Four thousand Ukrainian libraries are located within the borders of the russian-occupied Ukrainian territories, announced the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska.
"Russia wants to destroy our culture by destroying everything Ukrainian writers poured their souls into. It (Russia - translator's note) destroys it (culture - translator's note) physically," she said.
Four public libraries have been completely destroyed, and more than 50 are damaged.
Ukraine created a council for the withdrawal of russian books from libraries. Russian and soviet literature will be replaced by Ukrainian-language books and books from Ukrainian publishers.