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Jimmy Hill, American Killed in Ukraine, 'Gunned Down' in Bread Line: Family (1 Viewer)

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Jimmy Hill, American Killed in Ukraine, 'Gunned Down' in Bread Line: Family


Jimmy Hill, an American born in Minnesota, was killed in Ukraine while waiting in line for bread, his family wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. Anton Gerashchenko, the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, confirmed on Telegram that Hill, 67, was killed in Chernihiv Wednesday. The city, about 80 miles from Kyiv, has been suffering "heavy artillery" attacks from Russian forces and Ukrainian police wrote on Facebook that several United States citizens have died there.

Cheryl Hill Gordon, Hill's sister, posted about her brother's death on Facebook. "He was waiting in a bread line with several other people when they were gunned down by Russian military snipers," Gordon wrote. "His body was found in the street by the local police."

According to Gordon, Hill was staying in Ukraine with a friend, mentioned as Ira, who was "severely ill," and had been stranded in a hospital with her when the war began on February 24. Hill had been posting regularly on his Facebook page, updating friends and family of his situation. His last post was uploaded on Tuesday: "Intense bombing!still alive. Limited food. Room very cold.ira in intensive care." A statement from Hill's other sister, Katya Hill, was posted to Gordon's Facebook page on March 12. She said that while communication was sparse, she managed to get in touch with their brother sometime last week. "After 14 days of bombing, the city is without electricity and gas, internet outages preventing communication, and food and water shortages. Patients in critical and severe conditions in the hospital have been without heat in very cold weather. People standing in lines for food have been killed by missiles," Katya wrote. On Wednesday, the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv reported that 10 people standing in line for bread in Chernihiv were killed by Russian forces.

That is simply barbaric, and another Russian war crime.

US citizen killed in Ukraine identified as Jim Hill, who was in Chernihiv helping his partner get medical treatment

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