Occupiers shot Yury Kerpatenko, chief conductor of the Mykola Kulish Music and Drama Theater in Kherson, for refusing to cooperate. This was reported by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.
According to local media, on the occasion of the International Music Day, which is celebrated on October 1, the occupiers, together with collaborators at the Philharmonic, planned a festive concert in Kherson with the participation of the Gilea chamber orchestra.
With this concert, the occupiers were supposed to demonstrate the “establishment of a peaceful life” in Kherson. However, Kerpatenko categorically refused to cooperate with them. After that, the Russian military shot him dead in his own house.
Since 2000, Kerpatenko has worked in the Kherson Regional Philharmonic. In 2004, he became the chief conductor of the Mykola Kulish Kherson Music and Drama Theater. He acted as the chief conductor of the chamber orchestra “Gilea”. It is noted that the conductor openly showed his civic position and refused to leave the occupied Kherson.
- The Western military admitted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would take Kherson next week.