On the Frontlines of Ukraine's Proxy War Between the West and Russia

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The West has used everything from signals intelligence operations, espionage, fighter jet saber-rattling, and diplomatic standoffs to stem the rise of Russian influence around the world. These efforts are coming to a dangerous head in Ukraine — a classic Eastern Bloc proxy state — where the presence of NATO troops is driving tensions to Cold War-era levels.

As the armed conflict between the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed separatists enters its third year, VICE travels to the frontline to take a closer look at what international assistance really looks like for those caught in the line of fire.




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I am from Ukraine and I wanna thank to everyone, who helps ukrainian soldiers in their fight against russian orcs. Glory to Ukraine!

Author — Sober Сossack

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"We learn our mistakes with blood"

Author — NexusProxy

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And still almost zero media coverage in the US...

Author — Pure Style

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Canada isn't really the country you would expect to get involved with conflict... would've thought America or Britain.

Author — miss joley

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"There's bullet holes everywhere from high-velocity weapons." Yeah, as opposed low-velocity bullets...

Author — Bryan Ott

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Ok crimean Russians are separatists but Shqiptars in kosovo are freedom fighters?
I love these double standards

Author — StodOne

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I am from Ukraine and I wanna thank to everyone, who helps ukrainian soldiers in their fight against russian orcs. Glory to Ukraine!

Author — We are All Different

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Many thanks to Canadians who sacrifice their lives by protecting Ukraine from Russia. And for political support. 💗💙💙💛💛💗

Author — Ромчик Антощук

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Its so sad seeing ukraine like this i lived in ukraine til i was 7 left to the us 2011 and than this happened its so sad watching people fight. slava ukraine

Author — Cloudie 2

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I'm Russian, and I love vice, but voiceover is a straight up propoganda. It's saying one things and shut about others. It isn't a journalism when you pick a side

Author — Trofim2000

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Western people come to teach the Slavs how to kill each other

Author — Сергей Дрозд

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It was west fault no Russian fault
They provoked this madness

Author — Nihal s

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Both Russia and The United States are the aggressors of this world. They both have thousands of nuclear weapons and they both have joined and started wars that benefit their governments. Individuals in this world just choose and side with the country who’s propaganda is the strongest and has the potential for domination.

Author — rafael lorenzana

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funny how no one gives a shit about this conflict but care about the Syrian one

Author — DemonicPigeon

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As a Canadian, I'd militarily support Ukraine if I had the choice. If World War Three were to break out, I'd like to think we could help.

Author — twitchyflash

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Surely they mean a war where Russia invaded sovreign Ukrainian territory. By the way Russians die daily in Putins war in the Donbass.

Author — Brian Fuller

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its like escape from tarkov, but with no loot to steal

Author — James Maron

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Do Canadians say sorry after they shoot someone?

Author — Edward jfdlaj

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what kind of democracy? what kind of tyranny? look at Libya, Afghanistan, iraq, syria. nato and america is supporting nothing, take over the country and leave it as they already destroyed. that's how western survive, they don't want competition with growing country who are getting stronger, that's why they eliminate them. don't be a puppet, never be a puppet.

Author — ben hillario

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Can you imagine this shit happening in Scotland after the independence referendum if the result would have been different? There would have been massive outrage. How is that ok in Ukraine? People voted in favour of republic independency. Leave them alone.

Author — Max Chalov