Vice Reporter Simon Ostrovsky Has Been Taken by pro-Russian Militia in Ukraine
Gazeta.ru reported that Vyacheslav Ponomarev, the "People's Mayor" of the Slovyansk, a Ukrainian town now under pro-Russia separatist control, shared the news in a press conference.
Vice put out a statement, saying that they aware of the situation and is working with the United States State Department and other government authorities to get him released.
Ostrovsky has experience reporting from Central Asia, the Middle East and the Caucasus region, but told Huffington Post that the Russian invasion of Crimea has been the most hostile conflict he has covered — something he hasn't been afraid to show in the Vice video series “Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine.”
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