Iryna Vereshchuk

Iryna Vereshchuk

Deputy Prime Minister - Minister on Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine
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Short biography

Iryna Andreevna Vereshchuk - Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

Short biography of Iryna Vereshchuk

Iryna Vereshchuk was born on November 30, 1979 in Rava Ruska, Lviv region.

Iryna Vereshchuk received higher education in the National Academy of Land Forces named after Hetman Petro Sahaydachny, where she graduated in 2002 as an interpreter-referent and was educated as a military officer of the tactical level.

She spent the next five years in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

At the same time, Vereshchuk studied for four years at the Lviv National University named after Frantsev. She studied at the Faculty of Law in Lviv for four years.

In 2007 Iryna Vereshchuk worked as a lawyer in the Rava-Ruska City Council.

In October 2010 she was elected mayor of Rava Ruska, thus becoming the youngest woman mayor of Ukraine.

In 2016, shortly after leaving her position as mayor of Rava-Ruska, Iryna Vereshchuk headed the International Center for Baltic-Black Sea Studies.

In the Ukrainian early parliamentary elections, which were held in 2019, Iryna Vereshchuk ran for people's deputy from the political force "Servant of People", taking twenty-ninth place on the list of the party.

On September 4, 2019 Iryna Vereshchuk took the post of representative of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada. She joined the parliamentary committee on national security.

Already in November of the same year 2019, Iryna Vereshchuk resigned as a representative of the Cabinet of Ministers in the Verkhovna Rada. Shortly before that she stated that the Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk plans to dismiss her from this position because of her criticism of the actions of the Cabinet, the draft state budget, as well as because of Vereshchuk's position on a number of draft laws.

Appointment to the Cabinet

On November 4, 2021 the Verkhovna Rada voted for the appointment of Vereshchuk as Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.

What Iryna Vereshchuk is known for

After Mykola Azarov's government refused to sign the association with the EU, Iryna Vereshchuk applied directly to the European Union with a proposal to sign the association exclusively with Rava-Ruska.

She founded the limited liability company "Ukrainian Amber Exchange".

In 2019 she declared that Ukraine should refuse to join NATO.

Family of Iryna Vereshchuk

Iryna Vereshchuk is married. She has a son - Oleg.

Network activity

  • Twitter. Iryna Vereshchuk has been keeping a Twitter account since 2013.

  • Facebook. Almost six thousand people are subscribed to Iryna Vereshchuk's personal page in the social network Facebook.

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