Separate Attacks in Ukraine Kill an American Journalist, and Dozens of People at a Military Base


At least 35 people are dead and 135 people have been injured after Russian missiles rained down on a military base in Ukraine, about 15 miles from Poland’s border. 

Poland is NATO ally. It is therefore concerning that these attacks are so close by the border. Since 2015, U.S. soldiers have been trained at the Polish border by Ukrainians. 

Volodymyr Zeleskyy, Ukrainian President, claimed that nearly 13,000 Russian soldiers had been killed since the invasion of Ukraine.  

Zelenskyy said that Russia also lost 1,000 military vehicles and 74 fighter jets, as well as 86 helicopters.

NBC News reports Sergei Ryabkov (Russia’s Deputy foreign Minister) said that Russia was trying to destroy foreign weapons shipments to Ukraine. He also called them names “legitimate targets.” 

To date, President Biden sent $1.2 Billion in aid to Ukraine to help it fight Russia. 

American filmmaker and journalist Brent Renaud, an award-winning journalist, was killed while covering the fighting in Ukraine. Brent Renaud, 51, was shot in Irpin (Ukraine), just outside the capital, Kyiv. The New York Times reports that Renaud worked once for the company, as well as HBO and NBC. 

The Times reported that Renaud was last seen contributing to the paper in 2015. He was not assigned when he was murdered.

On Facebook, head of the Kyiv region police Andriy Nebitov said Russian forces killed Renaud and injured two other journalists, who have been moved to a hospital in the capital. Juan Arredondo, a Colombian-American photojournalist, has been identified.

Their current condition remains unknown.