He was born on January 17, 1995 in Kyiv, Ukraine into a family of lawyers. He graduated from Kyiv Lybid Gymnasium №34 with honors and entered the Faculty of Law of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in 2013. He entered the Military Institute of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, specializing on military legal counsel in 2015. He is one of the founders of the LDLU and was appointed the Advisor to the President in September 2015.
Yaroslav is fond of rock music and modern cinema. He is interested in theory of editing and problematic aspects of Ukrainian philology. He explores the practice of criminal law and structural organization of criminal institutions, develops methodology of opposition to political and financial crimes. He studies British and American models of the criminal process. He is fluent in English (specializing in the legal lexicon) and German and professes values of progressive liberalism.
«It is always difficult to start something new in the voluntary sector because the desired result does not depend only on one person but on the work of an efficient team.
That is the main reason why I believe in the LDLU and its bright future. Representatives of various professions and life-views have a common goal and every one of them doing his or hers job will contribute to the development of the organization.
I am not an idealist so I understand that we are in some ways young and unexperienced, but it is our main objective to evolve and to help other do the same. We want to contribute to the socio-political life of Ukraine as much as we can and to assist in building the new Ukrainian civil society.
Every one of us is willing to do something not for money, but for the idea of a European country. That is what really inspires me.
That is because Ukraine means for us more than you can imagine.
The modern Ukraine is all about people, who are destined to live in such complicated times, when it is impossible to stand aside from all socio-political processes.
We represent Ukraine now and we do not get the right to be passive.
We are responsible for the future, in which the next generations will live. So we should act with the regard to our responsibility.
That is why I am willing to do everything I can in order to make Ukraine a descent country for my children to live in.
If you need an example, I will provide it as it is the only way out. As I mentioned it earlier, we are tying to create the new better country and we will not succeed until the majority of our nation become conscious.
So I believe that even small deeds of one person speak louder than the words of dozens others.»