At least 120 Ukrainian libraries have lost books because of the russian invasion


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The holdings of 122 Ukrainian libraries have been damaged because of the full-scale russian invasion, according to the results of a survey* by the Yaroslav Mudryi National Library of Ukraine  announced at a meeting of the Council for Library Development. 

101 libraries have lost part of their holdings and 21 libraries have lost every single document in their collection.


Related news: Almost 100 libraries in Ukraine still have names associated with the russian federation. 


As of late May, the russian army had destroyed at least 4 public libraries and damaged 35 book collections. 


* 23% of all public libraries in Ukraine (549 city, 182 town, 1996 village) took part in the survey.