The Russia Ukraine tussle took another turn as a US journalist Brent Renaud was killed while reporting. This incident can make and break the whole case of Russia, Ukraine. USA’s involvement in the Russia Ukraine crisis has been a lot since the beginning. Even before Russia attacked Ukraine, the USA was constantly warning the same.
And hence, after the attacks from Russia, USA’s involvement increased even more. Therefore, this killing of a journalist can affect the countries even more. According to authorities, a man working in Ukraine was shot and killed in the town of Irpin, just outside of Kyiv. Brent Renaud, a 50-year-old journalist, and videographer working for Time in the region was killed.
Andriy Nebytov, the police head of Kyiv, said he had been targeted by Russian forces. Two more journalists were hurt and had to go to the hospital. It’s the first time a foreign journalist reporting the conflict in Ukraine has been killed. Juan Arredondo, one of the injured journalists, informed an Italian reporter that he was with Renaud when they were attacked.
In a video posted on Twitter, he stated, “We were crossing one of the first bridges in Irpin, heading to film other people escaping, when we got into a car.” Photographs of Renaud’s ID card have been circulated widely. The ID card issued by New York Times, a media channel clearly authenticates his identity.
Renaud was a known journalist and had covered so many notable incidents. The attacks in Haiti and the overtake of Afghanistan by the Taliban were also covered by Renaud. He earned a Peabody Award for his work on the Last Chance High series on Chicago schools, which aired in 2014. He frequently collaborated with his brother, Craig, who is also a filmmaker. Craig may or may not have visited Ukraine as well.
Renaud’s death comes less than two weeks after Ukrainian journalist Yevhenii Skaum, a camera operator for LIVE, died. Renaud has also worked with his brother Craig, who is a famous filmmaker on numerous documentaries. It was also reported that both of the brothers were working on war.
Subsequently, on March 8, they posted on Facebook that they were covering the Ukraine crisis. From Iraq to Afghanistan to Haiti and areas of Central America, the Renaud brothers have spent years “creating humanistic verite stories.” On Sunday, the Committee to Protect Journalists slammed Renaud’s murder
“The killing in Ukraine of American journalist Brent Renaud shocks and saddens us. This type of action is abhorrent and against international law “CPJ’s program director, Carlos Martinez de la Serna stated. “Russian soldiers in Ukraine must immediately cease any aggression against journalists and other people,” he stressed. UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay said journalists should never be attacked while covering a crisis.
Several notable people across the globe have criticized this incident claiming human rights violations and murder. For instance, Edward Felsenthal CEO of Time also expressed his grief. Ian Orefice, the president of Time studios also stated that he is devastated.