Russian troops destroy 18th-century Hryhorii Skovoroda museum

Sunday, 8 May 2022 (12:37 IST)
Russian shelling destroyed a museum in the Kharkiv region dedicated to the 18th-century Ukrainian philosopher and poet Hryhorii Skovoroda.

The overnight attack in the village of Skovorodynivka hit the roof of the museum, setting the building ablaze and injuring a 35-year-old custodian. The most valuable items had earlier been moved for safety, said Kharkiv regional governor Oleh Synehubov.

The Hryhorii Skovoroda museum was attacked in #Kharkiv region. Skovoroda is a national symbol of education and culture. Something #Russia has long forgotten the existence of. #Ukraine will rebuild

— Lesia Vasylenko (@lesiavasylenko) May 7, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that every day of this war the Russian army does something that leaves him speechless.

"Targeted strikes against museums - not even terrorists would think of this. But this is the kind of army we are fighting against," he said.

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