The War At Home In Crimea | VICE on HBO (Bonus) Crimea: A Look Inside the New Russian 2 days ago   03:39

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In 2014, Russia seized the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in one of the most brazen annexations of territory since World War II.

This is what happened after.

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DiaLSpector
DAVAI BLYAT!!!
Command_Unit
Feed the ukrops to the lions XD
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Crimea is Russian territory, UA government trespassed with their ships.
Freeno gaming
brainless people who think that it was true voting
Hex Arkos
The state of Maine can't just vote to leave the U.S. and join Canada just because people in Maine don't like Donald Trump.
MrUlesus
Oh thats my Ukrainian plasterer there with Ukrainian nationalists.
Whats hes doing there,i thought he was in Manchester.
Vikram Nandakumaran
at 2.55 ..that looks like nazi symbol..
Firstname Lastname
Lot of neocon/neolib/ukrop trolls in the comment section. Crimea has returned home. Crimea is Russia, Russia is Crimea. Home at last.
Wakanda Forever
Majority of Crimeans were always Russians. I wonder why it was Ukrainian anyway. And even Ukrainians are A Russian tribe. Speaking similar language.
Yakav8r55m
The fool bragging that he fed his lions with fresh meat from Ukrainian defenders is typical THUG-ruSSiyan braggart. The gleeful Crimeans who are celebrating THUG-ruSSiyan unification had since 1991 to make this historic vote happen. However, a vote on anything after an illegal military invasion and occupation has little legitimacy since the people were forced to make a decision in the atmosphere of armed intimidation. Such proud newly found Russian patriots lived off the Ukrainian tit for decades and seemingly none of them felt so passionate for mutha-ruSSiya to actually take steps to move to their mutha-land. Seems it's all about location...they tolerated being Ukrainian because they got to live their lives in Crimea and not Siberia...but they were just not patriotic enough to move from Crimea....apparently.
Robert J
Russians are bad drivers
Kevin Kiely
This short clip caught me off guard. Not because of the situation but because VICE's reporting didn't seem one sided or leftist. I will watch.
Kungite G
I fully support you Ukraine, I want total destruction on Russia there evil and greedy for land
runninwithbelievers
goddam... i mean i am also not a fan of hardline ukrainian nationalism , but way to troll ukraine vice
Anton Ivanov
Ukraine above all == Deutschland uber alles.
hitman93able
So many Russian bots here it is hilarious. It is ok USA is with Ukraine! every step of the way
Raul Lozada
Vice use to be a source of independent news until it was bought out, now all this uninformed propaganda.
Carrera4K
Dude, these two counties have been going at it for awhile now.
jdoe
Russia will never be satisfied with what they have. They will keep invading their neighbors because the West are not doing anything.
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Crimea: A Look Inside the New Russian The War At Home In Crimea | VICE on HBO (Bonus) 2 days ago   15:48

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Days after Ukraine’s president was toppled from power during the Euromaidan revolution, Russian soldiers and local proxies took control of the strategically important Crimean peninsula and surrounded Ukrainian troops in their bases. Unhappy with the change in government in Kiev and using the unfounded fear of the Russian language being restricted, Russia made a bid for control in the region.

Following an illegal and fraudulent referendum on whether Crimea would become a part of Russia or not, Russia then formally annexed the peninsula — a move which was widely condemned by the international community. Russia had, in one quick and mostly bloodless takeover, reminded the world of its power, and made the West in its poor handling of the situation appear weak.

VICE News headed to Crimea to see how the change in rulers has gone down with the local population. Some residents welcomed Russia and the prospect of a greater economic future, while others feared losing their freedom to speak out, and did not like the idea of becoming pawns in Russia's military muscle flexing.

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