«The whole state of Saxony was burgled tonight,» Saxony's Interior Minister Roland Woeller told journalists in Dresden on Monday, after several perpetrators broke into the Green Vault at Dresden's Royal Palace taking an «immeasurable» amount of treasures and jewels.
«Today is a bitter day for the cultural heritage of Saxony,» Woeller stated, adding «that is not only the material worth but also... Еще the intangible worth to the state of Saxony, which is impossible to estimate.»
Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer continued: «The treasure chamber of the Green Vault is Saxony, it's our identity. One can hardly understand the state [of Saxony] without this collection which has been created over the centuries and hard-won by the people of our free state.»
According to reports, in the early hours of Monday, several perpetrators managed to break into one of Europe's largest collection of art treasures and stole objects worth up to €1 billion ($1.1 billion). The Dresden police confirmed that the perpetrators are on the run.
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