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Pushilin awarded the title of Hero of the DPR to the deceased Colonel Olga Kachura

Colonel Olga Kachura, deputy commander of the rocket artillery battalion (for organizing combat operations) of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), received the title of Hero of the DPR posthumously. This was announced on Wednesday, August 3, by the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin.

Kachura was presented with a state award for “services to the DPR and its people associated with the accomplishment of a heroic deed, courage and bravery shown in the battles to defend the republic.” The corresponding decree came into force from the day of its publication.

The mayor of Horlivka Ivan Prikhodko announced the death of a serviceman earlier on Wednesday.

“A brave and wise woman who stood at the origins of the people’s militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic died tragically, Olga Sergeevna Kachura, the victorious and unshakable Korsa. This is an irreparable loss for all of us! Bright and eternal memory of our heroine,” he wrote in his Telegram channel.

According to the expert of the Center for Military-Political Journalism Boris Rozhin, Kachura died during the shelling of Horlivka by soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). Korsa served in the Ukrainian army until 2012, and in 2014, after Kyiv began hostilities against civilians in Donbass, she defected to the DPR.

On April 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that what is happening in Ukraine is a tragedy, but the Russian Federation had no choice. The head of state noted that the special operation is going according to plan, and the timing of its completion depends on the intensity of hostilities. In addition, he expressed confidence that the goals of the special operation will be achieved, since the tasks assigned to the Russian army are noble.

The special operation to defend Donbass, which President Putin announced on February 24, continues. In mid-February, the situation in the region deteriorated due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. In this regard, the authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics turned to Moscow for help and organized the evacuation of residents.

For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.

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