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Here's The Report A Vice Reporter Was Filming Right Before He Got Detained And Beaten

Here's The Report A Vice Reporter Was Filming Right Before He Got Detained And Beaten

Last week, armed gunman detained VICE Journalist Simon Ostrovsky for three nights and three days in Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine.

An hour before he was "blindfolded, beaten, and tied up with tape," Ostrovsky filmed a report featuring a man suspected of being a Russian military intelligence operative and his men.

The man and his men say they are Russian Cossacks, and the leader shows Ostrovsky his passport, confirming to VICE News that Russians are working with separatists in east Ukraine.

It's all very intense, especially when the men detained Ostrovsky afterward.

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