Culture Ministry intends to include Chornobyl complex in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list

Source : 112 Ukraine

Currently, the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ukraine includes seven properties
14:58, 14 December 2020

Chornobyl nuclear power plant

The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy plans to include the Chornobyl Complex in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This was announced by Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko during a working trip to the Chornobyl NPP, Ukrinform reports.

"My ministry and I plan to submit a preliminary list to UNESCO by March 31. The Chornobyl complex - many of these monuments can be preserved so that humanity has an opportunity to remember what happened here," Tkachenko said.

Related: U.S. compares Covid-19 pandemic to Chornobyl catastrophe

Currently, the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ukraine includes seven properties:

  • Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora (2013)
  • Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (1990)
  • L'viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre (1998)
  • Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans (2011)
  • Struve Geodetic Arc (2005)
  • Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine (2013)

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky honored the memory of the liquidators of the Chornobyl accident.

Related: Ukraine marks Day of Chornobyl Disaster Liquidator on December 14

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