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>> the install seems trickier than my home router. >> you will see it when you look up in any. >> leave at for captioning sponsored by cbs on the ukrainian-polish border with the news that president biden will head to europe and join 30 nato leaders in an emergency russia meeting. tonight, russia advances toward the capital of ukraine as the mayor warns of a dangerous moment ahead and russia has fired nearly 1,000 missiles. plus, the three european leaders who traveled to the war zone to show solidarity with president zelenskyy. a cbs news exclusive: our visit with american soldiers here in poland, and an upclose look at the patriot missiles that just arrived. we are actually just 50 miles from the border with ukraine, and they are manning this air defense system 24/7. russian protest: the
extraordinary bravery of a tv journalist crashing a live broadcast in russia. tonight, her new message, and the punishment from the kremlin. surrogate babies strand: we'll take you inside the basement nursery. the agony as biological parents don't know when they'll greet their children. the day's other top headlines: the homeless killer suspect arrested. pfizer's next booster shot. and is daylight time a thing of the past? >> this is a special edition of the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting tonight from the border of ukraine and poland. >> o'donnell: good evening and thank you for joining us from the border of ukraine and poland. tonight, the third week of the war brought more bombs and destruction and more deaths and despair. russia's bombardment of kyiv picked up with near-constant
shelling and airstrikes of residential buildings. a senior defense official says russia has now fired nearly 1,000 missiles. tomorrow, ukrainian president zelenskyy will make a direct appeal to congress for more support. there's also some sad news tonight that more journalists have been killed. fox news announced that cameraman, pierre zakrzewski, was killed during yesterday's attack that injured reporter benjamin hall, who remains hospitalized tonight. and oleksandra kuvshynova, a local ukrainian journalist working with the fox news crew, was also killed in the same attack. she was just 24 years old. well, the number of refugees fleeing ukraine has now topped three million, pushing humanitarian aid efforts in neighboring countries, like where we are, to the breaking point. and tonight, the growing list of companies suspending operations in russia, including our own parent company paramount. we have a lot of news to get to tonight. but first, cbs' chris livesay joins us from ukraine's
third-largest city of odessa. good evening, chris. >> reporter: good evening, norah. a 35-hour curfew is in effect in kyiv until thursday morning. this after a new shelling struck the capital and across the country. it's a war without rest for the living or the dead. the air raid sirenz interrupt a funeral for ukrainian soldiers in the city of lviv, but now, almost three weeks since russia's invasion began, these mourners hardly flinch, many now numb to the relentless death and destruction. in ukraine's second-largest city of kharkiv, more than 600 buildings have been crushed by r-shelling since the start of t. schools, nurseries, hospitals, and homes it. this woman can barely be rescued before russian jets come back to haunt her.
and today, kyiv was once again hit, killing at least four people inside their apartments. hi, nice to meet you. the latest violence making it more stunning, that leaders are risking their lives to meet ukraine's president in the capital, a bold show of support for the independence of ukraine. a country that continues to defy the odds and blunt russia's offensive, despite setbacks. this video from the russian defense ministry is said to show destroyed ukrainian military vehicles in the kherson region. but in the coastal city of mykolaiv, ukraine is repelling first nightly onslaughts and has captured some weapons of its own. ukraine isn't just defeating russians in battle. it is capturing their armored vehicles and turning them against them. this one was clearly capture bide force.
♪ ♪ ♪ and then swiftly put to the front lines in the information war. the local governor, vitaly kim, shows off the spoils in a video that's gone viral and help galvanize a local resistance he credits with slowing and possibly stopping the russians on their rampage along ukraine's black sea coast. >> for now, we're trying to regroup and to, and they have no supplies, no gas, and notice oil. they have-- they're all demoralized. >> reporter: how long will you have to fight the enemy? >> to the victory. or to the death. two ways. >> reporter: and tonight, a senior ukrainian aide says talks with russia over ending wart are "very difficult," but there's room for compromise. those peace talks continue tomorrow. norah. >> o'donnell: chris livesay, thank you. well, there's big news back home tonight. the white house announcing that president biden will head to
europe to meet with nato leaders, and it comes as ukraine's president zelenskyy said today he understands that his country won't be able to join the nato alliance. cbs' weijia jiang reports from the white house. >> reporter: with vladimir putin's siege of ukraine intensifying, president biden will join a historic meeting of all 30 nato countries in brussels next week, to figure out how to stop the bloodshed. it's not clear whether he'll meet with the ukrainian president, who will virtually address congress tomorrow, and is expected to call for more fighter jets and a no-fly zone over ukraine to stem the russian air assault. today, zelenskyy made an emotional case to canada's parliament to "please close the sky." president biden, who signed legislation delivering billions in military and humanitarian aid to ukraine, has said a no-fly zone could lead to an all-out
war because nato pilots would directly engage with the rssians. >> that's called world war iii. >> reporter: still, there are growing calls from lawmakers in both parties to send polish migs to bolster ukraine's air force. >> my concern is if we don't help them to control the bombardments from the skies, that the russian military will dominate entirely. there's no time to waste. >> reporter: zelenskyy and other ukrainian officials have made so clear that what they believe they need the most is more war planes and fighter jets. so why is the u.s. assessing something different? the ukrainian air force has several squadrons of fully mission-capable aircraft. >> reporter: meanwhile, moscow is taking action against the u.s., slapping sanctions on the president hirkz top defense ands well as his son, hunter, and hilary clinton.
jen psaki is on the list, too. >> it won't surprise any of you that none of us are planning tourist trips to russia. none of us have bank accounts that we won't be able to access. >> reporter: president zelenskyy is set to speak for about 15 minutes tomorrow during that speech to congress and almost all members are expected to attend. he hopes to apply direct pressure to lawmakers to push the white house to shift its position on those fighter jets, which, at this point, is unlikely. norah. >> o'donnell: that will be extraordinary powatch. weijia jiang at the white house, thank you. vladimir putin's invasion is the biggest test for nato since the cold war, and tonight, not far from where we are now, the u.s. has state-of-the-art defense systems in the ready position to detert russians. and we got an exclusive, up-close look. we're just about 50 miles from ukraine. >> that is correct, yes, ma'am. >> o'donnell: here at an nirpt eastern poland, a new major show of american force, designed to
deter russian aggression-- two patriot missile batteries, among the most sophisticated air defense systems on the planet. for security reasons we've been asked not to name the battery commander or show his face. so what capability does this have? >> all of these missiles are designed to defeat ballistic missiles, designed to defeat cruise-type missiles, as well as aircraft. >> o'donnell: by shooting them out of the sky. if the missile is intentional or just an errant missile, what can this do? >> well, regardless of intentional or accidental, the system actually does not have a means of discriminating against those. it identifies threats, and we have the ability of defeating those threats. >> o'donnell: when did it get here? >> so, these systems have been on the ground a week. >> o'donnell: it feels like it's ramping up. >> i know there are a lot of tensions right now. >> o'donnell: tensions high as the war gets closer toinate's doorstep. a russian missile hit a military
facility just 15 miles from the polish border on sunday, and local reports say a suspected russian drone was found in romania. it's not just the u.s. adding patriot missiles. germany and the netherlands are deploying them, too. the airport we visited is also used as a way station for weapons going to ukraine. today, we saw what appeared to be a convoy of trucks leaving the airport heading for the border. the u.s. is bringing in more than just weapons. there are now 100,000 u.s. troops operating in europe for the first time since 2005, including those at the site of the patriot batteries. major general gregory brady is in charge of the army's missile defense systems throughout europe. we saw two patriot missile systems today. how would you describe their state of readiness? >> well, we always are maintaining a high level of readiness. they are here, ready to defend against any type of aerial
threats that could threaten nato territories. >> o'donnell: ready for anything, and always on alert. they just told us we had to go. this humvee just pulled up and said it's time to leave. that was our exclusive tonight with american soldiers here. we're also learning more tonight about the fate of a russian state tv employee who staged a bold onair protest against pint's war. she appeared in a moscow courtroom today. here's cbs' o ron desantis bra patta. >> reporter: an extraordinary act of defiance in country where there is zero tolerance for criticism on russia's war in ukraine. an editor for russia's state-run channel 1, burst on to the set of the nightly newscast shouting, "stop the war. no to war," and holding a sign saying, "don't believe popaganda. they are lying to you here," before the channel switched to a different report. in a video posted online before
her demonstration, she explained she was ashamed she'd let the russian people be "zombiified." she appeared in court today, where she was find $280 for an illegal protest. speaking outside the court, she said she was exhausted and needed to rest after being questioned for over 14 hours with no legal assistance. there are fears she could still face more serious charges at a later stage. it's not the first time russians have spoken out against the war. there have been widespread protests across the country with as many as 15,000 police arrests. earlier this month, the kremlin passed a law that carries up to 15 years in prison for spreading any views on the military it deems false. >> we have seen with many disdents, harm finds them later in life when putin's thugs exact
their revenge. >> reporter: debora patta, cbs news, london. >> o'donnell: back here, nearly half of the three million refugees that have fled ukraine are children. while millions of others remain behind. some of the most innocent victims trapped in the crosshairs of the war are those whose lives are just beginning. we get more on that from cbs' charlie d'agata in kyiv. >> reporter: the sound of new life below ground browns out the air raid sirenz and explosion above, a basement serving as a bomb shelter nursery for 21 surrogate babys. when the war broke out, it became too risky for their biological parents to come and get them. >> i think he is hungry. >> reporter: heka and gerhard's journey from germany to pick up their son leonard meant braving a 12-hour train
ride straight into the war zone. you must have thought when the war started you have a son here. we have to go. >> it's horrible. horrible. and we want to earlier took them home where he is safe. >> reporter: under ukrainian law, biological parents have to be present in order to claim their nationality and citizenship, which leaves these babies in a sort of legal limbo. of course, there is a more pressing and urgent concern. if this war worsens, how can these babies be kept safe? for now, it's down to this small team of nannies. staff sleep for an hour at a time. "it's very scary here," she says ""looking after these defenseless babies. we can only hope it's over soon." it may be over soon for leonard
and his parents after the long train ride back to the polish border. >> i think i can later tell him what happened this time. maybe, i don't know. we risked our lives for him. >> reporter: the surgasy industry in ukraine is thought to be one of the biggest in the world. it's one of the biggest countries to offer surgasy, including americans. there may be as many as 500 women carrying babies for foreign parents. norah. >> o'donnell: such an incredible story. charlie d'agata, thank you. well, still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," the breaking sh f seniors.sible fourth covid and authorities explain how they caught the suspect wanted in a string of attacks on homeless people. and will turning back the clocks soon be a thing of the past?
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>> o'donnell: from around the world, people have all come together to support ukraine, and last night in new york city, the opera world took center stage to show their support through the power of music. here's cbs' jim axelrod. >> reporter: it wasn't hard tont the metrapolitan opera house in new york last night. >> we feel that we are not alone, you know. the whole world is with us. >> reporter: pete b vladslav bui is a 24-year-old from berdyansk, now occupied by russian troops. not just any 24-year-old, but a bass baritone in the met's young artist program who led the chorus in the ukrainian national anthem. the concert was the idea of the met's general manager, peter gelb. >> we're not cancelling russian
art. we want to cancel putin. .>> reporter: who has taken a strong stand, severing the met's ties with supporters of vladimir putin, include popular diva, anna netrebko. a personal friend. >> no matter how great an artist she sonce putin started murdering the ukrainians, it was clear we couldn't possibly continue with her. >> reporter: the concert was broadcast in ukraine, where buialskyi mother and grandmother are, with no meet, electricity, and spotty cell phone service. what happens when she's not able to answer? >> it's heartbreaking, you know. >> reporter: last night, vlad and 200 of his friends tried to mend those hearts with a call of love they didn't need a phone to make. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. ( cheers and applause ) >> o'donnell: just beautiful.
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edition of the cbs, evening news. i'm norah o'don some work for mr. hill in pool maintenance. >> announcer: an employee drowning in controversy. >> he had talked to my ex-wife. she told him that i had been stealing his customers.wi: his firing... >> he wanted his keys. i said, "i want my check." >> judge judy: you were owed some money. >> yes. >> announcer: ...sink this business owner? >> i gave him the check for $1,570 because he was holding the keys hostage. >> i went to cash the check, and he had stopped payment on it. >> judge judy: i...wouldn't... push it. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom of you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. captions paid for by cbs television distribution pool technician david ditzler is suing his former employer, john hill, for unpaid wages. >> byrd: order! all rise! this is case number 191 on the calendar in the matter of ditzler vs. hill. >> judge judy: thank you. >> byrd: you're welcome, judge.
parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. >> judge judy: mr. ditzler, you were doing some work for a period of time for mr. hill in pool maintenance. >> correct. >> judge judy: how many years did you work? >> six years. >> judge judy: did you work for him as an independent contractor or were you a paid employee? >> independent contractor. >> judge judy: were you paid by check or cash? >> personal check. >> judge judy: what does that mean -- "personal check"? >> it wasn't a payroll check where he took taxes out. >> judge judy: you file tax returns every year? >> i did, yes. >> judge judy: did you report all this money? >> yes. >> judge judy: how much money did you earn, let's say, in 2015? >> approximately $32,000. >> judge judy: and did mr. hill give you $32,000 in checks? >> approximately, yes. >> judge judy: did you do any other work in, say, 2015, other than work for mr. hill? >> i buy and sell various items at auctions and online, and i sell them on ebay and craigslist, and i've done that for about 10 years. >> judge judy: and i assume, based upon what i'm reading, somebody is going through a divorce. who is that? >> mr. hill did. >> judge judy: what about you? >> 17 years ago. >> judge judy: do you have