Ukraine apologises for ‘Devi Kali’ tweet

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Ukraine apologises for ‘Devi Kali’ tweet

Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister Emin Zhaparova expressed regret over the "misrepresentation" of Goddess Kali by the country's Defense Ministry. 

An overview of the news

  • Apologizing for this act, he said that this country and its people respect the 'unique Indian culture'.

  • In this illustration, a distorted picture of Goddess Kali was written 'Work of Art' amidst the smoke of the explosion.

  • This picture was tweeted on April 30, about which objection was expressed on the social media platform.

  • Jhaparova visited India on 9 April. This was the first official foreign trip by a minister from the Eastern European country (Ukraine) since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February last year.

About Ukraine

  • Ukraine is a country located in Eastern Europe and the second largest country in the continent after Russia.

  • Its capital is Kiev, located on the Dnieper River in north-central Ukraine.

  • Prime Minister: Denys Shmyhal

  • President: Volodymyr Zelensky

  • Capital: Kyiv

  • Official Language    : Ukrainian

  • Currency : Rryvnya (UAH)

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