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Journalist Max Levin Disappeared on Front Line Near Kyiv

The last time he got in touch was on March 13 in the Vyshhorod district near the capital.

Journalist Max Levin Disappeared on Front Line Near Kyiv

Well-known documentary filmmaker and journalist Max Levin has disappeared on the front line near Kyiv.

This was announced by his friend and colleague, co-author of the joint documentary project "Afterilovaisk" Markiyan Lyseiko.

Levin last got in touch on March 13 in the Vyshhorod district near the capital. At the time, he was in the combat zone with a camera.

"Levin went in his own car to photograph the fighting on 13 March 2022. He left the car near the village of Guta Mezhyhirska and went towards the village of Moshchun. A message from his phone was received at 11:23 a.m. after which he no longer contacted and did not appear online", - is told in the message.

Later it became known that in the area where Max was spposed to work, quite intense fighting broke out, during which he could be wounded or taken as prisoner by the military of the russian federation.

Levin was born in 1981 in the Kyiv region. He works as a photojournalist and documentary photographer and cameraman for many Ukrainian and international publications. He has worked with Reuters, BBC, TRT World, Associated Press,, Hromadske. His photos were published by such publications as Wall Street Journal, TIME, Breaking news Poland, EU AGENDA, World news, The Moscow Time,, ELLE, TV-24, Radio Bulgaria, Ukraine Crisis Media center, Vatican news, Radio Svoboda (RFE / RL).

Most of his documentary projects are related to the war in Ukraine. "Every Ukrainian photographer dreams of taking a photo that will stop the war," the journalist explained.

In addition to journalism, he has created dozens of photo and video projects for humanitarian organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), UN, UNICEF, OSCE, UN Woman.

Ealier, the journalist from the Kherson region Oleg Baturyn who disappeared on March 12, returned from captivity of the Russian occupiers.

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