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Russia Replies to Canada's Colorful Map Tweet

Created: 08/29/2014 10:15 AM WDIO.com

TORONTO (AP) - It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as "not Russia."

That opening shot was enough to launch a Twitter war of words - and maps.

Canada's NATO Twitter account posted the map Wednesday with the explanation: "Geography can be tough. Here's a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost and 'accidentally' enter Ukraine."

The tweet went viral as U.S. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power retweeted it Thursday.

Russia struck back by tweeting its own map showing Crimea as part of its territory.

Kiev accuses Russia of sending tanks, artillery and troops across Ukraine's border.

Russia says its only active duty soldiers in Ukraine were captured this week. Moscow insists they had mistakenly wandered across the border.

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The Canada at NATO Twitter account posted this picture Thursday with the caption, "Geography can be tough. Here's a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost and 'accidentally' enter Ukraine."
The Russians at NATO Twitter account replied to the Canadian Tweet with a map showing Crimea as part of Russian territory.

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