The Dystopia and Utopia Issue
Saving a Pristine Wilderness from Militarized Poachers and a Humanitarian Crisis
Chinko, in the Central African Republic, "portrays hope in a situation where everything is stacked up to be doom and gloom. We are not allowing Eden to be lost. We are in the process of bringing Eden back."
war and conflict
When War Becomes Routine: A Week with Ukraine’s Weary-Eyed Soldiers
VICE News embedded with the Ukrainian army as they marked two years since war took over the east of their country, to document how they are surviving a conflict mostly forgotten by the outside world.
Inside Rebel-Held Ukraine's Palaces of Propaganda
VICE News got a unique insight into eastern Ukraine's vicious information war when we were interrogated by a double-thinking apparatchik of the rebel propaganda machine.
Russia Jails Ukraine’s ‘Hero Pilot’ for 22 Years Following Trial Dismissed as a Sham
Helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko has become a cause celèbre in Ukraine during her trial for the murder of two Russian journalists, which Kiev and the West have called a sham.
How Ukraine's War Became Big Business For the Underworld
VICE News went undercover to investigate how smugglers are profiting from the war in eastern Ukraine as a blockade of separatist territories spawns a black market trade in fuel, food, and medicine.
Paranoia and Purges: The Dark and Dirty Battle for Power in Rebel-Held Ukraine
In exclusive interviews with commanders, VICE News reveals the extrajudicial killings and atmosphere of Soviet-style paranoia that have subsumed the rebel-held areas in Ukraine.
war and conflict
Did the Islamic State Go Shopping For Weapons in Ukraine?
A Kuwaiti news report claims the Islamic State has been shopping for anti-aircraft missiles in Ukraine, but there are many holes in an otherwise terrifying story.
The Priest, the Pianist, a Cat, and a DIY Sauna—One Week in Ukraine’s Forgotten War
VICE News spent seven days in the trenches and bunkers of Ukraine's frontline, getting to know a platoon whose soldiers — and pets — have found flashes of luxury amid a ramshackle existence.
Anti-Russian Saboteurs Plunge Crimea Into Darkness by Blowing Up Electrical Towers
Ukrainian nationalists are suspected of detonating explosives on two major electricity pylons, cutting off power to nearly 2 million people.
'The Sky Seemed to Be Raining Fire': We Saw the Aftermath of Massive Weapons Depot Explosion in Ukraine
The small town of Svatovo in eastern Ukraine was bombarded after a fire tore through a facility that housed mortar shells, rockets, and other heavy weaponry.
Fraud Accusations and Chewbacca's Arrest Have Marred Ukraine's Tense Elections
Ukraine's gulf has deepened after local elections appeared to consolidate President Poroshenko’s rule in the west and pro-Russia factions in the east of the country. And some "Star Wars" characters turned up.
'We Want Orders to Attack': Celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day on the Eastern Frontlines
VICE News visited Ukrainian army positions to gauge the mood among fighters and the temperature of the frontline, 24 years after independence and more than a year into a conflict with pro-Russia rebels.