Jewish Man Killed While Fighting In Ukraine

By Arutz-7
Posted on 12/08/22 | News Source: Arutz-7

A Jewish man was killed in fighting with Russian forces last month, the Federation of Jewish Communities in Ukraine announced Thursday.

Vladislav Shien, 21, z'l, a resident of the town of Dnipro who volunteered for the Ukrainian military during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, fell in battle.

Ukrainian Chief Rabbi Moshe Azman eulogized Shien, saying: "Vladislav gave his life protecting his nation. He fought with bravery since the start of the invasion. I send my condolences to his family and pray together with all of Ukraine's Jews for the recovery of the wounded and the end of the bloodshed. I again call on the world to intervene to obtain a cease fire. The situation in Ukraine is bad, many places have a shortage of electricity, water, food, and medicine."

The Federation of Jewish Communities in Ukraine said in a statement that it "mourns the death of a hero."

"He was sent to the front and there sacrificed his life for the independence and freedom of Ukraine," the organization added.