THE Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said yesterday Saturday that has been silenced since Russian bombing destroyed a museum dedicated to the 18th-century philosopher and poet Xhorichi Skovorodas.
The roof of the museum was hit during a night attack in the village of Skovorodinivka in eastern Ukraineresulting in a fire in the building and injuring his 35-year-old guard. The most valuable items had already been removed from the museum for security reasons, said Kharkiv regional governor Olekh Sinegubov..
«Every day of this war the Russian army does something that leaves me speechless. But then, the next day, he does something else that makes you feel the same way again“, Commented Zelenski in his night sermon last Saturday.
«Targeted attacks on museums – not even terrorists would think that. “But we are fighting against this kind of army.”he stressed.
Skovoroda, a Ukrainian of Cossack descent, spent the last years of his life in the village of Ivanovka, which was later renamed in honor of Skovorodinivka.
«This year we celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great philosopher“, Pointed out Sinegubov in a post on social media. «The occupiers can destroy the museum where Hrijori Skovoroda worked in the last years of his life and where he was buried. But they will not destroy our memory and our values“, He added.