Alex Marquardt

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Lavrov echoing openly what the White House calls newly declassified intel. twitter.com/maxseddon/stat…
A top notch team, true pleasure to work with and led by @maria_avdv's expertise in the region. twitter.com/maria_avdv/sta…
"Valeria asked me how she could help the Ukrainian army," says Yezhova's mother Liubov. "I asked her what she does best, she replied that she is good at checkers. That's how this idea came about." twitter.com/CNN/status/154…
In Kyiv, we met 10 year-old Valeria Yezhova, the world checkers champion for her age, who is winning hearts across Ukraine for using her skills to raise money for Ukraine's troops. Spoiler: she destroyed me.
For all the declassified intel the USG has put out on Ukraine I’m trying to think of another satellite image they’ve released themselves. It’s all been commercial companies. twitter.com/nickschifrin/s…
The Russian invasion in Ukraine is taking an extreme mental toll on Ukrainians, leading to heightened stress, anxiety and even heart attacks. CNN's @MarquardtA reports. Watch: cnn.it/3IHfIuI
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Seeing all the destruction and pain up close in Ukraine you can't help but think about the psychological impact. We spoke with @MSF psychologists about the mental health crisis they're facing now and will see in the future. W/ @PIERREbairin @maria_avdv for @TheLeadCNN:
Dnipro’s been hit before but it too is well beyond the frontline fighting. Reports of explosions there tonight. twitter.com/mschwirtz/stat…
Prince Harry and a friend were out shooting on a royal estate when a wildlife warden saw 2 rare birds shot out of the sky, a criminal offense. But authorities are barred from royal estates without the Queen’s permission. twitter.com/wingcommander1…
Biden just raised the death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, calling her death "an enormous loss." But he completely butchered the pronunciation of her last name.
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Beirut’s port is on fire again. Grain trapped in the silos blown up in the port explosion two years ago has fermented & caught fire. It’s been smoldering for days & no one has put it out twitter.com/bechir153/stat…
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Ukraine claiming almost 38,000 "liquidated" Russian soldiers. Impossible to verify. twitter.com/TpyxaNews/stat…
Western air defense systems "long overdue" says Ukraine's Defense Ministry after today's deadly strike on central Ukraine twitter.com/DefenceU/statu…
Horrific images coming out of the Russian strike on Vinnytsia that has so far killed 12, including a child in a stroller. Vinnytsia is central Ukraine, nowhere near the fighting. This is terror.
Pharmacists in Kharkiv have been working every single day since the beginning of the war, risking their lives. Just yesterday they delivered 400 packages of medicines to the liberated villages. Important story from Kharkiv told by @MarquardtA @PIERREbairin @cameramanCNN twitter.com/TheLeadCNN/sta…
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Frontline Pharmacists - The withdrawal of Russian troops from occupied villages around Kharkiv has many destroyed with people desperate for all kinds of things, including medicine. We traveled with a team of pharmacists as rockets hit Kharkiv. W/ @maria_avdv @PIERREbairin
Jake Sullivan with some news: Says US has intelligence that Iran is preparing to provide Russia with UAVs to use in Ukraine and is preparing to train the Russians how to use them.
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At the site of one of the overnight Kharkiv strikes for @NewDay. Just extraordinary destruction. instagram.com/tv/Cf3tjutlbyn…
Death toll in this morning’s Kharkiv shelling has risen to 6, and 31 wounded. The toll from Saturday’s Chasiv Yar attack in Donetsk is now 29.
Down the road a farmers market was bustling, and bursting with some of the nicest produce I’ve seen.
“HIMARS!” This guy, just meters from the destruction, was effusive in his thanks for western support.
South of Kharkiv the site of an overnight strike on a residential area. One hospitalized local officials say, a neighbor said it was a man’s head that was. injured.
Pretty extraordinary to go from this to that in minutes. People just trying to live their lives.
Just drove past a Saturday bachelorette party complete with a long white limo, balloons, sashes, etc. Life continues in Kharkiv as Russian bombs fall on the city. (Sadly zoomed past too fast for a pic)
A beautiful Saturday morning until the sound of the blast ripped across the city at 10am. twitter.com/maria_avdv/sta…
We went to the site of this morning’s strike in central Kharkiv. 2-floor residential building destroyed, huge crater, no sirens went off. 3 hospitalized, incl 1 child, acc to governor.
Postal workers deliver pensions to the liberated villages in body armor. We made it with the them to Vil'khivka in Kharkiv region where the war never stopped. twitter.com/MarquardtA/sta…
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Over 40 towns and villages in the Donbas region have come under attack in the last 24 hours, as the Russians push into the Donetsk region. In Kharkiv, CNN's @MarquardtA sees how the most vulnerable live on the front line of the Russian invasion. Watch: cnn.it/3arDcHQ
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We also watched Ukrainian troops fire rockets from a BM-27 Uragan at a Russian position in the Kharkiv region. W/ @maria_avdv
We went with some intrepid Kharkiv postal service workers today to a frontline village where they handed out pensions. There we had a heartbreaking encounter with a woman who cried as she told us she watched her house get destroyed, saying, "I wish it was over for me."
Sirens, thuds, pitch black - Kharkiv feels pretty eerie.
Loud evening in Kharkiv - several thuds in the distance, one strike the governor says killed 3 and wounded 5 in a residential area earlier from Russian MLRS. Several rounds of air sirens.
Incredible destruction at Kharkiv’s Skovoroda National Pedagogical University, struck in an overnight attack early Wednesday. Staff was cleaning up; “it’s so painful,” one professor told me.
Great color from @shustry about the Zelensky family’s first responses and actions as Russia invaded. twitter.com/TIME/status/15…
Hero Ukrainian medic Yulia Paievska, aka Taira, tells us the psychological and physical abuse she suffered in 3 months of captivity was torture. She was forcibly interrogated for a Russian propaganda film before being freed in a prisoner exchange last month. Our interview:
Arrived back in Ukraine. Feels fitting, with the US celebrating its independence today while this wonderful country fights for its own.
Today is the third anniversary of when Elizabeth Whelan went to the Trump White House and met with John Bolton and Fiona Hill about freeing her brother Paul Whelan. 3.5 years after his arrest he's still in a Russian prison. twitter.com/MarquardtA/sta… twitter.com/jaketapper/sta…
MBS is part of King Salman's "leadership team," NSC's John Kirby says, "so clearly, he will be seeing the Crown Prince in the context of this meeting, in the context of this summit."
The country is bankrupt and its population is teetering on mass starvation, but let’s worry about offending some idiots instead. twitter.com/HashemOsseiran…
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Navalny "was transferred to a maximum-security prison as his verdict [in the new criminal case] came into force but we don’t know which one,” his lawyer Olga Mikhailova told CNN. “Where he is exactly, is unknown to us...We’ll keep searching [for him]" twitter.com/MarquardtA/sta…
Whelan's brother David last week slammed DoJ for trying to prevent trades to get Paul back: “As we understand it, the US Department of Justice will not support the release of any foreign nationals in their custody to free wrongfully detained Americans."
Elizabeth Whelan, sister of Paul Whelan, tells me the Biden admin "is not being forthcoming with details." "There seems to be a lack of a coordinated effort...meanwhile Paul is rotting in a Russian gulag waiting for someone to sort this out."
White House billing the Saudi stop as a GCC summit while in the Saudi release it's tucked away at the bottom as "Additionally, the visit will include a summit..." whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/…
Saudi Embassy in DC meanwhile says there will indeed be an official meeting between Biden and MBS "that will focus on various areas of bilateral cooperation and joint efforts to address regional and global challenges, exploring cooperation..."
Alexey Navalny is missing from the penal colony where he's been imprisoned. "He didn't show up for the meeting with his lawyers today. We have no further information on where Navalny is being taken,” aide Maria Pevchikh tweeted.
Biden "believes strongly...visiting Saudi Arabia for a summit of leaders from across the Middle East region ...is the smart thing to do at the right time and offers opportunity for significant gains," a senior administration official said.
White House finally announces Biden will travel to Israel and Saudi Arabia next month. Biden is expected to "see" MBS but it's unclear whether a one-on-one meeting will happen, @Kevinliptakcnn reports. twitter.com/MarquardtA/sta…
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