Ukrainians try to shield their heritage. A monument to Duc de Richelieu in Odesa is coated with sandbags
Fearing Russian shelling, local authorities rushed to protect Ukrainian heritage. In the Black Sea port city of Odesa, workers built walls of sandbags several meters high around a monument to Duc de Richelieu, the early 19th-century governor who helped transform the Black Sea port into a modern city. The monument has been standing in Odesa since 1828.
In Lviv, workers have been using plexiglass, fire-proof padding, and heavy-duty canvas to protect statues outside their 18th-century baroque cathedral.