UNESCO Nervous About Russian Strike in Lviv

by Meifan Honcharuk
Friday, July 7, 2023
UNESCO Nervous About Russian Strike in Lviv

Russian missiles killed 9 people in Lviv and destroyed international cultural heritage

On 6 July, the Russian Federation struck Lviv. After completing the rescue work and dismantling the destroyed high-rise house by missile Caliber, the number of dead increased. Russia killed 9 people in Lviv while they were sleeping.

UNESCO reacted to the new terrorist act. A message appeared on the organization’s website, which condemned the Kremlin for what it did. In the message, the organisation offers condolences to the affected families and focuses on the fact that countries that have signed an agreement with UNESCO should adhere to these rules. According to the regulation, the parties to the treaty cannot intentionally destroy cultural and natural heritage. In addition, UNESCO indicated that Russia destroyed the historic building's first large-scale attack on Lviv. This is in direct violation of the Convention on the Common Heritage, as well as the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property.

"UNESCO condemns the explosion that occurred last night in a historic building in Lviv, located in the buffer zone of the world heritage site "Lviv – the ensemble of the historical centre," the website says.

Buffer zone objects are recognised as world heritage and have increased protection by the UNESCO committee. 

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