Jolande van der Graaf – Hoornse schilderijen jarenlang in handen geheime dienst: Voetbalclubeigenaar achter kunstroof

KIEV – De in Oekraïne opgedoken schilderijen uit het Westfries Museum zijn elf jaar geleden uit ons land weggeroofd in opdracht van een steenrijke voetbalclubeigenaar in Kiev. Daarna waren de 24 Hollandse Meesters jaren in handen van corrupte Oekraïense politiemedewerkers en leden van de geheime dienst SBU.
Dat schrijft dagblad Vesti (Het Nieuws) in Kiev op gezag van een bron binnen de SBU. Het is een volgend hoofdstuk in het bizarre steekspel om de 17e eeuwse doeken die in 2005 tijdens een nachtelijke kraak uit het museum werden gestolen en sindsdien spoorloos zijn.
Volgens de SBU-bron liet de Oekraïense sportclubbaas – die niet bij naam genoemd wordt – de museumbuit naar zijn vaderland smokkelen. Daar bewaarde hij de werken in zijn appartement in Kiev.
Een antimaffia-brigade van de politie viel die woning later na een tip binnen en nam de doeken in beslag. “Deze agenten hielden de schilderijen voor zichzelf en wilden er dik aan verdienen”, zegt de SBU-bron.
Cadeau
De baas van de politieeenheid – evenmin bij naam aangeduid – reed volgens de SBU-medewerker jaren met de doeken in zijn auto rond. “Twee schilderijen deed hij cadeau aan zijn superieuren zodat zij hun mond hielden. Met de rest van zijn eenheid sprak hij af de kunstschat te verkopen en de opbrengst te verdelen.”
Zover kwam het niet. Diverse pogingen om de doeken in het illegale, internationale circuit te slijten, mislukten steevast.
De corrupte agent maakte ondertussen promotie en belandde bij de SBU. Ook daar zou hij collega’s hebben omgekocht, onder wie de toenmalige SBU-chef Valentyn Nalyvaichenko wiens naam al eerder met de zaak in verband werd gebracht.
Nadat in Oekraïne president Janoekovitsj was afgezet, verdween de politiebaas met schilderijen naar Lugansk. Opnieuw verwisselde de collectie van eigenaar: een ultranationalistische gevechtsmilitie viel het huis van de agent binnen en roofde de schilderijen mee.
’Schokkend’
Eind vorig jaar onthulde De Telegraaf dat de militie de 24 topwerken aanvankelijk aan het museum wilde retourneren. Toen kunstdetective Arthur Brand voor besprekingen naar Kiev afreisde, bleken de strijders ruim vijf miljoen euro te eisen.
Ondanks plechtige beloftes van Kiev voor diepgravend onderzoek zijn de schilderijen nog altijd zoek. “Er worden allerminst serieuze naspeuringen gedaan”, aldus de SBU. “Veel te veel ambtenaren, bewindslieden en politici zijn bij dit schandaal betrokken.”
Museumdirecteur Ad Geerdink: “Als dit klopt, is het schokkend. De bevindingen uit eerder onderzoek door Arthur Brand, in onze opdracht, lijken ermee te worden bevestigd. We gaan er vanuit dat de Oekraïense autoriteiten de media volgen en deze zaak snel oplossen, zoals zij ons keer op keer verzekeren.”

De Telegraaf, vrijdag 05 februari 2016

http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/25148799/__Voetbalclubeigenaar_achter_kunstroof__.html

Ukraine: give back stolen art!

Published on Dec 6, 2015
Valuable paintings that were stolen from the Westfries Museum in The Netherlands in 2005, have turned up on the battlefield in Ukraine. The museum calls on anybody that knows where these paintings are, to return them to their rightful owners.

Reacties:

Mighty Mike 1 month ago
Mr. Geerdink, De Telegraaf:

the title of this Youtube video is very offensive.

99.99% (or even more) of Ukrainians have nothing to do with that museum robbery.

We do not condone museum robberies!

If you think you know the perpetrators – please name them publicly, and file documents requesting legal assistance.

P.S.

Otherwise it looks as a smear campaign against Ukraine ahead of the Referendum in 2016 about Ukraine-EU Association Agreement…

Barsyk Kotjushenko 1 month ago
+Mighty Mike: I support what you say with a small correction: 99.99% or more is not graphic enough, in worse scenario, supposing those criminals were Ukrainians (which remains to be proven yet), and supposing there were 3-4 of them (I doubt there would be more), out of 40+ million people, still 99.99999% (to the fifth digit after the decimal point) or 0.9999999 (to the 7th digit after the point) of Ukrainians would have nothing to do with that criminal activity. Or supposing there were more of them, say 7-8, that would make 99.99998% of Ukrainian people that would be innocent, big difference eh… :)

Edmundas Miezelis 1 month ago
Nederlands always can help Ukraine with ATO and take paintings from rebels hands and even avenge your citizen who dies in MH17 incident .

Sergey Solomakhin 1 month ago
Don’t blame them too much. Ukrainian nationalists just love Dutch art.

atenrok 1 month ago
yeah, yeah… now fuck off.

skywillfindyou 1 month ago
+atenrok yeah, yeah… now cuck off.

A.Klochko 1 month ago (edited)
+Sergey Solomakhin Most likely russians stole those paintings :)))

Heraklion 94 1 month ago
+A.Klochko Hahahahahaaha.

atenrok 1 month ago
+skywillfindyou
you are an idiot and everybody knows that.

Aspartan68 1 month ago
+A.Klochko Ukranian pigs know no honor.

A.Klochko 1 month ago
+Aspartan68 Maybe, but our pigs are more honorable than many russain nazi like you.

Aspartan68 1 month ago (edited)
+A.Klochko LOL. Funny to hear such lies from people who officialy praise NAZI ideology. Goebbels is you idol. Ukrain is country of bullshit, lies and history trampling.

A.Klochko 1 month ago
+Aspartan68 Typical russian – to blame someone for your own sins.

Immortal Universe 1 month ago (edited)
+Sergey Solomakhin i like many of their women.
we can make a deal.
we solve this

Dennis C. 1 month ago
If the Russians stole the paintings, you would hear it all over the news, but now the Ukrain governement is involved , it have to be kept in secret because the EU want Ukrain to be friends and become a member in the EU.

atenrok 1 month ago
yeah. So what is your problem?

Aivo Ocra 1 month ago
+Dennis C. How come is the Ukrainian Government involved??

A.Klochko 1 month ago
+Dennis C. Do you have any proof that Ukraine is involved? Or you are just another russian zombie?

atenrok 1 month ago
+Aivo Ocra
says who?

Artjom Pavlov 1 month ago (edited)
+A.Klochko The far right party Svoboda, of whom some people are leading in the Ukrainian government, stole the paintings. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/dec/07/stolen-dutch-paintings-sale-ukrainian-militia

A.Klochko 1 month ago
+Artjom Pavlov Standard russain lies. There are no Svoboda party members in Ukrainan government. Also there are too much inconsistencies in article you posted – I’m 99% sure that is a fake.

Artjom Pavlov 1 month ago
+A.Klochko Wait, even the Ukrainian media is saying it! lol
http://www.kyivpost.com/article/guide/art/ukraine-defense-unit-suspected-in-case-of-stolen-dutch-art-work-403880.html

Ukraine is even saying that they are in the government:
http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/234059.html

A.Klochko 1 month ago
+Artjom Pavlov Svoboda party members were in our government less than a year in 2014. They failed to overcome the 5% threshold in recent parliamentary elections. And their involvement is most likely pure fiction – no proofs were provided. Even if some member of the same party was involved in some criminal affairs, it does not mean that whole government is responsible.
And please read Kyivpost article completely – that is real journalism when both sides can express the point of view.

Vitaliy Moroz 1 month ago (edited)
what a jerk! there is no such a country as “the Ukraine”. It is Ukraine.
how does one photo found in Internet can prove that paintings are in Ukraine, specifically in Eastern Ukraine, controlled by Russian militants?

Artjom Pavlov 1 month ago (edited)
+Vitaliy Moroz The Guardian, pro-western, pro-EU, news source: Svoboda has to do with the paintings http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/dec/07/stolen-dutch-paintings-sale-ukrainian-militia

BBC, pro-western, pro-EU, news source: Svoboda is far-right and ultranationalist
http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/234059.html

In case you only believe your own holy Ukrainian news and not western:
http://www.kyivpost.com/article/guide/art/ukraine-defense-unit-suspected-in-case-of-stolen-dutch-art-work-403880.html

BBC, pro-western, pro-EU, news source: Svoboda is far-right and ultranationalist
http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/234059.html

In case you only believe your own holy Ukrainian news and not western:
http://www.kyivpost.com/article/guide/art/ukraine-defense-unit-suspected-in-case-of-stolen-dutch-art-work-403880.html

Ukrainian proof that they are in the government:
http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/234059.html

DirtyFinger 1 month ago
that nazi Porosjenko has to return OUR art
Mighty Mike 1 month ago
+FuckFaceThe3rd Wow, Russian trolls pretend they are Dutch ))

Sergey Tanich 1 month ago
Кругом агенты кгб мерещатся?) а не приходило в голову, что именно так о вас и думают в Европе?;)

DirtyFinger 1 month ago
+Mighty Mike en jij moet je achterlijke kutkop houden kerel

Artjom Pavlov 1 month ago
+Sergey Tanich Even een vertaling: “Zitten al die KGB agenten je in de weg? Is het ooit in je hoofd opgekomen, dat niet iedereen in Europa het eens is met de Oekraïners?”

Евгений Медведев 1 month ago (edited)
+Sergey Tanich Да, они всерьёз полагают, что Европа от них в восторге. Им никогда не придёт в голову, что их тупо используют. И так было всегда https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV8tn5XUkAAAlFr.jpg
И тут надо признать, что западный мир за всё это время гораздо лучше изучил их холопскую психологию, они знают, что за печеньки, лесть и пустые обещания украми можно вертеть как угодно. А нам не без успеха всё это время прививали миф о братском народе.

DirtyFinger 1 month ago
+A.Klochko please, open your eyes..are you realy that blind?..supporting an ultra nationalist?..says more about you then

A.Klochko 1 month ago
+FuckFaceThe3rd Are you idiot? Why did you decide I’m supporting russian ultra nationalist?

ilcool90 1 month ago
Hahahah, Oekraïners beroepen zich alleen op Europese waarden wanneer het hun uitkomt en niet eerder.

ilcool90 1 month ago
+NaitJet
Je Google translate vertaling zuigt

NaitJet 1 month ago
+ilcool90
Ik weet, Nederlandse taal is erg moeilijk voor mij

Ramon Loeffen 1 month ago (edited)
De Oekrainse Nazi/NATO maffia lacht hierom…misschien kan Rutte even bellen met Joe Biden, die schijnt nogal invloed te hebben bij de Kiev oorlogsmisdadigers Porozwendel en Jatzunbroek.

IgorPetrovich96 1 month ago
nazi/nato? je kan wel veel roepen maar met sterke argumenten komen mensen als jij niet, zegt veel over jullie inteligentie

Ramon Loeffen 1 month ago
Roep jij anders eens wat steekhoudende argumenten Igor.

IgorPetrovich96 1 month ago
+IgorPetrovich96 wat ik bedoel is dat de pro-Russen dat mogen blijven als ze maar niet voor afscheiding zijn

Oles Kit 1 month ago
Without disputing the problems with the rule of law in Ukraine – did the Netherlands return Scythian Gold from Ukrainian Crimea back to its rightful owner which is the Government of Ukraine? Why is Ukrainian art still held hostage in the Netherlands?

zhelmd 1 month ago
+Oles Kit Ales, Crimea is not ukrainian and neither were the Scythians.

Oles Kit 1 month ago
+zhelmd Crimea is a temporary occupied Ukrainian peninsula, and the act of armed aggression of Russian Federation against Ukraine has been condemned by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/262

zhelmd 1 month ago
+Oles Kit Again, there are no ties between Crimea and Ukraine. Crimea was under Kiev administration for a couple of decades (Ukraine didnt even exist until 1991) Good for you but Crimean artifacts belong to Crimea and not to some 3rd world country which clearly steals and sells art.

Oles Kit 1 month ago
+zhelmd Irrespective of that, Russian Federation broke the UN Charta, the Budapest Memorandum and a lot of other international agreements by performing military occupation of Crimea and starting a war in another part of Ukraine. This is why the occupation of Crimea is void and illegal, just as the establishment of ‘Reichskommissariat Niederlande’ was.

zhelmd 1 month ago
+Oles Kit Ukraine not only has connections to stolen art, but demands even more art to steal. Thats very “respective”.

The artifacts that actually belonged to Ukraine, were already returned. Does that answer your question?

And sorry, but the the few troops stationed in Crimea had all the right to be there, being part of the Russian military base, Followed by a Crimean referendum on the basis of self-determination. And, as you know, they decided to join Russia.

Oles Kit 1 month ago
+zhelmd The theatre piece under illegal Russian military control has nothing to do with a free and fair referendum and must not be called that way. The occupation of Crimea is illegal and temporary.

The Allar Pierson Museum in Amsterdam has borrowed some ancient Scythian artifacts from Ukraine, and did not return it back to Ukraine yet. It’s that simple.
Reply · 3

zhelmd 1 month ago
+Oles Kit I already answered your question, the artifacts belonging to Ukraine were already returned. Your opinion on what else is Ukraine or Ukrainian is funny but not important.

Alexander Gromov 1 month ago
+Oles Kit The Crimea belongs to Russia!

Oles Kit 1 month ago
+Alexander Gromov No, Crimea is a part of Ukraine that is currently illegally occupied by Russian Federation as the result of an act of armed aggression that was condemned by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/262.

Alexander Gromov 1 month ago
+Oles Kit Иди и убейся об стену, древний укр.

Alfred Schutz 1 month ago
+Oles Kit Haha, stupid ukraine patriots)) That was part of Russia in Soviet Union. It is ok when country returned it back. Ukrain zombies)) You dont know your own history)) Greetings from Germany, idiots. You have no future

Oles Kit 1 month ago
+Alfred Schutz The issue is not about history, but about respecting neighbours and own obligations under various international agreements. Russia had no right to militarily intervene in Crimea or in Donbass, and this is the reason why the art from Crimea must be returned to Kyiv.

stayout ofourairspace 1 month ago
+zhelmd crimea was not Russian,They migrated there

atenrok 1 month ago
+Alexander Gromov
да да, уёбывай уже, клоун.

atenrok 1 month ago
+Alfred Schutz
for a long time most of people knew you are an idiot, but when you started your comment with “ha ha”, nobody has any doubts left.

atenrok 1 month ago
+zhelmd well, all of this is a clear bullshit, and now everyone here know you are an idiot. Congratulations.

skywillfindyou 1 month ago
+Oles Kit To this day we can say Crimea won’t be in Ukraine in this step of history, good or bad. The question is now about other south-eastern territories.

skywillfindyou 1 month ago
+atenrok You are just jumping around comments calling woth whom you disagree “idiot” without any grounding.

Oles Kit 1 month ago
+skywillfindyou Quite a few people are working hard on making sure this step of history ends soon, and the next step materializes where Russian Federation pays appropriate compensation for the illegal occupation of Ukrainian Crimea and the loss of life and infrastructure in the east of the country.

stayout ofourairspace 1 month ago
+zhelmd”Ukraine didn’t exist until 1991″ what google did you use? Ukraine soviet socialist republic 1922-1990 Ukraine independence 1917 before that Cossack hetnate , go back to wiki and learn to read

Leonid4d 1 month ago
+Alexander Gromov govna poesh, kacap

atenrok 1 month ago (edited)
+skywillfindyou

yeah, yeah… and you are the one jumping around, filling up the thread with “ukraine does not exist” bullshit, always using reliable references and such.

Volodymyr L 1 month ago
Stop blaming whole country instead of few men. Our you is part of kremlin troll army?

Віталій Бондарчук 1 month ago
“Up in smoke” – Netherland version.