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UNESCO sounds alarm over threats to WH sites, cultural assets from Russia's invasion into Ukraine

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization on Thursday expressed great concern over the fate of World Heritage Sites in Ukraine as Russia continued its military invasion of the country.

UNESCO's Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, called for the “protection of Ukrainian cultural heritage, which bears witness to the country’s rich history, and includes its seven World Heritage sites – notably located in Lviv and Kyiv; the cities of Odessa and Kharkiv, members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network; its national archives, some of which feature in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register; and its sites commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust.”

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