05/12/2014 02:32 pm ET Updated May 12, 2014

Vice News Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky Returns To Ukraine


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.