The diplomats used the liveuamap service, which allows dragging and dropping the contours of the territories annexed or occupied by the pro-Russian forces on the world map. The delegation members have made four screenshots showing how large is the seize of the territory in contrast to Canada's one, which is the second largest country in the world.
The West imposed sanctions against Russia after the annexation of Crimea in March 2014. The businesses on the peninsula have also been impacted by the restrictive measures, in particular, such giants like Apple and Google are no longer able to deliver their goods and provide services there. The breakaway Russia's satellite republic of Abkhazia appeared in 1994, South Ossetia - in 1991. Moscow recognized these quasi-public formations in 2008 after the Russian-Georgian war. The pseudo-republics of "LPR" and "DPR" appeared in the Ukrainian Donbas in 2014 during the invasion of the Russian-terrorist forces following the capture of Crimea.