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ex-wife is suing her about defamation after she wrote about being a survivor of domestic abuse. depp said today that he was the victim. >> she threw the large bottle and then i looked down and realized that the -- the tip of my finger had been severed. >> amber heard denies that. meanwhile she's accused depp of multiple instances of abuse. thanks for being here. "ac 360" starts now. good evening. multiple breaking news stories we want to tell you about tonight. a lot to get to in ukraine including an unbelievable image of bravery we want to show you. also the latest fighting in the east. but we want to start with the latest on the travel mask mandate in this country. a short time ago the administration signaling it will
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fight that court ruling that struck down the mask mandate for mass transportation. what are they saying? >> reporter: anderson, two days ago that federal judge struck down that mask mandate, and tonight we're learning the justice department is indeed moving forward with an appeal. they say, quote, to protect cdc's public health authority beyond the ongoing assessment announced last week cdc has asked doj to continue with an appeal. it is cdc's continued assessment at this time an order to require masking in the mass transportation corridor remains necessary for public health. the cdc is indicating that their rationale for moving forward with an appeal is two fold. on the one hand conditions right now require that mask mandate across the country, and on the second hand they want to maintain that legal authority. should the pandemic get worse, should they need that mask mandate authority in the future they want to have that in their back pocket. but at the same time as the justice department filed a notice of appeal tonight they
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did not include a request for a stay of that judge's order striking down the mask mandate. that indicates this is really much more about preserving that legal authority than getting that mask mandate back into place right now. >> didn't want to setup precedent of not having the authority. now to the war in ukraine. incredible image of bravery in the face of a russian attack expected to grow in scale and violence in the days and weeks ahead. it's an image played out across ukraine every day. first responders or in this case a red cross raul tear helping ukrainians, even if it means putting their own lives in danger from what russia will not even call a war. this is from kharkiv. it's difficult to watch but important to see because it captures in one moment the violence and panic that russia is enacting all across ukraine .
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>> people risking their lives to help others. that was in kharkiv. an elderly woman grieving at the grave of her first son in bucha, a son as you probably know
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brutalized by russian forces. the name of that town, bucha, will be in blood in history because of the brutality russian forces enacted in that town. our jim sciutto reports even as russian forces expands in ukraine they've made no major territorial gains in the east. also as a pentagon official said yesterday a prelude of what is to come, worst things to come. today ukrainian military official telling cnn's becky anderson telling, quote, the whole is being shelled. there is no safe town. vladimir putin also had a message to the west today. russia launched what it says is a new kind of missile. not only can it deliver nuclear war heads according to russian authorities but evade western defenses as well. that is their claim. putin said, quote, this image was meant to provide food for thought of those in the heat of
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frenzied aggressive rhetoric try to threaten our country, end quote. the launch came the same day as the u.s. announced another round of sanctions this time targeting a key commercial bank. those won't do anything at the moment to help people in the port city of mariupol. the russian army once again prevented residents from leaving. about 120,000 people remain in that bombed out decimated town, and today he pleaded with the west for more help. >> translator: we don't know when we can unblock mariupol, and i say this openly that all the boys in mariupol want our victory. they want a free city. none of them are going to surrender to the enemy. this is their internal feeling. this is what they are. first, it involves serious and heavy weapons. at the moment we don't have enough of these weapons to free mariupol. the second path is diplomatic.
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so far russia hasn't agreed to this. >> so there's certainly a lot to cover tonight. matt rivers is in lviv in the west of the country. ben we hademen in the east. we start with the civilians in mariupol. >> reporter: the steel plant housing mariupol's last line of defense. if the defenders here fall so does the city. a few days ago george says he was right in the heart of the fight. >> i've never seen such brutal devastating war because russians are just trying to execute civilians. >> reporter: he spoke to us via video chat from an undisclosed location. severely injured during the fighting he says he was smuggled out to recover. he's a georgian national and a commander in the battalion, one of if few remaining units left to defend the city.
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he says he was one of the soldiers fighting the russians while at the same time taking care of hundreds of civilians sheltering in the area some of which purportedly seen here in videos cnn can't verify posted on the ukrainian government's social media. so how long can your group take care of all those people and yourselves? >> that's hard to answer. >> reporter: tens of thousands of citizens in besieged mariupol still need to be evacuated. on wednesday a slight glimmer of hope. a humanitarian corridor agreed to by both sides where civilians could evacuate mariupol headed onward eventually to the ukrainian held city of zaporizhzhia. the city's mayor urging people to use it. he said, dear people of mariupol, during these long incredibly difficult days you survived in inhuman conditions. you may have heard different things, but i want you to know
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the main thing, they're waiting for you in zaporizhzhia. it's safe there. video from mariupol's city council shows buses lined up ready to take those who wanted to leave. it's unclear how many got on, but a regional official says fewer people left than he hoped. for many leaving is a difficult choice. it requires trusting that the russian military will not harm those trying leave, and yet this is the same military that has spent the entire war systematically targeting civilians across the country. and yet the city has become unlivable. for the military still resisting they're caring for the soldiers and civilians sometimes with the injuries due to russian shelling. >> it's a child or soldier. and i've seen a lot of times a soldier say go ahead and take the child, it's a priority. >> reporter: a commander inside the steel plant has urged the international community to setup
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an evacuation route using a third party, another country that might be able to facilitate the transfer of soldiers and civilians to safety. if that doesn't happen, he says russia will continue the bombardment, and it will end only one way. >> there will be nobody left in this area. they will be dead, all the children. i'm not talking about soldiers but civilians will be eliminated. >> i'm joined by matt rivers in the west and ben wedemen in the east. does it square with what you saw? how are things? >> yes, it does. and there has been sporadic fighting in the areas along the eastern front. but by and large the weather has been bad. it's been overcast and drizzly, not ideal for russian military
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operations. we were near the front line today. we heard sporadic artillery, but by and large the intensity does not seem to match sort of the description of what's going on in this part of the country as an offensive. anderson? >> matt, clearly evacuations didn't go very well today. fewer people than they thought. what more -- i mean how long can there be evacuations from mariupol? >> well, i mean what we saw today was really disappointing, anderson. no question about it. ukrainian officials thought maybe they had an actual doesn't to get thousands of people out of mariupol. this was the first humanitarian corridor that had been agreed upon for several days now if not longer than that and yet if didn't pan out. once again if you believe the ukrainian version of things the russians were not only disorganized as they put it and didn't uphold their end of the
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bargain but continued shelling and ignored the cease-fire. so that opportunity to get civilians out of there was not taken. we're also talking evacuation of soldiers at one point. i spoke to that gentleman in that piece and said would soldiers ever give up and surrender to the russians in that battalion we spoke about, and he said, no. he said because they firmly believe the russians hate them so much if they were to surrender, anderson, they'd be summarily executed by the russians. he said for those soldiers there's two ways out of mariupol. either they get evacuated safely by a third paerty country or di there fighting. >> i'm wondering what things like for russian troops now because a lot of them have moved from positions far in the north. they've come down now to fight in the east. you know, are there supply lines open? do we know much about things for
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them? >> yeah, in fact today we were in this town which is south one of the main front line areas. and we spoke to an officer who's pretty liable, we've discovered. who said that the russians amassed about 15,000 forces in that area. there has been fighting. ukrainian forces have actually been able to regain some territory in that area and capture russian troops. what they say or what this officer told us is that we're seeing a repeat of sort of the logistical chaos that we saw among the russian troops around kyiv. he spoke of low morale, poor coordination between units engaged in combat, and poor communications as well. he was saying in one town where they were fighting the ukrainians were outnumbered by
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about 7 to 1. but despite that gross indifference from the two sides the ukrainians were able to push the russians back. so all the problems that the russians were plagued with before don't seem to have been resolved now. analysts, military analysts are saying there's somewhat better coordination between ground and air forces, but the officer we spoke to didn't seem to be overwhelmed, perhaps by the ability of the russians in that area. so, yeah, i was surprised that he was saying that. >> yeah, that's fascinating. we'll see if that continues to be the case. coming up next, a chilling report detailing the brutality of russian soldiers. also talk to the head of the usaid ambassador, samantha power.
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investigators already working in ukraine to gathereds of potential war crimes by russian forces. cnn's phil black has a report tonight on some who witnessed russian soldiers brutality up close. >> reporter: andre says his life will be forever split in two before and after the day the russians came. he remembers the skies over his home near kyiv suddenly swarming with dozens of attack helicopters. he says they flew in a low formation like they were on parade, and soon after he says russian ground forces approached his home. this is where he says they opened fire from a distance, an explosive round landed close by fracturing his leg. shrapnel piercing much of his body. but andre says he was lucky. he got to hospital before the russians worked out he used to fight pro-moskow separatists in
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eastern ukraine. he says many veterans from the east were deliberately killed during the occupation. if i had not been wounded, i would have been shot, too, he says. also survived russia's occupation but at great cost. he was shocked by the russian numbers and firepower that rolled in to a tiny village northeast of the capital. so many tanks passed, he said, so much ammunition. every house had 20 soldiers occupying it including the house where he, his neighbors and family were sheltering. they stayed in the basement, the russians moved in above. one night he says four drunk soldiers pushed open the basement door and screamed, everyone out by the count of ten or all will be killed.
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basilli says women were screaming, children crying and as he was the last one through the door he was blasted from behind with a shotgun. he says nothing was left of the leg, all bones destroyed, just a puddle of blood in minutes. he says two days later some russian soldiers helped him get to hospital. he still thinks they're beasts, not people. the russian invasion of areas around kyiv violently interrupted and ended many peoples lives, and some would somehow survive brutal intermittent encounters leaving them forever changed. >> phil black jones us right now. those videos are so important because that was in the first wave of the attack where they were trying to get the airport. and had they been able to get that airport they would have been able to get troops directly into kyiv, it would have been a game changer for russian forces. how are those in those occupied areas, how are they coping right
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now? >> reporter: anderson, in a practical sense life is still really difficult for them there. many of these areas still don't have power or water. they have to rely on charity for food. you do see some people moving back. these are people who fled ahead of the invasion. you see them cleaning, tide yin trying to repair where they can. that worked if the house was occupied by russians, a place where they slept. but not if they were blasted by a russian tank. the devastation is quite extraordinary still. when you talk to people there is anger and an open expression of hate, hatred of russia for what it has done to them, their communities, their country. but the thing that really strikes you when you talk to people who have survived the occupation is the sense of shock that they are still disturbed, traumatized by what they have lived through and experienced. these are people who speak in a very soft voice when they try to
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explain what they saw, but particularly those who have experienced that casual cruelty, the willingness to indulge in grotesque violence that has really come to define the russian occupation of these communities around kyiv. >> terrorized by drunk soldiers. phil black, appreciate it. thank you. perspective now from the brutality of the war from samantha powers. her previous work as ambassador to the u.n. and member of the national security council she's rallied the u.n. and other nations to focus on human rights and atrocities across the globe. ambassador power, russia's pulled forces out of northern ukraine, redirecting most of its combat power to it donbas. just overall how do you see the conflict right now? >> well, on the one hand we're starting actually to see you cranian civilians who have crossed into europe return to their homes, what's left of them in places like the capital city kyiv, even in places like bucha
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where some of the worst atrocities of the war have been carried out. and we and all the other donor governments of the world want to be there as people come home putting plastic sheeting up instead of windows that have been shattered, making sure they have enough food even as markets struckal to get back on their feet. so you have that dimension. i mean, russia lost the battle of kyiv, and that was profoundly humiliating for russia but also creates occasions for people to get back and to at least try to resume their lives. i should note, of course, that russia continues to try to prevent that from happening both by having left land mines in their wake but also in continuing to stage lawn range missile attacks on places like kyiv or even lviv where you spent so much time. so you have that dimension. then you have the same issues that we talked about throughout this conflict which is the use of siege as weapons of war in places like mariupol. so these are places that have been under siege since early
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march. we're talking now six or seven weeks without a flow of food, water, medicine, fuel into those civilians who remain. and you heard david peasly, the head of the world food program just in the last couple days say people are starving to death in those areas. >> russia has destroyed aid shipments coming into other countries. have you seen any of that? have they actually done any of that? >> well, my emphasis as you can imagine is keeping the humanitarian assistance channel and channels because there are many now completely separate from the security assistance channels. and we see a lot of claims from the russian federation that everything coming over the border is oriented around the military campaign, and that's just not the case. we've flown in all kinds of supplies from everything from
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anti-retroviral medicines for aids patients, to basic food staples to shelter and reconstruction equipment and supplies that will allow people to begin to rebuild their homes. so we've got to keep those supplies coming. the international community, the humanitarian community that we all know well from other conflicts is now stood up. but they are really having a hard time accessing the eastern part of the country where russia is gearing up for its huge offensive and then the south, these areas that have been besieged. but everywhere else, again, we've got to keep those supplies going and those attacks on places like lviv where 65 humanitarian organizations have setup shop, those attacks pose grave risk to people just going to provide food, shelter and medicine. >> russia and eucaine a major producer of food including wheat. you've got to be hugely concerned about potential global food crisis as a result of this
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war whether in africa or the middle east or really all around the world. is there anything that can be done to offset the loss of these crops? >> well, first of all what's amazing is that ukrainian farmers are out there actually trying to plant for the next season and trying to harvest, and they're doing so in some cases in flack-jackets with the miners by their side. we're making sure we support those farmers and make sure they have the inputs and seeds to plant to look ahead. you're absolutely right, the cascading effects of putin's invasion are devastating. there's no other way around it. some of the estimates are more than 40 million people will be thrown into poverty just by one man's decision to invade his neighbor. and what we will do is surge emergency food assistance.
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we are working the phones trying to get other countries that contribute to food stocks around the world to put more supplies out there so the prices come down particularly those who produce fertilizer or wheat along the lines of what ukraine has done for so long. so that's really important, but it's also just going to take plain old humanitarian assistance, and that's what's so tragic, anderson. countries don't want to be receiving humanitarian assistance when they can grow their own crops and feed their own people. but when fertilizer prices skyrocket, when wheat that they're accustomed to buying, you know, becomes out of reach, inaccessible or the prices go up, then they're in a position for the first time in some instances to have to ask for help. so we want to be in a position to provide that help, but it can't be the united states alone. every country has to step up. >> ambassador power of usaid, thank you so much. appreciate it. >> thank you.
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another russian billionaire has spoken out somewhat against the war. oleg says on his instagram page that the innocents are dying and
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that, quote, generals waking up with a hangover are realizing they have a h dash dash ts army. they reporting, quote, ten people with direct knowledge of what's going on inside the top levels of the kremlin and sources say the growing number of senior insiders are questioning vladimir putin's war, they see no chance to help change course. in part because it's believe putin still has the public support. the article also says these insiders are worried, quote, putin could turn to a use of nuclear weapons if there's a failure in the campaign he views as his historic mission. it's good to have you back on the program. given your personal experience with vladimir putin's russia does his wrath have any limits in your mind? >> i think he went completely
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insane. and honestly nobody in russia was expecting he was going to invade ukraine. i feel like a lot of american press is writing about it, but none of my comrades in the press see it coming. so i feel like he totally lost his mind when he invade ukraine, and so honestly at this point we're not going to be surprised by anything including using nuclear weapons. >> you wouldn't be surprised if he did? >> i would be -- i would be disappointed if he did because that's definitely really unfortunate for the survival of the human species, but i would not be surprised he did it. as noted in the article he sees it as his historic mission. he said multiple times this is the biggest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century.
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his role in life as the new russian emperor to restore his territories. and he believes he's going to fail his mission as a -- he really lost his mind. he believes he's sent by some higher forces to save russia. >> in the bloomberg article they -- there's a quote. i'm going to read it. they said senior officials have tried to explain to the president that the economic impact of the sanctions will be devastating, erasing the two decades of growth and higher living standards that putin had delivered during his rule according to people familiar with the situation. putin brushed off the situation saying while russia had brush off the warnings. if they have some victories in the southeast do you think they would stop at that? >> i don't much believe in that
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because putin has a philosophy of a thug. and if he -- he feels like if he is compromising something he is losing but that's exactly for the last 20 plus years i was saying putin has to go because he does have philosophy and has a really black and white view of the world. regarding people around putin getting mad i would not -- i'm not surprised reading a lot of these statements because most of those people actually really love life. they really love luxurious lifestyle. and one of the most important jobs over who is one of the biggest critics of putin in jail right now and he's my comrade and friend -- one of his biggest roles was to expose the
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luxurious lifestyles, and they do love their life in europe and the united states. they do not want to lose it. >> the last time we spoke you told me about some of you our own family members refuse to believe the pictures coming out of mariupol. i talk to some ukrainian people who have relatives in russia, loved ones, fathers, you know, mothers who don't believe what they're going through. has -- i'm wondering just in your case has there been any change in some of your relative's mind-set? >> not really. people wanted to believe in some things. they want to join -- they're devastated, like nobody's happy about the war, right? so nobody is happy their country is in a war, but because they see sanctions, they see the russian economy on the verge of collapse, they want to believe something and they decide to believe the ideology of strong
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man. >> i really appreciate talking to you. thank you. >> thank you so much for having me. >> yeah, it's always interesting. we're going to have more on the war in ukraine later and its effect on one of the world's most prestigious sporting events. but up next the latest on the cap capitol insurrection. mealin', f, pie-ing, trying. color your spread. upgrade your bread. pair it. share it. kraft singles. square it. ♪ if you find yourself on your feet all day, why not put a little spring in your step? it's time to try weathertech's new anti-fatigue comfortmat, for home or workplace. ♪ maden america with the highest quality materials
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as the january 6th house committee works to unveil the details leading up to insurrection a cnn exclusive revealed two allies of the former president including senator like lee sent text messages to then white house chief of staff mark meadows encouraging and then warning the white house about the attempt to overturn the election. even encouraging mark meadows to get attorney sydney powell access to the former president in early november 2020. he was, yeah, supporting sydney powell. he texted, quote, sydney powell is say she needs to get in to see the president, but she's being kept away from him. apparently she has a strategy to keep him alive and put several states back in place, can you help get her in? two days before the insurrection
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suggesting another path to undermine election results. we need something from state legislatures to make this legitimate and have any hope of winning. even if they can't convene it might be enough if a majority of them are willing to sign a statement indicating how they'd vote. instead voting to certify the election results after the insurrection in favor of president biden. senator lee himself has continued to stay quiet since cnn reported those texts, and that contradiction was revealed. we invited him on the program but never got a reply from his office, so we sent 360's gary tuchman to find him and try to get answers. >> reporter: whether you're a republican, democrat or independent when you're in congress you represent all the american people. and often when congress people get involved in controversy they say i'm sorry to the american people or they say i'm not sorry to all the american people. but when they say nothing we don't just forget about it.
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we gave senator mike lee every opportunity to explain himself, and here is how it went down. senator lee, these texts show you worked hard to try to overturn the presidential election. are you still okay with that? how come you won't talk about it, sir? your public position was much different than what those texts indicated. senator lee with a conscious decision to stay silent. lee and his fellow republican utah u.s. senator mitt romney attended the ceremonial opening of the fissure facility in utah. and he spoke. >> thanks to all of you who are here to celebrate this great day and thanks to fisher. >> reporter: and he cut a ceremonial ribbon along with senator romney and others. >> three, two, one, good. >> but when the event ended senator lee rapidly left and jumped in a waiting vehicle. senator romney, on the other
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hand, stuck around. >> we know you're not senator lee, but do you think he should be speaking out about these text messages? >> well, you know, i've made it clear in my actions so far that i disagreed with the effort to try and overturn the election. the e-mails that i've seen so far that senator lee sent, i didn't see him requesting anything that was illegal. >> i wanted to ask you about inflation really quick. >> senator romney didn't take anymore more questions on the texts. while he notably said he hasn't yet seen anything illegal no mention of the ethics or morality around it. meanwhile take one more look at our attempt to hear from mike lee. it's clear he could have defended himself. senator lee, these texts show you worked hard to try to overturn the presidential election. are you still okay with that and how come you won't talk about it, sir? but he's chosen not to. >> certainly didn't say anything to you, but was there any kind of reaction from him? i don't know, did he react in
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any way? >> no reaction from his face whatsoever. you know, anderson, i talk very loudly at times particularly during that attempted interview, and there were people standing around us who were part of the event who were startled when they heard my voice booming out towards him, but senator lee he looked like he didn't hear me, looked like he didn't see me although i know he did, and it was clear his modus operandi for today was not to take any questions from reporters. >> it's so interesting the juxtaposition for him and senator romney clearly happen to talk to and comfortable with his position. gary, appreciate it. thank you. back to the war in ukraine next and the move the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, wimbledon took today, something they haven't done since the aftermrmath of world r ii. details ahead. to exercise more, to be more social,
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the invasion of ukraine is bringing on massive and historical consequences for russian and belarusian athletes. for the first time in history, wimbledon organizers say russian and belarusian players are banned from playing in this year's tournament. it's the first time players have banned on grounds of nationality since world war ii. the ban will require several players not to play. joining me now professional player and espn tennis analyst, patrick mcenroe. patrick, great to have you back on the program. just extraordinary. it hasn't been done since world war ii. >> 1948, exactly, anderson. it's historical. it's tragic in a lot of ways because none of us want to see this happen to individual athletes who one can argue have nothing to do with what their
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own government is doing. at the same time, i think you can understand the position of the all england club. it's a private club. they can essentially do whatever they want, anderson. but it's not just wimbledon. of course this is the big one. this is one of the big toufrmts in tennis. even the warmup tournaments into the great wimbledon championships are not allowing russian and belarusian players to compete. daniil medvedev was number two in the world, number four in the world on the women's side. and she was very nearly in the championship match last year at wimbledon. >> i mean, do you have a sense of why they decided to do this? i mean, did they decide -- as you said, it's a private club. they can do what they want. do you think they just decided to take a stand and make a point? >> i think there's a couple of reasons why they decided to do this, anderson. i think number one, they're feeling the effects of this war i think even more so than we are in this country, being a large european country. i spoke to an english journalist
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who covers this inside and out who told me he thought this was one of the reasons. i think another reason, and maybe even more important in this, is the idea of actually handing the wimbledon trophy, one of the biggest moments, arguably the biggest moment in tennis on center court, the hallowed grounds of the all england club to a russian or belarusian player, i think that's something that wimbledon just did not want to take that risk. and i believe they made this decision very early on. it's only a couple -- we're a couple months out of the tournament taking place. i think they saw what happened at the australian open with novak djokovich and the vaccine issue down there. and they wanted to get way ahead of this. novak djokovich, one of the players that's already spoken up against this decision by the all england club saying it's unfair to individual players involved. >> the players themselves, what are your sources telling you about what they are going to do? >> well, that's a great question. the russian players -- and i
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have multiple sources within their teams, their agents and so on -- they are in a no-win situation, anderson. they cannot say a word. many of them, including some of these top players, have families back in russia. and quite frankly, they're afraid to speak up. they're afraid to say anything against their own government, against the war. you have andrey rublev who's another top ten player from russia who said "no war." he wrote it on a camera lens a month or so ago, when the war just got underway. as far as taking a stand against their government, that's something that's just not palpable for these players at this moment in time. and remember, the russian government, putin included, they've celebrated their russian athletes to a degree that maybe even more over the top than it is here in this country. we know how much we celebrate our athletes. and when you look at the debacle that was the olympic games of the figure skating, the figure skater scandal that went on there, they are in an absolutely
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no-win situation. not only are they going to miss wimbledon, anderson, but multiple other tournaments. >> it's not the first time politics and sports have intersected recently. as you mentioned peng shuai, the russian olympic skater at the winter olympics, brittney griner. how slippery a slope is this? >> i think the slope is getting more and more slippery by the minute. and i think this idea that sports are not political, we can throw that out the window over the course of the last couple of months. the big issue, i think, is where is this going? we all agree that the atrocities going on in the ukraine are horrendous, they're horrific. is this a special circumstance? is this different from other situations that have happened around the world with other countries that make it an exception to the rule? so, that's what we're seeing here unfold before our eyes. and unfortunately, as was the case with novak djokovich in
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australia, he became a political pawn. now, part of what was his own making because he refused to take the vaccine. in this situation, these russian players, these belarusian players, could certainly make the argument that they have absolutely nothing to do with what their government is doing. but others are saying, including some former ukrainian players, saying they must be held responsible and accountable. this has gotten so bad, this is so tragic, this is so disgusting, what's happening in ukraine, that individual russian citizens have to take some responsibility as well. >> i mean, does what wimbledon decides, does that rip tolple te u.s. open, to the french open? >> well, the french open has not made that decision. that is due to take place in about a month's time. that will happen before wimbledon happens. i don't believe that will affect their decision. when it comes to the u.s. open, boy, my friends at the united states tennis association, anderson, who run the u.s. open, they're going to be having some
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long, tiring meetings over the course of the next couple of months about how to handle this because where does this go? the atp, the men's player union, the wta, the union for the women, have all said, this is outrageous. this is not right to do this to individual players. so, this is just the beginning of this story in the tennis world. >> appreciate it as always. thank you so much. we'll be right back. i didn't know my genetic report could tell me i was prone to harmful blood clots. i travel a ton, so this info was kind of life changing. maybe even lifesing. ♪do you know what the future holds♪ what if you could have the perspective to see more? at morgan stanley, a global collective of thought leaders offers investors a broader view. ♪
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reminder before we go, sun dance, award winning cnn film explores the unbelievable story of the man who took on vladimir putin and lived to tell about it. this sunday at 9:00 p.m. the news continues. i want to hand it over to laura coates and jim sciutto in ukraine. jim? thanks so much. this is jim sciutto. i'm live from lviv along with l laura coates. the biden administration revealed a new round of
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