Scythian gold can be stored in Sofia of Kyiv, - Shmygal
This is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.
"They (exhibits – ED.) will be stored in Ukraine. Obviously, we will choose a place and discuss it with the Ministry of culture. I am sure that there are many places in Ukraine where these jewels could be stored with dignity and reliability," Shmygal said at a briefing during a working trip to the Kirovohrad region on Tuesday.
As an option, the Prime Minister named the National Reserve "St Sofia of Kyiv" as a place to store "Scythian gold", but other options will be considered in different regions.
On October 26, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal decided to transfer to Ukraine the so-called "Scythian gold" - an exhibit from the Crimean museum that went to the exhibition before the occupation of the peninsula by Russia and has not yet returned to Ukraine.
According to Radio Liberty, the decision is final.
The case concerned more than 565 items from the museum fund of Ukraine, which are located on the territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. These are mostly archaeological finds, the cost of the collection is about 10 million euros.
In April, during a meeting of the court of Appeal, Ukraine called for preventing violations of the 1970 UNESCO Convention by transferring the cultural heritage of Ukraine to the aggressor state.
In December 2016, the Amsterdam District Court decided to return the exhibits of Crimean museums to Ukraine. In the spring of 2017, Russia appealed this decision.