Mykhailo Koval

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Mykhailo Koval
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Acting Minister of Defence of Ukraine
In office
25 March 2014 – 3 July 2014
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Preceded by Ihor Tenyukh
Succeeded by Valeriy Heletey[1]
Personal details
Born (1956-02-26) 26 February 1956 (age 62)
Izyaslav, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, USSR
Alma mater Frunze Military Academy
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Mykhailo Koval (Ukrainian: Михайло Володимирович Коваль; 26 February 1956) is a Colonel General of Ukraine who until 2014 worked in the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. During the 2014 Crimea crisis he was appointed as the Minister of Defence replacing Admiral Ihor Tenyukh who resigned.[2]

Professional career[edit]

In 1979 Koval graduated the Kamianets-Podilsky Higher Military-Engineer Command School. Until 1987 he served in the Soviet Airborne Troops (VDV), after which he entered the Frunze Military Academy in Moscow and graduated it in 1990. In 1990-95 Koval served in a VDV training centre.

In 1997 he also graduated the National University of Defense of Ukraine. In 1997-99 Koval worked in commanding positions of the Northern Operation Command, in 1999–2001 - the Western Operation Command. In 2001-02 he served as the First Deputy Commander of the Internal Troops of Ukraine, since 2002 and until 2013 - the First Deputy Commander of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of the 30th Armoured Division
1997–1999
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of the 80th Airmobile Regiment
1992–1995
Succeeded by