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Russia Killed America in Ukraine! Brent Renaud Shot to Death


An American award-winning journalist Brent Renaud was shot to death and two others wounded by Russian troops in Irpen near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Sunday (March 13, 2022) at the age of 51.

We offer our deepest sympathies to all heartbroken Americans.

Brent Renaud was a Peabody and DuPont Award-winning filmmaker and spent the past 20 years ago producing films and TV programs with his older brother Craig. 

The tragic death was confirmed by Kyiv Region Police head on Sunday, announcing, ” Brent Renaud was fatally shot when Russian troops opened fire on a car near the Romanivsky Bridge in Irpin,

The killed journalist was identified by Ukrainian police as US citizen Brent Renaud. While Ukrainian authorities initially identified Renaud as a The New York Times correspondent, he was not in Ukraine reporting on behalf of The Times.

“The occupants cynical [sic] kill even journalists of the international media who try to show the truth about the inaction of Russian troops in Ukraine,” Kyiv Chief of Police Andrey Nebitov wrote on Facebook.

He added, “Of course, the profession of a journalist is a risk, but US citizen Brent Renaud paid his life for trying to highlight the aggressor’s ingenuity, cruelty, and ruthlessness.”

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Russia and Ukraine War Entangles Innocent Journalist! Brent Renaud Shot to Death

Nebitov shared a video of a police officer at the scene with a bloodied man’s body that was Brent Renaud who was shot to death. Also, two other journalists were injured in the attack and taken to the hospital.

The attack comes as Irpin has been the target of heavy shelling by Russian forces. The New York Times issued a statement about Reanud’s death Sunday, “We are deeply saddened to hear of Brent Renaud’s death. Brent was a talented filmmaker who had contributed to The New York Times over the years.”

Though he was initially identified as a New York Times journalist, he had not been on assignment for the newspaper at the time of his death, the spokesperson said.

“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,” the spokesperson said.

Renaud won a Peabody Award for his work alongside his brother, Craig, according to the bio on his website. The brothers had worked on documentary projects for their company, the Renaud Brothers, from Iran, Afghanistan, Haiti, Egypt, Libya, and Mosul.

The Times “is deeply saddened to learn of the death of an American journalist in Ukraine, Brent Renaud,” Cliff Levy said. “Brent was a talented photographer and filmmaker, but he was not on assignment for @nytimes in Ukraine.”

“He was wearing a Times press badge that had been issued for an assignment many years ago,” a statement from The Times said. Irpen, located to the west of Kyiv, has been hit hard during the Ukraine-Russian conflict.

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