Shock in the studios of German television broadcasting the Euros: they had to apologize after showing the wrong map.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 3:23 pm

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The Crimean Peninsula is not colored in the yellow and blue colors of Ukraine

An error in an incorrect map of Europe caused TV presenter Johannes B. forcing Kerner to apologize.

MagentaTV and RTL’s joint broadcast showed a map before the match between Turkey and Georgia that did not show the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea as part of Ukraine. “This was an unacceptable mistake, for which we are truly sorry and we apologize officially,” Kerner said, describing the incident as a serious mistake, writes Der Spiegel.

The map showed all the countries participating in the European Championships in Germany, each highlighted in the colors of their flags. The Crimean Peninsula is not colored in the yellow and blue colors of Ukraine.

In March 2014, the Russian Federation illegally annexed the Crimean Peninsula and the city of Sevastopol.

The European Union does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation and continues to condemn this violation of international law.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania reiterates its firm position of non-condemnation and non-recognition of this act, which represents a flagrant violation of the principles of international law and multilateral documents, including Russia’s. Charter of the United Nations and Final Act from Helsinki.

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