At War with Reality in Eastern Ukraine

For many citizens living in parts of Eastern Ukraine occupied by Pro-Russia rebels, reality has become a tenuous amalgamation of rumors, propaganda, and dreams.

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There are Chechen fighters in Ukraine, and nobody knows who sent them there.

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There are Chechen fighters in Ukraine, and nobody knows who sent them there.

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Simon Ostrovsky is back in eastern Ukraine.
Watch our latest dispatch here.

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Simon Ostrovsky is back in eastern Ukraine.

Watch our latest dispatch here.

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The EU has imposed further sanctions on individuals in Ukraine, including the “people’s mayor” of Sloviansk, who kidnapped and detained Vice News’ own Simon Ostrovsky last month.

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The EU has imposed further sanctions on individuals in Ukraine, including the “people’s mayor” of Sloviansk, who kidnapped and detained Vice News’ own Simon Ostrovsky last month.

Long Legs, Constructivism, and Eastern European Kitsch
Photos from Kiev’s youngest fashion week, Kiev Fashion Days.

Long Legs, Constructivism, and Eastern European Kitsch

Photos from Kiev’s youngest fashion week, Kiev Fashion Days.

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In this dispatch, Simon Ostrovsky tells the story of his abduction in eastern Ukraine, his days in captivity, and why he thinks he was targeted by “mayor” Ponomarev.
Watch on VICE News.

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In this dispatch, Simon Ostrovsky tells the story of his abduction in eastern Ukraine, his days in captivity, and why he thinks he was targeted by “mayor” Ponomarev.

Watch on VICE News.

It turns out, I had it pretty easy, because I was let go.

— VICE News journalist Simon Ostrovsky on his detention in Sloviansk, eastern Ukraine (via vicenews)

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We are delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health.

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We are delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health.

If You’re Sick of Hearing About Ukraine, Try Living There

Photos from Donbas, Eastern Ukraine, where you spend the day hacking away inside a pitch-black, kilometer-deep tar hole, breathing in exposed coal and methane.

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On April 7, the people of Donetsk declared themselves an independent republic and called for a Crimea-style referendum by May 11th. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky was there as people stormed the regional administration building and demanded to join Russia.

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On April 7, the people of Donetsk declared themselves an independent republic and called for a Crimea-style referendum by May 11th. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky was there as people stormed the regional administration building and demanded to join Russia.

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