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@SimonOstrovsky, US Journalist Detained In Ukraine By “Pro-Russians” Even Though He Works For Moscow Times?
This is why we have to just report it and wait until the news (all of it) comes out. We have been trying to report both sides of this issue.
I suspect a lot of this will happen. Mr. Ostrovsky has claimed he is FROM Moscow. He is not, he is Russian speaking. Ostrovsky is also vehemently anti-Israel, even though he has residence in Israel.. (Koo koo) BUT-can someone tell me: WHY do journalists insist on placing themselves in the middle of war zones where they don’t understand the terrain? Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg come to mind.. But, I digress because it is needed…
US has interfered in the middle of ANOTHER civil war that it instigated and with no military there, this was bound to happen:
And, that was about all he wrote.
Here’s the deal: Most Ukrainians, if not all, ARE Pro-Russian. People seem to forget that a US/EU backed coup d’etat took place in Kiev in Feb/March. Which most Ukrainians were NOT in favor of. Simon Ostrovsky also serves as a reporter for The Moscow Times. So, it does not make much sense that he would be held by Ukrainians that are Russia friendly. However, they are UKRAINIAN. You can say “Pro Russia” ’til you’re blue in the face, but the country is Ukraine where Ukrainians live. Stop pinning every little incident on Russia. It’s UKRAINE.
- Last Updated, 5:49 p.m. | Foreign correspondents in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, including Andrew Roth and Roland Oliphant of The Telegraph, report that one of their number, the Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky has been detained by
pro-RussiaUKRAINIANs who seized power in recent days.
- In one earlier dispatch, the Russian-speaking Mr. Ostrovsky was filmed dodging a question about where he was from by telling separatists in the city of Donetsk that he was from Moscow.
Don’t worry, Simon…. Obama’s golfing..