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Google promises Russian State Duma to correct Crimea’s belonging to Ukraine

Google explained marking of Crimea as Ukrainian on its maps by technical difficulties
17:24, 7 February 2019

TASS

Google Company intends to correct marking of Crimea's territorial belonging. It is part of Ukraine due to technical difficulties, as TASS reported citing Google Russia.

At the end of January, the Russian parliament invited the representatives of Google as annexed Crimea marked as part of Ukraine on its maps.

Related: Ukraine opens criminal proceeding due to pollution of Black Sea by occupants

The meeting took place on February 7 and after Chairman of State Duma on Security and Counteraction Corruption Vasily Piskarev stated that “the mistake will be corrected soon”.

Director on Interaction with State Power Bodies of Google Russia Maria Zhunich stated that this incident is not politically grounded and can be explained by technical difficulties.

Related: Ukraine's Foreign Ministry explains why Google shows Crimea as Russian territory

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 a bridge that unites Russian and the annexed peninsula is symbolical.

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