The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed condolences in connection with death of the Ukrainian poet Boris Oleynik, reports a press-service of the head of state.
“Ukrainian culture has suffered an irreparable loss – went into eternity a prominent poet and public figure, Hero of Ukraine, Chairman of the Ukrainian Fund of culture, Boris I. Oleinik”, – stated in the message of the President.
According to him, Ukraine has lost a man who did much to ensure that the nation adopted its language and culture.
“I bow my head in deep sorrow and extend their heartfelt condolences to the family Boris I. Oleinik,” – said in a condolence message.
As it became known today, the famous Ukrainian poet died at noon 82-m to year of life after heavy and long illness.