Ukraine has expressed protest to Kazakhstan because of the status of Crimea in textbooks
Kiev has sent to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan a note of protest in connection with the fact that in the part of the Kazakh textbooks, the Crimean Peninsula is designated as the subject of the Russian Federation, said charge d'affaires of Ukraine in Kazakhstan.
"due to the fact that in textbooks for secondary schools, issued by the Kazakhstan publishing house" Mektep ", Autonomous Republic of Crimea is specified as the subject of the Russian Federation, the residence of the Ambassador of Ukraine addressed a note of protest to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan "– reported in a statement released on the last working day of the week the Ukrainian Embassy statement which quotes Agency " news-Kazakhstan ". The Ukrainian side believes that the dissemination of this information contrary to the positions of both the international brotherhood and the leaders of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which has frequently stated its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine." The Ukrainian side has appealed to the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the request to facilitate an immediate review of these textbooks from secondary schools in the Republic of Kazakhstan", - has commented on the appeal. In Crimea 16 March 2014 a referendum on the status of autonomy, more 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. 21 March 2014 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia and signed the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.