Oleksiy Honcharenko

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Oleksiy Honcharenko
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Personal details
Born (1980-09-16) September 16, 1980 (age 38)
Political partyPetro Poroshenko Bloc[1]
Other political
Soyuz & Party of Regions[1]

Oleksiy Honcharenko (Ukrainian: Гончаренко Олексій Олексійович, September 16, 1980, Odessa, Ukrainian SSR[1]) - Ukrainian politician, the chairman of the Odessa Regional Council, the leader of the public organization "Quality of Life".[citation needed] In 2014, he was elected to the Verkhovna Rada on the party list of Petro Poroshenko Bloc.[1]


Hocharenko is a son of former mayor of Odessa Oleksiy Kostusyev.[1] His parents divorced when he was three years old.[1]

From 1999 until 2001 Hocharenko worked in the Odessa emergency medical station.[1] In 2002 Honcharenko graduated with honors from Medical University, but did not pursue a medical career but a career in politics.[1]

In 2002, at age 21, he ran unsuccessfully for the Odessa City Council of the District in the village Tairove.[1] After that he worked as an assistant for a deputy of the city council.[1]

From 2002 Honcharenko was a student at Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in Moscow, Russia (Graduate School of Financial Management).[1] He graduated from the Academy in 2005, receiving a degree in economics.[1]

In 2005 he was elected chairman of the Odessa city organization of the party Soyuz.[1]

In 2006 and 2010 he was elected to the Odessa City Council for Party of Regions.[1]

During the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election he as a candidate in majority district 133 (in Odessa) lost to Ihor Markov with 20.6% of the votes (Markov gained 26.6%).[1]

On 19 February 2014 after the first deaths of the Euromaidan-protests Hocharenko left Party of Regions.[1]

In the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election he was elected into the Ukrainian parliament for Petro Poroshenko Bloc placed number 40 on the party list.[1]

On 23 February 2017, it was reported that Honcharenko had been kidnapped by unidentified attackers in Odessa.[2] A few hours in a televised interview Honcharenko said he "was in a safe place" and Ukrainian prosecutors reported that the people involved in the kidnapping had been detained.[3] Honcharenko claimed that his abduction was staged by the Ukrainian Security Service so that "separatist, terrorist groups operating in Odessa who planned causing me serious bodily harm" could be arrested.[4]


On 1 March 2015 Hocharenko was arrested by Russian police during Nemtsov Memorial March.[5] According to Honcharenko when in detention he was beaten and deprived of medical and legal help. Honcharenko was released from prison the next day but he promised to sue Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.[6]

On 4 June 2016, the Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings against Oleksiy Honcharenko under section 110, Part 2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Encroach on territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine) and section 161 (Part 2) (Violation of equality of citizens depending on their race and their religion beliefs). These cases were opened in response to the deputy appeal of Ihor Mosiychuk. He claimed that Honcharenko “promoted the ideas of the ‘Russian World’ in Odessa, communicated with FSB officers and worked against Ukraine.” Goncharenko denied the accusations of representative of the Radical Party, described these cases as "nonsense."[7][8][9][10]

On 8 February 2017, Oleksiy Honcharenko painted with red paint the word "Nein" (which is translated from German as "No") on the fragment of the Berlin Wall, installed in front of the Embassy of Germany in Kiev. With this action, Honcharenko protested against the statement of the German Ambassador to Ukraine, Ernst Reichel, who said that the absence of Russian troops was not a prerequisite for holding elections in the Donbass.[11][12][13][14] The Embassy of Germany in Kiev responded to the incident with the following statement: "The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany is very much regretting the damage and disfigurement of the fragment of the historic Berlin Wall located on the territory of the Embassy by deputy Honcharenko. At the same time, there is a violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations."[15][16][17]


In 2010, in an interview with journalist Roman Skrypin, Honcharenko explained the origin of the 700 thousand dollars indicated in the 2010 declaration. He said that he borrowed the money from his father-in-law who worked at Gazprom.[18][19]

Personal life[edit]

Honcharenko is married with Olha who he shared classes with at Medical University.[1] The couple has a son (also) called Oleksiy.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s (in Russian) Small biography, LB.ua (18 December 2014)
  2. ^ "Ukrainian MP kidnapped by unidentified attackers in Odessa". Ynetnews. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Alleged Abductors Of Ukrainian Lawmaker Reported Apprehended". Radio Free Europe. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
    (in Ukrainian) "PEOPLE'S DEPUTY GONCHARENKO IS IN A SAFE PLACE - PROSECUTORS". Televiziyna Sluzhba Novyn. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  4. ^ (in Ukrainian) "Honcharenko: My kidnapping - a special operation, feel good". Ukrayinska Pravda. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  5. ^ "В Москве на марше памяти Немцова задержан депутат Верховной рады". TASS. 1 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Украинский депутат Гончаренко будет судиться с МВД РФ: избили и не пустили врача с адвокатом" (in Russian). Moskovsky Komsomolets. 2 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Против нардепа Гончаренко открыто уголовное производство за сепаратизм" (in Russian). obozrevatel.com. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Против нардепа Гончаренко возбуждено дело по донесению Мосийчука" (in Russian). Livyy bereh. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Депутата Гончаренко подозревают в продвижении «идей русского мира»" (in Russian). podrobnosti.ua. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  10. ^ "ГПУ открыла уголовное производство в отношении Гончаренко" (in Russian). Dzerkalo Tyzhnia. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Гончаренко осквернил Берлинскую стену перед посольством ФРГ" (in Russian). Ukrayinska Pravda. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Нардеп Гончаренко разрисовал посольство Германии" (in Russian). ICTV. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Депутат Гончаренко краской «атаковал» посольство Германии" (in Russian). podrobnosti.ua. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Нардеп обрисовал стену у посольства Германии" (in Russian). korrespondent.net. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Посольство ФРГ: Порча депутатом Гончаренко фрагмента Берлинской стены — нарушение Венской конвенции" (in Russian). Focus. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Посольство Германии упрекнуло нардепа Гончаренко за надпись на фрагменте Берлинской стены" (in Russian). UNIAN. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Посольство Германии резко отреагировало на поступок нардепа Гончаренко" (in Russian). strana.ua. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Занял у водителя «Газпрома». Нардеп Гончаренко в Е-декларации объяснил появление у себя в декларации $700 тысяч наличных" (in Russian). Strana.ua. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Родственник Гончаренко работал в «Газпроме»" (in Russian). 24 Channel. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2018.

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