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Russian Troops Shoot Dead US Journalist in Ukraine, White House Responds

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TRIBUNNEWS.COM – An American journalist (US) Brent Renaud (51), was reportedly shot dead by Russian troops in Ukraine on Sunday (13/3/2022).

The chief of police in the Kyiv region, Andriy Nebitov, said Renaud had been killed and another journalist injured by Russian forces in Irpin.

“The invaders cynically killed even journalists of international media who tried to show the truth about the atrocities of Russian troops in Ukraine,” Nebitov wrote on Facebook Sunday, as reported The Indian Express.

Regarding the news, White House national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, told CBS News that the United States government will be consulting with the Ukrainian side to determine how this happened and will pursue consequences accordingly.

“This is part and parcel of what has been a bold aggression on the part of the Russians, where they have targeted civilians, they have targeted hospitals, they have targeted places of worship, and they have targeted journalists,” Sullivan said on Sunday. , reported Al Jazeera.

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Meanwhile, The New York Times responded to reports that Renaud was a reporter for his newspaper.

He said Renaud previously worked there but was not assigned to the Times in Ukraine.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Brent Renaud,” a spokesman for the newspaper said on Twitter.

“Brent is a talented filmmaker who has contributed to The New York Times for many years.”

“Initial reports that he worked for the Times circulated because he was wearing a Times press badge that had been issued for duty years ago,” said a spokesperson for The New York Times.

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Brent Renaud, an American journalist, died in a suburb of Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday, March 13, 2022, while collecting material for a report on refugees. (Source: New York Post)

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