The Scythian Gold collection, which was on display in a museum in the Netherlands when russia occupied Crimea in 2014, will return to Ukraine in the near future.
This was announced by Acting Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Rostyslav Karandieiev.
“The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, together with its partners from the Netherlands, is taking a number of measures aimed at returning the collection of artefacts to Ukraine as soon as possible,” said Rostyslav Karandieiev.
On 9 June, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands made a final decision on the return of the “Crimean Gold” to Ukraine. It confirmed the appeal decision from two years ago in favour of Kyiv.
The legal battles over the treasure lasted almost 9 years. Earlier, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands completely dismissed the cassation appeal of the museums of the russian-occupied Crimea and upheld the appeal decision, which satisfied all of Ukraine’s claims.