Born into a family of military personnel, his parents are from Andriyashivka.
He spent his childhood and youth in Berdychiv and Andriyashivka.
He graduated from high school, Krasnoyarsk Higher School of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. He served in the elite special unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR and Russia "Vityaz", since 1988 – a torn beret.
Awarded numerous Soviet medals and medals, he served 20 years in the Vityaz. He returned to Ukraine.