Pro-Russian Militants Confirm Capture of Vice Journalist Simon Ostrovsky


A spokeswoman with the pro-Russian insurgents in Sloviansk, Ukraine, confirmed on Wednesday that they have captured Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky and are holding him hostage.

“He’s with us. He’s fine,” Stella Khorosheva told The Associated Press, adding, “(We) need to be careful because this is not the first time we’re dealing with spies.”

Khorosheva also told The Daily Beast that Ostrovsky is being held according to the “laws of war” because “he was not reporting in a correct way.”

Perhaps more worrisome, the spokeswoman said that the militants had planned the journalist’s kidnapping. …

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Via: Mashable: Media

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