The First Ladies of Ukraine: from Antonina to Maryna (Photo)

After Petro Poroshenko’s sure victory already in the first round of the presidential race, the attention of the Ukrainian society turned out to be drawn not only to the new head of state, but to his wife as well. Maryna Poroshenko’s appearance and image are being studied by journalists as if under a microscope. “Fakty” decided to remember what all wives of Ukrainian Presidents looked like and what they have been remembered for.

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The Only One

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Heorhiy Gongadze

Myroslava Gongadze, for UP, May 21, 2014

One hundred, two hundred, three hundred, a thousand … heroes who sacrificed their lives for the dignity, freedom and independence of Ukraine. For many, these are only numbers. We can recognize the faces of several of these heroes. Many others are erased from memory. Erased, but not for their loved ones.

For each family, for the parents, wives, children, friends who lost a father, a son, a husband, a friend, he was the only one, irreplaceable. For them, that wound will remain unhealed for as long as they live. But the task of the community is to preserve the memory of each hero.

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