MP Serhiy Taruta has been registered as candidate for president in the 31 March presidential election. He was nominated by the Osnova party.
Born in 1955 in Donetsk Region, he headed the Industrial Union of Donbas corporation from 1995 to 2014.
In 2014, he was in charge of the Donetsk regional state administration. At the end of that year, he was elected to parliament.