Russia strikes back at Canada in Twitter war of the maps over Ukraine


B00Mer
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Russia strikes back at Canada in Twitter war of the maps over Ukraine



Russia has struck back in the Twitter war of the maps after Canada offered some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labelling Ukraine as “not Russia”.

Canada’s NATO Twitter account posted the map on Wednesday with the explanation: “Geography can be tough. Here’s a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost and ‘accidentally’ enter Ukraine.”


Geography can be tough. Here’s a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost & ‘accidentally’ entering

The tweet had been reposted more than 25,000 times by late on Thursday Canadian time, including by the US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power.

But Russia’s mission to Nato responded by tweeting its own map showing Crimea as part of its territory, with the message “Helping our Canadian colleagues to catch up with contemporary geography of Europe”. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March.


Helping our Canadian colleagues to catch up with contemporary geography of #Europe @CanadaNATO

Kiev accused Russia on Thursday (external - login to view) of sending tanks, artillery and troops across Ukraine’s border.

“It’s important to look at this exchange through the current context,” said Rick Roth, the top spokesman for Canadian foreign affairs minister John Baird.

“The original tweet was in the context of Russian military personnel being found in sovereign Ukrainian territory, claiming they were lost. Nobody believes that.”

source; Russia strikes back at Canada in Twitter war of the maps over Ukraine | World news | theguardian.com (external - login to view)
 
Blackleaf
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The Canadians are wrong. The far south of Ukraine, the peninsula that juts out into the Black Sea, is a region known as Crimea and that's now a part of Russia, as most of its people desire.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

The Canadians are wrong. The far south of Ukraine, the peninsula that juts out into the Black Sea, is a region known as Crimea and that's now a part of Russia, as most of its people desire.

As pointed out by Russia. in their twitter reply.





Anyone notice how Georgia's map changes.. guess that is the next target?? Stripped are disputed lands?
 
Blackleaf
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Abkhazia is like Crimea. It is politically part of Georgia but the Abkhazians are Russian speakers and want to be part of Russia.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Abkhazia is like Crimea. It is politically part of Georgia but the Abkhazians are Russian speakers and want to be part of Russia.

Essentially, it could be Russia's next target..

I guess Canada should be worried when our Eskimo population up north starts speaking Russian.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Essentially, it could be Russia's next target..

I guess Canada should be worried when our Eskimo population up north starts speaking Russian.


Why would you worry about Russia annexing northern Canada? There's nothing there. It's a pointless land serving no real purpose whatsoever.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

I guess Canada should be worried when our Eskimo population up north starts speaking Russian.

Their first words would probably be, 'Can you hear me now?'
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Their first words would probably be, 'Can you hear me now?'


It's "Inuit" now. Not Eskimo. That's racist.
 
MHz
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Canada was flying military parts in, the 'Not Canada' label should apply to us. If the locals in the East are Rebels I wonder what Crimeans would be called if they were invaded. Who would Kiev assist Russia if ISIS threatened to take Crimea as s resort location.
 
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