President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Vladyslav Bukharev head of the Foreign Intelligence Service. Bukharev replaced Andriy Alekseenko, who had led the service since March of this year.
Who is Vladyslav Bukharev?
- MP of the Verkhovna Rada of the VIII convocation, member of the Batkivshchyna faction. In the elections in 2014, he ran as a majoritarian candidate in the district in the Sumy region.
- In 1992, Bukharev graduated from the Higher Military Engineering School of Communications with a degree in Communications Engineering. In 1994, graduated from Institute of Training of Personnel of the Security Service, and in 2018, graduated from the Sumy State University (law department).
- Service in the Security Service of Ukraine: From June 1992 to December 2007, he held various operational and management positions in the special services.
- In December 2007 - March 2010, he served as First Deputy Head of the State Tax Service - Head of the Tax Police.
From March 2014 to July 2014, he worked at the Security Service as the first deputy chief of the Main Directorate for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime.
In July 2014 - October 2014 he was an officer for special assignments of the head of the Security Service.
Bukharev has a medal from the Federal Security Service of Russia "Comradeship-in-arms award."
He explained its presence as follows:
“Approximately 10 years ago, I participated in an international operation to prevent the overturning of a large consignment of drugs from Latin American countries to Europe. Representatives of special services and law enforcement agencies from various countries, including the United States, Russia, Europe, Nicaragua, etc. As a result of the operation, a number of drug processing facilities were liquidated, previously unknown means of delivering and concealing drugs were discovered and documented, members and leaders of drug groups were arrested from Akon international trafficking of drugs seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine. This operation has saved more than one human destiny.
Also, people wonder why I have indicated this fact in my leaflets. I do not brag about this award, but I consider it wrong to hide such facts from people. I have my own principles, one of the main ones is honesty. "
“Usually, according to the declarations, the wives are very lucky. The spouses give generous gifts. But if we look to the Bukharev’s declaration, his daughter Yulia Bukhareva is super lucky,” journalist Khrystyna Berdynskykh writes on Facebook.
Yulia Bukhareva received two gifts from her father: one in the amount of 500,000 USD and 33,000 USD.
At the same time, the annual income of Vladyslav Bukharev was 30,000 USD.
Bukharev has repeatedly organized the concerts of Zelensky’s Kvartal 95 Studio in his constituency.
In addition, according to journalist Tetiana Nikolayenko, the wife of Bukharev, a teacher of foreign literature in one of the Kyiv’s gymnasium, works as a screenwriter for Kvartal 95 Studio.
Bukharev family has an apartment of 106 square meters in Kyiv. Bukharev’s wife owns a residential building with an area of 701 square meters and a land plot of 2500 square meters in Vyshenky, Kyiv region.
Bukharev’s daughter has one apartment in Kyiv with an area of 219 square meters, and another one in Zazymia, Kyiv region, (74.9 square meters).
His wife of the head also owns several objects in occupied Crimea:
The apartment and parking lot (86.8 squares) in Livadia.
The land plot (875 square meters) in the village of Semidvore near Alushta.