EU chief diplomat visits Odesa's destroyed cathedral
Josep Borrel said that the war unleashed by the Russian Federation is destroying ancient temples.
The chief EU diplomat Josep Borrel arrived in Odesa with an unannounced visit. In his tweet (X), he said that Odesa is a beautiful historical city that should figure in the headlines due to its vibrant culture, beauty and history. However, Borrell noted, Odesa appears in the news "as a frequent target of Putin's war destroying port infrastructure and ancient temples".
According to him, the Transfiguration Cathedral is a vivid example of such activities of the Russian Federation.
Borrel also said that the EU supports the stabilisation of sites affected by Russia's "barbaric destruction".
As earlier reported, a UNESCO mission arrived in Odesa to assess the damage to the cathedral of the UOC.