A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that Crimean treasures held by an Amsterdam museum should be handed back to the Ukrainian government rather than the museums in Crimea from where they originated.
Dutch media reported the court’s finding that under UNESCO rules the artifacts, which include jewels and a scabbard and ceremonial helmet made of gold, should return to the sovereign state, which is Ukraine.
The archaeological objects were part of a 2014 exhibition at the Allard Pierson Museum in the Dutch capital, and were on display when the Crimean peninsula was annexed by Russia in March of that year.
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Source: European Voice