Rivlin interrupts visit to Ukraine due to Peres’s death
09:02, 28 September 2016

Rivlin interrupts visit to Ukraine due to Peres’s death

Former Israeli president, the renowned veteran in politics Shimon Peres dies at age of 94

09:02, 28 September 2016

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Reuven Rivlin, the Israeli leader, interrupted his visit to Ukraine due to the death of ex-president Shimon Peres. Aruts Sheva TV channel reported this on Wednesday.

The long-standing veteran in politics, Peres passed away at the age of 94. His health state rapidly deteriorated this week; earlier this month, he suffered a stroke.   

Today, Rivlin goes back to Israel to pay his famous predecessor last honors. Most recently, he visited Ukraine to join the solemn events marking the 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar tragedy. He met with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko and delivered a speech at the Parliament. Rivlin’s visit was supposed to last until September 30th.

Source: Aruts Sheva

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