What Was Brent Renaud Doing In Irpin, Ukraine? U.S. journalist Brent Renaud was killed by Russian forces in Irpin, Ukraine, Kyiv region police announced on social media on Sunday.
Juan Arredondo, a Colombian World Press Photo award-winning photographer, was also with Renaud when he was killed in the attack.
In a tweet, Kyiv Region police identified Brent Renaud as the 50-year-old American journalist killed in the attack. Police uploaded a photo of his body as well as a U.S. passport as evidence, and an image of a press badge issued by 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 in The New York Times.
What Was Brent Renaud Doing In Irpin, Ukraine?
Juan Arredondo was working with U.S. director Brent Renaud, known as an American filmmaker who was employed by several media publications, which included The New York Times.
However, while the man was wearing the New York Times bracelet at the time of his death, an official from the newspaper claimed that the journalist was not working for the newspaper.
.@nytimes is deeply saddened to learn of the death of an American journalist in Ukraine, Brent Renaud.
Brent was a talented photographer and filmmaker, but he was not on assignment for @nytimes in Ukraine.
Full statement is here. pic.twitter.com/bRcrnNDacQ
— Cliff Levy (@cliffordlevy) March 13, 2022
In the northern Ukrainian city of Irpin, located on the edge of Kyiv, is the target of massive Russian shelling in the last few days and has been hit with massive destruction, Kyiv’s regional government announced on Friday.