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The Ukrainian Republican Party Assembly (Ukrajins’ka Respublikanska Partija Sobor) is a political party in Ukraine. It was registered as the first political party of Ukraine on November 5, 1990 by the Ministry of Justice of UkrSSR.[1] The party was founded earlier that tear in place of the Ukrainian Helsinki Association in April 1990.

Current leader of the party is Anatoliy Serhiyovych Matviyenko.


November 1976 - Ukrainian community groups was established to promote the implementation of the Helsinki agreements. Almost all members of the Group subsequently were repressed, four of them (V. Stus, J. Litvin, A. Pacific, V. Marchenko) died in Soviet camps.

March 1988 - Ukrainian Helsinki Union (UHU) was formed. Since 1989, UHU has moved to open propaganda activity of promoting the independence of Ukraine.

April 29-30, 1990 - Ukrainian Republican Party (URP) was established in the place of the UHU. The party was registered on November 5, 1990 by the Ministry of Justice of the Ukrainian SSR as the first political party in Ukraine.

During the Ukrainian parliamentary election, 1998 the party was part (o.a. together with Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists) of the Election Bloc "National Front" (Ukrainian: Виборчий блок партій «Національний фронт») which won 2,71% of the national votes and 6 (single-mandate constituency) seats.

May 1999 - The former members of the People's Democratic Party led by deputies of Ukraine A. Matvienko and K. Sytnik, which strongly opposed the re-election of the President Leonid D. Kuchma, has formed the All-Ukrainian Union Open politics (Відкрита політика). The main goal of the Union was the consolidation of all national-democratic forces and patriotic forces for the sake of building the Ukrainian sovereign democratic state. The Chairman of the Union was elected M. Matviyenko.

June 18-19, 1999 - Statement of leaders from parties Forward, Ukraine, Democratic Party of Ukraine (DemPU), Liberal Democratic Party of Ukraine (LDPU), PMU (headed by Yuri Kostenko), the All-Ukrainian Union Open politics to start the establishment of a party with the national democratic direction.

November 10, 1999 - The leaders of URP O. Shandriuk, ChNU V. Stretovych, Ukrainian party Unity A. Lopata, factions of the DemPU For the united national-democratic forces V. Shovkoshytnyi, the group of the LDPU Liberal Democrats for open politics O. Golovko , All-Ukrainian Union Open politics A. Matviyenko signed a declaration for the establishment of a united party.

December 25, 1999 - In place of the union AU Open politics and the series of other national-democratic organizations there was formed the Ukrainian People's Party(UPP) Sobor, which officially was registered on March 9, 2000. Chairman of the party was elected A. Matviyenko.

Fall, 1999 - Spring, 2000 - UPP Assembly was initiated and has taken an active participation in the All-Ukrainian action Ukraine without Kuchma.

July 10, 2001 - UPP "Assembly", URP, and UChDP together with the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland", Ukrainian Social Democratic Party (USDP), and UKRP declared the establishment of the electoral bloc "Forum of the National Salvation" (later known as - Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko, BYT).

March, 200 - UPP Assembly as part of the BYT participates in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada. The Block took the fourth place in the list of parties that has entered the parliament, gaining 7.26% of the votes. After the elections in April 2002 at the Convention of the UPP Assembly and URP, it was agreed upon the decision of uniting the two parties. And already in May was formed a united party under the name Ukrainian Republican Party Assembly (URP Assembly).

April 21, 2002 - A second phase of III Convention UPP Assembly and the second phase of XII Convention of URP have taken place, where the decision of uniting the two parties was approved.

At the parliamentary elections on 30 March 2002, the party was part of the Yulia Tymoshenko Electoral Bloc alliance. At the parliamentary elections on 26 March 2006, the party was part of the Our Ukraine Bloc. In the parliamentary elections on 30 September 2007, the party was part of the Our Ukraine alliance, that won 72 out of 450 seats.

At the presidential elections in 2004 URP Assembly supported Viktor Yushchenko and as part of BYT together with the Our Ukraine entered the pre-electing coalition Power of people. The candidate from the coalition of Viktor Yushchenko won those election.

February 12, 2005 - The XIV Convention of URP Assembly reviewed the agenda of perspectives for further activity. The chairman of the party was again elected the people's deputy of Ukraine, A. Matviyenko.

May, 2005 - Celebration of the 15th anniversary of the URP Assembly foundation.

At the first stage XV Extraordinary Convention were reviewed the perspectives of the party participation in the parliamentary elections of 2006. The ranking of the candidates to the list of deputies from the URP Assembly took place. By secret ballot, the head of the URP Assembly was re-elected A. Matviyenko.

December 3, 2005 - The second stage XV Extraordinary Convention of URP Assembly accepted the decision to block from PSNU, PMU, CUN, PPPU, and ChDU, and also declared the electoral list of candidates for deputies from the URP Assembly.

December 18, 2005 - Took place the inter-party Convention of the electoral bloc of political parties, Our Ukraine, the subjects of which became URP Assembly, Our Ukraine, PMU, CUN, PPPU, and ChDU. There was confirmed the pre-election program of the Bloc and its electoral list of candidates for deputies.


  1. ^ List of registered parties in Ukraine (Ukrainian)

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