|Governor of Odessa Oblast|
6 May 2014 – 30 May 2015
|Preceded by||Volodymyr Nemyrovsky|
|Succeeded by||Mikheil Saakashvili|
December 10, 1972 |
Lutsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Palytsia was born 10 December 1972 in Lutsk. In 1994, he graduated from the Lesya Ukrainka East European National University in his place of birth. Since 1993 he has been a businessman and he was a board member of (the national oil and gas company of Ukraine) Naftogaz from 2003 till 2007. In the 2007 Ukrainian parliamentary election he was elected MP (as #68 on the party list) of Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc. In the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election he was elected with 40.27% of the votes in simple-majority constituency #22 (situated in Lutsk) as a non-party affiliate. He did not enter any faction in the Verkhovna Rada (parliament).
In the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election Palytsia was again re-elected into parliament; this time after placing 34th on the electoral list of Petro Poroshenko Bloc. He stayed on as Governor till 30 May 2015 when President Poroshenko appointed Mikheil Saakashvili Governor of Odessa Oblast.
- Nemyrovsky dismissed as head of Odesa regional administration, Interfax-Ukraine (6 May 2014)
- "Saakashvili Confirmed As Governor Of Ukraine’s Odesa Region". RFE/RL. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
Georgian ex-President Saakashvili named Ukraine regional governor , BBC News (30 May 2015)
- (in Ukrainian) Short bio,
- (in Ukrainian) Governor of Odessa Region appointed Ihor Palytsia, LIGA (6 May 2014)
- (in Ukrainian) Results constituency #22, NBnews
- (in Ukrainian) Turchynov gave the Odessa area to Kolomoyskiy's man, Ukrayinska Pravda (6 May 2014)
- Kiev hands Odessa post to new governor in effort to end uprising, Financial Times (6 May 2014)
- How did Odessa's fire happen?, BBC News (6 May 2014)
- Putin Gets Personal in Ukraine, Bloomberg View (Mar 4, 2014)
- Poroshenko Bloc to have greatest number of seats in parliament Archived 2014-11-12 at the Wayback Machine., Ukrinform (8 November 2014)
People's Front 0.33% ahead of Poroshenko Bloc with all ballots counted in Ukraine elections - CEC Archived 2014-11-12 at the Wayback Machine., Interfax-Ukraine (8 November 2014)
Poroshenko Bloc to get 132 seats in parliament - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (8 November 2014)
- (in Ukrainian) Full electoral list of Poroshenko Bloc, Ukrayinska Pravda (19 September 2014)
- The head YEAH Igor Palitsa decided to undergo procedure of lustration (17 December 2014)