Copyright © 2021

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Information about Rocher publishing map of Ukraine without Crimea false

Information about Rocher publishing map of Ukraine without Crimea false

Activists of EuroMaidan France have apologized for spreading false information about the French publisher La Rocher: “We apologize for the error before de #EditionsRocher. However, the atlas of @LAROUSSE_FR is still sold today.”

Previously, they had published a tweet stating that La Rocher had published an Atlas where Ukraine was pictured without Crimea. As EuroMaidan France activists informed Euromaidan Press, they went to verify the information to the local bookshop. There they discovered that Rocher’s Atlas pictured the Crimean peninsula as part of Ukraine, and that the page of the Atlas that showed Crimea as not part of Ukraine was from the atlas of Larousse, which is still being sold in bookshops. We have updated our previous article to reflect this correction and apologize before our readers for the inconvenience.

The Atlas makes no distinction for Abkhazia and South Ossetia, breakaway unrecognized republics on the territory of Georgia, Transnistria, or the Golan Heights, which were occupied by Israel. Only Crimea, the annexation of which by Russia is recognized by only 12 countries, is pictured.

In February 2014, unmarked Russian soldiers occupied Ukrainian territory and initiated the takeover of government buildings in the Crimean peninsula. On 16 March 2014, a so-called “referendum” was held in Crimea, following which the territory was attached to Russia. On 24 March 2014, 100 countries, including France, adopted the UN Resolution 68/262 that affirms the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Related Posts