05 April 2022, 11:04

According to preliminary estimates, over 150 monuments and cultural sites were partially damaged or completely destroyed as a result of a full-scale Russian military invasion of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation launches an interactive "Map of Cultural Losses" to demonstrate the scale of the damages. Visualization of such war crimes also refutes different statements of the Russian authorities that their army allegedly makes surgical strikes only on military infrastructure.

Almost all cultural sites that the Russian army has partially damaged or destroyed in Ukraine can be viewed in real time. Such a visualization of their crimes will once again prove that Russia is a lying terrorist country, that, contrary to any international rules of warfare, international conventions, destroys everything in its path. We also hope that this map will be a strong argument in discussions with partners on the exclusion of Russia from the various international cultural organizations or associations” - said Vladyslav Berkovski, the Executive Director of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.

The map is available by the link - https://uaculture.org/culture-loss 

Anyone can participate in updating the map. If you have witnessed the destruction of cultural heritage during the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, send photo or video evidence to the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy through the resource: https://culturecrimes.mkip.gov.ua. The data will be displayed on the interactive map after verification.

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