The US Department of State confirmed today the death of another US citizen in the Russian-initiated war in Ukraine. A spokesman offered “sincerest condolences” to the family of the deceased but did not immediately name the person who died and made no further comments on the nature of his death.

The victim, however, has been named in a post by his sister on Facebook.

“My brother Jimmy Hill was killed yesterday in Chernihiv, Ukraine,” Cheryl Hill Gordon wrote.

Positive Identification

The dead American was indeed determined to be 68-year-old James Whitney Hill of Driggs, Idaho. This identification was confirmed by Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry.