National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan has vows US will respond appreciate consequences for horrifying killings of American journalist in Ukraine.
Sullivan said “We’ll be consulting with the Ukrainians to determine how this happened and then to measure and execute appropriate consequences as a result of it,” Jake Sullivan told facethenation on Sunday. “This is part and parcel of what has been the brazen aggression on the part of the Russians.”
A US journalist, Brent Renaud, 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 defence, said one of the Americans died instantly and he had treated the other.
AFP reporters in Irpin saw the body of the victim.
Kyiv’s police chief Andriy Nebytov said Renaud had been targeted by Russian soldiers. Two other journalists were injured and taken to hospital, BBC News is reporting.
It is the first reported death of a foreign journalist covering the war in Ukraine.
Photographs are circulating showing a press ID for Renaud that was issued by the New York Times.
In a statement, the newspaper said it was saddened to hear of Renaud’s death but that he had not been working for the newspaper in Ukraine.
He last worked for the newspaper in 2015, the NYT said, and the press ID he was wearing in Ukraine had been issued years ago. It was not immediately clear who Renaud was working for in Ukraine.