A Brazilian model who was fighting in Ukraine has sadly been killed in a missile strike.
Thalita do Valle was an elite sniper and had been fighting in the city of Kharkiv when she was killed on 30 June.
Brazilian Soldier, Douglas Burgio, was also killed when the 40-year-old ran into a bunker to try and find do Valle.
Thalita’s brother Theo Rodrigo Viera praised the 39-year-old and said she was a hero.
Viera said his sister had been in Ukraine for about three weeks before she died. She had been attempting to save people and provide cover from Russian forces as a sharpshooter – according to her brother.
She had just come from the city of Kyiv where she had miraculously survived a bomb attack.
The last time the model spoke to her family was last week, after arriving in Kharkiv.
What a brave woman, RIP Thalita.