Miroshnychenko Yurii Romanovych is an Ukrainian politician, lawyer, public person, scientist and human rights defender.
Since May 2006 is People’s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (of the V-VIII convocations);
Since December 2014 (the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the VІІІ convocation) is a member of the Committee on Legislative Support of Law Enforcement, the Head of the Subcommittee on the Reform of the Penitentiary System, the Functions of Penitentiary and Probation Offices (December 2014);
Since December 2012 till November 2014 (the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the VІІ convocation) is a Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs;
Since December 2007 till December 2012 (the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the VІ convocation) is a member of the Committee on Legal Policy, Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Organization and Functioning of Judicial Bodies, Notary, Advocate Associations and Provision of Legal Assistance to Citizens;
Since May 2006 till December 2007 (the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the VІ convocation) is a member of the Committee on Justice, Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Procedural Legislation.
The main draft laws that were developed under the moderation of Yurii Miroshnychenko:
on Disciplinary Statute of the Penitentiary System (Reg. No. 8083 dated as of March 1, 2018);
on the Penitentiary System (Reg. No. 7337 as of November 24, 2017);
on Elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Reg. No. 4906 dated as of May 19, 2014);
on Internally Displaced Persons (Reg. No. 4490a dated as of August 13, 2014);
On Systematic Changes to the Law of Ukraine “On The Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine” (regarding the rights of the opposition) (Reg. No. 1066 dated as of November 27, 2014);
on the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly (Reg. No. 2508a dated as of July 4, 2013);
on Systematic Changes to Some Laws of Ukraine (regarding the establishment of the institution of priests (chaplains) in military, law enforcement agencies) (Reg. No. 3143 dated as of August 29, 2013);
on Systematic Changes to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine (regarding the regulation of chaplains in the bodies and institutions under the jurisdiction of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine) (Reg. No. 3233 dated as of September 12, 2013);
on National Projects of Ukraine (Reg. No. 9638 dated as of December 22, 2011);
on Public Associations (Reg. No. 7262-1 dated as of November 01, 2010);
on Higher Education (Reg. No. 7486 dated as of December 17, 2010);
on Systematic Changes to the Law of Ukraine “On Notary” (Reg. No. 1286-2 dated March 12, 2009);
on Jurors (Reg. No. 5151 dated as of September 22, 2009);
on Advocacy (Reg. No. 1430 dated as of December 25, 2008);
on Advocate´s Activity (Reg. No. 2677 dated as of May 03, 2007).
Childhood and school-time:
Was born on February 03, 1970 in the village of Lisino-Korpus, Tosnensky district, Leningrad region.
The roots of Yurii Miroshnychenko along the mother’s line originate from the Kuban Cossacks, and along the father’s line drive into the ancient Circassian (Adygh) Koolovykh kind.
Since 1977 till 1981 he studied at high school Kalevala village (Karelia).
Since 1981 till 1987 he studied at the Novgorod-Siversky boarding school named after K.D. Ushinskogo (Chernihiv region.), which he graduated with honors (summa cum laude).
The politician admits that it was teaching at a boarding school that hardened him for life.
“There was no other school in our village. However, I do not regret about studying at the boarding school. I am grateful to this school for having hardened me. Many of our graduates became scholars, doctors, and teachers”, said Yurii Miroshnychenko.
His classmates respected him. And even now he lovingly recalls the student committee, acting on the principle of self-government: the students were accustomed to work from a very childhood, in particular, boys repaired the electric motors, refined the details. Girls worked in a sewing workshop.
Independence and love of freedom are the features of a character that helps Yurii Miroshnychenko when making important decisions: from their adoption, the organization of their execution to the full responsibility for the result.
Since 1988 till 1989, Yurii Miroshnychenko took an army service at the training center of the Academy of Strategic Missile Forces named after Dzerzhinsky (Moscow city, Kaluga Region).
Firstly he was appointed commander of the department, later – the deputy commander of the platoon.
From the very childhood extraordinary leadership skills helped Yurii Miroshnychenko become a leader in the team, initiating new ideas. During his service in the Soviet Army, he took an active part in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada of the Soviet Union (1989). The young soldier not only offered an alternative candidate from their military unit, but also insisted on voting, which led to the election of the proper person he proposed.
Higher education and scientific activities:
The adoption of important solutions by Yurii Miroshnychenko has always been based on a thorough theoretical basis, which avoids mistakes and forecast the development of the situation in advance. Consistency and predictability have become inalienable professional qualities of the politician.
Since 1987 till 1988 and since 1989 till 1990 studied at the Nizhyn Pedagogical Institute at the Faculty of Foreign Languages;
Since 1990 till 1994 studied at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv at the Faculty of Foreign Languages;
2001 graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Academy of Labor and Social Relations (with honors) (Kyiv);
2004 Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, (Kyiv);
2006 defended Ph.D. thesis on the topic “Democratic mechanisms for the preparation and adoption of state-political decisions” (Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), candidate of political sciences, qualification degree “Political Institutions and Processes”;
On November 27, 2012, Yurii Miroshnychenko defended his thesis for obtaining the degree of Doctor of Law. The theme of the thesis is “Constitutional and Legal Provision of Democracy in Ukraine (Theoretical and Practical Aspects)”;
On March 28, 2013, the decision of the Attestation Board of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine awarded the scientific degree of the Doctor of Law in the qualification degree “Constitutional Law, Municipal Law”;
On February 25, 2016, the decision of the Attestation Board of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, YuriI Miroshnychenko, was awarded the title of associate professor of the Department of History and Theory of State and Law.
Political and party activities:
Having convinced that people’s deputies and political forces represented in the Parliament, can significantly accelerate social and economic transformations in Ukraine, in 1998-2000, Yurii Miroshnychenko has been actively involved in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in single-mandate constituencies. Here he gets an invaluable political experience, tightening his will and character.
“I remember how, during the election campaign, I talked with the inhabitants of the deaf Polissya villages in Chernihiv region, who at that time even did not see how the Ukrainian money looked. Can you only imagine: they lived only in the natural economy at the end of the twentieth century! And although I did not manage to reach the end of the election race, I decided that I would not retreat anyway!”, recalls the politician.
In 1999, Yurii Romanovych led his own political party “New Generation of Ukraine”, one of the most promising political forces in the middle class and youth.
In 2004, the party “New Generation of Ukraine” unites with Serhiy Tigipko’s party “Trudova Ukraina”, and Yurii Miroshnychenko becomes deputy head of the united party. Then he participates in the election of the President of Ukraine in the team of V.F. Yanukovych.
“When in 2003 V.F. Yanukovych was the Prime Minister of Ukraine, we saw that the economy grew by 13% per year (one of the highest in the world). Next year I decided to support him in the presidential campaign”, recalls Yurii Miroshnychenko.
At the end of 2005, a young politician becomes a member of the Party of Regions. In 2006, 2007 and 2012, Yurii Miroshnychenko becomes a people’s deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of the fifth, sixth and seventh congresses on the electoral roll of the Party of Regions. From 2014 he was a Chairperson of the Party of Development of Ukraine. Yurii Miroshnychenko was elected to the parliament on the electoral roll of the newly formed political party “Opposition bloc”, is a member of the same parliamentary faction, at the same time, remains the chairperson of the Party of Development of Ukraine.
From March 2010 to February 2014, Yurii Miroshnychenko was the representative of the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Today, Yurii Miroshnychenko has more than twenty years of political experience.
Main stages of political activity of Yurii Miroshnychenko:
From 1997 to 1998 was a candidate to Ukrainian Parliament in single-mandate constituency in Chernihiv region;
In 1999 ran for a position of the Mayor of Kyiv;
From 1999 to 2004 was a founder and chairperson of the political party “New Generation of Ukraine”;
In 2000 was a candidate to Ukrainian Parliament in single-mandate constituency # 130 in Mykolaiv region;
In 2002 was a candidate to Ukrainian Parliament from the the political party “New Generation of Ukraine” (#1 in the electoral list);
From 2004 to 2005 was a member of the presidium, deputy head of the Labor party of Ukraine (head of the party Serhiy Tigipko);
In 2004 was a member of the election team of the candidate to the position of the president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych;
From 2005 to April 2014 was a member of the Party of Regions;
In 2006, 2007 and 2012 was elected as a member of the Verkhovna Rada of the fifth, sixth and seventh convocations on the Party of Regions electoral list;
From 2010 to 2014 was the Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;
In 2014 was elected as a member of the Verkhovna Rada on the electoral list of the newly formed political party “Opposition bloc”;
Since 2014 року is a chairperson of Ukraine Development Party;
Since December 2014 is a chairperson of the subcommittee on the reform of the penitentiary system, the activities of the enforcement authorities and the probation of the parliamentary committee on legislative support to law enforcement.
Being a member of the Verkhovna Rada of four convocations, Yurii Miroshnychenko is the author of several hundred of bills. The initiator of the creation and successful implementation of many interfractional associations, temporary and permanent working groups.
Since November 2014 Yurii Miroshnichenko initiated the creation and co-chair of the permanent interdepartmental working group on penitentiary reform, formed on the basis of the parliamentary committee on legislative support of law enforcement and the Ministry of Justice. It works on the basis of mechanisms of the full cycle of public policy, and in addition to representatives of the parliament and executive authorities, it also includes scientists, experts, lawyers, human rights defenders, leaders of public organizations, representatives of the offices of the European Union and the Council of Europe in Ukraine, other international organizations. The main results of the working group activities are drafted and adopted bills on penitentiary reform.
Yurii Miroshnychenko initiated the creation of the National Platform “Ukraine Friendly to Autism,” which is a communicative platform for representatives of public authorities and civil society, designed to unite the efforts of all stakeholders to address issues of children and adults with disorders.
On the way to a Christian-democratic society:
In the early stages of his political career, Yurii Miroshnychenko was a progressive liberal democrat focused on the development of a modern market economy.
Subsequently, Yurii Miroshnychenko began to approach the Christian democratic model of the development of society, where traditional Christian values are being implemented in a democratic law-governed state.
Working on leading positions in business structures, Yurii Miroshnychenko began to realize the need for the establishment of civil society institutions as the most important precondition for the civilized development of a market economy. He becomes a co-founder of a number of public organizations, the most influential of which was the All-Ukrainian Public Association “NEW GENERATION”. In just a few years, a team of successful representatives of the “NEW GENERATION” was able to implement educational projects of nationwide scale: the All-Ukrainian School of the New Generation Policy (2001-2005) and the All-Ukrainian Youth Leadership School (2003-2007). Training in both schools was based on modern methods of organizational-activity games, which allows to train genuine specialists and leaders for the development of Ukraine.
The main stages of public activity of Yurii Miroshnychenko:
From 1998 to 2007 was a founder and president of the All-Ukrainian Public Association “NEW GENERATION”;
From 1999 to 2006 was a member of the Public Collegium of the State Committee for Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship;
From 2000 to 2005 was a member and chairperson of the Regional Ecological Center REC-Kyiv;
From 2001 to 2005 was a rector of the All-Ukrainian School of New Generation Policy;
From 2003 to 2007 was a rector of the All-Ukrainian School of Youth Leaders;
From 2003 to 2006 was a deputy chairperson of the National Council of Youth Organizations of Ukraine;
Since 2005 is a president of the Center for Effective Governance (on a voluntary basis since April 2006).
In the early 1990s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, while being a student, Yurii Miroshnychenko led a team of like-minded people and created firms to provide advisory and legal services to entrepreneurs and citizens. In his younger years he had professionalism, competence and fulfillment of obligations. At that time, the team of Yurii Miroshnychenko was one of the first in this market. In the second half of the 1990s their enthusiasm inspired many and led to the creation of a civilized market for consulting and legal services.
In 1995-1996 Yurii Miroshnychenko worked at the private detective agency “Python”. For almost two years he had served as an adviser to the Department of Economic Policy of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. “Here I received an invaluable experience of analytical work. And when it became clear that there were private entrepreneurs in the country who needed to protect their own interests, we founded the All-Ukrainian public association “NEW GENERATION”, recalls Yurii Miroshnichenko.
Professional experience (Kyiv):
1993 – employee of the company “Esculap-9”;
From 1993 to 1994 – deputy director of the company “Aelita”;
From 1995 to 1996 – deputy Director, Director of Private Detective Agency “Python”;
From 1996 to 1998 – manager of the firm “Inscrip”;
From 1998 to 1999 – advisor to the Department of Economic Policy of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs;
From 1999 to 2002 – president of the All-Ukrainian Public Association “NEW GENERATION”;
From 2002 to 2003 – deputy chief, head of Legal Department of “Naftogaztrade” Company;
From 2003 to 2004 – deputy head of Legal Department of Ukrtransgas-Service;
From 2005 to 2006 – president of the Center for Effective Governance;
Since May 2006 – Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
In 2002, Yurii Miroshnychenko was awarded the Honorary Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, in 2013 – the Honorary Diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
In 2011, Yuriy Miroshnychenko was awarded the title “Honored Lawyer of Ukraine”.
“Throughout all my life I feel love and care of my mother Valentyna Sergeevna,” says Yurii Miroshnychenko, with warmth and love. “My younger sister Alena, my close friend, we give each other the warmest feelings of the true family!”
“My children are my wealth: Vita (1993 year of birth), Maxim (2005 year of birth) and Solomia (2009 year of birth). For each parent, their children are a manifestation of love, an embodiment of a better future and hope. I am proud to have such children!
Senior daughter Vita graduated from the University with a law degree of international lawyer. She is already independent, but I try to communicate more with her, pay attention to her. I am very glad that I have such an adult child, my daughter. Solomia and Maxim are children of school age. They are happiness for parents”, says Yurii Miroshnichenko.
Yurii Miroshnichenko is fond of green tourism and sports. The member of the Verkhovna Rada is convinced that the politician in Ukraine should be much more than a politician. This is an example to follow!
“The word “wealth” literally means “God gives”. God has given many to me – my parents, sister, children, true friends, and interesting work. I can be useful to people and I can do a lot for them. I am sure that I can use my knowledge and experience to build the Ukrainian state, emphasized Yurii Miroshnichenko.