Prominent Ukrainian poet Borys Oliinyk passed away. PHOTO

At 11:45 a.m. this morning, legendary Ukrainian poet Borys Oliinyk died at the age of 82 after a severe and prolonged illness.

Journalist Mykhailo Maslii wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Once he formulated his life and artistic credo: 'Write as you live, and live as you write.' Borys Oliinyk proved that a poet is responsible for everything that happened prior to him, what happens during his lifetime, and what will happen after him," Maslii wrote.

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''Poetry was his first love, journalism was the second, and politics was his occupation in misfortunes,'' he added. "Borys Illich earned love of millions of Ukrainians exactly for his poetry."

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Borys Oliinyk was born in Oct. 22, 1935 in the village of Zachepylivka in the Poltava region. He was a prominent Ukrainian poet, translator and politician. He was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the president of the Ukrainian Culture Fund and a member of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/p438417