Is War In Ukraine Near Its End?
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After six months of war and sanctions, the Ukraine-Russia conflict of 2022 will undoubtedly reshape the future of Russia. As New York Times summarized this propitious time as “a new phase in the war.”
Ukraine’s surprise counter-attack has inflicted a huge defeat on Vladimir Putin’s forces. Has the tide turned in the war? Our correspondents discuss the latest developments, what they might mean for Putin’s grip on power in Russia and whether a Ukrainian victory is possible, in the video published on Sep 13, 2022, “Is the war in Ukraine nearing its end?” below:
- 00:00 – How effective has the Ukrainian counter-offensive been?
- 02:01 – How have Western-supplied weapons helped Ukraine?
- 03:20 – How has the Kremlin reacted?
- 06:20 – Is a Ukrainian victory possible?
- 07:53 – Is Putin’s political future at stake?
At this point, it is understandable that Ukraine would no longer be content just with status quo, but would also want to take their Crimea back. Legitimacy of Putin would also suffer. As once said by an anthropologist regarding sovereignty, “Everything was forever until it was no more.”
Russian official Nikita Yuferev was fined for speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yuferev continues to call for Putin’s resignation as Ukraine continues to gain more victories over Russian forces in their country, in the video published on Sep 15, 2022, “Russian official to CNN: Putin should resign“, below:
President Zelenskyy says the Ukrainian flag will return to all parts of the country, after he visited one of the cities reclaimed by Ukrainian forces in recent days, in the video published on Sep 15, 2022, “Ukraine War: What will Putin do next?” below:
Sanctions, companies fleeing, the jailing of journalists and the shuttering of independent news outlets. How has six months of war changed Russia? Is it no longer an authoritarian country, but a totalitarian one? Is Vladimir Putin stronger or weaker than when the war began? We look inside Russia today and considers the current state of the war in Ukraine, in the video published on Sep 12, 2022, “Is This a Turning Point in the Ukraine War?| The Agenda“, below
It’s nothing short of a rout. Ukraine’s two-pronged counteroffensive has expelled Russian troops from a large swathe of territory in the northeastern part of the country – at lightning speed. In under a week, the Ukrainian forces have regained more territory than Russia captured in over five months. Blindsided and on the defensive, Russia has responded by striking power plants, plunging much of the northeast into darkness. We’re asking: Ukraine’s battlefield gains: Putin under pressure? Our guests: Vendeline von Bredow is European business and finance correspondent for The Economist, Jörg Lau is foreign affairs correspondent at the German weekly Die Zeit Vladimir Esipov works with DW’s Russian language desk, in the video published on Sep 15, 2022, “Ukraine’s battlefield gains: Putin under pressure?| To The Point“, below:
Will Putin pose more of a threat to the West if he wins — or if he loses? Conflict Zone asked Andrei Kolesnikov, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who spoke to Tim Sebastian from Moscow. On Kyiv’s military gains, Kolesnikov said it was possible that the Kremlin’s response could be escalation – a “natural answer … given their thinking is very militarized and very aggressive.” “[But] at the same time, they must find words for different groups of the population, because there are a lot of hopes among people who are supporting Putin, supporting the war.” “But the total indifference of the population saves right now Putin’s problem,” he went on to say, in the video published on Sep 14, 2022, “Russia has no ‘ready answer’ to Ukraine gains | Conflict Zone“
Abbas Gallyamov, who was a speechwriter for Russian president Vladimir Putin, predicts Russia’s elites will begin looking to replace Putin within the next several months, in the video published on Sep 14, 2022, “‘State of shock’: Former Putin aide on Russian political system“, below:
Ukraine has announced far-reaching gains in the east of the country, after a lightning counter-offensive. Ukraine says it has liberated 8,000 square kilometres in the Kharkiv region. But Kyiv is also reporting that troops are learning of atrocities allegedly committed by Russian forces under six months of occupation. Prosecutors have launched a war crimes probe, in the video published on Sep 14, 2022, “Kremlin under increasing pressure amid setbacks – Is the tide turning? | DW News“, below:
Russian war in Ukraine turned into an outright disaster for Putin as Ukraine began its first slow than increasingly rapid counter-offensive liberating 9429 sqkm in the matter of days. That’s 3.5 territories of Luxembourg, in the video published on Sep 14, 2022, “Putin accused of treason. This is the end?” below:
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