List of Prime Ministers of Ukraine

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The Prime Minister of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Прем'єр-міністр України, Prem'ier-ministr Ukrayiny) is Ukraine's head of government presiding over the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which is the highest body of the executive branch of the Ukrainian government.

Since Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, there have been 15 Prime Ministers (19 counting acting PMs). Arseniy Yatsenyuk is the incumbent Prime Minister since February 27, 2014. Unlike the President of Ukraine, who is directly elected by popular vote every five years, the Prime Minister is appointed by the President upon the ratification of the candidate by the parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

Ukrainian People's Republic (1917–1921)[edit]

Presidents of the Council of People's Ministers[edit]

Political parties

      Independent
      Ukrainian Social Democratic Labour Party
      Ukrainian Socialist-Revolutionary Party
      Constitutional Democratic Party
      Union of October 17

# Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party Legislature
(Election)
President
(Term)
1 Vynnychenko.jpg Volodymyr Vynnychenko
Володимир Винниченко
(1880–1951)
1 28 June 1917 13 August 1917 Ukrainian Social Democratic Labour Party Central Council[1]
(Interim)
Mykhailo Hrushevskyi
Михайло Грушевський
Hrushevskyi Mykhailo XX.jpg
(1917–1918)
2 18 August 1917 31 January 1918[2]
2 Голубович Всеволод Олександрович cropped (3×4).jpg Vsevolod Holubovych
Все́волод Голубо́вич
(1885–1939)
31 January 1918 29 April 1918 Ukrainian Socialist-Revolutionary Party
3 Mykola Vasylenko.jpg Mykola Vasylenko
Василенко Прокопович
(1886–1935)
30 April 1918 10 May 1918 Constitutional Democratic Party None
(Interim)
Pavlo Skoropadskyi
Павло Скоропадський
Skoropadsky - before 1917.jpg
(1918)
4 No image.svg Fedir Lyzohub
Лизогуб Андрійович
(1851–1928)
10 May 1918 14 November 1918 Union of October 17
5 Sergey Nikolaevich Gerbel.jpg Serhiy Gerbel
Гербель Миколайович
(1856–?)
14 November 1918 14 December 1918 Union of October 17
6 Chekhivski.jpg Volodymyr Chekhivsky
Чехівський Мусійович
(1876–1937)
26 December 1918 13 February 1919 Ukrainian Social Democratic Labour Party Labor Congress
(Interim)
Volodymyr Vynnychenko
Володимир Винниченко
Vynnychenko.jpg
(1918–1919)
7 Serhiy Ostapenko.jpg Serhiy Ostapenko
Остапенко Степанович
(1881–1937)
13 February 1919 9 April 1919 Independent Symon Petliura
Си́мон Петлю́ра
Симон Петлюра.jpg
(1919–1921)
8 Martos Borys.jpg Borys Mykolaiovych Martos
Мартос Миколайович
(1879–1977)
9 April 1919 27 August 1919 Ukrainian Social Democratic Labour Party
9 Mazepa Isaak.jpg Isaak Mazepa
Ісаак Мазепа
(1884–1952)
27 August 1919 26 May 1920 Ukrainian Social Democratic Labour Party
10 No image.svg Vyacheslav Prokopovych
В'ячеслав Прокопович
(1881–1942)
26 May 1920 14 October 1920 Independent

Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1921–1991)[edit]

Presidents of the Council of Ministers[edit]

Political parties

      Communist Party of Ukraine

# Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party Legislature
(Election)
Head of State
(Term)
11 Christian Rakovsky 1924.jpg Christian Rakovsky
Раковський Георгійович
(1873–1941)
19 February 1920 15 July 1923 Communist Party of Ukraine Soviets Grigory Petrovsky
Григо́рий Петро́вский
Petrovskiy GI Soc Kiev 1937 01 p10bis.jpg
(1920–1938)
12 Vlas Czubar.jpg Vlas Chubar
Влас Чубар
(1891–1939)
15 July 1923 28 April 1934 Communist Party of Ukraine
13 Liubchenko Soc Kiev 1937 01 p31.jpg Panas Lyubchenko
Панас Любченко
(1897–1937)
28 April 1934 30 August 1937 Communist Party of Ukraine
14 Бондаренко Михаил Ильич 1937.jpg Mykhailo Bondarenko
Михайло Бондаренко
(1903–1938)
30 August 1937 13 October 1937 Communist Party of Ukraine
15 Марчак Николай Макарович 1937.jpg Mykola Marchak
Микола Марчак
(1904–1938)
13 October 1937 21 February 1938 Communist Party of Ukraine I
(1937)
16 No image.svg Demyan Korotchenko
Дем’ян Коротченко
(1894–1969)
1 21 February 1938 6 August 1939 Communist Party of Ukraine Demyan Korotchenko
Дем’ян Коротченко
Emblem of the Ukrainian SSR.svg
(1938–1939)
17 No image.svg Leonid Korniyets
Леонід Корнієць
(1901–1969)
6 August 1939 16 February 1944 Communist Party of Ukraine II
(1939)
Mykhailo Hrechukha
Михайло Гречуха
Emblem of the Ukrainian SSR.svg
(1939–1954)
18 Nikita Khrushchev 1962.jpg Nikita Khrushchev
Хрущов Сергійович
(1894–1971)
16 February 1944 4 March 1947 Communist Party of Ukraine
19 No image.svg Demyan Korotchenko
Дем’ян Коротченко
(1894–1969)
2 4 March 1947 15 January 1954 Communist Party of Ukraine III
(1947)
to
IV
(1951)
20 No image.svg Nikifor Kalchenko
Кальченко Тимофійович
(1906–1989)
15 January 1954 28 February 1961 Communist Party of Ukraine V
(1955)
Demyan Korotchenko
Дем’ян Коротченко
Emblem of the Ukrainian SSR.svg
(1954–1969)
21 No image.svg Volodymyr Shcherbytsky
Володи́мир Щерби́цький
(1918–1990)
1 28 February 1961 28 June 1963 Communist Party of Ukraine VI
(1959)
22 No image.svg Ivan Kazanets
Іван Казанець
(1918–2013)
28 June 1963 22 October 1965 Communist Party of Ukraine VII
(1963)
23 No image.svg Volodymyr Shcherbytsky
Володи́мир Щерби́цький
(1918–1990)
2 22 October 1965 8 June 1972 Communist Party of Ukraine VIII
(1967)
to
IX
(1971)
Oleksandr Liashko
Олександр Ляшко
Emblem of the Ukrainian SSR.svg
(1969–1972)
24 No image.svg Oleksandr Liashko
Ляшко Павлович
(1915–2002)
8 June 1972 10 July 1987 Communist Party of Ukraine X
(1975)
to
XII
(1985)
Ivan Hrushetsky
Іван Грушецький
Emblem of the Ukrainian SSR.svg
(1972–1989)
25 Masol.jpg Vitaliy Masol
Віталій Масол
(born in 1928)
10 July 1987 23 October 1990 Communist Party of Ukraine Valentyna Shevchenko
Валентина Шевченко
Valentyna Chevtchenko.jpg
(1989–1990)

Ukraine (1991–present)[edit]

Presidents of the Council of Ministers[edit]

Political parties

      Independent
      Social Democratic Party of Ukraine
      All-Ukrainian Association "Community"
      People's Democratic Party
      Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
      Party of Regions
      All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland"
      People's Union "Our Ukraine"
      People's Front
      Petro Poroshenko Bloc

# Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party
(Political Coalition)
Legislature
(Election)
President
(Term)
26 Fokin vitold.jpg Vitold Fokin
Вітольд Фокін
(born in 1932)
14 November 1990 2 October 1992 Independent I
(1990)
Leonid Kravchuk
Леонід Кравчук
Leonid Kravchuk.jpg
(1991–1994)
27 Kuchmaukraine.jpg Leonid Kuchma
Леонід Кучма
(born in 1938)
13 October 1992 22 September 1993 Independent
28 Masol.jpg Vitaliy Masol
Віталій Масол
(born in 1928)
16 June 1994 1 March 1995 Independent II
(1994)
Leonid Kuchma
Леонід Кучма
Kuchmaukraine.jpg
(1994–2005)
29 Yevhen Marchuk 2004.jpg Yevhen Marchuk
Євген Марчук
(born in 1941)
1 March 1995 28 May 1996 Social Democratic Party of Ukraine
30 Pavlo Lazarenko 1996.jpg Pavlo Lazarenko
Павло Лазаренко
(born in 1953)
28 May 1996 2 July 1997 All-Ukrainian Association "Community"
31 Pustovoit VI.jpg Valeriy Pustovoitenko
Пустовойтенко Павлович
(born in 1947)
30 July 1997 22 December 1999 People's Democratic Party
32 Wiktor Juschtschenko, Präsident der Ukraine, in der Universität Zürich.jpg Viktor Yushchenko
Ющенко Андрійович
(born in 1954)
22 December 1999 29 May 2001 Independent III
(1998)
33 Anatoliy Kinakh 2012.jpg Anatoliy Kinakh
Анатолій Кінах
(born in 1954)
29 May 2001 21 November 2002 Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
(For United Ukraine)
34 Viktor Yanukovych Greece 2011 (cropped).jpg Viktor Yanukovych
Ві́ктор Януко́вич
(born in 1950)
1 21 November 2002 7 December 2004 Party of Regions
(For United Ukraine)
IV
(2002)
35 Viktor Yanukovych Greece 2011 (cropped).jpg Viktor Yanukovych
Ві́ктор Януко́вич
(born in 1950)
1 28 December 2004 5 January 2005 Party of Regions
(For United Ukraine)
36 Yulia Tymoshenko, 2010.JPG Yulia Tymoshenko
Ю́лія Тимоше́нко
(born in 1960)
1 24 January 2005 8 September 2005 All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland"
(Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc)
37 Yuriy Yekhanurov 2013.jpg Yuriy Yekhanurov
Юрій Єхануров
(born in 1948)
8 September 2005 4 August 2006 People's Union "Our Ukraine"
(Our Ukraine Bloc)
Viktor Yushchenko
Ющенко Андрійович
Wiktor Juschtschenko, Präsident der Ukraine, in der Universität Zürich.jpg
(2005–2010)
38 Viktor Yanukovych Greece 2011 (cropped).jpg Viktor Yanukovych
Ві́ктор Януко́вич
(born in 1950)
2 4 August 2006 18 December 2007 Party of Regions
(For United Ukraine)
V
(2006)
39 Yulia Tymoshenko, 2010.JPG Yulia Tymoshenko
Ю́лія Тимоше́нко
(born in 1960)
2 18 December 2007 4 March 2010 All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland"
(Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc)
VI
(2007)
40 Mykola Azarov 2012.jpg Mykola Azarov
Мико́ла Аза́ров
(born in 1947)
1 11 March 2010 28 January 2014 Party of Regions Viktor Yanukovych
Ві́ктор Януко́вич
Viktor Yanukovych Greece 2011 (cropped).jpg
(2010–2014)
2 VII
(2012)
41 Arseniy Yatsenyuk 2011-09-28.jpg Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Арсеній Яценюк
(born in 1974)
1 27 February 2014 Incumbent People's Front[3] VIII
(2014)
Petro Poroshenko
Петро Порошенко
Petro Porochenko au Conseil de l’Europe Strasbourg 26 juin 2014 04.jpg
(2014–)
2

Acting Prime Ministers[edit]

  • Note: Concept of "government coalition" was reverted in 2014 by reestablishment of the 2004 constitutional amendments. Between 2010 and 2014, government was based on "parliamentary majority" (predominantly Party of Regions).

Timeline[edit]

Arseniy Yatsenyuk Mykola Azarov Yulia Tymoshenko Viktor Yanukovych Yuriy Yekhanurov Yulia Tymoshenko Viktor Yanukovych Anatoliy Kinakh Viktor Yushchenko Valeriy Pustovoitenko Vasyl Durdynets Pavlo Lazarenko Yevhen Marchuk Vitaly Masol Yukhym Zvyahilsky Leonid Kuchma Valentyn Symonenko Vitold Fokin Vitaly Masol Oleksandr Liashko Volodymyr Shcherbytsky Ivan Kazanets Volodymyr Shcherbytsky Nykyfor Kalchenko Demyan Korotchenko Nikita Khrushchev Leonid Korniyets Demyan Korotchenko Mykola Marchak Mykhailo Bondarenko Panas Lyubchenko Vlas Chubar Khristian Rakovsky Heorhiy Piatakov Mykola Skrypnyk Yevgenia Bosch Vyacheslav Prokopovych Isaak Mazepa Borys Martos Serhiy Ostapenko Volodymyr Chekhivsky Serhiy Gerbel Fedir Lyzohub Mykola Vasylenko Vsevolod Holubovych Volodymyr Vynnychenko

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constituent Assembly never took place as the 1918 elections were paused due to the 1919 Russian invasion.
  2. ^ The government was confirmed by the Russian Provisional Government on September 1, but was selected and acted prior to that.
  3. ^ Yatsenyuk was a member of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" until September 10, 2014.