Pro-Russia Gunmen Release Captured US Journalist
Simon Ostrovsky safe, free, and 'in good health'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2014 11:59 AM CDT
In this photo taken on Sunday, April 13, 2014, a reporter Simon Ostrovsky, right, stands next to a Pro-Russian gunman at a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk.   (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

(Newser) – Simon Ostrovsky, the American journalist for Vice News captured in Ukraine this week, has been released, Vice confirms. Ostrovsky is safe and "in good health," according to the statement. He spoke to the BBC, according to a series of tweets captured by Poynter, and said he is free and on his way to Donetsk.

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Apr 25, 2014 5:13 AM CDT
They are Ukrainians. Both of them. One is eastern Ukrainian and one is western. Sema is a news-maker just like you Evann. He is a Ukrainian and he just migrated to US. No one in a right mind will call that liar a journalist. What's interesting now he made the news him self, his career of telling lies for CNN should be looking bright.
Apr 24, 2014 7:47 PM CDT
Isn't amazing, "bad Russians" didn't do anything to him?!