Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday confirmed the death of their youth coach who died while protecting Ukraine against Russia’s invasion.
The CEO of Shakhtar Donetsk, Serhyi Palkin announced the development on Thursday evening.
Palkin in his statement said, “One of our employees was killed, he was a children’s coach.
“He was hit by a fragment of a Russian bullet.”
This is coming two days after two Ukrainian footballers were killed in a clash.
The death of Vitalii Sapylo and Dmytro Martynenko was announced in a tweet by the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPRO).
FIFPRO wrote, “Our thoughts are with the families, friends, and teammates of young Ukrainian footballers Vitalii Sapylo (21) and Dmytro Martynenko (25), football’s first reported losses in this war.
“May they both rest in peace.”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which has seen a lot of people killed and properties destroyed has entered the ninth day.