Place of Birth. Education. Born in Novonikolaevka, Zaporozhye region, in a family of teachers. In 1954 he graduated from the Mining Faculty of the Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute (majoring in the development of mineral deposits).
Career. After graduation, he went to work in the mines of the Lugansk region. From August 1954 to August 1963 worked as assistant chief and section chief at the Tsentralnaya-Bokovskaya mine, deputy chief engineer and chief engineer of the mine, head of the mine administration in the city of Bokovo-Anthracite (Anthracite).
From August 1963 to September 1971 worked as deputy head of the Donbassanthracite plant in the city of Krasny Luch, manager of the Pervomaiskugol trust (Pervomaisk), chief engineer of the Voroshilovgradugol plant in (Kadeevka), head of the Sverdlovanthracite plant (Sverdlovsk, Luhansk region).
Since 1971 he worked in the State Planning Committee of the Ukrainian SSR. Since 1972 - Deputy Chairman, since 1987 - Chairman of the State Planning Committee of the Ukrainian SSR.
He was the head of government in the early years of the reign of President Leonid Kravchuk. In October 1990, Vitold Fokin was entrusted with the duties of head of the Council of Ministers of Ukraine. In November of the same year, he was officially appointed head of the government of Ukraine (replaced Vitaliy Masol). On September 30, 1992, he resigned. The next prime minister of Ukraine was Leonid Kuchma.
1991-1994 - People's Deputy of Ukraine of the 1st convocation. Non-fractional.
August 3, 2023 Head of the Office of President Volodymyr Zelensky Andrey Ermak invited Vitold Fokin to join the Ukrainian delegation in the tripartite contact group on Donbass. August 18 Volodymyr Zelenskyy appointed Vitold Fokin as First Deputy Head of the Delegation in TKG.
On September 30, 2023, Fokin was withdrawn from the TCG by presidential decree Vladimir Zelensky.
Regalia. Awarded with the Orders of the Red Banner of Labor, "Badge of Honor".
Family. Married. There is a son and a daughter. Granddaughter Masha Fokina is a singer.
October 23, 2023