An elite sniper and former model has been killed in a Russian airstrike in Ukraine. Thalita do Valle, 39, died while fighting in the city of Kharkiv on June 30.
Thalita had previous experience in warzones, and had fought against the Islamic State in Iraq.
She reportedly used these skills in Ukraine, where she was responsible for providing cover from advancing Russian froces.Brazilian Thalita do Valle was killed in Kharkiv at the end of June (Picture: Newsflash)She had been providing cover for Ukrainian troops since joining the war effort (Picture: Newsflash)
Thalita had documented some of her experiences on a YouTube channel and she had been working with a writer ahead of a potential book about her diverse life.She was also a law student who participated in animal rescues with NGOs, and had worked both as a model and an actress when she was younger.
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Rest In Peace brave girl. As well as Douglas Burigo who tried vallantly to resue her . Your sacfrices will always be remembered. God accept your souls and thank you for all you lived and died for. For uprightness and freedom from Tyranny. Thank you. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes 🤷
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At this time, she received special sniper training as she trained alongside the Peshmergas, the armed military forces of the independent Kurdistan region of Iraq.A Brazilian model who fought against ISIS in Iraq has been killed by Russian forces in Ukraine.Image caption, The Slovyansk mayor posted this photo of the market blaze Russian shelling set a central market ablaze in Ukraine's eastern city of Slovyansk, killing two people and injuring seven, a top official said.A US Army veteran has returned to Ukraine to take on Vladimir Putin with the help of a pretty blonde translator he is "hanging out with" .
She reportedly used these skills in Ukraine, where she was responsible for providing cover from advancing Russian froces. Brazilian Thalita do Valle was killed in Kharkiv at the end of June (Picture: Newsflash) She had been providing cover for Ukrainian troops since joining the war effort (Picture: Newsflash) Thalita had documented some of her experiences on a YouTube channel and she had been working with a writer ahead of a potential book about her diverse life. Tragically, comrade Douglas Burigo, who was also from the Brazilian army, was killed after going back to a nearby bunker to find her – they were the only two members of their squadron to die. She was also a law student who participated in animal rescues with NGOs, and had worked both as a model and an actress when she was younger. He posted photos of the blaze on Facebook, describing massive shelling, and urging people to stay in shelters. Thalita’s family have paid tribute to their ‘hero’ who was known for ‘saving lives and participating in humanitarian missions. It was during that period where she joined the elite Peshmergas forces fighting in Kurdistan.’ They had lost contact with her last Monday, when Thalita and Douglas first moved into Kharkiv. "I know I’ve been radio silent for a while, mostly because we have had big losses in the past week and I feel helpless being home.
She had only been in Ukraine for three weeks before she was killed. Before fighting in the army, she volunteered for several NGOs involved with animal rescues as well as working as a model and actress when she was younger. On Monday, Ukraine's military says it had to pull out of Lysychansk, its last remaining stronghold in Luhansk, under intense Russian fire. The soldier had told her family that she couldn’t talk often, as Russian forces were monitoring phone activity. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at . He called her a hero and said that she had only been out in Ukraine for just three weeks where she was mainly a “rescuer and a sharpshooter”.