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Russia-Ukraine War: Shakhtar Donetsk coach killed in Ukraine during fight with Russia

Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed that their youth coach has died defending Ukraine’s sovereignty.

“One of our employees was killed, he was a children’s coach,” confirmed Shakhtar CEO Serhiy Palkin on Thursday evening as quoted by Mirror UK.

“He was hit by a fragment of a Russian bullet.”

This comes just two days after the conflict claimed the lives of two Ukrainian footballers.

Last Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to invade Ukraine, sparking a bloody conflict in Eastern Europe.

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