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|13th Head of the Security Service of Ukraine|
24 February 2014 – 18 June 2015
|Preceded by||Oleksandr Yakymenko|
|Succeeded by||Vasyl Hrytsak|
|People's Deputy of Ukraine|
12 December 2012 – 17 March 2014
|9th Head of the Security Service of Ukraine|
22 December 2006 – 11 March 2010
|Preceded by||Ihor Drizhchany|
|Succeeded by||Valeriy Khoroshkovskyi|
|Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus|
30 December 2005 – 29 May 2006
|Preceded by||Petro Shapoval|
|Succeeded by||Ihor Lisovyi|
June 8, 1966 |
Zaporizhia, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
|Political party||Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (2012)|
|Our Ukraine (2010-2012)|
|Alma mater||National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv|
Valentyn Oleksandrovych Nalyvaichenko (Ukrainian: Валенти́н Олекса́ндрович Налива́йченко; born 8 June 1966; Zaporizhia) is a Ukrainian diplomat, politician, and statesman. On 24 February 2014, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) appointed Nalyvaichenko the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), on 18 June 2015 he was relieved of the office.
Education and early career
Born on 9 June 1966 in Zaporizhia, in 1983 Nalyvaichenko finished with golden medal (top honors) the general education school #30 in Zaporizhia and in September of the same year enrolled to the Kharkiv State University. In June of 1984 he finished the first year of Kharkiv State University and in 1984-86 served in the Soviet armed forces as a conscript. Since September of 1986 Nalyvaichenko studied in the Shevchenko State University of Kiev (today is Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) from which he graduated with honors in June of 1990 as philologist and a referent-interpreter of English.
From September of 1990 to August of 1991 Nalyvaichenko worked as a teacher in the department of Russian language of Kiev Construction Engineering Institute (today is Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture). In 1991-93 he was a student of the Andropov Institute of KGB (today is Academy of Foreign Intelligence), but refused to accept his diploma. During that period from January of 1992 to May of 1994 Nalyvaichenko worked as a deputy director of local company in Zaporizhia.
In 1994-97 Nalyvaichenko worked for consular office of the Ukraine Embassy in Finland (concurrently in Denmark, Norway, and Iceland). After returning from abroad, he worked in the central department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (MZS) for the Consular administration. In 2001-03 Nalyvaichenko worked as a general consul (adviser), for the Embassy of Ukraine, Washington, D.C. In 2003-04 he was a director of the Consular service department of MZS. In February of 2004 Nalyvaichenko was appointed a deputy minister of MZS. In 2005-06 he served as the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus.
Security Service of Ukraine
In May 2006, he left that position to become the first deputy head of the Security Service of Ukraine. In December 2006, Nalyvaichenko became acting head of the SBU following Ihor Drizhchany's dismissal by parliament. He kept this temporary position due to political deadlock but was finally confirmed as head of the SBU in March 2009. He also served on the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. In March 2010, following the defeat of Viktor Yushchenko in the presidential election, Nalyvaichenko was replaced by Valeriy Khoroshkovsky. In September 2010, Nalyvaichenko was chosen to replace Vira Ulianchenko as the Chairman of the Political Council of Our Ukraine.
In a ruling on 13 January 2010 Kiev’s Court of Appeals found Joseph Stalin and other Bolshevik leaders: Vyacheslav Molotov, Lazar Kaganovich, Pavel Postyshev, Stanislav Kosior, Vlas Chubar and Mendel Khatayevich guilty of "organizing genocide of a Ukrainian ethnic group". According to the UN Convention from November 26, 1968, this crime is not subject to statute of limitations. This decision became effective on January 21, 2010.
2010-2014 politics and return to Security Service of Ukraine
In May 2010, he announced the beginning of a public initiative called «Onovlennya Krainy» (Renewal of the Country). In 2010-12 Nalyvaichenko also headed advising group "Smile Holding of Ukraine" (Kiev).
In September 2010 he joined Our Ukraine party and became Chairman of the Political Council of the party. On May 24, 2012 he resigned as Chairman of the Political Council and left the party.
Supporting principles and political platform of UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms) of Vitaliy Klitchko, on August 1, 2012 he joined his political party. Valentyn Nalyvaichenko was elected Member of Parliament of Ukraine in October 2012 from of UDAR; he was # 3 on UDAR party list.
On 22 February 2014, just after the "Maidan revolution", the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) appointed Nalyvaichenko (with the support of 333 of the 450 MPs) its Commissioner in charge of supervision over the Security Service of Ukraine replacing Oleksandr Yakymenko who was dismissed by parliament the same day. During his work as head of the Security Service of Ukraine the counterintelligence under the guidance of deputy head Victor Yahun received and published unequivocal evidences of the direct involvement of servicemen of Russian Federation in hostilities in Ukraine.
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- "Valentyn Nalyvaichenko leads Our Ukraine". Den. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
- Ukraine court finds Bolsheviks guilty of Holodomor genocide, RIA Novosti (13 January 2010)
Yushchenko brings Stalin to court over genocide, RT (14 January 2010)
Yushchenko Praises Guilty Verdict Against Soviet Leaders For Famine, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (14 January 2010)
- Ukraine: Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov named interim president, BBC News (23 February 2014)
Ukraine protests timeline, BBC News (23 February 2014)
- "Ïðî íàãîðîäæåííÿ Â. Íàëèâàé÷åíêà îðäåíîì êíÿçÿ ßðîñëàâà... - â³ä 17.02.2010 ¹ 185/2010". Retrieved 9 February 2015.
- "Ïðî â³äçíà÷åííÿ äåðæàâíèìè íàãîðîäàìè Óêðà¿íè - â³ä 22.06.2007 ¹ 549/2007 (Ñòîð³íêà 1 ç 2)". Retrieved 9 February 2015.
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|Party political offices|
|Head of the People's Union "Our Ukraine"
|Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)
|Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)
February 24, 2014–June 18, 2015