Picture credt: dsns.gov.ua, Roxolana Instagram

An open act of terrorism. That’s how Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky described a Russian rocket attack on Thursday, which hit the western Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia. Officials say at least 23 people including three children have died, with another 66 people hospitalised. The missiles hit apartment blocks and a nearby cultural centre.

It was in that cultural centre — Vinnytsia’s House of Officers — that Roxolana‘s crew were preparing for her charity concert, which was supposed to take place on 17 July. Her fellow Vidbir star LAUD was supposed to appear as a guest performer. According to a report in The Guardian, the air strikes blew the roof off of the building where Roxolana’s crew were working.

The strikes wounded several of her crew members. Two were in critical condition following the strikes.

In a statement on her Instagram, Roxolana shared the following: 

“Friends, we are currently in Vinnytsia. Unfortunately, at the time of the air strikes, a part of our team was on the main square. They are all wounded, two are fighting for their lives in the operating rooms. As a result, all performances and concerts are cancelled, and we are praying for the life of all who were hurt today.” 

“We will never forgive. The money of the concert tickets will be returned. Please, pray.” 

 
 
 
 
 
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Several hours after the statement, Roxolana revealed that her sound engineer, Yevhen, had died as a result of the blast, while another team member remains in critical condition.

Roxolana and her team have received an outpouring of support from other artists in the Ukrainian music industry.

Among those who wrote messages of support were Eurovision 2022 winners Kalush Orchestra. But also Eurovision host Volodymyr Ostapchuk and song contest acts as Zlata Ognevich, Verka Serduchka and Tina Karol, who pledged moral support. 

Roxolana had already visited more than half of the destinations on her tour. Only Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, Ternopil and Zhytomyr remained.

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The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
4 months ago

Now do you see, how Eurovision 2022 would not viable? If a cultural centre can get destroyed so can a stadium full of people!

potaxio
potaxio
4 months ago

It won’t be held in Ukraine, don’t worry about that anymore

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

Taking a break from the pro-Russia propaganda for a moment, are we?

Ben r
Ben r
4 months ago

Slava Ukrayini, heroyam slava!

motopapi
motopapi
4 months ago

My condolences for Yevhen and the rest of the victims of this horrendous terrorist attack </3

Alfie2
Alfie2
4 months ago

And yet, people post here, “Let Russia compete in ESC.” Absolutely NOT.

Nils
Nils
4 months ago

RIP

Let me guess, Kremlin trolls … surely the concert hall was not a civilian, but a military target, right?

Neil
Neil
4 months ago

Rest in peace Yevhen and all other 22 people killed <3

Alfie2
Alfie2
4 months ago

Screw Russia. Any of you supporting Russia and Russians (70% of them who support Putin), go away. GLORY TO UKRAINE. PRAY FOR UKRAINE.

Ksenija
Ksenija
4 months ago
Reply to  Alfie2

Everyone but the collective west supports Russia, or should i say it’s neutral. You cannot say to most of the world to go away

As for the person who died; poor them, their family and friends. it should have never happened. Rest in piece

Ant
Ant
4 months ago
Reply to  Ksenija

Go away and rest in peace ksenija. People like you shouldn’t have happened either

Ksenija
Ksenija
4 months ago
Reply to  Ant

Did you really tell me to rest in peace? You want me dead? Really? My dea*h would make you happy? Should i commit sui**de? And you got 8 likes for wishing me dea*h. Maybe i should do that, end myself

Alfie2
Alfie2
4 months ago
Reply to  Ksenija

“peace” you russian terrorist, not “piece” — i see russian education is already starting to collapse

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Ksenija

For shame

motopapi
motopapi
4 months ago
Reply to  Ksenija

Mexicans support and feel for Ukraine, those who support Russia are frowned upon here, zigger

Alvin
Alvin
4 months ago
Reply to  motopapi

Unfortunately, most of the people from poorer developing countries such as African countries, India, Indonesia and Pakistan are supporting Russia due to their hatred towards the West.

Also, some people with African-sounding and Arabic-sounding names (and also people with Anglo-sounding names) seems to be extremely happy with Ukraine’s failed qualification to the FIFA World Cup, saying that they’re sick of any content that expresses sympathy towards Ukraine in any football-related pages on Facebook.

motopapi
motopapi
4 months ago
Reply to  Alvin

Unfortunately, that’s true and I’m well aware of that. I just mentioned my country as it’s an exception to the zigger’s statement (of course when it’s not regarded as a Western country)

motopapi
motopapi
4 months ago
Reply to  motopapi

I’ve also seen many Qtards and “dissident” right people siding with Russia, which is disgusting but doesn’t surprise me

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

If your post under this isn’t explicitly expressing condolences for the people of Ukraine and the casualties of Russia’s attacks, I suggest you choose your words very carefully. In my case, there isn’t much I have to say that I haven’t said already: Russia’s attacks are unprovoked and unjustifiable, if you negate the suffering in Ukraine you’re a terrible person and I won’t take that back, I can only hope for peace and am glad we are still constantly aware of the situation, awful though it may be. Silence equals death. Even if it interrupts your usual flow of Eurovision… Read more »

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Call me a scold if you want, but even for the internet, some of the things I’ve seen said here about Ukraine under the comforting shroud of anonymity are beyond the pale. My whole heart is with the people of Ukraine, and if yours isn’t, I don’t know what to tell you. I’m not saying I’m a better person than everyone for being against the war. I’m just curious why anyone wouldn’t be (and that’s a rhetorical question, don’t answer that).