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Ukraine: photojournalist Ihor Hudenko died in February

Credit: : Oleg Peregon.

The Ukrainian photojournalist Ihor Hudenko, who had lost contact with his friends and family while in Kharkiv on 26 February, died on that day, according to his colleague, journalist Oleg Peregon.

The city and its surroundings have been the site of intense fighting since the start of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. On 24 February, shortly after the start of the invasion, Hudenko posted original photos and video of abandoned Russian tanks on his personal Facebook page.

The journalist worked at the local TV broadcaster Glavnoe until 2016, and since then had made documentary films and contributed to outlets including Radio Svoboda, the Ukrainian service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Peregon said. Hudenko also covered events and protests held by the local environmental group Green Front.

Russian forces have repeatedly detained members of the press since invading Ukraine.