American journalist, Juan Areedondo who survived the Russia troops attack on Journalists on Sunday in Irpin, the outskirt of Kyiv, the Ukraine state capital has narrated how Russia soldiers opened fire on them while they were trying to cross a second bridge when they met the Russian military checkpoint.
He said another America Journalist, Brent Renaud who worked with New York Times was shot at the neck.
The New York Times had reported that Brent Renaud has been confirmed dead, adding, the award winning film maker and photographer was not on assignment with them in Ukraine.
Juan said they were on assignment in Irpin, they have crossed the first bridge and about to cross the second bridge when they encountered military checkpoint mounted by Russia troops who immediately seeing them started shooting at them.
He could not state the whereabout of Brent Renaud but he confirmed Brent was shot at the neck while they ran and left him behind.
He confirmed it was ambulance that brought him to the hospital where he’s currently receiving from the injuries sustained during the attack.
An adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, Anton Gerashchenko in a statement that Renaud who is 50 years old “paid with his life for attempting to expose the insidiousness, cruelty and ruthlessness of the aggressor,” according to a New York Times report.
New York Times added he was not on assignment for the company and “early reports that he worked for Times circulated because he was wearing a Times press badge that had been issued for an assignment many years ago.”