The American edition of the New York Times published a map of the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in the world, which annexed Crimea was marked as Russian territory.
The press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in the USA reported the bug to Twitter and urged journalists to correct the map.
“The New York Times made a wrong map of coronavirus! It’s so irresponsible! The team at the NYT, do you support all the atrocities, torture and even murder, which the Kremlin is committing in the occupied Crimea? If not – please fix the map”, – stated in the message.
We note later the card was replaced, and under it, the publication said: “Russia presents data on the Crimea Peninsula, which was annexed in 2014, which led to international sanctions”.
This is not the first scandal of The New York Times with the Crimea. So, in 2017, the newspaper published a map on which the Crimea was marked by the same color as the Russian Federation, and also signed as “disputed territory”.
The newspaper explained its position. The author of the material Ivan Nechepurenko said that has nothing to do with the published map.
Later, The New York Times published his article about Ukraine map without Crimea, but corrected the mistake.