Andriy Vasylyshyn

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Andriy Vasylyshyn
Minister of Interior
In office
24 August 1991 – 21 July 1994
Prime Minister Vitold Fokin
Leonid Kuchma
Preceded by Ivan Hladush (as Minister of Ukrainian SSR)
Succeeded by Volodymyr Radchenko
Personal details
Born (1933-04-04) 4 April 1933 (age 84)
Nationality Ukrainian
Military service
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Army
Rank Lieutenant General

Andriy Vasylyshyn (24 April 1933) is an Ukrainian army general and politician. He was the first interior minister of the independent Ukraine.

Early life and education[edit]

Vasylyshyn was born on 24 April 1933.[1]


Vasylyshyn is the former army general[1] and held the rank of lieutenant general.[2] He was appointed interior minister to the cabinet led by Prime Minister Vitold Fokin following the fall of the communist regime in 1991. He was reappointed to the post in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma in October 1992.[3] He was dismissed by the Prime Minister in July 1994.[4] He was replaced by Volodymyr Radchenko in the post.[4]

He is the president of the International Police Association Ukrainian section and an advisor to the Ukraine's ministry of interior.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "IPA Ukraine celebrating 80th Birthday of Andrey Vladimirovich Vasylychyn" (PDF). IAC Newsletter: 4. May 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ministers". FTP. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Lev, Khristina (1 November 1992). "Parliament accepts Kuchma's slate; 19 old, 13 new ministers named" (PDF). The Ukrainian Weekly. LX (44). Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Ukraine Leader Vows Battle Against Crime". Los Angeles Times. Kyiv. Reuters. 22 July 1994. Retrieved 26 August 2013.