Oleksandr Vilkul

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Oleksandr Vilkul
(Олександр Юрійович Вілкул)
Aleksandr Vilkul
(Александр Юрьевич Вилкул)
Вилкул, Александр Юрьевич.jpg
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine
In office
24 December 2012 – 27 February 2014.[1]
Prime MinisterMykola Azarov
Deputy of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council
In office
18 March 2010 – 24 December 2012
Personal details
Oleksandr Vilkul

(1974-05-24) 24 May 1974 (age 44)
Political partyOpposition Bloc
Spouse(s)Olena Anatoliivna Vilkul
ChildrenMaria (2006)
FatherYurii Vilkul
Alma materTechnical University of Kryvyi Rih

Oleksandr Vilkul or Aleksandr Vilkul (Ukrainian: Олексaндр Юрійович Вiлкул, Russian: Александр Юрьевич Вилкул) — Ukrainian Statesman, former Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Chief of State commission for technogenic and ecological safety and emergency situation.


Born on 24 May 1974 in Kryvyi Rih.

In 1996 graduated from Kryvyi Rih Technical University with a specialization in "Open Cast Mining". He started his career as an Assistant of Engine Driver of excavator at OJSC "Southern Iron Ore Enrichment Works", served as Mining Master.

1997-2001 – Led Commercial and Finance Department, General Deputy Director.

2001-2002 – Vice President of Economics and Foreign Economic Relations of Public Organization "Academy of Mining Science of Ukraine".

2002-2003 – Deputy Chief Executive of Southern Iron Ore Enrichment Works (SGOK).

2003-2004 - General Director of Central Iron Ore Enrichment Works (CGOK).

2004-2006 – General Director of CGOK and Northern Iron Ore Enrichment Works (NGOK).

2006-2010 - Honorary President of CGOK and NGOK.

Over 5 years period, he was in the top 10 of Ukrainian Top Managers according to ratings of "TOP100. Best Top Managers of Ukraine" (InvestGazeta) and "Guards of Managers" (Galitskie Kontrakty).

From 2006 he was elected as MP of the 5th convocation (fraction of Party of Regions). In July 2006 he was elected as Vice Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on issues of Industrial and Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship.

From 2003 Vilkul became a member of Party of Regions. From 2005 he is a Chief of Kryvorizhska State Organization of the Party of Regions. In 2004 and 2006 was a Head of Kryvorizhskyi electoral headquarters of the Party of Regions.

On early parliamentary election in 2007 became MP of Ukraine of the 6th convocation. He was Vice Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Industrial and Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship. Being Ukrainian People’s Deputy, Oleksandr Vilkul, had achieved redistribution of charge emission in favour of local government budgets. As a result, regions got 70% of ecological dues.

In 2007 he was a head of electoral headquarter of the Party of Regions and in 2010 - electoral headquarter of the candidate for Presidency of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich at Dnipropetrovsk Region.

From March 2010 Oleksandr Vilkul is a Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Organization of the Party of Regions.

18 March 2010, according to Decree of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich No.384/2010 Vilkul was appointed Chairman of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration.

From November 2010 Vilkul is a Deputy of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council. He was elected by majority voted system and got 83,17% votes of electors.

24 December 2012 by Decree of the President of Ukraine he was appointed as a Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine.[2]

According to The Ukrainian Week Vilkul is closely linked to Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov.[3]

Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (18 March 2010– 24 December 2012)[edit]

On 18 March 2010 by the Decree of the President of Ukraine[4] Oleksandr Vilkul was appointed the President of the State Administration of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

According to the "Comments" weekly newspaper, in 2010 Oleksandr Vilkul was recognized the best Governor in Ukraine. And following the results of the year of 2011, Oleksandr Vilkul became the winner of the national award "Person of the Year", having won the category "Regional Leader."

Vice Prime-Minister of Ukraine and since[edit]

24 December 2012 by the Decree of the President of Ukraine Vilkul was appointed Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine.[2]

The sphere of competence of Oleksandr Vilkul as Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine includes the following areas:

  • Development of infrastructure, traffic and logistical capacity of the country;
  • Introduction of modern electronic control systems in the state management;
  • Affordable housing development and modernization of housing and communal services;
  • Increasing the tourism potential;
  • Preparation and holding of finals of the European Basketball Championship "EuroBasket 2015".

The Yatsenyuk Government, without a post for Vilkul, was created in Ukraine in the aftermath of the Ukrainian revolution on 27 February 2014.[1]

Vilkul was elected MP during the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election for Opposition Bloc.[5]

Vilkul was nominated by his party Opposition Bloc on 17 December 2018 to be their candidate in the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election.[6] But a Ukrainian court ruled three days before (in response to a lawsuit filed by People's Deputy of Ukraine for Opposition Bloc Serhiy Larin) that Opposition Bloc's congress at which Vikul was to be nominated could not "reorganize the party by any means".[7] On 18 December 2018 the website of Opposition Bloc stated that therefore all the decisions made at the congress were invalid.[8] On 20 December 2018 the website of Opposition Bloc was down.[9]


Marital Status – married to Olena Anatoliivna Vilkul (was born in 1978). They have a daughter Maria (was born in 2008).

Father – Yuri Vilkul, The Mayor of Kryvyi Rih, from 31 October 2010.

From 2003 – 2006 – The Rector of Krivorozhskiy Technical University.

From August 2006 until June 2010 – Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council of the 5th convocation. Wrote a statement of Resignation as a Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, as soon as his son was appointed to the post of Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration.

Oleksandr Vilkul – son of a miner in fourth generation. His grand-grandfather Borovskiy Oleksandr Vasyliovych[10] (born 10 October 1896, in Kryvyi Rih – died 17 September 1972). Civil War Participant, honorary citizen of Kryvyi Rih, was a member of the leadership of the Dzerzhinsky Mining Department, was awarded the Order of Lenin.


2003 – the lapel badge of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration "For Region Development"

2004 – Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine with commemorative medal

2005 – rank "Honoured Worker of Industry of Ukraine"

2008 – "Order of Merit" of 3rd class for substantial contribution to developing of mining and smelting industry

2009 – medal "For Substantial Contribution to Development of Dnipropetrovsk Region"

23 August 2011 by Decree of the President of Ukraine, for "considerable personal contribution to the independence of Ukraine, statement of sovereignty and international authority, achievements related to national development, social and economic, scientific and technical, cultural and educational activity, faithful and impeccable service to people of Ukraine" honoured with "Order of Merit" 2nd class.

In 2012, he was honoured with one of the highest awards of Ukrainian Orthodox Church – The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called.

In February 2012, Oleksandr Vilkul received the highest award of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) – "Mark of Distinction from Celebrant of UOC". Awarded with Order of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Nestor the Chronicler and also with Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow 2nd degree.

16 May 2013 by Decree of President of Ukraine No.279/2013 Oleksandr V. was awarded with State Prize of Ukraine in science and technology "for development and implementation equipment and technologies of production and application of high-efficiency, save explosive emulsion in Ukrainian mining plants".[11]


Candidate Master (Chess). Candidate Master of Sports in Sambo.

Oleksandr Vilkul passion is motorbikes.

Oleksandr Vilkul is fond of Historical Literature.


  1. ^ a b Maidan nominates Yatseniuk for prime minister, Interfax-Ukraine (26 February 2014)
    Ukrainian parliament endorses new cabinet, Interfax-Ukraine (27 February 2014)
  2. ^ a b Президент Украины Виктор Янукович назначил Александра Вилкула Вице-премьер-министром Украины | Мост-Днепр - последние новости Днепропетровска
  3. ^ Operation Smear Campaign, The Ukrainian Week (10 September 2013)
  4. ^ УКАЗ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА УКРАЇНИ № 384/2010 - Офiцiйне представництво Президента України Archived 28 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukrainian-politicians-fight-volodymyr-parasyuk-olesksandr-vilkul-112-tv-channel-a7327311.html
  6. ^ Oleksandr Vilkul to be nominated as candidate for president, Kyiv Post (1817 December 2018)
  7. ^ (in Ukrainian) Split "Opoploko": the court imposed restrictions on the party before the congress, Ukrayinska Pravda (14 December 2018)
  8. ^ "В партии "Оппозиционный блок" заявили, что Вилкул не сможет выдвинуться от нее в президенты". gordonua.com. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  9. ^ "http://opposition.org.ua Server Status Check". isitdownrightnow.com. Retrieved 20 December 2018. External link in |title= (help)
  10. ^ http://girnyk.com.ua/sites/default/files/19_veresnya.pdf
  11. ^ УКАЗ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА УКРАЇНИ № 279/2013 - Офiцiйне представництво Президента України Archived 26 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine.