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. This is stated in the statement issued by the press service of the Ministry.

The Ukrainian Ministry appealed to the UN organization in connection with these works.

According to the Ministry, when removing all tiles and old oak beams with a Large Khan mosque was damaged painting of the 18th century.. in addition, on the facade there were cracks and the plaster had fallen down due to the use of wash techniques with a strong water pressure. The same equipment the invaders used for washing the Fountain of tears and Katerininskaya miles, which these monuments are also damaged.

It is also noted that all work is carried out by employees that have no experience in the field of restoration.

“In this regard, the works on the site of the monument of national importance the Khan’s Palace is irrefutable evidence of flagrant violations of international law by the Russian Federation that contains a direct threat to the preservation of cultural heritage of Ukraine”, – reads the statement of the Ministry of culture.

On 2 October the investigative Department of the FSB of Russia in the occupied Crimea opened three criminal proceedings on the fact of damage to gas pipelines and transmission lines on the Peninsula on the night of November 1, 2017.




The culture Ministry appealed to UNESCO because of the Khan’s Palace in Bakhchisarai 05.11.2017

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