Ukraine Recaptures Sloviansk: Russian Hunting Separatists in Eastern Ukraine: 1 day ago   15:39

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On July 5, the eastern Ukrainian town of Sloviansk was recaptured by the Ukrainian military, driving out pro-Russia rebels and ending their three-month occupation. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky travels back to Sloviansk and visits the cell in which he was held for days by those rebels in April. The city is in shambles and residents are struggling to find food and water despite a considerable humanitarian effort. The pro-Russia rebels have retreated to Donetsk, but the Ukrainian government is determined to pursue its anti-terror operation until there are no rebels left.

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TheMilkMan
Poor old lady she is all alone. The Russians and the pro Russian rebels have ruined the lives of Ukrainians.
OsarisGaming Enterprise
Kick those Russian bastards out
Gwendolyn Creamer
Bless that old lady’s heart
Haribo 73
Good to see that you're well Simon, all of you at VICE NEWS have done a fantastic job of giving us, here in the West, a window to see the conflict through. You have a distinct advantage over many of your fellow Western journalists.....you speak fluent Russian. You can pick up on stuff that other reporters don't understand.
Well done VICE NEWS!!!
Rodiculous
lol how funny, in the US the buzzword is "Nazi" here it is "separatist". all pointing fingers and blaming the others
Ketsei Medeo
it's a foolish things for the separatist to kidnap journalist
Yolo Swaggins
All the shit these people have been through with civil wars, famines and the soviets.
Wanda Rebiejo
Pathetic slaves need a government to give them handouts, to take care of them.
GARY
Donbass is Crimea Ukraine. Glory Soldiers Ukraine.
Namthuan tu marai ye
God Almighty please help the people of Ukraine
เสือ กินพืช
If one day I have to pick up a weapon and join fight in war , all I hope is my action will not hurt children,women and poor old just like that 90 years old woman.
Tammi Corbett
should have cut your lying head off--WESTERN PUPPETS!!!
Geniy Yev
эх, Сёма, жалко что тебя не шлепнули в этом подвале
David Raful
I have been held captive and tortured badly myself. Worst experience in my entire life, both mentally and physically debilitating. I have very bad PTSD that I have to constantly regulate with medication and therapy. I hope you have your issues sorted out if you have any. I have been watching the series videos you have made, and I can say that you are a damn good investigative journalist. You have some big fucking balls.
McClawz
She been living alone for 30 years :(
Southern Savage 1989
Simon is a Sweet Ol Lady . Glad she survived those Beatings ....
Haris Huskic
Hell yea tell that old dude who probably while is licking ass from seperatists knowing they can just kill him and move on while spitting on those who risked their lives for him. If only all those who claim to want to be part of russia had only only moved to russia all of em every last one of for only 6 months then came back no war could have started because then russia wouldnt have had fools to use at dummies. To use at the front lines where worst fights will happen while russia strategically places its own and very few men in each company to command until they flea last moment before Ukraine attacks leaving only separatists to fend for their stupid lives. While seperatists are manning so called check points and using peridoic gun fire to mask their own well aimed snipers who can easily kill a man on a bad day at 600 meters and regularly around 8-1000 meters no problem. If only ukranians had the availability of self flown drowns as we have now so much less civilians would have died and so many less truly innocent lives would have been lost . Only takes a few thermal equipped drones to fly above in shifts to guarentee a night of no suprise attacks while russia has drones in space aka satellites.
Tom Maryott
When human beings want violence...why do they cry when it comes to their doorstep..??
The violence they seek...at least in modern times..will be brutal.
I guess...we the people should be more careful of what we ask for.
For most of the time...it is an act ,,that cannot be stopped.
Prayers to all......
Basil In the Forest
Hurts me to see such pain and torment to those who truly were not involved. Any of them,young N old. I do understand the history as much as I can,but it is still very raw and real to know this is and has been their reality. I could say more but I am not apart of this conflict physically so my opinion does really matter. Their voices matter.
William Serasinghe
so sad seeing that old lady god bless her and keep her safe
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Hunting Separatists in Eastern Ukraine: Ukraine Recaptures Sloviansk: Russian 1 day ago   11:46

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Although Pro-Russia separatists have been largely driven out of Donetsk and Luhansk, they still control significant parts of eastern Ukraine. In this dispatch, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky goes hunting for separatists with Oleh Lyashko, a Ukrainian politician who placed third in the most recent presidential election. Ostrovsky embeds with Lyashko's personal security forces as they successfully track down Viktor Rybalko, a pro-Russia separatist who organized the referendum in Luhansk calling for independence and allegiance with Russia. What Lyashko does is technically illegal, but he believes that the police are not doing their job and has taken it upon himself to bring order back to eastern Ukraine.

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