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First Video Evidence of Russians Among Ukrainian Separatists: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 30)

First Video Evidence of Russians Among Ukrainian Separatists: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 30)


[LE 21 AVRIL 2014, SIMON OSTROVSKY, REPORTER POUR VICE NEWS, S’EST FAIT KIDNAPPER PAR DES MILITANTS ARMÉS PRO-RUSSES À SLOVIANSK, EN UKRAINE] [VOICI LE REPORTAGE QU’IL A RÉALISÉ
UNE HEURE AVANT SA CAPTURE.] [ROULETTE RUSSE :
L’INVASION DE L’UKRAINE] [SIMON OSTROVSKY, VICE NEWS]
On part à Kramatorsk, à la rencontre des militants pro-Russes qui ont pris le
contrôle du commissariat central. Le gouvernement ukrainien a déclaré
que l’un des combattants à Kramatorsk était un officier des forces spéciales russes. Ils ont transmis des images au
New York Times et à d’autres médias censées prouver leurs dires.
Donc on part là-bas pour savoir qui il est vraiment. [KRAMATORSK, UKRAINE] Sa barbe est bien trop mince. Que pensez-vous du fait qu’un
journal américain utilise la photo d’un autre homme barbu afin de prouver que
les forces spéciales russes sont présentes ici ? Je pense que les Américains ont des comptes
à régler avec la Russie et veulent l’Ukraine pour eux seuls,
sans la partager avec la Russie. Donc ça fait partie de
la guerre de l’information ? Oui. Donc vous êtes un citoyen russe,
mais vous ne faites pas partie des forces spéciales. Tout à fait. Vous êtes là en tant que volontaire ? Oui. Je suis venu arrêter le mal américain en Ukraine
avant qu’il ne vienne frapper à ma porte. Donc vous n’êtes pas l’homme de la photo
du New York Times, prise en Géorgie ? Bien sûr que ce n’est pas moi.
Je ne me trouvais pas là-bas à l’époque. Où étiez-vous pendant la
guerre de 2008 en Géorgie ? Pas loin d’ici. – Au Kouban ?
– Oui. Donc votre nom est Alexander
et vous venez du Kouban ? Oui. Je peux avoir votre nom de famille ? Mozhaev. Mozhaev. Donc vous ne savez pas qui est
cet autre homme barbu ? C’est la première fois que je le vois. Je viens de voir mon premier
passeport russe sur un homme armé, ici dans l’est de l’Ukraine. C’est un Cosaque,
il vient du Kouban en Russie. Le New York Times a publié la photo d’un homme membre des forces spéciales russes qui lui ressemble. Ils ont prétendu qu’il était l’homme
qu’on vient d’interroger. Il semble que ce n’est pas la même personne,
mais il vient bien de Russie. Il n’est probablement pas membre des
forces spéciales russes et c’est un Cosaque. Les fondateurs de notre groupe
sont des Cosaques du Terek. Le plus important, c’est qu’on soit des volontaires.
On n’est pas là pour l’argent. Nos frères cosaques ont réclamé notre aide,
et les Cosaques sont obligés de s’entraider. La situation est telle qu’elle est.
Les gens s’opposent au [régime oppresseur de Kiev]. Combien de temps vous devrez rester ici de sorte
à ramener l’ordre et à annexer cette région à la Russie ? Je ne sais pas.
Le peuple décidera. Un referendum sera organisé, et on va tout faire
pour maintenir l’ordre jusque-là.


Reader Comments

  1.  "http://vk.com/video_ext.php?oid=79889569&id=168682534&hash=310e8a429cfe8eb9&hd=1  – Babay living, fighting, scolds Kiev junta, the Nazis and EU and Obama for their support. 18.05.2014 – In the course of the next attempt to seize Kramatorsk Junta forces lost several armoured vehicles and dozens of soldiers. 

  2. You do know that this red meat about Russians being among the Eastern Ukranians resistance was debunked right?

  3. News from "Babay". Babay after night reconnaissance and combat talked to the reporter. He would ask Putin artillery, because the Junta forces shelled the city with long distances. And he told  about his dream about the Day of the peace that is to come, when will beat different bad people. Going crazy on their money and power.

  4. News from Igor Strelkov, commander.
    "Knocked out two armoured cars. Tried antitank rifles Simonov 1942, hit, kicked or not is unclear."

  5.  The good news: British journalist working for Russia Today, Graham Phillips released Kiev junta. Babay respects Graham, it is a decent person from the West.

  6. its great to see this sort of real , live contact with the stakeholders over there … free of media spin … i hope the Ukuleles will get the best economic deal for the people of Ukraine … but i would be cautious of a Russia that will cut off your gas and club you over the head the minute you don't tow the Soviet line and express your dissatisfaction with the regime … they ship dissenters off to Siberia to die a slow death

  7. НАЁМНИК А НЕ КОЗАК,КОРНИ ЕТОГО ПАДЛА С УКРАИНЫ КУБАНЬ БЫЛА ЧАСТЮ УКРАИНЫ

  8. OMG !! a russian passport!!! call NATO!! call UN!!!! call JESUS!!!    wow Simon you are over doing it! 

  9.   News from CyberBercut – hacked accounting system of elections in Ukraine (25.05.2104). The Junta hurry, carries out punitive operations for elections and CyberBercut knocked out information support of elections.

  10. Does the West stubbornly believe these incompetent clowns, marauders and psychopaths to be "Putin's special forces"? You think Putin couldn't send some intelligent guys, like those green men who conquered Crimea in a matter of days without spilling much blood at all? Guys, he's maybe evil but not at all dumb. I come from a lineage of cossacks myself, in fact from the same town as this bearded Babay-Mozhaev dude, and I must say (with great shame) there's absolutely no need for Putin's approval. Your typical provincial cossack is naturally inclined to go stir up wars, murder and get killed for nothing. We're a warrior caste, you know. Some of my more traditional relatives are already going to Ukraine. They're that belligerent. At worst, Putin may supply them with money and BS, their nature will do the rest.

  11.  Under Slavyansk Igor Strelkov notes the existence of the Polish mercenaries from private military campaign. They are sniping and do not stick out, in attacks do not go. As they say, sit quietly, but the money they are going.

  12. Vice needs to do a video on the "30 Ruble Army" i.e. paid Putin propagandists posting on YouTube, Yahoo!, etc.

  13. The very fact that he said USA wants Ukraine all to itself, and not to share with Russia is a very telling and fucked up comment. Ukraine is not a piece of bread to be shared. It is a country with people and human lives.

  14. Над Славянском не стреляй,
    На позиции – Бабай!
    Как зарядит свой "Утёс",
    Стукнет в лоб иль срежет хвост.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    Под Славянском силами "народной ПВО" сбиты два вертолёта сил хунты. В одном погиб высопоставленный чин.
    За дело киевской хунты, "евро-аншлюса" и "атлантические ценности" погиб генерал-майор внутренних войск Украины Сергей Кульчицкий. 
    Кульчицкий занимал пост начальника боевой и специальной подготовки Национальной гвардии. 
    (Используются и другие названия – "Наци-гвардия", "нац-гады" и пр. Комплектуется "Наци-гвардия" с широким привлечением неонацистов "Правого сектора", берут также и бывших уголовников.)
    Прим. – "Бабай" – образ умелого бойца ополчения Славянска-Краматорска, который не преминет надеть заслуженный Георгиевский крест ДНР в небоевой обстановке.
    Положение о награждении Георгиевским крестом ДНР Игорь Иванович Стрелков, очевидно, уже набросал.

  15. The losses of troops of the Junta during punitive operations against the South-East (killed, died after injuries, missing) –   Data is not verified by the authorities. However, protests of the population, women, including in Western Ukraine against the war say that the reports of casualties in the South-East is increasing.

  16.  https://vk.com/video_ext.php?oid=168578095&id=168742651&hash=4b81aa17693a1d89&hd=1/   – Volunteers from Chechnya in Donbass. Chechens excelled in 2008 with repelling the aggression of Saakashvili in South Ossetia. Their militancy proceeds from the understanding that the world finds the Caucasus with Russia or under its influence is worth protecting.

  17. Americans in Spain
    1937 – the Fascist Attack on Madrid, the battles on the river Jarama. 450 Americans from Lincoln battalion for the first time joined the battle. Most Americans were students. The next largest group consisted of sailors. All were young and had no combat experience. But even without artillery cover, the Americans fought with great courage. 120 of them were killed and 175 were injured…

  18. Problems of volunteer units in approximately the same. People are ready to fight, but not trained, have not enough experienced commanders and arms .

  19. Ukraine is such a big country and has such a big border with Russia that it's just inevitable. Funny how Americans are complaining because this is what America does to other countries all the time. They fund rebels to antagonise enemy governments and when the enemy government cracks down harsh they declare it a crime against humanity and invade. Just like the US did with Saddam by egging on the Kurds who got slaughtered.

    Double standards

    This is the strategy here. Russia is sending in this paramilataries and funding local Ukranian Russians to rise up against the government. If the Ukrainian army steps and and starts killing these ethnic Russians/cossacks then Russia will use that as pretext war for large scale land invasion because they are "just protecting the local population from government slaughter"

  20. VICE = U.S STATE PROPAGANDA! Their mission is to find "Russian special forces etc."  VICE has total immunity from the Kiev Junta. They do not show the dead bodies of the civilians killed by Kiev Junta Nazis, foreign Mercenaries & heavy artillery of Ukr "army"!  Simon Ostrovsky works for CIA. This is 100% biased as it gets! Who the fuck knows if they PAID for these guys to say whatever VICE wanted, as VICE usually does in Russia & Ukraine? That passport was confirmed to be lost 4 years ago.

  21. На том пресловутом фотоснимке с которым путают Бабая, зам. командира батальона "восток" Хамзат, фамилии я не помню. Но надо быть полным дальтоном что бы не увидеть разницу между Бабаем и Хамзатом..

  22. 1:46 "I was not far from there" is not correct translation, "в не столь отдалённых местах" is an constant expression (idiom) used to say jail punishment avoid to actually say it.

  23. раньше янки думали что у нас медведи ходять, а теперь бабаи, разрекламировал себя мечта снайпера

  24. В результате атаки на колонну нац.гвардии
    ополченцы завладели 3 танками и гаубицей.
    Ура! Скоро перевешаем пару тысяч нацистов, а 
    массовка с флагами за 200 гривен сама по домам разойдётся!
    Восстановим СССР и наваляем пендосам!)))
    УРРРА!!!)))

  25. Вот гнида… Специально людям вопросы задаёт только про Россию . Можешь не переживать рано иле поздно юга-восток войдёт в состав России.. И ты со своими америкосами отсасёти

  26. There are 9 million Ukrainians with Russian passports/citizenship in Ukraine, not to mention all the Ukrainians that speak Russian, but don't have the citizenship. 

    So yes of course you'll meet some Russians in Ukraine, especially the East??

  27. Fuck the Tension!! Why can't We all Get along and Make prosperity for al humans?? Clean air,water,earth, Grade A Cannibas.. humans need to Stop being territorial integrate and produce the Cleanest efficient Society On this SACRED earth Capitalizing Nature in its beauty while living simpler Lives WE are being Over worked and forced into tension and Conflicts Thru constructive manipulation from the WORLD banks who created "Currency"… Grow Nature and live Free

  28. Ржал долго над репортером )))))))) СДЕСЬ РУССКИЙ ДУХ,СДЕСЬ РУСЬЮ ПАХНЕТ!!! И такие,как Бабай ещё понаедут! Жаль,не я………

  29. I wish that russian will help the people in east side of the ukraine to stop the attack from Kiev ! The people have the right to choice and the east ukraine want to be a part of russian !

  30. He said "not far from here", but actual translation would be "in places not very far from [here]" which is a Russian idiom for prison. He said he was in prison at the time.

  31. Терские Казаки самые жёсткие реально звери их переселяли на захват и оккупацию Кавказа они там закалились в боях, часто там бывал на каникулах станица Архонская под Владикавказом. структура постройки и расположение жилых домов кардинально отличается от обычной деревушки где ни будь в Псковской области. дома по периметру сады внутрь так каждый квартал. вы видите только заборы и фасады.

  32. 1:25 вот это он правильно сказал! Ибо к нам уже постучалось 

  33. Хорошо казачок сказал: Не дадим Америке скушать Украину, скушаем её сами!

  34. seems to me that this man is not in is prime no more,so,why in hell americans say he`s special force???s.f always have troops that are in their prime!its logical…yes!

  35. Horseshit propaganda. Western backed Euromaidan illegally ousted the democratically elected Yanukovich. The new russophobic government hates Russians and seeks to cut Russian speakers economically culturally from the Russians, which is not in the interest of Russian speakers in Ukraine, who have lived there for hundreds of years, btw. Yanukovich did not bomb western Ukrainians when they took over administrative centers, but the west is arming and supporting the bombing of towns in eastern Ukraine. The rebels are 80-90% locals by every credible source, they are not coming from Russia to Donbas-they ARE Donbas. Poroshenko is a fucking war criminal that was voted in by 50% of only a 37% voter turnout. The hypocrisy of the US and EU is insulting to any thinking person in the west.

  36. These propaganda motivated  movies have the moronic ignorant american mentality all over them…Big fucking deal! Russians have been among Ukrainians for the past 1300 years stupid!

  37. All the people claiming Vice is Pro West. Vice has been pretty fair in their coverage. I guess they just aren't humming the tune you want to hear. It's ironic that when a "mostly' unbiased network finally comes along, people are simply itching to get their lies and propaganda back. It's ridiculous.

  38. I'm seeing a trend on the new comments on older Vice Ukraine Dispatches. Some just say propaganda and others have winded Red Herring followed by calling the videos propaganda… Feel the need to call a 3 month video propaganda when it has already been said….

  39. Are the Chechens obliged to come help Cossacks as well or are they simply paid murderers, hired by Putin's cronies to come and kill Ukrainians?  You have to feel nothing but pity for Russians who are completely and totally brainwashed.  It is one thing to die for a cause and it is another to die for no cause at all because you are too stupid to crack a book and open your eyes to what is happening, what has been happening in Eastern Europe for the past 100 years.  Russia is 'helping' Crimea and Ukraine just like it helped Georgia and it wants to help Poland just like it did in 1939 when Stalin negotiated with Hitler to make all of eastern Europe slaves.  God please save Ukraine and everyone else from Russia's help.

  40. Finally!! hes settling down, theres no Russian SF teams ghosting all the govt buildings, just pissed of people. good days journalism, he managed to stick it to the new york times as a massive plus!

  41. America wanting Ukraine all to itself? Us Americans couldn't give a fuck about Ukraine. That's ya'll shit wig Russia. Leave us out of it!

  42. There is alot more evidence than this that russia has troops there from videos to putin himself said if they are on leave or vacation some go to fight but are not ordered to by there russian military.Thay pretty much sums it up.Also the videos of convoys coming in with heavy artillery and weapons wich the east ukraine would have been out of by now without resupply.Theres also a new video of a police station that got over ran and the police that chose to stay got sworn in by a large cornal and when asked a lt cornal from where he said russian federation army.He didn't know he was being filmed.Usa has helped ukraine in west and I'm sure there are probably troops there also.both sides lie and both are heavily involved but russia is in denial at least usa knows what's happening.Russia should've never went after crimea (yes I know the history about crimea) but they wanted that warm water port so bad they know are having to pump bailout money just to keep there country afloat and are in a bad recession and it's only going to get worse.Could start ww3 over all of this.Thanks russia.Usa has invaded sovereign countries and those in charge should be held responsible but arnt and when nato and usa says a country shouldn't do something they should listen and work on stopping usa from doing the same.

  43. Is there a problem with Russians helping or saving Russians in East Ukraine?
    If NATO can break up Yugoslavia without any request or their own people there then I'm sure the Russian Federation can come and separate Ukraine to save their people from further Maidan (as we all know how that went)

  44. No denying this Russian is Russian! But obviously you cannot discourage volunteers to go and help their comrades! That doesn't mean the Russian Armed Forces have any orders to "destabilize" Ukraine! 
    If volunteers go and fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq (And we know there are as a matter of fact) does that mean an American or Dutch fighting against ISIS as a volunteer, is acting on orders? No!

    Quit the BS! ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL MUST HAND IN THEIR PASSPORT WHEN IN SERVICE!!! So this video is just a farce! I am not denying there are Russians fighting in Eastern Ukraine, but it doesn't mean Russia is "INVADING" !!!

  45. RUSSIANS IN UKRAINE ARE JUST VOLUNTEERS, THERE ARE ALSO SOME ITALIANS THERE, NORMAL PEOPLE, MOSTLY communists that want to fight for donetsk

  46. Russia a land of marginals, thiefs, gangsters and alcoholics. No future for this people. They feel great as long as they have a ''feeling'' their country is great. Putin's media channels portrey Russia as the greatest; people are happy, life is shit. Have fun! haha Crimea belongs to the Tatars, Greeks, Muslims, and is Ukraine. Fucked people, I feel sorry for them…

  47. Finally a Russian soldier in Ukraine had the balls to admit that he was Russian and he was all "geared-up" in Ukraine. "No Russian soldiers in Ukraine!" – Myth Debunked. Thank You Vice. : )

  48. What? are those guys joking? they are russian moorons and theyr brains are washed with fucking russian propaganda, what a looser country russia is…

  49. Cossacks come from Ukraine which mean borderlands, and was never a Nationality. The people calling themselves Ukrainians where do they come from? Lets see, many of them from the former Austrian Empire. I sat a dinner once, where all the people except 2, myself and a older woman were actual descendants of people from Ukrainia ruled by an Orthodox Tsar, the others, the whole room, ruled by the Kaiser from Austria. Did they look Slavic? No! Were their habits Slavic?  No!   I was so confused as to where all these people came from, and suddenly flooded our Church. The older woman said to me, at least you are Ukrainian, and not one of these "Ni Noshi". There is more to this than what is being said than the media screams about.

  50. Very dignified people giving intelligent answers to a reporter who they know is a Jew. They talk to him with a lot of respect even though it is a common perception ( misperception) that Cossacks are anti-Semitic.

  51. Russia has never denied that there are Russians fighting for the Eastern Ukraine, what they denied was that there are legit Russian soldiers there! Don't know why Vice News is making such a fuss about it, it's not like its news or something…

  52. This is their special forces no way in hell will ever come close to the American Special Forces my cousin is in it and it's definitely hard to get in this man is fat our special forces would laugh at him

  53. Trash of humanity want to go back to the shitty commie era.. Good luck, hope you succeed and get starved to death, what a retatard

  54. This reporter is spy for US and Kiev and Ukraine right wing ,, be care this reporter make up story , his fake news ,,, disgrace to real reporter ,,,,, his face look like crook

  55. Funny that the Russian media got hold of Right Sector paraphernalia evidence from burning cars and it wasn't even damaged. They presented it on their media outlets before it came out on Ukrainian media.

  56. Человек с бородой на той фотке это же чеченец с батальона Восток, он в новостях тогда появлялся, не?

  57. It's interesting that these Russian war criminal always blame the United States for everything .
    In reality it was during this time jackass Obama and Hilary Clinton gave Putin everything he wanted such as Uranium and let Putin further attack Ukraine .

  58. К тебе в дом не придутТебя скоро внесут из твоего дома ногами вперед.

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