A Ukrainian photojournalist is missing from the battlefield outside Kyiv.
International Reporters Without Borders sounded the alarm on Tuesday, after famed photojournalist Max Levine was reported missing by one of his close friends.
The last sign of life from him was a message he sent from a battlefield near the city of Vyshhorod, north of Kyiv. Sent on Sunday, March 13th – over a week ago.
– It is known that the fighting broke out in the area where he worked, as adviser Anton Gerashchenko of the Ministry of the Interior of Ukraine wrote on Telegram.
In recent weeks, Levin has submitted a number of photos from matches in and out of Kyiv in Ukraine. He came too close to soldiers, civilians, and the human suffering of war.
See some photos of Levin from the war in the gallery below:
1 of 7Photo: Maxim Levin/Reuters
Behind the camera, Levin answered on Facebook earlier in March, when asked where he himself hid from a Russian military helicopter. Then he shared a photo of a soldier looking for cover from air strikes in a hole in the ground.
– Everyone is afraid. And every day we evaluate how we can be more useful to Ukraine. With weapons in hand, but with a machine, and a drone, to operate a rifle, or coordinate with the military. Explained in the comments field we all have our answer.
Levin has worked for a number of media organizations and news agencies, including the Ukrainian BBC, AP and Hromadske. Recently, he was submitting the photos to Reuters.
– We have raised the alarm about the disappearance of three journalists or other media workers since the beginning of the war. Reporters Without Borders wrote on Twitter that they were all kidnapped by Russian forces.
– Making journalists the target of a war crime, they said.
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