Office of the President of Ukraine


The Office of the President of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Офіс президента України) (formerly Presidential Administration[1] (Ukrainian: Адміністрація Президента)) or unofficially Bankova (Ukrainian: Банкова, literally "Bank Street", Bankova means "Bank" as adjective) is a patronage body set up to assist the President of Ukraine. The main purpose of the Administration is to provide administrative, advisory, analytical, and legal assistance to the President. It is not part of government of Ukraine and its members are not government officials. The Administration arranges communication and official statements between the President and Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Constitutional Court, local government bodies, and other institutions.

Presidential Office
Офіс президента України
Agency overview
Formed25 February 2010
Preceding agency
Headquarters Ukraine, Kyiv,
Bankova, 11[2]
Agency executive

Overview


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.

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 old name Administration of the President of Ukraine on his first day in office, 25 February 2010.[7] On 20 June 2019 (newly elected) President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree that transformed the Presidential Administration of Ukraine into the Office of the President of Ukraine.[1]

The office is composed of the Head of the Administration, the first Deputy Head, Deputy Head, the President's spokesperson, advisers to the President, and the President's representatives in the Verkhovna Rada, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Constitutional Court, and representatives of the President in other departments.[8]

Head of the Administration


List of Chiefs-of-Staff

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

Structure


  • Head of Administration
    • First Deputy of the Head of Administration (Presidential representative in Cabinet of Ukraine)[16]
      • Presidential Adviser - Director of Chief Directory in reformation of social sphere
      • Director of Chief Directory in economical policy and conducting economical reforms
      • Director of Directory in supporting of relationships with the Cabinet of Ukraine
    • Deputies of the Head of Administration
      • Presidential Adviser - Director of Chief Control Directory
      • Director of Chief Directory in regional policy and human resources
    • Deputy of the Head of Administration
      • Director of Chief Directory in ensuring the access to the public information
      • Director of Chief Directory of document support
      • Director of Directory of State Awards
    • Presidential Adviser (Presidential representative in Constitutional Court of Ukraine)
      • Director of Chief State-Legal Directory
      • Director of Directory in Citizenship
      • Director of Directory in Public Petitions
      • Director of Directory in relationships with the Constitutional Court and representation of the Presidential interests in courts
    • Presidential Adviser - Director of Chief Directory in Humanitarian and Socio-Political Affairs
      • Director of Directory in Communications
    • Presidential Adviser - Director of Chief Directory of the State Protocol and Ceremonies
    • Presidential Adviser - Director of Chief Directory of International Relationships
      • Director of Directory in European Integration
    • Presidential Adviser - Director of Chief Directory in Court Administration
    • Presidential Adviser - Director of Chief Directory in Constitutional-Legal modernization
    • Presidential Adviser - Director of Chief Directory in Security and Defense Policy
    • Presidential Adviser - Director of Chief Directory in Activities of Law Enforcement agencies
      • Director of Directory in Pardons
    • Press-attache of the President of Ukraine
    • Director of Directory in Relationships with Verkhovna Rada (parliament)
    • Director of Operation-Secret Support
    • Presidential Commissioner in Control of activities of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)
    • Presidential Commissioners (Ombudspersons about four, see Ombudsman in Ukraine)
      • Director of Directory in support of the Presidential Commissioner in Children Rights

Departments

  • Main Department on Economic Policy and Introduction of Economical Reform
  • Main Department on Social Reforms
  • Main Department on Security and Defense Policy
  • Main State-Legal Department
  • Main Department on organization of the court system
  • Main Department on activities of law enforcement agencies
  • Main Department on Regional and Human Resources Policy
  • Main Revision Department
  • Main Department on international relationships
  • Main Department on State Protocol and Ceremonies
  • Main Department on securing the access to the public information
  • Main Department on constitutionally legal modernization
  • Main Department of Document Support
  • Main Department of Organizational Support
  • Main Department on humanitarian and socially political questions
  • Press-services
  • Department of State Awards
  • Department on citizenship
  • Department on European Integration
  • Department on Public Petitions
  • Department on communications
  • Department on pardon
  • Department in securing relationship with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
  • Department in securing relationship with the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
  • Department in securing relationship with the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and representation of presidential interests in courts
  • Operation-secret department

References


  1. (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. 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. 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. "Зеленський призначив п'ятьох заступників глави Адміністрації президента (список)". glavcom.ua.
  16. Akimova says info on her detention in Vienna airport was black PR, Kyiv Post (12 April 2012)