The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will demand from American newspaper The New York Times that marked Crimea as the disputed territory to correct the status of the peninsula to ‘temporary occupied’. Mariana Betsa, the spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry reported this at Twitter.
‘Crimea is not the territory of dispute. It is the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. The occupant is well-known, it is Russia. We will appeal to The New York Times. The mistakes should be corrected’, Betsa claimed.
The New York Times newspaper published a map that depicts Crimea as the territory of dispute in the article ‘Putin’s bridge to Crimea may carry more symbolism then traffic’. Russia and Crimea marked in one color and the status of the peninsula was called ‘disputable’.
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.