Prime Minister of Ukraine

position

The Prime Minister of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Прем'єр-міністр України, Prem'ier-ministr Ukrayiny) is Ukraine's head of government presiding over the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which is the highest body of the executive branch of the Ukrainian government.

Prime Minister of Ukraine
Прем'єр-міністр України
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Incumbent
Denys Shmyhal

since March 4, 2020
AppointerVerkhovna Rada
upon submission by President
Term lengthDuration of parliamentary convocation, coalition or upon resignation and removal
Inaugural holderVitold Fokin
FormationNovember 18, 1920
SuccessionNone; resignation or removal renders Cabinet illegitimate
Websitewww.kmu.gov.ua/control/en

While in office, the Prime Minister is granted full legal immunity from all prosecutions and legal proceedings. The Prime Minister's office is headquartered in the Cabinet of Ministries building in central Kiev.

Since Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, there have been 16 Prime Ministers (20 counting acting PMs). Denys Shmyhal is the incumbent Prime Minister since March 4, 2020.