UNESCO – Over Hundred and Fifty Cultural Sites Destroyed in Ukraine

A destroyed Chapel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the city of Severodonetsk 9Luhansk Oblast of Ukraine).

A Destroyed Chapel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the City of Severodonetsk (Luhansk Oblast of Ukraine).

OCP News Service – 24/6/22

Paris-France: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a recent press release stated that over 150 cultural sites have been partially or fully destroyed in Ukraine since the begging of the War. This includes 70 religious buildings, 30 historical buildings, 18 cultural centres, 15 monuments, 12 museums and 7 libraries.

The majority of the destruction has taken place in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kyiv. Audrey Azoulay, the UNESCO Director-General stated that “These repeated attacks on Ukrainian cultural sites must stop. Cultural heritage, in all its forms, should not be targeted under any circumstances. I reiterate my call for the respect of international humanitarian law, in particular the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict”.

UNESCO is implementing a series of emergency measures to prevent such destruction.

OCP News Service

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