Hennadiy Moskal

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Hennadiy Moskal
Геннадій Москаль
Hennadiy Moskal.jpg
Hennadiy Moskal in 2014
Governor of Zakarpattia Oblast
Assumed office
15 July 2015
President Petro Poroshenko
Preceded by Vasyl Hubal
In office
June 2001 – September 2002
President Leonid Kuchma
Preceded by Viktor Baloha
Succeeded by Ivan Rizak
Representatives of the President of Ukraine in Crimea
In office
President Viktor Yushchenko
Preceded by Volodymyr Kulish
Succeeded by Viktor Shemchuk
Governor of Luhansk Oblast
In office
18 September 2014 – 15 July 2015
President Petro Poroshenko
Preceded by Iryna Verihina (acting)
Succeeded by Yuriy Klimenko (acting)
In office
November 2005 – April 2006
President Viktor Yushchenko
Preceded by Oleksiy Danilov
Succeeded by Oleksandr Kobityev
Personal details
Born (1950-12-11) 11 December 1950 (age 71)
Zadubrivka, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine, Soviet Union
Other political
Front of Changes[1] (from December 2011 till June 2013)
Children 1 daughter[2]
Residence Ukraine
Occupation politician, People's Deputy of Ukraine, Merited jurist of Ukraine, Honoured lawyer of AR Crimea[2]
People's Deputy of Ukraine
6th convocation
23 November 2007 – 12 December 2012
Elected as: Independent, No.41[3]
7th convocation
12 December 2012 – 27 November 2014
Elected as: Independent, No.32[4]

Hennadiy Hennadiyovych Moskal (Ukrainian: Геннадій Геннадійович Москаль; born 11 December 1950) is a Ukrainian politician and statesman and the current Zakarpattia Oblast Governor.[5] He was previously appointed governor of the Luhansk Oblast while the War in Donbass was raging in Luhansk Oblast.[6][7]

Moskal also has acted as Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and is a Merited Jurist of Ukraine (1997).[2][8]


Gennadiy Gennadiyovych Moskal was born on 11 December 1950 in Zadubrivka village, Zastavna District, Chernivtsi Oblast into a family of public servants.[2][9][10] His father, Gennady Hadeyovych Hayfulin (or Hayfullin),[11] was an ethnic Tatar.[12] His mother, Stepaniya Pavlivna Moskal, was an ethnic Ukrainian. Although it is uncommon, Slavic naming customs allow the mother's last name to become the last name of the child instead of the father's last name.


Gennady Moskal graduated from the Chernivtsi Railway College,[2] then in


In 1975, Moskal started working as detective of Soviet police (Militsiya) in Chernivtsi, where he advanced from inspector to Militsiya Lieutenant General. During working in the structures of the Ministry of Internal Affairs he was the Deputy Chief of Militsiya in Chernivtsi oblast.

  • 1978–1992 – Chief of criminal investigation department of Chernivtsi Oblast militsiya (with breaks)
    • 1983–1986 – Deputy chief of militsiya in the Lenin district of Chernivtsi
  • 1992–1995 – Chief of criminal militsiya in Chernivtsi Oblast
  • 1995–1997 – Chief of militsiya in Zakarpattia Oblast.[2]
  • 1997–2000 – Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Chief of militsiya in Crimea[2]
  • 2000–2001 – Internal Affairs, Chief of militsiya in Dnipropetrovsk region[2]
  • June 2001 – September 2002 – Governor of Zakarpattia Oblast[2]
  • 2002–2005 – Chairman of State Committee on Nationalities and Migration
  • February 2005 – November 2005 – Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Chief of criminal militsiya[2]
  • November 2005 – April 2006 – Governor of Luhansk region[2]
  • 2006 – the Permanent Representative of President of Ukraine in Crimea[2]
  • 9 January 2007 – appointed the Deputy Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) by Presidential Decree.[2]
  • April 2007 – May 2007 – Deputy Secretary of RNBU

Verkhovna Rada

In autumn 2007, Gennady Moskal was elected People's Deputy of Ukraine from Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc (under No. 41). In Verkhovna Rada, he performed duties of the 1st Deputy Chairman of the Committee to combat organized crime and corruption.[2] At the time of elections in 2007, Moskal was the president of Kiev law firm "Protection".[13]

On 19 August 2009, Gennady Moskal was re-appointed the Chief of the Internal Affairs Department in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, yet in order to keep the parliamentary mandate, he resigned on 15 December 2009; on 16 December 2009, he was reinstated in the former position by the government. On 3 February 2010, President Viktor Yushchenko sent an inquiry to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on the legality of coordinating both positions by Moskal; after that, Moskal has resigned in Crimea.

Moskal joined the party Front of Changes in December 2011.[1] In 2012 he was re-elected into parliament on the party list of Fatherland.[14] On 15 June 2013 his Front for Change (party) merged into Fatherland.[15] On 25 August 2014 Moskal was expelled from Fatherland because he had supported, and campaigned for, Petro Poroshenko in the 25 May 2014 Ukrainian presidential election and thus not Fatherland's presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko.[16]

Luhansk Oblast Governor

On 18 September 2014 President Petro Poroshenko appointed Moskal Luhansk Oblast Governor.[7] At that time Luhansk Oblast was one of the front-lines of the War in Donbass.[6]


  • 1997 – Honoured lawyer of Ukraine[2]
  • Honoured lawyer of AR Crimea[2]
  • Order of Merit, III and II grades[2]
  • Award "Nominal firearm"[2]
  • 2002 – Winner of the All-Ukrainian program "Leaders of the Regions"[2]


Gennady Moskal is married.[2] He has one daughter and two grandchildren.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 (Ukrainian) Москаль вступив до "Фронту змін", BBC Ukrainian (29 December 2011)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 (Russian)/(website has automatic Google Translate option) Short bio, LIGA
  3. "People's Deputy of Ukraine of the VI convocation". Official portal (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 22 December 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "People's Deputy of Ukraine of the VI convocation". Official portal (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 22 December 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Poroshenko appoints volunteer Heorhiy Tuka head of Luhansk Regional State Administration, Ukraine Today (22 July 2015)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Donetsk airport shelling violates east Ukraine truce, BBC News (30 September 2014)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Poroshenko appoints Moskal as Luhansk regional governor, Kyiv Post (18 September 2014)
  8. Edict of the President of Ukraine. 19 August 1997
  9. biography
  10. Gennadiy Moskal, peoples.ru
  11. (Russian) Геннадий Москаль — самый обсуждаемый политик
  12. (Ukrainian) Чому пильний Геннадій Москаль приховує своє справжнє прізвище і національність? (ДОКУМЕНТИ, ВІДЕО)
  13. http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/site/p_deputat?d_id=11125
  14. (Ukrainian) Список депутатів нової Верховної Ради, Ukrayinska Pravda (11 November 2012)
  15. Sobolev: Front for Change and Reform and Order Party to join Batkivschyna, Interfax-Ukraine (11 June 2013)
    Front for Change, Reforms and Order to dissolve for merger with Batkivshchyna – Sobolev, Ukrinform (11 June 2013)
  16. MP Moskal, several other Batkivschyna members expelled from party for violation of statute – party's press service, Interfax-Ukraine (25 August 2014)
    (Ukrainian) "Fatherland" explained that Moskal is out for the support of Poroshenko in elections, Ukrayinska Pravda (25 August 2014)

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