Skip to comments.Kidnapped: Pro-Russian Gunmen Are Holding This U.S. Journalist Hostage
Posted on 04/23/2014 11:00:53 AM PDT by Berlin_FreeperEdited on 04/23/2014 11:03:48 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
An American journalist for Vice News is being held captive by pro-Russian gunmen following his reporting on the turmoil in Ukraine.
Simon Ostrovsky had covered the conflict over Crimea for weeks and went missing Tuesday. His disappearance is the latest example of a crackdown on journalists by Russia and its supporters, prompting a warning from the U.S. State Department.
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We call on Russia to use its influence with these groups to secure the immediate and safe release of all hostages in eastern Ukraine, said spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who noted that such actions are in violation of a commitment by Russia and Ukraine made last week in Geneva.
A spokeswoman for the pro-Russian insurgents told the Associated Press that Ostrovsky was suspected of bad activities. She added, Hes with us. Hes fine.
Last month, a Bulgarian journalist and other reporters were held at gunpoint in Crimea. That followed the closure of Black Sea TV, Crimeas only independent channel. Other journalists have been confronted by armed men, beaten and detained.
Did Biden leave already? Oh well.
Matthews is worth more to the Russians where he is.
We have journalists! Who knew?
A member of the enemedia gets kidnapped, and we are supposed to be upset?
Sounds like a spy.
And a bad, bad man.
I guess I don’t watch enough TV.
“Vice” is part of the enemedia?
Vice News is a Soros/CIA front. Just ask the Russians.
Simon Ostrovsky has done some excellent reporting but I guess it was only a matter of time before he would be taken by gunmen from one or the other side.
She is such a “skilled” journo-list—this picture is proof.
Barack Hussein Obama, I mean Bush for the lib trolls out there, has made the entire world such a wonderful place. We’re all friends now. How ‘bout that first American “black” president?! Isn’t “fundamental transformation” just grand?
These russians are so behind in the times. that’s sooooooo 80’s mindset.
There’s more where that came from!
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