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[Records-Access-Alerts] (United Nations-Ukraine) UNESCO Releases New List of Damaged Cultural Sites Across Ukraine

The UN’s official cultural body, UNESCO, has issued a new report documenting damage to an alarming amount of historic sites, monuments, and structures since the beginning of the Russian Federation’s criminal invasion of Ukraine began in late February.


As of June 8, the organization has verified that 143 sites since February 24,  have suffered damage since that time, a combined total of 65 religious sites, 12 museums, 27 historic buildings, 17 cultural buildings, 15 monuments, and 7 libraries, 

including the Babyn Yar Holocaust remembrance site in Kyiv, which have come under Russian bombs and artillery shells as the conflict shifts from a three-pronged invasion to a more targeted offensive focused in the eastern Donbas region.


None of the country’s sites listed on the organization’s official log of protected cultural property have been impacted or targeted by Russian shelling, the latter act being considered serious violation under the standards of international law. 


The sites listed in the report’s survey, conducted through the end of May, include historic cathedrals in nearly every metropolitan region, important cultural institutions such as the Kharkiv Art Museum and Skovoroda National Literary Memorial, which was completely destroyed after being struck by a missile May 7th, and another Holocaust remembrance site called Drobytskyi Yar that preserves the memory of a 1941 Nazi atrocity that accounted for the deaths of 16,000 Ukrainian Jews.

The full list of sites can be viewed (with some before and after photos) on UNESCO’s website

Also online, is keeping a running list of the sites damaged during the conflict.


UNESCO is also developing, with its partner organizations, a mechanism for independent coordinated assessment of data in Ukraine, including satellite image analysis, in line with provisions of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee





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