Russian museum robberies in Ukraine become the largest since World War II, – NYT
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Russian invaders stole thousands of works of art and historical exhibits in Ukraine, including antiquities. This is stated in an article by The New York Times.
The publication reports that according to the prosecutor's office and the data of Ukrainian museums, Russians stole more than 15,000 art objects and objects of historical significance in Kherson alone. According to known data, the invaders robbed or completely destroyed more than 30 museums, including those in Mariupol, Melitopol and Kherson. These figures refer only to that part of the cultural property, the seizure of which is documented, so it is expected that in fact the scale of theft is much larger.
The invaders illegally seized tens of thousands of exhibits from museums in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine – from ancient Scythian gold to modern avant-garde works, the newspaper writes. According to experts interviewed by the newspaper, this is the largest theft of works of art since the Second World War.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga