Ukraine says stolen Dutch art has been recovered

Four Dutch Golden Age paintings that were stolen from the Westfries Museum in Hoorn, the Netherlands, 11 years ago were recovered by the Ukrainian secret services, the Ukrainian government has said.

The four paintings, with a total value of about 250,000 euros were among 24 paintings and 70 pieces of silver taken in a nighttime burglary in 2005. The missing art first resurfaced last year in connection with an ultranationalist militia in Ukraine, which requested a €5 million “finder’s fee” for the return of the works.