|Title:||In pictures: The Ukrainian religious sites ruined by fighting|
|Date published:||March 31, 2022|
|Date updated:||March 31, 2022|
Several churches and a Jewish yeshiva destroyed or damaged by Russian shelling. BBC News report from March 2022.
Ukraine has accused Russia of damaging or destroying at least 59 religious sites across the country since its invasion began.
They include an Orthodox cathedral with its steeple ripped apart, a Jewish school struck by shelling, and parish churches left almost totally flattened.
Targeting historic monuments and cultural heritage sites is a war crime under international law, according to the Hague Convention.
Russia denies targeting civilian infrastructure, but the BBC has identified a number of religious sites that have suffered damage.