first president Ukraine After gaining independence from the USSR, Leonid Kravchukdied this tuesday 88 years oldThe formation of President Volodímir Zelenski, as the Ukrainian People’s Servant party announced today.
“The first president of Ukraine, the first chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament), Leonid Kravchuk. great contribution to the formation of our state“, the Servant of the People party announced on Facebook.
“During the presidency of Leonid Kravchuk, The main Ukrainian symbols are approved: The coat of arms, flag and anthem of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine was created and the independence of Ukraine was recognized by the whole world.”
Kravchuk was the president of Ukraine from its independence in 1991 until 1994. Russia at the time, along with Borís Yeltsin and Belarusian presidents Leonid Makarovich, signed the Belovézhshkaya Puscha agreements in December 1991, which documented the abolition of the Union Soviet.
The former president participates in the political life of the country to the fullest. He was a member of the Communist Party until 1991, then supported President Viktor Yanukovych in 2004 and Yulia Tymoshenko in 2010. In July 2020, he headed the tripartite contact group of the Ukrainian delegation for the peaceful resolution of the situation in Donbas.
“We appreciate the memory of the first president of Ukraine. Our condolences to his family and friends.”He drew attention to the Servant of the People party.
Andriy Yermak, head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, also expressed his condolences on the death of Leonid Kravchuk.
“It’s sad news and a great loss. I met him personally and I’m proud of it. Leonid Kravchuk was a smart Ukrainian patriot, a truly historic figure in gaining our independence.”