Kotvits‘kyy Volodymyr Viktorovych was the senior gunner of the separate 26th artillery brigade of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the senior soldier.
He was born on 20 July, 1994 in the village Poliyanivka, Novograd-Volyn district, Zhytomyr region. In 2011 he graduated the secondary school in 2012 - Zhytomyr professional college of Food Technology and received the profession "Computer Operator, controller-teller." From 2012 he studied by correspondence study in the Vinnitsa technical college.
In the spring of 2013 he was called up for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Military service was held in a separate 26th artillery brigade of the Land Force of Ukraine (military unit A3091 city Berdichev Zhytomyr region).
On 13 May, 2014 the senior soldier Kotvitskyy died in a fire and explosion, which occurred in one of the self-propelled guns when moving the unit from one position to another during exercises that were not designed to strengthen the protection of the southern section of the state border of Ukraine, near the village of Rivne Genichesk district, Kherson region.
He was buried in the cemetery of the village Vyroby, Novograd-Volyn district, Zhytomyr region.
On 7 May, 2015 near the village of Rivne, Genichesk District on the spot where the tragedy occurred, was a memorial was opened in honor of the two dead soldiers of the 26th separate artillery brigade, including the name of senior soldier Kotvits‘kyy Volodymyr. On 23 August, 2015 in Novograd Volyn there was opened a monument devoted to soldiers who died during the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine, including the name of senior soldier Kotvits‘kyy Volodymyr. On 24 August, 2015 in Berdichev in territory military unit A3091 was outdoor memorial to the fallen soldiers of the 26th separate artillery brigade and the 12th separate infantry battalion, including the name of senior soldier Kotvits‘kyy Volodymyr. On 27 November, 2015 in Zhytomyr on the facade of Zhytomyr professional lyceum of Food Technology (street Lviv, 10), where Kotvits‘kyy Volodymyr studied, the memorial plaque was opened.
He was awarded the departmental honors from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine - the badge "Honor" (05.22.2014, posthumously).
The parents and five older brothers are left.