|Державна служба з надзвичайних ситуацій|
Headquarters building, Kyiv
|Headquarters||55, Honchar St, Kyiv |
|Employees||~60,000 in peace time|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Internal Affairs|
The State Emergency Service of Ukraine  (Ukrainian : Державна служба України з надзвичайних ситуацій), until December 24, 2012 named the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine (Ukrainian : Міністерство надзвичайних ситуацій України, Russian: Министерство чрезвычайных ситуаций Украины) is the main executive body tasked with carrying out state policy in the spheres of civil defence, rescue, creating and managing the system of insurance fund documentation, utilization of radioactive wastes, protection of population and territory in emergency situations, emergency prevention and response, liquidation in the aftermath, and the Chernobyl catastrophe.
It is abbreviated as ДСНС [України]. It also directly administers the zone of alienation located just north of Kyiv.
Under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the agency's motto is "To prevent. To rescue. To help." (Ukrainian : Запобігти. Врятувати. Допомогти, Russian: Предотвратить. Спасти. Помочь)
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The former ministry was created in 1996 with the merger of the state civil defense body and the Ukrainian ministry in charge of protecting the population from the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe. Until 1991, the latter was a state committee of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR, while state civil defense was part of the USSR's All-Union civil defense network.
In 2003, the ministry took over control of the firefighting service, previously under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (militsiya). The ministry had been part of the military reserve of the Ukrainian armed forces, but after the 2003 reform and fire services merger, all militarized formations were dissolved, and in 2005, the agency became officially non-military and focused on rescue services.
Until the administrative reform of December 9, 2010, the body was called Ministry of Ukraine in emergencies and the protection of the population from the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. After the reform, three major central executive power bodies were directly subordinated to it:
On December 24, 2012, the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine was transformed into the State Emergency Service  and placed under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defence. On 25 April 2014, the service was transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. 
|Ministry||Name||Term of Office|
|Emergency Minister||Davyd Zhvania||February 4, 2005||September 27, 2005|
|Emergency Minister||Viktor Baloha||September 27, 2005||October 5, 2006|
|Emergency Minister||Nestor Shufrych||October 5, 2006||?|
|Ministry of Defense||Mykhaylo Bolotskykh ||December 24, 2012 ||March 2, 2014|
|Ministry of Defense|
Ministry of Internal Affairs
|Serhiy Bochkovsky||March 2, 2014||March 25, 2015|
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||Zoryan Shkiryak (acting)||March 25, 2015||May 14, 2015|
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||Mykola Chechotkin||May 14, 2015||November 10, 2021 |
|Prime-Minister(s)||Name||Term of Office|
|Vitold Fokin, Leonid Kuchma, Vitali Masol||Mykola Bondarchuk||August 24, 1991||October 1993|
|Vitali Masol, Yevhen Marchuk, Pavlo Lazarenko||Lt.Gen. Viktor Grechaninov||October 1993||May 1997|
|Prime-Minister(s)||Name||Term of Office|
|Vitold Fokin, Leonid Kuchma, Vitaliy Masol||Heorhiy Hotovchyts||August 24, 1991||December 31, 1994|
|Vitaliy Masol, Yevhen Marchuk, Pavlo Lazarenko||Volodymyr Holosha||December 31, 1994||August 31, 1996|
|Pavlo Lazarenko, Valeriy Pustovoitenko||Valeriy Kalchenko||August 31, 1996||February 8, 1999|
| Valeriy Pustovoitenko, Viktor Yushchenko, |
Anatoli Kinakh, Viktor Yanukovych
|Vasyl Durdynets||February 8, 1999||November 30, 2002|
|Viktor Yanukovych||Hryhoriy Reva||November 30, 2002||February 4, 2005|
|Yulia Tymoshenko, Yuri Yekhanurov||David Zhvaniya||February 4, 2005||September 27, 2005|
|Yuri Yekhanurov, Viktor Yanukovych||Viktor Baloha||September 27, 2005||September 15, 2006|
|Viktor Yanukovych||Nestor Shufrych||September 15, 2006||December 18, 2007|
|Yulia Tymoshenko||Volodymyr Shandra||December 18, 2007||March 11, 2010|
|Mykola Azarov||Nestor Shufrych||March 11, 2010||July 10, 2010|
|Mykola Azarov||Mykhailo Bolotskykh (acting)||July 10, 2010||November 12, 2010|
|Mykola Azarov||Viktor Baloha||November 12, 2010||20 November 2012 |
|Rank group||General/flag officers||Field/senior officers||Junior officers||Officer cadet|
|Генерал служби цивільного захисту України|
General of Emergency Services
|Rank group||Senior NCOs||Junior NCOs||Enlisted|
Chief master sergeant
The Special Aviation Unit and Operational Rescue Service of the State Emergency Service (Спеціальний авіаційний загін оперативно-рятувальної служби цивільного захисту) is based in the city of Nizhyn. 
The Special Aviation Unit can work independently or in cooperation with other State Emergency Service units to protect population and territory, material and cultural values and the environment during emergencies, especially for work performed under difficult conditions.
|An-30||Ukraine||Aerial Surveillance and Aerial Photography||2|
|Eurocopter EC145||France||Medevac Helicopter|
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