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Why Russia renews its efforts to take the embattled city of Avdiivka in the Donbas | DW News

  • Published on Mar 23, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Russian and Ukrainian troops continue to fight fierce and deadly battles in eastern Ukraine.
    Bakhmut is the city that's come to symbolize slow-moving battles at high human cost.
    But there is another frontline town in eastern Ukraine, that is also home to crucial Ukrainian resistance. That city is Avdiivka. It's almost completely encircled by Russian forces. Much like Bakhmut to the north.
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  • Sam Smith
    Sam Smith 2 months ago +327

    "My Sons are in the Cemetery, nobody needs me anymore" Right in the feels, that poor woman.

    • Rudy Topo
      Rudy Topo 2 months ago +28

      Absolutely brutal. 😢

    • gdi wolverine male 2
      gdi wolverine male 2 2 months ago +54

      She can thank Zelensky and the cabal around him for the death and destruction around her. Indeed, it is an unimaginable tragedy

    • Craving Tuna
      Craving Tuna 2 months ago +62

      ​@gdi wolverine male 2j am sure the Ukrainians blame zelensky for the warm in sure Russia isn't hated across the entirety of Ukraine

  • scot arekins
    scot arekins 2 months ago +69

    That statement from that old woman has really touched me.
    Its so sad what the Ukrainians are going through.

    • Art McTeagle
      Art McTeagle 2 months ago +12

      @yunusa labaran Do you not understand that Ukraine is fighting for it's very existence. It is ruzzia that started this war.

    • yasha samantha k
      yasha samantha k 2 months ago +7

      ​@Art McTeagle Nice joke

    • yasha samantha k
      yasha samantha k 2 months ago +1

      It's the choice they made themselves

  • mohamed slimani
    mohamed slimani 2 months ago +32

    Very concerned wish peace to Ukraine

    • Ancestral Blood
      Ancestral Blood 2 months ago +5

      Does Ukraine wish peace for itself?.....

    • Excalibur 1
      Excalibur 1 2 months ago +3

      @Ancestral Blood Zelenski won't negotiate

    • mohamed slimani
      mohamed slimani 2 months ago

      @Ancestral Blood wish you live in peace and never undergo injustice. Someone didn't deserve the war and the victims are of both sides innocence is ripped

    • Colin Dyer
      Colin Dyer 2 months ago +1

      Wow, you've really made a change. I bet that saved like 4 Ukrainians

    NSIKELELO MACUPHE 2 months ago +24

    She is becoming the most honest analysts on this show

  • Vary Olla
    Vary Olla 2 months ago +1

    It like Bakhmut represents a key road junction in the area as well as a geographically strategic high ground area. So whoever controls these 2 towns = controls the northern approach into Donetsk. If Ukraine can push Russian forces back in these sectors to swing to the southeast then Donetsk becomes difficult to hold and like Kherson may be abandoned by Russian forces allowing Ukrainian forces to possibly push them back to the Krynka River. 🤔

  • Samson Ermias
    Samson Ermias 2 months ago +6

    Marina Miron top unbiased analyst very refreshing to see. Please give her more airtime to inform us properly.

  • Brother Webbe
    Brother Webbe 2 months ago +115

    3:00 old man with health issues gathering fire wood is heart breaking. Say what you will on politics and Russ vs Nato. I really feel for the old and young caught up in the war.

  • Sonia Hamilton
    Sonia Hamilton 2 months ago +16

    I like Marina, i have listened to her before. An intelligent lady, she understNds all that is going on in Ukraine and explains herself well. This interviewer with DW is very good too, he lets people answer the good questions he asks.

    • Dale DeLatte
      Dale DeLatte 2 months ago +4

      The issue I have with her is, she is quick to point out problems that Ukraine is facing, but absolutely blind to the massive issues facing the occupiers

    • Nick
      Nick 2 months ago +1

      Yes, she's "very" insightful and understands this war better than most generals. Or so it comes across.

    • Nick
      Nick 2 months ago +1

      @daledelatte9607 she always gives good dialogue from both sides of the situation. And it's good for her if she emphasises Ukraines 🇺🇦 problems

    • Michael Otieno
      Michael Otieno 2 months ago

      I don't think she is quick to point out issues Ukraine is facing - I think that you simply don't like the facts you are hearing.
      I also think that you may be unhappy because you want Russia to lose more than you want Ukraine to win. As long as Russia loses you don’t care about how many Ukrainians die.

  • SmedleyDouwright
    SmedleyDouwright 2 months ago +42

    Is Avdiivka on a hill surrounded by flat lands? I heard that about one of the front line cities. High ground gives the defenders another advantage.

    • Ipincs Muhammad👟
      Ipincs Muhammad👟 2 months ago +15

      I feel sad to ukraine who fight alone in this war they need more support troops and more weapon to fight russia

    • J P
      J P 2 months ago +34

      @Mama Z Heartless. No one in Ukraine asked to be murdered.

    • Michelle Rainer
      Michelle Rainer 2 months ago +32

      the Russians have tried to capture Adiivka since 2014, it is still Ukraine🤡

  • Agniv Nandi
    Agniv Nandi 2 months ago +13

    Avdiivka is unlikely to fall soon
    I mean it has been on the frontlines since 2014 - 9 years of war
    It even fell to the DPR before being recaptured by Ukraine

    • Hussain Piplodwala
      Hussain Piplodwala 2 months ago +7

      Russian army was not attacking avdivka from 2014...so u can not give that 9 years time frame...no matter how heavily fortified a town or city is...if you cut the supply lines completely from all the 4 sides...u are lost...

    • FordFalcon1962nBlue
      FordFalcon1962nBlue 2 months ago

      check a map

    • Undex Vedichi
      Undex Vedichi 2 months ago +1


    • Jean-Marc Salotti
      Jean-Marc Salotti 2 months ago

      One meter before the cliff, you stand, one meter further, you fall ...

  • Alex H.
    Alex H. 2 months ago +57

    Someone please comfort the poor old lady and tell her that world needs her!! ❤

    • Paul Walker
      Paul Walker 2 months ago +3

      off you trot then

    • hilite
      hilite 2 months ago +3

      She's saying this so they will leave her alone.

    • Clayron Hilaire Tessier
      Clayron Hilaire Tessier 2 months ago +2

      Even though her sons are in the cemetery that doesn't means she has to stay. She is suicidal and selfish. Putting strains on the workers and army. The workers have family too !

    • Voidroamer
      Voidroamer 2 months ago

      @Clayron Hilaire Tessier why troll at a time like this? people stay because they have no choice. not because they want to be on TV or hit by a missile or something.

  • Oladipo Abimbola
    Oladipo Abimbola 2 months ago +36

    She is the most honest, unbiased, professional analyst i have listen to recently👍

    • QARNAIN cat babu cat
      QARNAIN cat babu cat 2 months ago +7

      Really? One of the most biased analyst

    • Janek Mundt
      Janek Mundt 2 months ago +2

      @QARNAIN cat babu cat Have you read the sun recently ? Or do you mean of DW?

    • Peter Kroll
      Peter Kroll 2 months ago +5

      I was biased towards her in the very beginnings, but he's right, she one of the best. What she says is real, it has hand and feet. I am glad I can hear her reporting and analysing.

    • Nando Torres
      Nando Torres 2 months ago

      ¿honest, unbiased?

    • LilStoops
      LilStoops 2 months ago +1

      She would make a much more valuable contribution if she actually left her warm office and went to the front to fight.

  • Texas Ray
    Texas Ray 2 months ago +5

    In situations where one army is surrounded by another, often there is no hurry on the part of the surrounding force to end the siege. It can take days, weeks, or even months but one thing is sure, with each passing day the besieged troops get weaker, hungrier, colder, and more discouraged. The longer the siege, the less they are able to fight. Russia has no interest in wading into the rubble to root out the last remaining Ukrainians from Bakhmut. They'll wander out of the ruins on their own when they get hungry enough.

    • Mozes Marcus
      Mozes Marcus 2 months ago +3

      There are still supplies coming in to Bakhmut, including enough food for the Ukranians, which means that the ukranian presence isn't really under siege, and more involved in brutal urban warfare. Bakhmut looks surrounded, but isn't really

    • Jay Gatsby
      Jay Gatsby 2 months ago +2

      And every day hundreds of orcs get taken out by drone dropped grenades 😉

  • julian Holman
    julian Holman 2 months ago +2

    aviddvka had the biggest coking plant in Europe, and they kept it running through the whole period 2014-2022, even when it was shelled: they never shut it down because they wouldn’t have been able to start it again. I dont know when in this last year they finally had to give up on the plant

  • D25 Reg
    D25 Reg 2 months ago

    Slava Ukraine…. Freedom prevails….🇵🇭👍🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

  • Manuel Hernandez
    Manuel Hernandez 2 months ago +5

    This dude as an anchor is solid, better have more of him 👍

  • Robert
    Robert 2 months ago +12

    It’s great listening to Marina’s sober analysis 👍

    • Enric Martinez
      Enric Martinez 2 months ago +1

      I wonder who their drunk ones would sound 🤣

    • Animiles
      Animiles 2 months ago +1

      ​@Enric Martinez Look at some footage of Russian soldiers and you'll know 😉

  • No Suffix
    No Suffix 2 months ago +5

    Marina Miron gives great unbiased information. Unlike some other analysts who only talk about good news on the Ukrainian side, Marina doesn't shy away from problems and issues that Ukrainians are facing, such as some European partners starting to lose faith in the Ukrainian’s counter offensive ability.

    • Gabor Rajnai
      Gabor Rajnai 2 months ago

      It has nothing to do with losing faith. If you dont have the stocks you cant do anything. Britain has enough ammo to fight a full scale artillery fight for 5 days. Turns out that you cant always just buy what you want with money, if there are no providers.

    • Daniel Hamilton
      Daniel Hamilton 2 months ago

      Ukraine hasn't even assembled their new Western Tank formations yet and European Allies are already starting to lose faith? Give them a chance to win, jeez.

  • Arceus Thomas
    Arceus Thomas 2 months ago +6

    Hope we will have peace

  • velox
    velox 2 months ago +2

    @DW News, you guys should put the name of the presenters in the video description. That way you can search for specific hosts.

  • Darrell
    Darrell 2 months ago +6

    I rarely have hateful feeling for anything through my decades life, but this Russian government truly get me deeply into it. Russian premitive aggression belongs to the cave-dwelling ancestors while they had no choice but fight for survival; however, what russian is using all the human destructive inventions for WHAT?????!

    • soundscare
      soundscare 2 months ago +1

      Be mad at Zelensky

    • Максим
      Максим 2 months ago +1

      Зачем вы бомбили Югославию?

  • Junior Alcantara
    Junior Alcantara 2 months ago +1

    They should unite the people that feel that they have nothing to live for that's why they stay there with the soldiers that lost everything😢😢 ergo need😅

  • Nic Disto
    Nic Disto 2 months ago +4

    Best defense is the best offense.

    • Eric Murphy
      Eric Murphy 2 months ago

      Nice saying but not true. Best defense is to sit in fox hole let attacks try to attack as they are doing in Bakhmut. People not understand. Ratio is as high as 12 Russian dying for every Ukrainian. It's unfortunate Ukrainian are dying but if they take offensive without armor support it will be much greater lose.

    • mourka
      mourka 2 months ago +4

      ​@Eric Murphy no one but ukraine is claiming anywhere close to that 😂

    • Jordan Wallace
      Jordan Wallace 2 months ago +3

      @Eric Murphy Russia heave 10 to 1 artillery, how do you come to that absurd number?

  • 1969cmp
    1969cmp 2 months ago +27

    It's like a mini version of The Eastern Front in 1942.

    • gdi wolverine male 2
      gdi wolverine male 2 2 months ago +5

      .... and it seems it is going to end the same way ... yet again

    • GH Teo
      GH Teo 2 months ago

      it is the same war, repeating what happend in spring 1943. German's spring counter offense, in east Ukraine.

    • gdi wolverine male 2
      gdi wolverine male 2 2 months ago +4

      All Out Of Bubble Gum Yes, you are all out of Bubble Gum .... you obviously have no idea how WW2 ended.

    • Emmanuel Edaño
      Emmanuel Edaño 2 months ago +3

      @gdi wolverine male 2 and what is your point there? He was plainly talking about what happened in ukraine during wwII not the entirety of it lol

    • M A
      M A 2 months ago +2

      Except it's Slavs killing, Slavs now.

  • Guillermo Elenes
    Guillermo Elenes 2 months ago +3

    All the frontline cites are going to be fortified... When the media asks "Why can't Russia just take it over?" BECAUSE OF THE ENTRENCHMENTS

  • Berserker
    Berserker 2 months ago +1

    I'd love to see Germans present the news from the German state news network

  • Joseph Nulley
    Joseph Nulley 2 months ago

    Good informative report

  • Bobir Nasimov
    Bobir Nasimov 2 months ago +1

    The woman seemed very truthful

  • john yandawai
    john yandawai 2 months ago +1

    Poor lady who's sons are in the grave ,Where will I go to. My heart bleeds

  • Dina young
    Dina young 2 months ago +5

    Gosh this is so sad.

  • gdi wolverine male 2
    gdi wolverine male 2 2 months ago

    Was that an MG42 used by the Ukrainian soldier? A definite plus, the best infantry weapon ever produced.

    • Leanback Lenny
      Leanback Lenny 2 months ago

      That is an M60

    • Rudy Topo
      Rudy Topo 2 months ago +2

      @Leanback Lenny No definitely not an M60

    • Rudy Topo
      Rudy Topo 2 months ago +2

      Probably some variant of it, i am thinking maybe mg3. The mg3 uses a nato round 7.62x51 where the mg42 uses a 7.92x57 mouser round that i am sure is not readily available if at all.

    • gdi wolverine male 2
      gdi wolverine male 2 2 months ago

      @Leanback Lenny That is either an MG42 or some derivative of it, not the US made trash

    • gdi wolverine male 2
      gdi wolverine male 2 2 months ago

      @Rudy Topo I am guessing you are correct. The 7.92 would be a problem to find

  • Titika Oyeedeem
    Titika Oyeedeem 2 months ago +2

    My heart is bleeding seeing and feeling the pain of this woman. We want the war to stop. It’s not good at all 😊

  • bobby sox
    bobby sox 2 months ago +2

    The answer to the question is simple, it is because they have lost everywhere else and direly need a victory.

    • Archie Herrington
      Archie Herrington 2 months ago

      Exactly this is embarrassing they couldn't even take bakkut after months of fighting Russia is a joke and should not threaten nato because they would mop the floor with putting and what'd left of his military

  • Anna Sillanpaa
    Anna Sillanpaa 2 months ago

    This guy has the most amazing voice. His reporting is also great but his voice is just extraordinary. I cannot but to focus on it. It is one in million if not billion.

  • 80s BABY BOY 👶🏿
    80s BABY BOY 👶🏿 2 months ago +1

    Every battle is the fiercest of them all, first Mariupol was the fiercest of them all, then Bakhmut.. what next ?

  • Beltrán Figueroa
    Beltrán Figueroa 2 months ago +10

    7:45 “The European allies are losing faith on the Ukrainian offensive” what is she talking about??? No western country is losing faith in Ukraine or becoming less interested in helping it. Quite the opposite.

    • Jérôme C12
      Jérôme C12 2 months ago +1

      « a possibility »…😉

    • suport bghelp
      suport bghelp 2 months ago +19

      Maby she living in real world a bit, outside MSM.

    • O'Connor
      O'Connor 2 months ago +8

      Lmao only a few days ago the Czech leader came out and said that the 'spring/summer counteroffensive' is Ukraine's last chance before the West gives up on Ukraine.

    • C Hashtag
      C Hashtag 2 months ago +1

      @O'Connor He said that in the sense of "we gave them what tanks we could spare, if they can't win with these then theyre gonna have to win without them".

    • Andrey Knyazev
      Andrey Knyazev 2 months ago

      @C Hashtag nice play with pharses. hahaha

  • pron777
    pron777 2 months ago

    Bakhmut looks to me like a punch of Ukrainian forces through Russian lines. Bakhmut must not fall or Ukrainians will have to retake it again. Why repeat when you already have that area.

  • projectzet
    projectzet 2 months ago

    The world is full of sorrow and this guy sends people to war ... cant believe this.

  • Stan Schloesser
    Stan Schloesser 2 months ago +1

    To the person from Kings College. It’s a war, not a special military operation.

  • Nick
    Nick 2 months ago +10

    She's good. (Marina) She's always been spot on in the military details from both sides. Always enjoy listening to her. Very intelligent lady.

    • Thick penguin
      Thick penguin 2 months ago

      It surprises me how much she knows. I wonder what kind of sources she has for her information. Also my girl did her eyebrows in a rush this morning lol

  • el cuete
    el cuete 2 months ago +4

    If they can't take Bahkmut how are they supposed to take avdivka?😂

      OBERT MQUNYANA 2 months ago +10

      The priority is to destroy Ukraine army then conquer land after the army is gone and Ukraine is falling on that trap the reason why this town is failing is because of bakhmut reinforcement otherwise Russia wouldn't be able to penetrate

    • jeck jeck
      jeck jeck 2 months ago


    • Mobolaji Awe
      Mobolaji Awe 2 months ago

      wait and see

  • Deedee
    Deedee 2 months ago +3

    Do they have adequate resources for an offensive and the resources in keeping the cities even if they succeed.

    • vadymvv
      vadymvv 2 months ago

      They are our Ukrainian cities. Citizens would keep cities no nead millitary police at huge numbers/

    • kabzaify
      kabzaify 2 months ago +3

      @vadymvv Ukraine will not win this conflict, negotiations is your only hope. In fact the longer this continues, Ukraine might end up being a landlocked country.

  • Darick Brown
    Darick Brown 2 months ago +1

    hello everyone, i support Ukraine and i feel very sad that they are going through very difficult time, but in my opinion NATO and US must not provoke Russia and must not ignore what Russia said before, more getting involvement mean more damages in Ukraine more death of innocent Ukrainians, helping is good but.....my fear is in this war their helping is becoming more dangerous for rest of the untouched parts of Ukraine and Ukrainians..💛💙

  • David Dunne
    David Dunne 2 months ago

    Haha what happened did the shock waves from all the explosions displace her eyebrow along with the people 😂

  • Linda Dennison
    Linda Dennison 2 months ago +1

    Marina give a good and insightful conversation of the immediate events of the hour....I like Your Green Sweater there in England..lol

  • Rebecca Caraska
    Rebecca Caraska 2 months ago

    Let's talk about munitions. How many news outlets have done so called on scene reports? Sending a cameraman out to film the soldiers loading and firing munitions in defense of their homeland? I believe it's too many to count. Now ask yourself, would a news outlet risk the life of their employee while reporting how the city is being absolutely pounded nonstop with missiles? Is it strange that no actual explosion is heard while the camera is rolling? Do you think the soldiers they interviewed would actually have the time and attention needed to stand and give an interview? These on scene reports are not on scene. That would be irresponsible to have a soldier load and fire weapons aimed at the enemy and fire said weapons at the enemy while a civilian employee of mainstream media is standing right next to them. Here's my point. Ukraine needs munitions to fight Russia. Yet they waste a few every time they do these reports. They load a weapon and fire weapons for the camera to get a good shot for the story. Multiply that by how many stories you see every day. What an awful waste of resources.

  • Peter Kroll
    Peter Kroll 2 months ago +7

    Thank you, Marina. I am very glad you are at DW. Your analysis is highly appreciated.

  • Sadaf Husain
    Sadaf Husain 2 months ago +1

    Wonder the cost of holding out when you are surrounded and being bombed from all three sides. If I was a Russian general I'd rather not take the toll of storming the cities and simply keep smashing whatever is in it and take it bits by bits. Remember how Russians won the battle of stalingrad by going all around it and starving it inspite the city being one of their own. After loosing the first Chechen war they did the same thing with Grozny in the second war. This is textbook Russian way of offence.

  • barebare
    barebare 2 months ago +3

    That DW guy is so flamboyant, love it!

  • hadrak
    hadrak 2 months ago +2

    Russia plan is never to have a plan..

  • Vasile Terente
    Vasile Terente 2 months ago +7

    Victory for Ucraina 🇺🇦💪🏻🙏🏻💙💛🇪🇺🇺🇦💓☮️

  • Richard Henry
    Richard Henry 2 months ago +1

    Remember Adivka, Backmut, as been entrenched from 2014 so don't make it look like the Russians not doing anything

  • gfan83
    gfan83 2 months ago +8

    That what happens with states wich became USA slaves. EU will be the next USA's cannon fodder. EU must develope their own army and conduct policy in their own interest but not support conflict in interests of USA and making Nuclear war real.

  • Larry Gerry
    Larry Gerry 2 months ago +9

    You need air-support, also the attrition rate of bodies must be high on the Ukrainian side as well.

    • Omar Al-Farouq
      Omar Al-Farouq 2 months ago +1

      if it flies - it dies, neither side can have air support due to very good SAMs

    • Darx Kies
      Darx Kies 2 months ago

      6:1 dead russianas rate. Do the math.

    • Eric Murphy
      Eric Murphy 2 months ago

      @Darx Kies 6 Russian for every Ukrainian. Not can do the math when Russian not know themselves.

    • A P
      A P 2 months ago +5

      @Eric Murphy in what game? ahh from ukropropaganda

    • Darx Kies
      Darx Kies 2 months ago +3

      @Eric Murphy Everyone should ask himself: what happened with 200.000 russians that went into Ukraine last year. Pro tip: most of them are dead. That is why russia had to recruit more cannon fodder in autumn to replace them.

  • Shahida Nusrat
    Shahida Nusrat 2 months ago +56

    As a Pakistani I fully support love and respect Ukraine sovereignty and territorial integrity from Pakistan 🙂🇵🇰🇺🇦☺️🥰. May Allah SWT bless Ukraine and its beautiful people from Pakistan 🙂🇵🇰🇺🇦☺️☺️

    • P McD
      P McD 2 months ago +13

      As a Pakistani what do you think of democracy in your country?

    • Online Training 82 Jack Hammer
      Online Training 82 Jack Hammer 2 months ago +4

      But they not support you tho 😅

    • Fat Superman
      Fat Superman 2 months ago +6

      Poor Ronaldo, oh no... it's Poor Pakistan

    • P Pen
      P Pen 2 months ago +1

      @P McD Pakistan is a democracy. Just in case you do not know.

  • JT Mark
    JT Mark 2 months ago

    He ditched the last question 😅😅😅

  • Kecher
    Kecher Month ago +1

    Actually, the reason of such fierce fighting around Avdeevka is that these good Ukrainian soldiers are shelling nearby city of Donetsk every day, killing tens civilians every day. They shelling randomly on city full of people. But DW will never tell about this side of the situation.

  • Bill Cook
    Bill Cook 2 months ago +4

    PLAN? 🤔 Ohhhh, I understand. Let me help you. The Russian plan is, thay "PLAAAAN" on taking a "BEEEAT DOOOWN" of epic proportions. 😂

  • Lonely Glace
    Lonely Glace 2 months ago +2

    Go ahead Russia. Lets give good lesson to US and NATO.

  • michael Rud
    michael Rud 2 months ago +15

    to do a gesture of good will ofc. Moscow is very kind, and cooperative when u show strength

    • P McD
      P McD 2 months ago

      Moscow? Like the buildings?

    • michael Rud
      michael Rud 2 months ago

      @P McD Moscow Kingdom, Moscow Empire - its the name of their nation civilisation.

  • Joe Blogs
    Joe Blogs 2 months ago +1

    New plan as they can't take Bakhmut.

  • andy brown
    andy brown 2 months ago

    I couldn't stop fixating on that lady's eyebrows. They're crooked & I can't tell if it's because she drew them on wrong or if they're natural. It's.. fascinating

  • Hacking-NASSA-with-HTML

    I like those thumbnail's video title writers 😂😂😂👍 That's a quality 😂😂😂😂

  • M.Y.B.
    M.Y.B. 2 months ago +12

    dogputin: "Plan? There is no plan, just keep throwing bodies into the meat grinder".

  • Wonderland Chronicles
    Wonderland Chronicles 2 months ago +1

    As the Leopard tanks and jet pilots are still training for a switch by October its going to be cold and soggy again. NATO must fight the war war

  • Mama Z
    Mama Z 2 months ago +1

    Good question at the end about pro Russian civilians... I get the feeling Ukrainian nationalist don't treat them very nice judging off of the way civilians that don't want to go to the front are treated by the AFU

  • Nostromo
    Nostromo 2 months ago

    "Take Avdivka by March! June at the latest. Or a bit later but soon. thats an order"

  • koutoufd
    koutoufd 2 months ago +4

    😂 If DW says so prepare for the opposite 🤣

  • XD
    XD 2 months ago

    Is that a German MG42 at 5:50?

  • Ran dy
    Ran dy 2 months ago +4

    Russian stockpiles even the museum type T62s "stored" in sibiran Taiga run low. Ukraine on the other hand receives modern equipment. Trickling in as of now but once production´s ramped up there´s endless supply for them. The red dragon allready smelled the carcass that was the russian bear.

    • Neil Nelson
      Neil Nelson 2 months ago +2

      You know nonsensical comments won't stop the red army, right?

    • Ran dy
      Ran dy 2 months ago +3

      @Neil Nelson What army? You mean that rag-tag rent a soldier gang? It´s obvious the paper bear won´t stand two hours if facing NATO. Russia´s just hot air and many many drunk stories about their glorious past. Russia Today`s more like the ruins of Bakhmut.

    • gdi wolverine male 2
      gdi wolverine male 2 2 months ago +5

      Why would Russia need to retain those T62s? What for. On the other hand, Ukraine receives equally obsolete hardware from NATO stockpiles. You have no idea what you are talking about

    • Sziasztok
      Sziasztok 2 months ago


    • Sziasztok
      Sziasztok 2 months ago

      @Ran dy 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Jasmine Van Wyk
    Jasmine Van Wyk 2 months ago +7

    My heart feel sad for all Ukrainians . thankyou for all those countries that help them with everything they need.dont give up hope God will carry you through this battle. SLAVA Ukraine 🇺🇦 ♥,,,,,jasmine from South Africa

  • Dheer Hamal
    Dheer Hamal 2 months ago

    God help Ukrainian people Amen

  • Сергей Семёнов

    40 kms away you were! Not fated to get nearer? Went but chickened out at the end?

  • Nokuthula Mbatha
    Nokuthula Mbatha 2 months ago

    At times we must be wise to know who to fight with it is wisdom to just give in with full understanding that the giant will sleep ... or nothing stays the same . So for how long will this fight go on at the ego of a leader

    • Vaduz993 Vaduz993
      Vaduz993 Vaduz993 2 months ago

      Si esta hablando de Rusia, Rusia no es un gigante, es un enano con zapatos de tacones altos.

  • Enric Martinez
    Enric Martinez 2 months ago +1

    ??? Avdiivka was already at the frontlines from 2014, the destruction is not only from now.

  • Joey Joejoe
    Joey Joejoe 2 months ago +11

    .🇺🇦 Slava Ukraini 🇺🇦

  • Johnny Tampocao
    Johnny Tampocao 2 months ago +9

    I hope the PATRIOT will be in Kyivv before they attack Crimea to protect the city from possible Russian retaliation once Ukraine started taking back Crimea their defensive capability should be in place already to make sure those sophisticated missile by Russia will be hit by their defence. Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦 🇺🇦

    • Oscar Toledo
      Oscar Toledo 2 months ago +8


    • Moon Dog
      Moon Dog 2 months ago +7

      There is no chance of taking back Crimea

  • Colin Beck
    Colin Beck 2 months ago

    In an autocracy "the secret police is the civil service." __ The KGB runs Russia on the day to day basis.

  • johann mickl
    johann mickl 2 months ago +41

    Long Live Ukraine Greets from Croatia

    • Serguei Vergounov
      Serguei Vergounov 2 months ago +1

      Slava Zukkini!

    • Vinterbukser
      Vinterbukser 2 months ago +3

      @Bogo Suvadil Russia will live long but without Manchuria once China moves in. A country of a billion people, right next door, already renaming russian provinces. Why should they pay for russian oil when they can just move in and take it for free? Pootin thought he was playing the long game but china was playing a longer one : D

    • Nokuthula Mbatha
      Nokuthula Mbatha 2 months ago +3

      Long live what is left of ukraine you mean ?

  • mrplease66
    mrplease66 2 months ago

    Marina has cleared out the fluffy stuff - what a pity

  • szidahou
    szidahou 2 months ago

    Wait, how did bahmut story ended?

  • Diaz Virdani
    Diaz Virdani 2 months ago +4

    *Russia🇷🇺 still occupied oblast Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Crimea.*
    Russia must end occupation & peace!

  • DREAMTEAM MMA the Netherlands

    Kinda difficult to launch a so called spring counter offensive when you are out of shells isn't it?

    • Pajeet Kumar
      Pajeet Kumar 2 months ago +7

      Sssss don't mention the shells lol.. let's just keep thinking the Ukrainians are winning 😂😂

    • TheGreatDane
      TheGreatDane 2 months ago +4

      there's a big difference between being low on shells and being out of shells. Ukraine has been low on shells since last summer, but they can somehow still manage to fire 4.000 shells every day anyway.

    • Sergebk
      Sergebk 2 months ago +1

      Not really because you don’t need as much artillery shells when invading using combined forces attack. You only need a lot of artillery in a protracted stand off.

    • Null Pointer
      Null Pointer 2 months ago +3

      kind of hard to launch a counter offensive when there's never been an offensive.

    • Doctor Subtilis
      Doctor Subtilis 2 months ago +3

      Yeah, you wish. That's why Russians are handed shovels in Bakhmut 😂

  • luis braylle belo
    luis braylle belo Month ago

    Zelensky is kind n good boy, he gives n offer his country for NATO, USA n Rusia to war to test theirs modern weapons. good job Zelensky

  • mtanzania wa kenya
    mtanzania wa kenya 2 months ago

    Very sad.

  • Marco B
    Marco B 2 months ago +2

    It’s unacceptable that Ukrainian defenders have to ration artillery and ammunition.

  • Princess langcoyan
    Princess langcoyan 2 months ago +38

    glory to Ukraine 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🇺🇦🇺🇲🇯🇵🇩🇪

    • Ridethebomb777
      Ridethebomb777 2 months ago +4

      I believe that time has long past !

    • Fritz Raake
      Fritz Raake 2 months ago +1

      @Ridethebomb777 I believe you'll eat your words!

    • P McD
      P McD 2 months ago +1

      @Fritz Raake I believe, I believe. Ukraine and their beliefs 😏

  • basil adnan
    basil adnan 2 months ago +5

    I like Medvedev , he didn't dismiss the possibility of invading the West of Ukraine as well , although his army has been trying to control a small city in the East for 7 months ! . This is a typical case of denial , and lack of responsibility toward the Russian soldiers who are suffering in the cold and bloody fields , while he sits in his luxerious office .

    • hilite
      hilite 2 months ago

      Alexander Semchenko disagrees and says no stopping short of the Polish border. Ukrainian political scientist, critic, blogger and member of now banned political party 'Nation', Alexander Semchenko disappeared from public view at start of SMO, and we all feared the worst. There was a huge sigh of relief when he reappeared a year later with harrowing account of life underground being pursued by the SBU, the Ukrainian gestapo. It took all this while for him, with the help of his party members to escape the clutches of the SBU, and finally flee the territory controlled by the Kyiv regime.
      He attributes his survival to support from among the local population, against the ever present danger of being denounced. He thought his number was up when recognised at a check point, but luckily the person in question did not give him away, but instead gave him tips on how to get through the remaining checkpoints.

  • Jonathan Jacob
    Jonathan Jacob 2 months ago

    4:09 “Because that is from where the Russians are claiming, that the Ukrainians are attacking Donetsk.”
    Is this true though DW?

  • George Karadov
    George Karadov 2 months ago

    "POTENTIAL" - enough said!!!

  • SteelFisher
    SteelFisher 2 months ago

    Dying and running past those dying isn't going to take much planning for the Orcs

  • Mohammed Abdul Razzak
    Mohammed Abdul Razzak 2 months ago

    বৈশাখী শুভেচ্ছা দেওয়া হোক

  • Nick
    Nick 2 months ago +8

    It's unreal what these bastards are doing to this land and innocent folk

    • Alex Stankovic
      Alex Stankovic 2 months ago +4

      Who Nato and Us

    • Musicians
      Musicians  2 months ago +1

      NATO and USA done to6 countries in 20 years wile you was sleeping lol

    • Hurdy Gurdyman
      Hurdy Gurdyman 2 months ago

      Russia invaded a sovereign country,are you blind

  • We_Waz_Kangz🇷🇺
    We_Waz_Kangz🇷🇺 2 months ago +2

    Another L for Puppetlenskyy and his Larpers.
    God Bless Putin and his troops 🇷🇺👍🇷🇺..n

  • Enric Martinez
    Enric Martinez 2 months ago +10

    The AFU is suffering from ammo shortages, but it is the same for Russia, the same goes for mobilization shortages. And winning time cuts both ways too, it is not as if the Russian ladies would start popping out fully formed Wagners and in terms of ammo and equipment, it plays in the hands of Ukraine as the West has the capability of providing ammo and equipment, and we are two mayor economic blocks, the USA and the EU plus others like South Korea and Japan, we can outproduce Russia easily, we can even outproduce Russia plus China. If anybody thinks otherwise, he/she may take a quick look at the brand of his car and think and where it comes from.

    • Bruno R.
      Bruno R. 2 months ago +3

      The problem is not about outproducing Russia but at what pace it can be done, it can take years for those ammo, especially artillery ammo, to reach the frontlines. This is what the usual "analysis" - very biased, by the way, isn't covering. There are articles describing how much the Ukranians are outgunned and how fast they're burning trough their artillery. Once they have no more artillery, the Ukranian fate is sealed. All the West can do at this point is prolong the war.

    • Michael Otieno
      Michael Otieno 2 months ago +1

      If Ukraine shall benefit from time why are they opposed to a ceasefire if it helps them.

    • Enric Martinez
      Enric Martinez 2 months ago

      @Michael Otieno
      It is not the same:
      In a slow attrition warfare, they continue keeping the enemy fixed and loosing manpower and material. If the attrition continues, even if it were equal on both sides, the side that has the industrial advantage will win in the medium or long term.
      Also, one important part of the Ukrainian strategy is right now to avoid that the Russian troops can gather in enough numbers to form an "attack fist": When a group gathers the Ukrainians disperse it with either light artillery and mortars or HIMARS, aviation (when available) and heavy artillery.
      A ceasefire means that the attrition stops and the Russians, which right now do have the advantage in manpower and material (in numbers) could have the opportunity of regrouping, forming a sufficiently large attack fist and break the front.
      There is also another aspect to "a ceasefire", one that would play even if the Russians had taken over Ukraine or the West stopped providing weapons and allowing the Russians to take over a good part or the entire country: Guerilla warfare.
      We saw that in the Battle of Kyiv, there was very little Western help, the Ukrainian civilians themselves began setting up small workshops to make Molotov cocktails, and a good part of the drone warfare we are seeing right now was born during this phase.
      It is thus preposterous to think that the underground groups would stop fighting just because the official armies agreed to a ceasefire.
      This is BTW something that people who claim that Western help just prolongs the conflict should keep in mind: If we hadn't supplied heavier weapons, the war would still go on for years as a guerilla war, Afghanistan style. Just because an army rolls into a country, it does not mean that everything will be Peace and Love. The impact on food prices and gas would thus surely be the same even if the West had not imposed any sanctions.
      Worse: The West could wake up to disgruntled Ukrainian terrorists.
      The _only_ way that the Russians could have taken over Ukraine and the conflict could have ended soon would have been if the West had allied itself with Russia and killed away all the Ukrainian population or a good part of it.

    • Enric Martinez
      Enric Martinez 2 months ago

      박현민 Well, this Jesus must have been a relative of Captain Obvious.

  • luis braylle belo
    luis braylle belo Month ago

    How can a small bird like ukraine win a battle as it faced to a huge Lion as Rusia 😀

  • Shahrum Sayuthi
    Shahrum Sayuthi 2 months ago

    The Russians have been expecting the Ukrainian counter offensive. It would not likely to end well.

    • Doctor Subtilis
      Doctor Subtilis 2 months ago +1

      The Russians were routed from Kherson, and there was no element of surprise there.

  • Rex Worthy
    Rex Worthy 2 months ago +1

    I hope to stop the war.

    • Шерхе́бель
      Шерхе́бель 2 months ago

      By throwing more money into it's flame? Give more money to Ukraine then.

  • Tommy
    Tommy 2 months ago +22

    GOD bless Ukraine

    • SterileNeutrino
      SterileNeutrino 2 months ago +5

      More like the lord of the underworld, am I right?

    • M A
      M A 2 months ago +1

      If that's how GOD bless any country, then keep your blessings 😂

    • Garri Kent
      Garri Kent 2 months ago


    • user1qaz2wsx
      user1qaz2wsx 2 months ago

      Gods seem to behave like the people who created them..

  • Jesus Aguilar
    Jesus Aguilar 2 months ago +17

    Another "decisive battle", this time in Avdivka. If Russian forces are so malnourished,running out of ammunition, "fighting with shovels" and "running out of missiles" since March 2022, how is it possible that another encirclement is happening so close to Bakhmut?

    • Henrik Schmidt
      Henrik Schmidt 2 months ago +5

      How about not just reading headlines? It was "fighting with assault rifles and shovels", the russians had low ammunition because of logistics and do you see large scale missile attacks anymore?

    • Oscar Toledo
      Oscar Toledo 2 months ago +3

      Decisive battle for now and it will be not important when Ukraine losses the battle

    • Vinterbukser
      Vinterbukser 2 months ago

      @Oscar Toledo They might 'lose' it or they might not. Either way, the fact it's taken russia a year to take it is embarrassing when they thought they were going to take the whole country in a few days. The fact that russia has lost 170k troops when they thought they were going to lose maybe 1k is even more embarrassing. And the fact you wrote 'losses' instead of 'loses' is the icing on the cake : D

    • Simon Edge
      Simon Edge 2 months ago +2

      Yup, 2 popular shovels used are the 'thermobaric shovel' and the ole undefendable 'hypersonic shovel'.
      And lets not forget about the "Father of All Shovels" - game changing shovel tech...