Noted Ukrainian Photographer Was Executed by Russian Troops


According to a study conducted by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Ukrainian photographer and documentary director Maks Levin searched for photographic equipment in March with soldiers accompanying him for security. I was executed when I did. They were losing.

The Paris-based RSF conducted a survey from May 24 to June 3, and according to the information and evidence obtained, Levin and Olek in the woods around the village of Moschun near Kyiv on March 13. Skichernisov said he had been executed by Russian soldiers. , “Probably after being cross-examined and tortured.”

In a study conducted by Arnaud Froger, head of the RSF’s research desk, and Patrick Chauvel, a French war photographer who worked with Levin in Ukraine, Levin and Chernyshov tried to find the drone used by Levin in Russia. Concluded that he was captured by a soldier in the country. Due to his coverage of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24.

The RSF has been edited by Levin and his bodyguards with edited evidence including bullets, identification, items with DNA traces proving that Russian soldiers are on the scene, Levin’s burnt Ford Maverick car, and other items. He said he was able to conclude that he was executed.

“Photographs of crime scenes, observations made on the spot, and analysis of important evidence recovered clearly show executions that may have been preceded by acts of cross-examination or even torture.” RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire said. In the statement.

“In the context of the war, largely characterized by the censorship of propaganda and the Kremlin, Maxim Levin and his friends paid their lives for a fight for credible information. We give them the truth. It owes, and we will fight to identify and find the person who performed them. “De Loire added.

40-year-old Levin is one of eight journalists who have been killed in the course of their work since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. His body was found in the woods on April 2.

As a father of four, he has worked with many Ukrainian and international media such as Reuters, the BBC and the Associated Press.



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