Kyiv urges Google to make Crimea Ukrainian on maps

Valeriy Chaly, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, has contacted Google top managers with a request to undo displaying of Ukraine’s Crimea as part of the Russian Federation on some Google maps.

In his letter, the diplomat stressed ‘the inadmissibility of the involvement of the world-famous corporation and search service into an information war’, Ukrainian Embassy in the US said on Facebook.

According to Chaly, the situation completely contradicts the position of the US administration, the US Congress and the United Nations: “In particular, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in the Crimean declaration that the United States would never recognize Russia’s attempt to annex Crimea.”

On March 5, the Google company reported that it corrected the ‘mistake’ which had displeased the deputies of the State Duma. Earlier, Russian lawmakers were going to invite a representative of Google to the Duma; they wanted to know why some users saw Crimea as part of Ukraine on Google maps.

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