Андрі́й Васи́льович Шкіль
|People's Deputy of Ukraine|
14 May 2002 – 15 December 2012
November 26, 1963 |
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland"|
|Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian National Self Defence|
|Spouse(s)||Zoriana Zinovievna (born 1968; fashion designer)|
In 1989 Shkil became a member of the editorial board of the newspaper Ukrayina Moloda and he was elected deputy chief of the Independent Ukrainian Youth Union. From then he fulfilled various journalistic functions as writer and TV-presenter. In 1997 Skhil graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv's Department of Journalism.
Shkil took part in the founding meeting of the Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian National Self Defence (UNA-UNSO) in June 1990.
After having had several executive functions in UNA-UNSO in Lviv Shkil became the party leader of UNA-UNSO June 2002. Shkil was active in Ukraine without Kuchma. On March 21, 2001 Shkil was arrested on charges of "organizing mass unrest in Kiev during street demonstrations" and spent 13 months in jail. While in custody, Shkil was elected the People's Deputy of Ukraine during the 2002 parliamentary elections, and as a result was released. Shkil won a single-mandate constituency in the Lviv Oblast (province) and thus a seat in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament), the UNA-UNSO itself won 0,04% of the votes. In parliament Shkil became a member of the Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko-faction. In 2003 Shkil left UNA-UNSO, in March 2005 he became a member of All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland". During the 2006 parliamentary elections and 2007 parliamentary elections Shkil was re-elected into the Verkhovna Rada high on the party list of Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko.
Shkil was placed at number 87 on the electoral list of Batkivshchina during the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election. He was not re-elected into parliament. Early 2013 Shkil applied for political asylum in the Czech Republic; Ukrainian authorities claim he is not prosecuted in Ukraine. Since he came to the Czech Republic on the basis of a French visa Shkil moved to France in May 2013 because the Dublin Regulation stipulates France should deal with his appeal.
- (Ukrainian) Official Verkhovna Rada website profile, Verkhovna Rada
- Shkil Andriy, Kyiv Post
- (Russian) Андрей Шкиль. Liga.net
- (Russian) Шкиль Андрей, Korrespondent (6 May 2009)
- The Constituency № 121, Central Election Commission of Ukraine (2002 regular election)
- Results of voting in single-mandate constituencies, Central Election Commission of Ukraine (2002 regular election)
- (Ukrainian) Українська національна Ассамблея, Database DATA
- UNA-UNSO :: Articles
- Ukrainian clergy condemn FEMEN protest on Sophia Cathedral bell tower, Kyiv Post (11 April 2012)
- They Call Themselves the Opposition, The Ukrainian Week (31 August 2012)
- (Ukrainian) Список депутатів нової Верховної Ради, Ukrayinska Pravda (11 November 2012)
- France may consider ex-lawmaker Shkil’s bid for asylum after Prague’s refusal – media, Interfax-Ukraine (16 April 2013)