Revered Ukrainian actress Oksana Shvets has been killed in a Russian rocket attack on a domestic structure in Kyiv, according to the Young Theater where she was part of the troop. She was reportedly 67.
Shvets worked in theater and film for decades and her sweats garnered one of Ukraine’s topmost honors, the title of which roughly translates as “ Honored Artist of Ukraine” — it’s also sometimes inartfully expressed in English as “ Well-Merited Artist.” Whatever the case, the honor is only bestowed upon those among the country’s most accomplished performing artists.
In its announcement, the Young Theater expressed “ unreparable grief” at Shvets’ end, before describing how the actress failed.
The actress of the Young Theatre Oksana Shvets has been murdered in Kyiv during the war. pic.twitter.com/Rp3DcgSbge— KyivPost (@KyivPost) March 17, 2022
“ During the rocket shelling of a domestic structure in Kyiv,” the statement reads, “ a well-justified artist of Ukraine Oksana Shvets was killed.”
Shvets was reportedly born on February 10, 1955. She graduated from the theater factory at the Ivan Franko Theater and the Kiev State Institute of Theater Trades.
In addition to her time with the Young Theater, Shvets had worked at the Ternopil Music and Drama Theater and the Kiev Theater of Satire.
The English- language Kyiv Post also vindicated her death.