11:17 10 Oct 2022

Cultural heritage objects damaged in missile attack on Kyiv

As a result of russia's shelling the center of Kyiv on the morning of October 10, several cultural heritage objects were damaged, says the Minister of Culture and Information Policy, Oleksandr Tkachenko.

The buildings of the Philharmonic Hall and the Khanenko and Taras Shevchenko museums were damaged.

"Massive missile attack on Ukraine. Kyiv, Dnipro, Zhytomyr, Khmelnytskyi, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, Sumy, Poltava, and other cities.

As a result of the shelling of the center of Kyiv, cultural and educational institutions were damaged: Shevchenko National University, the Khanenko museum, the museum named after Taras Shevchenko, park named after Taras Shevchenko.

We are clarifying the information about the victims.

Inhuman monsters [russians] are fighting against peaceful residents and Ukrainian culture," the minister wrote.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko also confirmed the damage to the Khanenko museum.

"The children's playground and the Khanenko museum in the center of the capital is where russian terrorists aimed. They are killing culture and our children!" he wrote.

On the morning of October 10, ten cities and regions across Ukraine reported explosions: Kyiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Zhytomyr, Lviv, Ternopil, Mykolaiv, Khmelnytskyi, and Poltava.

The missile strikes continue around Ukraine. Now there are reports of explosions in the Odesa region. The regional military authorities reported hits on critical infrastructure and civilian areas, leaving Ukrainian citizens without water and electricity supplies, and leading to civilian victims.

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