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Ukraine. Kamianets-Podilskyi. The storm damaged the roof of the fortress

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The storm that passed through western Ukraine did not miss one of the biggest attractions in the Khmelnytsky region – the fortress in Kamieniec Podolski. The wind broke the roof of one of the towers – the Łaska Tower.

The director of the Historical Museum in Kamieniec Podolski, Oleksandr Zaremba, informed about the damage on Facebook. “The hurricane broke the cover of the Łaska Tower. The wooden structures of the cover were moved by the wind by as much as 25 meters and thrown onto the roof of the body near the walls, damaging its roof as well” – he wrote.

Zaremba posted photos of the damage on Facebook. You can see that the tower has been deprived of a conical roof.


At night, the museum staff moved the exhibits so that they would not get wet. The administration is working to repair the damage.

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Ukrainian services informed that on the night of Thursday to Friday in the Khmelnytsky Oblast, in the Kamyanets-Podilsky region, there was a sharp deterioration in weather conditions: strong gusts of wind and heavy rains. The element destroyed over a hundred trees, and also torn off the roofs of several private buildings.

In Henryk Sienkiewicz’s “Trilogy”

Baszta Łaska (Baszta Łaski) is one of the 12 preserved towers of the Old Castle of the fortress in Kamieniec Podolski. It was established in the second half of the 15th century. It was rebuilt in the 16th century. Its name comes from the name of Primate Jan Łaski, who covered the costs of the reconstruction.

The fortress in Kamieniec Podolski was built in the 15th century. In Henryk Sienkiewicz’s “Trilogy”, Michał Wołodyjowski dies under its rubble, when Polish defenders of Kamieniec blows it up during the Turkish siege in 1672.

Main photo source: Facebook / Oleksandr Zaremba, director of the Historical Museum in Kamieniec Podolski

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