Minister of Foreign Affairs (Ukraine)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Міністр закордонних справ України
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Antrittsbesuch ukrainischer Botschafter Pavlo Klimkin im Rathaus von Köln-7273.jpg
Incumbent
Pavlo Klimkin

since June 19, 2014
AppointerPresident of Ukraine
Term lengthDuration of the presidential term (five years) or less due to earlier resignation or dismissal by the President
Inaugural holderAnatoliy Zlenko
FormationAugust 24, 1991
SuccessionFirst deputy minister
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The Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Ukrainian: Міністр закордонних справ) is Ukraine's head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is in charge of a diplomatic corps and realization of the state foreign policy. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is appointed by the President.

Since Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, there have been 13 Ministers. Leonid Kozhara, under President Yanukovich, has been heading the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2013.

Actual minister, appointed by President Poroshenko is Pavlo Klimkin (from June 19, 2014)

List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs[edit]

Soviet Ukraine[edit]

No. Portrait Name Took Office Left Office First Secretary
- No image available.svg unknown June 17, 1953 May 11, 1954 Alexei Kirichenko
1 No image available.svg Luka Palamarchuk May 11, 1954 August 13, 1965 Alexei Kirichenko
Nikolai Podgorny
Petro Shelest
- No image available.svg Anatoliy Kysil August 13, 1965 March 16, 1966 Petro Shelest
2 No image available.svg Dmytro Bilokolos March 16, 1966 June 11, 1970 Petro Shelest
- No image available.svg unknown June 11, 1970 August 5, 1970
3 No image available.svg Georgiy Shevel August 5, 1970 November 18, 1980 Petro Shelest
Volodymyr Shcherbytsky
4 No image available.svg Volodymyr Martynenko November 18, 1980 December 28, 1984 Volodymyr Shcherbytsky
5 No image available.svg Volodymyr Kravets December 29, 1984 July 27, 1990 Volodymyr Shcherbytsky
Volodymyr Ivashko
Stanislav Hurenko
6 Anatoliy Zlenko.jpg Anatoliy Zlenko July 27, 1990 August 24, 1991 Stanislav Hurenko

Ministers after Independence[edit]

No. Portrait Name Took Office Left Office President(s)
1 Anatoliy Zlenko.jpg Anatoliy Zlenko August 24, 1991 August 25, 1994 Leonid Kravchuk
- Hennadiy Udovenko.jpg Hennadiy Udovenko August 25, 1994 September 16, 1994 Leonid Kuchma
2 September 16, 1994 April 17, 1998
3 Borys Tarasyuk-800px.jpg Borys Tarasiuk April 17, 1998 September 29, 2000
- Oleksandr Chalyi September 29, 2000 October 2, 2000
4 Anatoliy Zlenko.jpg Anatoliy Zlenko October 2, 2000 September 2, 2003
5 Kostyantyn Hryshchenko Agência Brasil.JPG Kostyantyn Gryshchenko September 2, 2003 February 3, 2005
6 Borys Tarasyuk-800px.jpg Borys Tarasiuk February 4, 2005 December 1, 2006 Viktor Yushchenko
- Anton Buteyko December 1, 2006 December 5, 2006
- Borys Tarasyuk-800px.jpg Borys Tarasiuk December 5, 2006 January 30, 2007
- Volodymyr Ohryzko.jpg Volodymyr Ohryzko January 31, 2007 March 21, 2007
7 Arseniy Yatsenyuk.jpg Arseniy Yatseniuk March 21, 2007 December 18, 2007
8 Volodymyr Ohryzko.jpg Volodymyr Ohryzko December 18, 2007 March 3, 2009
- Volodymyr Khandohiy.jpg Volodymyr Khandohiy March 3, 2009 October 9, 2009
9 Poroshenko 2010 (cropped).jpg Petro Poroshenko October 9, 2009 March 11, 2010
10 Kostyantyn Hryshchenko Agência Brasil.JPG Kostyantyn Gryshchenko March 11, 2010 December 24, 2012 Viktor Yanukovych
11 Leonid Kozhara Senate of Poland.JPG Leonid Kozhara December 24, 2012 February 23, 2014
- Andrii Deshchytsia.jpg Andrii Deshchytsia February 27, 2014 June 19, 2014 Oleksandr Turchynov
12 Antrittsbesuch ukrainischer Botschafter Pavlo Klimkin im Rathaus von Köln-7273.jpg Pavlo Klimkin June 19, 2014 Petro Poroshenko

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