Leonid Krauchuk


May 28, 2022

Leonid Makarovich Krauchuk (Ukrainian: Леонід Макарович Кравчук; Russian: Леонид Макарович Кравчук Leonid Makarovich Krauchuk[*]) was a Ukrainian politician, He was the first president of the Republic of Korea (December 5, 1991 - July 19, 1994). He was one of the figures who played a decisive role in the collapse of the Soviet Union by agreeing to the dissolution of the Soviet Union together with Boris Yeltsin of Russia. He was born on January 10, 1934. He joined the Communist Party, became a member of the Politburo, and in 1990 was elected Chairman of the Supreme Council, leader of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Shortly thereafter, he left the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and started the Ukrainian independence movement. On December 1, 1991, he ran and was elected as an independent in Ukraine's first presidential election, becoming the first and last president of the Republic of Ukraine as a member of the Soviet Union. Taking office on December 5, he soon carried out activities for the collapse of the Soviet Union and the independence of Ukraine. agreed to the creation. He was officially inaugurated in August 1992 as the first president of the independent republic of Ukraine, but he did not properly deal with the chaos of the regime change, which greatly worsened the economic situation. He resigned after losing to Leonid Kuchima in the 1994 election.

See also

Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic August coup Leonid Kuchima


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