US Journalist Killed in Ukraine, 2nd American Reporter to Die in War

A veteran American journalist was killed in Ukraine on Sunday, March 13, 2022, after his vehicle was struck while he was reporting in Irpin, a city on the outskirts of Kyiv. The 51-year-old journalist, Brent Renaud, had been working as a freelancer for the New York Times, according to a statement from the newspaper. He is the second American journalist to be killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began two weeks ago..

Renaud was traveling in a car with another journalist, Juan Arredondo, when their vehicle was hit by gunfire, according to The New York Times. Arredondo was wounded in the attack and is currently receiving medical attention at a hospital in Kyiv..

The circumstances of Renaud’s death are still unclear, and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Ukrainian officials have blamed Russian forces for the shooting, accusing them of deliberately targeting journalists..

Renaud had been reporting from Ukraine for several weeks, covering the humanitarian crisis and the fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces. He had previously worked as a photographer and filmmaker in conflict zones around the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya..

Renaud’s death has been met with shock and outrage from the international community. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the attack, calling it a .

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