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Russia's offensive in Ukraine has 'failed', says former US general - BBC News

  • Published on May 30, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • The former US military chief general David Petraeus has said that Russia’s operation over the winter “has failed”.
    Petraeus said the upcoming Ukrainian counter offensive could be “very impressive,” in an exclusive BBC interview.
    The retired US army general is in Kyiv where he has met Ukraine’s President Zelensky.
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  • Femto Eclipse
    Femto Eclipse 4 months ago +241

    My deepest respect to the Ukrainian soldiers and their families. Is not easy hugging a love one and watching him or her ride away to fight and is not easy as a soldier riding away leaving behind your wife, husband, children, and parents because you don’t know if you will see them again. May this war come to end soon so all these families can pick up and continue their lives in peace.

    • Paul Ozimek
      Paul Ozimek 4 months ago +6

      For Putin !
      Yes !!!

    • zoom
      zoom 4 months ago +8

      Ukraine you can do it for uncle Sam 🤣🤣🤣

    • Kimberley Pex
      Kimberley Pex 4 months ago

      @zoom Sarcasme , but true

  • Santosh Joshi
    Santosh Joshi 4 months ago +56

    My respect to the citizens of Ukraine.
    Hope peace prevails soon.
    God Bless.

  • Toraguchi Toraguchi
    Toraguchi Toraguchi 4 months ago +1

    Much talk about plans not surviving battle, but in Napoleon's Ulm campaign and the battle of Austerlitz, survived mostly intact. I think Hitler's 1940 invasion plans in France survived the actual campaign quite intact too. And of course Desert Storm 1 plans largely survived the battle itself. Of course commanders always have to adapt to changing circumstances, but bad plans don't survive the battle, good plans often do.

  • Patricia Goodson
    Patricia Goodson 4 months ago +18

    While it is heartening to hear that the Russian army may collapse, I don’t see any end to all the missile strikes and drone strikes. I would like someone to address this horror.

    • Матвій Павлік
      Матвій Павлік 4 months ago +16

      The Russian army isn't going to collapse liberal, haven't you been paying attention? It's actually gotten stronger. And besides how does an army collapse anyways?

    • DefiantHardcore
      DefiantHardcore 4 months ago +4

      ​@Матвій Павлік The Ukranians will show you soon what that looks like with Russia.

    • Joseph Stalin
      Joseph Stalin 4 months ago +6

      @Матвій Павлік selling oil and natural gas at a discount to Turkey, India and China at a discount is the economy growing? Arms exports falling from a high of $20 billion to $2 billion is the economy growing? EU imports going to 0 is the economy growing? Keep lapping up what comes out of the Kremlin, chump

    • Patricia Goodson
      Patricia Goodson 4 months ago +2

      @Матвій Павлік I don’t know, illiberal. ( By the way liberal is not an insult, but more of a compliment). I’m merely responding to what the speaker said. Meanwhile, what’s the point of all this murder, child kidnapping, torture, mass destruction, and rape? Do you really think this is a sign of an advanced civilization? Unprovoked warfare is quite the opposite. And I am told, perhaps it is mere propaganda , that Russian TV happily puts footage of ruined Bakhmut on TV. Of course, they say the Ukrainians did it. Yeah, right.

    TE'KANNON  4 months ago +71

    General Petraeus tells us why winning in war depends on combined arms effects and coordination between all forces with ground support from engineers, mechanics back up and a lot of strategists watching the battle unfold and offering advice to commanders in the field. The Ukraine war has shown us that we need our militaries to be razor sharp and that we can never let our guard down. It pains me to say this because there are so many better places to put money, but the reality is that in 2023 we still need great Generals like Petraeus and Hodges from the states, and all that the emerging superpower that the UK has grown into from its support and matériel and NATO and its allies and the 52 countries helping Ukraine. As hard as it is to accept, we are a species where going to war is embedded in our genes, that being said, I think we all see the glowing writing on the wall as far as what will happen to us...

    • Thug Regimes
      Thug Regimes 4 months ago +6

      300,000 front line soldiers need 1,000,000 support personal.
      The ruSSians are bush league. 😅


      Truth. For 300k thousands yrars humans have chosen war. To assume that due to our technology we have evolved is incorrect. I hate accepting what you said but no larger truth exists. Life does not suffer weak fools lightly.

    • Rat in a Cage
      Rat in a Cage 4 months ago +1

      What country are you from?

    • Monumental Travel
      Monumental Travel 4 months ago +10

      The West has to lead the process towards a more peaceful planet. But as you point out, that means arming itself and being impossible to destroy. It also means avoiding offensive operations. Now little Hitler gets his moral ammo by pointing to American bad actions. We need to have both unassailable militiaries and unassailable moralities.

    CLAW CUZBRO 4 months ago +4

    The upcoming counter offensive must be one of the best kept secret's in military history

    • Hapax Palindrome
      Hapax Palindrome 4 months ago +2

      Amazing almost nobody has heard about it and this is, like, the age of social media.

  • I Laser
    I Laser 4 months ago +19

    Fair assessment without sensationalism. Kudos

  • The Watch Channel
    The Watch Channel 4 months ago +11

    Would be good to see this whole affair finished as peacefully as possible.....as a species, we really are dipshits....war, or "special military operations" as they call it are absolutely senseless acts destruction of both infrastructure & lives...it genuinely saddens me to see this!

    • Allan
      Allan 4 months ago +1


    • markus dittrich
      markus dittrich 3 months ago

      markus dittrich
      0 seconds ago
      It was the US that wanted Ukraine in Nato, against the wish of the European partners. That was for Russia like soviet missiles on Cuba

  • Pascal LeNoir
    Pascal LeNoir 4 months ago +23

    It depends how you define victory or failure

    • John Smith
      John Smith 4 months ago

      Victory = A poor country fights off the invasion of a so called superpower that's right next door.
      Can you see the US not removing the Canadian or Mexican governments after 16 months?

    • Olcool
      Olcool  4 months ago +6

      @John Smith so Iraq and Afghanistan won against Nato and the US? Right?

    • John Smith
      John Smith 4 months ago +1

      @Olcool Iraq's government in Baghdad was toppled in 4 weeks.
      Ukraine's Capital and government are still around after 18 months.

    • Olcool
      Olcool  4 months ago +3

      @John Smith war did not end. resistance continued. same situation as in Ukraine eastern partsUS did not take control of entire Iraq that why war was stioll on and american soldiers were dying. if war ended why were there still fighting?

    • John Smith
      John Smith 4 months ago

      @Olcool Resistance will always continue. I said the US removerded the leadership of Iraq in 4 weeks .
      Unlike Russia the US never planed to make Iraq part of the USA forever.
      Even If Russia could take Ukraine , 40 million Russian hating Ukrainians will also be impossible to control.

  • Ukten Atsila
    Ukten Atsila 4 months ago +8

    Thank you for the excellent report.
    I spent a short time on the discord of channels that live stream cameras in Ukraine. The information war is absolutely taking place in discord. A real concern is the manipulation of talking points etc. There has been a sustained attempt to spill the beans (if I can put it that way) with regards to the Ukrainian offensive. The complexities are too numerous for this comment section. I can only guess that this subject has not gone un-noticed.

    • Mark
      Mark 4 months ago

      Are you American?

  • Paul Yosef
    Paul Yosef 4 months ago +2

    😍I am confident Ukraine is getting help from brilliant generals from around the world as well as satellite info.

    • Dal
      Dal 3 months ago +2

      Really! What happened in Afghanistan???

  • Kimberley Pex
    Kimberley Pex 4 months ago +20

    Every war fails, count the passed away ! R I P 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    • skaetur1
      skaetur1 4 months ago +1

      The American Revolutionary War was a big success.

    • Underarm bowling incident of 1981
      Underarm bowling incident of 1981 4 months ago +1

      not every war fails.
      some wars are even good wars... sadly... altough those are rare and tbh I only know the vietnamese invasion of the khmer rouge.

    • Kimberley Pex
      Kimberley Pex 4 months ago +2

      @skaetur1 America was native Americans continent. All the Indians are slaughtered. A few are living in reservations.

  • bth123
    bth123 4 months ago +11

    The General and US military he led wouldn't move without air superiority. Him mentioning combined arms must be some sort of a joke.

    • Stuart Hamilton
      Stuart Hamilton 4 months ago +1

      No, we wouldn’t, but Ukraine doesn’t have time to develop the joint operational capacity to coordinate everything we can. It will have to be enough that Russia doesn’t have air superiority either.

  • HKim0072
    HKim0072 4 months ago +10

    To minimize UA human losses, allies needed to ramp up defense production at the start of the war. Done a terrible job and have been 2 steps behind.

    • Tym To Repent
      Tym To Repent 4 months ago +3

      Who tf is paying for that?

    • Tym To Repent
      Tym To Repent 4 months ago +1

      @Expired Void Juice that’s a terrible Idea..

    • HKim0072
      HKim0072 4 months ago

      @Tym To Repent Penny wise. Pound foolish.

    • Johnny Blue
      Johnny Blue 4 months ago +4

      To minimize UA and western soldiers and also Russian losses they should've kept the Minsk agreement. Nobody had to die. The issue is that USA couldn't care less about human lives. They war industry needs its fat profits.

    • HKim0072
      HKim0072 4 months ago +1

      @Johnny Blue lol, Russia invaded Ukraine. Russia stole Crimea. Russia funded and stole Eastern Ukraine.

  • Sean O'Neill
    Sean O'Neill 4 months ago +2

    By a certain date is required . If left much longer then the offensive would again be limited by the weather jgst like the last offensive .

  • John Grubb
    John Grubb 4 months ago +65

    It sounds like Gen. Petraeus has been hired as a consultant for the Ukrainian Military Leadership to develop Operational battle plans.

    • ksemery
      ksemery 4 months ago +11

      The Ukrainian Military have ALL OF NATOS Knowledge & Support.🇺🇦🇨🇦

    • Elbib Wen
      Elbib Wen 4 months ago +6

      @ksemery and many of them in Ukraine are already dead

    • Sergey Bebenin
      Sergey Bebenin 4 months ago +6

      You can bet a house that Ukraine and allies passed all their plans through multiple analyst panels and simulations to pick out only the best ones. Measure twice, cut once

    • Sightline
      Sightline 4 months ago +1


    • rman
      rman 4 months ago +7

      Then the Russians are really screwed.

  • Madhukumar E
    Madhukumar E 4 months ago +7

    My heart is always with suffering brave Ukranions

    • Marthy Williams Williams
      Marthy Williams Williams 4 months ago +1

      They picked the wrong side and they put money in first place America is paying soldiers and Zelenskyy to keep the war

  • steve g
    steve g 4 months ago +11

    I hope there is a great offensive, but I am skeptical. I expect more of an eat away at the Russian defense without spectacular gains and more attrition.

  • Christian Marriott
    Christian Marriott 4 months ago +71

    Here we are in June and the media are still talking about a 'spring offensive'...

    • Super Gamer
      Super Gamer 4 months ago +8

      Until Russia gets into Kiev they will not talk about it anymore.

    • Ehis George
      Ehis George 4 months ago +5

      It has been moved to Summer. Well, Ukraine released the premiers few days ago, so watch the trailers for now.

    • Hypersonic Shovel
      Hypersonic Shovel 4 months ago +6

      We'll be lucky if the Elensky circus opens by Christmas.

    • Grizzly Bear
      Grizzly Bear 4 months ago +12

      Ukraine is on their schedule, not the media's or yours.

    • MRM
      MRM 4 months ago +10

      Ummm well its still Spring until June 21

  • WizenedVariations1
    WizenedVariations1 4 months ago

    What do those officers who have had combat experience started on the Company level and dealt with the wounded and the relatives of dead that resulted from his orders have to say? This combat experience is lacking in our upper echelons. Instead, our upper echelons have far too much desk "experience" and pollical based decision making.

  • LMCsquared Greendale
    LMCsquared Greendale 4 months ago +20

    According to my favorite General “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite time in the future.”
    George Patton Jr. I believe that the offensive is already in action it is just not clearly visible.

    • Bob Garner
      Bob Garner 4 months ago +5

      I think you're right. Lot's of things being done to degrade Russian logistics. Lots of stuff that is probably simply misdirection too.

    • Victor chairez
      Victor chairez 4 months ago

      RIP 🙏

    • Arkady Belsky
      Arkady Belsky 4 months ago

      Never liked Patton

    • Adam Cole
      Adam Cole 4 months ago

      Tell that to the Russian offensive. Mind you, I wouldn’t call the Russian offensive a good plan. I’m not sure what you’d call it to be honest…

      PTREK BOX BREAKS 4 months ago

      Definitely the beginning of an offensive....just small probing attacks, logistics attacks and any attack keeps russia guessing on where to put their defenses

  • MrBobbyz24
    MrBobbyz24 4 months ago +33

    Things can go wrong in war. How insightful!

    • Paul Ozimek
      Paul Ozimek 4 months ago +3

      It took a genius to figure that one out.

    • danR
      danR 4 months ago +6

      The man seems dimmer than a burnt-out ceiling light running on a discharged one-volt battery.

    • Al Thomas
      Al Thomas 4 months ago

      True. Vlad has been a disappointment for some time now.

    • Kimberley Pex
      Kimberley Pex 4 months ago

      What goes good ? Notting !

      PR0GRAMMING 4 months ago +5

      False - Putin told me that 'everything is going according to plan!" hahahah!!

  • Xavier E.
    Xavier E. 4 months ago +16

    I wouldn't say controlling 18 percent of a nation is a failure. And they created a land bridge to Crimea so it's a win for Russia for now.

    • Stuart Hamilton
      Stuart Hamilton 4 months ago +2

      At a cost of almost a quarter million soldiers? That is most definitely a loss, because the advance is not sustainable.

    • Xavier E.
      Xavier E. 4 months ago

      @Stuart Hamilton well they are still pushing. And Russia has 3.5x the population as Ukraine. The Ukrainians lost an enormous amount of soldiers as well. Probably around 200,000.

    • Stuart Hamilton
      Stuart Hamilton 4 months ago

      @Xavier E. They aren’t pushing, they’re diverting resources to defend what little ground they have to show for all their effort. Even in Bakhmut where they have finally captured the entire town, Ukrainian forces are still able to get supplies there, still able to maneuver around the town, and have Russian forces there utterly exhausted and contained in a shelled out ruin with nothing to show for it.
      They are holding on with everything they have.
      And no, Ukrainian losses-while severe-do not approach Russian losses in both manpower and materiel. Russia has lost fully half of its serviceable tanks, has ceased serial tank production (all “new” tanks are refurbished existing vehicles), and cannot properly arm that massive population they have to draw from. To say nothing for growing instability in their government.
      They are losing, not winning.

    • Xavier E.
      Xavier E. 4 months ago

      @Stuart Hamilton i agree with most that you stated. However the Ukrainian advances on the Bakhmut flanks have stopped and today the Russians pushes further towards Kupiansk, captured 80% of Makiivka, and are encircling Bilohorivka and capturing Spirne.

    • Mugisha Kahindi
      Mugisha Kahindi 3 months ago +1

      the BBC doesn't want to hear such

  • Ghfrostwriter
    Ghfrostwriter 4 months ago

    Petraeus succeeded in Mosul. The Iraqis remember him as a good leader. In Afghanistan, he could not overcome the reality of the countryside and Pakistan. If he had authority in 2002, perhaps he could have accepted the surrender of the Taliban, the Taliban keeping the two provinces near Pakistan, then perhaps his leadership could have succeeded in modernizing the Afghan cities. Continuing the war after the defeat of the Taliban allowed Pakistan to enlist thousands more 'students,' arm them, and send them to take over the villages, year by year, disregarding the casualties inflicted by the modern weaponry of the US.
    Dismissing him from the CIA because of involvement with a woman? Stupid. A personal problem. And the classified information the woman saw as she wrote his biography? The typescript would have been reviewed by CIA analysts for any details inadvertently mentioned.
    Thousands of American dead, thousands of Iraqis and Afghanis dead, the nation destroyed, women enslaved, generations to live in ignorance, squalor, hunger, and disease.
    By destroying the warrior, the US lost the wars.

    • Johnny Blue
      Johnny Blue 4 months ago

      "Iraqis remember him as a good leader". I'd be surprised if any Iraqi remembers any American in a good light after their whole country was leveled and millions were killed.

    • Ghfrostwriter
      Ghfrostwriter 4 months ago +1

      @Johnny Blue You are correct. I am amazed the Iraqis do not wage an unending war of revenge on the United States. Ronald Reagan financed Saddam. George the Daddy Bush continued the billions of US dollars to fund the war against Iran. That funding does not include the export of US weapons factories to Chile to manufacture the munitions to kill Iranians -- which prolonged the war and the death and maiming of Iraqis. Then came the failure of Saddam to understand the mendacity of George the Daddy. "Why would George not help me against Kuwait? Dear April said the US had no interest in it ..." The death of thousands of Iraqi conscripts in the first days of the war, the missile mass murders throughout Iraq, the abandonment of the Shi'a to the slaughter of the Republican Guard, the years of sanctions to .... it goes on and on.
      After 2003, in Syria, the million refugees, the children begging in the streets of Damascus, the young girls sold to the Saudis, the mothers prostituting themselves to feed their children ...
      Johnny Blue, I know what I don't want to know.

  • Simon John Wright
    Simon John Wright 4 months ago +8

    The pro-active nature of the Ukrainian people and their allies is an immeasurable resource in their favour. Their resolve, I am certain, is recognised across the entire globe.

  • jjoejones1
    jjoejones1 4 months ago

    You’re right just when you think they couldn’t do any worse…they surprise you. Prigozhin doesn’t seem to give them much credit.

  • Andrew S.
    Andrew S. 3 months ago

    US generals: "we made up a narrative that Russia was engaged in a winter offensive and we also decided IT failed"

  • Connie Perry
    Connie Perry 4 months ago +9

    Respect for Ukraine!!! Solidarity for them!!!!

    • LW1zFog
      LW1zFog 4 months ago

      eternal hope for your awakening !!!

  • W .Khairi
    W .Khairi 4 months ago +6

    Love the indepth analysis as always, Thanks a lot for sharing.

    • Nenad Perisic
      Nenad Perisic 4 months ago +1

      And you believe in BBC 😮 😂😂😂

    • W .Khairi
      W .Khairi 4 months ago

      @Nenad Perisic Who should I believe .... Interfax

    • Hypersonic Shovel
      Hypersonic Shovel 4 months ago

      @W .Khairi 🐏🐑🐑🐏🐑🐏🐏🐑🐑🐏🐑🐏🐏🐏🐑🐑🐏🐑🐑🐏🐑

  • Orang Adil
    Orang Adil 4 months ago +5

    Agree ...absolutely agree. Signs of preparation.of counteroffensive

  • Boško Bojković
    Boško Bojković 3 months ago

    It is obvious that by providing military aid you can manage a particular war. The meaning of this may be surprising.

  • joe clarke
    joe clarke 4 months ago +1

    Praying for Ukraine’s success in this upcoming offensive. I hope the stars are aligned for them when the time comes, I know Russia has been preparing for this offensive for quite a while now - let’s hope it goes to plan! Glory to Ukraine!!

  • Lee T
    Lee T 4 months ago +3

    I guess we know if its failed depending on how the counterattack goes.

  • Liam G
    Liam G 4 months ago +12

    The US should know all about failures from there own experiences in other countries

    • Bob S
      Bob S 3 months ago

      Afghanistan and Iraq were complete successes as we got the Taliban back in charge in Afghanistan and we got Iraq allied with Iran.

    • Marshall Mintz
      Marshall Mintz 3 months ago

      @Bob S Before the Taliban started harbouring terrorists the USA had no beef with them and indeed supplied them with weapons against the Russkies. Harbouring Osama was the mistake the Taliban made, because if there ever was a reason to chase a terrorist he gave them one.

  • Not About The Clicks
    Not About The Clicks 4 months ago +5

    A former US General said that? About the Russians?? Wow that's groundbreaking news, spread the word!! 🤯

  • Ravi S.
    Ravi S. 4 months ago +6

    Always some American or others "Generals" saying Russia failed no evidence given? like saying Col Gaddafi got wmd or Iraq Saddam Hussein got wmd and later find they did NOT have wmd the very journalists today say Russia Failed were also propagating bombing Iraq and Libya

  • X Ray
    X Ray 4 months ago

    Much as I believe in journalists asking questions, but I do think it would be better for all, except the Russians. If these matters were not discussed publicly in detail that they are being in this feature.

  • John Zajac
    John Zajac 4 months ago

    As far as the saying that 'the first casualty of a battle is the plan', the exact opposite occurred at the Battle of Austerlitz, where the battle's unfolding followed Napoleon's actual plan almost exactly.

  • johnno lang
    johnno lang 4 months ago

    I heard a reference to NATO saying they are helping Ukraine.
    Some NATO countries have helped but quite a few haven't and some don't approve of anyone helping.. There are quite a few NON-NATO countries that have helped and but many haven't. NATO itself isn't doing anything.

    • rory kinahan
      rory kinahan 4 months ago +1

      NATO itself isn't doing anything...LOL, tripper!

  • Mando
    Mando  4 months ago +3

    If the goal was invasion, the Russian offensive would have been far more brutal.

    • Jonathan Belanger
      Jonathan Belanger 4 months ago +1

      They literally invaded and go thrown out the other side lol

    • Grizzly Bear
      Grizzly Bear 4 months ago

      If you think sending 250,000 Russian troops into Ukraine wasn't an invasion, you might want to go get yourself checked for brain damage.

  • Acharya Education
    Acharya Education 4 months ago +1

    when the intention is negative so thus its response... !! 🌿🌻✌️

  • Jampa Surprenant
    Jampa Surprenant 4 months ago +21

    Ukraine keeps up the defending so far you are doing excellent jobs,
    Victory sovereignty glory and freedom to Ukraine .

    • globalismisaids
      globalismisaids 4 months ago +10

      Sure bot sure ..ukraine are losing cope harder

    • Ken Wood
      Ken Wood 4 months ago +3

      Where's your video game war footage 😂

    • Paul Ozimek
      Paul Ozimek 4 months ago +1

      Thank You !!!
      Yes !!!

    • Paul Ozimek
      Paul Ozimek 4 months ago +1

      Totally agree 👍.

  • Vance Gilbert
    Vance Gilbert 3 months ago

    It would be historically unthinkable for Moscow to be blockaded by an enemy, but now that the russians are rebelling on the battle field, it could happen. Not soon, but it could happen.

  • Randy Dawson
    Randy Dawson 4 months ago +29

    It's fantastic to see that the whole World stands Proudly United in many many ways, against the Evils of Putin (the Russian Terrorist) and his Warmongering Allies. We can achieve anything when we all work together...God Bless Ukraine from the UK.xx

    • Janina K
      Janina K 4 months ago +25

      The "whole world" definitely does not support Ukraine - just look at what is happening in Africa, South America, the Middle East, India and China. They understand that the US is using Ukraine in a proxy war against Russia and the Kiev regime is colluding with US at the expense of their citizens.

    • Mel Morrison
      Mel Morrison 4 months ago +12

      @Janina K absolutely right! This is obviously propaganda as we expect from bb c.

    DORMOIS JEAN-PIERRE 4 months ago +8

    I feel so proud. The only ribbon Gen. Petraeus is harboring on his lapel is the commander of the Legion of Honor. I am sure Napoleon Bonaparte would have approved:)

    • Oldskoolrools
      Oldskoolrools 4 months ago +1

      Not a good sign wearing symbol representing somebody who ultimately lost and died in prison.

  • Rat in a Cage
    Rat in a Cage 4 months ago +8

    Over the last month, the Russians have significantly increased the tempo of their missile attacks, and several enormous explosions have recorded across Ukraine as a result of these attacks. Meanwhile, the Spring offensive has been delayed until summer, at the least, and Zelensky says that it's because they're waiting for more equipment. Coincidence? Maybe, but I think that the reason is really that the Russians have significantly degraded Ukraine's offensive capabilities by target ammo dump and storage depots in the rear. The Ukrainians aren't waiting for _new_ equipment. They're waiting for replacements, and every day that they delay is a day that they lose more equipment, which means more delays and so on. The problem is, they can't delay the offensive forever. They're gonna have to pay the piper one day, whether they're ready or not.


      You can tell you have never served or have been part of any professional force. Nobody here is trying to sell that Russia sucks at war, we are literally watching it happen in real time across the entire battle line. This "degrading" ridiculousness would be the hiding place of a paper tiger. If Russia was in anyway effective, they should have taken Kyiv in a month. They had an ENORMOUS advantage in troops, tanks, equipment ammunition, and money 💰. You sir, are daydreaming.

    • majid yaro
      majid yaro 4 months ago +1

      Rat in cage. You are smart. I love your analysis. The west are too emotional.


      @majid yaro This is why Russia lost all that land and cities it took, fools grasp at straws and create alternative realities to fit their emotional fantasies. This despite a year of failure, after failure. Russia had a massive advantage, most of it a daydream it turned out.

    • Mitchell Christianson
      Mitchell Christianson 4 months ago

      Let me put it another way there's other people there helping coordinate the attack when you give billions of dollars in military aid, there's somewhere there on the ground helping you go home Russians

    • William Fraser
      William Fraser 4 months ago


  • Arty
    Arty 3 months ago

    Russia even didn't attempted an offensive into Ukraine, but it failed

  • Maestro
    Maestro 4 months ago +6

    I love Ukraine & Chillingbourne. ❤❤

  • Thomas Goldfinch
    Thomas Goldfinch 4 months ago +1

    Despite my unflagging support for the democracy of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, both monetarily and in local advocacy here in the USA, I feel compelled to point out that this David Petraeus not only rose to prominence in his command of US forces in Afghanistan, but also fell into disgrace shortly after that rise because the guy couldn't keep his zipper up in the workplace! As a married man, he courted a 20-year-younger woman whom he supervised by flaunting and sharing top secret military plans with her. Completely by random chance good luck, she had no interest in revealing those potentially devastating to America security top secret details! So please, everyone who views and listens to this video, take what he says with one large grain of salt! Nevertheless and for all time: Slava Ukraine!

  • Stephen Allen
    Stephen Allen 4 months ago +1

    The general is a very good tac titian and he knows his job God help the Russians glory to Ukraine 💪

    • gdok
      gdok 4 months ago

      Why would a just and fair God help Russia? God speed and glory to Ukraine.

  • Omar Ahmed
    Omar Ahmed 4 months ago +2

    :D, the general said too much about how the offensive will go , its probably because he has been repeatedly explaining it to the Ukrainians :D

  • Ulrik Schack Meyer
    Ulrik Schack Meyer 4 months ago +3

    Where does one find the entire interview? Preferably a link if at all possible. Thank you for a tantalizing tit bit.

  • Krank Jr
    Krank Jr 4 months ago +6

    As per US analysis it failed but for Russia it's successful. US acts like everything it knows but it turns the opposite just giving wrong hopes for UKRAINE

  • Richard Manqele
    Richard Manqele 4 months ago +3

    Easier said than done General Patraes.

  • Peregrine Slim
    Peregrine Slim 4 months ago +4

    The Spring Offensive was a raging success, clearly, now that it's summer and it never happened!

    • David Brancaleone
      David Brancaleone 4 months ago

      What's happened insteadd is your brilliant statement. Wow! You are so amazing

    • jah vaults
      jah vaults 4 months ago +3

      It will never happen , but keep sending your money to support zelenskys wife 🤣🤣🤣

    • Ron Evans
      Ron Evans 4 months ago +3

      The three day special military operation was a success 😂

  • Rj Glennon
    Rj Glennon 4 months ago +3

    Long live a free Ukraine 🇺🇦

  • jonathan effemey
    jonathan effemey 4 months ago +4

    Thanks so much for posting.

  • John Grobler
    John Grobler 4 months ago +8

    Ukraine knows they have one good chance to win this war, and they need to make it count because to just wound the bear is going to piss it off. They will go when they are good and ready, and they will want to make every bit of local advantage count when they strike.
    And then it is going to be a rout.

    • Mel Morrison
      Mel Morrison 4 months ago +8

      Ukraine will not win this war. Wake up!

    • Marta Grandilla
      Marta Grandilla 4 months ago +6


    • Grizzly Bear
      Grizzly Bear 4 months ago +2

      @Mel Morrison They're already winning it.

    • Robert Norén
      Robert Norén 4 months ago +4

      I guess the west propaganda had an effect on you. Ukraine cant win this war. Sometimes the least bad option is the best. Ukraine lost 75 000 soldiers i Bachmut.There is not gonna be ant spring offensive. We need to have an end now. Ukraine is bleeding and the slaughter has to end.

    • Grizzly Bear
      Grizzly Bear 4 months ago

      @INflamesRobbie The fact of the matter is that you actually have no idea how many troops have been lost on either side. What we do know, is that Russian forces retreated all the way from Kyiv back to Belarus, that Ukrainian forces have advanced all along Russian lines except for Bakhmut, that Russia has lost about half of its modern main battle tanks, and that due to captured and abandoned Russian equipment, Ukraine now has more tanks than it had during the Russian invasion of their territory. We also know that someone was able to simply drive across the Russian border and take over a Russian city, because all of their troops and border guards fled in fear. That doesn't sound like winning to me.

  • Phil Garza
    Phil Garza 4 months ago +6

    Thank you General Pertraeus for a very insightful and in depth interview. It's very refreshing sir.

  • squelch079
    squelch079 4 months ago +5

    Iraq and Afghanistan must be a very good general judging by how those wars ended

  • Akwenda
    Akwenda 4 months ago +3

    Just in case people Haven't caught on yet, even this, the General talking this way is part of the counter offensive.
    Shaping operations don't just occur on the battlefield in the 21st century

    • Gawk Thimm
      Gawk Thimm 4 months ago +1

      same with the drones trikes on Moscow and fuel deports, missile strikes and Freedom for Russia Legion incursions into Belgorod. its all to drive as much panic, disorder and confusion among the Russian public officials, military and logistics. I think we are going to see multiple small counter-attacks which are widely dispersed, then when a combat zone gets serious Russian reinforcements you begin the actual attack somewhere entirely different.

    • War-painter
      War-painter 4 months ago

      @Gawk Thimm - Well duh.

    • War-painter
      War-painter 4 months ago

      @Gawk Thimm - Oh you forgot the support/invasion or whatever Ukraine is doing now in Transnistria to switch out the folks there wearing Putin’s Russian soldier uniforms. They can take them off.

    • Gawk Thimm
      Gawk Thimm 4 months ago

      @War-painter the russians in Trannistria?, yeah sure, but they cant abandon the equipment, vehicle and ammo stores and bases there, if Ukraine moved in they would have to be defended

  • Timothy Koeser
    Timothy Koeser 4 months ago +11

    It became a losing battle when Zelensky refused to run away.

    • jiszmo 666
      jiszmo 666 4 months ago +3

      Yeah a losing battle for Ukraine.

    • mustache gurl
      mustache gurl 4 months ago +3

      ​​​@jiszmo 666 no, losing battle for Putler. Putler thought Kyiv would surrender in matter of days but Zelensky and Ukrainian people persevere.
      Slava Ukraine from Philippines 🇵🇭🇺🇦

    • Ridethebomb777
      Ridethebomb777 4 months ago +2

      @mustache gurl Still believing that Kyiv story huh ....... you need to go do some reading there. You obviously have no idea whats really going on !

      PTREK BOX BREAKS 4 months ago

      ​@Ridethebomb777 yep, you russians sent 40 mile long convoys into and around kyiv as just a "sike" move...nobody buys that BS....security camera caught convoys rolling by for more than 10 minutes plus of nothing but military tanks and equipment rolling towards kyiv....so you russians did all that, as a "fake out" ? Sent 40 mile long convoys just to be destroyed as part of a "fake out" ?
      Russia failed to take Kyiv

  • Jes
    Jes 4 months ago

    Slava mighty Russia 🇷🇺

  • Mosm M. Ali
    Mosm M. Ali 4 months ago +4

    Well when 4 out of ten heavyweight boxing champions are Ukrainian,then you have a big fight and that is their stock 💪💪🎉🎉

    • Tin Machine
      Tin Machine 4 months ago +1

      It is interesting how most Ukrainian Mayor's look like they know their way around a boxing ring

    • Marthy Williams Williams
      Marthy Williams Williams 4 months ago

      @Mosm M Ali. You’re a Robot 🤖 you believe everything America media tell you

    • Mosm M. Ali
      Mosm M. Ali 4 months ago

      @Marthy Williams Williams no I see with my own eyes and hear with my own ears

    • GuardianOfBlind
      GuardianOfBlind 4 months ago

      @Marthy Williams Williams You have to be a robot to check heavyweight champions in boxing? That is a new one. In fact your message itself looks like spam robot generated.

    • Marthy Williams Williams
      Marthy Williams Williams 4 months ago

      @GuardianOfBlind you don’t even know what you talking about where did you copy and paste that ? 🇹🇨😂😂😂😂🤡😂🤡🤡🤡

  • tony miller
    tony miller 3 months ago

    Is this the same general who said Russia running out of missiles last year, Russia is not going to lose

  • Dwen Chan
    Dwen Chan 4 months ago +5

    Yes, they have failed obviously.. otherwise they wouldn't be on the defensive now waiting for the UAF spring offensive..

    • Mae Archer
      Mae Archer 4 months ago

      Google Raspustnitsa, then you will know why the delay occured.

  • TechTinkering
    TechTinkering 4 months ago +1

    Theres two trains on a track heading towards each other, they have time to stop before they crash, but there will come a time where it is physically impossible to avoid crashing.

    • War-painter
      War-painter 4 months ago

      One train is carefully removing all the coal, carburetors, pistons, whatever makes the engine work in the opposite engine. At the same time, that one train has switched the tracks and diverted the damaged engine into a siding. When it comes to a stop, it will be boarded and sent packing. Slava Ukraine

  • Karl Hulme
    Karl Hulme 4 months ago +16

    This will most likely be the battle of Kursk all over again , with the same results, if indeed a Ukrainian offensive ever takes place.

    • Ryan Hartnett
      Ryan Hartnett 4 months ago +7

      Yeah.. Ukraine's Leopard and Abrams tanks eating Russia's T55's for breakfast. This is gonna be good 😎

    • Иван Мартыненко
      Иван Мартыненко 4 months ago +8

      @Ryan Hartnett Leopard and Abrams will choke, and everything will be fine for Russia.

    • mustafa1name
      mustafa1name 4 months ago +15

      @Иван Мартыненко Weakest propaganda response ever: no reasoning, just desperate and empty

    • Karl Hulme
      Karl Hulme 4 months ago +5

      @Ryan Hartnett so you’re waiting for the Abrams tanks ? That’ll be next year then , still I suppose delaying the crushing defeat of the Ukrainian offensive means the western arms manufacturers make more money.

    • jah vaults
      jah vaults 4 months ago +2

      @Ryan Hartnett how many thanks have Ukraine got?

  • John
    John 4 months ago

    Bring us results, not expectations.

  • H K
    H K 4 months ago +1

    my great respect to Ukrainians - country of the brave! now, can we FINALLY give Ukraine the fighter jets that it was asking for since the start of the ruzzian terrorist invasion? Can we help them win and end this war, please??

  • Andy Moss
    Andy Moss 4 months ago +2

    Yeah ,right .Another of those BBC Ministry of Truth moments.

  • George Stephenson
    George Stephenson 4 months ago

    Its interesting how this is very much starting to replicate the reasoning behind the IRA. Does our support of Ukraine's sovereignty and the attacks in Russia mean that we are saying the IRA are ok to do what they did and can start to do the same again to remove English elements from Northern Ireland??

  • pepsee0
    pepsee0 3 months ago

    We should remember that Putin underwent successful training as a professional operative within the KGB. Despite any façade, he may maintain, the ability to carry out destructive acts at will seems ingrained in his nature and psyche. The most effective method of demeaning Putin would involve his imprisonment and subsequent presentation at the International Criminal Court in a manner that mirrors the psychological manipulation he has imposed upon the Russian populace. This would expose him as a man of mere weakness, contrary to his perception of him as an unyielding figure while highlighting his reliance on well-compensated assassins to execute his reprehensible deeds. Life behind bars would be an insufficient punishment for him. Ultimately, he is utterly devoid of value and dwells within a self-constructed fantasy realm, which has ended his bloodlust and murderous existence.

  • Aurobindo Ghosh
    Aurobindo Ghosh 4 months ago +1

    when he was 2 star general bbc had 7 star ratings

  • Paul Geno  Meditation for Motivation

    The counter offensive will not be rushed. A full month of intensive shaping operations must be done and the 30 Abrams tanks must join up before the counter offensive is started.

    • sam n
      sam n 4 months ago +5

      Who need Abrams when you already have challenger and leopard 2

    • _TAYLOR-ED_
      _TAYLOR-ED_ 4 months ago +3

      ​@sam n challenger already been classed as best tank in NATO through competition and records broken?!

    • Paul Geno  Meditation for Motivation
      Paul Geno Meditation for Motivation  4 months ago

      The Ukrainian General staff wants to have all its tanks assets including Abrams on board before it kicks off the offensive. Another reason is Ukraine has to retake Bakhmut and complete the mop up operations, before it then kicks off the counter offensive.

    • Glenn UK
      Glenn UK 4 months ago +2

      @Paul Geno Meditation for Motivation Guffaw! 🙄

  • levison mthawanji
    levison mthawanji 4 months ago +1

    He knows the truth, but he can't say it

    • Olcool
      Olcool  4 months ago +1

      An army that has fought against a heavily supported Ukraine, supported by the entire Nato, and managed to take 20% in one year of the most fortified areas of the battle. Yet they say its a failure. What an irony.

    • utubewatchinhesk
      utubewatchinhesk 4 months ago

      ​@Olcool they keep saying they captured nothing of value when the comedian fails to hold territory

  • Jake Barr
    Jake Barr 4 months ago +7

    Why don't you inform the viewers about the Nato weapons sent To Zelensky,including Javelin and AT-4s have now appeared in the hands of a mexican cartel in the border town of Matamosa. Weird that you can find this on Mexican main news channels but not on our news or any other Western media.Why is that I wonder.

  • Joseph Nulley
    Joseph Nulley 4 months ago +2

    David Petraeus knows this situation more then any other.......highest respect and believe his angle rather then that of John Simpson

  • Karp
    Karp 3 months ago +1

    I’ve only seen Russia gain territory this winter. And a major victory in Bakhmut. And they are still advancing now.

    • Dal
      Dal 3 months ago

      Shhhhh!! BBC does not want us to know it’s not going going well for Ukraine. They won’t be happy.

  • Milaas DYC
    Milaas DYC 4 months ago +2

    I have never seen any western analyst who says Russia has won all of them are pro-US and UK.
    We know if you aks them a question they will answer Ukrain will win kkkkkk why Fear of US but really Russia will win without looking for ant support.

  • Rasound
    Rasound 3 months ago

    That general is something special then... The whole world knows for moths and months that the Orc's offensive had failed. Pretty open door...

  • S. D. H. 3T
    S. D. H. 3T 4 months ago +1

    At 9:38 you mean that's how the US was doing in Iraq 😂

  • Adrian Louw
    Adrian Louw 4 months ago +4

    Let me guess this same former US general also insists we just have to keep sending more weapons to the Ukraine because Russia is just so incompetent...

    • Abdul imraan
      Abdul imraan 4 months ago

      He is just working for the Military Industrial complex 😂 Selling failure as success

    • Adrian Louw
      Adrian Louw 4 months ago +1

      @Abdul imraan Well said.

    • Abdul imraan
      Abdul imraan 4 months ago

      @Adrian Louw thanks

  • Donquixote
    Donquixote 4 months ago

    My regards to General Petraeus, thank you for your extraordinary service sir!

  • pepsee0
    pepsee0 2 months ago

    The Napoleonic Wars resulted in the deaths of approximately three to six million civilians and soldiers, with Napoleon Bonaparte playing a significant role. Similarly, Adolf Hitler, an infamous Nazi leader and mass murderer, was responsible for the death of millions during World War II. Conservative estimates suggest that the war caused casualties ranging from 70 to 85 million, comprising around 3 to 4 percent of the global population. Another example is Joseph Stalin, who deliberately caused the deaths of about six million individuals. Considering foreseeable deaths resulting from his policies, the number rises to around nine million. Likewise, Vladimir Putin, listed as a war criminal by the ICC, initiated airstrikes in Syria in late 2015. The Russian army's invasion has indiscriminately targeted heavily populated civilian areas, resulting in a horrific loss of life. The final casualty count, including casualties from several other countries, is yet to be determined. In the Ukrainian war alone, the estimated number of deaths is at least 500,000. Reflecting on these past wars, it is evident that we have not learned enough. Such atrocities must cease, as individuals like Putin exhibit psychopathic tendencies and disregard human life.

  • W K
    W K 4 months ago

    Heroyam Slava

    • Archangel M
      Archangel M 4 months ago

      Слава ! Слава ! Слава !
      Слава Новороссия ☦️ 🇧🇾 ZZZ 🌐 🇷🇺 Амин

  • Ric .Wheeler
    Ric .Wheeler 3 months ago

    has anyone stopped an considered what the Russians would do if the Russian defense line collapses? If I understand correctly Russia invaded because the Ukrainian was getting invited into nato. President Putin's ego won't just let him quit. I pray there may a way out of this situation that both sides can live with.

  • Seventh Anubis
    Seventh Anubis 4 months ago

    All forgotten in this and every Ukraine report.... US, Russia, and UK are UN P5 members. Like if 3 doctors are in an operating room and instead of working on the patient, they argue and try to kill each other with the surgery tools.

  • Kevin Regan
    Kevin Regan 3 months ago

    Zelensky has already thrown his best into bakmut and lost he dont have the numbers to make any real offensive he needs his "spring offensive "and take bakmut back without what he lost in bakmut it's not happening it obvious

  • Stoic Epictetus
    Stoic Epictetus 4 months ago +5

    Never underestimate your enemy. Do not underestimate Pootin's army.

    • Ciprian Nicu F.
      Ciprian Nicu F. 4 months ago +1

      Nope, the 15 months of war have shown that the one underestimating the enemy was putin. Ukraine is not making the same mistake, that's why they're not rushing, first they need to plan it well and make sure everything has the prospect of going acording to the plan. Let's hope they will succed.

    • Arch Lich
      Arch Lich 4 months ago

      Good point. Do not underestimate them. Ever.

    • Dal
      Dal 3 months ago

      @Ciprian Nicu F. Hitler underestimated them look what happened. Unlike another country, they did not enter the war towards the end.

  • Bulletproof1979
    Bulletproof1979 3 months ago

    Clearly spring counteroffence has failed. Will see what going to happen in summer.

  • Smith Js
    Smith Js 4 months ago +2

    With how incompetent the russian army has been, it's crazy how they been able to keep fighting for this long.

    • ThisTroper
      ThisTroper 4 months ago

      It's almost as if there are also incompetent people on the other side!

    • ThisTroper
      ThisTroper 4 months ago +1

      @craigsteddy8331 that's true. Also, whenever I hear the BBC say Russia has alot of casualties in Bakhmut, they always never say the casualties on the Ukrainian side. And on the same breath, they will claim that Russia is sending convicts in Bakhmut to die.
      So by that logic, that would mean that Russia is losing convicts (which are expendable accrdng to Putin) while Ukraine is losing seasoned warriors in Bakhmut.
      I won't really call that a Pyrrhic victory if the other side is losing thousands of their best troops while you are only losing convicts.

    • King Delle droghe
      King Delle droghe 4 months ago

      @ThisTroper lmao imagine calling the Ukrainian army incompetent, they transformed the second most powerful country in the world into a circus

    • ThisTroper
      ThisTroper 4 months ago +1

      @King Delle droghe yes they are very competent and thousands of them got slaughtered in Bakhmut by Russian convicts. Will you deny that? Will you believe the narrative that Ukrainians didn't lose alot of seasoned men in Bakhmut that they thry could have deployed to other places?
      The Western propaganda is just as bad as Russian propaganda. No one is telling the truth anymore.

    • King Delle droghe
      King Delle droghe 4 months ago

      @ThisTroper nope, defending is much easier than attacking, even a small brain would understand that the Russian losses are far higher.

  • Consider This
    Consider This 4 months ago +1

    Western media : when does this start?
    Ukraine MOD: when earlier refused equipment from West is finally , but only partly committed, trained and deployed.

    • Mae Archer
      Mae Archer 4 months ago +1

      What most of Western media doesn't get is that Rasputitsa is no joke in Ukraine...and this spring it happened to last longer than usualy, causing delays.
      Raspustitsa in Ukraine basically means ground is not solid...but mud. And not bit of mud...Tanks can't go through, and tbh even lighter vehicles and infantry would have problem with it.

  • Espurr
    Espurr 4 months ago +4

    Takes failure to sense failure ( •_•)

    • M V
      M V 4 months ago

      If you study the mess of the Iraq war. Gen. Petreus (most likely spelt wrong) brought Iraq back from the brink in 2006/7. Fell apart again after he left.

    • David Brancaleone
      David Brancaleone 4 months ago

      You FAIL to convince us

    • Deacon FrosT
      Deacon FrosT 4 months ago

      ​@David Brancaleone xactly

  • NJ B
    NJ B 4 months ago +1

    Quite the opposite, well done MSM

  • Mark Heithaus
    Mark Heithaus 4 months ago +34

    We're all praying for Ukrainian success

    • user1qaz2wsx
      user1qaz2wsx 4 months ago +4

      We're all praying for Nato and ukraine defeat.😊

  • Shantha Kumar
    Shantha Kumar 4 months ago +2

    Oh Ukraine how great thou hart ,when God fights for you Russians R just puppies before you they fall flat , My million salutes to the Brave men who fight for Ukraine's glory, you need a lot of guts and glory to win, this is the will power God has given to each of the Ukraine's people all glory to you and so victory is yours and shame on Putin and his army , my love to all in Ukraine and prayers God bless you all so much Amen

    • Marthy Williams Williams
      Marthy Williams Williams 4 months ago +1

      God will not fight with Nazis or for a nation that sell themselves for 💵 America’s money.

    • Shantha Kumar
      Shantha Kumar 4 months ago

      @Marthy Williams Williams you are very much wrong , if God was not in control' over this battle Ukraine would have long time ago surrendered to the Russians , prayers for the people of Ukraine to save them from satanic Putin

    MARCO ADANRA 4 months ago +1

    Interesting ! ...I want to see the rest of it ...........

  • LAxRebelStoner
    LAxRebelStoner 4 months ago +9

    the Russians are waiting for the Ukrainian Offensive look at operation citadel they waited for the German offensive n launched a counter offensive right after.

    • Grizzly Bear
      Grizzly Bear 4 months ago

      That was after Moscow allied with Nazi Germany in order to invade and divide Poland, right?

    • Thalente Khuluse
      Thalente Khuluse 4 months ago

      ​@Grizzly Bear As if your country never invaded other countries

    • james m
      james m 4 months ago

      What are they going to launch it with Resurrected troops?

    • Grizzly Bear
      Grizzly Bear 4 months ago +3

      @Thalente Khuluse I never said the US hasn't invaded other countries; of course we have. That DOES NOT change the fact that Russia invaded Ukraine.

  • flying pig
    flying pig 4 months ago

    Russian did the only offensive in Артёмовск/Bakhmut, oh probably in Marinka as well, and they captured the city, Mr. Former General. Meanwhile, Russians has dug 5-6 lines of defence in Zaporizhzhia, Mr. Former General. In your logic, Ukrainian Spring Offensive has failed without doubt, Mr. Former General ...
    Oh, sorry Mr. Former General, Russians did fail in the assault of Vuhledar. I was too bad to miss it, Mr. Former General. And, well done Ukrainian soldiers!