A 43-year-old Ukrainian ballet star died after he was hit by Russian forces in Kyiv.
Artem Datsyshyn, 43, was a former soloist at Ukraine’s National Opera, succumbed at a hospital in Kyiv according to BBC.
Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky described Datsyshyn as a “beautiful dancer loved by his colleagues”. “Unbearable pain,” Ratmansky added.
Anatoly Solovyanenko, the general stage director at the National Opera of Ukraine, said Datsyshyn was “a great artist and a wonderful man”.
During his career, Datsyshyn had performed as the lead in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker, according to The Independent.
The news of Datsyshyn’s passing came after the death of an acclaimed Ukrainian actor, Oksana Shvet, in a Russian rocket attack. A week before that, another actor, 33-year-old Pasha Lee, was killed. He had joined the Ukrainian armed forces to fight the Russians.
The war has forced more than 32 lakh people to leave their homes and flee to safety in neighboring countries. More than 20 lakh have crossed into Poland, AFP reported.