In the latest issue of the Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport in one of the articles temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea recognized as Russian territory, and Kharkiv football club Metalist and its stadium is called “the Metallurgist”. About this in his Facebook said the sports journalist Nikita Chernyak.
“Today’s Gazzetta dello Sport pointed out the Crimea in Russia, called the Metalist metallurg, and the regional sports complex Metalist – the same stadium metallurg”, – he wrote, reinforcing the message relevant screenshots.
The Chernyak noted that the author of the scandalous material, Pierfrancesco Archetti, “broadcasts directly from Kharkov”.
“There is nothing new. The years go by, the Italian press continues to be Italian”, – concluded the journalist.
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In July 2017, the Italian Ambassador in Russia Cesare Maria Ragalini said that Crimea is “voluntarily voted for independence” and historical ties between Ukraine and Russia “should not be ignored.”
Russia occupied the Crimean Peninsula in 2014. The Verkhovna Rada has officially announced on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against the aggressor state was imposed economic sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called parliamentary elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016, the Parliament of Ukraine recognized the Russian state Duma is illegitimate.