Visiting German minister sees Ukraine’s cultural identity threatened

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German Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth, who is currently on a visit to the port city of Odessa on the Black Sea, says the Russian war on Ukraine is also threatening the country’s cultural identity. “This war is also a war against culture, against the culture of democracy,” the Green politician said on Tuesday. After more than three months of war, 375 cultural institutions had been destroyed or damaged, and 137 churches were also affected. “It becomes clear: it is about attacking the cultural identity of Ukraine,” she said. Roth promised support to the country. “We are now trying to …

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