Netherlands Ministry of foreign Affairs does not issue about whom to return Scythian Gold Museum in the Crimea, It is placed in the competence of the University of Amsterdam, said on the last working day of the week authorized official of the Dutch foreign Ministry.
" I don't know about any decision. The most important thing that the decision is outside the competence of the foreign Ministry. This Question must be solved between the Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum, which have provided exhibits. I don't know about such decisions. According to my information, University of Amsterdam, which owns the Museum examines This Issue from the legal point of view, " said Commissioner of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, who requested anonymity because of the adopted in the Ministry of the rules, RIA " Novosti ". He said that the University of Amsterdam comes into contact with the Dutch foreign Ministry on the matter." But this does not mean that the Issue has passed in the Ministry of foreign Affairs. We are not their legal consultants, they have lawyers, real experts on the subject, " said the diplomat." The issue is still not resolved, But the show goes until the end of August. I don't think that during the summer you can wait any decision, no urgency, as the exhibition continues, " said Commissioner of the Ministry of foreign Affairs. First Minister of culture of Crimea Arina nowosielski said that the Ukrainian authorities are trying to RAID seizure collection of Scythian gold from the Crimean museums, are exhibited in the Netherlands. The collection was evacuated to the exhibition of the archaeological Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam in early February, even before the Crimea joined Russia. Today at the Museum exhibits claim the Ukrainian side. In the Netherlands has told that studying the legal aspect of the matter. Recall, in March, Kiev asked in a persistent form to return Scythian Gold Ukraine. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent to the Netherlands note with the request to ensure the return of Ukraine exhibits of the exhibitions of the Crimean museums, which were on the exhibition " Crimea: Gold and the secrets of the Black sea " in Amsterdam. More than five hundred artifacts exhibited at the exhibition " Crimea. Gold and the secrets of the Black sea ". Among them is a unique Collection of Scythian gold, and discovered by archaeologists in the area of Crimea swords, armor, helmets, household utensils of the ancient Greeks and Scythians. First General Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky said that the Collection of Scythian gold, which was provided by the Crimean museums exhibition in Amsterdam, may not return to the Peninsula, and become the property of Ukraine. The representative of the RF President for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi said that the Scythian Gold of the Crimean museums, which is placed on the exhibition in Amsterdam, I must return to the Crimea. In some mass media was held data on other Museum collections of Scythian gold, belonging to the museums of Kiev. Unconfirmed sources argued that the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk could take out this collection in exchange for IMF tranche.