Former ballerina joins Ukrainian army in Kyiv

A former ballet dancer joined Ukraine's armed forces in Kyiv after Russia's invasion of the country this February.

Lesia Vorotnyuk previously worked at the Kyiv National Opera House before she began helping civilians evacuate from the Ukrainian capital as Russian occupiers approached the region earlier this year.

Ms Vorotnyuk, whose husband died at war in the east of Ukraine three years ago, later joined the territorial defence unit in Kyiv.