Unesco says 53 historical sites in Ukraine damaged

Unesco says 53 historical sites in Ukraine damaged
# 02 April 2022 10:59 (UTC +04:00)

The United Nations' cultural agency, Unesco, says at least 53 culturally important sites have been damaged since the start of the war, APA reports citing BBC.

That includes 29 churches, 16 historical buildings, four museums and four monuments.

Several damaged sites are in Ukraine's two largest cities - Kyiv and Kharkiv - but also in Chernihiv, one of its oldest.

"This is the latest list, but it is not exhaustive, as our experts are continuing to verify a number of reports," a spokesperson was quoted as telling the AFP news agency.

Unesco says it is using satellite images and witness reports to verify the damage.

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