"Rossiyskaya Gazeta" apologized to the mayor of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and published a refutation to the information that Zoran Jankovic supports the joining of Crimea to Russia, the Medusa informs.
The article "Together stronger" of September 29 stated that Slovenia was among the first in Europe to recognize the illegal results of the referendum in Crimea, due to which the peninsula became part of the Russian Federation.
Following the publication of the material, the representatives of the Slovenian Embassy appealed to the editor of "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" and said that the statement was untrue, for Jankovic did not speak with reporters of the publication about Crimea and did not mention it during the Days of Moscow in Ljubljana.
“Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia is authorized to announce that the Republic of Slovenia supports the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and accordingly does not recognize the results of the referendum in Crimea or illegal annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation, which is violation of the International law.”
The retraction published by "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" also emphasizes that Slovenia does not recognize the results of the referendum in Crimea and regards annexation of the peninsula by Russia as violation of International law.