Tag Archives: Ukraine

UNESCO: At least 53 cultural sites in Ukraine are damaged : NPR

By Deepa Shivaram, April 2, 20226:08 PM ET

The Menorah memorial is seen outside of Kharkiv at the Drobitsky Yar Holocaust memorial, a location that saw a mass killing of Jewish people by Nazis during WWII. UNESCO included the memorial in its list of sites that have sustained damaged since Russia invaded Ukraine.
Sergey Bobok/AFP via Getty Images

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UNESCO says it’s verified damage to at least 53 cultural sites in the country.

The organization says it assesses damage reported in the media or by Ukrainian officials and has a system to monitor main Ukrainian sites and monuments via satellite imagery.

“Our experts continue to verify each report, and it is feared that other sites will be added to this list,” a UNESCO spokesperson told NPR.

Source: UNESCO: At least 53 cultural sites in Ukraine are damaged : NPR

Olena Zelenska: Ukraine’s first lady emerges as a staunch defender of her nation on social media – CNN

By Lianne Kolirin and Tim Lister, CNN, Updated 9:05 PM ET, Wed March 9, 2022

From article…

(CNN) Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine, posted an open letter addressed to the world’s media on Tuesday, detailing what she described as the “mass murder of Ukrainian civilians.”

In recent weeks Zelenska has repeatedly used social media to highlight the plight of her nation, yet none have been quite as direct as her recent post, which ends with the rallying cry: “We will win. Because of our unity. Unity towards love for Ukraine. Glory to Ukraine!”

As her husband, President Volodymyr Zelensky, has emerged as the face of Ukrainian defiance of the Russian invasion, Zelenska has become increasingly vociferous online as a means to support him and bolster international awareness of their country’s plight.

When Russia first invaded Ukraine on February 24, Zelensky declared in a video statement that he believed “enemy sabotage groups” had entered Kyiv and that he was their number one target. His family, he said, was the second target.

Source: Olena Zelenska: Ukraine’s first lady emerges as a staunch defender of her nation on social media – CNN