Crimea to appeal against Dutch Court decision on returning Scythian gold

Source : 112 Ukraine

Occupation authorities believe decision to return the gold to Ukraine is politically motivated
14:56, 14 December 2016

112 Agency

Museums of the annexed Crimea will appeal to the District Court of Amsterdam that decided to transfer Scythian gold to Ukraine. This was reported by the director of the East-Crimean Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, controlled by the occupation authorities, Tatiana Umrikhina, Interfax reports.

"We have three months to prepare the appeal and, of course, we will use this opportunity", said Umrikhina.

She added that she considers the court's decision as politically motivated.

Related: Netherlands to return Scythian gold to Ukraine

"This decision is contrary to international practice and traditions of inter-museum cooperation. It is a disgrace to the entire judicial system of the Netherlands", said the Director of the museum.

Recall, the Amsterdam District Court today decided to return to Ukraine collection of Scythian gold, exported to the exhibition by Russia before the annexation of the Crimea.

Scythian gold remains in the Netherlands since February 2014 and was brought to the exhibition "Crimea - the golden island in the Black Sea." By the end of February 2014 the Crimea was annexed by Russia, and the Dutch couldn’t decide where to return Scythian gold.

Related: Crimean hostages: the story of "Scythian gold" dispute

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