Kharkiv Museum destroyed by fire caused by an air attack

Workers sifted through debris after an airstrike destroyed a museum in the village of Skovorodynivka, Kharkiv region, on 7 May. According to Suspilne, the bombings hit Hryhorii Skovoroda’s National Literary and Memorial Museum, causing a large fire that destroyed the building. This footage shows the teams removing a large statue of Skovoroda, the 18th century philosopher and poet to whom the museum was dedicated. Some workers collected broken jugs and burnt books in an attempt to save any remaining artifacts. In a video message uploaded on May 8, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the attacks, saying that “the Russian military has destroyed or damaged nearly 200 cultural heritage sites” since May 7. Credit: Suspilne via Storyful