The Crimean museums have begun the process of appealing the decision of the district court of Amsterdam to return the collection of Scythian gold Ukraine. This was announced by first Deputy Minister of information policy of Ukraine Emine dzheppar on his page in Facebook.
«Our defenders got the news from the bailiff of intent of the Crimean museums to appeal. Procedurally they (museums) have a few weeks to «make» all their «Fe» regarding the decision of the first court. It actually means the beginning of a process of appeal against the decision of the district court and, accordingly, the artifacts will remain in storage, Allard Pierson Museum,» wrote Dzheppar.
Recall, 14 December 2016, the Amsterdam court decided to return to Ukraine, Scythian gold, which at the time of the annexation of the Crimea was on display in the Dutch Allard Pierson Museum.
The judges decided that the gold will remain in the Pearson Museum, for the next three months – the time allotted for appeal. Even before the verdict, both sides declared the intention to appeal the decision, if it is not in their favor.
The court also ruled that Ukraine must compensate for the storage costs of the collection of the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam.
In February 2014, the collection of so-called » Scythian gold was taken out to Amsterdam to participate in the exhibition «Crimea: gold and secrets of the Black sea», which was held in Amsterdam, Allard Pierson Museum.
The exhibition consists of collections of five museums, one of which is located in Kiev and four in Crimea. Among the 500 exhibits – artifacts from Scythian gold, a ceremonial helmet, precious stones, and swords of the ancient Greeks and Scythians.
Museums of the occupied Crimea will appeal against the decision of the Scythian gold 17.01.2017