The body of Roman Brodsky, an Israeli killed trying to escape the war in Ukraine this past week, was sent to Israel on a flight from Romania, the Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday.
Brodsky, 37, left behind a wife and children in Ukraine and parents in Israel.Ukrainian soldiers stopped Brodsky’s car, which was part of a convoy driving from Kyiv to the border with Moldova, at a makeshift checkpoint.
The soldiers thought Brodsky and another Israeli who was in the car with him were Chechen soldiers. They got into an argument and the soldiers shot at his car.
The Foreign Ministry also reported that the Israeli Ukrainian who was taken prisoner after the Russian Navy detained a Ukrainian ship he was on in the Black Sea was released on March 1.
Yuri Shvidky, 51, was aboard a cargo ship that was towed by Russian warships on February 28.
After learning of the incident from Shvidky’s family, the Foreign Ministry and the Israeli Embassy in Moscow sent an official letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry and had several conversations with Russian officials.
The ship’s staff was freed the following day.
Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine Michael Brodsky was injured in a car accident in Poland on Friday.
The Foreign Ministry said he would be evacuated to Israel for medical care, and then brought back to his post.Until then, Ambassador Simona Halperin, head of the Foreign Ministry’s Eurasia Department, will take his place.