Vasyl Dzharty

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Vasyl Dzharty
Prime Minister of Crimea
In office
March 17, 2010 – August 17, 2011
Preceded by Viktor Plakida
Succeeded by Anatolii Mohyliov
Personal details
Born June 3, 1958
Rozdolne, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
Died August 17, 2011
Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine
Political party Party of Regions

Vasyl Heorhiyovych Dzharty (June 3, 1958 – August 17, 2011) was a Ukrainian politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Crimea, which is also known as the Chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers, from March 17, 2010, until his death in August 2011. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea is an autonomous republic of Ukraine.


Personal life[edit]

Dzharty was born in 1958, in Rozdolne, a village in the Starobesheve district of Donetsk in what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.[1] His father was a miner.[2]

He completed his studies at Donetsk Polytechnic Institute. He then obtained a master's degree from Donetsk National Technical University in public administration.[2]

Political career[edit]

Dzharty served as the Donetsk Oblast's first deputy governor.[2] He then became Mayor of Makiivka, a city in the Donetsk Oblast of Ukraine.[2] He was elected to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's national parliament, serving during its fifth and sixth sessions as a member of the Party of Regions.[2] From 2006-07, Dzharty served as Ukraine's Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources.[2]

Prime Minister of Crimea[edit]

Dzharty became the Prime Minister of Crimea on March 17, 2010, succeeding outgoing Prime Minister Viktor Plakida.[3] The Speaker of the Supreme Council of Crimea, Volodymyr Konstantino, had nominated Dzharty, a member of the Party of Regions, as Crimea's next prime minister and chairman of the council of ministers.[3] As required by the Ukrainian Constitution, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, had to personally approve of Dzharty's nomination, which he did.[3] The Supreme Council of Crimea, which acts as Crimea's parliament, overwhelmingly approved Dzharty's nomination on March 17, 2011.[3] 82 out of the 89 members of the Crimean parliament voted in favor of Dzharty's appointment as Prime Minister.[3] Dzharty simultaneously served as chairman of the Crimean branch of the Party of Regions.[4]

Dzharty was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010.[5] He sought treatment for the disease in Ukraine, Germany and Russia.[5] Dzharty died from lung cancer in Yalta on August 17, 2011, at the age of 53.[1][6] He was interred at Kozatske cemetery in the city of Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, on August 18, 2011.[1] A memorial service was also held in Simferopol.[5] On November 7, 2011 President Viktor Yanukovych appointed Anatolii Mohyliov as his successor as Prime Minister of Crimea.[7]