Bondarenko Vitaliy Yuriyovich was the grenade launcher operator of 25-th Dnepropetrovsk separate airborne brigade of highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, soldier.
He was born in July 29, 1986 in Dnepropetrovsk (now - Dnipro). He graduated the secondary school.
In March 2014 he was mobilized into the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He served in the 25th Dnepropetrovsk separate airborne brigade of highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (military unit A1126; urban village Hvarsieske, Novomoskovsk district, Dniepro region).
Since the summer of 2014 he took part in anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine.
In June 14, 2014 around 1:00 am, military transport aircraft IL-76 MD Air Forces of Ukraine, during the approach to the airfield Lugansk city, was hit by terrorists of portable anti-aircraft missile system. The plane had 40 soldiers of the 25 th separate Dnepropetrovsk Airborne Brigade, including soldier Bondarenko and 9 crew members. As a result of the disaster, the entire personnel of troops and aircrew were killed.
He was buried at the Sursko-Lithuanian cemetery of Dniepro city.
He was awarded the Order "For courage" of III degree (20.6.2014, posthumously).