Serhii Demchenko

Serhii Demchenko

Lawyer, MP from the "Kolomoisky group"

Demchenko Serhii was born on March 13, 1976 in Dnipro (back then — Dnipropetrovsk).

In 2003, after obtaining a license and the right to practice law, Demchenko Serhii opened his own law firm "Positive".

In 2013, Serhii Demchenko, being the head of the Ukrainian Human Rights Alliance, took part in putting pressure on the Batkivshchyna party by filing a number of lawsuits and statements about its funding sources. The media attributed these actions to those that were coordinated by Andrii Portnov, who then held the position of Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Viktor Yanukovych.

From 2013 to 2014, Serhii Demchenko held the position of Assistant Minister of Justice for the implementation of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. In 2015, Serhii Demchenko as a lawyer in court defended Judge Oksana Tsarevich, who persecuted so-called Avtomaidan participants during the Revolution of Dignity.

In 2015, he was elected a deputy of the Dnipro city council from the party "Ukraine of the Future" of Sviatoslav Oliinyk. In the City Council, he worked in the commission on the development of local self-government and partnerships.

For many years, Demchenko has been a member of the so-called Oliinyk Group, a politician close to Ihor Kolomoisky. When Ihor Kolomoisky was appointed head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration in 2014, he made Sviatoslav Oliinyk his deputy. Now, Oliinyk is the chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk regional council.

In 2019, Demchenko was elected to the Verkhovna Rada from the Servant of the People party in constituency 29 in Dnipro. He is a member of the Legal Policy Committee in the Parliament.

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Associated with Kolomoisky

Oliinyk, whose close circle includes Demchenko, is affiliated with Kolomoisky. Demchenko's direct belonging to the "Kolomoisky group" became clear during the review of 2571-d, the «anti-Kolomoisky law,« in the Verkhovna Rada. He was absent during the first ballot on March 31.

Then, Demchenko was one of the people's deputies who arranged the "amendment spam" for the bill, and submitted 1463 amendments to the second reading. He abstained in the second reading on May 13.

Demchenko also registered a bill banning demonstrations near the court building during the Surkis case, a former Privatbank depositor linked to Kolomoisky.