American Journalist Shot Dead in Ukraine Was Killed by Ukrainian Forces – Media Blackout

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American journalist killed by Ukrainian forces

On Sunday morning, Brent Renaud, an American New York Times journalist, was shot dead by Ukrainian forces while reporting on the refugee crisis arising from the Russia-Ukraine war.

However, what was reported in the press was that Russia was responsible for his death, even though evidence existed that refuted this claim and pointed the finger directly at Ukraine. reports: In a moment’s notice, powerful world leaders and individuals routinely condemned Russia for the tragic death of the American citizen. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and State Department Spokesman Ned Price were two of many to show their contempt for Moscow’s alleged act.

There’s just one big problem with that narrative.

All of the available evidence we have points to the Ukrainians, not the Russians, being responsible for the tragic shooting of Renaud.

This morning, Renaud and his crew, who had been contracted with Time Magazine, were traveling through the outskirts of Kiev, Ukraine’s capital city, and on their way to document the plight of the refugee situation.

The Ukrainians’ Side

According to the Ukrainian soldiers on the scene, Renaud’s vehicle came under fire from Russian forces, resulting in his death. After Renaud was killed, Ukrainian police and public affairs officials took videos and photos of Renaud’s still warm body, and posted the display on the internet for the world to see.

Renaud’s body was put on display, they said, to showcase the indiscriminate brutality of the Russians.

Andrey Nebitov, the leader of the National Police for the Kiev region, was one of the first, if not the first Ukrainian official to accuse Russian troops of killing Renaud. Several other Ukrainian officials then echoed Nebitov’s claims, describing the Russians as responsible.

But since the initial Ukrainian PR campaign, compelling evidence, in addition to multiple eyewitness testimony, has emerged to tell a very different story of the day’s events.

The Real Story

Shortly after the incident occurred, a video was posted to social media, with Renaud’s body on display in the background. In the video (CONTENT WARNING), a Ukrainian soldier says the shooting occurred in the settlement of Romanovka.

The location of the incident is very significant, because it established that the shooting took place well within a swath of territory that remains within the lines controlled by Ukrainian forces. Now, it’s certainly possible that troop movements shifted in those early hours, but there is no documented evidence of Russian troops being anywhere near the crime scene, before during, or after the incident.

The Russians have in recent days repeatedly shelled the entire area, but Renaud was killed by nearby gunfire.

Another major piece of information came out earlier this evening, when The New York Times confirmed that the incident occurred at a Ukrainian checkpoint.

The Times reports:

“Capt. Oleksandr Bogai, the deputy chief of police in Irpin, said Mr. Renaud was shot in the head when Russian forces fired at his car, which was being driven by a local civilian across a Ukrainian checkpoint near the northern border of Irpin.”

This again establishes that Renaud had been moving through Ukrainian, not Russian checkpoints.

Now, here’s where the most important piece of testimony comes into play.

Our most important eyewitness is Juan Arrendondo, Renaud’s colleague, who was physically in the vehicle with him at the time they came under fire. Arrendondo was interviewed earlier in the day from a Ukrainian hospital, where he discussed what happened at the scene of the chaotic incident.

I’ve highlighted the significant portions of the brief interview, but feel free to watch it yourself below.

We crossed the checkpoint and they started shooting at us,” Arrendondo started. “So the driver turned around, and they kept shooting at us … I saw him being shot in the neck, and we got split, and I got pulled into the … ambulance, I don’t know.”

This is a critical piece of information because it rules out the possibility that Renaud died from possible Russian shelling or a Russian sniper of some sort. Arrendondo, who is by far our most reliable source for this incident, makes it clear that the shooting came from the direction of the checkpoint. And The New York Times, backed by other sources, have established the area as a Ukrainian checkpoint. And in addition to that, the most recent maps of troop positions show the scene of the crime as an area that remains controlled by Ukrainian forces.

In all likelihood, Brent Renaud was killed by Ukrainian forces. And instead of taking responsibility for the tragic shooting, the Ukrainians used Renaud’s death as an instrument to advance a propaganda campaign against their enemy.

Rest In Peace, Brent Renaud.


  1. It`s a battle feild and anything he reports with have to go through the sinclair UK netwookieSS ownership first and also they sold the weapons that built the war in the first place so he died for nothing

  2. China& russia are one complex as even the CIA is now saying Russia retaking a break away state is nothing new as ukraine has been under russian control since 1770.It is a regional fight only over the FOOD belt of russia.There is no WW-III but even the american radio preachers are calling for a full scale WW3 defending the puppet of the UK&EU a baby sheilding nazis ZZelensky deemed a international terrorist group leader by the 40 house dems in 2019.The logistics of russian fuel and food for china the EU&UK dictates that we DON`t bit or bite the hands that feeds us russia/china.WE can`t win a nuke war and rebuild china factorys or grow russian food for the EU&UK and we will never takeover all that natural resources of russia-they have the most in the world still in the ground.But MEANwhile back in K-zack kazakhstan TOTAL WORLDWIDE NEWS BLACKOUT block out OLD SCHOOL IRON curtain as the largest landlocked country in the world sits on trillion upon trillions in fuel oil and metals with all the logistics all the natural resources needed for years and years of russian/china productions the leaders of the WTO we can`t nuke that away or bomb that away we have to learn to FIT IN to the way it is and not program our youth to die for nothingness.WE don`t have the natural resources or the slave labor china million forced labor force.If you want to die for something than die fighting for human rights for our slaves in china

  3. It’s a great tragedy for so many that they didn’t grow up with family who experienced the Russian revolution and ww1 and ww2 and so know how disgusting the media truly are. Not the individuals always but the institution of it all . Then if they knew they wouldn’t go and walk into traps. “we are all disposable to them” QE2.

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