Head of Poltava Regional Organization of the SPU
Born on October 10, 1975 in the village of Lokhvytsia, Poltava region.
1991-1995 – attended Lokhvytsia medical college to get a decree in General Medicine, graduated with distinction, then continued his education in the Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy and graduated in 2001.
1994-2008 self-employed entrepreneur
1999-2008 headed STAMAR LLC
2002-2006 assistant advisor to the Secretary of the Committee for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mykola Karnaukh (SPU).
2008 – served as Deputy Head of Poltava Regional Inspectorate for Medicine Quality Control.
2009 – First Deputy Head of Poltava Regional Inspectorate for Medicine Quality Control.
2009- 2011 - self-employed entrepreneur.
2011 – Senior Specialist of the sector of the State Service for Medicinal Products in Kyiv.
2012-2013 – Head of the State Service for Medicinal Products in Lviv region.
2013-2014 - self-employed entrepreneur mainly engaged in unspecialized wholesale.
October 2013 – one of the initiators of the creation of the group of citizens "Revival of Poltava."
2014 – ran for the post of a people's deputy in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine via self-nomination (3.68% of voters of 144 constituency casted 2,926 votes in his favor).
Since August 2015 – host of the Vremia Che (Zero Hour) authorial program on Studio Gorod TV channel.
2015 - elected a deputy of Poltava City Council of the seventh convocation. A member of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc's Solidarity faction. Deputy Chairman of the deputies' commission for support of war veterans and Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) participants, social protection of the public, healthcare, motherhood and childhood.
2016 – ran the post of Deputy head of Poltava regional municipal enterprise Profdezinfektsiya.
17 years of service as self-employed entrepreneur.
3 years of service as civil servant.
Civil service rank – 9
Category of civil service positions - 4
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.