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Biography of Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his family, personal and political life

Arseniy Yatsenyuk is a political and statesman of Ukraine. In February 2014 he was appointed prime minister. Prior to that, he held key positions in the Ukrainian government for several years. Repeatedly got into the top-lists of the most influential personalities of Ukraine, occupying rather high positions in them.

The state of Arseniy Yatsenyuk is estimated at several million dollars. According to his recent statements, he has about three million Ukrainian hryvnias on the accounts of Ukrainian banks . However, the prime minister tactfully ignored how many dollars he had on foreign accounts. Real estate Arseniy Yatsenyuk as of 2013 is also impressive: a country house, a plot, a garage, three apartments in Kiev. How did he come to all this?


May 22, 1974 in the city of Chernivtsi, located in the south-west of Ukraine, the birth appeared Yatsenyuk Arseny Petrovich. The parents of the future Ukrainian politician were teachers. His father, Peter Ivanovich Yatsenyuk, taught the history of Russia, Latin America and Germany. Mother, Maria Grigorievna Yatseniuk, born in the Ukrainian city of Kolomiya, was a teacher of French. This pedigree of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, no doubt, provided him with a brilliant future. The boy studied in a specialized English-language school number 9 named after Panas Mirny, which in 1991 finished with a silver medal. In 1989 he became a student of the Faculty of Law at the Chernivtsi National University. The elder sister of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Alina, studied there at the faculty of foreign philology and graduated from it two years before the arrival of her younger brother.

Students and first experiences in business

Entering the university, Yatsenyuk quite successfully combined study and entrepreneurial activity. He and the son of the governor of the Chernivtsi region, Valentin Gnatyshyn, established the law firm "YurEl Ltd" in the city.

Having received a diploma in 1996, the future prime minister heads the above-mentioned firm. Then the business of Arseniy Yatsenyuk gradually began to expand. The future politician successfully privatized several different industrial and agrarian enterprises.

Two years later, in 1998, Yatseniuk moved to Kiev. There he received the post of consultant of the credit department in the joint-stock postal and pension bank Aval. Already in December 1998 he became an adviser to the chairman of the board of this bank, and after that his deputy.

After that, the biography of Arseniy Yatsenyuk makes an important turn: the chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers, Valery Gorbatov, suggests that he become Minister of Economy of the region.

Five years after receiving the first diploma, in 2001, at the age of 27, Arseniy Yatsenyuk received a diploma of the second higher education in the specialty of "accounting and audit", having studied at the Chernivtsi Trade and Economic Institute.

At the post of Crimean Minister of Economy

In September 2001, the political career of Arseniy Yatsenyuk began. From the 19th he ranks as the acting head of the Ministry of Economy of the Crimea, and two months later he takes office officially, in accordance with the decision of the parliament.

In April 2002, the entire Council of Ministers of Crimea resigns because of the start of work of the newly elected Crimean Verkhovna Rada. And in spite of the fact that the new chairman of the government Sergey Kunitsyn came to replace Valery Gorbatov, Arseniy Yatsenyuk managed to retain his post and in May to become the full-fledged head of the ministry of economy of Crimea.

However, he was destined to work on this post a little more than six months. In early 2003, he transferred to a new job and moved to Kiev.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the National Bank of Ukraine

January 2003 is another important date in Yatsenyuk's life: he is appointed first deputy of Sergei Tigipko, chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine. Later, Tigipko himself recalled this, characterizing his deputy as a normal team player. How old was Arseniy Yatseniuk at the time? Then he turned 29.

A year later, at 30, he defends his thesis on the topic: "Organization of the system of banking supervision and regulation in Ukraine" and becomes a candidate of economic sciences.

In the same 2004, Yatseniuk was charged with fulfilling the duties of the chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine, as acting head Sergei Tigipko headed the electoral headquarters of Viktor Yanukovych, candidate for the presidency of Ukraine. Yatsenyuk should have been at the head of the NBU before the end of the election campaign, but the political crisis and other circumstances left him at the helm until mid-December. After the Verkhovna Rada accepted the resignation of Sergei Tigipko and appointed a new leader, Vladimir Stelmakh, Yatseniuk left the post.

During the crisis, Arseniy Yatseniuk adopted a resolution providing for a temporary ban on early withdrawal of bank deposits, which helped to prevent possible negative consequences that the political confrontation could lead to. According to the Ukrainian politician and businessman Yevgeny Chervonenko, Yatseniuk managed to keep both the bank and the currency afloat.

In 2005, in February Arseny's resignation was accepted, and he resigned from the post he held.

A month later, in March, Yatseniuk was appointed first deputy chairman of the Odessa Regional Administration Vasily Tsushko, under whose command he worked until he was appointed Minister of Economy of Ukraine at the end of September. From this moment the biography of Arseniy Yatsenyuk Acquires a vivid political color, and he becomes a prominent figure in big politics.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the head of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

September 2005 was marked for Yatseniuk by the inauguration of the Minister of Economy of Ukraine in the government headed by Yuriy Yekhanurov.

In May 2006, the entire government was dismissed by the newly elected Verkhovna Rada. At the same time, Arseniy Yatsenyuk was left to fulfill his duties. He worked for more than two months, until in early August and he was not retired.

As Minister of Economy, Yatseniuk led negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the WTO (World Trade Organization). He also headed the Ukraine-European Union committee. He also served on the Advisory Council on Foreign Investment Issues and headed the board of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank from late December 2005 to early March 2007.

Yatsenyuk - Deputy Head of the Presidential Secretariat

In September 2006, Arseniy Yatseniuk was appointed as First Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Secretariat by the decree of the then President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko. Since that time he is a representative of the president in the Cabinet of Ministers.

This time was difficult for Yushchenko, since it was then that the Verkhovna Rada dismissed almost all ministers who did not share the views of the president. At the same time, since September 2006, Yatsenyuk was included in the council of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and the supervisory board of the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine. These positions he released in mid-March 2007.

A few days later he was confirmed as Foreign Minister, after which his activities in the presidential Secretariat were over. This moment, without a doubt, the date of birth of Arseniy Yatsenyuk as a large, promising political figure who has entered the international arena.

Yatsenyuk at the helm of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

In 2007, Arseniy Yatseniuk was confirmed as Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs through a vote of the Verkhovna Rada. His candidacy was proposed by President Viktor Yushchenko, when the parliament twice rejected the candidacy of Vladimir Ogryzko, who also claimed the post of minister. At this time, a question began to rise, which still does not give rest to anyone who does not like Arseniy Yatsenyuk. The biography, the nationality of the politician began to interest his opponents, who openly called him a Jew in his questions, although he always denied it.

Pretending for the post, he spoke about the importance of the economy within the framework of Ukraine's foreign policy. He proposes to pursue a policy of European integration and strive to enter the markets of Europe. Realistic, pragmatic and predictable Ukrainian foreign policy, in his opinion, would be ideal for the country. He describes cooperation with Russia, speaking of this country as an extremely important partner with whom it is dangerous to conduct an unpredictable dialogue.

According to former Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in the absence of both professional diplomatic experience and special education, has extensive and rich experience in international work. According to Andrei Shevchenko, a deputy of the "Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc" in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, made after Yatsenyuk's entry into office, he is rather perceived as a pro-Western man, not as a pro-Russian one.

Together with his appointment to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yatsenyuk became a member of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council.

At this time, the political biography of Arseniy Yatsenyuk again coincided with the instability of the government, since almost all his term in office he had to observe an acute political crisis that began in early April 2007, when the Ukrainian parliament was dissolved.

In early July of the same year, Yatsenyuk was nominated to the post of deputy of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada by the party bloc Our Ukraine - People's Self-Defense, which actively supported the policy of the Ukrainian president. Because of these events, Arseny went on unpaid leave, however, in order to monitor the ministry, still under his control, he interrupted his "rest" several times.

In December, he again took a vacation, a couple of days after he became head of the Verkhovna Rada. And in the middle of the month Yatsenyuk was dismissed from the ministerial post. This saved him from combining two posts: the head of the Foreign Ministry and the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada.

At the head of the Ukrainian government

November 2007 was marked for Yatseniuk by taking the oath of the deputy of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, and a month later he was elected by secret ballot as the eighth chairman of the Ukrainian parliament, giving him 227 votes.

Yatseniuk was expelled from the Ukrainian Council of National Security and Defense, since his new post did not presume membership in this body of government. But almost immediately, on the same day, he again became a member of the National Security and Defense Council - Ukrainian politics is not permanent.

In September 2008 he resigned. The reason was the cessation of the existence of the ruling party.

In November, by secret ballot, the deputies accepted the resignation of Yatsenyuk. The prime minister first dropped his ballot into the ballot box. But the vote was declared invalid, since there were insufficient number of deputies.

The next day, Yatseniuk was removed by the Verkhovna Rada from the chairmanship for a two-day term, after which the secret ballot was replaced by an open ballot. After the introduction of this innovation, Arseniy Yatsenyuk's resignation was accepted by a majority of votes.

A few days later he was expelled from the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council.

At the time when Yatsenyuk was the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, he initiated the development of a system called "Rada-3", which provided for preventing the possibility of voting for their colleagues. But its introduction did not happen.

And at the end of 2011 as a people's deputy Arseniy Yatseniuk made a bill that amends the regulations of the Ukrainian parliament. According to the document, the deputies register and vote using only the touch button and nothing else.

Yatseniuk and the Front for Change

In mid-December 2008, Yatsenyuk made an announcement about the possible creation of a party based on the "Front for Change" public initiative. In one of his interviews in February 2009, he said that none of the politicians is his ally. At that time he was very often compared with Viktor Yushchenko. And they perceived Yatseniuk not otherwise than a political clone of the Ukrainian president.

In the spring of 2009, in April, Arseniy Yatsenyuk (whose nationality was discussed already in every corner) openly declares his desire to nominate himself as a candidate for the post of head of state. The presidential campaign of the ex-head of the Ukrainian government was estimated at around $ 60-70 million. On the posters that appeared in the country in the summer of 2009, Yatseniuk was portrayed as a militarist. This was radically different from the image of the "young liberal", which has already become familiar to everyone. According to some analysts, this change of image had a negative impact on his campaign. In January 2010, Yatsenyuk said that the election campaign cost him 80 million hryvnia, and his advertising was much less than that of rivals in the race for the presidency. He also said that most of the budget was spent on television advertising and participation in the debate.

After the election, Yatseniuk intended to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada, which, in his opinion, would be a hindrance to his activities. In addition, he did not share the Party of Regions and the "Yulia Timoshenko Bloc", calling them practically one.

As a result of the presidential elections, he became the fourth with the result of almost 7% of the votes of Ukrainian citizens. There is evidence that Yatseniuk's election campaign was actively supported by the wife of incumbent President Katherine-Claire Yushchenko. This is because, while still working in the presidential secretariat, Arseny supported the financing of the fund, which was managed by the head of state's spouse.

In the winter of 2010, Yanukovych proposed three candidacies for the post of prime minister, among them Arseniy Yatsenyuk. The latter rejected his candidacy without approving a new law that allowed not only parliamentary factions, but also most individual deputies, to form their own personal coalitions.

After these events, he began to call for early presidential elections, because he considered it impossible for him to be prime minister in a coalition with the Communists.

According to the journalist Yulia Mostova, in the summer of 2010 a sociological poll was conducted , which revealed that Arseniy Yatsenyuk had every chance to win in the second round of presidential elections and bypass Viktor Yanukovich. Perhaps, if it really happened, the political biography of Arseniy Yatsenyuk would become even more vivid.

Political views and beliefs

Arseniy Yatsenyuk does not support the privatization of state property and advocated the simplification of the system of state administration. He also believes that corruption will be defeated only when the country's governance system changes. I am convinced that only the Ukrainian language should be state language, but it is against infringement of the rights of Russian-speaking citizens. According to experts, based on what Arseniy Yatsenyuk says, he does not consider the nationality of citizens to be the dominant factor, for which he is ready to express the support of the majority of both Ukrainians and Russians. He also stands for the abolition of the visa regime with the countries of the European Union.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his family

Currently, his father is deputy dean of the Faculty of History in Chernivtsi National University, his mother teaches French.

Sister Arsenia Yatsenyuka, Alina Petrovna Steele, lives in America, where she moved in 1999, after her brother's wedding. Lives in California. She was married three times, in the third marriage she raised a daughter and a son. Her current husband is engaged in business in real estate, she helps him. He perfectly knows several languages, sometimes he works as an interpreter.

The wife of Arseniy Yatsenyuk Theresa, daughter of Philosophy Professor Victor Gur and Candidate of Philosophy Svetlana Gur. They met in 1998 at the New Year corporate at Aval Bank. There, Theresa worked as a referent. After the wedding she is engaged in her business, also on her shoulders caring for the family.

About what, like any public person, reluctantly says Arseniy Yatsenyuk - children. It is known that he has two of them: the eldest daughter of Christina, who was born in 1999, and the youngest daughter Sofia, who was five years younger than her sister and was born in 2004.

To date, the main real estate Arseniy Yatsenyuk - a country house with a plot of 30 acres, adjacent to the residence of Viktor Yanukovych.


During the presidential election campaign in 2009, both the society and the mass media repeatedly discussed the issue that Arseniy Yatsenyuk never himself raised first. Biography, nationality - this issue did not bother even the prominent political figures of Ukraine and gave rise to anti-Semitic statements against Yatsenyuk from the Mayor of Uzhgorod, Sergei Ratushnyak.

According to Evgeni Chervonenko, the vice-president of the Jewish community of Ukraine , made in 2009, Yatseniuk is not a Jew. But many disagree with this and "dig" the biography of the prime minister deeper and deeper.

Sam Arseniy Yatsenyuk, whose birth year 1974, in the passport is written by a Ukrainian, his parents have the same nationality. He repeatedly said that he has nothing to do with the Jews and is proud of the fact that he professes the Greek-Catholic faith. But whatever Yatsenyuk said, there are two opposing camps: one of them will persistently rank the prime minister to the Jewish nation, the second - to prove the opposite. So now there are circumstances in Ukraine, that ordinary at other times and everyday things are the cause of numerous scandals, condemnation, and sometimes violence.

After the election of the new president, which became Poroshenko, Yatseniuk retained the chair of the prime minister. However, in Ukraine, few doubted that it would be different. According to the head of state, Arseniy Yatsenyuk is the most suitable head of the Cabinet of Ministers for today. The Prime Minister's main goals are to lead Ukraine into the European Union and establish full control over all regions. Settle all internal and external conflicts. Then take the country out of the crisis, both financial and political.

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