Photojournalist with Russian news agency killed in Eastern Ukraine

Associated Press

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that photojournalist Andrei Stenin has been killed in Eastern Ukraine.

Stenin was a photojournalist with a state-owned news agency, RIA Novosti, according to the AP.

Not counting Stenin, the Committee to Protect Journalists reports that a total of four journalists and two media workers have been killed this year in Ukraine.

From the AP:

The agency’s director-general, Dmitry Kiselyov, said in a statement on Wednesday that the remains in a charred car found outside the rebel stronghold of Donetsk have been identified as Stenin’s. Kiselyov said the car apparently burst into flames after coming under fire from Ukrainian forces.

This 2013 photo taken near Damascus and provided by ITAR-TASS in Syria, shows Russian photographer Andrei Stenin who was reported missing in Ukraine. Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti news agency says one of its photojournalists has died in eastern Ukraine. Andrei Stenin went missing in early August, his whereabouts unknown. The agency's director-general, Dmitry Kiselyov, said in a statement on Wednesday that the remains in a charred car found outside the rebel stronghold of Donetsk have been identified as Stenin's. Kiselyov said the car apparently burst into flames after coming under fire from Ukrainian forces. (AP Photo/ITAR-TASS, Mikhail Pochuyev)

This 2013 photo taken near Damascus and provided by ITAR-TASS in Syria, shows Russian photographer Andrei Stenin who was reported missing in Ukraine. Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti news agency says one of its photojournalists has died in eastern Ukraine. Andrei Stenin went missing in early August, his whereabouts unknown. The agency’s director-general, Dmitry Kiselyov, said in a statement on Wednesday that the remains in a charred car found outside the rebel stronghold of Donetsk have been identified as Stenin’s. Kiselyov said the car apparently burst into flames after coming under fire from Ukrainian forces. (AP Photo/ITAR-TASS, Mikhail Pochuyev)

Not counting Stenin, the Committee to Protect Journalists reports that a total of four journalists and two media workers have been killed this year in Ukraine.

CPJ reports that 33 journalists have been killed in 2014, but the list doesn’t include Stenin or American freelance journalist Steven Sotloff.

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