The Battle of Kyiv: A Tale of Russian Missteps and Ukrainian Ingenuity

391,845 views Feb 22, 2023
On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. One of the principal targets was Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital. Most outside observers, including U.S. intelligence, believed that the political center of would fall quickly. But as the hours turned to days, and the days turned to weeks, Ukraine proved that Kyiv would not fall so easily.

But the story of how Kyiv survived is complicated. A combination of Russian miscalculations and clever Ukrainian strategy made the difference. The dreaded 64-kilometer Russian Kyiv convoy fell apart, giving Ukraine a fighting chance for the rest of the war. This is the story of the Battle of Kyiv.

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0:00 The Russian Kyiv Convoy Departs
3:55 Russia’s Mobilization
11:52 Russia Tries to Keep a Secret
21:21 Russia’s Ticking Time Bomb
24:04 Ukraine’s Game Plan
24:31 Keeping Zelensky Alive
27:46 Stopping Russian Sky Bridges
29:53 Canceling out the Russian Air Force
32:36 Repelling the Ground Assault
38:25 How Ukraine Destroyed the Convoy
45:47 Epilogue
48:31 Happy Trails, Times New Roman!

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