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Canadian pianist of Ukrainian origin dismissed from Toronto band for separatism

Valentyna Lysytsia, a native of Kyiv and a pianist of the symphony orchestra of the Canadian city of Toronto, lost her job because of the support for the Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Valentyna Lysytsia, a pianist of the symphony orchestra of the Canadian city of Toronto, was dismissed for spreading comments in support of the pro-Russian aggression in Ukraine in social networks, Joinfo.ua reports.

Yesterday, on her Facebook page, the pianist of Ukrainian origin characterized the incident as a dismissal due to the use of the "right to freedom of expression."

General Director of the orchestra Jeff Melanson said that "provocative comments of Lysytsia have overshadowed her past performances" on the stage.

Pavlo Hrod, Chairman of the Ukrainian-Canadian Congress, said that Lysytsia called the Ukrainian government "Nazi" and claimed that the Ukrainian government formed a "filtration camps" for ethnic Russians.

Valentina Lysytsia was born in Kyiv in 1973, left Ukraine in 1991. However, he believes that her ethnicity is Russian and Polish.