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Ukraine to pay Dutch museum 122,000 euros for Scythian gold collection storage

Source : 112 Ukraine

Upon the return to Ukraine, the gold will be stored in the National Historical Museum in Kyiv
18:23, 15 November 2021

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Ukraine will have to pay Allard Pierson Museum 122,000 euros, as the government now owes the Dutch museum for keeping the Scythian gold collection. Press office of Ukraine's Justice Ministry told that to 112.ua.tv agency in the reply to their information request.

In general, Ukraine owes museum 120,140.95 Euros. This sum is to cover the expenses for keeping the collection items, as ordered by the court. "In the view of the appeal filed againt this decision, the payment has not been performed yet", reads the message.

Last month, Amsterdam's Court of Appeal ruled that the Scythian gold will be handed over to Ukraine for further storage. The decision will take effect after the term for filing the write of appeal is over (as long as it's not filed by any parties to the case). Representatives of Crimea-based museums already claimed they would like to initiate the cassational revision of the court's decision.

Related: Dutch court rules Crimean gold treasure to return to Ukraine: Case of Scythian gold

Upon the return to Ukraine, the gold will be stored in the National Historical Museum in Kyiv. 

As is known, the exhibition called "Crimea. Golden island in the Black Sea" that included 500 items from various museums of Crimea was exposed for public view in the Allard Pierson Museum in the Dutch capital in summer 2014. However, the collection never returned to the peninsula as Crimea was occupied by the Russsian Federation. Both Ukraine and the so-called "government" of Crimea went to court to get the collection back.

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