Dozens of cultural heritage sites and cultural institutions have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) breach.
A significant number of these sites are located in Russian occupied territory, which limits the possibilities for obtaining accurate data. The maximum flooding of the territory by water will be reached in a few days, so the situation requires constant monitoring. As of the end of the day on June 6, 2023, the following monuments have been affected: the complex of structures of the Kakhovka HPS, which was constructed between 1951 and 1958; the ensemble of structures on Central Square in Nova Kakhovka; the development of the historical center of Nova Kakhovka; and others. Cultural palaces (houses) in Nova Kakhovka, as well as the villages of Korsunka and Dnipryany, have been flooded. Also at risk are nationally significant archaeological sites in the Bilozersk and Golopristansky districts, including the Lviv settlement in the village of Lvove (4th century BC - 4th century AD), the Burgun settlement in the village of Mykolayivka (2nd-5th centuries), the site of the Tiahin fortress in the village of Tiahinka (13th-17th centuries), the "Ponyativske" hillfort in the village of Ponyativka (4th century BC - 4th century AD), and others. The preliminary list of museums that are already flooded or under threat (all of them are located in the occupied territory, except for the museum in the town of Kozatske) includes:
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