He was born on December 18, 1973 in the city of Ternopil. He studied at school № 11, after the family moved to the district "East" continued his studies at Ternopil secondary school № 14. He played guitar, accordion, played sports. From 1991 he served in the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. He was called up for military service in the Zakarpattia region, in a music company, but he did not want to, – he said that he would only join the internal troops. After military service, he decided to choose the military profession and remained to serve under contract.
From 1993 he served in the military unit 3024 in Pavlograd – the 4th Regiment of protection of especially important state objects. He graduated from the correspondence department of the auto technical faculty of the Academy of Internal Troops of Ukraine. On March 1, 2005, the rank of "Major" was awarded by the order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
During his 22 years of service in the Pavlograd Regiment, he went from a soldier to the head of a combat and special training group.