Russian forces stole ancient icons from a church in Enerhodar, reports National Resistance Center
Russian invaders have stolen Orthodox icons of the late 18th-early 19th century (Photo:National Resistance Center)
Russian invaders have stolen Orthodox icons of the late 18th-early 19th century from a church in the occupied town of Enerhodar in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the National Resistance Center (NRC), a hub for coordinating partisan activity created by Ukrainian special operation forces, reported on Nov. 10.
"The Russians announced the prevention of an “illegal attempt” to export seven Orthodox icons that were found in Enerhodar in the Orthodox Church of Ukraine,” the NRC stated.
“Church valuables belonging to the religious community were allegedly transferred by th occupiers to the Melitopol State Local History Museum. These are icons of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.”
Taking in account that Melitopol’s museums have been looted as well, this means that the icons were simply stolen.
Russian forces are actively looting Ukrainian museum’s in the occupied territories , including those on Crimean peninsula and in Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhya Oblasts.
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