Government of Ukraine

TheCabinet of Ministers of Ukraine(Ukrainian:Кабінет Міністрів України,Kabinet ministriv Ukrayiny, shortened toCabMin), commonly referred to theGovernment of Ukraine(Ukrainian:Уряд України,Uryad Ukrayiny), is the highest body of stateexecutive powerin Ukraine. [2] As Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR, it was formed on 18 April 1991 by the Law of Ukrainian SSR No.980-XII. Vitold Fokinwas approved the firstPrime Minister of Ukraine .

The Cabinet is a collegiate body of the Cabinet’s presidium composed of five individual and several ministries that are represented by their respective ministers. Some ministries may be headed by members of the Cabinet presidium (Vice Prime Ministers). The presidium of Cabinet is composed of the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Deputy Prime Minister. The Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers ensures the operations of the cabinet.

The current Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is since 14 April 2016 the Groysman government . [3]


The number of ministries in the cabinet has changed over time, some ministries have been abolished, others have combined with others. The Cabinet is responsible for the President of Ukraine and is under the control of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament). It consists of the Prime Minister , the First Deputy Prime Minister, three [4] Vice Prime Ministers, and other Ministers , who heads their assigned Ministries (departments). At one point of time there was an institute of „state ministries“ that was majorly abolished on 25 February 1992 by the Presidential Decree (# 98). The Secretariat of Cabinet of Ministerssupports the effective operation of the government. [5] Structural part of the secretariat is also the office of the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

Parts of Cabinet meetings are broadcast live on Ukrainian TV . [6]

Since August 2026 Ukrainians can sign and submit electronic petitions to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine „to (assist with) the formation of the priorities of state policy and management decision-making“. [7] To be considered, the petition must get at least 25,000 votes. [7]

Duties and authority

The duties of the cabinet of ministers are described in Article 116 of the Constitution of Ukraine . Members of the government are citizens of Ukraine, who have the right to vote, higher education, and possess the state language ( Ukrainian language ). The members of the government may not have taken into account the fact that they have not been extinguished and taken Member of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officers of the United States and the United States of America may be members of the Executive Board of the United States. of an enterprise that is aimed at making profit. In case if aPeople’s Deputy of Ukraine is appointed to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine or resigned as a member of parliament and of his / her letter of resignation to the Ukrainian parliament .

At the sessions of the Cabinet may participate the President of Ukraine or his representative . During the Plenary session of the Ukrainian parliament People’s Deputies of Ukraine -have the Time of issues to the Government During the whole qui Cabinet Participates and answers to all queries of members of parliament.


The Cabinet issues resolutions and orders that are mandatory for execution. Normative legal acts of the Cabinet, ministries, and other central bodies Failure to register invalidates the act. (see Article 117 ) The Cabinet also possesses the power of legislative initiative and its own bills to the parliament (Verkhovna Rada). The members of Cabinet and deputy ministers may be present at the sessions of the parliament and participate in discussions. Every year no later than 15 September the Cabinet submits a bill on the State Budget of Ukraine to the Verkhovna Rada.

The sessions of the Cabinet are considered plenipotentiary if more than a half of the Cabinet’s members participate in them. In case a minister may not participate in the sessions, he or she may be replaced by a deputy with a consultative capacity. Proposals for other members of the Cabinet may be made available to other members of the Cabinet. Over the sessions presides the Prime Minister of Ukraine, while in his (hers) absent – the First Vice Prime Minister.

The decisions of the Cabinet are adopted by the majority of the Cabinet’s composition. In case of votes the vote of the Prime Minister is considered decisive.

Appointment and dismissal

The Verkhovna Rada (parliament) has proposed to the Prime Minister after the President. [9] A vote in Parliament is required. The President or one-third of members of parliament can not vote, but only once in a parliament session. [10]

The entire Cabinet has been dismissed following the Prime Minister’s resignation. [11]

The President can order the Cabinet to carry out its duties until a new Cabinet begins to work. [11] But then it will only be able to implement its duties for no longer than 60 days. [12]

The composition of Cabinet is determined by the Parliament of Ukraine on the petition of the Prime Minister of Ukraine (with the exception of the Minister of Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs, which candidates are proposed by the President). The legislation on the Labor and State Service of the Cabinet of Members. Positions of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Constitution of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine on the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

The Verkhovna Rada terminates the powers of the members of Parliament of the Cabinet of Ministers. [13]

2004 Constitutional amendments

Under the terms of Article 83 of Ukraine’s Constitution has governing coalition needs to be FORMED by factions (Rather than by Individuals) That Represent a majorité of the parliament ( Verkhovna Rada ), a „coalition of parliamentary factions“ (Ukrainian: Коаліція парламентських партій) . [14] A February 2010 by the factions and 226 signatures by members of parliament. [15] On 1 October 2010, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine declared the constitutional amendments of 2004 illegal, thus abolishing the principle of coalition creation in the parliament ( Constitution of Ukraine). [16] [17] In February 2014 the parliament passed a law that reinstated the 2004 amendments of the constitution. [18] Three days later they also terminated the powers of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine appointed by the Parliament’s quota, for violating their oath. [19]

Other Central Bodies Executive Power

State agencies with special status under direct coordination with CabMin

  • Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine
  • State Property Fund of Ukraine
  • State Committee in Television and Radio-broadcasting
  • State of the United States Special Communications Service of Ukraine
  • National Agency in Prevention of Corruption
  • National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service

  • State Space Agency
  • State Inspection of Nuclear Regulation
  • State Regulatory Service

Separate agencies of Executive Power

  • Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  • National Council for Television and Radiobroadcasting (Ukraine) (
  • General Prosecutor of Ukraine
  • National Bank of Ukraine

National commissions

  • National Commission that provides state regulation in communication and informatization
  • National Commission provides state regulation in the sphere of power generation and utility services
  • National Commission provides financial services markets regulation
  • National Commission on Securities and Stock Market


party key
Petro Poroshenko Bloc „Solidarity“
People’s Front
Presidential appointments President Petro Poroshenko
Logo Office Incumbent [3] [20]
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
First Vice Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv
Minister of Economic Development and Trade
Vice Prime Minister ( European and EuroAtlantic integration ) Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze
Vice Prime Minister Hennadiy Zubko
Minister of Regional Development
Vice Prime Minister (humanitarian policy) Vyacheslav Kyrylenko
Vice Prime Minister (infrastructure, fuel / energy complex, ecology) [21] Volodymyr Kistion
Vice Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko
Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov
Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin
Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danylyuk
Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak
Minister of Social Policy Andriy Reva
Minister of Temporary Occupied Territories and IDPs Vadym Chernysh
Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko
Minister of Health Oleksandra Pavlenko (acting) 
Viktor Shafransky (acting) 
Ulana Suprun (acting) [22]
Minister of Education and Science Liliya Hrynevych
Ministry of Fuel and Energy Ihor Nasalyk
Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan
Minister of Information Policy Yuriy Stets
Minister of Agriculture Taras Kutovy
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ostap Semerak
Minister of Culture Yevhen Nyshchuk
Minister of Youth and Sports Ihor Zhdanov
Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleksandr Sayenko

Government press media

  • Uryadovyi Kurier (Government Courier)
  • Ukrinform

Previous (historic) executive assemblies

  • Council of People’s Commissars (Ukraine) (1919-46), reestablished Bolshevik government
  • Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR (1946-91) (Law of the Ukrainian SSR „About the Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR“, 1978)
    • List of Ministries and State Committees in 1990 in accordance with the Declaration of state sovereignty

Alternative governments

  • General Secretariat (1917-18), Government established by the Central Council of Ukraine and approved by the Government of the Russian Federation and its regional representation
  • People’s Secretariat (1917-18), established by Bolsheviks
  • Council of People’s Ministers (1918-1921), independent government of Ukraine ( Ukrainian People’s Republic )

Original ministries

  • Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Nationalities (later Foreign Affairs)
    • Sub-ministry of Jewish Affairs
    • Sub-ministry of Polish Affairs
    • Sub-Ministry of Great Russian Affairs
  • Ministry of Agrarian Affairs
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Military Affairs
  • Ministry of Naval Affairs
  • Ministry of Food Supply
  • Ministry of Post and Telegraph
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • Ministry of Labor
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Road Communications

Former ministries

  • Ministry of Emergency → State Emergency Service of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Industrial Policy (Ukraine)
  • Ministry of Revenues and Duties → State Fiscal Service (Ukraine)
  • Ministry of State Farms
  • Ministry of Higher Education
  • Ministry of Family Affairs
  • Ministry of Communal Living
  • Ministry of Communication
  • Ministry of Forest, Cellulose Paper, and Wood Processing Industry
  • Ministry of Forest Industry
  • Ministry of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Ministry of Fishing
  • Ministry of Meat and Industry Milk
  • Ministry of Food Industry
  • Ministry of Improvement and Water Management
  • Ministry of Preparations
  • Ministry of Bread Production
  • Ministry of Automotive Transportation → Ukravtodor
  • Ministry of Construction and Exploitation of Automobile Roads
  • Ministry of Consumer Services of Population
  • Ministry of Geology
  • Ministry of Coal Industry
  • Ministry of Black Metallurgy
  • Ministry of Assembly and Special Construction
  • Ministry of Industrial Construction
  • Ministry of Industrial Construction Materials
  • Ministry of Rural Construction
  • Ministry of Light Industry
  • Ministry of Foreign Trade


  1. Jump up^ „Official CMU website . March 2017.
  2. Jump up^ „Article 116“ . Wikisource . Archived from the original on 25 March 2007 . Retrieved 2007-12-23 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b New Cabinet formed in Ukraine , UNIAN (14 April 2016)
    Week’s balance: PM Groysman, Rada’s sabotage, and disappointing IMF forecast , UNIAN (18 April 2016)
  4. Jump up^ „Yanukovych dismisses Sivkovych and Slauta as vice-first“ .
  5. Jump up^ Yanukovych appoints new Cabinet of Ministers,Kyiv Post(24 December 2007)
  6. Jump up^ First National Channel to broadcast governmental meetings,Kyiv Post(19 May 2010)
  7. ^ Jump up to:b Ukrainians can submit e-petitions to Сabinet from Aug 29 , UNIAN(29 August 2016)
  8. Jump up^ „Official CMU website.building address“ . March 2017.
  9. Jump up^ Azarov out for now? ,Kyiv Post(3 December 2012)
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  11. ^ Jump up to:b NSDC secretary Azarov Sees as Likely candidate for premiership , Kyiv Post (3 December 2012)
  12. Jump up^ Serhiy Arbuzov to head Ukraine govt pending first appointment,Interfax-Ukraine(6 February 2014)
  13. Jump up^ Rada terminates mandates of Yatsenyuk, eight members of the parliament,Kyiv Post(2 December 2014)
  14. Jump up^ Excerpt from April 12 press conference, Responsibility. Lawfulness.People’s Choice Archived14 October 2008 at theWayback Machine., Press Office of President Victor Yushchenko (12 April 2007)
  15. Jump up^ Factions ‚approval, 226 signatures needed to form coalition in Ukraine‘ s Parliament,Kyiv Post(12 February 2010)
  16. Jump up^ Summary to the Decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine No. 20-rp / 2010 dated 30 September 2010 Archived26 March 2012 at theWayback Machine.
  17. Jump up^ Update: Return to 1996 Constitution strengthens president, raises legal issues,Kyiv Post(1 October 2010)
  18. Jump up^ Ukrainian parliament reinstates 2004 Constitution,Interfax-Ukraine(21 February 2014)
  19. Jump up^ Rada Dismissions Constitutional Court judges appointed from its quota, proposed acting president and congress of judges dismissed the rest,Interfax-Ukraine(24 February 2014)
  20. Jump up^ (in Ukrainian) Spring transplantation: Prime Groisman and a coalition Cabinet,Ukrayinska Pravda(14 April 2016)
  21. Jump up^ Гройсман переконує, що Кістіон отримав посаду не „за красиві очі“ (Groysman assures that Kistion received his post not „for pretty eyes“). Ukrayinska Pravda. 20 April 2016
  22. Jump up^ (in Ukrainian) The government appointed Acting Minister of Health,Ukrayinska Pravda(27 July 2016)