U.S. cancels presidential delegation to Paralympics over Ukraine

by Reuters
Monday, 3 March 2014 17:18 GMT

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - The White House has canceled a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, part of its response to Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, National Security Council spokesman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement on Monday.

British Prime Minister David Cameron made a similar announcement about his nation's delegation on Sunday.

U.S. athletes will participate in the games, which begin on Friday. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bill Trott)

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