Russian photojournalist Andrei Stenin was covering the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine for Russian media outlet Rossiya Segodnya when he went missing on Aug. 5. The director general of Rossiya Segodnya, Dmitry Kiselyov, said on Sept. 3, 2014 that tests on a body found in a burned vehicle near Donetsk confirmed that it was Stenin’s remains. The circumstances surrounding Stenin’s fate were unclear. In the weeks before he was confirmed dead, Russian journalists and international observers had mounted a campaign seeking his freedom, with some claiming that he was being held by Ukrainian forces. News reports indicated that the vehicle in which his remains were found appeared to have burned after coming under weapons fire.