Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict How Islamist militant groups are gaining 7 months ago   04:25

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The ceasefire is completely ignored.

Correction: In a previous version, the Russian Empire at 2:31 did not include Finland and northern Kazakhstan and at 2:34 the map mistakenly depicted the Warsaw Pact members, not the Soviet Union.

At 2:03 the Minsk II agreement refers to the separatist enclaves as "certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine" not the DPR and LPR.

Sources:
Russian Empire: https://www.loc.gov/item/2015591079/
Soviet Union: https://www.loc.gov/resource/g7001f.ct001572/

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The present conflict in Ukraine started in 2014. Today, there are 100,000 fighters stationed in the country, making it one of the most heavily militarized regions in the world. In Ukraine's east, Ukrainian forces are engaged in a struggle with Russian-backed separatists.

A ceasefire was called in 2015, with a security zone established that was meant to foster peace. However, today the security zone remains one of the most violent places in the Ukraine. With over 10,000 deaths to date, and over 1.5 million civilians displaced, the cost of ignoring the ceasefire continues to mount by the day. And both sides are still building up their forces.

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한글 자막 감사합니다.
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Another propaganda video
Cornelius Tacitus
Sorry this is inaccurate. Putin did NOT drive the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. He responded too it. Kind of like, the NAACP didn't START BLM, they were kind of a giant behemoth struggling to keep up. That's how the Russian military figured into Eastern Ukraine. They were many weeks behind the conflict.
Simsov A
This is biggest US propaganda source after Hollywood, one of my friends are from DNR or in English DPR .
Moussa D'jene
Much love to Ukraine.
Hartley Ransom-Leland
Not only is most of this wrong but they can't even figure out how to use the correct map. The Debaltseve pocket collapsed in early 2015. Morons
BC4EVER
Vox is so biased I can't handle it. Anytime I want to hear the company line from NATO, I watch one of these videos
gary proffitt
PUTIN is ALIVE and FIGHTING for a SOLVENT WAR OF 1989 - 2019 ⛏✂🦝
Dr Andrey
We all hope putin's regime will end soon and willing to actively contribute.
Dr Andrey
Thank you for the video from Dnipro!
Linz Z
The reason is evil USA
Frost Rusher
Anyone came from VICE?
Богдан Животченко
We will win, maybe after decades but we will. Thank you for the video, It's important for ukranians that foreingers know about the war started by russia. Only a small correction, the military groups are in official military structure now, they are part of national guards and army of Ukraine.
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3:16 WhAt iS YoUr pRoFeSsIoN?
Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza
War is unnecessary.
Daniel Henderson
Чего блять, какой нахуй ещё про российский блять майдан в 2014 они ебунулись или что?
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Petro poroshenko is  Mellivora capensis
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Ukraine doesn't deserve this!Love Ukraine 🇺🇦❤️🇬🇧 From Britain
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Videos like despacito get 5.4 b views but these kind of videos get only 1.9 m.....
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How Islamist militant groups are gaining Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict 7 months ago   05:20

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Terrorist groups are destabilizing countries all over the continent.

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Islamist terrorist groups have found a new home and it's not in the Middle East -- it's in Africa. Specifically, the Sahel, a band of territory in West Africa between the Sahara desert and the savannah.

Since the early 2000s, Islamist extremist groups have increasingly strengthened their base here -- training fighters, raising money, and launching a massive number of attacks.

Some are linked to al-Qaeda and other Islamic State. This is throwing these already weak countries into crises and making the region one of the most dangerous in the world.

To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalist Sam Ellis uses maps to tell these stories and chart their effects on foreign policy.

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