Ukraine’s Ballet Dancer, Soldier Killed in Combat

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  • 08:16 AM, September 13, 2022
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Ukraine’s Ballet Dancer, Soldier Killed in Combat
Oleksandr Shapoval, soloist of National Opera ballet @Anton Gerashchenko, Advisor to Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs.

Ukraine’s National Opera ballet dancer, Oleksandr Shapoval, was killed in combat in eastern Ukraine on September 12.

Shapoval, a ballet soloist and Honored Artist of Ukraine, was killed near Maiorske in Donetsk Oblast on Monday.

Anton Gerashchenko, Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, confirmed the development in a Twitter post. “Oleksandr Shapoval, soloist of National Opera ballet, Honored Artist of Ukraine, died in combat near Mayorsk, Donetsk region. He went to the frontlines as a volunteer and served as a grenade launcher. RIP Hero,” Gerashchenko said.

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