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Parliament pays tribute to Ukrainian dissident Levko Lukyanenko

The former political prisoner, long-time Ukrainian MP, the co-author of the 1991 Act of Ukraine's Independence, passed away on July 7
11:43, 9 July 2018

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Leaders of Ukraine's parliamentary factions and committees held a moment of silence for Levko Lukyanenko. As we reported, the former political prisoner, long-time Ukrainian MP and the co-author of the 1991 Act of Ukraine's Independence, passed away on July 7.

Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Parubiy mentioned that in his late 80s, Lukyanenko remained quite active and full of energy. 'Until the very last days of his life, he wrote books and memoirs. He constantly supported Ukrainian warriors in Donbas and stayed true to his own opinions and judgments. May he rest in peace, in eternal glory and memory', Parubiy said.

The former political prisoner, dissident and ex-deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Levko Lukyanenko died on July 7 after a long illness. This was reported on Facebook by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.

Earlier on July 7, former People's Deputy Volodymyr Yavorivsky said that Levko Lukyanenko is in intensive care.

Levko Lukyanenko is a dissident, co-founder of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, People's Deputy of the four convocations of the Verkhovna Rada. He was awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine.

Lukyanenko was born on August 24, 1928, in the village of Khrypovka in the Chernihiv region. For underground anti-Soviet activities in May 1961 Lviv regional court sentenced Lukyanenko to death, but after 72 days the Supreme Court replaced the death penalty with 15 years imprisonment. He spent these years in Mordovia, Russia.

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