According to Fox News, Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed that an American citizen was killed in Ukraine on Thursday during a Russian shelling barrage in the city of Chernihiv.

“We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss,” the State Department spokesperson said. “Out of respect to the family during this difficult time, we have no further comment.”

“Local police said that James Whitney Hill, 68, was killed during heavy Russian artillery shelling against civilians in the city of Chernihiv, according to The New York Times. His identity was confirmed by Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry,” Fox News reports.

“Hill was from Driggs, Idaho, and had been seeking medical care in Ukraine for his partner Ira, a Ukrainian citizen, according to a local outlet in Idaho.”

This story is developing…

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