He started his career at Karpaty Lviv. From 2006 till 2008 he played for Karpaty at more than 75 games.
Was a vital part of Ukraine under 21 national team. (24 games).
At 2008 was sold at Shakhter for 2,5 mill.USD. At Shakhter for 2 season played at 38 games (18 among them at Euro trophies competitions).
To my mind he is rather good defender, without any real weaknesses. During his staying at Shakhter his was always at second role to my mind. At 2008-2009 the main pair of central defenders was - Chygrynskiy and Kucher. He was first who could subsitude one of them. He could become the member of the main squad at autumn 2009, when Chygrynskiy moved to Barca, but Rakytskiy showed huge progress, and Ishchenko again become first in a sub.
About his position: he played as LB, when Rac was injured, and as RB he playd at Karpaty.