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Fri, 07 Feb, 2014 12:40:30 AM
FTimes-STT Report, February 7
File Picture of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. Photo - Lehtikuva.
Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen has said there is no point in talking about Russia’s organising inefficiencies surrounding the Sochi Olympics, especially when the country is sending its athletes to the event.
Responding a query at parliament, Katainen said his personal view was that the government should not speak against Russia if its representatives were taking part in th competition.
Logo of Sochi Winter Olympic. Photo - Lehtikuva.
The Premier said he was heading to Sochi to support the Finnish athletes. Regarding the issue of human rights, Katainen said he would discuss the matter if he met his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev. He, however, said he did not yet know whether that would happen.
The issue was raised in parliament by MP Christina Gestrin.
Minister of Culture and Sport Paavo Arhinmäki earlier said he would not participate in the opening ceremony.
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