Russia Caucasus Ukraine

A review of destroyed cultural monuments in South Ossetia

(B2) A new UNOSAT map shows the destruction to cultural monuments in the main conflict zone north of Tskhinvali in South Ossetia, following the armed conflict between Russians and Georgians. In the end: 3 buildings were severely damaged or totally destroyed, one site possible damage to the roof. 11 sites have no visible damage, although 6 are in an area close to buildings damaged by the conflict.

(English original)
Damage Summary Findings:
- 3 sites have buildings which are either severely damaged or destroyed;
- 1 site has possible damage to the roof;
- 11 sites have no visible damages, however 6 are located within 100 meters of buildings which were damaged in the conflict and thus may have less-severe damages.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).