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Israeli man killed in Ukraine by mistaken gunfire to be buried Friday in Israel

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.

Roman Brodsky, an Israeli-Ukrainian man killed in Ukraine, on February 28, 2022. (Courtesy)
Roman Brodsky, an Israeli-Ukrainian man killed in Ukraine, on February 28, 2022. (Courtesy)

The remains of an Israeli man who was killed by Ukrainian troops due to apparent mistaken identity will be flown back to Israel for burial tomorrow, the Foreign Ministry says.

“Following great efforts by representatives from the Foreign Ministry, ZAKA, Chabad officials, and the Menuha La’ad burial society, the body of Roman Brodsky — may his memory be a blessing — will be transferred this evening from Ukraine to Moldova and from there to Romania. Tomorrow morning, Roman’s coffin will be flown in a special flight from Romania,” the ministry says.

Brodsky was shot dead by Ukrainian troops after he was apparently mistaken for a Chechen soldier. His parents asked that his remains be flown back to Israel for burial.

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