Ukraine's Embassy in Italy reacts to TV host's 'Piccola Russia' statement.

The Italian side has not responded to the Ukrainian Embassy's request.

Photo from UNIAN

Photo from UNIAN

The Ukrainian Embassy in Italy requires the Italian public broadcaster RAI to correct its actions over a statement made by the host of the L'Eredita TV show who said that "Ukraine's alternative name is 'small Russia'" ("L'altro nome dell'Ucraina sia la 'Piccola Russia'").

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"Over the incorrect and even insulting statement by the host of Italy's L'Eredita show on the RAI TV channel (on January 26, 2019) that 'Ukraine's alternative name is 'small Russia,' the Embassy's firm position was immediately conveyed to the broadcaster's top management regarding the need to correct such actions," the Embassy wrote on Facebook on January 28.

But the Italian side has not responded to the Ukrainian Embassy's yet.

"Given that up to this time there has been no response from the RAI TV channel, it was decided to make such diplomatic steps public by posting the [respective] letter on the Embassy's official page," it said.

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