WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the United States has decided not to send a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The move is in retaliation for Russia’s military advances in Ukraine.
White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says President Barack Obama still supports the U.S. athletes participating and wishes them success.
The U.S. and its allies are weighing sanctions and other potential consequences to persuade Russia to reverse course in Ukraine. Britain has also decided not to send ministers to the Paralympic Games, which start Friday.
“Today we were advised of the decision to not send a Presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games,” U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement. “As a sports organization, we will continue to fully support the amazing men and women that comprise Team USA at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and we encourage all Americans to support our athletes by watching them compete on NBC, NBCSN and on TeamUSA.org.”
Yeah, take that, you,…. you… you rotten ruskies !
Серьезно? Это, кто имеет контроль над ядерным оружием? Остановите меня пинать под столом – мы должны смотреть за горами
….”This isn’t funny, stop laughing… Duude my head is still aching from that noogie“….