People's Deputy from the so-called ‘Kolomoisky group’
Berezin Maksym was born on May 9, 1984 in Vinnytsia.
In 2001-2004, he was studying at the Kremenchuk Flight College of the National Aviation University to be a helicopter pilot.
Then, until 2010, he was an investigator of State Road Safety Unit. After that, he worked in the Kremenchug branch of the International Society for Human Rights.
In 2014-2015, he was serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine in eastern Ukraine in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone. After the service, he worked as a deputy for international relations in the All-Ukrainian union of ATO participants and peace-support missions.
From 2016 until his election to the Verkhovna Rada, Maksym Berezin was working as the director of the Municipal Guard of the Kremenchug City Council. During this time, he received a master's degree.
He was elected in the off-year parliamentary elections to the Verkhovna Rada from the "Servant of the People" party in the 151st constituency.
In parliament, he serves on the Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence.
Associated with Kolomoisky
Back in November 2019, Berezin was included in the so-called ‘Kolomoisky Group’, which was singled out by analysts of the Chesno public movement based on the results of voting on a number of strategic issues.
A clear affiliation to the ‘Kolomoisky group’ was determined in the spring of 2020 during two votes for the "anti-Kolomoisky law" — Bill 2571-d. During the vote in the first reading on March 31, Berezin abstained, during the second reading on May 13 — did not vote.
Ukrainian journalist, blogger, host of the programme “Гроші” (literally "Money") and head of the creative group of the journalist investigation department of 1+1 TV channel; Ukrainian politician, People’s Deputy of the 9th convocation from the party Servant of the People. Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy.