The Russian Federation is ransacking Ukrainian museums in temporarily occupied territories, taking Wi-Fi routers from houses, and physically abusing our people. Hanna Malyar, Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine, made a corresponding statement.

In particular, in populated settlements of the Kherson region, the enemy equips artillery firing positions directly in residential buildings and carries out engineering and fortification works, destroying private houses of citizens.

In addition, shops and kiosks are closed, while the delivery of food and medicine has almost stopped due to the low purchasing power of the local population.

“To prevent access to reliable information, the occupiers destroy communication infrastructure. In particular, elements of the mobile equipment system are dismantled and Wi-Fi routers are removed, thanks to which local residents had access to alternative sources of information,” Malyar said.

Under the pretext of martial law, the “Russian authorities” organised massive looting of material values ​​and items of historical and cultural heritage in the captured Ukrainian territory, the official added.

It was established that the occupiers ransacked the Shovkunenko Kherson Regional Art Museum and took away not only valuable exhibits but also ordinary household items. All office equipment, as well as archival materials, including documents dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, were removed from the State Archive of the Kherson Region.

In turn, Kherson residents report that ruscists take sanitary ware, household appliances, furniture, and even dishes away from offices, shops, and the city administration.

Natalia Tolub

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