In 1999, Serhiy Prytula was the presenter of Radio Ternopil — 106.1 FM. He took part in "KVN" and amateur art competitions.
In 2000, he studied at a London college. In the UK, he worked as a builder, freight mover, waiter, and cook's helper.
In 2004, he passed casting for the host of the program "It was yours — it became ours" on the Inter TV channel.
In 2005, he worked as a presenter of the Kyiv radio station Musіc Radio.
In 2006-2009, under the name "Ternopolsky Seryi" Serhiy Prytula was a resident of the comedy TV show Comedy Club UA.
In 2008, together with Olexandr Pedan and Olia Freimut, he hosted the show "Pidyom" (eng. "Wake up!") on Novy TV Channel.
In 2010-2014, he hosted the following shows: "Ukraina Slezam Ne Verit", "Sdelai Mne Smeshno", "Poi Esli Smozhesh", "Kto Sverkhu", "Strasti Po Revizoru", and "SuperIntuitsiia".
In 2016, there appeared the first Ukrainian-language humor show "Varyaty" hosted by Serhiy Prytula.
Member of the political council of Holos (Eng. "Voice"), a party created by musician Svyatoslav Vakarchuk.
In 2019, Prytula ran for the parliament on the party lists under No.30 but did not pass through.
In August 2020, was the candidate of Holos for the post of Mayor of Kyiv.
The showman's income statement is not publicly available. However, he admitted to journalists in 2019 that he earned about UAH 300,000 per month.
CEO of Dragon Capital, a Ukrainian investment company.
According to Prytula, Fiala may be indirectly related to Holos party.
'I think that Tomas Fiala is indirectly related to us, because several people from our team went through the "school" of the investment company Dragon Capital and were not the worst specialists, and it makes no sense to lose such people. I don’t know whether he finances [the party] personally,' Prytula said in an interview with one of the Ukrainian TV channels.
Brother: Prytula Vasyl, born on September 25, 1977. Vasyl is a criminal defense lawyer. He works at Vasyl Kisil & Partners law firm.
One of his last high-profile cases is the protection of border guard Sergey Kolmogorov. In 2014, he shot at a car at a checkpoint in Mariupol. Back then, a passenger of the car, a 30-year-old resident of Donetsk, died.
The border guard explained that he was following the order of his superiors since the driver did not react to the demands of law enforcement officers and that looked suspicious. In 2017, the Mariupol court sentenced Kolmogorov to 13 years in prison. However, the Higher Special Court canceled the sentence, and the border guard was released from the courtroom.
She worked as a teacher of physics, mathematics, and English in the Cherkasy region, an economist and deputy director of the enterprise Zbarazhska Agropromtekhnika, and also a leading economist of the branch Zbarazhsky Rayavtodor.
In social media, Valentina states that she works at Varyaty show.
Father: Dmytro Prytula, born on September 4, 1953, died in 2004 from oncology. He worked for a third of his life in the Zbarazhsky Rayavtodor.
Father-in-law: Viktor Sopelnyk, born on March 5, 1956.
In 2012, he ran for the Verkhovna Rada from UDAR, a party led by Vitali Klitschko.
In Verkhovna Rada of the 4th (2002-2006) and 8th convocations (2014-2019), he was an assistant to his son-in-law Vitaliy Khomutynnik. In the parliament of the 5th convocation (2006-2007), he was listed as an assistant to Andrii Pinchuk, a member of Party of Regions.
On August 22, 2019, she was involved in a traffic accident in Kyiv: she hit pedestrians who were walking along the sidewalk. Nine-year-old Rostislav and his mother Angela Pechenezhskaya were injured.
The boy received a closed injury to the abdomen and chest, and his mother suffered a concussion from a car hit and got a fracture of the pelvic bones.
Liliya Sopelnyk was placed under house arrest.
According to the media, the woman pushed the wrong pedal and drove backwards instead of going forward. However, the suspect's lawyer assures that his client instead felt bad at that moment and that was the cause of the accident.
The case is under investigation. If Liliya Sopelnyk is proven guilty, she faces up to eight years in prison.
The wife's parents are co-owners of several large companies. For example, Yutibi Group specializes in the wholesale of timber and construction materials.
Another company Torg-Alliance specializes in real estate purchase, sale, and management. For almost seven years, Torg-Alliance has been involved in criminal proceedings related to the well-known long-term construction in downtown Kyiv.
According to the register of court decisions, in 2008 Ukrainian Hotels LLC transferred 39 million hryvnias to Torg-Alliance for the construction of a shopping and entertainment center on the street Hospytalna, 12-ж. However, unknown persons stole the money, and the construction never began.
In this case, Prytula's relatives represent victims of the crime.
We are talking about the shopping and entertainment center near NSC Оlimpiyskiy. The territory has been put up for auction through the CETAM trading platform already for several times. For unfinished construction that is ready only for 10.5%, they ask UAH 124.2 million. So far, no success, there are no people willing to acquire a problematic construction site.
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In 2018, Prytula said that Yulia Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna party illegally used his activities in their advertising. On the page of the Volyn branch of the party, there was a photo of Serhiy Prytula and information that he had collected UAH 7.5 million for the ATO fighters.
According to Prytula, several Batkivshchyna politicians immediately contacted him, admitted their mistake, and apologized.
In 2019, during the national selection of Eurovision Serhiy Prytula asked the duet Anna Maria to whom belonged the Crimea.
'[Your] father was a judge under the occupation power, [your] mother was the deputy head of the Crimean Council of Ministers in the occupation power. In 2014, she got a medal from the Russian Ministry of Defense "For the Return of Crimea." Don't you regret that you applied for the national selection this year?' Serhiy asked.
In response, Anna and Maria Opanasyuk burst into tears. They said that if there was a choice between parents and the competition, then, of course, they would choose the parents.
The duo took the last, sixth place in the national selection for Eurovision.
Serhiy Prytula has a foundation, the Serhiy Prytula Foundation Charitable Organization.
Since the beginning of the war in Donbas, the artist has been volunteering and helping the Ukrainian military. In 2015, he managed to get UAH 7.5 million. The funds were used to obtaining the optics, transport, and warm uniforms necessary for the soldiers.
In April 2020, Prytula raised more than UAH 2 million for the needs of the army. In 2019 — UAH 5.3 million.
About Prytula as President:
'In my fantasies, I imagined myself as the father of the nation who controls the situation in Ukraine by relying on the bayonets of the military force.'
About Volodymyr Zelensky:
'When I see an official person who is in incredibly great physical shape, he seems suspicious to me. The time that a person could use for state affairs, he spends on his superb body. Therefore, the fact that Zelensky got weight pleases me. It means that he has no time for the gym.'
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