“Thank you to everyone who pointed out an error in this morning’s infographic. We apologize for the oversight,” the new post says.
The publication reported on the negotiations that the European Union is currently conducting on trade agreements with different countries of the world. Crimea in the original publication was gray – the same color was used for the territories of Russia, the USA, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia and others. At the same time, the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, as well as the Donbass, were initially marked as part of Ukraine.
Russia annexed Crimea, Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions based on the results of referendums held in parts of the regions under its control. According to official results, the majority of those who came to the polling stations approved joining Russia. President Vladimir Putin said that the issue of ownership of these territories is closed.
Ukraine, along with most countries in the world, did not recognize the territorial changes. Kyiv promised to return these regions under its control.
The European Parliament considers Crimea part of Ukraine.
In particular, the Russian Embassy also made erroneous publications with maps. For example, in January, the Russian Embassy in Sweden published a map on which Crimea, Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions were indicated as belonging to Ukraine. Then the embassy corrected itself and explained that it had made a mistake due to “Western sources”, which do not always reliably show the country’s borders.