Odessa Cathedral, a World Heritage Site, collapsed by Russian
Odessa Cathedral, a World Heritage Site, collapsed by Russian ‘World Heritage’
An Orthodox church in Odessa, southern Ukraine, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, has been destroyed by a Russian missile attack, sparking international criticism.
Russia attacked Odessa early on the 23rd local time, killing at least one person and injuring 19.
The BBC said the attack “flipped most of the roof of the cathedral and burned the thick walls of the building, though still standing, and the pillars tilted at a worrying angle.”
The cathedral was first built in 1794 during the Russian Empire and demolished by dictator Iosif Stalin in 1936 during the former Soviet Union and rebuilt in the mid-2000s.