In Kharkiv Oblast, near Izium, the Russian military broke a stone Polovtsian woman, that is a thousand years old, as was reported by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.
The sculptures are located on Mount Kremenets. 8 out of 9 of stone women survived, and one was destroyed by a direct hit by a shell. The Ministry of Culture plans to evacuate shem to a museum in Kharkiv.
Polovtsian stone women near Izium are unique burial stone statues of the Polovtsians, monuments of sacred art of the IX-XIII centuries. “They symbolized the ancestors and were placed in sanctuaries specially built for them on the tops of high mounds or hills,” the department explains.