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President  Viktor Yushchenko
Name  Viktor Bondar
Preceded by  Nadiya Deyeva
Role  Politician

Succeeded by  Semen Krol (acting)
Political party  Revival
Spouse(s)  Alla Bondar
Residence  Ukraine
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Preceded by  Yevhen Alfredovych Chervonenko
Succeeded by  Mykola Mykolayovych Rudkovsky
Born  November 5, 1975 (age 40) Dashkivtsi, Vinkivtsi Raion,  Ukrainian SSR (1975-11-05)
Education  Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
Similar People  Viktor Baloha, Vitaly Barvinenko, Volodymyr Parasyuk

Viktor Vasylyovych Bondar (Ukrainian: Ві́ктор Васи́льович Бо́ндар; Russian: Виктор Васильевич Бондарь, Viktor Vasilevich Bondar [ˈviktor vɐˈsʲilʲjovʲɪtɕ bondar]) is Ukrainian politician, member of Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) of the 7th and 8th convocations, Minister of Transport and Communication of Ukraine (2005–2006) and Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration (2007–2010).


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Since 5 June 2015 Bondar is party chairman of the party "Revival".


Viktor Bondar was born on November 5, 1975 in Dashkivtsi, Vinkivtsi Raion, Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union.

In 1997 graduated from the Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine, majoring in legal science.

In 2004 graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, majoring in information management system and technologies (computer system analysis).

Had academic degree (candidate) of juridical sciences (Doctor of Law).

  • In 1993–1996, jointly with a partner, founded and managed the legal firm Stalker.
  • In 1996–1997, legal advisor of the President of Sigma Financial and Industrial Group JSC (Kharkiv).
  • In 1997–1999, Deputy Director of European Development Fund LLC (Kharkiv).
  • In 1999–2000, Chairman of the Board of Donetsk Meat Processing Plant OJSC.
  • From July to September 2000, Vice-President of Ukrainian Communications LLC (Kyiv).
  • In 2000–2005, Head of the Information Resources Center under the Internal Policy Department, Deputy Director of the Department of Communications with Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine, Head of Administration of Information Resources and Technologies Development Strategy under the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
  • From June to September 2005, acting as the First Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication of Ukraine.
  • From September 28, 2005 to August 4, 2006, the Minister of Transport and Communication of Ukraine in the Yekhanurov Government.
  • From September 2006 to September 2007, Deputy of Viktor Baloha, Head of Secretariat of the President of Ukraine; in charge of regional and personnel policy.
  • From September to December 2007, acting as the Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administration.
  • From December 2007 to February 4, 2010, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administration. In 2007 32-year Viktor Bondar was the 161st most influential Ukrainian according to national newsweekly Focus. Prior to dismissal from this office, deputies of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council expressed distrust to Viktor Bondar. He openly declared his support to the Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during the campaign for presidency, while the majority of votes at the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council were held by the Party of Regions, whose leader Viktor Yanukovych was her rival
  • From May 2010 to March 15, 2011, Deputy of Ihor Kaletnyk, Chief of the State Customs Service of Ukraine.
  • On March 17, 2011 he is appointed Director of Organization and Management Department under the State Customs Service of Ukraine. [2]

    In 2012 he was elected into Ukrainian parliament Verkhovna Rada as an independent candidate after winning a constituency in Khmelnytsky Oblast. In parliament he joined the Party of Regions faction.

    On February 19, 2014 Vikor Bondar left the Party of Regions faction. He stated that make his decision after The Security Service of Ukraine in Khmelnytsky Oblast fired guns at Euromaidan protesters. After leaving Viktor Bondar together with other members of parliament founded new parliament faction Sovereign European Ukraine.

    In the October 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election Bondar was re-elected into the Ukrainian parliament as a non-partisan after winning a single-member districts seat in Starokostiantyniv with 18.61% of the votes. In parliament he joined the parliamentary group Revival. During the 5 June 2015 party congress of the party "Revival" it was decided that this faction is the parliamentary wing of the Revival party. Bondar was elected Revival party chairman.

    Criminal record

    In March 2010, Viktor Bondar was charged with accessory in crime regarding deliberate destruction of the uncompleted Teremky Bus Terminal (Kyiv). According to the case materials, these actions caused the state over five and a half million hryvnias of damages. Viktor Bondar, who had criticized the team of Viktor Yanukovych before the second round of the elections, was charged with causing damages to the state, as based on the documents he had signed jointly with other officials in 2006, while holding the position of the Minister of Transport and Communication. This refers to the documents signed by Viktor Bondar permitting a shopping mall construction in place of the waste ground. In 2011, the State Prosecutor's Office established that back in 1975 а set of posts with the total value of UAH5mln had been dug in at the site, and destruction of those posts was classified by the Prosecutor's Office as damage to the state and the basis for the charges pressed against Viktor Bondar. In 2011 the criminal case in relation to Viktor Bondar was terminated due to the absence of elements of a crime in his actions.

    Political views

    Viktor Bondar repeatedly declared his being a consistent supporter of Viktor Yushchenko. He was a managing member of Our Ukraine. During the campaign of 2007 he assisted leaders of Dnipropetrovsk branch of the People's Union "Our Ukraine" (as the then Governor of the region) by providing them with material and technical resources for early elections to the parliament. Viktor Bondar was dissatisfied with the outcomes of the campaign in the region, where the party headed by Viktor Yushchenko has traditionally never been very popular. Two days after the elections, along with other organizational conclusions regarding the officials involved, organized an address to the President and subsequent dismissal of eight district heads in Dnipropetrovsk region, with abstractive wording.

    From July 2008 to April 2009 — deputy leader of United Centre, initiated by Viktor Baloha, Head of Administration of the President of Ukraine. Having arranged the funding for the branch in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, as a result of conflicting views as to the role of the Party in the presidential campaign, voluntarily withdrew from its members and publicly declared his intention to avoid future membership in any party.

    Since April 2009, Viktor Bondar has no party affiliation.

    In May 2012 Viktor Bondar quit his job as a Director of Organization and Management Department under the State Customs Service of Ukraine and started active election campaign in the 191st district. His main opponent was a candidate from the Party of Regions, the head of Khmelnytskyi administration Mykola Derikot. The voting results was: Victor Bondar got 25.4% (22'449 votes) what was by 4,66% (4117 votes) more that his opponent got.


  • 3rd Degree Ukrainian Order of Merits.
  • Cross of Officer of the Order for Merits to Lithuania.
  • Honorary Certificates from the Government of Ukraine.
  • Private life

    Viktor Bondar has three sons and a daughter. Divorced.

    He collects photographs of unusual or funny monuments from all over the world, as well as their miniature figurines. Also he is interested in IT technologies.


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