Kasparov calls out NYT for showing Crimea as part of Russia
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Russian chess grandmaster and political activist Garry Kasparov has criticised the New York Times for publishing a map in which the Crimean peninsula is marked as “disputed” and shown in the same colour as Russia and not Ukraine.
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In a Twitter post, published by Ukraine’s Hromadske Radio, Kasparov said that Crimea is "disputed" by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he said had invaded the Ukrainian peninsula.
Kasparov noted that Crimea had been marked in the same colour as Russia and different to the remaining areas on the map.
Kasparov, who now lives in New York City, said this was "wrong" and called for the American paper to "fix it".
This map in the @nytimes shows Crimea in the same color as Russia as "disputed". Yes, disputed by Putin, its invader! Pathetic and wrong. Crimea is Ukraine. Fix it. pic.twitter.com/Al2NcWkJhl
The New York Times article was originally published on 11 November. It focused on a bridge from Russia to Crimea.
Following a referendum on 16 March 2014, whose legitimacy was widely contested internationally, Crimea was annexed by Russia, Hromadske Radio said.
According to Ukraine’s parliament, Crimea has been occupied since 20 February 2014, the radio station added. (vb/pk)