Skalozub Artem Valentinovich was the senior gunner of 25-th Dnepropetrovsk separate airborne brigade of highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the senior soldier.
He was born in December 7, 1989 in the village Manvelivka ,Vasylkiv district, Dnipropetrovsk (now - Dnipro) region. In 2007 he graduated the secondary school of the village Manvelivka, Vasylkiv district, 2008 - Dnipropetrovsk Centre for Vocational Education of printing and information technology (now - Interregional higher professional school of printing and information technology). In 2009-2010, he passed military service in the Armed Forces 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 senior soldier Skalozub 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 cemetery of the village Manvelivka, Vasylkiv district.
In June 13, 2015 in the village Manvelivka Vasylkiv district on the facade of the building of secondary school (Lenin Street, 38), where Artem Skalozub studied, the memorial plaque was established.
He was awarded the Order “For courage” of III degree (20.6.2014, posthumously).