RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE

American among civilians killed in Russian attack in Ukraine

Mar 17, 2022, 1:05 PM | Updated: Jun 13, 2022, 3:37 pm
Damage is seen in the kitchen of an apartment at an apartment block that was hit by the debris of a...
Damage is seen in the kitchen of an apartment at an apartment block that was hit by the debris of an intercepted Russian rocket in the early hours of the morning on March 17, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Russian forces remain on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, but their advance has stalled in recent days, even while Russian strikes - and pieces of intercepted missiles - have hit residential areas in the north of Kyiv. An estimated half of Kyiv's population has fled to other parts of the country, or abroad, since Russia invaded on February 24. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department confirmed Thursday that an American citizen was killed in a Russian attack on the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv.

The department did not immediately confirm the identity of the American, who was at least the second U.S. citizen to be killed in the conflict, after the killing of journalist and filmmaker Brent Renaud last week.

Chernihiv police said on Facebook there was a heavy artillery attack on the city and a U.S. citizen was among the civilians killed.

In Chernihiv, a city north of Kyiv, the capital, at least 53 people had been brought to morgues over the past 24 hours, killed during heavy Russian air attacks and ground fire, the local governor, Viacheslav Chaus, told Ukrainian TV on Thursday.

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American among civilians killed in Russian attack in Ukraine