Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at the theater in Donetsk, where the farewell ceremony for Olga Kachura was to take place The center of Donetsk was shelled on the morning of August 4, when the farewell ceremony for Colonel Olga Kachura, who was awarded the Hero of Russia by Putin, was to take place. According to local authorities, one person was killed as a result of the shelling< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/7/27/756596001369277.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/590xH/media/img/7/27/756596001369277.webp 590w" type="image/webp" >
The farewell ceremony for the deceased Colonel Olga Kachura, whom Vladimir Putin posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia, was disrupted due to shelling, RIA Novosti reports. with a link to his own correspondent.
According to him, in connection with the intensive shelling of the city center, all participants in the ceremony were evacuated to a shelter. A TASS correspondent reported that shells and explosions were heard in the city.
The mayor of Donetsk, Aleksey Kulemzin, said that the data on the dead and injured as a result of the shelling are being specified. “Arrivals in the center of Donetsk! Under fire, the hotel “Donbass Palace” and drama theater on the street. Artem in the Voroshilovsky district. Information about the dead and wounded is being specified, — wrote Kulemzin in the Telegram channel. Later, he clarified that at least one person was killed, there were wounded.
Kachura (call sign Korsa) commanded a DPR rocket artillery battalion and died in a special operation on July 29.
Until 2012, she was in For 16 years she served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. In 2014, she took the side of the DPR militias. According to Gorlovka Mayor Ivan Prikhodko, Kachura “was at the origins of the People's Militia of the DPR.”
According to data from open sources, she served in the 3rd separate motorized rifle brigade “Berkut”. Kachura commanded the division of the MLRS BM-21 “Grad” in Gorlovka. At the end of 2021, a court in Ukraine sentenced Kachura to 12 years in prison for “participation in a terrorist group or organization.”
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President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on awarding Kachura posthumously the title of Hero of Russia on August 4. She was awarded this award “for courage and heroism shown in the performance of military duty”.
The day before, the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, signed a decree conferring the posthumous title of Hero of the Republic on her. In his Telegram channel, he called Kachura a “brave warrior”; and noted that her death— it's a “huge loss” for the republic. Gorlovka Mayor Ivan Prikhodko announced Kachura's death. He did not indicate under what circumstances and where the colonel died.
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