Olga “Simba” Simonova who renounced Russian citizenship dies fighting in Donbass

Olga "Simba" Simonova who renounced Russian citizenship dies fighting in Donbass Credit: Twitter @EUFreeCitizen

Olga “Simba” Simonova, a fighter of the 24th mechanised brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who gave up her Russian citizenship, died in Donbass in the ongoing war with Russia, as reported on Wednesday, September 14.

Olga “Simba” Simonova reportedly died while fighting Russian forces in Donbass after she allegedly blew herself up with an explosive device while carrying out a combat mission near the town of Soledar in Donetschina.

In 2017, Olga Simonova became the first female contract servicewoman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as a foreigner who received a passport of a citizen of Ukraine while serving in the Armed Forces.

At the end of 2018, Simonova was trained at Desna, rising from senior soldier and rifleman to sergeant and BMP commander.

Many took to Twitter to pay their respects to Olga Simonova:

“Beautiful Olga Simonova “Simba” BMP commander from Chelyabinsk, professional engineer, who renounced RF citizenship and fought since 2014 (received Uk citizenship in 2017). Died in the battles for Soledar on September 13, 2022. Respect!! ”

“Olga Simonova, a fighter of the 24th Ombre, who renounced Russian citizenship and fought for Ukraine, died in #Donetsk region”

“Are there good Russians? So. These are those who become Ukrainians and fight against #Russia. #thefallofputin #Ukraine #getputin #thefallofrussia”

“Olga Simonova, died in battle today. She was born, grew up and lived in Chelyabinsk, Russia. She was a successful athlete.”

“With the beginning of the war, she came to Ukraine, fought in the PDMSh…Read the interview, pray for the woman warrior!”

“According to ‘Novinarna’, a military woman (Olga) blew herself up with an explosive device while performing a combat mission in the area of ​​the city of Soledar in Donetsk region.”

“Olga Simonova once gave her biggest interview to ‘Novinarna’.”

“In the Donetsk region, a fighter of the 24th Specialized Brigade Olga Simonova (Simba), who renounced Russian citizenship and fought for Ukraine, died.”

“Details: Olga’s death is reported by war correspondents and Simonova’s colleagues in the service.”

“On Sept 13, a former Russian citizen who quit Rus. citizenship & gained the #Ukraine citizenship instead, Sgt. of the #Ukrainian Armed Forces, 24th Brigade Olga Simonova (callsign Simba) sacrificed her life defending Ukraine from the Russian invaders.”

“😥 Olga Simonova “Simba”, who renounced Russian citizenship and stood up for Ukraine, died in Donbas
She blew herself up while performing a combat mission in the area of ​​the city of #Soledar, in #Donetsk Oblast”

“Olga Simonova “Simba”, soldier of 24th Mechanized Brigade of the King Danylo Armed Forces, died in the war w/the Russian invaders, who renounced her Russian citizenship to fight for 🇺🇦 after the aggression of the Russian Federation

“Life happens one step before death.”

HONOR!”

The news follows reports that Ukrainian ballet soloist, Oleksandr Shapoval, was reportedly killed by Russian forces while fighting in the Donetsk region.


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