Death of Artyom Datshin: The Ukrainian ballet star succumbs to injuries from Russian shelling at the age of 43


Ukrainian ballet star Artyom Datshin has died three weeks after being injured in a Russian bombing raid in Kyiv. He was 43.

Datshin’s death was announced by his friend Tatiana Borokiv, who shared her grief in a post on Facebook.

“May your memory be bright,” she wrote.

The internationally renowned dancer was a former soloist at the National Opera of Ukraine, where he played the leading role The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty.

His death has sparked fury in the art world. According to the evening standardRussian-American choreographer Alexei Ratmansky is “furious” at the loss and described his “excruciating pain”.

Anatoly Solovyanenko, chief director of the National Opera of Ukraine, called Datsishin “a beautiful artist” and “a wonderful man” in a Facebook post.

Datshin’s death follows that of Ukrainian actor Oksana Shvets, who died in a Russian missile attack at the age of 67.

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