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VILNIUS, December 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Thursday she had enough political reasons to refrain from visiting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi.
She did not specify whether an official delegation would be sent to Sochi and who would lead it.
“I see no political opportunity to go to the Olympic Games in Sochi,” Grybauskaite told reporters, adding that she had taken such a decision “as a result of the current situation.”
Among factors that dictated her choice Grybauskaite named violation of human rights, and “Russia’s attitude to the EU Eastern Partnership, including Lithuania, and its economic sanctions against Lithuania.