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Ukraine, 9 billion dollars to repair art and rebuild tourism after the war. UNESCO: over 340 sites damaged

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Ukraine, 9 billion dollars to repair art and rebuild tourism after the war.  UNESCO: over 340 sites damaged

Over the next ten years theUkraine will need almost 9 billion dollars (just under 8.5 million euros) for reconstruct its cultural sites and its tourist industry after the war unleashed by Russia. This was stated by UNESCO, according to which the tourism and culture sectors have registered losses, in terms of revenueOf over 19 billion euros in almost two years of conflict.

The Odessa cathedral, symbol of the massacre

The agency said the fighting damaged 341 cultural sites across Ukraine – including cities of Kiev, Lviv e Odessa – at a cost of 3.5 billion dollars.

Odessa. The damage to the Cathedral (reuters)

“The Odessa Cathedral it is an example of a site that has been severely damaged,” he said Chiara Dezzi Bardeschi, who heads the UNESCO office in Ukraine. “It is the symbol of the whole community with a deep spiritual and historical meaning,” she added.

War crime hypothesis

In the July 2023, UNESCO had strongly condemned a “brazen attack carried out by Russian forces” against historic buildings in the center of Odessa, an area that the agency has placed on the list of world cultural heritage at risk of extinction. The attack caused at least two victims and damaged several sites, including the Transfiguration Cathedral of the 18th century, the main Orthodox church of Odessa. UNESCO has stated that the intentional destruction of cultural heritage sites, including religious buildings and artefacts, may constitute a war crime. The International Criminal Court (ICC) filed war crimes charges for the first time involving intentional attacks on historic religious monuments and buildings in a case involving the Mali In the 2015.

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