On the night of March 30, in Chernihiv, the occupiers shelled the Korolenko Library, a historic building. As a result of the Russian shelling, the roof was broken, the windows were broken, and cracks appeared on the walls. The library building is an architectural monument of the early twentieth century. Here were located the Noble and Peasant Land Bank, the Provincial Land Department, the State Regional Historical Museum, the Regional Committee of the Communist Party, the headquarters of the Hungarian military unit. The building was damaged by fire, and after World War II it was rebuilt and given to the regional committee of the Communist Party. In 1974, the building housed the Chernihiv Regional Universal Library named after Korolenko.