Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky has been released from captivity by pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine, Ostrovsky and VICE News announced today.
I’m out and safe. Thank you all for your support. Had no idea I had so many good friends.
— Simon Ostrovsky (@SimonOstrovsky) April 24, 2014
“VICE News is delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health,” the network said in a statement. “We would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. Out of respect for Simon and his family’s privacy, we have no further statement at this time.”
Ostrovsky was taken captive earlier this week; he’s been covering the Ukranian crisis since the beginning of March, producing dozens of reports for VICE while also reporting as a guest on shows like MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes.”