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A year of the Ukraine-Russia war, as it happened

  • Published on Feb 22, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • When Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24 2022, the world we lived in changed. Vladimir Putin's 'special military operation' was met with fierce opposition from the Ukrainian people - many of whom resent Russia for their earlier annexation of Crimea in 2014.
    Led by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who stayed in the bombarded capital Kyiv to defend his nation, Ukraine has retaken cities seized by Russia in recent months as they look to end the war. This is the story, month by month, of a past year of war in Ukraine.

Comments • 675

  • Fabio Buttarelli
    Fabio Buttarelli 3 months ago +215

    Thank you C4! I'm here in Kyiv at present with my wife, watching this doc brought more than once tears, PLEASE continue to support us!! Slava Ukraini!!!

    • Fabio Buttarelli
      Fabio Buttarelli 3 months ago +9

      @Alfred Wizard thank u for the comment!! Honor to you!

    • S L
      S L 3 months ago +7


    • Kristin Wallace
      Kristin Wallace 3 months ago +7

      Always. Stay safe. #UkraineWillWin 💙💛 Slava Ukraini

    • Alla Honcharova
      Alla Honcharova 3 months ago +7

      Slava Ukraini! Herojam Slava!

  • Lex
    Lex 2 months ago +29

    First time i visited Ukraine was back in 1994, many visits have followed, and i've made numerous friends there. They are all in my heart, and luckily they're still doing fine. It breaks my heart to see what is happening to Ukraine at this moment, but Ukraine will prevail! Slava Ukraini!

    • Problematic4u
      Problematic4u 2 months ago

      для детей

    • Problematic4u
      Problematic4u 2 months ago

      @Luba Luba correct ✅ here to cause chaos. “beautiful thing about chaos is, it’s pure.”

  • Maria Irwin
    Maria Irwin 2 months ago +14

    Of the few documentaries I saw on the past year of war in Ukraine, this is the most touching. It is so important to show the human tragedy in detail and with compassion, more so than the actual facts of war. Thank you!

    • Victoria Bernadsky
      Victoria Bernadsky Month ago

      "Massacre in Bucha" !!!... find this one .... my friends, I grew up with lived there.... Beautiful lil town became a mass grave for many :(

    • V.Matei Rotaru
      V.Matei Rotaru Month ago

      Well you can't manipulate public opinion and support with facts.

  • Unfiltered
    Unfiltered 3 months ago +39

    What these people don't say, says it all. So much devastation and destruction for no reason other than the impulse of a dictator who has no moral compass. My sincere thoughts and prayers to the citizens of Ukraine.
    Slava Ukraini 🇺🇦

  • Ольга
    Ольга Month ago +2

    Thank you so much for a great report and for your support to us here in Ukraine, we appreciate it a lot, thank you! Слава Україні!

  • Vlad Shapran
    Vlad Shapran 3 months ago +12

    Thank you for the honest, real-life reporting about this horrible war. You’re doing an important job for the world to see what the war really brings. Many thanks again and Glory to free, strong, brave, unbreakable Ukraine!

  • Danny Bourne
    Danny Bourne 3 months ago +82

    *Slava Ukraini now and forever !* 💛💙

  • Liz Oliver
    Liz Oliver 3 months ago +57

    "My children will live in the Freedom Country" I hope so soonest...with all my heart. 💛💙

  • David Phillips
    David Phillips 3 months ago +17

    I hadn’t seen a lot of this footage. Thank you for putting this together, brilliant reporting

  • Maria Rucci
    Maria Rucci 3 months ago +83

    Slava Ukraine from London ❤

    • Show Bez Studa
      Show Bez Studa 2 months ago +3

      With love from kiev ! Great thanks for support !

    • Andrey
      Andrey 2 months ago +3


  • IceieJest
    IceieJest 3 months ago +113

    Glory to Ukraine. Stay strong and God bless Ukraine. Love from Vietnam.

    • G A
      G A 3 months ago +2

      Ukraine 🇺🇦 is finished. Poland is next

    • Cathy AG
      Cathy AG 3 months ago +1

      Pretty expensive a no fly zone would take care of things,,,,
      Just not yet 😎🍚

    • gregimport
      gregimport 2 months ago

      Glory to God not Ukraine

    • Johnnie Daniels
      Johnnie Daniels 2 months ago

      ​@Cathy AG a WA 1st

  • Andrew Kim
    Andrew Kim 3 months ago +10

    Seeing families separate breaks my heart praying for 🇺🇦 God will always be by your side

    • V.Matei Rotaru
      V.Matei Rotaru Month ago

      True. Pray for a pre-twentieth century America.

  • Kristian Wolters
    Kristian Wolters 3 months ago +83

    What a profound piece! I'm in the U.S. and must say of all of the world's news outlets, Channel 4 has followed the war with amazing coverage. My favorite is Lindsay! She deserves an award!

    • Jack
      Jack 3 months ago


    • Sarah Berney
      Sarah Berney 3 months ago +5

      Yes, I heartily agree!

    • Barry Shaughnessy
      Barry Shaughnessy 3 months ago +4

      Awards deserve Lindsay

    • V.Matei Rotaru
      V.Matei Rotaru Month ago

      Yes, asking that pregnant lady "how does it feel to think that your child might never see the light of day" really hit the nail in the coffin of good journalism.

  • J Greg
    J Greg 3 months ago +31

    One year of utterly senseless slaughter. All because a very sad little man wants to the Soviet Union, no matter the cost. And sadly I think the worst is still to come. Slava Ukraini 🇺🇦

    • Shango Thunder
      Shango Thunder 3 months ago

      Modern horrors over war did start last year.

  • Justin Bolton
    Justin Bolton 2 months ago +3

    It's absolutely terrible what is happening in Ukraine . I am praying for them I am also donating blood and fund's for Emergency Medical treatment . This truly is a very sad situation.

  • Kynthia Em
    Kynthia Em 2 months ago +4


  • Ruben Buluran
    Ruben Buluran 3 months ago +44

    I pray for Ukraine to survive

    • Problematic4u
      Problematic4u 2 months ago

      для детей. They will be demolished. Evil cannot and will not win.

    • Show Bez Studa
      Show Bez Studa 2 months ago +1

      With love from kiev ! Great thanks for support !

  • Eve
    Eve 10 days ago +1

    Absolutely insane how brave these journalists are. The people of Ukraine obviously aswell. I just want this horrible War to stop!!! 🕊🕊🕊
    No one should endure War in this day and age💔 Slava Ukraini💛💙

  • Jampa Surprenant
    Jampa Surprenant 2 months ago +2

    Believe or not I am also crying with them feeling sorry for the Ukrainene civilian citizens who have been victims of the war For no reason, God protect all
    Of Ukraine citizens Ukraine soldiers victory glory and sovereignty freedom to Ukraine People's forever God bless you all.

  • ReValid
    ReValid 2 months ago +3

    The wind rushing trough the trees in ukraine reminds me of when i used to be a kid with my mom in finnland.
    imagining these people having the same memories but with their sons or fathers dead is verry sad & disturbing.
    I wish & hope for a better world & that someday people dont have to go trough what these people went trough.

  • Alexander Stewart
    Alexander Stewart 2 months ago +5

    This is heartbreaking it really is

  • Martin Rioux
    Martin Rioux 2 months ago +4

    That guy who drops off his family at the border and goes back to Ukraine to join the army... That must have been the hardest thing he had to do in his life... Slava Ukraini.

  • DAVID Coombes-Pearce
    DAVID Coombes-Pearce 2 months ago +1

    Lindsey rocks. What an amazingly brave journalist. I still remember watching her in a shallow trench dodging sniper fire. Paraic is equally as brilliant and brave. His reports capture me as well. Great work, people.

  • mohamed adje
    mohamed adje 2 months ago +6

    I am from Ivory Coast. I really appreciate the Ukrainien sence of patriotism. Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦

    • DarkEmpath333SoulEater
      DarkEmpath333SoulEater Month ago

      Sit there and don't worry about things you have no idea about. Do not speak.

    • Jan Kowalski
      Jan Kowalski Month ago +1

      @DarkEmpath333SoulEater who gave you right to tell him to not speak, mr enlightened? you sit quiet.

  • Tuyet Le
    Tuyet Le 2 months ago +6

    God bless Ukraine and Urkainean .Soldiers .Peace for Ukraine .Slava Ukraine ❤💪❤🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧🇦🇺🇵🇱 🇺🇦

  • Feroz Mandai
    Feroz Mandai 3 months ago +8

    Incredible reporting of bitter memories.

  • shane henderson
    shane henderson 2 months ago +1

    Fight hard, fight long! Love from America 🇺🇸 💛💙

  • m h
    m h 3 months ago +4

    A friend of mine grew up during the Bosnian War. He used to collect tank shells, and his friends would make toys out of them.

  • Velda Wells
    Velda Wells 3 months ago +3

    CH4 coverage of the Ukraine war has had several reporters in various parts of Ukraine. They are doing their job which places them in great danger. So proud of them. CH4 continues to this day providing footage of Ukraine's war against Russian army and highlighting the Ukranian's determination to fight back and retain its country, no matter what the Russian government and its soldiers throw at it. The spirit, resilience, heroism and organisation of Ukranian people is truly amazing. President Zelenski is a very aspiring individual who working collabortively with his fellow men has brought his people together to fight to protect their land, its culture and people. War is truly frightening and has far reaching consequences present and in the future. Thank you CH4 team for keeping the world informed and educated. I hope that one day the Ukranian people will be free from the Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin, and return and start to rebuild their home. Slava Ukraine!

  • Vlass G. Shabolin
    Vlass G. Shabolin 3 months ago +5

    Glory Glory Glory Ukraine

  • Johnny Blade
    Johnny Blade 3 months ago +4

    It's too hard to watch...And totally upsetting, always great reporting Ch4 & I've seen alot over the last year. It's just Senseless ?? Heartfelt Sadness for Ukraine. But they have shown their mettel in strength & honour. Never Surrender XX

  • Tuathal the True
    Tuathal the True 3 months ago +7

    Can you please give us an update on Yava? I am a teacher in Dublin and my class sent her letters of welcome to Ireland when she got here. Unfortunately we have lost contact with her but my students often ask about her. We would all love to know how she is getting on now, one year later. Thanks

    • King Ping
      King Ping 2 months ago


    • Tuathal the True
      Tuathal the True 2 months ago +2

      Just to let everyone know, Channel 4 had done an update on Yeva already. Check out the channel for a Clip-Share video on her trip to London to meet literary giant Michael Morpurgo. I showed it to my class and they were delighted. I also bought her book (as did several of my students) and we are reading it in class together every day. Highly recommended. Well done Yeva, and we all wish you and yours the very best. 🇮🇪❤️l🇺🇦

  • Nekon Samorayee
    Nekon Samorayee 3 months ago +7

    75 years old grandpa said I lost I have no word . heart broken all his house is gone . the only place on the basement no water no electric

  • babyfacemichael1
    babyfacemichael1  3 months ago +31

    A wonderful piece of journalism. Its triumph is how profoundly human and sad it is.

  • Josiah Vazquez
    Josiah Vazquez 3 months ago +18

    Slava Ukraini 💛💙

  • Vlass G. Shabolin
    Vlass G. Shabolin 3 months ago +7

    Glory to God Glory to God Glory to God Amen Amen Amen
    Glory Ukraine

  • Lawrence Rowland
    Lawrence Rowland 2 months ago +1

    This makes me so sad 😞 I pray that Jesus see this and make this horrible war end

  • Ian H
    Ian H 3 months ago +8

    Heroiam Slava!! 🇺🇦

  • Narkel NaRu
    Narkel NaRu 2 months ago +1

    Channel 4 has had one of the best coverages from the front-lines. This video is outstanding.

  • MTKN7
    MTKN7 3 months ago +6

    Slava Ukraini. Türkiye are with you

  • N C
    N C 2 months ago +2

    May God be with Ukraine 🇺🇦

  • My Fake Name
    My Fake Name 3 months ago +2

    yes thanks to Channel Four ; it means a lot to know something of what is going on

  • Steve Nguyen
    Steve Nguyen 3 months ago +6

    Ukraine together Nation victory heroes

  • King C
    King C 3 months ago +23

    This reporting deserves awards.

  • Marcvie J.
    Marcvie J. 3 months ago +9

    4:08 oof I felt that 😔

    • Anniest Hamilton
      Anniest Hamilton 3 months ago +5

      OH my goodness!!!!!????? how is it possible that any HUMAN BEINGS be SOOO CRUEL TO ANOTHER??? THIS IS TOO SHOCKING!!!???...SLAVA. UKRAINE..

  • Corne Potgieter
    Corne Potgieter 2 months ago +2

    Glory to Ukraine 🇺🇦

  • Nick Snare
    Nick Snare 3 months ago +21

    Excellent, profound reporting

  • UKRbattleTV
    UKRbattleTV Month ago +1

    Slava! !🟡🔵💪

  • Ian H
    Ian H 3 months ago +17

    Slava Ukraini!! 🇺🇦

  • davidthebonkers
    davidthebonkers 3 months ago +9

    Let us hope the Russian people succeed and overtake the government! Slava Ukraini!!

  • Micke
    Micke 2 months ago +2

    Slava Ukraina from Sweden! 💛💙

  • Casanova
    Casanova 2 months ago +2

    How people still say that we shouldn't help fund Ukraine, I will never understand.

  • Jürgen Vagt
    Jürgen Vagt 3 months ago +1

    27.04 That is bitter. My late Father born 1940 had forbidden, that i played with army stuff. And now after almost (yugoslavia) 70 years of peace

  • sze hui
    sze hui 3 months ago +4

    Great documentary, stand with Ukraine.

  • Jean-michel Delvaux

    Why does this have so few views? I feel I viewed all of the best unbiased unescaping the raw facts on the ground reporting this all past year through C4.

  • Domagoj Radaš
    Domagoj Radaš Month ago

    Does anybody knows name of a documentary that follows ukrainian mortar crew? There was a scene where they locate a tank by drone but they failed to destroy it.

  • sowa live
    sowa live 3 months ago +7

    My view 👇
    Putin is a mixture of arrogance and ignorance, and Russia lacks wisdom in politics, and wisdom is always a beacon. My advice to Russia's leadership is to stop aggression and start negotiations, the sooner the better!

  • Ebiere Koroye
    Ebiere Koroye 3 months ago +23

    Thank you President Biden.

  • Dani Raj
    Dani Raj 3 months ago +5

    Great report. Lindsey rules!

  • Jennifer Parker
    Jennifer Parker 3 days ago

    My mom died in March. She was in Hospice care. I cannot fathom having to evacuate her during that time. Bless these people. This is horrendous. Sending love and prayers from Maine. Put in is an evil monster. This is so wrong. I wish my country would do more. We need to help, to fight.

  • Thuy Dao
    Thuy Dao 3 months ago +2

    Imagine that's quite a lot of people appearing here are already gone forever because of a crazy man's greed...

  • Ronald E Chancey
    Ronald E Chancey 27 days ago

    I really don't like how in the beginning the reporter asked the 8 months pregnant women how she felt about her baby not being able to be born at home in Ukraine knowing that she is 8 months pregnant, terrified, hormonal, and exhausted knowing that that question would make her break down. I know it's the truth but with how much tragedy this poor lady has probably went through he shouldn't have brought that up because he knew it would make her cry...

  • Kostyantyn Gelb
    Kostyantyn Gelb 2 months ago

    Before 1 year there were no war 😭

  • Jay Tee
    Jay Tee 2 months ago +1

    Its a shame. We have all of these multinational organizations like the U.N., ICC among others but what's the point if no one is gonna defend the little guys. It's terrible and it signals that any leader can basically commit whatever horrors he wants as long as he has nukes.

  • Vitaly V
    Vitaly V 2 months ago

    The sheer amount of approving and rejoicing comments of ordinary Russians under videos of the atrocities committed against civilians in Ukraine were no less a shock for Ukrainians than the war itself.
    We have somehow got used to the war, but the realization of who we have been living next to all this time, without even knowing it, is still terrifying.
    Those creatures call themselves our brothers.
    Imagine what they would do to you who they call their enemies if you let them.

  • Ruben Buluran
    Ruben Buluran 3 months ago +10

    I fully believe to zelenski

  • Lazerath
    Lazerath Month ago

    I look forward to the day of Judgement. It will be glorious to see the wicked receive the punishment they deserve.

  • Marius Winterfeld
    Marius Winterfeld 3 months ago +2

    Very nice I watched a lot of war documentarys and the female reporter is very good

  • Jonathan Stein
    Jonathan Stein 3 months ago +2

    The world can hope that the next leader in Russia is a rational despot with critical thinking skills. Anything close to democracy may be a bridge too far. Slava Ukraine and it brave people.

    • Shango Thunder
      Shango Thunder 3 months ago

      The horror of modern war didn’t start last year.

  • Nguyen TT
    Nguyen TT 2 months ago

    To the men that stay or go back 🫡

  • agent_oxide
    agent_oxide 3 months ago +1

    BBC always makes great documentries, I cannot wait to watch the next one they make about who blew up Nord Steam 2 and how they did it. Its going to be very informative indeed.

  • Mohammad Ali
    Mohammad Ali 2 months ago

    Very sad.

  • Irtiza Nadeem
    Irtiza Nadeem 3 months ago +3

    No lie.
    But I'm still in a state of disbelief that Putin actually invaded.
    Really changed my perspective about the world.
    Thankfully some territories have been retaken despite the cost of life.

  • Charles I.
    Charles I. 2 months ago

    Sad to see these Ukraine civilians are in this war danger created by Putin. Most of them are optimistic. God bless Ukraine and Ukrainians ❤

  • Bernardo Maffessoni
    Bernardo Maffessoni 2 months ago

    I pray for the people of goof suffering whith this insanity. May God help you, help us all.

  • UnknownDev
    UnknownDev 2 months ago

    God bless the European union, we are the pinnacle of society.

  • History Focus
    History Focus 2 months ago

    We wish both sides take the hold talks. Find a good solution for our next generation. Ukraine, be strong, we stay with you.

  • serix
    serix 2 months ago

    can someone please explain why it's better to lay on the floor during motor fire and artillery?

  • Fonz Aug
    Fonz Aug 2 months ago

    it's kinda sad that in an age where we yak on about gender equality, we literally condemn men to death, yet extract women (and children) from such situations. In a truly gender neutral world, it really should only be the kids that are evacuated.

  • ridnovir
    ridnovir 3 months ago +2

    Slava Ukraini.. Stay Strong

  • strangefruit
    strangefruit 2 months ago +2

    That little girl looks so battle harden .

  • IgnemFeram
    IgnemFeram 13 days ago

    Europe needs to step up and start funding Ukraine’s efforts a lot more. They are neighbors with Ukraine, and they’ve chipped in a fraction of what the United States has.

  • OmegaFart
    OmegaFart 2 months ago

    We do not deserve the life given by this planet

  • TJ Marx
    TJ Marx 2 months ago

    DW got almost everything in this report wrong. At least you had an aussie on to correct some of it.
    AUKUS is a wide reaching security pact, it is NOT a sub deal. 3 subs will be purchased from yankville in 2030. But on subs the three nations are working together to research, design and build a new class of sub called AUKUS that all 3 nations will build and deploy in 2040. The UK and yankville will bring their subs to Australian ports and serve with Australians to patrol Australian waters until 2040.
    But as I said AUKUS isn't just subs, it's a military pact. Australia will be sharing it's hypersonics knowledge with the UK and yankville for example so all 3 can try to catch China.
    There is greater integration between all 3 militaries. There's collaboration on weapons systems, weapons platforms, aerial defences, intelligence gathering, all kinds of stuff. AUKUS is far reaching.
    It's better to think of AUKUS as a strategic extention of 5 eyes. Partner nations to AUKUS are a possibility, but their full membership to the pact has already been ruled out.

  • sergiy rospysdiyenko
    sergiy rospysdiyenko 12 hours ago +1

    This madness should stop! We need peace! Russia should give up some if its territory and make buffer zone with Ukraine! Russia has a lot territory, no one would even noticed!

  • Agnes Pauline
    Agnes Pauline 3 months ago +25

    Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦

  • 切女嫦
    切女嫦 2 months ago


  • Lagun
    Lagun Month ago

    All Russians bear responsibility. They won’t be able to blame this on Putin alone.

  • Les Vampyres
    Les Vampyres 3 months ago +6

    Slava Ukraini! Forever. We all stand with you. 💙💛

  • Frankie Calsone
    Frankie Calsone Month ago


  • V C
    V C 3 months ago +1

    If the chair is screwed in and someone was tortured, why is the tape intact? Did they torture invisible men?!

  • Louise Hutauruk
    Louise Hutauruk 3 months ago +4

    If the President of Ukraine had high sensitivity, on the first day of the Russian attack would have immediately known all the consequences. All the nightmares of this one year will never happen. If the safety of his people is prioritized, Volodymyr Zelenskyy will immediately ask to meet with Vladimir Putin. But what happened was the President of Ukraine prioritized his position in Ukraine, whereas abilities were far below the President of Russia. NATO where Zelenskyy took protection. Too late. It took more than 30 years to rebuild infrastructures in Ukraine.

  • Michael Martin
    Michael Martin 2 months ago

    For our first prize, how do you feel that your child might not make it

  • Nordic Angel
    Nordic Angel Month ago

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  • Yakiv Popavich
    Yakiv Popavich 3 months ago +7

    Nice of you guys to condense and compile all of your propaganda into one piece.

  • Joe Alcamo
    Joe Alcamo 3 months ago +1

    Ukraine needs to force Zelensky to seek peace and end this war! It’s Ukraine’s CHOICE!

    • Jukebox
      Jukebox 3 months ago +2

      Sure bro, tell me, was it ukraine who invaded russia last year?

    NITWIT 3 months ago +1

    she seems very calm, very good for this role. alot of other women get shaken up very easily. she seems more hardened then most

    • jan kees
      jan kees 2 months ago

      What do you mean
      Are you talking about your mama your sister who are these "a lot of OTHER women"?

    • NITWIT
      NITWIT 2 months ago

      @jan kees lol wow. weird for someone to be mad at what I said... lol. want me to ship you some tissues?

  • Raj ZoomIn
    Raj ZoomIn 2 months ago

    war is a pity whether one supports it or not

  • ELT
    ELT 3 months ago +12

    Despite some set backs as is to be expected, the world owes Russia a debt of gratitude for fighting for global national freedoms in a proxy war started by a coalition of 41 most power countries in the world....Hope China soon starts to supply Russia with lethal aid against the criminally insane America and Europe.....God bless President Putin. God bless the Russian people. Africa, Lesotho.🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺🌹❤🇱🇸🇱🇸🇱🇸🇱🇸💯👍🏿

    • sebastiandogariu
      sebastiandogariu 3 months ago +23

      another russian troll as always. we never run out of them it seems

    • Django
      Django 3 months ago +7

      Yeah, Putin's Russia has always been big on freedom...
      Pull the other one, it hath got bells upon it.

  • Asmeer AbdulRahman
    Asmeer AbdulRahman Month ago

    Can't watch this full 😢😢