Damage and destruction caused to Ukrainian cultural heritage by the russian army in numbers 


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As of June 10, 388 cases of russian war crimes against cultural heritage have been recorded, according to data published by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.

As a result of shelling, rocket and bomb attacks by the russian military in Ukraine, 119 cultural heritage sites have been destroyed and damaged. Among them: 21 monuments of national importance, 91 local and 7 newly discovered cultural heritage sites.


Of the recorded crimes, the most were in the Kharkiv and Donetsk oblasts, and the least in the Odesa and Lviv oblasts.


Damage and destruction was caused to 142 religious buildings, 51 of which are registered as monuments of history, architecture and urban planning or valuable historical buildings.


The russians also destroyed 42 memorials to historical figures and events of the 19th – early 21st centuries, 30 buildings and complexes of museums and reserves, 75 houses of culture, theaters and libraries, and damaged other valuable historical buildings.


The Ministry of Culture is collecting documentation of russian crimes against cultural heritage in Ukraine here.  


The list of recorded war crimes can be found here


Since the start of the full-scale invasion, the damage caused to cultural property by the russian military has reached $272 million


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