BY The Guardian

Ukrainian photographer Maksim Levin killed

The photographer and videographer Maksim Levin, who worked for Ukrainian news website, was killed while covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Maksim had been reported missing since March 22, his body was found in a village north of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on 1 April. The prosecutor general’s office in Ukraine said Levin was “killed by servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces with two shots from small arms” though this could not be independently verified.

Levin was a documentary film-maker who had also contributed to Reuters’ coverage of Ukraine. 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.”

The NGO Reporters Without Borders, which works to protect journalists, said on Twitter 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.”