As a result of russian aggression, 1,271 objects of cultural infrastructure have already been damaged in Ukraine
MCIP continues to record damage to objects of cultural infrastructure in Ukraine as a result of russian aggression. As of January 25, 2023, 1,271 objects of cultural infrastructure suffered damage, not including sites of cultural heritage. Almost a third of them are destroyed (473 objects).
At the same time, over the past month, the total number of affected objects of cultural infrastructure has increased by 82 objects, more than half of which (44 objects) are objects in the de-occupied territories of Kherson region, and another third are objects in active war zones actions of Donetsk region.
In general, cultural infrastructure received the greatest losses and damages in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Sumy regions.
Creative hubs, libraries, museums, theaters, philharmonic halls, art education institutions (art schools and colleges) and cultural heritage sites were damaged and destroyed on the territory of 198 TС (Territorial Communities) (13.5%) in Vinnytsia (2%), Dnipropetrovsk (13%), Donetsk (85%), Zhytomyr (12%), Zakarpattia (2%), Zaporizhzhia (27%), Kyiv (27%), Luhansk (39%) Mykolaiv (42%), Odesa (3%), Sumy (41%), Kharkiv (36%), Kherson (29%), Khmelnytskyi (2%), Cherkasy (3%), Chernihiv (14%) regions and the city of Kyiv. During January 2023, the list of affected territories increased by 7 TC.
The following objects were affected:
· creative hubs – 603
· libraries - 479.
· museums and galleries – 69.
· theaters and philharmonic halls - 22.
· institutions of art education - 98.
The largest group of cultural infrastructure objects that suffered damage or destruction are creative hubs - 47% of the total number of institutions of cultural infrastructure that were affected.
It should be noted that currently almost the entire territory of Luhansk and significant parts of the territories of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions are still under temporary occupation. Because of this, it is impossible to estimate the exact number of objects of cultural infrastructure damaged during hostilities and occupation.
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