Died General Vorobyov, who refused to withdraw the army against Euromaidan

The head of the National defence University of Ukraine named. Ivan Chernyakhovsky Gennady Vorobyov died on 56-m to year of life, said freelance adviser to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, volunteer Yuri Biryukov.

«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 on the social network Facebook on Saturday.

In the comments to the post Biryukov confirmed that Gennady Vorobyev was the one who refused to withdraw the army against the Maidan.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed condolences in connection with death of Colonel-General.

«An outstanding military leader of modern Ukraine Colonel-General Gennady Petrovich Vorobyov. He died suddenly in the workplace. Thank you for your commendable service, Gennady Petrovich, for endurance, for courage and honesty. The bright memory of You will remain forever in our hearts», — wrote Poroshenko on his page in the microblog Twitter.

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.

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.




Died General Vorobyov, who refused to withdraw the army against Euromaidan 11.02.2017

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