Printed on Sun Jul 03 2022 7:39:41 AM

Photojournalist found dead near Kyiv

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dead near Kyiv

The Ukrainian war photographer Maksym Levin has been found dead near a village north of Kyiv by police, his employer has said.

According to reports from his colleagues, 40-year-old Levin had not been heard from since March 13 when he was documenting the conflict in the Vishgorod district north of Kyiv where intense fighting later broke out.

Ukrainian presidential aide Andriy Yermak confirmed in a Telegram post that Levin's "body was found near the village of Guta Mezhygirska on April 1".

Levin had worked for Ukrainian news site for more than ten years, and his photographs and videos documenting the war have been seen around the world. As well as his work for, he contributed pictures to international news agencies and broadcasters, including the BBC.

At least eight journalists are now known to have been killed in Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion of the country more than one month ago.

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