Ukraine dislikes Kazakhstani textbooks

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Ukraine sent a protest to the Kazakhstani Ministry of Foreign Affairs in connection with the Crimean peninsula’s status, as in some Kazakhstani textbooks it’s identified as the Russian Federation territory, says the statement of the Ukrainian Charge d'Affaires in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

“Due to the fact that some secondary school textbooks say the Crimean Republic is a subject of the Russian Federation, the Ukrainian Embassy made a protest for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan,” the Embassy of Ukraine reported.

The Ukrainian side believes that the dissemination of such information is contrary to the position of the international community and the Kazakhstani leadership, as they have repeatedly stated they support the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

“Ukraine asks the Kazakhstani Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Education and Science to promote the immediate withdrawal of these textbooks from secondary schools of the republic,” the statement explains.

On 16 March 2014, the Crimea held a referendum, during which more than 95% of the population voted for Crimea’s joining Russia. Kyiv considers the peninsula part of Ukraine.

Text by IA Novosti-Kazakhstan

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