Andriy Sadovyi

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Andriy Sadovyi
Андрій Садовий
Mayor of Lviv
Assumed office
26 March 2006
Preceded byZinovy Siryk (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1968-08-19) 19 August 1968 (age 50)
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Political partySelf Reliance (since January 2013)[1]
Other political
Independent (2010—January 2013)[2]
Our Ukraine (2006—2010)
Spouse(s)Kateryna Kit
Alma materLviv Polytechnic
Academy of State Governance
WebsiteOfficial website

Andriy Ivanovych Sadovyi (Ukrainian: Андрій Іванович Садовий, Andríj Ivanovych Sadovýj) is a Ukrainian politician. He is the mayor of Lviv, the administrative center of the Lviv Oblast of western Ukraine, and the leader of the Self Reliance political party.

Early life[edit]

Andriy Sadovyi was born on August 19, 1968 in the city of Lviv. He graduated from the Lviv Technical School of Radioelectronics in 1987 and obtained three other degrees in the following years. From the Lviv Polytechnic State University, he obtained a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology in 1995 and an economic degree in finance and credits in 1997. In 1999, he received a master's degree from the Academy of State Governance under the auspices of the President of Ukraine. He performed his military service from 1987 to 1989 in the army of the USSR.


In 1989, Andriy Sadovyi began working as an adjuster of radio-electronic devices at the Lvivprylad Manufacturers. In 1992–1995 he was a deputy director of the Lviv branch of Social Adaptation of Youth Fund under the auspices of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

From 1997–2005 he was the Chairman and Head of the Board of joint-stock company Pivden'zakhidelectromerezhbud. From 1997–2001 he was the Head of the Board of the Lviv District Development Fund. From 2002–2003 Sadovyi was a Director of the Lviv Development Institute that publishes the Ukrainian-wide Misto journal. Since 2002, Sadovyi has been the Head of the Board of the joint-stock Radio&TV company TRK Lux. Since 2005 he has been the Head of social organization Self Reliance.

Sadovyi has been engaged in social activity since 1997. He is a founder and the Head of a Board of the social organization Lviv Development Institute, Head of the Management Council of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptyts’kyi Art and Culture Fund of Greek Church of Ukraine (2000–2002), member of Ukrainian-Polish Cooperation Capital. In 2003, he was elected a deputy head of the "Mosty na Skhid" Institute Council (Poland). On March 26, 2006, Sadovyi was elected the city mayor of Lviv. On October 31, 2010, he was re-elected for a second term to the post of mayor of Lviv.[3][4]

At 11:30pm on 25 July 2014 Sadovyi's house was hit by a HEAT warhead of an RPG-18.[5] The combatant who shot the RPG is unknown, and Sadovyi was not home at the time of the explosion.[5] The explosion damaged the roof, beams and windows of Sadovyi's house.[5]

Political affiliation[edit]

Andriy Sadovyi was a member of Our Ukraine until 2010. In October 2012, he called for the creation of a new political party, Self Reliance, which was registered in late December 2012.[1] The name stems from societies that existed prior to World War I in Galicia and which were revived after World War II as credit unions in the United States.[6][7] Led by Sadovyi, the party finished third in the Ukrainian parliamentary election in October 2014. He decided to remain as mayor of Lviv instead of taking a seat in parliament.[8]

Self Reliance announced on 3 October 2018 that Sadovyi is their candidate in the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election.[9]


He is married to Kateryna Kit-Sadova and has four sons: Ivan, Tadey, Mykhailo and Yosyp.


  1. ^ a b "Justice Ministry registers party of Lviv mayor". Kyiv Post. 8 January 2013.
  2. ^ (in Ukrainian) Андрій Садовий піде на вибори мера Львова позапартійним, (September 13, 2010)
  3. ^ Результаты выборов мэра Львова Archived November 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ (in Ukrainian) Мером Львова обрано Андрія Садового Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine., ЛьвівNEWS (November , 2010)
  5. ^ a b c Mayor of central Ukrainian city shot dead, Reuters (26 July 2014)
    (in Ukrainian) Mayor of Lvov's house fired at with "Mukha" ("Fly") last night, Ukrayinska Pravda (26 July 2014)
  6. ^ History Archived 2014-03-06 at the Wayback Machine.. Self Reliance New York F.C.U.
  7. ^ About us Archived 2013-12-06 at the Wayback Machine.. UKRAINIAN SELFRELIANCE OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
  8. ^ Sindelar, Daisy; Tereshchuk, Halyna (31 October 2014). "Can Lviv Mayor Change Ukrainian Politics Once And For All?". RFERL.
  9. ^ Lviv mayor to run for president, (3 October 2018)

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