New problem for Ukraine? Specialist gang smuggling ancient artifacts to Russia
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already crossed 100 days and the Russian military have slowly gained control over a number of areas around Ukraine. “There is now very strong evidence this is a purposive Russian move, with specific paintings and ornaments targeted and taken out to Russia,” anthropologist Brian Daniels told The Guardian. Also read | China and India working on peace along LAC, says Chinese defence minister
The team believes that the most smuggled item from Ukraine at the moment is Scythian gold. “These items are visually stunning, and there are now so many reports of thefts it is evident that it is a strategy. Also read | Alien or monster? Mysterious creature caught on camera outside Texas zoo
“We have growing concern for the museum workers and security staff, particularly when they find themselves behind Russian lines,” said Daniels while explaining the current situation in Ukraine. Currently, the team of Daniels and his colleagues are operating out of Virginia in the United States and their main goal is to motion the destruction or displacement of any historic artifacts in Ukraine.
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