“We are keeping official records on the ministry’s website. There are already 166 cultural heritage sites that were destroyed or damaged in the russian invasion. We don’t know about some of the objects yet, because they are located in the occupied territories. There is evidence, we are verifying these data, and it is obvious that we are talking about reparations and restoration by the aggressor state,” Tkachenko stressed.
At the same time, he said that the ministry is currently negotiating with western partners to establish a joint fund to restore Ukrainian cultural heritage.
According to Tkachenko, the ministry is calling on the world to impose sanctions and end cooperation with the russian cultural community.