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The culture of cooking Ukrainian borscht is included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage Requiring Immediate Protection.
Minister of Culture of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko announced this, calling event "victory".
"Victory in the war for borscht is ours! Today, July 1, at the 5th extraordinary meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, at the request of the ICIP, the element “Culture of cooking Ukrainian borscht” was introduced. to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage Requiring Immediate Protection,” Tkachenko wrote in his Telegram.
In addition, Tkachenko replied to Maria Zakharchenko, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, who has repeatedly spoken out about the ownership of the dish.
“And no matter how much Masha Zakharova says that “cooking books were forbidden, and the recipe of the dish was kept secret and forbidden to cook” and in general our borsch is a “manifestation of extremism and Nazism”, it is a “manifestation of extremism” now officially Ukrainian, and officially under the protection of UNESCO,” the minister stressed.
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