The Guardian publishes photo with "Russian" Crimea (Updated)

16:04, 23 August 2019
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The photo from the 5th Tavrida art festival near the town of Sudak was taken by photo correspondent Sergei Malgavko from the Russian news agency TASS.

The photo of annexed Crimea was included in the list of Thursday's best photos from around the world selected by The Guardian's picture editors.

UNIAN memo. Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea in March 2014 after its troops had occupied the peninsula. An illegal referendum was held for Crimeans to decide on accession to Russia. De-facto Crimean authorities reported that allegedly 96.77% of the Crimean population had voted for joining Russia. On March 18, 2014, the so-called agreement on the accession of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to Russia was signed in the Kremlin. The West did not recognize the annexation in response to which sanctions against Russia were introduced. Ukraine's parliament voted to designate February 20, 2014, as the official date when the temporary occupation of Crimea began.

UPDATE

The caption was eventually edited. Now the location says "Crimea", with the following memo: "Caption amended 23 August 2019: Crimea was annexed from Ukraine by Russia in 2014."

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