The Ministry of Culture and the Allard Pearson Museum in the Netherlands have agreed to return the Scythian gold to Ukraine. This was reported by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.
The exhibits were stuck in the Netherlands in 2014 - they were taken out of Crimea before the occupation, and for the next nine years Russia and Ukraine argued in courts about where the exhibition should return. On October 26, 2021, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal decided to transfer it to Ukraine.
Artifacts from the collections of the Crimean Republican institutions Central Museum of Tavrida, Kerch Historical and Cultural Reserve, Bakhchisaray Historical and Cultural Reserve, and Chersonesos Tavriya National Reserve will return to Ukraine.
The Netherlands will also not charge money for the storage of museum artifacts for nine years.
"The position of the Netherlands is a noble and worthy act of a partner and a true friend of our country," said Rostyslav Karandieiev, acting Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.