Another American has been killed in Ukraine by the invader troops of Russian mass murderer Vladimir Putin.
To add insult to injury, the man was gunned down together with a dozen Ukrainians as they were just waiting in line to buy bread in a largely destroyed city.
Russia’s military has been wreaking havoc in much of Ukraine ever February 24 when it was sent in by Putin to try to conquer Ukraine.
The propaganda-touted Russian military has proven itself to be vastly incompetent; however, it still managed to kill thousands of civilians, including at least 109 children.
He Never Abandoned the Woman He Loved
The latest American victim of Putin’s war crimes in Ukraine is 67-year-old lecturer Jimmy Hill of Idaho. He was in the country in order to care for his sick partner receiving medical treatment.
Hill’s Ukrainian partner, Ira, has multiple sclerosis; the pair came back to Ukraine for long-awaited treatment in December.
They were unable to leave because of her illness. The valiant American, who is a father of one, couldn’t leave his partner behind. She got trapped in a regional hospital in Ukraine’s northeast, one of the first regions to be attacked by the invading Russians.
Lecturer Jimmy Hill is the second American to be killed in Ukraine. His death was announced on Thursday on Facebook by his sisters in the US.
Prior to that, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed another American citizen had been killed by the Russians.
According to a report by The Daily Mail, Jimmy Hill has an adult son from a prior relationship. His relatives made it clear he died caring for his partner Ira, the woman he loved.
Heartbroken that my Prauge Summer School on psychology and law instructor Jimmy Hill was murdered by invading troops while waiting in a bread line in Ukraine. Been following his updates on FB for weeks hoping he & his loved 1s would escape the hospital they've been trapped in.
— Kate Kirk-Provencher, PhD (@katekirkpro) March 17, 2022
“He realized the risks. He knew it was the worst timing, but he still decided to help … He died trying to help another human being.”
Dr. Serhiy Kareta on Jimmy Hill, an American who was killed in Ukraine while living there to help his partner with multiple sclerosis. pic.twitter.com/33vcgXGN4u
— CNN (@CNN) March 18, 2022
We’re learning more about the Minnesota native killed in Ukraine. Jimmy Hill’s sister says he was killed by Russians while standing in line waiting for bread.
Friends tell me he graduated from Mahtomedi HS where he played bball and excelled in school
More at 10 on @WCCO pic.twitter.com/e2tgig7NsW
— Erin Hassanzadeh WCCO (@erinreportsTV) March 17, 2022
It’s ‘the Psychos in the Kremlin’
Idaho native Jimmy Hill was very active on Facebook until the day he was killed by the Russians.
He was documenting with regular posts the couple’s ordeal as they remained stuck in Ukraine’s Chernihiv and couldn’t leave because of Ira’s condition.
Hill’s posts betray a great spirit and an acute sense of humor, even in the face of the darkness brought to Ukraine by Putin’s brutal hordes.
In a Facebook post dated March 7, the American father of one shared how in Chernihiv “people were able to sleep” for two nights with limited Russian rocket fire, and they had food.
Hill also detailed how he and Ira were hoping to be able to evacuate through a green corridor, but also came all the way to Chernihiv waiting for a drug, such as rituximab, to stop the progression of his beloved woman’s deadly disease.
Other posts the brave American man made over the past three weeks detail how they were spending the nights in bomb shelters, and how he was struggling to find medication for Ira.
Recently, a local TV station in Idaho aired a report about how he got stuck in Ukraine amid the Russians’ invasion.
He shared his view of how the war in Ukraine was the fault of the “psychos in the Kremlin”, and particularly of “one man” – the butcher of the Ukrainians, and now of another American citizen, Vladimir Putin.
Family confirms Jimmy Hill was killed in Chernihiv, Ukraine while trying to find food.
He was born in Eveleth, Minnesota and was a graduate of Mahtomedi High School. @FOX9 pic.twitter.com/SB3TVqIcSn
— Mary McGuire (@mcguirereports) March 17, 2022
Minnesota native Jimmy Hill is the American citizen killed by Russian forces in Northern Ukraine.
He was on lockdown in a hospital with his Ukranian partner who has MS. It sounds like he went out for food or water and was killed.
Hear from his friends and family at 11 on @WCCO pic.twitter.com/DWG2SLMioM
— Erin Hassanzadeh WCCO (@erinreportsTV) March 18, 2022
“My brother Jimmy Hill was killed yesterday in Chernihiv, Ukraine. He was waiting in a bread line with several other people when they were gunned down” by Russian military forces, his sister, Cheryl Hill Gordon, wrote on Facebook. https://t.co/y78wJfora1
— Jonathan Landay (@JonathanLanday) March 17, 2022