome her low-favorability ratings. and ma kroip was able to turn that around, actually underscore the fact it is her people need to be ae afraid of as they move forward. >> he was able to step out and appeal and point out be tepd of date to go back to the heart of yofr question, i don't think move theed needle to any protection intersection. if anything, it helped reassure some voters voting for him in another runoff stage, that compared to marine le pen, he is the only alternative. >> to your point, it does seem a lot voefters don't want a far-right cam kand date fwhau they don't like macron's
policies either. is it fair to say getting those people who fear the far right or voted for the far left to bother voting a all? >> yeah, it is -- it is a huge risk. you know, and it's interesting to think in the last 20 years, not a single incumbent has won even since they changed it to a five-year term and the big lesson is really going back to 2002 when these major shifts occurred in mainstream parties because 28% of people in 2002 go did not vote in the first round and marine le pen ended up going into that stage. and to the extent in this last election, the main parties of the light and left only scored 7% of the votes. i think the frs tragz comes around ma kroep is also around the system. remember when we covered the
elections, and scholes with 70% not voting for him. big difference because the german system is a coalition and representative system. this is a winner-takes-all system. and voters are frustrate that, for the third time in five elections, they have delivered a le pen kand date and as much as they are used to voting against can't dades, to have le pen on the menu again is frustrating. knowing she does better out of abstentions and people simply stying home that day and that's really been the danger and the story of the trump election with hilly clinton, and the brexit vote as well, miegle. >> right. right. right. and outside of france's borders, le pen's kolsy, of course, was once to leave the european union. she's changd that policy but what would a le pen vacatery
look? are will you eu leaders nervous? >> she is ab illiberalist. at the european parliament as elected member were the far right from italy, germany, netherlands and so on so show has a track record there or claim she moved afrom that, i think the situation in youukrai going it alone, not being a member of nato, not being mart of the european union is a really problem and these are the exactly kinds of things that would weaken the europe yab union that is able to stand up in a whole range of polil questions be it stands up to russia and to united states and china. and policies around border control, privileging french predicts and so on.
all these would irnd mine the europe union and multilateral order. >> dominic tomts in paris for us. appreciate it. >> thank you. and do join us sunday 8:00 p.m., paris time, eastern time in the u.s. f for our special-live coverage of the french elections right here on cnn. up next. one man's brave politician to save those who so greatly want to es scape. do stay with us. we'll be right back.
so, people can get a free samsung galaxy s22 when they trade in a galaxy, any year any condition. oh i get it. so you can take your old phone, that you've had for 12 years and loved every minute of, and trade it in for something new that suits your life now? that's right, yeah. and then enjoy immediate success, even though you'll never forget your old phone. ever. it's a great trade. life-changing. get a free samsung galaxy s22 with any galaxy trade-in. any year. any condition. only at at&t.
we have to be able to repair the enamel on a daily basis. with pronamel repair toothpaste, we can help actively repair enamel in its weakened state. it's innovative. my go to toothpaste is going to be pronamel repair. grillin', chillin', spillin', dillin'. bec-ing. never brie-ing. smokin', yolkin', flippin', dippin'. if you're not oozing, then you're losing. tater totting, cold or hotting. mealin', feelin', pie-ing, trying. color your spread. upgrade your bread. pair it. share it. kraft singles. square it.
♪ ♪ ♪i'm so defensive,♪ ♪i got bongos thumping in my chest♪ ♪and something tells me they don't beat me♪ ♪ ♪ ♪he'd better not take the ring from me.♪ let's do it. we already hit the bank, the museum, the jewelry store. where to next? next, we save hundreds with xfinity mobile. huh? -mmm. you know, unlimited data. oh. nationwide 5g at no extra cost. [ chuckles ] that's a steal. wait, wait, wait. are we stealing the safe? we're saving so much, it's like stealing. well, you're the tech expert webs. is it reliable? you tell me. wah ping. it's reliable and fast. wireless savings so good, even the bad guys love it. switch to xfinity mobile today. and see dreamworks
"the bad guys." xfinity mobile runs on america's most reliable 5g network, but for up to half the price of verizon, so you have more money for more stuff. this phone? fewer groceries. this phone? more groceries! this phone? fewer concert tickets. this phone? more concert tickets. and not just for my shows. switch to xfinity mobile for half the price of verizon. that's a savings of over $500 a year. switch today. u.s. military hardware is heading too ukraine as quakely aas possible.
he also announced an atigzle 500 medical dollars to support ukraine yaen government. those weapons shipments including howitzer canons, 144,000 artillery rounds, and a type of attack drone the pentagon tailored ukraine kaes's specific needs. the president invoked teddy roosevelt as he suggested the i say and its allies are doing more than they let on. >> we want all to be able to twer advertise everything in our fight for freedom but sometimes we will speak softly and carerya large javelin because we are sending a lot of those in, as well. >> the president, also, said russian flagged or russian-owned ships would be barred from u.s. ports. u.s. airspace, already, of course, closed to russian aircraft. well, many have been forced to flee as russia intensifies its campaign in earn ukraine. for those desperate to escape,
it halmost impossible coming under fire of some sort but bun brave ukrainian is willing to risk his life to rem help evacuate. more from cnn's clarissa ward. >> it is a road few are willing to take anymore. but every day, volunteer alexander makes the dangerous drive towards russian forces in his hometown to rescue fellow residents from the heavy fighting. they shell everything, he tells us. school buses, the red cross, anything that moves. >> reporter: so why do you do this work? i love my town, and i can't leave it. >> he says, i can't leave the people here. somebody needs to help people. he is hoping the rain provide thes some letup in the relentless artillery.
it is better for us but worse for the road, he says. you can't see the potholes and the shrapnel from the shells. he arrives at the village in the outskirts. in the last few days, it's come under heavy shelling. now, being evacuated with his son vladimir, neighbor shouts to show what the russians have done. those who stay here are now completely ought cutoff from basic services. so there is no electricity here, no water at all and you can see they are actually collectling rainwater. >> it is time for them to go. their entire life now packed into the trunk of al zanlder's car. as we get out to take a look, a tearful woman emerges. she tells us it happened two days earlier. the first hit bwas at 5:50 and
there was a second hit she says, and that hit my garage. she takes us around what remains of her home. the steady thuds of artillery can still be heard. >> the roof is completely destroyed. >> this is where the first shell hit, she says. galina ha h just woke upon up and lying in bed when this happened. we have nothing left, she says. in the living room, she takes down the drapes that were hung to hide any light. this is how we tried to mask ourselves, she tells us. there is no need for them anymore. they still don't want to leave their home but she understands that russia's offensive here has only just begun and it's going
to get much worse. i lived until 60 and now i have lost everything, she says. honestly, i have no words. for those who do leave, there are few good options. alexander takes them to a dormitory in the nearby town. they can stay five days for free. after that, it's up to them. in the next door bed, a couple rescued by alexander tell us there is nothing left of their home. but they don't blame president putin. thank you america, she says. it's a horror. it is a nightmare. >> reporter: so it's interesting. she is saying that she thinks that russia actually wanted to
negotiate here. and she blames america, primarily, for this war. putin wants to find a peaceful solution her husband tells us. please don't tell this bullshit to the whole world, alexander says. it is not an undmon view in these parts of eastern ukraine making the situation here all the more complex. alexander says he evacuates everyone, whatever their mill views. he knows there are still so many out there, who need his help. clarissa ward, cnn, ukraine. >> putting names and faces to the victims of this warment quick break here, when we come back on "cnn newsroom," the british prime min store boris johnson on a trade trip to india but is it enough to distract from a new investigation over party-gate? we will bae right back. the rocket.
(camera shutters) the all-new lx 600. ready for any arena. ♪ ♪ at booking.com, finding perfect isn't rocket science. kitchen? sorted. hot tub, why not? and of course, puppy-friendly. we don't like to say perfect, but it's pretty perfect. booking.com, booking.yeah. i am here because they revolutionized immunotherapy. i am here because they saw how cancer adapts to different oxygen levels and starved it. i am here because they switched off egfr gene mutation and stopped the growth of tumor cells. there's a place that's making one advanced cancer discovery after another for 75 years. i am here... i am here.... because of dana-farber. what we do here changes lives everywhere. i am here.
at xfinity, we live and work in the same neighborhood as you. we're always working to keep you connected to what you love. and now, we're working to bring you the next generation of wifi. it's ultra-fast. faster than a gig. supersonic wifi. only from xfinity. it can power hundreds of devices with three times the bandwidth. so your growing wifi needs will be met. supersonic wifi only from us... xfinity. xfinity mobile runs on america's most reliable 5g network, but for up to half the price of verizon,
so you have more money for more stuff. this phone? fewer groceries. this phone? more groceries! this phone? fewer concert tickets. this phone? more concert tickets. and not just for my shows. switch to xfinity mobile for half the price of verizon. that's a savings of over $500 a year. switch today. welcome back. british prime minister boris johnson will face a third
investigation into the so-called "partygate" scandal. the probe will determine if mr. johnson knowingly misled parliament when he denied any rules were broken at downing street. the scandal concerns a party held in june of 2020, at the prime minister's residence when public-health restrictions predic prohibited most gatherings. he was fined by metropolitan police for attending the gathering and name russ fines have been issued for a number of events that took place at downing street during nation restrictions. this is all happening as mr. johnson is scheduled to meet with the indian prime minister, narendra modi, in the coming hours. mr. johnson, on a trip to india, that doning street says will seal two-way investment deals worth more than a billion u.s. dollars. i am joined now by cnn's in new delhi. so fill us in on when's been happening in this trip and what
we can expect from the meeting between the two leaders. >> the uk prime minister while he fatss that scandal back home in his country, he faces another controversy in india already, michael. yesterday, which is thursday, boris johnson visited a heavy equipment factory in the western state owned by a british firm wherein he did mount one of those bull tp dozers. to put into context why this happened, very recently, there was a demolition drive in india's capital new delhi where a predominantly neighborhood saw b bulldozers on saturday and actually demolishing some of the properties owned by the muslims in the area. muslims we have spoken to have claimed this is essentially to target them. they are a minority community here in india. so, when boris zwjohnson actual
went into one of those bull dozers and nestle international came out with a tweet slamming his actions calling it ig incorporate and pressing for the uk prime minister to talk about human right rns here in india while he talks with prime minister narendra modi. all eyes will be on that meeting. you have already spoken about the trade deals that the two are looking out. boris johnson has said they are looking at another free grade agreement by autumn and that is what they will be focus on as long as security ties as well as ukraine. when he was pressed on the issue of ukraine and india's stand, boris johnson has said india has already taken a strong stand on the bucha incident in ukraine. but of course, he will be talking about india's very neutral stand on ukraine, which has been criticized by the west over the last few weeks. so, all eyes will be on those talks today between johnson and modi. >> we will be checking to see
how they go. thanks so much. frustrations boiling over, as residents of shapg high have been lockdown for weeks now, thanks to china's zero-covid policy and it is taking a massive toll on residents and ex-pats with no clear end on when the lockdown will be lifted. the government reported 11 more deaths on thursday. david culver with the details. >> reporter: test positive for covid-19 in shanghai? and chinese officials want you out of your home and sent to a government-quarantine facility, assuming there is space. >> there is nowhere for them to send me. i am not allowed to go in the hospital. >> and i have to day stay here. >> reporter: manner josh vaughn taken to a pop-up tent outside a shanghai hospital. >> this is supposed to be like a nice hospital. and this -- this is where i was
sleeping tonight. >> reporter: china's zero-covid policy requires every positive case and close contact to be isolated. in the city inundated with a omicron-fueled surge that began in early march, that has been a scramble to build makeshift isolation centers. the government evicting some residents from their homes, so their apartments can be turned into quarankwarn even tooen facilities. people living in the most international city, frustrated by the city's admittedly and chaotic execution of a harsh lockdown and mass-quarantine efforts. for ex-pats, it is even more difficult. >> positive about 12 days ago, there is no way i'm still positive. this recording wide hi shared on social media, appearing to capture agitation one german resident experienced with a shanghai local official, who called to apparently take him to quarantine for a second time. >> i have been in the camp already. they didn't want me. think send me back home.
it's ridiculous. if it is great for you, the government, shanghai, for china, it is a really big joke. so come here take a test. i will be negative and then we can talk. >> reporter: others left in covid limbo. >> the only way i can open die my door and tell them i receive food because there is no way we can get food from outside. >> reporter: gabriel who asked he with only use his first name fearing repercussions, he says officials told him his results were abnormal never confirming he actually had covid. still, they kept inside inside for days. a covid guard importanted to keep him from leaving. >> it feels like they don't know what to do with foreigners. or not really working with foreigners. >> china's gateway to the world, shanghai, was widely viewed as a foreign-friendly metropolis.
hundreds of global companies have a sig nif can't footprint here. but after nearly month of harsh locke down measures, and more than two years of relent lts border controls, more and more foreign nationals are desperate to get out. >> especial ly for us international people, it's like we are going back in time. >> in online chat groups, we found dozens of other ex-pats now trying to leave. one person writing, china used to have it article. it is just not the ex-pat friendly place it used to be. and this person saying the first kur four and a half years were incredible. shanghai isn't the same o anymore. josh vaughn, eager to hang on, he has got too much invested in his company. >> have put everything i have preparing myself for this season and it is a make us or break us moment. >> with each passing day, the impact of this locke down is reshaping shanghai's future,
leaving locals increasingly frustrated and fatigued, and ex-pats preparing their exit. david culver, cnn shanghai. the max exodus of ukrainians in poland has slowed and in fact might be turning around. coming up, why a growing number of ukrainians are returning home despite the threat from russia. allergies dodon't have to be scary. spraying flonase daily stopss your body from overreacting to allergens alll season long. psst! psst! flonase all good. who's on it with jardiance? we're 25 million prescriptions strong. we're managing type 2 diabetes... ...and heart risk. we're woing up a sweat before coffee. and saying, “no thanks...” .to a boston cream. jardiance is a once-daily pill that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular death for adults who also have known heart disease. so, it could help save your life from a heart attack or stroke. and jardiance lowers a1c. jardiance can cause serious side effects including...
...dehydration, genital yeast or urinary tract infections, and sudden kidney problems. ketoacidosis is a serious side effect that may be fatal. a rare, but life-threatening bacterial infection in the skin of the perineum could occur. stop taking jardiance and call your doctor right away... ...if you have symptoms of this bacterial infection, ...ketoacidosis, or an allergic reaction, ...and don't take it if you're on dialysis. taking jardiance with a sulfonylurea or insulin may cause low blood sugar. lower a1c and lower risk of a fatal heart attack? we're on it. we're on it. with jardiance. ask your doctor about jardiance. [singing] oven roasted cooold cuts cooold cuts
now beyond the human cost of russia's war on ukraine, the monetary cost is also adding up. the president of the world bank on thursday put the current price tag at $60 billion. that's the estimated cost of damage to ukraine's buildings and infrastructure. ukraine's president broke down his country's economic needs. >> translator: at this time, we
need up to $7 billion u.s. dollars each month to make up for the economic losses. we will need hundreds of billions of dollars to rebuild all of this later. >> a growing number of refugees in eastern europe are returning to ukraine, despite the threat posed by russia. more than 5 million people have fled ukraine since russia's full-fledged invasion began two months ago. but the mass exodus of ukrainians into poland has slowed. scott maclean reports. >> reporter: in the early days of war, trains leaving ukraine were standing room only. packed with terrified women and children. trains going the other way were virtually empty. as the bombs fell and trains rolled, millions desperately tried to get out, most to poland. nowadays more people go back
into poland than come out. do you think that the mass exodus is over? >> no, we can never say that. it's hard to predict, actually, the direction of the crisis. >> reporter: in the first stop in poland for many ukrainians traveling by train, the mayor was once overwhelmed by the number of refugees showing up every day. not anymore. >> it looks better. we're better organized as well after two months of experience. and we're happy, we are so happy that situation in ukraine looks better at this moment. >> reporter: inside the station, natalia belcic and her family are heading back, about 50 miles from the contested city of m mykolaiv. >> my child was so scared. >> reporter: they fled to a small town in northern germany where the government put them up in a nice hotel.
but they say they had little help beyond that. >> translator: we didn't know what to do. nobody helped us to find jobs. well, we were told we needed to speak german. >> reporter: you're willing to take a small risk to get your life back? >> yes. we want to go back. after all, home is home. >> reporter: down the hall, natalia fled kyiv just days into the war. while she stayed with friends in germany, her neighborhood withstood russian shelling. now that the russians have retreated, she is going back. >> translator: it's a bit scary, but i've been looking forward to seeing my husband. i never thought this would last a long time. i thought it would be for a week or two. i don't want to start a new life in germany without my husband. >> reporter: at the border, the lineup to get into ukraine stretches for five miles. and at the polish side of a pedestrian crossing, there are more volunteers than refugees.
oksana darish is going back to see her parents in kyiv. >> actually for easter. i want to meet my parents. i miss them very, very much. >> reporter: scott mclean, cnn. thanks for spending part of your day with me. i will be back with mother news after the break. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ as the world watches the tragedy in ukraine, oil and gas ceos see an opportunity to get richer. hiking gas prices here at home and profiting off of putin's war. this will continue to happen - as long as we're dependent on oil.
americans have had enough. right now, congress can accelerate the transition to clean energy. energy that won't run out. energy that's cheaper for all of us. energy that's made in america to stay in america. congress - let's get it done. to be a thriver with metastatic breast cancer means... asking for what we want. and need. and we need more time. so, we want kisqali. women are living longer than ever before with kisqali... ..when taken with an aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant in postmenopausal women or in men with hr+, her2- metastatic breast cancer. kisqali is a pill that's significantly more effective at delaying disease progression versus an aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant alone. kisqali can cause lung problems, or an abnormal heartbeat, which can lead to death. it can cause serious skin reactions, liver problems, and low white blood cell counts that may result in severe infections. tell your doctor right away if you have new or worsening symptoms, including breathing problems, cough, chest pain, a change in your heartbeat, dizziness, yellowing of the skin or eyes,
dark urine, tiredness, loss of appetite, abdomen pain, bleeding, bruising, fever, chills, or other symptoms of an infection, a severe or worsening rash, are or plan to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. avoid grapefruit during treatment. ask your doctor about living longer with kisqali. so, people can get a free samsung galaxy s22 when they trade in a galaxy, any year any condition. oh i get it. so you can take your old phone, that you've had for 12 years and loved every minute of, and trade it in for something new that suits your life now? that's right, yeah. and then enjoy immediate success, even though you'll never forget your old phone. ever. it's a great trade. life-changing. get a free samsung galaxy s22 with any galaxy trade-in. any year. any condition. only at at&t.
♪ on the road again ♪ ♪ just can't wait ♪ ♪ to get on the road again ♪ ♪ the life i love ♪ ♪ is making music with my friends ♪ ♪ and i can't wait ♪ ♪ to get on the road again ♪ hit the road in skechers. do you think any of us will look back in our lives, and regret the things we didn't buy? (camera shutters) or the places we didn't go. ♪ ♪ bipolar depression. it made me feel trapped in a fog. this is art inspired by real stories of bipolar depression. i just couldn't find my way out of it. the lows of bipolar depression can take you to a dark place. latuda could make a real difference in your symptoms. latuda was proven to significantly reduce bipolar depression symptoms and in clinical studies, had no substantial impact on weight. this is where i want to be. call your doctor about sudden behavior changes or suicidal thoughts. antidepressants can increase these in children and young adults.
elderly dementia patients have increased risk of death or stroke. report fever, confusion, stiff or uncontrollable muscle movements, which may be life threatening or permanent. these aren't all the serious side effects. now i'm back where i belong. ask your doctor if latuda is right for you. pay as little as zero dollars for your first prescription. this is cnn breaking news. >> hello, and welcome to our viewers all around the world and here in the united states, coming to you live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta. i'm michael holmes. i appreciate your company. we do begin with the breaking news out of ukraine. a sprawling steel factory in mariupol all that remains of ukrainian forces defending that strategic port city.