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Farewell to Oleksandr Martynenko to be held on Friday in Kyiv

29 May , 2024  

The funeral service for Oleksandr Martynenko, the founder and head of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency, will take place on May 31 at 11:00 a.m. at Baikove Cemetery in Kyiv.
A bus transfer will be organized from Mykhailivska Square at 10:30 a.m. for those wishing to pay their last respects.

As a reminder, Oleksandr Martynenko passed away on Tuesday, May 28, at the age of 63.

Born in 1960, Oleksandr Martynenko graduated from the Economics Department of Kharkiv State University and founded and headed the Interfax-Ukraine news agency in 1992. He was also Deputy Head (1991) and Consultant (2001) of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine (1998-2001), Secretary of the Presidential Council on Information Policy (2001-2002), and member of the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting (2002-2003).

He is a holder of the Order of Merit III degree (2022), the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, V degree (2020). Since 2010, he has been an Honored Journalist of Ukraine.

“Interfax-Ukraine is an independent Ukrainian news agency that has been operating in the Ukrainian political and economic information market since 1992. It produces more than 40 news products in four languages. The agency’s editorial office is located in Kyiv. “Interfax-Ukraine is not part of any foreign media holdings. The founder and owner of Interfax-Ukraine was Oleksandr Martynenko. As reported at the end of 2023, Interfax-Ukraine news agency became the official representative of the international company Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) in the Ukrainian market. The agency has been a member and official service provider of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine since 2005.