Coca-Cola has officially apologized to Ukraine for the map with Crimea


The Coca-Cola Company has officially apologized for the publication by the company’s Russian branch the map of Russia containing the occupied Crimea.

“On January 6, 2016 in the Embassy of Ukraine in the US a meeting was held with the head of the Washington office of “Coca-Cola” K.Irvin, during which she has officially apologized for the mistake that was made with the publication by the Russian branch the map of Russia containing the illegally occupied Crimea,” – said the Embassy of Ukraine on their Facebook page.

Also Kate Irvin handed a letter from a senior vice president of Coca-Cola Clyde Tuggle to the Ambassador of Ukraine in the USA Valery Chaly, apologizing for the said publication, the contents of which had been prepared by an independent agency without company’s knowledge and consent, but for which the company accepts full responsibility.

The letter notes that the company had immediately removed the said publication, as soon as they received information about the situation.

A copy of the letter was also published by the embassy.


Recently, deputies from Zaporozhye (Ukraine) prepared a lawsuit on protection of honor, dignity, and business reputation, and on compensation for moral damages in the amount of $1 million against the Coca-Cola as a “violator of international law”. Before that, a number of deputies and activists called for a boycott of the company’s products.