Andriy Shkil

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Andriy Shkil
Андрі́й Васи́льович Шкіль
People's Deputy of Ukraine[1]
In office
14 May 2002 – 15 December 2012
Personal details
Born (1963-11-26) November 26, 1963 (age 52)[2]
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Ukrainian
Political party All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland"
Other political
Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian National Self Defence
Spouse(s) Zoriana Zinovievna (born 1968; fashion designer)[2]
Residence Lviv, Ukraine
Occupation Journalist

Andriy Shkil (Ukrainian: Андрі́й Васи́льович Шкіль; Andriy Vasilovich Shkil) is a Ukrainian politician.[1][2][3]


Professional career[edit]

Shkil graduated in 1988 from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University.[4]

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.[2] From then he fulfilled various journalistic functions as writer and TV-presenter.[2] In 1997 Skhil graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv's Department of Journalism.[2][3][4]

Political career[edit]

Shkil took part in the founding meeting of the Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian National Self Defence (UNA-UNSO) in June 1990.[4]

After having had several executive functions in UNA-UNSO in Lviv Shkil became the party leader of UNA-UNSO June 2002.[2][4] Shkil was active in Ukraine without Kuchma.[2][4] On March 21, 2001 Shkil was arrested on charges of "organizing mass unrest in Kiev during street demonstrations" and spent 13 months in jail.[2][4] While in custody, Shkil was elected the People's Deputy of Ukraine during the 2002 parliamentary elections, and as a result was released.[2][4] Shkil won a single-mandate constituency in the Lviv Oblast (province) and thus a seat in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament),[5][6] the UNA-UNSO itself won 0,04% of the votes.[7] In parliament Shkil became a member of the Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko-faction.[2][4] In 2003 Shkil left UNA-UNSO,[8] in March 2005 he became a member of All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland".[4] 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.[1][4]

Shkil is the author of a bill banning abortion which was registered in the Verkhovna Rada at the request of the clergy of the Greek Catholic Church and the Vatican on 12 March 2012.[9]

Shkil was placed at number 87 on the electoral list of Batkivshchina during the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[10] He was not re-elected into parliament.[11] Early 2013 Shkil applied for political asylum in the Czech Republic; Ukrainian authorities claim he is not prosecuted in Ukraine.[12] 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.[12]


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