The Ukrainian government will use proceeds from the sale of an online museum of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, to restore works of art in the real world.

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According to the Friday announcement and information provided by Cryptooshala, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine said The government’s Meta History Museum of War platform, which aims to preserve a timeline of key events in Russia’s war with Ukraine, raised 803.28 Ether (ETH) — roughly $1.3 million at the time — through NFT sales. The ministry said the proceeds from the sale would go towards “restoring Ukrainian cultural institutions,” many of which have been damaged or destroyed by rocket attacks from Russia.

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“During the six months of the war in Ukraine, the Russians destroyed hundreds of our museums, theaters and cultural institutions,” said Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. “Ukrainian culture and national heritage suffered almost $6 billion worth of damage. euro, and judging by the actions and intentions of the Russian Federation, this figure will only increase.”

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Oleksandr Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine for the Development of Information Technologies, added:

“NFT[s] will not stop Russian missiles, but blockchain technology will help restore the economy and develop Ukraine as an innovation-friendly country.”

The Ukrainian government launched Project Metahistory in March, a month after the first missiles hit Ukrainian targets in the ongoing conflict. While $1.3 million will go to Aid to Ukraine, a government-launched platform that accepts donations in cryptocurrencies “to support people in their fight for freedom,” the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy said the funds will be used to restoration, not supplies for the country’s armed forces.

UNESCO, the agency behind many world heritage sites, based on their significance for history, nature and art, informed that as of July 18, 164 cultural sites in Ukraine had been partially damaged or destroyed as a result of the war with Russia. These included 72 religious buildings, 12 museums, 32 historical buildings, 24 cultural buildings, 17 monuments and 7 libraries.

“These repeated attacks on Ukrainian cultural sites must stop,” said UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay in June. “Cultural heritage in all its forms must not be attacked under any circumstances.”

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Since the start of the war with Russia in February, the Ukrainian government has raised more than $100 million in cryptocurrency donations sent directly to wallet addresses provided by the Ministry of Digital Transformation. According to Aid For Ukraine, cryptocurrency donations are used to supply the country with the military, as well as for humanitarian assistance.