Kharkiv Region: Russians Destroy Skovoroda Museum with Missile Strike, One Injured

Saturday, May 7, 2022
Kharkiv Region: Russians Destroy Skovoroda Museum with Missile Strike, One Injured

Russian invaders have destroyed the Hryhorii Skovoroda National Museum in the Kharkiv region.

Russian invaders have destroyed the Hryhorii Skovoroda National Museum in the Kharkiv region.

Source: Suspilne Kharkiv quoting Viktor Kovalenko, Head of the municipality (hromada) of Zolochiv 

Details: The aggressors destroyed the building with a direct Russian missile strike on the night of 6-7 May.

The shell flew under the roof of the building, and a fire broke out. The fire engulfed the entire museum premises.

As a result of the shelling, the 35-year-old son of the museum director, who had stayed overnight to guard the premises, was injured. The man was pulled out from under the rubble, medics diagnosed him with a leg injury and sent him to hospital.

Why this is important: The museum is located in the village of Skovorodynivka. The building dated back to the XVIII century, on an estate where Hryhorii Skovoroda (outstanding and much-loved Ukrainian philosopher, poet, teacher and composer - ed.) worked for the last years of his life and was buried. Ukraine will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Ukrainian philosopher this winter.

 

 

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