“Of course, journalism is a risk, but US citizen Brent Renaud paid with his life trying to highlight the aggressor’s ingenuity, cruelty and ruthlessness,” said Andriy. Nebytov said in the post.
In a statement released on Twitter, Cliff Levy, deputy editor of the Times, said: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Brent Renaud. Brent is a talented photographer and filmmaker who has contributed to The New York Times for many years. ”
Levy added that Renaud was not assigned to any desks in the newspaper.
The journalist is believed to have been shot in Irpin, just outside the capital Kyiv. He was there covering Russia’s war with Ukraine, which is entering its third week as the death toll rises and forces continue to advance towards the capital.
When asked about the murder that journalist Clarissa Ward had previously covered, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on CNN’s “State of the Union” said he was aware of the report and could not confirm it at the time. there. He added that, if an American journalist is killed, it is “a shocking and horrifying event.”
“It is yet another example of the brutality of Vladimir Putin and his forces,” he added, “they have targeted schools and mosques, hospitals and journalists, and that That’s why we’re working hard to inflict serious damage on him and trying to help the Ukrainians with any form of military assistance we can muster so we can repel the invasion. attack by these Russian forces”.
The attack on an American filmmaker follows Russia’s continued censorship of journalists speaking out about the reality of the invasion and contradicts Russia’s misleading narrative of the war.
Most recently, a law was passed threatening prisons of up to 15 years for journalists speaking out about the conflict. Several media outlets, including the Times, have kicked out their journalists from Russia over concerns about that threat.
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