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 "Coca-Cola" apologized for publication of a map of Russia with illegally occupied Crimea

The "Coca-Cola" Company expressed its official apologies for the publication by the company’s Russian office of a map of Russia with the illegally occupied Crimea.

Censor.NET reports citing the press center of the Foreign Ministry.

On Jan. 6, 2016, Kate Irvin, Group Director of the Coca-Cola Washington, D.C. office visited the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America to express official apologies for the misunderstanding around the publication by the company's Russian office of a map of Russia with the illegally occupied Crimea.

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Ms. Irvin brought the letter to Ambassador of Ukraine H.E. Valerii Chalyi from Mr. Clyde C. Tuggle, Senior Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company with apologies for that publication, as its content was prepared by an outside agency without Coca-Cola's knowledge or approval. The company immediately took down the social media post as soon as it became aware of the situation.

Ms. Irvin emphasized that Coca-Cola, as one of the large taxpayers in Ukraine, will continue actively working in the Ukrainian market, which is very important for the Company, as well as to be a reliable partner in implementing a number of social projects in our country.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n368098