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Brent Renaud: US writer and producer killed in Ukraine

Brent Renaud won a Peabody Award for his journalism in 2015

Brent Renaud won a Peabody Award for his journalism in 2015

A US writer working in Ukraine has been shot dead in the town of Irpin, outside Kyiv, police say.

Brent Renaud, 50, was a columnist and producer who was working in the locale for Time.

Kyiv’s police boss Andriy Nebytov said he had been designated by Russian officers. Two different columnists were harmed and taken to medical clinic.

It is the main detailed passing of an unfamiliar columnist covering the conflict in Ukraine.

One of the harmed writers, Juan Arredondo, told an Italian correspondent he had been with Renaud when they experienced harsh criticism.

“We were across one of the primary extensions in Irpin, going to film different exiles leaving, and we got into a vehicle”, he said in a video distributed on Twitter.

“Someone proposed to take us to the next extension and we crossed a designated spot, and they begin taking shots at us. So the driver pivoted, and they continued to shoot; there’s two of us. My companion is Brent Renaud, and he’s been shot and abandoned… I saw him being shot in the neck.”

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Photos are circling internet showing a press ID for Renaud gave by the New York Times.

In an explanation, the paper said it was “profoundly disheartened” to know about Renaud’s passing however that he had not been working for the paper in Ukraine.

Renaud last worked for the distribution in 2015, the Times said, and the press ID he was wearing in Ukraine had been given years prior.

Time manager in-boss and CEO Edward Felsenthal and Ian Orefice, the president and head working official of Endlessly time Studios, said they were

“crushed by the misfortune”.

“As an honor winning producer and columnist, Brent handled the hardest stories all over the planet frequently close by his sibling Craig Renaud,”

the assertion said.

Brent Renaud pictured with his brother, Craig

Renaud had detailed from Afghanistan, Iraq and Haiti. He won a Peabody Award for his work on a 2014 series on Chicago schools, Last Chance High.

He frequently worked close by his sibling, Craig, additionally a producer. It isn’t known whether Craig likewise ventured out to Ukraine.

Renaud’s passing comes under about fourteen days after Ukrainian columnist Yevhenii Skaum, a camera administrator for the Ukrainian TV station LIVE, was killed when a TV transmission tower in Kviv was hit by shelling.

A couple of days after the fact, a British columnist covering the conflict in Ukraine was shot and injured subsequent to experiencing harsh criticism in Kyiv

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