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The Divide (2015): Footage from the front line of the Ukrainian revolution between Pro-Russian separatists and Anti-Government revolutionaries vying for control.

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Over 6500 people have been killed and almost a million displaced 18 months into the civil war in the Ukraine. With unprecedented access this report takes us to forces on both sides of the ceasefire.

"If I could have seen their faces, knowing that I killed a living person... that would've been very hard", says Frantsuz, a pro-government volunteer who has been fighting for seven months. He looks across the frontline to the enemy in the strategic port of Mariupol, a gateway to Crimea. Across the divide a pro-Russian separatist called Jack is returning the gaze. While steadfast in his resolve to fight, the cameras capture the human face of this often shrouded enemy. "War is frightening", he says. "I'm not a robot. I feel, I love, I suffer, I cry." The conflict may have dropped down the international news agenda, but bitter fighting continues and the levels of hatred on both sides of the divide are escalating as they become increasingly distant from one another, and increasingly polarised.

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Noah Brooks
Doesn't civil war mean internal conflict? That's not what is happening in Ukraine. Russia is waging war on Ukraine
SCIENCE
10:28, that's like being on russian side
SCIENCE
7:09 How to make a christian disobey Jesus? just make it seem Jesus is on his side even though He isn't according to His teachings
Will7809
2:18 What happened in Poland? And Finland?
legartas ArvydasS
cant get any more brain washed than that pro russian thing in the video
unsportsmanlike conduct
2:15 how the hell do you keep a straight face when you say some wacky shit like that?!
The Cyka Blin
look i love russians they are brothers but the guy is wrong what about finland or moldova?
Jon Con
There is also a bunch of morons regurgitating west MSM talking points they do the exact samthing when it comes to trump and his supporters- orange man bad Russians bots and all trump supporters are Nazi all the bullshit propaganda western media spews like it or not there’s two sides to the story and your feelings can’t change that instead of being a sheep do your research bc the information your getting “western media” are anti Russia
Jon Con
Everyone talk so much shit behind a computer in the comfort of their home very ironic I don’t know if Russia is right or Ukraine is right I don’t live in either but what I do know is that those two beautiful moms are in the worst pain they can feel when their very very loved sons are out in war believe me when I say this every minute her sons aren’t at home every minute 24/7 the families in the most pain a human can feel anxiety depression and much more every time the phone rings their hearts feel like it’s gonna explode bc the the fear the person on the other line is confirming their worst nightmare that their sons were killed and that’s war for both sides the only ones not impacted by war are the 1% you don’t have to send their children to the war they themselves started
Mønkey
9:52 "I'd like to live in Russia..." Then pack your fucking shit and leave. Do not assume the rest of people in your neighbourhood want to have it same way.
10:04 "What is Ukraine? It is not a country, it's just the outskirts of Russia" Typical fucking Soviet/Russian thinking that encapsulates this conflict...
Stegt flæsk
Why cant Ukraine and russia just be friends? I mean Denmark and Sweden have had wars againts eachother many times, for some hundreds years ago, but now we are like brothers again.

I know it’s not that simple, but god damn just leave eachother alone. Do it by voting or some shit. If you wanna be Russian, move to russia, and the other way around.
Viktor Pylypenko
Hi, I am Viktor Pylypenko, Frantsuz, a Ukrainian volunteer guy from this footage. I would like to say how much I admire the creator of this film, who was courageous enough to make it directly at the front line. The only thing I disagree with is that the hybrid war and the Russian occupation of the Ukrainian territories are called a "civil conflict" in Ukraine in this film. This footage was made almost 4 years ago, Russian propaganda worked well enough in those times to convince the public in that this war is just a "civil conflict". Time passed and now everybody can see that this war is waged by Russia. So called "separatists" (collaborators with Russia) are nothing but a cannon meat for the Russian officers, Kremlin curators and Kadyrov mercenaries. Donbas people, who didn`t want any war and who support Ukraine are frightened, they live in fear on the occupied lands. They are usually put to jails or killed for their Ukrainian position. They are fleeing from this terrible war to the Ukrainian side. In 2014 they made marches with the Ukrainian flags, they showed that they don`t want any divide to happen, but they were attacked and frightened by the Russian-backed criminals and militants. There were those who disliked the Maidan revolution against the corrupt criminal president Yanukovych, but they didn`t want to start war for sure - common miners and workers of Donbas are mostly peaceful people.
As a soldier I want to say that we were desperately in need of the European support, both diplomatic and military, to free occupied lands and Ukrainian people. But we didn`t get enough at the right time because the European public was fed by the Russian propaganda about "the civil conflict" in Ukraine. Many of us, common soldiers, were killed on the front from that time. Only in this video I counted two young guys (call sign Zink, call sign Stalker), who were killed at the fron in 2018. Soldiers are dying now as well, every f*ckn day, and we need a support from Europe and European people, as we don`t want to become a part of the Russian empire no more. Please, do not give way to the Kremlin propaganda. Think and analyze.
Seth Allen
I hope Ukraine can fight through this . They are their own country not the " outskirts of Russia " .
Arthur Momsen
I FOLLOWED THE MEDIA ON THIS SO CALLED WAR BETWEEN THE UKRAINE CITIZENS IT LOOKS TO ME THEY REALLY DON'T WANT TO FIGHT ONE ANOTHER JUDGING BY THE BATTLE VIDEOS.THE CONCLUSE I'VE COME TO THE COUNTRY IS CONTROLED BY EXTREMIST THAT'S THE PROBLEM . WHY WOULD SOME TROOPS KILL OR SHELL INNONCET CIVILIANS JUST FOR BEINING ON WRONG SIDE . THAT'S BULL.THIS IS A FIGHT BETWEEN EXTREMIST . I'VE BEEN IN COMBAT IN MY OWN COUNTRY YOU DON'T SHOOT AT AN ENIMIES MILES AWAY TO ME THE PEOPLE ARE PLAYED THE EXTREMIST . YOUR PEOPLE ARE BEINING DECEIVED, TO ME YOU ALL FIGHTING THE WRONG ENIMY IT'S JUST WHAT I SEE
Arthur Momsen
ONE HEARS CONFLICTING STORIES AND ONE CAN ONLY COMMENT ON WHAT ONE SEES AND HEARS.ALL I REALLY WANT TO SEE IS PEACE FOR UKRAINE ONLY CONCERN IS FOR THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE AND PRAY THAT THE WAR STOPS
Kamil M
War is hell
David Reynoso
(5 years fighting Russia.) Ukraine well done get THOSE ((Communists out of Ukraine.))2018
pertti poika
They attacked finland for no reason just for more land.
free man
wherever USA goes the fire of war goes there as well soon europe will end up like ww2 ,,the european should wake up and kick USA(yankees) out otherwise it will be too late,,USA is the shadow of Satan that was said 100s of years ago ,,it will bring the whole world to the brink of annihilation,,and that will be done by ww3
Ugniuskas
is frantsuz french
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Selfie Soldiers: Russia Checks Rare Access To Both Sides 1 day ago   23:14

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As the conflict in Ukraine continues, so too does Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denial of any Russian involvement. But a recent report from think tank the Atlantic Council used open source information and social media to find evidence of Russian troops across the border.

Using the Atlantic Council’s methodology, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky follows the digital and literal footprints of one Russian soldier, tracking him from eastern Ukraine to Siberia, to prove that Russian soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.

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