In Italy, the brewing scandal involving the occupation of Crimea
August 21, 2015
3:36 pm EEST

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry sent a diplomatic note to the Italian colleagues in connection with the fact that the Russian pavilion at the exhibition in Milan posted a map of Russia, which is designated as Crimea Russia.

"The Ukrainian Embassy in Italy sent a note of protest to the Italian Foreign Ministry regarding the placement on the territory of the Russian pavilion" Expo 2015 "in Milan two maps of Russian regions, including Crimea, temporarily occupied by Russia", - said the source, "Interfax-Ukraine" in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to the source, the attention of the Italian side was drawn to the fact that such "provocation" on the part of the Russian Federation are not only a threat to Ukraine's territorial integrity, but also jeopardize the international reputation of Italy as the host country of this international event. In addition, the Ukrainian diplomats have indicated that a similar incident violates the Convention on international exhibitions.

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