Stanislav Shushkevich, the first head of independent Belarus, passed away at the age of 87

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Stanislav Shushkevich, the first head of independent Belarus, passed away at the age of 87
Stanislav Shushkevich, the first head of independent Belarus, passed away at the age of 87
4 May, 12:19SocietyPhoto: Соцсети
On the night of May 4, Stanislav Shushkevich (pictured), the first leader of independent Belarus, died. At the time of his death he was 87 years old. This was reported by his widow Irina.

“He passed away on May 3 at 23:35, the pressure rose,” the widow said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

Stanislav Shushkevich was the chairman of the Supreme Council of Belarus from 1991 to 1994. He was also one of the authors of the Belovezhskaya Accords. For a long time he headed the Belarusian Social Democratic Hramada, and since 2018 he has been its honorary chairman. The politician was not afraid to criticize the activities of the current president of the republic, Alexander Lukashenko.

“In April of this year, Shushkevich’s health deteriorated after suffering a coronavirus infection, for some time he was in intensive care”, - Euroradio reports.

After that, he improved and was discharged from the hospital.

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