The New York Times newspaper in the material of which appeared a map with the Crimea, marked as a disputed territory within Russia, is studying the circumstances of the publication of this map. This was reported by the press service of the newspaper to the Russian RBC agency.
"We are studying this issue at the moment," said the press secretary of NYT Danielle Rhoades Ha.
The author of the material about the Crimean bridge in The New York Times Ivan Nechepurenko said that he had nothing to do with the published map.
"We saw this map just like you," he said. The journalist specified that no one coordinated the publishing of the map with him.
As it was reported earlier The New York Times newspaper published a map that depicts Crimea as the territory of dispute. It was published in the article ‘Putin’s bridge to Crimea may carry more symbolism then traffic’.
The map where Russia and Crimea marked in one color and the status of the peninsula called ‘disputable’ was published in the article. The New York Times also cited Ekaterina Shulman, the political expert of the Academy of the Russian president who claims that the building of the bridge that unites Russian and the annexed peninsula is symbolical.
Crimea was annexed by Russia by way of the illegal referendum that was held at the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier the Russian militaries that stayed there without any marking conquered all strategic military objects and building of the force and state bodies. The results of the referendum were not recognized by Ukraine and the world society. The number of the European and world countries, including Ukraine imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.