Freddie Sayers meets Bill Roggio.
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Read the accompanying article: https://unherd.com/thepost/bill-roggio-who-is-really-winning-the-war-in-ukraine/
Getting an accurate picture of who is winning the war in Ukraine has become increasingly difficult in the information age. Log onto Twitter and there are images of burnt out Russian tanks being towed away by Ukrainian farmers and hostage-style videos featuring Russians POWs expressing regret over the invasion; meanwhile, Western news outlets are littered with tales of doughty Ukrainian protesters sending the Russian enemy into retreat and Kyivans discovering a newfound unity in the face of war.
But is this a fair depiction of what’s really occurring on the ground? Freddie Sayers sat down with Bill Roggio, a leading military analyst at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, to discuss.
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00:00 – 00:40 – Introduction
00:40 – 02:31 – Is the Russian army doing better than we think?
02:31 – 05:59 – Can we really know the number of casualties in this war?
05:59 – 11:33 – Bill Roggio and Freddie analyse a New York Times map of the Russia-Ukraine war
11:33 – 13:21 – Have the Russians yet established a land bridge between Crimea and the Donbas region in Ukraine?
13:21 – 17:31 – Why is the Russian army encircling rather than just taking certain cities?
17:31 – 19:42 – Are the Russian’s amphibious forces being held back?
19:42 – 23:09 – What happened to the 40-mile Russian column?
23:09 – 30:31 – What is Bill Roggio’s current assessment of the Russian forces and the state of the war?
30:31 – 32:03 – Who is winning the war in Ukraine?
32:03 – Concluding thoughts
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