The PepsiCo company included Crimea to the map of the Russian Federation on the official site of the company.
It should be recalled that on January 5, in the statement on its site the Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S. has expressed “its concerns to the Coca-Cola company and the U.S. Department of State about the posting in social media by Coca-Cola’s Russian office of a map of Russia that included the illegally occupied Crimea.
The Embassy emphasized on the official U.S. position condemning Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea, which is and has always been an integral part of Ukraine.
“The actions of “Coca-Cola” directly contradict the official position of the United States with respect to the illegal occupation of the Crimea, which is an integral part of Ukraine, and called on the company to correct the error immediately,” – the Embassy stressed.
On December 30, the Coca-Cola company posted on its page in the social network “Vkontakte” a map of Russia.
After the Russian people began to massively express their dissatisfaction with the fact, that the map did not include Kaliningrad region, the Kuril Islands and Crimea, the company, published a new amended map on the night of January 5. The map showed Crimea as Russian territory. The company also expressed its apology to the Russians.