Ukrainian Military Give Up Their Rebel Soldiers Hold the Buffer 5 months ago   11:55

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Last week, Ukraine launched an anti-terror campaign to recapture the cities being occupied by pro-Russia protesters. So far, the campaign hasn't been going so well.

On April 16, the second day of the campaign, Ukrainian military moving into Sloviansk — the focal point of the pro-Russia forces — and gave up their equipment. The armory was brought to the center of town where it has become a local amusement.

Elsewhere, crowds of pro-Russia protesters stopped a column of Ukrainian troops in Kramatorsk and made them disarm. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky was on the scene as Ukrainian forces disarmed their weapons and vehicles.

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martin tanley
Coolest intro to a video ever ? Check ☑️
THAILANDIA un paradiso da scoprire
What a stupid journalist Vice???? terrible
😂😂😂🤣😂😂😂😂🤣😂
Jostert P
names in old camouflage clothing is not really weird.. i got an old multicam (adaptive Jungle) outfit that has an name of an US soldier in it. Also bought it in a store (DumpStore)
leli yum
unprofessional army
fineriff
fucking russian trash
Wanda Rebiejo
Next time you think of a coward picture all those Ukrainian troops from this video. As a side note, I don't think those sepratists were taught what being peaceful actually means. Carrying a PKM means you're not peaceful.
sn0wm4n94
They do NOT look professional at all. They are rebels, not professional soldiers. Civilians with NO military experience should stop spreading rumors...
1coldaxe
That's Soldier the guys taking a picture with him and the girlfriend come next to him to take a picture as well and he hug her around the waist of the girl hahahaha
Ernesta Tolvaišienė
Russian propagandist and russian terorist.
Observer
This is True Human spirit! Ukrainians came to kill pro-russians instead they show them mercy, disarm them and send them back alive! Ukranian and Russians come from Same race and are brothers and need to quit destroying eachother someone is trying to Divide and Conquer the Slavic Race!! Don't allow them to do that! besides we should all be brothers and sisters under Jesus Christ God Bless
Ninja
Simon secretly russian spy
Chris Edwards
VICE NEWS = CIA PUPPETS
Danny Valentino
Mr. Preston most likely handed in his equipment for compensation. Many soldiers do this...
Arcadebob
Reporter should have blurred the passports. Very unprof. of him not to do that.
Luke Saleem
Dudes name isnt Preston, Preston is a place in Lancashire, England
Nasalwall
Russia literally invades a foreign country and YouTube comments ask "why so negative against Russia"
numlockhome
In Simons mind all the local residents are evil Russian soldiers disguised as locals. The fail here is amazing. Biased journalism at its best!
Joshua Punsalang
Simon can speak Ukranian too?
Eagle Dare
Ukrainia army showed they are cowerd 😌😌
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Rebel Soldiers Hold the Buffer Ukrainian Military Give Up Their 5 months ago   10:09

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Caught between Ukrainian government forces and the pro-Russia separatists of the Donetsk People's Republic, the village of Shyrokyne in the Donetsk region has seen on and off fighting for several months. Despite a ceasefire being declared in mid-February, shelling and sniper fire continue to rain down from both sides. Locals are left behind to watch helplessly as food supplies run low.

VICE News follows the 8th Separate Mobile Brigade, a group of pro-Russia rebel soldiers, as they hold their positions at the buffer zones in Shyrokyne. During an intense exchange of fighting, one of their fighters does not make it back alive.

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