Watch The Harrowing Video Report On The Missile That Shot Down MH17

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed into eastern Ukraine more than a year ago. From the very beginning, it was fairly obvious that it was shot down by some sort of ground-launched missile, and it was likely a Russian-supplied type known as an SA-11“Buk.” The Dutch Safety Board, which was investigating the incident,… »10/13/15 4:56pm10/13/15 4:56pm


Ukraine's Twilight War Zone, Part Two: Bodies on the Front Line

“What is the value of my life? You in America only care about death if it involves your allies?” a young pro-Russian soldier at a funeral for a fallen comrade plead his case. He smelled of tobacco, gunpowder and booze. Tears streaked his face. His uniform: mismatched camo pants and shirt.
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Russian Fighter Came Within Ten Feet Of U.S. Jet Over The Black Sea

It seems that Russia’s interest in what kind of U.S. military hardware is operating in the Black Sea isn’t just limited to ships. CNN reports that a Russian fighter intercepted a USAF RC-135 electronic surveillance aircraft last month, roaring up to it at high-speed, with only ten feet to spare between the two… »6/11/15 9:05pm6/11/15 9:05pm

Navy Responds To Claim Ship Was Scared Off By Russian Jets With Video

Media outlets in Russia began crowing last week about an incident in the Black Sea, off the coast of the contested Crimean Peninsula. Russian fighters buzzed an American destroyer, sending it running scared after it entered Russian waters, they said. But the US Navy just verbally struck back, with video of the… »6/01/15 1:29pm6/01/15 1:29pm

This War Weary Ukrainian Soldier Takes A Nasty Spill Off A Moving BMP

A very shaky ceasefire is in place in some parts of Eastern Ukraine, while in others, Ukrainian troops are running for their lives under heavy shelling. The toll from prolonged fighting on Ukrainian troops is showing. Case in point: this soldier who slipped from clinging to a BMP-1 as it retreats at high speed from… »2/18/15 9:10pm2/18/15 9:10pm

No, Russia Did Not Detonate A Tactical Nuke In Ukraine 

The net (i.e. the Facebook newsfeed of your Uncle Louie) is abuzz with reports that a tactical nuclear weapon was detonated in war-torn Donetsk, Ukraine, with videos showing a bright flash followed by a rising mushroom cloud in the distant. The videos appear to be real, but they're not showing a nuclear reaction. »2/09/15 2:53pm2/09/15 2:53pm

This Is What It's Like To Almost Be Killed By A Rocket On Your Commute

The fragile cease-fire is practically over in Eastern Ukraine. The rebels are unwilling to negotiate and have been attacking Mariupol for days. The video is from yesterday. While the video is not overtly graphic, it's likely that it features injuries or deaths. Please watch with caution. The Ukrainian government… »1/25/15 10:36am1/25/15 10:36am

10 Su-27SM Flankers & 4 Su-30 Super Flankers Stationed In Crimea

As promised, Moscow is finally beefing up its air combat punch on the Crimean Peninsula. Sputnik news has pictures of Russia's new fighter regiment at Belbek Air Base, on the western Crimean coast. The base is stated to imminently house 10 highly upgraded Su-27SM and four state of the art Su-30 Super Flankers. »11/26/14 10:18pm11/26/14 10:18pm

This Drone Footage From Chernobyl Is Beautifully Haunting

At this point, the nuclear wasteland that is Chernobyl and the surrounding city of Pripyat, Ukraine, are both overradiated and overexposed. It's hard to show the devastation in ways we haven't seen before in movies, in video games, and on the Internet. So the way this drone has filmed the city isn't just gorgeous,… »11/26/14 12:35pm11/26/14 12:35pm

Russia Launches New Media Outlet, Gets Off To Horrible Flying Start

Russia launched a new media brand earlier this week, entitled Sputnik, to counter what it calls "aggressive propaganda promoting a unipolar world." And it started off with a bang, publishing an article on November 10, 2014, entitled "US Lacks Proof of Military Convoys in Donetsk Belonging to Russia." »11/12/14 1:19pm11/12/14 1:19pm

Russian Militias Are Now Blowing Up Gas Stations For Fun In Ukraine

The militias fighting to piss off the Ukrainian government expand Vladimir Putin's powerbase in the most obnoxious way possible achieve Freedom and Independence in Eastern Ukraine are definitely, definitely not just local hooligans suspiciously well-equipped with RPGs. So here they are blowing up a gas station. »11/10/14 3:11pm11/10/14 3:11pm

Surface To Air Missile Fail: The Ukrainian Navy Can't Catch A Break

The Ukrainian Navy has had a pretty miserable time as of late, and this dud OSA-M surface to air missile is just the start of it. The ship depicted in the video above, U-209 Ternopil, a Grisha Class corvette and one of the the newest ships in the Ukrainian Navy, was seized by Russia after their annexation of Crimea. »9/10/14 6:34pm9/10/14 6:34pm

France Withholds Delivery Of Amphib Aircraft Carriers From Russia

The Mistral Class deal with Russia has been very controversial from the start, and in a major reversal today by the French Government, it looks like the delivery of Russia's new amphibious assault ships will be withheld due to that country's continued destabilizing involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. »9/04/14 7:14pm9/04/14 7:14pm

Russia's Massive Mystery Convoy & A Phantom Battle Inside Ukraine

From Foxtrot Alpha: Putin's game in Ukraine has featured one set-piece after another, many of which seem to be used as decoys. This can also be said about the strange armada of white Russian trucks, said to be hauling 'aid' intended for Russian-speaking people living in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. »8/16/14 11:11am8/16/14 11:11am

Pro-Russian Rebels Find Soviet-Era High-Speed Spy Drone

The soft war between what were once two supreme members of the Soviet Union continues to simmer, and along with it some interesting and extremely dated technology is being brought to the fight, as is the case with this video depicting a TU-143 'Reys' short-range reconnaissance drone in pro-Russian rebels' hands. »8/03/14 10:14am8/03/14 10:14am