Kulibaba Ruslan Mikolayovich was the driver of the 25 th separate Dnepropetrovsk Airborne Brigade highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, soldier.
He was born in February 12, 1982 in Nikopol, Dnepropetrovsk (now - Dnipro) region. In 1999 he graduated the secondary school № 8 of Nikopol. He passed military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In 2008 he graduated Nikopol Institute of Interregional Academy of Personnel Management specialty "Jurisprudence". For a while he worked in the criminal department of Nikopol city department of the Office of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
In the spring of 2014 he was mobilized into the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He served in the 25th separate Dnepropetrovsk Airborne Brigade 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 soldier Kulibaba 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 town cemetery of Nikopol.
In September 2, 2014 in the town of Nikopol on the facade of the building of secondary school № 8 (Dovhalivska street, 5), where Ruslan Kulibaba studied, the memorial plaque was established.
He was awarded the Order “For courage” of III degree (20.6.2014, posthumously).
The parents remain.