AndreiYermak is the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.
Andrey Yermak was born in Kiev on November 21, 1971.
He received his higher education at Kiev Shevchenko University, specializing in Private International Law. He graduated from the University in 1995.
While still a student, Andriy Yermak started working in the sphere of law, and two years after his graduation in 1997 he founded his own firm "International Law Company". His company dealt with copyright and its protection. It should be noted that Andriy Ermak was one of the first who was involved in the development and creation of Ukrainian legislation on intellectual property and commercial law
It is "International law firm" Andriy Ermak was one of the first in Ukraine that started cooperation with different television channels and film distributors. Among the clients of this firm there are both purely Ukrainian corporations, such asInter Media Group, and foreign ones, among which The Walt Disney Company and Universal Pictures deserve special mention.
In addition, international lawyer Andriy Yermak is the founder of the Ukrainian production and distribution company Garnet International Media Group.
Andriy Yermak has been actively involved in public work. In particular, he is a member of the Association of Entrepreneurs of Kiev, as well as the Ukrainian Bar Association.
Andrey Yermak was a producer of two Ukrainian films.
"Battle Rule " is a sports drama from 2017. In addition to cinemas, the four-episode version of "Fighting Rule" was broadcast by the ICTV channel.
"Mezha " is a film co-produced by Ukraine and Slovakia, which premiered in 2017.
Andriy Yermak and Bohdan's resignation
On February 11, 2020, Andriy Yermak was appointed head of the Office of the President of Ukraine to replace Andriy Bogdan.
In March 2020, Geo Leros, an MP from Servants of the People, published a series of videos online showing the brother of Andriy Yermak, the head of the Office of the President, Denis, allegedly selling government jobs.
After that Leros repeatedly criticized Yermak himself, accusing him of corruption, protection of business and betrayal of national interests.
All this ended with Leros being kicked out of the "Servant of the People" faction. At the same time, the media found possible correspondence between Yermak and the SN MPs, in which he demanded in foul language that Leros be expelled from the faction.
Leaving the operation with the Wagnerites
After the Russian mercenaries were detained in Belarus, it became known that an attempt was made to pull them through Minsk to Ukraine for detention. According to media reports, as part of a special operation by Ukrainian special services, Russian mercenaries who took part in the war against Ukraine in Donbass were to be detained on a plane from Minsk to Istanbul, which would have made an emergency landing in Kiev.
To lure the mercenaries out of Russia, they were hired ostensibly to protect a facility in Venezuela. They were also interviewed in which they confessed to war crimes in Donbass. Subsequently, these recordings were released to the media.
However, the operation was uncovered and thwarted after it was reported to President Vladimir Zelensky during a meeting in the Office of the President, which was also attended by the head of OPU Andrei Yermak.
The media believed that Ermak was the one who leaked the information about the special operation, because at the same time he was negotiating with Russia on the exchange of prisoners and the head of OPU did not want to spoil relations with Moscow.
Later, the "Wagnerians" were returned to Russia, but the exchange of prisoners never took place.
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