Ukrainian poet Borys Oliynyk died today, on April 30, at the 82nd year of his life. This is written by journalist Mykhailo Masliy.
"On April 30 at 11:45, at the 82nd year of life after a severe and prolonged illness, the legendary Ukrainian poet Borys Oliynyk died... Rest in peace... Once he formulated his artist's life credo:" To write as you live, and to live as you write."
President Petro Poroshenko expressed his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the poet Borys Oliynyk in connection with his death. This is stated on the website of the Presidential Administration.
"Ukrainian culture suffered an irreparable loss - an outstanding poet and public figure, the Hero of Ukraine, the chairman of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation Borys Oliynyk passed away," Poroshenko said.
"He did a lot for the nation to establish its language and culture," the president said.