Reporter's Confrontation at Ukrainian Checkpoint: Holding The Line For Another DNR Assault: 1 day ago   10:55

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In dispatch six, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky travels to the Kherson region of mainland Ukraine to both the Ukrainian and Russian checkpoints. At the Ukrainian checkpoint, Simon goes inside one of their tanks, and speaks to the commander, who says that despite his Russian blood he will defend all invaders. But at the Russian checkpoint, the exchange isn't quite as cordial.

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xJGB // Gaming
It was low key funny when the soldier said blyat
Mikhail Gorbachev
9.40 cam guy lile shit shit shit
Judean People's Front
so fuckin staged
Judean People's Front
Simon :Ukrainians are all smilely. nice, peaceful. Russians are all dark, mean warlords
Anthony Baiocchi
Good to see the Ukrainians aren't shelling civilians for a change.
John Petzold
Your camera man almost got both of you killed! I would make him take or retake a course on dealing with armed combatant de-escalation.
Barney Inthewanderland
yah dont mess with pure russian soldier im tellin you specialy if you are american you will die motherfucker!
Con
10:14 “We were saved by the fact that I’m American and he’s British and they didn’t want to create an international incident.” - Russia wants to bully weaker countries like Ukraine but focus on not upsetting the US and the UK so World War 3 doesn’t happen.
Dr.Schmilf
Camera guy was gone
hero master
YOU DUMBS IDIOT . THIS JOURNALIST DONT HAVE BALLS . THEY HAVE BALLS ONLY AROUND Eyes AND NOSE
Alex
Welcome to real Russia with love!))
BoomWithPeter
You know whats the worst part, ukrains have serbian firearms lol
sydney varnado
Those Russians would have got fucked if they killed those men USA and the British would clean them up like pest
Rodiculous
oh geez, fucking OMON as usual. they have a reputation for being basically glorified Gopnik thugs
Your Slavic Mate
American Puppets…
TX_4X4 *Gaming and having Fun*
he said alright lets head to the russian side and i started thinking "man dont do it its gonna be bad"
Jure H
russian bastards, same as serbs, retarded invaders
AA BOSS
the people in blue uniforms that attacked the camera men was not "RUSSIAN" they were ukrainian. get it straight they literally told us about it before it happened. fucking idiots
RED BSTRD
Fucking idiots! Imperialist-Russia!
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Holding The Line For Another DNR Assault: Reporter's Confrontation at Ukrainian Checkpoint: 1 day ago   14:05

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Watch Part 1: http://bit.ly/1h5LkMI

After seeing the realities of the "ceasefire" in eastern Ukraine from the perspective of so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) separatists, VICE News traveled across the defacto border to visit a number of Ukrainian positions near Donetsk international airport. The site was finally seized by DNR fighters in January after months of heavy fighting.

Along this stretch of the frontline, to the northwest of Donetsk, fighting has been almost continuous throughout two ceasefire agreements, whole villages lie in ruins, and few civilians dare to stay.

With its heavy industry and proximity to other major population centers in the Donetsk region, this area has long been speculated as a possible location for another DNR thrust. Yet so far the Ukrainian soldiers are holding the line.

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