Ukraine’s battlefield gains: Putin under pressure? | To The Point

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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 Chapters 00:00 Opening 1:27 The Ukrainian counter-offensive: A turning point in the war? 4:40 Are Putin’s aims for Donbas doomed? 5:50 Ukraine’s military advances, Russia’s beats a hasty retreat 7:30 Ukraine must demonstrate successes before the winter 9:00 Putin will continue to escalate 10:10 Should the west prepare for a Russia without Putin? 11:00 The war in Ukraine could cause Russia to implode 13:50 Putin is a man of big surprises 14:30 Was Scholz right to call Putin? 15:30 Blackouts in Ukraine – a danger also for the west? 18:00 Has Germany already crossed Russian red lines? 19:50 Should Germany deliver more heavy weapons? 23:00 Could Putin inflict de-industrialization on Germany? 24:30 Is the worst yet to come? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews ►Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/dwnews_hangout Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/dwdeutsch #ToThePoint #Russia #Ukraine

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