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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
Pro-Russia Gunmen Release Captured US Journalist
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. (Read more Simon Ostrovsky stories.)

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