Kiev City State Administration

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Kiev City State Administration

Київська міська державна адміністрація
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Flag of Kiev City State Administration
Coat of arms of Kiev City State Administration
Coat of arms
 • HeadVitali Klitschko, Petro Poroshenko Bloc
since 25 June 2014; 5 years ago (2014-06-25)[1]
Administration center36 Khreshchatyk street, Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev City State Administration, spelled Kyiv City State Administration in its own letterhead[2] (Ukrainian: Київська міська державна адміністрація, romanizedKyivska miska derzhavna administratsiia), is the national-level branch of the Government of Ukraine that administers Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The current Head of the Kiev City State Administration is Vitali Klitschko; Klitschko is also the current Mayor of Kiev.[1][3]

Special status[edit]

Kiev is a "city with special status" (Ukrainian: місто зі спеціальним статусом) within Ukraine compared to the other administrative subdivisions of the country — the most significant difference is that the city is subordinated directly to the national-level branches of the Government of Ukraine, skipping the regional level authorities of Kyiv Oblast.[4] Its special administrative status is recognized in the Ukrainian Constitution in Chapter IX: Territorial Structure of Ukraine and the Law on the local state administration[5] and is governed in accordance with laws passed by Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.[6][7][8][9]

Local government is carried out by Kyiv City Council and district councils, headed by their chairpersons who are elected from among the councilors.

Although Kyiv is Ukraine's capital, the city also serves as the administrative center for Kyiv Oblast (province). The oblast entirely surrounds the city, making it into an enclave. In addition, Kyiv also serves as the administrative center for the oblast's Kyiv-Sviatoshyn Raion (district).

According to the Constitution the head of the Kiev City State Administration should resign after a new President is elected.[3]

2010 amendments[edit]

The Ukrainian parliament amended the law on "The capital of Ukraine – hero city of Kiev" on September 7, 2010 making it possible for the President to appoint the (chairman) Head of Kiev City Administration at his discretion. Before these amendments, the elected mayor of the Kiev City Council was automatically appointed also as head of the Kiev City State Administration.[10][11] A Presidential decree relieved (then) Mayor of Kyiv Leonid Chernovetsky of the office of "Head of the Kiev State Administration", while still preserving the post of mayor.[11] This led to Chernovetsky being deprived of any official decision-making role and most power in the capital was handed over to the Head of Kiev City Administration.[12][13][14]

Oleksandr Popov was then appointed as Head of Kyiv City Administration by President Viktor Yanukovych on 16 November 2010.[12][13][14] On 14 December 2013 President Yanukovych suspended Popov.[15] The same day the General Prosecutor of Ukraine's Office handed "a notification on suspicion of abuse of power when ordering the Euromaidan police actions of 30 November 2013" out to Popov[15] and Anatoliy Holubchenko was appointed as acting Head of Kiev City Administration.[16] On 24 December 2013 Holubchenko stated that he regularly met with (his predecessor) Popov.[17] Volodymyr Makeyenko was appointed Head of Kiev City Administration on 25 January 2014 by President Yanukovych.[18] The same day Popov was fired as Head of Kiev City Administration.[18] Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov dismissed Makeyenko from the post of the head of Kiev City State Administration on 7 March 2014 and gave the post to Volodymyr Bondarenko[19] (Then) newly elected President Petro Poroshenko appointed on 25 June 2014 Vitali Klitschko; who is the current Mayor of Kiev since 5 June 2014.[1][20]

List of heads[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Poroshenko appoints Klitschko head of Kyiv city administration - decree, Interfax-Ukraine (25 June 2014)
    Poroshenko orders Klitschko to bring title of best European capital back to Kyiv, Interfax-Ukraine (25 June 2014)
  2. ^ "File:Kyiv City State Administration Letter to WMF.jpg", Wikipedia, retrieved 2019-10-10
  3. ^ a b (in Ukrainian) City Champion. How Klitschko kept Kyiv, Ukrayinska Pravda (30 January 2020)
  4. ^ "Cities with special status". Chernihiv Center for Professional Development (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  5. ^ The Law of Ukraine on the Local State Administration last amended December 21, 2006 (in Ukrainian)
  6. ^ Kuibida, Vasyl (18 November 2008). "The concept of reform of the administrative-territorial structure of Ukraine. Project". Kyiv Regional Center for International Relations and Business (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  7. ^ The Law of Ukraine "On the Capital of Ukraine — Hero City Kiev" dated January 15, 1999 (in Ukrainian)
  8. ^ Annotation to the Law (in English)
  9. ^ Interpretation of certain terms in the Law by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (in Ukrainian)
  10. ^ Political Risks and Political Stability in Ukraine, UCIPR (October 2010)
  11. ^ a b Political Risks and Political Stability in Ukraine, UCIPR (October 2010)
  12. ^ a b #14 Richest: Leonid Chernovetsky, 59, Kyiv Post (December 17, 2010)
  13. ^ a b Popov: Activity of city council and city head limited, Kyiv Post (February 1, 2011)
  14. ^ a b Party of Regions leader: 'Pre-term mayoral elections in Kyiv are pointless', Kyiv Post (November 18, 2011)
  15. ^ a b Yanukovych suspends Kyiv City Administration Head Popov and Deputy NSDC Secretary Sivkovych from office, say decrees, Interfax-Ukraine (14 December 2013)
    Deputy NSDC Head Sivkovych, Kyiv City Administration Head Popov and two top officials of Kyiv police suspected of abuse of power during events on Maidan on Nov 30, says prosecutor general, Interfax-Ukraine (14 December 2013)
  16. ^ (in Ukrainian) Янукович відсторонив Попова з посади голови КМДА Yanukovych dismissed Popov as head of Kiev City State Administration, RBC Ukraine (14 December 2013)
    The opposition demanded an early appointment of the date of elections of Kyiv mayor and Kyiv city council Archived 2013-12-14 at the Wayback Machine, Ukrainian National News (14 December 2013)
  17. ^ Popov feels fine – Holubchenko, Interfax-Ukraine (24 December 2013)
  18. ^ a b Yanukovych fires Kyiv City Administration head Popov, appoints MP Makeyenko, Interfax-Ukraine (25 January 2014)
  19. ^ a b
  20. ^ Vitali Klitschko sworn in as Kyiv mayor, Interfax-Ukraine (5 June 2014)
  21. ^ "Bondarenko is appointed Head of the Kyiv City State Administration". Ukrayinska Pravda (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  22. ^ Poroshenko appoints Klitschko as head of Kyiv city administration, Kyiv Post (June 25, 2014)

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