As of July 26, 2023, the international organization UNESCO confirmed the damage to 274 cultural sites in Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia. This is what one of such objects looks like, the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary “Joy of All Sorrowful” in the village of Bogorodichne, Donetsk region, 5 km from Sviatohirsk, which was destroyed during artillery shelling on May 19, 2022. The destroyed Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary “Joy of All Sorrowful” In June-July 2022, Ukrainian defense forces stopped the advance of the Russian invaders on this part of the front. At the time of shooting the photo report (July 5, 2023), we did not meet a single living person in the village. Judging by the inscriptions on the buildings, the village may not be fully demined. View of the Church of the Holy Mother of God “Joy of All Sorrowfuls” from the village street
Traces of projectile hits on the facade of the Church of the Holy Mother of God “Joy of All Sorrowful” Damaged domes of the Church of the Holy Mother of God “Joy of All Sorrowful” Back of the facade of the Church of the Holy Mother of God “Joy of All Sorrowful” Front of the facade of the Church of the Holy Mother of God “Joy of All Sorrowful” Chapel and church building next to it with the inscription “Mines” in the center of the village of Bogorodicche. The material was prepared as part of the project Documenting the impact of the war on the cultural sector in Ukraine, which is carried out by the Institute of Mass Information in partnership with UNESCO. This publication does not express the opinion of UNESCO. The author is responsible for the selection and presentation of materials, as well as for the opinions expressed in them, which do not necessarily correspond to UNESCO and do not oblige the Organization to take any action.
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