Parubiy was active in the struggle for Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union, which was achieved in 1991, and was one of the leaders of the 2004 Orange Revolution.
Yarosh heads a militant ultra-rightwing group Praviy Sektor (Right Sector), which surged to prominence during the Euromaidan demonstrations for its uncompromising stance.
In 1990 Avakov founded and headed two financial firms, Investor and Bank Basis, which became the Commercial Bank in 1992.
Deshchitsya, 50, is a career diplomat and was one of the first Ukrainian envoys to back the recent anti-government demonstrations.
The deputy leader of Fatherland, Olexander Turchynov maintains very close ties with Yulia Tymoshenko, the controversial former prime minister who was jailed under the old regime.
A 50-year-old from Dnipropetrovsk, many see his appointment as a move paving the way back to the political top spot for the recently released one-time gas-sector oligarch, Tymoshenko.
There is also a smattering of new faces, mainly activists who were prominent in the "Euromaidan" protests in Kiev and journalists.
The Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms party of the heavyweight boxing champion-turned-politician Vitali Klitschko is not represented after it declined offers to participate in the new government.
In the past Yatsenyuk has held several high-profile positions including head of the country's central bank, the National Bank of Ukraine, foreign minister and parliamentary speaker.
He has played down his Jewish-Ukrainian origins, possibly because of the prevalence of antisemitism in his party's western Ukraine heartland.
imports from Ukraine include iron and steel, inorganic chemicals, oil, iron and steel products, aircraft, and agricultural products. S.-Ukraine Council on Trade and Investment was established under the countries' agreement on trade and investment cooperation and works to increase commercial and investment opportunities by identifying and removing impediments to bilateral trade and investment flows. Yovanovitch; other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department's Key Officers List.