$100 bln needed to rebuild cultural infrastructure of Ukraine
Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Halyna Hryhorenko: “According to our statistics, 1,373 cultural institutions have been damaged or destroyed: libraries, museums, theaters, philharmonics, and art schools. More than 550 cultural monuments, as well as more than 200 religious buildings, have been damaged or destroyed.”
“Based on the approximate calculations of the World Bank, cultural reconstruction will cost $100 billion,” Hryhorenko said about the estimated need to restore cultural objects. The official also noted that the Russians loot Ukrainian museums and libraries in the occupied territories. For example, they stole up to 70% of exhibits from Kherson museums.
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