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The deputy leader of Fatherland, Olexander Turchynov maintains very close ties with Yulia Tymoshenko, the controversial former prime minister who was jailed under the old regime. A 50-year-old from Dnipropetrovsk, many see his appointment as a move paving the way back to the political top spot for the recently released one-time gas-sector oligarch, Tymoshenko.
Turchynov had a prominent role in the Euromaidan protests and was placed under investigation by the security services of the former president Viktor Yanukovych for his involvement in organising the protesters’ “self-defence units”.
However, despite this, Turchynov was not popular with the crowd on Independence Square, known as the maidan. He attracted criticism from demonstrators when he told them that they had achieved their goals and should “go home” following Yanukovych’s departure.
Turchynov has a long political career and has previously held positions including head of Ukraine’s domestic security service [SBU], acting prime minister and deputy prime minister. WikiLeaks documents suggest that during his role as security service chief in 2005 he destroyed documents that allegedly implicated Tymoshenko as having links to organised crime – allegations she has always denied.
In February 2006 state prosecutors opened a criminal case against Turchynov and his SBU deputy Andriy Kozhemyakin for destroying a file about FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive, organized crime boss Semyon Mogilevich, from the SBU archive.
He is part of the 1% of Ukraine’s population that identify as being Protestant. Although some in the media have reported that he is a pastor, the Associated Baptist Press and the European Baptist Federation report that he is an elder and occasional lay preacher at his Kiev church, the Word of Life Center, which is a member of the Evangelical Baptist Union of Ukraine.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, 39-year-old, took the helm of Tymoshenko’s Fatherland party after the latter’s imprisonment in 2011.
Despite appearing on the Euromaidan stage with Tymoshenko immediately after her release, there is little love lost between the two. In the past phone calls have been leaked of Yatsenyuk shouting at Tymoshenko. The bespectacled new prime minister hails from the western Ukrainian city Chernivtsi, and has a reputation as a difficult man to work with and has had disputes with several of his party’s members.
He turned down the position of prime minister when the now-ousted Yanukovych offered it to him in January but he accepted the role following the Euromaidan protesters’ victory last month.
In the past Yatsenyuk has held several high-profile positions including head of the country’s central bank, the National Bank of Ukraine, foreign minister and parliamentary speaker.
On April 5, 2009, Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his candidacy for President of Ukraine in the next presidential election. During the election campaign fellow candidate Serhiy Ratushniak repeatedly insulted Yatsenyuk because of his alleged Jewish roots, among others Ratushniak called Yatsenyuk an “impudent little Jew” who was “successfully serving the thieves who are in power in Ukraine and is using criminal money to plough ahead towards Ukraine’s presidency”.
Yatsenyuk’s presidential campaign was estimated to cost about $60–$70 million.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”. Some analysts think that this did not help the campaign. On January 13, 2010 Yatseniuk stated that his election campaign had cost 80 million Hryvnia and that “The number of my advertising posters is ten times less than that of all of my political opponents”; Yatseniuk claimed that funds from his election budget were mainly spent on his appearances on television.
In 2010, Serhiy Ratushniak alleged that Yatsenyuk as a “brazen Jew” serving “the interests of thieves who dominate Ukraine” and using money obtained from criminal activities to capture the presidency.
Deputy prime minister
Sych, 49, is a member of the far-right nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party. On 27 February 2014 he became one of two “Vice Prime Ministers” to the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine. Sych holds right-wing, nationalist views, which he maintains are distinct from fascism and Nazism. He is an anti-abortion activist and is a member of the National Scout Organization of Ukraine “Plast”.
The social-media savvy Avakov has gained a reputation for using his Facebook page to broadcast updates on the law-and-order situation, and the new government’s actions, sometimes even before official press releases are made. Recent examples include the announcement of the disbanding of the Berkut riot police unit, notorious for their aggression towards anti-government protesters, and the reaction to recent events in Crimea, which Avakov described as a “military invasion and occupation”.
Avakov is a member of the Fatherland party. In 2012-13 he lived in Italy after the Ukrainian authorities investigated him over the allegedly illegal privatisation of land. Italy refused to extradite him and he claimed the case was politically motivated. In 1990 Avakov founded and headed two financial firms, Investor and Bank Basis, which became the Commercial Bank in 1992.
Deshchitsya, 50, is a career diplomat and was one of the first Ukrainian envoys to back the recent anti-government demonstrations. He is mainly seen as a bureaucrat and previously held senior postings in Finland and Poland. Most recently he served as Ukraine’s representative to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. He is one of the most politically neutral of the new appointments.
Andriy Deshchitsya has served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine, and also Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
His Professional Career as Ambassador:
- 1996—1999 — Press Secretary, First Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland.
- 1999—2001 — Senior Coordinator of PAUCI (Polish-American-Ukrainian Cooperation Initiative).
- 2001—2004 — Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Finland.
- 2004—2006 — Counsellor, Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland.
- 2006—2008 — Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
- 2008—2012 — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Finland and Iceland (with Residence in Finland).
- From 2012 — Ambassador-at-Large.
- From 2013 — Special Representative of OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Conflict Resolution.
- On February 27, 2014 was appointed Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
National security chief
A parliamentarian and member of the Fatherland party, Parubiy had a prominent role on the ground during the Euromaidan protests as so-called commander of the protest camp.
Parubiy was active in the struggle for Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union, which was achieved in 1991, and was one of the leaders of the 2004 Orange Revolution.
In the years leading up to the Ukrainian independence in 1991 Parubiy was an independence activist and was arrested for holding an illegal rally in 1988. In 1991 he founded the Social-National Party of Ukraine together with Oleh Tyahnybok; the party combined radical nationalism and some ‘neo-Nazi’ features (by its name and the “Wolfsangel”-like sign). In 1998-2004 Parubiy led the paramilitary organization of SNPU, the Patriots of Ukraine.
Parubiy co-led the Orange Revolution in 2004. In the 2007 parliamentary elections he was voted into the Ukrainian parliament on an Our Ukraine–People’s Self-Defense Bloc ticket. He then became a member of the deputy group that would later become For Ukraine!. Parubiy stayed with Our Ukraine and became a member of its political council.
In February 2010 Parubiy asked the European Parliament to reconsider its negative reaction to former Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko’s decision to award Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, the title of Hero of Ukraine.
In early February 2012 Parubiy left Our Ukraine because their “views diverged”. In 2012 he was re-elected into parliament on the party list of “Fatherland”.
From December 2013 to February 2014 Parubiy was a commandant of Euromaidan. He was coordinator of the volunteer security corps for the mainstream protesters
Deputy national security leader
Yarosh heads a militant ultra-rightwing group Praviy Sektor (Right Sector), which surged to prominence during the Euromaidan demonstrations for its uncompromising stance.
Many attribute much of the protester-led violence – including throwing molotov cocktails and rocks at the police – to the group. Some western officials have expressed concern over the inclusion of Yarosh in the new government.
Starting in February 1989, Yarosh was a member of People’s Movement of Ukraine organization. From October 1989 to November 1991 he was drafted and served two years in the Soviet army as a private.
In 1988 Yarosh graduated from High School 24 of Dniprodzerzhynsk. As almost all pre-teens and young teenagers in the Soviet Union, he was a member of Young Pioneers and later the Countrywide Leninist Communist Youth League organizations, youth-based sub-organizations of the Communist Party of the USSR. In 2001 Yarosh graduated from the State University of Education in Drohobych, Ukraine.
During the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Yarosh joined Ukrainian nationalist groups. In 1994, he joined Stepan Bandera Tryzub organization which he leads since 2005.
During the EuroMaidan protests in the early 2014, Tryzub became the core of the newly founded Right Sector, a coalition of right-wing nationalists. During these protests he advocated for a “national revolution” and dismissed the Viktor Yanukovych administration as an “internal occupational regime”.
In March 2014 Russia launched a criminal case against Yarosh, and some members (including party leader Oleh Tyahnybok) of Svoboda and UNA-UNSO, for “organizing an armed gang” that had allegedly fought against Russian 76th Guards Air Assault Division in a First Chechen War and for “public calls for extremism and public calls for terrorism”.
Yarosh has been placed on an international wanted list by the Russian Federation. The charge last alleges he “incriminated [himself by making] public appeals to terrorism and extremism.” These two actions are a crime according to Russian criminal code (205th and 280th articles, respectively). Yarosh has been placed on an international wanted list by the Russian Federation. According to an article on Russian-government funded news site RT, on March 16, Yarosh threatened to demolish the entire Russian gas pipeline to Europe if a diplomatic solution was not found for the Ukraine/Russia standoff.
Sports and youth minister
Bulatov, a 35-year-old businessman, was an activist and leader of the AutoMaidan, which was the mobile car-based arm of the anti-government Euromaidan movement. He is also in charge of the “Socially responsible society” NGO.
Bulatov went missing on January 22, 2014. On January 30 Bulatov came in touch with friends and claimed he had been kidnapped, imprisoned, terribly tortured, crucified and cut off the ear. He said he was abducted on January 22 by captors who “spoke Russian, with Russian accents”. Bulatov said those who beat him had leveled the accusation that his movement was influenced and funded by the United States. After throwning him out of the car Bulatov was able to get to the village of Vyshenki of Boryspil district. The same day, Bulatov was admitted to the clinic “Boris”, where he was given first medical care. Then he went to Germany to be treated there.
At the Munich Security Conference 1 February 2014, Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara gave his opinion on Bulatov: “‘The only thing he has is a scratch on one of his cheeks”. Kozhara also stated that “It looks like the alleged story that he was kidnapped and tortured is not absolutely true”.
On 6 February 2014, while undergoing treatment in Lithuania, Bulatov stated at a press conference in Vilnius that he was tortured to admit that his organization was funded and aided by Americans and the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine especially and that he was hired to organize the Automaidan and the riots against the current government. During the press conference Bulatov repeatedly stressed that he believed he was abducted by the Russian special forces and that the leader of the Ukrainian Choice, oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk might have been involved in his abduction. After one session of torture “they made me say into a camera that I was a spy for the United States, that I was a spy for the CIA, that Americans were giving me money, that Automaidan was funded by Americans and that I was specifically hired to organize the Automaidan and the riots against the current government.” Bulatov said: “After this torture, I said to the camera everything they asked me to say, and they recorded it all on video.” “I said that the U.S. ambassador gave me $50,000 dollars, which I used to buy gasoline for the Automaidan, to repair cars for the Automaidan activists, for which I had bought several video cameras to film trips. That is, I lied only to get them to torture me less”.
Fresh from medical care in Lithuania, Bulatov held a press conference at Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin on 15 February 2014 where he again accused Medvedchuk of his kidnapping, but said: “That’s only a suspicion.”
According to People’s World (associated with the Communist Party USA) and World Socialist Web Site, Bulatov is allegedly connected to the Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian National Self Defence (UNA-UNSO), a paramilitary group; its members boast of fighting Russia in Chechnya, Georgia and Afghanistan.
Another prominent activist who was rewarded, or compensated, for being beaten during the protests, Chernovil, 34, rose to fame for her investigations into top Ukrainian politicians and oligarchs. She is famous for investigative reports about corruption in Ukraine
During the Euromaidan protests, of which she was a vocal part, Chernovil’s car was rammed off the road and she was badly beaten by her assailants. At the time police claimed the attack had been motivated by “road rage” but Chernovil dismissed the claim as “ridiculous” and said the assault was clearly linked to her work.
Tetiana Chornovol comes from an ultra right political environment: she joined the UNA-UNSO organization at the age of 17, and later began her media work there as a press secretary. However, she soon became disillusioned with extremist politics, but remained committed to radical social activism.
Chornovol participated in all major patriotic/anti-corruption actions in Ukraine since late 1990s, including the Ukraine without Kuchma (2001), Orange Revolution (2004), 2011 protests against Russian language use expansion, and Euromaidan protests. During “Ukraine without Kuchma” (while still with the UNA-UNSO), she handcuffed herself to the busy rails in the Kyiv Passenger Railway Station with a fellow female protester.
Her precise role in government remains unclear.
Kiev forms ‘loyal’ National Guard from Maidan squads
Faced with the prospect of security forces not on side with the new authorities, Kiev has started forming an additional armed force.
The so-called National Guard is planned to be 60.000-strong, and totally independent from the army and police.