Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Kiev Targets Smugglers

I'd like to think that some of this concerns the huge flow of metal detected archaeological artefacts out of the country to European (and possibly Russian?) markets since at least 2016, but I suspect that Kiev has more serious issues to contend with:
SBU's operation targets smugglers. President Volodymyr Zelensky said that 24 Customs Services employees were fired and four foreign nationals, three Russians and a Romanian, lost their Ukrainian citizenship following an investigation by the State Security Service (SBU). The affected individuals had been involved in illegal activities through affiliated structures and tried to maintain influence over customs officials.
But in any case, what about buyers in other parts of Europe that buy these smiuggled goods, and certain auction houses that put them on resale without properly checking their origins, and missing they are handling cultural property stolen from and smugged out of a conflict zone? Should not they be being called-out?

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