New York Times journalist killed, another US journalist injured in Russian attack near Ukraine’s Kyiv

Kyiv: Police in the Kyiv region said on Sunday that an American journalist was killed and another journalist traveling with the dead journalist was injured in an attack by Russian troops near Irpin.

The journalist killed in the attack has been identified as 51-year-old Brent Reynaud. He was working as a video journalist for The New York Times.

A New York Times spokesperson said, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Brent Renaud. Brent was a talented filmmaker who contributed to The New York Times over the years.”

“Although he contributed to The Times in the past (most recently in 2015), he was not on assignment for any of the desks at The Times in Ukraine. Early reports that he worked for the Times because he wore the Times Press badge Happened to be released for an assignment several years ago,” the spokesperson said.

Earlier on Sunday, Russian troops fired eight rockets at the Yvoryev military base, northwest of Lviv, in western Ukraine.

Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine on 24 February when President Vladimir Putin announced a ‘special military operation’ aimed at demilitarization of Ukraine, with assistance from the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics in countering troop aggression in Ukraine. to answer the call.

First published:March 13, 2022, 7:30 PM

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