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At Russia's request Crimea looks Russian on Apple maps

Russian forces annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March on 2014, drawing international condemnation. The area, which has a Russian-speaking majority, now appears as Russian territory in Apple Maps and the app Weather, when they see it from Russia.

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But the app doesn't display it as part of any country when viewed elsewhere.

Crimea and Sevastopol now appear on Apple devices as Russian territory, the report said. State Duma.

Russia treats the naval city of Sevastopol as a separate region.

The BBC has dealt with many iPhones in Moscow, and the change seems to affect devices configured to use the Russian version of the Apple App Store.

Apple has been in talks with Russia for several months about what it described the State Duma as "inaccurate" in the way Crimea was labeled.

Apple initially suggested it could show Crimea as undefined territory, part of neither Ρωσίας not even Ukraine.

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However, Vasily Piskaryov, chairman of its Security and Anti-Corruption Committee Duma, stated that Apple had complied with the Russian constitution.

"Today, with Apple, the situation is over, we have got what we wanted," Mr Piskaryov said.

He also said that Russia has always been open to "dialogue and constructive cooperation with foreign companies".

Apple has not yet commented on this decision.

Google, in the popular Maps application, also shows that Crimea belongs to Russia when viewed from Russia. The changes were made in March.

When Google Maps is viewed by Ukraine, the maps show no clear borders between Crimea and Ukraine, and no borders between Crimea and Russia, according to its monitoring. with the BBC.

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Most of the international community, including the EU and the US, does not recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia.

The loss of Crimea is a deep sore for them Ukrainians. Shortly after annexing the peninsula to the 2014 authorities, a separate conflict erupted in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions, when the separatists mobilized against the Ukrainian state.

Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of sending troops to the region and arming the separatists.

Moscow denies this, but instead says that Russian volunteers are helping the rebels. More than 13.000 people killed in the clash.The BBC does not show Crimea as part of Russia on its maps, but it does highlight a dotted line to highlight disputed territory.

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