Just weeks after the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Russia appears to be preparing for a major offensive in Ukraine. After a recent build-up of troops, there are now some 20,000 Russian forces gathered along the Ukrainian border. At the same time, Ukrainian forces are on the move and hoping to regain control of a key city. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh was forced to take cover from the fighting as he filed this report for AC360.
Secretary of State John Kerry was in Geneva today for a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart. They issued a joint statement calling for a de-escalation of tensions. It comes as a leaflet distributed outside a Ukrainian synagogue orders Jews to register with the government. Nick Paton Walsh has the latest from Donetsk, Ukraine.
We are learning new details about the deal that brought calm to Kiev today. It trims presidential power and revises the constitution. It also caps off a week of bloody clashes between police and protesters that left more than 100 people dead, according to the opposition. Nick Paton Walsh reports from Kiev.
There are reports Ukraine's Interior Ministry is issuing combat weapons to police officers. Tensions are rising in Kiev after a day of deadly violence. There are concerns tanks could soon roll into Independence Square. Anderson discussed the tense and uncertain situation with CNN's Nick Paton Walsh and Kyev Post Editor Christopher Miller.
Word today that opposition leaders and the Ukrainian government reached an agreement to stop fighting and resume talks. It comes after a night of violence that claimed the lives of more than two dozen police and protesters. Anderson takes a look at the deadly violence and the diplomatic effort to bring peace.
Anderson discussed all of this with Nick Paton Walsh in Kiev, Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta and former CNN correspondent Jill Dougherty who is currently with Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
The Olympic flame arrived in the capital of Russian Dagestan today under very tight security. As the the Winter Olympics get closer, Russian security is expected to get tighter. Anderson discussed all of this with New York Congressman Peter King.
Nick Paton-Walsh has the latest on a new terror threat that was just posted on an Islamist web site.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is talking about America's plan if terrorists make good on threats to attack the Sochi Winter Games. Already we've seen bombings, threats of more bombings, the manhunt for possible female black widow bombers, and a flood of security forces into the troubled region where the games will take place. Nick Paton-Walsh has the latest.
The crisis in the Philippines is far from over. Since arriving in the Philippines, Anderson has witnessed the desperation of typhoon survivors who lost everything and the frustration of relief workers struggling to deliver aid. Anderson discusses the latest on the relief effort and the long road ahead for typhoon survivors with CNN's Ivan Watson, Anna Coren, and Nick Paton Walsh.
Eight days after the storm and many survivors are still hungry, thirsty, and sick. It is still impossible to know how many people died in Typhoon Haiyan. The grim work of collecting all the dead bodies is far from over. Anderson and Nick Paton Walsh both recently left hard hit Tacloban and Ivan Watson is there now. They discussed one of the most moving and troubling photos taken in the aftermath of the storm.
A full week since super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, those who survived are now facing new dangers. More than two million people are in desperate need of food, shelter, and medical supplies. The stakes get higher with each passing day. International aid is pouring in at the airport, but the relief supplies are not reaching the victims fast enough. In hard hit Tacloban the desperation is everywhere. Nick Paton Walsh has the latest.
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