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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

Efrem Lukatsky/AP

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.