American journalist shot dead in Ukraine: report
Brent Renaud AFP

A US journalist was shot dead and another wounded on Sunday in Irpin, a frontline northwest suburb of Kyiv, medics and witnesses told AFP.

Danylo Shapovalov, a surgeon volunteering for the Ukrainian territorial defense, said Brent Renaud died instantly and he had treated the other.

AFP reporters in Irpin saw the body of the victim.

Renaud was wearing a New York Times press badge. However, he was not on assignment with the newspaper.

“The Times is deeply saddened to learn of the death of an American journalist in Ukraine, Brent Renaud,” deputy managing editor Cliff Levy said. “Brent was a talented photographer and filmmaker, but he was not on assignment for @nytimes in Ukraine.”