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Award-Winning U.S. Journalist & Filmmaker Brent Renaud Killed While Covering Ukraine Refugee Crisis

HeadlineMar 14, 2022

On Sunday, U.S. journalist and award-winning filmmaker Brent Renaud was killed while reporting on the war near a checkpoint in the city of Irpin, outside of Kyiv. He was with photographer Juan Arredondo, who described the attack as he was being treated for his own wounds at a hospital — not yet aware Renaud had died.

Juan Arredondo: “We crossed one — the first bridge, in Irpin. We were going to film other refugees leaving. And we got into a car. Somebody offered to take us to the other bridge. And we crossed a checkpoint, and they started shooting at us. So the driver turned around, and they kept shooting. It’s two of us. My friend is Brent Renaud, and he’s been shot and left behind.”

Annalisa Camilli: “And how is he?”

Juan Arredondo: “I don’t know. I don’t know.”

Annalisa Camilli: “You don’t know.”

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