Tuesday, 29 September

Former Minister of Transport Yevhen Chervonenko announced his intention to return into politics. He plans to run for parliamentary elections in the Odesa 134 single-mandate constituency as a self-nominee.

“When I saw so-called new people who want to go to the parliament, I decided to return to politics. I was invited to many parties but I did not join any of the lists. I run as a self-nominee in Odesa because twice I should have been appointed the head of the Odesa Regional State Administration, one of the decrees was even signed, the third contest was a fraud. “I want to change this country and let me star from Odesa,” the ex-minister noted.

Chervonenko also stressed that the model for the development of the Ukrainian state should not depend on the western, eastern or American vector. Ukraine must develop independently and be an independently strong state.

Recall that in 1998-2000, Chervonenko was freelance advisor to President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma. In 2000-2001 he was in charge of the State Agency for Management of the State Material Reserve (State Reserve) in the government of Viktor Yushchenko. He was a people’s deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the fourth convocation from Our Ukraine Bloc. During the Orange Revolution, he was the head of security of the presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko. From February to September 2005 he served as Minister of Transport and Communications of Ukraine (Yulia Tymoshenko’s government). From December 8, 2005 to December 24, 2007, he was the head of the Zaporizhis region (the head of the Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration). In 2010, he went on maternity leave to take care of his child.

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