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.