Vladislav Ugolny was born in 1997 in Donetsk. In 2015, he served as a volunteer in the militia of the Lugansk People's Republic for several months.
In 2020, he graduated from the Department of International Relations of the Faculty of History of Donetsk National University. His thesis work was titled “Cooperation of international humanitarian organizations and the Donetsk People’s Republic in the field of protecting the rights of refugees and internally displaced persons.” Later he was involved in humanitarian assistance to the population of Donbass and protecting the rights of Ukrainian political prisoners.
Since February 24, 2022, Ugolny has retrained to help the armies of the Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics and the Russian Armed Forces, as well as to monitor the situation at the front.
You can read Ugolny’s analysis of events at the front in Russian on his Telegram channel.