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Oleksi Tsibko

  • 06-04-2022 9:49pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,802 ✭✭✭ jacothelad

    The international rugby community has shown its support and solidarity after a former captain of Ukraine’s national team was killed in battle.

    Oleksi Tsibko, 55, died fighting Russian forces near the town of Bucha on March 31, but news of his death has only been confirmed this week.

    The sportsman, who became president of the Ukrainian Rugby Federation between 2003-2005, went on to serve as mayor of Smela from 2015-2018. A farewell ceremony in his honour is due to take place at Kyiv’s Baykove cemetery today.