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each year they do. it is on the festival's largest festivals outside of japan. that captioning sponsored by cbs >> duncan: tonight, last stand. the final defenders of mariupol struggle to hold on despite being outnumbered and outgunned. the strategic port city considered a major prize for vladimir putin after weeks of battlefield set back. this as russia pounds new targets across ukraine. >> reporter: i'm chris livesay in kyiv , where russia shows it can strike wherever it wants. >> duncan: and pope francis calls for a year of piece after he describes as an easter of war. plus, more mass a panic in a house party in pittsburgh, and in south carolina, two shootings one at a
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mall the other at a night club. finally freed, a massive container ship stuck for more than a month is on the move again. back in the pews, americans gather in person for easter sunday services as covid lingers. >> reporter: i'm lillia luciano in los angeles today of travel church and brunch. >> duncan: and later, an old tradition with a new purpose. how these hand crafted eggs in minneapolis are helping ukraine. >> there is a lot of hope that what we are doing here can make a difference. >> this is the cbs weekend news from new york with jericka duncan. >> duncan: good evening and thanks so much for joining us on this easter sunday. for many americans it's betterrr than a weekend marked by a than a weekend marked by a return to traditions but for some it's been dominated by fear and violence with three mass shootings in two states. more in that in just a moment but we begin with the battle for ukraine. tonight russian officials are
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warning that the ukraine's latest fighters in the southern city of mariupol will be "eliminated" after failing to surrender.iupol will be, quote battling for weeks, civilian deaths are estimated to be in the thousands. ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy, says the conditions are severe, inhuman. pope francis in st. peter's square calls for peace even warning the conflict could lead to nuclear war. but cbs' chris livesay joins us tonight from ciive. >> reporter: the war may be shifting east but moscow can sht but mostly cloudy can sti still attack wherever it wants by air. russia has increased missile strikes here in the capital kyiv and continues to pull on the front lines.
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russia has now claimed victory. the killing continues in kharkiv, though stunningly not for this person. seven people, including a 7-month-old, died in overnight shelling, authorities say. in the besieged eas russia has now claimed victory. if true, we may never feel the full scale of war. but ch chernihiv it too was encircled by russian forces, cut off from food, water and electricity for weeks. at the height of the siege up to 50 people were killed every day. some waiting in bread lines, others as they hid inside of their apartments and even more died because they couldn't get access to food or water. ukrainian forces, dramatically outgunned, pushed the russians back. in one remarkable instance, shooting down this bomber. it crashed into this house,
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killing one man inside, but shockingly, no more. its payload failing to detonate on impact, landing on nikolai's doorstep instead. "we heard the air raid sirens," he said. "i was just sitting and praying when all of a sudden there was a huge boom and flames." the two pilots ejected, one survived. and not just anyone. ukrainian authorities say here he is, posing with vladimir putin and his ally, bashar al- assad, the president of syria, where this ace carried out air strikes. soon after his capture, russia pulled back its forces from chernihiv, a major setback for russia without a devastating cost to ukraine. >> duncan: and chris joins us now from kyiv. russia says they are in control of mariupol, the only major port city that they hold. this is a city that had 450,000
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people now down to about 120,000. when you think about that and these numbers could we expect more cities to fall in the coming weeks? >> reporter: well, ukraine contests that. so far, they haven't surrendered and the they do, that would open up a land bridge from crimea to eastern ukraine and raise the specter of even more cities falling to russia. jericka. >> duncan: chris thank you. president biden returned to washington, d.c., after spending the weekend at camp david. there are new questions about how involved the u.s. s cbs' christina ruffini has more at the white house. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jericka. how long should the u.s. hold back the russian army on its own. >> the situation in mariupol is dire and heartbreaking.
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the city doesn't exist anymore. >> reporter: seizure could mean an end to future negotiations with russia. >> mariupol may be a red line. >> reporter: ukraine says its embattled east will not be able to hold out much longer against the larger and more powerful russian military without larger and more powerful american weapons. the biden administration is already rushing $800 million of military aid including howitzers. >> i would like to have a sense of urgency, to getting this here, russia's attempt to build up is going to pass. >> reporter: but democrat chris coons, an ally to the president, says it's time. something mr. biden says he will
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not do. >> i think the history of the 21st century turns on how we defend against putin and he will only stop when we stop him. >> reporter: ukraine will not stop fighting. >> we will not surrender, we will fight absolutely until the end, until the win in this war. >> duncan: and christina ruffini again at the white house. christina obviously there also been talk by a possible trip to ukraine by the president of the united states. what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, security personnel at the are tifl working if and when it makes sense to send diplomats back into the country. if you remember, some of the diplomats went him but some of them have been working out of poland, you may see officials, senior ranking ones, go back into ukraine before you see the president. jericka. >> duncan: christina ruffini thank you.
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it's been a weekend of gun violence with three mass shootings in two states, the latest in pittsburgh where two people died, two other shootings took place in south carolina. cbs' tom hanson has the latest. >> reporter: good evening, jericka. those shootings took place just days after the mass shooting on the new york city subway. we want to warn our viewers some of the images they're about to see are disturbing. the smashed windows, a hint of the violence that erupted here, turning a house party into a bloody crime scene. at least two male victims died in the shooting. the neighborhood traumatized. mitchell wilston lives nearby. >> i'm going to wash the blood off my car which is a really depressing way to spend easter. >> reporter: more than a dozen party guests were injured, some from gunshots, others from the
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rush to escape. the into the air police say more than 200 people were packed into the airbnb, many of them minors. >> here we are easter and we have multiple families, two that won't see a loved one. others that are going to be... how can you even have a holiday when your child was involved in something traumatic like this? >> reporter: hours before the pittsburgh shootings in broad daylight gunfire shattered an afternoon of shopping at a busy mall in south carolina. nine people suffered gunshot wounds. >> we believe that the individuals that were armed knew each other. there was some type of conflict that occurred that resulted in gunfire. >> reporter: south carolina authorities are also investigating a shooting at hampton county earlier today that left at least nine people injured. now police have arrested a 22- year-old man in that south carolina mall shooting. the victims range from ages 15 to 73. no fatalities were reported in
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that shooting, jericka. >> duncan: all right tom hanson thank you for that reporting. a massive container ship stuck in america's largest estuary is finally free. today the ship was re-floated more than a month after it got stuck in the mud. cbs' scott macfarlane has the story. >> reporter: the ship everforward can finally move forward. nearly as long as the empire state building is tall, by removing 500 containers to lighten the load, dredging the bay floor, and pulling the ship horizontally. how uncommon is this? >> this is the biggest ship to ever ground in the chesapeake bay, very uncommon. >> reporter: not the only ship evergreen has had grounded. the coast guard is investigating how the crew missed the turn in the chesapeake and they'll check
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to damage to the hull before allowing ever forward to continue forward to norfolk, virginia. >> duncan: for many christians this sunday marks the first time they've been ability in three years to celebrate the easter holiday. for many churches they were able to start and it was a busy day. lilia. >> reporter: it is a busy day jericka. the crowds are out even dancing here in west hollywood. even as covid cases continue to climb here and the rest of the country, the focus is on return to normal. worshipers sang shoulder to shoulder at new york city's holy trinity lutheran church. >> being together on easter brings me hope. >> reporter: in person services many for the first time since 2019, before the pandemic. >> it was really nice. it was nice to be with
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everybody, amongst the people, and receive the message, and speak together. as a community. >> reporter: for others it's a return to old family traditions. >> i'm going to collect 70 eggs. >> easter bunny egg drops, animal blessings and parades, including new york city's bonnet festival showcasing elaborate outfits. ♪ ♪ ♪ in chicago, hope is rising from the ashes. >> the building fell down, but we're still standing. >> the faithful celebrating easter after a massive fire on good friday nearly destroyed the antioch baptist church. in southwest texas prayers on the rubble where a salado church once stood, days after a tornado flattened it. and in la, packing the airports as many returned home during the spring break travel rush.
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it's a relaxing, even fun, easter sunday today but tomorrow millions of students return to school and don't forget for most people in the u.s. it's tax day. jericka. >> duncan: we can't forget about that. lilia luciano working on this holiday, covering the holiday, thank you. straight ahead on the cbs weekend news, more for the battle for ukraine including the amount of aid being sent to that country and how it's being used. and later a beloved easter tradition finds new purpose. s n. claritin provides non-drowsy symptom relief from over 200 indoor and outdoor allergens, day after day. feel the clarity— and make today the most wonderful time of the year. live claritin clear. don't settle for products that give you a sort-of white smile. try crest whitening emulsions... ...for 100% whiter teeth. its highly active peroxide droplets... ...swipe on in seconds. better. faster. 100% whiter teeth. shop
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the u.s. military has shipped some 10 million pounds of weapons and equipment bound for ukraine-- but is it enough? >> it still does not feel like we are all in to win. >> retired general ben hodges a former commander of the u.s. army in europe says u.s. support for ukraine is just too cautious. >> we have exaggerated the potential for a so-called world war iii to the point that we are making follow decisions based on fear. >> reporter: a man who has thousands of weapons at his hand, to achieve what he calls victory. >> the whole point that they transition to this medieval approach of smashing cities at some point somebody should say for the love of god please stop killing these civilians let's get to a settlement. which is exactly what the russians want, a settlement. >> i used to think that given
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these atrocities and the depth of the depravity of the actions of russia, that the west would become involved. but clearly, the west last made a decision that they're -- has made a decision that they're not going to go in there with direct force. >> reporter: retired general phillip breedlove is the former commander of the u.s. and nato forces in europe. the u.s. says it has spent up to $2.5 billion on weapons and equipment is that not enough? >> i don't know that the number of tons of equipment we've provided is the measure of merit. what the real measure of merit is when are these weapons in the hands of the ukrainian military so they can destroy russian equipment so they can kill russian soldiers, because that is what will end this war. >> reporter: breedlove says aid has failed to save mariupol from
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siege tactics. >> forces in mariupol are surrendering because they didn't have food and bullets, very concerning things. >> even if it risks direct confrontation with russia. >> i believe we are accumulating risk right now by doing nothing. i do not believe there is a no risk way out of this conflict. >> reporter: david martin cbs news, the pentagon. >> duncan: still ahead on the cbs weekend news, prince harry and meghan markle opened the invictus games with team ukraine participating from the front lines. invictus games. from the tront lines. so every touch will protect like the first. pampers ♪ ♪
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queen elisabeth did not accompany them to chapel today. prince harry and his wife meghan markle opened the invictus games today, ukraine sent some competitors there some straight from the battlefield. they were greeted by cheers as you just heard. prince harry founded the games back in 2014 and spoke of ukraine. >> the world is united with you and still you deserve more. >> duncan: ukrainian president zelenskyy said he sent the athletes to "show the world hiss country' country's determination." next on the cbs weekend news how one minneapolis church is using these beautifully decorated easter eggs to support those devastated by war. astated by wa.
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>> i came to look at the eggs because they're so beautiful. >> reporter: eggs on the menu at st. michael's st. george's not for eating. >> my family is from the border of poland what was ukraine and we've always made ukrainian easter eggs. >> reporter: traditions for centuries holding new meaning for organizers this year. >> there's a lot of hope here that what we're doing here can make a difference. >> a difference in the devastation impacting millions including a chump in bucha st. michaels st. georges has supported from the beginning. >> it's going to take a very long time to recover. and rebuild. but there is a hope. and i think help of the community does this work. where we build up. you know, this is where we stand. >> reporter: every egg, meal or piece of art sold going to the
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cause. >> people need to feel that support. that we don't forget about them. they, in our hearts, they are in our blood, they are in our thought. they are in our prayers. even if they are hiding, you know, or they're wounded, they're in pain, we hear them. >> reporter: a chance to serve in this easter season. >> this will be an ongoing effort not just for this month or this year but for years to come. >> reporter: adam duxter cbs news, minneapolis. >> duncan: that's great. the church has raised more than $40,000 so far. coming up tonight on "60 minutes," bill whitaker examines how the u.s. is preparing for a possible attack. i'm jericka duncan, for all of us here tonight, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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live from the cbsn bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news . he tugged on my shirt. >> a mountain bike team robbed at gunpoint and it wasn't just the bikes the thieves wanted. a ukrainian church in the bay area marks the holy day while the country experiences on holy wars. time sticking away for your taxes in the last minute tips you need before you file. happy easter. we begin tonight with a frightening experience for coaches and students on the berkeley high mountain bike
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team. police say two robbers carjacked them for the expensive bicycles mounted on the van and now the east bay biking community is on edge after a series of robberies targeting bikes. da lin has been covering this since last year and talks to the victims in the latest robbery. >> reporter: three coaches and two students robbed at gunpoint and they believe the robber saw them on the freeway and followed them as they dropped off a student. >> two of the coaches were outside trying to get the bike off and a white sports car just dries out really fast and stops abruptly behind us and two men in ski masks come out of the car. and one of them pulled out a gun and said don't touch that. >> reporter: there were mountain bikes mounted on the minivan and she had just taken down her bike. >> after i saw the gun i got a sense of the danger and i guess fight or flight kicked in so


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