Out of Control: Ukraine's Rogue Militias

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Out of Control: Ukraine's Rogue Militias 4.5
In 2014, Ukraine was under siege and the military was unprepared. Desperate, the government urged anyone to get to the front and fight the Russian-backed separatists. As the war drags on, Ukraine claims their military is now in control and the volunteers have all been disbanded. But we tracked down some rogue volunteers still out there fighting, not prepared to hand over their weapons anytime soon.

💬 Comments on the video

Idiot: "You got AK's, dogs, tea... What more could you want?"

Soldier: "I want freedom"

Author — O.G. Smoke


Reporter: "Are they just playing war?"

Comment Section: "The reporter is playing journalism."

Author — Wes Vasquez


i miss simon ostrovsky covering the ukranian story. he was understanding and respectful.
i really dont like this guy. hes got no idea about the gravity of they way life is there.
his questions and demeanor is very disrespectful and pissed me off

acting like a child asking dumb questions. 'i wanna see action! is there real fighting here?' like a damn tourist

Author — thepluraloftiger


This guy has no respect for the situation at hand.

Author — Brent FU


This would be fantastic except for the reporter's insulting questions.

Author — Scott Laux


VICE, please go back to your roots and cover more raw stories like this. Actually interesting and incredibly well made. The other route you have gone down is pure and utter garbage

Author — Gareth Watson


the reporter is like wow my wifes boyfriend had a gun once can i touch it? is it real?



The soliders: Have you ever been inspired to fight for anything?
The reporter: I once complained about the non-organic oatmeal milk in my triple steamed skinny fair trade polyamorous latte at Blue Bottle, like the one in Brooklyn, cause I only hang out near or in Brooklyn.

The comment section was 100% right about this absolutely shitty reporter, and I'm what most of them would call a homo vegan soy boy. Vice's reporters are just rich hipster kids who could afford unpaid media internships, & that's why we're getting this content.

Author — brandon queen


You paint them out to be the bad guys. They’re just fighting a bullshit war for their families & I respect the hell out of those guys.

Author — West_by_God 304


I like how the reporter thinks that people just pretend like they’re soldiers

Author — Yri P


This dude has to be my least favorite vice reporter...

Author — Elias I.


Great piece, but I feel it would have been much more poignant if the reporter was a combat vet asking relevant questions and providing an informed perspective.

Author — Sea Mac


what kind of BS is this VICE ? working as propagandists for TransNationalCorporations. This is not journalism.

Author — john dean


"How can you put your life in the hands of someone who isn't as committed as you?"

Author — ur mum gey


Santa is real and is fighting for the the Ukraine! Damn. Lol.

Author — Ivan Karaschuk


This guy is an idiot. “I wanna see the fighting” and then acts all surprised when there’s actually fighting.

Author — Austin Paumen


Vice in 2015-2018: covering news from the most remote and dangerous areas in the world involving deadly conflicts
Vice now: covering man farting, free trump tattoos and gay parades

Author — Bejli Çaushaj


This "reporter" is a nimrod. Naive, silly demeanor. He knows nothing about the world. He comes from the West where the hard fighting has so far eluded him. He does not understand life and death, freedom vs slavery or oppression.
He is the type that decries the West, yet thrives under its protection. meanwhile, promoting Russia, communism.

Author — Bob A


The reporter is sheltered or an idiot.

'playing army'

Alright dude. Do you

Author — Rusty Shackleford


Vice nerd: "Some of them were criminals"
General: "Some of them had a dark side"
lol... war never changes, only the best of the best.

Author — PandemoniumMeltDown