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Ukraine Says Russian Troops Killed Composer for Refusing to Join Concert in Occupied Kherson

HeadlineOct 18, 2022

Ukraine’s culture minister says orchestra conductor Yuri Kerpatenko was shot and killed in his home by Russian soldiers in the Russian-occupied city of Kherson. The 46-year-old conductor reportedly refused to take part in a concert meant to show support for Russia’s annexation of the southern port city.

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