Video released to the public by a Russian drone controller shows a panorama of absolute violence that was recorded near Lysychansk.
It's very easy to look at a piece of combat footage like this and to completely detach yourself from the reality of what you're looking at. On a macro-scale, this probably doesn't seem super violent, but keep in mind that every blast and explosion, every pillar of fire and cloud of smoke is an individual bomb falling on the Earth in a manner that could irreversibly change the life of a human being.
How any person anywhere can look at footage like this and think that war is a worthwhile endeavor for any group of people is beyond me. Of course, if you only look at the large-scale image, what you're seeing is a detached image of bombs falling on what appears to be empty and barren fields in a wasteland.
This video right here is exactly why we prefer to show you footage recorded on the ground. Somehow combat is more personal and real when you're viewing it through a first person perspective. You can relate to the individual behind the camera in a different kind of way, and it's easier to become attached to them as they endure whatever it is that's occurring on film. That microscopic lens put over the combat footage somehow makes it more real.
Let me add a bit of perspective to the panorama of violence above. Every single one of those bombs falling to the Earth in this video is causing one of those microlevel human interactions to occur. Every single one of those bombs is hitting a home or vehicle and causing terror on an internal level that can not possibly be described in words. Each one of those pillars of fire or clouds of smoke is causing one of those microlevel human survival stories to occur, you're just seeing dozens of them unfolding from the perspective of a drone flying peacefully high above the entire battlespace.
Funny that this video is coming from the Russian perspective.