MOSCOW, 14 Nov — RIA Novosti. The New York Times has not corrected a map of where the Crimea is designated as a disputed territory.
The map accompanies an article about the construction of the bridge in the Crimea. Russia and the Crimea marked the same bright color, borders of the Peninsula indicated by dashed lines, and under the name of “Crimea” signed “disputed territory”.
This image provoked a strong reaction in Ukraine. As stated by press Secretary of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry Marian Betz, the Agency will require Newspapers to the corrected publication.
In the article the New York Times says about the special symbolism of the bridge, and quotes the political scientist Catherine Shulman: “It symbolizes the link between Crimea and Russia, which Crimea is part of Russia, coupled with her strong bridge.”
The bridge across the Kerch Strait will be the longest in Russia — its length is 19 kilometers. The beginning of the movement of the vehicles is scheduled for December 2018.
New York Times — daily newspaper, second in circulation in the United States after the Wall Street Journal, one of the most influential publications in the world. The NYT had more than a hundred Pulitzer prizes, more than any other publication.
Again Crimea became a Russian region on the basis of a referendum held after a coup in Ukraine. For reunification with Russia voted 96,77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of Sevastopol citizens. Ukraine still considers the Peninsula its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the residents of Crimea have made a choice in a democratic way and in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter. According to President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue “is closed permanently.”