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Ukrainian Actress Oksana Shvets Killed in Russian Rocket Attack in Kyiv

Ukrainian Actress Oksana Shvets has passed away at the age of 67 during the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. At the moment, the situation in Ukraine is terrible. The people of Ukraine are going through a hard time.

Russia started a military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. As per the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as of now, nearly 600 civilians have been killed and more than 1000 people have been injured in Ukraine due to the attack of Russia.

Who was Oksana Shvets?

Oksana was born on February 10, 1995. She graduated from the theater studio on the Ivan Franko Theater and Kyiv State Institute of Theater Arts. Shvets liked to do theatre as well as movies. She had been a member of the Young Theatre since the 1980s.

Apart from Young Theatre, Shvets also worked at the Ternopil Music and Drama Theatre and the Kyiv Theatre of Satire. She was one of the most celebrated actresses in Ukraine.

Oksana was one of the finest actresses in Ukraine. She was even honored with Ukraine’s highest artistic honors, ‘Honored Artist of Ukraine’. Shvets was thriving in the world of showbiz for decades. She was a part of many films like ‘Tomorrow Will Be Tomorrow,’ ‘The Secret of St. Patrick,’ ‘House with Lilies,’ and ‘The Return of Mukhtar.’

How was Oksana’s death confirmed?

The death of the actress was announced by the Young Theatre where she was a part of the troupe on Facebook on March 17, 2022. Oksana’s fellow mates expressed grief and sorrow over her death.

The statement issued by the Young Theatre read, “During the rocket shelling of a residential building in Kyiv, a well-deserved artist of Ukraine Oksana Shvets was killed.”

Shvets lost her life in a Russian Rocket attack. The attack was aimed towards a residential building in Kyiv and sadly Oksana was present in that building. She is not the first actress to die because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In the past, many actors have lost their lives. Pasha Lee who was also a Ukrainian actor bid us goodbye at the age of 33.

How did fans react to the demise of Oksana?

As soon as the news regarding Oksana’s death came out, all people started expressing their thoughts on Twitter. One fan of the actress wrote, “Honored Artist of Ukraine Oksana Shvets was killed during a rocket attack on a residential building in Kyiv. Bright memory to the talented actress! There is no forgiveness for the enemy who came to our land!”

 Another fan wrote, “A moment of silence for Oksana Shvets.” One fan stopped by on the social media platform and wrote, “Her beautiful face, those eyes. You know she had stories, was wise, strong. This is a debt, among so many others, that can never be repaid. RIP Oksana.”  

These were a few reactions of the fans to the sad news of Oksana’s death. This is a difficult chapter for Ukraine, we hope things get better for the people of Ukraine soon. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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