Invasion damages $2.6 bn worth of Ukraine’s heritage, culture: UN

According to a United Nations organization, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused $2.6 billion in damage to the country’s heritage and cultural sites.

Culture, tourism, sports, and entertainment have lost a total of $15.1 billion in income since the Russian invasion in February 2022, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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According to the report, nearly 250 monuments have been damaged or obliterated, mostly in the country’s east.

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, who toured Ukraine on Monday, estimated that $6.9 billion would be required to repair the damage and re-establish the sectors.

“We will help the Ukrainian authorities draw up a national reconstruction plan for the culture sector,” she said.

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Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.
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