Brent Renaud Wiki – Biography
Brent Renaud, An American journalist, was killed in Ukraine when he and a colleague came under fire near the capital, Kyiv, regional police and a government official have said.
Russian troops opened fire on the car of Renaud, and another journalist in Irpin, about 10km (6 miles) northwest of the capital, the Kyiv police force said in a statement on Sunday. It said the injured journalist was taken to a hospital in Kyiv.
He was 50-year-old.
US Journalist Killed in Ukraine
Russian forces killed U.S. journalist Brent Renaud in Irpin, Ukraine, Kyiv region police said on social networks on Sunday. Juan Arredondo, a Colombian World Press Photo award-winning photographer, was with Renaud at the attack.
On Twitter, Kyiv Region police identified Brent Renaud as the American journalist killed. Police posted a photo of his body and U.S. passport as evidence, as well as a picture of a press badge from The New York Times with his name on it.
An aide to Ukrainian Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said in a statement that Renaud “paid with his life for trying to expose the insidiousness, cruelty and ruthlessness of the aggressor,” according to a report by The New York Times.
Juan Arredondo, the winner of the World Press Photo, was with U.S. documentary filmmaker Brent Renaud, who died in the attack. In a video captured by a journalist in a hospital, Arredondo gave details of his friend’s last moments alive.
“We crossed the first bridge at Irpin. We were going to film all the refugees leaving. We got into a car…someone offered to take us to the other bridge and we crossed a checkpoint, and they started shooting at us. Then the driver turned around and they kept shooting… and there were two of us. My friend is Brent Renaud and they shot him and left him behind,” Arredondo told Italian journalist Annalisa Camillim as he was being treated in a hospital bed.
Juan Arredondo worked with U.S. director Brent Renaud, a renowned American documentary filmmaker who worked for several media outlets, including The New York Times.
However, although he was wearing a New York Times bracelet at the time of his death, a spokesman for the newspaper said he was not on assignment for them.
On the outskirts of Kyiv, the northern Ukrainian town of Irpin has been the scene of significant Russian shelling in recent days and has suffered extensive damage, the Kyiv regional government reported Friday.