Thursday, June 30, 2016

When this God-damned war will be over?

Dear readers, probably this information will force somebody to look at the Russian-Ukrainian war with different eyes. This guy was born in Lviv in 1974. In 1996 he received an invitation to perform at Opera de la Bastille in Paris. In 1997 he graduated from the Lysenko Music Academy in Lviv and then was invited to the Paris Opera where he became an opera singer. Following the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war he returned to Ukraine and joined the fighters against Russian occupants 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 he planned to continue his career in Paris. On 29 June 2016, at approximately 6 a.m. he was killed by a sniper shot near the town of Luhansk. His name is Vasyl Slipak.

Video showing Vasyl Slipak loading his machine gun and singing Ukrainian folk song.

Vasyl Slipak sings an Aria of Mephisto from Opera "Faust"