Today, February 11, died the chief of the National defence University of Ukraine named. Ivan Chernyakhovsky Gennady Vorobyov. As reported by the volunteer Yury Biryukov, he died in office.
“Today he held a meeting. Went back to the office. In the study – the rector of the University of defense of Ukraine. And died. Heart. Colonel-General Gennady Petrovich Vorobyev, the call is Free,” wrote Biryukov on his page in Facebook.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed condolences on the death of Colonel-General Gennady Vorobyov. The head of state noted the contribution Vorobyov Ukraine.
“An outstanding military figure of the modern Ukraine Colonel-General Gennady Petrovich Vorobyov. He died suddenly in the workplace. Hurt that these people go now.
Gennady Vorobyov refused to send the military against Maidana, he participated in the development of many military operations, including debaltseve, as the first Deputy chief of the General staff of the Armed Forces, in General, more than two years of the war, he served as Ukraine directly on the front. The last months of combat experience passed on to the next generation of military, driving the National defense University.
Thank you for your commendable service Gennady Petrovich. For endurance, for courage and honesty thank. The bright memory of You will forever remain in our hearts,” the President wrote on his page in Facebook.
Colonel-General Gennady Vorobyov (born in 1961) from 18 November 2009 to 17 January 2014 held the position of commander of Land forces of Armed forces of Ukraine.
16 February 2014 was the first Deputy chief of the General staff of the armed forces.
From 21 may 2016, the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak presented in Vorobyov appointed acting chief of the National defence University of Ukraine named. I. Chernyakhovsky.