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Putin's army will 'wither on the vine and die' if Crimea bridge taken out | Maj. Gen. Chip Chapman

  • Published on Sep 26, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • "Unless Russia is can mobilise least another four or 500,000 people and have a third party supplier of weapons, they will not be able to do any major offensive operations in the future"
    Russia's army could 'wither on the vine and die' if Ukraine is successful in cutting the land bridge to Crimea, Major General Chip Chapman tells Frontline on #timesradio .
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  • A+ Strategy
    A+ Strategy 3 months ago +98

    Excellent interview and general Chapman as always extremely knowledgeable and able to communicate complex matters concisely!

    • First Last
      First Last 3 months ago

      What the others are saying ?

    • Totally Insane
      Totally Insane 3 months ago +1

      ? What do you mean ? The original post is correct ? Most is known to most intelligent people? It's common sense? Or all 3 👍✌️

    • Capt Sirl
      Capt Sirl 3 months ago +3

      Lol. If you like fiction

    • Totally Insane
      Totally Insane 3 months ago +3

      @Capt Sirl
      ? We're is this "fiction"? Is there no WAR?

  • Ivancho
    Ivancho 3 months ago +1

    It's like night and day watching the positive Major General Chip Chapman versus the defeatist Air Vice Marshal Sean Bell.
    This was a terrific interview. Thank you. 👍
    Slava Ukraine. 🇺🇦🇬🇧

  • Democracy #1
    Democracy #1 3 months ago +319

    It screams desperation... He would not have resorted to such an outrageous action unless he truly felt he was vulnerable and likely to overun by Ukraines counteroffensive.
    This action PROVES beyond a shadow of a doubt that Putin, at least, believes he is losing and can be driven out of Ukraine.
    This is a desperate, last option like event.
    Unfortunately for him, it will not save him, only delays, yet strengthens ukraines position in the worlds view and solidifies their determination and resolve to never surrender, never relent.
    SLAVA UKRAINI HEROIAM SLAVA 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇦🇺🇦

    • Mike
      Mike 3 months ago +26

      …Glory to the Heroes …until 🇺🇦 total Victory….💙💛💙

    • dpelpal
      dpelpal 3 months ago +36

      Russia lost when they lost Kherson and Kharkiv. Absolutely no way they can "win" or even occupy the territory they're on for any appreciable amount of time. Even if the war ended today, all of Donbas and Crimea will be Ukraine again within 2 years.

    • Dullard The Druid
      Dullard The Druid 3 months ago +6

      I also think it frees up Russian Defence forces to be redeployed further NE

    • Uncomfortably Tight
      Uncomfortably Tight 3 months ago +17

      ​@Mike russia has already won

  • Mark Trotter
    Mark Trotter 3 months ago +126

    Ukraine had established bridgeheads on the left bank near Kherson. These were a real thorn in the side for Russia - because they couldn't move their reserves to help elsewhere. Ukraine also threatened (and have been bluffing for weeks) a major river crossing. And it shows how weak Russia regards its overall position that it needed to blow the dam to stop it. The water levels indicate "maximum" intent - whether they hoped to raise the river level consistently over many weeks, or do what we now see - to stop the threat. But what they have done does give Ukraine a huge opportunity and open window in maybe 4 or 5 weeks time.

    • Der Tery
      Der Tery 3 months ago +9

      That’s a very good analysis of the situation. What is the opportunity Ukraine will have in 4 to 5 weeks’ time?

    • David Macmillan
      David Macmillan 3 months ago +8

      @Der Tery Indeed. I would like to know too.

    • Simon Wallace
      Simon Wallace 3 months ago +19

      @Der Tery Presumably to cross when the floodwaters have dried, and they will be able to take advantage of the flooding having washed away Russian defensive positions

    • Der Tery
      Der Tery 3 months ago +13

      @Simon Wallace Yes that does sound like an advantage the Russians have conferred on Ukraine!

    • Bad Luck
      Bad Luck 3 months ago +13

      ​@Der Tery Very little opportunity as the resulting mud and debris would make moving through vehicles extremely difficult after crossing the river. Crossing the river was already a big hurdle.

  • Peter Schubert
    Peter Schubert 3 months ago +18

    Fascinating and insightful. Great questions, Kate. Many thanks to MG Chapman for his straightforward and easy to understand explanations.

  • Roger Haslock
    Roger Haslock 3 months ago +43

    My thanks to the Major General for his patient and lucid explanation of the complications.

    • Pele 10
      Pele 10 3 months ago +3

      😂😂😂you enjoy listening to total bs

    • Vajrahaha Shunyata
      Vajrahaha Shunyata 3 months ago +5

      Pele 10,
      What BS?
      Like taking
      Kyiv in days?
      Kherson forever?
      The moskva didn't sink?
      Kharkiv was a totally planned and well executed regrouping?
      You get a red nose like Solodyev.

    • Pele 10
      Pele 10 3 months ago +1

      @Vajrahaha Shunyata cope harder 🤡

  • Jack Clayson
    Jack Clayson 3 months ago +116

    A very interesting discussion. Chapman put the subject across in a reasoned, informative and articulate manner. I learned a lot.

  • Richard Barber
    Richard Barber 3 months ago +28

    What a fantastic and informative interview! Thank you Times Radio and Major General Chapman.

    • Sig
      Sig 3 months ago +8

      That propaganda sure is informative

    • paul laroque
      paul laroque 3 months ago +4

      @Sig i cant believe people are not doing their homework. and not asking questions that are in of need long overdue answers. nice to see somebody knows BS when they hear it.

  • Cleary Theory
    Cleary Theory 3 months ago +28

    Times Radio coverage of Russia's war on Ukraine has been outstanding - as in this interview. Thank you. A great resource.

    • oi10
      oi10 3 months ago +2

      Propaganda is always eye catching

    • Kim Jones
      Kim Jones 3 months ago +2

      Not really

    • Larry Lelemur
      Larry Lelemur 3 months ago +1

      Outstanding propaganda yes.

  • Derek Baker
    Derek Baker 3 months ago +10

    Excellent interview & discussion!👍I really appreciated Major General Chapman's emphasis on communicating a 'big picture' analysis/understanding of the familiar day-to-day events that Kate referenced in her questions. IMHO, it is much easier for the average person on the street to focus on weaponry, munitions, war-gaming stats & YT videos of skirmishes/battles than it is to look at well-established, overarching concepts about the importance of politics, psychology & economics in modern warfare. The same can be said regarding the myriad of paths any particular military conflict may take. Consequently, both Kate & the Major General did a real service by spending quality 30 minutes exploring the Russo-Ukraine War in ways that we tend not to see from mainstream media. 👍

    • Craig Electric
      Craig Electric 3 months ago

      I'm not all that big on works of fiction... It might be more appropriate for the Ukrainian people if we were to focus a little more on reality.

    • karmakazi
      karmakazi 2 months ago

      ​@Craig ElectricThe commentor was politely saying how dummed down they make it for us, obviously not enough for some though 😏

  • Genevieve Maria Forde
    Genevieve Maria Forde 3 months ago +20

    Thank you Major General Chip Chapman for all those valuable insights into the war in Ukraine.
    I appreciate your knowledge and positive attitude!
    Thank you Kate Szabo and Times Radio for this interview on You Tube!
    Best wishes -
    Genevieve Forde
    Planet Earth

    • Darius
      Darius 2 months ago

      Come on just say NZ, who bothers some demanding Polynesians who went there few centuries before used an unspeakable name they want to push through nowadays. Not wanting to sound cynical, I'm merely curious: did they _build_ anything lasting?
      Europeans made NZ. Hard Truth to swallow. That's why _you_ are there, too.
      Doesn't mean our human worth is greater. It's simply facts: seeing the development that took place. Developmental stages. And a result of the knowledge a bunch of _diverse_ people [by the way as not all Westerners were ever “white“] found in Europe before it just so happened prior to it happening elsewhere.
      It had to start somewhere.
      Whilst our ancestors exported our current joint knowledge, not merely by killing or oppressing _as liberals cynically _*_love_*_ claiming..._ “Aotearoa“ existed at one point, no doubt. How can one [hypothetically united] country nowadays have two names? Devaluing its individuality by wanting to *please anyone resentful.*
      -New Zealand is what was established for a fresh stage jointly.
      ...Or maybe you just want to live back in jungle style? Then give up your comfort madame.😅
      Prosper on in peace. And be grateful, also to your ancestors instead of Zeitgeist ruining legacy.

  • Jeannine Traverse-Healy
    Jeannine Traverse-Healy 3 months ago +58

    Great to hear someone talking from experience and knowledge.

  • Andy Sloan
    Andy Sloan 3 months ago +19

    This is the best interview on the conflict so far. Maj. Gen. Chapman is absolutely superb.

    • First Last
      First Last 3 months ago

      Thank you for buying it !

    • Rosita Sultana
      Rosita Sultana 3 months ago

      Last first wah wah, crimea river, beta boy😂

  • Dave Cressey
    Dave Cressey 3 months ago +15

    A really insightful discussion on the current position in Ukraine. Thanks

    • triggers .🇬🇧
      triggers .🇬🇧 3 months ago +1

      250 years the Crimea has been the home of the Russians black sea fleet.
      It is time the British got over the battle of Balaclava!

  • Sour Vodka
    Sour Vodka 3 months ago +101

    Imagine the bridge taking longer to fix than normal, because most of the crew that can fix it are in the front lines.

    • Chewbacca's secret lovechild
      Chewbacca's secret lovechild 3 months ago +2

      Are you a person who is interested in army magazines? Hit me up

    • Jan Smith
      Jan Smith 3 months ago +3

      Obviously few Russian military personnel left in Belgorod.

    • Phillip David Haskett
      Phillip David Haskett 3 months ago +9

      Rebuilding that dam will have to wait until the war is over. I hope my country is as willing to support Ukraine's recovery as it has supporting their war effort.

    • Carl Thor
      Carl Thor 3 months ago +9

      A few months back, Ukraine strike teams paid a visit to the steel constructor company, that built the original sections. Ruzzia needs a new company, as well as construction crew.
      Then blow it up again.

  • Byron Lawrance
    Byron Lawrance 3 months ago +14

    That was a good interview with more information and incite than the 3 minute sound bites that are usually posted. 👍

  • Black Cat 22
    Black Cat 22 3 months ago +13

    What a privilege it is to be able to hear the views of someone like Major General Chapman, very well interviewed here

  • Justin Time EnglishClip
    Justin Time EnglishClip 3 months ago +19

    They think differently from the way we do, that is why you can't rationale their actions. So true. People are just pawns, meaningless but useful to achieve an end. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Major General Chip Chapman.

    • Vajrahaha Shunyata
      Vajrahaha Shunyata 3 months ago +1

      Its cultural collectivism.
      The individual is not important except for as it serves the stste.
      Westerners don't get it.

    • Vajrahaha Shunyata
      Vajrahaha Shunyata 3 months ago +1

      👍State 👍

    • Catty Majiv
      Catty Majiv 3 months ago +2

      @Vajrahaha Shunyata We get it. Trump's mind works exactly like that.

  • Douglas Lovell
    Douglas Lovell 3 months ago +100

    Glory to Ukraine !!!

  • Douglas Turner
    Douglas Turner 3 months ago +80

    Either the Russians did this on purpose. Or they were trying to flood Ukrainian occupied islands in the river and they typically mishandled things and it got out of conteol. Either way they're responsible.

    • #Prigozhin is Worm Food.
      #Prigozhin is Worm Food. 3 months ago +6

      The Kakhovka dam was destroyed by the 1st battalion of the 205th Russian motorized brigade.

    • Douglas Turner
      Douglas Turner 3 months ago +4

      @#Prigozhin is Worm Food.
      I don't deny it. But what is the proof?

    • WonderMagician
      WonderMagician 3 months ago +5

      the Russians blew up the Hydroelectric Power Plant: turbines were blown up from inside the plant.

  • Fevzi Yaşın
    Fevzi Yaşın 3 months ago +18

    Great interview as always, thank you

  • 77thTrombone
    77thTrombone 3 months ago +23

    Great interview. Intelligent interviewer, actually, too. (Meaning all well-informed questions, keeping the guest from needing explain the most fundamental fundamentals.

  • richard m-n
    richard m-n 3 months ago +10

    Another excellent informative interview, thank you

  • Elle Tuppen
    Elle Tuppen 3 months ago +1

    Brilliant and informative interview. Thank you.

  • Chris Viking
    Chris Viking 3 months ago +86

    The way I see it, only Russia could have done it. Blowing a dam is far from easy, so how could Ukraine have done it whilst the dam was under Russian control?

    • Nigel Haywood
      Nigel Haywood 3 months ago +14

      It's totally obvious but there's this trend in modern journalism which is to appear to give 'both sides of the narrative'.

    • Qhayiya
      Qhayiya 3 months ago +9

      Ukraine owns the right bank (on the western side) and a bit of the dam but Ukraine has been leading an evacuation after the dam was blown up bot before which wouldn't happen if it was a part of the plan but in typical Russian fashion, they haven't led any evacuation and in an instance of pure bravery, a lady was saved from certain death across the river on the Russian side by Ukrainian rescuers

    • Capt Sirl
      Capt Sirl 3 months ago +3

      The photographs look like a turbo exploded from past damage. Neither side gained anything from this.

      ABDULLAHI OLOW NUNOW 3 months ago +3

      Why did they launch missiles in Poland and blame it on Russia

  • Sam Haskins
    Sam Haskins 3 months ago +1

    So refreshing to watch an interviewer that asks only intelligent questions! Thank you! (unlike some who ask really moronic questions as they have no prior knowledge of the big picture at all)

  • diane9247
    diane9247 3 months ago +1

    Very good interview! I enjoy getting military viewpoints from the UK, as well as the US. It's remarkable how often they are similar. I would like to add, though, that I think it's time to stop qualifying statements about the dam explosion with "if" it the Russians did it.

  • Sam Keino
    Sam Keino 3 months ago +1

    Amazing interview. I wish you did more of these!

  • Mike
    Mike 3 months ago +50

    Slava Ukraine…. The only way to defeat the terrorist state is on the battlefield by giving 🇺🇦 the tools to do the job quick and decisively….81k+🇷🇺 War Crimes & far more to be uncovered in temporary occupied territories of 🇺🇦…💙💛💙

  • Kenneth Venezia
    Kenneth Venezia 3 months ago +16

    Very thorough interview with very thorough answers.

    • Chewbacca's secret lovechild
      Chewbacca's secret lovechild 3 months ago

      Buddy I think you are a very likeable chappie. Is it OK if I try and become friends with you,?😊

  • jossef jossi Kajit
    jossef jossi Kajit 3 months ago +8

    Enjoyed it Absolutely 💯 %
    So much
    Thanks General ❤

  • Rick Martin
    Rick Martin 3 months ago +6

    Very informative! Thank you.

  • AL71B
    AL71B 3 months ago +31

    Absolutely excellent analysis

  • Peter Bloemer
    Peter Bloemer 3 months ago +137

    Would be a firm reaction to demolishing the dam… Demolish the bridge to dust.

    • tradde11
      tradde11 3 months ago +16

      Agree heartily.

    • Romavilla Miguel
      Romavilla Miguel 3 months ago +10

      Include also nord pipeline..and blame it all to Russia for their misdemeanor..😂😂

    • tonupharry
      tonupharry 3 months ago +7


  • bodasactra
    bodasactra 3 months ago +4

    Cutting that Southern land bridge now, after well developed Russian defense in depth has been built up over months, is near impossible within Ukraine's current offensive capabilities. A more realistic operation would be taking the Northernmost oblast. Its less well defended and while not the most strategically valuable goal militarily, liberating an entire oblast is an acceptable result all around. It can be easily sold politically and in the information space but, most important, it is an achievable victory with far less risk of failure. It will also have the benefit of forcing the Russian to move out of their well prepared holes making them vulnerable on the roads. This is the way.

  • James Mancini
    James Mancini 3 months ago +106

    If the Russians arent fussy about committing war crimes, why should anyone else be fussy about getting payback.

    • Myrte Numan
      Myrte Numan 3 months ago +15

      Better not to stoop to their level..

    • Seytom
      Seytom 3 months ago +14

      Because if we let Russia set our moral standards, we are truly lost.

    • First Last
      First Last 3 months ago +3

      @Seytom "Our" WHOM moral standards ?

  • Raymond Maher
    Raymond Maher 3 months ago +46

    They built up the water pressure first, then blew up the inside, nothing to argue about,

    • L98FIERO
      L98FIERO 3 months ago +1

      Of course the continuous shelling by Ukraine had nothing to do with it, right?

    • Catty Majiv
      Catty Majiv 3 months ago +6

      @L98FIERO Dont be so ridiculous. The facts are overwhelming.

  • J Bouchard
    J Bouchard 3 months ago +11

    Amazing interview! Thanks so much!

  • David S
    David S 3 months ago +6

    I could listen General Chapman talk about war for hours.

    • Patch the Sinclair
      Patch the Sinclair 3 months ago +2

      You can, I recognise his voice, he talks this stuff all the time on Clip-Share. I think his channel is called Perun.

  • Engine vs Engine
    Engine vs Engine 3 months ago +53

    I am surprised they haven't attacked that bridge to Crimea again

    • Apollo
      Apollo 3 months ago +22

      Its best to leave a way out...then blow it up

    • marvinc999
      marvinc999 3 months ago +7

      It would be better to allow the Russian forces - or large elements of them - to retreat over the bridge than confront them in Crimea.

    • fred
      fred 3 months ago +20

      @Apollo They can make rafts and float back to Rattia.

  • Diche Bach
    Diche Bach 3 months ago +3

    Great commentary by General Chapman! Spot on!

  • D25 Reg
    D25 Reg 3 months ago +8

    Glory to Ukraine soldiers…🇵🇭🙏🇺🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦❤️

  • Will G.
    Will G. 3 months ago +5

    Deep knowledge. Systemic understanding and analysis. Solid and objective reasoning. Clear, pedagogic communication. This guy is so good.
    I wish all journalists and politicians would use more of these.

  • Michael James
    Michael James 3 months ago +5

    IF it was Russia that destroyed the dam, it most certainly screams desperation. They spent more than a year building MASSIVE defensive structures/lines (trenches, setting mines, etc) in order to hold the greater Kherson area that they illegaly took (militarily), occupied, and then unfairly annexed. The after effects of blowing the dam saw the mines blowing or washing downstream. The Russians had to fall back up to a distance of nine miles, thereby losing the majority of their defensive line structures. So, now it appears that they are willing to do anything that they can to hold on to JUST Crimea, which at the start of the war they already held.

    • kartikeya tiwari
      kartikeya tiwari 3 months ago

      Shows how little research u have done. Russian defense lines are outside the flood zone, they always were outside

  • Ron Gillespie
    Ron Gillespie 3 months ago +22

    This man does know his business well.

    • Amos Simon
      Amos Simon 3 months ago

      They say if you go for revenge. You must dig two Graves one for your emeny and one for yourself.

  • G B
    G B 3 months ago +16

    Is this the first war in history where it is unacceptable for the invading country to be attacked on their own soil in any capacity, redenering them devoid of any fallout from the battle itself?

  • Sam Luca
    Sam Luca 3 months ago +6

    7:59 He who effectively controls the dam has wide latitude on what to do with it. Now you know who was behind the explosion...

  • ettan2007
    ettan2007 3 months ago +9

    Excellent interview!

  • jpavlvs
    jpavlvs 3 months ago +22

    With the dam broken the water canal to Crimea is empty and Crimea is untenable. The best thing Russia could do is to withdraw over the bridge and then blow it up behind them.

    • A friend of Aristotle
      A friend of Aristotle 3 months ago +1

      That would be the rational and logical thing to do. Are we pretending Putin has one of those qualities?

  • James Pink
    James Pink 3 months ago

    Excellent commentary. Thank you...

  • myhister
    myhister 2 months ago

    Watching this a month later. The guest correctly predicted Ukraine hitting the Crimea bridge and Russia weaponising grain. Well done!

  • TriTwins
    TriTwins 3 months ago +1

    Quality as always. 👍🏻

  • Ivan Castellanos
    Ivan Castellanos  3 months ago

    2.- If you watch the video from the explosion carefully, you notice the following: at the moment of the blast, you can see that there is a sudden shining before everything is covered with smoke and the suprastructure falls downward before being pushed forward by the water pressure...

  • Rob Haythorne
    Rob Haythorne 3 months ago +7

    The Russians basically cut off their "land bridge" to Ukraine, themselves. Without water from the canal, Crimea will die of thirst. Expect a major exodus across the Kerch bridge.

    • Prabuddha Ghosh
      Prabuddha Ghosh 3 months ago

      Crimea was without water from the canal from 2014 to 2022. It affected agriculture but there is enough water for drinking to support the cities and military bases from other sources.

    • Jan Smith
      Jan Smith 3 months ago +1

      Still one way. Rail not up yet. Maybe the Kherson boat owners could lend them to Crimean evacuees when they don’t need them anymore.

    • Rob Haythorne
      Rob Haythorne 3 months ago

      @Jan Smith Good idea! I actually thought the Kerch bridge rail line had been repaired. Perhaps the Russians could use some of those troop carrying ships as ferrys to get themselves out.

    • trisha wilson
      trisha wilson 3 months ago

      The road route through Mariupol along the coast of the Sea of Azov is still open to the orcs. The Ukrainians know that they need to send troops south in order to cut this route. I think that one reason the orcs blew up the dam was to narrow their options to do this.

  • Alex Shapley
    Alex Shapley 3 months ago +2

    really interesting - thanks for recording and publishing

  • peter tyson
    peter tyson 3 months ago

    Very interesting interview. Learned a bit as well. 👍👾

  • John Nicholas
    John Nicholas 3 months ago

    Well done. Thank you.

  • TruthBsaid
    TruthBsaid 3 months ago +1

    General Chapman is such an expert on so many issues.

  • Raul Escandon
    Raul Escandon 3 months ago +23

    Russia already helped Ukraine take back Crimea by cutting off the water supply when they took down the dam.

    • donald cook
      donald cook 3 months ago +3

      It shows that putin doesn't care what happens to the people left in the Crimea

    • Conor White
      Conor White 3 months ago +6

      So he blew up the Nord stream pipeline when he could have just turned off the tap
      And blew up the dam when he could have just opened the tap and the sluice gates
      🤔 .. something not adding up here

  • Ronald Piper
    Ronald Piper 3 months ago +44

    The reports of old people floating face down in the water in the Kherson region due to this terrorist act should remind the world of Bucha! 🤬🤬🤬

  • Ian
    Ian 3 months ago +1

    It is hard to know why Ukraine has not taken out the bridge already. It would be dangerous but not that hard with an air strike combining decoys plus bombers and others with long-range missiles. Russia's air defense systems that cover the area could be taken out by Russian cooperatives etc.

    • Sharon Lavery
      Sharon Lavery 3 months ago

      Maybe they could aim for the two support legs with the massive cracks all the way down them ?
      I hope the bridge is blown and the land bridge from Russia to Crimea
      Maybe Ukraine are waiting for the civilians to leave???

  • Tx240
    Tx240 3 months ago +1

    Putin already took out the water supply to Crimea when they blew the dam and put the canal feeding Crimea above the new, lower river level.
    Either a huge miscalculation or Putin has already given up on Crimea.

  • Quasicesium
    Quasicesium 3 months ago +3

    There's a reason that bridge is still there, do not push your enemies into a corner or they'll fight back fiercely, give them an escape path they'll just run.

  • #Prigozhin is Worm Food.
    #Prigozhin is Worm Food. 3 months ago +18

    The Kakhovka dam was destroyed by the 1st battalion of the 205th Russian motorized brigade.

    • Jan Smith
      Jan Smith 3 months ago

      Great Ukrainian name. Are you related?

    • Tiani Kane
      Tiani Kane 3 months ago

      Can you please tell me where you have obtained that info??? References please.

  • silviu pop
    silviu pop 3 months ago

    Finally THANKS G O D !!! This is what we need: different speech , approach and … the Victory!!! Long Live !

  • RP
    RP 3 months ago +4

    Excellent reporting.

  • John Francisco
    John Francisco 3 months ago +1

    Glory to Ukrainians 🇺🇦 ❤❤

  • Malcolm Bloor
    Malcolm Bloor 3 months ago +1

    The current state of the supports of the Crimean bridge may mean Ukraine might have to hurry up if they want to get in there before it's deteriorating state drops it for them.

  • johnny johnny
    johnny johnny 3 months ago +2

    one of the best interviewing one of the best.

  • Chris Barr
    Chris Barr 3 months ago +13

    Ukraine has been assisted by U.S. & The West with strategy & tactics planning for the remainder of the war. I expected Ukraine to use some unexpected tactics & out maneuver and defeat the Russians.

    • Happywarrior
      Happywarrior 3 months ago +7

      No doubt. I am sure the brightest minds in NATO, and they’re the best in the world, have been advising Zelensky and the Ukrainians to check mate the Russians.

    • Steve J
      Steve J 3 months ago

      Yeah I agree mate, but the Ukrainians seem to using the same old routine and not making much progress!!

    • kartikeya tiwari
      kartikeya tiwari 3 months ago

      "Best minds" maybe against some desert tribes, not against other militaries

    • Happywarrior
      Happywarrior 3 months ago

      @kartikeya tiwari What do you mean? The Ukrainians have been kicking the Russian army for a year in spite of lacking numbers and weapons. You can't judge this offensive on the first week, this will take months.

  • Dara M
    Dara M 3 months ago +8

    Who needs signal intelligence to discover who destroyed the dam, when the Ruzzians themselves filmed the singular massive explosion

  • Mark Finneran
    Mark Finneran 3 months ago +3

    Superb assessment.

  • Jenny van wyk
    Jenny van wyk 3 months ago

    Clever man talks clear ,thank you

  • Lue Gordon
    Lue Gordon 3 months ago +1

    I support your ideas Mark T. Ukraine should win this unprovoked war against Putin's Russia, and restore their country. Glory to God in high & Glory with Victory to Ukraine! ❤😅😊🇺🇦🙏🏼

  • Steven Liebman
    Steven Liebman 3 months ago +1

    I'm sorry General. Good work Doctor! Thank you Sir. G-D

  • Vijay Kumar
    Vijay Kumar 3 months ago +1

    I believe it is very urgent for Ukrainian pilots 😮 to be train as soon as possible to fly F16 war jet so that they can protect infrastructure such as dams,hospitals,railway station etc.

  • Jim Smithson
    Jim Smithson 3 months ago

    Very true! Take the bridge out and the lack of food, water and munitions will end with massive surrenders.

  • Joseph Odiase
    Joseph Odiase 3 months ago +15

    Definitely the bridge is the next target,that should not surprise anyone .

    • Brit Lurker
      Brit Lurker 3 months ago

      The road bridge was fully reopened in February and nothing has happened to it, that must be 100 days ago.

  • Periphona Elektra
    Periphona Elektra 3 months ago +4

    „Not very likely“ that we get rid of the current government in Russia… I remember in 1990/91 people in the USSR thought it was very unlikely the USSR could collapse and indeed exactly this happened. Then we had Yeltzin and he installed Putin as successor.

  • Louis Edgmon
    Louis Edgmon 3 months ago +2

    The Kirch Bridge definitely needs to be taken out completely and indefinitely 🇺🇦🇺🇲🇺🇦🇺🇲🇺🇦

  • Andi Archer
    Andi Archer 3 months ago

    Given the release of the dam water, I'm wondering if a crossing similar to Washington performed in boats would catch any defenders off guard.

  • kjolie
    kjolie 3 months ago +3

    Slava Ukraine !!!

  • Hope4Today9 Now
    Hope4Today9 Now 3 months ago +5

    I'm just imaging that I'm a Russian solder and I just finished digging my trench and then the guys on my side flood the entire area ...

  • X Crockery
    X Crockery 3 months ago +2

    The bridge needs to stay until the moment Russia needs it most.

  • Huntington of Donut Shops

    So long as we have international imports lighter in weight than steel, I don't see how anybody could lose to get these routes close to in+chores. Once chore is known for what it is, we should get refunds on our costs to operate as airline settlers walking cardstock. We have VISA & Mastercard.
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  • Tony Slight
    Tony Slight 3 months ago +1

    Great interview .

  • purple hayes
    purple hayes 3 months ago

    Does anyone understand why the bridge is still standing? Other than you should leave a regress for your enemy. It is also very important to stop the supply of weapons to the enemy forces.

  • life in every breath
    life in every breath 3 months ago +1

    Excellent interviewer. 👏

  • Renato B
    Renato B 3 months ago +7

    I like these long interviews

  • dav metz
    dav metz 3 months ago +1

    Ukraine's FAILURE of a counter offensive hasn't even breached Russia's first line of defense RF retreats so artillery can shell UA and NATO as they advance and get happy with their miniscule gains, then UA and NATO infantry gets blown to smithereens and runs back with what is left of the brigade to regroup and then RF re-takes their original positions. Eat, sleep, reunite UA and NATO with bandera, repeat.🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

  • alan gardner
    alan gardner 3 months ago +16

    Doubting if the Russians blew this dam is like doubting whether gravity exists.

    • Walter Niedermayer
      Walter Niedermayer 3 months ago

      The whole world now assumes that the Russians didn't blow up that dam.

  • Joe Bledsoe
    Joe Bledsoe 3 months ago

    Ive been saying this since the getgo of this. Along with 2 cutoffs across the occupied area. One at Mariupol and another further north.

  • bwilko7
    bwilko7 3 months ago +4

    At least the Ukrainians have now stopped Russians wanting to live or holiday in Crimea. Next step reintegration into Ukraine.🙏 🇺🇦✌️

  • David Holmgren
    David Holmgren 3 months ago

    Brilliant report.

  • Wendigo63 !
    Wendigo63 ! 3 months ago +4

    Putin can make the world a better place by leaving it.

  • Brian Freeman
    Brian Freeman 3 months ago +1

    I'm just thankful that the Orcs blew the dam during a relative hiatus. They could have blown it at the moment of the counteroffensive.

  • Marvelous Kyiv
    Marvelous Kyiv 3 months ago +1

    We need more awareness about this ecological disaster.
    I created a video about long-term consequences of this awful ecocide.
    Learn about the unique soviet project of Kakhovka power plant and about future of these territories now when the dam ruined.
    I am from Ukraine and I don’t understand how someone can think the dam was blown up by Ukrainians.
    I’ll be glad to see you on my channel about Ukraine.

  • Juvenal Rosales
    Juvenal Rosales 3 months ago

    Ukraine will need this bridge in the future too !!! 😮

  • The Royal Alpha
    The Royal Alpha 3 months ago

    Great conversation.

  • Beep
    Beep 3 months ago +1

    It is high time that bridge is taken out permanently. First i was a proponent of leaving it openmfor now go allow them to flee. But after this barbaric action, it's time they are made to understand the pain....