Why Russian Troops Kill Ukrainian Musician?

Yurii Kerpatenko, principal conductor at the Kherson Music and Drama Theatre.

According to the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, his passing was reported on October 14.

The invaders and their allies intended to host a "gala concert" on October 1, International Music Day, featuring the renowned Hilea Chamber Orchestra.

In 2000, Yurii Kerpatenko joined the Kherson Oblast Philharmonic, and in 2004, he was appointed principal conductor of the Mykola Kulish Music and Drama Theatre.

Yurii was clear about his pro-Ukrainian views and refused to leave Kherson after the start of the full-scale conflict and the takeover of the city.