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This is why it’s crucial to track and preserve Ukraine’s cultural heritage

The efforts underway to pilfer and destroy Ukrainian cultural heritage are egregious. Image: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

John Letzing

Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum

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Assaulting a nation’s cultural heritage can have far-reaching impacts.
A 19th-century painting by Ivan Pokhitonov reportedly looted in Kherson. Assaulting a nation’s cultural heritage can have far-reaching impacts. Image: Kherson Regional Art Museum
In Ukraine, there are fears that escalating cultural heritage destruction is part of a strategy to undermine the Ukrainian identity itself.
In Ukraine, there are fears that escalating cultural heritage destruction is part of a strategy to undermine the Ukrainian identity itself. Image: REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak

World War II served as a catalyst to address cultural heritage protection with a set of international rules.
World War II served as a catalyst to address cultural heritage protection with a set of international rules. Image: World Economic Forum

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