Amsterdam court ruled on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.
Kyiv and the four museums have been wrangling over the fate of the archeological treasures, including pots, gold leaf and other ancient objects, ever since Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
The court ruled that Crimea was not a sovereign country and so could not claim the treasures as cultural heritage. Thus it was for a Ukrainian court to decide between the Ukrainian National Museum's and the Crimean museums' competing claims to ownership once the treasures were back on Ukrainian soil.
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