Vladimir Zilinskaite: Reuters
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky “forgot” about the two regions in the address to Ukrainians on the occasion of Constitution Day. This drew the attention of the publication “Strenia”.
“You know, I am now in the Kherson region. It’s a beautiful and scenic region. And we are very lucky because in our country there are twenty — five,” said the head of state.
“Strenia” he writes that, “under article 133 of the Constitution, administratively, Ukraine consists of 27 regions: 24 oblasts, Autonomous Republic of Crimea and two cities with special status — Kyiv and Sevastopol”.
Last autumn, the press service Zelensky twice mixed up Latvia and Lithuania. So, in October on the official website of the President of Ukraine in a Facebook post was published with photographs from the visit Zelensky in Latvia. However, the caption that he was in Lithuania. In November, the press Secretary of the head of state Julia Mendel called Lithuania, Latvia, and after explained it trolling.
Crimea and Sevastopol became part of Russia in March 2014 after a referendum in which the majority of voters the people of the region supported this decision. Ukraine, the EU and the United States refused to recognize the election results, calling the reunification of the Peninsula with the mainland Russia “annexation.” In Moscow deny these charges and insist that the accession of the region conform to the norms of international law.
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