An award-winning New York Times photojournalist was shot dead by the Russian military in UkraineKyiv regional police chief said.
hire Renaud, 51, was killed and a fellow journalist injured in Irpin, according to local authorities.
He is said to be working for The New York Times because he already has a press badge for the publication but the newspaper says he was not assigned to them and has not worked for them since. 2015.
New York Times deputy editor Cliff Levy released a statement about the journalist’s death and paid tribute to him.
He released a statement: “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.
“Although he has contributed to The Times in the past (most recently in 2015), he has not been assigned to any desks at The Times in Ukraine.
“Initial reports that he worked for the Times went viral because he was wearing the Times press badge that was issued for the assignment years ago.”
Kyiv regional police chief Andriy Nebitov released a photo of the journalist’s passport and press ID.
“Aggressors brutally murdered even journalists of the international media who tried to present the truth about the atrocities committed by the Russian military in Ukraine,” he wrote on Twitter. Facebook.
https://www.independent.ie/news/award-winning-new-york-times-photojournalist-brent-renaud-killed-by-russian-troops-in-ukraine-41441869.html Award-winning New York Times photojournalist Brent Renaud was killed by Russian troops in Ukraine