war and conflict
Russia Denies That Its Soldiers Are in Ukraine, But We Tracked One There Using His Selfies
Russian servicemen are posting photos of their country's military intervention in Ukraine to social media, and we followed one of them to verify just how readily apparent Russia’s role in the fighting really is.
war and conflict
Russian Soldiers Have Given Up Pretending They Are Not Fighting in Ukraine
Russian officials including President Vladimir Putin have repeatedly denied that their soldiers are in Ukraine, arguing that the Russians who are fighting there are all volunteers.
Volunteer Soldiers Fighting in Ukraine: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 102)
VICE News traveled to eastern Ukraine to meet volunteer fighters from Spain, Brazil, Serbia, and France, to find out what inspired them to take up arms and risk their lives on front lines with the DNR.
Russian Roulette (Dispatch 100)
In this dispatch from Ukraine, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky explores the strategic significance of Mariupol to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Russian Roulette (Dispatch 99)
In the latest dispatch from Ukraine, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky embeds with the Azov Battalion as they prepare for the defense of the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol
Civilians Return to Debaltseve: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 96)
In the latest 'Russian Roulette,' VICE News travels to Debaltseve a few days after its fall to the DNR to speak to some of the civilians slowly returning to a town that now lies in ruins and without basic amenities.
Video Shows Moment of Deadly Explosion at Peace March in Eastern Ukraine
Footage shows a panicked crowd scattering after a large blast caused by a bomb that was tossed out the window of a car in the eastern city of Kharkiv.
'The Nightmare of Debaltseve Will Be with Them for Life': Rebel Flag Raised as Ukrainian Soldiers Withdraw
Ukraine's president tried to cast Wednesday’s retreat in a positive light, calling it “orderly,” “pre-planned,” and reporting only six casualties. Yet reports from the ground tell a very different story.
Ukrainian Troops Withdraw From Besieged Town of Debaltseve
President Petro Poroshenko denied claims that forces were forced to withdraw after they were encircled by pro-Russia rebels, as foreign powers warned that the separatists were in violation of the latest ceasefire agreement.
Inside Rebel-Held Uglegorsk: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 94)
VICE News crossed into the DNR-held territory of Uglegorsk on the eve of the February 15 ceasefire to speak with soldiers and residents about the prospect of a truce.
Escape from Debaltseve: How One Convoy Made It Out of Ukraine's Besieged City
Thousands of Ukrainian troops remain trapped in Debaltseve, which some soldiers have compared to the bloody WWII battle of Stalingrad.
Ukraine Ceasefire Ignored as Fierce Battle for Debaltseve Continues to Rage
Separatists that have encircled the strategic town of Debaltseve have reportedly said the truce that was declared Sunday does not apply to them.