The National Museum of Hryhoriy Skovoroda in the village of Skovorodynivka, Kharkiv region, has been destroyed by a direct missile hit, head of the Kharkiv region state administration Oleg Sinegubov reports.
According to him, Russian troops shelled the museum on May 6, at 23:00 local time. The shell hit the roof of the museum. The most valuable exhibits from the Skovoroda Museum had been removed in advance, Sinegubov says.
«There was a 35-year-old man on the premises who was looking after the museum. Unfortunately, he was injured. The premises were practically destroyed,» Sinegubov writes. According to UNIAN, the man in question is the museum director's son, who was guarding the premises. He was diagnosed with a leg injury; now he is in hospital.
According to the head of the Kharkiv region state administration, Russian troops shelled Kharkiv three times in the past 24 hours, using multiple rocket launchers and artillery. The North Saltovka and Industrial districts were hit.
Skovoroda was a Ukrainian poet, philosopher, and educator.He is considered the founder of Russian religious philosophy. The building which housed the museum was built in the 18thcentury. The museum itself was founded in 1972. Skovorodalived there in his later years and was buried nearby. In December 2022 it will be 300 years since his birth.