President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for personal courage in defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, dedicated service to the Ukrainian people awarded posthumously famous Ukrainian opera singer Vasyl Slipak with the order "For courage" of I degree. The announcement of this was published by the presidential press service.
Recall Vasyl Slipak died yesterday in Donetsk region. He lived 9 years in France and was a singer in Paris' Opera de la Bastille. Slipak left French opera to join the ranks of the Ukrainian army. He was only 42 years old.
Funeral of Vasyl Slipak will take place in Lviv.