Russia destroying Bakhchysarai Palace in Ukraine’s Crimea, says culture minister
Russia is destroying the historical memory of the Crimean Tatar people (Photo:t.me/otkachenkokyiv)
Russian occupation authorities are destroying the Khan’s Palace in the Russian-occupied town of Bakhchysarai in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko said in a Telegram messenger post on Dec. 19.
According to the minister, the Kremlin regime’s goal is to destroy the historical memory of the Crimean Tatar people.
“The Khan’s Palace in Bakhchysarai is a unique Crimean Tatar single architectural monument, which is evidence of the existence, development, ethnogenesis of the Crimean Tatars in this territory,” Tkachenko said.
“The invaders are destroying it. They’re dismantling the roof and ensemble of colored stained-glass windows of the Golden Office, replacing the ancient roof with modern building materials. In other words, they’re erasing national memory with a new building.”
In this regard, the minister called on UNESCO to take note of “to the principles and actions of one of its permanent members.”
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