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Kyiv customs office detains truck with 98 paintings from France
A cleaner mops the floor next to the painting titled "Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul, Crossing the Alps" by French artist Jacques-Louis David at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during a media tour on November 6, 2017 prior to the official opening of the museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital on November 8. - More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors this week, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time. The museum currently has some 300 pieces on loan, including an 1887 self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci's "La Belle Ferronniere". (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION

Kyiv customs office detains truck with 98 paintings from France

Employees of the Kyiv customs office have found 98 paintings, which were hidden away from customs control among wooden frames in a truck that arrived from France.

One of the paintings dates back to 1842, the press service of the Ukrainian State Fiscal Service said.

“The Frenchman, who acquired Ukrainian citizenship in 2017, is listed as the recipient of this cargo. However, this person has still not appeared at the Kyiv city customs office of the Ukrainian State Fiscal Service,” the press service said.