Vice’s Simon Ostrovsky Details His Capture in Ukraine

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My release was as unexplained as my capture,” writes the journalist in his first account of being kidnapped by pro-Russian forces for “not reporting in a correct way. Ostrovsky says he was “blindfolded, beaten, and tied up with tape … accused of working for the CIA, FBI, and Right Sector, the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist group,” but “had it pretty easy, because I was let go.” He names others, including reporters and politicians, who have not been so lucky.

Simon Ostrovsky Details Capture in Ukraine