Kuznetsov Anton Oleksandrovich was the shooter-antiaircrafter of 25-th Dnepropetrovsk separate airborne brigade highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the senior soldier.
He was born in February 16, 1987 in Nikopol, Dnepropetrovsk (now - Dnipro) region. He graduated the secondary school №20 of city Nikopol. He passed military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. After the service he graduated Nikopol College National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine. He worked as distributor in PJSC "Centravis Production Ukraine" Nikopol.
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 senior soldier Kuznetsov 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 26, 2014 in the town of Nikopol on the facade of the building of secondary school number 20 (street Shevchenko, 204), where Anton Kuznetsov studied, the memorial plaque was established.
He was awarded the Order "For courage" of III degree (20.6.2014, posthumously).
The parents, the wife and the daughter remain.