Odesa Placed On UNESCO's List Of Endangered Heritage Sites

Odesa Placed On UNESCO's List Of Endangered Heritage Sites

The United Nations’ cultural agency decided on January 25 to add the historic center of Ukraine’s Black Sea port city of Odesa to its list of endangered World Heritage locations, recognizing “the outstanding universal value of the site and the duty of all humanity to protect it.” The decision was made at an extraordinary session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Paris. Russian forces have launched multiple artillery attacks and air strikes on Odesa since invading Ukraine 11 months ago. …