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2019.11.28 17:00

'People are still dying' – Lithuanian FM slams Apple for labeling Crimea as Russian

BNS2019.11.28 17:00

Lithuania is disappointed with Apple's decision to show the annexed Crimean peninsula as part of Russian territory on its apps when viewed from Russia, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.  

"We join [Ukraine] in expressing disappointment with Apple's approach to Crimea [being part of] Russia," Linkevičius tweeted.

"We call on Apple to revert this ignorant standpoint as the status quo has not changed in Crimea: it's still occupied by Russia, it's the land of Ukraine, [and] there are still people dying in this war," he added.

Ukraine on Wednesday condemned the US technology giant for agreeing to show Crimea as Russian territory on its products.