Historic Ukrainian Cathedral Damaged by Russian Fire
In Kherson, a Ukrainian city which was liberated from Russian occupation last November, the historic 18th-century St. Catherine’s Cathedral has been damaged by Russian shelling. On August 3rd, Russian forces opened fire, injuring four employees of the State Emergency Service, and damaging the Cathedral and special equipment.
The Transfiguration Cathedral in Odesa was severely damaged on July 23rd, making this the second time in two weeks that Russian fire has hit a major Orthodox cathedral in Ukraine.
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