Donetsk, Aug 3 — DAN. Olga Kachura call-sign Korsa has been killed today on duty.

“Today is a tragic day for Gorlovka and the Republic. A brave and wise woman who was one of the founders of the People’s Militia and the DPR has tragically died. Kachura Olga Sergeyevna, victorious and unshakable Korsa,” the mayor of Gorlovka Ivan Prikhodko said.

He said that the death of Kachura is an irreparable loss, and extended his condolences to her family and friends on behalf of all the residents of Gorlovka.

“Guard colonel, commander of a rocket artillery battalion, honorary citizen of Gorlovka, all these titles and ranks, people’s love and respect of brothers-in-arms is just a tiny part of her merit,” Prikhodko said.

The circumstances of her death are being clarified. The understanding is that Korsa was killed on duty.

Olga Kachura joined the militia in April 2014, soon to become commander of a Grad MLRS unit of 140 personnel, which she has been leading for eight years. Her battalion took part in the Ilovaisk and Debaltsevo-Uglegorsk operations. *ot