Inside the fron tlines of the Ukrainian cease-fire that wasn't

October 19, 2016, 5:00pm

Despite two official cease-fires, the conflict between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukrainian Army in eastern Ukraine continues to drag on toward its third year.

Heavy fighting recently broke out in the separatist-controlled territory known as the Promzone. Steady shelling and gunfire has become a daily occurrence there, despite orders for both sides to respect truce agreements. VICE News went to the front lines with the Ukrainian Army to see what the war looks like firsthand and witness the cease-fire that wasn’t.