Russian occupants destroy the Khan’s Palace in Crimea. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons.

According to the results of monitoring compliance with the legal regime temporarily the occupied territory revealed facts of improper conduct restoration works on the objects of the Bakhchisaray state historical and cultural reserve “the Khan’s Palace (XVI-XIX centuries): the Khan’s mosque (1740-1743 years)” in the Crimea.

“Certain of the Russian Federation for restoration contractors have the necessary experience and actually performs the repair work is restoration, which jeopardizes the preservation of the Khan’s Palace” – said the press service.

In particular, these works for 2017 was damaged painting of the XVIII century Big Khan mosque (Bink Khan Jami), and the facade cracks.

“The same destruction has been the Fountain of tears (Alexander fountain – ed.) and Catherine mile. Russian Federation in Crimea cynically violate the Convention on the protection of cultural property”, – said the press service.

On 5 November, the Ministry of culture expressed outrage in connection with large-scale activity at the national monument of the Khan’s Palace in Bakhchisaray, which is part of the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage.

Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016-m to year the Parliament of Ukraine recognized the Russian state Duma is illegitimate.

Occupants in the Crimea destroyed the Khan’s Palace: photo 27.12.2017

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