Andriy Kliuyev

Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine

Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine.
"Andriy Petrovych Kliuyev was born in Donetsk on August 12, 1964; he has been Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine since February 14, 2012. In Ukraine, Andriy Kliuyev is known as a close associate of Viktor Yanukovych and good friend of pro-Russian lobbyist, Viktor Medvedchuk.
From 1994 to 2002, Andriy Kliuyev held various senior public positions in municipal and regional councils of the city of Donetsk, as well as in the regional state administration. In particular, Mr. Kliuyev was Deputy Chairman of Viktoy Yanukovych’s Regional State Administration in Donetsk from 1998 to 2002. Andriy Kliuyev was elected to the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine in 2002. He was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine three times between 2002 and 2012.
Since 2001, A. Kliuyev is Deputy Chairman of the Party of Regions of Ukraine. In the 2012 parliamentary elections, he headed the electoral headquarters of the Party of Regions. Moreover, he has been appointed head of Viktor Yanukovych’s electoral headquarters for the presidential elections that are scheduled in 2015.
In March 2013, President Yanukovych officially appointed Andriy Kliuyev as Chairman of Ukraine’s group in charge of preparations for the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU. It is common knowledge that Azarov’s government rejected this agreement, which caused thousands of protests and demonstrations throughout Ukraine. According to the online edition of Ukrayinska Pravda (Ukrainian Truth), it was A. Kliuyev who was responsible for the violent dispersal of peaceful protesters in Kyiv on November 30, 2013. This thesis was confirmed by by Oleksandr Popov’s testimony(Mr. Popov was Head of the Kyiv Municipal State Administration)." -