Against the background of such map the news anchor John Waz was talking about the situation in Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine were marked by the same light green color on the map, and over the whole area there was an image of the Russian flag. Currently, the video is available on YouTube.
This is not the first mistake by CNN with respect to coverage relating to the situation in Ukraine. In early February, the channel gave the news ticker that “Obama is going to equip the pro-American forces.” It was about the supply of arms to government forces in Ukraine.
On February 10, the American newspaper USA Today published on its front-page the map of Ukraine without the Crimea. As noted by the magazine Foreign Policy, this occurred in the light of the fact that “the West refuses to recognize the annexation of the Crimea to Russia.”