Image: L. A. Larsen
Embassy of Ukraine in Norway appealed to the Ministry of foreign Affairs with the requirement to affect the manufacturer’s puzzles L. A. Larsen, which produces a series of puzzles, where the Crimea is part of Russia. Reported by ABC Nyheter.
Norwegian Ministry of foreign Affairs received a letter from Kyiv on April 16. “The Embassy of Ukraine wants to seek the assistance of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Norway with a request to bring to the attention of L. A. Larsen information on the status of Crimea and Sevastopol in accordance with international law and immediately cease the production of such cards and to recall already printed edition of the spread”, — stated in it.
ABC Nyheter indicates that the puzzle with the Russian Crimea are issued in the municipality of Flekkefjord.
The press Secretary of the Norwegian foreign Ministry, Frode Andersen, said that the country does not have norms associated with the production or sale of such cards and puzzles. For this reason, the Agency has no grounds for proceedings in this case.
“We were wondering, will any a reaction to it,” — said General Director of L. A. Larsen Lars Christian Larsen. He confirmed that the company produces puzzles with maps of where the Crimea is part of Russia, but promised that Ukraine will be instances where the Peninsula is part of this country.
“We have two versions. One version is made for Russia, which, incidentally, is our biggest client. But we sell our products in Russia, and Ukraine. And in the Ukrainian version of the Ukrainian Crimea unknown. This is a difficult question for us. We are not politicians. We must do as we say to our customers, and do not want to take any political position,” he said.
Crimea and Sevastopol became part of Russia after the March 2014 referendum in which the majority of voters the inhabitants of these regions supported the decision. Kiev, the EU and the USA refused to recognize results of plebiscite. In Moscow insist that the accession of the region conform to the norms of international law.
Video, photo All from Russia.