The Ukrainian President’s Office announced today that a Ukrainian photographer who had been missing for three weeks had died following the withdrawal of Russian troops from lands near Kiev.
“He went missing on March 13 in the war zone near Kiev. His body was found on April 1 near the village of Kota Mykorska,” said Andrei Yermak, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, in a telegram north of the capital.
Ukrainian NGO “IMI” (Instute for Information) cited preliminary information from the Attorney General’s Office, according to which “unarmed” journalist Max Levine was attacked by “two bullets” fired by Russian soldiers.
Levine, 40, is a father of four and has collaborated with several Ukrainian and international media outlets.
In 2014, at the start of Kiev’s war against pro – Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Levine was able to leave the besieged city of Ilovsk in the southeast, where hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a matter of days.
According to Sky News Arabia, several Ukrainian and Western journalists have been killed and dozens injured in Ukraine since the start of Russian operations on February 24.
Fighting broke out between Ukrainian forces and the Russian military, killing three of them in northeastern Kiev, who had recently retreated from dozens of villages around the capital.
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