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Russian Photojournalist Killed In Eastern Ukraine

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Undated file picture taken in Kiev shows Andrei Stenin, a photographer working for Russian RIA Novosti press agency. Russian photographer Andrei Stenin, who was missing since early August, has been found dead in Ukraine, the RIA-Novosti press agency announced on September 3, 2014. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) | - via Getty Images

MOSCOW (AP) — 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.

Colleagues in Russia led a campaign for the release of the 33-year-old reporter, insisting that he was captured by the Ukrainian army. The Kiev government said it had no information about what happened to Stenin, who was embedded with the pro-Russian rebels.

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