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Vice News Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky Returns To Ukraine

US journalist Simon Ostrovsky, who was abducted and held by pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine this week, arrives in a hotel
US journalist Simon Ostrovsky, who was abducted and held by pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine this week, arrives in a hotel in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after being freed, on April 24, 2014. Ostrovsky told AFP he was freed today. Simon Ostrovsky, who works for the online outlet VICE News, said that he was fine, although he had been beaten after being grabbed late on April 14 in the flashpoint town of Slavyansk and was initially kept tied up and blindfolded. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY (Photo credit should read Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK -- Vice News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky has returned to Ukraine, less than three weeks after being released by pro-Russia militants in the eastern city of Slovyansk.

Ostrovsky quickly gained a following in early March for his unique and absorbing dispatches from the Russian invasion of Crimea. He's since produced over two dozen videos, moving along with the conflict as separatists began seizing control of government buildings in eastern Ukraine.

He was captured at a checkpoint on April 21, and, after being beaten and interrogated, was released three days later. On April 28, Ostrovsky said on "Today" that he planned to return to Ukraine.

A Vice spokesperson confirmed to HuffPost that Ostrovsky is currently reporting in the capital of Kiev and is expected to file a new dispatch soon.

Meanwhile, Vice UK's Henry Langston is reporting from the chaotic eastern region of Donetsk, where pro-Russia separatists are trying to break away from the Western-facing government in Kiev.

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