Some 200 cultural heritage sites destroyed by Russian invaders
As many as 200 cultural heritage sites in Ukraine have been destroyed by Russian invaders, according to the Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko.
“Russian troops are arbitrarily destroying our cultural heritage: churches, synagogues, museums, monuments, theaters. The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy has already recorded 200 damaged cultural heritage sites, and these figures are not final,” Tkachenko said in a Telegram post.
According to him, Russian military continue war crimes against the Ukrainian heritage, trying to erase Ukrainian history and identity. Destroying Ukrainian culture is one of their strategic goals in this war.
He noted that negotiations are underway with international colleagues to establish an all-European fund for the “Great Restoration” program.