Ukrainian actor Pasha Lee killed in Russian shelling

The 33-year-old shared a picture encouraging social media followers to join army

Ukrainian actor and TV host Pasha Lee. Photo: @pashaleeofficial/Instagram

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Popular Ukrainian actor Pasha Lee, 33, has been killed in a town near Kyiv that has come under heavy Russian shelling.

Lee joined Ukraine's Territorial Defence Forces last week to defend his country in the Russia-Ukraine war.

He was killed on Sunday during Russian shelling in the town north-west of Kyiv.

Lee’s death was announced by Ukraine’s Odesa International Film Festival on Facebook.

His death came as four civilians, including a family of three, were killed in the same city as they tried to flee the Russian bombardment.

In his last post on Instagram, Lee was wearing a military uniform.