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Ukrainian photographer and Reuters contributor, Maxim Levin, was killed while covering the war

Ukrainian photographer and Reuters contributor, Maxim Levin, was killed while covering the war

Lviv, Ukraine (Reuters) – Maxim Levin was killed while covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He left behind his wife and four children.

The LB.ua news site where he worked said on Saturday that his body was found in a village north of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on April 1.

Born in 1981, Levine has been a documentary filmmaker who has contributed to Reuters’ coverage of the country since 2013.

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He worked in the village of Huta Mezhyhirska. There was heavy bombardment in that area.

Ukraine’s Prosecutor’s Office said Levin was “killed by two small arms fire by soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces”. This cannot be verified independently.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Maxim Levin, a longtime Reuters contributor, in Ukraine,” John Pullman, Global Managing Editor of Visual Materials, told Reuters.

“Max has provided compelling photos and videos from Ukraine to Reuters since 2013. His death is a great loss to the world of journalism. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”

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(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper) Editing by Frances Kerry

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