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The All-Girl Soldier Club: Child Warriors of Donetsk

The All-Girl Soldier Club: Child Warriors of Donetsk


Mains au sol. Allez. Debout. Allez-y. Du calme. On se calme, les gars. LES PETITS SOLDATS DE DONETSK Rompez. En rang,
au centre. Camarade capitaine,
la brigade Paramilitaire Patriotique du Club
Vityaz est prête. Ekaterina Sergeeva est la commandante
de brigade. Les troupes de scouts
traditionnelles, axées sur l’apprentissage des
techniques de survie et dédiées à la mémoire des anciens combattants
existent depuis longtemps en Ukraine. Mais depuis le début
du conflit dans l’est de l’Ukraine, il y a plus d’un an,
ces troupes situées dans la zone de Donetsk,
sous contrôle rebelle, se sont militarisées
et politisées. Quel est la mission
de votre club ? Avant tout, il est là pour développer
l’esprit patriotique qui est si nécessaire à cette génération. La nouvelle génération a
besoin d’exemples forts; ici, il n’y a que des
exemples forts. [Chef d’établissement scolaire et du club] Et j’estime que
les enfants sont nos jeunes
militaires. En cinq ans, environ
150 personnes sont passées par notre club et
beaucoup d’entre elles ont rejoint l’armée; elles ont choisi
cette carrière-là. Jeune militaire,
Skuchinka ? Oui. Maintenant le chef de brigade
va vous montrer comment charger le fusil. Cette brigade compte
20 membres qui reçoivent chaque semaine
une formation militaire de base dans un hall
d’école. Leur entraîneur a servi
dans l’Armée Rouge en Afghanistan. Les clubs comme celui-ci
connaissent un regain de popularité depuis
le début des hostilités qui ont, à ce jour, d’après les Nations-Unies,
fait plus de 6 000 morts. Avec en toile de fond
un cessez-le-feu précaire entre les séparatistes de
la RPD et les Ukrainiens, la brigade des
filles de Vityaz était en pleine
préparation pour la Compétition du guerrier
de demain, tenue à Donetsk. T’inquiète pas. Ok, on peut s’arrêter
maintenant. Un. Deux. Trois. Quatre. La compétition est
l’occasion pour elles de mettre en scène
leur prouesse militaire et leur patriotisme, en concurrence
avec les autres brigades des zones tenues par les
rebelles dans la région. On a aussi beaucoup
de garçons ici qui veulent
devenir soldats. Le garçon qui est là-bas,
Mikhail, voudrait bien rejoindre l’armée et développer
ses compétences. Dans quelle armée
tu veux servir ? La Fédération de Russie. [Compétition du guerrier
de demain] Sur place. Stop. Serre tes lacets. Brigade, à gauche. À gauche. En rang.
Repos. Au repos. Rompez. Tenue à l’Académie Militaire, la Compétition du guerrier
de demain est une épreuve plutôt nouvelle, qui a été
momentanément suspendue l’année dernière, à cause
des affrontements. Aujourd’hui, c’est devenu
une demonstration de force, avec plus de 15 brigades de
la région qui se disputent la première place et
le premier prix : un séjour dans une camp
patriotique près de Moscou. Les brigade se
disputent le titre de la brigade la
mieux préparée, devant un jury composé
d’anciens militaires russes et de membres de
l’Académie Militaire. De un à trois. Comptez. Un.
Deux. Trois.
Un. Deux.
Trois. Un.
Deux. Trois. C’est un plaisir pour nous de
voir aujourd’hui les équipes soit disant du “sexe faible,” alors qu’en réalité, nos filles et
nos femmes prennent part au combat et protègent les frontières
de notre patrie avec autant de dignité
que les hommes. Nous gardons dans nos coeurs
beaucoup de chansons à la gloire de la terre natale. Nous t’aimons d’un amour
inconditionnel, notre terre sacrée russe. Nous sommes en route à nouveau. La DNR a besoin de nous. Pour notre terre natale, nous sommes prêts à
rejoindre le combat sacré. Camarade Major, la brigade
Vitayz est en rang, suivant vos ordres. La commandante
de brigade, Sergeeva. Brigade. À gauche. Je suis un ancien combattant
et j’ai passé cinq ans en Afghanistan, en Tchétchénie,
en Transnistrie, au Nicaragua, en Abkhazie et en Yougoslavie. Aujourd’hui je suis dans
ma patrie, à Donetsk. Vous êtes formidables. Vous êtes sur la bonne voie
et la Russie nous soutient. Avec le Donbass. L’union fait la force,
la division nous affaiblit. Bonne chance. En plus des marches et de l’entraînement, les
brigades sont jugées sur leur capacité à
manipuler les armes, y compris le chargement et le démantèlement d’un fusil,
ainsi que le tir de grenade. Mains au sol. Lâche. Debout. Allez. Du calme. On se calme, les gars. Ce que je préfère,
c’est le tir. Moi aussi. Tu as déjà tiré ? Oui, bien sûr. – Vraiment ?
– Oui. Avec un vrai fusil ? Non, avec un fusil
à air comprimé. Mon père m’a donné
un AK-47 pour tirer. – Sérieux ?
– Oui, mon père est un chasseur, alors il me l’a donné. Il chasse avec un AK ? Il a un AK et un fusil de chasse. Il m’a seulement donné
le AK pour essayer. C’est bon, fonce,
fonce, vas-y. Allez, allez. Vas-y. C’est bien. Arme la détente et
relâche, comme ça. Ils reçoivent également
une formation sur le fonctionnement
d’équipements militaires variés, apparemment enseignée
par des membres du groupe rebelle Oplot, qui enseignent également
à l’académie militaire. Tu veux servir dans
l’armée russe, pas la DNR. En quoi sont-elles
différentes ? Tu sais, aujourd’hui il n’y a
pas de différence entre la DNR et la Russie. Pour moi, la Russie
c’est la DNR. Est-ce que tu penses
que la DNR finira par faire partie
de la Russie ? Oui, on espère qu’un
jour, ce sera la cas. On l’espère. Ou que la Russie fera
partie de la DNR. Tu appuies sur la gâchette
et tu tires. Il a une portée
d’environ 1,5 km. L’armée de la DNR
en a aussi ? Bien sûr. Ça vient d’où,
à ton avis ? Imagine que demain,
tu dis à tes parents que tu vas rejoindre
les rebelles. Quelle serait
leur réaction ? Ma mère me laisserait
le faire. Ma mère serait contre. Oui, elle serait contre. Ma mère serait pour. Elle t’autoriserait à partir ? C’est vrai, Misha ? Tu lui as demandé ? Oui, elle irait avec moi. Avec toi ? Moi, c’est le contraire. Mon père ne m’autoriserait
jamais. Ma mère, il faudrait
la persuader mais elle me laisserait partir. Pourquoi il serait
contre, ton père ? Parce qu’il est comme
ça, mon père. Il est bizarre. Il a peur. Ouais. Pour éviter d’avoir mal aux
oreilles quand vous tirez, ouvrez la bouche et criez,
“Gloire à la DNR !” Certains mettent des cartouches
dans leurs oreilles. Laisse les filles le tenir. Il est plus léger que ça. Je peux essayer ? Il est chargé ? Il est chargé. Mets le sur
ton épaule, tu tires à partir
de l’épaule. C’est ici qu’on le met,
sur l’épaule ? Oui, de quel côté ? De quel côté on tire ? Celui-ci est spécialement
conçu pour les filles. Comment ça, “ pour les filles ? ” Cool. Elle est sortie. Le Jour de la Victoire,
nos ancêtres russes ont brisé l’échine
de la bête fasciste. Merci beaucoup. Félicitations. Après les démonstrations
et l’entraînement, les gagnants sont
annoncés. La brigade Vityaz s’est vue
décerner le premier prix de l’équipe la mieux préparée. Elles ont gagné un séjour dans un camp d’entraînement
patriotique à Moscou. À tous les clubs paramilitaires
patriotiques de la République Populaire
de Donetsk, hourra ! C’est pas grave. Soulève le trophée. Vive le Donbass libre ! Vive les champions. J’espère que l’année prochaine,
il y aura encore plus d’équipes qu’il n’y a ici aujourd’hui. 15 équipes ont dit qu’elles
viendraient, 10 sont venues, mais la prochaine fois, ce
sera beaucoup plus grand. Merci à tous ceux qui ont pris part à
cette compétition. Un, deux, trois. Notre équipe est
composée de filles. Comme vous pouvez le voir, les garçons
sont encore trop jeunes, ils sont en pleine croissance,
et donc l’équipe est surtout faite de filles qui
sont en 4ème. Il y avait des garçons
mais ils ont déménagé vers d’autres villes pour
des raisons variées. Seuls les plus persistants
sont restés. Ils ont fini l’école. Et la génération continue de grandir,
comme vous pouvez le voir. Quels sont vos projets
pour l’avenir ? On va aller à un camp
patriotique russe à Moscou, qui porte le nom
de Marshall Zhukov.


Reader Comments

  1. good kids, props to their parents for raising them properly. the nazi's in kiev will get shit on and will never be able to take the land of the people of eastern ukraine and crimea. we dont give up our land to self elected nazi's that receive funding from americans, you can believe whatever fairy tales you want but we are proud people who will protect our families, our homes, and our culture til we die. slava rossii i novarossii

  2. Child warriors, hahah when they are old enough all will get fuked in da arse by ukraine, and thats how they like it. They dont know nothing else so be it, canned fodder , hahah xxxxxxxxx

  3. Brave people! It's not fucking west. Where your policemen can kill you. Where the child was raped by Muslims, and the police accuse parents. Where drugs and Satanism are legalized.

  4. The Russian youth will be a generation forever lost to the Propagandist rhetoric that's being constantly rammed down their throats. Not only is the political situation in chaos, what with the cleansing of opposition and fear mongering, but now Putin is pushing his ideals onto the children of Ukraine with the excuse that a new Nazi order is threatening to invade. They are told that anyone who doesn't believe in their flawed philosophy is a Right-Wind demon. If things continue like this, the only outcome would be all-out war, and this time the Russians won't be victorious. Instead of having the world with them, they'll have the world against them, they'll fall swiftly, and these young people will have their lives taken from them under the pretence that they are fighting for their home, when in reality, it's for a tyrannical dictator who has become such gradually by democratic means, similar to the Adolf Hitler they despise so much.

  5. Schade, sie sind noch Kinder. Aber auch verständlich. Russen sind ein wehrhaftes Volk. Ich wünsche Ihnen eine friedliche Zukunft.

  6. WHY the Hell are they wearing Hammer and Sickle emblems on their caps???
    Communists in Eastern Ukraine? Traitors!!! >:(

  7. На уроках НВП в советское время тоже такие уроки были. А про Израиль вообще промолчу..

  8. Молодые патриоты России, я горжусь вами!
    Young Patriots of Russia, I'm proud of you!

  9. The enemy is training the children for war. And here in the US. We're busy playing video games. We are doomed!!

  10. You're not in Russia you bitches, you're in Ukraine. If you want to be patriotic, be patriotic for the country you're actually living in. Or move your asses to Russia and leave Ukraine for the Ukrainians. Ps, those who are trying to compare this to JROTC in the United States, it's nothing like this. I know, I was in JROTC in high school. We never did any sort of combat training, first of all. Second, we never sung songs about joining "holy fights". The only thing JROTC teaches you in the United States is how to wear the uniform properly, how to march, how to salute, how to stand in formation, stupid shit like that. I was also in the boyscouts, and again it's nothing like this either. This is nothing short of indoctrination.

  11. кадетские классы хорошо воспитывают силу духа, чувство братства, и закаляет характер. А вот патриотизм в человеке не воспитать. Это у каждого в крови, у кого то много а у кого то мало

  12. American backed Ukraine target their schools, and the Neo Nazi's attacking their cities with heavy artilary don't discriminate between male, female, young and old. At least they will have a chance to protect themselves from the doped up rapist Nazi's heaven forbid that it never comes to that, go GIRLS, and to all of my armchair experts, get off your fat arse's and try walking a day in their shoes. They may be kids, but I am sure that they know what's at stake if the NAZI'S ever get their hands on them!

  13. They have a militarized youth ready to overthrow a corrupt government in ukraine,what does america have?fidget spinners.

  14. It's clearly unfair to compare these groups to scouts, scouts are not the western equivalent of these groups, I was in cadets in britain and we were trained to do everything these people are and more, at a younger age. Also calling these students 'warriors' is incorrect, they aen't being directed on combat missions, they are willingly and voluntarily seeking an education presumably in the hopes of becoming professional soldiers, there's nothing wrong with this, and who and what they wish to fight for is none of VICE's concern, there are far worse things they could be desiring to protect, quite frankly Russian values are incredibly similar to western values, they have been influences by the same forces as we in the west, the average Russian has far more freedom in their country than an average Brit, their 'Junta' has far less power than British Lords, ministers and members of the Royal households, and you don't see VICE complainign about Britain or how we're trying to retain control of former colony nations as well as Crown dependencies, British overseas territories, British commonwealth nations etc.. It's interesting how VICE paints a very negative view of such clubs, but paints Ukraine's use of young soldiers as heroic in their article entitled "Ukraine Is Training Young Protesters to Fight the Russian Army" where they strongly assert that Ukraine is literally going through an invasion led by over 200,000 Russian soldiers which were apparently 'lined up on the border' despite no evidence of any of this, they continue to say it. The difference between the citizens of Eastern Ukraine and the Government of Kiev is that Kiev is forcing young people to fight in actual combat alongside openly neo-nazi militant divisions, the citizens of eastern Ukraine don't force anyone to fight, especially young people. It's clear that not all these people wish to become soldiers, it's true for allot of cadets, which is likely why the young lady at 2.45 referred to a specific boy in their class who wanted to join the army, if they were all intending to be soldiers, this would not be worth mentioning, many cadets including myself don't actually join the armed forces but take advantage of the education, personal development and opourtunities that are opened up by such organisations.The fact VICE chose to focus only on a cadet group in Eastern Ukraine is suspect, it makes no sense to do this is the intent is to just inform, but makes perfect sense if your intent is to promote a certain narrative by creating a negative impression of one side of this conflict.

    Personally the things that these people are valuing such as native land, family and moral values, I think most of us would agree that your land and values are worth fighting for, these seem to be better than the things we were taught, we were taught not to fight for the defence of anything in particular but to be willing and proud to serve and fight for Her Majesty, regardless of who, ro why we're being asked to fight, we often conducted excersizes that simulated combat scenarios, including the killing of intruders, the hunting down and killing of enemy forces, these drills are rehearsed until why and who your fighting is the last thing on your mind, how you will fight remains the only thing left and the only thing your concerned about is recieving orders, obeying those orders regardless of the consequences as responsibility for failure will fall on those in authority, so your sense of personal responsibility becomes far weaker, the way these people are being taught seems to be the correct type of lessons to create an independant soldeir that values a sense of duty to Motherland, family and moral values far more than a sense of duty to those in authority. I may have painted a bit of a dull view of my nation there, but don't get me wrong, despite the authoritarian nature of our governance I love my country and i'm happy to serve and protect it and the people within it, my point is, if eastern Ukrainians are in any way bad for doing this, then that makes even my nation worse and Kiev controlled Ukraine FAR worse. These cadets fire air guns, at their age I was firing .22lr in cadets, if i stayed I'd have fired anything up to and including .50BMG. Soldiering sadly, is largely about being an effective killer, it's always going to be unnerving to watch and experience the training that is required to make such a person and it can be hard to understand why people at such a young age decide that they would wish to persue such a career, but it's wrong to presume that they choose this because of negative influences around them, I was attracted to the the military because I wished to serve my country, other people are attracted for different reasons, for some it's for the adventure, for others it's both, sadly you get some that are attracted to the darker sides of soldiering such as killing, fortunately in my experience most people I was in cadets with had virtuous motivations to join the cadets or to later serve in the armed forces, i'm sure this is the case in most nations, at least I hope so, it certainly seems to be the case with these students.

  15. I think that it's sad that these kids have no real carefree childhood anymore. Putin provoked this damn war by annexing Crimea even though under the Budapest Memorandum, Boris Yeltsin recognised Crimea as part of Ukraine. Historically speaking, Crimea did belong to the Russian Empire when Empress Catherine the Great defeated the Ottoman Empire? Anyways, Crimea belongs to both Russians & Ukrainians just like Bosnia belongs to both Serbs & Croats. Such places need to be shared. Back to these indoctrinated kids, their childhood is never going to be the same again. God knows where they will be sent to fight another proxy war for Putin but let's hope that there will be a Russian Tsar instead of Putin in 2030s.

  16. What isn't stated from the first in this video is that it represents the Russian-oriented area of Ukraine. So in this context, the repeated word 'patriotism' is just a little doubtful in meaning! Respect Ukraine's integrity!

  17. I'm a foreigner from NZ the old lady didn't embarrass anyone she is right. Amerika is a war mongering mogrel
    Russia is the only country with balls to stand up to the Rambo muthafuckers .

  18. These girls would have a better investment with their time learning English. To get out of the growing Bermuda triangle of economics.

    What do all Slavic Nations using the Cyrillic alphabet have in common?
    Hating their neighbors and being allergic to economic growth.

  19. The russian cheka are using children to commit genocide against the ukrainian people? Disgusting.

  20. EU AND NATO IS THE MAIN REASON FOR THIS ….. ARE YOU GUYS HAPPY NOW …..FUCKING WARMONGERS ….UKRAINE WAS PEACEFUL BEFORE 2014 …YES THEY WERE CORRUPT BUT ITS NOT DEMOCRATIC TO OVERTHROW A ELECTED GOVT ….I HOPE PUTIN INVADES UKRAINE AND DECIMATE THEM ……. PROTECT THEM AT ANY COSTS …..

  21. This is good..Promoting patriotic students and youth..And armed self defense. As fascism takes over we need to be ready to defend our people.

  22. Hey, VICE, I hope you managed to keep your hands off those girls – according to a lot of your former female employees your staff has a little bit of a groping and harassment issue.

  23. If it would be in the US instead of Donetsk, vice would call them the 'emancipated new generation of freedom warriors'.

  24. It is so sad to see proletarian symbols getting abused for great Russian chauvinism. These kids only honor Soviet symbols because they think it is Russian. In reality Lenin hatred that and rejected love for Russia as a nation. The Red Star with Hammer and Sickle was to unite all workers in opposition to nationalism and chauvinism. However in Russia the USSR is glorified as a ''Russian'' nation and its legacy is turned into a Russian myth. Children in Donetsk only learn what Stalin and his successors wanted them to known, that Soviet Russia was a proud nation and a superpower. Lenin's ideas were only a side note, a useful purpose until they were kicked aside for the restoration of the Czarist state in 1992. Vladimir Putin only supports a partial revival of Soviet nostalgia. Love for the Kremlin is good, support for the army is good and indoctrination children with patriotism for the state is perfect. But the ideas of workers rule and proletarian internationalism are ignored by Moscow. Lenin would curse him and his chauvinist regime!

  25. Poor Preety girls😢. They should be House wives and be at Home but they have to hold the weapons. I pray for their Good Future and Protection.🙏🏻

  26. I think World is near to its End. Humans are killing Humans and everywhere is blood. I am Muslims i belive When Jesus Christ will arrive i world there would be total bloodshed in the world and He will arrive and fight against the Evil. The End of World seems so near😔

  27. VICE NEWS = FAKE/BIASED NEWS. FAKE ACTIVIST TV CHANNEL. Who in their right mind would think governments would allow activists to have their own international TV network and spread truth anyways?

  28. Vice news is fake news. The young women and men have the right to fight for their country and reject Kiev's neo-nazis,. These young folks volunteer to defend their lives and livelihood. The US has to stop meddling and supporting war and destruction around the world.

  29. Meanwhile here in the West, young girls are rather busy looking older than they actually are and are confused about their gender…

  30. western girls have countless dating app profiles to f**k countless guys to spread the love along with hpv, hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trich, etc…vice can stfu and gth

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