Nikolai Levchenko

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Nikolai Levchenko
Born
Nikolai Aleksandrovich Levchenko

(1979-10-16) October 16, 1979 (age 40)
Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR
EducationDonetsk National University, Donetsk Institute of Internal Affairs,
Candidate of Historical Sciences
OccupationPeople’s Deputy Ukraine of the 7th convocation, the Head of the international fund "Donbass without weapons"

Nikolai Aleksandrovich Levchenko (born October 16, 1979, Donetsk) is the Ukrainian politician, People's Deputy of Ukraine of the 7th convocation, Candidate of Historical Sciences. Is well known for his statements against conducting of the anti-terrorist operation and for settling the conflict in Donbass peacefully.[1] Since 2016 is the Head of the international fund "Donbass without weapons".

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Nikolai Levchenko was born on October 16, 1979 in the city of Donetsk. In 1996 enrolled at Donetsk National University, the faculty of History, and graduated from it in 2001 with “international relations” degree. In 2000 to receive a second degree entered the Donetsk Institute of Internal Affairs, faculty of law, and graduated from it in 2003. The same year successfully defended the candidate dissertation in history. After graduation from the faculty of History of Donetsk National University in 2001 worked as a history teacher in high school #72 in Donetsk.

State activity[edit]

In 1998 Nikolai Levchenko has been elected a deputy of the Kuibyshev District Council in Donetsk.

In October 2001 has been elected as the First Vice-Chairman of the Donetsk Regional Organization “Regions Youth Union”.

In March 2001 has been elected a deputy of the Donetsk City Council.

Since February 2003 has worked in Donetsk City Council as the Head of Public Relations Office.

From 2004 to 2010 has been elected the Secretary of the Donetsk City Council of the 4th, 5th, 6th convocations.

In 2008 has been elected the Vice-Chairman of the Donetsk Regional Organization the Party of Regions. From 2012 to 2014 was People’s Deputy of Ukraine of the 7th convocation. The Chairman of the parliamentary subcommittee on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine and the Constitution of Autonomous Republic of Crimea, constitutional legislation.

In 2014 – Chairman of the Donetsk Regional Organization the Party of Regions. As a People’s Deputy of Ukraine has submit to the Parliament a set of bills aimed at decentralization of authority and at extension of powers of local government bodies.

Family status[edit]

Married. Has five children.

Well-known statements[edit]

Before the escalation of the conflict in Donbass has initiated the Congress of deputies of all levels “Donbass without weapons” where has insisted on peaceful resolutions to all the issues.

"Those calling for Donbass to withdraw from Ukraine I’d like to answer that it’s like to throw yourself from the 10th floor if you are not satisfy with the HMO’s services. Jump out of the window is the simplest and the swiftest way to solve the problem. But what awaits us at the end of this falling? If we are not satisfied with the rules of life in this house we should stay in the house entitled Ukraine and force to restore order that is acceptable to all citizens, to all residents of Donetsk region".

On 22 July 2014 following the vote on the presidential decree on partial mobilization made a statement: “Today we understood that authority will continue to kill Ukrainians”. In response to this Levchenko switched off the microphone. Parliamentary speaker Aleksandr Turchynov urged “the fifth column that serves Putin” to stop provocations. Thereafter a fight ensued and the issue about removal Levchenko from the conference room was set out.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ukraine's Party of Regions demands negotiations with Donetsk region residents". Russian News Agency TASS. May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2016.