|1st Prime Minister of Ukraine|
23 October 1990 – 1 October 1992
(acting until 24 August 1991)
|Preceded by||Vitaliy Masol (UkrSSR)|
|Succeeded by||Valentyn Symonenko (Acting)|
|State Planning Committee of Ukrainian SSR (DerzhPlan)|
July 1987 – 1990
|Prime Minister||Vitaliy Masol|
|Preceded by||Vitaliy Masol|
|Succeeded by||post liquidated|
|Director of the Pervomaiskvuhillya trest|
|Chief of the Sverdlovatratsyt kombinat|
25 October 1932|
Novomykolaivka, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Ukrainian SSR
(until 1990 KP(b)U)
|Alma mater||National Mining University of Ukraine|
Vitold Pavlovych Fokin (Ukrainian: Віто́льд Па́влович Фо́кін; born 25 October 1932 in Novomykolaivka, Novomykolaivskyi Raion, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast), the son of a teacher, was appointed first deputy prime minister of Ukraine in November 1991. Today Novomykolaivka is located in Zaporizhia Oblast.
Prime Minister of Ukraine
On 18 April 1991 Vitold Fokin was appointed the first Prime Minister of Ukraine (at that time the Ukrainian SSR, technically).
On 12 September 1991 Ukrainian parliament adopted its resolution on "Succession of Ukraine" where Ukraine was declared a direct successor of the Ukrainian SSR. On 22 August 1992 at a plenary session of Ukrainian parliament President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk accepted a succession diploma from the exiled government of the Ukrainian People's Republic.
As prime minister Fokin tried to avoid any radical pro-market reforms, however, critics argued that Fokin's inaction, and further credits to various unproductive enterprises contributed to hyperinflation (1,210% in 1992) and in general to the disastrous performance of the Ukrainian economy. He resigned on 8 October 1992 under pressure from the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) and public. Until May 1994, he was vice speaker of the Verkhovna Rada. He currently serves as chairman of the supervisory board of AOZT Devon.
- Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States 1999, Routledge, 1998, ISBN 1857430581 (page 850)
- Resolution of Verkhovna Rada "About appointment of Prime Minister of the Ukrainian SSR". Verkhovna Rada website. 18 April 1991.
- 1992: The last president of the Ukrainian People's Republic hands over to Kravchuk regalia. Ukrayinska Pravda. 22 January 2012
- Interview of Fokin, Boulevard of Gordon; 23 October 2012.
as Head of government of the Ukrainian People's Republic (in exile)
|Prime Minister of the Ukrainian SSR (Ukraine)
| Succeeded by|
as Chairman of Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR
|Chairman of Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR (Ukraine)
| Succeeded by|
(as Prime Minister of the Ukrainian SSR)