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Ukraine crisis: French ministers to boycott Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine

Published on Mar 7, 2014 3:50 PM

PARIS (AFP) - France will not send any ministers to the Sochi Paralympics to protest Russia's position in the Ukraine crisis, Paris said on Friday, hours before the opening of the Winter Games.

"They won't be there. It would have been very inappropriate for French ministers to be there," France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told French radio, adding that French athletes will participate.