Thursday, August 28, 2014

Oh Canada

The above image was tweeted by the Canadian NATO delegation as a handy guide for all those Russian soldiers who keep accidentally wandering into Ukraine.

You'll note that Crimea is included in the blue-shaded "Not Russia" part, which is the official position of Canada, but is not likely to be convincing to Russia. The map also fails to designate Kaliningrad Oblast as Russian, and that one isn't even controversial.

(Kaliningrad Oblast is an enclave--Russian territory not connected to the rest of Russia--that lies between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea Coast. The Oblast appears on the above map as a white unmarked country and is easy to find if you know where to look.)