Dutch Court: Crimean Treasures Must Be Sent to Ukraine

An Amsterdam appeals court ruled that a trove of historical treasures from Crimea that have been stored for years at a Dutch museum must be given to Ukraine.

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FILE - In this Friday April 4, 2014 file photo, a Scythian gold helmet from the fourth century B.C. is displayed as part of the exhibit called The Crimea - Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea, at Allard Pierson historical museum in Amsterdam. A Dutch appeals court rules Tuesday Oct. 26, 2021, on ownership of a trove of Crimean historical artifacts that were loaned to an Amsterdam museum shortly before Russia annexed the region. A lower court ruled in 2016 that the treasures should be handed to the Ukrainian government. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, file)
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AMSTERDAM (AP) — An Amsterdam appeals court ruled Tuesday that a trove of historical treasures from Crimea that have been stored for years at a Dutch museum must be given to Ukraine, saying they are “part of the cultural heritage of the Ukrainian state.” Ukraine’s president hailed the decision as a victory for his country. The judgment, which can be appealed to the Dutch Supreme Court, upheld a lower court’s ruling and was the latest…

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