The Prosecutor General’s Office in Kyiv has confirmed that the Ukrainian documentary filmmaker and photographer Max Levin, who had been missing since mid-March, had been found dead in a village near the capital.
According to initial information, Levin had been shot by Russian soldiers. However, investigations are still ongoing.
The authorities did not give Levin’s exact age. He was born in 1981.
According to the organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Levin is the sixth journalist to be killed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24.
He was unarmed and wearing a jacket with the word “Press” on it, RSF said on Saturday.
The father of four children was found dead on Friday, according to his friend and fellow journalist Christopher Miller on Twitter.
“He was brave, talented, and dedicated to covering this story. I can’t believe he’s gone,” Miller wrote.