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List of prime ministers of Ukraine

The Prime Minister of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Прем'єр-міністр України, Prem'ier-ministr Ukrayiny) is Ukraine's head of government presiding over the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which is the highest body of the executive branch of the Ukrainian government.

Since Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, there have been 16 prime ministers (19 counting acting PMs). Unlike the President of Ukraine, who is directly elected by popular vote every five years, the Prime Minister is appointed by the President upon the ratification of the candidate by the parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

Oleksiy Honcharuk is since 29 August 2019 the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

List of officeholdersEdit

Ukrainian People's Republic (1917–1918)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office
Duration
Party Government Cabinet Composition President
  Volodymyr Vynnychenko
Володимир Винниченко

Head of the General Secretariat
(1880–1951)
28 June
1917
26 August
1917
USDP Vynnychenko I USDRP • UPSR • Fareynikte • Bund • AKP • UPSF Mykhailo
Hrushevsky

Михайло
Грушевський

 
(1917–1918)
1 month and 29 days
  Dmytro Doroshenko
Дмитро Дорошенко

Head of the General Secretariat
(1882–1951)
27 August
1917
31 August
1917
UPSF Doroshenko USDRP • UPSR • Fareynikte • Bund • AKP • UPSF
4 days
  Volodymyr Vynnychenko
Володимир Винниченко

Head of the General Secretariat
(1880–1951)
3 September
1917
22 January
1918
USDRP Vynnychenko II USDRP • UPSF • UPSR • Fareynikte • UPSI • Bund • AKP • NSP
4 months and 19 days
  Vsevolod Holubovych
Всеволод Голубович

Chairman of the
Council of People's Ministers
(1885–1939)
31 January
1918
29 April
1918
UPSR Holubovych UPSR • UPSI • USDRP
2 months and 29 days

Ukrainian State (1918)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office
Duration
Party Government Cabinet Composition Hetman
  Mykola Vasylenko
Микола Василенко

Chairman of the Council of Ministers
(1866–1935)
30 April
1918
4 May
1918
K-D Vasylenko K-D Pavlo
Skoropadskyi

Павло
Скоропадський

 
(1918)
4 days
  Fedir Lyzohub
Федір Лизогуб

Chairman of the Council of Ministers
(1851–1928)
4 May
1918
14 November
1918
Octobrist Lyzohub Octobrist • K-D • UPSF
6 months and 10 days
  Sergey Gerbel
Сергій Гербель

Chairman of the Council of Ministers
(1856–1936)
14 November
1918
14 December
1918
Independent Gerbel Octobrist • K-D • UPSF
1 month

Ukrainian People's Republic (Restored; 1918–1921)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office
Duration
Party Government Cabinet Composition Head of State
  Volodymyr Chekhivsky
Володимир Чехівський

Chairman of the
Council of People's Ministers
(1876–1937)
1918 26 December
1918
13 February
1919
USDRP Chekhivsky USDRP • UPSR • UNDO • UPSI • Poale Zion The
Directorate

(collective)
 
(1918–1921)
1 month and 18 days
  Serhiy Ostapenko
Сергій Остапенко

Chairman of the
Council of People's Ministers
(1881–1937)
13 February
1919
9 April
1919
Independent Ostapenko UPSF • UPSI • UNDO
1 month and 27 days
  Borys Martos
Борис Мартос

Chairman of the
Council of People's Ministers
(1879–1977)
9 April
1919
27 August
1919
USDRP Martos USDRP • UPSR • URP • Poale Zion
4 months and 18 days
  Isaak Mazepa
Ісаак Мазепа

Chairman of the
Council of People's Ministers
(1884–1952)
29 August
1919
26 May
1920
USDRP Mazepa USDRP
8 months and 27 days
  Vyacheslav Prokopovych
В'ячеслав Прокопович

Head of the General Secretariat
(1881–1942)
26 May
1920
18 March
1921
UPSF Prokopovych USDRP • UPSF
9 months and 20 days

Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1922–1991)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office
Duration
Party Government Cabinet Composition Head of State
  Christian Rakovsky
Християн Раковський

Chairman of the
Council of People's Commissars
(1873–1941)
16 January
1919
30 December
1922
KPU Rakovsky I KPU Grigory
Petrovsky

Григорій
Петровський

 
(1919–1938)
30 December
1922
15 July
1923
Rakovsky II
4 years, 5 months and 29 days
  Vlas Chubar
Влас Чубар

Chairman of the
Council of People's Commissars
(1891–1939)
15 July
1923
28 April
1934
KPU Chubar KPU
10 years, 9 months and 13 days
  Panas Lyubchenko
Панас Любченко

Chairman of the
Council of People's Commissars
(1897–1937)
28 April
1934
30 August
1937
KPU Lyubchenko KPU
3 years, 4 months and 2 days [†]
  Mykhailo Bondarenko
Михайло Бондаренко

Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
(1903–1938)
31 August
1937
13 October
1937
KPU Bondarenko KPU
1 month and 13 days
After Bondarenko's arrest for conspiracy, Mykola Marchak became acting Chairman, from 13 October 1937 to 21 February 1938, until his arrest.
  Demyan Korotchenko
Дем’ян Коротченко

Chairman of the
Council of People's Commissars
(1894–1969)
1937 21 February
1938
6 August
1939
KPU Korotchenko I KPU Leonid
Korniyets

Леонід
Корнієць

 
(1938–1939)
1 year, 5 months and 16 days
  Leonid Korniyets
Леонід Корнієць

Chairman of the
Council of People's Commissars
(1901–1969)
1939 6 August
1939
20 August
1941
KPU Korniyets KPU Mykhailo
Hrechukha

Михайло
Гречуха

 
(1939–1954)
20 August
1941
16 February
1944
4 years, 6 months and 10 days
  Nikita Khrushchev
Микита Хрущов

Chairman of the
Council of People's Commissars
(1894–1971)
16 February
1944
29 August
1944
KPU Khrushchev KPU
29 August
1944
4 March
1947
3 years and 16 days
  Demyan Korotchenko
Дем’ян Коротченко

Chairman of the Council of Ministers
(1894–1969)
1947 4 March
1947
15 January
1954
KPU Korotchenko II KPU
1951
6 years, 10 months and 11 days
  Nikifor Kalchenko
Никифор Кальчекно

Chairman of the Council of Ministers
(1906–1989)
1955 15 January
1954
28 February
1961
KPU Kalchenko KPU Demyan
Korotchenko

Дем’ян
Коротченко

 
(1954–1969)
1959
7 years, 1 month and 13 days
  Volodymyr Shcherbytsky
Володимир Щербицький

Chairman of the Council of Ministers
(1918–1990)
28 February
1961
28 June
1963
KPU Shcherbytsky I KPU
2 years and 4 months
  Ivan Kazanets
Іван Казанець

Chairman of the Council of Ministers
(1918–2013)
1963 28 June
1963
22 October
1965
KPU Kazanets KPU
2 years, 3 months and 24 days
  Volodymyr Shcherbytsky
Володимир Щербицький

Chairman of the Council of Ministers
(1918–1990)
1967 22 October
1965
8 June
1972
KPU Shcherbytsky II KPU
1971 Oleksandr
Liashko

Олександр
Ляшко

 
(1969–1972)
6 years, 7 months and 17 days
  Oleksandr Liashko
Олександр Ляшко

Chairman of the Council of Ministers
(1915–2002)
1975 8 June
1972
10 July
1987
KPU Liashko I KPU Ivan
Hrushetsky

Іван
Грушецький

 
(1972–1976)
1980
1985 Liashko II Oleksiy
Vatchenko

Олексій
Ватченко

 
(1976–1984)
15 years, 1 month and 2 days Valentyna
Shevchenko

Валентина
Шевченко

 
(1984–1990)
  Vitaliy Masol
Віталій Масол

Chairman of the Council of Ministers
(1928–2018)
10 July
1987
23 October
1990
KPU Masol I KPU
3 years, 3 months and 13 days
  Vitold Fokin
Вітольд Фокін

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(Born 1932)
1990 23 October
1990
18 April
1991
KPU Fokin KPU Vacant
(1990–1991)
5 months and 26 days

Ukraine (1991–present)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office
Duration
Party Government Cabinet Composition President
  Vitold Fokin
Вітольд Фокін

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1932)
18 April
1991
2 October
1992
Independent Fokin Independents Leonid
Kravchuk

Леонід
Кравчук

 
(1991–1994)
1 year, 5 months and 14 days
After Fokin's resignation, Valentyn Symonenko became acting Prime Minister, from 2 to 13 October 1992.
  Leonid Kuchma
Леонід Кучма

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1938)
13 October
1992
22 September
1993
Independent Kuchma Independents
11 months and 9 days
After Kuchma's resignation, Yukhym Zvyahilsky became acting Prime Minister, from 22 September 1993 to 16 June 1994.
  Vitaliy Masol
Віталій Масол

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(1928–2018)
1994 16 June
1994
1 March
1995
Independent Masol II Independents Leonid
Kuchma

Леонід
Кучма

 
(1994–2005)
8 months and 13 days
  Yevhen Marchuk
Євген Марчук

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1941)
1 March
1995
28 May
1996
Independent Marchuk Independents
1 year, 2 months and 27 days
  Pavlo Lazarenko
Павло Лазаренко

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1953)
28 May
1996
2 July
1997
Independent Lazarenko I Independents
Lazarenko II
1 year, 1 month and 4 days
After Lazarenko's dismissal, Vasyl Durdynets became acting Prime Minister, from 2 to 30 July 1997.
  Valeriy Pustovoitenko
Валерій Пустовойтенко

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1947)
1998 30 July
1997
22 December
1999
People's Democratic Party Pustovoitenko NDP • Hromada • PRP
2 years, 4 months and 22 days
  Viktor Yushchenko
Віктор Ющенко

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1954)
22 December
1999
29 May
2001
People's Democratic Party Yushchenko NDP • Batkivshchyna • PRP
1 year, 5 months and 7 days
  Anatoliy Kinakh
Анатолій Кінах

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1954)
29 May
2001
21 November
2002
Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Kinakh NDP • Batkivshchyna • PR • PPPU • NP • TU
1 year, 5 months and 23 days
  Viktor Yanukovych
Віктор Янукович

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1950)
2002 21 November
2002
5 January
2005
Party of Regions Yanukovych I For United Ukraine!
(PR • NDP • PPPU • NP • TU)
2 years, 1 month and 15 days
After Yanukovych's resignation, Mykola Azarov became acting Prime Minister, from 5 to 24 January 2005.
  Yulia Tymoshenko
Юлія Тимошенко

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1960)
24 January
2005
8 September
2005
All-Ukrainian Union
"Fatherland"
Tymoshenko I Our Ukraine Bloc • Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc • PPPU • SPU Viktor
Yushchenko

Віктор
Ющенко

 
(2005–2010)
7 months and 15 days
  Yuriy Yekhanurov
Юрій Єхануров

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1948)
8 September
2005
4 August
2006
Our Ukraine Yekhanurov Our Ukraine Bloc • SPU
10 months and 27 days
  Viktor Yanukovych
Віктор Янукович

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1950)
2006 4 August
2006
18 December
2007
Party of Regions Yanukovych II Government of National Unity
(PR • SPU • KPU • Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc • Our Ukraine Bloc)[a]
1 year, 4 months and 14 days
  Yulia Tymoshenko
Юлія Тимошенко

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1960)
2007 18 December
2007
4 March
2010
All-Ukrainian Union
"Fatherland"
Tymoshenko II Fatherland • Our Ukraine • PRP • Rukh • PPNS
2 years, 2 months and 14 days Viktor
Yanukovych

Віктор
Янукович

 
(2010–2014)
After Tymoshenko's resignation, Oleksandr Turchynov became acting Prime Minister, from 4 to 11 March 2010.
  Mykola Azarov
Микола Азаров

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1947)
2012 11 March
2010
28 January
2014
Party of Regions Azarov I PR • Lytvyn Bloc • SU • YT • SPU
Azarov II PR • U-V
3 years, 10 months and 17 days
After Azarov's resignation, Serhiy Arbuzov became acting Prime Minister, from 28 January to 22 February 2014. Then Oleksandr Turchynov succeeded him until 27 February 2014.
  Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Арсеній Яценюк

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1974)
2014 27 February
2014
14 April
2016
All-Ukrainian Union
"Fatherland"
[b]
Yatsenyuk I Fatherland • Svoboda Petro
Poroshenko

Петро
Порошенко

 
(2014–2019)
People's Front Yatsenyuk II Solidarity • PF • Self Reliance • RP • Fatherland
2 years, 1 month and 18 days
  Volodymyr Groysman
Володимир Гройсман

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1978)
14 April
2016
29 August
2019
Petro Poroshenko Bloc
"Solidarity"
Groysman Solidarity • PF
3 years, 4 months and 15 days
Volodymyr
Zelensky

Володимир
Зеленський

 
(2019–present)
  Oleksiy Honcharuk
Олексій Гончарук

Prime Minister of Ukraine
(born 1984)
2019 29 August
2019
Incumbent Servant of the People Honcharuk SP
1 month and 14 days

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

^† Died in office / ^‡ assassinated.
^ a: The "Yulia Tymoshenko" and "Our Ukraine" Blocs left the government on 6 April 2007.
^ b: Yatsenyuk was a member of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" until September 10, 2014.
  Acting/unrecognized government.
  Resistance government against Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Nazi-occuped Ukraine).

Note: Concept of "government coalition" was reverted in 2014 by reestablishment of the 2004 constitutional amendments. Before 2004 and between 2010 and 2014, government was based on "parliamentary majority".

TimelineEdit

Oleksiy HoncharukVolodymyr GroysmanArseniy YatsenyukMykola AzarovYulia TymoshenkoViktor YanukovychYuriy YekhanurovYulia TymoshenkoViktor YanukovychAnatoliy KinakhViktor YushchenkoValeriy PustovoitenkoVasyl DurdynetsPavlo LazarenkoYevhen MarchukVitaly MasolYukhym ZvyahilskyLeonid KuchmaValentyn SymonenkoVitold FokinVitaly MasolOleksandr LiashkoVolodymyr ShcherbytskyIvan KazanetsVolodymyr ShcherbytskyNykyfor KalchenkoDemyan KorotchenkoNikita KhrushchevLeonid KorniyetsDemyan KorotchenkoMykola MarchakMykhailo BondarenkoPanas LyubchenkoVlas ChubarKhristian RakovskyHeorhiy PiatakovMykola SkrypnykYevgenia BoschVyacheslav ProkopovychIsaak MazepaBorys MartosSerhiy OstapenkoVolodymyr ChekhivskySerhiy GerbelFedir LyzohubMykola VasylenkoVsevolod HolubovychVolodymyr Vynnychenko 

ReferencesEdit