Debaltseve

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.
Simon Ostrovsky
6.16.15
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.
Alec Luhn
3.31.15
Russian Roulette

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.
VICE News
3.18.15
Russian Roulette

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.
VICE News
3.12.15
Russian Roulette

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
VICE News
3.11.15
Russian Roulette

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.
VICE News
2.28.15
VICE News

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.
Meredith Hoffman
2.22.15
ukraine

'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.
Harriet Salem
2.19.15
Europe

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.
Giulia Aloisio
2.18.15
Russian Roulette

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.
VICE News
2.18.15
ukraine

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.
Alec Luhn
2.16.15
ukraine

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.
Meredith Hoffman
2.15.15
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