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everybody who didn't look like that was breaking their net to try to fit that mold. i see it shifting in the tides and it's great to see. >> and acceptance is the overarching theme here. historically black hair or not ral hair has been viewed as unattractive. it's always been the straighter, the prettier. for little brown girls and black girls and even women my age, hair is loaded with so many messages. it has the power to dictate how others treat you and how you feel about yourself. we shot this story last week. i cannot ignore what we saw on a global stage last night at the oscars when chris rock cracked that joke regarding jada pinkett's hair. this is from the same man who created the good hair documentary back in 2009, a documentary that explored how black women view themselves and talked a lot about hair.
in that documentary rock said he wants his girls to grow up in a world where they are viewed by what's in their head, not what's on top of their head. we're seeing that with judge jackson. she is giving women who have struggled with accepting their natural hair permission to accept who they are and accept the hair that grows from their head without altering it. brianna. >> such a good point, adrienne. that report was phenomenal and so important. i thank you, adrienne broaddus for bringing that to us. "new day" continues right now. good morning to viewers in the united states and all around the world. it is monday, march 28th. i'm john berman in lviv in western ukraine. brianna keilar in washington.
breaking overnight, russia accelerating missile strikes on several ukrainian cities including kyiv. cnn's team on the ground there reports hearing a series of powerful explosions. we're also getting reports of explosions overnight in the western city of zhytomyr. a new round of talks set to begin in istanbul. president zelenskyy says ukraine is willing to accept neutral non-nuclear status under certain condi conditions. >> translator: our priorities in the negotiations are known. ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity are beyond doubt. effective security guarantees for our state are mandatory. our goal is obvious, peace and the restoration of normal life in our native state as soon as possible. >> the destruction in ukraine is stunning, kharkiv is in ruins.
officials say russian forces are firing at a nuclear research facility in that city. in mariupol, ukrainian officials claim 40,000 residents have been forcibly taken to the city and transported to russian territory and placed in filtration camps. in the western city of lviv, just 50 miles in the border with poland, the russian military hit a fuel storage center with at least one missile. they believe vladimir putin is seeking to split the area into two. this morning, ukraine is vowing to conduct an immediate investigation after video surfaced of ukrainian soldiers shooting russian prisoners in the knees. >> joining me in lviv, cnn's phil black and cnn's ed lavandera. phil, i want to start with you on what clearly is this russian strategy of attacking the infrastructure locations, whether it be the fuel storage
depot behind us. >> more strikes overnight, and at least one of those was yet another fuel storage site. on this occasion we're told it was missiles fired from across the border in belarus. what we're seeing is cruise missiles often fired from battle ships in the black sea, essentially picking off and knocking out fuel storage sites, other logistical sites all across country. we saw that in lviv. it's happening in mick laif, kyiv and so forth. they've been hitting weapons depots as well. so a clear concerted campaign to knock out the supplies that are, of course, obvi vital to the ukrainians. >> ed, president zelenskyy speaks almost every night, speaks to the ukrainian people. one of the things he's been suggesting, ukrainians fighting back in the war isn't going the
way the russians thought it was going to go. one thing he cited was the discovery of some ceremonial russian uniforms. explain this to us. >> one of the interviews zelenskyy did was with a group of independent foreign russian journalists. this is an interview -- i think it's been somewhat contentious and it hasn't played in russia and zelenskyy saying the russian government is afraid. in that interview -- not a lot of details, but alludes they have discovered these russian ceremonial uniforms, that it was in his words going to be part of a parade, essentially a victory parade in kyiv within three or four days of the russian invasion of ukraine. now we're clearly more than a month out for the initial invasion of all of this. he's saying it would be funny if it weren't so tragic. he didn't give a lot of details as to where exactly the uniforms were found, what they look like or showing pictures of them. he's mentioned this anecdote in this interview with these
independent journalists. >> sort of tantamount to having the bottles of champagne chilled and ready to pop. that interview you said with the russian urinalist fascinating because it wasn't played by and large. they're not scared of it. if they're not scared of it, go ahead and play it to the russian people. see what the russian people think about zelenskyy speaking to them. phil, one other development overnight that involves a video which shows potential misbehavior by ukrainian soldiers. it's video we're not showing john. it emerged we believe from the kharkiv region in terms of location. it shows russian captive soldiers being shot in the leg after being detained. we've seen other russian soldiers on the ground with serious leg injuries, implying that the same has already happened to them. there is some physical and verbal abuse in addition to that. it is on the whole a pretty ugly scene. the ukrainian government has said this is serious, this is
wrong, we're going to investigate this. it is not acceptable. the ukrainian ministry of defense says without commenting on this video specifically, that russians are making these sorts of videos, staging these sorts of events in order to discredit the ukrainians as part of their information war. it's certainly an ugly video that points to potentially gross misbehavior on the part of the ukrainian soldiers. >> phil and ed, thank you for being with us. the head of ukraine's military intelligence is warning president putin could be looking to carve ukraine in two like north and south korea. let's bring in retired colonel cedric leighton, a cnn military analyst and retired air force colonel. i want to talk about what that would look like. first, can you give us a sense of the state of play in ukraine right now? >> certainly. what you're seeing is you have the russians say they're going to concentrate in the east, look at this area right here. that's going to become important
as we talk a little bit more about this. what they're really doing is starting to strike targets here in lutzing and rivne. while all this is going on, they're still around kyiv, kharkiv, mariupol, of course, is an absolute disaster. we haven't heard too much about what's going on in kherson, but there's a lot going on there because the russians are stalled here, but still thinking about doing this, going toward odesa. with all of that, the theater of war that we're looking at here in ukraine is still a very tense, very vibrant theater in the sense that it's going on in all these different areas. there's a lot of movement that is not being seen in the aggregate, but there's a lot that is happening in each of these areas because the russians
have not given up on their plans. >> yeah. it's sort of messy everywhere, right? some places more than others. can you talk about, if that ukrainian military intel chief is correct in the hypothesis, that vladimir putin my want to be splitting ukraine into two, how might that look? >> there are two possibilities as i see it. first of all, the russian war aim was always -- as stated originally was to take this part of ukraine and put that separate. there are two republics here that would basically be split like this. this part would be the russian-controlled area. that's the minor scenario. the major scenario is that they go this way, if they capture all this territory, you the dnipro river as the main area of division between western ukraine and eastern ukraine. this part would be an area that would be controlled by the zelenskyy government potentially or its successor, and the eastern part would be russian
controlled. that is how they would want to divide it. this would be the maximalist approach if they divided the country. of course, the real maximalist approach is to take over the entire country. if they do settle for division, that's what the maximalist would look like. >> that is quite a change, cedric. thank you so much for taking us through that. we really appreciate it. >> you bet, brianna. >> berman? >> the white house trying to walk back this comment from president biden in poland during his high-profile speech in poland this weekend. >> for god's sake, this man cannot remain in power. >> ukraine's former president, victor you shiancoe joined me earlier this morning. he said he was poisoned while running for president in 2004 which he blames on russia. this is our conversation. >> mr. president, president biden said that vladimir putin cannot remain in power.
how do you feel about that statement? >> translator: i think ukraine and ukrainians were waiting for a long time for such a statement. i think this statement is absolutely correct as to the challenges of our times. before there were some words and statements that were not particularly diplomatic as to putin and his regime. but i totally share this side of the story. when president biden says putin is evil, and i think this is very correct statement, whether sitting in brussels or washington or berlin, we should
understand who putin is. president biden didn't say that, but i think not only putin but the whole russian people is a problem here. how would we live through the years and years ahead when in our neighboring country there would be this emperor, this czar who thinks he's in the 17th century? if we stay in a month or two in the situations we're in now that we will have more than 40 million tons of ukrainian grain staying in ukraine, not being taken anywhere. and we talk about famine. we talk about hunger. so many sectors of the previously well-organized living are basically in at thtatters n
>> how does this war end? will it end with russia occupying some of the eastern parts of the country? should ukraine be willing to negotiate along those lines? >> translator: i will repeat myself again. this war will end with one thing or another. it's either when the last russian soldier will be killed in ukraine or when the last ukrainian defender will be killed in ukraine. there's no halfway through in this case. we're talking about the principal of territorial integrity and the security policy, the military self-reliance. >> mr. president, we have time for just one more question. mr. president, you met vladimir putin many times. you blame russia for poisoning you, almost murdering you. do you think putin is capable or intends to use chemical or
nuclear weapons in ukraine? >> translator: if you ask me ten days ago, i would say no, he wouldn't do that. today, when his situation is deteriorating day by day. i would say today he's panicking, his whole range of henchmen around him. i wouldn't be surprised if he will actually command to use that type of weaponry against ukraine, when we talk about chemical or nuclear weapons, the whole range of planning how to activate this type of weaponry. >> mr. president, former ukrainian president, viktor yushchenko, thank you for joining us. please stay safe. >> translator: glory to ukraine. good luck to everyone. >> two things struck me from
that interview, the idea that he doesn't think the war will end until the last drop of russian blood or ukrainian blood. it just goes to show that for a lot of people here you can't just sign a treaty, shake hands and say it's all done. the russians invaded, bombed their cities, destroyed their cities. the ukrainians want to make sure that they get back what has been taken from them. just the other thing that was interesting. i said this to you before. it's universal here, the sentiment inside this country. i'm not saying whether it's right or wrong. i'm saying here they view what president biden said about vladimir putin, that this man can't remain in power. their response is, yeah, of course, that's what we've been saying for a long time. we agree with that. you heard yhim say the same thing. >> we heard that putin's aim may be to split the country in two. john, you know from all the people you've been talking to,
not a single one of them appears to be on board with that or promoting that. if that is something that this could move towards, it seems it is incredibly far off. >> yeah. it will be hard to negotiate around those terms for sure. we have new video just in to cnn. our crews on the ground outside of kyiv seeing smoke over the capital as the attacks there continue. plus, the moment everyone talking about this morning from the oscars, will smith slapping chris rock on stage. we'll talk about what happened before and what happened since. stay with us. every four years it happens, the special olympic usa games. so join us, this wednesday, march 30th, where 100% of sales from all jersey mikes subs ,
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mom... susan from carvana! [laughs] we'll drive you happy at carvana. one of the most shocking moments in oscars history, will smith slapping chris rock in the face after rock made a joke about jada pinkett smith's shaved head. >> jada, i love you, gi jane 2, can't wait to see it. >> oh, wow. wow. will smith just smacked the [ bleep ] out of me. >> [ bleep ].
>> wow, dude. it was a gi jane joke. >> keep my wife's name out your [ bleep ] mouth. >> i'm going to. okay. that was the greatest night in the history of television. >> just a short time later smith won the academy award for best actor. he did apologize. he did not, however, apologize to chris rock. he apologized to the other nominees. let's watch. >> richard williams was a fierce defender of his family. i want to apologize to the academy and apologize to all my fellow nominees. art imitates life. i look like the crazy father
just like they said. i looked like a crazy father just like they said about richard williams. but love will make you do crazy things. >> joining us now to talk about this, and there is so much to talk about, is cnn national correspondent and host of "the big picture," sara sidner and eric dug against, a tv critic for npr. sara, i want to be clear, there are so many vectors in this story. i wonder how you're making sense of it this morning. >> i've got three words this morning. use your words, will. you are an actor, you are a rapper, you have things that write things for you. you're a smart guy. use your words, not your fists or your hands. it's that simple. i think you sat there and watched that, and i think everybody was shocked because
they thought it was part of the skit at first. he was laughing at first until clearly jada wasn't, rolled her eyes. then he gets up and goes and does this. it really took away so much from everybody that was there and from the moment. i have to be honest, i'm a little embarrassed that i'm even talking about this right now. we've got inflation crushing families. we have millions of refugees who are running for their lives trying to find refuge, mothers and children, and we've got ukraine literally on fire and being bombed. this was a moment that did not need to happen. and now it's trending on twitter instead of a thousand other things that are far more important. that's where i stand on this. watching that was really, really disheartening and disappointing. >> look, it is a lighter thing, the oscars in general. those moments of achievement could be a light moment for people to revel in today. they aren't.
eric, i wonder what you think of what you saw. >> well, you know, what elevates this story is the reaction of the hollywood establishment. it was bad enough that will smith took it upon himself to physically attack chris rock because of a joke he told. but then when will smith went on to actually accept the best actor award and receive a standing ovation from some people in that audience for what he did, the academy put a short statement up on its twitter page saying that it didn't condone violence, but in this case it did. will smith was allowed to accept his award. he was given as much time as he wanted to speak, well over four or five minutes. as far as i can see, he didn't pay any real consequences for what he did. i just wonder, there are so many
people -- we're having these conversations about cancel culture. here is a situation where a comic told a joke and got physically assaulted. no one in the room really seemed to penalize will smith for it. the academy didn't penalize will smith for it. the producer of the oscar cast didn't penalize will smith for it. we now hear that chris rock is not going to press charges. who is going to ensure that someone pays a price for committing an act of violence on live television? that's the question i have still today. >> there's so much context here. none of it excuses the use of violence, but i do just want to mention for people who aren't necessarily aware, there was a joke that chris rock told back in 2016 at the expense of jada pinkett smith and at the expense of rhianna. it's important to note that as
he made a joke about her air, she's dealt with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder, part of the reason her hair is short because it causes the loss of hair. sara, you can obviously be against violence and look at what chris rock was saying -- i know it's been dismissed by some people was just a joke. this is also who had a documentary back in 2009 called "good hair." how do you make sense of these things not condoning violence but acknowledging the context here? >> you can acknowledge it. he's a comedian. literally going after people is what he does. the comediennes that were there were taking digs at hood. why do they do that? they've got power, money, all the things they need to exist and be comfortable in this world. this is a moment where you make people uncomfortable.
by the way gi jane is one cool chick. this wasn't exactly a really nasty thing to say. i get where he was going. yes, the hair thing can be painful. this is something she has gone through and has discussed. i will not be surprised if this ends up on her show "red table" and being discussed, because she does have a show and this is the sort of thing they talk about. but i do want to talk a little bit about something that eric said. he talked about what's the consequence of this? number one, the lapd has said there has been no report made by chris rock. i don't think he's going to make one, and there is a code of conduct that was spelled out very clearly in 2017 after the harvey weinstein debacle and scandal. they basically came out, the academy saying, look, there's no place that use their status, power or influence to crush someone else or to use any form of abuse, harassment or any kind
of discrimination. so you're looking at this going, okay, academy, what are you going to do about it? what are you going to do about this? clearly there were no consequences that night, but are there going to be consequences going further? will they kick will smith out of the academy? highly unlikely. he's a huge name in hollywood. i'll be curious to see where it goes. >> where should it go, eric? should he be kicked out of the academy? should his oscar be endangered? >> i thought the punishment should have been on site. they should have explained that he wasn't allowed to do it because he attacked someone during the ceremony. this is the problem that we have. when institutions don't step up and do what they're supposed to do in the moment, then it creates a situation where that's the only punishment available. kicking him out of the academy, taking the oscar away from him,
these are huge punishments. i don't ex-plkt they will happen. he should have been punished in the moment. the oscar cast producers didn't seem to have the will to step up and take the action that should have been taken in the moment. even though will smith apologized to his fellow nominees and the academy, he didn't apologize to quest love, the director of summer soul who received the best documentary feature that chris rock was announcing. everyone in the place was looking at will smith and talking about what had just happened and not paying attention to his acceptance speech. he didn't apologize to the families of people featured in the in mem moral segment, when the camera came back to start that segment, you can hear people in the room were still talking, buzzing about what happened with will smith while they paid tribute to people who passed away over the last year. he disrupted the oscar ceremony in a way that stole the
attention and consideration from ho honorees. some of them will never get this opportunity again. when someone doesn't realize how much power they wield, that's the real tragedy. when they're surrounded by people in the room instead of being surrounded and act like the role model they say they are, then that's truly the biggest problem. >> a really good point you make. it did overshadow so many achievements, including will smith's, but so many other achievements on an evening when those should have been celebrated. eric d eneggans and sara sidner thank you. president biden trying to walk back his comments that seemed to call for a regime change in russia
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president biden trying to walk back comments he made while in poland this weekend in which he seemed to call for regime change in russia. >> for god's sake, this man cannot remain in power. >> mr. president, were you calling for regime change? >> no. joining me now cnn senior global affairs analyst bianna golodryga as well as senior analyst john avlon. you think biden made a mistake? >> it was a gaff, an outburst that was not part of his scripted remarks, i think probably influenced by his emotions visiting refugees that very day. it is not a call for regime change, let's be clear, not a redefinition of u.s. policy.
to some extent, he said the quiet part out loud, which is that no world leader believes that vladimir putin should remain in power indefinitely after showing himself to be such a fundamentally lawless butcher of civilians. did it muddle an excellent speech? absolutely. was it a mistake? yes. is it a redefinition of american policy? no. >> bianna, it is interesting -- go ahead. >> i agree with john. i don't think it was necessarily helpful, but i don't think it was that harmful either. clearly this has been the narrative coming out of the kremlin for years, since the sef lugs of dignity in ukraine in 2013 and 2014. this has been the kremlin's talking point, that obviously we are a democratic country, as laughable as that is, as is the west and the outsiders that want to change leadership in russia.
that was always going to be their narrative. so this feeds into that. that having been said, listen, this president has called vladimir putin a killer and they ultimately met and had spoken many times after that. he called him a butcher recently. i think all the attention is unwarranted. i don't think it was helpful to have nearly every single european leader weigh in and walk it back and say that's not their view or what have you. if we're going to be presenting a united front, they need to continue making that point. >> the white house clearly thought it was an issue, elst they wouldn't have walked it back. >> victor yushchenko saying we've been waiting for him to say this for a long time. it was absolutely correct. bianna, president zelenskyy did this interview with russian journalists over the weekend which is really remarkable, and yet it is not getting the full
play in russia for obviously reasons. the russians are saying we're really not scared of it, though. what to make of it? >> the russian censorship agency -- what was so laughable about this, and it shows how nervous they are about any of this information getting to their people, is that they blocked this interview before it aired. they gave it more attention than need be. we should note out of those four journalists, three are outside of the country, only one of them, those independent russian journalists remain in moscow. it was a fascinating interview, nonetheless. it was an hour and a half. it was a raw look inside the mind of zelenskyy and how he has persevered continuously. he gave a lengthy interview to "the economist" after that. he went to great length describing to him the irreparable rupture between ukraine and russia, what vladimir putin has done to drag the russian culture and language down into the mud that nobody
will want to speak it. he's blaming vladimir putin obviously for all of that. he talked about the thousands of russian troops that he keeps coming back to this point, and i find it so -- i still don't understand it as a moergt, as a human being, and that's why he continues to make this point. he doesn't understand what has happened to the russian mentality, how have they brainwashed people so much that they don't care, thousands of russian troops there lying there and the russians are not reclaiming them. what are the mothers and fathers thinking about it? it was a really emotional interview. >> john, about to be round five of the negotiations between ukrainians and russians. i wonder what you think the u.s. position should be toward these talks. what do you think the u.s. wants to see happen here? >> i think what the u.s. and the international community wants is a deescalation of russian troops. what is the best alternative to
negotiated settlement on either side? how can you give putin some kind of golden bridge to retreat upon and what does that look like? is it a return to neutrality which is a pre-crimea position in ukraine? is it acquiescence with regard to crimea? what happens to the donbas? macron is trying to insert himself. i think neutrality within nato shouldn't extend to the eu. there needs to be security guarantees. at this point i think anything will be seen as a defeat for vladimir putin. subsequently, if he keeps two areas in ukraine, that's a gain of land mass. what we want is russian troops out of ukraine. that is about maintenance of the international law and that's in the world's interest. >> what was also interesting about that interview with zelenskyy was one of the first things he said, he believes 99.9% certainty that vladimir putin believed this would have happened in two or three days, they would have taken kyiv, that the ukrainians themselves wanted a change in leadership, that they would have welcomed these
russians with open arms, with smiles and flowers, as he says, and that has not happened. we're in uncharted territory in terms of what we can expect next from vladimir putin who will never accept defeat. how does he bow out gracefully if he remains in power? how do you justify to the russian people that it's cost tens of thousands of troops dead and wounded to reclaim territory that they could have noelkted ot -- negotiated otherwise with. >> bianna, john, thank you very much. our cnn team is hearing several explosions overnight near ukraine's capital. plus we're getting word of russian forces trying to create this corridor around the capital to block off resupply. we're live on the ground next. ukraine vowing to investigate a video that appears to show its soldiers shooting russian prisoners of war in the legs. stand by.
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officials reported two powerful explosions in western and west central ukraine overnight. cnn's ivan watson is live for us in zaporizhzhya with more. >> reporter: this city has been spared the ground fighting that we've seen in other cities and around kyiv, but make no mistake, it is not far from russian military positions. there are russian tanks about 20 miles south from where i'm standing right now. so the scenes that we see, this is a quiet residential neighborhood i've been watching families with their kids on bicycles, a man walking his dog just now, businesses open, the busier boulevards, lots of people on the streets on this windy spring day. it's more striking when you consider how close the russian military is to here. this sls one of the main
gateways for ukrainians who have been trapped for weeks enduring the modern day siege of that port city of mariupol. that's the city where a theater that had been a sanctuary for hundreds of civilians was bombed from the sky. that's a city where people have lived for weeks without electricity, heat or running water and are describing things like bodies piling up in the neighborhoods not being recovered. so many of these people, thousands of them are coming here to zaporizhzhya. the ukrainian government is trying to organize convoys of buses to reach them and pick them up, but there are disagreements with the russian military about letting these vehicles through. any given day, we don't know whether or not those people will get through. i've been meeting with some of them arriving after having endured these weeks of totally traumatizing artillery strikes and russian air strikes coming to a safe place really for the
first time in weeks. take a listen to what one woman told me. >> translator: we walked among corpses. there were bodies under the evergreens, soldiers without heads, without arms, lying there, nobody is gathering them. there was such fear that i felt like i was under water. i wanted to wake up. now i'm here and this feels like some kind of a dream. >> reporter: now, john, this part of ukraine, the south, the east, these are traditionally russian-speaking areas. the police that i've met with in this city are native russian speakers from birth, and the invasion by russia has pushed some of these men to tell me that they're now ashamed to speak russian. some of them telling me -- one officer saying his own father was a putin supporter, and since he saw a russian-speaking city
pummeled by russian forces, that man has now back diehard ukrainian patriot. putin has helped push ukrainians who sympathize with moscow to now support kyiv. john. >> isn't that interesting. i met an ethnic russian here who stopped speaking russian at home to his child because he says he's ashamed of what has happened here. if putin thought he was going to have the russian speakers flock to his side, he's not getting that at all. ivan, seeing you walking the streets in zaporizhzhya, that city is not far from what is considered the front lines of where this battle is. it shows what a difference a few miles can make. ivan, thank you so much for that report. ukraine's military chief says he believes vladimir putin is trying to split the country in two. plus children battling cancer escaping ukraine. some even finding refuge in the united states. f all sales will e donated to the
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pediatric cancer knows now boundaries, and its victims include children from ukraine whose homes and hospitals have now become part of a war zone. first lady jill biden recently visited st. jude's children's hospital in memphis, tennessee, which has helped evacuate hundreds of patients from ukraine. here to talk about the great work that st. jude children's research hospital is doing is president and ceo dr. james downing. thank you so much for being with us. i know that you all have been able to evacuate many people, but in particular four children who are now getting treatment in the u.s. can you tell me a little bit about them and their escape? >> we've been able to help over 700 children with cancer to evacuate the war zone and
transfer into poland and then into other countries within the european union and ultimately some of the patients to here in the united states. over a week ago, last monday evening actually, four children came to st. jude children's research hospital. these are children that range in age from 18 months to eight years. they came with their mothers, some siblings, and they are really evacuating that war zone, fighting a life-threatening disease, coming 5,000 miles to a country where they don't speak the language and restarting their cancer therapy. so we've done everything we can to welcome them to our hospital and provide them all the support they need so they can be comfortable and they can be assured that they're going to get the best care possible. >> you're giving them the shot that they were having in ukraine, but the war interrupted and they should have that shot. i know you have doctors doing
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