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In the Crimea, accused Kiev of delaying the court in the "Scythian gold"

Ukraine is deliberately delaying the trial of belonging to the Crimean Museum collections of Scythian gold, said the head of the working group on international legal Affairs to the permanent representative of Crimea under the RF President Alexander Moloch.

It was expected that the court of appeal of Amsterdam July 7 will announce the date when the decision will be made on the complaint of Crimean museums in the case of the Scythian gold, however due to the fact that one of the judges was withdrawn by the Ukrainian side, the meeting was postponed to a later date.

According to him, the planned trial was not actually held in connection with the abuse of right on the part of Kiev.

"I hope that this proves the uncertainty of our opponents in their positions and increases the chances of the Crimean museums to return treasures to their historical homeland in Crimea", - said the Agency interlocutor.

A collection of four Crimean museums, about two thousand artifacts were taken to the exhibition in the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam in early February 2014, before the Crimea reunited with Russia. In August 2014, the Museum in the Netherlands decided not to send the exhibits neither Ukraine nor the Crimea to the decision of the competent judge or agreement between the parties. In this part of the collection of the Kiev Museum of historical treasures, it was decided to return.

The district court of Amsterdam, 14 December 2016, decided that the collection should be transferred to Kiev, the Crimean party appealed and changed lawyers. In July 2019, there was an intermediate court decision in the case, in which he found that the UNESCO Convention of 1970, which was previously referred to Ukraine, is not applicable to the present case. The court requested additional information from the parties for a final decision.