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US journalist who survived a Russian attack comes back to Ukraine to film a movie

20.04.2023, 14:05
Photo: UNBROKEN Center on Facebook
Photo: UNBROKEN Center on Facebook

The New York Times and National Geographic reporter Juan Arredondo, who survived a Russian shelling attack in March 2022, has come back to Ukraine to film a documentary about the Russian-Ukrainian war. Ukraine's National Rehabilitation Center UNBROKEN reported this on Facebook.

In his film, Juan Arredondo will speak about being attacked by the Russian military and saved by Ukrainian medics.

He and his colleague Brent Renaud came under Russian fire on the bridge over the Irpin River while filming the evacuating locals. As a result of the attack, Renaud died in the car, and Arredondo received shrapnel and gunshot wounds. He underwent emergency surgery in a Kyiv hospital, then was transferred to the First Medical Association of Lviv.

After that, Juan Arredondo was sent to Poland, and then to the United States. At home, he underwent several more surgeries to preserve the full mobility of his limbs.

Finally, the journalist came back to Ukraine to make a documentary about being saved by Ukrainian doctors. His first stop was at the UNBROKEN Center (created on the basis of the First Territorial Medical Association of Lviv under the patronage of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine).

As IMI reported, on March 13, 2022, Brent Renaud, a former The New York Times reporter, was killed by Russian shelling in Irpin, Kyiv oblast. His colleague, The New York Times photojournalist Juan Arredondo, received a shrapnel wound in the thigh. He underwent a surgery at the Okhmatdyt hospital in Kyiv.

Photo: UNBROKEN Center on Facebook

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