Office of the President of Ukraine

The Office of the President of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Офіс Президента України) (formerly Administration of the President of Ukraine,[1] Ukrainian: Адміністрація Президента) is a standing advisory body set up by the President of Ukraine pursuant to clause 28, Article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine. The duties of the Office are to provide administrative, legal, consultative, advisory, media, analytical and other assistance and support to the President when exercising authorities established by the Constitution of Ukraine.

Presidential Office
Офіс президента України
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Presidential Administration in central Kyiv.
Agency overview
Formed25 February 2010
Preceding agency
HeadquartersKyiv, Ukraine,
Bankova, 11[2]
Agency executive

OverviewEdit

After Ukraine declared independence in 1991, President Leonid Kravchuk established the Administration of the President on 13 December as an advisory body to the President (the Ukrainian SSR formally ceased to exist on 26 December 1991[4]). The Administration is headquartered on 11 Bankova in Kyiv.

President Leonid Kuchma kept the name Administration for the period of his two terms in office.

Under President Yushchenko, the administration was reorganized into the Secretariat on 24 January 2005 in accordance with Clause 28 of Article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine.[5][6]

President Viktor Yanukovych restored the name Administration of the President of Ukraine on 25 February 2010.[7] On 20 June 2019 President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree that transformed the Presidential Administration of Ukraine into the Office of the President of Ukraine.[1]

The Office consists of the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Deputies of the Head, Chief of Staff, First Assistant to the President, Advisors, Authorized Advisors, Press Secretary, Representatives of the President, Cabinet of the President, Cabinet of the Head of the Office, Services, Directorates, and Departments.[8]

Heads of the Administration / Secretariat / OfficeEdit

List of Chiefs-of-StaffEdit

Secretary of the Presidential Administration
# Picture Chief Years President of Ukraine
1 Mykola Khomenko 13 December 1991 – 15 July 1994 Leonid Kravchuk
Chief-of-Staff of the Presidential Administration
# Picture Chief Years President of Ukraine
1   Dmytro Tabachnyk 21 July 1994 – 10 December 1996 Leonid Kuchma
2   Yevhen Kushnariov 20 December 1996 – 23 November 1998
3 Mykola Biloblotsky 25 November 1998 – 22 November 1999
4   Volodymyr Lytvyn 22 November 1999 – May 2002
5   Viktor Medvedchuk 12 June 2002 – 21 January 2005
State Secretary
# Picture Chief Years President of Ukraine
6   Oleksandr Zinchenko 24 January 2005 – 6 September 2005 Viktor Yushchenko
  Ivan Vasiunyk (acting) 6 September 2005 – 7 September 2005
7   Oleh Rybachuk 7 September 2005 – 22 September 2005
Chief-of-Staff of the Secretariat of the President
# Picture Chief Years President of Ukraine
7   Oleh Rybachuk 22 September 2005 – 15 September 2006 Viktor Yushchenko
8   Viktor Baloha 15 September 2006 – 19 May 2009
9 Vira Ulyanchenko 19 May 2009 – 24 February 2010
Chief-of-Staff of the Presidential Administration
# Picture Chief Years President of Ukraine
10   Serhiy Lyovochkin 25 February 2010 – 17 January 2014 Viktor Yanukovych
11   Andriy Klyuyev 24 January 2014[9] – 23 February 2014[10][11]
Oleh Rafalsky [uk] (acting)[12] 26 February 2014[12] – 5 March 2014 Oleksandr Turchynov (acting)
  Serhiy Pashynskyi (acting) 5 March 2014 – 10 June 2014
12   Boris Lozhkin 10 June 2014[13] – 29 August 2016 Petro Poroshenko
13   Ihor Rainin 29 August 2016[14] – 21 May 2019[15]
Head of President's Office
# Picture Chief Years President of Ukraine
14   Andriy Bohdan 21 May 2019 – 11 February 2020[3][15] Volodymyr Zelensky
15   Andriy Yermak 11 February 2020[3] – incumbent

StructureEdit

  • Cabinet of the President of Ukraine
  • Cabinet of the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine
  • State Protocol and Ceremonials Service
  • Directorate for Legal Policy
  • Directorate for Foreign Policy and Strategic Partnership
  • Directorate for Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Directorate for Regional Policy
  • Directorate for Economic Policy
  • Directorate for National and Humanitarian Policy
  • Directorate for Information and Media Policy
  • Social Policy and Health Care Directorate
  • European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Department
  • National Security and Defense Department
  • Document Control Department
  • Department for Citizenship, Pardon and State Awards
  • Department for Public Queries
  • HR Department
  • Information Technologies Department
  • Department for Interaction with the Parliament and Government
  • Center for Coordination with the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
  • State Administrative Department

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c (in Ukrainian) Zelensky issued several staff decrees in connection with the replacement of the AP on the presidential office, Radio Svoboda (25 June 2019)
    "Zelensky to move Presidential Administration, rename it, shrink staff". Kyiv Post. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Official website. Address (bottom of the page)". March 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Zelensky dismisses head of president's office Bohdan, appoints Yermak instead, Interfax-Ukraine (11 February 2020)
  4. ^ Legal Aspects of the Regional Integration Processes in the Post-Soviet Area by Zhenis Kembayev, Springer, 2008, ISBN 3-540-87651-0 (page 30)
  5. ^ "Secretariat of the President of Ukraine". Presidential Administration of Ukraine. Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  6. ^ Laws of Ukraine. Presidential decree No. 108/2005: On the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine. Adopted on 25 January 2005. (Ukrainian)
  7. ^ УКАЗ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА УКРАЇНИ № 265/2010 Archived 27 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Structure of the Presidential Administration". March 2017.
  9. ^ Kliuyev appointed presidential chief of staff, Interfax-Ukraine (24 January 2014)
  10. ^ Kliuyev resigns, wounded, no threat to his life - spokesman, Interfax-Ukraine (25 February 2014)
  11. ^ Ukraine crisis: Turchynov warns of 'separatism' risk, BBC News (25 February 2014)
  12. ^ a b Rafalsky appointed acting head of presidential administration, Interfax-Ukraine (26 February 2014)
  13. ^ Borys Lozhkin appointed head of Ukraine's presidential administration, Interfax-Ukraine (10 June 2014)
  14. ^ Poroshenko announces Lozhkin's resignation, appoints Rainin new head of presidential administration, UNIAN (29 August 2016)
  15. ^ a b "Зеленський призначив п'ятьох заступників глави Адміністрації президента (список)". glavcom.ua.

External linksEdit

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