Anatoliy Stepanovych Hrytsenko (born October 25, 1957) is a former Minister of Defence of Ukraine.
Political affiliation: Member of Our Ukraine and leader of the All-Ukrainian Public Organization Civil Position and Civil Position.
Hrytsenko was a candidate for President of Ukraine in the 2010 Ukrainian presidential elections, during the election he received 1,2% of the votes. In the second round he called on voting against both candidates (Yulia Tymoshenko and Viktor Yanukovych).
Civil Position gained one seat in the Ternopil city council during the 2010 Ukrainian local elections. During the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election. Hrytsenko was elected into parliament as 3rd on the electoral list of Batkivshchyna. Hrytsenko did not sign the November 2012 oppositional forces Batkivshchyna, UDAR and Svoboda joint action plan “I did not sign this document because I offered another action plan, but it was not supported”; but did state he would fulfil it. On 18 May 2013 the faction of Batkivshchyna demanded that Hrytsenko (who was a member of the Batkivshchyna faction) would resign from parliament. Hrytsenko agreed to do that if Batkivshchyna faction leader Arseniy Yatseniuk would do the same. Hrytsenko eventually left the faction on 14 January 2014 “Due to [my] inability to influence the decisions that are taken by the Batkivschyna faction”. Yatseniuk immediately responded by saying the faction hoped that after leaving the faction Hrytsenko would resign from parliament (also); and also added “People blinded by their own ambitions do much harm to the team’s struggle”. On 17 January 2014 Hrytsenko submitted a letter of resignation to parliament.
June 23, 1979 graduated with honors from Kiev Higher Military Aviation Engineering School
December 10, 1984 assigned Candidate of Science (Ph.D.) degree from Kiev Higher Military Aviation Engineering School
1993 graduated from Defense Language Institute, U.S. Department of Defense
June 6, 1994 graduated from Resident Program of U.S. Air War College
October 30, 1995 graduated from Academy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.