Brazilian model Thalita killed in Russian missile attack...

Brazilian model Thalita who joined Ukraine army killed in Russian missile attack

 International Desk

 Published: 04:38 PM, 6 July 2022   Updated: 04:47 PM, 6 July 2022

Brazilian model Thalita do Valle; Photo: Collected

Brazilian model Thalita do Valle; Photo: Collected

Thalita do Valle, a Brazilian model who joined the Ukrainian army, was killed in a Russian missile strike. She joined the Ukrainian military three weeks ago as a sniper.

On Monday, a Russian missile obliterated her bunker in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The bunker was destroyed and the Brazilian model died. Russia has been bombing the northeastern Ukrainian city since the war began in February.

Douglas Burigo, a former Brazilian army member, was also killed in the same missile attack. He went to the obliterated bunker to find Thalita and lost his life.

The Ukrainian military says Douglas was the “lone survivor” of the first missile attack in an area of ​​Kharkiv. Thalita do Valle, who studied law, had earlier started her career as a model and actress. She later shared her battlefield experience on YouTube.

Brazilian model Thalita do Valle; Photo: Collected

Thalita do Valle, 39, has previously joined multiple humanitarian missions around the world. Not only that, she joined the armed forces of Peshmerga in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and fought against the Islamic State (IS). Thalita left a video of her joining Peshmerga and taking sniper training on YouTube.

Thalita's brother Theo Rodrigo Viera described his sister as a “hero” for her role in saving lives and taking part in humanitarian missions. He said Thalitha had only been in Ukraine for three weeks where she also worked there as a rescue worker and sharpshooter.

Earlier, Thalita do Valle was briefly spared a Russian bombing in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. She spoke to her family for the last time on Monday.

Thalita told family members last week that she would not be able to talk on the phone for long due to Russian surveillance. Thalita then moved from Kyiv to Kharkiv.

Source: The Sun