Mentus Victor Volodimirovich was the senior air operator of 25 Guards military transport aviation brigade of the Air Force of Ukraine, Ensign.
He was born June 7, 1982 in Ivano-Frankivsk. In 2000 he graduated the secondary school №14 city of Melitopol, Zaporizhya region, in 2005 - Tavrijsk State Agro-Technical Academy (now - Taurian State Agrotechnical University) of Melitopol.
He had military service of 25 Guards military transport aviation brigade of the Air Force of Ukraine (military unit A3840, Melitopol, Zaporizhya region).
In the spring 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 and 9 crew members, including Ensign Mentus. As a result of the disaster, the entire personnel of troops and aircrew were killed.
In July 25, 2014 he was buried in the New Cemetery in Melitopol.
In May 6, 2015 in Melitopol on the facade of the building of secondary school №14 (Grizodubov street, 49), where Viktor Mentus studied, the memorial plaque was established. In June 12, 2015 in Melitopol on the territory of the military unit A3840 there was opened the memorial of the crew Il-76 MD, including the name of ensign Mentus.
He was awarded the Order "For courage" of III degree (20.6.2014, posthumously).
The wife and the son remain.