Ukraine Recaptures Sloviansk: Russian Pro-Russian Protesters Attempt to Seize 2 days 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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Андрей Николаевич Коростелёв
Эти скоты из кафе надеюсь до иловайска добрались а обратно в деревянном макинтоше в свою кончиную галичину
Your Highness
@14:33 I guess that’s one way of looking at it. I might rather be dead.
Dylan Valenti
Any separatist prisoners. Make them come back and clean up the mess or have the army help with clean up.
With love from West Bengal
that old babushka and the civilians suffered needlessly
Ivan Karaschuk
Wow! The same people calling Ukraine, fascists are lining up for the food, provided for by the Ukraine. Should be shot for treason.
Phil Hall
Turning on each other, shame they can’t help end the war. Lots of fat dogs and pissed of women who won’t peace and food...
Tomas OG
*woman in despair, devastated and crying* vice-*shove camera in her face*
Joydev Sarkar
JOKER{in dark Knight rises} : You know the civilised people they are good when things are normel otherwise they WILL EAT EACH OTHER, truly said
Yakob Tawane
Casualty of US/Russia imperial wars
MonkeyMan
Well I guess when your not armed and surrounded by guys with ak47’s you’ll support them until the next group with the guns show up.
Mark Lee
Simon's a nerdy, dorky dude, but it takes some massive balls to visit the place you were held captive and tortured in the middle of the night and talk about it on camera as casually as he orders his coffee.
Scrat335
I took note of what that soldier said. "They cry and thank us, what else can they do?" He's a fucking sadist, with a gun. That's what you want to fight against. Killing fuckers like that is fighting the good fight.
Scrat335
And you are truly a pitiful asshole.
Stephen .C
Are these people speaking Russian or Ukrainian?
Mira er nota ese
Russian and Ukrainan patriots!!! Has helped build's the grandma's house? Or was only the pride of your patriotic banners saved? That they give you in the ass patriots. Now the patriots bla bla bla bla and everything arranged.
Yawn ?!
Considering in a not to distant past they would of shot you out of hand you got off lucky Simon.
D. MD
Hey homo, first u said that u were blindfolded and now u know every place there..? 😀 U have good imagination for that self made story. ;)
Loska 1
That is always the true cost the innocent ppl that didnt ask for any of this.
Golden 47
12:45 I support Russia, but when it comes to the elderly every soldier no matter what country they serve needs to make sure the elderly are respected, protected and taken care of!
anglo saxon celts
very sad for the lady
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Pro-Russian Protesters Attempt to Seize Ukraine Recaptures Sloviansk: Russian 2 days ago   07:11

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This week, the Ukrainian military launched an anti-terrorist operation to quell the pro-Russia violence and unrest that has swept eastern Ukraine. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky interviewed troops deployed in the operation at the border between Kharkiv and Donetsk, and then traveled to Kramatorsk, where pro-Russia protesters were attempting to take over an airfield. When Simon arrived, it seemed that the airfield was still under Ukrainian control, but the pro-Russia protesters were outside preparing to seize it. Once the head of the anti-terror operation appeared outside the base, the commander was accosted by the protesters until he retreated back inside — so much for his anti-terror operation.

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