Fictional Little Green Men Seize Lithuanian Town (Excerpt from 'The Russians Are Coming: Lithuania)
In this excerpt, VICE News travels to Kaisiadorys, Lithuania, where separatist insurgents backed by the fictional country of Udija have seized a government building — all as part of a country-wide military exercise.
Mock Invasion By The State Of Udija (Extra Scene from ‘The Russians Are Coming: Lithuania')
In this extra scene, Vice News witnesses a mock uprising of protestors supporting the fictional enemy state of Udija, in an exercise designed to mimic populist uprisings that have defined recent conflicts in Eastern Europe.
The Russians Are Coming: Lithuania's Operation Lightning Strike
VICE News followed the Lithuanian army during Operation Lightning Strike — a four-day wargames exercise. The drill marked the first test of Lithuania’s new 2,500-strong “Rapid Reaction Force,” set up in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
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