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US journalist and film-maker Brent Renaud killed by Russian forces in Irpin
Brent Renaud, an award-winning US film-maker whose work has appeared in the New York Times and other outlets, has been killed by Russian forces in the flashpoint town of Irpin, outside Kyiv. Juan Arredondo, a US photographer, was wounded.
Renaud, 51, was hit in the neck and died after coming under Russian fire while working in Irpin on Sunday, according to local police officials and multiple Ukrainian sources.
Jane Ferguson, a reporter for PBS Newshour who was nearby when Renaud was killed, tweeted: “Just left roadside spot near Irpin where body of American journalist Brent Renaud lay under a blanket. Ukrainian medics could do nothing to help him by that stage. Outraged Ukrainian police officer: “Tell America, tell the world, what they did to a journalist.”
Clifford Levy, the deputy managing editor of the New York Times issued a statement on Twitter clarifying that Renaud was not on assignment for the paper, contrary to earlier reports.
This news was reported earlier in this blog without Brent Renaud’s name while the Guardian confirmed the details.