Confirmation of the Loss

Yet another American has been killed in the ongoing war in Ukraine.

According to Newsweek, a US State Department spokesperson told them last Friday simply, “We can confirm the death of another US citizen in Ukraine. Out of respect for the privacy of the family, we have no further comment at this time.”

They went on to say, “We also once again reiterate US citizens should not travel to Ukraine due to the active armed conflict and the singling out of US citizens in Ukraine by Russian government security officials, and that US citizens in Ukraine should depart immediately if it is safe to do so using any commercial or other privately available ground transportation options.”

Typically, several Americans will travel to Ukraine during the upcoming Rosh Hashana holiday in late September. Hasidic Jews from many countries gather in the Ukrainian city of Uman to visit the tomb of Rabbi Nachman and celebrate the Jewish New Year.