Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News
On July 5, the pro-Russia rebels who had been occupying the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk for the past three months retreated to Donetsk, marking a pivotal shift in the conflict. After Ukraine’s military recaptured Sloviansk, VICE News visited some of the former rebel checkpoints surrounding the city, interviewed a pro-Russia rebel in Donetsk, and went to a “peace rally” where Pavel Gubarev, the pro-Russia governor of The People’s Republic of Donetsk, proclaimed that the rebels would not be defeated. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to continue his government’s anti-terror operation until Ukraine is rid of the rebels.
Follow @simonostrovsky on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/SimonOstrovsky
Watch all of VICE News’ coverage of the conflict in Ukraine here: http://bit.ly/1j0tCKk
Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com