The War At Home In Crimea | VICE on HBO (Bonus) Inside Miami’s Luxury Car Hustle: 2 days ago   03:39

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In 2014, Russia seized the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in one of the most brazen annexations of territory since World War II.

This is what happened after.

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Jesse Delgado
Crimea is Ukraine not Russia,Crimea always is Ukrainian not Russia
Vagabond
Crimea has never been ukrainian. Ask crimeans
tim me
its obvious its true... hard to keep tons of soldiers from taking pictures and theres these things called satelites and people who where in crimea had camera's and things when they first took over the government buildings, obviously had russian special forces weapons and uniforms. all matching...hard for nationalist rebels to afford matching equipment pretty much never happens. maybe some rich guys in the U.S. that wanna look like real military but almost zero.
Smells Like Freedom
Yeah let's join Russia. Low life expectancy, low average wages and a centralised fascist government. Watch as the rest of the Ukraine trades with the West and becomes incredibly rich.
Kurt Ingalls
Classic confrontation....fascist vs. communist....the old becomes new......Crimea was a gift to Ukraine from Khrushchev to ease his conscience as Commissar during the Stalin reign of terror...... fact, it happened.... :-)
Hyperborean Colonialism
Crimea was always Russian. It has nothing to do with Ukraine and never will. Ukraine can't even handle Crimea.
Gorishok GO
раися вперде
SoyuzNkk
I do not support this bullshit war but Crimea is Russian. It historically belonged to Russia and has voted to be part of it. Also Im sure those radical nationalists wouldn’t want to have pockets of people that are not Ukrainian.
Falcon
Crimea always was Russia.
Aurochs 92
Russian occupants
james david manning
Hahahaha now Vice news wants to bring up Ukraine’s neo nazi far right movement? They said it was Russian propaganda in 2014.
Jo Yaku
in your fucken dream Crimea will return to ukraine
Dallas
In fact, those Ukrainian fuckers are living better in prison than in Ukraine itself. It least we provide them 3 times food, hot water for shower and all western human rights organizations are crazy to observe them. So don’t be sorry for them, be happy.
P-Tes936Bo65887Ser777Mont82Yeh
1)Russia didn't "annex" Crimea, that would presuppose the use of force, and 0 people died in Crimea. People voted legally to separate from Ukraine and later to join Russia.
2)Russia already had legal military presence and military bases in Crimea and Sevastopol.
3)Russia didn't break any international law, since the precedent was already set by the USA, when they illegally occupied Kosovo, bombed entire Serbia & Montenegro(so not just Kosovo, Russia, on the other hand, didn't bomb anyone), and proclaimed, illegally the independence of Kosovo.
4)Crimea was never really part of Ukraine, but autonomous republic, which was undemocratic and illegally taken from Russian Socialist Republic and added to Ukrainian Socialist Republic by dictator Khrushchev. Entire territory of Ukraine was granted to them by Russian Emperors(Tzars) and by Soviet dictators.
5)Ukrainian fascists burned 40 peaceful protesters alive in Odessa, and started the killings of peaceful protesters(who were only demanding federalization of Ukraine, a reasonable demand) in Donbass region, which led to the deaths of more than 10000 people in Donbass, mostly ethnic Russian civilians.
6)Ethnic Russians are obviously discriminated in Ukraine, one of the reasons being, that a Russian-speaker can't hold any administrative position and still be speaking Russian, although virtually half the population has Russian as their first language.
7)Ukraine is obviously a fascist, racist state which discriminates it's Russian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Jewish, Romanian and Polish minorities. Ukranian nationalism is based on racist ideology and statements. Not to mention that is is really historically unfounded and not very intelligent.
John Brown
There's a reason why Vice will file for bankruptcy in 2019. You guys are a joke.
majorgeeek
on the question of Russia's takeover and illegal annexation of the Crimea,  the UN resolution showed that Russia can have no validity and cannot form the basis for any alteration of the status of Crimea - the UN also stressed its support for Ukraine's territorial and sovereign integrity.
Anton Autushka
It's all ugly geopolitics: Russians did wrong, ans so did the US and the EU and all the others. Russia is desperately trying to survive after all.
Til Later
Interesting how you have ignored the facts, that the provocateurs refused to accept a pilot, and then illegally navigated towards the passage. But, you are puppets so it does not matter.
YoungKiko
Why don’t you guys just drink some vodka and call it a night
DiaLSpector
DAVAI BLYAT!!!
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