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2 April 2022

Ukrainian photojournalist Maksim Levin, a longtime contributor to Reuters, was killed while covering the Russian invasion for, a Ukrainian Web site.

His body was found yesterday in a village north of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv after he had been missing since March 22. The prosecutor general's office in Ukraine said Levin was "killed by servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces with two shots from small arms."

Born in 1981, he was a documentary filmmaker who had been working in the village of Huta Mezhyhirska. There had been heavy shelling in that area.

Reporters Without Borders, which works to protect journalists, tweeted that Levin was the sixth journalist killed in Ukraine since Russia invaded late in February. "He was unarmed and wearing a press jacket," it said. "Targeting journalists is a war crime."

John Pullman, Reuters’ global managing editor for visuals, said, "Maks has provided compelling photos and video from Ukraine to Reuters since 2013. His death is a huge loss to the world of journalism. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."

He leaves behind his wife and four children.

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