|1st Prime Minister of Ukraine|
23 October 1990 – 1 October 1992
(acting until 24 August 1991)
|Preceded by||Vitaliy Masol (UkrSSR)|
|Succeeded by||Leonid Kuchma|
|Derzhplan of Ukrainian SSR|
July 1987 – 1990
|Prime Minister||Vitaliy Masol|
|Preceded by||Vitaliy Masol|
|Succeeded by||post liquidated|
|Director of the Pervomaiskvuhillya trest|
|Chief of the Sverdlovatratsyt kombinat|
25 October 1932 |
Novomykolaivka, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Ukrainian SSR
|Alma mater||National Mining University of Ukraine|
Vitold Pavlovych Fokin (born 25 October 1932, Novomykolaivka, Novomykolaivskyi Raion, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast), the son of a teacher, was appointed first deputy prime minister of Ukraine in November 1991. Today Novomykolaivka is located in Zaporizhia Oblast.
Prime Minister of Ukraine
As prime minister Fokin tried to avoid any radical pro-market reforms, however, critics argued that Fokin's inaction, and further credits to various unproductive enterprises contributed to hyperinflation (1,210% in 1992) and in general to the disastrous performance of the Ukrainian economy. He resigned on 8 October 1992 under pressure from the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) and public. Until May 1994, he was vice speaker of the Verkhovna Rada. He currently serves as chairman of the supervisory board of AOZT Devon.
- Interview of Fokin, Boulevard of Gordon; 23 October 2012.
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