Oleksiy Poroshenko, the father of the fifth president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, has passed away. The European Solidarity faction announced this on its website and expressed its condolences to the family of Ukraine’s fifth president.
"Today the heart of a great man of labor, farmer, public and political figure, Hero of Ukraine, father of the fifth President of Ukraine Oleksiy Ivanovych Poroshenko stopped. He devoted his whole life to serving Ukraine, developing its economy, caring for people. We express our sincere condolences to Petro Oleksiiovych and Maryna Anatoliivna, to all relatives and friends because of such a great loss - the death of a father and friend, mentor, and advisor. It is difficult to find words that could reduce the emotional pain of losing a loved one,” the statement said.
The night before, the media reported that Oleksiy Poroshenko had a stroke.
It is worth noting that he was awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine (in 2009) for services in the development of agro-industrial complex and the introduction of modern technologies for growing crops.