Boris Ivanovich Tkach ( October 25, 1935 , Gusyatin , Khmelnitsky region , Ukrainian SSR - October 24, 2010 , Kiev , Ukraine ) - Soviet commander, lieutenant-general , in 1980 - 1982 - commander of the 40th army in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan .
|Boris Ivanovich Tkach|
|Date of Birth||October 25, 1935|
|Place of Birth||Gusyatin , Chemerovetsky district , Khmelnitsky region , Ukrainian SSR|
|Date of death||October 24, 2010 (74 years)|
|Place of death||Kiev , Ukraine|
|Type of army||Motorized rifle troops|
|Years of service||1954 - 1991|
|Battles / Wars|
|Awards and prizes|
Born on October 25, 1935 in the village of Gusyatin, Chemerovetsky District, Khmelnitsky Region, Ukrainian SSR . In 1954 he graduated from high school. In the same year he entered the Kharkov Tank School , which he graduated in 1957 . After graduation and until 1964 he was commander of a tank platoon, the 27th company of the mechanized division of the Southern Group of Forces . In 1967 he graduated from the Military Academy of Armored Forces . From 1967 to 1973 - commander of a tank battalion, chief of staff, commander of the 276th tank regiment, chief of staff of the 81st mechanized division of the Far Eastern Military District . Took part in the Damansky conflict in 1969 . In 1973 he was appointed commander of the 79th Panzer Division of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany , in 1975 he was promoted to 1st Deputy Commander of the 13th Army of the Carpathian Military District , having worked there until 1979. In 1977 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff . From December 1979, he occupied the post of 1st Deputy Commander of the 40th Army , parts of which are being introduced into Afghanistan . From September 23, 1980 to May 12, 1982, he was commander of the 40th army in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan . Led the fighting in Afghanistan. Developed many large-scale operations, including operations "Strike" and "Strike-2".
|From the memoirs of Army General V.I. Varennikov about the Afghan war : “B.I. Weaver. It was already an experienced general, in the leadership of the army is not a novice, but in such conditions no one had ever commanded such an army. Weaver - too. And although the military operations of the army units began under its predecessor, the main shaft fell on the Weaver and VF who replaced him. Ermakova. General Tkach was actually the "pioneer" of all large-scale operations, as well as the arrangement of our troops in Afghanistan. It was very difficult, but he coped with his tasks.|
From May 1982 to September 1984 - Commander of the 14th Guards Combined Arms Army in the Odessa Military District , then First Deputy Commander of the Siberian Military District . From 1985, he served as the representative of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Warsaw Pact countries of the Czechoslovak People’s Army. In 1991 , when the Warsaw Pact ceased to exist, he retired to the reserve and lived in the city of Kiev . Since 1995, he was director of the Kiev branch of the Ukrainian- Netherlands security firm Group 4 Security.
He died on October 24, 2010 in Kiev. The burial took place on October 26 in Kiev at the military site of the Berkovets cemetery .
- Order of Merit, 3rd Degree
- Medal "Defender of the Fatherland"
- Order of the Red Banner
- Order of Kutuzov 1st degree
- Order of the Red Banner of Labor
- Order of the Red Star
- Order "For Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" 3rd degree
- Medals, including:
- Anniversary medal "For military valor. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin "
- Commemorative Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945."
- Medal "Veteran of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
- Medal "For the strengthening of the military community"
- Anniversary medal "50 years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
- Anniversary medal "60 years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
- Anniversary medal "70 years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
- Medal "For impeccable service" 1st degree
- Medal "For impeccable service" 2nd degree
- Medal "For impeccable service" 3rd degree
Order of the Red Banner Afghanistan