Mykhailo Bolotskykh

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Mykhailo Bolotskykh
Михайло Васильович Болотських
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as the Head of State Emergencies Service (February 2014)
Governor of Luhansk Oblast
In office
2 March 2014 – 10 May 2014
PresidentOleksandr Turchynov (acting)
Preceded byVolodymyr Prystyuk
Succeeded byIryna Verihina (acting)
Personal details
Born (1960-10-28) 28 October 1960 (age 58)
Stary Oskol, Belgorod Oblast, Russian SFSR
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union,  Ukraine
Service/branchArmed Forces and Civil Defense Troops
Years of service1982-1998
RankColonel General (2013)

Mykhailo Bolotskykh (Ukrainian: Михайло Васильович Болотських; Russian: Михаил Васильевич Болотских; born 28 October 1960) is a Ukrainian politician and military serviceman, Colonel General (Civil Defense Service). In spring of 2014 he was a governor of Luhansk Oblast.

Personal life[edit]

Mykhailo Bolotskykh was born on 28 October 1960 in Stary Oskol, Belgorod Oblast. He graduated from the Kharkiv Armor Commanding College in 1982 and Combat Engineer Institute of the Podillia State Agro-Technical University in 2001.

In 1994-95 took part in peacekeeping missions for Ukraine in Yugoslavia as part of the 240th Separate Special Battalion.

In 2010-12 he was the first deputy of Minister of Emergencies and during some period served as the acting minister in 2010. In 2012-14 Bolotskykh headed the newly reformed State Emergency Service of Ukraine as part of the Ministry of Defense.

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