Culture Ministry to apply for including Chornobyl complex in UNESCO World Heritage list

Culture Ministry to apply for including Chornobyl complex in UNESCO World Heritage list

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The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine plans to apply for putting the Chornobyl Complex on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

"The Ministry plans to submit a preliminary list to UNESCO by March 31. Many of the sites of the Chornobyl complex could be preserved so that humanity remembers what happened to us here," Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko said during a working trip to the Chornobyl NPP, where events to honor the Chornobyl cleanup workers are taking place today, December 14, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

As of 2020, the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ukraine includes seven sites, accounting for about 0.62% of the total number of World Heritage sites in the world (1,121 as of 2020).

In particular, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ukraine are the Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings (Kyiv city), the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (Kyiv city), the Lviv Historic Centre Ensemble, the Struve Geodetic Arc in Khmelnytskyi region, the Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians, the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans in Chernivtsi city, the Wooden Tserkvas (churches) of Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine, the Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora (City of Sevastopol, Crimea).

Ukraine marks the Day of Remembrance for Chornobyl Cleanup Workers on December 14.

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