Simon Ostrovsky

  • Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine

    After Ukraine's military recaptured Sloviansk, VICE News visited some of the former rebel checkpoints surrounding the city, interviewed a pro-Russia rebel in Donetsk, and went to a "peace rally" where the People's Republic of Donetsk proclaimed that...

  • Don't Get Too Excited About Ukraine's New 'Peace Plan'

    Ukraine's new peace plan is really just an attempt to reclaim the moral high ground in the country's public relations war with Russia.

  • Russia Is Accusing Activists in Crimea of Terrorism

    Four people in the peninsula are charged with plotting attacks against a Lenin statue and a United Russia party office, among other targets.

  • Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine

    The standoff between pro-Russia forces and Ukrainian troops continues on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine. But with heavier fighting escalating over the last few days, many residents are braving checkpoints and...

  • Ukraine Says it Shot Down a Russian Spy Drone

    Ukraine says it has captured a Russian drone. While the craft looks clunky, the SBU claims it has 3D mapping and monitoring abilities.

  • Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine

    Ukraine went to the polls this weekend to choose a new president, but pro-Russia separatists in the east did everything they could to stop voters from taking part.