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Reuters contributor Maksim Levin was killed while covering the war in Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine, April 2 – Maksim Levin, a photographer and videographer who worked for a Ukrainian news website and long-time employee for Reuters, was killed while covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He leaves behind his wife and four children.

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

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

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

The Prosecutor General’s Office in Ukraine said Levin was “killed by two small arms shots by soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces”. This could not be independently verified.

Maksim Levin carries a cat near the dividing line of Russian-backed separatists in Donetsk region, Ukraine, January 25, 2022.
Maksim Levin carries a cat near the dividing line from Russian-backed separatists on January 25, 2022 in Donetsk.
Stanislav Kozliuk/REUTERS
A car burns during clashes between anti-government protesters and Interior Ministry members in Kyiv, Ukraine, February 18, 2014.
A car burns during clashes between anti-government protesters and Interior Ministry members in Kyiv, Ukraine February 18, 2014 in this photo of slain journalist Maksim Levin.
Maxim Levin/REUTERS
Riot police officers and a woman take cover 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 taking cover behind shields during clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Kyiv, Ukraine February 18, 2014.
Maxim Levin/REUTERS

John Pullman, global managing editor for visuals at Reuters, said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Maksim Levin, a longtime Reuters contributor, in Ukraine.”

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

https://nypost.com/2022/04/03/reuters-contributor-maksim-levin-killed-covering-ukraine-war/ Reuters contributor Maksim Levin was killed while covering the war in Ukraine

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