War Destroying Ukraine's Cultural Heritage at Scale 'Not Seen Since WWII'

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2023
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The war in Ukraine has destroyed the country's cultural heritage on a scale unseen since World War II, a study has revealed.

The first ground-based survey of Ukraine's historical landscape since Russia's full-scale invasion of the country in February 2022 has highlighted the true extent of the destruction caused by the ongoing war, which has been difficult to ascertain.

In addition to the tragic loss of life and the displacement of many Ukrainians, the conflict has resulted in thousands of cultural heritage sites—including many that were unrecorded—being damaged or destroyed....

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