Belarus’s first president Stanislav Shushkevich dies

He was one of the signatories to the December 1991 agreement that provoked the dissolution of the Soviet Union. On Wednesday, May 4, his wife announced that Belarus’s first president Stanislav Tsukovich had died at the age of 87. AFP. According to several media reports, he died in March after being severely weakened by the victim Govt-19. His wife said at the end of April that her husband was in intensive care.

On December 8, 1991, the presidents of Soviet Russia, Belarus and Ukraine signed the Pact of Boris Yeltsin, Stanislav Shchukovich and Leonid Krovchuk, Minsk, forcing Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, to resign and sign a death sentence. Guarantee of Soviet power.

The only president after him was Lukashenko

But since 1994 Mr. Souskovich was forced to leave Alexander Lukashenko, chairman of the parliamentary anti-corruption committee, said in a statement that MPs, along with other senior officials, have been accused of corruption. A few months later, the latter won the presidential election. He will win against Souskovich and other candidates. Nearly thirty years later, Mr. Lukashenko is still in power, he is the leader of a dictatorial regime that controls all levers.

Stanislav Chouchkevitch, for his part, led the opposition Social-Democratic Party until 2018. In 2012, after a protest movement, the Belarusian government banned him from leaving the country. “We hope he will have a state funeral, but no one has contacted us.” So far, his widow Irina Shushkevich said.

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