The district court of Amsterdam received from Kiev, the answer in the case of the controversial return of the collection of Scythian gold from the Netherlands, said Last news Commissioner of the District court of Amsterdam Fatima El Hariri.
first, the court has recognized Ukraine as a party to the proceedings between the Crimean museums and the University of Amsterdam in the case of return a collection of Scythian gold from the Netherlands, while a similar application of the Dutch participation in the process was rejected.
"We received a written response from the Ukrainian side on the matter, and now the Ukrainian Museum and Allard Pierson Museum (the Netherlands) have the opportunity to send its written response to August 12," said Commissioner of the court, without specifying the content of the letter.
She said that the process continues in the form of an exchange of letters.
The collection of Scythian gold, about 2 thousand artifacts, was removed from the Crimean museums on Exhibition "Crimea: gold and secrets of the Black sea" in the archaeological Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam in early February 2014, even before the Crimea was reunited With Russia. Since then the parties have the opportunity to decide whom to return the artifacts. Four Crimean Museum filed in the court of Amsterdam collective action against the Allard Pierson Museum, which demanded to fulfill contractual obligations and to return a collection of Scythian gold from the Netherlands to Crimea.