Italy's sports newspaper apologizes for showing Crimea as Russian territory

16:40, 15 September 2017
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Ukraine's Ambassador to Italy Yevhen Perelygin says the Italian sports edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport has apologized for having designated Crimea as a Russian territory in one of its articles, according to the Ukrainian media outlet Europeiska Pravda.

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The publication also released a refutation on Friday, Europeiska Pravda reports.

"We have received a letter of apology from the editor-in-chief [of the publication]. Moreover, today's issue states that Crimea is not Russian since no one has recognized that Crimea was annexed by Russia," Perelygin noted.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on September 13, the publication depicted Crimea as Russia's territory and mixed up FC Metalist Kharkiv and FC Metalurh Zaporizhya, as well as their stadiums.

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