Popular US journalist Brent Renaud was killed by Russian forces in Irpin, Ukraine, Kyiv region police said on social networks on Sunday.

An aide to Ukrainian Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said in a statement that Renaud “paid with his life for trying to expose the insidiousness, cruelty, and ruthlessness of the aggressor,” according to a report by The New York Times.

Juan Arredondo, a Colombian World Press Photo award-winning picture taker, was with Renaud at the hour of the assault.

On Twitter, Kyiv Region police recognized Brent Renaud as the 50-year-old American writer who was killed.

Police posted a photograph of his body and U.S. identification as proof, as well as a photograph of a press identification from The New York Times with his name on it.

Renaud had reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti. He won a Peabody Award for his work on the 2014 series on Chicago schools, Last Chance High.

He frequently worked close by his sibling, Craig, likewise a movie producer. It isn’t known whether Craig additionally headed out to Ukraine.

Renaud’s demise comes under about fourteen days after Ukrainian columnist Yevhenii Skaum, a camera administrator for the Ukrainian TV station LIVE, was killed when a TV transmission tower in Kyiv was hit by shelling.


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