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Out of Control: Ukraine’s Rogue Militias

September 8, 2019


Hidden away on the frontlines of eastern Ukraine is a potentially deadly force. volunteer fighters save the nation from invaders being armed and dangerous they could always turn their weapons on own gonvernent we got through military checkpoint everyone keeps talking about snipers so, lets go hang out with snipers this used to be an oprhanage kids clearly its not that anymore its an extra set piece for the walking dead is this basically your home ? well, its cozy that’s for sure no windows what do you like about the war right now , what do you like about what you’re doing

100 Comments

  • Reply VICE May 25, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    WATCH NEXT: Every week in a secret location in Brighton, a group of hunt saboteurs, antifascists, students and other left-wingers spend a few hours teaching each other how to defend themselves at anti-fascist demonstrations – https://vice.video/2s85IEN

  • Reply UrMomGay NoU August 4, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    “Why do they call u thunder?” Duh, cuz when he cums he cums with the THUNDER!!

  • Reply krishna tiwari August 5, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Y vice chooses cucks for their anchors

  • Reply Neal B August 6, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    “Anarchy is the mother of order”

  • Reply Jacob Chapman August 6, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    I would risk my life for freedom

  • Reply INF LIXI August 7, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Pozdrav od hrvata

  • Reply Bob Johnson August 7, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Is this reporter retarded or something.

  • Reply KZSR_Pandamania August 9, 2019 at 12:48 am

    they need the fish to guide them again.

  • Reply Akili Preston August 9, 2019 at 2:26 am

    I was so pissed when they started acting like they were shooting at enemy's and his gullible ass believed your there to document if they are still needed what you think they was gonna do

  • Reply Robert Henry August 9, 2019 at 9:33 am

    His whole commentary is sloped to his personal view. His demeanor sucks, tone of voice condesending and attitude is rude. He is lucky he never got a bullit, the viewer of this is not.

  • Reply Roland Maurer August 9, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Some dudes ready to overthrow a commie government. Never give up your guns!

  • Reply Angara Barbell August 10, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Who are they fighting against?

  • Reply Alex Duke August 10, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Lol they don't want to join the military bc they don't want to have to take orders they do what they want it they risk their life it's their choice not someone else's

  • Reply Sepher Agon August 11, 2019 at 2:44 am

    It didnt show any actual fighting. Just heard some shooting.

  • Reply Khankhisto August 12, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Interesting to see how this compares to America's idea of a well regulated militia coexisting with the government.

  • Reply MERSEY HOUNDS SEA FISHING ste August 12, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Santa is not a man you want to get on the wrong side of

  • Reply cam0875 August 13, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    17:54 what just happened to his eyes??

  • Reply covb August 14, 2019 at 9:22 am

    The only good thing in this video is the cats

  • Reply ItThatF August 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    What does mayami mayami means

  • Reply Андрей Николаевич Коростелёв August 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Дупомовные все отсталые

  • Reply morningperson42 August 18, 2019 at 3:45 am

    11:28 Cute kitty supports Ukraine.

  • Reply Angry Pepe August 18, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Fuxk usa

  • Reply ВисельнаяАорта August 19, 2019 at 4:47 am

    17:59 WTFFFF DAAMN EYES

  • Reply Carson Betsinger August 20, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Vice only employs beta males. Hard to watch whiney "men" constantly.

  • Reply Sleek August 21, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    They look at them like bad people because they dont live in society's rules or laws

  • Reply Carolina Cremasta August 21, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    His eyes @17:57 !!!!

  • Reply Kevin Gondola August 22, 2019 at 1:43 am

    This dudes lazy eye when he looks surprised is so intense

  • Reply Tyler August 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Is it just me or at 11:50 are his eyes doing the "crazy eyes" from Mr. Deeds?

  • Reply Vladimir Lenin August 23, 2019 at 5:20 am

    As far as I see it, United States wanted another base close to Russia. Just like they did in Poland and the Baltic states. United States and their western allies created chaos in order to destabilize the country.. Just what the Ukrainian neo-nazi nationalist types were waiting for. They introduced some fascist policies against Russian minorities. At the end they won nothing. People live in poverty. Just like USA doesn't want Russians in Venezuela, Russians don't want USA in Ukraine. It' as simple that that.

  • Reply Badger Mcblasty August 25, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Gotta love the set up. 'Saved the nation from invaders'. Didn't know the Ukrainian resistance fighters fighting an unelected fascist, post coup government were 'invaders'. This is not news, it's a propaganda piece for the pigs in our ruling class.

  • Reply Bob A August 25, 2019 at 6:26 am

    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.

  • Reply Outdoors30 Rudenko August 25, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Sadly a lot of those officials been paid lots of money by corrupted Oligarchs and on their corrupt government

  • Reply Tobias Grabner August 25, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    you know what is better then the soundtrack the mixtape of the guns

  • Reply Terry August 26, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Question: where do these guys get their uniforms, gear, and weapons? Who supplies them? Where does their revenue to acquire uniforms, weapons, and ammunition come from? Where can they even buy weapons, and ammunition in Ukraine? Is somebody backing-supporting them(probably Ukraine and western powers)? We know that they won't have to spend any money on paying personnel for being with them, since they're volunteers, though where do their uniforms, gear, and weapons come from?

  • Reply Google Isillukinati August 27, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Why would Ukraine's me ever declare these militias as terrorista. Smh

  • Reply Google Isillukinati August 27, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Why do they send the biggest soy boys into these war zones ?

  • Reply Unknown Force's August 27, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend

  • Reply Realistic Optimist August 28, 2019 at 12:25 am

    This was a nice breath of fresh air from the propaganda they usually put out

  • Reply Wes Vasquez August 28, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Reporter: "Are they just playing war?"

    Comment Section: "The reporter is playing journalism."

  • Reply BKradley August 29, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Who gives a shit who is doing the fighting? If they will defend a land that is ethnically unique from foreign subversion, then that should be respected. So long as they aren't gassing or shooting civilians, they should be supported unilaterally.

  • Reply Elyas Yusuf August 30, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Idiot : No windows

  • Reply Someone Someone August 30, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    How I don’t know about this

  • Reply Gasko Gaskovich August 30, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    are they "playing soldiers" ? Yes they do. Believe me, some of them just go to beyond the other hill and fire and the guys near you fire too, to make it realistic. That's why commander asked the thunder where is the media, he didn't want you to see other guys travelling to the other hill.

  • Reply TubeDeviant August 31, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Who is that bootlicking reporter who thinks people need to turn in their guns to the government..?? I also don't think he knows what a "Militia" is if he thinks they shouldn't go against the government. (as a last resort)

  • Reply Mike Mike August 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Bs. Ukraine would sell out and Putin would send Spetnaz in to murder you.

    It would be a quick death.

  • Reply Sea Mac August 31, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    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.

  • Reply Oso Kinsman September 1, 2019 at 12:57 am

    I was very interested in this subject, and I craved true centrist journalism…. vice dropped the ball… stfu with your opinions and leading questions and just show the truth… I can come to my own opinions…

  • Reply G1MMEDATDOME September 1, 2019 at 4:31 am

    So PUBG was based on Ukraine it looks like. Bunch of people from all over the world dropping into a country and killing each other in a post-apocalypse eastern Europe.

  • Reply Trevor Taylor September 1, 2019 at 6:56 am

    1:55 Hey everybody, Look , it's Doctor Evil's retarded brother..

  • Reply colt45 Peacemaker September 1, 2019 at 9:42 am

    A video not about weed

  • Reply Evgeniy UI September 1, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    thank them for live

  • Reply Mac Wolf September 1, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    This is what we need in American

  • Reply Bernd blabla September 1, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Europe will be rebuilt from Ukraine

  • Reply Matthew Neddeau September 1, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    I wonder what would of happened if the United States of America's government ever asked our militias to disarm.

  • Reply Shylock's Legacy September 1, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Anarchist with a regime armpatch …

  • Reply zohaib September 1, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Putin the pig killing his own and helping assad to kill his own in Syria wtf !!!

  • Reply Big Sky 1991 September 1, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I met this Ukrainian flight attendant in Thailand… we partied for 4 days, rock n roll. Then she says "Jimmy, I love you, I want for you to visit parents… lets go to Simferopol for long weekend ". (In Russian occupied Crimea…) riiiiiight! Tall American gringo in Crimea? Yeah, I'll pass till things calm down a bit lol… the "reporter " in this piece is an assclown…. he has zero concept on soldiering or civil war. He also doesn't know the acute danger he was in… if a pro Moscow militia or Speznaz guys got their hands on him, they would skin him alive just for shits and grins…

  • Reply SMOKEY September 2, 2019 at 12:26 am

    In Ukraine, kids bring Santa presents.

  • Reply PK PK September 2, 2019 at 12:49 am

    I'm proud of these men defending their country. One day, Europa will be free.

    1 4 8 8

  • Reply Drew G September 2, 2019 at 2:45 am

    A Plymouth Voyager, who’d even imagine one would still be running after 20 years?

  • Reply Matt Stitz September 2, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    17:57 eyes go all googly

  • Reply Jackson Heldman September 2, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    the only person benifiting is the guy that sold all those torches at the end

  • Reply OC Vegas Property September 2, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Staged?

  • Reply swinderby September 2, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Utter bullshit! What an incredibly biased and one sided account of the war in Ukraine. For a start Russia did not take over Crimea. The Crimeans voted to rejoin Russia and are doing very well at the moment compared to Ukraine which is now the poorest country in Europe. The Ukrainian fascists have been bombing and slaughtering the people of Donbass for years.

  • Reply Phillip Ferrell September 3, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Of course YOU wouldn't fuck with those guys. But then those guys have never fucked with you or members of your family inside your own home.

  • Reply charles dawson September 3, 2019 at 10:26 am

    I like how these journalists go to the frontlines even if there's a battlefield there.

  • Reply charles dawson September 3, 2019 at 10:32 am

    (9:40) Dude, if you see an enemy soldier, Run.

  • Reply Al Zl September 3, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    The today Governament of Ukrane are the people who not just allow this mess to happen they create this mess and continue to cultivate it – just to be in power.

  • Reply Steve Carr September 4, 2019 at 11:22 am

    You know when I hear things like they do not want to hand over their weapons back to the government why the hell would you. Sort of like hearing to us all these liberal little faggets running around wanting gun control and oh hell yeah you don't need a combat rifle yeah okay well I'll keep my rifles in my guns for one day the shit like this may hit our country

  • Reply Elijah Spanheimer September 4, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    here I am back in a vice black hole…

  • Reply RAY HUSTLER September 4, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    This guy is terrible! VICE couldn't find a more experienced person to take the trip to Ukraine.

  • Reply RAY HUSTLER September 4, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    98% of people in the comments have spoken and the reporter is terrible and his comments/questioning is dumb and insulting. WTF fire this guy!

  • Reply Jimmy Cruz September 4, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    I wonder if lomachenko was training with them

  • Reply yogo pukk September 4, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    too much jevvws in the video

  • Reply Nathan m September 5, 2019 at 1:38 am

    I had a Canadian soldier taxi driver the week ago he told me 90% of those coming from the army are scared of what they will do after there tour of duty is over I think it's safe to say that 90% can apply to ever army

  • Reply tom bronski September 5, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    American, probably Jewish gay sent to Ukraine to perform front line blowjobs.

  • Reply Eugene S Smith September 5, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    As always, the civilians always lose!

  • Reply Tupac September 5, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    2:20 Does this motherfucker have ALS or something?
    This is the weirdest reporter ever.

  • Reply Jorge F September 5, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Anywhere Vice Goes people get arrested , i wonder why .

  • Reply WorldPeaceNow!!!!! September 6, 2019 at 6:03 am

    probably a few hypocrites in your group!

  • Reply Fee_ Lo September 6, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    How can you have anything but admiration for civilians that take up the responsibility of defending their country. Especially when the government is unable. This journalist is an idiot. They still have a country… obviously they did the right thing and did it well.

  • Reply A fat cat from sweden September 6, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    And this is exactly why i trust vice over other media when it comes to wars. Others say russians or ukrainians shot down the flight but vice highlights the 3rd and biggest suspect. Militiaa.

  • Reply john hopkins September 6, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    "…I want to see some fighting for my film… can we have some fighting and shooting for my movie…"; how about shooting you for some "action"? (did this idiot notice the haircuts… does he have any clue what it means???)

  • Reply Johnny Six September 7, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Vice loves diving into the pits of hell. Your reporting should take me out there the next time you go. I want to join the good fight.

  • Reply Free Will September 7, 2019 at 2:40 am

    The Ukraine government dare not to fuck around with these guys. I was in Ukraine for 6 weeks before the conflict and met some of the nationalists. They were quite aggressive and some wanted to attack me for just to be in Ukraine. After some strangers intervened to get the guys away, the real nationalists were the one helped me. They have the same mentality ad we do that everyone is free to make their own choice and duty yo protect another. They are not what people portrayed to be scary or violent but they value the freedom and lives.

  • Reply Mr haun September 7, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Are they fight themselves or the Russians or just shooting there guns in the sky at night lmao

  • Reply zola mo September 7, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    No militia, no freedom defenders.

  • Reply Carter Rothswild September 7, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Does the interviewer think this is a joke?

  • Reply Khalid AlAli September 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    We are living in a fascinating time. Those guys are fighting for their homes and lives, while people in the comment section are making fun of them, and if one was to visit Odessa last month, one would think that those guys were on a different solar system, rather than the same country. It’s quite sad. It’s like there is no dignity in anything they are doing.

  • Reply Matthew Wagner September 7, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Sounds like there fighting on the wrong side.
    Forget the name of that group.

  • Reply Khalid AlAli September 7, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    I also like how some of them have Cossack haircuts.

  • Reply Sammler&Jäger September 7, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    I hate how that guy always compares reality with movies!

  • Reply Jesuslovesamericans September 8, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Sooo, militias fighting to free their country? Hell yeah. A country once under soviet communism wants to stay free? Can you blame them?

  • Reply HighBrass 777 September 8, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Why does Vice always send some gay Jew SJW to cover tough men?! I can not even believe they agree to talk with them, I keep hoping to see them get shot or at least get the crap beat out of them LOL!

  • Reply HEAV¥HAND September 8, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Good on the Ukrainian patriots never let yourselves be disarmed again. Remember the Holadmore because those of us with memory do. Never again let any government attack and murder and starve to death your people.

  • Reply Bionic Jumper September 8, 2019 at 5:08 am

    I love the intro… that's the entire point of a citizen militia

  • Reply Pat McRotch September 8, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Dear VICE,

    If you are going to cover a war, then please send your best next time. The people of Ukraine are Oppressed by a Tyrannical Russian Government who wish to control them. "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it." ~ Abraham Lincoln

    Freedom must be fought for. With that said, it is better to have violent freedom than to live as a peaceful slave.

  • Reply K L September 8, 2019 at 8:44 am

    I've done the same training in the military. Pure skit.
    And they were just shooting into an open field lol

  • Reply Blaster53 September 8, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Ukraine is a failed fascist state and as such is doomed because it was built on lies and deceptions created in Washington. Ukrainian politicians behave as well trained and obedient dogs and are repeating ordered lies brewed in Washington. EU which was one of the instigators of a fascist coup in Kyiv is no longer able to lie us EU citizens and feed us with a shit.

    We are Europeans and Ukraine is in Europe which means not so difficult for us to go there and see for ourselves what is going on there.

    The fact which comes out of that is that all Russian rejections of accusations, lies and deceptions spewed by the western politicians are very much true and NATO which is under the full USA control is fueling lies upon lies.

    Russia is not a threat to anyone not even to the USA but it is in the absolute interest of the USA military-industrial complex to keep animosities going on indefinitely just to make more and more profit from wars and tensions.

    Russia is much different than Ukraine, Russia is the prosperous state with a stable political and economic system getting better every and each day despite maniacal American attempts to destroy them. Ukraine as said is failed state in the hands of Nazis who serve the USA interest.

    Words to a creator of this video. In the eyes of us Europeans you are typical stupid, poorly educated and brainwashed Americans who truly believe in your official political narrative. If you would have any brain and decency you would make a program including both sides of the war and spread the truth but as it is, you are truly stupid and good only for the USA uneducated and stupid public.

    In your ultimate stupidity, you did not even realise that you are glorifying Nazism just by giving them verbal support. Well you could not know that as for that intelligence is required and that is in very short supply with you.

    I would like to suggest you the next video if I can. Go to Syria and have friendly chat with terrorists such as Al Nusra Front as they are your government close allays and friends again "bloodthirsty" Assad who has over 80% of public support but as it has no US government and their masters Israel support which is important, and therefore he has to go. Same goes for too many countries Around the world your government is terrorising but you do not see it.

  • Reply Ramon Loeffen September 8, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    The red/black flag is the flag of the "Right Sector", why isn't this mentioned once ? BTW, Ukraine never was under siege…the violence broke out after the Odessa mass murder of pro Russians and the Ukrainian army moving into the Eastern part.

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