A short video calling for peace in Ukraine published in recent days by the Hungarian government shows a map of this country without Crimea, the Telex portal noted on Friday.
“Tens of thousands of orphaned children, hundreds of thousands of destroyed homes, over 10 million people forced to leave their homes. The war continues and may turn into a global war,” warns the half-minute film with war images.
At one point, a red map of Ukraine appears briefly, but the country’s borders do not include Crimea, which was illegally annexed by Russia in 2014.
The final image shows a photo from the Holy Mass in Lajos Kossuth Square in Budapest during Pope Francis’ visit to Hungary in April. The caption says “Time for peace!”.
As the portal reminds, only a few countries in the international arena, such as Belarus, Cambodia, Burundi, Afghanistan, Sudan, Zimbabwe and North Korea, recognize that Crimea belongs to Russia. The entire western world considers the annexation of the peninsula illegal.