Acclaimed Ukrainian actor Oksana Shvets killed in Russian attack

Highly acclaimed Ukrainian actor Oksana Shvets has been killed in a Russian rocket attack on a residential building in kyiv, his theater troupe announced on Wednesday.

“Irreparable grief in the Young Theater family,” the band wrote in a Facebook post, according to a translation. “Beautiful memory to the talented actress. There is no forgiveness for the enemy who came to our land.

Shvets had been a cast member of The Young Theater since 1980, according to Variety. In addition to her stage work, she acted in various Ukrainian films, including “Tomorrow Will Be Tomorrow”, “The Secret of St. Patrick”, “The Return of Mukhtar” and the TV show “House With Lilies”.

She received the Deserving Artist of Ukraine award, one of the country’s highest honors for the performing arts.

Between February 24 and March 15, the United Nations recorded 1,900 civilian casualties in Ukraine, with 727 people killed, mostly by explosive weapons in populated areas. The UN has said it expects the actual numbers to be considerably higher.


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