He was the chief of the missile and artillery support service of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Chairman of the Lviv regional council Oleksandr Hanushchyn told ZAXID.NET, Censor.NET reports.
From 1985 to 1990, Viktor Kalytych served in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany as commander of a detachment, commander of radio-technical troops. From 1990 to 1992, he served in the Red Banner Far Eastern District in Khabarovsk as commander. From 1995 to 2005, he served in Ukraine's Zakhid Operations Command. In September 2005, Kalytych resigned as reserve colonel. He lived and worked in Lviv in the real estate sector, but when the war broke out in the Donbas, Viktor Kalytych returned to the service.