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Brent Renaud american journalist killed in Ukraine, us ny times reporter

Brent Renaud american journalist killed in Ukraine, us ny times reporter
Brent Renaud
Brent Renaud, an American journalist who worked for the New York Times, was killed in Ukraine.

On Sunday, an American videojournalist who had won a Peabody Award was killed in Ukraine, near the city of Kyiv.

On Facebook, Kyiv's Chief of Police said that Brent Renaud was killed in Irpin when Russian troops opened fire. Two other journalists were also hurt in the attack.

It's "cynically" killing journalists from other countries who are trying to show the truth about the atrocities of Russian troops in Ukraine, Nebitov said.

"Of course, being a journalist is risky. Brent Renaud, a US citizen, died trying to show how clever, cruel, and ruthless the attacker was."

Films made by Renaud and his brother Craig have made them famous. They've made films about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Haiti earthquake and political turmoil in Egypt and Libya, the fight to get Mosul, extremism in Africa, cartel violence in Mexico, and the youth refugee crisis in Central America.

They won a Peabody Award in 2014 for their Vice documentary "Last Chance High," which was about a school in Chicago that helps kids with very bad emotions.

Brent Renaud, right, and his brother Craig in Little Rock, Ark., in 2007.
Brent Renaud, right, and his brother Craig in Little Rock, Ark., in 2007.

In an interview with Time Studios on Sunday, they said that Renaud worked for them recently on a project that was "based on the global refugee crisis."

The editor-in-chief and the president of the magazine said in a statement together: "Our hearts go out to Brent's family and friends. Our thoughts are with them." "It is very important that journalists can report on this ongoing invasion and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine in a safe way."

Renaud also worked as a correspondent for the New York Times in the past. He was not working for the paper at the time of his death, but he had worked there before.

We are very sad to hear that Brent Renaud has died, a rep for the Times said in a statement. "Brent was a good filmmaker who had worked with the New York Times for a long time."

Jake Sullivan, a national security adviser for the White House, called Renaud's death "shocking and horrifying." He said that Russia would face "appropriate consequences."

Sunday, Sullivan said, "I will just say that this is part and parcel of what has been a brazen act of aggression on the part of the Russians where they have targeted civilians, they have targeted hospitals, and they have targeted places of worship."

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