Stunning before and after satellite images of Bakhmut reveal extent of destruction

Satellite imagery shows the damage done to the hard-hit eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut over the past year. Ret. US Army Major Mike Lyons discusses the Russian military’s use of weapons against civilian infrastructure and Ukraine’s widely anticipated counteroffensive. #CNN #News


  1. 00:05 – Explosions heard throughout Ukraine
    00:20 – CNN obtained satellite images of the devastation in BUK
    01:06 – Russians are using civilian targeted weapons in the battlefield
    01:38 – Ukraine’s commander has the option of both where and when the counter-offensive happens
    03:01 – Ukraine will turn around and cut their forces in half to threaten Crimea
    03:28 – Ukraine needs helicopters for aerial support
    03:53 – Arguments for and against sending F-16s to Ukraine
    04:16 – Likelihood of Ukraine becoming a member of NATO
    04:54 – Russia launches several waves of missile attacks on Ukraine
    06:36 – Destruction and heavily-contested areas in Ukraine

    1. Six residents of Kiev who filmed the Kinzhal attack, and the destruction of the Patriot, have been arrested by the SBU (Ukrainian Secret Police) for “illegal dissemination of information about the work of the air defense forces.” Also, there are reports of mass amounts of public CCTV footage throughout Kiev is being impounded.

      Ukraine is exceedingly modest about it’s “1000%” missile interception rate, apparently.

  2. ”We have no shelter.

    We have no food.

    We have no water.

    We have no heat.

    We have no power.

    We have no communications.

    We have no internet.

    We have no more Russian ORC’s in Vulhedar Ukraine,

    and for this we are happy.”

    Ukraine Citizen of Vulhedar Ukraine

  3. Helicopters when you dont control the sky above occupied territory? 🤦🏻‍♂️

  4. Genesis 9:6, “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” So be it Lord.

  5. The fact that they try making predictions 😂😂 they need to be talking about how america about to cause the world debt crisis Cuz this war about to make that happen

  6. The sheer amount of approving and cheering comments by ordinary Russians under videos about the atrocities committed against civilians and prisoners of war in Ukraine were no less shocking to Ukrainians than the war itself.
    We 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 barbarians called themselves our brothers.
    Imagine what they would do to you, who they call their enemies, if you let them.
    Not supplying weapons to Ukraine under the pretext of achieving an early peace is like allowing a violator to violate his victim in order to end the violence as soon as possible.
    *You are welcome to share this message if you agree.

    1. Slava Ukraini Slava Heroes Slava cnn, thank you cnn you have done amazing propaganda, mow Vlodymyr can buy 3 lambos instead of one!!!!!! He and i thank you for your work and our generals too although no lambos for them haha wink wink love you cnn

    2. You should see the Ukrainians commenting praising Stephan bandera, azov, and their terrorist attacks

  7. “They need helicopters.” Well, that’s kind of stupid. Speaking as a former chopper pilot, it’s hard to imagine running choppers into an intact air defense system, and without some sort of top cover for the choppers, including possible SEAD packages, you’re basically just sending helicopter crews to their deaths unless they’re only going to do that “loft toss” of rockets thing they’ve been doing for the last year (which isn’t terribly accurate, frankly). If you want effective helicopter support, you have to give them a chance of survival while they’re conducting direct fire on enemy forces. There’s probably a reason this guy retired as a Major…

    1. they don’t really want them they want the money for them… ya know all these billions are making someone rich

    2. yeah, that’s not how you move your troops in the area when enemy has air superiority in contested areas. for a price of one chopper you can get several armored vehicles to move your troops, no? we use choppers in assault missions only because of desperation, not because it’s cool tool. it’s vulnerable and slow, anything with wheels and good armor would be preferable.

    3. @Janna Dark Actually, helicopters have enormous utility and flexibility…if used correctly. It all comes back to combined arms; if you don’t use the individual tools properly, and if you don’t use them in conjunction with one another, you virtually guarantee failure. It’s one reason the Russian side is failing so miserably — they simply haven’t learned to use the various arms properly and together to achieve synergy. Nor do they seem to be internalizing the lessons they should be learning every day along the way. The Ukrainians haven’t set any land speed records in the learning department either, but they are doing WAY better than the Russians at it, and are starting to show some mastery of the requisite skills.

      Having said that — you aren’t wrong given that whole air superiority thing. The Russians don’t actually HAVE air superiority of course; they refuse to fly into the threat envelopes, nor have they shown the skills necessary to organize something like a SEAD campaign (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses), which means that at best they are CONTESTING air superiority over the front lines. Given the Ukrainian Air Force’s lack of numbers and modern equipment, the mere fact that they are still contesting Russian air superiority and delivering ground attack strikes on Russian front lines is both a testimony to Ukrainian courage and determination, and a clear indication of the generally pathetic level of performance shown by the Russians thus far in all three spheres of military activity (land, sea and air).

  8. They’ve used everything except nukes for the time being…except nukes…EMPs… very useful information

  9. That destruction from thermobaric bombs? It’s worth remembering that thermobaric bomb technology was originally developed in the USA for use in Afghanistan. very useful information

  10. The time America has taken to not send the f16’s they could have trained them by now and been saving their cities from these long range attacks from the Russian jets.
    The old soviet jets Ukraine now has just do not have the range to compete.
    I think Norway is very keen to train and send their 57 retired f-16’s to Ukraine. They just need America’s permission. very useful information

  11. man for somebody that makes as much money as her you would think she would not dress like a walmart shopper

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