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Occupiers destroyed more than 500 objects of the cultural heritage

Jan 23, 2023

Russian occupants destroyed at least 553 objects of Ukrainian cultural heritage.


This was reported by Marek Lemesz of the Polish National Heritage Office with reference to the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.

"Among them, 234 have already been verified by UNESCO. This is probably just the tip of the iceberg. In Chernihiv, where we work, thanks solely to the work of my Ukrainian friends who collected data on the destruction, there were 38 objects that were officially on the list of destroyed sites, and now we have doubled the list. Let me remind you that Russian military units were stationed in Chernihiv for less than 5 weeks," he said.

Marek Lemes emphasized that despite the record of losses, it is impossible to fully assess the scale of damage caused by the Russian military to Ukraine, as Russia is conducting air and artillery strikes.

"In fact, the conflict in Ukraine, if we are talking about cultural heritage, cannot be compared to anything, to any armed conflict after 1945," said Marek Lemes.

The destruction of monuments and cultural sites is accompanied by the looting of museum collections and the destruction of Ukrainian books.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 23/01/2023

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