What is known about the head of the SBU and the Prosecutor General Bakanova the Ryaboshapka here.

On 29 August the newly elected Verkhovna Rada voted for the appointment of the power unit. The attorney General was Ruslan riaboshapka, head of the security service of Ukraine – Ivan Bakanov. They have already started fulfilling their mandates. The Internet-the edition “Gordon” has collected the main thing about the new heads of these departments.

The new Prosecutor Ruslan riaboshapka

August 29, the Supreme Rada majority has provided consent to the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky to appoint Ruslan Ryaboshapka here for the post of General Prosecutor of Ukraine. Voted 312 deputies.

The new head of the GPU 42 years old, he hails from the Odessa region. Wife (Olesya Bartoshuk) works in the European court of human rights (Strasbourg). The couple has three sons. They live with his wife in France. The sons of French nationality. He Ryaboshapka also lived in France while working in the United Nations development Programme (UNDP).

In 1998, he received his education in the Ukrainian-Israeli International Solomon University, one of the most prestigious private universities in Ukraine. Approved by the attorney General got the qualification of “specialist in law”.

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After graduation began working in the Ministry of justice. In 2010 he received the title of honored lawyer of Ukraine and headed the Bureau of anti-corruption policy Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov. However, a year later, the government eliminated the Agency and Ryaboshapka became Deputy Director of the Department of robespiere of the Secretariat of the CMU.

Retired in 2013 in protest against crackdown of Euromaidan, he joined a non-governmental organization “Transparency International Ukraine”. After the revolution of dignity in 2014 Ryaboshapka returned to the Ministry of justice, where he held the post of Deputy Minister Pavel Petrenko. After six months he left the Ministry.

From March 2016 to June 2017 was a member of the National Agency for prevention of corruption. The reason for the departure, he called sabotage by the leadership of the verification of declarations of officials.

During the presidential campaign of 2019 in Ukraine was an adviser to candidate Vladimir Zelensky. After his election victory Ryaboshapka became the Deputy head of the Office of the President.

Scandals and Declaration

In 2016 against Ryaboshapka was opened criminal proceedings on suspicion of illicit enrichment. In Kiev Prosecutor’s office indicated that on October 30, 2015 at her Ryaboshapka in “PrivatBank” received 270 thousand UAH from UNDP as a refill.

Then the public Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko said that the money UNDP provided for the activities of NACP stolen and the Agency had to work in “appalling conditions”. Ryaboshapka claimed that the money came to him as payment for providing expert services. In subsequent criminal proceedings on illicit enrichment had been closed.


In 2016 against his appointment to the NACP were made by the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and Minister of youth and sport Igor Zhdanov. Ryaboshapka I could get into the anti-corruption body with the support of the then Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk. One of the reasons, which he called the heads of the ministries, was the work of Ryaboshapka in Azarov’s government.

In the same year in the state register of electronic declarations was false was the Declaration on behalf of a member of the NACP Ruslana’s Ryaboshapka, which stated about getting them 20 million of fictitious commercial company. While checking found that Ryaboshapka has not made the data did the hackers using the test key.

According to the Declaration from 2019, Ryaboshapko no property. However, his wife recorded a land area of 318 m2 and apartment of 150 m2 in the village of Novi Petrivtsi (Kyiv region). Also for his wife, including a house – 145 m2 and land area of 440 m2 in France. The family owns two cars, a Volvo for a total sum about 2 million UAH.


According to Ryaboshapko, the Prosecutor General’s office is to eliminate as the body and its main function (the state) to submit to Ministry of justice.

He advocates the introduction of options material incentives for a limited category of whistleblowers who report the most serious corruption-related crimes. The attorney General believes that it is necessary to introduce a system of protection for such people.

Previously, he talked about the possible elimination of the military Prosecutor and the military jurisdiction.

Ryaboshapka supports the abolition in the criminal procedure code of the so-called amendments Lozovoy, which, for example, allows to reduce the duration of pre-trial investigation, imposes conduct examinations only by court order.

He advocated the adoption of the law on priority measures for the reform of the prosecution that allows you to create a certifying Commission for the selection of honest prosecutors.

After the submission of the General Prosecutor Ryaboshapka declared that the government “wants blood, in a legal sense”. According to him, every week someone needs to be held accountable senior officials.

Ivan Bakanov – approved by the head of the SBU

Members of Parliament of the ninth convocation appointed by the President the new head of the SBU. They became childhood friend Zelensky Ivan Bakanov he voted 319 deputies.

Bakanova 45 years, he was born in Krivoy Rog (Dnepropetrovsk region), and Vladimir Zelensky. Married. The family has two children: Arthur in 2018, graduated from KNEU them. Vadym Hetman, Stepan goes to school.

President Bakanov lived in the same house and attended the same high school in Krivoy Rog. The head of the SBU, two higher education. At first he graduated from the Kryvyi Rih economic Institute on a speciality “the auditor”, then – the Academy of labour and social relations in Kyiv, specialty “lawyer”. It is said Bakanov, “the first education I am the auditor, according to the second Prosecutor.”

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Ivan Bakanov has long been a businessman. Until 2012 he worked in the field of alternative energy, engaged in the construction of small hydropower plants. Since the beginning of 2013 – the head of the society with limited liability “Quarter 95” and the end of 2013 he was head of the Studio “Kvartal 95”.

In 2017 Bakanov has led party “the Servant of the people.” Was the head of the election headquarters Zelensky during the presidential campaign. 22 may 2019 Bakanova was appointed first Deputy head of the security Service of Ukraine and the head of the Main Directorate for combating corruption and organized crime of the Central Department of the SBU.

Zelensky emotionally reacted to the appointment Bakanova head of the SBU. In the hall of the Verkhovna Rada it was possible to hear, as the President said, “well Done, Ivan!”

Scandals and Declaration

Bakanova wife – the citizen of the Russian Federation. June 12, 2019 Bakanov tried to explain the reasons why she’s long been in the process of obtaining Ukrainian citizenship. He said that a special inspection in the SBU found no restrictions in appointing him to the post of Deputy Chairman of the security services, and barriers to gain access to state secrets.

10 Jul Bakanov has become an indirect participant of scandal with the President. At a meeting with local officials in Boryspil, Kyiv region Zelensky was named Secretary of the Boryspil city Council Yaroslav Godunok “robber” and kicked out of the room. After the offsite meeting, the head of state said he will call Bakanova “about this feature”.

Another scandal erupted at the end of may 2019, when the news Agency UNN reported that Bakanova was given the title of Lieutenant, despite the fact that he never served in the army and was on military account. Then the Ukrainian intelligence Agency provided information which indicated that Bakanov received the title in accordance with the provided military card, according to which it consisted on the account in the Dzerzhinsk regional military Commissariat of Dnipropetrovsk region. It was noted that at the time of his appointment, he had the rank “private stock”.

Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Julia Mendel reported that at that time the acting head of the SBU was awarded the title of Lieutenant so that he could have access to classified information.

Being in the position of the first Deputy head of the SBU, Bakanov said he was trying to submit an electronic Declaration, however, he explained that in this way it can jeopardize the safety of his family. According to the rules, for the Agency provides for a special procedure of filing declarations. Nevertheless, earlier Bakanov said that with time will publish a document of income.


The new head of the SBU in favour of retaining power for office functions law enforcement Agency. We are talking about the preservation of the office for combating corruption and organized crime (the so-called “K”).

During his speech in the hall of the Verkhovna Rada Bakanov promised that within a month will submit a bill on the reform of the SBU. He believes that “the security Service of Ukraine needs to be a technological, fast and strong.” According to the head of the security service, the reform of the structure will take three years, the first steps the Ukrainians will be able to see through the year.

Previous among the priorities of the intelligence agencies Bakanov called the fight against corruption and shady business. He also promised that the SBU will respond adequately to any pressure on business, including to identify their employees involved in illegal activities.

In July Bakanov urged the President to hold an extraordinary meeting of the NSDC due to the teleconference between Ukrainian NewsOne TV channel and the Russian channel “Russia 1”. He said that the SBU sent a letter to the media “news” (includes TV NewsOne, “112 Ukraina” and ZIK), which warned about the consequences for common projects with the channels of the aggressor.

Being in the area of operations of the combined forces in front of Shirokino, Bakanov called SBU “to protect the right of the Ukrainian people to live freely and to develop into independent and strong Ukraine.”