Anatoliy Kinakh

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Anatoliy Kinakh
Анатолій Кінах
Anatoliy Kinakh.jpg
8th Prime Minister of Ukraine
In office
May 29, 2001 – November 21, 2002
PresidentLeonid Kuchma
Preceded byViktor Yushchenko
Succeeded byViktor Yanukovych
First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
In office
February 2005 – September 2005
Prime MinisterYulia Tymoshenko
5th Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council
In office
September 27, 2005 – May 16, 2006
Preceded byPetro Poroshenko
Succeeded byVolodymyr Horbulin
Personal details
Anatoliy Kyrylovych Kinakh

(1954-08-04) 4 August 1954 (age 64)
Brătușeni, Brătușeni Raion, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyParty of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs as part of the Party of Regions
Other political
Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine
Spouse(s)Maryna Volodymyrivna (1960)
ChildrenNatalia (1980), Zoia (1984), Sofiya (2000)
Alma materLeningrad Shipbuilding Institute
OccupationPolitician, professor

Anatoliy Kyrylovych Kinakh (Ukrainian: Анатолій Кирилович Кінах) (born August 4, 1954) is a Ukrainian politician and honorary professor at the Mykolaiv Government Humanitarian University. Kinakh is a former (long serving) People's Deputy of Ukraine. Kinakh currently serves as the leader of Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine.[2]

Previously, Kinakh was a Prime Minister from 2001 to 2002 under President Leonid Kuchma,[3] a first vice-Prime Minister and a Minister of Economy of Ukraine. Since 1996 Anatoliy Kinakh has been the President of Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, non-governmental business organization.


Anatoliy Kinakh was born in the village of Brătușeni in the Moldavian SSR (now Moldova) on August 4, 1954. In 1978, he graduated from the Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute as a shipbuilding engineer. After finishing his higher education, Kinakh started his engineering career at the Tallinn shipyard. From 1981 he worked at the Mykolaiv plant "Ocean".

Political career[edit]

In April 1990, he was elected to the Ukrainian parliament the Verkhovna Rada. There he worked on a committee dealing with economic reforms. In 1992, Kinakh was appointed as a representative of the President in the Mykolaiv Oblast (province) of southern Ukraine. In 1995, Anatoliy Kinakh was appointed Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine in the Cabinet of Yevhen Marchuk concerned with industrial affairs.

In early 1990s, Mr. Kinakh held several posts in the local government of Mykolayiv Oblast. From 1995 to 1996 Kinakh was the Minister of Industrial Policy.

Anatoliy Kinah was appointed as the Prime Minister of Ukraine from May 29, 2001 to November 21, 2002.[4] His reasonably popular cabinet was unexpectedly dismissed by President Leonid Kuchma.[citation needed]

In 2002, he was elected to Verkhovna Rada on the list of the electoral bloc of parties "For United Ukraine."

In the 2004 presidential election Anatoliy Kinakh was a candidate for the post of President of Ukraine, nominated by the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine, which he has chaired since 2000. A particular feature of his election program is a pro-Ukrainian choice in foreign policy, saying that entry to the European Union should not be a barrier to the development of relationships with all Commonwealth of Independent States countries as well as with Russia.

During the election campaign, Kinakh publicly broke ties with government-backed candidate and then Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych by declaring that no criminal can hold the post of President of Ukraine. He later took an active part in the Orange Revolution on the side of opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko (who was elected President). Kinakh was appointed First Vice Prime Minister in the first Tymoshenko Government[5][6] Kinakh became Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on September 27, 2005.[7][8]

Kinakh was number two on the electoral list of the pro-presidential bloc Our Ukraine during the 2006 parliamentary election.

In March 2007, he became the Minister of Economics in the cabinet of Viktor Yanukovych against the wish of the Our Ukraine bloc.[9] The Our Ukraine faction then decided to expel Anatoliy Kinakh from the faction and President Viktor Yushchenko ordered his removal from the National Security and Defense Council.[8][10]

At the early parliamentary elections parliamentary on September 30, 2007, his party participated in the elections together with the Yanukovych-led Party of Regions.[11][12] Kinakh was elected in parliament.[13] He became a full member of Party of Regions in October 2008.[13] In 2012 he was re-elected into parliament on the party list of Party of Regions.[14]

In January 16, 2014 he voted for the laws that conflict with the Constitution of Ukraine, Convention about the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, obligations and duties of Ukraine as a member of the UNO, CE and OSCE.[15]

On 25 February 2014 Kinakh and 32 other mostly former Party of Regions deputies created the parliamentary faction Economic Development.[16][17]

In the 2014 parliamentary election Kinakh tried to win a constituency seat in Mykolaiv as an independent candidate, but failed after finishing second in the constituency with approximately 12.77% of votes (winner Borys Kozyr of Petro Poroshenko Bloc won 33.17% of the votes).[18]


  1. ^ He holds the Ukrainian citizenship.
  2. ^ "Partiya promyslovtsiv i pidpryiemtsiv Ukrayiny (PPPU)" (in Ukrainian). Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine. Archived from the original on December 16, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2008.
  3. ^ "Anatoliy Kinakh". The Economist. August 9, 2001. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Laws of Ukraine. Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine decree No. 2466-III: On consent to the appointment of Prime Minister Kinakh A.K by the President of Ukraine. Adopted on 2001-05-29. (Ukrainian)
  5. ^ "First Vice Premier Anatoli Kinakh introduces Yuri Artemenko, newly appointed Zaporizhia Governor, to regional administration staffers". Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. February 12, 2005. Archived from the original on October 7, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
  6. ^ "President Yushchenko Appoints the New Prime Minister and Members of Her Cabinet" (PDF). European Parliament. February 4, 2005. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 18, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
  7. ^ "BRAMA - Government Officials, Ministers, State Chairmen".
  8. ^ a b Anders Åslund (2009). How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy. Peterson Institute for International Economics. p. 219. ISBN 978-0-88132-427-3.
  9. ^ Irena Yakovina (March 20, 2007). "Yanukovych Buys Kinakh Over?". Ukrayinska Pravda. Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  10. ^ Irena Yakovina (March 22, 2007). "Our Ukraine Expels Kinakh and Company?". Ukrayinska Pravda. Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2008.
  11. ^ "Kinakh Wants to Join Yanukovych at Elections". Ukrayinska Pravda. Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2008.
  12. ^ Yelizaveta Badanova. "PRU Election List Still Disputable". Ukrayinska Pravda. Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2008.
  13. ^ a b Пискун и Кинах решили заткнуть собой брешь в рядах ПР, пробитую Чорновилом и Богатыревой [Piskun and Kinakh decided to plug a gap in the ranks of PR, and punched Chornovil and Bogatyryova] (in Russian). Обком. October 10, 2008. Archived from the original on October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  14. ^ Список депутатів нової Верховної Ради [List of MPs of the new parliament]. Ukrayinska Pravda (in Ukrainian). November 11, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  15. ^ Ihor Zhdanov. "Results of roll-call for the project of Law on making alteration in Law of Ukraine "On the judicial system and status of judges" and judicial laws in relation to the additional measures of defence of safety of citizens(№3879) - for basis and on the whole" (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  16. ^ "Rada creates Group for Economic Development". Radio Ukraine. February 25, 2014. Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  17. ^ "Депутатські фракції і групи VII скликання" [Deputy fractions and Groups VII convocation] (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada. Archived from the original on September 20, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  18. ^ (in Ukrainian) Candidates and winners for the seat of constituency 127 in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election Archived November 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, RBK Ukraine

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