Reuters contributor Maksim Levin killed while covering war in Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine, April 2 – Maksim Levin, a photographer and videographer who worked for a Ukrainian news site and was a longtime contributor to Reuters, was killed while covering the invasion of Ukraine by the Russia. He leaves behind his wife and four children.

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

Levin, born in 1981, was a documentary filmmaker who had contributed to Reuters country coverage since 2013.

He worked in the village of Huta Mezhyhirska. There had been heavy shelling in that area.

Ukraine’s attorney general’s office said Levin was “killed by servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces with two small arms shots.” This could not be independently verified.

Maksim Levin carries a cat near the separation line of Russian-backed separatists in Donetsk on January 25, 2022.
Stanislav Kozliuk/REUTERS
A car burns during clashes between anti-government protesters and members of the Interior Ministry in kyiv, Ukraine February 18, 2014.
A car burns during clashes between anti-government protesters and members of the Interior Ministry in Kyiv, Ukraine February 18, 2014 in this file photo of slain journalist Maksim Levin.
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Riot police and a woman hide behind shields during clashes between anti-government protesters and police in kyiv, Ukraine February 18, 2014.
Another photo by Maksim Levin shows riot police and a woman hiding behind shields during clashes between anti-government protesters and police in kyiv, Ukraine February 18, 2014.
Maksim Levin/REUTERS

John Pullman, Reuters Global Visuals Editor, said: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of long-time Reuters contributor Maksim Levin in Ukraine.”

“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. »

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