Regional public relations coordinators

«There is a need to expand the network of Regional coordinators of the Commissioner for Human Rights. Because they are virtually the only human rights defenders with appropriate mandate of the Commissioner outside the capital who are able to help people in emergency situations in the regions» –

Mr. Vadym Pyvovarov, Executive director of the UMDPL Association


In order to ensure interaction of the Commissioner for Human Rights with citizens and representatives of civil society organizations at the regional level the Commissioner with support of donor and international organizations has established a network of Regional public relations coordinators from among local community activists. The establishment of the network of regional public relations coordinators is entailed by the need to respond quickly to the violation of human and citizen’s rights and freedoms.

Regional public relations coordinators operate in the framework of the Memorandum signed between the Commissioner for Human Rights and the Association of Ukrainian monitors of human rights observance in the activities of law enforcement bodies (UMDPL Association). The Memorandum provides for development of the network of regional public relations coordinators of the Commissioner for Human Rights with the assistance and support of the UNDP in Ukraine.

The existence of this network significantly enhances the credibility of monitoring visits conducted by the Secretariat.

The jurisdiction of a regional public relations coordinator of the Commissioner extends not only to the region, where he or she operates, but also to the neighboring regions, where there are no such coordinators. Thus, the coordinator in Ternopil conducts its activities also in Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnytsky and Chernivtsi regions, and the coordinator in Rivne – in Lutsk and Khmelnitsky regions. The coordinator in Kirovograd conducts on-site visits to Mykolayiv, Poltava and Kherson regions, and the coordinator in Luhansk – to Kharkiv and Donetsk regions.


Regional coordinator




Nataliia Hurkovska

Vinnytsia oblast

181 Koriatovychiv str., entrance from the back side of the building, Vinnytsia.

Business hours: Friday 10.00 – 17.00


Vitalii Yelov

Volyn oblast

30 Slovatskoho str., office 5, Lutsk 43025



Yuliia Bashkirova

Donetsk oblast

46 Myru ave., office 2, Mariupol 87515


Business hours: Tuesday 9.00 – 13.00; Thursday 13.00 – 16.00

+380955998585, +380680008989

Anton Nezhyvyi

Donetsk oblast

10 Dryzhby str., Kramatorsk


Olena Kovalenko

Zhytomyr oblast

3/14 Koroliova residential area, (Regional State Administration building) room 107, Zhytomyr

+38097 906 23 01
Skype: ZT.Olena.omb

Oleh Hryhoriev

Zakarpatska oblast

17/12 Cyril and Methodius str., Mukachevo


Business days: Every Wednesday

+38096 229 77 57
+38066 439 51 50


Svitlana Demianchuk

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

21 Hrushevskyi str., room 619 Ivano-Frankivsk




Viktor Zhuchenia

Kirovohrad oblast

53 Chmylenka str., (Regional State Administration building) Kropyvnytskiy



Serhii Stuzhuk

Mykolaiiv oblast


70 Velyka Morska str., Mykolaiiv.

Business hours: Friday 14.30 – 18.30

+38068 795-86-17
+38093 65-65-400


Kateryna Hostiminska

Odessa oblast


+38050 1025242

Vira Yakovenko

Poltava oblast

19/2 Pershotravnevyi ave., Poltava Economics and Law Institute, Poltava

Business hours: Monday 13.00 – 16.00

+38098 3296941



Serhii Illiuk

Rivne oblast

7 Kavkazska str., Rivne

+38096 821-06-64


Iryna Bilyk

Sumy oblast

2 Kuznechna str., Sumy


Business hours: Friday 9.00 – 12.00

+38066 802 61 07
+38068 005 88 54


Volodymyr Shevchenko

Ternopil oblast

11 Pyrohova str., office 7 (TERA premises), Ternopil 46008

+38096-700 39 55
+380352 400-200



Oksana Tropina

Kherson oblast

6/9, 295th Rifle Division str., Kherson,

Business hours: Wednesdays 9.00 – 12.00



Oksana Kizayeva

Khmelnytskyi oblast

2 Kamianetska str., office 212, Khmelnytskyi, 29000


Business hours: Tusdays 10.00 - 13.00;

Thursdays 14.00 - 17.00



Lesia Valiayeva

Cherkasy oblast

185 Shevchenko ave., room 119, Cherkasy

Business hours: Tuesdays 12.00 – 14.00; Fridays 15.00 – 17.00




Bohdan Boyko

Chernivetska oblast

1, Ruska str., room 1a-3, Chernivtsi



Alla Lepeha

Chernihiv oblast

120 Tolstoi str., Chernihiv


Regulation on regional offices of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights