On March 13, 2022, the award-winning American filmmaker Brent Renaud, 51, was killed when the car he and another journalist were travelling in near Irpin outside of Kyiv came under fire shortly after they had passed a checkpoint. Renaud was shot in the neck and died at the scene, according to media reports and Ukrainian officials.

A second U.S journalist, photographer Juan Arredondo, also suffered gunshot wounds and was rushed to hospital. Details of the killing were not immediately clear, though initial media reports and Kyiv’s chief of police said the car had come under fire from Russian troops.