450 cases of Russian war crimes against Ukrainian cultural heritage have been recorded
As of July 30, 2022, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine has recorded 450 cases of Russian war crimes against Ukrainian cultural heritage.
As a result of the shelling of the invaders, 135 sites of cultural heritage have already been destroyed and damaged. In particular, these are 23 monuments of national importance, 105 monuments of local importance, 108 valuable historical buildings, and 7 newly discovered sites of cultural heritage.
Russian armed attacks caused damage or destruction to 346 art objects and cultural institutions. Unfortunately, 14 sites in Donetsk, Kyiv, Sumy, and Chernihiv regions were completely destroyed.
“Regretfully, these numbers are not final, and experts continue to refine the lists of damaged religious buildings. Currently, about 50 more cases are under study,” said Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Kateryna Chuyeva.