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Minister of Justice of Ukraine

Ukrainian politician, jurist, lawyer. Member of Parliament of Ukraine 7th convocation from 27 February 2014. He graduated the law faculty of Chernivtsi National University. Has the educational qualification of Master of Laws degree.

In 2004 he received the diploma of the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine in "Management".

In 2014 he received a Doctor of philosophy in juridical sciences.

Work began legal counsel for private law firms, and in December 2001 became General Counsel of State Savings Bank of Ukraine, where he continued to work until 2005 in senior positions in the department of legal support.

From 2006 to 2010, engaged in the practice of law.

Since 2009 he has been a member of the political party "Front of Changes", led the legal department.

In November 2010 he was elected a member of the Kyiv Regional Council, member of the standing committee on law and order and fighting corruption.

In the parliamentary elections in December 2012 has held the position of Head of Legal Department of the United Opposition "Batkivshchyna". From 12 December 2012 – Deputy of Ukraine of the 7th convocation of the party "Batkivshchyna", № 52 on the list. Secretary of the Parliamentary Committee on the rule of law and justice.

15 June 2013, after the unification of the "Front of Changes" and the "Batkivshchyna" was chosen as one of the deputy leader of the "Batkivshchyna".

In September 2014 Petrenko became a founding member of his current party "People's Front".