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Svyatoslav Vakarchuk met Oksana “Ksena” Rubanyak in the east

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun15,2024

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Ukrainian writer and machine gunner from Ivano-Frankivsk region Oksana “Ksena” Rubanyak, who serves in the 72nd mechanized brigade named after the Black Zaporozhets, recently met with the leader of the band “Ocean Elsa” Svyatoslav Vakarchuk.

They happily took a photo together, and the artist shared this shot on Instagram.

Sviatoslav Vakarchuk published a post in which he announced his acquaintance with the writer and military officer Oksana Rubanyak. According to the artist, the girl inspires him. Besides, there are more people the singer admires at the front now than outside it.

My trips to the front have one advantage: they give me the opportunity to meet people who inspire me. I will say frankly that there are much more such people at the front now than outside it. One of them is Oksana Rubanyak, call sign “Ksena”. A writer who became a warrior. You want to go forward with such people. To victory! – urged Vakarchuk.

Also, the leader of the band “Ocean Elsa” visited a military unit in the Kharkiv region, for which he performed his repertoire. As it turned out, Kaluga fighters serve there, which the singer was impressed by, as they reminded him of his native land.

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Oksana Rubanyak is a Ukrainian poet, writer and public activist. After the start of the full-scale invasion, she joined the Military Police, and then joined the ranks of the Armed Forces. She served in the supply platoon of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade. In March 2022, she was seriously wounded, after a few months she returned to the army. At the beginning of 2024, she became a platoon commander of the Armed Forces.

A month ago, Oksana also had the opportunity to meet the legendary Lina Kostenko, to whom she showed her poetry collection “Toward Death”. Such meetings not only raise morale, but also demonstrate the unity of the nation in difficult times.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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