Valentyn Symonenko

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Valentyn Symonenko
Валентин Симоненко
2nd First Vice-Premier
In office
July 11, 1992 – November 7, 1992
Prime Minister Vitold Fokin
Preceded by Kostyantyn Masyk
Succeeded by Ihor Yukhnovsky
1st Acting Prime Minister of Ukraine
In office
2 October – 13 October 1992
President Leonid Kravchuk
Presidential Representative
in Odessa Oblast
In office
March 1992 – July 1992
President Leonid Kravchuk
Director of reinforced concrete structures
factory No. 3 of the Odesazalizobeton trest
In office
December 1970 – April 1973
People's Deputy of Ukraine
In office
May 1990 – June 1992
In office
May 1994 – May 1998
Personal details
Born (1940-07-04) July 4, 1940 (age 74)
Spouse(s) Yelena Taratuta
Children Serhiy (1963), Kostyantyn (1974), Yelena Vitalivna Lozhkareva
Alma mater Odessa State Academy of Construction and Architecture
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Valentyn Symonenko (Ukrainian: Валентин Костянтинович Симоненко; b. July 4, 1940 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian statesman. Since late 1996 he has been chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine.

In 1983-1992 he served as mayor of Odessa, then as the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine in the Fokin Government, and for period of 10 days in October of 1992 (October 2-12) ex officio acted as a Prime Minister of Ukraine upon the resignation of Vitold Fokin and the appointment of Leonid Kuchma to the office. Symonenko became the first "acting Prime Minister".

Symonenko has been elected to the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) for three sequential terms (11, 12(1), and 13(2) convocations).

In 1996 he was elected as the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine. In 2003 he was re-elected for the second 7-year term. The Accounting Chamber executes control over revenues and expenditures of the State Budget of Ukraine on behalf of the Verkhovna Rada

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