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Ukrainian interior minister pays tribute to late Barbara Bush

He attended her wake.

Ukrainian interior minister pays tribute to late Barbara Bush
Arsen Avakov
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Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who is on a working visit to the USA, has taken part in the wake for former US First Lady Barbara Bush.

She died on 17 April at the age of 92.

"During a visit to Kyiv in 1991, Ms. Barbara prayed for those who were killed in Babyn Yar... The wife of one US president and the mother of another one... She was from the Pleiades of dignitaries! I paid tribute to Mrs. Barbara on behalf of Ukraine, on behalf of all of us," he tweeted.

Barbara Bush was the wife of 41st US President George Bush Sr. and the mother of 43rd President George W. Bush.

She had suffered from a chronic lung disease and heart failure. On 15 April, Barbara Bush refused to be checked into hospital to spend her last days with her family.

She will be buried in Texas.

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