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i'm emily beach, and i approve this message because nothing is more important than standing up for- - [all] our rights. right now. you watching us here in the united states, canada, and all around the world. this is cnn's world headquarters in atlanta. the u.n. and red cross are hoping to get more civilians out of the besieged city of mariupol. the reports of fierce bloody combat are making things difficult. the donetsk military says about 200 civilians remain trapped inside the azovstal steel plan.
the russians are accused of breaking their promises for evacuations. still, they're doing everything they can to get people out. >> translator: russian shelling does not stop. but civilians still need to be taken out. women, children, many children who are still there. just imagine this hell. and there are children. more than two months of constant shelling, bombing, and constant death nearby. >> reporter: meanwhile, sources tell cnn, ukrainian had some help from the u.s. in targeting russia's flagship last month. the warship sank on april 14th after ukrainian missile strikes. the sources say the ukrainians spotted the ship. then asked the americans for confirmation that it was in market the moskva. the u.s. provided intelligence about the ship and its location but wasn't involved in ukraine's decision to launch missiles.
a ukrainian commander says wounded soldiers inside the azovstal steel works are dying in terrible agony. those who are able are fighting to defend the plant. more now from cnn's isa suarez. >> reporter: ukrainian soldiers trapped in the azovstal plant singing. it is sweeter for to us die in battle than to live in chains as dumb slaves, they sink in the darkness. a few of the dozens of ukrainian fighters defending the last patch of mariupol not in russian hands. above them, the bombardment continues. relentlessly. later, one of the commanders with a message for the world. it's been the third day that the enemy has broken through the territory of azovstal. fierce bloody combat is ongoing, he says.
accusing the russians of violating the promise of a truce and preventing the evacuation of civilians who continue to hide deep in bunkers at azovstal. the u.s. and red cross organized the evacuation of one group of about 100 civilians at the weekend. since then, none has left. now, there is hope of another convoy reaching mariupol. >> as we speak, the convoy is proceeding to get to azovstal by tomorrow morning. hopefully, to receive those civilians remaining in that bleak hell that they have inhabited for so many weeks and months. take them back to safety. >> reporter: speaking to me earlier, the military governor of donetsk was much more cautious. tr >> translator: we would like to be frank with all did a respect to the u.n. and the red cross, the conditions that are such
that the occupier keeps changing them. >> reporter: the russians and the allies, the separatists and the people's republic are showing off their newly won territory. or at least the ruins they fought to seize. this commander points to massive crater just outside the azovstal plant. he says the borders of ukrainian soldiers are everywhere. we find more and more of them, he adds. amidst the ruins of mariupol, once a thriving city of 400,000 people, the new authorities are changing the road signs to russian. ukrainian officials suspect they will organize a parade on may 9th when russia celebrates its victory in the second world war. whether the azovstal complex is empty and quiet by then or still being pulverized, no one knows. what is certain are the scars that will remain. cnn, lviv, ukraine. >> joining me now from kyiv, the
chief editor of the multimedia project ukraine world. thank you for being hear with us. i would like to start with what we just saw there. the resistance in mariupol. what kind of symbol are those fighters becoming for ukrainians? >> they're becoming a symbol of heroic people. really heroic people. the plan is called azovstal, which means azov steel. and there is lots of images, lots of this symbolic images that there are people of steel. imagine the russians wants to conquer ukraine in three days and now they cannot really conquer, fully conquer mariupol in over two months. so it is already approaching three months. and this is, of course, the heroic struggle. >> yeah. many have speculated that putin needs a victory there to present to russians in time for victory day on monday.
celebrating the victory over nazis. putin and the kremlin have sort of constantly used this fiction of fighting nazis to justify the war. you have an interesting story about the upside down nature of this russian propaganda. i'll quote this here. it is an empire that represents itself as a colony. a fascist state that represents itself as fighting fascism and a genocidal war saying it is defeating genocide. how has this propaganda changed since the start of war? >> well, the propaganda that russians are fighting nazis in ukraine, it has long roots. we have seen it for decades in ukraine and the main goal was to dehumanize ukrainians. to dehumanize europeans, americans. they're now saying that both europeans and americans are also supporting nazis. and of course, when russians came to ukraine when they have been committing these krams.
committing genocides. torturing people. we are now traveling in kyiv suburbs and talking to people who experienced that. we understand this is the real fascism. the real stalinism, neo fascism. now, how it was changing, well, they're increasingly presenting this war as kind of a defense war. as a kind of a war in which they are defending something. we don't know really what. from this assault of the foreign powers. by this, they're really trying to make this upside down, as you say. >> yeah. i may not, you spoke of some of the horrors that people have been seeing and experiencing and people are coping with it in different ways. some have channeled it through art. i was struck by a paining by your 13-year-old daughter. it was as beautiful as it is
moving. you wrote about it. we're going to pop it up here on the screen so people can see. height is a scar. living space as a bomb shelter. bullet holes as flowers. wall as a living body that bleeds. national flag as your skin. war seen by kids. the destabilization of insecurity. what do you think the effects of war will have on ukraine's children and youth? >> unfortunately, they will have a very long lasting scars. our kids, of course, experiencing all these, i have myself three daughters. and all of them are talking about this war. the much more tragic events, of course, with those kids who experienced the war first hand. who have had their parents lost or who were under the constant bombing. so of course, the dramatic,
dramatic experience will be with us for many years. unfortunately, ukrainian history in the 20th century was full of this blood and violence experience. we are coping with this and we are building a new culture out of this and we are talking to the world about this. so i think one of the missions of the ukrainian nation is to tell the world that the evil is there. it is present and we should all fight against it. >> yeah. let's end on that note. building off what you just said about building a new ukraine. you've written about how post-war, ukraine has an opportunity to become a beacon in the region. explain what you mean by that. and what it would take to get there. >> i think ukraine is the window for eastern europe.
ukraine is sure that ukraine will win in this war and that will mean, opening up new possibilities for eastern europe. for example, changes in this region. changes in other countries. mea meaning those who are suffering in dictatorships and moldova, georgia. i think this is also will be kind of a new europe. europe of warriors. europe of those people who are not only enjoying stability or security, but, and freedoms, but are able to fight for these freedoms and for the security. >> yeah. an important message. we'll ends with that. in kyiv, thank you so much. >> thank you. here in the u.s., wall street did a complete u-turn on thursday. the worst day of the year. the three major indices took a plunge with the dow and s&p
losing more than 3 percentage points. the nasdaq was down almost 5%. the market scored major gains the day before when they had their best day in two years. the roller coaster came after the federal reserve announced the biggest interest rate hike in 22 years in an effort to tame inflation. the reserve limited any future hikes to 50 basis points. we're keeping an eye on the reaction in asia where the markets in the final stages of trading for the day. you can see a mixed bag. most of the markets are in the red. u.s. food and drug administration put strict limits on the johnson & johnson covid vaccine. we'll bring you the details and who authorities say should and shouldn't receive it. plus, israel makes progress in the deadly attack. police say they know other the suspects are. stay with us.
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man who live in the villages in the west bank. officials stay two men are on the run. a massive manhunt is underway. one of the wounded victims is in critical condition and another suffered serious injuries. the attack in elad came as israel was marking a major holiday. >> reporter: on the day israel celebrate its independence day, this quiet mostly religious town in central israel was rocked by an attack. police say on the street just behind me, two alleged suspects began attacking people. police say that they suspect there was a rifle and potentially, a knife or an axe used. three people were killed. four people were injured. and then the suspects fled in a vehicle, police say. a massive manhunt is underway. police helicopters have been buzzing all evening long. police set up road blocks on the road checking every single vehicle coming in or out.
now, no militant group or terrorist group has taken credit for the attack. although hamas immediately put out a statement praising the attack. the president of the palestinian authority and abbas put out his own statement condemning the attack warning about the cycle of violence between palestinians and israelis. this attack is the sixth attack targeting israelis in the past few months, bringing the death toll to 18 people killed in these attacks. as a result of those attacks, the israeli military had increased its raids in the west bank. the clashes and raids have led to more than two dozen palestinians being killed. in addition, there have been clashes at the al-aqsa compound, known as the temple mount in jerusalem, a site so holy to muslims and jews. people hoped as the end of ramadan came, they hoped it would bring calm. they did expect further violence because of days like israeli
independence day and next week which will mark the one-year anniversary of that did he have-day war between hamas in gaza and the israeli army. cnn. some troubling news from the world health organization. the agency says the global covid-19 death toll is three times higher than reported, according to estimates, nearly 50 million people around the world died. either directly or indirectly. the virus between the beginning of 2020 and tend of 2021. the new data is particularly concerning for india. the w.h.o. estimates the country's true covid death toll is ten times higher than estimates. they raised multiple objections over the mathematical model used by the agency. the u.s. food and drug administration is putting strict limits on the johnson & johnson covid-19 vaccine. the fda says this is due to the risk of a rare and dangerous
clotting condition but it is also been determined that the benefits of the johnson & johnson vaccine still outweigh the risks for certain people, including those with severe allergic reactions to other covid vaccines. chinese leader xi jinping gave a speech doubling down on the zero covid policy. there is some degree of lockdown that is affecting nearly 200 million residents across the country. the financial hub of shanghai has been battling an outbreak of covid infections. it has been under a citywide lockdown since the end of march. cases have been rising in the capital of beijing which has seen mass testing in recent days. will, what is behind this? is beijing sensing the discontent over this policy? >> reporter: they may be sensing it but they're certainly not responding in the way that western countries did when their
populations were fed up with lockdowns and being forced to stay in their homes for weeks and months on end. in beijing, they don't have a shanghai style lockdown yet but there are certainly growing fears that could happen. even though total number of cases is still extraordinarily low by almost any international standard. you're talking about just over 2,000 active cases in the city of about 20 million people. those 2,000 cases are enough for beijing to close schools, libraries, shopping malls, any public locations. the nearly 20 million in beijing are having to go through a sixth round of mass testing. that's nothing compared to the 25 million residents in shanghai have had to endure since their outbreak in early march. even though some people in the city are being allowed a bit of mobility in the districts where they haven't detected any new cases in the last two weeks. there are still 8 million people locked down. and it is taking a catastrophic economic toll. the chinese economy actually shank last month as a result of
this. chinese people have been posting on social media their frustration, their desperation. not only because they have to stay inside their homes and the mental health toll with that. but having a hard time even getting access to the basics such as food, medical supplies and even noncovid medical emergencies have been turned away from hospitals. despite the growing criticism both inside and outside china, xi jinping very strongly doubling down on this policy. i want to read you a portion of the speech he gave that was publicized on chinese state television. he said all levels of government must, quote, resolutely adhere to the zero covid policy and resolutely fight any words and acts distorting, doubting and denying china's covid control policy. it seems to indicate that chinese krenlsors will erase any dissent on social media and people could even face investigation by the secret police. they could face punishment for speaking out against this. president xi's warning is reminding of of former chairman
mao during the cultural revolution that was devastating and resulted in scores of deaths inside china. this policy, of course, not resulting in deaths. china says it is saving lives. particularly the lives of its elderly population. many of whom remain unvaccinated. >> thanks. he. and a building collapsed a week ago. state media is reporting 53 people died from the collapse in china's southern hunan province. the rescue workers were able to pull ten people from the rubble. one person is reportedly in critical condition. the other nine are stable. china's state council will convene a committee to investigate the deadly incident, including what happened. why the building collapsed and who might be responsible. capitals across europe are watching the ukraine war with deep worry for their own security. finland isn't waiting to see if russia threatens its territory. it is ramping up its own defenses just in case.
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city. russian shelling and brarm of the huge facility has been relentless. fighting there is described as bloody and intense. an unknown number of civilians are also sheltering there and efforts to evacuate them all not yet successful. we're now learning the u.s. played an important role in the sinking of the russian flagship moskva. the u.s. confirms it provided ukraine with intelligence on the ship's location in the black sea but said it wasn't involved in the missile attack that sumpg the cruiser. the pentagon denials it was helping ukraine generals on the battlefield. >> we do not provide intelligence on the location of senior military leaders on the battlefield or participate in the targeting tigss of the ukrainian military. we do provide useful intelligence, timely intelligence that allows them to make decisions to better defend themselves against this invasion. and i think the less said about that, honestly, the better.
>> russia's war on ukraine is being felt far from ukraine's borders. several european countries that aren't part of nato are becoming much more vocal about joining the lings. finland shares a border with russia and it is watching the ukraine conflict with alarm. nic robertson said the finnish military is already preparing for potential russian aggression. >> reporter: in finland's forests, the nation's military is readying should russia threaten war. arrow 22, joint military exercises. finnish troops, alongside british, american, latvian and estonian forces. >> i don't know what happens. it depends on the commanders of each side. let's see. if it is upwards, that means the tank is destroyed. >> reporter: these annual exercises now with add urgency. russia's war in ukraine causing
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u.k. since the party gate scandal erupted last year. they made their choices on thursday, the closest thing to a mid-term that prime minister boris johnson has taken office since 2019, and it is expected to reveal whether lockdown, and other crises have caused the conservative party to lose support among british voters. outside ten downing street in london, some telling gains maybe by the only significance? how is partygate hitting the tourists? >> reporter: well, it is still very early in the day. results will be trickling in, even into tomorrow. so too early for anything to finish but we can certainly make some early conclusions. the conservative party clearly suffering some losses in the south, in particular, in london. where they would have had the support. in particular, the all important council in london, which they've held since 1978. an historic and symbolic loss.
and in the last hour, that's the first time the conservatives have lost that seat to the labor party since it was created in 1964. so clearly, we are seeing some warring treblds in the conservative party. they have expressed concerns over low turnout. the fact that the party wouldn't perform so well in this election. and as you mentioned, this is the first electoral test that the government and boris johnson have faced since 2018. many are seeing this in a referendum on boris johnson's leadership. this comes amidst a cost living crisis, soaring energy prices, inflation, squeezing families, a welfare system which charities have said is failing some of the country's most vulnerable people. and as you mentioned, it comes on the heels of the partygate scandal. boris johnson issued that for taking part in a party at a social gathering when country was under strict covid restrictions. he is facing now three investigations.
one by the metropolitan police. one by the cabinet office. and of course, now parliamentary inquiry into whether or not he misled parliament. and some will remember a few days and weeks ago, the members of parliament, mps from the prime minister's own party, telling the prime minister in the house of commons, if the conservatives perform poorly in these local elections, he should consider calling a vote of confidence in his leadership. and as we do expect, potentially more fines to be announced by the metropolitan police, this could be a decisive vote for the conservative party. >> interesting to follow the repercussions. we'll keep looking at those results. thank you so much. four astronauts on board the spacex crew dragon endurance are back on earth after a six-month visit to the international space station. the capsule splashed down near the gulf of mexico off the coast of florida a few hours ago. this marks the end of the third spacex mission to the iss in
worst storm season in years. you're looking at damage in oakes from a storm system this week. more severe weather is on the horizon. the spring storm season blasts through june. it sounds as it if could get worse? what are we in for? >> let's try to contextualize it. when we talk about tornadoes, we're talking about 119% of average. that is year to date basically. on average, we would see about 524 tornadoes in the united states. but we've had over 600 reported so far. in the monther march in particular, that was a banner month as well. we had the most number of tornadoes documented ever within the united states history for the month of march. that really kicked things off this spring. just yesterday, we had two reports of tornadoes. we can't forget about the severe
wind gusts. this is all part of the severe weather story that is marching eastward across the deep south. here's the radar. lots of line moving through the new orleans region. but no severe threat at the moment. that will change once we get the daytime heating from the sunshine. we talk about that so often. that is the catalyst to help fire the thunderstorm off along with the cold front. our triggering mechanism. and the warm humid air from the gulf of mexico. when this cold front moves eastward, it will bring the severe weather front as well. we just got the update at 2:00 a.m. and it has put a large swath of the southeast under this enhanced risk of severe storms. i'll explain what that means. damaging winds, large hail, a few tornadoes. raleigh to montgomery. that's the area we need to keep a close eye on. the storm prediction center has highlighted two particular locations with our greatest threat of tornadoes and that includes the greater atlanta metro region as well as raleigh with that shading of orange, and
5% of tornadoes anywhere you see that shading of yellow. that basically means there is a 5% or 10% probability of a tornado impacting that particular point within a 25-mile radius. that's what that equates to. here's the severe weather threat. breaking it down timing wise, atlanta between 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. the storm move eastward across the carolinas by this afternoon and evening. and then i'm picking up on some heavy rainfall threat across the mid atlanta. the weather system has a slight risk of flash flooding from southern pennsylvania into western maryland. two to three inches of rainfall. maybe some higher localized amounts with some of the storms that are moving through that area. a very active severe weather threat and flood threat for today. not to mention, triple digit heat starting to form in the deep south. >> we'll keep an eye on all that. >> thank you. u.s. law enforcement officials are warning a potential violence in washington and nationwide in the wake.
supreme court draft opinion that threatens to ends federal abortion rights. capital police issued an alert about far right calls for attacks against a religious group planning a protest in support of abortion rights. so crews have been installing tall nonscaleable fenlss around the building. just hours ago, they set up concrete barriers blocking the street in front of the court. protests so far have been peaceful. meanwhile, the supreme court chief justice. he is calling it absolutely appalling. the top senate democrat says the leak isn't more important than, quote, taking away the rights of over 100 million women. during an interview with cbs, hillary clinton warned the far right majority could go far beyond targeting abortion rights. here she is. >> this opinion is dark, it is incredibly dangerous, and it is not just about a woman's right
to choose. it is about. more than that. any american says, look, i'll not a woman. this doesn't affect me. i'm not black. that doesn't affect me. i'm not gay. that doesn't affect me. once you allow this extreme power to take hold, you have no idea who they will come for next. >> a string of deaths among the crew of the uss george washington aircraft carrier has prompt the move of more than 200 sailors off the ship. according to the navy, the move came after multiple crew members died by suicide. cnn pentagon correspondent orrin lieberman has the story. >> reporter: for nearly five years, the uss washington has been here at the newport news shipyard. it has been delayed multiple times. the ship needs fixing in more ways than one. current and former crew members who spoke with cnn say the nuclear powered aircraft carrier was never ready for sailors, and the environment on board was
unlivable. these images from the ship provided to cnn show the conditions on board. these videos, a broken washing machine flooded nearby compartments. a bathroom in disrepair. cnn was unable to board theship to see it first hand but sailors say this was the norm. one sailor who wanted to remain anonymous told us about power outages, >> they just run out of food and if they have anything left, if you're lucky a cereal thing or a chicken leg that may or may not be undercooked. >> reporter: what happened when you tried to flag these issues to your superiors? >> nothing. >> reporter: on facebook, former sailer said he was so friggin' happy when he found out he was assigned to the carrier not far from his home in richmond. soon he says weekend trips home became an escape. he tried to make a trip with the psychologist only to find out it
was a six month wait. >> i told them this could be a reason why deaths are occurring. >> reporter: what did they say? >> i was met with the same negative feedback. >> reporter: in the past 12 months, the navy says seven sailers on the uss george washington have died, at least four by suicide. sailers say they brought in health resources after three suicides occurred in one week in april. one of those was xavier sander, just a year out of high school. his father says he will always be the family hero. >> he loved his job. he did his 12-hour shifts and how do you sleep on an aircraft carrier with smokes and smells during the day? so, he would with sleep in his car. it's just awful. no sailer should have even been living on that ship in those conditions. >> reporter: the master chief
petty officer of the navy came here to the shipyard to speak with the sail issers on board. in a statement afterwards, he said it was to better understand the difficult ays and challenges of the crew on board. but those said the underlying message was get used to it. could be worse. the navy sent more mental health resources to the ship, including a a special intervention team and an additional psychologist. an investigation into the suicides is expected to be completed this week. another investigation into command chimet and culture will take more time. one says they'll look at the quality of life issues, including housing. the navy befwan moving about half of the sailers on the ship to different accommodations. promising that those who want a different place to live, will get it. a former officer called it willful neglect. >> that's something unacceptable
especially with a country with the military the budget it has and the support it's supposed to have behind it. i mean, this isn't afghanistan where you're expecting those circumstances. this is newport news, virginia. skb >> reporter: the overhaul process was only supposed to last four years but with delays will go until at least march of 2023. six years. part of the reezthens sailers those to speak out was to see if they could get something changed so other crews don't have to gethoou the same challenges they have faced. and that's a real fear because there's are another ship that has started going through the same process and they worry the same challenges could be seen on that ship as well. cnn in the pentagon. american actress, amber herd, took the stand in her own defense again in the defamation case filed by her ex-husband,
johnny depp. she broke down while detailing the alleged physical abuse by depp that she says kept escalating. >> i was being very deliberate about my movements. wasn't saying anything. i wasn't engaging. i am walk withing away from him slowly and he tells me to hurry the [ bleep] up. hurry up and i just look at him one more time. wanting to penetrate the monster to see the man i love, the man i loved and he tells me to hurry up again. and i pull my gaze away from him. i walk away from him. my back is turned to him and i feel this boot in my back. he just kicked me in the back.
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