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 Dnipro city bid last farewell to volunteer soldier and Paris opera singer Wassyl Slipak. VIDEO+PHOTOS

On June 30, Dnipro bid its last good-bye to Ukrainian volunteer soldier, famous opera singer Wassyl Slipak, who died in the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in the Donbas.

The farewell ceremony began at around 2 p.m. outside the Mechnikov hospital morgue, where the body of the fallen hero had been taken, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

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Slipak will be buried in his native Lviv region on July 1.

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"We saw him off with applause. Lviv, meet the Cossack. It's a pain..," Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov wrote on Facebook.

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Fighter of the 7th Battalion of the Volunteer Ukrainian Corps, opera singer Wassyl Slipak (call sign "Meph") was killed in the ATO area at 6 a.m. on June 29. He had lived and worked in France for 19 years as a Paris opera singer but abandoned his career and chose to defend Ukraine when Russia unleashed its aggression against the country.
 
 
 
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