Israeli man killed in Ukraine identified as Roman Brodsky; was leaving for Israel

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

The family of the Israeli man killed in Ukraine identifies him as Roman Brodsky.

Brodsky’s father says his son was trying to drive to Moldova with his partner in order to make it back to Israel, when he was stopped at a checkpoint by Ukrainian forces who opened fire.

“They thought he was Chechen or something and killed him,” his father tells the Kan broadcaster.  He was hit, badly hurt, and died at the scene.

Nonetheless, his family tells the Channel 12 news site that they blame the “dictator” Vladimir Putin for his death.

His father tells Channel 12 that they want help bringing him to burial in Israel, and asks that Israel do more to ensure that people who are still alive can make it safely to Israel.

Brodsky came to Israel from Ukraine aged 13 with his family. He lived here for 27 years and had two small children. He returned to Ukraine about 2 years ago and started a business in Kyiv.

Brodsky’s father and stepmother live in the southern city of Arad, while his mother lives in Ashkelon. They were informed of their son’s death by the Magen David Adom.

The Zaka rescue service said Brodsky was 37-years-old. However, Hebrew media said he was 42.

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