Almost Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman became the second person in Ukraine

Almost Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman became the second person in Ukraine


On Thursday, the Ukrainian Parliament is going to approve of its current Chairman Vladimir Groisman on the post of Prime Minister. If this happens, a 38-year-old Groysman will become the youngest in the history of the country by the Prime Minister.

The mayor of the best city

At the national level, our party has become known in 2014, when he entered the first government formed after the flight of President Viktor Yanukovych and his Ministers. He became Deputy Prime Minister, heading the Ministry of regional development, construction and housing and communal services. Before Groisman two terms was the mayor of Vinnitsa, a city with a population of less than 350 thousand people.

In the winery lived five generations of the family Groisman, what in his biography says father official. Father Vladimir Groisman, judging by his biography, a close relationship: the first job of a future Prime Minister, received at the firm of his father — at the age of 14 he became a mechanic at the company “Pupil”, from November 1994 he worked as commercial Director of PE “Youth”, which also belonged to his father.

Political career in his hometown, he began at the post of the Deputy of the city Council, which began in 2002. At the same time (2002 and 2006) the MP was and Groisman, Sr., who now sits in a local Parliament.

Father Groisman — known businessman in the winery, says Ukrainian political analyst Konstantin Bondarenko. According to him, Groisman, Jr. “took a very significant post,” became Secretary of the city Council, “since it was mayor”.

In the mayoral election he first won in 2006, when he was 28 years old. Four years was re-elected.

In 2013 the winery was named the best Ukrainian city to live, according to the magazine “Focus”. Kiev in the same rating took second place. Among the advantages of Vinnitsa magazine called repaired roads, public control of housing and communal services, centers of administrative services, e-urban governance, high level of business activity.

For eight years the mayor of Vinnitsa it turned a provincial regional centre in one of the most well-groomed Ukrainian cities, where trams with free Wi-Fi, made in Switzerland, all services local government provides in modern “transparent office”, which minimizes the contact with officials, and hence corruption, was generous with praise address, the edition “Correspondent”.

The system of public transport the mayor began to reform with the help of the city hall of Zurich, which provided 116 trams. Part of the reform was to reduce the number of minibuses and their legalization. “Drivers know what form, the rules of the road, the release of the line, winter tires and inspection”, — the mayor was proud of. In 2012 the town was founded in 10.9 thousand jobs, and just over the years attracted $110 million, he reported, but the main investors were called Ukrainians.

The mayor of Vinnytsia Volodymyr Groysman during the beginning of construction of residential houses for public sector employees, 2009

Photo: In “Ukrainian photos”

“Poroshenko People”

In 2014, moved to Kiev and took a Ministerial post, the party made its main theme is the decentralization of power, which defended before. Attempts at decentralization in Ukraine have been undertaken since the mid-2000s, now about her not talking much, but reform is coming, says Ukrainian political scientist Vadim Karasev.

Ukrainian media often called, “the man Poroshenko”. Vinnitsa is one of the basic regions for the business of the President and his family; the Union was formed, when Poroshenko was elected to Parliament four years ago, told another Ukrainian political analyst Volodymyr Fesenko.

In the winery Poroshenko in 1996 bought my first candy factory, in 2012, opened another, and in 2014-m — milky-canning factory. The father of the President sits in the regional Parliament, his son was elected to Parliament from Vinnitsa to 2014.

However, Karasev sure that Vinnitsa became an advanced city is not through assistance from large enterprises or political Union with Poroshenko, and thanks to the initiative and ideas of the mayor Groysman.

The main claim to Groisman now that he’s in the “President’s team”, but team it took, not because he’s a vassal Petro Poroshenko, and because he had a high rating, says Bondarenko. Relations with group companies and Poroshenko himself has not always been easy, but the mayor learned to build communication with them, indicates the expert.

In November 2014, Groysman was the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Edition Lb.ua writes that, quickly after dealing with work procedure of the Parliament Groisman learned how to skillfully managed. In their interview as President, he told me that he has to maneuver between the Constitution and the rules of Parliament, without violating either. “We use all the features. For example, often say that I can repeatedly put to the vote the same bill, Yes,” admitted Mr. Groisman. However, rejected the assumption that this maneuver results in a desired power document.

Ukrainian media reported that many immigrants from native Groisman of the Vinnytsia began to occupy leadership positions. As one of the examples cited former Deputy of the Vinnytsia city Council Ihor Tkachuk, who led the “Ukrposhta”. Groisman countered by the fact that Tkachuk was appointed to the post he was Deputy head, and hit the company quota from the party of “Udar”.

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (left to right in the background)

Photo: AP

Personal card

Volodymyr Groysman married, one son and two daughters. In our statement of 2015 indicated income of $ 1,487 million, four land, two apartments and two cars (Volkswagen Touareg 2011 edition and the Land Rover Range Rover 2013 release). Almost all income Groysman received from leasing property.

Groisman loves watch, Swiss made, he likes to relax on the ski resorts of Poland, Slovakia, Austria, says Ukrainian portal “ANTICOR”.

According Groisman, he was engaged in business until 2005. His wife also does not work.

European vector

Groisman defends the European vector of development of the country. In 2015 established party “Vinnytsia European strategy”, which Groisman informal supervises, informs “-Ukraine”.

In March 2014, when active military operations in the South-East of Ukraine hasn’t started yet, Groisman expressed confidence that the conflict can be pain, and the ideological differences between the parties: “I don’t believe in the problem of the East. Because I know the mayor of Lugansk, Zaporozhye mayor, many of the governors that we understand each other even without words.”

He later pointed to the involvement of Russia to the conflict: “the Role of the Russian side in these processes, unfortunately, are obvious and clear. But there is another point — propaganda. And not only Russian channels, but some local elites. Not all, some. Which literally cheat people: come now “Right sector” in Kiev — junta, and so on. Cheat, hoping for people, as behind a screen, to hide.”

Former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his “people’s front” in Russia was considered to be the so-called faction war. The next premiere of the ratio otherwise. “Hroysman is considered a technocrat. It seems to me that it needs to draw some lessons from the activities of Yatsenyuk. Now in Ukraine not so much the ideology, as a practical, reasonable and sensible economic policy”, — said on Wednesday the Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov (quoted by “Interfax”). However, high expectations in Moscow, according to Pushkov, not lay, “I Have no illusions about political orientation,”.

During the presidency, the Parliament, the deputies had to accept constitutional reform, a law on Amnesty and special status for the South-East of the country. However, the vote for constitutional reform has not been, and the law on the special status adopted in the wording which does not satisfy DPR, LPR and Moscow.

Pushkov noted that Groysman was blocked by the Russian Parliament and the parliaments in the international structures. So, in 2014, in the parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, agreement was reached on the formation of a group with participation of deputies of Ukraine and Russia, but it never worked, because from Groisman always came negative responses, said Pushkov. According to him, Groisman repeatedly disrupted all the activities that could lead to the creation of the inter-parliamentary contact group in the Assembly.