Kosnar Pavlo Leonidovich was the division commander of the 25 th Dnepropetrovsk separate airborne brigade of highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Junior Sgt.
He was born in December 2, 1975 in Frunze of Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic (now - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). In 1991 he graduated the secondary school №123 city of Kriviy Rih, Dnepropetrovsk (now - Dnipro) region. In the 1990s he worked at PJSC "ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih".
In 1993 he was drafted for military service in the ranks of the Border Troops of Ukraine. He served in the Donetsk border detachment of the Border Troops of Ukraine (military unit 9937, the city of Mariupol, Donetsk region). In 1995, he was discharged from Ukraine Border Troops of the reserve.
In the spring of 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 Hvardieske, 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 Junior Sergeant Kosnar and 9 crew members. As a result of the disaster, the entire personnel of troops and aircrew were killed.
In July 25, 2014 he was buried in the central city cemetery of Kryviy Rih.
In the city of Kriviy Rih in front of the building of secondary school №123 (street Mykolaiv highway, 18), where Pavlo Kosnar studied, the memorial plaque was established.
He was awarded the Order “For courage” of III degree (20.6.2014, posthumously).