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Ukraine’s First President, Leonid Kravchuk is Dead

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Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine’s first president who agreed to give up his country’s Soviet nuclear arsenal, the third-largest in the world died on Tuesday, May 10. He was 88.

The presidency said;

“Sad news and a great loss,” presidential aide Andriy Yermak said on Telegram, describing him as “a wise patriot of Ukraine, a truly historical figure in gaining our independence”.

A Soviet functionary who championed independence in the early 1990s, Kravchuk was elected in 1991 after the country declared independence from the Soviet Union.

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He served as Ukraine president from
1991 to 1994.

In a post on Telegram, Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko paid tribute to Kravchuk, hailing him for his “talent, a strong character and knowledge”.

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