World NewsRussian Attack on Ukraine American Journalist Brent Renaud Shot Down

Russian Attack on Ukraine American Journalist Brent Renaud Shot Down

One American journalist has been killed and another wounded in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainian officials have blamed Russian forces for the shooting, but the information has not been confirmed and the circumstances are not clear. AFP reporters say they heard small arms and artillery fire in the area.

The AFP news agency quoted doctors and witnesses as saying that an American journalist Brent Renaud had been shot dead and another injured while traveling in a car in Irpin, Ukraine.

A Ukrainian man in a car driven by Americans was reportedly injured.

Russian forces have blamed Ukrainian authorities for the shooting that killed a journalist, but no clear information has been released. AFP reporters heard of small arms and artillery fire in the area.

The AFP news agency reported that its reporters had seen the body of the deceased. Ukrainian regional security volunteer surgeon Danilo Shapovalov said one of the Americans killed in the attack died instantly and another was treated.

Since the deceased had an ID card of the New York Times, news came that he had worked for that newspaper. But at present, that is, at the time of his death, Brent Renaud did not work for the New York Times, the American newspaper reported.

“Brent Renaud is a talented photographer and filmmaker who has contributed to the New York Times for many years,” Cliff Levy, the magazine’s deputy editor-in-chief, said in a statement.

The New York Times has clarified that “although he has contributed to The Times in the past (most recently in 2015), he has not been hired by The Times in Ukraine.”

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