Vice journalist Simon Ostrovsky has been taken by militia in Eastern Ukraine, Mashable has learned.

The reporter for Vice News, who has been filing a series of compelling video dispatches from Ukraine since early March, was "taken" in Sloviansk, Russian media outlet gazeta.ru reports (translation by The Interpreter):

The "People's mayor" of Slavyansk, Vyacheslav Ponomarev, said that the militia has taken the American journalist, Simon Ostrovsky, hostage, reports a correspondent for Gazeta.ru, Ponomarev announced this during a press conference at the House of Culture in Slavyansk.

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