Appeal on return of Scythian gold to Ukraine to be considered in March, - Justice Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Justice Minister of Ukraine will personally present the state at the hearing
15:36, 18 February 2019

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The appeal of the occupation authority of Crimea against the decision of Amsterdam court on the return of the collection of Scythian gold will be considered in March as 112 Ukraine reported citing Justice Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko.

“Today I can announce for the first time the hearing of the big case, which was started by Justice Ministry in Amsterdam on the Ukrainian Scythian gold, which was stolen by occupants. Now it is situated in the territory of the Netherlands and we won the first instance in Amsterdam, where the court recognized that these values are Ukrainian. The hearing at the appeal instance will take place on March 11-12,” he noted.

Related: National treasure: Ukraine gets back its Scythian gold

Besides, Petrenko emphasized that he will personally present Ukraine at the hearing.

“We have the clear judicial position; I will present the interests of the government in this process and I count that it will be in favor of Ukraine in the judicial war with the state-aggressor,” he said.

The occupation authorities of Crimea have filed a complaint against the decision of the Amsterdam Court to return a collection of Scythian gold to Ukraine. This was stated by the "Minister of Culture" of the occupied Crimea, Arina Novoselskaya.

Related: Ukraine to pay Netherlands €100 thousand for Scythian gold storage

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.

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