The museums of the Crimea appealed the decision on the transfer of Scythian gold to Ukraine

Crimean museums filed a brief appeal against the decision of the District court of Amsterdam on the transfer of the collection of Scythian gold Ukraine. About it “RIA Novosti” said the lawyer Anastasia Sivickaja representing the Crimean museums in court. This information she also confirmed in an interview with .

The lawyer said that the appeal brief was filed on January 16, and the detailed text will be provided later. The terms of the complaint will be determined by the court, she added.

In February 2014 in the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam opened the exhibition “Crimea: gold and secrets of the Black sea”. She was represented in the archaeological finds Dating from the VI century BC to VII century ad — jewelry, utensils, weapons and statues found during excavations on the territory of Crimea. The collection includes 583 exhibit, of which only 19 belonged to the Museum of historical treasures of Ukraine in Kiev, and the other to the four museums of the Crimea.

The dispute between Moscow and Kiev about the affiliation of the collection of Scythian gold arose after the referendum held on 16 March 2014, Crimea was annexed to Russia.

In mid-December 2016 the District court of Amsterdam ruled that the collection must be transferred to Kiev. He also ordered Ukraine to pay €111 thousand to compensate for temporary storage of Scythian gold in the Museum in Amsterdam. Another €2.8 thousand have to pay the Crimean museums to offset the costs.