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tv   CBS Evening News With Norah O Donnell  CBS  March 14, 2022 3:30pm-4:00pm PDT

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>> i don't know. that's it for kpix5 captioning sponsored by cbs tonight, we're here at the ukrainian-polish border as russia steps up its assault observe ukraine, bombarding kyiv and cities not far from here, forcing nearly 3 million refugees from their homes. widespread destruction in ukraine's capitol today, president zelensky visiting wounded troops and asked every ukrainian to join the resistance. american killed -- the news tonight about journalists, one killed and a fox news reporter injured badly outside kyiv. russia asked china for hem. our cbs news reporting, will china answer putin's request for military assistance including drones? ukrainians trapped, hundreds of
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thousands cut off in the port city of mariupol, the devastating news tonight about the pregnant mother injured about the bombing of that maternity hospital. sex trafficking, what you and an official told us about the threat to women and girls as they seek safety. the long journey where they're tired, scared refugees across the border into welcomed armed of volunteers. the hot food, medical care and new lives that await them. >> o'donnell: and good evening, and thank you for joining us from poland's border with ukraine. we are here as war is inching closer to this key n.a.t.o. ally as russia's military forms bombed western ukraine, just 15 miles from the polish border. tonight we're learning
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president zelensky will address congress wednesday to plead for more help, and president biden could soon be headed here to the region. among the potential stops is brussels, belgium, home to n.a.t.o. sparking worldwide concern, the news tonight the kremlin has asked china help for military equipment, possibly drones, and if the chinese were to go ahead and aid russia in its war, it could pit the world's largest superpowers against one another. sad news tonight about western journalists. one person shot and killed, one wounded, brett was working on a documentary when shot by russia troops. a report benjamin hall a fox news reporter was hospitalized. what we say in medica moments ago, a long line of women and children who just crossed from ukraine. so many buses here tonight. and greeting them, so many incredible volunteers and
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charities and, at the same time, the warning about the threat of human trafficking as officials say the number of rchtion has grown to almost 3 million. more on all of that in just a moment. but, first, the capital of kyiv is facing constant fire from russian forces. that's where cbs's charlie d'agata is tonight. good evening, charlie. >> reporter: geafng, norah. more explosions tonight. the fourth round of peace talks took place with no other breakthrough than the plan to resume talks tomorrow. ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky described the talks as difficult but is hoping for progress etch as fighting rages on. the bombardment of that base is the farthest the russians are reached yet and the nearest they've come to hitting n.a.t.o. allies. it's part of a dramatic escalation in airstrikes and artillery attacks across ukraine. rockets took out a tv tower in
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rivne far west of the capitol keeling nine. early this morning a missile strike in kyiv left an apartment building in flames and rescuers scram ling to save survivors. as russian troops close in on the cal tall, individuals owe in the ukrainian defense ministry shows soldiers taking up positions and fighting back. they need every weapon they can get and, at a car repair shop, we found a small team reassigning weapons ripped off russian military vehicles, modifying them for use by ukrainian soldiers. so you're using a russian weapon to kill russians. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: there's no time to wounding suburbse hard-hit irpin, soldiers evacuate wounded and dead. panicked residents brave shelling and sniper fire to escape. they arrive here in a neighboring villages exhausted after days and nights of relentless shelling without food or water in freezing conditions,
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where volunteers risk their own lives in order to help others. why was it important for you to stay here rather than leave? >> we're ukrainians. we can't do anything else like that. we can't go when our people are dying here. we can't go away. >> reporter: you may have heard those explosions. we're told with some confidence those are outgoing. there are two sides to this fight and i can tell you nobody flinched. though many arrived here shell shocked, having fled even while under fire. >> the road was full. we stay with children, with the old people and with the animals, dogs and cats, and it was ami >>epor i glaou'r
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safe. are you okay? >> okay, okay. we are sisters. it was terrible. it was hell. >> reporter: a hell they haven't escaped yet, with the russians advancing, they're only out of harm's way, for now. >> reporter: and charlie d'agata joins us now from kyiv where he has been for so many weeks. charlie, does it feel like today the russians were closer than they were 24 hours ago. >> without a question, norah, for a couple of reasons. they're advancing on the suburbs like irpin which you saw, come under heavy bombardment this morning and tonight. there have been siflght explosions around the capital. certainly one of the most intense days here since the invasion began. norah. >> o'donnell: stay safe, charlie d'agata, thank you.
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vitali klitschko is the mayor where charlie is in kyiv. he's been documenting the war on mise social media ladies and la. we spoke with him about the fight for his nation's survival. is your city in the crosshairs tonight under yh. it's every night, during the day, during the night. people spend weeks and underground in bunkers. people are so angry. it's no panic. instead of panic, they want to fight, they want to defend the city. >> o'donnell: mayor, you have warned russians could carry out a chemical attack. do you see any evidence that that could happen soon? >> everything the possible. we see in this war russia doesn't have rules, doesn't have
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war rules. they kill children, women, children. the thousands of people, thousands of civilians already died. they are with any price to be in kyiv. i hope it's not with chemical weapons with the civilian population. with any price, they want to win. >> o'donnell: that was our conversation with the mayor earlier today. meanwhile, some of the most intense fighting of the war can be found in southern ukraine, where russians have overtaken at least two cities and are moving closer to several others in an effort to cut off the country from the black sea. cbs's chris livesay is in the hard-hit southern port of mykolaiv. >> reporter: it's a war of the nations. in mariupol, a child cries for
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her father, trapped on the balcony of the shelled apartment block. in russia's brutal siege to have the strategic port city, it's not just a blast, it's a blockade cutting off hundreds of thousands of people from food, water, heat and electricity. local authorities say more than 2,500 civilians have been killed here since the war began. among them, we learned today, this mother and her unborn child lost in a bombing at a maternity hospital last week, now an emblem of this war's uneven toll on the most vulnerable. russia's ruthless drive to conquer russia's black sea coast. russian warships like these training in the black sea have isolated it from maritime trade and travel, as putin sits he's
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sets his sights on odesa, to its navy. to get there, they're trying to force their way through mykolaiv, the scene of fierce and indiscriminate shelling for days, this weekend killing three people hiding in a bomb shelter beneath a school. the city of half a million people is now half deserted, and those brave enough to step outside need to prepare for urban guerilla warfare. civilians are continuing old tires to set on fire to disorient the enemy, soldiers mobilize artillery, anything to save their city and the sea. in mykolaiv we are hearing shelling on the war path to odesa. ukraine said russia was holding off the invasion due to bad weather but with the sky clearing up, an invasion could
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come at any moment. norah. >> o'donnell: chris livesay, thank you. tonight the other big headlines involves china. u.s. security advisor vague vague countered his cheens counterpart for military and economic assistance. bringing in margaret brennan. margaret, this would mark a dramatic escalation. we know that the russians are struggling, so what do they want? >> well, norah, we know the russians have asked the cheese for armed drones in part because they've seen ow effective they can be on the battlefield. the ukrainians are firing turkishmade drones and taken out russian torchings in the miles long convoy outside kyiv. in addition a russian official told me the russians are seeking armored vehicles, ground to air missiles, logistics equipment. another u.s. ally told me the chief requests from beijing is simply for cash. moscow is struggling due to the
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sanctions on the banks. and the u.s. believes china's actively considering going ahead with this support which is why the president's top national security advisor jake sullivan flew to italy and met with his chinese counterpart in an intense seven-hour-long meeting according to the white house, and he tried to persuade beijing not to do this and warned of potential financial consequences if they do. >> o'donnell: wow, some stunning reporting, margaret. i want to ask you about president zelensky. he will be addressing congress and will likely push again for a "no fly" zone. what are you hearing about the efforts to send ukraine fighter jets. >> ukraine's top request is for attack aircraft and there are a growing number of lawti puing for the soviet era mig jets which poland is offering to hand over to the u.s. t poles
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want to hand them over in fear of antagonizing putin. they're sending hardware and it's working. the stinger missiles will continue to flow in as were the javelin anti-tank missiles and the turkish drones, very effective. >> o'donnell: very effective. great reporting, margaret, thank you very much. as the war rages on, the humanitarian crisis grows worse by the day. 2.8 million people fled ukraine in the last 19 days and a majority came through here, poland, and the exodus shows no signs of slowing down. for many, this is the most difficult journey of their lives, but here they have found open hearts and helping hands h. beyond this gate is actually the border with ukraine where we see many of the families who are walking across actually come through this area. most people just -- all they have is a small suitcase like a
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carry-on bag, it's the entire belongings they brought with them. alona and katia are traveling with three kids by train with almost no food or water. where will you go? >> we are not familiar with, so they want to pick a small town the rest and figure things out. >> o'donnell: masha and 5-year-old son benjamin haven't had a hot meal in days. is that your toy? >> yeah. >> o'donnell: they have lots of toys here. how are you doing? oh, i'm sorry. where are you from? >> i lived in suma with my husband, and in suma -- >> o'donnell: scared, a tired, they don't have to look for the
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helpers, they are everywhere. hardyal singh spends his days volunteering. whywhy do you do this? >> we feel it's so important. suffering brings all of us together. >> o'donnell: there's an outpouring of kindness, plus hot food, diapers, shoes and special care for the many animals. >> o'donnell: about how many pets do you think you've tre >> 500, 600. >> o'donnell: 600. the last week, i think. >> o'donnell: what are you treating them for? >> hypothermia. >> o'donnell: the pets are freezing cold. >> freezings cold. we saw citizen soldiers in america and canada ready to fight in ukraine. where are you going? >> we don't want to talk. >> o'donnell: most traveling are women and children. u.n.'s mohammed refaat told us they are increasingly worried about human trafficking. >> old guys trying to pick young
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girls, so -- >> o'donnell: old guys trying to get young girls? >> yes. >> o'donnell: have there been arrests for human trafficking. >> yes. >> o'donnell: here? yes. >> o'donnell: and as if the people here didn't have enough to deal with to think about their security. so people here are telling refugees not to get into cars and said to get into buses we've seen lining up all day and night. tonight on "cbs evening news," the search for a suspected cereal killer targeting homeless people in new york and d.c. and former president obama reveals he has covid. some serious, and cancer. before treatment, get tested for tb.
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>> o'donnell: finally tonight, through the darkness of the wa anhuman suffering, we have also seen the kindness of othe. in the moment we've gotten to poland, we've seen people not just opening hearts to ukrth doe language. ola left behind her husband, home, pets and job in kharkiv, which has been devastated by russian air attacks. they left in a hurry in the early morning hours, accidentally only packing summer clothes. she told us she didn't know where they were going or where they would end up, but they were really happy to be here ola, her mother and two daughters ended up in warsaw and found comfort in the home of barbara, a 75-year-old polish woman. >> and you gave up your bathroom
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upstairs to sleep on the living room couch? >> she can sleep here because she's just bun one and they are four, so they can take like a bigger space. >> o'donnell: little reema is only five and a half and just started school here, but the reminders of war at home are evident, like the sound of an airplane flying above. she grips her older sister. what are youut, rema? >> worried aboer >> o'don i understand. i would be hoping to go home but prepared to build a life in this city that has welcomed them with opea told us wn they were leaving kharkiv, she thought they were
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thoughts and prayers are with the refugees. good night. >> i thought that the bank was trying to cheat me or something. >> judge judy: did you ask your mother about where the money was? >> announcer: a daughter looks for her lifelong savings. >> judge judy: you closed this account shortly after it was opened? >> i don't remember closing the account. >> announcer: now her mother goes under the microscope. >> i also got several other places involved -- the better business bureau, the fdic, the news. >> judge judy: that's a terrible thing for a child to allege that a parent is a thief. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. captions paid for by cbs television distribution ashley kane is suing her mother, susan freeman, for stealing money from a cd. >> byrd: order! all rise! this is case number 210 on the calendar in the matter of kane vs. freeman. >> judge judy: thank you. >> byrd: you're welcome, judge. parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. folks, have a seat.
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>> judge judy: ms. kane, this is your mother. >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: and it is your claim that when you were 17 -- which was how long ago? >> roughly 10 years. 12 almost, actually. sorry. 12. >> judge judy: when is your birthday? >> 4/28/87. >> judge judy: okay. you opened up a cd with some money. your mother had to be a joint owner on the cd 'cause you were a minor. where did you get that money from? >> well, i had started working at, i believe, 16, my first job. and i had been saving up money in my bedroom. and i had 12 $100 bills at one point, and they decided that i should put the money -- my father, i believe, decided it's probably safer to put the money in the bank. >> judge judy: are your parents still together? >> yes. >> judge judy: so, you went to the bank. >> yes. >> judge judy: who did you go with? >> just me and my mom. >> judge judy: and signed the papers and let the money sit there. when did you try to close out the cd? >> last year. >> judge judy: was it a 10-year cd or was it -- >> it was an 18-month flex in the paperwork, but it was supposed to be on automatic renewal. and


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