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Ukraine War: Why has Russia's spring offensive started early?

  • Published on May 27, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Retired Air Vice-Marshal Sean Bell takes a look at NATO claims Russia's anticipated spring offensive against Ukraine has already started in the east of the country.
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  • Gary Vesper
    Gary Vesper 3 months ago +18

    Truth is the first casuality in war. How true this is

  • FIMI_Zeitgeist
    FIMI_Zeitgeist 3 months ago +4

    It was always going to be a winter offensive. In fact it started late. They mobilised in September. It's been 4 months of training and equipment refurbishment

    • ChromaFox
      ChromaFox 3 months ago

      Does equipment refurbishment mean bringing out mothballed T-62s?

  • Conflict Monitor
    Conflict Monitor 3 months ago +167

    Because winter is the logical time to begin the spring offensive, The ground is hard enough to bear the weight of armour.

    • infocrypt
      infocrypt 3 months ago +14

      Cold or warm it is about keeping pressure on so Ukrainians has no time to train new recruits.

    • Conflict Monitor
      Conflict Monitor 3 months ago +4

      @infocrypt agreed

    • Ausrius Didziokas
      Ausrius Didziokas 3 months ago +6

      They do have time to train new recruits as the country as whole isn’t under threat like this time last year

    • Donald Kasper
      Donald Kasper 3 months ago +11

      Warm winter, ground is just mud.

  • Daryl Smioth
    Daryl Smioth 3 months ago +238

    There was no Spring invasion planned. The invasion was planned when they (Russia) had one week of freezing weather so the ground is frozen rock hard for the heavy tanks etc.

    • TheDesertRat_95
      TheDesertRat_95 3 months ago +20

      That all great until it becomes muddy. This is just a push to try and get some propaganda victory

    • draftee the white tr@$h f@ggot
      draftee the white tr@$h f@ggot 3 months ago +32

      @TheDesertRat_95 Russian tanks fare better than heavier Western tanks in that mud

    • Joe's Chipper
      Joe's Chipper 3 months ago +11

      Ye idk why they called it a spring offensive when it was clearly never gonna happen in the spring

    • Joe's Chipper
      Joe's Chipper 3 months ago +2

      @draftee the white tr@$h f@ggot ye cuz theyre a lot lighter

  • Top Cat
    Top Cat 3 months ago +141

    "We were looking forward to Spring offensive" doubt many would agree that?

    • Da Gre
      Da Gre 3 months ago +15

      His arms dealers scriptwriters are probably

    • Michael Kopischke
      Michael Kopischke 3 months ago +3

      This gentleman had disappeared as usual, when things go badly for Ukraine. Prof. Michael Clarke will resurface when Russia suffers a reverse.

    • Metz Jnr
      Metz Jnr 3 months ago +1

      I know yeah wtf

    • Christian
      Christian 3 months ago

      I'm sure the Chabad Lubavitch is looking forward to it.

    • Orval Prosacco
      Orval Prosacco 3 months ago

      I'm sure everything is thought out in this regard

  • Jewcy K
    Jewcy K 3 months ago +85

    It started early because the tanks coming into Ukraine are still at least a month out, getting the ground they can cuz defending is always easier.

    • Henry Tan
      Henry Tan 3 months ago +2

      I won't ever recommend that cos of those tanks. This is too much haste. Defensive mines and ambushes and such to exhaust the tanks is much better to waste lives on pushing the lines when the lines are not weakened enough.
      Russia will still win by dragging the war, but reckless moves will hit Russia very hard indeed. Those newbies need training till Autumn when Ukraine lines shall begin to falter if the casualty rate maintains at Ukraine's side.
      Well... ... choices of the mortals are usually unusual... ...

    • infocrypt
      infocrypt 3 months ago +15

      Everyone keeps forgetting that russkie are not Baghdad crow with sticks and stones, they got really cool toys to play with too.

    • Tammy Kennedy
      Tammy Kennedy 3 months ago

      Actually they’re at least 3 months out and most countries that have pledged tanks are now backtracking

    • BlutoandCo
      BlutoandCo 3 months ago +2

      @Tammy Kennedy wrong.
      4 weeks, and more have been sent, with boats and trains full of them.

  • Gift Mpofu
    Gift Mpofu 3 months ago +382

    Russia never said it will start a new offensive in spring,the media did.

    • Mike M
      Mike M 3 months ago +43

      Yes, people should recall this was merely a speculation in the Western press.

  • ForgottenCrimes {VEXU}
    ForgottenCrimes {VEXU} 3 months ago

    this isn’t the first time i have heard of a rushed spring offensive in a major european war…

  • Simon Black
    Simon Black 3 months ago +87

    "looking forward to the spring offensive.." Oh, yes. it will be absolutely splendid! This guy would make a great cricket commentator.

    • kaiser soze
      kaiser soze 3 months ago +4

      i had to rewind it!!! could'nt believe he said that 🤣🤣

    • Marko D
      Marko D 3 months ago +1

      Yes, his tan would suggest he is knowledgeable about cricket.🤗

    • Clee torres
      Clee torres 3 months ago +1


    • Y N
      Y N 3 months ago +2

      I have no idea why they keep on spinning BS with these "experts".

    • Marianna Batz
      Marianna Batz 3 months ago +2

      I hope that Ukraine will continue to get all the weapons it needs to help it kick out the Russian occupiers

  • Vintage
    Vintage 3 months ago +22

    Why does this war sound more and more like a weather report

    • Davidty 2006
      Davidty 2006 3 months ago +1

      Because it is.
      Weather has always played a key role.
      Mainly when it comes to aircraft however it can affect conditions on the ground like rain creating mud.

  • Enissay
    Enissay 3 months ago +112

    Well, for once, they didn't say Bakhmut is useless and not strategic xD

    • Ridethebomb777
      Ridethebomb777 3 months ago +7

      And never mention the north - south supply line that was cut ... never ... verboten !

    • Cathal McCionnaith
      Cathal McCionnaith 3 months ago +1

      "some form of battlefield success" "very inexperienced soldiers" how does that work Sky Analyst??

    • LongDongKong
      LongDongKong 3 months ago +11

      The reason why Ukraine is putting so much effort around bakhmut is because the Russians are willing to fight for it and urban warfare is about a 7-1 advantage in favor of the defending side. Ukraine is getting a really good kill-death ratio all for a leveled city that has very little strategic value apart from having multiple roads running through it.

    • Ridethebomb777
      Ridethebomb777 3 months ago +1

      @LongDongKong Of course they are dingdong ..... keep telling yourself that. Wait and see what happens when Russia has cleared the city out. It leaves the west wide open.

  • Jim Uren
    Jim Uren 3 months ago +88

    "Why did the Spring Offensive start early?"
    Ummm ... the Winter Offensive started late due to unseasonably warm weather....

    • Clee torres
      Clee torres 3 months ago


    • Pharisaer Watch
      Pharisaer Watch 3 months ago +1

      Climate change!!! knew it, they were right all along. winter is now spring and spring will be summer. I just hope we don't miss autumn and go straight to spring again

    • Neal White
      Neal White 3 months ago +1

      russia has not started an offensive yet ukraine has managed many counter attacks but have lost many men in doing so the russia offensive has 500k troops and 300k of those would be fighting troops the rest being supply and other positions in any case these troops have not been brought in yet

    • gabriel aleactus
      gabriel aleactus 3 months ago

      @Pharisaer Watch what about rainy season?

    • Pharisaer Watch
      Pharisaer Watch 3 months ago

      @gabriel aleactus Rainy season will be the dry season and the dry season will be slighty windy season. Let's shuffle it ^^

  • CZseventyfive
    CZseventyfive 3 months ago +76

    “Russia is going to be trapped in a very attritional warfare.” …. Russia knows a different way of warfare?

  • michael sullivan
    michael sullivan 3 months ago +1

    What's with the term spring offensive? I remember them claiming they couldn't do anything until winter because the ground needs to freeze so they can move heavy equipment. So how then would spring be a good time to start an defensive?

  • Zachary Davis
    Zachary Davis 3 months ago +1

    Thanks for spending the time to create and share this content

  • joe marino
    joe marino 3 months ago +1

    When in war never wait for favorable weather keep pushing on, and don't let rest

  • Aaron Stones
    Aaron Stones 3 months ago +221

    Still waiting for the day sky news put the map key at the top of the screen rather than the bottom so we can actually see it

  • Silafau Paul Meredith
    Silafau Paul Meredith 3 months ago +54

    It was never a spring offensive see Col Douglas Macgregor, they were waiting for the ground to freeze in the south

    • Truth please
      Truth please 3 months ago +2

      Is this the same D mcg that said Russia would have this wrapped up by March/ then April/ may/ June / July/Aug/sept/Oct/ November/ December/ January-
      A retired general from his front room knows what’s going on the ground in Ukraine…… look a little deeper into the said genius- why didn’t he get his desired job in Europe after retirement?

    • shroopable
      shroopable 3 months ago +1

      Lol why would anyone listen to Douglas macgregor? He has been proven wrong consistently. He just spouts Kremlin talking points. Remember that time he said it would be all over for Ukraine within a week, and then the next day Ukraine launched the Kharkiv counteroffensive and retook 7000 square KM?

    • shroopable
      shroopable 3 months ago

      @hochmeisterr different guy but still grossly uninformed and consistently proven wrong. He repeats Russian propaganda to get paid for tv appearances, simple as that. He reminds me a bit of Giuliani, who in the 80’s/early 90’s was allegedly a good prosecutor and well spoken, but got old and started babbling nonsense for a paycheck and relevance. Macgregor was involved in one of the great tank battles of gulf war (although every other tank commander had similarly impressive results against Iraqi tanks), and now he’s washed up, hasn’t been in service or any command role since 2003, and he’s not close to an impartial source.

  • Dillzzy
    Dillzzy 3 months ago +23

    they are going pretty good even though they ran out of missles months ago..

    • Markio BOOKer
      Markio BOOKer 3 months ago +6

      Yes not bad for an army of rusty guns, no ammo, boots on the wrong feet and cannot tie shoelaces.

  • the villain
    the villain 3 months ago +43

    What I have realised from listening to media and information from both sides is as the general public we actually don't know what actually is happening on the ground. The truth is somewhere in the middle but thats becoming harder and harder to tell

    • Nickolas Smith
      Nickolas Smith 3 months ago +10

      I agree the media is so one sided it’s irritating.

    • Blah Bleh
      Blah Bleh 3 months ago +3

      there is a live map available showing events as they occur

    • Constantin Valdor
      Constantin Valdor 3 months ago +1

      Currently Russia is making small gains. Ukraine and NATO are running out of certain ammunition specifically the himars rocket system. That's the weapon that gave them the advantage.

  • C Rutherford
    C Rutherford 3 months ago

    So much for the 'long dark winter ahead' of a few weeks ago. Seems it went quick!

  • Fine Mercury East Africa
    Fine Mercury East Africa 3 months ago +21

    Does anyone else see like these gentlemen seem like they are in a weather forecast studio ?

  • Ryan Sharston
    Ryan Sharston 3 months ago +44

    They brought this person again! 90% of what he says is his personal opinions. As for the rest, he occasionally hints to the real developments on the ground!

    • Paul Henry
      Paul Henry 3 months ago +2


    • xycid
      xycid 3 months ago

      yeah, he's been bad... says some random bullshit

  • Brian Dunn
    Brian Dunn 3 months ago +1

    Because it’s a winter offensive and has always been a planned winter offensive.

  • James Young
    James Young 3 months ago +34

    Russia never announced a spring offensive haha.

    • John Lyle
      John Lyle 3 months ago +5

      Russia also never announced its invasion of Ukraine last February, but there are still thousands of dead Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

    • Marianna Batz
      Marianna Batz 3 months ago

      I hope that Ukraine will continue to get all the weapons it needs to help it kick out the Russian occupiers

      SAPMT TAMIMI 3 months ago

      @John Lyle

  • james sholtz
    james sholtz 3 months ago +34

    I have yet to hear or see in print Russians stating anything about a spring offensive. Along those lines, I have yet to see their "playbook." Armor rolls better on frozen ground than on mud.

    • j
      j 3 months ago

      Noone ever said it was,stated it was assumed it would be but they were wrong or it was brought forward

    • Volound
      Volound 3 months ago +1

      yep, sick of seeing this glib crutch word "playbook"

    • christhewon
      christhewon 3 months ago

      How long does mud take to dry?

    • Sam K
      Sam K 3 months ago

      true, more like 'lets take it while we still can before the mud comes' than 'waiting for the spring'

  • Myah Soodinim
    Myah Soodinim 3 months ago +32

    I just checked the Institute for the Study of War map shown by Sky today against the one it showed on December 7th. The two versions of the map were identical. Sky is using the the same map, unchanged, day after day, month after month. Both incorrectly show "Russian Advances" (red on yellow stripes) starting from the Dnieper river and going east all along the fighting front even though the Russians have only advanced in tiny parts of those areas since last spring. The map also fails to show huge areas north of Kiev as "Ukranian Reclaimed Territory".

    • Jml senn
      Jml senn 3 months ago +4

      I noticed this too that they are just brushing away bahkmut,kramatorsk,donetszk, totally ignored let alone what we dont know this propaganda sounds familiar to me

    • WangMingGe
      WangMingGe 3 months ago +2

      Good catch.

    • Myah Soodinim
      Myah Soodinim 3 months ago +6

      @Jml senn I'm figuring that Sky is failing to update the map out of laziness, not in an attempt to misrepresent the situation. The map misstates the current situation in a way that would exaggerate Russian success by suggesting recent Russian advances that didn't happen, and ignoring Ukraine's success in removing the Russians from the areas north of Kiev, but the guest commentators like Clarke and Bell are clearly not sympathetic to the Russians. Sky is just being cheap and sloppy, not manipulative.

    • infocrypt
      infocrypt 3 months ago +4

      Sky believe in their own lies. Nothing new.

    • Beautiful relaxing music
      Beautiful relaxing music 3 months ago +1

      Could someone pin a source as to where I might be able to find some authentic map updates?

  • Bouji
    Bouji 3 months ago +6

    Because it was always supposed to be a winter offensive? Duh.

  • Tony Su
    Tony Su 3 months ago +72

    Don't overthink why the Russians are on the offensive.
    It's because "poor Winter weather" is mostly cold. But with cold comes frozen and that facilitates movement which is important for offensive operations.
    Why do "experts" talk about a Spring offensive? That's the worst of the 4 seasons to be attacking because mud and flowing streams favor the defense. If the Russians aren't attacking now, they'll probably have to wait until Summer as the Ukrainians (and timing of new West deliveries of heavy tanis and other weapons) appear to planning since the Winter offensive made so little progress this past year.
    Why do so many so-called experts keep talking about Spring offensives? Offensives happen during Spring only because it's a time of year and maybe no one wants to relieve pressure but it's by far the worst season to be planning any grand operations. One only has to look at last year when the ill timed Russian invasion resulted in convoys of vehicles and troops queued up on roads, unable to get to the front, still stuck in Russia. Rusia might have had nearly 200,000 troops deployed to invade Ukraine in the beginning, but in many places were unable to fight the 20,000 or so Ukrainians because of poor planning, timing and execution.

    • Black Cat Dungeon Master's Familiar
      Black Cat Dungeon Master's Familiar 3 months ago +7

      The Russians are fighting close to their supply lines now. There's no comparison with Feb last year when they were trying to do deep penetrations.

    • Fra Diavolo
      Fra Diavolo 3 months ago +2

      @Black Cat Dungeon Master's Familiar precisely!

    • Graham roux
      Graham roux 3 months ago +2

      @Black Cat Dungeon Master's Familiar he is not talking about supply routes. Just season.

    • Mark Gee
      Mark Gee 3 months ago +1

      the "air is no good either".

  • Brian richmond
    Brian richmond 3 months ago +9

    Every line starts with "almost certainly". Why doesn't he just say "in my opinion".

  • George Evanick
    George Evanick 3 months ago +13

    It’s a winter offensive, not an “early spring offensive”, isn’t it?

    • gabriel aleactus
      gabriel aleactus 3 months ago +2

      Isn't winter about to end tho ?

    • Davidty 2006
      Davidty 2006 3 months ago

      @gabriel aleactus Pretty much nearing 1 year into the war that was basically mud season.

  • Philip Ambler
    Philip Ambler 3 months ago

    The effect of modern artillery shells exploding on frozen ground near a dug out..shattering to the brain cells.

  • My Account
    My Account 3 months ago +3

    "Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued."

  • Hoot Owl
    Hoot Owl 3 months ago +2

    The bigger question is, Why has it stalled so soon?

  • Colin Davis
    Colin Davis 3 months ago +38

    Tired of the nonsense, most military experts have alluded to the understanding that heavy tracked vehicles such as tanks and wheeled vehicles as well easily get stuck in the mud, particularly during Spring season, most of these experts predicted that there would therfore be a Winter offensive for this very reason when the ground is frozen and hard, so this idea that Russia's offensive has commenced early is ridiculous...!!!

    • christhewon
      christhewon 3 months ago

      How long does a wet ground stay muddy for when it stops snowing and raining?

  • Two_Heads_Talking
    Two_Heads_Talking 3 months ago

    They didnt start early.
    Our experts got it wrong when they said nothing would happen until the spring and the news isnt commenting on the fact that they got it wrong even though they did it on your tv show.

  • jjmbeausoleil
    jjmbeausoleil 3 months ago +20

    Because Ukraine trolled them saying it was coming on the 24th so they rushed

    • Davidty 2006
      Davidty 2006 3 months ago

      Ontop of western armour due to arrive in Late march early April.

  • Oma Johnson
    Oma Johnson 3 months ago +20

    Offensives from 2 different directions require good logistics. If anything we should learn if Russian logistics are as bad as we have been thinking.

    • Katoshi Takagumi
      Katoshi Takagumi 3 months ago +2

      They must have some very good gear at this point, and well trained men. Some may even have 3 months of military training. They are so green that this really must be the big spring offensive.

  • TECNOufficioArezzo
    TECNOufficioArezzo 3 months ago

    The russian railroad points Bakhmut, it's all about logistic I think

  • Snoopy
    Snoopy 3 months ago +1

    Apparently “This spring offensive is happening earlier than USUAL” ???

  • Chris
    Chris 3 months ago +51

    This Sky presenter has reminded me, I must get my teak table re-varnished.

    • Jimmy Boy 71
      Jimmy Boy 71 3 months ago +2

      I was thinking how orange everyone seems to look.

    • Groundwork Civils
      Groundwork Civils 3 months ago +3

      I thought I was watching a Minstrels show...

    • Brian Doyle
      Brian Doyle 3 months ago +4

      🤗☺️☺️....looking like he's been browned up for a 1970s sitcom 🤔🤗🤗....

    • Brian Doyle
      Brian Doyle 3 months ago +1

      @Groundwork Civils ☺️🤗😆😆👍

  • Paco A
    Paco A 2 months ago +1

    It started early because the tanks Ukraine is getting is going to take some time to arrive

  • elly.ll233
    elly.ll233 3 months ago +10

    As always Russia 🇷🇺 not working on western timelines 🤣🤣🤣 the so called experts 🙄 wrong again

  • Groundwork Civils
    Groundwork Civils 3 months ago +14

    6 meters between each russian solider along a 1200km front... With a 100 leopard tanks that means , ''1 tank every 12km'' (1 tank every 7.5 miles)

    • Tobias Berlin
      Tobias Berlin 3 months ago +4

      Its about the important roads and railways. But feel free to crawl through the mud

    • Pikkabuu
      Pikkabuu 3 months ago +2

      Tanks are meant for breakthroughs and counter offensives. Not to hold positions.
      So please point out what that 1 guy every 6 meters can do when 10 Leopards are coming at him?

    • Groundwork Civils
      Groundwork Civils 3 months ago

      @Pikkabuu how about 1 soldier throwing a grenade that takes off the track - disabling the Tank.

    • Pikkabuu
      Pikkabuu 3 months ago +1

      @Groundwork Civils
      A fragmentation grenade isn't strong enough to do that. And the soldier would still get atomised by the ten tanks afterwards.

    • Roberto Diaz
      Roberto Diaz 3 months ago +1

      @Pikkabuu those tanks will last a week at most, every tank they send into battle will get killed by artillery. Artillery guide this war not soldiers.

  • Ioannis Angelakos
    Ioannis Angelakos 3 months ago +3

    I like these reporting jobs at Sky News. Tell half truths and get paid for it. Kind of like a politician.

  • stratfordbaby
    stratfordbaby 3 months ago +2

    Krasna Hora, that name occurs in almost every Slavic country... very common.

  • George Wilson
    George Wilson 3 months ago +1

    surprised the Russians dont have paratroopers to drop well behind the line to shut off supplys and escape routes.

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith 3 months ago +5

    I think most people are afraid of an aggressive southern thrust...

    • Kevin Edwards
      Kevin Edwards 3 months ago

      Well, yeah!!!
      The day after can be brutal.

  • Star Dust
    Star Dust 3 months ago +8

    Like Sean's analyzes but did he just say"looking forward to this" in regards to the Spring offensive? I hope not.

    • BullBUTTER
      BullBUTTER 3 months ago

      Russia could easily defeat the entire Anglosphere

    • Jonathan Bowen
      Jonathan Bowen 3 months ago +2

      @BullBUTTER lol

    • sparky bojangles
      sparky bojangles 3 months ago +2

      @BullBUTTER lol 😂 thats the funniest thing I've ever read. Well done.

    • BullBUTTER
      BullBUTTER 3 months ago

      @sparky bojangles Funny thing is, they could. On their ground of course. 99.99999 % Chance they Destroy all Anglosphere.

    • Cleopatra
      Cleopatra 3 months ago

      I'm looking forward to it

  • Azeraph
    Azeraph 3 months ago +2

    I use to think it had but now i'm not sure. There's no force accumulations massing.

  • Zoë
    Zoë  3 months ago +25

    As if i am looking at a weather report of which i know its always wrong.

  • tomtom34b
    tomtom34b 3 months ago

    With the counteroffensive by Steinersky, everything will be allright.

  • Tim Spiker
    Tim Spiker 3 months ago

    It's like a daily weather report XD

  • Esther
    Esther  3 months ago +6


  • Rashid Ahmad
    Rashid Ahmad 3 months ago +3

    The Air Vice Marshall is wrong. He is downplaying Bakhmut. This is the main action now and Ukrainian stubbornness is turning it into a cauldron. Some say 10 000 troops are in danger of encirclement. I'm surprised at his remark about Western tanks coming to tip the balance against the Russians. 14 Challengers, 14 Leopards and 30 Abrams are a long, long way from arriving and even if and when they arrive in theatre will not change the outcome of the war. Russia has 1800 tanks on the theatre. They are about to launch their offensive.
    The Air Vice Marshal is not credible. He has made several assessments in the past about Ukraine being successful in the fighting. They are not true. Will Sky News please report the truth.

  • John Rourke
    John Rourke 3 months ago +28

    I love the B.S..Always entertaining to watch SKy News..Nothing really factual but the projection is always present..

    • christhewon
      christhewon 3 months ago +1

      Please explain what's really happening in detail.

  • Andy Sherris
    Andy Sherris 3 months ago +1

    Most people new it had started a few weeks ago but that doesn't fit sky's narrative

  • world crisis WW3 Intel
    world crisis WW3 Intel 3 months ago +9

    Backhmut is under tactical encirclement and that's not the Russian offensive it's shaping operation for the offensive

    • Meat Ismurder
      Meat Ismurder 3 months ago +1

      Shaping the battlefield yes.

    • Reaper
      Reaper 3 months ago

      Bakhmut is not under tactical encirclement, 3 highways are still being used that go into Bakhmut and yesterday another Highway was made useful again after Wagner forces were pushed out of proximity.

    • world crisis WW3 Intel
      world crisis WW3 Intel 3 months ago

      @Reaper yes I never say operational encirclement all roads can be used but they are in artillery and rocket range

    • Reaper
      Reaper 3 months ago

      @world crisis WW3 Intel 2 of them aren't in range

    • world crisis WW3 Intel
      world crisis WW3 Intel 3 months ago

      @Reaper all of them is including the tracks leading true d fields

  • Richard Coplin
    Richard Coplin 3 months ago

    They are having an early offensive so they will be sure to have one.

  • Hairy Hippo
    Hairy Hippo 3 months ago +16

    Didn't Sky say before Christmas that Ukraine were going on a big offensive soon. Everytime I look on Clip-Share channels its the Russians on the offensive. If there finding it this hard to break the Ukrainian defensive positions with all the equipment they have how is the Ukrainians ever going to break Russian defensive positions when they go on there big offensive and the Russians have set up there defensive positions.

    • Nenad Mitrovic
      Nenad Mitrovic 3 months ago +8

      Life of new Ukrainian solders is 4 hours in Bakhmut. Police is catching them in markets, streets... taking them by force and sending them to front lines where they dont last long

    • Jürgen Kaps
      Jürgen Kaps 3 months ago +3

      @Nenad Mitrovicsource? Trust me bro 🤦‍♂️

    • Nenad Mitrovic
      Nenad Mitrovic 3 months ago +4

      @Jürgen Kaps and about cathing people to force them to front line, there is tons of videos, of people around them recording family or random people in the streets, sometimes someone manages to run away, but its rare. One guy thry got him while skiing

    • andrew30
      andrew30 3 months ago +2

      Russia just lost 31 tanks and nearly 1000 men attacking a small village Vulhedar, they were driving over their own troop, grisly

    • MARK
      MARK 3 months ago +3

      @Nenad Mitrovic its fake and im in Ukraine right now people love to fight for their country and their freedom

  • Abby
    Abby 3 months ago +11

    For those who wanted to know; the Ukrainian reclaimed territory is the yellow part of the map

    • MrDelvoye
      MrDelvoye 3 months ago +1

      I see no yellow 💛

    • David Critchley
      David Critchley 3 months ago +4

      @MrDelvoye I think that's the point!🤣🤣🤣

    • Intelektshual day
      Intelektshual day 3 months ago +1

      How about the area around the kiev??? Troll

    • Abby
      Abby 3 months ago +1

      @Intelektshual day it's not in yellow isn't that obvious to see

    • Intelektshual day
      Intelektshual day 3 months ago

      @Abby haha funny 😂😂

  • David Renwick
    David Renwick 3 months ago

    Getting ahead of the expected NATO allies' additional support being prepared.

  • Dean Stamps
    Dean Stamps 3 months ago

    Because it Hasn't started Late! Is the Straight Answer.

  • Brickshu
    Brickshu 3 months ago +54

    I take the Beeb and Sky news with a pinch of salt. One must remember this is mainstream and the mouth piece of the UK gov propaganda.

    • Paul Wolf
      Paul Wolf 3 months ago +2

      It sure seems that way.

    • richard cashley
      richard cashley 3 months ago +7

      Not a Pinch of Salt ,But a few kilos.

    • andrew30
      andrew30 3 months ago +4

      BBC is around 25th in the world for freedom of the press, Russia is 155th

  • S B
    S B 3 months ago +2

    The soldiers have to spread 6 meters? 😂 Please tell this guy we're not in the seventeen houndreds

  • Truth first
    Truth first 3 months ago +25

    Again, they just telling us what they only wanted to tell us or wanted to hear

    • Eric Murphy
      Eric Murphy 3 months ago +3

      Yes mostly misleading imformation

  • Sean M
    Sean M 3 months ago

    Interestingly this video autoplayed immediately after I finished a (more recent) video detailing how the Ukrainians had recovered a chunk of that lower-half of the pincer surrounding Bakhmut - so that's ~2 weeks worth of Russian slow territorial gain there now completely reversed.

  • Paul Henry
    Paul Henry 3 months ago +9

    Sean Bell always excellent. Analysis spot on.

  • James M
    James M 3 months ago +1

    They started early as they know the Tanks etc are coming soon.

  • ashim Rana
    ashim Rana 3 months ago +1

    Its funny to see military experts becoming lectureres

  • John Williams Scuba
    John Williams Scuba 3 months ago +7

    Because it's a winter offensive

  • Nassta K
    Nassta K 3 months ago +47

    Isn’t the question ‘why haven’t the Russians followed the timeline we made up on Sky?

  • John Welch
    John Welch 3 months ago +1

    It's not like we've been through all this before, a frustrated mid century painter already found all these problems out.

  • Wolf Thorn
    Wolf Thorn 3 months ago +30

    Ukraine needs to head on down to Chia's party store.
    Grab a bag of balloons and float them over Moscow.
    That should tie up the Russian airforce for awhile.

    • Sam K
      Sam K 3 months ago

      lol the Russian's could never shoot that down, it takes an F-22 'Raptor' to do such a job.

  • Vahe345
    Vahe345 3 months ago +18

    The western tanka will take weeks to arrive he says. Some will take around a year.

    • Mitchell Perry
      Mitchell Perry 3 months ago

      Let’s see how long exactly might be sooner than we’ve been led to believe

    • G A
      G A 3 months ago +3

      @mitchellperry3462 #Ukraine is finished 🙌. Crasnaya Gora town has been captured by Russian. 50 countries to 1. Its a shame for the west.🙈🙉🙊

  • blackbbbbiochip
    blackbbbbiochip 3 months ago

    3:13...Why is weather so powerful...

  • Tim Leech
    Tim Leech 3 months ago +40

    Did he just say we was looking forward to the spring invasion??

    • andrew bishop
      andrew bishop 3 months ago +15

      Yep and what a ridiculous thing to say.

    • T Rog
      T Rog 3 months ago +15

      Poor wording on his part. He probably meant that they have been anticipating the spring offensive.

    • Aaron Nagy
      Aaron Nagy 3 months ago +16

      "Looking forward" doesn't have a "with excitement and pleasure" sense to it here. It just means "anticipating."

    • Saladleaves
      Saladleaves 3 months ago

      @Aaron Nagy +1

  • Mick Zammit
    Mick Zammit 3 months ago +1

    Vlad Putin has apologised for jumping the gun. He thought he heard the umpire blow the whistle. So on with the game.

  • Abdidahir A Bihi
    Abdidahir A Bihi 3 months ago +23

    Sky news and british ministry of highly unlikely are becoming a laughing stock by the day.

    • ameerhamid89
      ameerhamid89 3 months ago +2

      Love it when trolls skip the English classes

    • ameerhamid89
      ameerhamid89 3 months ago

      sunny ☀️ day Reported. Enjoy.

  • Random Racki9
    Random Racki9 3 months ago +1

    The offensive hasn’t started yet !

  • Mark Dillon
    Mark Dillon 3 months ago +7

    The good air marshall trying to keep a straight face at the chocolate coloured presenter here.

  • Steven Butcher
    Steven Butcher 3 months ago +5

    It started early because the world told Russia when the tanks are coming lol 😆

  • James Jones
    James Jones 3 months ago +4

    War is never ending

    • Rocky
      Rocky 3 months ago


  • Mik Moen
    Mik Moen 3 months ago

    Does anyone else feel it weird that "experts" are discussing and explaining a REAL War like it's just any other Football match?

  • PtolemyJones
    PtolemyJones 3 months ago

    To avoid having to pay the cost of training the soldier s first?

  • Dono O
    Dono O 3 months ago

    The thoughts and opinions should not be shown, let the enemy think about this - don't help them!!!!

  • Xaquín López Gómez
    Xaquín López Gómez 3 months ago +25

    Not a single word of what is going on NOW. Pure especulation.

    • VisibilityFoggy
      VisibilityFoggy 3 months ago

      It's called OPSEC.

    • Steve Osborne
      Steve Osborne 3 months ago

      Cough cough

    • andrew30
      andrew30 3 months ago +3

      Russia got slaughtered in Vulhedar 👍👏

    • Growseth Jones
      Growseth Jones 3 months ago

      It's the fogger war.

    • Taliban Atrocities
      Taliban Atrocities 3 months ago

      @andrew30 some Russians were slaughtered by there own 🤣
      Couple wee daftys tried to hide under a moving tank 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  • Wilfredo Aguilar
    Wilfredo Aguilar 3 months ago +13

    This was the one that said that Russia was running out of amo and missiles fire him.

    • ameerhamid89
      ameerhamid89 3 months ago

      Have some free punctuation, troll: ...,,,,!!!!????

  • The Pale Horse
    The Pale Horse 3 months ago +4

    O yeah, the Ukrainians are trained very well and the tanks are waiting for them, or maybe not...

  • Michael Mazowiecki
    Michael Mazowiecki 3 months ago +1

    Why now? For one, the ground remains frozen hard so armored forces can move relatively easily. The spring melt has not started yet, which will bring movement to a standstill. Secondly, political pressure given the February anniversary and thirdly, fear of new western heavy weapons arriving in March.

      KEN LIEBERMAN 3 months ago

      Yes, but they only have 2-3 weeks, then it will get muddy again and they'll have to wait until the end of April or so.

    • Michael Mazowiecki
      Michael Mazowiecki 3 months ago

      @KEN LIEBERMAN just shows how desperate Kremlin is becoming. 2-3 weeks to achieve what they have not managed to do for the past year shows tgeate if the Russian military and its political leadership.

  • KM
    KM 3 months ago +9

    Did I miss anything?!
    I do not see any Russian offensive except a couple of small scale operations.
    Some of these were successful (e.g. Soledar aka "Gift of salt"), others were failures (e.g. Vugledar aka "Gift of coal").
    I do not think that Russians have numbers for a massive offensive.

    • John Grobler
      John Grobler 3 months ago +4

      Agreed. Half-cocked approach, just to try and win something before the Leopards arrive.

    • Black Cat Dungeon Master's Familiar
      Black Cat Dungeon Master's Familiar 3 months ago +4

      They have hundreds of thousands of men available and finishing off their training.

    • Limedick Andrew
      Limedick Andrew 3 months ago +1

      Most of that 300,000 called up won't be in this fight till next month. Possibly not till April.

    • Maryan Chabursky
      Maryan Chabursky 3 months ago

      The small scale operations are most likely probing attacks (also near Kreminna, Avdiivka, and in Zhaporizha) are to see if it is worth going forward with a bigger offensive.
      The deliveries of western tanks likely pressure the ruSSians to strike before the new weapons arrive.

    • Eric Murphy
      Eric Murphy 3 months ago

      Yes trick Russian into attacking before have logistics ready.

  • ur mine
    ur mine 3 months ago +2

    Because they are slow to harness but quick to ride

  • Ace of Spades
    Ace of Spades 3 months ago +4

    Times radio showing video of non capture serving Russians speaking freely, given four magazines for small arms to take Ukrainian tank and mortar positions.

  • Sgt. B. Barnes
    Sgt. B. Barnes 3 months ago

    What’s the status of the nato tanks? Are there any arrived yet? 😢

  • LEE
    LEE 3 months ago +48

    is it just me or does this presenter look like hes just been to Spain for 2 weeks?

    • Chen Osee
      Chen Osee 3 months ago +5

      Professor never been in battle field and give and making public stupid.

    • larsmonsen88
      larsmonsen88 3 months ago +4

      Thats not a natural tan..

    • Rick Nelson
      Rick Nelson 3 months ago +2

      Not Spain that was last year ,this year he went to Morocco

  • Dale Crocker
    Dale Crocker 3 months ago +36

    If this is the sort of analysis we get from the RAF - thank God for the Navy!

  • Miroslav Vítek
    Miroslav Vítek 3 months ago +27

    Many thanks for the update, Air Vice-Admiral, but, please, stop feeding us with such nonsense like the Russian troops are totally inexperienced. Except for that those men served (at least) a year of military service as conscripts when they were younger, they also took part in a military drill every five years or so. And before they were dispatched at the front, they had received a three- or four-month additional training. So, they obviously know nothing about the art of war, ha, ha. Come on! This does not help to anyone.

    • Ragnarok
      Ragnarok 3 months ago +4

      Is that why they are sent as canonfodder in human wave attacks?
      Does Russia know what manuever warfare and combined arms are?

    • Michael Maguire
      Michael Maguire 3 months ago +12

      @Ragnarok Hi,
      For an alternative perspective on the conflict, please consider viewing the various Clip-Share contributions from (i) Col. Douglas MacGregor, and (ii)Scott Ritter. These 2 gentlemen are Americans who have retired from the military but have very impressive credentials, knowledge and insight. Regarding casualties, it looks like the Ukrainians have suffered about 150,000 dead and about 400,000 casualties. They estimate the Russian loses at about 35,000 dead and 80,000 casualties. The Russian tactic is to send walls of artillery and rockets at the Ukrainians and to remain at a distance, where possible. The Russians value there troops and they are not treating them as cannon fodder; I thinks it’s the Ukrainians who are being senselessly wasted. I think Sky is sugar-coating the Ukrainian’s plight. Let’s hope for peace soon

    • P R
      P R 3 months ago +6

      @Michael Maguire Scott Ritter has been predicting Bakhmut will fall within a week, for the last five months.

    • Peter Twiss
      Peter Twiss 3 months ago +4

      @Michael Maguire Nobody takes those people seriously!

    • patrick Koh
      patrick Koh 3 months ago +1

      @P R well, so about time he may be right, the roads are about getting cut off.

  • Tony Darko
    Tony Darko 3 months ago +5

    Presenter looks like he went to the same spray tanning place as Ross in an episode of friends.

  • Laundon's Loft
    Laundon's Loft 3 months ago +19

    That’s the wooliest reporting I’ve ever seen.

  • HaleG
    HaleG 3 months ago +10

    My sources hold that the main offensive will be in the North of Luhansk (and again from stationed troops on Belarus). And it seems it has already started in the east of Kupiansk.

    • boota1979
      boota1979 3 months ago +5

      is that on your hotline to the Kremlin.

    • Santorini
      Santorini 3 months ago


    • Abhishek Yadav ll
      Abhishek Yadav ll 3 months ago

      Yes by this way they can retake kharkiv and by the time full donbas is in their control and also kherson in the South, then they will began peace talks, but the point is will ukraine 🇺🇦 sacrifice all these for Peace and indeed they should not

    • Abhishek Yadav ll
      Abhishek Yadav ll 3 months ago

      @HaleG Ukraine will prevail