On the Frontlines of Ukraine's Proxy War Between The Donetsk People's Republic 11 months ago   23:58

The West has used everything from signals intelligence operations, espionage, fighter jet saber-rattling, and diplomatic standoffs to stem the rise of Russian influence around the world. These efforts are coming to a dangerous head in Ukraine — a classic Eastern Bloc proxy state — where the presence of NATO troops is driving tensions to Cold War-era levels.

As the armed conflict between the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed separatists enters its third year, VICE travels to the frontline to take a closer look at what international assistance really looks like for those caught in the line of fire.

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ww3 is now ome the level of opening
open the war
Tomek S.
10:45 this soldier voice, sounds exactly like mine, when I speak English.

Yeah it's the Ukraine that keep violating the peace agreement
abdul razak
American logic:

Oh wait those mafks got no logic
Sergey Kazantsev
THIS CHANNEL IS NWO SATANC LIE, WATCH OUT! THERE ARE TONS OF LIES ABOUT UKRAINE. Naive Ukrainians got screwed by satanic New World Order. This cabal keeps them as a dog on the leash against Russia.
But Ukrainians are way too stupid to understand it.
Before Maidan their money nomination of Grivna was 8 per one dollar. Now it's 26-27 per dollar. They live way worse without Russia. But they still are too stupid to understand it, too naive. Xoxols(nick name of dirtbag Ukrainians) are nasty people, they would betray their own mother to enemy, this nation is use to be Polish slaves. But Russia liberated them for the wrong reason, and now they pay with this. Ukrainians are prostitutes for the West, they are eager to kill their slav brothers for smiles of such dirtbags as Mc Cain. So stupid and nasty people by most part. Some of them not bad, but they are in minority.
Bruh I hate this reporter
Dimitrij Albul
“Russian backed separatist” Im from Ukraine and there’s no separatists. That would be easy. Whet it actually is is Russian fucking military. Putin took Crimea by force. Russian troops are stationed in Crimea, and now there’s the mainland invasion. This isn’t a war on terror like Iraq or Afghan, this is full on war against the Russian Federation. We need NATO troops in Ukraine. If Ukraine falls to Putin, who’s next? The Baltics? Romania?
Sev Sepic
By the way doesn't matter how much train they won stand a chance against Russian plus people are divide with in Ukraine. We shouldn't fight because we are slavas
Sev Sepic
It's sad that us slavas are argue !! We are all brothers.leting these westerners to manipulate
Юрий 177
thai land 8:19
Gelatinous Fury
I think Slavs have fighting in their blood and they’re going to fight no matter what
epiphany samy
This "film " was made for you in Hollywood as all the rest about " Ukrainian war with Russia " Ha ha
Jake Nowell
i think this war is dumb
Chuby pants
Rip Alex from the Ukrainian recon group
RI Guy
I only hope the two can work this out. Love from an American Slovak.
Keiko Kuribayashi
8:16 thees guys died of 120mm Dud Mortar shells they got hit by alot of them i n the head
Ww1 trenches are good tho
Bradley Hoskins
I could be somewhat wrong , but wars like this and Syria, at the beginning, u hear people say " we don't want America , we don't want the west involved. Stay out you'll make everything worse." Then later u hear people say " why won't America help us they just don't care if we die", then the u.s. helps and then again u hear " why did America have to get involved, it has nothing to do with them, get out of the country let us handle it." Then we don't know wat to do if we help were bad, if we don't help we don't care. Then as more conflicts happen we don't know wat to do either way we do the worng thing. Alot of our own people do the same thing, we stay out of it they say we don't give ashit about anyone but ourselves, we get in it and they say we're in a place we shouldn't b and then we leave, and they say we just left them cus we don't care. What do u do ? Everything is wrong for people we try to help, and from our own people. Like shit dude bipolar ass world...
Dirk Scholten
NATO are the real criminals. I'm from Holland and support Russia.
poisoned guy
Can't wait to see soviet reunion.
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The Donetsk People's Republic On the Frontlines of Ukraine's Proxy War Between 11 months ago   34:14

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As an uneasy ceasefire continues to hold in Eastern Ukraine, VICE News returns to Donetsk with an exclusive film that follows some of the characters involved in setting up the self-proclaimed state of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).

In early April 2014, pro-Russia rebels seized the regional administration building and other key institutions in Donetsk, expelling Ukrainian officials and raising their own flag. The rebellion here — and other incidents elsewhere — quickly escalated into a bloody civil war that has left over 2,000 people dead and displaced more than a million.

Filmed over six weeks, this documentary follows the chaotic birth of the DPR as it tries to forge a path to independence and closer ties to Russia.

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