Ukrainian ballet dancer dies from injuries caused by Russian shelling in Kyiv

Opera theater

Ukrainian ballet star Artem Datsyshyn died weeks after being injured in a Russian bombing in kyiv.

Datsyshyn, who was a principal dancer at the National Opera of Ukraine, died in March, his friend Tatiana Borovik announced on Facebook.

“Friends, I inform everyone who knew Artem Datsishin, Dotsik, that on February 26 he was attacked by the Russians, was seriously injured, died in the hospital. Farewell my dear man!! I can’t to express my grief which is overwhelming me! May your memory be bright! Borovik wrote.

Anatoly Solovyanenko, general director of the National Opera of Ukraine, also shared his grief over Datsyshyn’s death on Facebook, calling him a “beautiful artist” and a “wonderful man”.

UKRAINIAN ACTRESS OKSANA SHVETS KILLED IN RUSSIAN BONDAGE IN kyiv

Une vue générale montre l'Opéra national d'Ukraine à Kiev, Ukraine, le 27 février 2016. <span class=REUTERS/Gleb Garanich” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/RmVj7nPWoHoP.nGh8Is5pQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTM5Nw–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/ 1.2/zy.xTtg1y6.zd_7JO6tyNA–~B/aD03MjA7dz0xMjgwO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/https://media.zenfs.com/en/fox_news_text_979/b0655c5a68aa205078e52279311ba083″/>

Russian-American choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, who previously worked at the National Opera of Ukraine and the American Ballet Theatre, explained in his own social post that Datsyshyn was “caught under Russian artillery fire”.

“He was a beautiful dancer loved by his colleagues. Unbearable pain,” Ratmansky added.

The ballet dancer’s death was announced the same day Ukrainian actress Oksana Shvets was reported killed in a Russian bombardment in Kyiv.

BRITISH BALLET DANCER LEAVES RUSSIAN BALLET ‘UNTIL PEACE COME’ AS COUNTRY INVADES UKRAINE

“During the rocket bombing of a residential building in Kyiv, a well-deserved artist from Ukraine, Oksana Shvets, was killed,” a statement from Young Theater said via Facebook. “Beautiful memory to the talented actress! There is no forgiveness for the enemy who came to our land!”

The band expressed “irreparable grief” at Shvets’ death.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER

Shvets’ death was also reported via social media by the Kyiv Post’s Twitter account.

Julius Young of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.