In the Chernihiv region, the occupiers destroyed the SBU archive. There were documents about the repression of the Soviet regime against Ukrainians. This was announced by the head of the State Archival Service of Ukraine Anatolii Khromov.
According to him, for now, it is known about the destruction of at least one archive, which is in the Chernihiv region, from the actions of the occupiers.
“Also, at least several buildings in Kharkiv were damaged, but the documents have been preserved. We do not know what is happening to some departments of district state administrations in the temporarily occupied territories. Unfortunately, there is no information about the condition of the buildings, as well as the fate of the archivists who remained there," Khromov said.
He noted that when Ukrainian troops regain control of the territories, archival documents will be audited, including their condition and availability.
“The constant practice of the Russian side is illegal movement, practically theft of Ukrainian archives. This happened during the Russian Empire, during the Soviet era, as well as in 2014, when Ukrainian archival documents stored in the state archives of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, in violation of existing rules and norms of international law were declared part of Russia's archives," he said.