Map of Russian embassy tweets showing Crimea as part of Ukraine

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A Twitter account run by the Russian Embassy in Sweden on Wednesday posted an image of Europe recognizing Crimea – seen below right – as part of Ukraine.

Twitter / Russian Embassy, ​​SWE / HU Forum Mapping.

Twitter account run by the Russian Embassy in Sweden has posted a map marking Crimea as part of Ukraine.

Officially, Moscow claims Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula that extends into the Black Sea, as part of Russia. Crimea was seized from Ukraine when Russia invaded the region in March 2014.

The map also appears to show the Donbas, an area in eastern Ukraine that Russia claims as part of Ukraine.

The map has been viewed 7.3 million times since early morning hours Ukrainian local time. It says it shows the cost per liter of gasoline in European countries.

The Russian embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

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