The video is a comparison between a US hostage rescue mission and a Russian special operation, showing clips from each situation.
The first shows a bank, where the news reporter announces that a “disturbed man” has taken bank manager Michelle Kwan hostage. A robot is shown rolling towards the bank, and announcers say that the machine will be used to get close to the situation, as it would be too dangerous for a person. The robot is expected to give those outside a closer look inside. Helicopters and ground vehicles are shown circling the bank.
If the SWAT team expects to get it, they need to know the exact location of the hostage-taker and his victims, the announcers say. The robot grabs a note from the bank and retreats. The note says he’s not joking, and when the SWAT team attempts to get close, the hostage-taker shoots through a window of the bank, shattering it. One SWAT officer stands his ground and fires back, managing to grab the bank teller out and into the clear. While she is hustled out of the way, the rest of the team charges in to arrest the lunatic. He is finally shown being carried out in a stretcher, and it is announced that he faces five life sentences.
It cuts to a clip of a tank, presumably in Russia, where several soldiers climb out behind what appears to be a commercial building. A second tank is shown rolling up the streets, which then slams into a building and goes right in. A series of loud explosions follows, and flares of light and plumes of smoke are seen from the building, along with gunfire. Civilians are shown leaving the building, including children, and run towards a car. Soldiers are shown on rooftops, firing missiles and shooting. The aftermath is shown, where bodies and guns lie among the ruins of bombed buildings and vehicles.