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Ukraine: Netizens Appeal to Lithuanian President to Postpone Her Visit

Ukrainian netizens drafted an open letter to the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, asking her to postpone her visit to Ukraine, currently scheduled for Nov. 22, the seventh anniversary of the 2004 protests known as the Orange Revolution, and explaining that a court's decision to ban citizens from gathering for commemorative events on Kyiv's Independence Square that day was partly due to Ms. Grybauskaitė's visit. The letter is posted [ru] on the Facebook Wall of Denis Oleinikov, a Ukrainian businessman now based in Croatia (more on his case here and here) – as of now, the post has 376 ‘likes,’ 219 comments, and 79 ‘shares'; the letter has also been re-posted [ru] on iPetitions (30 signatures so far); the appeal in English and Lithuanian is here.

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