Simon Ostrovsky

HAITI

Bloody Clashes Break Out in Port-au-Prince as Haiti Is Left Without a President

Haiti's parliament has drafted an agreement for a caretaker government to be installed after the end of the president's term on Sunday, but the chaotic political situation has triggered unrest in the capital.
Simon Ostrovsky
2.7.16
Europe

Joe Biden Is Visiting Ukraine — And It Could Get Really Awkward

The US ambassador to Kiev recently called out the Ukrainian government for protecting the corrupt owner of an energy company that employs Biden’s son Hunter.
Simon Ostrovsky
12.7.15
defense & security

After Being Imprisoned at Guantanamo, Two Men Find Themselves Trapped in Kazakhstan

Despite having no connection to Kazakhstan, Abdullah Bin Ali al-Lutfi and Mohammed Ebrahim al Qurashi were sent to a remote city in the former Soviet republic after being released from Guantanamo. Now, they can't leave.
Simon Ostrovsky
10.15.15
war and conflict

Russia Denies That Its Soldiers Are in Ukraine, But We Tracked One There Using His Selfies

Russian servicemen are posting photos of their country's military intervention in Ukraine to social media, and we followed one of them to verify just how readily apparent Russia’s role in the fighting really is.
Simon Ostrovsky
6.16.15
ukraine

Ceasefire Threatened After Ukrainian Positions Shelled Outside Mariupol

VICE News was on the ground when explosions went off in the area of military checkpoint “East” along the road leading to Novoazovsk.
Simon Ostrovsky
9.7.14
war and conflict

The Only American Fighting for Ukraine Dies in Battle

Mark Paslawsky, from New York, volunteered to fight for the Donbas Battalion in eastern Ukraine. He was fatally wounded on Tuesday.
Simon Ostrovsky
8.20.14
VICE News

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...
Simon Ostrovsky
7.10.14
Opinion and Analysis

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.
Simon Ostrovsky
6.20.14
ukraine

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.
Simon Ostrovsky
6.2.14
VICE News

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...
Simon Ostrovsky
5.30.14
ukraine

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.
Simon Ostrovsky
5.30.14
VICE News

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.
Simon Ostrovsky
5.28.14
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