Oleksandr Vilkul

Oleksandr Vilkul

Chairman of the Kryvyi Rih Defense Council, Ukrainian politician, former Opposition Bloc MP
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Short biography

Oleksandr Yurievych Vilkul - Chairman of the Kryvyi Rih Defense Council, Ukrainian opposition politician.

Brief biography

Oleksandr Vilkul was born in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region, on May 24, 1974.

He studied at Krivoy Rog Technical University, graduating in 1996.

In 2005, Vilkul became the leader of the Krivoy Rog cell of the Party of Regions.

In 2006, he was elected dep uty of the Ukrainian parliament on the Party of Regions list. He became deputy head of the parliamentary committee for industrial and regulatory policy and entrepreneurship.

In 2010 Oleksandr Vilkul was appointed as the Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration.

From 2012 to 2014 he held the post of Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine.

During the Revolution of Dignity, protesters accused Oleksandr Vilkul of organizing groups of "titushkas" to oppose the Euromaidan in Dnipropetrovsk.

Hennadiy Korban and Boris Filatov also said that they were forced to leave the country during the Revolution of Dignity because of Oleksandr Vilkul's persecution.

After the revolution, in the early parliamentary elections he received the mandate of a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada on the list of the Opposition Bloc.

In 2015, he lost to Borys Filatov in the mayoral elections in Dnipropetrovsk.

In 2018 Oleksandr Vilkul was elected deputy head of the Opposition Bloc faction.

After the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in February 2022, formally performs the duties of the head of Kryvyi Rih.

Personal life

The politician is married. Oleksandr Vilkul's wife - Elena. The couple is raising a daughter Maria.

The politician's key theses
  • The goal of the state policy of Ukraine should be the safety and welfare of the citizen.

  • To fight corruption all law enforcement and judicial system must work in a coordinated manner and there must be a political will to fight corruption.

  • Ukraine needs to eliminate the influence of radical political forces, organizations, and their leaders, and stop managing the government at the behest of foreign powers.

  • Ukraine needs to abolish medical reform.

  • Ukraine should use the diplomatic route and lead the negotiation process with all those who can influence - with America, with Europe, and direct negotiations with Russia.

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