Finland has seized Russian art worth approximately 400 million kroner

Helsinki FinlandPhoto: Alexandr Bormotin / Unsplash

Paintings, sculptures, and antiques worth approximately NOK 400 million have been seized by the Finnish customs authorities at the border with Russia.

The seizures were made at Vaalimaa in southern Finland in early April, the Washington Post writes.

The works of art were on their way back to museums in Russia after being lent to museums and galleries in Japan and Italy.

The seizures are due to the fact that works of art are also covered by the sanctions that the EU has imposed on Russia after the invasion of Ukraine.

The Finnish Customs has launched an investigation, and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs will take up the matter with the European Commission.

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