Vitold Fokin

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Vitold Fokin
Вітольд Фокін
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1st Prime Minister of Ukraine
In office
23 October 1990 – 1 October 1992
(acting until 24 August 1991)
President Leonid Kravchuk
Preceded by Vitaliy Masol (UkrSSR)
Succeeded by Leonid Kuchma
Derzhplan of Ukrainian SSR
In office
July 1987 – 1990
Prime Minister Vitaliy Masol
Preceded by Vitaliy Masol
Succeeded by post liquidated
Director of the Pervomaiskvuhillya trest
Chief of the Sverdlovatratsyt kombinat
Personal details
Born (1932-10-25) 25 October 1932 (age 81)
Novomykolaivka, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Ukrainian SSR
Political party KP(b)U
Spouse(s) Tomila Hryhoriivna
Children Son
Daughter
Alma mater National Mining University of Ukraine

Vitold Pavlovych Fokin (born 25 October 1932, Novomykolaivka, Novomykolaivskyi Raion, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast), the son of a teacher, was appointed first deputy prime minister of Ukraine in November 1991. Today Novomykolaivka is located in Zaporizhia Oblast.

Fokin graduated from National Mining University of Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk.

After Vitaliy Masol was forced to resign Fokin was appointed Head of the Council of Ministers of Ukrainian SSR (today's equivalent of prime-minister) on 17 October 1990.[1]

Prime Minister of Ukraine[edit]

Further information: Vitold Fokin Government

As prime minister he tried to avoid any radical pro-market reforms, however, critics argued that Fokin's inaction, and further credits to various unproductive enterprises contributed to hyperinflation (1,210% in 1992) and in general to the disastrous performance of the Ukrainian economy. He resigned on 8 October 1992 under pressure from the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) and public.[2] Until May 1994, he was vice speaker of the Verkhovna Rada. He currently serves as chairman of the supervisory board of AOZT Devon.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vitaliy Masol
Prime Minister of Ukraine
1990–1992
Succeeded by
Leonid Kuchma