In Irpin, Russian troops killed an American journalist


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Russian occupiers in the city of Irpin shot down a journalist of The New York Times American edition. Another journalist was injured. Kyiv Police Chief Andrii Niebytov announced this on Facebook.

«The occupiers are cynically killing even journalists of the international media who are trying to show the truth about the atrocities of Russian troops in Ukraine», – Niebytov wrote.

A 51-year-old New York Times correspondent, Brent Renaud, fell victim to the Russian occupiers. Another injured journalist is currently being taken out of the combat zone.

«Of course, the profession of a journalist involves risk, but US citizen Brent Renaud paid with his life for trying to expose the insidiousness, cruelty and ruthlessness of the aggressor», – added the police chief.


The New York Times later responded to the event. The newspaper noted on Twitter that the editorial office is saddened by the death of Brent Reno, but he does not work with the newspaper at the moment. He last received editorial assignments from The New York Times in 2015, but still retains the ID, which was found on his body.



Brent Renaud was an American film director, journalist, videographer, Peabody and Dupont winner. Brent Renaud has produced for HBO, NBC, Discovery, PBS, NY Times and Vice News, and was a founder of Little Rock. Rock Film Festival.


For the past two decades, the director has produced films and television programs with his brother Craig. The brothers are known for telling stories from hotspots around the world, and their projects have covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the earthquake in Haiti, the political unrest in Egypt and Libya, the struggle for Mosul, extremism in Africa, cartel violence in Mexico and youth crises in Central America.


Their work has won many top awards in television and journalism, including the Peabody Award, two Columbia DuPont Awards, two Overseas Press Club Awards, the Edward R. Merrow Award, the IDA Award, the DGA Award for Best Director and several Emmy nominations.


Their films have also received critical acclaim at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Forbes, USA Today, the New York Times, Filmmaker Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and American Cinematographer.


Irpin (Ukrainian: Ірпінь) is a city located on the Irpin River, right next to the capital of Ukraine – Kyiv. The city was shelled by Russian artillery, while the Ukrainians were able to repulse and destroy multiple forces attempting to move into the town. According to Human Rights Watch, on March 6, 2022, Russian forces bombarded an intersection on a road of Irpin which was used by civilians to flee.


As reported earlier, a journalist from the Lviv region Victor Dudar was killed in a fight near Mykolaiv.


In addition to this, local journalist Oleh Baturyn disappeared in the town of Kakhovka in the Kherson Oblast.


It is worth noting that «Chytomo» and Ukrainian PEN are implementing a media project called «Empty Chair People» (#EmptyChairPeople), in which we tell the stories of missing and arrested journalists by the Russian occupiers.