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On Monday, an Israeli man was shot to death near Kyiv by a Ukrainian militia who mistook him as a Russian hitman. 

The first known Israeli casualty was identified as 42-year-old Roman Brodsky, a DJ who lived and worked in Ukraine in the last few years. Brodsky was in a convoy of cars making its way out of Kyiv towards the Moldovan border when he was accidentally shot and killed at a checkpoint by Ukrainian militia who suspected him of being a Russian military operative. 

Ukrainians have claimed that hundreds of operatives have infiltrated Kyiv in an attempt to assassinate Ukrainian leaders. The Israeli foreign ministry has officially updated that an Israeli civilian was killed in Ukraine while traveling in a convoy bound for Moldova, where he was supposed to board a flight to Israel. Brodsky’s wife and children are in a safe place at present.

The Israeli foreign ministry expressed its condolences to the family in its painful hour and said it will help the family in every way possible. The ministry is trying to assist in bringing Roman’s body to burial in Israel and is checking whether this is currently possible. The ministry stressed that no other incidents of shooting at Israelis leaving Ukraine had been reported.

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