The New York Times newspaper will not change the map with Crimea marked as the ‘disputed territory’ in the article related to the Kerch Strait Bridge. Ivan Nechepurenko, the author of the article claimed this to RBK.
‘The newspaper uses the same method of the issuance of the maps for all disputed territories. For example, for the Golan Heights (disputed by Israel and Syria) or for Kashmir (disputed by India and Pakistan). The map will not be corrected’, the journalist noted.
Nechepurenko added that The NYT is not likely to make some additional announcements on this issue.
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.