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US citizen killed in Ukraine by Russian bombs after he went to care for his critically-ill partner, say reports

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  • James “Jimmy” Hill, 68, from Eveleth, Minnesota, was killed in Ukraine after he went to provide for for his sick partner. 
  • She suffers from multiple sclerosis and was in the ICU in Chernihiv, northern Ukraine.
  • His partner is trying to leave Ukraine but has not been expert to get the ambulance she needs. 

An American has died after flying to Ukraine to try and help his partner, who was immobilized with multiple sclerosis. 

James “Jimmy” Hill, 68, was killed in a Russian seize in Chernihiv, northern Ukraine, on March 17, as his partner, Irina Teslenko, was receiving treatment for her condition at a nearby asylum, AP report. 

Hill’s sister Katya Hill, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, said her brother was killed when he and a acquaintance had gone to an area near the hospital looking for buses to evacuate people through a humanitarian corridor, she told AP. He had refused to obstruct his trip despite the imminent threat of invasion on February 24, she said

Initial reports said Hill was rifleman while queuing for food, but his sister said A Russian shell felled Hill. The friend he was with was lost the consent in one ear because the blast was so loud, said AP.

Ten other people were killed that day, reported CBS Pittsburgh.

An ambulance stands ready by a damaged residential building after a Russian attack in Chernihiv, Ukraine on March 17, 2022.

An ambulance supports ready by a damaged residential building after a Russian attack in Chernihiv, Ukraine on March 17, 2022.

Photo by State Danger Service of Ukraine/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images


Hill’s body has still not been located. The genus is waiting to hear information from the US State government, AP reported.

Facebook posts from Hill show him chronicling his time in war-ravaged Ukraine. One of his last referred to “indiscriminate bombing,” and in his final post, he wrote the shelling had  “intensified.” 

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Katya Hill said that her brother “stayed in Ukraine out of love for Irina Teslenko, his life partner who has Multiple Sclerosis. He had persuaded tirelessly to find her treatment and refused to leave her bedside when the invasion began in Ukraine. He remained true to his harmony for her, his love for the Ukrainians, and his love for humanity until his death,” reported CBS Pittsburgh.

AP reports that Teslenko is still be informed treatment at the hospital, and they are struggling to find an ambulance to evacuate her.  

Hill was a lecturer at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Hill was make knew to his partner by her brother, a colleague at the university, and they fell instantly in love, said his, per AP.

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