Inside The DNR, The Russia-Backed Region Soccer Hooligans In Russia Are Trained, 9 months ago   05:46

The simmering war in east Ukraine saw a large-scale escalation last weekend, with five Ukrainian soldiers killed and more than 20 wounded, after separatist militants tried to take over army positions.

While fighting is picking up on the front, Jake Hanrahan visited the separatist Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) to see how the breakaway region is trying to establish government, and to meet the people living under their rule.

This segment originally aired Dec. 19, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.

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While fighting is picking up on the front, Jake Hanrahan visited the separatist Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) to see how the breakaway region is trying to establish government.
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wow! vice is pure propaganda machine!
Dejan Dimoski
WOW Vice ,WOW, you're making Goebels ashamed with your outright lying , propaganda and inventing "facts" and so called "reports" and accusations .First and foremost , at around 4 mins. you made an interview with a man working undercover for Ukraine's intelligence .From there on NOTHING ELSE MATTERS , you broke one of the most sacred rules in journalism about giving voice to an agent of the state on one of the highest levels , and everyone knows what the ukro-fascist SBU intelligence is doing and has done and how much blood on their hands they have .On the next issue of international observers :In literally every report they make a habit OF NOT PUTING BLAME ON EITHER OF THE SIDES, even if we know that there are literally War Tourists , usually Nazi like-minded psychos who are encouraged to come and go on a killing "safari" for either Russian civilians or their Free will serving soldiers/volunteers .There's a like a billion page file of very serious offences and propaganda stunts for the so called "VICE" channel , which has less viewers than the average funny cat videos on youtube . So , Bravo , you achieved a Wannabe Bullshit Reporter Award .Give me an address and contact so you can receive your prize .The prize is The Longest Pinocchio Nose .-
You people leave Ukraine and go to Russia.
Parzival Exstremis
Maybe the separatists are the good guys and are fighting for the people.
Mike sixhunna
"Both sides are guilty but most violations start from DNR" the heck can you make a so sure statement like that. Oh and "not sure what's real or for show" I the only one picking up on this obvious language?
Mike sixhunna
Why do I feel Vice are the ones who are told what to say? Why do they seem so skeptical one way, but naive when it comes to Ukraine policies and narrative. Smh.
M44DL Mustang 5.0
Those bullets fired at the end were obviously fired by the DNR for show it couldn't be more obvious the officer just knows when they'll fire and sees movements if he sees them they see him so why was the fire so ridiculously inaccurate then?????
Thomas Mann
This is fucking disgusting.Shame on the West.
brave warriors of the Dombass, clean of Nazis the Republic and all ukraine. God save Dombass kill Nazis as your grandparents did to stop fascism. live russia.
Vice news could be rebranded "piece of shit"
Probably DNR shooting at DNR
Looks like Chicago
I support the Ukrainian people of the East and their Right to Self Govern themselves.
Monte Cristo
1. about question of aggressor. The DNR -Donetsk and LNR Luhansk people did not marched to Kiev , or any other cities or regions, and attacked ordinary people anywhere. Evidence - the houses , buildings in Kiev or elsewhere are not destroyed by attack made by DNR or LNR. In DNR and LNR they are destroyed by shelling, bombing, shooting, done by Ukraine fascist army.
2. The ATO (anti terrorist operation) against DNR and LNR done by Ukraine fascist government with help of government in Fascington DC in United Shitholes of Assholes was based on which terror acts exactly from DNR or LNR ? Did anybody saw any terror act done by DNR or LNR? This people never moved from their lands.
3. The fascist Ukraine government cutting ordinary people , citizens of Ukraine, in DNR and LNR from their pensions, medical care, social care, self determination rights , rights for living.
Let see what the UN universal declaration of human rights saying:
Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights......
Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Article 15. (1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.
Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Generally speaking , anybody who is not brainwashed idiot from USA, UK, Ukraine or other fascist garbage nationality and not so lazy like mentioned garbage idiots, can read the document and see that nearly whole UDHR is violated by fascists governments from Ukraine and USA in the case of DNR and LNR. In case of Ukraine fascists it is even worse, because it is against their own inhabitants. The whole world, with brains not full of shit as USA , UK and similar idiotic nations , understand that so called Majdan in 2014 was a coup and violent regime change done by USA -CIA terrorists and the Ukraine civil war is in fact, war between USA and Russia......until the last Ukraine will die. The stupid, uneducated, extremely poor Ukraine idiots where just used and deceived by their corrupt leaders obtaining blood money from american fascists. So simple it is.
You should make more videos about Ukraine vice
Вячеслав Пичугин
Where is russian subs?
Khin Maung Maung
If the casualities were due to Russians, this journalist will present these scenes in a heart rendering way. But now, it was caused by the Ukarainians so he presented them as if they were staged. What an ass hole!
Khin Maung Maung
Ofcourse, these journalists should be accompanied by minders from the separatists since there are from the western media that is notorious for biased reporting, mostly against organizations that refused America's hegemony.
Owen Stevens
stfu vice propagandists they are fighting literal nazis
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Soccer Hooligans In Russia Are Trained, Inside The DNR, The Russia-Backed Region 9 months ago   05:33

Soccer is known worldwide for its passionate fans, and every soccer-mad country has its hooligans who get sloppy and start brawls. But in Russia, these hooligans are trained, organized, and brutally violent.

These organized gangs of hooligans, referred to as “firms,” are becoming more prominent around the country. At the European Soccer Championship last summer, violent clashes in Marseilles showcased the professional fighting prowess of Russian hooligans.

Russia hosting the World Cup in 2018 has put pressure on law enforcement to crack down on the “firms,” who put close to 30 England supporters in the hospital after the 2016 Euro Cup.

VICE News correspondent Ben Makuch reports from Russia ,where he meets with some career hooligans. Despite having the support of some people in the government, the gangs anticipate significant disruption to their activities in the coming months.

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