Donbass

5.24.16

Treating PTSD in Ukraine: Hero’s Companion

With Ukraine’s ability to care for its veterans’ psychological trauma severely lacking, NGOs have stepped in to fill the treatment gap.

5.17.16

Ukraine's Foreign Fighters Battle for Citizenship

Foreign fighters who fought on the side of the Ukrainians during the war with Russian-backed separatists are now fighting for citizenship in Ukraine.

4.28.16

Shell-Shocked: Ukraine’s Trauma

VICE News travels to Ukraine to investigate the war’s impact on soldiers and civilians, and to see how volunteer groups are stepping up to help.

4.27.16

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.

4.22.16

Shellshocked: Ukraine’s Trauma (Trailer)

Coming Soon: VICE News travels to Ukraine to investigate the war’s impact on soldiers and civilians, and to see how volunteer groups are stepping up to help.

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2.10.16

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.

1.25.16

How the War in Ukraine Is Causing a Rise in HIV Infections

Ukraine's drug addicts have always been at risk for deadly diseases, but the precarious economic situation and the war has only increased the danger of contagion.

12.31.15

Why Russia Spent 2015 Half-Assing It in Ukraine

Russia would seem to have enough firepower to squish Ukraine in a heartbeat if it wanted to. So why, almost two years after it all started, is Vladimir Putin still stuck fighting there?

8.11.15

Suspected Russian Missile Parts Found at MH17 Crash Site

Prosecutors warned it cannot yet be concluded that there is "a causal connection between the discovered parts and the crash of flight MH17."

7.29.15

The Holdouts: We Witnessed a Battalion's Final Days on Shyrokyne's Frontline

VICE News was in the village of Shyrokyne, eastern Ukraine, just before it came a "demilitarized zone" and found an atmosphere charged with distrust, doubt, and defiance.

7.16.15

Textbooks and Assault Rifles: The Student Soldiers in Rebel-Held Ukraine

VICE News visited the Donbass region of Ukraine to meet the student soldiers trying to combine their studies with fighting on the frontlines for pro-Russia forces.

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