Israeli Man Killed by Ukrainian Troops Who Mistook Him for Chechen

Roman Brodsky, z”l.

An Israeli man was killed on Monday evening in the Ukrainian town of Bila Tserkva, after being shot at when he was mistaken for a Chechen by Ukrainian troops.

The victim was identified as Roman Brodsky, approximately 40 years old, who left behind a wife and children in Ukraine and parents in Israel.

Brodsky was fleeing with his wife and two children from Ukraine to Moldova, from where they intended to get a flight to Israel. When their vehicle reached a checkpoint, Ukrainian soldiers apparently mistook the bearded Roman as one of the Muslim Chechen fighters aligned with Russia.

Separately, an Israeli-Ukrainian was taken prisoner after the Russian navy detained a Ukrainian ship that he was on, in the Black Sea, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said.

Yuri Shvidky, 51, was aboard a cargo ship that was towed by Russian warships.

Shvidky’s brother, Semion, told Yediot that his brother sent him a message when he was detained and has not made contact with since then.



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