Reporters Without Borders: Russian military executed Ukrainian photojournalist

An international media rights group says a Ukrainian photojournalist whose body was found near the capital Kyiv in April appears to have been executed by Russian soldiers.

Reporters Without Borders says Maks Levin went missing in March while covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine. His body was discovered along with that of a Ukrainian soldier, who was his friend, in a forest.

A report the group released on Wednesday says evidence indicates that Levin was shot in the head at close range. It also says that his friend, the Ukrainian soldier, may have been burned alive.

The secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders, Christophe Deloire, said that evidence clearly points to "an execution that may have been preceded by interrogation or even acts of torture."

He added that they will fight to identify and find those who executed the two men.