Yury Boyko

Yury Boyko

Head (Chairman) of the Council of the Republican Party of Ukraine (RPU).
Date of Birth: 09.10.1958
Country: Ukraine

Content:
  1. Biography of Yuriy Boyko
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Career
  4. Political Career
  5. Views on Russia
  6. Finances and Assets
  7. Political Program

Biography of Yuriy Boyko

Early Life and Education

Yuriy Boyko was born on October 9, 1958, in Horlivka, Donetsk Oblast. He obtained his education at the D.I. Mendeleev Moscow Institute of Chemical Technology, specializing in chemical engineering, and also received a bachelor's degree in engineering economics from the V. Dal East Ukrainian National University.

Yury Boyko

Career

Boyko began his career as a master of a production unit at the Zarya chemical plant in Rubizhne. He later became the general director of the same plant. In 2001, he joined Sergei Tigipko's party "Trudova Ukrayina," although he did not actively engage in politics. During Leonid Kuchma's presidency, Boyko served as the head of the National Joint-Stock Company "Naftogaz of Ukraine" from 2002 to 2005. It was during this time that Boyko's transformation from a director to an oligarch began. He was suspected of being involved in dubious schemes related to gas supplies from Russia and Central Asia. According to the investigation by the US Department of Justice, Boyko was one of the owners of the company "RosUkrEnergo," which held a monopoly position in Ukraine's gas market in 2004. Boyko also served as the Minister of Fuel and Energy in the Azarov and Yanukovych governments, where he continued to promote unprofitable schemes for the Ukrainian economy, resulting in losses of approximately $2 billion.

Yury Boyko

Political Career

In 2007, Boyko became a member of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) on the list of the Party of Regions. He was an active member of the Party of Regions. In 2012, Boyko was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine. He gained significant attention for his involvement in a grand corruption scandal known as the "Boyko towers," which involved the purchase of drilling rigs. In 2011, the State Company "Chornomornaftogaz" acquired two self-lifting drilling rigs at an inflated price. British and Latvian dummy companies overestimated the actual cost of the rigs by almost double. Boyko was implicated in this scheme, which resulted in the state losing more than $400 million.

Yury Boyko

Views on Russia

Yuriy Boyko is known for his friendly relations with the Russian Federation. In June 2016, Boyko participated in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, where he stated that he came to improve relations between Ukraine and Russia. On January 18, 2018, among 36 deputies, Boyko voted against the law recognizing Ukraine's sovereignty over the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. On November 9, 2018, Boyko, as the co-chairman of the Opposition Bloc faction, and Vadim Rabinovich, the leader of the "For Life" party, signed an agreement to create an opposition alliance called "Opposition Platform - For Life."

Yury Boyko

Finances and Assets

In his 2017 electronic declaration, Yuriy Boyko declared ownership of two Mercedes-Benz cars, manufactured in 2006, and a VAZ car from 1978. He registered two land plots in the Kiev and Luhansk regions with a total area of 2,552 square meters and a 37-square-meter apartment. His wife, Vera Boyko, declared ownership of land plots totaling 18,439 square meters and a 958.8-square-meter apartment and residential house in Ukraine. She also owns an apartment and a parking space in Russia. Boyko also declared ownership of an 80.7-square-meter apartment in the Luhansk region, jointly owned by him, his wife, his daughters Ulyana and Yaroslava Boyko, and his father Anatoliy Boyko.

Political Program

Yuriy Boyko's pre-election program consists of the following points:
- Ending the war in Eastern Ukraine through direct negotiations with Russia
- Reviving the real sector of the economy and promoting domestic production
- Providing social support, including reducing astronomical tariffs.

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