France Says It Will Pay Back Russia If the Mistral Warship Deal Falls Through
President Hollande has said he would refund $1.3 billion to Russia if it fails to meet France’s conditions for the delivery of two helicopter carriers.
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.
Flying Drones with the Dnipro Battalion: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 93)
In this dispatch, VICE News travels to the village of Chermalyk, where Ukrainian forces are preparing the defense of the city and using volunteer-made drones to gather intelligence on separatist positions.