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Ukrainians bid farewell to Borys Oliynyk, poet and politician

Ukrainians bid farewell to Borys Oliynyk, poet and politicianUkrainian poet Borys Oliynyk died on April 30, at the 82nd year of his life.

This is reported by 112 UA TV Channel.

Churchmen of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra held the funeral service over Borys Oliynyk.

Borys Oliynyk, the well-known Ukrainian poet and political activist passed away at the age of 81; his body was brought to Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, and the last rites were performed over him,’ Lavra’s press service reported.

The public farewell ceremony was held at the Club of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in Kyiv. The poet to be buried at the elite Baykove cemetery, where many other famous Ukrainians found their rest.

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.
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