Ukrainian ballet star, Artyom Datsishin has died three weeks after he sustained injuries from Russian shellings in Kyiv. He was 43. Datsishinâ€™s death was announced by his friend Tatiana Borokiv, who shared her grief in a post on Facebook. â€œMay your memory be bright,â€ she wrote. The internationally renowned dancer was a former soloist at the National Opera of Ukraine, where he performed the lead in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty. According to the Evening Standard, Russian-American choreographer Alexei Ratmansky is â€œfuriousâ€ over the loss and described his â€œunbearable painâ€. Anatoly Solovyanenko, chief stage director at the National Opera of Ukraine, called Datsishin â€œa beautiful artistâ€ and â€œa wonderful manâ€ in a Facebook post. Datsishinâ€™s death follows that of Ukrainian actor, Oksana Shvets, who died aged 67 in a Russian rocket attack.
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