Presidential administration hopes for early return of Scythian gold from US23.12.2010
Presidential administration hopes for early return of Scythian gold from US
The Presidential Administration hopes for the fastest return from the United State to Ukraine of collections of Scythian gold from the Platar private museum, deputy chief of the Presidential Administration Hanna Herman told reporters.
According to her, under earlier agreements, this collection should have been exhibited in the United States from October 19 to December 19, but after that period it has still not returned to Ukraine.
At the same time, the possibility of extending its stay in the United States had not been stipulated in advance, Herman said.
However, according to information received by the Ministry Culture of Ukraine, the owners of the collection have recently attempted to agree on the extension of its stay.
"I personally oppose it. It was so risky - to let such a collection out," Herman stressed. In her view, it is necessary to "raise acute question" about the early return of the collection to Ukraine.
Earlier, President Viktor Yanukovych called for bringing private archaeological collections into the state museum fund. UKRINFORM