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hello. thanks for being with us on this friday. i'm ana cabrera in new york. a capitol attack, a critical evacuation, and a military recalibration. we're following all the headlines in this ukraine crisis. let's start in kyiv. several people were hurt and at least one person was killed. in a russian missile attack thursday night. it happened at the same time the u.n. secretary general was visiting that city. now president zelenskyy is calling for a powerful response. in mariupol, a commander
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inside the steel plant is calling the situation there beyond a humanitarian catastrophe. hundreds of people including dozens of children are still trapped. a plan to get them out today isn't working. russians are reportedly blocking the escape route. 50 air strikes have hit that complexion in the last 24 hours. in the east, there are signs russia is trying to fix the problems that have plagued its military effectiveness. the russians are focusing on moving troops, resupplying and improving coordination. all while ukraine claims its fighters have recaptured a town these evacuees fled, and that town is near kharkiv in the northeast. and nine weeks into this invasion, vladimir putin is still being offered a seat at the upcoming g-20 summit. he has now accepted that invitation. ukraine's president zelenskyy is reportedly invited as well. and now the white house is
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weighing how it will approach those high level talks. let's get to our teams on the ground in ukraine. let's begin with nick paton walsh near the front line in central ukraine, and nic, you're following this situation that continues to become more and more dire in mariupol. what's the latest? >> certainly those children and the remaining fighters possibly as many as 500 according to the latest information we have are holed up in the steel factory, because it is the safest place and still surrounded. there have been a hope today from a statement by the ukrainian president's office of another attempt to establish a humanitarian corridor to get civilians at least out. we have no specifics with that statement, and it doesn't appear today as though that's come to nothing. it is most likely because of other reports we're hearing that, in fact, the russians have blocked the -- one of the exit routes, one of the access routes to the steel plant through a
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park to the north. all that information we can't independently verify, but it fits into a pattern we've seen here where humanitarian corridors are announced and then never materialize. this particular one, though, had higher hopes behind it, possibly because of the efforts of u.n. secretary general gutierrez who went to see vladimir putin and then to kyiv to see zelenskyy. but the seriousness, frankly, in which he probably could have taken the kremlin's promises of assistance if there were any behind closed doors, were probably quashed by the missiles, five of them that were fired by russia at kyiv at the very time he was in ukraine's capital city. all of that no comfort for those inside mariupol still in that small pocket, still held by ukrainians. here's how one local commander described the situation. >> translator: the situation is critical. it's beyond humanitarian catastrophe. these are hundreds of people,
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and they have dozens of children with them. the youngest is four months old. we cannot tell you for sure how long we can hold on for. we -- that all depends on the enemy movements and also on luck. >> i mean, frankly, it's impossible to imagine any situation where this basic humanitarian task can't be solved by an army like russia's. pr says it tries to be humane, but practice on the ground has been barbaric from the start of this war. unprovoked that they started themselves. >> it's so hard. it's so hard to grasp just how horrific this is. please stand by, nic. matt rivers, you are in kyiv where we've learned yesterday's strike killed at least one person. >> yeah. that's exactly right. and this is something that cnn witnessed firsthand when authorities made that discovery, because yesterday we were hearing from ukrainian authorities, they were stressing the fact that no one had been
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killed in the strikes. it happened around 24 hours ago, maybe slightly less at this point. and we were told initially there were 11 people injured. something like that. but it was this morning as rescuers continued to go through the rubble of a residential apartment complex that they did discover the body of one 54-year-old woman, a journalist who was living here in kyiv, working for a radio station in kyiv. she had recently come back to her home after staying elsewhere thinking that it was safe enough to return home. but during this war in which russia randomly sends cruise missiles around the country, there really is no actual safe place. russia's defense ministry saying that they were aiming for a factory in this central district of kyiv that is the top producer here in ukraine of air to air guided missiles as well as aircraft parts. we know that there was damage done to that factory. the vast majority of damage from the strikes were to this apartment complex. here is what one ukrainian american fighter here in ukraine
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saw. >> one building was completely on fire. like, the whole -- you can see the whole story is on fire, and the story above it is on fire. and the building next to it, the high-rise apartment building, the chunk of it is gone up to four floors. first four floors, like, have gone. it looked really gruesome. >> another example of russia's military attacking and killing civilians. >> thank you both. and now to russia's military, u.s. officials say they have seen some evidence of improvement in its ability to combine air and ground operations in ukraine. cnn's other than lieberman is at the pentagon. is the assessment that russia fixed the early missteps? >> i would say the u.s. assessment is this is russian attempt to fix its early missteps which included large problems with logistics and sustainability. remember, if you look at the map
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here, in the north as they attempted to come toward kyiv, russian forces quickly outran their own supply lines. that forced them to halt their advance as well as the ukrainian resistance that they met at every point along that advance. so the russians, the u.s. have figured out the problems and now they're trying to solve some of them as they switch their offensive from around pretty much the entire country to focusing on southern and eastern ukraine. now, the u.s. says they are still having -- or rather the pentagon says they're still having many of the same issues in logistics and sustain shl. they're also having the same issues with morale. that's one of the hardest problems to solve in a critical issue when you're trying to move many forces on the ground. what is the morale of the forces? the u.s. assesses they are still suffering very greatly in morale department. >> there's logistics, morale, and communications issues they're trying to fix. how is that? >> this is what the u.s. is watching carefully. look. this is where the u.s. and, of
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course, russia are focusing on south and east ukraine. part of the issue or part of the fix that they've had is essentially building or accomplishing command and control centers in western russia to try to coordinate better this attack on south and east ukraine. a lot of this is simply easier because of the much smaller distances involved. this is right on russia's border. so communications, logistics, sustainment are easier. and they're trying to use that to their advantage how close they are to their own country in conducting the attack on eastern ukraine. but the u.s. sees they're suffering many of the same problems eve thn close there, they have made some progress but a senior defense official called it slow and uneven. intermittent. they're advancing at best a few kilometers here and there, but they're attacking from so many different directions. they have a lot of their force left. this is something the u.s. is watching closely as ukraine continues to put up a resistance. >> i think the reporting was some 15,000 at last check,
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russian soldiers may have been killed in this invasion. when it comes to man power, do we know how many russian boots are on the ground right now? >> that was an estimate we heard from the uk secretary of defense ben wallace. it's one of the hardest numbers to know, how many russians killed in action to this point. if the number is 15,000, that means we could be talking about high 20,000s, 30,000 russian wounded in action. that simply is traditional battlefield math. in terms of a specific number of troops on the ground, it's a difficult number to know. we do know what their tactical groups at the start of the fight they had in the range of 125, 130 around that number, and now the u.s. says they're looking at some 90 battalion tactical groups in ukraine. though not all of these are fully manned. that's what makes it difficult to know how many troops they still have on the ground in ukraine. >> other than, thank you so much. great reporting. let's bring in retired air force
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general phillip breedlove, and shawn turner. thank you both for taking time. especially on a friday. general, is this reporting on russia's adjustments trying to fix its early missteps good or bad news for ukraine? >> well, i think it's a little bit of both, honestly. they had a lot to correct. what you have not mentioned is they now have unity of command and unity of focus as they brought on the leader. that was a big part of their problem in the north. this means they'll be a little bit more disciplined in their approach in the east. but they are using ammunition and artillery at an incredible rate, and that is going to cause them supply issues as has been mentioned. >> shawn, mariupol is still a focus of russian attacks. we know the russians bombed a shake shift hospital apt the steel plant complex where a
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ukrainian commander says the humanitarian situation is beyond catastrophic. and this comes on the heels of the u.n. secretary general visit with both putin and zelenskyy, and he was really focussed on trying to help civilians, especially in mariupol. evacuate. do you think an evacuation is now more likely after that visit from the u.n. secretary general? >> you know, we've been here before with regard to deals on evacuations and while i think the circumstances around this make this particular possibility of evacuation a little more likely, i still have my doubts. look, i think that across the board when we look at deals that have been made for evacuations in the past, putin has proven the one thing that we've been saying about him from the beginning, he understands that based on all the failures he's had in ukraine, that he's not going to take all of ukraine. and i think putin gets that now. so as i said many times, what does he want if he can't take all of ukraine? the one thing we know he wants
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more than anything is to be feared. and so i think that when we make these deals, see the agreements on humanitarian evacuations, the reason that they're not materializing is not only because putin is unreliable and we know that he has a tortured relationship with the truth. but also because it is his -- in his interest to make sure that not just the military of ukraine, but that the people of ukraine, the men, women, and children in ukraine, the civilians, that they fear him. and so i think it's a good thing that we're seeing leaders push this, and i think we can put pressure on putin, but i still have my doubts that this is going to materialize. >> we're going to be talking with somebody in the next block about that fear around putin and how he kind of rules with fear, potentially, chemical attacks against critics of his own, locking up dissidents and so forth, but coming back to what's happening on the ground in ukraine right now, general, the
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u.s. has been very transparent about the military aid being sent to ukraine. the pentagon reports that 60% of the military is now in the country. is there a risk of providing too much information about military support? could it make it easier for russia to keep tabs on ukraine's capabilities. >> well, we need to qualify that 60 %. 60% are in the country, but they probably have not, in fact -- it seems they have not made it to the front yet. it's a long distance from once they get in the extreme west of the country until they get to the fight. so i think that if by keeping russia in tune with what we're doing, we're putting pressure on them to understand that the west is now committed, and we're using new words as of just days ago. now we're committed to seeing ukraine win this fight. that is a policy change, and an important win, and i think to
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continue to remind mr. putin that now the west is committed to a different level of support is probably actually a good deal. >> shawn, the other big development today, putin confirmed he will attend the g-20 in november. president biden said russia should be ejected from the g-20 altogether. do you think president biden should attend this summit if putin is there? >> look, to be clear on this, if president putin is planning to attend the g-20, i think this is an opportunity for the entire international community to send a clear message. there is no place for vladimir putin on the international stage at this moment or at any moment in the future. and so i would welcome not only president biden, but other world leaders. i would welcome the opportunity to see them send a clear message to putin that he is not welcome, not only here but not in the
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future. this is a man who has committed war crimes and unspeakable atrocities, and i think that by allowing him to stand on the stage next to -- should tore shoulder with other world leaders should send a clear message that we're not ready to hold him accountable. and i think that would be the wrong thing to do. >> i saw you nodding your head there. general, i keep thinking about how russia still has a seat at the table. so many tables, really. from the g-20 to the u.n. why? >> it is time to start systemically removing russia from the leadership on the world stage. they have demonstrated their complete lack of regard for human life, their method of warfare is completely unacceptable, and part of our diplomatic endeavors should be to remove them. and many have said we can't remove them from the u.n. or the security council. i do not know why now is not a time to start working on a
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mechanism to do exactly that. russia needs to be removed from the world stage. >> thank you both. a chilling assessment of the chemical attack on a kremlin critic. u.s. officials say russian intelligence orchestrated the plot against this nobel prize winning journalist. we'll discuss with another kremlin critic who says putin wants to kill him. and happening this hour, the pentagon expected to give an update on the effort to send heavy weapons and support to ukraine. we'll listen in. plus as you pay more at the pump, oil companies are raking in massive profits, and now we know just how massive. stay right there. ) ( ♪ )
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an anti-kremlin newspaper editor hit with a chemical attack three weeks ago and now the u.s. has concluded that russian intelligence was behind it. he was doused with red paint, spiked with acetone and suffered burns to his eyes. he won the nobel peace prize last year. he's been a harsh critic of putin and his unprovoked war in ukraine. our next guest is familiar with the russian leader's wrath. bill rounder has been a putin target for more than a decade, and he is author of "red notice". bill, it's good to see you. russia is still doing this sort of thing out in the open even after all the sanctions and knowing there is tremendous scrutiny of every move right now. what does this tell you? >> they don't care anymore.
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this man won the nobel peace prize, and the fact that they attack a nobel prize winner shows they don't care anymore. he doesn't care what it looks like when he's butchering innocent civilians in ukraine. all he wants to do at this point is be feared. >> that's so interesting. we just heard the same thing from a previous guest. you were the largest foreign investor in russia until 2005. in 2009 your lawyer died under a very suspicious circumstances in a russian prison after exposing widespread government corruption in russia. we just this week reported on the mysterious deaths of two russian oligarchs own their family members. russia says they were
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murder/suicides. what do you think happened? >> any time that there is a violent death in russia, suspicious violent death, you should assume the worst, assume they were assassinations of the individuals and their family members. these are probably assassinations having to do with their business interests, and it probably had to do with one group in russia, one faction fighting over money with another faction. generally in these situations, and i don't know the specific circumstances, but you should assume that these were murders and then rule that out as opposed to the other way around, because most often in russia, these are murders. and i've seen so many over the time that i've been dealing with the russians that it's just too many to assume anything else other than that. >> do you think we'll ever get to the bottom of it? >> well, one of the -- so of these two incidents here talking about it here, one of them occurred in moscow.
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we'll never know the truth about that one. one of them occurred in spain. in spain, we will know the truth because the spanish police are thorough, and whatever coverup or situation might have been attempted by the russians, they won't get away. the spanish know what they're doing. i think in the spanish situation, we'll eventually know the truth. >> we have seen some oligarchs recently condemn the war and criticize putin knowing that puts them and their families at risk. are you surprised they're speaking out? >> well, i've looked carefully at the statements that oligarchs have made about the war, and i would say that most of them, not every single one of them, but most of them, maybe 90% of them, they say things like it's a conflict that's really unfortunate. my heart bleeds for people in war. but nobody has ever -- i don't think anybody has come out and said vladimir putin is a war criminal. vladimir putin is a murder. vladimir putin should be stopped. i've not seen the name vladimir
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putin in any of their statements, and that tells you a lot, because all these people are trying desperately to look like they're not in bed with the kremlin by making statements, by going on social media, saying these things. but in reality, they're all sort of trying to thread the needle in this very clever way to look like they're critical of the war, but at the same time, not upset their business partner, vladimir putin. >> so president biden is asking congress to authorize the seizure and sale of assets belonging to certain russian oligarchs, putin's allies and enablers and for the money to be funneled to help ukraine. does this move hit putin where it hurts? >> absolutely. basically when you look at an oligarch's wealth, you need to divide it by two. half of it belongs to the oligarch. half of it belongs to vladimir putin. by seizing this money -- by freezing this 340i7b, you're freezing putin's money, and by
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seizing it, you're taking way putin's money. if he's killing and destroying in ukraine and we can get some of that money back from his main money, it's a perfect way to deal with the situation, and something which i'm sure infuriates him in every possible way. >> we know russia's economy has taken a hit. russia's central bank predicts the national economy will shrink 8 % to 10% this year. that's because of the economic sanctions from western countries, a punishment that putin compared to a declaration of war. you have said when putin has gone to war in the past, it's actually helped his approval back at home. but he's never faced this kind of economic blowback. right? so will this weaken putin's hold on power? >> i think that it's absolutely going to weaken his hold on power. what i can say for sure is that we have a situation where i think these estimates are under estimates in my opinion. if you say -- if the russians
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are saying 10%, it's probably 20 %. and what it means in the long term is that at some point vladimir putin is going to find himself with -- raising the price soft some commodity, and everyone is going to say you know what? we don't like you anymore, and that's the real risk for him. i think that with this major economic collapse, he is in a much more tenuous situation where like one little flame can set the whole thing on fire. >> i have to ask you, bill, going back to with weather we started our conversation and how putin goes after his critics, you are a very vocal critic. are you afraid for your own safety right now? >> well j i think that my risk level has gone up dramatically, because putin as we were talking about moscow, putin doesn't care anymore. the reason i'm still here talking to you 12 years after i started my campaign for sanctions for my murdered lawyer is because for whatever reason,
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putin decided in the past that killing a foreign critic on foreign soil was just a step too far, that the consequences would be too great. now he's suffering the consequences times 100, and nothing he does to me is going to create anymore consequences. i would say that i'm probably more at risk than i've ever been since this whole thing started. >> well, i wish you your safety, first and foremost. thank you for taking the time to share with us. you have a unique perspective and insight knowledge. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. we are standing by to hear from the pentagon. officials have an update tonight crisis in ukraine. we'll bring that to you live. while americans are getting hosed at the gas pump, oil companies are watching their profits gush. what's the fixix for this?
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you probably already know gas prices are claiming higher again. the national average is up to 4:16 a gallon. and while so many americans are struggling because of prices like this. oil companies posted massive profits again.
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chevron just quadrupled its first quarter profit. exxon pulled in $5.5 billion during the first quarter, up from $2.7 billion last year. that's despite losing $3 billion from pulling out of russia. with us is the head of petroleum analysis for gas buddy. patrick, we've been covering high gas prices for some time. i know oil companies don't directly set the prices at the pump. we're talking giant profits while everyday americans are suffering. you can't tell me corporate greed isn't a factor here? >> it's not. you look at what you mentioned. market set prices. keep in mind you mentioned some of the $5 billion profits that some of the oil companies have been producing this year. let's put it in context as well. because oil is something that we consume to the effect of 20
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million barrels a day. so these numbers are, of course, going to sound significant, but look at the profit margin of the oil sector. t relatively low, and keep in mind in 2020 the oil sector, just five of the major oil companies lost $76 billion combined. the numbers sound significant, but the profit margins are not, and americans are feeling pain at the pump, but this is a function of economics, supply and demand. >> sure. hold on for a second. hold on. you said you know, profits aren't significant. i think anybody, anybody with common sense would say yeah, billions of dollars in profit is significant. and if it is about supply and demand, the oil companies themselves are the ones saying that they're not boosting supply because profits are driving that decision. >> well, and keep in mind, what i had potentially meant to say was that the profit margin is not significant. you look at a company like apple
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that itself alone made $95 billion, yes, i mean, oil companies have been disciplined. what we've called disciplined or slow to raise production, but a lot of that is because of political talking points that the oil industry -- would you rush back to invest in the company that the president has targeted? and that's where politicians comes into the fore right here. oil companies are cautiously raising the amount they're spending on drilling because they don't know if that money is going to be sunk in the ground and lost to an administration that's been a little bit hostile to the oil sector. >> coming back to the graph, investor pressure to maintain capital discipline is the driving factor here. the primary reason that publicly traded oil producers are restraining growth despite high oil prices. government regulations way down here, less than 10%. >> well, and again, i do expect
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that that chart which was probably pulled a couple months ago here before oil prices jumped, oil companies are changing their tune here. we are seeing drilling pick up. u.s. domestic oil production is now 1 million barrels a day higher than just a year ago. we're moving in the right direction, and the longer oil prices remain elevated, the more clarity oil companies get into the administration, the more likely they'll start to increase production. we're starting to get the signals. and oil production will continue to go up by the end of the year. keep in mind before russia, we had anticipated that at the end of the year gas prices would be lower because of the exact story, the production will increase over time toward the end of the year as we get more certainly, but now, of course, that's going to be accelerated because oil prices are higher, but you can't avoid the fact that americans are spending record amounts at the gas pump. not only that, but diesel prices today hitting a new record of $5.16 a gallon. of course oil companies are going to show robust profits,
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refiners as well. but that will probably change in the years ahead as oil production comes up. prices will go back down. >> but to be clear, this poll was of 132 oil and gas firms. it was taken between march 9th and march 17th th. so a little over a month ago. i guess the bottom line here is if drivers have to pay more and have to take the financial hit, patrick, how do you get these big oil companies to have a smaller slice of the pie? >> well, you know, it's government. i think we're already seeing smaller drillers are the ones that are really active in raising production. there have been a lot of stories that the big oil companies are sitting on the sidelines and the little guys are filling in. i think that's drawing in bigger oil companies to rethink and get back into increasing production, watching oil prices go up. eventually shareholders are going to want the return. so i think that's why this is a problem that will solve itself over time. and again, going back to the
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fact that these oil companies, just five of them lost $76 billion in 2020. they need to be careful with how quickly they put their assets back into the ground, because covid is still a thing. you never know if it could flair up. look at what's happening in china. covid resurges and oil prices plummeted. look at after omicron. oil prices went from 80 to $55 overnight. there's a lot of weariness in the market that's maybe holding oil companies back. >> 6 .2 billion in profits for chevron. $5.5 billion for exxon. i appreciate your time and expertise and analysis. thank you. new details on trevor reed, the american freed from russia. how he's doing, what he's saying, and his plans for the future. wait, you're new too nobody told you?u? subway's refreshing with better ingredients, better footlongs, and better spokespeople. because you gotta yoyou gotta refresh to be fresh if you have advanced non-small cell lung cancer,
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officials are taking questions on the situation in ukraine at the pentagon. >> bringing them out for a week. we're trying to give them systems, new systems -- if we're going to give them new systems, we're trying to give them systems that are roughly akin to what they're used to and won't require an onerous amount of
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training this. that the focus right now. i won't get ahead of situations right now. we don't want to belabor them with long, complicated training that also requires a high number of personnel. because they are in an active fight right now. and they, too, are suffering casualties on the battlefield. we want to be respectful of that. >> reporter: so just on the $33 billion package that the president is sending over, once congress does approve that, once, if, does any of this have to be sent by the end of the fiscal here, and does that limit cause any issues particularly for the replenishment? >> i think that will be determined by congress, some of it, in what they approved and the supplement cal request. as the president said, if we get speedy approval on this, this funding will probably get us through five months. so that certainly gets you well within the fiscal year. what we're planning on is being -- assuming it's approved and as you heard the secretary
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say, we urge congress to approve this in a speedy way. we would expect that this would be actionable on our part, well within the bounds of the fiscal year. >> and then just as a followup, are we going to hear more about the capabilities that we would be transferring to ukraine? >> you sure will. yeah. >> and when do you understand that these capabilities will be delivered. >> look, you talk about the supplemental. so first it has to get approved. i can tell you that pentagon planners are already putting pen to paper and working with the ukrainians on what they would need once we get approval and sort of where we're at. we still have some drawdown authority available to us as well, but this would be on top of that. >> we're going to keep monitoring this press conference. we'll bring you additional information as we learn it. in the meantime, we're also learning today just how close russia and the west have come to potential military
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confrontation. fighter jets scrambled multiple times this week to intercept russian aircraft. >> i think it all goes to what you were just hearing at the press conference a minute ago. this conflict by all accounts appears to be expanding, growing, and a great sense here at the pentagon it is going to last for some time. this is not going to get resolved any time soon. it's something that could go on for months. you heard john kirby talk about the funding they want from congress may last for five months. every indication this could go on even longer than that. and now what the russians have done is they may be pinging, they may be testing nato air space to see about responses, what we found out today from nato itself was since tuesday of this week, there have been multiple times when multiple aircraft from nato nations have had to scramble both over the
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baltic and the black sea, because russian aircraft have approached in an unidentified fashion. and so the countries that were responded were poland, denmark, france, spain, romania and the united kingdom. u.s. aircraft were not involved. we're told it was all safe and professional. but it's a very interesting situation where in four days the russians approached either singly or in pairs of aircraft multiple times over the baltic and the black sea compelling nato to respond and fly its own aircraft. >> barbara starr, thank you for that reporting. after three long years of anguish, trefr reed's mother describes the first few hours reunited with her son as heaven. in an interview with abc, the reed family shared details of how trevor is doing following his release from a russian prison. trevor's sister says her brother is just happy to be around people again. >> considering all he's been
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through and the recovery ahead of him, his spirits are bright. he's telling stories. he's flirting with the nurse staff. it's great. it's great to see him. >> you say he's flirting with the nurse staff. what does his girlfriend think about that? >> well, i don't think she knew that until just now. >> such a great detail. flirting with the nurse staff. reed's mom says once trevor regains his health fully, he will then start advocating whole hearted think for the release of these other u.s. citizens, paul whelan and brittney griner still held in russia. we'll l be right back. what mat. and she cacan simply focus on right now. that's the planning effect. from fidelity. this is... ♪ this is iowa.
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white house communications director is the latest high level administration official to test positive for covid. she made the announcement this morning. she isn't considered a close contact of the president, according to cdc guidelines. the news comes just one day before the white house correspondents association dinner where the president will be in close proximity to a number of people. cnn is at the white house. there is concern this could become a super spreader event. what precautions is the white house taking? >> well, president biden is going to take some extra steps to try to lower the chances of him contracting covid-19 while at this massive dinner tomorrow night. the president will only be attending the speaking portion of the event. he will not be on hand for the actual dinner. and when he is not speaking, he will be wearing a mask. that is something different than
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what we've seen from the president at some of the events at the white house and on the road where he has gone maskless in recent days. he'll be seated up on a podium, not seated among the masses. but the white house correspondents association is also establishing some other protocols for the more than 2500 attendees who will be on hand. everyone must be fully vaccinated and they need to have a negative covid test that is conducted on the same day, tomorrow. but, of course, there is some anxiety heading into this dinner after just a few weeks ago there was another big dinner, the gridiron dinner, where dozens of attendees contracted covid-19. there are protocols different than that dinner. we're told that president biden tested negative yesterday. it expected he will be testing tomorrow just as the attendees are required to do. but, yes, the white house is trying to take these extra precautions to ensure the president is protected at this
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dinner. >> all right. thank you. stan sli taking viewers around italy for a second time. it begins again this weekend. first stop is the remarkable city on stilts, venice. here is a preview of season two. [ speaking italian ] >> and these are a traditional snack. it's only 8:30. a breakfast is eaten standing up, washed down with glass of wine known as a shadow. >> this is fast food lagoon style. this means nothing. ironic because it is really
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something. >> oh, my god. >> i'm coming over here so i can see it. look at that. oh, my god. >> and look at that. the all new season of stanley tucci searching for italy premier this is sunday at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. just in time for lufrnl after watching that clip. that does it for me. i hope you have a fantastic friday and safe weekend. i'll see you back here monday, same time, same place. until then, let's catch up on twitter.
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hello, everyone. we begin with hundreds of people trapped in that steel factory and begging for help in ukraine. president zelenskyy's office says there was an operation planned to rescue them today. but an official says russian troops are blocking a section of the city right near the plant preventing everyone inside from a safe evacuation. ukraine says 50 air strikes rained down on that steel plant wounding more than


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