Poroshenko: to Find the stolen Italian masterpieces was possible thanks to effective cooperation of law enforcement

Порошенко: Найти украденные итальянские шедевры удалось благодаря эффективному сотрудничеству правоохранителей

To find the stolen Italian masterpieces was possible thanks to effective cooperation of investigators, prosecutors, border guards, other Ukrainian law enforcement agencies. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the ceremony of transfer of the paintings to the city Museum “Castelvecchio”, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”.

“Thanks to effective cooperation of investigators, prosecutors, border guards, other Ukrainian law enforcement authorities, managed not only to block the channel of smuggling of art treasures, not only to arrest the smugglers, but to find these priceless works of art that today we finally, after completing all official procedures return to our Italian friends,” – said Poroshenko

He added: “I would like to thank the government of Italy, the city head, Embassy of Italy for his kind consent, for the opportunity to demonstrate in this fantastic house Khanenko Museum the 17 priceless paintings Ukrainians”.

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“I would like to thank the government of Italy, the Italian people for their strong and consistent support for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of our state, during the aggression of the Russian Federation which carries out against our country, during the illegal annexation of Crimea. This was demonstrated during the voting on the relevant resolution a few days ago in new York the UN General Assembly, and extremely important decision that was made a few days ago about the extension of EU sanctions against the aggressor country. And for the invaluable assistance that the Council of the EU and all 28 member countries including Italy provide Ukraine, including in the decision regarding the visa – free regime”, – expressed his gratitude to the President.

We will remind, on may 6, in Odessa region in preparation for the crossing to the territory of Moldova, Ukrainian border guards detained 17 of the paintings stolen on 11 November 2015 from the city Museum “Castelvecchio” in the Italian Verona. Later found by Ukrainian border guards the world’s masterpieces brought to the Khanenko Museum to a temporary exhibition.

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