The Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine returned to France, seized by police in Kiev, one of the suspects in the murder capital of the jeweler a picture of the artist Paul Signac “the Port of La Rochelle”, stolen in 2018 from the Museum in Nancy (France).

As the correspondent of Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”, during a press briefing on Tuesday in Kiev was presented the work of the French artist, estimated at 1.5 million euros.

“Today we have the honor to present the results of our operations”, – said the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov at a briefing on Tuesday.

The head of the National police of Ukraine Sergey Knyazev has told that on may 24, 2018 the painting was stolen from a French Museum. “The police of France and the European Union were investigating, joined by the police of Ukraine”, – he said.

At the same time S. Knyazev stressed that the stolen painting was the person detained in Kiev on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a jeweler. “The perpetrators is arrested”, he added.

According to the head of national police, this criminal group included citizens of Ukraine. Currently, as noted by Sergei Knyazev, the Ukrainian law enforcers work with the author’s colleagues, as there is reason to believe that this group of hackers may be involved in the kidnapping of Renoir’s works in Vienna (Austria).

During the searches, the attackers seized six more paintings by famous artists.

The briefing also demonstrated operational video in which the detainee admits that his apartment is kept this masterpiece because he wanted to the canvas is not lost, but was returned to France. He also wryly remarked that “you stole the painting, because it is bad security,” and admonished in this of the French.

In turn, the Ambassador of France in Ukraine Ms. Dumont thanked MIA for a successful operation and return the canvas of a great artist French side.

“We are in mourning after the tragedy, the Notre Dame… what is this painting found – for us, like balm on a wound”, – said the Ambassador.