乌克兰第一任总统列昂尼德·克拉夫丘克去世 88

他的死因尚未公布.

The 88-year-old had a decorated career in 乌克兰’s politics, 首先帮助推动其脱离苏联独立. 他后来帮助解散了整个苏联.

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After Ukraine gained independence in 1991, Kravchuk was elected to be the country’s first president. He served until 1994.

Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk addresses to supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during a campaign rally in Kyiv, 乌克兰, 星期二, 一月. 22, 2019.

Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk addresses to supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during a campaign rally in Kyiv, 乌克兰, 星期二, 一月. 22, 2019. ([object Window], file)

Kravchuk, alongside leaders of 俄国 and Belarus, also jointly signed an agreement formally dissolving the Soviet Union on Dec. 8, 1991.

Ukraine’s current president Volodymyr Zelenskyy recognized Kravchuk’s importance to the country’s history, 打电话给他 “a man who knew how to find wise words and to say them so that all Ukrainians would hear them.

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This is especially important in difficult, crisis moments. When the future of an entire country may depend on the wisdom of one person,” Zelenskyy added.

FU.S. President Bill Clinton and Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk shake hands following their press conference at Kyiv's airport, 一月. 12, 1994.

FU.S. President Bill Clinton and Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk shake hands following their press conference at Kyiv’s airport, 一月. 12, 1994. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, file)

He also said the former leaderknew the price of freedom and with all his heart wanted peace for Ukraine. I am sure that we will accomplish this. We will achieve our victory and our peace.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov similarly praised Kravchuk for being integral in seeing the end to the Soviet Union, 他称之为 “the Evil Empire.

Thank you for the peaceful renewal of our Independence. We’re defending it now with weapons in our hands,” Reznikov wrote Tuesday.

Russian President Boris Yeltsin, 对, with Ukrainian President, Leonid Kravchuk, 剩下, and Belarus leader Stanislav Shushkevich, centre, applauds after signing a communique agreeing to set up a new Community of Independent States in Raouchani, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR, 星期日, 十二月. 8, 1991. (美联社照片, 文件)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin, 对, with Ukrainian President, Leonid Kravchuk, 剩下, and Belarus leader Stanislav Shushkevich, centre, applauds after signing a communique agreeing to set up a new Community of Independent States in Raouchani, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR, 星期日, 十二月. 8, 1991. (美联社照片, 文件)

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