The russian occupiers continue to destroy the cultural heritage on Crimea

Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova: The russian occupiers continue to destroy the cultural heritage on TOT Crimea.

 The message came from the inhabitants of the peninsula in the city of Yalta the building of the city’s chief architect Mykola Krasnov was demolished.

 It was he who designed the construction of the Livadia Palace, the Yalta Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, the Dulbert Palace in Mishor, Yusupov Palace, Taras Shevchenko Cinema in Simferopol, Roman-style Kharaks Estate, Gagarina Palace in Utes, a total of 60 original constructions.

Livadia Palace Complex
Тhe Dulbert Palace in Mishor
Italian courtyard of Livadia

 According to media reports, the so-called “Crimean branch of the all-russian Community for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments” in April 2022 handed over to the occupation administration on the peninsula documents on the historical and cultural value of the building.

 The building survived the 1927 earthquake, the 1941 bombing and was destroyed by the russian in 2022.

The destruction of the cultural heritage of the TOT Crimea is a violation of Articles 4 and 5 of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, which requires the occupying power to respect, protect and preserve cultural property in the occupied territories.

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