Thalita do Valle trained as a sniper and fought in Ukraine. As her brother announced, the Brazilian model died. She suffocated in a burning bunker.

She fought for Ukraine, now Thalita do Valle is dead. The 39-year-old model died on June 30 in a Russian missile attack on the city of Kharkiv, her family announced. Her brother Theo Rodrigo Vieira described the terrible circumstances of her death to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”. “There were successive attacks and the battalion was divided. Thalita fled to a bunker that was engulfed in flames after a Russian missile attack. Thalita choked in it.”

His sister traveled to Ukraine just three weeks ago before being sent to the city of Kharkiv. She wrote every day from the front in Ukraine, was active there as a rescuer and sniper.

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Hailing from Ribeirao Preto in southern Brazil, Thalita do Valle was a model and actress in her youth before studying law and volunteering to help save animals. She later joined the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq to fight against ISIS. There she trained as a sniper.

“Thalita has always been involved in humanitarian missions with a country’s Foreign Legion or here in Brazil. She was always moved by the feeling of saving animals and people,” said her brother.

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