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about 100 civilians trapped at that azovstal steel plant are now free after sheltering in the basement for months. hundreds more remain trapped, including women and children. they're running out of food, water and medicine. a very good morning to you. i'm jim sciutto. >> i'm erica hill. cnn has exclusive new satellite images showing what that plant looks like now. nearly every building has been destroyed. commander says shelling continued overnight despite those ook vaevacuations. in the donetsk region, russian forces are pressing forward with assaults. to the west, a drone video shows a village coming under heavy fire. >> ukraine is fighting back. new video shows a ukrainian drone striking and destroying two russian patrol boats. this is near the infamous snake island where those ukrainian sailors stood up to a russian assault. these images show a large fire
as well at a russian military installation across the border in belgorod. they're part of a series of fires and explosions that have taken place in russian territory. let's begin with cnn's matt rivers in kyiv. officials say civilians finally getting out of that steel plant, getting out of mariupol. it's going slowly. do we expect it to continue? >> reporter: yeah, so i think we are expecting it to continue, jim. we're talking really about two different evacuation operations that are happening right now in mariupol. on the one hand, you have the evacuation of the general population of the city. of course, almost the entirety of mariupol is controlled by russian forces. what we have seen is a cease-fire hold now so that the overall number of residents in mariupol, tens of thousands of people, according to ukraine, that need to be evacuated. they can start evacuating from that russian-occupied territory. eventually moving to a city called zaporizhzhia, which is in ukrainian-held territory. even though things are moving
slowly, what we're hearing from ukrainian officials is the hope by the end of the day today you could be talking about hundreds if not thousands of ordinary citizens of mariupol who could get on buses, make their way to zaporizhzhia and complete an evacuation officials have been trying to get under way at scale for weeks now. so, that is the one hand. on the other hand, you have the steel plant complex, the azovstal steel complex. it's the last remaining ukrainian pocket of resistance with the last ukrainian fighters are holed up in that for tress-like complex. alongside those fighters there are hundreds of civilians. for the first time since that became the focal point of attention in this war, we saw civilians get evacuated over the weekend. we're not talking about large numbers but dozens, maybe more than 100 civilians made their way out of that steel plant, also with the goal of getting to zaporizhzhia. that is also supposed to continue today. we're not exactly sure at this point what the situation is at
the steel plant. it is, of course, more complicated there, jim and erica, because you have ukrainian forces on one side and russian forces on the other, versus the other evacuation operation coming strictly from russian-held territory. all of this taken together is some good news in a city that desperately needs it. >> matt, thank you for that. we want to turn to nick paton walsh in zaporizhzhia where some of those folks are finally arriving from mariupol. good morning. what more can you tell us in terms of what you're hearing from those evacuees? >> reporter: yeah, at this point i should stress, you know, this is a nuanced situation here. at this point we're not seeing signs here at the reception center for evacuees. those who are part of this globally publicized move are actually arriving here. forgive me, i'm on my camera because of some technical difficulties, my camera phone. behind me we've seen occasional arrivals of people who evacuated
mariupol, often on their own, over the past week or so. one lady i spoke to said, in fact, she had been in a town on the way for a week or so. there are many ways in which this evacuation will happen, as you were hearing from matt. i think the focus certainly is on those coming out of the azovstal plant, somewhere in the region of just over 100, 46 according to russian ministry of defense. in the past 24 hours, 80 emerged and 11 of those, according to russia's ministry of defense, have chosen to stay in separatist-controlled areas. we have to take their word for that. russia say at least 69 are bound for zaporizhzhia. add to that as well this united nations and red cross negotiated evacuation of the normal civilian population, who have not been caught in the steel plant, trapped on the ground in appalling conditions. those tens of thousands are supposed to be gathering and on
their way here now. now, reports have changed over the past hours. certainly, one local official said that while the buses are on their way to the gathering points, they haven't necessarily collected individuals yet. another ukrainian official has, in fact, suggested we could be talking about tomorrow or later tonight before those arrivals come in here. it is a mixed picture, but one in which there's a lot of global attention after ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy -- >> we're losing audio from nick paton walsh. as we see, some of those residents of mariupol getting out. boy, a long time coming. meanwhile, they've been surviving a relentless assault. other news this weekend, house speaker nancy pelosi is now meeting with officials in poland after she made a surprise visit to the capital kyiv, becoming the highest ranking u.s. official to meet with ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy. the california democrat led congressional delegation to kyiv. she vowed to stand by ukraine in its fight against russia.
>> cnn's lauren fox joining us now from capitol hill. this came as a surprise to a lot of folks. what more are we hearing this morning about that visit and even today's meetings? >> reporter: this is a significant development, in part because of the timing of this visit. it comes a week after secretary of state antony blinken and secretary of defense lloyd austin also made a similar visit. it also comes as the president has sent his official request for $33 billion in supplemental for ukraine. now, that is money that house speaker nancy pelosi vowed is going to get passed in congress. she made it clear to zelenskyy that republicans and democrats are united behind ukraine in this fight against russia. however, it also comes as the house is out this week. as there are still sticking points between republicans and democrats about how to get that money moving more quickly. right now it appears it's going to take several weeks to get that $33 billion to ukraine in
military aid, humanitarian assistance, but house speaker nancy pelosi saying in a statement that this was really an example of a master class in leadership from zelenskyy. obviously, she continued to pledge u.s. support, both republicans and democrats, for getting that money to ukraine as soon as possible. erica and jim? >> lauren fox with the latest for us on capitol hill. thank you. we've also learned first lady jill biden will travel overseas this week to meet with ukrainian refugees. she'll visit romania, slovakia, and spend time with educators there teaching some refugees. the first lady set to meet with top-level government officials and u.s. troops stationed overseas. concerns mounting that vladimir putin could deploy chemical, biological or even nuclear weapons against ukraine. republican congressman adam kinzinger passed a resolution that if passed would authorize president biden to use military
force against russia. >> it doesn't compel the president to do it. it just says, if it is used, he has that leverage. it gives him a better flexibility, but also it is a deterrent to vladimir putin. prior to world war ii, there were moments nobody ever wanted to get involved and eventually came to realize they had to. i hope we don't get to that point here. but we should be ready if we do. >> we're joined by mark hertling, former commanding general of europe and 7th army. when you look at the collective statements coming out of washington, you have a congressman suggesting allowing the president the authority should it come to that. you have lloyd austin and others talking about weakening russia as the goal of this operation, other than just defending ukraine. you see how putin and state media are reacting to that. they are now characterizing this as a war against the west, not just ukraine. does that make you worried that both sides are talking up an escalation, an expansion of this war, in effect?
>> yeah, it does not, jim. and i'm not sure what would cause further escalation for russia than what they've done already. they have proven themselves to be just critically damaging to the sovereignty and the nation of ukraine. i would say the administration has performed very well in terms of planning ahead, having teams that think about the consequences and what the reaction -- action/reaction might be. i'm not sure there's a whole lot of need for members the legislation to be suggesting what should happen next because i think the administration has great intelligence and experts doing that themselves. but, no, i don't believe it ramps up or ratchets up the dynamics. i think it's an important thing to say the kinds of things that had been said about how we're going to react to the aggression by russia. >> when we look at, though, how
russia is performing. we've all talked about this a number of times over the last couple of months, there is this concern in areas where things are not going well, that that in its own way provoke a further escalation on the part of russia, on the part of vladimir putin. as you look at the way things are playing out this morning, where does your concern stand on that front? >> my concerns continue to be watching the front line, erica. especially the northern donbas area. russia has poured a lot of forces into that northern area around slovianskk and they seem to not be doing very well. every attack has been repelled. they have certainly put, as we said for weeks, they put a lot of artillery in that area. every time they try to put forces into the area, they've been thwarted by not only the ukrainian forces but also by the terrain. the rivers, the roads, the bridges that are in that area. you talked a little earlier about the evacuation from
mariupol. i believe, as kind of an amateur historian, that in the future, the battle of mariupol is going to be critically important to what has happened on the front line because it has prevented russia from executing that southern pinchar and prevented them from the west along the borders of the azov and plaque sea. all of those things have shown that the russian army had not been able to conduct an effective offensive in the donbas or in the south. and it's shown what an effective defense ukraine has put up. all of those things are critically important. i'm sure mr. putin and his generals are extremely frustrated, but truthfully, from the very beginning, as we said, they have not put the kind of forces and they have not had the kind of siynchronization you need. >> that frustration can go two ways. it can lead to a further
reduction of russia's military aims in ukraine or could lead to escalation -- there's a school of thought. peggy noonan wrote, the worse putin's army does on the ground, the greater risk he takes, an outlier move, such as using tactical nuclear weapons. again, i don't want to overstate that rick. i know it is one the pentagon takes at least seriously and watches for any signs of. putin can't lose, right? so, do you worry that as he gets more frustrated, that risk becomes greater? >> i don't worry about it, jim, but it is certainly a concern. i think the intelligence indicators are focused on what might create those kinds of uses of extreme weapons, weapons of mask destruction. so, i firmly believe that the u.s. government and nato is watching very closely for any indicators of the use of chemical or nuclear weapons and there will be a reaction to that, or preemption in some cases, if that happens. you know, folks -- the pundits
since the very beginning have said, if we push too hard, russia is going to use some kind of extreme measure. that is certainly a consideration. what we've seen so far is mr. putin since the very beginning has failed in achieving every one of his strategic objectives. he continues to adjust his operational objectives. and even then, he continues to fail. so, you know, when you're talking about what is next for him, man, i hope that there's a potential that the russian people will see what's happening and as more news gets back to the population, that they will take action and get this individual out of the leadership of russia. >> we'll see. you know, right now the indicators are they don't get much accurate information. maybe it gets through. >> we'll be watching. lieutenant general mark hertling, always good to have you with us. thank you. still ahead here, a glimmer of hope amid this war. a ukrainian soldier resurfaces two months after being captured
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state brad raffensperger. >> all i want to do, i just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have, because we won the state. >> find 11,780, one more than we have. we're joined from atlanta. i'm curious about the timeline of this. you know, all these events took place nearly a year and a half ago. how does this progress from here? >> reporter: yeah, i mean, it feels like in some ways this is a long time coming. they are selecting this special grand jury today. they have 200 potential grand jurors. they'll whittle that down to two dozen and then she'll seat the special grand jury. they'll have a year. they can subpoena witness testimony, they can subpoena documents, they can ask for email records, phone records, that kind of thing. willis has told us, she wants to
try to make a charging decision before the end of the year. but as for what happens when this grand jury is seated, that will be pretty secretive. that all happens behind closed doors. we know she's looking into a wide array of matters. she made it clear she's looking into the call, of course, between donald trump and brad raffensperger as well as calls donald trump made to another official in the secretary of state's office. she's also looking at rudy giuliani's presentations that were filled with lies about the 2020 election, filled with conspiracies. she's looking at a call lindsey graham made to secretary of state raffensperger and also the sudden resignation we saw of a u.s. attorney here. so, that's a sense of what this grand jury is really going to be digging into. but we can't just look at this in a vacuum. you know, this grand jury is being seated at the same time as we've had the january 6th committee digging up new information, digging up, you
know, new revelations that could potentially be relevant to this jury here in georgia. we know that the district attorney here has been paying attention to those. one of those revelations was in a little noticed court filing. it sort of gives you a sense of the panic we saw around that call, the call between donald trump and brad raffensperger. a top aide to rofen sperger was texting mark meadows during the call saying, need to end this call. i don't think this will be productive much longer. meadows responds, okay, and fuchs says, let's save the relationship, thank you. that's what was happening in real time. we know how this has progressed since then, but today is going to be a big day for the district attorney. gives her pretty broad investigative powers going forward. >> appreciate it, thank you. joining us to discuss former assistant u.s. attorney and law professor at the university of baltimore, kim wells, and also the author of "how to think like a lawyer and why."
in terms of everything sara laid out there with everything happening with the special grand jury, once seated, she pointed out that fani willis said she's hoping to charge by the end of the year. putting all that together, it seems like that would be moving pretty quickly. >> well, quickly in light of, you know, everything else that's moving so slowly, i should say. some would look at the call itself, the audio and say, listen, that is on its face a serious problem for the former president. i think we've forgotten as a culture that it's actually against the law, federally and across the country at the state level to take steps to thwart an election. that is a crime. i think what sara just indicated is that her investigation's more expansive than just that call. that's why she's impanelling this grand jury. she wants to subpoena people that reportedly refused to cooperate without a subpoena and
she's waiting until the midterms in may but has her eye on something soon. and i think the american people are waiting as well to see some accountability for -- the top-down around january 6th and the lies around the last election, presidential election. >> so, in terms of that accountability, you just wrote a piece, an opinion piece for politico entitled, the cost of not indicting donald trump now is the guardrails. it stands as a flashing invitation for future presidents to commit federal crimes with no accountability. we've heard that audio from the phone call. the reality, though, is that there are still investigations ongoing. so, when you're calling for this indictment now, is there a risk in doing that that this is seen as a really political move? >> well, there's always a risk that it's political. some people just sort of their stomach turns at the notion of indicting a former president. and, you know, people across
this political spectrum don't want to accept the notion that i lay out in this piece, which is that the framers of the constitution really understood psychology more than politics. they understood that without consequences, it's human nature to ultimately abuse power and be corrupt. and we have to ask ourselves, after the last presidency, after donald trump, what is in place in this moment to stop him from willy-nilly committing crimes in the white house if he gets re-elected, or, frankly, any future president who doesn't have their own internal stopgaps to follow the rule of law? as i lay out in the piece, they're gone. impeachment is out the window. if impeachment doesn't work, congressional investigations don't work. courts can't hear cases unless prosecutors bring them. voters can't be relied on. the 25th amendment isn't in place for corruption and crimes. what i argue is people like miss willis, and frankly, the attorney general, have to take
steps now as a shot across the bow to human nature's worst instincts. again, you have massive powers in the white house. it's unparalleled anywhere in american government. the justice department, the fbi, spying, the entire military apparatus. if there aren't stopgaps in place to basically say, whoa, you have to comply with the law, it's over for american democracy. and i know it's hard for people to hear that, but that's why it's absolutely vital to do things. one, there be environments. number two, that people watch the january 6th hearings coming up in june and vote in november based on that. vote for democracy itself, not red versus blue. >> in those hearings it will be interesting to see how they're conducted, how they are laid out as they try it make their case. i want to get you quickly before we let you go, speaking of january 6th, a federal judge said a committee can obtain the rnc's marketing email data. why is that so significant, do
you think? >> well, i think jamie raskin has indicated, we're going to hear new information in june. i think it's not just around donald trump. it's also members of the united states congress sitting in power in this moment who were complicit if not party to crimes. a federal judge has already said donald trump likely committed crimes around january 6th. he had a lot of enablers and handlers and people who are still in that posture. i think the fact that the january 6th committee is looking to the rnc's internal dialogues around this is just putting more pieces of that puzzle together. we've got people in government that are fundamentally anti-democratic. it's not america's birthright to wake up in the morning and have a gleaming democracy functioning for us. when democrat fails, what goes with that are individual rights. your right to liberty and freedom as opposed to a very powerful government. that's what goes. and once that goes, it's not
just democrats that lose, it's republicans, it's independents, it's every american. these hearings are probably -- i can't think of something at least in my lifetime more important. everyone should be gripped to the television and make sober decisions about who we want in power moving forward in our government. >> kim wehle, appreciate you joining us. thank you. >> thank you, erica. just ahead, ukrainians dodging bullets and bombs. we'll speak to one woman who had to escape russian shelling alongside a cnn team. that's coming up. from sleep num? because the sleep number 360 smart bebed is really smart. it senses your movement and automatically adjusts to help kekeep you both comfortable all night. it's also temperature balancing, so you stay cool. it's so smart it knows exacactly how long, how well, and when you slept. sleep number takes care of the science, all you have to do is sleep. don't miss our weekend special. save $500 on the sleep number 360 c4 smart bed, queen now only $1,299. lowest price ever! plus, free premium delivery when you add a base. ends monday.
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officials say at least three people were killed, eight others injured by russian shelling in the kharkiv area sunday. russia still trying it make gains there as ukrainian units try to disrupt russian supply lines from the border. joining me now is someone seeing this play out firsthand, march , maria, research director for expert association and you're seeing some of it here. she shared extensive video of the damage that she and others there have experienced. maria, it's good to have you on today. i feel that folks don't often hear from people like you who are in the middle of it and trying to live through this every day. what is the status of the
russian attack on kharkiv today? is it still coming with full force? >> yes, it is still coming. probably not as intensive as previously, but now russia changed tactics and if in the previous week, they -- russian troops were mostly shelling residential areas close to the borders to where russian troops were stationed and they were as close as probably one mile, two miles away from the last line of the apartment buildings. but now they shell throughout the city. and it means that nowhere in the city you can feel safe. i today was at the scene of such shelling that happened just yesterday. and that area was previously like normal or relatively safe and the people were not evacuating from there. so, they were trying to live their normal lives and the
shelling overnight happened and everywhere there i can see the munition marks and the cars burned and the windows broken. so, and it happens all over the city. >> yeah, yeah, i mean, we've been showing pictures as you've been speaking there so folks could get a sense of how extensive it is. you were with a cnn team that included our clarissa ward last week, as they spent 24 hours with paramedics in the region there. we're going to play a viewers a quick clip of it and i want to get your sense of how it all played out. >> in that attack, you cut your hand on broken glass. tell us what it was like. did you fear for your life in that moment? >> yes, it was pretty scary.
the paramedics also told me that every time they go on such a call to the scene of shellings, they are afraid because it's normal feeling, but then when they are there, they are just doing their work. so, clarissa and her team with me, we follow these courageous team of first emergency ambulance. and they came to this scene of shelling to get a patient who was wounded because of the shelling. and then what happened is what is called double tap, so what russia now uses. they wait 20, 30 minutes while emergency services come to the scene, and then attack again, so that there will be more casualties and more people wounded. and the ambulance car with which we came there actually was damaged and our car as well. and we were hiding under the staircase because two shells
landed in the building we were in probably 15, 20 meters from where we were at the moment. >> that double tap strategy, what's remarkable about that, that's a terrorist tactic. terrorist groups do the same thing. set off one bomb, wait for first responders to come and onlookers, and set off another one. it's remarkable. you said earlier that people are still trying to live their normal lives as best they can in kharkiv, which is the second largest city in the country. how do they manage that? what kind of strength and spirit and hope allows people to do that? >> exactly. so, there are some areas that were under heavy shelling all the time and people live mostly in the shelters or in the subways. but other parts of the city, which are further from the border, where russian troops are associated, people try to live their normal lives. the city council even plants a flower there so people -- it
gives people the hope and understanding that the war will be over at some moment and that living in kharkiv will resume. because now the city is totally devastated, and many people have left. and many still wait for the moment when they will be able to return because it is still not possible and not safe here. and you mentioned that the terrorist tactics of the double tap attacks. so, the general, which was previously the general who run the syrian operation of russian troops now is appointed to run this military offensive operation here on the east of ukraine. that means probably russian troops are now using more and more tactics that have already done in syria. >> as i always remind people, this is not new. this is the way russia has
conducted wars for two decades. maria, thanks so much. please, stay safe. >> thank you so much. a ukrainian soldier named valerie on snake island and taken prisoner is now a free man and he's also newly married man. it's hard to forget that famous radio exchange between ukrainian soldiers and the russian warship in the early days of the war when they told russian forces to go themselves. it was initially thought those ukrainians had been killed. it turned out they had been taken prisoner by the russians. they were then freed in a prisoner swap. as soon as he got home, he proposed to his girlfriend of two years. the two were married over the weekend. his commanding officer attended the ceremony. congrats to the both of them. a little bit of joy amidst all of this. just ahead, the manhunt for an escaped prisoner and the correction officer who checked
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courthouse, but authorities soon discovered there was actually no evaluation or hearing scheduled for casey white that day. nadia joining us. what more are you learning from officials at the jail this morning? >> erica and jim, we know there are leads coming into the county sheriff's office. they're going through those leads. but their biggest hurdle is they just don't know what vehicle the two were able to escape in. remember, this happened on friday, and there had been several hours before anyone realized they were missing. the sheriff was able to give us some more details about officer vicky white. he said she's been in the department for nearly 17 years. she's the assistant director of corrections. and that she would have had access to all of the prisoners, including inmate casey white. she filed her retirement papers on thursday, the day before the escape. now, we also heard from pat davis, she spoke to a local news station there in alabama. she says she's the mother of officer vicky white and she says she's shocked that her daughter
never mentioned this inmate or her retirement, and that she believes her daughter is in danger. the sheriff says all indications point to officer vicky white being involved, but to what extent? here's the sheriff when asked about that. >> she could have willingly participated, you know, but we're also concerned that maybe somehow someone got to her and coerced her or threatened her, forced her to assist in this escape. we're not sure. we don't know the answer to that until we locate her. she's definitely in danger, willingly or not. this is no one to mess with. >> we know inmate casey white has a long list of convictions stemming from a crime spree in 2015, included attempted murder, robbery, burglary charges. he was already serving 75 years in prison. i want to be clear here, this has turned into a nationwide manhunt for both of them. vicky white there could face
charges, the sheriff says, depending on her involvement. we know that the atf, local authorities, the fbi, u.s. marshals are all involved looking for them. and they've had quite the head start. several hours before people knew they were missing on friday. now a couple of days later, they still don't know what car they're likely in. erica, jim? >> it's such a wild star. appreciate the updates. thank you. we know you'll continue to stay on it for us. meanwhile, an emotional night as the judds were inducted into the country music hall of fame, just a day after the death of naomi judd. ♪ love can build a bridge ♪ ♪ between your heart and mine ♪ >> there you see them performing just last month at the cmt music awards. >> when they announced the death, they wrote, quote, we lost our beautiful mother to the
disease of mental illness. they did want the induction ceremony to continue, however, in nashville. here is some of how they remembered their mother. >> momma loved you so much and she appreciated your love for her. and i'm sorry that she couldn't hang on until today. >> i'm going to make this fast because my heart's broken. and i feel so blessed. and it's a very strange dynamic to be this broken and this blessed. >> naomi judd was 76 years old. we'll be right back. ♪ love can build a bridge between your heart and mine ♪
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>> these comments came from lavrov in an interview he made with an italian news channel. he said, quote, hitler also had jewish blood and said the most ardent anti-semites are also true. it's what the holocaust memorial and site has sthad these are dangerous, absurd and unfounded claims. and this were called lies. i want to pull up with the foreign minister which was even stronger and said the remarks were unforgivable and outrageous. he said the lowest level of racism against yjews themselves against anti-semitism. they've summoned the russian ambassador to israel for talks. these statements are knowsable. i believe it's the first time israel has publicly contend the
russian claim that zelenskyy is somewhat nazi. for those out there who were hoping those comments with push israel further, that may not be happening. there's a lot of different interests at play here for israel. although israel has been growing tougher against russia, they've condemned the invasion. the foreign minister has called out russian war crimes and israel has sent humanitarian aid to ukraine. but israel has tried to maintain a sort of delicate diplomatic dance between the two countries. also to act as a mediator because the israeli prime minister and naftali bennett has been speaking to putin. israel essentially feels that its northern border with syria mute as well be a border with russia. >> and israel wants to maintain the ability to strike within syria without russian interference there. interesting to watch the change of tone.
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