22:55 GMT08 March 2021
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    A Latvian store chain has been censured for selling Polish-made globes depicting Crimea as part of Russia and ordered to take them off their shelves.

    The Maxima trading network started selling the globes late last month, Delfi news agency reported.

    A representative of SIA Maxima Latvija said that they were selling eight types of globes and only one of them showed the Black Sea peninsula as part of the Russian Federation.

    On March 11, 2014, following a coup in Kiev, Crimea and its special-status port city of Sevastopol adopted a declaration of independence from Ukraine, asking for reunification with Russia.

    On March 16, the overwhelming majority, 96 percent, of Crimean residents voted to join Russia in a referendum.


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