Turning now to the latest going on in Ukraine.
Millions of people remain trapped in dire conditions.
Russian forces have blocked many evacuation efforts according to Ukrainian officials.
Isabel Rosales reports on the moves from Western Allies to boost defenses outside of Ukraine and the growing list of American companies hitting the brakes in Russia.
“My hometown was always a peaceful town, and now it’s fully destroyed by Russian soldiers”
A mass exodus.
The U.N. says more than two million Ukrainians have fled the country to escape violence.
“It’s no rules. Right now we see how many schools, preschools destroyed? ”
Russia’s latest agreement to allow evacuations met with International skepticism.
A Ukrainian maternity hospital bombed.
Ukrainian officials blame Russia
And accuse Russian troops of blocking 50 evacuation buses out of a Kyiv suburb.
Wheels up, Vice President Kamala Harris on her way to Poland under a cloud of uncertainty.
The U.S. caught off guard and rejecting Poland’s proposal to transfer fighter jets to the U.S. to then give to Ukraine.
“The prospect of fighter jets at the disposal of the U.S. government departing from a U.S./NATO base in Germany to fly into contested airspace raises concerns for the entire NATO alliance.”
Meanwhile NATO is ramping up its defense deployment to counter any potential threat to NATO allies.
The U.S. sending two high end air defense Patriot Missile batteries to Poland.
Private companies also hitting back at Moscow.
Starbucks, McDonald’s and Coca Cola join a growing list of Western companies pulling out of Russia
“His economy is in tatters.”
In Washington, Isabel Rosales