Andriy Vasylyshyn

Andriy Vasylyshyn (Ukrainian: Андрій Володимирович Василишин, b. 24 April 1933) is a Ukrainian militsiya general. He was the first interior minister of the independent Ukraine.

Andriy Vasylyshyn
Minister of Interior
In office
24 August 1991 – 21 July 1994
Prime MinisterVitold Fokin
Leonid Kuchma
Preceded byIvan Hladush (as Minister of Ukrainian SSR)
Succeeded byVolodymyr Radchenko
Personal details
Born (1933-04-24) 24 April 1933 (age 88)
Vesnyanka, Starokostiantyniv Raion, Vinnytsia Oblast
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Branch/serviceSoviet Army
RankGeneral of Interior Service

Early life and educationEdit

Vasylyshyn was born on 24 April 1933[1] in peasant family of kolkhoz in village of Vesnyanka, Starokostiantyniv Raion, Vinnytsia Oblast (today in Khmelnytskyi Oblast), historical region of Volhynia. In 1950 he finished a training center of Ministry of Soviet Farms of the Soviet Union.


Vasylyshyn is the former army general[1] and held the rank of lieutenant general.[2] He was appointed interior minister to the cabinet led by Prime Minister Vitold Fokin following the fall of the communist regime in 1991. He was reappointed to the post in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma in October 1992.[3] He was dismissed by the Prime Minister in July 1994.[4] He was replaced by Volodymyr Radchenko in the post.[4]

He is the president of the International Police Association Ukrainian section and an advisor to the Ukraine's ministry of interior.[1]


  1. ^ a b c [dead link]"IPA Ukraine celebrating 80th Birthday of Andrey Vladimirovich Vasylychyn" (PDF). IAC Newsletter: 4. May 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Ministers". FTP. Retrieved 26 August 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Lev, Khristina (1 November 1992). "Parliament accepts Kuchma's slate; 19 old, 13 new ministers named" (PDF). The Ukrainian Weekly. LX (44). Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Ukraine Leader Vows Battle Against Crime". Los Angeles Times. Kyiv. Reuters. 22 July 1994. Retrieved 26 August 2013.

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