Russian invaders steal Scythian gold from Melitopol museum, Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine says

Scythian gold collection
Scythian gold collection

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“In April 2022, soldiers and representatives of aggressor country’s occupation administration stole historical and cultural values from the Melitopol Museum of Local History,” a case lodged by prosecutors reads.

“According to preliminary data, among the stolen property was a collection of Scythian gold, which was discovered by archaeologists in the 1950s,” the case says.

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The theft was determined to be a violation of the Laws and Customs of War (Chapter 1 of Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

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