UKRAINE: According to Kyiv regional police head Andriy Nyebytov, an American journalist was shot and killed by Russian forces in the village of Irpin in Ukraine’s Kyiv area, and another journalist was wounded.
Initially, Nyebytov stated that the deceased journalist worked for the New York Times. The Times, on the other hand, stated that the journalist had formerly worked for the publication but was no longer employed there. Brent Renaud, a journalist, was named by the New York Times.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of Brent Renaud`s death. Brent was a talented photographer and filmmaker who had contributed to The New York Times over the years,” The Times said in a statement posted on Twitter by its spokesperson.
It further stated that, although having previously contributed to The Times (most recently in 2015), he was not assigned to any desk at The Times in Ukraine.
“Early reports that he worked for Times circulated because he was wearing a Times press badge that had been issued for an assignment many years ago.”
Renaud was shot by Russian forces in Irpin, according to Nyebytov, but he did not elaborate on the incident. He didn’t say who the injured journalist was.
“A third journalist was hurt. We’re currently attempting to remove the victim from the conflict zone,” he stated.