New Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories: Who is Iryna Vereshchuk?

Source : 112 Ukraine

One more new appointment at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
14:21, 4 November 2021

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the appointment of Iryna Vereshchuk as the Vice Prime Minister - Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories. 260 MPs supported the decision.

Thus, Iryna Vereshchuk will replace Oleksiy Reznikov at this position, as he was appointed as new Defense Minister.

Who is Iryna Vereshchuk?

Iryna Vereshchuk was born on November 30, 1979, in Rava-Ruska town, Lviv region.

She has three higher educations in international information, jurisprudence, and public administration, as well as a diploma with honors from the Lane Kirkland of the Polish American Freedom Foundation.

From June to October 2010, Vereshchuk was deputy chairman of the Zhovkva Regional State Administration in the Lviv region, and from 2010 to 2015 served as a mayor of Rava-Ruska.

Since 2016, Vereshchuk has been President of the International Center for Baltic-Black Sea Studies and Consensus Practices.

Since September 2017, she has been an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at the National Pedagogical University named after Dragomanov.

She became an MP of the IX convocation on the list of the Servant of the People party (No. 29 in the list). From September 4, 2019, to November 15, 2019, she served as a representative of the Cabinet of Ministers in the Verkhovna Rada.

Vereshchuk is a member of the Rada Committee on National Security and Defense, head of the Subcommittee on State Security and Defense.


According to the declaration for 2020, Iryna Vereshchuk in joint ownership has a few accommodations: in Lviv, in Brovary, as well as a flat in Rava-Ruska, and a few land plots in Lviv region.

The new minister has Toyota Camry. The total income of Vereshchuk for 2020 made 575,863 hryvnias ($21,990.21). She has 143,575 hryvnias ($5,482.63) on her bank account, and 160,000 hryvnias ($6,109.84) and 11,000 in cash.


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