Viktor Bondar

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Viktor Vasylyovych Bondar
Віктор Васильович Бондар
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Minister of Transport and Communication of Ukraine
In office
28 September 2005 – 4 August 2006
President Viktor Yushchenko
Preceded by Yevhen Alfredovych Chervonenko
Succeeded by Mykola Mykolayovych Rudkovsky
Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
In office
10 December 2007 – 4 February 2010
Preceded by Nadiya Deyeva
Succeeded by Semen Krol (acting)
People's Deputy of Ukraine
7th convocation
In office
15 December 2012[1] – 2014
Constituency Non-partisan, 191st electoral district
8th convocation
In office
June 2014 – present
Constituency Non-partisan, 191st electoral district
Personal details
Born (1975-11-05) November 5, 1975 (age 41)
Leningrad,  Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political party Revival[2] (since June 2015,[2] before Non-partisan)
Relations divorced
Children Nikita (2001)
Daria (2005)
Maxim (2008)
Kirill (2010)
Residence Ukraine

Viktor Vasylyovych Bondar (Ukrainian: Ві́ктор Васи́льович Бо́ндар; Russian: Виктор Васильевич Бондарь, Viktor Vasilevich Bondar pronounced [ˈviktor vɐˈsʲilʲjovʲɪtɕ bondar]) is Ukrainian politician and statesman, member of Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) of the 7th and 8th convocations, Minister of Transport and Communication of Ukraine (2005–2006) and Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration (2007–2010).

Since 5 June 2015 Bondar is party chairman of the party "Revival".[2]


Viktor Bondar was born on November 5, 1975 in Dashkivtsi, Vinkivtsi Raion, Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union.

In 1997 graduated from the Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine, majoring in legal science.

In 2004 graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, majoring in information management system and technologies (computer system analysis).

Had academic degree (candidate) of juridical sciences (Doctor of Law).

  • In 1993–1996, jointly with a partner, founded and managed the legal firm Stalker.
  • In 1996–1997, legal advisor of the President of Sigma Financial and Industrial Group JSC (Kharkiv).
  • In 1997–1999, Deputy Director of European Development Fund LLC (Kharkiv).
  • In 1999–2000, Chairman of the Board of Donetsk Meat Processing Plant OJSC.
  • From July to September 2000, Vice-President of Ukrainian Communications LLC (Kyiv).
  • In 2000–2005, Head of the Information Resources Center under the Internal Policy Department, Deputy Director of the Department of Communications with Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine, Head of Administration of Information Resources and Technologies Development Strategy under the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Working meeting at the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administration, 2009
  • From June to September 2005, acting as the First Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication of Ukraine.[3]
  • From September 28, 2005 to August 4, 2006, the Minister of Transport and Communication of Ukraine in the Yekhanurov Government.
  • From September 2006 to September 2007, Deputy of Viktor Baloha, Head of Secretariat of the President of Ukraine; in charge of regional and personnel policy.
  • From September to December 2007, acting as the Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administration.
  • From December 2007 to February 4, 2010, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administration.[4] In 2007 32-year Viktor Bondar was the 161st most influential Ukrainian according to national newsweekly Focus.[5] Prior to dismissal from this office, deputies of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council expressed distrust to Viktor Bondar. He openly declared his support to the Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during the campaign for presidency, while the majority of votes at the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council were held by the Party of Regions, whose leader Viktor Yanukovych was her rival[6][7]
  • From May 2010 to March 15, 2011, Deputy of Ihor Kaletnyk, Chief of the State Customs Service of Ukraine.

On March 17, 2011 he is appointed Director of Organization and Management Department under the State Customs Service of Ukraine. [2]

In 2012 he was elected into Ukrainian parliament Verkhovna Rada as an independent candidate after winning a constituency in Khmelnytsky Oblast.[8][9][10] In parliament he joined the Party of Regions faction.[11][12]

On February 19, 2014 Vikor Bondar left the Party of Regions faction.[13] He stated that make his decision after The Security Service of Ukraine in Khmelnytsky Oblast fired guns at Euromaidan protesters.[14] After leaving Viktor Bondar together with other members of parliament founded new parliament faction Sovereign European Ukraine.[15]

In the October 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election Bondar was re-elected into the Ukrainian parliament as a non-partisan after winning a single-member districts seat in Starokostiantyniv with 18.61% of the votes.[16] In parliament he joined the parliamentary group Revival.[2] During the 5 June 2015 party congress of the party "Revival" it was decided that this faction is the parliamentary wing of the Revival party.[2] Bondar was elected Revival party chairman.[2]

Legislation Activity[edit]

Law Number Date of Registration Law Title
2077а 21 May 2013 On changes in the Article 41 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine on Summary Offences (employer responsibility for brokes of equal payment for males and females)
2144а 27 May 2013 On 95 anniversary of twice Hero of Socialist Labour Grigory Tkachuk
2335а 18 June 2013 On changes in Law of Ukraine 'On state budget of Ukraine in 2013' (concerning grape, fruits and hop industries)
2459 5 March 2013 On changes in Law of Ukraine 'On grain and grain market of Ukraine' (concerning grain market deregulation)
2583а 12 July 2013 On changes in Tax Code of Ukraine (concerning tax duties in situations of agricultural lands leasing and improvements of some tax regulations)
2673 1 April 2013 On changes in Law of Ukraine 'On Electric Power Industry' (concerning electrical power for agriculture companies)
3198 5 September 2013 On changes in Law of Ukraine 'On State Support of Book Publishing in Ukraine'
3199 5 September 2013 On changes in Custom Code of Ukraine (concerning aligning of privileges for custom duties for importing products)
3298 19 September 2013 On changes in some Ukrainian laws concerning audit activity
3421 16 October 2013 On changes in Land Code of Ukraine (concerning improvement of passing algorithm for land lots marked out for public communities)

Criminal record[edit]

In March 2010, Viktor Bondar was charged with accessory in crime regarding deliberate destruction of the uncompleted Teremky Bus Terminal (Kyiv).[17] According to the case materials, these actions caused the state over five and a half million hryvnias of damages. Viktor Bondar, who had criticized the team of Viktor Yanukovych before the second round of the elections, was charged with causing damages to the state, as based on the documents he had signed jointly with other officials in 2006, while holding the position of the Minister of Transport and Communication. This refers to the documents signed by Viktor Bondar permitting a shopping mall construction in place of the waste ground. In 2011, the State Prosecutor's Office established that back in 1975 а set of posts with the total value of UAH5mln had been dug in at the site, and destruction of those posts was classified by the Prosecutor's Office as damage to the state and the basis for the charges pressed against Viktor Bondar.[18] In 2011 the criminal case in relation to Viktor Bondar was terminated due to the absence of elements of a crime in his actions.

Political views[edit]

Viktor Bondar repeatedly declared his being a consistent supporter of Viktor Yushchenko. He was a managing member of Our Ukraine. During the campaign of 2007 he assisted leaders of Dnipropetrovsk branch of the People's Union "Our Ukraine" (as the then Governor of the region) by providing them with material and technical resources for early elections to the parliament. Viktor Bondar was dissatisfied with the outcomes of the campaign in the region, where the party headed by Viktor Yushchenko has traditionally never been very popular. Two days after the elections, along with other organizational conclusions regarding the officials involved, organized an address to the President and subsequent dismissal of eight district heads in Dnipropetrovsk region, with abstractive wording.

From July 2008 to April 2009 — deputy leader of United Centre, initiated by Viktor Baloha, Head of Administration of the President of Ukraine. Having arranged the funding for the branch in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, as a result of conflicting views as to the role of the Party in the presidential campaign, voluntarily withdrew from its members and publicly declared his intention to avoid future membership in any party.

Since April 2009, Viktor Bondar has no party affiliation.[19]

In May 2012 Viktor Bondar quit his job as a Director of Organization and Management Department under the State Customs Service of Ukraine and started active election campaign in the 191st district. His main opponent was a candidate from the Party of Regions, the head of Khmelnytskyi administration Mykola Derikot. The voting results was: Victor Bondar got 25.4% (22'449 votes) what was by 4,66% (4117 votes) more that his opponent got.[20]


Private life[edit]

Viktor Bondar has three sons and a daughter. Divorced.

He collects photographs of unusual or funny monuments from all over the world, as well as their miniature figurines. Also he is interested in IT technologies.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ You Scratch My Back, and I’ll Scratch Yours, The Ukrainian Week (26 September 2012)
  2. ^ a b c d e f (in Ukrainian) Deputy groep "Renaissance" is party of the same name and to form a united opposition force, RBC Ukraine (5 June 2015)
  3. ^ "Order of the President Viktor Yushchenko on appointment the Minister of Transport and Communication" (in Ukrainian). 2004-09-28. 
  4. ^ Order of the President of Ukraine to appoint Viktor Bondar Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administration (in Ukrainian)
  5. ^ 200 most influential Ukrainians
  6. ^ Viktor Bondar expresses his point of view concerning his dismiss to business daily Kommersant
  7. ^ Viktor Bondar explains his position concerning his dismiss to Dnipropetrovsk newspaper Dnepr Vecherny
  8. ^ (in Ukrainian) Список депутатів нової Верховнcї Ради, Ukrayinska Pravda (11 November 2012)
  9. ^ (in Ukrainian)Bondar Victor Archived November 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  10. ^ Results of the vote count, Kyiv Post (9 November 2012)
  11. ^ (in Ukrainian) Бондар Віктор Васильович[permanent dead link], Verkhovna Rada
  12. ^ Rebellion in Party of Regions: Independents Refuse to Give Up Their Voting Cards, Censor.NET (18 January 2013)
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ (in Ukrainian) In the Council, a new group of 37 MPs, Ukrayinska Pravda (27 February 2014)
  16. ^ (in Ukrainian) Candidates and winner for the seat in constituency 191 in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election[permanent dead link], RBK Ukraine
  17. ^ "A case worth 5 million cooked up for the former minister". Ukrainskaya Pravda (in Ukrainian). 
  18. ^ "Viktor Bondar got in an investigation cell". (Criminal Ukraine) (in Russian). 
  19. ^ Viktor Bondar interview 'I've given up politics' (in Ukrainian)
  20. ^ [3] Archived October 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Yevhen Chervonenko
Minister of Transport and Communication of Ukraine
Succeeded by
Mykola Rudkovsky