Helicopter squad commander of the 7th Air Force Regiment. Born on October 11, 1979, in Ananyiv, Odesa region.

Major Sytnyk took part in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). He is a pilot of Mi-24 helicopter crew that performed the most difficult missions in the combat zone in eastern Ukraine. The helicopter repeatedly took heavy fire, carried out emergency landings, but completed all missions on time. Overall, Major Sytnyk carried out more than 160 flights as the Mi-24 pilot providing essential fire support to the Ukrainian troops during the search and destroy missions of the Russian-backed militants’ checkpoints.

Major Sytnyk was awarded the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi (third-class) for his personal courage and heroism demonstrated while defending the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by the Decree No. 631/2014 dated August 2, 2014 by the President of Ukraine “On decorating with Ukraine’s state awards.”

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