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static. it is ever evolving, al -- as is the heart of the city. come with your eyes wide open. revisit these places enthusiastically. change is exciting. i can't wait to see what paris becomes next. >> this is cnn breaking news. >> hello pick a warm welcome joining us in the united states and around the world. we are live in ukraine. the long-awaited effort to evacuate civilians stranded at a mariupol steel plant are finally underway. a short time ago, we could see another tent.
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>> i am rosemary church. cnn world headquarters in atlanta. i will have the other top stories, including clashes between israelis and palestinians after another week of deadly virus. will take you live to jerusalem. >> welcome to the show, everyone. it is 9:00 a.m. in ukraine. we begin where hope is finally arriving for hundreds of civilians trapped inside a bombed out steel plant and that the seas to city. on sunday, ukraine's president said more than 100 people were able to escape. we have just learned that city officials will be attempting another evacuation convoy soon. the u.n. and red cross are assisting in those evacuation efforts. local authorities had to put the operations on pause on sunday night for security reasons. that is what they are saying. the ukrainian commander said that russian forces began firing on the plant as soon as sundays evacuations were done. that is in mariupol. to the west, we witnessed
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hundreds of people fleeing their homes in russian occupied our son. meanwhile, russian shelling has been hammering towns in eastern ukraine. joan video shows one video. on sunday, local officials say the that at least seven people were killed. >> of course, our top story cannot be overstated just how dire the situation has been for many in mariupol. new satellite images shows almost every building has been destroyed. estimated about 100,000 people are still trapped in the city. scott mclean has more on the efforts to get them out. >> reporter: broad daylight and a row of buses wait for these
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world-weary civilians. the long-awaited humanitarian corridor to evacuate shellshocked people open briefly on sunday, about 100 people left the ruins of the steel plant and then the operation was paused. it could be a lifeline for those wanting to escape the deceased lost city, which has been pulverized by russian artillery in recent weeks. it is estimated that hundreds of civilians are still stuck in bunkers under the steel plant and during days and nights of relentless bombing, trapped with little food, water, or medicine. red cross and united nations say they are coordinating a safe passage operation which will transport evacuees. volodymyr zelenskyy said it took moving heaven and earth to make as they happen. talks to open the quarter completely broke down repeated lady.
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>> after many weeks of negotiations, after many attempts, proposals, finally, there is not a date that we did not try to find a solution that would save our people. today, for the first time in all of the days of the war, this vital court order has started working. >> this evacuate, part of the red cross and u.n. convoy says that she is glad to be above ground again. she says she spent week in a bomb shelter and the attacks were terrifying. >> the shelling was so strong it kept hitting near us. at the exit of the bomb shelter on the top few steps, you could breathe, as there was not enough oxygen i was afraid to even walk out and breathe do some fresh air. >> russia's defense ministry also says evacuations are taking place in mariupol. it says 80 civilians were transported from the complex to
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a russian controlled area ukraine says there are hopes that more evacuations will continue monday. but there are reports of shelling once again in the city. scott mclean, cnn, lviv, ukraine. >> we are expecting evacuations to begin as soon as that get started, we will keep you posted. the refugee crisis from this war is worsening by the day. the un's is almost 5 and half million people have now fled ukraine since the invasion began in late january. that is about 12% of ukraine's entire population. the vast majority continue to head west where more than 3 million refugees crossing into poland going to bring in the director of anova ukraine, a non-profit organization providing huge humanitarian aid. let me start in mariupol. i know your team is on the ground, helping with those
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sheltering in mariupol. give us a sense of what they have been seeing and hearing on the ground. >> yes, the situation remains a tragic on day 68 of the war. at the same time, the plight of civilians holed up in the underground city below the steel plant is breaking our hearts. in terms of location, the volunteers that we funded were able to get it to the outskirts of mariupol and bring food and medicine and get some people out. at the same time, for operational securities, i can only talk to what we did up until a week ago. the efforts continue. we are funding and continue to fund these efforts and continuing to receive donations to help the people of ukraine. >> and just on that point, i know you can provide much information, give us a sense of the challenges of bringing food
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and anything you can bring to those in need to inside the city of mariupol, of course 100,000 people still sheltering underground in the city. >> the challenges are related to finding routes to get to the outskirts of the city. there are many checkpoints of russian forces. in some cases, they take away the vehicles. they can take away the humanitarian aid, the food. in some cases, they let the zen. the main goal is to evacuate people and support them and let them survive. >> i'm guessing as you pointed out, the security of your own team and what that means in trying to get that operation successfully underway. i know that your ngo has been raising money for the people of ukraine. give us a sense of how much you
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have been able to raise and where that money in particularly is going towards? >> since the beginning of the war, when we started fundraising, we raised over $20 million. we spent between 14 and 15 million so far, which is a large fraction. a large fraction of the money has been going to medical items. we provide hospital medicine. would provide medical equipment which is requested by ukrainian hospitals. first aid medications and devices such as tourniquets. basic need s
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also prioritize the projects that are most dire. this changes week by week based on the feedback we get from the volunteers in different parts of ukraine. >> of course, it is worth reminding people, as we talk about mariupol, it is not just people stuck inside, which has been dire, we been doing that for two weeks or so now. but it
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is what comes next, it is the fact that they will be displaced. that comes with a whole host of the challenges. what are your teams on the ground doing to try and meet those needs? >> we are supporting a number of refugee camps and organizations and orphanage, the number of people displaced is increasing. this is by millions. this is challenging. they need food. they need medicine. they need places to live there isn't enough places to live in some places. many sleeping bags again this depends on the place or a specific group. we are also turning our attention to efforts to rebuild ukraine, especially in northern parts of ukraine, where the russian forces were basically chased away and these places
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were liberated. we have funded mlss for bucha. we have funded generators for regions. we are continuing to see what needs to be done to help people return to their houses. we have provided plywood to replace the glass so houses can be habitable again point >> in that you mentioned that your providing medical supplies and helping with hospitals as well. what are your teams are seeing in the east of ukraine and what they have been facing as the offense pushes on? >> the hospitals are getting more and more people who are wounded, critically wounded, this includes many civilians who were not prepared for this at all. there is a wide range of medications that hospitals are
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requesting. we are able to work with large distributors in ukraine that in many cases have these medications in warehouses. as a matter of connecting the requesters to the suppliers and paying for the delivery and the medications himself. there are multiple pages for individual hospitals. >> i really appreciate you taking the time to talk to us and all of the team that you and your work are doing on the ground. thank you very much. >> thank you point >> russia has claimed that any soldiers who do remain in mariupol still plant would be treated humanely. but we have found evidence to the contrary. a warning. the story contains disturbing content and photo. >> propaganda to the last remaining defenders of mariupol.
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>> the video says we guarantee that we will save your lives and we will follow international laws to guarantee humane treatment. such will be the case with this man a captured ukrainian soldier the 25-year-old member of ukraine's territorial defense force was captured at the still complex, the last remaining pockets of resistance in the city. cnn has a geo-located the building behind them to an area just northwest of the plant. a russian soldier, detailing how they will be treated. >> as your captured, he said, we will treat you with honor and understanding. these videos were published on april 20th. five days later, don sonic was dead. this picture of his face hauntingly lifeless was asset to his mother by officials in russians held done yesterday. >> we read out the numbers and were hung up on when we
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identified as journalists. they also sent a picture of his chest with the tattoo on the body clearly matching the one seen on him when he was still alive in russian propaganda videos. >> when you first so that message, what went through your mind? >> nothing. i just screamed. there was nothing. no thoughts. >> we met his mother near where she is staying in kyiv. she pled mariupol two weeks ago alongside the rest of her family. her sister-in-law also reeling from the photo of her nephew .
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>> that is what happened to him only reinforced the notion that the soldiers that are there are not going to surrender to the russians? >> i think it confirms their fear and their expectations for right for what russia did this is a work crime point >> we asked his mother if she is angry with the russians. her answer honest and guiding pick >> for now, only fill innermost pain. pain and emptiness. >> matt rivers, cnn, kyiv.
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>> and i have been hearing of that pain just yesterday. one mayor told me that many of the soldiers in his area are still missing. straight ahead in the meantime right here on cnn, a weekend of violence in the middle east marked by the end of ramadan. will get a live report from jerusalem. that is next. within or above your ranange. it cheers you on and provides guidance. connected to your health and yoyour phone. visit today. doris, did i tell you i got our car from carva? i found the perfect car in no time. i thought onlineeant no one to help me but susan from carvana, she had all the answers. it was so easy. [laughs]
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>> welcome back, everyone. about 200,000 worshipers gathered in bosque in jerusalem. officials say it went peacefully despite tensions in the site during ramadan. of the weekend, ballots led to at least one is really man and one palestinian man dead. cnn joints a supply from jerusalem. what more are you learning about this recent violence in the situation right now? >> right now, the situation is calm and peaceful as you noted around 200,000 people celebrating very peaceful discourse of people at the
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compound praying very different feeling than what happened over the weekend in the west bank. as . she was protected by her fiance who was killed the palestinian group has taken responsibility. officials said they arrested two suspects for the shooting. also, on friday night, a palestinian man was killed by israeli forces during clashes they said in another part of the west bank. this may been connected because the israeli military, during the manhunt for the two gunmen set up roadblocks while they
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were searching for the gunman to potentially lead to crashes they said that during counterterrorism activity, suspects through molotov cocktails with them and they responded with blood fire. during that funeral, they were further clashes with israeli forces. three were injured by like fire. . is really rate leading to at least 20 palestinians who have been killed. there have been clashes at the moscow compound, especially during this very holy month of ramadan. ramadan is ending today. israeli officials and do not believe that the violence and the tension will somehow dissipate, especially over the next week. on thursday, israelis will mark independence today. next week will be the one year
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anniversary of that 11 day war between hamas and militants and gaza and is really on the army. >> many thanks. our coverage of russia's war on ukraine resumes after a short break. india's prime minister is set to meet with to wrap up support for ukraine point we will look at the visit to burlington -- berlin, just ahead. can't keep up. this is going to get tens and tens of f views. ♪ ♪ ( car crashing ) ♪ ♪ but if you don't have the right auto insurance coverage, you could be left to pay for this... yourself. call a local agent or 1-888-allstate for a quote today.
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welcome back. mariupol's city council telling cnn that the evacuation convoy supported by the u.n. will attend still leave and i was ahead.
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still, ukraine's president says more than 100 people, including women and children were able to leave the steel plant after a period of calm allowed the operation to move forward. by sunday night, schelling had resumed where it is estimated hundreds of civilians are still trapped. meantime, ukraine's prosecutor general says that new cases have been opened in connection with alleged war crimes by russian forces. she says that today there are more than 9000 criminal cases and at least 15 suspects have been identified, including 10 in bucha they were told about in the last two days. russia's defense ministry releasing this video. they say at the shows a high precision missile, the same kind that russia says it used to destroy weapons near adesa. they said that russian responses knocked out a runway
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at adesa's airport. it is unclear if they referring to the same attack. >> india's prime minister is in berlin they are both facing pressure to wrap up help for ukraine. what exactly is india's position here? has he condemned openly russia's invasion of ukraine? >> neither has he condemned it. they have gone ahead and they haven't condemned the killings, the bucha killings. but that is the strongest statement they have made so far. the also in the same breath of the india was the cessation of violence in the region and talks should be held through diplomatic channels. this appeared busy few days in
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europe. he will be meeting with the german chancellor in a couple of hours from now. he is already in berlin. he will be meeting with him. ukraine will be the main focus of talks. ahead of his visit to germany, on sunday he had said that my visit to europe comes at a time when the region faces many challenges and choices. the choices that they have made because of which there has been international pressure, especially from nato and from the western alliances and western countries on india. in the last month we have seen several diplomatic leaders and heads of state visit india to be talking to india to take a stance other than a neutral stand on the conflict there.
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india she is a very deep ties with russia. more than that, what is important to note here is that germany depends on russia for its oil imports. to a massive extent, india is the dependent on russia. that is something that the prime minister has said in the past. foreign minister has said in the past. all eyes will be -- >> and you will keep an eye on it. like you clearly say, india and russian has a strong and not economic ties. this is a lot. thank you very much. >> here in lviv, the opera was forced to close the store and february when russia launched its violent attack. it reopened this door this week. i was fortunate enough to be
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there because a look at how art is trying to help heal in the shadow of war. >> away from the front lines, an army of artists began the process of mending this nation's grief. >> gently repairing the hurt brought on by war. at lviv's national opera, everyone has a part to play. tonight's gisele belly will be the first full performance since the theater closed its doors almost 2 months ago. as musicians of dust off their instruments, and as the audience starts to trickle in, for us coming to the theater is coming to a small part of our life, which was there before the war. we are internally displaced. we had to come to lviv where there are his hostilities.
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the artistic director tells me why they decided to open now. >> we understand that light must defeat darkness. life must defeat death. the mission of the theater is to assert this. >> the reminders of war are never too far away. >> dear guess, in case of an air raid -- >> only 306 were allowed to be sold tonight. the capacity of the operas a bomb shelter. still, it sold out. >> only minutes until that curtain opens. you can feel the tension. this performance is extra special. >> for a few hours, nothing else matters. at the audience and i transported to a world of love and beauty. playing gisele tonight is this
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21-year-old woman. >> it feels great, she tells me back in her dressing room. dancing helps to distract from what is happening. like many here, her life has been shaken by war and the horrors of bucha, where mass graves were recently found. >> my mom and my grandmother and her sister survived occupation in bucha, she tells me. now she is and safety in poland restoring her nerves. she finds solace on the stage, throwing herself behind her character. >> all the negative emotions which accumulate for a long time to flow out, she tells me. >> a cathartic performance for both those on and off stage. offering comfort to those who
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need it most. in the hope that they can lift, if only for just briefly, this nation's aching soul. >> everyone i spoke to their had a story of war. this will give so many just a brief pause. thank you to everyone who spoke to me on that day. that does it for me from libby. i will be back at the top of the hour with breaking news. you're watching is cnn. the perr under budget too! and i get seven days to love it or my money back... i love it! [laughs] we'l'll drive you happy at carvana.
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>> this is cnn. >> welcome back, everyone. new local cases of covid in shanghai declined slightly for the third consecutive day. according to the legislators,
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they reported 32 deaths and more than 7300 new local cases on sunday. meanwhile, the chinese capital city of beijing reported 41 new cases on sunday. nationwide, there were more than 7700 new cases reported. that is according to the national health commission. cnn's anna korn joins me now live in from hong kong. good to see you, anna. china's zero covid policy has put incredible pressure on shanghai, particularly, but now with a slight improvement could mean an easing of restrictions in some districts there. what more you learning about this and what it means? >> reporter: rosemary, we know that officials have announced an easing of restrictions and six districts in shanghai. that should impact about 7 million of the 25 million who have been under lockdown for more than a month now.
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we have spoken to some residents in those districts. they say they are yet to be allowed to leave their apartment buildings. we will wait to see when that actually takes place. once they are allowed out, they can only travel within their district. but certainly for the majority of the people in shanghai, there still remains no end in sight as to when this lockdown will be eased. we obviously know that they have been under the strict rules now since the end of march. rosemary, i spoke to one resident this morning who has been on lockdown for more than six weeks because her neighborhood went into lockdown weeks before the official lockdown. she says she is feeling depressed. she has gone from the sense of hopelessness is an anger to now feeling just numb. she says my tears have dried up. my empathy empathy has dried up. i have stopped looking at news. i stopped looking at social media because i just have to stop counting the days.
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it is becoming too much. she said the small joys and her life receiving food deliveries from restaurant that it reopened in the last week in convenience stores. in beijing it is a different situation. they have obviously looked at what has happened in shanghai, thinking that we are not going to allow that to happen to the nations capital. we have seen these rounds of a massive testing and labor day holiday, which runs through wednesday they have suspended in restaurant dining. they've also banned universal studios and thing parts all of this in an effort to ensure that covid cases do not spiral out of control. you mentioned that number 41 on sunday. we also know that as of this thursday, anyone who goes to a public venue travels on public transportation will have to produce a negative covid test. interestingly, the government
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came out last friday saying that the zero covid strategy was the magic weapon and protecting people's health and ensuring no deaths. >> all right. many thanks for that. thank you for joining us. world sports is up next. and for everyone else here in the united states and canada, we'll be back with more news after short break. you are watching cnn. uld say verizon has the largest and fastest 5g network. but, they don't. they only cover select cities with 5 5g. and with c coverage of over 96 of interstate highway miles, they've got us covered.
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welcome back, everyone. u.s. first lady is set to travel to romania and slovakia in a show for of support for ukrainian families displaced from the upper unprovoked invasion of their country. this will come after a delegation traveled to ukraine to meet with the president zelensky. we have more from washington. >> and assigned that the
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congress is deadly serious about his commitment to aid ukraine, protect democracy, and make every effort it can to shut down russia's war with its nature, house speaker nancy polansky made a secret trip to meet with volodymyr zelenskyy to deliver that message. she is second in line to succeed president biden, which makes her the highest ranking official to meet with the leaders of the war began. she spent just over three hours on the ground in kyiv. president zelenskyy shared a video of their mating, thanking the united states for support and the delegation then traveled to poland. they then had a press conference. it comes following zelensky's pleas that weapons must come
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faster. the house passed legislation last thursday that would allow biden to use a world war ii era law that was originally created to help forces fighting germany to quickly now supplied weapons to ukraine alone. congress is also set to take up 80 $33 billion supplemental funding bill to further aid ukraine in military and humanitarian assistance with both democrats and republican lawmakers saying as a party here. >> are discussions centered around the subject at hand, as you would suspect. security, humanitarian assistance, economics assistance , and eventually rebuilding when victory is 1. we are proud to purvey convey the message of
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appreciation of the american people for his leadership and evaporation of the people of ukraine. >> two immediate issues congress must tackle proposing the package first. how soon congress will take it up. senator bob mendez said on sunday that the senate can take it up either this week or next, depending on whether lawmakers start picking it apart are adding amendments which would slow the process down. second, whether the supplemental package would be paired with a separate covid relief package, which the democrats are pushing him up at democratic center tim kaine said also on sunday that that is not necessary. >> joining me now from los angeles is cnn's cedar political analyst and senior editor. always good to have you with us. how critical is this?
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u.s. politicians led by speaker nancy pelosi visiting team for meeting with volodymyr zelenskyy coming right after the recent visit by the u.s. secretary of defense. and do meetings like this add more pressure on president biden to also visit zelensky? is that even viable? >> first, i think what these meeting show is the support for truly unprecedented in the modern era to go to ukraine. we are talking about the u.s. arming ukraine to an extent that we haven't seen the country play a role since the days of the arsenal democracy as franklin d roosevelt called it when we armed great britain to sustain its fight against hitler before we entered the war. i think that this shows the
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fact that the elected officials went there, that we have seen the cabinet secretaries go there, i don't know if people will demand that the u.s. president go into an active war zone. i don't think we did that even in world war ii. but it does show that the skeptical view of our stakes in this fight really have been marginalized. >> and pipe has, of course, struggled with his approval ratings as he tackles and abundance of issues, the most damaging high interest rates, rising gas prices and supply chain issues. but what about his military support for ukraine? has that helped or hindered him in the polls, and could it influence votes at the 2022 midterm elections? or will it all be about inflation and gas prices? >> really, really interesting question. look, i think in the foreign policy community, there is a pretty broad consensus that
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president biden has been very skillful about holding together the western alliance in support of ukraine. and moving the u.s. toward a position step-by-step of greater support. i was struck listening to nancy pelosi talking about victory, you know, in this war, which was not necessarily something that american officials thought was possible when it started. i mean, i think they were thinking something more like a sustained guerrilla campaign against a dominant russia role in the country. but we have seen, i think, the sights, the kind of guide posts change to a degree where it is now possible to imagine that with the level of military support we are seeing, that it may be possible for ukraine to stave off the worst and maybe even achieve a good deal more than that as we saw in the defense secretary's comments when he recently visit. he talked about weakening the russian military through this engagement. now, having said all that, i do
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think that if the tide of war turns decisively toward ukraine, it will benefit biden because he has been so strong in marshaling the support. but short of something like that, this is an election primarily about inflation. we haven't had a lot of examples in american history of sustained high inflation. but when we have, it has tended to drive out and overshadow all other political issues. >> right. and, ron, we saw president biden saturday night at the white house correspondents dinner laughing at himself, his predecessor, and the media. but also being very careful to strike a serious tone on the issue of ukraine. what sort of impact, if any, does an event like this have on american voters and what's on their minds right now? >> yeah, you know, they call it the nerd prom, the white house correspondents dinner which i think i've been to like 15 or 17 in my life. look, i think it's important for a president to show a sense of
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humor about -- not taking themselves too seriously. but they are primarily judged on results and especially in a midterm election, you know. this question of who would you rather have a beer with they sometimes say is an issue in a presidential contest when you're choosing between two individuals is one thing. but a midterm election, rosemary, really has been a referendum on the immediate circumstances in the country. we saw in the abc "washington post" poll today pine recovering a few points, pushing his approval rating in the 40s. he probably needs another three or four points of recovery in order to give the democrats a fighting chance of avoiding the worst in november. and he probably can't get that. whatever happens elsewhere in the world or in ukraine, without some improvement in the inflation situation, and particularly the gas price situation which is something that americans feel incredibly regularly every couple days as it turns out.
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>> we'll watch to see where all of that goes, of course. ron brownstein, always great to get your analysis and perspective. appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. president biden and other dignitaries gathered for a memorial service in minnesota on sunday to say good-bye to one of the state's political giants. former vice president walter mondale passed away in april of last year. his memorial service was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. he served as jimmy carter's vice president and the democratic party's presidential nominee in 1984. cnn's adrienne broadus has more. >> reporter: one year after the former vice president walter mondale died, his friends and family honored him. president biden was one of those paying tribute to the late vice president. walter mondale was 93. he died last year, but his memorial service was delayed due
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to covid. president biden told members in the crowd, mondale was among the first to greet him when he arrived in washington as a senator. >> i served with fritz a long time. he became a good and close friend. i was a kid when i got elected. i wasn't old enough to be sworn in. i was only 29 years old, and because everything is based on seniority in the senate, i got to hang out with folks like fritz and hubert long before you'd ordinarily at my age. >> reporter: he also said there are two ways of spreading light. a candle or the mirror that reflects it. biden said mondale was both. like everyone else, biden affectionately called walter mondale "fritz." mr. mondale served under jimmy
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carter as vice president. he also went on to be a senator for over a decade. and he gained name recognition as the attorney general here in the state of minnesota. and unlike others, he told his family before his passing he wanted his memorial service to be local, with his extended family of minnesotans, and that's exactly what happened here on the campus of the university of minnesota. many remembered him as a political giant who was humble and had the ability to make people smile and laugh. adrienne broadus, cnn, minneapolis. >> and thank you for your company. i'm rosemary church. our breaking news coverage live from ukraine continues after a short break.
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>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. hello and a very warm welcome to our a viewers joining us from the united states and around the world. i'm isa soares coming to you live in ukraine. civilians in mariupol cautiously waiting to see whether evacuations continue without conflict when a u.n. supported co convoy attempts to leave the city later today. >> i'm rosemary church. clashes between israelis and palestinians after another week of deadly violence. we will take you live to jerusalem.


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