In this courtesy photo taken on March 17, 2022, a domestic structure destroyed by shelling is visible in Chernihiv, Ukraine, as Russia's invasion on Ukraine continues. REUTERS/Press services of Ukraine's Government Emergency Number
Reuters, WASHINGTON, March 17 - According to his family, a U.S. citizen who had been looking for his spouse in a Ukrainian hospital was killed by Russian fire while waiting in a bread queue after temporarily leaving to get food.
A Man From The United States Was Slain In Ukraine This Week Because Standing In A Bread Line For Food In The Northern Town Of Chernihiv, According To His Relatives.
Jim Hill Of Idaho, Who Had Been Residing In Kyiv, The Country's Capital, Travelled Two Hours North To Chernihiv To Seek Medical Treatment For His Spouse, Who Suffers From Multiple Sclerosis, According To The Family.
"My brother Jimmy Hill was slain yesterday in Chernihiv, Ukraine," Hill's sister, Cheryl Hill Gordon, wrote on Facebook on Thursday. He and three other persons were standing in a bread queue when they were shot by Russian army snipers. Local cops discovered his body in the streets."
The family got confirmation of their brother's death from the US Embassy, Katya Hill said.
A request for information from Katya Hill was not returned immediately on Thursday afternoon.
In his final weeks, her brother was active on facebook, updating family and friends on the Ukraine crisis via his Facebook account.
"Photos really aren't permitted." "Spies all over the city," he wrote in his most recent post on Tuesday. "Nowhere out, the bombing has increased."
In a recent article, he stated that his spouse, Ira, was in intensive care and was only eating a minimal amount of food.
As the city's situation deteriorated, she told CNN, "my brother was the one who was rushing out to the market to bring back whatever food he could find."
Cheryl Hill Gordon, another of his sisters, posted on Facebook that her brother was standing in a bread line with five others when they were killed by the Russian military on Wednesday.
As the city's situation deteriorated, she told CNN, "my brother was the one who was rushing out to the market to bring back any foodstuff he could find."
Cheryl Hill Gordon, another of his sisters, wrote on Facebook that her brother was waiting in a food line with five other as they were fired killed by Russian military on Wednesday.