The veterans' council of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor of the KGB, said Vitaly Fedorchuk passed away on February 29 after a long illness.
The Ukrainian-born official chaired the KGB from May 26, 1982 to December 17, 1982, before becoming interior minister.
The veterans' council said Fedorchuk would be buried on March 4 at the Troyekurovskoye cemetery in Moscow.
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We have witnessed the total defeat of western Ukraine, Western nationalists and the West in general, which made the unfortunate decision to support the anti-government activity. They failed to realize that the collapse of Yanukovych means the collapse of Ukrainian unity. They set fire to their own home and planted a time bomb under Ukraine’s territorial integrity.