Arseniy Yatsenyuk

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Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Ukrainian politician, economist and lawyer add

Category: Politics

Born in 1974.

Countries: Ukraine (86%), Russia (5%), Germany (2%)

Main connections: Verkhovna Rada, Viktor Yanukovych, Volodymyr Groysman

Linked to: Kyiv Post, Soviet Union, Party of Regions, Den




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Arseniy Yatsenyuk was born in 1974 add something


After he began studying at the Chernivtsi University in 1992, Yatsenyuk set up a student law firm add something


From December 1992 to September 1997 he was the president of "Yurek Ltd." law firm, based in Chernivtsi add something


He graduated from the university in 1996, and later attended the Chernivtsi Trade-Economics Institute of the "Kyiv National Trade-Economics Institute" in 2001 add something


From January 1998 until September 2001, Yatsenyuk worked in the postal and pension "Aval" bank, based in Kiev add something


From September until November 2001, Arseniy served as an "acting" Minister of Economy of Crimea, and from November of the same year until January 2003, served as the official Minister of Economy of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea add something


Yatsenyuk's family lives near Kiev since 2003, where he owns a two-storeyed house with an outdoor swimming pool, near the country house belonging to Viktor Yanukovych add something


From November 2003 to February 2005, Yatsenyuk served as the first vice-president of the head of the National Bank of Ukraine under Serhiy Tyhypko add something


Yatsenyuk served in the government of Ukraine as Minister of Economy from 2005 to 2006; subsequently he was Foreign Minister of Ukraine in 2007 and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada from 2007 to 2008 add something


After Vasyl Tsushko was appointed as the new Governor of Odessa Oblast, Tsushko asked Yatsenyuk to serve as his vice-governor, which he served from March 9 to September 2005 add something


From September 27, 2005 to August 4, 2006, he served as the Minister of Economy of Ukraine in the Yekhanurov Government add something


On December 4, 2007, Yatsenyuk was elected the Chairman of the Parliament add something


According to polls held in the last months of 2008 suggested a political party led by Yatsenyuk would pass the 3 percent election threshold in a Ukrainian parliamentary election add something


During the Ukrainian political crises of September 2008 Yatsenyuk offered his resignation on September 17, 2008 add something


A vote on his dismissal on November 11, 2008, was declared invalid by the counting commission of the Parliament add something


On November 21, 2008 Arseniy Yatsenyuk was dismissed by President Viktor Yushchenko from the National Security and Defense Council add something


Oleksandr Lavrynovych - From the dismissal of Arseniy Yatsenyuk till the election of Volodymyr Lytvyn as Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Oleksandr Lavrynovych assumed the position as acting chairman from November 12, 2008 till December 9, 2008


Yatseniuk stated late 2009 that in its relations with the European Union, Ukraine should have a visa-free regime with EU countries add something


In an interview with Den of February 4, 2009 he claimed to have no allies among the current politicians add something


On April 5, 2009, Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his candidacy for President of Ukraine in the next presidential election add something


When Yatsenyuk billboards first appeared around Ukraine at the end of June 2009, Yatseniuk was depicted as a military-style leader, while his previous image was that of a "young liberal" add something


He stated in November 2009 that Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko and Party of Regions were "almost a single whole" add something


In November 2009 Yatsenyuk stated that Ukraine's shadow economy "is a part of the current political system in Ukraine and that's why taking business out of the shadows will only be possible via a change in this system" add something


In November 2009 he proposed that a referendum be held on if Ukraine should have an open list voting system add something


In November 2009 he saw as his most difficult task if elected President "to break the political clan system that has been built up over the last 18 years" add something


In late November 2009, he stated he was not interested in "using his votes as bargaining material" for a high political post add something


In 2010, Yatsenyuk was victim of a smear campaign from Serhiy Ratushniak, an fellow candidate in the 2010 Ukrainian presidential election add something


Late July 2010 Yatsenyuk wrote a draft law which proposed to fine officials for violating the law "On Appeals by Citizens", thus holding officials personally accountable for ignoring the complaints of citizens add something


Viktor Yanukovych - Although Kuchma in conversation with United States Ambassador to Ukraine John F. Tefft, in a document dated 2 February 2010 uncovered during the United States diplomatic cables leak, called the voters choice between Yanukovych and Yulia Tymoshenko during the second round of the 2010 presidential election as a choice between bad and very bad" and praised Arseniy Yatsenyuk instead


Vyacheslav Kyrylenko - In December 2011 Kyrylenko signed an agreement with the head of the party Front of Changes Arseniy Yatsenyuk on joint opposition activity and merger of their parties after the election


During the October 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election Yatsenyuk competed on a party list based on the party All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" add something


On 15 June 2013 his Front for Change merged into "Fatherland" add something


On 21 August 2013 Yatseniuk stated "Russia has decided for some reason that it can be the architect of a new Berlin wall add something


On January 25, 2014, Arseniy Yatsenyuk offered a Prime Minister government post by President Viktor Yanukovych but he refuses due to the unmet demands add something


The new government was sworn in on 27 February 2014 add something


On 24 July 2014 Yatsenyuk announced that he was resigning from the post of Prime Minister immediately add something


On 31 July 2014 the Verkhovna Rada declined his resignation add something


Serhiy Arbuzov - On 27 February 2014, Arbuzov was dismissed and Arseniy Yatsenyuk was elected as new Prime Minister


Vitaly Churkin - On March 13, 2014 Churkin was questioned by Arseniy Yatsenyuk on weather Crimea have a right to hold a referendum which would have determine on weather it succeed into Russia or not


Volodymyr Groysman - The parliamentary coalition that supported this government collapsed on 24 July 2014, and the same day Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced that he was immediately resigning from the post of Prime Minister


War in Donbass - Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on 31 July 2014 that at least 2 billion hryvnia would be allocated to rebuild the Donbass


Batkivshchyna - At Batkivshchyna's party congress on 25 August 2014 it was announced that several high-profile members had decided to leave the party, including Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Parliamentary Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, and Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko


In September 2015 Yatsenyuk was accused by Investigative Committee of Russia of taking active part in the First Chechen War against the Russian army add something


February 2016 saw the start of Yatsenyuk's downfall as the Prime Minister of Ukraine amid claims he had been involved in corruption, despite their being no evidence presented of such allegations add something


On 16 February 2016, President Petro Poroshenko asked Yatsenyuk to resign and later on the same day, the Ukrainian parliament voted to find the work the Ukrainain cabinet are doing under Yatsenyuk, unsatisfactory but rejected calls for a vote of no confidence add something


On 16 February 2016, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko asked Yatsenyuk to resign saying he had lost the support of the coalition add something


On 10 April 2016 Yatseniuk Announced that he would report to parliament on 12 April 2016 and resign as Prime Minister add something


On 14 April 2016, Yatsenyuk was replaced by new Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman add something


Armed Forces of Ukraine - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated early February 2016 "de-facto the Ukrainian Armed Forces must become $NATO members"


Volodymyr Groysman - With public dissatisfaction and allegations of corruption surrounding his government, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced on 10 April 2016 that he planned to resign


On 3rd June 2019 Yatsenyuk and his wife fled from Ukraine and were granted citizenship of Vanuatu, while his parents and children received residence permits in the United States of America add something