TASS had to delete the photo and republish it without Georiga

Screenshot: tass_agency / instagram

July 30, the Russian news Agency TASS has posted Instagram photos of the occupied Crimea, dedicated to lowering the water in Sevastopol passenger ship “Comet 120M”. The ceremony was visited by Prime-Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, who illegally visited the Crimea without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities.

Photographer Vasily Maximov noticed on his page in Facebook that on the photo with Russian Prime Minister placed geotag “Sevastopol, Ukraine” (Sevastopol, Ukraine).

“The case when someone in TASS just put the correct geotag, and eventually had it removed along with a bunch of comments. But in this case, and came up with such a thing as a screenshot,” said he.

Тот случай, когда кто-то в ТАССе просто поставил правильный геотег, а в итоге пришлось его удалять вместе с кучей комментов. Но именно на этот случай и придумали такую штуку как скриншот.

Posted by Vasily Maximov on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

As of August 3, photos with Medvedev in Crimea posted on the page of TASS, but geotags them off.

Russia occupied the Crimea and Sevastopol after the illegal referendum on 16 March 2014. The annexation of Crimea by Russia is not recognised by Ukraine and most countries of the world.

July 30, the press service of the government of the Russian Federation reported that Medvedev visited occupied Crimea. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its protest in connection with the visit of Medvedev.

“The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine has repeatedly emphasized the inadmissibility of uncoordinated with Ukraine stays Russian officials in the sovereign territory of our state within its internationally recognized borders, which includes the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol”, – said the press service of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.