March 24, 2014

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of B&H announced that it will make a demarche to the Ukrainian government due to their video portraying a map of Europe on which B&H and other former Yugoslav countries are marked as Croatia.

The Ministry stated that it doesn’t want to believe this is an intentional oversight and that it will insist on the error being corrected.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia issued a statement confirming that the Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivan Mrkic, summoned the Charge d’Affaires of the Ukrainian Embassy in Serbia in order to discuss the incident, adding that the map is an insult to Serbia.

The promotional video, in which the interim PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk explains why Ukraine should become part of the EU, contains a map of Europe according to which all former Yugoslav states form one large Croatia.