|Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine|
January 31, 2007 – March 21, 2007
|Preceded by||Borys Tarasyuk|
|Succeeded by||Arseniy Yatsenyuk|
|9th Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine|
December 18, 2007 – March 3, 2009
|Preceded by||Arseniy Yatsenyuk|
|Succeeded by||Volodymyr Khandohiy (acting)|
April 1, 1956 |
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Volodymyr Stanislavovych Ohryzko (Ukrainian: Володимир Станiславович Огризко; born April 1, 1956) is a Ukrainian diplomat. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from December 18, 2007 to March 3, 2009, when he was fired by the Ukrainian Parliament. On March 17, 2009 Ohryzko was appointed First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council by President Viktor Yushchenko.
Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko commented on the resignation: "If there were no crisis, he should have been dismissed long ago. I think all questions have been failed. The systematic work on discrediting the government was performed by Mr.Ohryzko". Tymoshenko said she had applied to the faction of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko (BYuT) at Parliament with a request not to vote for the dismissal of Ohryzko cause that would stir up the political situation in the country. President Viktor Yushchenko called the dismissal of Ohryzko an "untimely and unfounded move from the Verkhovna Rada".
On March 4, 2009 the faction of BYuT at the Verkhovna Rada pledged its preparedness to support reinstatement of Volodymyr Ohryzko as Foreign Minister ("For the sake of preservation of the majority coalition and further effective work of the parliament of Ukraine") if he would apologies to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the Cabinet of Ministers for his actions that, in the opinion of the BYuT caused damage to the reputation of Ukraine. 49 MPs out of 156 from the faction of BYuT voted in favour of the dismissal of Ohryzko a day earlier. Despite this, Ohryzko asked President Viktor Yushchenko not to nominate him for the post of Foreign Affairs Minister in the Cabinet of Ministers on March 5, 2009 and accused BYuT of developing its own foreign policy in parallel to the government's foreign policy.
Ohryzko was placed at number 3 on the electoral list of Ukrainian Platform "Sobor" during the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election. But on 15 October 2012 the party withdrew itself from the national list of this election.
In 1978 Mr Ohryzko graduated from Taras Shevchenko Kyiv University.
- Laws of Ukraine. Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine order No. 133: On delegating responsibilities of Minister for Foreign Affairs to Volodymyr Ohryzko. Passed on 2007-01-31. (Ukrainian)
- Rada Dismisses Ohryzko Ukrainian News Agency (March 3, 2009)
- Yuschenko Appoints Ohryzko As NSDC First Deputy Secretary Ukrainian News Agency (March 17, 2009)
- Tymoshenko: Ohryzko Deserves Dismissal, Ukrainian News Agency (March 3, 2009)
- BYT Pledges Preparedness To Support Reinstatement Of Ohryzko As Foreign Minister, Ukrainian News Agency (March 4, 2009)
- Ohryzko Asks Yuschenko Not To Nominate Him For Post Of Foreign Affairs Minister In Current Cabinet, Ukrainian News Agency (March 5, 2009)
- Ohryzko, Kapranov Brothers lead Sobor for Parliament, Kyiv Post (5 August 2012)
- (Ukrainian) Українська платформа "Собор" знімається з виборів на користь опозиційних сил, Krayina (13 October 2012)
Хто і чому змушує кандидатів зніматись з виборів? – розслідування ТВі, TVi (15 October 2012)
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (acting)
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Volodymyr Khandohiy (acting)