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For the first time since World War II, a sculpture of Jesus Christ was removed from a church in Lviv, Ukraine, and kept hidden

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            As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues, the sculpture of Jesus Christ at the Armenian Cathedral in Lviv has been relocated, according to the Eastern European news agency NEXTA on Tuesday.

The statue was last removed from the chapel during World War II (1939-1945).

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Ukrainian cities have become targets for missile strikes and assaults.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine. Since then, Russia’s military has unleashed hundreds of missile and artillery assaults on cities and other targets around the nation.

According to the UN human rights office, at least 331 people have been verified killed since the conflict began, but the actual figure is likely far higher. In the meanwhile, almost 1.5 million people have fled Ukraine, resulting in a catastrophic refugee crisis.

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