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Prominenent Ukrainian poet Ivan Drach dies

He was 81.

Prominenent Ukrainian poet Ivan Drach dies
Ivan Drach
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Prominent Ukrainian poet Ivan Drach, one of the so-called Sixtiers, died on 19 June, parliament speaker Andriy Parubiy has announced. He was 81.

"I must make an announcement. Ivan Fedorovych Drach, a poet, playwright, translator, public activist and statesman, a hero of Ukraine, passed away today," he said at the parliament session.

MPs observed a moment of silence for the late poet.

Drach allegedly died in a hospital due to a heavy illness.

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