Oleksandr Sych

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Oleksandr Sych
Александр Сыч
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Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
In office
27 February 2014 – 12 November 2014
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Preceded by Yuriy Boyko
Succeeded by Valeriy Voshchevsky
Personal details
Born (1964-07-16) 16 July 1964 (age 52)
Rivne oblast, Ukrainian SSR
Political party All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda
Alma mater Vasyl Stefanyk Subcarpathian National University
Occupation lawyer
Religion Ukrainian Greek Catholic

Oleksandr Maksymovych Sych (born July 16, 1964 Dert, Rivne oblast) is a Ukrainian politician. He is a member of the Svoboda party. On 27 February 2014 he became one of two "Vice Prime Ministers" to the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine following the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution.[1] On 12 November 2014 Sych and his fellow two Svoboda ministers in the Yatsenyuk Government resigned and became acting ministers till a new Government was formed.[2]

Biography[edit]

In 1986 Sych graduated from the Vasyl Stefanyk Subcarpathian National University as a history teacher and in 1999 as a lawyer. Sych is a candidate of historic sciences (2009) and a docent of the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas.[3] In 1993 to 1999, he was a member of the far-right Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists.[4]

He was elected to the 7th Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada during the 2012 parliamentary election as a member of the VO Svoboda party.[5]

Sych is a member of the National Scout Organization of Ukraine "Plast".[6]

Euromaidan and post-Ukrainian revolution[edit]

Following Euromaidan and the removal of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, Sych was appointed to the position of Vice Prime Minister in the new Ukrainian government. He and other Svoboda cabinet ministers resigned on the 12th of November 2014 due to the results of the early parliamentary elections.[2]

In October 2015, the Ivano-Frankivsk police conducted a house search of Sych's apartment.[7]

Political views[edit]

Sych holds right-wing, nationalist views, which he maintains are distinct from fascism and Nazism.[8] In April 2013, three Svoboda officials, including Sych registered a bill that would ban abortions in Ukraine with the only exceptions being if the pregnancy threatened a woman's life, if the pregnancy occurred through rape or if the fetus developed defects in its pathology. One of the major reasons behind the bill appears to be the demographics of Ukraine.[9] Sych publicly stated that women should "lead the kind of lifestyle to avoid the risk of rape, including refraining from drinking alcohol and being in controversial company", comments which, according to The Guardian, attracted criticism from women's and human rights organisations.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Sych is married and has a son and a daughter.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Назначен Премьер-министр Украины и состав Правительства [Naming of the Prime Minister and of the composition of the Government] (in Russian). Правительственный портал. 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-03-09. В состав Правительства Украины вошли: Первый вице-премьер-министр-Виталий Ярема, Вице-премьер-министр - Александр Сыч, Вице-премьер-министр - Министр регионального развития, строительства и жилищно-коммунального хозяйства - Владимир Гройсман 
  2. ^ a b Svoboda party members in Ukrainian government resign – Deputy Premier Sych, Interfax-Ukraine (12 November 2014)
  3. ^ Професорсько-викладацький склад (Ukrainian)
  4. ^ a b "ALEXANDER MAKSIMOVIC SYCH". UBR. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Profile (Ukrainian)
  6. ^ Oleksandr Sych addressing Plast Organization with the honour of 102 years.
  7. ^ "Police search apartment of former Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Sych". Ukrinform. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Oleksandr Sych: The dictatorship-type fascism is the dominant way of governance of the current criminal regime Retrieved on March 8, 2014
  9. ^ "Ukrainian Lawmakers Propose to Ban Abortions". Global Voices. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  10. ^ Who exactly is governing Ukraine? The Guardian, Retrieved on March 9, 2014

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