Lyudmyla Yanukovych
Людмила Янукович
4th First Lady of Ukraine
In role
25 February 2010 – 22 February 2014
PresidentViktor Yanukovych
Preceded byKateryna Yushchenko
Succeeded byHanna Turchynova (Acting)
Personal details
Lyudmyla Oleksandrivna Nastenko

(1949-10-09) October 9, 1949 (age 71)
Yenakiieve, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
Spouse(s)Viktor Yanukovych (divorced)
ChildrenOleksandr Yanukovych, Viktor Yanukovych
Alma materDonbas National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture
OccupationFormer First Lady of Ukraine

Lyudmyla Oleksandrivna Yanukovych (Ukrainian: Людмила Олександрівна Янукович; née Nastenko; October 9, 1949, in Yenakiieve, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine SSR) is the ex-wife of fourth Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and a former First Lady of Ukraine.


Lyudmyla Oleksandrivna Nastenko (birth surname) was born in Yenakiieve, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine SSR on 9 October 1949. He graduated from the Donbas National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture.[1]

Since 1969 she has been working at Yenakiyeve Iron and Steel Works, in the design and appraisal bureau. She was a specialist of the Enakievmetalurgbud Trust.

The couple married in 1971.[2] With her ex-husband, Lyudmila Yanukovych had two sons, Oleksandr and Viktor, and three grandsons Viktor, Oleksandr and Iliya.[3] From 2006 to 2014, the younger Viktor was a member of the Parliament of Ukraine; he drowned in 2015.

Ukrayinska Pravda claims that during Yanukovych presidency his wife Lyudmyla lived separately in Donetsk. After the start of the War in Donbas she reportedly moved to Crimea.[4]


  1. ^ Lyudmyla Oleksandrivna Yanukovych
  2. ^ In February 2017, Yanukovych stated that after 45 years of marriage he had divorced Lyudmyla.
  3. ^ "About us: The Leader". Archived from the original on 2 March 2010.
  4. ^ Yanukovych said that he divorced wife, Ukrayinska Pravda (27 February 2017)
Honorary titles Preceded byKateryna Yushchenko First Lady of Ukraine2010–2014 Succeeded byHanna TurchynovaActing