1,271 objects of cultural infrastructure have already been damaged in Ukraine
Ukrainian Ministry of Culture and Information Policy continues to record damage to objects of cultural infrastructure in Ukraine caused by Russian aggression. As of Jan. 25, 2023, 1,271 objects of cultural infrastructure suffered damage, not including sites of cultural heritage. Almost a third of them (473 objects) are destroyed.
At the same time, over the past month, the total number of affected objects of cultural infrastructure has increased by 82 objects, more than half of which (44 objects) are objects in the de-occupied territories of the Kherson region, and another third are objects in active war zones actions of Donetsk region. In general, cultural infrastructure suffered the greatest losses and damages in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Sumy regions. Creative hubs, libraries, museums, theaters, philharmonic halls, art education institutions (art schools and colleges) and cultural heritage sites were damaged and destroyed on the territory of 198 TС (Territorial Communities) (13.5%) in Vinnytsia (2% TG), Dnipropetrovsk ( 13%), Donetsk (85%), Zhytomyr (12%), Zakarpattia (2%), Zaporizhzhia (27%), Kyiv (27%), Luhansk (39%) Mykolaiv (42%), Odesa (3%), Sumy (41%), Kharkiv (36%), Kherson (29%), Khmelnytskyi (2%), Cherkasy (3%), Chernihiv (14%) regions and the city of Kyiv. During January 2023, the list of affected territories increased by 7 TC.