Ukraine's Separatist Rebel Republics Hold First Election
Despite irregularities, voter turnout appeared to be high, highlighting how the protracted conflict in eastern Ukraine has fueled anger with Kiev.
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On the 'Road of Death' After the Battle for Ilovaysk
VICE News traveled a winding route littered with twisted metal, abandoned vehicles, and corpses after pro-Russian fighters ambushed Kiev's forces.
Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine
For three weeks, the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the capital of the so-called Donetsk Peoples Republic, has faced a near-constant barrage of deadly shellfire. Hundreds of civilians have been killed as the Ukrainian army slowly encircled Donetsk...
Ukraine Border Gateway Seized as War-Weary Locals Pray for Peace
Pro-Russian rebels have prised open another gateway in Ukraine’s porous eastern border with Russia.
Pro-Russia Fighters Advance West Into Ukraine, as Others Flee for Kiev
Novoazovsk, a small town in eastern Ukraine, was overtaken by pro-Russia rebels on Thursday. After a 24-hour ban on journalists ended, VICE News went in.
Ukraine Announces That the Russian Invasion Has Begun
The next few days will prove “decisive,” a security source in Kiev told VICE News, as Ukraine accused Russia of overt invasion.
Pro-Russia Forces Gain Ground as Ukraine’s Volunteer Battalions Decry Kiev Leaders
The fierce battle for Novoazovsk raged for a third consecutive day as a fresh bombardment of artillery fire hit the eastern outskirts of the town.