GENERICO.ruRussiaDuring the night shelling of Odessa, the national art museum, located in an early 19th century palace, was damaged

During the night shelling of Odessa, the national art museum, located in an early 19th century palace, was damaged

As a result of the night attack, the Odessa National Art Museum, located in the Pototsky-Naryshkin Palace, which was built at the beginning of the 19th century, was damaged. This was reported by the head of the Odessa military administration Oleg Kiper.

As he noted, the museum is located in the historical part of the city, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today the gallery turns 124 years old. “Russian nonentities “congratulated” our architectural monument by a missile that hit nearby,” wrote Kiper.

Due to the attack, the walls on which the paintings are displayed were damaged in the gallery and windows were broken. Photos of the exhibition after the strike appeared on the Instagram account of the Odessa National Art Museum.

The photographs show that not only walls, ceilings, furniture were damaged, but also works of art – some paintings fell out of their frames, some fell along with baguettes. In the near future, the gallery will be closed to fix and assess the damage.

Kiper clarified that five people were also injured and were hospitalized. The missiles hit an already unused industrial building and a port structure in Odessa. “Warehouses, special unloading equipment, and cars with grain were damaged by the hit,” added the head of the military administration.

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Publication from ONFAM | Odessa National Art Museum (@onfam_ua)

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