About 30 cultural heritage monuments were damaged as a result of night shelling in Odesa. Photo
The Russian attack on Odesa on the night of 14 August resulted in damage to around 30 cultural heritage sites. In particular, the production buildings of the Odesa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre were damaged.
This was reported by the website of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy. The press service noted that about 10 blocks of the city's historic buildings were affected.
A commission that inspected the building of the Odesa Opera and Ballet Theatre found that cracks had appeared on the brick structures near the windows as a result of Russian shelling and that the exterior plasterwork of the facade had fallen off. In some rooms, the blast wave smashed out glass and damaged window frames. At the same time, the concrete and load-bearing elements of the building were not significantly damaged.
The commission has already drawn up a damage report and sent the necessary documents to the National Police. Law enforcement officers are expected to open a criminal investigation soon.
In total, about 30 cultural heritage monuments were damaged in Odesa on the night of 14 August (mostly window panes were smashed, interior and exterior decoration was destroyed, and window frames were damaged).
Among them are architectural monuments: a dormitory of the Dankevych Odesa College of Arts, the Museum of Ukrainian Books of the Hrushevsky Odesa Universal Scientific Library, and five academic buildings. The Hrushevsky University and five educational buildings of the Ushynsky Pedagogical University.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote:
- On the night of 14 August, the occupation forces attacked Odesa and the region with Kalibr cruise missiles and kamikaze attack drones. Debris from enemy missiles fell in the city, causing fires and destruction, and injuring three people.
- The warhead of one of the targets shot down by air defence remained intact. A fragment of a Russian missile fell on the FOZZY supermarket. The building was destroyed to the ground and is beyond repair.