Russia destroyed 370 cultural heritage sites after 100 days of total invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko said this during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.
“We keep records of cultural monuments that were damaged or destroyed during the war. We verify this data on the ministry’s website. Likewise, we are currently calculating how we can determine the actual financial losses resulting from the destruction of our monuments. I would like to say that almost half of these 370 cultural monuments are churches of different denominations, in fact, when the Russians destroy Ukrainian heritage, they don’t care if it is their [spiritual sites] or not, they just destroy them,” Tkachenko said.
As an example, he cited the case when, on May 7, Russian troops fired a rocket at the Hryhorii Skovoroda National Literary Memorial Museum in Skovorodynivka. “The museum itself is located between the fields. The infrastructure there was such that you really had to want to aim for this small building. The museum was destroyed,” Tkachenko said, recalling that the Ministry of Culture and Information policy and Kharkiv The regional state administration has opened a fund to raise funds for the restoration of the Skovorodynivka museum.
According to him, in general, during the 100 days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy concentrated its efforts on informing the world about the war in Ukraine, about the preservation of cultural heritage in danger and on the support of cultural workers and artists during the war, because they continue to work on their cultural front.
June 3 marks 100 days since Russia launched its all-out invasion of Ukraine.