Russia wants to call Google representative to State Duma due to map without Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

State Duma Chairman calls the depiction of the occupied peninsula on the map incorrect
16:20, 24 January 2019


Viacheslav Volodin, the Chairman of State Duma, ordered to invite Google representative to the parliament to express dissatisfaction with the belonging of occupied Crimean peninsula as TASS reported.

“If Google reflects Crimea on its map as the territory of another country but today it is the territory of Russia, then it is the violation of the Constitution and our laws,” Volodin said.

Related: UN General Assembly to discuss occupied Donbas, Crimea

The State Duma wants to invite the representative of the company to the committee on the security and express its position.

“We have the possibilities, so let’s use them. As they can cut another part of our country and consider it to belong to another country and then they will interfere as they did in the affairs of other countries,” Volodin added.

Related: Russia searches house of Crimean Tatars in occupied Simferopol

 Earlier, Guinness World Records called occupied Crimea’s Sevastopol a Russian territory.

As we reported The New York Times newspaper published a map that depicts Crimea as disputed territory. It was published in the article that ‘Putin’s bridge to Crimea may carry more symbolism then traffic.’ The New York Times also cited Ekaterina Shulman, political expert of the Academy of the Russian president, who claims that constructing of a bridge that unites Russian and the annexed peninsula is symbolical.

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