04:11 GMT27 October 2020
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    A US sports TV channel has aired a video where Ukraine was shown without Crimea. The image appeared as an intro to a football program analyzing Ukraine’s 0:2 loss to Germany at Euro-2016 in France.

    The video showed the teams’ starting lineups. However, the Black Sea peninsula was somehow missing from the blue and yellow colors of Ukraine’s territory shown on the map.

    Crimea and Sevastopol rejoined Russia in March 2014 after 96.77 percent of Crimeans voted in favor in a region-wide referendum. Ukraine considers Crimea as its territory temporarily occupied by Russia.

    In February a Czech publishing house printed a map where Crimea was shown as part of the Russian Federation.

    Similar incidents have happened in several other countries whose governments refuse to recognize Crimea’s reunification with Russia.


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