Anatolii Mohyliov

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Anatolii Mohyliov
Анатолій Могильов
Prime Minister of Crimea
In office
November 8, 2011 – February 27, 2014
PresidentViktor Yanukovych
Preceded byVasyl Dzharty
Succeeded bySergey Aksyonov
Minister of Internal Affairs
In office
March 11, 2010 – November 7, 2011
Prime MinisterMykola Azarov
Preceded byYuriy Lutsenko (acting (contested))[1][2]
Succeeded byVitaliy Zakharchenko
Personal details
Born (1955-04-06) April 6, 1955 (age 63)
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka Oblast, Russian SFSR
Political partyParty of Regions[3]

Anatolii Volodymyrovych Mohyliov (Ukrainian: Анатолій Володимирович Могильов, Russian: Анатолий Владимирович Могилёв; born April 6, 1955 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, in the Russian SFSR of the Soviet Union) is a Ukrainian politician. He is the former Prime Minister of Crimea and former Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs.[4][5]


Mohyliov graduated school in Slovyansk in 1972 and the Slovyansk Pedagogical Institute (today part of the Donbas State Pedagogical University) in 1977 obtaining diploma as a teacher of physics. In 1977-79 he worked as a teacher of physics in a village of Tsvitochne (Bilohirsk Raion, Crimean Oblast) before being drafted to the army. In 1979-81 Mohyliov served in the air defense service for the Leningrad Military District. After demobilization, he for a brief stint returned to be a teacher in Slovyansk, before changing occupation to law enforcement (militsiya) in 1982.

In 1995-2000 Mohyliov served as a chief militsiya officer for the city of Artemivsk and then until 2005 for the city of Makiivka.[5] In 2007, he served as deputy interior minister and chief of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's main office (head of militsiya) in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.[5] (Despite Ukrainian policeman are forbidden to be actively involved with politics[6]) Mohyliov headed the Crimean campaign headquarters of presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych during the 2010 presidential election campaign.[5]

On March 16, 2010 Mustafa Djemilev reminded the Minister of Internal Affairs of Anatolii Mohyliov official xenophobic statements in the local press against the Crimean Tatar population in the past for which the Mejlis (Crimean Tatar parliament) has already prepared a petition to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.[7][8] If they fail to condemn Mohyliov's statements, the Mejlis will consider filing in a complaint with the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg.[8] The Kharkiv Human Rights Group has criticized his period as Interior Minister.[9]

A resolution on the dismissal of Mohyliov did not receive enough votes (141 out of 450) in the Ukrainian Parliament on June 15, 2010.[10]

On November 7, 2011 President Viktor Yanukovych nominated Mohyliov as Prime Minister of Crimea.[11][12] The Supreme Council of Crimea appointed him to this post the next day.[4] Mustafa Djemilev named this appointment "stupid;[13] Mohyliov is remembered for praising the Stalin-era deportations of the Crimean Tatars, as well as the shooting of unarmed people in 2007 by police under his command".[9] Mohyliov was elected the leader of the Crimean branch of Party of Regions on 29 November 2011.[3][14]

On November 18, 2012 Anatoliy Mohiliov openly stated that Militsia of Ukraine "supports interests of the political force that currently is in power (government), because the power (government) ensures stability and normal life in the country."[15]

On February 27, 2014, he and his entire cabinet known as Council of Ministers of Crimea were dismissed by the Supreme Council amid the 2014 Crimean crisis.[16] Mohyliov was barred from attending this Supreme Council session.[17] He was replaced by Sergey Aksyonov.[18] After his dismissal Mohyliov stayed three more days in Crimea before he relocated to Kiev.[19] In Kiev he became head of a civil organization which provides legal assistance to former security forces employees.[19]


  1. ^ Lutsenko says he's calm about his dismissal, Kyiv Post (28 January 2010)
  2. ^ Regions Party: Kliuyev is legitimate head of Interior Ministry, Kyiv Post (1 February 2010)
  3. ^ a b Mohyliov heads Crimean branch of Regions Party, Kyiv Post (29 November 2011)
  4. ^ a b Former Interior Minister Mohyliov heads Crimean government, Interfax Ukraine (8 November 2011)
  5. ^ a b c d Ex-chief of Crimean police heads Ukrainian Interior Ministry, Kyiv Post (March 11, 2010)
  6. ^ (in Russian) Могилев, Анатолий, Lenta.Ru
  7. ^ Crimean Tatars will complain to Europe for their rights infringement and Mohyliov, Ukrainska Pravda (March 16, 2010)
  8. ^ a b Crimean Tatars Seek Criminal Case Against Ukrainian Interior Minister, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (March 16, 2010)
  9. ^ a b Yanukovych rewards tough loyalists with promotions, Kyiv Post (10 November 2011)
  10. ^ Parliament refuses to dismiss interior minister, Kyiv Post (June 15, 2010)
  11. ^ Crimean parliament to decide on appointment of autonomous republic's premier on Tuesday Archived 2012-06-06 at the Wayback Machine, Interfax Ukraine (7 November 2011)
  12. ^ Yanukovych appoints Mohyliov to Crimean post, Kyiv Post (7 November 2011)
  13. ^ (in Russian) Лидер крымских татар объявил об уходе из политики, Lenta.Ru (8 November 2011)
  14. ^ Crimean prime minister planning to join Regions Party again, Kyiv Post (9 November 2011)
  15. ^ Mohiliov said openly: Militsia serves the "Regions" [Party of Regions] (Могильов сказав прямо: міліція служить "Регіонам"). Ukrayinska Pravda. 2012-12-18. (audio-recording)
  16. ^ "Crimean parliament sacks regional government, approves referendum". RT. February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  17. ^ "RPT-INSIGHT-How the separatists delivered Crimea to Moscow". Reuters. 13 March 2014.
  18. ^ "Депутат: Крымский премьер известен в криминальных кругах как "Гоблин"". Ukrayinska Pravda. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  19. ^ a b (in Ukrainian) Mogilev: "Green men" was a team from Moscow: if during the day of active actions the authorities of Ukraine will not - continue, if they will - evacuate you, (3 September 2018)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Yuriy Lutsenko
Minister of Internal Affairs
Succeeded by
Vitaliy Zakharchenko
Preceded by
Vasyl Dzharty
Prime Minister of Crimea
Succeeded by
Sergey Aksyonov (as Prime Minister of Crimea (Russia))