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Italy will allocate 500,000 euros to reconstruct downtown Odesa damaged by Russia

by Rachel Amran February 13, 2024 5:37 PM 1 min read
The aftermath of Russian missile attacks on the historic Transfiguration Cathedral in Odesa. (Oleksandr Gimanov / AFP via Getty Images)
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Editor's Note: The article initially said Italy had provided Ukraine with 45 million euros. Later, Ukraine's Culture Ministry deleted the announcement, while the Italian Embassy in Ukraine issued a statement saying that the actual amount provided was 500,000 euros.

Italy will help restore the Transfiguration Cathedral, significantly damaged by a Russian missile attack on the night of July 22-23.

The Italian Embassy in Ukraine said it will provide 500,000 euros to repair the cathedral's roof.

Russia has already damaged or destroyed over 120 nationally significant monuments since the start of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. According to UNESCO, Russia's war has damaged at least 337 cultural sites in Ukraine between the start of the invasion and Jan. 10.

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