: Honouring the Hero: from Paris to Kyiv people mourn death of Vasyl Slipak
Society18:00 Jun. 30, 2016
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Honouring the Hero: from Paris to Kyiv people mourn death of Vasyl Slipak

Famous opera singer was killed by a sniper in eastern Ukraine

Vasyl Slipak, a renowned Ukrainian opera singer recently killed in the Donbas warzone, is being commemorated in Paris. People are bringing flowers to his portrait at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in the French capital.

Meanwhile in central Kyiv a makeshift shrine to Slipak was organized on Maidan Nezalezhnosti square. Ukrainians place candles and flowers to pay the last tribute to the patriot who sacrificed his life. 

Slipak had been a soloist of the Paris Opera House for 19 years before volunteering to fight against Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine. He was shot and killed by a sniper on Wednesday, June 29.

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