This morning news broke that a New York Times journalist was killed in Ukraine. Brent Renaud was wearing a NY Times badge and lanyard at the time of his death. He had not worked for the Times since 2015.
Since this morning the NYT has denied that Brent Renaud was working for the NYT at the time of his death. It now appears that Renaud was some sort of Intel collector for the US.
** Read more here on Brent Renaud.
It appears he was killed behind the Russian front in Ukrainian-held territory.
It happened behind the Russian front. The journalist stated they were going to interview people leaving. pic.twitter.com/h5Sst14XxM
— Marti B (@VEN0Miss) March 13, 2022
Renaud was being shot at, turned around and continued to be shot at from the direction of the checkpoint.
New York Times has now confirmed that it was a *Ukrainian checkpoint*.
Understand this in the context of the testimony of his colleague, who said they were being shot at, turned around, and continued to be shot at from the direction of the checkpoint. https://t.co/uqOYALH7jr
— Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com (@JordanSchachtel) March 13, 2022