Oksana Shvets has been killed in a Russian rocket attack the actress’ troupe, the Young Theater, has said in a sad statement
Ukrainian actress Oksana Shvets has reportedly died after a Russian rocket hit a residential building in Kyiv, according to her troupe, the Young Theater.
Media reports say the actress was 67 when she died.
Expressing their “unrepairable grief” at her death, her troupe said in a statement: “During the rocket shelling of a residential building in Kyiv, a well-deserved artist of Ukraine Oksana Shvets was killed.”
The translated post continued: “Bright memory to the talented actress! There is no forgiveness for the enemy that has come to our land!”
Oksana was a veteran of stage and screen for decades in Ukraine and had won a number of top accolades in the country.
Among those was the huge award which roughly translates as Honoured Artist of Ukraine.
She had been part of the Young Theater troupe since 1980.
She is said to have graduated from an actors’ studio at the Ivan Franko Theater and the Kyiv State Institute of Theater Arts.
The actress performed at the Ternopil Music and Drama Theater and the Kyiv Theater of Satire as well as her work at Young Theater, according to Deadline.
She is one of a number of high-profile figures who have died during the the Russian invasion. Also losing their life in the atrocities includes several athletes who were defending against the attackers and journalists who were covering the war.
Another actor, Pasha Lee, was reported dead earlier this month.
Celebrities and members of the public across the globe have been coming together to try to raise much-needed funds to help Ukrainian refugees.
Among those are Ukrainian-born actress Mila Kunis and her Hollywood star husband Ashton Kutcher.
On Thursday the pair revealed that they have now reached their target of raising $30 million. The feat took just two weeks, with more than 65,000 people donating to their GoFundMe page.
In a video on social media, Ashton said: “While this is far from a solution for the problem, our collective effort will provide a softer landing for so many people as they forge ahead into their future of uncertainty. Our work is not done which is why we are raising the goal to $40 million.
“We will do everything we can to ensure that the outpouring of love that came as a part of this campaign finds maximum impact with those in need.”
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