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Europe What Simon Ostrovsky's detention means for Ukraine's information wars

The American reporter for Vice News had been shooting often reckless videos of the crisis before he was grabbed by pro-Russia militiamen. He was released Thursday after being held for four days.

By Staff writer / April 24, 2014

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After being locked up by pro-Russia separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, American journalist Simon Ostrovsky was "safely released" on Thursday evening, culminating four days of confusion and conflicting accusations that underscore a dark new reality for reporters in eastern Ukrainian turmoil.