In his last talk with his wife, September 30, 2014, just a few hours before his death, he asked her to be well, if anything happened to him.
“When I knew that Vyacheslav was dead, I felt emptiness around, I felt that no one was thinking of me anymore, no one would ever ask how I was getting along. The connection which we had was lost. Everything we were building for fifteen years was gone… He was gone”, says the officer’s wife.
Vyacheslav’s mother told her next day about the awful tragedy in Khriashchuvate village, Luhansk region, Donbas, Eastern Ukraine - the area of Russia-Ukraine conflict
. For his mother, he was a reliable support too. He cared for his younger brother instead of their late father. But he did not have a chance to see is nephew.
In 2000 Vyacheslav married to Dina, then they had a daughter Maria. “First years, we rented an apartment, wanted to live separately. But it was expensive, so when we had to take our daughter to school, we decided to move to my mother. We had always wanted something bigger, personal housing, as we shared one room with our daughter. Daughter needed her own room, her private space… Now I feel I’d rather live this way all my life, just to have him beside me. It appears that the material is not a problem at all. It is so hard not to have a one who shares your ideas, your loved one…” - says the woman with grief.
Her 15-year old daughter does not let mother cry. And herself she tries to be strong. She learned it from her father.
Last year before his death, during the events in Maidan, he kind of felt something, did everything fast: built a fence, planned to rebuild the house. In the winter he was transferred to the barracks; in the spring, Russia began the aggression against Ukraine.
For everyone, who has known Vyacheslav, he will always remain an open personality, a real friend. A person who inspired. In his 37 he never stopped learning something new; he reached everything relying only on himself.
His friends and volunteers give some support the family of the hero