Odesa Opera ballet dancer Yanchyshen killed at front
Rostyslav Yanchyshen joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the first days of the war (Photo:Odesa Opera/Facebook)
Rostyslav Yanchyshen, a ballet dancer with the Odesa Opera and Ballet Theater, has been killed at the front during a combat mission, the head of the theater’s ballet troupe, Garri Sevoyan, wrote on Facebook on April 20.
Yanchyshen has been the ballet dancer with the Odesa Opera for more than 10 years. He immediately joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine when Russia launched the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
“A smart, decent, kind, intelligent, educated, all-around person of his word,” Sevoyan wrote.
“He was the first to go to defend his homeland, not on a call, not on a summons. He went himself. And when he wasn’t accepted into the Armed Forces of Ukraine, he joined the territorial defense forces.”
The team of the Odesa Opera expressed sincere condolences to Yanchyshen’s family and relatives.
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