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First Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk dies at 88

Baku, May 11, AZERTAC

Ukraine’s first President Leonid Kravchuk died on Tuesday after a long disease, the Ukrainian News Agency reported, citing a source in the politician’s family, according to TASS.

On January 10, Kravchuk turned 88.

In late June 2021, the ex-president underwent heart surgery, after which the politician was in a coma. Later Kravchuk underwent rehabilitation in a Munich clinic. In May 2017, Kravchuk had vascular stenting.

Kravchuk served as Ukraine’s president in 1991-1994.

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