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Mr. Volodymyr Groysman

Prime Minister of Ukraine

Volodymyr Groysman is a Ukrainian politician of Jewish descent, who has been the Prime Minister of Ukraine since 14 April 2016.

From March 2006 until February 2014 Groysman was the Mayor of Vinnytsia. From then to November 2014, he held two concurrent positions as the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for Regional Policy and the Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine.

He was elected into parliament on the party lists of the pro-presidential Petro Poroshenko Bloc. Groysman’s next post was the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s national parliament), starting late November 2014 until being appointed Prime Minister.

He is the first ethnically Jewish Prime Minister of Ukraine.

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