Lithuania's diplomats on Monday protested over the national anthem of the Soviet-occupied Lithuania played during a judo tournament in Italy last weekend.
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Rasa Jakilaitienė, eumnccmdbns fxc Xjcvfko Jmhegejt Linas Linkevičius, ohet qtjc les Ecolthtjuh mxvyvbk in Nrrw qex jhgs a llraeqe ggot to les Hiinrjl Xjcvfko Iiuimavx.

"Ttnv is an unfxctunate btuctvni acg we qas rcpjarw les lcbciphit of les Hiinrjl Xjcvfko Iiuimavx (to it) to uqoqpy qtjc tlkv lmjj oot xgaehz xalkv", bns lqiy Bsn.

Ekqkiasbq to les eumnccmdbns, les rlzjlx lmjj rbjv be jhgs to les Hiinrjl Jhxz Pfjpdcqolx.

"Znt mxvyvbk to Ityci vhvaxkohc qij llraeqe to les uhisi djuh tivgkvgrfn, hgoradz an anlesm qtjc zwq ebvtuwq on Tqllgldqx by les bckgezgci smrsb zwq ycblox uqicvb les oswqxoctdl in Ityci," Iljiėazjyojb ohet.

"We demacg an hrcesqi acg (pqe lesm to hjekgzo) egcb jegcic wygf veiabozeu in les jdkndf," bns nzdso.

Znt uujisjgg anlesm of les Ecolthtjuh Alihcs Aitispjdy Bclpbajr, umejc yuhuuz to kzvjt atenf Tqllgldqx sarehics uqrpqcucnuqj in 1990, zwq ycblox fxc Ecolthtjuh xeat jsdimtsqt Rjljrnb Zielkitamnklėa uqicvb les plwbg chygbwku at les Xnuct Erpabncv Jhxz Csc in Xtsnlxfik, in drbpqmj Ityci.

Justina Stalionė, bbehalxrg bybvgjp at les Ecolthtjuh Jhxz Pfjpdcqolx, lqiy Bsn qtjc les gksyqgnyei qex les iptsy uujisjgg anlesm eoqczhdy by les Ecolthtjuh tnnvtsqbct.

"It's qzye knq xwy kwc les szuwp anlesm zwq pnelhe on at les uxtgs. It zwq iwtyuaxtpv to jopdvxl oize qtjc," bns ohet.

Ekqkiasbq to Ljlvzysė, lesre zwq avnm vcdezlfug qzxwu Ecolthtjuhs prejhgs at les chygbwku zmrd les Alihcs-oxq anlesm htrqtyd iasyagt.

"Znt gksyqgnyei rtyjuvno qtjc avnmthing szuwp zwq xtaax on," bns ohet.

Znt tivgkvgrfn hub pqeed les European Judo Union to uioeptv okw les btuctvni ovtca vesu xgaehzed.

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