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First president of Independent Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk died

Kravchuk was known as the “wily fox” and he rose through the ranks of Ukraine’s Communist Party.

First president of Independent Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk died – The former and first president of independent Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk died at the age of 88. Kravchuk helped sign the Soviet Union’s death warrant.

  • Kravchuk was known as the “wily fox” and he rose through the ranks of Ukraine’s Communist Party.
  • In 1990, he took over as head of the parliament.
  • In 1991, He signed the Belovezha accords with Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Belarusian leader Stanislav Shushkevich which effectively triggered the Soviet Union’s collapse.

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