The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vasili Nebenzia, stated this Monday before the UN Security Council that the American Brent Renaud, who died on Sunday in Irpin, on the outskirts of kyiv, “I wasn’t a journalist” and blamed the Ukrainian forces for the shots that ended his life.

“We regret all the deaths in the conflict, but I would like to make two clarifications. First of all, he is not a journalist. That was said by himself The New York Times”, Nebenzia indicated, according to the Russian press.

“Secondly, Irpin is fully under the control of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Ukrainian units. Given what your colleague, who survived the incident, says, they were the ones who opened fire against his vehicle,” he argued.

Renaud died Sunday after being shot while on his way with another American, who was wounded, to film people displaced by the war. Renaud’s partner reported that they were shot after turning around at a checkpoint.

Renaud carried a press card from The New York Times, so the Ukrainian authorities, who they attribute his death to Russia, They initially reported that he was a journalist for this medium.

Magazine Time has confirmed that Renaud worked for the publication recording images of refugees.


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