State Emergency Service of Ukraine

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State Emergency Service
of Ukraine
Державна служба України з надзвичайних ситуацій
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Ministerial insignia
Agency overview
Formed 1991
Preceding agencies
  • State Committee of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic government in protection of population from the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe
    *Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine
    *Ministry of Ukraine in Emergencies and Affairs in Protection of Population from the Consequences of the Chernobyl Catastrophe
Jurisdiction Ukraine
Headquarters 55 Honchar Street, Kiev
Minister responsible Mykhaylo Bolotskykh[1], Head of the State Emergency Service[1]
Parent agency Ministry of Defense
Child agency State Agency of Ukraine on the Exclusion Zone Management
Website http://mns.gov.ua

The State Emergency Service[1] (Ukrainian: Державна служба України з надзвичайних ситуацій); until 24 December 2012 the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Міністерство надзвичайних ситуацій України), is the main body in the system of central bodies of the executive power that provides realization of a state policy in the sphere of a civil defence, rescue, creation and functioning of the system of insurance fund documentation, utilization of radioactive wastes, protection of population and territory from any emergency situations, preventing such situations and reaction to them, liquidation of their results and the results of the Chernobyl catastrophe. It is abbreviated as МНС [України]. The ministry manages its sphere of operations and is fully responsible for its development. The agency directly administers the zone of alienation which is located just north of Kiev.

The agency's motto is "To prevent. To rescue. To help." (Ukrainian: Запобігти. Врятувати. Допомогти).

Brief overview[edit]

A State Emergency Service firefighting aircraft (Antonov 32) dumps water on forest fires.
Fire engines and Emergency Service personnel respond to an incident in Kiev, 2010. (Kamaz truck)
An Emergency Service EC145 helicopter landing in Kiev.
The main fire station of Lviv.
Emergency service equipment on display in Donetsk, 2011. (Mitsubishi vehicle)

The former ministry was created in 1996 upon the merging the ministry of Ukraine in protection of population from the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe and the headquarters of the state civil defense which until then were two different establishments. Until 1991 the ministry of Ukraine in protection of population from the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe was a state committee of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukrainian SSR, while the state civil defense was part of the bigger All-Union civil defense network in the Soviet Union. Until the administration reform on December 9 2010 it was called as Ministry of Ukraine in emergencies and affairs in protection of population from the consequences of the Chornobyl catastrophe. After the reform three major bodies of central executive power were directly subordinated to it:

  • State service of mining supervision and industrial safety of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Державна служба гірничого нагляду та промислової безпеки України)
  • State agency of Ukraine in administration of the zone of alienation (Ukrainian: Державне агентство України з управління зоною відчуження)
  • State inspection of techogenic safety of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Державна інспекція техногенної безпеки України)
Other agencies
  • State department of fire-prevention security (see Firefighting)
  • State search and rescue aviation service Ukraviaposhuk
  • State hydro-meteorological service
  • State department of the insurance documentation fund of the Ministry

On 24 December 2012 the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine was transformed into State Emergency Service.[1]

Main body structure[edit]

Former agency executives[edit]

List of former chiefs of State Civil Defense[edit]

Prime-Minister(s) Name Term of Office
Start End
Vitold Fokin, Leonid Kuchma, Vitali Masol Mykola Bondarchuk August 24, 1991 October 1993
Vitali Masol, Yevhen Marchuk, Pavlo Lazarenko Lt.Gen. Viktor Grechaninov October 1993 May 1997

List of Ministers of Emergencies[edit]

Prime-Minister(s) Name Term of Office
Start End
Vitold Fokin, Leonid Kuchma, Vitali Masol Heorhiy Hotovchyts August 24, 1991 December 31, 1994
Vitali Masol, Yevhen Marchuk, Pavlo Lazarenko Volodymyr Holosha December 31, 1994 August 31, 1996
Pavlo Lazarenko, Valeri Pustovoitenko Valeriy Kalchenko August 31, 1996 February 8, 1999
Valeri Pustovoitenko, Viktor Yushchenko,
Anatoli Kinakh, Viktor Yanukovych
Vasyl Durdynets February 8, 1999 November 30, 2002
Viktor Yanukovych Hryhoriy Reva November 30, 2002 February 4, 2005
Yulia Tymoshenko, Yuri Yekhanurov David Zhvaniya February 4, 2005 September 27, 2005
Yuri Yekhanurov, Viktor Yanukovych Viktor Baloha September 27, 2005 September 15, 2006
Viktor Yanukovych Nestor Shufrych September 15, 2006 December 18, 2007
Yulia Tymoshenko Volodymyr Shandra December 18, 2007 March 11, 2010
Mykola Azarov Nestor Shufrych March 11, 2010 July 10, 2010
Mykola Azarov Mykhailo Bolotskykh (acting) July 10, 2010 November 12, 2010
Mykola Azarov Viktor Baloha November 12, 2010 20 November 2012[2]

List of Heads of the State Emergency Service[edit]

Prime-Minister(s) Name Term of Office
Start End
Mykola Azarov Mykhaylo Bolotskykh[1] 24 December 2012[1] Incumbent

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