Crimea Desk, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service.
KYIV – Apple is showing Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula as being part of Russia on some of its apps, a move that lawmakers in Moscow hailed as correcting an earlier “error” by the U.S. technology giant but one that is sure to anger Kyiv.
However, the display of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula as Russian territory on Apple Maps and Weather on November 27 appeared to occur only for users in Russia. When using the apps from the United States, Ukraine and in parts of Europe, no international borders are shown around the peninsula.
The same neutral appearance occurs when using Google Maps, which shows Crimea as neither Russian nor Ukrainian.