"Unintentional mistake": Italian TV host on "Little Russia" slip

23:10, 29 January 2020
Politics
545 0
Photo from UNIAN

That's according to a report by the Embassy of Ukraine in Italy.

"Today, after the embassy's consultations with the television company management, Flavio Insinna on the air of RAI-1 publicly acknowledged his incorrect use of the phrase Piccolo Russia ["Little Russia]," the statement said.

Read alsoUkrainian Coat of Arms removed from UK Extremism Guide amid massive backlash

It is noted that Insinna assured the public "it was an unfortunate unintentional mistake."

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian Embassy in Italy required that the Italian public broadcaster RAI address the situation with the statement made by a host of the L'Eredita TV show who said that "Ukraine's alternative name is 'small Russia'" ("L'altro nome dell'Ucraina sia la 'Piccola Russia'").

"Over the incorrect and insulting assumption, the Embassy's firm position was immediately conveyed to the broadcaster's top management regarding the need to refute the statement," the Embassy wrote on Facebook on January 28.

If you see a spelling error on our site, select it and press Ctrl+Enter