The figures were announced by Ukrainian Deputy Culture and Information Policy Minister Rostislav Karandeev on Friday, Polish state news agency PAP reported.
Karandeev said at a news briefing in the Ukrainian capital: “It’s typical Russian policy - destroying the native language, imposing their own rules for life.”
He added: “101 libraries have lost a significant part of their collections, while a further 21 have lost everything, down to the last document,” the PAP news agency reported, citing the Suspilne website.
Karandeev also said that Russian occupation authorities were “stripping libraries and schools of all books in the Ukrainian language.”
He told reporters that “the biggest damage has been done to libraries in the eastern Donetsk region, the northern Kyiv region and the southern Mykolaiv region, as well as in the Kharkiv region in the northeast of the country.”
Friday was day 170 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Source: PAP, wnp.pl