An Apple map with the Crimean peninsula on a smartphone screen. Photo: AFP

Apple faces backlash after apps show annexed Crimea as part of Russia following pressure from Moscow

  • Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 in a move condemned by most of the global community
  • The seizure of the peninsula led to an uprising in eastern Ukraine that has claimed more than 13,000 lives
Topic |   Apple

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An Apple map with the Crimean peninsula on a smartphone screen. Photo: AFP
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Cossacks in Sevastopol, Crimea attend a procession dedicated to the anniversary of anti-Bolshevik’s army evacuation from Crimea in 1920. Photo: Reuters

Apple bows to Moscow’s pressure by agreeing to show annexed Crimea as part of Russia on apps

  • Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 in move condemned by most of global community
  • Moscow and Apple had been in talks over last few months, with US tech giant initially hoping to show Crimea as undefined territory
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Cossacks in Sevastopol, Crimea attend a procession dedicated to the anniversary of anti-Bolshevik’s army evacuation from Crimea in 1920. Photo: Reuters
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