TO participant Vasyl Slipak was killed on June 29, early in the morning, in Donetsk region
President Petro Poroshenko has awarded famous Ukrainian opera singer Vasyl Slipak Order for Courage of the I grade (posthumously) for personal courage demonstrated during the protection of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and selfless service to the Ukrainian nation.
Respective Decree № 280/2016 has been signed by the President.
Vasyl Yaroslavovych Slipak was an Ukrainian baritone opera singer. From 1994 he frequently performed in France at such venues as Paris Opera and Opéra de la Bastille. For his opera performance, Slipak received several awards, including 'Best Male Performance' for theToreador Song.
Following the outbreak of the pro-Russian insurgency in Donbass, Slipak returned to Ukraine and participated in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. In 2015, Slipak joined the fights against pro-Russian insurgents as a member of the 7th Battalion of the Volunteer Ukrainian Corps of the Right Sector He took the military call sign Mif, a reference to his favorite aria of Mephistopheles from the opera 'Faust.' After the war in Donbass, Slipak planned to continue his career in Paris.
On 29 June 2016, at approximately 6 a.m. Slipak was killed by a sniper shot near Luhansk.
As reported earlier by 1492news.com, World-famous opera singer Vasiliy Slipak killed near Donetsk.