Support Us

Russians steal ancient icons from Ukrainian Orthodox church in Enerhodar

Thursday, 10 November 2022, 13:57
Russians steal ancient icons from Ukrainian Orthodox church in Enerhodar

The Ukrainian National Resistance Center has reported that Russian invaders have looted a church belonging to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine in the occupied city of Enerhodar, taking seven Orthodox icons dating back to the late 18th to early 19th centuries.

Source: National Resistance Center

Quote: "The Russians said they had prevented an ‘illegal attempt’ to remove seven Orthodox icons that were found in a Ukrainian Orthodox church in Enerhodar. The occupiers have allegedly passed the church treasures, which belong to the religious community, to Melitopol’s State Local History Museum. The icons in question date back to the late 18th to early 19th centuries."

Advertisement:

Details: The National Resistance Center pointed out that transporting icons "to the museum" actually means they are being further exported to the Russian Federation.

The Russians have also been plundering Ukrainian museums. Artefacts have been stolen from museums in Crimea and Donetsk, Kherson and Luhansk oblasts, as well as Melitopol’s museums.

Journalists fight on their own frontline. Support Ukrainska Pravda or become our patron!

Advertisement: