Jack Losh

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."
Jack Losh
4.9.18
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.
Jack Losh
4.27.16
Europe

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.
Jack Losh
3.28.16
Europe

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.
Jack Losh
3.22.16
ukraine

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.
Jack Losh
2.22.16
Europe

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.
Jack Losh
2.10.16
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.
Jack Losh
12.1.15
Europe

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.
Jack Losh
11.27.15
ukraine

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.
Jack Losh
11.22.15
ukraine

'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.
Jack Losh
10.31.15
politics

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.
Jack Losh
10.26.15
russia

'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.
Jack Losh
8.26.15
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