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Panas Petrovych Lyubchenko (Ukrainian: Панас Петрович Любченко; 14 January 1897 – 30 August 1937) was a Ukrainian and Soviet politician, who served as the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of Ukrainian SSR (today's equivalent of prime-minister) from 1934 to 1937.[1]

Panas Lyubchenko
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Panas Lyubchenko, 1937, January
3rd Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Ukrainian SSR
In office
28 April 1934 – 30 August 1937
Preceded byVlas Chubar
Succeeded byMykhailo Bondarenko
Personal details
Born(1897-01-14)14 January 1897
Kaharlyk, Kiev Governorate
Died30 August 1937(1937-08-30) (aged 40)
Moscow, Russian SFSR
Political partySR (Ukraine) (1917–1919)
Ukrainian Communist Party (Borotbists) (1919–1920)
Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Ukraine (1920–1937)
All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks) (1920–1937)
Alma materKiev Military Nursing School

Panas Lyubechenko was a member of the Ukrainian Central Council and the Central Committee elected by the 17th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks). He attended the Plenum of February 23, 1937.

In 1937, Lyubechenko shot his wife Maria Nikolaevna Krupenyk and then committed suicide after he was accused of treason by colluding with Ukrainian separatists who wished to detach Ukraine from the Soviet Union. Lyubechenko denied the allegations.


Political offices
Preceded by
Vlas Chubar
Prime Minister of Ukraine (Ukrainian SSR)
Succeeded by
Mikhail Bondarenko