​Ukrainian lawmaker calls for Coca-Cola boycott after company shows Crimea as Russia

Written by on January 7, 2016 in Europe - Comments Off on ​Ukrainian lawmaker calls for Coca-Cola boycott after company shows Crimea as Russia

Lawmaker and former journalist Mustafa Nayyem called on Ukrainians to boycott Coca-Cola products on January 5 after the American drinks brand apologised for not including Crimea as part of Russia on its website.

Coca-Cola published a holiday season-themed map of Russia on December 30 in Vkontakte, Russia’s most popular social network. Russian users immediately started complaining that the map did not include Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula that Russia invaded and annexed in March 2014.

Following complaints from Russian social media users, on January 5 the company re-published the map, adding Crimea to it, and issued an apology.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

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