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Leonid Kravchuk, independent Ukraine's first president, dies at 88

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Leonid Kravchuk led Ukraine to independence amid the collapse of the Soviet Union. He served as its first president from 1991 through 1994. As president, he agreed to transfer remaining Soviet nuclear weapons to Russia. He had been in poor health and underwent a heart operation last year.
3 months ago·Kyiv, Ukraine

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Kravchuk, First President of Independent Ukraine, Dies

A grey-haired man with a sly smile, Kravchuk proved to be a master of political intrigue when in the chaos of the Soviet break-up he gave up his top Communist post just to emerge in a matter of weeks as the leader of a new state called Ukraine

3 months ago·India
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Reuters

Leonid Kravchuk, independent Ukraine's first president, dies at 88

KYIV - Leonid Kravchuk, a former communist who helped signed the Soviet Union's death warrant and then served as the first president of independent Ukraine, has died at the age of 88, a senior official said on Tuesday. "It is sad news and a great loss," said Andriy Yermak, chief of staff to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. "He was a wise patriot of Ukraine, a truly historical figure in

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Leonid Kravchuk, first president of Ukraine, dies aged 88

Former leader relinquished his country’s Soviet nuclear arsenal, the third-largest in the world

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

Leonid Kravchuk, independent Ukraine's 1st president, dies

Leonid Kravchuk, who led Ukraine to independence amid the collapse of the Soviet Union and served as its first president, has died, a Ukrainian official says

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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abc News

Leonid Kravchuk, independent Ukraine's 1st president, dies

Leonid Kravchuk, who led Ukraine to independence amid the collapse of the Soviet Union and served as its first president, has died, a Ukrainian official says

3 months ago·United States
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Leonid Kravchuk, independent Ukraine's 1st president, dies

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Leonid Kravchuk, who led Ukraine to independence during the collapse of the Soviet Union and served as its first president, died Tuesday, Ukrainian officials said. He was 88. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy paid tribute to Kravchuk, calling him not just a historical figure but "a man who knew how to find wise words and to say them so that all Ukrainians would hear them.”

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