Potencial damage to Ukrainian Cultural Heritage sites
6 March 2023
This report describes the potential damage to cultural heritage sites in Ukraine that occurred between 24 February 2022 and 31 January 2023. In total, potential damage to 1,595 out of 28,618 cultural heritage sites has been identified. This report uses the up-to-date version of the NASA Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) data going back to 24 February 2022. Revisions to the near real-time satellite data resulted in changes to the number of sites with potential damage from prior reports. This report identifies four new potential impacts for the period between 31 December 2022 and 31 January 2023. Overall, damage has occurred primarily in the raions of Mariupolskyi, Sievierodonetskyi, Kharkivskyi, Kramatorskyi, and Buchanskyi. The cultural heritage site types most likely to be damaged during the conflict so far include Memorial/Monument and Place of Worship & Burial.