When they retreated from Kherson Oblast, the Russians stole a collection of artefacts that belonged to the Historical Museum in Nova Kakhovka and took them to temporarily occupied Crimea.
Source: press service of the National Resistance Center
Details: The National Resistance Center reports that all the artefacts from the museum have been taken to Crimea.
Reference: The museum had over 16,000 items in its collection. Some of its most valuable exhibits are anthropomorphic steles from the Yamna culture (3rd millennium BC), ancient Greek amphoras (3rd-2nd millennia BC), mace pommels from the catacomb culture (2nd millennium BC), Scythian ritual pommels (5th century BC), a Sarmatian gold earring (3rd-1st centuries BC), Cuman stone figures of women (16th-17th centuries), early medieval chandeliers, and many others.
The museum also had a collection of firearms and bladed Turkish weapons dating back to the late 18th and 19th centuries.
Earlier, the occupiers looted 15,000 paintings from the Oleksii Shovkunenko Art Museum in Kherson and took them away.
The Russian occupiers have also removed valuable stock from the Oles Honchar library in Kherson.
In early November, the occupiers stole late 18th and early 19th-century icons from a Ukrainian Orthodox church in Enerhodar.