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Crimean gold must return to Ukraine – Dutch court

BBC News

October 26, 2021

A Dutch appeals court has ruled in favour of Ukraine in a long-running wrangle over a historic collection of ancient treasures that was prompted by Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

The legal dispute began in 2014 when four Crimean museums tried to force the Allard Pierson museum in Amsterdam to send the gold back.

Ukraine maintains the treasures, now held in storage, are state property.

The appeal court in Amsterdam on Tuesday agreed.

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