Wednesday, September 28, 2022

US Journalist Killed By Russian Forces In Ukraine

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Russian forces killed award-winning American journalist Brent Renaud in the Ukrainian city of Irpin, police in Kyiv said in social media posts on Sunday.

According to CNN, police posted a photo of his body and his American passport as evidence and an image of an outdated New York Times press badge with Renaud’s name.

A spokeswoman for the Times said Renaud was “a talented filmmaker who had contributed to The New York Times over the years,” most recently in 2015, but he “was not on assignment for any desk at The Times in Ukraine,” according to CBS News.

In a Facebook post, head of the Kyiv region police Andriy Nebitov said that Russian forces shot Renaud, adding that “the occupants cynically kill even journalists of international media, who’ve been trying to tell the truth about atrocities of Russian military in Ukraine.”

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“Of course, journalism carries risks, but the US citizen Brent Renaud paid with his life for an attempt to shed light on how underhand, cruel, and merciless the aggressor is,” Nebitov added.

The BBC said it is the first reported death of a foreign journalist covering the war in Ukraine.

News reports indicate that Another American journalist was wounded.

 

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. @g.w: Once the “story” comes from CNN or BBC, you can be sure “is the Russians or Putin dat do it!” The Nazis would never do something like that! They are good Nazis, and besides, they are our Nazis.

  2. Turns out this ex-New York Times employee was a special ops (his specialty has not been revealed) veteran who completed combat deployments to Afghanistan. He came to Ukraine before Russia’s full-scale war on Feb. 24.

    He was an experienced, well-trained soldier who gave up his lucrative career in the US in order to help Ukraine (too funny for words).

    Apparently, the deceased ex-“journalist” tried to take pictures from his car, but the Ukrainian territorial defense fighters mistook these actions for espionage and immediately opened fire on the car.

    Those Ukrainian soldiers of that checkpoint had no clue that Renaud was on the ground for the sole purpose of creating a false narrative about the Ukraine crisis for western audiences (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Or that maybe he was one of the western “trainers” to the neo-Nazi brigades. Sadly for Renaud, the memo covering his activities never reached those Ukrainian soldiers who shot him dead.

  3. Just confirmed:
    “He was shot about 2km from the nearest Russian troops and there was high ground and houses between them. They are unlikely to have been the ones who shot, as they could not see him.”

    …unless they wee using magic bullets!

  4. St. Lucia Times is proving, daily, that it is naught but a click-bait rag!

    Everyone knows there are no journalists in the US – just stenographers!

    Claims that this dead bozo worked for the New York Times…red flag!

    More than likely, this was just a CIA operative, who was trying to escape west from the surging Donbass militia & Russian troops. Unfortunately, he could not convince the Ukrainian check-point that he was friendly, and not trying rush their position. Hence, he was felled in a hail of Ukrainian automatic rifle fire…that’s just the risk every covert operative must face!

    Or, this is just fake news, to cover the deliberate execution of a US citizen (?) by the Ukrainians aiming to get the US & NATO to openly join the war, knowing that they are helpless against the Russian onslaught. This is a failed tactic, in my opinion, because everyone knows that the US is too scared to join this war – or their utter uselessness will be exposed for all the world to see. Have you guys been smoking weed? This might explain the short-term memory problems with regards to the US cowardly slinking from Afghanistan, just a few months ago!

    • my question to you in your first comment is how did you get to know this is what happened for real, also the other things in your third comment is something that could have happened and really opened my eyes but what has me puzzled also about this article is with bullets and bombs going left right and center how do they know for sure that it was the Russians that killed this guy?

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