Putin kills Ukrainian ballet star: internationally renowned dancer Artyom Datsishin dies three weeks after being injured in bombing
- Datsishin, 43, was bombed by Russian invaders and later died of his injuries
- She had played the lead role in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Romeo and Juliet.
- The Ukrainian is one of hundreds of civilians who have been killed since the invasion began
One of the main stars of Ukrainian ballet died after being bombed by Russian invaders, causing the indignation of one of the biggest names in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater.
Artyom Datsishin, 43, had been in the hospital fighting for his life for nearly three weeks.
The internationally renowned star – an honored artist from Ukraine – was injured in the capital Kiev two days after the Russian invasion began.
Artyom Datsishin, 43, was hospitalized for nearly three weeks before dying from injuries sustained in a bombing.
“On February 26 he was shot by the Russian army,” said friend Tatyana Borovik.
“He was badly injured and died in the hospital.”
Datsishin had played the lead roles in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Romeo and Juliet.
He has toured in Europe and the United States.
Datsishin was a famous dancer who had performed in major shows in Europe and the United States
Her dance style had “academic expressiveness, romantic euphoria and psychological depth”.
His funeral was held today in Kiev (FRI).
His death from the Russian fire provoked the anger of one of the biggest names in Moscow ballet, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet.
“I am furious,” he said, adding that Datsishin’s death at the hands of the Russian invaders caused “unbearable pain”.
Her dance style had “academic expressiveness, romantic euphoria and psychological depth”
“Artyom Datsishin, a principal dancer of the National Opera of Ukraine, died today in the hospital in Kiev from his injuries on February 26 when he came under fire from Russian artillery.
“He was a beautiful dancer loved by his colleagues.
Hundreds of Ukrainian civilians, including over 100 children, have already been killed since Russian forces invaded their neighbor.
In response to Russia’s actions, US President Joe Biden has labeled Vladimir Putin a “war criminal”.