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The MCIP published the list of cultural monuments ruined by russians

05.08.2022

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450 cases of russian war crimes against Ukrainian cultural heritage have already been registered. This was announced on the website of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.

135 objects of cultural heritage were destroyed and damaged as a result of occupants’ shellings. Among them 23 monuments of national importance, 105 monuments of local importance, 108 sites of valuable historical buildings and 7 newly discovered sites of cultural heritage.

 

Due to the occupants’ actions 346 art objects and cultural institutions were destroyed or damaged.

14 sites in Donetsk, Kyiv, Sumy, Chernihiv regions have been completely destructed. Those include:

 

  • House of prayer of Christian Evangelicals in the city of Toretsk, Donetsk region (religious building);
  • Skete of All Saints of the Svyatogirska Lavra in the village of Tetianivka, Donetsk region (religious building);
  • Monument to Metropolitan Ignatius of Mariupol in the city of Mariupol, Donetsk region (memorial monument);
  • Library of the Orthodox Church of St. Petro Mohyla in the city of Mariupol, Donetsk region (library collection);
  • Museum of History and Archeology of the Mariupol State University in the city of Mariupol, Donetsk region (museum collection);
  • Monument to Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi in the urban settlement of Mangush, Donetsk region (memorial monument);
  • Monument to the fallen ATO soldiers in the urban settlement of Mangush, Donetsk region (memorial monument);
  • St. George’s Orthodox Church in the village of Zavorichi, Kyiv region (newly discovered cultural heritage site and religious building);
  • Ascension Orthodox Church in the village Lukyanivka, Kyiv region (newly discovered cultural heritage site and religious building);
  • Monument to compatriots who died in the ATO/JFO zone in the village of  Borodyanka, Kyiv region (memorial monument);
  • Rural library in the village of Pidhaine, Kyiv region (library building and collection);
  • Local Lore Museum in the village of  Ivankiv, Kyiv region (library building and collection);
  • Ancient railway station in the town of Okhtyrka, Sumy region (an object of valuable historical construction);
  • Ancient park gazebo in the city of Chernihiv (an object of valuable historical construction).

 

“Unfortunately, these numbers are not final, and experts continue to refine the lists of damaged religious buildings. Currently, about 50 more cases are under review,” said the Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy Kateryna Chuyeva.

 

The Ministry of Culture also reminded that destruction of cultural heritage is a war crime according to the Hague Convention of 1954.

 

It may also be recalled that previously 407 cases of russian war crimes against Ukrainian cultural heritage and 21 destroyed national monuments had been registered. The Ministry of Culture registers all russian war crimes against Ukrainian cultural heritage on the link.

 

Photo: Ukrainian Institute

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