Ukrainian army musicians are preventing Russia by means of music | EUROtoday

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KYIV — Yurii Ivaskevych’s army name signal is Pavarotti, a nod to his former life as a barrel-chested opera singer in east Ukraine — a life he thought he left behind when he enlisted the morning Russia invaded.

But after Ivaskevych, 51, misplaced a leg when his unit got here beneath shelling, he was recruited by one other department of Ukraine’s army: the Cultural Forces.