Head of the Chernihiv City organization of the SPU
Born on December 30, 1966 in the town of Halych, Ivano-Frankivsk region.
From 1974 through 1984 – attended secondary school No. 1 in the town of Chop, Zakarpattia region.
From 1984 through 1985 – attended secondary technical school No. 19 in the city of Uzhgorod, Zakarpattia region.
From 1987 through 1988– studied at vocational training college No. 1 in the city of Chernihiv.
From 1987 through 1990 - studied at Uzhgorod State University (the faculty of economics).
From 1988 through 1991 – Chernihiv combine Khimvolokno, straw boss.
From 1991 through 1996 – private enterprise Liga (League), accountant general.
From 1996 through 1999 - private enterprise Fort-M, accountant.
From 2000 through 2014 – founder of enterprise MetUkrInvest.
From 2014 until present – private entrepreneur.
From 2014 through 2016 – a member of the public council at the Chernihiv Regional Administration.
2014 – candidate for people's deputy of Ukraine in constituency 210.
Since 2015 – founder and chairman of nongovernmental organization entitled the Union of Communities "Strong Chernhiv Region."
Since 2014 – provision of legal services in Chernihiv regarding the registration and installation of personal heating systems in apartments.
2016 - candidate for people's deputy of Ukraine in constituency 206.
In 2018 – elected Chairman of Chernihiv Regional Organization of the Socialist Party of Ukraine.
Basic principles of the activities of the Socialist Party of Ukraine
Progress and achievements
The SPU was the initiator of the adoption of the Constitution by the Parliament in 1996. The "Constitutional Night," when parliamentarians worked on the Constitution until the morning, allowed Ukraine to avoid a political crisis - if the Constitution were not adopted, President Leonid Kuchma would have dissolved the Verkhovna Rada and imposed his version of the Framework Law, which granted the president dictatorial powers.
The Socialists played a decisive role in frustrating the attempt to implement the results of the referendum held on April 16, 2000 through parliament. Observers stated that during the vote counting, massive violations were committed at the referendum, and the results of the plebiscite were gerrymandered. One of the questions of this referendum was the creation of a two-chamber parliament in Ukraine - this would have created the prerequisites for the transformation of Ukraine into a federal state and the development of regional separatism. The SPU was totally against the approval of the results of the referendum. The events of 2014 proved the rightness of the Socialists.
In 2000, the Socialist Party released information about Kuchma's involvement in the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze, as a result of which Kuchma became "non-handshakable" in most Western countries.
In December 2004, the SPU became one of the main initiators of the adoption of the constitutional reform by the Verkhovna Rada, which transformed Ukraine from a presidential-parliamentary to the parliamentary-presidential republic.
In 2004, the party became an associated member of the Socialist International.
The SPU was one of the initiators of the "Ukraine without Kuchma" protest movement in December 2000. It failed, but allowed the consolidation of anti-Kuchma political forces, which later played a decisive role in the democratization of the country.
The SPU became an active participant in the "Rise, Ukraine!" movement in September 2002. In the first day so far more than 100,000 people took part in it.
In 2004, the SPU became one of the most active participants of the Orange Revolution, which did not allow falsifying the results of the presidential elections and led to the power of democratic forces.
The revival of the party
From 1994 to 2007, the SPU was represented in the parliament by a large number of its members, but in the future the party was not very popular with voters.
In July 2017, Illia Kyva headed the SPU. He intended to purify the party and strengthen its positions in the "left-wing field." In December 2017, he announced the beginning of the decommunization of the SPU. As a result, ex-party chairman Petro Ustenko and a number of his associates were expelled from the party - they were unveiled in an attempt to sell the party to the Kremlin, as well as in secret negotiations with other political forces that were at odds with the previous arrangements.
During the second stage of the SPU congress held on February 4, 2018 the party proclaimed that the priority for it is patriotism, which implies a complete restoration of Ukraine's control over its territory within the borders of 2013.