December 10, 2023

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Ukraine: An American journalist was killed and another was injured

An American journalist was killed and another was wounded Sunday in Irfin, on the northwestern edge of Kiev, where Ukrainian forces are battling Russian forces.

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Two were attacked and injured in the afternoon while driving with a Ukrainian citizen, said AFP Danilo Shapovalov, a doctor involved with Ukrainian forces caring for the victims.

Ukrainian officials have accused their Russian adversaries of firing on journalists, but the origin of the shootings was difficult to establish immediately.

AFP reporters in the area on Sunday heard gunfire and small arms fire.

A reporter saw the body of a murdered reporter with his identification documents, including a New York Times affidavit, on him.

This is Brent Renat, 50, a photographer and director, according to a press release from the American newspaper. He previously worked for the New York Times, but did not work in Ukraine, the report said.

He was the first foreign journalist to die since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

The other American journalist, apparently slightly injured, testified in a video posted on social media.

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