American reporter killed in Ukraine

Ukrainian police identified a victim of gunfire as Brent Renaud, a 51-year-old journalist, filmmaker and US citizen.

Renaud was a reporter for the The New York Times correspondent. However it appears Renaud was not in Ukraine reporting on behalf of The Times.

“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,” read a statement from the outlet. “Though he had contributed to The Times in the past (most recently in 2015), he was not on assignment for 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.”

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An American journalist was killed and another wounded by Russian forces in Irpen near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, the Kyiv Region Police head said Sunday…

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