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American journalist Brent Renaud died in Ukraine

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News spread quickly of the death of an American reporter and film-maker Brent Renaud, 51 years old, killed in Irpin, near Kiev, in the early afternoon of Sunday 13 March. With him was another journalist, Juan Arredondo, who was injured. The first to break the news was the head of the local police, Andrei Nebitov, spreading a photo of the reporter’s documents.

Initially it was thought that he was a reporter for the New Work Times but came the denial of the newspaper. The news that Renaud was a reporter for the “New York Times” spread because he wore the newspaper badge, but the same newspaper specified that the reporter was not on a mission for the newspaper to report on the events of the war in Ukraine. It seems that the collaborations with the Times dated back to 2015.

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According to the New York Times on the first reconstructions of the incident, Renaud and his colleague were filming refugees fleeing Irpin when they were shot at a checkpoint. Renaud was wounded in the neck and died immediately while his colleague was transferred to the hospital.

The New York Times wrote in a note, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Brent Renaud, a talented photographer and videomaker who collaborated with us for years but was not on a mission to Ukraine for the New York Times. He had an old badge of ours, but he wasn’t there for us. We are saddened ».