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(Excerpt) The Kennedy Center recently hosted a 60th anniversary celebration of the Art in Embassies program. One of the dancers with The United Ukrainian Ballet performed The Dying Swan solo from Swan Lake.

Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova told members of the Washington establishment that she and others at the embassy have had “very difficult discussions” about whether, “during a full-fledged war, to continue our events … with art, with songs, with art exhibitions.” She said they decided that not to continue would be “exactly what Russians wanted us to do.”

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