"Ukraine’s legendary spaceman Leonid Kadenyuk passed away," – PM Hroisman

Leonid Kadenyuk, who was Ukraine’s first astronaut after its independence, died at the age of 68.

Head of the Ukrainian government Volodymyr Hroisman wrote on social media, Censor.NET reports.

Hroisman called Kadenyuk "a true legend" and offered condolences to the family and friends of the deceased spaceman.

Leonid Kadenyuk was born on Jan. 28, 1951 in Klishkivtsi village in the Chernivtsi region of the Soviet Ukrainian. He made his flight on NASA's Columbia in 1997 as part of the international mission STS-87. Kadeniuk holds the rank of Ukrainian Air Force Major General.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3047637