American journalist shot dead in Ukraine
New Delhi : An American journalist has been shot dead as he was trying to save a person from combat zone. Another journalist has been reportedly injured.
New York Times acknowledged his death and notified that the journalist was not on company duty in Ukraine. Deputy Managing editor Cliff Levy wrote on Twitter: "@nytimes is deeply saddened to learn of the death of an American journalist in Ukraine, Brent Renaud. Brent was a talented photographer and filmmaker, but he was not on assignment for @nytimes in Ukraine."
He also noted that Brent Renaud has been identified because he was wearing a badge that company had given him years ago for an assignment.
Several journalists have been sent to Ukraine by multiple channels for their real-time coverage from the war-struck nation.