The 52-year-old military woman began her career in the Ukrainian Police Department and in 2015, along with other separatists, founded the Donsk Republic.
Ukraine celebrates this week of August after the assassination of a “woman of death”, one of the most admired officers in the Russian military. This soldier, a colonel of an artillery division, was supposed to have shot civilians and, according to various media, even said that he “enjoyed” killing Ukrainians.
At 52, her name was Olga Kachura Sergeevna, although in Russian circles she was known as ‘Korsa’. Corsa is gone. […], Many could envy his character of steel, resistance and courage », is the message that the mayor of Gorlivka Ivan Prikhodko dedicated to him on his Telegram channel, which, moreover, hides that he did not die during the fighting Was.
Posthumously, and as confirmed by Prakhodko himself, Vladimir Putin has awarded him a military award, the title Hero of Russia, despite being an alleged perpetrator of various war crimes.
From Ukrainian Police to Russian Army
Kachura was born in Ukraine and was a native of that country. For 16 years, she worked in the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs in various positions: from investigator to chief of staff of the Donetsk Police Department, until being promoted to lieutenant colonel. He also worked in the security services of a bank.
Outside of her military career, Kachura was an “honorary citizen” of the city and head of the Horlivka Weightlifting Federation. In addition, she was married and had two children: a girl and a boy, who were later adopted.
It was in 2014, with the beginning of the riots in Donetsk, when Kachura switched sides: she left Ukrainian lines and joined the pro-Russian ranks, being one of the founders of the Donetsk People’s Militia.
Since 2015, the “woman of death” achieved the rank of colonel and served in the 3rd Berkut Motorized Brigade and headed an artillery division in Horlivka (where she was killed), with about 140 artillery units under her command. Were.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, one of Kachura’s common tactics (and who named her “War Woman”) was to disguise herself as a routine in the Ukrainian military. Thus, they infiltrated their ranks and committed war crimes to defame the body.
In addition, various executions of civilians have been attributed to him and, according to a Ukrainian court, he was the one who authorized the bombing of Dombos. In 2021, Ukrainian justice sentenced Kachura to 12 years in prison for rebellion and “participation in a terrorist group or terrorist organization”.
With the assassination of Olga Kachura, 97 Russian officers have been killed in combat since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February. In addition, Kachura is the second Russian military woman to be executed by Ukrainian ranks.