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 Ukraine turning to classic proxy war between Russia and NATO members, - VICE News. VIDEO

The West has used everything from signals intelligence operations, espionage, fighter jet saber-rattling, and diplomatic standoffs to stem the rise of Russian influence around the world. These efforts are coming to a dangerous head in Ukraine — a classic Eastern Bloc proxy state — where the presence of NATO troops is driving tensions to Cold War-era levels.

As the armed conflict between the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed separatists enters its third year, VICE travels to the front line to take a closer look at what international assistance really looks like for those caught in the line of fire, Censor.NET reports.
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