The Ukrainian National Resistance Center has reported that Russian invaders have looted a church belonging to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine in the occupied city of Enerhodar, taking seven Orthodox icons dating back to the late 18th to early 19th centuries.
Source: National Resistance Center
Quote: “The Russians said they had prevented an ‘illegal attempt’ to remove seven Orthodox icons that were found in a Ukrainian Orthodox church in Enerhodar. The occupiers have allegedly passed the church treasures, which belong to the religious community, to Melitopol’s State Local History Museum. The icons in question date back to the late 18th to early 19th centuries.”
Details: The National Resistance Center pointed out that transporting icons “to the museum” actually means they are being further exported to the Russian Federation.
The Russians have also been plundering Ukrainian museums. Artefacts have been stolen from museums in Crimea and Donetsk, Kherson and Luhansk oblasts, as well as Melitopol’s museums.