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Apple will carefully study the system for designating disputed territories on its maps after the Weather service has designated Crimea as Russian territory. This was reported to Reuters by a spokeswoman for the corporation, Trudy Muller.
She explained that Apple has always indicated Crimea as Ukrainian outside Russia and made changes to the territoryвЂ™s ownership only for Russian users. According to Muller, before deciding on the designations on its cards, the company considers international law and makes changes as required by law. вЂњWe are conducting an in-depth analysis of how we handle disputed boundaries in our services, and as a result, we can make changes in the future,вЂќ an Apple spokeswoman said.
The scandal surrounding CrimeaвЂ™s ownership on the maps of the American corporation flared up after diplomats from Ukraine appealed to the US State Department with an appeal вЂњto correct the incorrect designationвЂќ. Foreign Minister Vadim Priestayko compared AppleвЂ™s decision to вЂњstealing ideas as the worst enemy, but someone doesnвЂ™t care.вЂќ
Crimea became the Russian region in March 2014 following a referendum. Its results were refused to be recognized by a number of countries, including Ukraine, the USA, members of the European Union and others. Moscow insists on compliance with the passed procedure with the norms of international law.