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- Administration affiliations
- -- The NDP list includes Premier Pustovoytenko, an assistant to
Pustovoytenko, Minister of the Cabinet Anatoliy Tolstoukhov, and
Deputy Minister of the Cabinet Oleh Petrov.
- -- The Labor-Liberal list includes counselor to Kuchma (and his
former chief of staff and top aide) Dmytro Tabachnyk.
- -- The Working Ukraine bloc list includes Minister of Foreign
Economic Ties Serhiy Osyka and first assistant to the premier Andriy
- -- The Party of National Economic Development list includes
Minister of Transport Valeriy Cherep, Internal Affairs First Deputy
Minister Leonid Borodych, First Deputy Chairman of the State
Committee for Oil, Gas, and Refining Ihor Bakay, and two deputy
- -- The DemPU-NEP list includes Kuchma assistants Oleksandr
Volkov and Volodymyr Ryzhov.
- -- The Slon list includes counselor to the president Volodymyr
Hrynyov and an assistant to Pustovoytenko.
- -- The Greens list includes an assistant to presidential
Administration head Yevhen Kushnaryov.
- -- The Agrarian Party, which was organized by the government to
counter the leftist SelPU, includes two deputy
agriculture ministers and a consultant to the president's
- -- The Rukh list has two cabinet ministers--Foreign Minister
Hennadiy Udovenko and Minister for Protection of the Environment and
Nuclear Safety Yuriy Kostenko--as well as presidential counselor for
agriculture Vasyl Shepa.
- -- The leftist SPU-SelPU list includes Economy Minister Viktor
- -- The United Social-Democratic Party list (headed by Kravchuk
and Marchuk) includes Vasyl Kremen, deputy head of Kuchma's
Administration and chief of his Domestic Policy Directorate, and
Yuriy Rybchynskyy, presidential counselor for culture.
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- Business affiliations
- -- Former YeESU head Tymoshenko, who reportedly built up Hromada
with money from YeESU, is No. 6 on the Hromada list, and a couple of
YeESU officials are also on the list. While Lazarenko was premier,
YeESU became the favored distributor of natural gas.
- -- Ihor Bakay, now first deputy chairman of the State Committee
for Oil, Gas, and Refining, but earlier head of the Respublika
Corporation, is No. 5 on the Party of National Economic Development
list. Bakay's company had been one of the most favored natural gas
companies under Kravchuk.
Bakay later became president of Interhaz, which is currently
favored by the government.
- -- Oleh Bakay, president of Interhaz and Ihor's brother, is on
the Ukrainian Republican Christian Party list.
- -- A first vice president of Interhaz is on the Christian
Democratic list. Interhaz's share of the gas market increased under
- -- President of Itera-Ukraine Anatoliy Volkovskyy is on the
United Social-Democratic list. Itera is closely allied with
Russia's Gazprom, which has been trying to get it into the top
position in the natural gas market.
- -- The Party of National Economic Development appears to largely
represent one bank--Prominvestbank, reportedly "the country's
biggest and most powerful commercial bank".
Prominvestbank head Volodymyr Matviyenko is No. 1 on its
list and there are 15 other Prominvestbank officials on the 53-
member list. The party's list also includes officials of other
- -- Chairman of the board of the First Ukrainian International
Bank Ihor Yushko is on the list of the Party of Regional Rebirth.
- -- The NDP list includes Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and
Entrepreneurs (USPP) President Anatoliy Kinakh as No. 5.
- -- The Labor-Liberal bloc led by former Donetsk Governor
Volodymyr Shcherban and former Deputy Premier Valentyn Landyk is
close to industry since both these leaders and also their parties
have long been involved in business circles. Landyk himself heads
the Nord refrigerator factory.
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- Press Affiliations
- -- The chief editors of the prominent papers Pravda Ukrainy and
Holos Ukrainy are running on the Hromada list, illustrating
Hromada's strong ties with the press. Pravda Ukrainy has been
blatantly pro-Hromada lately. Although Holos Ukrainy actually
belongs to the Supreme Soviet and should theoretically represent
Supreme Soviet Chairman Moroz and the leftists who are the largest
group in the parliament, it has, however, been running pro-
Lazarenko articles lately, for example, a 10 January article
NNNNaccusing Premier Pustovoytenko of "repressions against YeESU,"
"blocking the corporation's accounts, organizing numerous
unwarranted inspections by control and law enforcement agencies,"
and "forcing YeESU out of the gas market."
- -- The president and chief editor of the large-circulation daily
Kievskiye Vedomosti Viktor Chayka is on Rukh's list. However, there
recently has been a public split between the paper and Rukh. Rukh
leader Chornovil recently became enfuriated with Kievskiye
Vedomosti's independent line and attacked Chayka for allegedly
running "anti-Rukh articles in every issue" of the paper.
Owner Mykhaylo Brodskyy repeated his
paper's support for Rukh but said he would not "gag" his journalists
just to please Rukh. Moreover,
Chayka and Brodskyy declared that when they had joined Rukh they had
"no intention of forcing their political views on the paper's
collective". Brodskyy had been
having disputes with Chornovil, who refused to aid the newspaper or
to support Brodskyy when he recently tried to run for mayor of Kiev.
On 24 January Brodskyy and Chayka authored a
Kievskiye Vedomosti article assailing Chornovil for dictatorial and
bumbling leadership of Rukh, for protecting corrupt officials, and
for being too close to Kuchma ("running errands" for Kuchma).
Chornovil in late January got Rukh to expel Chayka and Brodskyy from
Rukh for "violating party discipline" and bitterly denounced them.
- -- The chief editor of Silski Visti, Ukraine's top circulation
paper, is on the SPU-SelPU list, reflecting the paper's sympathies
with leftist, agrarian interests.
- -- Editor of the business paper Dilova Ukraina is on the Labor-
- -- Editors of the Donetsk paper Donetskiy Kryazh and the Ivano-
Frankivsk paper Prikarpatskaya Pravda are on the Party of Regional
- Trade Unions.
- The Workers Party list is largely made up of trade
union officials. No. 1 on the list is Oleksandr Stoyan,
chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions.