Olena Lukash (Ukrainian: Олена Леонідівна Лукаш) is a Ukrainian jurist and politician and former Minister of Justice of Ukraine, member of the Party of Regions. She is a Merited Jurist of Ukraine (2010).
This article needs to be updated. (October 2020)
Олена Леонідівна Лукаш
|13th Minister of Justice of Ukraine|
July 4, 2013 – February 27, 2014
|Prime Minister||Mykola Azarov|
|Preceded by||Oleksandr Lavrynovych|
|Succeeded by||Pavlo Petrenko|
|Minister of Cabinet of Ministers|
December 24, 2012 – July 4, 2013
|Prime Minister||Mykola Azarov|
|Preceded by||Anatoly Tolstouhov|
|People's Deputy of Ukraine|
May 25, 2006 – December 12, 2012
|Born||November 12, 1976|
Rybnitsa, Moldavian SSR
|Political party||Party of Regions|
|Alma mater||Academy of Labor and Social Relations|
This article needs to be updated. (February 2021)
Born on November 12, 1976, in Rybnitsa, Moldavian SSR, Lukash lived in Severodonetsk since 1977. She graduated from the Academy of Labor and Social Relations at the Trade Union Federations of Ukraine in 2000.
In 2001, she received a certificate to conduct jurist activities and in 2001–03 directed a company "Agency "In the Name of Law" (Агентство "Іменем Закону"). In 2004–05 Lukash was a senior instructor at the Ukrainian academy of foreign trade and later the Jurist Agency "Libera". In 2005 she defended several participants of the "Severodonetsk Congress".
From 2006 to 2012, she was elected to the Verkhovna Rada. During that time Lukash was a People's Deputy of Ukraine and the First Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers. In 2010–11 she was the First Deputy Chairman of Presidential Administration and represented the President of Ukraine in the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. In December 2012 Lukash was appointed the Minister of Cabinet of Ministers.
Since February 2014, Lukash is wanted for murder and mass complicity in the February 2014 Ukrainian revolution when President Yanukovych fled to Russia. Since then she is also placed on an EU sanctions list. Since June 2015 Lukash is also wanted on abuse of office and fraud charges.
Her younger sister Tetyana, Merited Jurist of Ukraine (2010), is a member of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine.
Listed in the List of people sanctioned during the Ukrainian crisis
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