New York Times journalist killed, another US scribe injured in Russian strike near Ukraine’s Kyiv

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Kyiv: Police of Kyiv region on Sunday said an American journalist has been killed and another scribe who was travelling with the deceased journalist has been injured in an attack carried out by Russian troops near Irpin. 

The journalist who died in the attack has been identified as 51-year-old Brent Renaud. He was working as video journalist for The New York Times.

The New York Times spokesperson said, “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.”

“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,” the spokesperson added.

Earlier on Sunday, Russian troops fired eight rockets at the Yavoriv military base northwest of Lviv in western Ukraine. 

Russia began invasion of Ukraine on February 24 after President Vladimir Putin announced ‘special military operation’ that aims to demilitarise Ukraine, responding to calls for assistance from the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics in countering the aggression of troops in Ukraine. 

first published:March 13, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

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