Due to russian aggression in Ukraine, 872 cultural heritage sites have been affected

Cultural heritage

The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy continues to document the damage to cultural heritage sites in Ukraine due to russian aggression. From February 24, 2022, to December 25, 2023, a total of 872 cultural heritage sites have been either destroyed or damaged. Among them, 120 are of national importance, 682 are of local importance, and 70 are newly discovered sites.

Among them, architectural monuments makeup 279 objects, architectural and urban planning monuments – 255, historical  – 203, architectural and historical – 33, monumental art  – 19, urban planning and monumental art – 17, archaeological – 18, architectural and urban planning, historical monuments – 38, urban planning – 5, science and technology – 2, garden and park art -1, architectural and urban planning, monumental art – 1, architectural, monumental art -1.

According to the data from the Regional Military Administration, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, 23 cultural heritage sites have been completely destroyed, 672 have been partially damaged, and the extent of damage to 177 objects remains unknown.

Cultural heritage sites are damaged or destroyed in 17 regions:

  • Kharkiv region – 216 damaged/ or destroyed cultural heritage sites (Bohodukhiv district – 4; Izium district – 14; Krasnohrad district – 2; Lozova district – 1; Kharkiv district – 181; Chuhuiv district – 14). Among them, there are 10 of national importance, 202 of local importance, and 4 recently discovered cultural heritage sites.
  •  Odesa region – 119 (Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi district – 1; Odesa district – 117; Izmail district – 1). Among them, there are 28 of national importance and 91 of local importance.
  • Donetsk region – 111 (Kramatorsk district – 36; Mariupol district – 26; Bakhmut district – 28; Pokrovsk district – 17; Volnovakha district – 4). Among them, there are 12 of national importance and 99 of local significance.
  • Kherson region – 86 (Beryslav district – 10; Bilozerka district – 2; Kakhovka – 32; Kherson – 42). Among them, there are 12 of national importance, 44 of local importance, and 30 recently discovered cultural heritage objects.
  • Chernihiv region – 70 (Chernihiv district – 63; Koriukivka – 1; Novhorod-Siverskyi – 2; Nizhyn – 3; Pryluky – 1). Among them, there are 27 of national importance, 37 of local importnce, and 6 recently discovered cultural heritage objects.
  • Kyiv region – 69 (Bila Tserkva district – 1; Brovary district – 5; Bucha district – 14; Vyshhorod district – 6, Kyiv City – 43). Among them, there are 16 of national importance, 37 of local importance, and 16 recently discovered cultural heritage objects.
  • Zaporizhzhia region – 38 sites of local importance (Vasylivka district – 12; Zaporizhzhia district – 15; Polohy district – 10; Melitopol district – 1).
  • Lviv region – 33 (Zolochiv district – 1; Stryi district – 1; Frankivsk district – 29; Halych district – 2). Among them, there are 2 of national importance and 31 of local importance.
  • Dnipropetrovsk region – 32 (Dnipro district – 15; Kryvyi Rih district- 4; Nikopol district – 13). Among them are 1 of national importance, 25 of local importance, and 6 recently discovered cultural heritage objects.
  • Luhansk region – 30 objects of local importance (Svatove district – 5; Sievierodonetsk district – 23; Shchastia district – 2).
  • Sumy region – 25 (Konotop district – 5; Okhtyrka district – 12; Sumy district – 7; Shostka district – 1). Among them are 5 of national importance and 20 of local importance.
  • Mykolaiv region – 22 (Mykolaiv district – 22). Among them are 3 of national importance, 15 of local importance, and 4 recently discovered cultural heritage objects.
  • Khmelnytskyi region – 10 (Shepetivka district – 1; Khmelnytskyi district – 8). Among them are 1 of national importance, 5 of local importance, and 3 recently discovered cultural heritage objects.
  • Vinnytsia region – 4 (Vinnytsia district – 4). Among them are 1 of national importance and 3 of local importance.
  • Poltava region – 4 (Kremenchuk district – 4), including 1 of national importance, 2 of local importance, and 1 newly discovered cultural heritage object.
  • Zhytomyr region – 2 (Korosten district – 2). Among them are 1 of national importance and 1 of local importance.
  • Kirovohrad region – 1 (Oleksandriia district – 1). Among them – 1 of local importance.

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