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See Russian media's coverage of Tucker Carlson's visit

See Russian media’s coverage of Tucker Carlson’s visit

Far-right journalist Tucker Carlson is visiting Russia amid an upcoming major shakeup in the Ukrainian troops. CNN’s Senior Interntional Correspondent Frederik Pleitgen and Simon Shuster, author of “The Showman,” a book about Zelensky, join Erin Burnett to discuss.

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SUPERPOWER Trailer: Streaming on Paramount Plus

The P+ Original documentary Superpower tells the story of how Sean Penn heads to Ukraine to learn more about comedic-actor turned president, Volodymyr Zelensky. It was to be an amusing film – it has turned into a document of history. When Penn was brought into an undisclosed bunker in the Presidential Palace, the Russian invasion had begun. Penn talked to President Zelensky as explosions rocked the city. He became an inadvertent front-row witness to this historic ‘David and Goliath’ struggle. Through moments of levity, inspiration and on the ground storytelling, it becomes clear that Ukraine’s Superpower lies in the strength of its leader, its people, and ultimately, its heart.

Retired General on the Ukraine War’s ‘WWI Stalemate’ Bleeding Into 2024

WSJ: Retired General on the Ukraine War’s ‘WWI Stalemate’ Bleeding Into 2024

Ukraine’s military has liberated less than 0.37% of the territory that Russia occupied in June, despite breaches of Russian defenses near Robotyne. The counteroffensive up to this point has been disappointing for Kyiv and the West.

Retired Brigadier Gen. Mark Kimmit and WSJ Ukraine correspondent James Marson explain Ukraine’s evolving counteroffensive military strategy and what could be next for Europe’s biggest land war since World War II.

Unmasking Putin’s Playbook: The Anti-LGBTQ+ Movement and the Stripping of Russian Rights

As Russia grapples with an alarming decline in civil liberties, a closer look reveals the pivotal role played by the anti-LGBTQ+ movement in President Putin’s calculated strategy. Exploiting existing divisions, fostering discrimination, and fueling fear, Putin’s regime has successfully curtailed rights and consolidated power. It is time to shed light on this sinister agenda and stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Russia.

‘Putin is a sending signal to MAGA base’: Fmr. CIA director on Putin's sanctions, including Maddow

‘Putin is a sending signal to MAGA base’: Fmr. CIA director on Putin’s sanctions, including Maddow

Vladimir Putin has signaled support for Donald Trump with new sanctions targeting Trump’s critics. Putin’s likely subsequent influence on the MAGA base is analyzed by former CIA director John Brennan who tells Joy Reid, “I find it hard to believe in this day and age, particularly after the bloody assault and plundering of Ukraine, that any American would look favorably upon Vladimir Putin[.]”

Analysis shows Russian and Chinese-backed efforts to sow division after Trump indictment

Analysis shows Russian and Chinese-backed efforts to sow division after Trump indictment

A week after the arraignment of Donald Trump, we’re learning new details about a covert effort by Russian and Chinese-backed actors aimed at sowing division among the American electorate and increasing distrust in institutions. Laura Barrón-López discussed the findings with Colin Clarke of the Soufan Center And Zach Schwitzky of the data science firm Limbik.

Video shows Russians appearing to flee Ukrainian attack near Bakhmut

Video shows Russians appearing to flee Ukrainian attack near Bakhmut

Video posted on Telegram by Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs, appears to show Russian infantry fleeing a Ukrainian counterattack near Bakhmut. The video was purportedly filmed on May 11, though CNN cannot independently verify the date.

‘We’re open for business’ - CIA drops video to recruit Russian spies

‘We’re open for business’: CIA drops video to recruit Russian spies

The Central Intelligence Agency has launched a new effort to capitalize on what US intelligence officials believe is an “unprecedented” opportunity to convince Russians disaffected by the war in Ukraine and life in Russia to share their secrets, posting a slickly produced, cinematic recruitment video online.

U.S. scrambles as classified documents detailing military intelligence are leaked online

U.S. scrambles as classified documents detailing military intelligence are leaked online

It’s being described as the most serious intelligence leak in years. Dozens of pages of classified material are spreading online, after being originally posted on a gaming platform. U.S. officials are investigating the origin of the leaks and the impact of information meant to be secret about the war in Ukraine, Russian forces and even U.S. spying on American allies. Nick Schifrin reports

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