The Embassy of Ukraine in Washington urged the American newspaper The New York Times, which published the map of Ukraine without Crimea, to correct the mistake and “not to play into the hands of Russian information propaganda as the embassy reported on Facebook.
“The embassy appealed to the editors of The New York Times once more with the urge not to make mistakes in the depiction of Crimea on the map of Ukraine and not to play into the hands of Russian information propaganda. The American newspaper used the map with clear violation of the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine once more in one of the recent articles A Disgraced Ukrainian Oligarch's Bizarre Ski Resort Plan”, the message said.
The embassy noted that “it expects the prompt response of the journalists of the influential newspaper, which is intended to provide the truth to the American and world society”.
“The truth is that Crimea is Ukraine! The mistake should be corrected!”, the embassy noted.
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 a bridge that unites Russian and the annexed peninsula is symbolical.
Crimea was annexed by Russia after the illegal referendum held on the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier, the Russian military captured all strategic military objects and buildings of the key authoritative bodies. Neither Ukraine nor the rest of the civilized countries recognized the results of the referendum. A number of the European and the world countries, including Ukraine, imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.