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Who Is Olga Kachura? First Female Russian Colonel Killed in Ukraine: Report

Olga “Kursa” Kachura has reportedly been killed in a missile strike in Ukraine, making her the first female Russian colonel to be killed since the war began in late February.

Known by many as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “she-wolf,” Kachura, 52, was killed when a Ukrainian missile hit her car as she was driving in the city of Horlivka, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, according to Margarita Simonyan, the pro-Kremlin editor of RT. Horlivka’s mayor Ivan Prikhodko also confirmed the death via Telegram, calling Kachura a “brave and wise woman.”

Kachura has been accused of killing civilians in the eastern Donbas region, the flashpoint of the war.

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