VICE News spent seven days embedded with the colorful and charismatic characters of a Ukrainian army platoon who feel they've been forgotten by their country and the West.
Sunday wasn't election day in all of Ukraine.
Three election officials have been kidnapped in the last week and offices have been targeted.
Around a dozen militia fighters have been killed in the Kiev-backed sting in a series of assaults on the rebel controlled checkpoints.
The anti-terror operation announced by Kiev earlier this week is the third attempt to oust the pro-Russia forces controlling large regions.
The so-called “seizure” of a government building today in Donetsk appears to have been prearranged.