Vitaly Zakharchenko: biography, personal life, photo


Vitaly Zakharchenko - a man who made a great political career and reached incredible heights in his country. He was a very successful Ukrainian lawyer and eventually became the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. Zakharchenko Vitaliy Yuryevich (family, photo politics cause interest among many), became world famous in 2014, during the events on the Ukrainian Maidan.


Then, as minister, he decided to forcefully disperse the protesters, which turned against him when a change of high government occurred in Ukraine. After that, Zakharchenko Vitaly Yuryevich (whose family, of course, followed him) was forced to leave the territory of his country. First, he went to the Crimea, then went to Russia, where he received citizenship and remained for permanent residence.

Summary of the future minister's youth

Zakharchenko Vitaly Yuryevich, whose biography is presented in the material, was born on January 20, 1963 in the Donetsk region, namely in a small town called Konstantinovka. His parents were simple workers: his mother worked at the fuel depot of the railway, his father was a machinist in the same place.

Received education

Vitaly Zakharchenko (photo, see the article) graduated from local secondary school No. 15 in 1980 and decided to link his further life with jurisprudence. At the same time immediately after school, he got a job. Since 1981, Vitaly worked at the local metallurgical plant named. Frunze. It is known that he soon went to Riga, where he studied at the special police school of the AIFC of the USSR.


This institution Vitaly Zakharchenko graduated in 1986 and continued his studies in Riga, in the branch of the Minsk Higher School of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. He graduated from the magistracy at the National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. During all the training, Vitaly Y. Zakharchenko (Minister of the Interior in the future) received specialization in several areas, including accounting and auditing; rule of law management.


For quite a long time, the future minister worked in the internal affairs bodies. From 1984 to 2008, he held various operational positions and also worked in senior positions. In 2008, he resigned from the Ministry of Internal Affairs by age, while receiving the rank of major general of the police. Then a little more than a year, from 2008 to 2009, Zakharchenko Vitaly Yuryevich is appointed deputy chairman of the STA (tax administration) in the Poltava region.

A close friend of Yanukovych Jr.

Many characterize Zakharchenko as a strong-willed person who has had great ambitions since his youth. He always sought leadership positions and, by virtue of his character, never agreed to play secondary roles. But at the same time, further rapid growth in the career of Vitaly Yuryevich is not associated with his character, but with the fact that he was close to the family of Yanukovich - the then-current President of Ukraine. A well-known fact is that the future minister was in close friendly relations with the president’s son, Alexander. In December 2010, Zakharchenko was appointed head of the tax service of Ukraine.


And in 2011, Viktor Yanukovych, by his decree, dismisses the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and appoints Zakharchenko to take his place. Thus, a new Minister of the Interior appeared in Ukraine.

The sad events of 2014

Within three years, Zakharchenko was in charge of his ministry, but an unexpected end to everything came in 2014. The notorious events of Euromaidan drew public attention to the activities of the minister. Say that the situation in Kiev, was heated - to say nothing. As you know, thousands of protesters gathered on the Maidan, and this rally initially wore an exclusively peaceful character. Then came the information that the shootings of civilians began. The media said that they were shooting at both the civilian population and the fighters of the Berkut detachment, but it was impossible to find out who became the instigator of the provocations.


There was complete confusion on the Maidan, and it was clear only that several dozen peaceful protesters were shot. It was these people who went down in history as the “heavenly hundred.”

Removal from office

The first and main version of the one who was involved in the shooting of the civilian population, of course, was that the first fighters of the “Berkut” detachment opened fire (which was disbanded in Ukraine after these unfortunate events). Since the Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who directly supervised and gave orders to this special unit, was Zakharchenko, he was accused of mass executions.


On 21.02.2014, Vitaliy Zakharchenko, by the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, was promptly removed from his duties. He was accused of exceeding his official powers, executing illegal orders, and that he ordered the use of firearms against civilians. It was stated that his actions violated a number of constitutional rights of Ukrainian citizens.

Hasty move to Russia

After such accusations, the ex-minister, of course, hurried to leave the country. At first, the Ukrainian media voiced the information that Vitaly Yuryevich left the territory of Ukraine on the night of February 21-22, 2014 and went to neighboring Belarus. From his country, he fled by car, which was accompanied by soldiers of the Falcon squad. On the afternoon of February 22, it was reported that the Prime Minister was spotted at the Donetsk airport, from where the border guards had not released him, and the minister disappeared after leaving the airport. After that, for a very long time, until April 2015, the whereabouts of Zakharchenko was unknown.

The former ex-minister made himself known only in the spring of 2015. He gave an interview on Channel One and stated that he now has Russian citizenship and lives with his family, respectively, in Russia.

Many disclosures and the opening of a criminal case

Even when Zakharcheno was at a high ministerial post, there were periodically various publications in the press, in which it was said that Vitaly Yuryevich and his family obviously did not live on the ministerial salary. The country house, which can hardly be called otherwise than the mansions, was subjected to special publicity. This mansion is located near Kiev, in the village called Podgortsy. The building occupied a very considerable area, the length of the fence only took 300 m along the road. In addition to the main house, there was a separate house for security, a garage for several cars. And very close to the mansion itself was a hangar for helicopters, the helipad was also located there. The question of what means Vitaly Yuryevich built a similar mansion for a long time remained open.


Later, Zakharchenko was charged with illegally receiving more than 1 million hryvnia from a certain advertising agency called Jorsonk, which he was paid as an author's fee. This amount was even declared in the tax return of the ex-minister, that is, the flow of funds seemed quite legitimate. But later, the investigation established that the Jorsonk Agency was in fact created far from the purpose of conducting any activity, but in order to fictitiously launder incomes and receipts on Vitaly Yuryevich’s accounts.

Ministerial family prosecution of illegal income

Soon began to appear various charges Zakharchenko taking large bribes. In addition, it became known that members of his family received millions of hryvnias as income from fictitious enterprises, among which was BF Ukrbud LLC. This organization was registered in Odessa, and in 2013 it was officially declared bankrupt. At the same time, Zakharchenko's relatives, namely one of his daughters, son-in-law and spouse, received large sums from the bankrupt for a long time, which in total reached figures of more than 81 million UAH.

Zakharchenko Vitaly: personal life

The ex-minister has been officially married for a long time. It is known that his wife's name is Lyudmila Valentinovna, in their marriage they had two daughters. In Ukraine, Lyudmila Zakharchenko was known not only as the wife of the minister, but also as a professional breeder of the Maltese lapdogs. This business hobby brought a woman quite a decent income, since the average cost of a dog of this breed comes to $ 5, 000.


In Ukraine, Zakharchenko had his own nursery. After the events of 2014, it was announced that Lyudmila Valentinovna was selling this business. But after she followed her spouse to Russia, Lyudmila continued to breed and sell the Maltese lapdogs there.

What is Zakharchenko doing now?

After Vitaly Yuryevich obtained Russian citizenship, he and his family live in Russia. And there his career is no worse than it used to be in his homeland. In 2014, a state-owned corporation called Rostec announced that Zakharchenko would work in the company as one of the advisers to the deputy general director. And in March 2015, he also joined the advisory council of the State Duma on property issues.

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