"Saber Mazepa" is stored in the State Hermitage Museum and has been exhibited many times, told reporters the Director of the Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky.
before about like the detection of "swords Mazepa" in a "secret vault" of the Museum said the number of Ukrainian media.
"This Sword really belongs to the Hermitage, She exhibited dozens of times," said Piotrovsky.
He also questioned the ownership of the sword of the Hetman.
"This Sword, most likely, does not belong to Mazepa. It has an inscription in 1885 the guardians believed it to be fake, just believe and other researchers. But it is Very important that This Sword is of German origin kept in the Hermitage, She exhibited dozens of times, been published in catalogs. It is more than known, and nowhere, in any of the secret vaults to find it does not need, " - said Piotrowski.