Yatsenyuk, Arseny Petrovich


Name: Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Middle name: Petrovich

Birthday: May 22, 1974 (45 years old)

Place of Birth: Chernivtsi, USSR

Height: 186 cm

Weight: 79 kg

Eastern horoscope: Tiger

Arseniy Yatsenyuk in business

After graduating from the first course of the university, Arseny became one of the founders of the law firm, which was called "YurEk Ltd." Together with him was the son of the governor of the Chernivtsi region. The student successfully combined business and study.

After graduating from the university in 1996, he worked as the head of his law firm for another year, all the while actively engaged in the privatization of enterprises. Over the years, the future politician of Ukraine met with prominent representatives of Ukrainian business and politics.

Moving Yatsenyuk to Kiev

In 2001, Arseniy Petrovich received a diploma of the second higher education - this is a diploma of the Trade and Economic Institute with a degree in Accounting and Audit, and three years later he became a candidate of economic sciences.

After the re-election of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea in the spring of 2002, Yatsenyuk remained in the same position, however, less than a year later he again returned to Kiev, where he was invited to a new job.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Ukrainian politics

Yatsenyuk represented Viktor Yushchenko, as president of Ukraine, in the cabinet of ministers for about the next six months, being the first deputy of his Secretariat. In March 2007, he stopped working in this position, as he took the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, who held almost until the end of 2007. His candidacy was proposed by the president himself. He held this position at a time when there was an acute political crisis in the country, which began with the dissolution of the country's parliament in April 2007.

At the end of 2007, Arseniy Petrovich became a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, and in December he was confirmed as chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, which he held for the next eleven months. After resigning from this post, Yatsenyuk organized his political force, calling it the “Front for Change”. A few months later, his political popularity increased significantly. The candidacy of Arseniy Petrovich seemed fresh to the citizens of the country and was considered, including as a candidate for a possible future president of Ukraine. In May 2009, he announced that he intended to run for this post. His advertising campaign was declared failed, he took only fourth place in the elections, gaining almost seven percent of the vote.

At the end of 2012, Yatsenyuk took the post of chairman of the Fatherland faction, six months later he was replaced by Yulia Tymoshenko, while Arseniy Petrovich became chairman of the party’s political council.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk - Head of the Government of Ukraine

Together with the opposition leaders of Ukraine, Yatsenyuk coordinated the protests in Kiev, which began after the process of preparing the country for European integration at the end of 2013 was suspended. President Yanukovych, wishing to lead the country out of the political crisis, invited Arseniy Petrovich to become prime minister, but he did not accept the proposal.

A month later, on the "Maidan" Yatsenyuk was introduced as a candidate for the post of prime minister, and only a day later the Verkhovna Rada approved his candidacy.

During his tenure, an Association Agreement was signed with the European Union, an armed conflict began in the eastern regions of Ukraine, and the Crimean Crisis also occurred. At the end of July 2014, Arseny Petrovich announced his resignation.


Born on May 22, 1974 (1974-05-22) in Chernivtsi in the family of a professor of history at the Chernivtsi University, associate professor Pyotr Ivanovich Yatsenyuk and a teacher of French, Maria Grigoryevna Yatsenyuk (born in Bakai, born in 1943), the parents of Kolomyia continue to continue to live in Chernivtsi.

In 1991 he graduated with a silver medal from the specialized English-language school No. 9 named after Panas Mirny. In the same year he entered the law faculty of Chernivtsi National University, where he graduated with a degree in law, defended his diploma in a foreign language. In 1991, having thrown himself together with a friend, he acquired a VAZ car, which he taxed in the evenings. Teachers and teachers characterized Arseny as very capable "with a phenomenal memory." He also graduated from the military department there, is the captain of the reserve, the military specialty is “reconnaissance gunner”.

In December 1992, 18-year-old Arseniy, along with the son of the then governor of the Chernivtsi region, Valentin Gnatyshin, participated in the creation of the law firm Yurek Ltd in Chernivtsi, which dealt with privatization issues and headed it until 1997. At the same time, Arseniy studies at the Faculty of Law of Chernivtsi National University. Yuri Fedkovich, who graduates in 1996 (specialty - jurisprudence)

Since January 1998 he moved to Kiev, where he became a consultant to the credit department of Raiffeisen Bank Aval Joint-Stock Postal Pension Bank.

In December 1998, he took the position of Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Aval Bank. Arseniy Yatsenyuk spent his last month at Aval as deputy chairman of the bank’s board, after which he was invited by the chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers Valery Gorbatov to the post of Minister of Economy.

In 2001, the 27-year-old Yatsenyuk graduated from the Chernivtsi Trade and Economic Institute, a branch of the Kiev National Trade and Economic University, with a degree in Accounting and Auditing, receiving his second higher education.

Minister of Economy of Crimea

September 19, 2001 began the political career of Arseniy Yatsenyuk. On that day, the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea approved its appointment as Acting Minister of the Economy of Crimea in the government of Valery Gorbatov. On November 21 of the same year, by the decision of the Crimean parliament, Yatsenyuk was approved as Minister of Economy.

On April 29, 2002, he resigned along with the entire government, as the newly elected Verkhovna Rada of Crimea began to work. And although on the same day Sergey Kunitsyn became acting chairman of the council of ministers instead of Valery Gorbatov, Yatsenyuk retained his post. Already on May 15, he headed the Ministry of Economics for the second time, but he stayed in this position for less than a year, after which he moved to a new job in Kiev.

At the National Bank of Ukraine

In January 2003, the Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Sergey Tigipko appointed Yatsenyuk his first deputy.

In 2004, Yatsenyuk received a Ph.D. in economics, defending a dissertation on the topic "Organization of a Banking Supervision and Regulation System in Ukraine". (On April 10, 2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor Tatyana Parkhomenko discovered 70 pages of plagiarism in her Ph.D. thesis, and this is not counting 7 pages of a literal translation from the English original, cited in violation of citation rules.)

When Sergey Tigipko headed the election headquarters of Viktor Yanukovych, the presidential candidate, on July 4, 2004, Yatsenyuk was assigned to act as head of the NBU until the end of the election campaign. Due to the Orange Revolution, this stage of his activity lasted until December 16, while the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine did not accept the resignation of Sergey Tigipko, appointing Vladimir Stelmakh as the new head of the NBU.

On November 30, 2004, acting as head of the NBU, Yatsenyuk issued decree No. 576/2004 on a temporary ban on early withdrawal of bank deposits, which prevented the possible negative consequences of the political confrontation. In February 2005, Yatsenyuk resigned. Evgeny Chervonenko in 2009 noted that Yatsenyuk “kept the currency and the National Bank during the revolution”.

Minister of Economy of Ukraine

On September 27, 2005, the 31-year-old Yatsenyuk was appointed Minister of Economics in the government of Yuri Yekhanurov.

On May 25, 2006, the newly elected Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the 5th convocation dismissed the government, instructing him to continue to fulfill his duties until the election of a new one. Due to the parliamentary crisis, Yatsenyuk was forced to work in the duties of minister for more than two months, until August 4 he was dismissed along with the entire cabinet.

While in this position, Yatsenyuk led the negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the World Trade Organization, chaired the Ukraine-European Union committee, was a member of the Advisory Council on Foreign Investment in Ukraine, and the manager of the Board of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (December 28, 2005 - March 5, 2007).

In the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine

September 20, 2006 President of Ukraine Yushchenko Appoints Yatsenyuk First Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine - Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine .

In the government, Yatsenyuk represented the president’s interests in a difficult time for him, since the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine fired almost all ministers loyal to Viktor Yushchenko one by one. In addition, from September 25, 2006, Yatsenyuk was a member of the Council of the National Bank of Ukraine, as well as a member of the supervisory boards of the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine OJSC and the State Savings Bank of Ukraine OJSC. He was relieved of his last two posts on March 13, 2007.

March 21, 2007 Yatsenyuk was approved as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

March 21, 2007, 426 votes out of 450 The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved Yatsenyuk to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs. His candidacy was proposed by President Yushchenko after parliament twice rejected the candidacy of Vladimir Ogryzko.

Having become the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yatsenyuk also became a member of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

Almost all of Yatsenyuk’s tenure as foreign minister took place during the acute political crisis that began on April 2, 2007 with the dissolution of the Ukrainian parliament.

On August 7, the party block Our Ukraine - People’s Self-Defense (NU-NS), which supported President Yushchenko, nominated Yatsenyuk as a candidate for deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the parliamentary elections in autumn 2007, and he took third place in the election list. Having become a deputy, in early December he was elected to the post of head of the Verkhovna Rada with the votes of 227 deputies. On December 18, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine dismissed Yatsenyuk from the post of head of the Foreign Ministry.

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

On November 23, 2007, Yatsenyuk took the oath of the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and on December 4, 2007, following the results of a secret ballot, he became the eighth chairman of the Ukrainian parliament. 227 deputies cast their votes for his candidacy.

On December 21, 2007, the President of Ukraine removed Yatsenyuk from the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine, as the head of the parliament, unlike the head of the Foreign Ministry, should not be a member of this authority. However, on the same day, Yatsenyuk was reintroduced into the NSDC.

September 17, 2008 Yatsenyuk resigned in connection with the collapse of the ruling coalition of BYuT and NU-NS.

November 11 passed a secret ballot over the adoption of the resignation of Yatsenyuk. However, this vote was invalidated, since only 109 deputies took part in it, with the required 226.

On November 12, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine removed Yatsenyuk from the chairmanship of plenary meetings for a period of two days. After that, the process of accepting the resignation of the head of parliament was changed - the secret ballot was replaced by open voting. The Verkhovna Rada immediately took advantage of the new method and accepted Yatsenyuk’s resignation with 233 yes votes. The decision to resign was supported by 175 deputies from the Party of Regions faction, 10 from the NU-NS, 27 from the Communist Party, 20 from the Lytvyn Bloc and 1 from the BYuT. There is an opinion that the deputies from NU-NS refused to support Yatsenyuk at the direction of Viktor Yushchenko, which led to Yatsenyuk losing this post.

On November 21, the President of Ukraine removed Yatsenyuk from the NSDC.

Front Line of Change Leader

On December 16, 2008, Yatsenyuk announced plans to create a political party based on the Front for Change public initiative. In an interview with The Day newspaper on February 4, 2009, he stated that he had no allies among politicians. Yatsenyuk was called the political clone of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko.

On April 5, 2009, Yatsenyuk confirmed that he would run for the 2010 presidential election. The cost of his presidential campaign was estimated at 60-70 million dollars. On the billboards of Yatsenyuk, which appeared throughout Ukraine in late June 2009, he was depicted in a militaristic style, while his previous image was a “young liberal”. Some analysts believe that this negatively affected the outcome of the campaign.

In September 2009, at a meeting of the NBU Council, of which Yatsenyuk was a member then, at his suggestion, the possibility of issuing money by the National Bank in the interests of the government was blocked.

In November 2009, Yatsenyuk was elected leader of the Front for Change party, and the party nominated him for the presidency. In January 2010, Yatsenyuk said that his election campaign cost 80 million hryvnias and that he had 10 times less advertising than all his political opponents, Yatsenyuk said that most of the expenses went to television.

In case of victory, Yatsenyuk was going to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada, because, in his opinion, the parliament would impede his activities.

Yatsenyuk, however, took only fourth place, receiving 6.96% of the vote.

The active participation in the presidential campaign of Yatsenyuk, the wife of the then President of Ukraine Yushchenko Katherine-Claire testified Viktor Baloga. It is noteworthy that when A. Morozov was the head of Oschadbank, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, being the first deputy head of the secretariat of the President of Ukraine, raised the issue of financing Kateryna Yushchenko's fund by Oschadbank, Morozov testified that this issue was considered at the level of President of Ukraine Yushchenko).

On February 21, 2010, President Yanukovych proposed three candidates for the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine: Yatsenyuk, Sergey Tigipko and Mykola Azarov. Yatsenyuk rejected the proposal after the Ukrainian parliament adopted an amendment on March 9, 2010, which allowed individual deputies, and not just parliamentary factions, to participate in forming a majority coalition, Yatsenyuk did not approve this amendment and called for early parliamentary elections: “Unconstitutional attempts by parliamentarians to form the coalition and government will lead to a deepening political crisis and a crisis of statehood as such. ”

United Opposition

In April 2012, the leader of the “Front for Change” Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the imprisoned leader of the “Fatherland” Yulia Tymoshenko announced the formation of a common list for participation in the parliamentary elections. In June 2012, Yatsenyuk was elected chairman of the United Opposition Council.

On July 14, 2012, Yatsenyuk and other members of the “Front for Change” ceased party membership in order to take part in the parliamentary elections on the list of “Fatherland” as non-partisan. The acting party leader was appointed head of the party secretariat Svetlana Wojciechowska. As far back as April, Yatsenyuk emphasized that “the“ Front of Changes “existed and will exist”, but also stated that the unification of the opposition could lay the foundation for the creation of a single party.

According to the results of the October parliamentary elections, “United Opposition” won 62 seats (25.54% of the vote) on the party list and another 39 in majority districts, receiving a total of 101 seats in parliament. On December 11, 2012, Yatsenyuk was elected chairman of the Batkivshchyna faction, while the council of the United Opposition was headed by Alexander Turchinov.

On June 15, 2013, a unification congress took place in Kiev, at which Yulia Tymoshenko was re-elected chairman of the Batkivshchyna All-Russian Union, and Yatsenyuk was elected chairman of the party’s political council on her proposal.


Since November 21, 2013, together with other opposition leaders Vitali Klitschko and Oleg Tyagnibok, he coordinated protests in the center of Kiev, which began in response to the suspension by the Ukrainian government of the process of preparing for the signing of an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.

December 20, 2013 Yatsenyuk said that the SBU opened a criminal case against him "for calls for a coup."

In order to overcome the protracted political crisis, on January 25, 2014, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych offered Yatsenyuk the post of prime minister, but he refused.

On February 1, 2014, along with other opposition leaders, he attended the Munich Conference, where he met with US Secretary of State John Kerry and European officials.

At the head of the government of Ukraine

On February 26, 2014, candidates for the formed government were presented on Maidan, in which Yatsenyuk was offered the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine. The next day, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a decree "On the appointment of Yatsenyuk A.P. as Prime Minister of Ukraine."

Before his appointment, Yatsenyuk called his cabinet of ministers "the government of political kamikaze." Under him, the government was confronted with the actual loss of Crimea and armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, and an agreement was signed under it on the association of Ukraine and the European Union.

On June 13, 2014, non-factional People’s Deputy Roman Stadniychuk filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine (VASU) demanding to declare illegal and repeal the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine No. 800-VII “On Appointment of Yatsenyuk A.P. as Prime Minister of Ukraine”, substantiating his claim with the fact that, in his opinion, the adoption of the decision was contrary to a number of provisions of the Ukrainian constitution. Having examined the submitted materials, Vasu decided to open an administrative case in the suit of R. Stadniychuk.

Yatsenyuk announced his resignation on July 24, 2014 due to the collapse of the parliamentary coalition and the blocking of government initiatives. After Yatsenyuk consulted with President Petro Poroshenko, the speaker and leaders of parliamentary factions, it was decided to re-submit the bills that had become the reason for the resignation to the parliament at an extraordinary meeting. At the same time, when re-filing the bill on increasing tax revenues, the conditions were softened in the interests of Igor Kolomoisky and other gas producers. On July 31, the Verkhovna Rada adopted two of the three bills and refused to accept the resignation of Yatsenyuk.

After the early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, on November 27, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the 8th convocation approved the candidacy of Arseniy Yatsenyuk for the post of prime minister. On December 2, 2014, a government was formed.

One of the Prime Minister’s statements caused a separate conflict of an international character: in early 2015, while on a visit to Germany, Yatsenyuk announced the “Soviet invasion of Ukraine and Germany”, which allegedly took place in the past. In response, the Russian Foreign Ministry requested explanations from German colleagues. The German Foreign Ministry said that for questions about the interpretation of such statements, you should contact their author.

On April 10, 2016, Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned from the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine. On April 13, a representative of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine Vladislav Kutsenko said that a criminal case was being investigated on the fact of Yatsenyuk receiving a bribe in the amount of $ 3 million, but at the same time he was not charged.

On April 14, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution on the resignation of Yatsenyuk and appointed Vladimir Groysman instead.

Party "People's Front"

On September 10, 2014, Yatsenyuk and Verkhovna Rada Speaker Alexander Turchinov led the new Popular Front party. Yatsenyuk was elected chairman of her political council. The party’s political council also included: the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, the Minister of Justice Pavel Petrenko, the ex-secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Andrey Parubiy, Maidan activist Tatyana Chernovol, people's deputies Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Lilia Grinevich. The party itself arose after leaving due to disagreements with the leadership of the political council of the Batkivshchyna party of a number of the above-mentioned politicians.

The party’s military council included: Alexander Turchinov, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, People’s Deputy Sergei Pashinsky, former NSDC secretary Andrei Parubiy, Dmitry Tymchuk, deputy battalion commander of the National Guard Sergei Sidoriniy, commander of the Azov battalion and head of the neo-Nazi organization Patriot of Ukraine Andrey Biletsky, battalion battalion battalion "Dnepr-1" Yuri Bereza, battalion "Artemovsk" Konstantin Mateychenko, battalion commanders "Golden Gate", "Chernigov", "Peacekeeper". The Military Council was created in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine, as military personnel and law enforcement officers cannot be members of any party.

In the parliamentary elections, the party won first place with 22.16% (3,485,191 votes), after which, on November 27, together with the Oleh Lyashko Radical Party and the Batkivshchyna’s Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, the Radical Party, and formed the European Ukraine coalition (composed of which included 302 deputies who created a constitutional majority in the Verkhovna Rada of the VIII convocation).

On November 1, 2018, Russian sanctions were imposed against 322 citizens of Ukraine, including Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Accusation of participation in the Chechen war

In September 2015, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin, in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, said that Yatsenyuk fought against Russian troops in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

According to our information, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, among other active members of the UNA - UNSO in December 1995, was awarded the highest honor of Dzhokhar Dudaev “Honor of the Nation” for the destruction of Russian troops

Yatsenyuk himself completely rejected all the charges. The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and one of the leaders of the Chechen rebels, Akhmed Zakayev, also declared their disbelief in Yatsenyuk’s participation in the Chechen war.

On February 21, 2017, Russia sent a request to Interpol to put Yatsenyuk on the international wanted list, but Interpol refused to accept this application.

On March 27, 2017, the Esentuki District Court of the Russian Federation arrested Arseniy Yatsenyuk in absentia in the murder of Russian military personnel in Chechnya. Yatsenyuk himself emphasized that the charge against him has no legal force, as it is based on evidence given under torture.

Attitude to the rehabilitation of the OUN-UPA

In February 2009, Yatsenyuk regretted against the adoption of a law on the rehabilitation of members of the OUN-UPA, since he believed that such an act could split Ukrainian society. According to him, most of the population of Ukraine still lives according to Soviet principles and concepts, which he calls "Soviet propaganda", and is not ready to "pass the law." At the same time, Yatsenyuk noted that the issue was resolved at the regional level.

On April 9, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the bill of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and MP Yuriy Shukhevych “On the legal status and memory of participants in the struggle for Ukrainian independence in the 20th century,” according to which members of the OUN and UPA soldiers are assigned the status of “fighters for the independence of Ukraine” .


The political career of Arseniy Yatsenyuk started in 2001, when he was offered to head the Ministry of Economy in Crimea. But literally two years later, the politician’s career growth rapidly went up, and he moved to Kiev, becoming the first deputy head of the National Bank of Ukraine Sergey Tigipko, who is a comrade-in-arms of ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Viktor Yanukovych

In 2005, having resigned, Yatsenyuk was invited to the post of vice-governor of Odessa region, where he worked in the team of Vasily Tsushko for about six months, after which he was appointed to the post of Minister of Economy of Ukraine. A year later, the entire Ukrainian government, together with the Minister of Economics, was dismissed, but already in September 2006, Arseniy Petrovich received the post of Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko.

This period of Yatsenyuk’s career was very difficult, as there was an acute political crisis in the country, and all ministers representing the then current Ukrainian head Viktor Yushchenko were removed from their posts by the Verkhovna Rada. Nevertheless, the politician managed to stay afloat, and in 2007 he became the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, despite the lack of professional diplomatic experience and education. At the same time, becoming the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yatsenyuk receives membership in the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

Politician Arseniy Yatsenyuk

And this period of his political career again coincided with instability in the Ukrainian government, so Arseny Petrovich managed to hold onto his post only 11 months, after which he was dismissed. After that, Yatsenyuk created his political block “Front of Changes”, the activity of which brought fame and popularity among the population to politics.

In society, politics was perceived as a promising leader, who was prophesied to him as president of the country. In 2009, the ex-Foreign Minister of Ukraine launched an election campaign in the presidential race, but failed it, taking only fourth place in the election.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk ran for president of Ukraine

In 2010, Yatsenyuk was nominated by the then current President Viktor Yanukovych to the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine. But Arseny Petrovich rejected this proposal, since being a prime minister in a coalition with the Communists was unacceptable to him. After that, Yatsenyuk began calling on the parliament for early elections, believing that illegal attempts by parliamentarians to form a coalition would lead to a state and political crisis in Ukraine.

Against the background of his opposition activities in 2012, the leader of the “Front for Change” unites with the head of the “Fatherland” Yulia Tymoshenko, with whom he forms a common list for participation in the presidential election and creates a council of the “United Opposition”.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Yulia Tymoshenko

In 2013, Yatsenyuk, together with Oleg Tyagnibok and Vitaliy Klitschko, led the coordination protest movement on the Maidan, opposing the current authorities, which suspended the process of preparing the signing of an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. A month later, the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, in order to overcome the protracted crisis, offered Arseniy Petrovich the post of prime minister of the country, but he did not agree. Only a month after putting forward a similar proposal on Euromaidan, Yatsenyuk became Prime Minister during the day.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the Maidan

Leading the Ukrainian government, an opposition politician is faced with the Crimean crisis and armed conflict in the east of the country. His achievement in his current position was the signing of an association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine. Many Ukrainian deputies considered Yatsenyuk’s rise to power illegal, and they turned to the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine, where it was decided to open proceedings on this lawsuit.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk as Prime Minister of Ukraine

Yatsenyuk did not wait for a court decision and arbitrarily resigned. But after a review in BP of some bills providing for the mitigation of certain conditions, in particular in the gas sector, which was in the interests of many oligarchs of the country, such as Igor Kolomoisky, the government did not accept the resignation of Arseny Petrovich. After the early elections, he was approved for the post of head of the Ukrainian government.

Prime Minister of Ukraine

The second government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the history of Ukraine was a record for the number of hryvnia millionaires who became part of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine - out of 20 ministers, 8 are some of the richest people in the country who previously had no relation to official work.

Four foreigners entered the new government of Arseniy Petrovich, among them the Minister of Economy, US citizen Natalya Yaresko, the Minister of Health, a citizen of Georgia Alexander Kvitashvili, and the Minister of Trade, Lithuanian Aivaras Abromavichyus, who, upon taking office, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko granted Ukrainian citizenship.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers

The program of the government of Yatsenyuk was approved in December 2014 - its key areas are reforming in various fields and changing the social security system in the country. Of course, in the post-revolutionary and military conditions, the government of Yatsenyuk had no chance to become successful. Many experts believe that Yatsenyuk has not implemented a single item from the approved program due to the unprofessional nature of the Cabinet’s staff.

Despite his rather thorny path as Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yatsenyuk does not show his discomfort, adhering to categorical and tough positions. He builds his policy as a business project whose goal is to effectively fight for the economy of Ukraine, whose resources simply “melt away” against the backdrop of the war.

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

In view of the fact that the main feature of the character of the politician is the desire to get the most profitable result in any undertaking, the reform in Ukraine for the year of his work never began. Political scientists believe that this is due to the fear of the politician to make a mistake and disappoint the electorate.

The efforts of Arseniy Petrovich do not bring results, soon the society demands his resignation. The years of Yatsenyuk’s reign are recognized as extremely unsuccessful, the people are literally groaning under the burden of his “reform initiatives,” total poverty is falling in the country. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took advantage of a similar situation, removing a political rival who dragged his rating to the bottom, he actually formed a new executive leadership subject to him alone.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk now

After his premiership in Ukraine, they react extremely negatively to the person of Arseniy Petrovich. Any message in the media about the possible appointment of Yatsenyuk to a high public office is perceived by the public without much enthusiasm.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk disappeared from TV screens

They asked where Arseniy Yatsenyuk is now in all corners of Ukraine, because after being on the post of head of the Ukrainian government, Yatsenyuk suddenly disappeared from the TV screens. There was less and less news about the politician, many voters began to make their assumptions about the fate of the official.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned as prime minister in 2016

Against the background of “silence”, the Ukrainian press reported that the statesman Yatsenyuk was killed and his body was found in a country house near Kiev. Such rumors turned out to be fiction. In addition, even during the premiere in the media, information appeared about Yatsenyuk’s preparation for flight abroad, that the politician allegedly received Canadian citizenship. Arseny Petrovich himself called such data untrue.

In 2017, the Ukrainian media informed that Yatsenyuk could replace Valery Gontarev as head of the NBU, but the former prime minister himself refused to comment on such reports.

Politician, Ukraine

Arseniy Petrovich Yatsenyuk - Ukrainian politician and statesman, was Minister of Economics (2005−2006), Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007), Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada (2007−2008), Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014−2016). One of the main political leaders of Euromaidan. Arseniy Yatsenyuk from September 10, 2014 leads the party "Popular Front".

Parents Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Arseniy Yatsenyuk was born on May 22, 1974 in the city of Chernivtsi in a family of teachers. Arseniy's father - Pyotr Ivanovich Yatsenyuk (July 12, 1941, the village of Kostirzhivki, Bukovina), a teacher of history of Russia, Latin America and Germany, candidate of historical sciences, worked as deputy dean of the Faculty of History of the University of Chernivtsi.

Arseny's mother, Maria Grigoryevna Yatsenyuk (maiden name is Bakai), who was born on November 21, 1943 in the village of Knyazhdvir, Ivano-Frankivsk Region, was a teacher of French at the university.

Childhood and education Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Arseny graduated from high school number 9 named. Panas Mirny in Chernivtsi. The school principal Vasily Zavyalets, who taught at Arseny in grades 10–11, spoke positively about his pupil. He said that Arseniy Yatsenyuk was a diligent student, was fond of history and legislation.

Father Arseniy Yatsenyuk strictly followed his studies. Yatsenyuk Sr. often attended school, was interested in the success of his son.

After graduating from school in 1991, Arseniy Yatsenyuk entered the Chernivtsi National University at the Faculty of Law. After graduation, he managed to get another higher education - economics at the Kiev National Trade and Economic University.

At the age of 30, Arseniy Petrovich defended his thesis on the topic "Organization of a system of banking supervision and regulation in Ukraine", later Yatsenyuk was accused of plagiarism.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Business and Politics

Even in his student years, Arseny began to engage in entrepreneurial activity. Together with the son of the governor of the Chernivtsi region, Gnatyshin, Yatsenyuk created the law firm YurEl.Ltd in the city. In 1996, the future Prime Minister of Ukraine graduated from the university and headed this company.

In 1998, Yatsenyuk moved to Kiev, where he began to work as a consultant to the credit department at the Aval Joint-Stock Postal Pension Bank. In December 1998, Arseny Petrovich became an adviser to the chairman of the board of this bank, and later his deputy.

At that moment, new horizons opened up in the biography of Arseniy Petrovich Yatsenyuk: the chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers Valery Gorbatov invited him to become the minister of economy of the region, thus, at the age of 27, Arseniy Yatsenyuk began his political career. Since September 19, 2001, he headed the ministry, while retaining his post after the re-election of the Crimean Verkhovna Rada in 2002.

In January 2003, Arseniy Yatsenyuk was appointed First Deputy Sergei Tigipko, Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine. In 2004, Yatsenyuk was acting Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine, since Tigipko headed the election headquarters of Viktor Yanukovych.

After Vladimir Stelmakh was appointed to the post after Sergey Tigipko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk left his post.

In March 2005, Yatsenyuk was appointed First Deputy Chairman of the Odessa Regional Administration Vasily Tsushko.

Finally, a breakthrough occurred in the biography of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the young and not very well-known politician was approved on September 27, 2005 by the Minister of Economy of Ukraine in the government of Yuriy Yekhanurov. As Minister of Economics, Arseniy Yatsenyuk led the negotiations regarding Ukraine’s accession to the WTO. He also chaired the Ukraine-European Union committee, was a member of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council and headed the board of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (2005 - 2007). In August 2006, Yatsenyuk resigned along with the entire cabinet.

President Viktor Yushchenko in September 2006 appointed Yatsenyuk to the post of first deputy head of his secretariat. He became the representative of the president in the cabinet. In March 2007, Arseniy Yatsenyuk became the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and in December, after the next election, Arseniy Petrovich was elected as the eighth chairman of the Ukrainian parliament.

In September 2008, Yatsenyuk resigned, but continued his political life by creating the Front for Change party. Arseniy Yatsenyuk put forward his candidacy as a candidate for the post of president of Ukraine. Soon, billboards appeared in the country with photos of Yatsenyuk in the style of “military”, the politician decided to move away from the image of the liberal “nerd” and add front-line brutality. However, the people did not appreciate the attempts; in the presidential elections in 2010, Yatsenyuk took fourth place, receiving 6.96% of the vote. Nevertheless, in the winter of 2010, the new president, Viktor Yanukovych, proposed the candidacy of Arseniy Yatsenyuk for the post of prime minister.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Euromaidan, years of premiership

The finest hour for Arseniy Yatsenyuk came during the Euromaidan, in which he was one of the main characters. In a hoarse voice, Mr. Yatsenyuk called for justice, assured that he would not be stopped by a “bullet in the forehead,” he threatened to scold Yanukovych, and frightened Russia with aggression.

On November 21, 2013, together with Vitali Klitschko and Oleg Tyagnibok, he coordinated protests in the center of Kiev, which began in response to the suspension by the Ukrainian government of the process of preparing for the signing of an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.

December 20, 2013 Yatsenyuk said that the SBU opened a criminal case against him "for calls for a coup." However, no progress was made; appeals continued and culminated in the coup itself in February 2014. Shortly before this, Yanukovych instead of prison offered Arseniy Yatsenyuk the post of prime minister. But he refused to accept the position from the hands of the "tyrant." However, Yatsenyuk became the prime minister after Yanukovych’s flight and the seizure of power by Maidan politicians. Mr. Yatsenyuk modestly called his government the kamikaze government. However, all survived, no one was hurt in this government.

At the premiere of Arseniy Petrovich Yatsenyuk, the dollar exchange rate jumped from UAH 9.5 to 26. GDP, on the contrary, fell from $ 183 billion in 2013 to 90 billion by the fall of 2015. At the same time, the ratio of public debt to GDP approached 90%, although under the Constitution of Ukraine this figure should not exceed 60%. Price growth amounted to 25% in 2014 and another 43% - in 2015. According to a study by the Ukrainian Institute of Policy Analysis and Management, “The Year of the Second Government of A. Yatsenyuk: Achievements and Losses,” conducted at the end of 2015, 75% of experts found the activities of the Yatsenyuk government unsatisfactory.

One of the highlights of Prime Minister Yatsenyuk was his removal from the rostrum by deputy Oleg Barnoy. The power reception against the Prime Minister came out very funny, got into the news of all the world media. Also, a photo of Arseniy Yatsenyuk with a bouquet in a tender embrace became an Internet hit and a meme, gave rise to many photo-parodies.

Arseny Petrovich’s statement during his visit to Germany in January 2015 also became a meme and hit of the news. “Russian aggression in Ukraine is an attack on the world order. We still remember well the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and Germany. This must be avoided. No one has the right to rewrite the results of World War II, ”Yatsenyuk then shared an alternative view of not only modernity, but also history.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation on April 10, 2016, and on April 14 he was carried out from the Verkhovna Rada with applause and shouting “well done”. On April 13, a representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine Vladislav Kutsenko reported the news of the criminal case on the fact that Yatsenyuk received a bribe in the amount of $ 3 million, but at the same time he was not charged.

Just in case, Arseniy Yatsenyuk disappeared, for some time he was not heard and the media even began to wonder where Arseniy Yatsenyuk is now, where did he go? According to one information, Yatsenyuk was in Argentina, and the ex-prime minister’s family also disappeared from Ukraine. However, soon Arseniy Yatsenyuk posted his photo in the Kiev church, “reassuring” the public.

Question: “Where is Arseniy Yatsenyuk now?” Every now and then rises in the news. According to media reports, Arseny Petrovich spent a lot of time in the United States, there is even evidence that he was engaged in the acquisition of luxury real estate in Miami.

In 2017, Yatsenyuk began to actively return to the “politics news” section. He gave advice to Donald Trump on the proper construction of the “Wall”, although Prime Minister Yatsenyuk’s project to build a fence on the Russian border completely failed. He also gave an interview to the HARDtalk (BBC) program, where he spoke about his triumphs over corruption, the oligarchs, and called political opponents crazy.

After criticism, Arseniy Yatsenyuk again disappeared from the political space of Ukraine.

Revenues Arsegniy Yatsenyuk

In April 2017, Yatsenyuk declared income for 2016. The former Prime Minister of Ukraine, the leader of the Popular Front party, holds more than a million dollars in banks, 475 thousand in cash, Yatsenyuk also has objects of art, coins, books, a Blazer gun, real estate, cars and rights to the Arseniy trademark.

On air HARDtalk Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that his fortune is "about a million dollars." “But do not forget, I was a banker, I was a lawyer, I worked in the private sector for ten years,” Yatsenyuk explained the origin of his income.

Mr. Yatsenyuk did not declare his “Florida property”. Officially, the property in Arseniy Yatsenyuk got a plot in Novy Petrovtsy (Kiev region), a house, a cottage, two apartments and a parking place in Kiev, as well as an apartment in Chernivtsi.

Suspicions and accusations of Russia

In September 2015, Alexander Bastrykin, chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee, surprised many with the news that Arseniy Yatsenyuk fought against Russian troops in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

“In addition, according to available information, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, among the participants in UNA-UNSO in December 1995, was awarded the highest honor of Dzhokhar Dudayev“ Honor of the Nation ”for the destruction of Russian troops,” said Alexander Bastrykin.

A Russian court in Essentuki in absentia arrested the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Yatsenyuk himself published a photo of a copy of the decision of the Russian court received by the Ukrainian embassy in Russia. The ex-prime minister called accusations of participation in the war in Chechnya “complete nonsense” and “an attempt to discredit”.

February 21, 2017 Arseniy Yatsenyuk was put on the international wanted list. Later, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and member of the same party, Yatsenyuk Arsen Avakov, said that Interpol refused to Russia in a request to put the former prime minister on the international wanted list.

In April 2017, the RF IC stated that there is documentary evidence that the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk took part in the hostilities in Chechnya on the side of the militants, as well as in torture and executions of Russian soldiers.

The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, commenting on the news of Yatsenyuk’s participation in the hostilities in Chechnya, said: “This is a real botanist. If he is a warrior and fought somewhere, I don’t understand anything. ” The head of Chechnya also added that he did not consider Yatsenyuk to be a man.

By the way, about the attitude to the OUN-UPA. In 2015, together with Yuri Shukhevych, Arseniy Yatsenyuk promoted the draft law “On the legal status and memory of participants in the struggle for Ukrainian independence in the twentieth century,” according to which members of the OUN and UPA soldiers are assigned the status of “fighters for the independence of Ukraine”.

Personal life and family Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Wife - Theresia Yatsenyuk (Gur) - daughter of Svetlana Gur, professor of philosophy and candidate of philosophical sciences. Theresia worked at Aval Bank as a referent. After the wedding, she went into her business, in addition, raising children. Yatsenyuk has two daughters - Kristina (1999) and Sofia (2004).

Elder sister Alina Petrovna Steele lives in the USA. She was married three times. In her third marriage, she has a daughter and a son. He knows several languages. Sometimes works as a translator.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk is a Greek Catholic, by pride. He "hangs" for hours on social networks. He is fond of technical innovations, computer programs. Likes watching TV shows.

Yatsenyuk nervously reacts to comments, does not forgive the slightest resentment. After the head of the special unit of the GAI "Cobra" Leather showed him the middle finger, the unit was dismissed.

With career growth, interest in the person Arseniy Yatsenyuk increased. Especially the people puzzled him with the key question for “real Ukrainians”: “Are you Jewish?” “Who can be born to a Ukrainian mother and a Ukrainian father ?! What do you think? ”, - Arseniy annoyedly repulsed the“ slanderers ”, joining the“ titular nation ”.

The question of the allegedly Jewish origin of Arseniy Yatsenyuk was raised by representatives of the Party of Regions in 2007, “Arseny Petrovich, are you Jewish?”, One of the deputies of this party directly asked him. Yatsenyuk again replied that he was Ukrainian.

The theme of “Jewish Yatsenyuk” was played out in various Ukrainian humorous programs. Given the growth of nationalism in the country, they used the issue of nationality Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the election campaign. In particular, a certain Yuri Duvinsky from Kharkov was recording a video addressing from the “Jews of Ukraine”, in which he accused Arseniy Yatsenyuk of hiding that he was a Jew. “You should not shy away from Jewry and, finally, officially declare that you are a Jew and be proud of it,” he said.

Information was also circulated that the mother of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Maria Bakay, was from the “oldest Jewish family,” but this information was refuted.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk is known for his nickname "Rabbit". Before Euromaidan, at one of the rallies, the journalist even handed him a carrot, following a reflex Arseny Petrovich took up a strange gift, as a result, he got another memorable photo. However, self-irony is also accessible to Yatsenyuk - his colleague Avakov somehow uploaded a photo in which Arseniy is sitting on a bench in the shape of a rabbit.

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The activities of Arseniy Petrovich soon even became an occasion for the creation of various memes that became very popular on the Web, and the famous Ukrainian presenter Aleksey Durnev handed the politician a carrot at a rally. According to Durnev, such a vegetable is a "symbol of presidential power" for Yatsenyuk.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk and carrot

In December 2015, the incident involving Oleg Barna, a deputy from the Solidarity party, and Arseniy Yatsenyuk was remembered not only in Ukraine. Many foreign media have called the delicate situation "Barn’s intimate attack on the prime minister."

Ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili also takes his place in the biography of Arseniy Yatsenyuk. At the Reform Council, the Georgian reformer scandalized not only with the Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, but also the Prime Minister. Saakashvili called the actions of the head of the Ukrainian government provocative and demanded that the press service of the Presidential Administration publish a full video of the conflict.

Toughly enough, Yatsenyuk always spoke of Russia, accusing the neighboring state of fomenting war in the Donbass, and he called Russian President Vladimir Putin the main culprit of the conflict. According to the Ukrainian politician, it is necessary to strengthen sanctions against the Russian side, as well as to react more strictly to the "behavior" of Russia. With similar offers, he often visits western countries.In particular, his last interview with the BBC television and radio company, in which the former Ukrainian official spoke about Putin in his usual manner, became especially significant.

“Russia is a challenge for the West. We need to formulate a new, strong policy that will protect our values, freedoms and democracies. Putin wants a new geopolitical structure for the world, that’s the whole reason. Who is Vladimir Putin in the context of NATO and Ukrainian independence ?! We still have a country, still have a nation, and I don’t care what President Putin wants, ”Yatsenyuk said in an interview with Hard Talk on the BBC during a visit to the British capital.

Personal life

The personal life of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, unlike his so saturated political career, is calm, stable and transparent. In 1999, Theresia Viktorovna Gur became his wife, who is four years older than the politician.

Spouses Yatsenyuk raise two daughters - Christina and Sofia. It is known that the wife of Arseniy Petrovich is engaged in business, runs a household and takes an active part in the political activities of his spouse.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk with his wife

Since 2003, the Yatsenyuk family has lived near Kiev, their two-story mansion with a land area of ​​30 acres is located in the village of New Petrovtsy, Vyshgorod district, next to the residence of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

House Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Being a wealthy and adult man, the Prime Minister of Ukraine decided to become a Greek Catholic, which he is very proud of. At the same time, Yatsenyuk repeatedly became a defendant in scandals regarding his nationality. Many politicians believe that Arseny Petrovich is a Jew by nationality. Despite the fact that such information was not officially confirmed, according to the results of 2009, Yatsenyuk was included in the collection “50 Famous Jews of Ukraine”.


Revenues of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, according to the 2015 declaration, amounted to about 1 million 150 thousand hryvnias, which is equivalent to 49 thousand dollars. This amount includes the salary of the Prime Minister of Ukraine and interest on bank deposits.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk

The declaration also states that Yatsenyuk owns a land plot (3 thousand square meters), a residential building (300 square meters), two apartments in Kiev (225 and 83 square meters) and a 2010 Mercedes S car.

In 2016, the press reported that Yatsenyuk purchased 24 villas in Miami, but soon the politician himself denied such information.

A family

Father Arseniy Yatsenyuk - Pyotr Ivanovich Yatsenyuk (July 12, 1941, village of Kostrizhivka, Zastavnovsky District, Chernivtsi Region - October 17, 2019, Germany), Ph.D. in History, Honored Education Worker of Ukraine, Associate Professor of the History Department of Chernivtsi National University. He was the nephew of a journalist, member and historian of the OUN (b) Petr Mirchuk en.

Mother, Maria Grigorievna Yatsenyuk (nee Bakai, was born on November 22, 1943 in the village of Knyazhdvor, Kolomyi district, Ivano-Frankivsk region) - a French teacher in one of the Chernivtsi secondary schools (according to other sources, also at the University of Chernivtsi).

Sister - Alina Petrovna Yatsenyuk (later changed her name to Jones and Steel for her husbands). Born on September 30, 1967, in 1989 she graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Philology of Chernivtsi State University, she is fluent in English, speaks French, Polish and German, and has worked as a translator. In 1999, Alina moved to the United States with her 11-year-old daughter Ulyana from her first marriage. Lives in the city of Santa Barbara in California (USA). The second husband is American Jones. The third husband, an American, John Steel, is engaged in real estate, their joint son is James (born in 2011).

Wife - Theresia Viktorovna Yatsenyuk (Gur) (born July 19, 1970), daughter of Victor Illarionovich Gur (December 1, 1931) - professor of philosophy at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, and Svetlana Nikitichny Gur (Medenko) (August 27, 1941) - candidate of philosophical sciences, retired now. Theresia, together with her future husband Arseny, worked at Raiffeisen Bank Aval, where they met. The wedding took place on April 30, 1999.

Children - two daughters: Christina (born October 12, 1999) and Sofia (born July 26, 2004). Sofia participated in the casting at the Ukrainian musical show “Voice. Children ”, but did not go to the next stage. Since 2003, the Yatsenyuk family has been living near Kiev (in the village of Novye Petrovtsy, Vyshgorod district).


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