A UNESCO committee voted to inscribe the Ukraine port of Odesa's historic center as a world heritage site, hoping to protect it against more damage from Russia's war.
The 6-1 vote, with 14 abstentions, in UNESCO's 21-nation World Heritage Committee on Wednesday overcame Russia's efforts to put off the vote. The Paris-based U.N. body cited the Black Sea port city's cultural value and humanity's duty to protect it.
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