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Russia's missile strike on Lviv killed ex-Ukrainian national basketball player

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
Viktor Kobzysty died in Lviv

Former Ukrainian national basketball player Viktor Kobzysty died in Lviv during a rocket attack by Russian terrorists on December 29. The participant of two European Championships, who finished his career in 2011, was 44 years old.

The president of the Basketball Federation of Ukraine (FBU) Mykhailo Brodsky said this on his Facebook page. "Vitya Kobzysty died today. It's painful," he wrote.

Russia's missile strike on Lviv killed ex-Ukrainian national basketball player
Russia's missile strike on Lviv killed ex-Ukrainian national basketball player

This information was confirmed by Anton Nikulin, head of the Lviv City Council's sports department: "Today, during the insidious shelling of our city by racist missiles, Viktor Kobzysty, a Ukrainian basketball player, coach, and international master of sports of Ukraine, was killed. My condolences to his family and friends."

Russia's missile strike on Lviv killed ex-Ukrainian national basketball player

During his career, Kobzysty played for Naftokhimik Kremenchuk, CSKA Rico and Budivelnyk Kyiv, Azovmash Mariupol, and Dnipro. He won the 2011 Ukrainian championship with Budivelnyk after taking silver a year earlier. He played for the national team at two EuroBasketball tournaments (2001 and 2005) and Universiades (2003 and 2005).

After his retirement, he worked as a coach for Budivelnyk and DniproAZOT in Dnipro, and was also the president of BC Kremin.

Russia's missile strike on Lviv killed ex-Ukrainian national basketball player

As OBOZ.UA previously reported, international boxing judge and chief boxing judge of Kyiv Elchyn Muradov was killed in the war with Russia.

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