WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the statement below following the death of James Whitney Hill, an American citizen and Minnesota native who lived in Ukraine.

“This is a tragedy. My deepest sympathies go out to Jim’s family and loved ones. This completely senseless, unprovoked invasion has taken another innocent life, and this hits so close to home. Jim’s friends in Minnesota have described Jim as a dreamer and a helper - a good person gone too soon. I share in their heartbreak.”